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Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Holmes Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
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98 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good to know what this place is and what it isn't”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

The best review I can give is that I WOULD go back and I would NOT change a thing.

What we liked -
The Service - The innkeeper, Jo, was a top notch, genuine hostess. What's more - her staff is so incredibly cheerful and welcoming. From the remembering how I take my coffee to moving our belongings mid-trip to enjoy another room at the House, the staff was top notch. The people here connect you to the property and you won't find that in some condo you rent for the week.
The Property - Initially bummed that the pool was modestly sized, we found ourselves more than satisfied. Perfect temp plus no kids makes the pool seem even bigger. The gardens and lights make this property seem magical at night. Everything was in good condition.

Our room - we enjoyed both the Primrose and the Birdsong which feature a wrap around deck and stunning views. With screened doors, we shut-off the AC and enjoyed the sound of waves all night.

We've stayed in a bunch of beach properties through the years - both high and low end. Even the nice properties were hard to differentiate from the next because they just delivered the standards. Harrington is special because it really differentiates itself by being completely unique.

Things to know -
Visitors leave behind those things they can't take with them - the pool floats, beach umbrellas, sunblock. Don't stop at Publix on your way in because chances are - someone left behind what you need.
Harrington has an abundance of bikes so no need to rent. Island is flat so peddle over to lunch or dinner. Easy to get around and lovely to explore.
They also have kayaks and beach chairs.

So you know I'm not a complete push-over - here's the one thing I'd change - the low powered wall mount hair dryer. If you spend anytime at all on blowing out your hair - bring your own.

This isn't an ordinary beach rental and if you come as a couple, you will find yourself very comfortable at Harrington House.

Room Tip: Birdsong seems to be the best room in the house.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

We are return customers of The Harrington House and will be life-long customers as well! What else is there to say...they treat us like family and the location is absolute heaven! Anna Maria is serene location for those that desire relaxing, quaint, and rejuvenating surroundings. The staff is excellent, the rooms are unique and comfortable, and the beach-walks and sunsets are very romantic. In fact, I proposed to my fiancé right on the at sunset last year!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

My daughter begged us to take her to the ocean this spring break, and she chose the Harrington House. I can still hear the surf if I close my eyes.

It's a unique home on the water, with a beautiful beach right out front. I must say, it's doesn't appear to be as luxurious as the white sand beaches you see on photos of Siesta Keys, lots of shells rather than sand here, but still very nice.

The breakfasts are first rate, healthy and satisfying.

Great location to restaurants on the island.

Main drawback in our cabin (DODT1) was that we could hear the residents upstairs every move. In fact, their movements echoed throughout the house. Even when they were on the deck, every sliding of chairs reverberated. I would definitely recommend upper level accommodations.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

We have been to Harrington House several times. The first time was when friends who own a house on Anna Maria paid for us to stay there. We have been back for a birthday celebration several times since then. The breakfasts are terrific, the accommodations are quiet, comfortable, and delightful. On the beach, so you can walk outside, beside the gulf, in seconds. Dolphins come by every afternoon between 3 and 4, and there are pelicans all over the place.

Stayed December 2012
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We return year after year to Harrington Hse. B&B.Secluded feeling,on beautiful beach.
Friendly, competent staff, and delicious,varied breakfast. Comfortable elegant decor.
Beautiful beach for walking, relaxing, pelican and bird watching. close to lots of places to visit on a less than perfect beach day.

Room Tip: rooms on gulf , large with great view
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Bretagne
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

A pleasant experience, right on the beach. Stayed at "villa" ( beach view condo) first night and bungalow second. Both great depends on budget and availability. Quite, clean and nice staff. Well equipped rooms, nothing missing.Pool and jacuzzi at main house. We will come back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Solihull
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

A third stay for us and the hospitality is as good as ever. Stayed in Huff House 1, which leads straight out onto the beach. In the morning, we walk the couple of hundred yards along the beautiful beach to the main house for breakfast, which is an absolute delight.

Breakfasts are always high quality: there is a special, but staff are always happy to be flexible with something else.

Rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable. They all seem to be different, so it is necessary to check out what you are getting. However, the lounge in the main house is available for use and coffee/cookies etc are available there.

The swimming pool was very warm when we were there.

Beautiful sunsets

Room Tip: Huff House rooms are a couple of hundred yards away from the main house along the beach, but are our...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Address: 5626 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1666
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Region: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Holmes Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come savor intimate charm and casual elegance of Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast, one of Florida’s most highly rated Bed & Breakfast Inns located on a tranquil bit of paradise known as Anna Maria Island. The stunning sunsets, soothing rhythm of waves on the white sugar sand beaches, and warm hospitality – combine to create that perfect getaway. Tropical surroundings and serenity top the list of amenities. Savor a new gourmet breakfast selection every day from our collection of recipes prepared by our own professional chefs. Relax in the living room, a gathering place where visitors become friends. All rooms have private baths, color cable TV, air conditioning and free wireless internet. Many of the rooms have French doors leading to balconies, overlooking the pool and the Gulf of Mexico. Once you visit the Harrington House, you will want to return again and again. ... more   less 
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