About the Area: Maitland, Florida
Just minutes to wonderful restaurants, fantastic shopping areas, and magnificent museums, Thurston House Bed and Breakfast offers the best of both worlds. Many business centers are just a short drive away. Downtown Orlando is only a ten-minute drive, and the attractions area (Sea World, Disney) is thirty minutes away. Several state parks are within thirty minutes, and East coast beaches are but an hours drive. This makes Thurston House a perfect, central location for exploring lovely Central Florida!
The beautiful City of Maitland is steeped in history. There are several buildings on the National Historic Register. Some of these open to the public are the Maitland Art Center, the Waterhouse Residence Museum and the Maitland Library. Lovely walking areas leaving from Thurston House will bring you to these attractions as well as several lakes and parks, including Lake Lily Park. This park is home to a weekly farmer’s market, two yearly art festivals and many other events. Also within walking distance is the Audubon Birds of Prey Center, the Maitland Historical Museum, several eating establishments, antique stores and other shops. The innkeeper has local maps and information on all to help you plan your day.
Some guests don’t want to venture any further than our front porch, but for the truly adventurous you can be at the beach, at a state park to see the manatees, or at another type of park to see Mickey Mouse, all within one hours drive. Central Florida is everything you could hope for and so much more…COME SEE!