We just returned from a wonderful three night stay at the Dickens House, St. Petersburg. A quiet oasis just minutes away from the ocean, Vinoy Park, tennis, swimming, greta waslking paths, restaurants and shopping.
The inn is beautifully restored to it's Arts and Crafts beginnings. The Cottage suite was spacious,perfectly and artistically appointed, immaculate...perfect in every way. Straight out of "Coastal Living".
Ed Caldwell ensures that his guests want for nothing, with exquisite accommodations and gourmet breakfasts. He is attentive and yet not intrusive. We couldn't resist his cookie jar filled with amazing chocolate chips delights each time we passed by the kitchen!
Although we were close to all the activity, we luxuriated in the quiet, cozy inn that is located in a wonderful neighborhood. The gorgeous beaches of Fort DeSoto (voted #1 beach in America in 2005) are a short and easy drive away and a must see.
We have traveled extensively and rarely come across a B&B that is so classy and accommodating in every way. We hated to leave and look forward to returning to a Floridian destination that is far from the maddening crowds that truly gives you a taste of historic Florida.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recommended by NBC Today travel correspondent, Peter Greenberg, and listed in Frommer's - Florida, as the highest rated B&B in Tampa Bay. We have Rough Guide's only official "Recommended By" award in Tampa Bay. Extraordinary 1912 Arts and Crafts restoration featuring unpainted woodwork, casual but refined interiors, Wi-Fi, guest computer, whirlpool tubs, fine cotton linens, Egyptian towels. A multi course gourmet breakfast is served daily. National Historic district neighborhood and downtown location all in one! ... more less