Luxury Victorian B&B Accommodations
Shades of deep red, khaki and brown with oriental touches such as the hand carved headboard over the king size bed, Chinese writing desk and chair complete the rooms exotic feel. Separate room has sitting area with loveseat for watching that favorite movie or relaxing for the afternoon. Private bath has two-person shower with 2 shower heads, signature spa robes, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities and Frette towels. Two flatscreen HDTV’s with DVD player, ceiling fan, and separate climate controls offer all the comforts of home. Located on the second floor with french doors which access the front porch. This room can accommodate a third person on the pull-out loveseat for an additional $35 per night.
Jan. -May $235 weekend andweekday
June – Sept. $235 weekend and weekday
Oct. – Dec $235 weekend $215 weekday
Sir Gregor MacGregor took it upon himself to “free” Florida of its Spanish hold, starting with Amelia Island. He sent a spy ahead to spread rumors of the impending attack and with a force of only 55 men marched upon Fort San Carlos. Swarmed by gnats and mosquitoes the men stuck sprigs of dog fennel in their helmets as they advanced along the shoreline. When Morales, commander of the fort saw the men he was convinced of the rumor and fled. Without a single shot being fired they raised the MacGregor family flag, the Green Cross of Florida. Several months later Luis Aury, a privateer sanctioned by the revolutionary Republic of Mexico and joined by members of Jean Lafitte’s band of pirates sailed on Amelia and raised her sixth flag, the Mexican Revolutionaries. The United Sates sent in troops and ended Aury’s claim, holding the island in trust for Spain.