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“Location, Comfort, and Hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Larelle House Bed & Breakfast

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Larelle House Bed & Breakfast
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Location, Comfort, and Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

We were looking for a nice weekend getaway for our anniversary and did much research online. This Bed and Breakfast stood out for it's location to dining, museums, the pier, and more. The house is well appointed, beautiful, and comfortable. There was water in the refrigerator, cookies, and other goodies available if you wanted it and Larry and Ellen were available for questions and made suggestions for restaurants and things to do. We did not know until we arrived just how close the house is to everything in that area. We parked the car and never needed it to visit the Art Museum, Pier, restaurants, Dali Museum, etc. The breakfasts were incredible and we still discuss them to this day.

We would recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a quiet weekend with lots of activities planned nearby and look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Lavelle House is on a quiet, tree-lined street, right on the edge of the bustling waterfront area of St. Petersburg. It was convenient to everything we wanted to do, yet served as a peaceful retreat at the end of the day. The resident felines add to the coziness of the place. Our 5-star breakfast included a wonderful asparagus stratta. Follow this with an excellent curry a short walk away at Moon Under Water, a "British colonial tavern," and you'll be in culinary heaven.

Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Lutz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Everything was perfect. The home is beautiful and comfortable, inside and out. Gourmet breakfast was delicious, mimosa's fresh and generous. Larry and Ellen went out of their way to ensure everyone was comfortable and happy. Close to everything in downtown I highly recommend this place and plan to return.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Larry and Ellen are excellent innkeepers. Larelle house is cozy but gorgeous, and their recently renovated patio/backyard has a beautiful and romantic jaccuzzi with a trellace/plant intertwined roof. We stayed in the longley room which features a raised king bed and gorgeous furniture. My only complaint was that it took me a night to get used to the bed, but that's just me. I slept like a baby the second night. Breakfast usually includes a fresh fruit 1st course, a gourmet entree, and a generous portion of a breakfast style dessert, served with fresh coffee, juice, or water. If you're there on Sunday morning, mimosas are on the menu. I proposed to my fiancee while there, and it was so romantic we will be back again this year, will buy gift certificates for the parents to have a weekend getaway, and will stay there the first two nights of our honeymoon. If you decide you want to do more than lounge about all day (what we did) you can explore all of downtown St. Petersburg on foot or use the beach style bikes provided free from the owners. Just a side note, if you are allergic to cats stack up on antihistamines as there are 3 that live on the property but are well behaved.

Chris and Susan

Room Tip: Longley is the only king size bed. It's worth spending a few extra bucks to get it though. Also...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Williamsburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

We returned for our second year and enjoyed just as much as last year. The house is charming, the Lavinia room is beautiful. Larry and Ellen took great care of us, and the breakfasts are fantastic. After a long day in and about town, it was wonderful to come back and relax. Thanks!! Glen and Kim

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

My husband and I have decided Larelle House has set the bar for all other B&B's for us. Impeccably decorated--no detail was left undone--inside and out. The warmth of the home was apparent when we first arrived. After being greeted by our host, Larry and given a tour, we enjoyed wine out on their new deck overlooking a gorgeous bougainvillea covered gazebo over the jacuzzi. We then took a short walk on a beautiful evening to Beach Boulevard where we quickly found the perfect restaurant among many to enjoy dinner seated outside overlooking the bay. Our room was beautifully appointed with all the comforts of home and then some. Breakfast was delicious with everything home cooked by our hostess, Ellen. Seated in the dining room with the other house guests we enjoyed lively conversation. We used their bikes to head into the city to visit the Saturday Morning Market (simply delightful), tour the Dali Museum (awesome) and end the afternoon viewing the Chihuly Collection (unbelievably beautiful). We could have easily walked to everything but we were glad they offered us bikes since we were on our feet all day. We came home and enjoyed wine and cheese with our hosts and learned more about the history of Larelle House which by the way was absolutely spotless. I told them I was so in awe of the cleanliness of their home that I was looking to find some dust! The next morning started with mimosas and ended with another simply delicious and very filling breakfast. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone that is interested in having it all--it offered just that! A big thank you to Larry and Ellen for making our stay and visit to St. Petersburg absolutely perfect!

Room Tip: We LOVED the Longley room!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Evesham, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

We booked pretty much last minute and there was only one room available, the Longley room. However it was perfect and I have no reason to think that the other bedrooms aren't as good. The king size bed is soooo comfortable. The house is gorgeous, spotlessly clean and everything a guest could want is available. Larry gave us a tour and we couldn't believe the amenities they provide - even a hot tub in the garden! The house oozes charm and has been beautifully restored. Breakfasts are huge and very good, you would not leave the table hungry for sure!
Larelle House is a great location - it's in a quiet street but is only a few minutes walk from the shops, restaurants and the pier. They even have off-street parking available. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Larelle House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 237 6th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2603
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Larelle House Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Larelle House is a beautiful Victorian located in the heart of the Old Northeast Historic District of St. Petersburg, Florida. Only a block from Tampa Bay, and a short stroll from the shops, restaurants and bustling nightlife of downtown, we offer 4 beautiful guest rooms, open verandas, lush landscaped grounds, and a gazebo covered in-ground hot tub. With gourmet breakfasts, complimentary snacks 24/7, free parking and bicycle use, along with many additional amenities, we seek to provide every comfort and exceed all expectations. ... more   less 
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Larelle House Bed & Breakfast St. Petersburg, Florida

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