With winter upon us, there is no better choice for a getaway than a sunny Florida oceanfront bed & breakfast. At Select Registry, we love to boast about our top choices for romantic, family, or business vacations, and these are some of best when it comes to reveling in sunshine, sand, and sea.
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
Located on beautiful Amelia Island, Elizabeth Pointe Lodge was named “one of the 12 best waterfront inns in America” and voted the third top resort in Florida in the 2012 Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards. Practically right on the beach, the inn overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, allowing soft breezes and the soothing sound of surf to penetrate each guest’s body and soul. What more perfect way to thaw out from winter’s harsh caress! A wonderfully-constructed 1890’s Nantucket shingle-style structure, this bed & breakfast is as luxurious as it is inviting. With twenty guestrooms, you can choose a room in the Main House with its maritime theme or in the Ocean House, where the suites are larger and decorated with a West Indies feel. If you are traveling with the family or a group of friends, booking Miller Cottage with its two-bedroom suite is ideal. Every guest room at this hospitable inn includes individual and unique décor as well as all amenities you could desire. With your own private bath that offers an oversized marble or Jacuzzi tub, you will have all you need for a relaxing and memorable stay that will put you worlds away from your quotidian life. At Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, every guest receives individual attention, no matter what the situation. With an eye towards every detail, the service is impeccable, reflecting true Southern gallantry and a mission to ensure that everyone’s stay is as perfect as it should be. A delicious complimentary breakfast greets you every morning, along with the newspaper, and in the evening you can enjoy a glass of wine along with savory hors d’oevres. In between, you can enjoy 13 miles of scenic beaches as you wile away the hours basking in the sun and sea. Only 22 miles from Jacksonville and 29 miles from Jacksonville International Airport, the area offers a plethora of things to do. From fine dining, shopping, antiquing, visiting local museums, and all the outdoor activities you can imagine, your stay will relax you while it recharges your batteries so that you can return home feeling renewed and energized.
Windemere Inn by the Sea
In Indiatlantic, this luxury oceanfront bed & breakfast is just east of Melbourne and only 46 steps away from the sandy beach that calls your name. With private access from the inn, you will feel pampered as you enjoy the beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels given to you for a day of letting your hair down. Bask to your heart’s content in the warm Gulf Stream waters, and then lay back as lunch is delivered to you right there on the beach. The world is your oyster at Windemere Inn by the Sea, where the sunshine and salt air will have you glowing like a pearl. The inn offers many guestrooms with private balconies from which you can take in the exquisite ocean view. There are eleven guestrooms in total, each with ensuite baths and jetted tubs. You can select from the Main House, which has three rooms; the Carriage House, which offers two rooms and is both child and pet friendly; or the Cottage, which has four rooms. Every guestroom comes with exceptional amenities to help you feel cared for and catered to. With late night snacks, a full complimentary breakfast, and very early morning coffee available for those who want to walk the beach or watch the sunrise from the private oceanfront gazebo, your stay will lack for nothing. The inn’s Concierge services are known for their impeccability, where making sure that you have everything you need is top priority. The beach is known for its peaceful stretches of sand. Watch nesting turtles in this beautiful setting, letting all of your cares melt away in the sun. The inn now offers a massage room where you can have a licensed therapist help you to unwind. Schedule your massage 10 days prior to arrival to reserve your spot. A perfect place to book a wedding or other special event, there is a beachside pergola that is ideal for exchanging vows or initiating a birthday party. When you want to step away from the beach there are plenty of opportunities for shopping, antiquing, golfing, playing tennis, fine and casual dining, and so much more. With Melbourne International Airport only five miles away, you can schedule your flight and be ready to plunge into an idyllic getaway in Florida.
Island Cottage Oceanfront Villa Inn
In Flagler Beach, this tropical paradise is only 32 miles from historic St. Augustine. Offering rooms, suites, and villas, the Island Cottage Oceanfront Villa Inn provides an elegant setting for the perfect vacation.Every unique room comes with a private entry, private bath, deck, magnificent ocean views, and fireplace. They also include kitchenettes complete with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Upgrade your booking, and you will receive a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning, served by candlelight in the inn’s private dining room or al-fresco under the covered pavilion.The inn features a wine and gift shop offering scented soaps, candles, and gift baskets, perfect to take home to friends and family. There are also lovely picnic areas; an on-site spa for a couple’s massage, body wrap, or other treatment; and a lovely pool when you want to step away from the ocean. During the day, help yourself to home-baked cookies, hot coffee and tea, and chocolates. Venture forth to have your meals at one of the many unique cafes, beach bars, and fine dining restaurants that will make your experience at the inn interesting and rich.
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