Bed and Breakfast Jacksonville FL

Jacksonville, Florida is located in one of the most beautiful locations in all of Florida. Sought after by tourists for its convenience, beautiful beaches and the stunning St. John’s River which winds through town, the city is an attractive vacation destination for those looking for a laid-back Florida beach experience.

Bed and Breakfast Jacksonville FL

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Azaleana Manor

Azaleana Manor is a stunning waterfront Jacksonville wedding venue located right on the scenic St. Johns River. The 10,000 square foot mansion has been renovated with careful attention to its historical charm, while attending to every modern convenience to turn this beauty into an event destination to remember. The manor sits on 4 acres of beautiful historic property, which boasts of 325 feet of riverside on the bluff of the St John’s River. The Manor will host Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events, Navy Functions, Birthday Parties, Graduation Parties, Group Luncheons and much more. The mansion is your private home for your event. You and your invitees have the luxury of being the only guests. Rental of the property includes a luxurious bridal suite beautifully decorated with an array of full length mirrors, grooms room and guest rooms. The staff at Azaleana can provide breakfast, snacks or lunch plus catering for your special day is available from our preferred list of licensed and approved caterers. The venue offers dinner seating capacity for more than 150 guests, a built-in bar, full catering kitchen and a choice of ceremony sites with the impressive river as a background. The great room has a 14 foot ceiling with beautiful crystal chandeliers and expansive views of the river. The wood lined library room is stunning and houses nearly 1,000 books. The carefully maintained grounds of more that 4 acres, with 100 year old oaks, offers a multitude of choices for beautiful pictures, quiet walks and gathering spots. There is ample parking for you and your guests. Lodging: You and your guests will enjoy the modern conveniences of a boutique hotel in 6 luxurious rooms included in your rate: free high speed internet, central air conditioning and heating private en suite bathroom, hairdryer, luxury linens and towels bedside reading lamps and clock with docking station Complimentary self serve refreshments Event Specs: Inside 150 max guests, outdoor options up to 200 guests Use of all table & chair inventory Day of event coordinator (with extra charge) Discount for all couples booking 2019 weddings, please call us at 904-930-7514 or 904-375-8389 to inquire.

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Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Jacksonville FL

Staying at a bed and breakfast in Jacksonville Florida gives you the chance to experience the best that Javksonville has to  offer while you base yourself in a luxurious, one of a kind guest room. There are bed and breakfasts in the urban center of Jacksonville  which are perfect for those who wish to see the museums and attractions in town. You’ll also find beachside bed and breakfasts in Jacksonville Florida, especially in the historic village of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.

Jacksonville is Florida's most populous city and is the largest city in the continental United States by land area. There’s more than 20 miles of white sand on Jacksonville’s beaches stretching from the offshore settlement of Amelia Island in the north to Orange Park and the outskirts of St. Augustine in the south. Jacksonville Beach is the most popular beach and offers surfing, swimming, sunbathing,  boating and fishing. You’ll also find numerous state and national parks,  cultural and historical attractions and plenty of dining and nightlife  opportunities.

We’ve uncovered and unpacked everything you need to know to book a bed and breakfast in Jacksonville for your next vacation.

    Natural Features

  • Jacksonville is located on the Atlantic coast, with a thriving beach scene and beautiful riverside along the St. Johns River. There are numerous parks, waterways and ecological preserves in the Jacksonville area which give visitors many opportunities to escape city life and get out into nature.

    Just  north of the city, the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve  contains Big Talbot and Little Talbot Island State Parks where you can  experience unspoilt nature in abundance. In fact, the area around Jacksonville is home to 10 state and national parks. So, there’s plenty of  opportunities for getting out in nature and experiencing the beauty of  the Jacksonville area during your visit. Even within the city itself it’s easy to get outside as Jacksonville has the country’s largest urban park system. There are numerous walking, running and biking trails located right in town.

    The  beaches are a true highlight. They span more than 20 miles of Atlantic  Ocean shoreline and are typically quieter than the beaches further south  in Florida.  Off the coast, you’ll find Amelia Island, one of the Sea Islands chain  of barrier islands. The island is a popular vacation destination for the  well-heeled and it’s sandy beaches and dunes are worth visiting whether  or not you decide to book your bed and breakfast on the island.

  • Things to do

  • Jacksonville isn’t only a beach city, although there’s plenty of those to enjoy. If you are hoping to host an event in Jacksonville, Azaleana Manor is a fabulous choice. The massive home sits on a bluff  in Orange Park overlooking the scenic St. Johns River.  It’s a popular wedding venue but it can also be booked for other  private events and offers full use of the 10,000 square foot mansion and  grounds for you and your invitees.

    Just a short drive away in Green Cove Springs you’ll find the Military Museum of North Florida and the North Florida Railway Museum which each make a nice half-day trip. Meanwhile, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is the region’s largest art museum, showcasing approximately 5,000 artworks from across all eras in a gorgeous riverfront location surrounded by gardens.

    If you’d like to escape the busyness of Jacksonville Beach, why not consider Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. It’s a bit quieter than the main beaches near town  and offers gorgeous white sand and beautiful clear water. The Amelia Island Williams House is a sprawling 1856 mansion that has been converted into a bed and breakfast. It’s a great place to stay if you are hoping to be close to attractions on Amelia Island such as Fort Clinch State Park.

  • Activities

  • Jacksonville is a vibrant city with many exciting activities available to both active and more laid-back travelers. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is one of the best zoos in the region. Visitors can see more than 2000  animals in their natural habitat including many rare an exotic species.  The zoo boasts the only walking safari in Northeast Florida where you can discover the resident wildlife through a variety of interactive and educational experiences.

    The  Kingsley Plantation is the site of a former slave plantation that has  been preserved, along with Fort Caroline as part of the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve. Here, visitors can learn about the history of the area during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    Just a short drive away from downtown Jacksonville, up the A1A highway, you’ll find the two Talbot Island State Parks which are also a part of the Timucuan Preserve. Little Talbot Island State Park has a four-mile hiking trail, a white-sand beach with parking and other facilities, campgrounds and other amenities.

    Big Talbot Island State Park is a bit further north. Here, visitors should make sure to visit  Boneyard Beach - a famous beach where you can climb the “bones” of live  oak trees that have been bleached by the sun and worn onto the shore  over many years of erosion. It’s a great place to take some very  interesting photos. Blackrock Beach, noted for its beautiful and ancient  black rock formations is also worth checking out while you are visiting  the state park.

  • History

  • The Jacksonville area was originally inhabited by the Timucua people, a large indigenous group that lived in southern Georgia and northern Florida. The French built one of the earliest European settlements in the United States, Fort Caroline, in Jacksonville in 1564. The area changed hands several times between French, Spanish  and British colonists, leaving behind a variety of cultural influences.  The United States eventually acquired the colony of Florida from Spain in 1821, and a platted town was established at Jacksonville. The town was named after Andrew Jackson, the governor of the Florida territory who eventually became the country’s seventh president.

  • Weather

  • Jacksonville typically sees mild winters and quite hot summers. The best time to  visit if you want to have nice weather is during the shoulder seasons of  March to May and September to November when the temperatures are  neither too hot or too cold and the prices are lower than the busy  summer months. The months of June, July and August see the most visitors  due to warm temperatures, plenty of sunshine and summer school  holidays. During winter, temperatures often reach into the 40s which  keeps most visitors away. Due to its location, Jacksonville doesn’t typically see direct impacts from hurricanes, but hurricane-related storms are possible from June to November.

  • Food and Drink

  • As Jacksonville is located on the coast, there is an abundance of fresh seafood  available. Try the southern favorite, Shrimp and Grits, or stop by the  Shrimp Shack for some Bam Bam Shrimp. They are finger-licking good. The Florida restaurant scene has been deeply influenced by immigrants who have  settled all along the coast. Therefore, you’ll find a range of  delectable international cuisines available. Really, the city is at a  crossroads of cuisines, with southern, asian, cuban, and Mediterranean  cuisines all readily available. Street food hawkers can be found around  town and represent some of the city’s best quick eats. On the other  hand, if you are celebrating something during your vacation, upscale  restaurants are also available for special occasions.

Bed and Breakfast Jacksonville FL FAQ

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  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Jacksonville?

    Staying at a bed and breakfast in Jacksonville will give you the opportunity to truly experience the area as a local  and see a side of the city that many tourists will never see. Friendly innkeepers will welcome you to your guest room and will be there for you from check-in to check-out. Many homes are located within walking distance of the riverfront, the beach or attractions in downtown Jacksonville. You could also choose to stay in a country inn-style accommodation on Amelia Island and escape the hustle and bustle of the city life during your beach getaway.

  • How can I get around Jacksonville?

    For travelers who wish to arrive by air, Jacksonville International Airport is the primary port of arrival. The airport  offers scheduled service through several airlines including American,  Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United, with easy connections to nearly  every part of the United States.  Taxis are available at the airport as are limousine rentals, rental  cars, intercity buses and the local JTA city buses. Northeast Florida Regional Airport, just outside of St. Augustine, is about 30 miles south of Jacksonville.  This airport offers regular service to Trenton, New Jersey through  Frontier Airlines but no regular auto service is available to Jacksonville. Jacksonville is also served by Amtrack, Greyhound and Megabus and has a cruise terminal.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Jacksonville Bed and Breakfast?

    Choosing to stay at a bed and breakfast in Jacksonville does not mean that you have to forego the amenities and creature  comforts that you would expect from a chain hotel or luxury holiday  home. Instead, you’ll find everything you need to relax and unwind in  style. Most of the bed and breakfasts in Jacksonville will have an outdoor pool where you can cool off after a warm day exploring. Free WiFi is considered standard today in accommodations of all types, and Jacksonville Bed and Breakfasts are no different. Free parking is common and is usually off-street. A full breakfast will be a highlight of your stay at a BnB in Jacksonville. Typically made in-house and sourced from local ingredients, the breakfast spread is the perfect start to your day.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Jacksonville?

    Back around the turn of the century in Jacksonville, Riverside Avenue was known for its impressive mansion homes. The 50 homes which  lined this road came to be known as “The Row.” Today, several of them  have been converted into bed and breakfasts. Riverdale Inn is one of these and features 11 lovely private guestrooms. Casa Paradiso, is also located in the city center, within easy walking distance of the Florida Theatre and other downtown attractions.

    Along the coast, on Amelia Island, the National Historic District of Fernandina Beach offers guests an opportunity to stay in a historic bed and breakfast while they experience carefree island life. Blue Heron Inn is an elegant 19th century home with a private pool, just steps away from the the historic village and near the beach. The Addison on Amelia Island is a boutique inn offering comfort and elegance across three antebellum-style buildings in the village of Fernandina Beach. The Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast is perfect for a romantic vacation in Jacksonville as the property is adults-only and features a private pool and hot tub as well as an on-site English Pub.  The Florida House Inn on Amelia Island is Florida’s  oldest continuously operated hotel, offering comfort and luxury in the  heart of the historic district. If a beachfront vacation is what you are  after, then the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge is a fantastic choice. This upscale 1890s Nantucket-style hotel sits  right on the beach and features elegant rooms and a 2-bedroom cottage.