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Review of Larelle House Bed & Breakfast

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Larelle House Bed & Breakfast
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
“Love it, will definitely be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

Larry and Ellen are excellent innkeepers. Larelle house is cozy but gorgeous, and their recently renovated patio/backyard has a beautiful and romantic jaccuzzi with a trellace/plant intertwined roof. We stayed in the longley room which features a raised king bed and gorgeous furniture. My only complaint was that it took me a night to get used to the bed, but that's just me. I slept like a baby the second night. Breakfast usually includes a fresh fruit 1st course, a gourmet entree, and a generous portion of a breakfast style dessert, served with fresh coffee, juice, or water. If you're there on Sunday morning, mimosas are on the menu. I proposed to my fiancee while there, and it was so romantic we will be back again this year, will buy gift certificates for the parents to have a weekend getaway, and will stay there the first two nights of our honeymoon. If you decide you want to do more than lounge about all day (what we did) you can explore all of downtown St. Petersburg on foot or use the beach style bikes provided free from the owners. Just a side note, if you are allergic to cats stack up on antihistamines as there are 3 that live on the property but are well behaved.

Chris and Susan

Room Tip: Longley is the only king size bed. It's worth spending a few extra bucks to get it though. Also...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Williamsburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

We returned for our second year and enjoyed just as much as last year. The house is charming, the Lavinia room is beautiful. Larry and Ellen took great care of us, and the breakfasts are fantastic. After a long day in and about town, it was wonderful to come back and relax. Thanks!! Glen and Kim

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

My husband and I have decided Larelle House has set the bar for all other B&B's for us. Impeccably decorated--no detail was left undone--inside and out. The warmth of the home was apparent when we first arrived. After being greeted by our host, Larry and given a tour, we enjoyed wine out on their new deck overlooking a gorgeous bougainvillea covered gazebo over the jacuzzi. We then took a short walk on a beautiful evening to Beach Boulevard where we quickly found the perfect restaurant among many to enjoy dinner seated outside overlooking the bay. Our room was beautifully appointed with all the comforts of home and then some. Breakfast was delicious with everything home cooked by our hostess, Ellen. Seated in the dining room with the other house guests we enjoyed lively conversation. We used their bikes to head into the city to visit the Saturday Morning Market (simply delightful), tour the Dali Museum (awesome) and end the afternoon viewing the Chihuly Collection (unbelievably beautiful). We could have easily walked to everything but we were glad they offered us bikes since we were on our feet all day. We came home and enjoyed wine and cheese with our hosts and learned more about the history of Larelle House which by the way was absolutely spotless. I told them I was so in awe of the cleanliness of their home that I was looking to find some dust! The next morning started with mimosas and ended with another simply delicious and very filling breakfast. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone that is interested in having it all--it offered just that! A big thank you to Larry and Ellen for making our stay and visit to St. Petersburg absolutely perfect!

Room Tip: We LOVED the Longley room!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Evesham, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

We booked pretty much last minute and there was only one room available, the Longley room. However it was perfect and I have no reason to think that the other bedrooms aren't as good. The king size bed is soooo comfortable. The house is gorgeous, spotlessly clean and everything a guest could want is available. Larry gave us a tour and we couldn't believe the amenities they provide - even a hot tub in the garden! The house oozes charm and has been beautifully restored. Breakfasts are huge and very good, you would not leave the table hungry for sure!
Larelle House is a great location - it's in a quiet street but is only a few minutes walk from the shops, restaurants and the pier. They even have off-street parking available. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

This 1908 home is beautifully restored. We stayed in the Hemingway Room. There was no "en suite" but a private bath across the hall and we had a private balcony. Our hosts were lovely and breakfast was absolutely wonderful. The property is within walking distance of many downtown St. Pete restaurants and attractions. I highly recommend it. This is a steal for the price!

Room Tip: The Hemingway Room is the least expensive. Pay just a bit more if you want an en suite.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Upon being greeted by Larry, we were given a tour and instantly felt at home. It was our first experience at a Bed n Breakfast and had no idea of what to expect. They have set the bar as far as we are concerned! We were just happy to get away from our kids so we stayed in our room all night and enjoyed the tv. One night was not enough as I really wanted to enjoy the rest of the house, such as the room with all the books, or the beautiful setting in the backyard just yards away from the hot tub. Breakfast in the morning was AWESOME. Food was GREAT. We were also in the company of great guests as well. We are actually locals (about 45minutes north in palm harbor) and love downtown St Pete. If you love the water, sealife, museums, walking, biking, etc; this place is for you. Rain or shine, this is the town to visit. The rooms and beds were clean, the coffee great, and the people very lovely. I highly recommend the Larelle House. They will take great care of you! We will definetly be back when we need another break! After one night there, my husband and I went camping. The only thing I regret was not going to the Larelle House second to relax:)

Room Tip: We stayed in the Victorian Room which has a four post corner bed and bathroom in the room. It's...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Casselberry, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

My fiancee and I stayed here for one night. I haven't stayed at many B&B's, however, this was the best one I've stayed at. Loved the room, loved the hot tub, loved the sitting areas and wonderful breakfast in the morning. Really enjoyable experience. The couple that owns the B&B are extremely friendly and very nice. Wonderful location, just enough off the beaten path to feel like you are away from everything and literally just right around the corner from some great restaurants. Enjoyed the friendly cats too! :) Looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Larelle House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 237 6th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2603
Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Larelle House Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Larelle House is a beautiful Victorian located in the heart of the Old Northeast Historic District of St. Petersburg, Florida. Only a block from Tampa Bay, and a short stroll from the shops, restaurants and bustling nightlife of downtown, we offer 4 beautiful guest rooms, open verandas, lush landscaped grounds, and a gazebo covered in-ground hot tub. With gourmet breakfasts, complimentary snacks 24/7, free parking and bicycle use, along with many additional amenities, we seek to provide every comfort and exceed all expectations. ... more   less 

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