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Reviewed March 3, 2018

How often have you had a direct descendent (great granddaughter) of a historical (1894) Victorian home greet you at the door? Lisa, Innkeeper and owner of The Higgins House welcomed our late arrival with a smile. The House is just 4 blocks from the city and sits on a wide street across from a park. It has a large front porch and upstairs balcony that is perfect for relaxing day or night. Lisa was always at the ready with directions, recommendations and food. Breakfast was delectable and several guests requested her recipes. During our stay Valentine’s Day week, we were served a candlelight breakfast with butter pats in the shape of hearts and home-made blueberry scones. After that first breakfast, it suddenly became the most interesting meal of the day though the City has many must visit restaurants. Wine and cheese were available early evening and we were tempted with cookies/pastries during the day. The Higgins House accommodates every reason you book a bed and breakfast for: a historical stay with an interesting acquisition; period décor, relaxing accommodations, knowledgeable staff and most importantly, breakfasts to drool over. Our stay couldn’t have better. Thanks Lisa for making The Higgins House a place to love.

  • Stayed: February 2018, traveled with family
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Thank Mary F
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Lisa H, Owner at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Thank you so much for your delightful comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
We look forward to welcoming you back next time!

Regards,

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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

While traveling in Florida I found a terrific German restaurant in Sanford. I liked it so much I opted to stay in Sanford the night before my flight home. I struggled to find a room on Daytona 500 weekend but lucked out with a last minute cancellation at the Higgins House. Upon arrival our hostess Lisa made us feel at home in this marvelous Victorian home. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and late night aperitifs were a very pleasant surprise. The breakfast was homemade and delicious . This isn't a hotel, it's a room in a beautiful house so some noises carry through, but with realistic expectations this is a very special experience. I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you Lisa

Stayed: February 2018, traveled with friends
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Lisa H, Owner at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Thank you so much! We look forward to pampering you again soon!

Regards,

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

We had an awesome stay at the Higgins House. My husband booked this place for our 21st wedding anniversary as we love staying at B&B's. We had planned on doing the riverboat dinner cruise but it got canceled but that did not ruin our stay here. We just went to Outback Steakhouse for dinner! The B&B was very nice, room comfortable and very peaceful. Michey was very helpful with all our needs. We stayed on ground floor, bed comfortable. They had TV sitting room upstairs with small balcony and coffee/tea was available at all times. They even gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne for our anniversary! The breakfast was very good - blueberry pancakes, fresh fruit. We truly enjoyed our stay and recommend this place.

  • Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple
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Lisa H, Owner at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

I'm so glad you were enjoyed your stay. The riverboat cruise is back up and running, and there are many new, delicious restaurants for you to try in beautiful downtown Sanford.

We hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

The antique furnishings throughout the house are so welcoming! Not to mention the royal treatment you receive during your stay. All the lovely touches, like wine and cheese upon check-in; a night-cap before retiring for the evening and a scrumptious breakfast that is both pleasing to the eye and delicious! Located in the heart of Historical Sanford, there are plenty of establishments to visit; food, wine and craft beer venues, within walking distance. I will most definitely come back now that I know what there is to enjoy.

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  • Stayed: January 2018, traveled with friends
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Thank Katherine C
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Lisa H, Owner at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

We are so glad you discovered our hidden gem! It was a pleasure having you as guests.
Please come again!

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

The excellent accommodations, charming hostess/owner Lisa and the central location to old town Sanford simply could not be any better. The attention to every detail and level of presentation to make us feel welcomed and pampered and all in an old style Victorian House was truly an amazing experience. Highly recommend The Higgins House if you need a place to stay for just an overnight stay or for a few days, you wouldn't be disappointed! Easy and safe walking distance to many of Sanford's finest restaurants and night life is a huge added bonus for any traveller.

  • Stayed: January 2018, traveled with family
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Thank HermKat
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Lisa H, Owner at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and discovered the art of porch sitting.

Come back anytime, so we can pamper you some more.

Regards,

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