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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Jenks House

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The Jenks House
Ranked #2 of 9 Jacksonville B&B and Inns
GreenLeadersGold level
Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
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“Great find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Jenks House. Unfortunately, it was only for one evening, but I hope to return for a longer stay sometime soon. The house is absolutely beautiful, and Tom and Ila Rae were delightful hosts. If you are vegan, do yourself a favor and stay here. I have had countless bland or downright awful meals at b&b's, but this one was outstanding. A truly fine dining experience, down to the homemade apple syrup and edible flowers! The entire stay was delightful. Thanks!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We are happy to soon be able to call these folks neighbors. We decided to stay "in the neighborhood" on a house hunting venture, and while we didn't settle on the exact neighborhood, we've found wonderful local friends. Tom and Ila Rae are wonderful hosts, and their home is simply lovely. It's in a great neighborhood to explore the restaurants and nightlife of Riverside/Avondale. The room and sheets were lovely, very comfortable, very peaceful and relaxing- I took an afternoon nap- and the breakfasts were creative, surprising, simply delicious, and came straight from the garden (without a touch of guilt!). We're still getting used to the B&B experience but Tom and Ila Rae made us feel comfortable and welcome in their home of 37 years- so much so that we got takeout dessert from Biscotti's and brought some old friends from our first duty station back to sit and talk around the stove in the living room. During our stay, we encountered two other couples on "quick escapes." Clearly, this place is great for whatever the reason for your stay- but if you're moving to the area, I can't think of a better way to get a taste of the local hospitality.

Room Tip: The rooms have wireless, but if you want a TV, you'll have to ask Tom to bring you one.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

One of the nicest B&Bs I've stayed at. The hosts, food, and home are wonderful. Home is super clean and nicely renovated. The sheets are ironed, there was fresh squeezed orange juice from the oranges grown in the garden, and lovely quilts, tableclothes and other touches.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

If you want to experience warm Southern hospitality this is the place to go.

We were made most welcome from the moment we arrived, Tom and Ila Rae could not have been more helpful. Delicious varied breakfasts, lovely room, plenty of hot water, and the run of the house.

The neighbourhood in also interesting, and we were very happy to wander around on foot around the area, looking at the different houses and local people!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

The home is lovely, furnished tastefully with just a touch of whimsy. Our hosts went way out of their way to give us requested advice at JAX, help us mail items home, and provide directions as we left. I really enjoyed their interesting, well informed conversation, too. The gourmet breakfast sets a standard I doubt any of our other accommodations on our month-long trip will likely match.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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thejenkshouse, Owner at The Jenks House, responded to this review, April 6, 2012
Thank you for the kind words. We really enjoyed getting to know you folks. Keep us updated on your month long bicycling adventure. Kind Regards, Tom and Ila Rae
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

We live in Jacksonville, but wanted a special celebration for our wedding anniversary, so decided to spend the night at Jenks B&B. Lovely and convenient B&B in a beautiful area of our city. Wonderful accomodations and inn-keepers! Highly recommned Jenks for any vacation or "stay-cation".

Room Tip: Mission room was lovely and comfortable.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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thejenkshouse, Owner at The Jenks House, responded to this review, March 12, 2012
Thank you for the kind words. Ila Rae and I are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoyed visiting with you. Kind Regards, Tom
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

After 3 nights a week here I almost hate coming home. Tom and Ila Rae seem to love running this B and B in their beautifully restored home. You just never know with whom you will be sharing the fabulous breakfast table. To think my company wanted me to stay at hotel with powdered eggs for breakfast. So pleased I escaped that fate. Nearby restaurants are interesting with my favorite being the Blue Fish with a dozen oysters for 6 dollars at happy hour. Great beer at Sidekicks and European street Cafe.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Property: The Jenks House
Address: 2804 Post St, Jacksonville, FL 32205-7414
Location: United States > Florida > Jacksonville
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Jacksonville
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Number of rooms: 2

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