Finding a romantic hideaway is not always that easy. Often inns look better on paper then they do in real life, with privacy not a feature high on the list. At Select Registry we make very sure that when we recommend a romantic retreat, we really mean it, and we do our due research to make sure you will never be disappointed.
This being said, here are our top picks for a great romantic vacation at some of our top Florida Inns:
Amelia Island Williams House
Amelia Island, Florida
The perfect hideaway, this Victorian home turned bed & breakfast is filled with gorgeous antiques and various themed guestrooms that invite romance. Each room has a private bath filled with sumptuous Frette bath towels and Greenwich Bay amenities.
Mornings bring a complimentary breakfast served on heirloom china in the dining room. Sterling silver cutlery and crystal glasses add to the elegance, creating the perfect introduction to your day.
The Inn offers beach towels, spa robes, chairs, and umbrellas for superior comfort at the shore’s edge. Spend a day in the sun and the evening exploring the town, and then come back to a place that feels like home, only better.
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
Amelia Island, Florida
This exceptional Inn has been ranked as one of the top 12 waterfront locations in the United States. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you will bask in your beautifully appointed guestroom while feeling like you are light years away from the rest of the world. Whether you stay at the Main House with its turn of the century feel, Miller Cottage with two bedrooms and two baths (ideal for a two-couple holiday), or the Ocean House with four large sitting rooms, you will feel like you are in the lap of luxury, and this is entirely the point.
Fresh flowers, books, maps, and snacks are just some of the amenities offered at this delightful Inn. And upon waking, fill yourself with a delectable complimentary breakfast, complete with the morning newspaper.
The Fairbanks House
Amelia Island, Florida
It is not for nothing that this 1885 Italianate villa has been named “One of the Best Romantic Escapes in Florida.” With three cottages, a swimming pool, a butterfly garden, and impeccable landscaping, this eco-friendly establishment will fulfill your every desire.
Guestrooms are all individually decorated with a designer’s touch, and private baths offer the best amenities. Enjoy an always mouthwatering breakfast each morning on the house, and then get ready for a day with no pressure to do anything more than what strikes your fancy.
Coombs House Inn
Filled with handpicked antiques, oil paintings, Oriental carpets, and 12-foot ceilings, this stunning Victorian home is everything you could ask for in a romantic hideaway. Hardwood floors, beautifully created paneling, and 16 hand-carved fireplaces add to the picture, along with verandas, porches, and rocking chairs just outside your private room. The formal parlor includes a fireplace, and the dining room is the perfect setting for the complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. The Inn also offers tea and fresh baked cookies during the day, along with unique wine tastings on the weekends.
Sitting on the northwestern area of the Gulf Coast in a historic district that begs exploration, this is a wonderful location for just the two of you to enjoy. The Inn provides you with bicycles, chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels, allowing you to spend your days basking in the beauty of St. George Island beaches and discovering the full meaning of paradise.
Port d’Hiver Bed & Breakfast
Melbourne Beach, Florida
Located on a private estate, this sophisticated Inn features four historic buildings on a beautifully landscaped piece of tropical land. Just opposite the Atlantic Ocean, you can take in the soothing, salty air on an expansive porch, walk through the grounds on a brick pathway, and once your day is done, retire to a spa tub and cabana room to further unwind from a day of relaxing.
A barrier island, the locale is ideal for watching sea turtles frolic, walking the beach, or taking a long swim as you unknot your city muscles. Take your complimentary, full breakfast on your private porch, in the garden courtyard, or in the dining room as you feel the full effect of a great romantic getaway.
Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast
Amelia Island, Florida
Imagine a romantic getaway in an Old World Inn replete with antiques and surrounded by 500-year-old oak trees. Each guestroom at the Inn features a beautiful bathroom with luxury amenities, including a soft terry robe or wrap for lounging. Mornings bring a three-course, complimentary breakfast where you can start the day with an intimate meal at a table for two.
If you are surprising your significant other, ask for champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries to greet you upon arrival, or order a private yacht for a day cruise or an overnight trip. A stay at this wonderful Inn will surely have you making magic memories for years to come.
Island Cottage Oceanfront Villa Inn
Flagler Beach, Florida
If an ocean view from your own private deck; guestrooms made for rediscovering each other; and private baths with whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and tropical splendor are your idea of a romantic vacation, then this is the place to be. When you ask for the breakfast upgrade, you can enjoy the chef’s special morning choices served by candlelight on linens with silver and crystal accouterments.
And if this isn’t enough, you can order a couple’s massage or another treatment to complete the fantasy. Getting in the mood for love is easy at this Inn as it offers everything you need for deepening bonds.
Windemere Inn by the Sea
Here you have a choice between gorgeously created guestrooms in the Main House, Carriage House, or the Cottage. All rooms are decorated with antique and contemporary furnishings and are completed by full baths, many of which include Jacuzzis and offer splendid views of the ocean.
With top-name linens and other amenities, the Inn’s gracious policies help create an ambiance that caters to couples who wish to get away from it all. Enjoy a lovely complimentary breakfast before going out to explore, and then come back to bask in the atmosphere of a true Florida hideaway.
St. Francis Inn
St. Augustine, Florida
This truly romantic Inn boasts modern comforts, uniquely decorated rooms filled with reproduction furniture and antiques, and private baths with all the amenities. Some rooms include whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and private entrances to help make your romantic retreat as private as you’d like.
Every morning you can partake of a complimentary gourmet breakfast, and in the evening, you can refresh yourself with homemade desserts, house-blend coffees, cappuccino, tea, or hot chocolate. During the day there are countless amusements, including all that the ocean and beach have to offer.
Black Dolphin Inn
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Overlooking the Indian River, this Spanish-Isle boutique inn resides in the beach town of New Smyrna. With guest rooms and suites that feature balconies and outdoor terraces, elegant Euro-style bedding, and bathroom with jetted tubs, each room features original artwork and antiques that compliment their modern sensibilities and décor. Of the fourteen rooms, eight feature wet bars.
With complimentary continental breakfast served each morning, you and your partner will be prepared to explore the historic downtown area of New Smyrna and relax on its sprawling beaches. Sit on the dock together, sip a glass of wine, and keep an eye out for the dolphins for which this Inn is named.
For more information on these romantic hideaways in Florida and others across the country, contact Select Registry today!