"Palmetto Riverside" Inn the best B&B in Florida

Palmetto Riverside Inn B&B is an elegant tranquil location on the North bank of the Manatee River, just minutes away from breathtaking white sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Short drive to Sarasota, AnnaMaria Island, Bradenton, St-Petersburg and Tampa attractions.
Come and experience the romance and old Florida luxury at its finest. Plan your visit to this wonderfully restored circa 1913 Residence listed in the “National Register of Historic Places”. Imagine your vacation, wedding anniversary, family reunion or friends get-a-way, in this incredible two-story structure, representing Old Florida’s charm, creating warmth and coziness.
Creating a differentiated experience capitalizing on personal service, the historical nature and its unique location, they welcome their guests from all over the world.
Visitors are delighted when their full gourmet breakfast greets them in the morning.
This breakfast is served in their enclosed wrap around Florida Room offering gorgeous river views and overlooking the Regatta Point Marina.
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast is proud to welcome boat-lovers boating in the Gulf of Mexico to their private easy access 200’ pier.
Palmetto's luxurious waterfront accommodations include 6 guestrooms. Each beautifully furnished and decorated with local and imported French period antiques.

Incredibly comfortable four-poster canopy beds and mattresses, high quality linens, perfectly ironed French 20th century embroidered pillowcases and our finest Belgian 100% cotton bath towels. 
All of the original wood detail such as crown molding and heart pine wood flooring have been restored. Each of the Bed and Breakfast 6 spacious guestrooms have 10’ ceilings, ceiling fans, comfortable relaxing chairs, private bathrooms (walk-in showers or bathtub) individual climate control, cable flat screen TV’s and high speed wireless internet access.
The property gracefully assures guests experience the ambiance of a by gone era, while still having all of the modern amenities a sophisticated traveler expects.

Wim and Mieke take care of their guests with fantastic hors d' ouvres around 6.00 p.m. followed by a gourmet dinner paired with fine wines or Belgian beers served at the table facing the river.
This is one of the greatest european dinner style experience that you can find in central Florida prepared with passion, talent and attention to every details.
Their kitchen is like a real restaurant workshop, where guests can have the chance to watch them or learn some secret recipes of the old world, simply made by the knowledge of the tradition.

The "Lippens" will welcome you to their home and let you feel it yours, too. The experience of a warm family style and hospitality, with an elegant unformal touch of Europe atmosphere, will always remain in your heart. Travelscore Magazine voted "Palmetto Riverside" the best 2011 B&B Inn of Florida.

Travelscore Magazine: article by Luca Centoni - photos by M.G.Sanfelice

Per i lettori Italiani / For Italian language readers

Palmetto Riverside e' il miglior Bed & Breakfast di tutta la Florida. Gestito dalla famiglia belga Lippens e' una casa elegante ed accogliente come i suoi proprietari Wim e Mieke entrambi amanti del gourmet e dell' ospitalita' quella Europea, per intendersi! Una vasta selezione di birre dal Belgio, hors d' ouvre nel pomeriggio e una cena fuoriclasse realizzata in una delle cucine private piu' belle che io abbia mai visto. Le camere sono bellissime arredate con grande gusto con mobilia europea e piccoli dettagli preziosi come le lenzuola e i cuscini raffinati (Wim e Mieke si occupavano di tessuti in Europa). Dopo una notte piacevole e rilassata vi attende una sontuosa incredibile colazione completamente home made. Recentemente la coppia ha ampliato le stanze aumentando l' offerta di posti disponibili. Per mantenere alto ed impeccabile il servizio i coniugi, che hanno due bellissime bambine, si dedicano esclusivamente al B&B e alla cucina. Ma e' il loro calore ed ospitalita' innata che vi colpira' al cuore perche' vi sentirete davvero a casa vostra e un giorno di permanenza non vi bastera' e vorrete ritornarci ancora e ancora! Il viaggio vale ogni dollaro speso in questo paradiso del gourmet e dello charme. Un vero gioiello in Florida!!!