Palmer House has five guest rooms providing an intimate and romantic atmosphere in a cozy country setting. Convenient to Tampa and Orlando, guests can spend the day at area attractions with plenty of time for a return trip to the quietude of Palmer House. Stroll the grounds landscaped with native oak trees or wile away the afternoon in the refreshing pool while enjoying down home comfort and southern hospitality . Relax in the hot tub after a day of sightseeing, horseback riding or golf at major courses. Guests are treated to a delightful gourmet breakfast each morning with assorted entrees including the signature dish of almond crusted French toast. Lunch and dinner is available by request.
This cozy bed and breakfast establishment operates in a house that features what is known as 'salt-box' construction, straight up and simple, a product of the 1800s. Behind the fence here, you'll find an attractive home featuring family-style accommodations and a private cottage. Located in the suburb of Brandon, the house is just minutes from scenic river canoeing, an unusual sports option in these parts. The home and cottage feature charming period antiques, from the reclaimed barn wood tables, to the hand carved beds and hand stitched quilts. A complimentary breakfast is offered and the sweet Amish buns are a true delight!
An alternative to traditional hotel accommodations, Gram's Place provides a unique hostel experience surrounded by interesting décor, good music and friendly people. Established in 1991, Gram's is the only accommodation of its kind in Tampa. Guests have a choice of co-ed dormitory style arrangements in a refurbished railroad car, private rooms with a shared bath, or private rooms with a private bath. Two kitchens are available for guests to use. One is an authentic 1950s-style kitchen. Guests have access to a heated hot tub, sun deck, outside shower, two courtyards, hammock, porch with umbrellas and fans all surrounded by lush tropical plants.
At the Laughing Lizard, you'll be surrounded by views everywhere you go. With fifty-six windows, there's plenty to see from the warm waters and sandy beach to the seagulls and brilliant evening sunsets. The rooms are cozy and beautifully decorated, equipped with cable and pristine private baths. A full breakfast is served at 8:30a each morning; coffee and snacks are available during the day, and wine is available in the afternoon. To visit local restaurants and museums throughout the area, the beach trolley begins in Clearwater and runs all the way to St. Petersburg and back with stops along the way.
Designed with all the comforts of home, at Emerald Greens Resort and Country Club, you can relax in a fully furnished suites, swim in a heated pool, work out at the fitness center, or be refreshed at the spa. Indulge in a full facial or body massage at the spa then head over to one of eight tennis courts or the golf course for a day on the greens. Emerald Greens Resort is convenient to area attractions including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, upscale shopping venues and restaurants. The resort and country club is a short 15-minute drive to Tampa International Airport and the Courtney Campbell Causeway connecting to St Petersburg and Clearwater. - Vickie Ferguson
Step back in time to another era when quaint and cozy motels lined the Florida beaches. The family owned Seaside Artisan Motel is the perfect place for a quiet, relaxing vacation away from the crowds. Each of the nine units at the motel has a fully equipped kitchen making it convenient for guests who wish to stay a day, week, or month. Just minutes from the St. Joseph's sound, fishing, biking, and the spectacular beaches of Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island, guests enjoy all the comforts of home. Payment is by cash, only. - Vickie Ferguson
Located 13 miles from Clearwater Beach, this hotel features a heated outdoor pool. The suites include a full kitchen, and Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is 1 mile away. Every suite at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott St. Petersburg Clearwater includes cable TV and free Wi-Fi. They provide a living and dining area as well. TownePlace Suites St. Petersburg Clearwater offers a patio area with a gas grill. Guests can also use the business center and the gym. Busch Gardens is 25 miles from the Clearwater TownePlace Suites St. Petersburg. Tropicana Field, home to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, is 12 miles away.
Located on St. Pete Beach, Postcard Inn On The Beach offers an on-site restaurant and an outdoor salt water pool. Complimentary WiFi is provided for all guests. Rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A refrigerator is provided as well. Select rooms offer the convenience of a seating are with sofa bed. Guests can take advantage of the family-friendly board games in the lobby. Postcard Inn also offers a variety of on-site recreational activities, including volleyball and billiards. Guests can relax and enjoy a meal at Stamps, featuring bistro-style seating and serving signature dishes and handcrafted cocktails. Upham Beach Park is a 3 minutes's drive from the property. Tampa International Airport is a 45 km from Postcard Inn On The Beach.