Luxury Bed and Breakfasts

November 18th, 2009 by Mariah Presents: The Luxury Collection

If you find yourself looking for an above-average experience on your next weekend getaway, a luxury Bed and Breakfast or Country Inn may be just the thing you need. will be featuring a new collection of Luxury Bed and Breakfasts each month, starting with The Florida Collection. To be sure that our Luxury Collection meets our guest’s expectations, our selections are based on the following inspections and standards:

Select Registry “Select Registry’s mission is to promote and elevate niche, specialty accommodations into a universal, recurring pursuit. We empower like-minded travelers and properties to find one another through authentic and comfortable lodging experiences.”

Select Registry carries out a quality assurance inspection for each of its nearly 400 inns. This program involves independent inspectors-not employees of Select Registry-with years of experience in the hospitality industry.

AAA Diamond Standard To be considered for approval and rating by AAA, Bed and Breakfasts and Inns must first apply for an evaluation to determine if they meet requirements for comfort, cleanliness, and hospitality. If the application is approved by AAA, one of AAA’s 65 full-time, highly trained, professional evaluators will visit the establishment for evaluation.

Four-Diamond Rated Standard: Properties are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.

The Florida Collection.

Amelia Island, Fl.

All three of our listed properties in Amelia Island are registered with Select Registry. The serene island paradise of Amelia Island can make you feel as though you have traveled to some far away land. The friendly residents, championship golf courses, and 13 miles of calm beaches are just a few of the qualities that you will encounter.


Amelia Island Williams House

The elegant southern charm of the Williams House Estate surrounds our guests with a look back in time to a more relaxing era. Ten bedrooms w/ private bath, some w/whirlpools and fireplaces, and spacious verandahs. The perfect place to come and enjoy the charm of the herb gardens, the rose pergola, sit by the patio and koi pond. Come renew your soul.



Elizabeth Pointe Lodge

Sometimes you have to be a little adventurous just to find Amelia Island…it’s not on all the maps. And our bright lights have names like the “Big Dipper.” It is getting away. Our main attractions include sleeping late, breakfast on the porch overlooking the ocean, cuddling by the fireplace, sandpiper chasing on the beach, curio shopping by bike, kite flying, rocker reading on the porch, wine hour at any hour, barefoot beach walks.


Fairbanks House

Selected as one of the “”Top 10 Luxury Inns”” by Country Inns Magazine (2/97) THE FAIRBANKS HOUSE is an upscale Bed and Breakfast listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. The house is a beautiful Italianate villa built in 1885 with piazzas, swimming pool, and beautiful gardens.

Key West, Fl.

There are literally hundreds of lodging options in the tourist attraction the is Key West. Only a select few however can truly be called a luxury experience.

Heron House – 4-Diamond AAA and Select Registry

Located in the heart of the historic district, Heron House offers Key West lodging with all the intimacy and hospitality of a small southern guesthouse. Heron House Key West is like no other bed and breakfast – from the moment guests step on the grounds they are surrounded by colorful orchids and lush, tropical plants. We invite you to wander through our exotic gardens, featuring more than 1,000 rare plants collected from around the world, take a dip in the pool or get lost in a book while relaxing on the second story sundeck or simply relish the tranquil serenity of the courtyard.


Marquesa Key West Hotel

Welcome to Key West’s finest small hotel and vacation rental, set in the center of the historic district. A compound of four buildings set around a lush interior garden and two swimming pools, the Marquesa Key West Hotel offers a quiet retreat for those wanting luxury and privacy. Our Key West condo rental is a place where guests can truly feel at home amid the subtropical splendor of Key West, Florida.

Melbourne Beach, Fl.

Port d’Hiver Bed and Breakfast Inn is old Florida luxury at its finest. The only four diamond AAA bed and Breakfast in Brevard County, Port d’Hiver is a member of Select Reigstry Distinguished Inns of North American and was awarded Top Ten Most Romantic Inn for 2009.

Mount Dora, Fl.

Heron Cay Lakeview Bed and Breakfast - 4-Diamond AAA

Mount Dora evokes that quiet and comfortable “Southern” charm and hospitality of a lakefront community nestled amongst the gentle hills and orange groves of Central Florida.

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