Experience the romance of our old historical residence of 1913 and imagine your vacation, wedding anniversary, baby shower, family reunion in this two-story wonderfully restorded "Christie's Great estate" listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
5 on May 14, 2012
Our stay at the Palmetto Riverside was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and we felt comfortable from the moment we arrived until our departure. Our hosts Wim and Mieke were very warm, attentive,and helpful . We had the opportunity of meeting their two adorable daughters. They were very well behaved and courteous. The breakfast of assorted breads, fresh fruits, sausages, French toast, assorted cheeses, nuts, yogurt, etc. were to die for. Our table was by a window overlooking the bay. It was peaceful and calming. It is indeed paradise. The afternoon wine and hor devours were exceptional. Traffic was minimal to non existent making the experience all the more pleasant. The renovation of the inn was tasteful and beautiful and took nothing away from its architectural heritage. The bedroom was clean, bright, and cheerful. The bathrooms have been modernized. We have traveled extensively throughout the world and stayed in numerous bed and breakfasts. We found this to be one of our favorites. If you are looking to slow your life down and rejuvenate this is the place to make it happen. We will definitely return for another visit.
5 on April 19, 2012
In preperaton for our daughters wedding in February 2012, we visit numerous venues throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties. From the moment the bride saw the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast, the search was over. The ceremony took place on the beautifully manicured front lawn, under one of the old oak trees, overlooking the Manatee River. The patio with outdoor fireplaces, ambiance lighting and an adjacent open porch provided a perfect location for the reception dinner and dance. After the reception, each wedding party couple retired to a spacious, tastefully furnished suite.. The Sunday morning breakfast was absolutely wonderful! Our hosts, Mieke and Wim were attentive and helpful throughout the entire weekend. One of the wedding guests accurately described the venue and event as "elegant, without being stuffy". The venue, as well as the hostess and host, have our five star raring ! You will not regret booking your event or weekend get away with the PB&B.
5 on December 28, 2011
Un accueil des plus chaleureux par des hôtes charmants. Une chambre d'une propreté exemplaire et décorée avec goût. Un petit déjeuner succulent. Un service digne d'un 5 étoiles. Le tout dans une maison magnifique et située au bord de l'eau. Merci pour ce merveilleux séjour parmi vous.
5 on December 04, 2011
We had our wedding here on December 3, 2011 and booked the Bed & Breakfast for the entire weekend so our families could stay on site with us. It was a perfect weekend! Wim and Mieke were outstanding hosts and treated my entire family as their own. Wim was very helpful in setting up the B&B for our wedding and reception dinner, even when I changed the layout three times. The breakfasts that they provided were incredible. They served homemade yogurt and panna cotta and fresh fruit and cheeses and french toast and waffles and scrambled eggs and bacon and sweet breads. It was the best, and most relaxing weekend and who else can say that on their wedding weekend? They made our entire event absolutely flawless and I can't thank them enough for everything they did and how welcoming they were to us. I highly, highly recommend them. I would rate them with 100 stars if I could. They are a fantastic location for a wedding, a party or just a romantic weekend away. An extra special touch...Wim is a helicopter pilot and can take 2 guests up if arranged in advance. Next time I'm definitely booking that!
4.4 on March 03, 2011
We can not express fully the beauty of the surroundings the house, and the attention to the guests. The food was amazing with a touch of Europian flair. Wim and Mieke are truly original!
riverside, City, Downtown
Tampa, FL (TPA) 45 miles
275 south for about 15 miles. Cross Sunshine Skyway bridge ($1,00) toll. Take Highway 19 south for about 2 miles. Take US 41 south for 1.5 miles. US41 business south turns into 8th Av.w and before you cross the Manatee River bridge you take Riverside Drive on your right. Continue 2 blocks and our Bed and Breakfast will be on your right. Welcome!
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, rowing, planetarium, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, helicopter tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast
CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities , Parking Spaces, Outside seating, Boat Dock
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, helicopter tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Wim and Mieke Lippens-Delesie
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish
Cooking, watersports, biking and helicopter flights, kayaks, beach, champagne tops,
Fine French Cuisine