FAQs & Policies
Q. Do you enter the Inn through a common area to get to your room?
All of our units are like apartments of varying sizes with private outside entrances, private baths, efficiency to full kitchens, and most with porch or balcony.
Q. Are you pet friendly?
Unfortunately we are not. Many guests have pet allergies and most of our units are carpeted.
Q. Do you have off of the street parking?
Yes, all of our guests have a parking space on the property.
Q. Do you have units that can accommodate more than 2 persons and do you allow children?
We have 1 suite, The plantation Apt (the largest), which can accommodate up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids, for example. It has 2 twin beds which are usually pushed together to create a King bed and a trundle day bed in separate room with 2 twins again which can be under, next to, or apart from each other.
Q. Is WIFI available?
Yes, free WIFI is included in the rate
Q. Is your pool heated?
Yes, we try to maintain a temperature of about 80 degrees in the winter.
Q. Can you check-in early and check-out late?
Check-in is between 3-9 and check out is at 11. Arrangements can be made for earlier or later arrivals or departures depending on whether the units are rented before or after your stay.
Q. Is there a beach at the end of the Main St. on St. Josephs Sound?
No, the closest beaches would be Caladesi and Honeymoon Island State Park Beaches which are 5/5 mi. north or Clearwater Beach 6.1 mi. south.
Q. Do we have to have breakfast with other guests?
Our breakfasts are served between 9am – 11am and are served “room service style” in your suite, porch or balcony, or any of our outdoor locations, gazebo, orchid garden, or by the swimming pool.
Q. Do you offer a menu for breakfast options?
NO. Breakfast is chef’s choice, continental brunch and will be crafted according to any of your dietary restrictions or food allergies. It is Continental meaning hot/cold cereals, breads, yogurts, fruits and juice/coffee.
Q. Can you choose not to have breakfast?
We have an option, we call the “Sunday Breakfast Plan” for guests who are staying for 7 nights or longer. This plan omits daily breakfast except for 1 time per week and offers a savings of 10% for 7 nights, 15% for 14 nights and 20% for 21 nights. It also has limited housekeeping.
Q. Are you located in the Downtown Area?
Yes, and are walking distance to over 25 shops, 25 restaurants and 7 breweries.
Q. Are there bike rentals close by?
Just 2 blocks away on the Pinellas Trail.
Please be sure of your plans before reserving! As a small inn dealing almost exclusively with advance reservations, all date changes and cancellations affect us significantly. Consequently, we require a 30 day advanced notice for reservations of 7 days or longer including a change of dates, change in number of nights, or cancellation. Thirty day advance required for monthly reservations. Provided this notice is given, we will refund your deposit less a $25.00 processing fee per room. Without this notice deposits are not refunded. The only exception will occur if we are able to re-rent the room(s) to fill the entire original booking, at which time we will make the same refund as described above.
Please note that we do have a minimum stay requirement of 2 nights for weekends, holidays, and special events. Reservations for a single night are sometime available. Please call us for any one-night availabilities. Note also that we rarely have any openings for a single night stay on a Saturday.
Please also note that during Jan., Feb., March, and April, our busiest and most popular months, we may increase our minimum stay to avoid being left with an “orphan” room (that is, a room open for one night only). We thank you for your understanding.
For bookings of 2 – 6 nights, you will be asked to “agree” with our cancellation policy. By “agreeing” we will not charge
an initial deposit, but hold you liable for the charge of 50% of the entire reservation if you cancel less then two weeks prior to check in date.
Check-in time is between 3PM and 9PM. Later arrivals can only be arranged with prior notice. Check-out time is 11AM. We are sorry that we are not able to accommodate early check-ins or late check-outs and be aware that we have no public restroom. If you arrive early, please visit the Chamber of Commerce where you will find knowledgeable staff to assist you with maps and information or one of our many fine restaurants for lunch.
We regret that we cannot accommodate pets, and children under 16 years are generally happier elsewhere.
Please note that our availability display is updated manually (not in “real time”) so the online display may not always be 100% accurate. Please also note that we do have minimum stay requirements at all times of the year (2-4 nights, weekends, holidays, special events, depending on season). During our busiest and most popular time (Jan., Feb., Mar., and April, we may also increase our minimums to avoid being left with an “orphan” night (a room open for a single night only.)
Please email or call to confirm reservation.