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The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn

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Utrecht
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Warmly welcomed in this special accomodation. Well equiped rooms, spacious and nicely decorated. Breakfast served in the garden. Every evening a glass of wine with cheese and crackers. It was a great pleasure to stay here.

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1Thank Paul S
Naples, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I purchased a night here for my husband for his birthday since he loves B&B's (I was not a big fan...until now.) We had the Carriage House which is the second floor of a separate building. I have never been so pleasantly surprised. The grounds are beautiful and transport you back in time with the beautiful large trees dripping with...

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1Thank traveler202020
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The owners, Joe & Cindy, and their beautiful campus of architectural and nature's surprises are very welcoming! He and she, their staff, the home and its history, and the surrounding grounds are an all-encompassing pleasant experience.

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1Thank Eastman941
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place! Joe and Cindy are the nicest and most accommodating hosts, this is our second visit and we always feel like we are visiting family when we stay here. The bed and breakfast is full of charm and warmth. It's the best kept secret around! God bless Joe and Cindy for being so wonderful and maintaining such...

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Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 4 October 2016

An amazing experience!!!, truly a hidden gem. It was walking distance from points of interest; downtown, restaurants, parks, etc.... The staff was just great, they made us feel right at home and accommodated us in any way possible. We just loved it!!! The property is beautiful; quiet and nature oriented. It inspired a beautiful sense of tranquility and peace. Just...

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Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It was everything I imagined it to be! The house was wonderful. The property was alot bigger then I expected, but that made it more exciting! I will definitely stay at their B&B whenever I am in Gainsville, it made my visit to UF less stressful and much more fun!

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This house and property is amazing, what the owners have done with place is simply a site to see. Very hospitable and the stories of this gem were interesting and informative about the area. This is what a bed and breakfast should be all the modern tech (if you need it) and the coziness of old world living if you...

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Thank James M
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is the most amazing hidden GEM! The staff would bend over backwards to make your stay the most amazing experience you have ever had! A five star resort would NOT have been better! To top it off like a cherry on your sundae you can take your 4 legged family members! Our dogs thought they were on a very...

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Hobe Sound, Florida
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Headed through Gainseville on a business trip. The hotel/motel selections were limited and it was a pleasure to find a historic district in Gainesville with a good number of Bed and Breakfast to choose from. Magnolia Plantation is a 5 acre assembly of the Historic Baird House CIRCA 1885 and seperate cottages. It was purchased and restored in 1990 by...

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1Thank Tim H
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Magnolia Plantation grand Victorian main house is lovely, with the old photographs and memorabilia enhancing its allure. The cottages are quaint and comfortable, with each having a different name and character. The daily breakfast is chef-quality and varies each morning. The evening wine and snack offering is a nice treat. The historic accommodations are roomy, clean and comfortable. The...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magnolia Plantation is a 5 room Inn with 7 private Cottages all located on almost 2 acres of landscaped gardens with pond, waterfall and water features throughout the property. Breakfast is served in the morning and snacks and beverages are served in the evening. Walking distance to historic downtown. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 309 SE 7th St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6831
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $126 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try the Carriage House for a secluded getaway.”
 of 5 bubbles traveler202020, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bedrooms comfortable for two; I wouldn't add a third person.”
 of 5 bubbles Eastman941, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are on the website and accurate. Be sure to honestly state HOW MANY people will be sleeping there:-)”
 of 5 bubbles tamaradesi360, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any cottages are ideal!”
  • Key lime cottage back porch
  • Key Lime cottage swing
 of 5 bubbles GatorFamily2015, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You've got to survey their web-site since they offer rooms, suites and stand-alone cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles Superchief1944, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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