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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed here two three nights! It is a wonderful little gem and very convenient to sites in and around the Orlando area. Carole and Joe are wonderful hosts. Breakfast was delicious and the room was very comfortable and adequate size. The house is situated in a beautiful setting and the wrap around porch is a wonderful place to sit...

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing a review. It is always nice to see that guests do appreciate this special place we have been operating for almost 25 years. We do enjoy a high level of repeat guests as our area is one with much to do and see. Thank you again! Carole

Woodbury, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place to stay in the Orlando area. Lovely grounds, lake view, walking paths, terrific & friendly owners. Wine & cheese on the porch with the good company of the owners and other guests were enjoyable. Yummy breakfasts. Great recommendations of places to see based on interests. Highly recommend this gem!

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We do love visiting with our guests and having them enjoy our quite unique setting. We are in the middle of 8 acres of land overlooking Lake Eulalia, yet minutes from everything. Thank you for your kind words!

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Had a great stay here while visiting Orlando. Comfortable bedroom, excellent breakfasts and friendly owners. Wine and cheese on the verandah while watching a rocket launch from Kennedy Space Centre was an added bonus.

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are very fortunate in our location, being close to everything yet in a very quiet 8 acre setting. Having the ability to see these rocket launches is quite fun, and as time goes on there will be more and more of them to see. We appreciate your kind words and your business! Carole

Newington, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Carole and Joe are the perfect hosts! Carole's breakfasts are swoon-worthy. Our favorite place to stay in the Orlando area. Rooms, sitting areas, and porch are so relaxing and inviting. Love you guys!

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thurstonbb, Manager at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It is always a compliment when guests come back several times. It is especially a compliment when they choose to come here from the north for just a long weekend to celebrate their anniversary. We are so fortunate to have a quiet location that is minutes from fine dining, shopping and museums. We are equally lucky to have great places...

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This B&B is nicely tucked away from the traffic and bustle that surrounds Orlando and even Winter Park. The innkeeper is the perfect balance of being helpful but not intrusive. Beds are comfortable, everything spotless, and lovely breakfast. A 2nd floor screened porch overlooking the lake, complete with hammock and comfy chairs, and a large porch on the ground floor...

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Once again guests really appreciate that we are so close by to everything, yet tucked away as if we were in the middle of nowhere. Our upstairs sleeping porch is a very popular location to enjoy early morning coffee, or an end of the day glass of wine. Thank you so much for your kind words! Carole

Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is the 10th B&B we have visited in Florida and it did not disappoint. Wine on the porch, quaint rooms, quiet atmosphere, friendly and helpful hosts. Breakfast was delicious and catered to our whims. Clean and comfy. Minutes from downtown Winter Park.

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the gracious review. We truly love sharing our wonderful location with the many guests we have had from around the world. Wine & cheese time is an especially popular activity. Also, catering to guests breakfast "whims" keep me on my toes, and is always no problem with advance notice. Thanks again!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I ended up here after learning that my fav Orlando spot, The Verandah, was closed for business. Glad I did. It is so near Orlando yet so calm and peaceful. A real hidden gem. I always try to go for something boutique-y and not to a bland chain hotel; well this is it, can't get any more boutique than this,...

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having this guest stay with us. She was looking for something quiet to relax before a busy work time. She was able to walk around the yard areas, enjoy the upstairs hammock and even walk to 2 great places for food. She hadn't gotten a rental car yet so this was important to her. We look...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We were looking for a place to stay outside of Orlando when visiting the theme parks. How lucky were we to find the Thurston House B&B! It is a lovely house within a park and a quiet little town just outside of Orlando. It takes about 20 minutes to the theme parks and is worth the drive. We stayed at...

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so fortunate to be very secluded with 8 acres of land surrounding us, yet minutes to wonderful areas like Winter Park, great restaurants, wonderful shopping, fabulous museums and even a short distance drive to the attractions area. We look forward to your return! Carole

Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

I've been to numerous bed and breakfasts in the U.S. and outside the U.S.. The Thurston House is definitely one of the best I've been to! Such a beautiful home and everything was meticulous and so well kept. We arrived to a rose and chocolate greeting us on our bed. (Nice touch!) They offered wine and cheese around 5:30, and...

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We use each guest visit as a chance to show off our beautiful location, try new breakfast food items and share our lovely home with others. We look forward to seeing them here again someday! Carole

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2015

This was our second time here. Joe and Carol were as welcoming as ever. The house is a real haven away from the madness of the themepark side of Orlando. Breakfast is a treat. Carols's homemade cakes are delicious. We will definitely stay here again.

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It is always such an honor when guests come back again, and even from another country too! We are very fortunate in our location, near enough to the theme park area, but certainly a world away. We hope to see you again in another couple years, or before of course. Carole

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thurston House is central to everything, making us perfect for both business and pleasure travel. We are in the heart of Maitland, and 5 minutes to Winter Park, 10 minutes to downtown Orlando, 30 minutes to the attractions and one hour to beaches. Our three queen-sized guest rooms offer all modern amenitites. Our 8 acre lakefront setting provides our guests with quiet accommodations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thurston House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 851 Lake Ave, North Orlando, Maitland, FL 32751-6306
Region: United States > Florida > Maitland
Price Range: $328 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thurston House Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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