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“Wonderful hosts, Lovely area” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St Johns House Bed and Breakfast

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St Johns House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 9 Jacksonville B&B and Inns
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful hosts, Lovely area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

I'm not writing about a recent trip, though I could! My husband and I have stayed here over 10 times over the years. We're awfully close to Jacksonville, and don't have call to stay overnight much, or we'd have stayed here more!

Joan and Dan are delightful people and enjoy sharing their home with guests. Breakfast is always amazing - and they have lots of recommendations about where to go for dinner and anything you might want to do or know about Jacksonville.

The B&B is just steps away from the St. Johns and is a beautiful area for walking - with lots of little shops and interesting restaurants nearby.

We love the St. Johns House and recommend highly!!

Room Tip: There are 3 rooms - carriage house has its own entrance which is nice if you don't want to be in...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Troutman, North Carolina, United States
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

The owners are very gracious. Beautiful old house. Tasty breakfasts. In a great older neighborhood in Jacksonville.

Room Tip: Any room is a good room
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank James K
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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96 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2009

The owners are very gracious and Kingsley, the dog welcomes everyone. The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Flexible times for breakfast were offered. The food was excellent. The room was comfortably furnished with the bath in the room. Coffee and tea were available in the room. You will enjoy your visit.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gulfcoastbreezes
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florida
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2007

A true B&B...with owners who actually reside on the premises and actually use the house as their home. Guests are made to feel welcome. Rooms are depicted accurately in photos. We were in the Governor's. Joan was very helpful with dining suggestions...although our Thanksgiving meal at the Chart House was not very good. Breakfasts were good with a flair to the presentation. If traveling to Jacksonville, this would be a good choice. We were a bit concerned about the neighborhood when approaching the address, but the Avondale section really is quite lovely, with many places to walk/bike ride along the St. John river. We had wanted to stay in St. Augustine but the rates were so high, especially for the weekend part of Thanksgiving. This was a good alternative...about a 40 min. ride. Joan's recomendation for dinner in St. Augustine was top notch! La Pentola...wonderful!

  • Liked — room and service
  • Disliked — eggs three days in a row
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank Deborah S
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brooklyn, ny
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2007

Terrific option when visiting Jax. The hosts were accomodating and open but not obtrusive. The home is incredibly lovely--like staying in a well-furnished, historic period home. The room and bath was better than any hotel room. But the highlight has to be breakfast in the sun room--superb. We had a great and relaxing time. Highly recommend.

  • Liked — The breakfast!
  • Disliked — Found some hair in the shower drain upon check-in
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank valemart
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Mclean VA
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133 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2006

The downstairs is spacious. Breakfast was served in the charming sunroom and was fresh and delicious. The room was large and comfortable with nicely furnished bathroom and good plumbing. The hosts were very friendly. Good restauants are available locally. We would like to return.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank myjourney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2004

We stayed here during our job hunt. The house is furnished elegantly, but comfortably. We visited during the Christmas season and the holiday decor was lovely. This house is located in the Historic district and is surrounded by wonderful old homes. The owners are friendly and the proprietess makes a wonderful breakfast in the morning. (In season, with citrus fruit from her own trees.) We would highly recommend this location for someone who wants to see the prettiest part of Jacksonville, short of driving to the beach. Close to downtown, shopping and great dining.

  • Stayed January 1999, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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9 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Property: St Johns House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1718 Osceola St, Jacksonville, FL 32204-4606
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Location: United States > Florida > Jacksonville
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Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Jacksonville
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St. Johns House is located in the historic district just one block off the St. Johns River. We offer 3 rooms to overnight travelers, each with a queen bed and private bath. The Barnett room also has a river view. Cohen's Hideaway, a studio apartment above the carriage house, is available for long-term stays. ... more   less 

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