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Central Florida Last Minute Gift Idea!

Monday, December 19th, 2011

What do you get someone who has everything they need? How about an eagle, osprey or even an owl? At the Florida Audubon Birds of Prey Center in Maitland there are many birds just waiting for a family to adopt them. Click on their website link and start shopping for that perfect bird gift. Then, plan […]

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Autumn at Central Florida B&B!

Monday, October 17th, 2011

When you mention Fall, those from up north picture colorful maple leaves over vast hilly areas. We in the North Orlando Maitland Winter Park area also experience Fall, but in a different manner. The days are cooler and less humid, the yards are greener and the beautiful Golden Rain Tree shows off it’s spectacular colors. […]

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A Chickering at Maitland B&B!

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The front parlour of Thurston House, our North Orlando Bed & Breakfast, is home to a beautiful 1858 Chickering Square Grand Piano. The Smithsonian Institution considers this exact model piano to be of such historical significance to include it in the museum’s “Piano 300″ Exhibition now on display in Washington, D. C. The Square Piano was […]

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The lure of a hammock…

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Many guests come to our North Orlando bed & breakfast exhausted and ready for much needed relaxation. Cell phones, laptops and I pads are often left in the car or hidden out of sight in their guest room just so they can experience what true peacefulness is. They usually find their way to our special hidden […]

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Announcing Bocce at Thurston House!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Throwing balls toward a target is the oldest game known to mankind. As early as 5000 B.C. the Egyptians played a form of bocce with polished rocks. Graphic representations of figures tossing a ball or polished stone have been recorded as early as 5200 B.C. While bocce today looks quite different from its early predecessors, […]

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18-1/2 years ago in Maitland, FL…

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Amazingly, Thurston House Bed & Breakfast opened it’s doors 18-1/2 years ago! Our Central Florida inn has since enjoyed having guests from 24 countries, every state and even 4 territories! We’ve seen regular guests through their personal good times and bad, as well as a few of our own.  Every year brings a bit more fine […]

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February Romance in Central Florida!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Time is going quickly and we will soon be in that most romantic of months, February. We will celebrate romance all month long! All guests will enjoy special chocolates along with little gift items, complimentary of course.  With only three guest rooms in our cozy inn, rooms book up fast. So, book your room now, […]

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Happy Holidays from Central Florida!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

As I look around our Maitland bed & breakfast, I see so many Christmas memories of  the past. There is the skiing Santa I remember from our childhood home on Montana Drive, the hand made star shaped Swedish decorative cloth on the table, the tree skirt that Joe’s Grandmother Antoninette made, the many small ceramic […]

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Give yourself a Central Florida getaway now!

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Don’t wait until after the holidays to relax from the craziness. Book a room now at our Maitland, FL bed & breakfast – a two night stay, very limited availabilty – and enjoy a 20% discount. Just book online and use the coupon code “NOW!” to get this discount. Good only until the end of 2010. […]

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Tis the Season – Central Florida Style!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The season is upon us in Maitland, Fl, at our Central Florida bed & breakfast. The reason I know this, is that the first of our camellia bushes has blossumed! Always first, this beautiful deep pink camellia is right by the parking area, greeting guests with its beauty. Soon the yard will be awash with all […]

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