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2211 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785   |  
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Oviedo, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic B&B!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Anyone looking for a relaxing getaway on the coast should stay at the Laughing Lizard B&B. Beautiful accommodation, great location and amazing hosts~Bill and Cindy are excellent! Can't say enough good things about this B&B!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Nautical Newt which was charming and immaculately clean. Very comfortable and had...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Just got home from a great stay at the Laughing Lizard Bed & Breakfast Inn in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida (fondly know as IRB). We had a great time and got some much needed rest and relaxation. In this B&B you can do as much or as little as you like. A short walk or drive to many restaurants and lots of places to shop or do recreational activities if you choose. They have a great book collection and no worries you can leave the book you brought and take the one you started to read from their collection. Clear Water Beach and nightlife is a mere 6 miles up the road if you need some action and Tampa is a hop skip and a jump over the water. The Indian Rocks Beach is across the street and up a driveway and there you are standing on the Gulf of Mexico. No worries they have you beach towels, chair and umbrella all reserved for you no fee charged. WOW, let Clear Water do that for you...NOT. Bill and Cindi were the perfect hosts, both good cooks too. Rooms are all beautiful spacious and comfy. There is an elevator if you are gimpy like me. On our arrival they met me with a glass of wine just for me. So, come laugh with Bill Cindi and the Lizards! You definitely will not regret it.

Room Tip: All 5 rooms are a great choice.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Joan F
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Villa Park
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed there for the first part of out trip to Seiesta Keys. I was so impressed with the owners and the area that I wanted to start looking for a place to buy in the near future. I really do recommend this B&B to anyone going to this area.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Burlton nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

The Laughing Lizard is an exceptional place to stay! Cindi and Bill, the hosts, are wonderful, very friendly people who were a very big help to me with planning my families move to the area. The Breakfasts are awesome (the best)!! The rooms are large, with lovely decor and spotless. This is such a relaxing place just across the street from the beach access. I would never stay anywhere else when visiting the St. Pete area. 100 stars!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Joan E
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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Stayed here in March 2012, and it was peaceful and relaxing. Bill and Cindy are great hosts and have just about everything you need to enjoy the beach, including chairs, umbrellas, big towels, and hats. We also borrowed a couple of fat-tire bikes to ride on the beach and throughout the community. Beach access is across the street - very convenient. A decent beach and not too crowded.

The property and rooms are lovely, and there are many extras to make the stay very comfortable. Our room, the Nautical Newt, had a king-sized bed, and both the room and bathroom were spacious and well-appointed.

Laughing Lizard offers happy hour most nights with wine and snacks. We had some lively conversations during this! Breakfast is a group setting at a set time. Personally, I prefer B&Bs with more varied breakfast times and separate seating, just in case I don't feel like socializing. Fortunately, the other guests were pleasant and interesting, so we rolled with it. But if privacy is your option, too, or you can't make the breakfast time, there's a French bakery across the street open for breakfast.

Some tasty restaurant options are within walking distance. Clearwater Beach is about 10 mintues away, St. Pete about 30 minutes away. A trolley runs along the beach road through many other communities.

This B&B is a great way to stay connected to other activities...or do nothing at all.

Room Tip: Our room, Nautical Newt, was on the back of the house and very quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Landenberg, Pa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Additionally, the breakfasts were great. We stayed in the Crimson Cameleon, it had a view of the Gulf from one of the windows. The Beach is not the real fine white sand as in Clearwater BUT that was OK, it was still OK to walk on and was great with less crowds.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I stayed at this B & B for several nights in February 2009 on a trip with my sister-in-law. Probably the best B & B I've ever stayed at. Wonderful breakfast, wonderful room with a view, charming host and always lively conversation in the great room. You truly meet the nicest people at b&b's. Loved the close proximity to the beach and although it was cool outside, we enjoyed it so much! Will definitely go back again next time we're in the area.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Laughing Lizard
Address: 2211 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
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Location: United States > Florida > Indian Rocks Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Indian Rocks Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Laughing Lizard is a laid back, tin-roofed, island inn built in 2005, 400 feet from the beach in Indian Rocks Beach--termed by USA Today as "the best beach town of all." The Laughing Lizard includes three creatively eclectic self catering residential options. 1. The Island Iguana Studio Apartment. Sleeps 4. 550 sf with king bed; double bed futon; walk in shower; sitting area with flat screen TV; wifi; cable; kitchen with full size fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, toaster, dining table, dishes and flatware; washer/dryer; free parking. 2. The Lizard Loft two bedroom two bath apartment. Sleeps 4, 900 sf with queen bed; double bed futon; twin bed futon; full kitchen; dining area; great room with 2 flat screen TVs; wifi; cable; all under 12 foot or vaulted ceilings. Covered parking. 3. The Lizard Lair three bedroom three bath, 3100 sf with large great room, full kitchen, dining and game table, 4 flat screen TVs; wifi; cable; all under 12 foot or vaulted ceilings. Garage parking. Stroll the beach, ride the trolley to wonderful restaurants, parks, etc. then, sip afternoon wine, experience the sunset with the famous "green flash." ... more   less 
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