Inns Magazine Issue 3 Vol. 20 Great Escapes Fall 2016 - Page 23

Surf's Up on Luxury!

10 Amazing B&B's Located by the Beach

4) The Villa Bed and Breakfast – Galveston, TX

Residing in the Silk Stocking Historic District four blocks from the beach, this Mediterranean-style home was constructed in 1914 and opened as a B&B in 2004. It's furnished with exquisite antiques and has three lovely guestrooms, two of which feature luxurious water-jet tubs large enough for two. Guests enjoy a delicious three-course breakfast each morning in the charming dining room. There is also a pretty courtyard for special occasions.

5) Atlantic House Bed & Breakfast – Ocean City, MD

Conveniently situated a mere block from the famous Ocean City Boardwalk, beaches, and popular area attractions, this family owned B&B is one of the few remaining 1920's Victorian beach houses in the city. Guests enjoy a choice of eight individually decorated rooms with private baths, complimentary Wi-Fi, and cable TVs; a full home-style breakfast buffet each morning; a relaxing front porch; a sunroom ideal for morning coffee; and free beach towels and chairs.

6) Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast Inn – Holmes Beach, FL

Ideally located on a tranquil bit of paradise known as Anna Maria Island, this highly rated inn boasts intimate charm and casual elegance – with tropical surroundings and serenity topping the list of amenities. Guests savor a new breakfast selection daily from a collection of recipes prepared by the inn's professional chefs. All accommodations are for adults and children over 12 and feature private bathrooms, cable TVs/DVDs, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms have French doors leading to balconies overlooking the heated pool and the Gulf of Mexico. There are also one- and two-bedroom bungalows.

7) Maine Stay Inn & Cottages – Kennebunkport, ME

Located one mile from soft sand beaches and the ocean, one block from the scenic harbor, and four blocks from Dock Square's restaurants, shops, and galleries, this historic and elegant inn was constructed in 1860 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its five cottage-style buildings with 11 luxury suites sit at the edge of expansive lawns and lush perennial gardens. Guests enjoy modern amenities, contemporary styling, and are treated to delectable gourmet breakfast daily.

8) Victorian Lace Inn – Cape May, NJ

Ideally situated one short block from the beach, this elegant inn is a Colonial Revival home built over 100 years ago as a summer retreat. The perfect place for exploring all of Cape May's charms, it features spacious suites, complete with private baths, beautifully restored pine floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows draped in lace. Two suites also include ocean views and oversized Jacuzzi tubs. Guests can relax on the wraparound porches daily, and in the morning, enjoy a full breakfast there too.

9) Baywood Shores B&B – Lincoln City, OR

Located along the shoreline of Siletz Bay in Lincoln City, this romantic beachfront B&B features two unique thematic suites: the Captain's Quarters and the Cape Cod Room. These comfy and convenient accommodations feature king-size beds, two-person Jacuzzis, refrigerators, microwaves, private bathrooms, TVs with VCR/DVD players, and more. Each morning guests can indulge in delicious homemade breakfasts.

10) The Cove B&B – Ocracoke, NC

This outstanding Outer Banks bed and breakfast is located on scenic Ocracoke Island where guests can enjoy hours on its legendary beach, visit the lighthouse, and discover the village's shops, restaurants, and area attractions. The inn features seven guestrooms with beautiful décor, queen-size beds, private baths, furnished balconies, ceiling fans, satellite TVs, and more. Guests start each morning with a sumptuous breakfast, and later in the day, enjoy complimentary wine and goodies.