From tiny homes on an award-winning beach, to an undersea lodge, there are plenty of unusual places to stay in the Sunshine State to make your adventure in Florida a truly unique experience.
Orlando North, Seminole County
Small and quaint Orlando North boasts a five-star Airbnb like you’ve never seen before. The rural and majestic Danville B&B features an airplane hangar, man cave, yurt, treehouse, classic car hanger and more. Upon arrival, this surprising property looks like a country porch, then magically transforms into a mini-town. It features a cosy inn with two guest rooms, an Irish pub, theatre and wedding pavilion. Guests can enjoy a stay in the master suite with access via a private elevator or the dramatic old staircase. The owner/pilot will give guests an aerial view of the area from his private plane, or they could opt to tool around in vintage vehicles from the classic car hangar or roam the property on Segways.
Comfort, charm, convenience. It’s all here at The Governors Inn. Opened in 1983, in what was originally a livery stable, the distinctive, boutique hotel still features the original exposed stable beams. With a modest 41 rooms located steps away from Florida’s State Capitol, fine restaurants and downtown’s many events, The Governors Inn is the hotel of choice for travellers seeking refined luxury at an affordable price in the heart of historic downtown. Prices from $189 USD per night.
Stay just a stone’s throw away from the award-winning Siesta Key Beach in a unique tiny house. Tiny House Siesta offers both one- and two-story options that can sleep up to 6 people, where each tiny house has its own exclusive features. They may have tiny in the name, but they sure are BIG on impact! Prices start from $102 USD per night.
For a traditional experience in Sarasota, Carlisle Inn is nestled in the Amish and Mennonite community called Pinecraft and offers traditional rooms adorned with handcrafted furniture, and a complimentary, Amish breakfast. Prices from $99 USD per night.
Florida Keys & Key West
Why just swim in the sea when you can sleep under it? Located in beautiful Key Largo, Jules’ Undersea Lodge is the only submerged recreational hotel in the United States, offering guests (dive-certified) the opportunity to sleep in an underwater world. Scuba through tropical mangroves, 21 feet beneath the water surface, to the lodges entrance, which boasts a two-bedroom, one-bath retreat for a maximum of six guest – fully equipped with hot showers and a kitchen. Cosy beds provide a snuggling spot to watch the abundance of fish swim by, making this an unforgettable experience with a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. Packages start from $300 USD per person.
About VISIT FLORIDA
As the Sunshine State’s No. 1 industry, tourism was responsible for welcoming 118.5 million visitors in 2017 who spent $112 billion, supporting 1.4 million Florida jobs. According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, for every $1 the state invests in VISIT FLORIDA – the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida – $2.15 in tax revenue is generated. VISIT FLORIDA promotes tourism to Florida through sales, advertising, promotions, public relations and visitor services programs.