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Safety Harbor Florida Ibis Bed and Breakfast

Friday, December 6th, 2013

IBis B&B EntranceThe Ibis Bed and Breakfast in downtown Safety Harbor takes its name from the White Ibis shorebird, native to Florida and frequently seen in the area.  The Ibis Bed and Breakfast is 10 minutes from Tampa Airport, just over the Courtney Campbell Bridge.

The Ibis is within walking distance to Tampa Bay, parks, Main Street shops and restaurants, and the city marina. Miles of hiking and biking trails abound in and around Safety Harbor, where the largest park in Pinellas County is located, Philippe Park, along Tampa Bay, home to an intact Indian mound.

Ruth Eckerd Hall is just down the street for those who love Music Events.

Safety Harbor is a city on the west shore of Tampa Bay in Pinellas County. Florida. At the head of Old Tampa Bay is the City of Safety Harbor, a secret little hideaway, neighbored by the major cities of Clearwater and Tampa. This quaint community boasts distinctive shops, award winning restaurants and plenty of family fun. There is certainly something for everyone, from beautiful parks laden with historical significance and nature’s artwork, to cultural venues for the cosmopolitan visitor.

Downtown Safety Harbor sets the mood for the community. Discover the charm of Safety Harbor the old fashioned way by strolling. With its palm treed thoroughfare, canopied sidewalks and brick lined streets, “Main Street” offers you the opportunity to succumb to your curiosity while perusing through captivating shops, sampling new cuisine and rediscovering a love of art displayed in one of the area’s finest galleries on Main Street.  Try antiquing in shops housed in colorful bungalows. Enjoy a cappuccino under the shade of an old oak tree. Safety Harbor merchants take pleasure in creating the ambiance unique to their small town.

You will find history alive throughout Safety Harbor. Since the turn of the century, tourists have been traveling to this area to be rejuvenated by the spring waters of historic Espiritu Santo Springs, or “Springs of the Holy Spirit”, a natural mineral spring. Its waters were given this name in 1539 by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, who was supposedly searching for the mythical “Fountain of Youth“.

In June 2008, a 6,000 year old spearhead was found at Marshall Street Park. The inhabitants of the area at the time of Spanish exploration were the Tocobaga people, who lived in villages around Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor sites have yielded pottery, and artifacts of copper, shell, and stone. The Tocobaga were known for constructing various ceremonial and communal mounds to bury the dead. Most of these mounds were destroyed in the early 1900s due to development. However, one of these burial mounds is still visible in Safety Harbor’s Phillippe Park  Shells found in these mounds were used to pave city streets.

The name Safety Harbor originated from the early 18th century, when pirates were a substantial influence in the area. Once ships reached this area of the bay, all threats from pirates were gone, and it was commonly referred to as a “Safe Harbor”.

Enjoy a wonderful stay at the Ibis Bed and Breakfast.

Happy New Year from Florida Bed and Breakfasts

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Thank you for hosting your weddings here, and thank you for spending your honeymoons in Florida. Thank you for coming to Florida before your babies were born, and thank you for coming to Florida after your babies left the nest. Thank you for slipping away to Florida for romantic getaways and girlfriend getaways and bachelor parties.

Thank you for staying at Florida Bed and Breakfasts when you traveled here, whether you came for business or to get away from it all.

We appreciate your business, and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2012.

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Happy New Year, from Florida Bed and Breakfasts.

Happy New Year! 

Business as Usual in Quincy

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Quincy is a business hub in Northwest Florida, and Quincy Bed and Breakfasts readily welcome business travelers.

Quincy is located in Gladson County, midway between Pensacola, on the northwest border of Florida, and Jacksonville, far to the northeast. It became an important hub in the 1820’s, when these two cities shared responsibility for governing Florida and it was clear that a more central location was necessary. Nearby Tallahassee is the capital of Florida today, but Quincy is the site of the first legislative buildings in this part of Florida. It has been an important Florida city since that time. (more…)

Do Business in Florida

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

When it comes time to planning your next corporate retreat, look no further than a Florida inn. You want your associates to feel comfortable and relaxed. You want them to feel appreciated. You need access to a meeting room, the internet, and corporate rates. Done.

Many Florida bed and breakfasts today are well equipped to handle your business needs. They can provide rooms for everyone and a large space where you may conduct business. Along with that, they are usually located in lovely settings, in interesting areas. Since all work and no play is no fun, your associates will be pleased to have one of the world’s best playgrounds just outside their door – Florida.

So the next time your business needs to meet, why not find a Florida bed and breakfast that suits your needs. You won’t be disappointed.

B&B’s Welcome Business Travelers

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Many of us long to stay in Florida bed and breakfasts to celebrate an anniversary or a birthday. We dream of romantic getaways with the person we love: long walks on the beach, cuddling together in front of the fire, lingering over breakfast. And these are all great reasons to travel to your favorite Florida inns.

More and more people are realizing, however, that there is more to bed and breakfasts than romance. Many Bed and Breakfasts in Florida today are well equipped to handle the needs of business travelers. Wireless internet, fax services, and printers are a few of the amenities often required by business travelers, and many inns offer these. Some also provide a public computer, for those of you who don’t want to lug your laptop with you but need access to a computer.

The next time you need to travel to Florida for business purposes, consider staying in a Florida b&b. Say goodbye to hotel breakfast buffets, with their cold eggs and weak coffee. Nourish yourself with a home-made breakfast before your day of meetings. Enjoy a cup or tea or glass of wine in a comfortable parlor at the end of the day, before retiring to your room.

It’s no secret that people are more effective and efficient when they are well-rested and relaxed. If there is one thing Florida innkeepers know, it is how to help their guests rest and relax.

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