4.6 on April 10, 2014
We spent 6 nights at the Harrington House in the end of March and were happy to return to this piece of paradise where we used to vacation in the 90's. Walking into the living room was like coming home to the comfortable, warm place that we always enjoyed. Much was the same, while many improvements and additions were noted. Breakfasts were delicious and somewhat decadent. The afternoon cookies are addictive. Our room, the property and pool, and the beach were wonderful places to just enjoy the beauty of the Gulf Coast. Everyone on the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back!
4.2 on April 07, 2014
We absolutely loved our stay in carriage 2. The view of the ocean and beach combined with great service of the staff made for a very memorable visit.
4.2 on April 02, 2014
Overall a very nice experience. Bathroom needs sprucing up. Hosts were superior.
5 on April 01, 2014
If you want an adult, peaceful vacation this is the place to be!!! Quaint but updated rooms, awesome kingsize softest towels, daily housekeeping, shade and sun worship on deck, warm pool, friendly, personable staff, awesome breakfast feasts....what's not to like!!!! Oh, and the sandy beach and beautiful sunsets....come join us!!!!
4.4 on March 21, 2014
We stayed 3 nights in the Dodt House and enjoyed our stay very much. The bikes and kayaks are a great perk for seeing the island close up. This is a beautiful property right on the Gulf of Mexico. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Very accommodating with delicious breakfasts and service. This is our 4th stay and we will be back.
5 on March 14, 2014
We only stayed 2 nights but have already booked a week for next year.
4.8 on March 10, 2014
We enjoyed great breakfast every morning overlooking the Gulf. The staff was gracious and helped us with every need. Thanks!
4.8 on March 06, 2014
It's been 10 years since we started coming to Harrington House. First it was a couple of days in a small room in the main house. Thrilled with the place and its people, we returned in follow-on years to stay longer in bigger rooms in the main house. Then, for the past 5 years, it’s been 3 weeks or so in the adjoining fully-equipped bungalows and more remote multi-room buildings. Great breakfasts and the beach right there are a huge draw, of course, but the warmth of the Harrington House people trump those.
5 on February 27, 2014
The Harrington House is our favorite beach destination. The people are super nice and helpful, the rooms are lovely, we always have a good time there. And the breakfasts are worth getting up for. The sunsets are exceptional to watch. A wonderful place to go for quiet relaxation and fun in the sun.
5 on February 08, 2014
This is was our 10th year visiting Harrington House. We enjoy the opportunity to visit with couples at breakfast. A morning walk on the beach, then visiting shops down by the pier. Leisurely afternoon reading a book/kindle then watching a picture perfect sunset. If looking for a way to surprise your spouse book a weekend and plan on wanting to come back every year.l The Smiths
4.6 on February 06, 2014
Lovely room, great food...met new friends.
5 on February 03, 2014
My husband and I recently returned from 5 nights at Harrington House B&B on Anna Marie Island. What a wonderful find this property was. Everything was perfect from our beautiful room (Carriage 5) with it's own private deck (it felt like sitting in a tree house), to the heated pool and views of the gulf. Breakfasts were amazing. We are early risers and always had a table by the window, but every table had water views. Jo and Ann were both very good hosts and our breakfast server Sarah was so friendly and helpful. Megan's smile made each day sunnier, whether she was giving us the key for the bikes or answering a question about the free trolley that runs the length of the island. You can also transfer at Coquina Beach to the Long Boat Key trolley (nominal fee) which takes you all the way to Sarasota and St. Armand's Circle for fantastic shopping. We were able to enjoy bike rides through the beautiful neighborhoods and the location is great for walking to restaurants, the public library and some shops. We did have a rental car, but only used it to get to and from Tampa airport. We have stayed in many B&Bs in many states, and Harrington House ranks up there as the best!!!! You must stay here!
5 on January 23, 2014
we had a very enjoyable stay. loved anna maria island. we hope to come back again
5 on January 09, 2014
Harrington House is like home from home. Our hosts were so helpful and gracious and had the best place on the beach on Anna Maria Island. Great breakfasts, comfortable, very clean rooms, beautiful views and sunsets and watching for dolphins..can't wait to go back.
5 on January 09, 2014
My wife, Rhianna and I found this lovely getaway a little less than two years ago but have made Harrington House and in particular Huth House our home away from home. Just recently, we celebrated our third year wedding anniversary (2nd year at HH) and we loved every minute of the experience. Even with the beach restoration going on....we had a wonderful time. This year in particular, with the New Years "early" eve reception at the main house, we had a blast and met some wonderful people from all over the world. Every little detail about this place is methodically thought out with their guest in mind and the ownership and staff go out of their way to always make you feel special. We will most certainly be back very soon. RH2
5 on January 09, 2014
My husband and I could not have thought of a better way to welcome the NEW YEAR IN. The Harrington House Is outstanding in so many ways that we will have to leave it up to you to experience what we did. Amazing place!!!
4.0 on January 09, 2014
Our stay at Harrington was purely by luck as we arrived into town at a late hour and did not have a reservation anywhere. Luckily the Harrington house had one room left and we quickly booked ourselves in. The hostess was extremely welcoming, friendly and positive. Our room was clean, nice sized and extremely comfortable. Our breakfast was tasty and delicious. We will definitely make reservations ahead of time so that we can stay there again should be in the area.
5 on January 03, 2014
If You want to make Your holiday or honeymoon on Anna Mara Island an event to remember all Your life, then decide to stay at Harrington House B&B.
4.4 on January 02, 2014
Everything was almost perfect! We came down just before Christmas this year to celebrate a year of being engaged and to do more wedding planning (since we are getting married on the island). I just wanted a romantic night on the beach. The place was beautiful and Huth #3 was perfectly set on the beach. However, we just happen to pick the one or two days where they were undergoing beach restoration and they has large tractors and backhoes on the beach making lots of noise all night long. Kind of funny actually, since the B&B couldn't do anything about it. We were really understanding and just glad this wasn't the week of our wedding! But the food was great and rooms were great! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic beach get-away!
4.4 on December 13, 2013
Stayed 5 nights in November 2013. Staff is very helpful and knowledgable. Location is very convenient, the beach is beautiful and their are many activities in the area and Sarasote is very close. The Ringling Museum is outstanding.
4.6 on December 10, 2013
This B&B is only 55 minutes from our home but seems in another world. A blend of tropical and traditional. We stayed in the Huth house. A beautifully remodeled mid century house right on the beach. The view was framed by two Australian pines with landscape that was immaculately kept. A pleasant 5 minute morning walk south on white sand ended in a super breakfast served with good cheer. Our 40th anniversary celebrated well!
5 on November 23, 2013
My husband and I spent a weekend in September at Harrington House. It was not our first time and will not be our last. It has always been a wonderful relaxing place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. The staff is always so pleasant and helpful and the food is excellent. We live only 20 minutes away but when we are at the Harrington House we feel as though we are in another world. Relaxing on the beach is the best way to decompress from our hectic schedule. We call it our "serenity" place.
4.4 on November 21, 2013
I recently stayed at the Bunglow #1 at the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast, and I am thoroughly impressed with their hospitality and the quality of the accomodation. The hosts are very friendly and engaging, and the breakfast is simply delicious and different everyday. Even saw a few dolphins, while having breakfast in the mornings.
4.8 on November 08, 2013
Our friends, Annette and Jim, suggested that we stay with you. From the moment I saw the sign that says come as visitors, leave as friends, I was enchanted! Lovely place, lovely people. Thanks for a special vacation.
4.8 on November 04, 2013
For an intimate wedding setting, look no further than Harrington House. We are so happy we found this quaint bed and breakfast. The staff bent over backwards to help in the coordination of our beach wedding. We stayed for our honeymoon and couldn’t have felt more welcome from the staff. We looked forward to the breakfasts each morning—for the food and the conversation. Each room is decorated differently with its own style. And since we had family and friends staying in several rooms, we got to see many of the rooms. We really liked Carriage House # 1; it has a spectacular view of the ocean. The free bicycles were an added bonus and a really easy way to get around the island. I would highly recommend Harrington House. We will be back next year for our 1 year anniversary.
2.8 on October 31, 2013
Rooms were clean, flat screen television in the room was extremely small. Bathroom was small, just enough room for one person. For the high dollar rates nothing special. Breakfast was fine but the menu was limited to two choices plus NO GOURMET COFFEE or creamers!!!! Staff was outstanding, pleasant and very attentive. We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts and the value was just not there compared to other Florida locations.
Dear Reviewer, We are sorry that you were in any way disappointed with your stay at Harrington House. Harrington House has a variety of rooms and prices for travelers. We are sorry you were not informed that our chef would be happy to prepare something other than our daily selections. Thank you for letting us know about your experiences. We wish you the best in your future travels.
5 on October 26, 2013
We chose Harrington House after finding it during our vacation on Anna Maria Island last year. Our room had a Gulf view with a balcony where we watched the gorgeous sunset every night. Everyone on the staff made us feel welcome and ensured we had everything we needed. The daily breakfast specials were delicious, and the freshly baked cookies every afternoon were hard to resist. We have decided that the Harrington House is our place to stay every time we come to the island. Thank you!
4.6 on October 06, 2013
Cozy, comfortable, beautiful rooms, great breakfast, very nice staff. Had a "homey" feel, and sweet staff. Would absolutely stay again. Have nothing to complain about, except maybe lowering the price.
5 on September 30, 2013
WE JUST STAYED AT THE HARRINGTON HOUSE AND HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE. THE STAFF WAS HELPFUL IN EVERYWAY.OUR ROOM WAS GREAT WITH PRIVATE PATIO.BREAKFAST WAS WONDERFUL AND EVEN GAVE US RECIPE FOR THERE OATMEAL BREAD THAT MY HUSBAND AND I LOVE ,IT'S IN THE OVEN RIGHT NOW.WOULD LOVE TO VISIT AGAIN.
5 on September 21, 2013
Robert & Donna Rose
4.8 on September 09, 2013
This is our 6th stay at Harrington House! It is our first choice "go-to" place for getting away. The location, accommodations, owners, staff and food could not be better. We feel as if it's our personal beach house! Can't recommend it highly enough.. Sarasota, FL
4.4 on September 07, 2013
Fabulous location, B&B, and exemplary staff. Perfect for our honeymoon!
5 on August 27, 2013
We found this B&B by luck. The Owner-Manager came in late to get us in and made us feel so welcome.This was our first B&B experience and surely won't be our last. The breakfast on the patio was incredible as well as the service throughout our stay. My wife and I would highly recommend Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast. You will not regret staying at this establishment. David & Courtney Green
5 on August 22, 2013
We love the Harrington House! So relaxing and the accommodations are excellent!
4.0 on August 22, 2013
Our two day stay was quite comfortable and pleasurable. We were in Bungalow 3 across the street from the main house, which afforded us more room, more amenities and a more private stay. The staff is friendly and accomodating. My only criticism is that I expected more of breakfast. For the price you pay, you would want a little more of an upscale meal. What they served was tasty and done well.
5 on August 20, 2013
This was our third stay at Harrington House. We come from the east coast of Florida to "get away". Each stay has been very relaxing and fun. Would recommend to any one who asks (and I do).
4.8 on August 20, 2013
My only regret is that we had to leave and go home! It was fantastic, time stood still, and the everyday pressures we all face drifted away on the seabreeze. LOVED IT Jim and Debbie
5 on August 16, 2013
The Harrington House was wonderful. The staff was always nice and willing to help with anything that we needed. Cleanliness...... AMAZING! We stayed in Huth 3 and could see the ocean from our room. PRICELESS!! We can not wait to go back. Jason and Nikki P August 2013
5 on August 15, 2013
We felt like we had found hidden gems in the Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Island and the Harrington House Inn. Our room was wonderful. We had a great view of the amazing white sands and clear blue water. Breakfast was delicious and so enjoyable especially at the outside tables. The staff was so friendly and ready to accomodate all of our needs. The little island is made for bicycling to lunch or walking to dinner. We will definitely return very soon!
4.2 on August 15, 2013
Lovely weekend in the Songbird Room. A little small and somewhat pricey but second floor facing the ocean with a balcony on which we spent a lot of time. The breakfasts were wonderful (loved the homemade oatmeal toast), sufficient portions but not overdone, very tasty. Staff was awesome. Liked the availability of bikes and kayak. We will be back!
4.8 on August 14, 2013
The Harrington House was much more than just a regular B&B. We felt at home , from registration till the day we left the service was superb. Always friendly. The breakfasts were delicious . It is a definite re-do over and over again. Thank you so much for making our 48th anniversary special.
5 on August 12, 2013
This is a beautiful bed and breakfast set on Anna Maria Island that my friends and I visit every summer. It's only 1 hour away, yet when we stay at Harrington's we feel like we're away from everything. It's quiet, clean, and you feel welcome.
4.2 on August 08, 2013
We had such an AWESOME weekend that we are already planning to visit again next summer!
3.2 on August 08, 2013
We had another enjoyable visit this time at a special price thanks to BedandBreakfast.com. Don't be misled by the Met my expectation ratings. We have been before and it is one of our favs in the area.
4.6 on August 08, 2013
Quaint, relaxing atmosphere. Reminded me of old Key West. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was great but more variety would have been appreciated.
4.4 on August 05, 2013
We spend one night in one of the bungalows and fully enjoyed it. The place was spacious, clean and well kept. The staff was the friendliest you could wish for and the location is great. Right next to the beach you just grab one of the hotel's sunbeds and start to relax or go for a swim. We had our breakfast outside by the pool which gave us a wonderful view of the sea with our meal. Highly enjoyable. Great value.
4.6 on August 01, 2013
My wife and I have stayed in the B&B units on two occasions and have vacationed for three years with our children and grandchildren staying in #1 and #2 Villas. We can't say enough about the accommodations and the setting on the gulf! Can't wait to return. AMI is a great place to retreat and be re-created.
4.6 on August 01, 2013
This was our first B&B stay ever and I wish that we would have done this years ago. We found the Herrington House just by happenstance as we drove past. We decided to check it out and fell in love with the total experience for the short tour. Our 4 night stay was outstanding. It has convinced me to find a B&B in other locations when we go out of town. Friendly staff and always accommodating with whatever we needed. When I compare what was included in our stay, the price was very reasonable. Very clean and well furnished rooms and, oh did I mention how friendly and accommodating the staff was? We will most definitely stay at the Harrington House again! Such a relaxing experience; both my wife and I are ready to return after being gone for only one week.
5 on July 29, 2013
My husband come to the Harrington House almost every year and look forward to the stay. We are always well taken care of, and the most favorite part of our stay is the chocolate chip cookies!! Most delightful B & B to stay at. Looking forward to our next stay.
5 on July 17, 2013
A wonderful inn with an awesome view. Our favorite place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff is very friendly, food I excellent. Then there are the daily sunsets viewed on the beach or from our balcony. We will continue to visit again and again. Area restaurants serve a varity of dishes. You can find anything you want with assistance from the inn staff.
4.0 on July 11, 2013
Family run boutique B & B that makes you feel like you are on holdays with the comfort of home but without the worry or fuss.. Great ammenities, very charming, staff are terrific. We had the pleasure of the Garden Bungalow which was a our own self contained private haven. No photos can do this beachfront location justice, definately a slice of heaven. Justin S.
5 on July 11, 2013
We were so pleased with the staff, facility and food. Our wedding night was perfect because the staff went the extra mile to make it so special. We definitely plan on coming every anniversary to celebrate. Thanks again for all your hard work and kindness.
4.4 on July 05, 2013
Could not ask for better accommodations. Steps from the beach. Warm and cozy. Food was phenomenal. Staff was very nice and helpful. Beautiful, beautiful place. Will definitely be back.
5 on July 05, 2013
We stayed at the Harrington House for 2 days in June to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in the Cottage and it was lovely. We had a nice view of the gulf and walked on the beach every morning and late in the evening. Fabulous! Our hosts and staff were very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast by the pool overlooking the beach was sooo relaxing and tasty. We highly recommend a visit to the Harrington House.
4.6 on June 25, 2013
Had a wonderful weekend!!!Incredible Chef,food was amazing & so were the famous cookies.We would highly reccomend anyone to stay at the Harrington House.The added touches of the flowers,Chocolate covered strawberries,Champagne & rose petals were a delight also.the Strawberries were amazing.Couldnt of asked for a better get away & gift from our Daughters.Thankyou,Richard & Francine
5 on June 24, 2013
The breakfast was amazing every morning. They were all so nice and helpful. I can not wait to go back next summer. Everything was quiet and perfect.
5 on June 22, 2013
The Harrington House is one of the best experiences that we have had staying away from home. It has the "home feeling" and very inviting. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. A wonderful place to stay. We'll be back!
5 on June 21, 2013
We had not even heard of Anna Marie Island but wanted a B&B on the beach, so we selected it without knowing much except the advertisements. We were more pleasantly surprised than we expected. The 2 day stay was one of the most relaxing stays we have ever had. It felt like "being at home" with all of the extras. The living room was conducive to meeting people and we met lovely people there, some who were regular visitors. Breakfast was presented beautifully, either inside or out on the patio. Nothing was missing - the bikes to ride, the kayacks to use, the lounges out on the beach. The best place we could have celebrated our 55th Wedding Anniversary. We will be back.
4.8 on June 13, 2013
I can't say enought about the Harrington House. We loved our stay and hope to be able to return more often. The accomodations are above and beyond beautiful and comfortable. The staff is so friendly and accomodating. The property right on the Gulf is breathtaking and I wish we were there right now to watch the sunset. I have recommended the Harrington House to friends and relatives. It truly feels like home.
4.2 on June 13, 2013
Home-like atmosphere at the Harrington House. Everyone is service oriented; and the personnel go out of their way to please you. Situated ideally on the beach front, it is easy to get to the Gulf and chairs are generously provided.
3.8 on May 31, 2013
The Harrington House it's a very nice Place for a quite, outstanding vacation. Dining below: Sandbar no beverage without dining or lunch!
4.8 on May 26, 2013
Clean, quiet and relaxing is what comes to mind when I reflect on our stay. The staff was friendly and accomodating. The beach was perfect and room was adorable. Breakfast was delicious with dining options of outside by the pool or inside. Great places have lunch/dinner and gift shops nearby. We will be back.
4.4 on May 13, 2013
This was a real find brought to our attention through the excellent nearby restaurant, The Beach Bistro, another true gem. Both carry our highest recommendations. We had a wonderful time at this place and will definitely return!
4.6 on April 18, 2013
We are return customers of The Harrington House and will be life-long customers as well! What else is there to say...they treat us like family and the location is absolute heaven!
5 on April 11, 2013
A wondeful place to relax. My Wife and I got married here 10 yrs. ago. We stayed again in the Cottage . Looking out the patio doors at the Gazebo where we held the wedding sermony. Staff is very friendly, and the breakfast spoils one. Life slows down when around this place. Thanks for renewing memories. Thanks D. & D.
5 on April 08, 2013
We return year after year to this perfect spot on Holmes Beach because we love the comfortable elegance, the competent friendly staff, the delicious, varied breakfast, and , of course the beautiful beach. There are many places close by to visit on the occasional less than perfect beach day. Also must mention the friends we,ve made who also return year after year.
4.8 on April 02, 2013
A beautiful property right on the beach. The staff is incredible and breakfasts are out of this world.
4.8 on March 29, 2013
This was our second stay at the Harrington House, and we found it even more enchanting than our first visit. The staff can't do enough for you. You definitely are made to feel that you are a member of the family here. Full, fresh breakfasts by the gulf are wonderful. You can't beat the overall surroundings and hospitality that you get here.
5 on March 19, 2013
I decided to take a last minute trip. Most places were booked, but they had three nights available. I could not have stayed at a better place. I felt like I was staying with old friends. A fabulous breakfast watching the surf, what could be better? Well the sunsets were pretty good to. The staff was so friendly and met every need. The rooms were very nice and the bed was excellent. I wish they had more nights available because I would have stayed longer. I can’t wait to go back.
4.8 on March 16, 2013
Gracious, friendly, helpful staff; delicious breakfast; beautiful beach. They thought of everything, even stamps on the postcard!
4.2 on February 15, 2013
Harrington House is a complex of buildings right on the beach. There are big differences between the layouts of the various accommodations. Nevertheless, all are well maintained in a lovely setting. The rates are high, but worth it. The breakfast is delicious and very complete. We stayed in Dodt House #2. It had 2 bedrooms and a surprisingly large living room and kitchen and dining room. The only thing to be aware of is that, since it is a collection of buildings, it is not a typical B&B. Usually you are in one house with just a few rooms. This complex has close to 20 rooms, so it feels more like a small, boutique hotel. The beach here is beautiful and Anna Maria Island is quite charming and low key with some very good restaurants. I will definitely return.
5 on February 07, 2013
This was our 2nd time staying at the Harrington House and it was terrific! The staff and owners are so friendly. They make you feel like old friends. Will certainly go back again 2014. Marc makes the best banana and oatmeal bread. He even gave me the recipes!
4.6 on January 24, 2013
I first tried to book a cottage on Anna Maria Island, but found the experience frustrating because once charges were added in at the end the price went way up. At Harrington, I paid the nightly rate plus tax, no surprises. Location was very convenient, grounds were sparkling, the beach was fantastic, the service was impeccable, internet access was easy, and the breakfast was fabulous. We took advantage of their bikes and ocean kayak. We walked, biked, or took the trolley while on the island, only driving to Longboat Key and the mainland.
4.6 on January 22, 2013
My friends and I have stayed at Dodt House and twice in the Villas. Very different experiences - Dodt House is rustic and the villas are elegant and both have porch & balcony overlooking the beach and beautiful sunsets! The hosts are very accommodating and the Harrington House breakfasts are superb. It's an ideal getaway for any occasion.
4.2 on January 10, 2013
TOO SHORT... GULF AT ITS BEST...PELICANS WERE ABOUND AND CATCHING PLENTY OF FISH
5 on January 05, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the Harrington House over New Years. It was the best New Years Eve!! The inkeeper provided a little party, some wine and cheese and other goodies. We met a lot of really nice people. Home away from home!!! Perfect in every way!!!
4.6 on January 03, 2013
We stayed at the Harrington for the second time in December. We have decided to make it an annual event. The inn is quaint and cozy and the innkeepers make all the guests feel like family without smothering. It was too cool to enjoy the beautiful beach and pool, so we decided we want to go again this Spring or Summer The peace and quiet at the inn is just what we needed to get away from it all. The location is close enough to the city and St. Armonds with lots of things to do. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
4.8 on January 01, 2013
This was our fifth time staying at the Harrington House and it always exceeds our expectations. The service and staff are friendly and make you feel at home. It has a beautiful beachfront you can wander for hours or just relax and enjoy. Very highly recommended.
5 on December 26, 2012
My husband and I married last week at the Harrington House and have been pleased with our new friends there and look forward to returning each year to celebrate our anniversary. From the moment I booked through checking out we had a positive experience. The owners and the staff were welcoming, and ensured an intimate, warm, personalized experience for us that we will always treasure. The breakfast was the highlight of our day, not only because the meals were cooked to order, but also because the hostess and staff talked with us and other guests and offered such great care while we were there. We always felt like we were right at home and hated to leave. Amenities spotless, ambiance enveloping, and personalization impeccable. In a world where there are so many places that look alike and treat you with sterile reception, the Harrington House was such a nice reminder of what staying away from home--and in our case, celebrating our marriage--could be. I greatly appreciated the list of vendors they provided after I made the initial reservation. We found each recommendation spot on and would highly recommend Harrington House to others who are looking for a personalized experience. Cannot wait to get back each year at this time, or more often if possible.
4.8 on December 13, 2012
We had an incredible joint celebration - my husband's 85th and our daughter's 55th. Everything was perfect: rooms, service, breakfast and even the weather. Look forward to my birthday celebration with you in March, 2013,
5 on December 13, 2012
We only spent one night and left before breakfast, but from the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we felt like we were home except with a staff who anticipated our every need.
4.0 on November 23, 2012
A great surprise to find this kink of lodging "so British" on AnaMaria Island. This is the place where will will stay again if we have the opportunity to be back in this area;
5 on November 21, 2012
This is my third time to stay at Harrington House and it was wonderful, as always. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the beach location is amazing, and the breakfasts are delicious! The staff is so friendly and accommodating - they even have bicycles to borrow for a ride around the island. During your visit, be sure to stop in at Bella Mia on Manatee Ave. for an authentic and delicious Italian meal.
5 on November 17, 2012
We had the most enjoyable stay at the Harrington House. The staff really does treat you like family, everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our lodgings were beautiful, and breakfast each morning was beyond our expectations! We will be back!
5 on November 16, 2012
Mid October my husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Harrington House for the first time. We were absolutely delighted with the entire facility and staff. Everyone was so nice and helpful and made us feel like we were "old time" visitors. We have already started saving our pennies for a return visit as soon as possible. If you have the money, go for the Gulf view but if not you will still have a great accommodation! Absolutely loved it!!
5 on November 12, 2012
This was our first B&B and what a fantastic place! The hosts are great, the location perfect, the homemade choccolate chip cookies hit the spot, and the room with a veranda was SWEET! What a pleasant way to spend my birthday (with chocolate covered strawberries awaiting me). We will be back! (We were referring by my SIL who got married there 10 years ago next month!)
4.8 on November 12, 2012
We stayed 6 persons in Dodt 3. Plenty of space, wiew over the Gulf. We loved it! Velcoming staff that served us an exellent breakfast. We are absolutely coming back!
5 on November 01, 2012
We had the opportunity to stay at the Harrington House B&B at the end of Oct 2012 and I have to admit, we found a gem. The accomadations were exquisite and the breakfast was 4 stars! We were treated like members of the family unlike any other resort that we have vacationed at. The view of the ocean right from our balcony was fantastic and there were very few people on the beach. It was like we had the whole place to ourselves. Bikes were readily available and beach chairs and umbrellas were instantly available. We never had to worry about "reserving" our beach chairs. We also took out the kayaks and all of this was included in the price. We had never stayed in a B&B before this but now, after staying at the Carriage House #2, we will definitely be going back. Our time at Harrington House was restive and peacefuland included many long walks on the beach. Our favorite part of our stay was sitting on our balcony overlooking the ocean and sipping a glass of wine as we watched the sun set. What a fabulous getaway!!!
5 on October 26, 2012
Planned a get away with girlfriends from college, we had the most amazing time staying at the Harrington House. Stayed in Dodt House suite 3. The rooms where great but the view from the deck was amazing. It was so nice to have bikes and breakfast included. We made great use of the bikes roaming around the island. The teahouse breakfast was a nice surprise. It was so much more than we expected. The food was delicious. Whether we had the breakfast special or something cooked to order. The staff was outstanding. We knew everyone by the time we left. We were all so sad to leave. Can’t wait to go back with my husband!
5 on October 25, 2012
nice rooms, great breakfast , and friendly staff Loved the view!!!!!
4.4 on October 16, 2012
This was our 6th year staying at Harrington House for our wedding anniversary. We love the atmosphere, the service, the beautiful beach and the clean rooms, and of course breakfast.
4.6 on October 12, 2012
This is one of my favorite B&B's ever. Quiet, clean, peaceful and on the beach. I love that there is a pool and you can have a lovely morning and afternoon walk on the beach. I have stayed now 3 times and would stay again.
4.2 on October 04, 2012
We have visited the Harrington House on two anniversaries, both pretty significant ones and we have loved every moment we've stayed there. From the walk down the beach to the main house for the fabulous breakfasts and excellent service, to the quiet and peaceful porch on our end of the Huth House, to the expanse of beach that awaits you from all the properties of the Harrington House, you can feel like you are miles away. We look forward to staying there again soon and we promise it won't be for another anniversary but just a another wonderful visit!
4.0 on October 04, 2012
We were looking for a place on Anna Maria close to the beach for our 25th wedding anniversary celebration. We were thrilled with Harriington House!! We had breakfast by the pool; chairs & towels for the beach (which was directly out our room door!) and Kayaks to use - which my husband enjoyed with a dolphin playing around him. When we return for such a trip, we will definitely try to book the Harrington House!!
5 on October 02, 2012
We had a lovely stay at Harrington House at the end of September 2012 with a warm welcome from friendly staff and a very pleasant personable conversation with Mark about the historic nature surrounding this beautiful place. Birdsong Room on the second floor in the main house was above our expectations with excellent views of the Gulf of Mexico. This romantic room was so pretty and so clean and the bed was very comfortable. We had two doors leading to our outside covered deck that overlooked the pool and the white sandy beach. The view was also quite beautiful in the evening. We enjoyed a wonderful gourmet breakfast in the elegant dinning room of the main house with outstanding service by the staff. My husband and I enjoyed the complimentary beach chairs and towels positioning ourselves close to the water listening to the waves and toasting all the moments we have shared together in our life. We had a wonderful dinner at The Waterfront having a cozy table with a pretty view. We have had vacations abroad in Italy, France and Spain and Harrington House is a secret gem right here in Florida where we live. This is our new lovely escape with superb location and attention to detail. We plan on returning to Harrington House again very soon as it truly is another Day in Paradise when you visit.
5 on September 27, 2012
My Wife & I Spent Our Annivesary In September At This Beautiful B&B (Bungalow 1), Great Beaches, Great Service, Lots To Do, Awesome Breakfast! You Wont Be Disapointed.
3.8 on September 26, 2012
We spent 3 nights at HH in September 2012 and ejoyed greatly. I had high expectations because friends have stayed there and expectations were met -and exceeded in service and breakfast. Beach is beautiful. Plan to return next year.
5 on September 20, 2012
The people and the location were grate. We can't say enough about the Harrington House, can't wait to return, this will be our beach escape place to stay.
5 on September 18, 2012
Went for our 60th anniversary. We live in Florida and are well-acquainted with Gulf Beaches resorts. They even went above-and-beyond by taking care of us for the afternoon after we had checked out and had to have our car fixed. We'll be back for our 61st anniversary.
5 on September 13, 2012
This was a wonderful place to stay for a nice winter vacation.
4.8 on September 06, 2012
We could not have asked for anything more perfect for our stay . We wanted on the beach, with a view and we had it. As a bonus, we had delicious breakfasts and lovely service. Definitely would stay there again
5 on August 30, 2012
The Harrington House B & B is fabulous! The staff, food, atmosphere, room, location were all perfect. We stayed in the Carriage house. It was a comfortable and clean room. Every morning's breakfast was superb. Ann, our main attendant, was the best. We will be back for sure. Lisa and Scott
4.8 on August 24, 2012
We were looking for a spot where we could relax and have no worries. The Harrington House had everything we needed. We could have packed nothing but a bathing suit and been fine. Great food and restaurants, gorgeous beach, kayaks and bikes kept us busy all weekend. For a group of busy Mom's it was the perfect Girls Getaway. My only complaint is that we wanted to book next year but they are changing to minimum to a 7 day stay in the bungalows. Very disappointing.
4.6 on August 23, 2012
This is a storybook Florida location. A quiet hideaway with great views, a friednly staff and delicious breakfasts. I recommned this B&B very highly.
4.6 on August 23, 2012
We had a wonderful time. It's a very beautiful place; the beach is lovely and the Bed & Breakfast is very tastefully decorated and quiet. We were able to get lots of rest, which is why we went in the first place. We plan on returning next month for a few days, too!
4.8 on August 16, 2012
My husband and I both grew up on the west coast of Florida. The beach places we stayed at with our families as children were smaller, mostly family run inns and motels. Harrington House Bed and Breakfast is the closest we've come to the "old Florida beach" experience with a touch more elegance and more amenities. We love it and our teenage children love it. We will surely return again and again.
4.2 on August 16, 2012
What a wonderful place to stay! This was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast and it was amazing! We stayed in The Dodt House and it was so cozy and inviting! The cookies in the main house every day at 3:00 p.m. are a wonderful touch and SO delicious! Breakfast is outstanding and makes your stay all that much more wonderful.. The beach is gorgeous and the staff is very attentive and kind. I will stay there again for sure! :)
4.0 on August 13, 2012
Finally, we had the opportunity to stay at the Harrington House B&B! We loved it! The main house and location right on the Gulf Coast was heavenly. The room was nice with breakfast outside by the pool. We especially appreciated the bikes, beach towels, sunscreen, and green tea. The owner and staff were wonderful. We want to make the HH B&B one of our frequent vacation spots. Thank you!
5 on August 13, 2012
I look forward every summer escaping to Harrington House. The staff goes beyond to help you have the perfect "getaway'. They even blew up my float for me! I have searched other places in the area and none compare.
4.4 on August 11, 2012
This was our first visit but we will be returning next year. The rooms were comfortable, clean and with a spectacular view of the ocean. Thanks for the great service of all your staff and for the delicious breakfast served each morning. E.H.
4.4 on August 11, 2012
This is the fifth time we have stayed at the Harrrington House. we recommend it to all of our friends. It is very quiet. The beach is right outside your door.
5 on August 10, 2012
Old Florida home converted into a lovely B&B. Service is great and views of the gulf are outstanding. All you would hope for in a B&B. Hope to return soon.
5 on August 09, 2012
If you want a quiet and restful time, this is definitely the place to stay. You can hear the ocean and the beach is a very close, with chairs ready for you to use. The room was exceptionally clean and the service was excellent. Ed and Susan, Athens GA
5 on July 31, 2012
Passing through Florida, got a great deal on 1 night stay. When we arrived, our room was upgraded to a newly remodeled ocean view room, the Primrose. We had our own private balcony and a fantastic view of the beach. The breakfast was excellent - waffles with banana foster topping and fruit. This was our second visit here and will not be our last!
5 on July 22, 2012
Stayed in Carraige House and loved it - wish the stay was longer than 2 nights! Service, atmosphere and breakfast was of the highest quality. Right on the beach with the beautiful white sand, shells, clear & warm brilliant green gulf waters. See the sunset anywhere on the island, not be missed!
4.6 on July 18, 2012
Fantastic place. Much better than I ever expected. Wonderful location. Beautiful and well appointed rooms. Great staff. I'd highly recommend Harrington House to anyone!
4.0 on July 17, 2012
Nice to have breakfast by the pool, then walk a few steps to the beach.
5 on July 17, 2012
My wife and I had a wonderful stay. We are from the St Pete area so it was a quick trip for us travel wise but really felt as if we were away on vacation. We go to the Keys every other year and I must say this definitely has a Keys vibe to it.
5 on July 15, 2012
We stayed in the Huth House a short walk down the beach from the main facility. One step off our patio to be on the beach. It was spectacular. We enjoyed the chef special for breakfast each morning. Twice after breakfast we used the free kayaks. Saw a manatee and dolphin enjoying the gentle surf. We will be back.
5 on July 12, 2012
Perfect room and view for THE best price of less than 170 per night! Carriage 3 is THE best! Use the kayaks and bicycles whenever you want! Borrow dvds and cds from the Main House to enjoy at leisure. Already planning to come again next month!!!
3.8 on July 11, 2012
Staff very accomodating with special requests. Relaxing atmosphere, beautiful gulf views.
4.6 on July 07, 2012
We have been staying at this bed and breakfast just about every year since our honeymoon in 1992. Harrington is a charming and casually elegant B&B on a beautiful stretch of Holmes Beach. The pictures are for real- the buildings are actually on the beach. For this stay, we were in the Carriage House for the first time, instead of the main house. Our room was beautiful and cozy with a side balcony that provided a view of the beach. The Carriage House has a communal sitting room for the guests to enjoy, complete with a small kitchen, dining room table, and couches. We walked a few steps each morning to the main house for breakfast, and to swim in the pool. It is lovely to eat breakfast at one of the patio tables by the pool. Borrow a bike to explore the island, and paddle a kyak in the ocean to get an up close view of dolphins swimming by. Harrington has a variety of rooms to choose from, with a variety of price points. We found the carriage house to be very reasonably priced, given the location, amenities available, superior service, and nicely appointed rooms. We recommend Harrington House to anyone looking for a relaxing, tranquil stay on one of Florida's remaining unspoiled islands. It can be hard to choose a B&B, and you are never really sure if it will live up to its own hype. This one is the real deal. I can't imagine anyone ever leaves this place disappointed, except to wish that their vacation could last a bit longer.
5 on July 06, 2012
This was our third visit since 2008 - and every time we return we love the Harrington House more! The peaceful sound of the gulf waves; the sunsets and sunrises; the gourmet breakfasts in the morning being greeted by staff who made us feel like family to the cozy rooms and cheerful decor - I always return home completely rested and refreshed. I missed Anne on this past visit, but was happy to hear she was on a well-deserved vacation herself. Until we see each other again - thanks for the memories!
5 on July 05, 2012
Even with pouring down rain the Harrington House was a great way to spend time with friends.
4.4 on June 28, 2012
My husband and I enjoyed a quiet weekend away and loved almost every minute of our stay at the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast. Our only disappointment was the courtesy of the other guests who filled the rest of the house. They were part of a large group in town for a wedding. Unfortunately, their activities ran late into both nights of our stay and they came in close to midnight and then stayed in the downstairs gathering area talking and laughing loudly for quite a while. Overall though, we loved the Harrington House's location, its amenitites, the Birdsong room, and the hosptitality of the staff.
5 on June 28, 2012
We stayed at Harrington House this past weekend, June 21st in bungalow one--the bungalow was totally awesome with wonderful sparkling clean accomodations and some much appreciated quiet! Breakfst on the patio each morning facing the Gulf of Mexico was extraordinary---service and food were just excellent! Already planning a trip back soon! Thanks to the Davis family for maintaining the level of professionalism and great business practices/customer services alive and well at Harrington House! Bob and Anna
4.4 on June 28, 2012
We came here for our anniversary and never wanted to leave!! We'll be back often!! The service was outstanding ~ they made us feel very special from the moment we arrived.
4.4 on June 25, 2012
Everything about this bed & breakfast was excellent. We will definitely make future reservations for the Sunset room.
5 on June 15, 2012
Everything about this B&B was great. The owners/staff were very generous and would go out of their way to make sure you got what you needed, even down to the breakfast that was wonderfully prepared fresh every morning, nothing heated under a lamp here. It was made fresh when and how you liked it. The view,rooms and cleanliness were outstanding. This is definitely one place my wife and I will come back to on our next vacation. From the time you walk in from parking your car, it feels like you are in your own "secret garden" getaway at the beach. And then there is the beach itself, what can I say, the sand and water are so beautiful here. We had and excellent time. It was just too short.
5 on June 13, 2012
La mejor playa de Florida, privada y sin bullicio, el desayuno excelente y la puesta de sol(sunset) de pelicula .
4.4 on June 09, 2012
Fantastic location, absolutely beautiful, Huth House was amazing, the beach was awesome. Jacuzzi bathtub facing the beach was a pleasant surprise. 2 headed shower was also quite nice. Can't beat the view or sound of the ocean.
5 on June 07, 2012
We stayed there for my husband's birthday and it was grand. We had a gorgeous view of the Gulf from two doors and two window. The decor was lovely and the room was spotless. In the morning we had a wonderful breakfast. Hot tea and elegant teapots were available at all times and chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon. Everyone was very friendly and helpful both when we went to check the place out and when we actually stayed there. The Beach Bistro, a nearby resaurant that we know had highly recommended it and we thanked them for doing so.
4.2 on May 31, 2012
Love this place and this is the 5th time I have stayed here. Great beaches, great breakfasts and extremely pleasant personnel. We will be back
5 on May 25, 2012
One thing I must add is you get your moneys worth and then some. You don't find that very often. The staff that cares for your room are amazing. They take pride in making everything as perfect and comfortable as possible. I have looked for several years for a place that would give me the feeling of being in my own home with a beach out the front door that all I had to do was enjoy - Harrington House is that place.
4.2 on May 25, 2012
We had a wonderful stay at the Harrington House. We lounged on the beach after sunset and enjoyed distant music. They have bikes you may use and the pier is a short ride. We will be back!
5 on May 24, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Harrington House last week for two nights to get away from it all. This was our fourth time staying there. Whenever we need a short getaway from Orlando where we live, we always consider the Harrington House. Our favorite room so far has been the Carriage House #1 - this incredible large room overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Imagine waking up in the morning and laying in a beautiful 4-poster king sized bed and watching the turquoise blue water and the pelicans and seagulls swooping to get their breakfast. We especially love that we can use the complimentary bikes and sea kyaks. We usually park our car and never drive again during our stay so we can ride the bikes around the island. We've indulged ourselves by having an in-room massage as well which is fantastic. The breakfasts are always prepared and presented well and they will cook to order if you don't like what they're serving that morning. I can't say enough great things about the Harrington House - what a treasure!
4.6 on May 22, 2012
Stayed five nights, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Harrington House. Everybody was so friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were full of variety and always freshly cooked. The rooms were more typical of a country inn than a beach front B & B, giving it plenty of character.. A little on the expensive side compared to English B&Bs,---- but, it's right on the beach
4.4 on May 06, 2012
Just go it's worth the trip, I booked again for next year.
5 on May 03, 2012
Have gone back time and time again. Can not find any other place in Florida quite like it... The setting is beautiful, staff is very friendly and accommodating . They have thought of everything from kayaking, biking, to swimming. A real home away from home.
5 on April 26, 2012
Harrington House is an exceptionally fine B&B in Anna Maria Island. We stayed in the Huth house where we stepped out of our room right onto the sandy beach with the gulf waters just steps in front of us. The staff are warm and friendly and the breakfast is superb. I will most surely return to Harrington House next time I am lucky enough to get another Fla vacation!
5 on April 26, 2012
When staying at a B&B you expect certain things to be taken care of without a request. This B&B has exceeded all of my needs and then some. If attention to detail is what you desire, than the Harrington House delivers.
5 on April 11, 2012
We have spent our last seven vacations at Harrington House and we can't wait to return! The room we chose overlooks the sugary sand and Gulf of Mexico. The staff are attentive and professional. A true vacation gem!
4.0 on March 02, 2012
Wonderful location, wonderful food, relaxing time away, Thank you for the retreat!!!
4.0 on February 17, 2012
We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at the Harrington House B&B in Feb. We stayed in a separate property they own called the Huth House. Excellent accommodations and enjoyed the privacy of the beach front. Our sliding glass door opened out to the prettiest stretch of beach. Every morning we enjoyed a complimentary delicious full breakfast, different every day. I cannot think of one thing to criticize. We will definitely return.
4.8 on February 09, 2012
The promotional material does not exaggerate in its claims. The B & B lives up to expectations from room accommodations to breakfast to friendliness. The staff is very sensitive to the needs and wants of the guests. The accommodations are not only beautiful but are maintained with the highest order of concern. This place is a treasure. We look forward to returning next year.
4.8 on February 06, 2012
We spent one night. Our beautiful room was on the third floor overlooking the ocean. What could be better? We used the beach chairs and the kayaks. Enjoyed the chocolate cookies in the afternoon. Hostesses were friendly and welcoming .Delicious breakfast. We will definitely return.
5 on February 05, 2012
Harrington House is a wonderful vacation spot. From the friendly, helpful people to the gourmet breakfasts, it can't be beat!
4.6 on February 02, 2012
Loved every minute of our stay. People are great, place is wonderful and the time is nothing but relaxing.
5 on January 28, 2012
We reserved three rooms for our children to come for our birthday season. The renovated rooms are perfectly charming, and the staff are wonderful. All of them expressed a desire to return at the first available moment, and we will use it as a weekend retreat, too, since we live nearby. Two thumbs and two toes up!
4.0 on January 20, 2012
We stay at the Huth House, which is part of the Harrington House B & B and love the room and view. This was our third trip to this B & B.
4.0 on January 14, 2012
We had great weather for December. My new husband and I and my brother's family stayed in the new house they acquired across the street which were brand new and were great. My whole family stayed there for 2-3 days for our wedding, so our only disappointment is they were not open to doing anything special for a new bride and groom. My mom and dad who paid the whole bill were cramped in a tiny room in the main house and I know they unfortunately did not sleep well for all 3 nights of their stay.
4.0 on January 13, 2012
Our second visit we love the room and the wonderful service . Great breakfast
4.0 on January 12, 2012
Perfect place for those looking for a peaceful getaway. Beautiful amenities and grounds. Spring for the gulf views, it's worth it. Breakfasts were delicious and interesting. Rooms comfortable and quiet. Nice touches - free bikes to ride around town and kayaks for the gulf. The area is quaint and calm. I'll be back
4.8 on December 29, 2011
The place was very nice, bathroom needs updating....breakfest and service was GREAT......strongly recommend the place
4.4 on December 16, 2011
Excellent view, food and service. Have recommended it to many people after our stay.
3.2 on December 01, 2011
Location is superb, beach front easy access, not crowded, staff very obliging, surrounding area restaurants down to earth and excellent food options. We are returning next year for the third time.
4.8 on November 25, 2011
Such a beautiful view of the ocean in the day & the sky at night - the privacy of the patio or the "few steps" access to the water's edge. It was simply a delight in beauty of the outdoors, the quiet and pampering in the tub and restful bed; the easy, low key access to the island spots - a wonderful location and thoughtful service touch. Thank you so very much.
4.6 on November 21, 2011
Year after year we return to Harrington House B & B because it's the BEST gift we can give ourselves! The sign out front says, "Come as a guest, leave as a friend!" And that is truly how it is. The folks who own, oversee, and maintain Harrington House are exceptional hosts who make you feel welcomed and pampered. The chef creates breakfasts fit for royalty that can be enjoyed on a shaded patio or in a lovely dining room - both with an outstanding view of the gulf. We have a favorite guest room that was recently beautifully redecorated. We can sleep with the sound of the waves and look out from our balcony to watch dolphins, sailboats and pelicans. The grounds are meticulously groomed. The atmosphere is quiet and inviting. Our most difficult decision is whether to kayak or bike (complementary bikes & kayaks are excellent) or just relax and read on the soft powder white sand at the edge of the gulf waves. Each year we eagerly anticipate our stay at Harrington House and leave rejuvenated and relaxed. Our only disappointment is that we need to leave!
5 on November 03, 2011
Dear staff, I enjoyed my stay so much, and met some wonderful people while I was there. Everyone has gone above and beyond to make my weekend perfect. The only one that was missing was my better half Barry...Other than that, it was excellent and looking to come again soon. I have already recommended The Harrington House to many who are not familiar with the area. Have a wonderful day! Beverly Rivers
3.8 on October 28, 2011
We are local residents and just stayed for two nights for a brief get-away. It was fabulous. Right on a beautiful section of the beach. Friendly and accommodating staff. Delicious breakfast. The A/C in the room could have worked better but we were outside most of the time except for sleeping. We will definitely return.
5 on October 26, 2011
We loved the cottage! It had a perfect view, was close to the inn, but was still very private. The breakfast was amazing and a wonderful way to begin our day! We could not have asked for a more romantic setting or nicer people to make our special week possible.
4.4 on October 21, 2011
What a fabulous place to spend a few days and just Breath! The staff is great. The room was so clean, even the many years old tub faucet sparkled. The grounds beautifully maintained, adding to the relaxing atmosphere. Of course, the view, spectacular! The breakfasts were a delight but not limited to the special, anything we wanted was available. Unfortunately the pool was under repair during our visit, a little disappointing. Overall, though, a real slice of heaven.
5 on October 20, 2011
We wandered into the Harrington House looking for two nights on the beach to celebrate our 14th Anniversary. We stayed in the Birdsong room. It has big windows and screened doors out to the porch that overlooks the pool, sand and surf! We were served (yes served, not buffet style) breakfast by the pool. We had a great selection of juice, fresh fruit, pumpkin bread, eggs or even pancakes (ricotta pancakes at that). Then of course i walked right out onto the sand and took a long walk along the beach. Beach chairs and towels are right there for you too. Then the pool beckened and the temp was perfect. Of course we caught the sunset right there on the porch. The owners and staff were welcoming and fun. They made us feel so comfortable there. I would like to go back OFTEN and bring family and friends along. You can get on the free shuttle right in front of the house that takes you all around the island.
4.4 on October 14, 2011
Our October stay was great! We come back every year because of the beautiful, quiet location, amenities, and friendly, helpful staff.
3.0 on October 14, 2011
Great, quiet, location to walk right out on the beach. The pool was smaller than expected and breakfast portions were on the small side. Beach chairs were included but we needed to rent a beach umbrella from a local vendor. The room decor was a bit dated but functional. Enjoyed the free chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon and using the kyacks they provided.
4.2 on October 13, 2011
We enjoyed this cozy place that is right on the beach. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Breakfast is wonderful. First floor entrance in the main house has the comfy feeling of a lodge. The only negative for me is that I think it is a little too pricey even for the off season.
5 on October 12, 2011
Loved Megan who greeted us, loved how close it was to the water and loved how cozy it was. Definitely going back!
4.8 on October 11, 2011
Returning to the beautiful room and upper deck in the Carriage House, I continue to be impressed with the overall ambiance. Every possible need seems to have been anticipated. The lovely room appointments and comfortable deck furniture overlooking the Gulf soothes the busy mind that causes us to head for the beach for clarity and gentleness. Being able to enjoy a lovely breakfast without leaving the premise is an added bonus. Where else can you enjoy your morning coffee or tea while the dolphins frolic in the Gulf in plain sight? This is Paradise! Your relaxation begins the minute you enter the comfortable reading/reception area and are greeted by the staff.which is courteous and eager to please. Harrington House is a treasure--not to be missed.
4.8 on October 06, 2011
My mother and I recently vacationed at Harrington House, in Bungalow #2. It is beautifully decorated and well maintained. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, and the gourmet breakfast each morning was one of the highlights of our day. The white sandy beach compliments the turquiose-blue water, and sets the stage for spectacular sunsets! My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer - but I will definitely return.
4.6 on September 30, 2011
It will be almost impossible to find a more beautiful location than this. Staff is friendly, caring, and attentive without being intrusive. You will want to return.
5 on September 29, 2011
We loved our stay at Harrington House. Everything was just great.
4.4 on September 29, 2011
We loved the fact we were facing the Gulf!!The sand was soft and no sandspurs. The massages were wonderful!
5 on September 29, 2011
We have been coming to the Harrington House once or twice a year for over 15 years. We love it. Our home away from home. A peaceful, tranquil oasis in our hectic lives.The setting on the beach lovely, sunsets fabulous, the staff friendly and helpful and the breakfasts delicious. Our favorite get away. Bob and Barbara Tellone
4.4 on September 26, 2011
We had been planning this long weekend away for a few months, and had seen some pictures online of the Harrington House, but had no idea how truly beautiful it was. The rooms were very spacious, and having the separate bedrooms with the individual baths was perfect for the three of us - three women celebrating our birthdays and some time away.
4.8 on September 22, 2011
Absolutely perfect for our 20th anniversary! Beautiful property, comfortable room, excellent view & beach, delicious breakfast, refreshing pool, complimentary use of kayaks and bikes (we kayaked right alongside dolphins!), friendly and accomodating staff and the absolute best chocolate covered strawberries we've ever tasted! What more can I say. I'm already ready to go back!
3.0 on September 16, 2011
Wonderful place to stay. Right on the beach. The Huth House is our favorite destination on Anna Maria. The room is nicely decorated and impeccably kept. I was a tad gisgruntled at the fact of only two bath towels in the batroom and no extra toiletries, for the price of the stay, otherwise extremely enjoyable.
Please let us know when you are staying with us if you need any extra towels or toiletries --- we would be more than happy to bring them to you. Thanks for taking the time to let us know and hopefully you will return another time. Your friends at Harrington House
4.6 on September 15, 2011
Whenever my yoga instructor says go to your place of peace and contentment, I picture myself on the balcony of the Veranda Room where I am always filled with peace and contentment.
5 on September 15, 2011
My family stayed in Bungalow 2 for two nights--wish it could have been longer. We loved it--really felt like were getting away from it all--and would love to return someday.
5 on September 13, 2011
This was our first B&B. The Cottage was great. Very quite, pretty view, nice yard, delicious breakfast. We will be back. THANKS R&V
4.6 on September 09, 2011
I found a special place to stay and would love to recommend "Herrington House". I look forward to returning. The beach, the rooms, the comfort, the cookies, the kayaks the.. did I mention the beach, the pool, the breeze everything was just right!
4.2 on September 08, 2011
My boyfriend and I both had business in Orlando during the week and have not had much vacation time together this year--so, we thought it would be fun to start the trip off with tagging on a weekend and spending it on the gulf side as we had been there before and enjoyed it--i did some research and sent him a few options; but, when it came down to it, we both said, "let's go back to the Harrington House!". We had enjoyed it so much on our last trip two years ago and weren't disappointed. The only complaint was that the bed in the Garden room was a little hard for our taste; but other than that is was perfect as always!!!
5 on September 05, 2011
Stayed for the fifth time at Harrington house 22th to 25th August 2011 in Bungalow 1. The bungalow was brilliantly furnished and exceptionally clean. Every aspect of our stay was outstanding, only drawback was we had to leave, would have loved to have stayed alot longer.
4.4 on August 28, 2011
"Old Florida" housing, well maintained and clean. Very nice, friendly staff. Breakfast was awesome. Located a few step from the water and includes many amenities such as beach chairs, umbrellas and kayaks for use by guests. Will return.
4.2 on August 19, 2011
Harrington House is one of the best beach experiences we have ever had. Excellent location, great staff, and quiet atmosphere combined to give us a wonderful 2-nite stay. We'll be going back and hopefully, soon!
4.6 on August 18, 2011
I have been looking for a place like Harrington House for a long time. I consider myself picky, so most places fall short on my expectations. But NOT THIS TIME! The Harrington House is A COZY AFFORDABLE PARADISE! I was there this month of August and booked my return stay for this coming December. If you want to relax, rest or catch some waives with the feel at home atmosphere then you found the perfect place. The staff is very attentive to your every need. The breakfast is wonder; you cannot leave without tasting their French Toast. I never ate such delicious French toast in my life. My husband and I can't wait to go back. So, now that you are done reading this review, go ahead and book your stay without any reservation. You won't regret.
4.2 on August 11, 2011
Our second year coming the same weekend. Love the room we're in, the beautiful beach and sunsets. The breakfasts are scrumptious! Booked it again for next year, its such a relaxing vacation.
4.8 on August 11, 2011
Stayed in the Cottage for the 3rd year in a row. Breakfast is incredible. Beach was beautiful and staff was as knowlegible as always. great discussion with breakfast chef. We will be back.
4.2 on August 04, 2011
We are local folks who wanted to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary with a staycation at the beach. Staying at a B&B rather than a hotel was a novel idea to us. The covered entrance to the Harrington let us know we were in for a treat - and we weren't disappointed. The service was warm and friendly, our room was lovely, and the view of the beach from our balcony was breathtaking. The chef prepared a delicious "gluten free" breakfast for me without any fuss. All in all, I would highly recommend the Harrington House to anyone looking for a special unique getaway.
4.8 on August 04, 2011
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Harrington House. We made full use of the kayaks and had a great time. Everyone was very helpful and couldn't have been more pleasant. We'll be back! David G.
5 on July 30, 2011
We spent only 2 nights in the Veranda room, not nearly enough! The Harrington House is a wonderfully peaceful place to relax. The breakfasts are great, the rooms are super clean and the staff is friendly. The sunset view is spectacular, and we loved laying out on the balcony watching the stars appear!
4.8 on July 28, 2011
We had a major great time. Service and people were outstanding. Physical facility was very nice. Will definitely return and recommend it to everyone who is interested.
4.8 on July 28, 2011
Got upgraded when we arrived, a great room, the only thing would be a flat screen tv
5 on July 28, 2011
Harrington House B&B is the best B&B I have ever stayed in. This is the reason I return year after year . The staff treats you like family!
4.4 on July 28, 2011
Huth House is right on the beach. Any closer and you'd be in the ocean. Quiet, and tastefully done. We will return!!
4.8 on July 24, 2011
This is our 4th stay at Harrington House, and everything about it continues to amaze us. The staff is so efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. The breakfasts are delicious..and the chef can accomodate any special requests. The location is absolutely amazing.....I can't say enough good things about this wonderful bed and breakfast. This year we spent 6 nights in beautiful Bungalow II with our son and daughter-in-law. We enjoyed spending quality family time and it was very hard when we had to go home. I would love to live in Bungalow II 365 days a year. I highly recommend the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast when you need to give yourself some quality, relaxing time. It will truly live up to all of your expectations!
3.8 on July 24, 2011
We stayed in the cottage that is a very short walk to the beach. The room is a little small, but we enjoyed it still.
5 on July 22, 2011
The condo's location was excellent, and the condo and its amenities were fabulous.
4.8 on July 18, 2011
I've stayed at several places on Anna Maria Island and this is the best. View from room even better than shown on website. The inn is right on the beach yet nestled back among trees so there is a real feeling of privacy. My sister and I each had a room - both were perfect. Very highly recommended.
5 on July 10, 2011
We've been coming to the HHBB&B for the last 10 years. Just got back a few weeks ago and lost my glasses on our first night. Looked all over but no luck. Contacted the staff to let them know. We left on Sunday and never found them. I received an email next day saying the glasses were found by the cleaning staff. I had my glasses in 2 days. That's why we keep coming back. John and Ruth Reilly
3.0 on July 07, 2011
We stayed in the Huth House. The walk to the beach from the house was dangerous. There were tree limbs sticking up and the sand was filthy. The shower area on the outside was also cluttered. Breakfast was fine and housekeeping did a good job on the interior.
4.2 on July 07, 2011
We are always excited to spend time at this lovely B & B. The property is beautiful and the staff treat us like family. Wish we could live there year-round!
4.4 on June 30, 2011
Great staff, great accomodations and location. Relaxing and awesome breakfast. Loved the French Toast...... I've had dreams of it recently Mike Fitz Cincinnati, OH
4.4 on June 30, 2011
Wonderful accommodations! We could not have been happier and would strongly recommend the Harrington House to others. (We stayed in the 3 bedroom house.)
5 on June 27, 2011
My girlfriend and I stayed there the evening before her birthday in June. I got there early and they let me get my room set up so it was ready to make her bday perfect. I placed roses on the bed and put wine, champagne, cheese and crackers and strawberries and chocolate in the small fridge in the quaint upstairs room. When my girlfriend arrived, we spent a portion of the evening on the balcony enjoying a view of the beach. Prior to sunset, we went out onto the beach and floated in the warm water. Then we came back and floated in the pool and enjoyed a glass of wine on the beach chairs. We went back out onto the balcony to watch the evening turn into night. We watched a little TV in the room, catching the end of the Rays game, and after a little sleep time, I woke her up at midnight and proposed. (She said yes :) ). It was a perfect place to make her birthday perfect and to ask her to marry me. We both had to work the next day, so they arranged to make our breakfast a little early. We (my now-fiance and I) enjoyed pancakes and tea out next to the pool. We purchased mugs to take with us to remember a perfect evening. There is a cool downstairs area, but we didn't see it much as we were only there one evening. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I would love for us to go back on another special evening.
4.4 on June 19, 2011
My husband and I stayed 2 days and had a wonderful stay. Great location, breakfast was deliciious, the staff was very friendly. Will recommend to friends.
4.6 on June 18, 2011
This is our second stay at Harrington House. The first was short, two days and nights for our daughter's wedding. But on that initial visit, we fell in love with the B & B. Our second visit (one week) was to duck out of the New England cold. Once again the weather was perfect, the staff warm and receptive and the breakfast served on the patio overlooking the gulf was superb. If you want quality down time with plenty of attractions nearby, then H.H.B.B. & B is the place to relax on the west coast!
4.8 on June 17, 2011
My wife had a wonderful birthday thanks to this wonderful place on the beach. The staff was really accomodating and the room and the breakfast were perfect.
4.0 on June 17, 2011
This was my husband and my first visit to Harrington House but it will not be our last. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They are truly there to make your visit a pleasant one. They just think of everything. Located right on the beach, they have beach chairs, umbrellas, floats and towels for your use. A pool is on site as well as kayaks and bicycles. Fresh chocolate chip cookies every afternoon were provided. A flashlight for walking on the beach after dark. Umbrellas by the front door. Even an area with snacks and drinks is available on the honor system. Our room in the Carriage House was very comfortable and charming. The full breakfast each morning was excellent. We were served omelets and fresh fruit one morning and fluffy pancakes with a warm fresh berry compote the next. We spoke with several other guests and many were returning for their annual visit to Harrington House. One woman was on her 19th visit. When an inn can produce this level of loyalty you can be sure they are doing everything right.
3.8 on June 12, 2011
Great place, friendly staff, tasty breakfasts... My wife and I really enjoyed our stay there. Loved the landscaping/foliage and overall feel of the house, and the spot on the beach was outstanding. Nice and quiet and clean. Thanks for the great stay!
5 on June 09, 2011
Beautiful house, friendly personel , perfect location, delicious breakfast
4.4 on June 01, 2011
We enjoyed our stay at Harrington House so much, that we are contemplating a return. The breakfasts were wonderful! The beach was just steps from our door. The accommendations were very comfortable. We had the top floor of the middle beachhouse. There was plenty of room for our party of five. We would definitely stay there again. The hostess was gracious and informative of area attractions.
4.6 on May 31, 2011
I do a week in Anna Maria Island every year for 'mom's week' with girlfriends. This year we stayed at the Vista Grande at Harrington House Bed and Breakfast. It was divine. Admittedly we are spoiled. But this place was beyond our expectations for quality, peacefulness, views of the ocean, bedroom configuration, decoration, cleanliness, and service. If we had a problem - it was fixed within minutes - and we only had one definite problem.....turning on the flat screen and that might have been because of the wine with dinner!!! The place was exceptional. And even though it is a little pricey for the mom's it was well worth it and we will probably book for next year as well.
5 on May 26, 2011
I wanted to state tha weekend spent in the B&B was the best weekend my wife and I haven had in a while. With four four dogs around the house getting us up at all hours we needed a weekend of rest. We are already looking at dates when we can return for another quite weekend soon.
4.6 on May 26, 2011
We spent 2 nights and wish it were more. Just a 1/2 hour drive from our home and we felt like it was hundreds. We immediately fell into the beach atmosphere and didn't leave the area--it was heavenly. Thank you for the experience.
4.0 on May 26, 2011
Outstanding service from the staff and impeccable rooms with breathtaking views of the gulf. We've been staying at the Harrington House for 10 years and will continue to do so in the future. Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Janyja
5 on May 19, 2011
This is our third time to HH and won't be our last. We stood in the Veranda at the main house and the room was amazing. It was cozy, roomy, very clean. It has a private balcony which we took advantage of every day by sitting down and enjoying the ocean view. We loved the breakfast. It is so delicious and every year we look forward to the oatmeal toast. Don't worry about dinner, we walked by the beach to our restaurants everyday. It was heaven on earth. Thanks Harrington House family and see you again next year... The Caraballos
4.2 on May 19, 2011
Harrington House has a main house with rooms and additional cottages, and housing options which is perfect for families and groups of friends. The location and personnel are wonderful and the landscaping is phenomenal. You really feel you experienced paradise. Being right on the beach, enjoying the beauty of the place and surroundings, eating poolside and the excellent service and personalities of the staff have to be experienced to really appreciate. So give it a try! Completely relaxing with a casual elegance- you have the right combination.
4.8 on May 19, 2011
Loved the location and everyone is always so nice! Beautiful all around!
4.6 on May 16, 2011
A Birthday Escape from the stormy Northeast in January was the best gift I ever gave myself! I found this adorable B&B on the internet and although I could have stayed in a hotel much cheaper, I would not have had such a memorable experience. As a very weary traveler, I arrived to the soothing sounds of the fountain and the friendly staff member who escorted me to Dodt 1. Tears of joy came to my eyes when she opened the French doors leading directly to the beach and water. They even gave me a discount to stay in this same sweet suite for 2 nights since the other room I reserved was not available. Everyone was so helpful and authentic! The breakfasts were delicious and I it felt like I was welcomed by a family. Even though the temperature was not swimming weather, it was such a joy to ride the bikes at the inn to explore the island and walk the beach.I hated to leave and I will certainly be back again. I sent my parents to visit when they were in Florida a month later and they agreed it was the perfect home away from home.
3.6 on May 15, 2011
Wonderful location and great breakfasts. Enjoy our stay there very much.
5 on May 12, 2011
My wife and I needed a get-away without our kids, our first such escape in a dozen years. We had heard about the Harrington House from both the Chamber of Commerce and my wife's co-worker and decided a B&B was what we wanted for this trip (versus a Hyatt or similar large hotel). My ratings here are not exaggerated. Every aspect of this wonderful B&B was A+. As evidence, my wife reserved next year on just our second day there. We spoke with others who were back for their fourth, ten and even thirteenth years. This B&B sits right on a beautiful beach that was never crowded, has a pool and its rooms reminded us very much of B&B's we stay in at back home in New England. I should also mention the food - awesome breakfasts with something different every day and local restaurants that offer high-quality, reasonably-priced food with very friendly staff. Finally, all the locals know each other and you'll never be disappointed with their recommendations.
5 on May 12, 2011
My husband and I had one night away for ourselves and stayed at the Carriage House. The staff made you feel right at home and everything was so cozy and clean. The breakfast and service was delicious. The staff gave us a great map and directions to some of the best places to eat in the area and shopping. Right on the water which was clean and beautiful. We would highly recommend this as a little get away.
5 on May 10, 2011
The Harrington House is like a little piece of paradise! We had a wonderful time. The breakfasts were delicious and the views of the ocean were spectacular!
4.8 on April 29, 2011
This is THE place to go to recharge your batteries and completely relax knowing that absolutely everything will be taken care of for you while you simply lie back and listen to the waves. The rooms are absolutely wonderful, the food delicious, and the staff happy to help in any way. It is the perfect getaway where you can be as private and restful, or as lively and entertained with nearby activities and entertainment, as you want to be. We love it and look forward to it as our "go to getaway"!! Thanks Jo, for everything you do!
4.8 on April 18, 2011
We look forward each year to our week at the Harrington House on Anna Maria Island. The breakfast is different each day and delicious and served with gracious help. The room is most comfortable and exceptionally clean. Being so close to the beach is a real plus. The entire atmosphere can't be beat !! Ruth and Bob from Indianapolis
4.8 on April 05, 2011
We stayed for 4 glorious nights at the Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast. We stayed in Dodt #3. This place was huge and had every convenience that one could imagine! All 3 bedrooms wore spotless as was the kitchen, both baths and the living areas. Breakfast is always wonderful and creative and served with a smile and friendly suggestions. We have been there twice now and will definitely return as soon as we can.
5 on April 04, 2011
My wife and I have been frequenting Harrington House for several years and the experience has always been outstanding to say the least. Great property and staff says it all. Would highly, and I mean highly, recommned this bed and breakfast to anyone who wants a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.
4.6 on April 02, 2011
Close to beach, beach chairs & towels provided, nice breakfasts, Very friendly staff, very quiet.
5 on March 31, 2011
We returned for our second visit and it was wonderful. The breakfast's were as good as you can get. The staff is very friendly and happy. Unfortuanetly we had a family emergency and had to leave earlier than was planned. The staff assisted us and was very sensitive to this while helping us out. No better B & B to stay in with fun in the sun and a great beach. Bradways in CT longing for another visit.
3.4 on March 16, 2011
This was the perfect venue for a romantic get away on the beach. We loved the privacy and the relaxed atmosphere that Harrington House provided. If you like the feel of vintage-victorian hospitality, you will love this place. We will be back!
5 on March 08, 2011
One of the best places we have ever stayed at. Everyone was so friendly, the room and it's great view was wonderful. Loved the food. Having the beach right outside the door to walk was so wonderful. We will be back.
4.4 on March 06, 2011
We just stayed at Harrington House for our third visit and now consider it a must stay when we go to Florida. Rooms are very comfortable, breakfasts are great, sunsets are awesome and everyone goes out of their way to make us comfortable - even to digging up a small tree from their yard for us give a friend at their housewarming (amazing!) We highly recommend Harrington House to anyone travelling along the gulf coast of Florida.
4.6 on March 03, 2011
We have been going there for years....great beach, great staff, clean and a good value. Highly recommended
4.4 on March 03, 2011
the Harrington House was a great getaway for the two of us. We had heard alot about it, through Island Realty and internet, so our expectations were high. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner and really enjoyed all aspects of our stay, pool, beach, food, rooms, etc. The only improvement I could suggest is some updating of our room. Although the bed and pillows were great. Overall a great place to get away.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Harrington House. Thank you for bringing to our attention the updating of the room that is needed. We have a list of rooms that need updating and are working our way through the list and around reservations so as not to disturb anyone's stay. Future guests -- please let us know if you see anything that we need to take care of -- we would be happy to hear from you!
5 on February 24, 2011
This was the probably the 7th time we have stayed at the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast. Every stay has been delightful from the lovely rooms ( and bungalows ) to the delicious breakfasts. Possibly the best scrambled eggs ever and the homemade oatmeal bread for toast is scrumptious! We hope to be there again next year!
4.2 on February 22, 2011
Our stay was most enjoyable.The location is wonderfull,and we found the staff at all levels absolutely delightfull, we certainly came as guests and left as friends. Can't wait to get back.
5 on February 13, 2011
Because of a tight schedule, we only were able to stay at Harrington House one night, but we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. All the staff were most courteous and helpful. Breakfast was a special treat. Not only was the food excellent, but it was a pleasure to meet our hostess, Anne, and converse with her over a second (and third!) cup of coffee. We look forward to our next visit!
3.8 on February 10, 2011
We were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary and enjoyed the lovely quaint beach-front setting of the Harrington House! Having the bikes availabe was great and we enjoyed a ride around the island. We are happy to recommend the Harrington House and would come back again!
5 on February 10, 2011
Whether you want a recently redone "beachy cottage" (bungalow) or prefer the intimacy of a room at the Bed and Breakfast, your stay at the Harrington House will NOT disappoint! Proximity to the Gulf (across the street from the 3 bungalows) with the original B and B right as well as a spacious, elegant Villa ON the Gulf makes this a real fabulous location complete with each possible detail to insure a 5 star atmosphere!
5 on February 04, 2011
We recently spent two nights at Harrington's B & B and it was more than we had even anticipated. We arrived on a stormy afternoon and there was a fire going and warm people to greet us. We so enjoyed getting to know Mark and Ann and the rest of the wonderful staff. We had a room right off the livingroom which we found to be very pleasant and quiet. The bed was so soft! We loved looking around the area of Anna Maria Island. We loved the pancakes with warm cherry compote. I did not want to leave. Although the weather was cool I still braved it and went into the pool because I was determined not to miss all that the Harrington had to offer. Next time we want to stay longer. This place is a treasure. We felt right at home and fell in love with the area. Thanks a lot for a wonderful time.
3.6 on February 03, 2011
We called last minute and the folks at the Harrington House were very helpful. They found us rooms for two nights and agreed to lower the rate for one night because we had to move. The rooms were lovely, well appointed and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and we really enjoyed the friendly staff! They even put oil on the bicycle chains of the bikes they lent us. We will return with pleasure!
5 on February 03, 2011
We stopped in off of the sign and told Anne what we were specifically looking for and she knew immediately. Our room was beach front and could not have been more enjoyable, stepped right out on the sand. Easy stroll down the beach or short drive to the main house for an excellent breakfast. Best BB we have ever stayed in. Will definitely be back. Love Holmes Beach. Joe from Va.
5 on January 29, 2011
Harrington House on Ana Maria Island (Holmes Beach) is a wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary. You have immediate access to a beach, where dolphins come every day. You have a great view of the ocean. The breakfasts are outstanding and varied. The staff is very accomodating and even upgraded our room. You can use the B&B's bicycles or kyaks or do as we did and spend a wonderful day in Sarasota visiting the Mote Aquarium and St. Armen's Circle. Ana Maria Island is very quiet and picturesque and just the place for a quiet getaway. (Of course, we visited during January--an off-peak month.)
5 on January 21, 2011
My husband and I went for our anniversary. If you are looking for a quiet romantic retreat, on a beautiful beach, listening to the waves and watching sunsets this is the place! I have been eyeing this bed and breakfast for years. The Huth house caught my eye long ago because of the rooms being right on the beach. From the bed you can see the sand, waves and sunset(suite 2) It was amazing. Walking out our door right on to the beach is exactly what I wanted. The rooms and house, were extremely clean and since it was cold when we went a few weeks ago, we got plenty of use of the fireplace and jacuzzi tub! We did walk the beach both mornings to get to the main house for breakfast which was delicious, and the service was great. We will definetly be back again and will stay longer!
5 on January 08, 2011
Even though there was no swimming, it was still a pleasure to spend a few days at Harrington House. Lots of nice places to eat lunch and dinner. Lots of museums and other places to visit.
5 on January 06, 2011
A wonderful getaway for my wife and I for two nights and three days. The place was everything and more. A beautiful place right on the beach with great breakfasts, great views, great hospitality, and a quiet friendly island with nice people and nearby restaurants. Had use of free bikes and used them to sight see most of the island plus a free trolley is available as well. We stayed in one of the separate private beach houses only a minute from the main house. Well worth the privacy and view of the gulf of Mexico. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and had chocolate covered strawberries delivered to our room upon check-in and a fruit/cheese platter around lunch the next day which we enjoyed with our favorite bottle of wine before dinner. We will be back.
4.4 on January 06, 2011
As part of a combined Christmas/Birthday present last year, I promised my wife a stay at this B & B for her birthday since her big day is so close to Christmas. She bought me a new GPS for Christmas this year, so on December 30th; I decided to try it out by navigating here. They had an open spot for a single night in the sunset room and the chef just made chocolate chip cookies. WOW! Saved my 41+ year marriage. Beautiful room with a large balcony overlooking the pool & Gulf of Mexico, King sized bed, soft comforter, TV with DVD and video cassette player, great shower. The chef made French toast with bananas Foster for breakfast. When we checked out in the morning, we were told we could use the lobby and restroom throughout the day while we were sightseeing. We will be back. By the way, this was my first Bed & Breakfast!
4.6 on January 06, 2011
We spent 3 nights in the cottage from Dec 26-29, 2010. Jo and her staff could not have been more hospitable. They gave us our privacy but were always available to help us with any advice we needed. There was a trolley stop just in front of the inn for our convenience. Bikes and kayaks were also readily available. The beach was absolutely beautiful. The breakfasts were incredibly delicious, with fresh fruit, homemade oatmeal bread, and wonderful omelettes & pancakes. If we didn't want the special, the chef would prepare whatever we asked for. I would highly recommend Harrington House for your stay on Anna Maria Island!
4.8 on January 06, 2011
Thank you so much for the hospitality. Tom and I married on 12/30/10 on Longboat Key and we then spent a night with you. I know that the staff was wonderful and very accomodating as Tom was planning this stay as a surprise for his bride. Our cottage was calming and cozy and the heart shaped bathtub was an unexpected bonus. The food and service were outstanding, and we hope to return for a visit again in the future. Thanks, Lisa and Tom
4.8 on January 03, 2011
Friendly staff, comfortable rooms with an excellent breakfast included! What more can one ask for! You must have dinner at the Beach Bistro just a few blocks away. What a great restaurant! Also lunch at the Sandbar it great and fun place to go! We will be back! Steve and Linda
4.0 on January 03, 2011
Great breakfasts with nice sea view. Excellent place near Beach Bistro reataurant!
4.6 on January 02, 2011
We had a stay of 2 nights in this beautiful place. Gorgeously decorated sitting room with wonderful Christmas tree. Staff fantastic, welcoming, friendly. Can't wait to go again and would recommend to anyone.
4.4 on December 27, 2010
We were lucky to have had such a cozy place during the cold weather this past December. The room and space at Harrington House was very warm and a great place to hang out. The breakfast was over the top. We would definetely return for a cozy weekend. New Braunfels, TX
5 on December 17, 2010
It's the best atmosphere. I love the rooms or a cottage. My sisters and I stay in the summer and share a house. My husband booked a room for our aniversary and we loved it. The breakfast is the best and the service is too. The people are friendly and helpful. It's like a little community.
4.6 on December 16, 2010
Love this place. Especially breakfast!! Always delicious, you can bank on it. Can't beat the location. Beautiful beach, gift shops and just a great atmosphere.
5 on December 06, 2010
We have had the most relaxing break again at harrington House It was so good we do not want to tell the world in case we cant get in next time. Thank you everybody
5 on November 23, 2010
Although we live only about 6 miles away,staying a couple of nites in the Cottage at Harrington House is like travelling to Xanadu. It's not easy to explain the experience,and its'effect. We park the car and don't see it again until we leave,thanks to the free island trolley(we always make a donation!) We hope to see you there,but the cottage is ours. Jim D.
5 on November 23, 2010
We've been visiting the Harrington house yearly for the past 5 years. The staff is outstanding. Breakfasts are great, especially sitting outside by the pool and seeing the Gulf of Mexico. From the room that we reserve, its awesome to wake, lift your head off your pillow and see the Gulf. Our reservations are already set for 2011.
5 on November 18, 2010
The people were very nice and helpful. I really enjoyed the 3 days. I would highly recommend this B&B.
5 on November 12, 2010
The room we stayed in was just beautiful and bright. I loved waking up in the morning and opening the doors and seeing the gulf. Everyone was very kind. We would love to stay again.
5 on November 07, 2010
The Harrington House Staff was outstanding when we booked a SURPRISE 80th Birthday reunion. The father did not know that 5 of his 6 grown children were flying in to surprise him. The staff kept the secret and were so pleasant, friendly and helpful to everyone! Thanks so much! Harrinton House is our favorite place to relax.
4.6 on November 03, 2010
We've been wanting to stay on Anna Maria Island for quite some time now. Finding a Bed & Breakfast such as the Harrington House made our stay on the Island even more perfect than we imagined. The ocean front setting, the staff, the room, the breakfast and the overall Inn was exceptional. We can't wait to go back!
5 on November 03, 2010
We have stayed at Harrington House 10 times and we enjoy our stay each time like it was the first. We had perfect weather and beautiful sun sets. All the people are very friendly and courteous. Gourmet Breakfast each morning is a great start to each day. We are really looking forward to our next stay.
5 on November 01, 2010
From the moment we checked in to when we checked out we felt that we were their only guests. The Carriage Room was spotless, romantic and had a balcony with a view of the water. Where do you get a breakfast featuring bananas' foster over waffles served on beautiful china plates? We will be back.
4.8 on October 19, 2010
We stayed at penthouse 3 and loved every minute of it. We were so relaxed with our view in the morning we never made it to the bed and breakfast.We never had such a great vacation. Thank you all,your the best.The whole island is outstanding.
5 on October 17, 2010
This was a surprise getaway weekend for my husband's birthday and our first time at Harrington House and Anna Maria Island. We couldn't have been more pleased with our accommodations, breakfast and lovely setting. The beach was beautiful, the staff gracious, the food wonderful and we would go back in a heartbeat!
5 on October 15, 2010
a true hidden gem. This is the place to just relax and unwind we spent 5 nights in a beach front appartment with its own private shaded deck area perfect for reading and listening to the sounds of the waves breaking on the beutiful white sandy beach. we took breakfast each morning around the main house pooldeck again offering stunning views of the beach. The breakfast itself is fantastic freshly cooked and plenty of chioce we would definitely recommend this place. dave & jan
5 on October 14, 2010
We had another wonderful stay at our second home. Thank you everyone for always making our stay at your beautiful B&B so special. We love you and look forward to the next time.
5 on October 08, 2010
We live only 40 minutes away from this dellightful haven , but feel we could be a thousand miles away the moment we check in to the luxurious accomodations overlooking the white sands and Gulf. We love the proximity that rewards us a quick getaway weekend in paradise. A complimentary gourmet breakfast served beachside or in the charming dining room is a highlight. Personnel is friendly and efficient. The tranquil setting quiets frazzeled nerves. Harrington House is 5 star!
4.8 on September 23, 2010
We stayed in the villa. I hesitate to give a review because I want to keep this gem all to ourselves. What a pleasant surprise! So book now before it gets away from you!
4.0 on September 17, 2010
Every year, we go back during our anniversary and stay at teh Harrington House B&B. Always wonderful. Breakfast is terrific; service is great! We are never disappointed.
5 on September 02, 2010
We absolutely loved it! Our breakfasts were delicious and we enjoyed our visits with Ann so much! Would highly recommend to anybody looking for a wonderful place to stay!
4.8 on August 27, 2010
This is the fourth time my husband and I have visited with the Harrington House. The last time we were on our honeymoon and this time was a much-needed getawy after a serious illness. As usual, the room was lovely (Carriage House room 1) and we so enjoyed the great big deck where we had wine and watched sunset. The breakfasts were superb and very dietetic. (Hee hee) We will be back and highly recommend the Harrington House.
4.4 on August 23, 2010
This is our third time to the Harrington House. We love it here and will continue coming back as often as we can. Everything is perfect and you feel like you are at home. Thanks for the great hospitality.
5 on August 15, 2010
My husband and I wanted a quick get-away. We never expected to find such a treasure as the Harrington House. I felt like I was walking into a family members home and we were treated as such for our entire visit. We did not want for anything, the service was outstanding. The room was emaculate, and we loved our heart shaped jacuzzi! Breakfast was delicious every morning with an endless supply of coffee, tea, sodas, ect. 24hrs/day! Oh, and the fresh baked cookies and fruit, YUM. They even made my husband fresh iced sweet tea every morning! The day we were going to check out, we decided to stay another day and night; our second room was just as wonderful as the first. The pool is right at your doorstep and a few steps after that is the white sandy beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas! Everything was available to us~bicycles, kayaks...all we had to do was ask and it was ours. What wonderful people at Harrington, we came as guests and left as friends. We will definetly be going back to the Harrington on a regular basis! Thank you Harrington House! We miss you.
5 on August 14, 2010
Great atomosphere! Personable staff! Wonderful breakfast! Great place to stay!
4.0 on August 12, 2010
This was our first b & b. We found it to be wonderful. The whole experience was simply fantastic. The staff was most accomodating, the service was great and the place was so cozy and very clean. We will deffinetly return.
4.8 on August 07, 2010
The service is outstanding and the attention to detail to make your stay the best was really noticable. The location couldn't be better, and the sands on Anna Maria Island are superb. It should be kept a secret, so other people don't spoil the beauty!
5 on August 05, 2010
Everyone and everything was super!
4.4 on August 05, 2010
My husband and I stayed at HH last year on New Year's Eve, and we loved it so much, we went back 6 months later for our anniversary weekend. We plan on making this an annual tradition.Even though we only live 10 minutes from Anna Maria Island and visit the beaches quite often, HH is so tranquil, it's like being in a totally different place. We highly recommend anyone wanting some "alone time" to visit here.
3.6 on August 05, 2010
The location of the B & B is stunning...the views and the access to the beach were perfect. The sand and water delightful. They have a nice selection of books and videos to enhance the stay. Breakfast was certainly good but perhaps not of the same quality as other B & B's in the same price range. The bed and chairs were comfortable and sufficient reading light provided. Wireless was easy to use. Outdoor showers were plentiful. We do hope to return.
We are sorry you were disappointed with the breakfast. Our professional Chef Marc makes sure there is a new gourmet selection each day. We are happy to make something to order if you would like -- just let us know next tiime!
4.2 on August 05, 2010
We have stayed here several times, our most recent visit being late July 2010. The location is perfect, the owners and staff are friendly and welcoming, and breakfast is simply fabulous. Each day different, each day delicious. My husband and I truly love this place. We've stayed in the Huth House a few times, and also in the main inn. Although we like it for it's quaint atmosphere, I say this with kindness and respect - it is time to update the interiors. It's a little too old-people-stuck-in-the-80's. (And we're kinda old ourselves).
We appreciate your comments and thank you very much for choosing Harrington House for your vacations over the years. We are currently remodeling all four rooms at Huth House with new carpet, painting, and curtains. We take our guest's suggestions to heart and hope you will return soon.
4.8 on July 29, 2010
My husband and I were free of children and went for 3 days, 2 nights and stayed in the Spindrift room in the main building. It was right off the pool and very convenient for quick swims. The breakfasts here are a delight with homemade baked goods, specialty omelettes and something new each morning. Service was extraordinarily friendly and you never ran out of coffee. Real place mats, real linen, real china....you don't get that much anymore. You can dine inside in the charming dining room or outside by the pool and watch the Gulf and the beach. Beach is perfect (no oil!!!) and we saw manatees and rays swim by. The water was perfect for swimming so it doesn't matter how hot it is. Island is darling and mostly casual although some fine dining oppurtunites are available. We thought our room was darling, albeit dated. However, it is a B&B, so don't come expecting different.
5 on July 29, 2010
Everything was wonderful. The staff, the service, the room, the location, everything was great! I will definately be back!
4.6 on July 28, 2010
My husband and I stayed here for our 5 year wedding anniversary. It is the perfect location for a beach vacation! Everyone was very friendly and we had an amazing time. Thank you!
4.4 on July 23, 2010
We had our wedding at the Harrington House and everything was perfect! Many people loved the location with the private beach access and the bed and breakfast! I plan to celebrate my anniversaries at the Harrington House.
4.4 on July 22, 2010
Just back from 3 days at the Harrington House. Absolutely loved it! Everything was better than expected - the room, the view, the food and especially the staff. Definitely would recommend, especially to couples. Very peaceful and romantic. Thanks for a wonderful stay!!!!
5 on July 22, 2010
Our 5 day stay at the Harrington House was so memorable...The staff was outstanding. Thank you for the advice regarding what to do, where to go, etc...I will definitely be back!! BR & BG
5 on July 12, 2010
My wife and I stayed here 13 years ago on our Honeymoon and we LOVED it. We came back on our 13th anniversary and stayed again and by coincidence we actually got the same room again, my wife was in tears she was soooo happy. Just like our first stay it felt like we were family and we enjoyed every minute. The only bad thing about our stay was that it was too short.
5 on July 09, 2010
this is the best, all others need to take lessons! You must see for yourself.
4.4 on July 09, 2010
This was the forth year we have stayed at the Harington over the 4th of July and we truly feel like family. We have enjoyed our visits so much we have made this an annual event. I would highly recommend the Harrington to anyone wanting to just get away and enjoy a little piece of Heaven!
5 on July 01, 2010
We visit Harrington House at least once a year, and love it. We were married there in 2004 on their beautiful beach. The accomodations are very nice and well maintained. The staff is friendly and always very helpful. Breakfast is a wonderful experience, not just because the food is great, but because the view is spectacular. We think of it as our own piece of paradise and always hate to leave. We were just there in June and can't wait to go back.
4.4 on July 01, 2010
I am very grateful to the Harrington House hosts for their hospitality. I arrived late at night with no reservations (!) and they accommodated my late arrival and gave me a beautiful room. I was very fortunate to find them, and I have been spreading the word to colleagues and friends about this gem of a place. The current devastation to the Gulf is tragic and I sincerely hope that this lovely area of the coastline can be preserved.
4.2 on June 26, 2010
Every time we stay at the Harrington House we stay in one of the rooms in the main house. You get a sense of the coziness and serenity you would feel at your grandmother's house. Then you look out the window and there before you are the aqua-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the white sandy beaches. We cherish our visits to this unique B and B.
2.8 on June 24, 2010
My husband and I recently visited the Harring House B & B and had an awesome time. The breakfast was delicious although the portions were small. Our room was beautiful, clean, and very comfortable. I would suggest staying at the main house as opposed to an offsite property to gain the full beneifts that they have to offer. We would definitely return.
4.8 on June 20, 2010
I visited a lot of Florida in one week and there is no question that our stay at the Harrington House Beachfront Bed and Breakfast was our most relaxing and memorable part of our trip. The scenery was dreamlike, the rooms were cozy, and the staff and owner were beyond hospitable. I think about the tranquility of the beach and watching the beautiful sunset and the peacefulness grabs me all over again. We truly look forward to our return once again. Maurice Hook Corpus Christi, TX
4.0 on June 17, 2010
We spent 2 nights and 3 days at the Harrington House. The staff was wonderful, the room was clean, and the breakfast was more than we could hope for. The free usage of the kayaks and bikes were a big plus. Great value.
4.2 on June 17, 2010
My wife and I spent a wonderful weekend at the Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast. The staff was on top of their game, the Sunset Room had a great view of the Gulf, the breakfast was out of this world and the price is right. I would encourage all who want a great get a way venue to try the Harrington House!
5 on June 17, 2010
We have been going to the Harrington House for 17 years. We renewed our vows there on our 25th anniversary which was outstanding. We celebrated our 30th anniversary this year at the Harrington House and it was just perfect. Each year we return to the Harringtion House we discover something more special about our stay. We would highly recommend you experience a visit to the Harrington House. We are already counting the days to return next year, if not sooner!
3.8 on June 13, 2010
My husband and I have enjoyed visiting many B & B's over the past 20 yrs and Harrington House was a beautiful home in the perfect Anna Maria Island setting. The breakfasts were beyond awesome, served by a very efficient and friendly staff, most of whom were the owners and their family. We enjoyed watching the gorgeous sunsets every night, either poolside or beachside. We stayed in the Carriage House, #4, which is in a separate building. Our room's window faced the parking lot and EAST. Unfortunately, the lightweight mini-blinds and lace curtain did not keep out the morning sun and awakened us very early. The room next door had heavier blinds and room-darkening curtains.......also the housekeeper knocked on our door each morning to ask if we wanted housekeeping service...a simple "Do Not Disturb" door hanger would have prevented this unecessary disturbance .The A/C was not able to maintain a comfortable temperature and the common area in the Carriage House had no A/C, so therefore was a wasted space. But, on a plus side, the Inn (main house), breakfasts and staff were all very special....just skip the Carriage House....it needs some updating. You will enjoy your stay !!
5 on June 11, 2010
My husband and I loved this place, the service is superb. Is cozy,clean, comfortable, attention to detail, the amenities were great. Breakfast was delicious and different everyday. They had a couple of Kayaks available we enjoyed them, it was so much fun. The view is breath taken and the beach fantastic. We have been going to the island for many years, this is our new place , so romantic, we want to make it our secret retreat, we loved!
3.6 on June 11, 2010
The best thing about the Harrington House is its location on the beach...and the beach is one of the best around. We had 'The Sunset Room' in the main house, and had an extraordinary view of the ocean and ...you guessed it...the sunset. The staff is friendly, talkative and eager to please. We grabbed the complimentary bikes and cruised up and down Anna Maria Island, went out to eat in very nice restaurants (recommended by the staff), spent time on our balcony and on the beach. A very relaxing weekend.
3.4 on June 04, 2010
The stay wasn't as good as I wanted it to be, because I hurt my back the day before,couldn't use the pool or beach, so didn't have a very good time. The people were friendly and nice The tv in room was small but it was adequate, really didn't go their to watch tv. as a whole everything was very good. Thanks. Robeert C. Hathaway
5 on June 04, 2010
This was my husbands and my first time at the Harrington House. We were at once made to feel like friends instead of guests. Joan and the staff were supurb. The scenery was breathtaking. I have already told all my friends that was the best Bed & Breakfast we have ever stayed at also the breakfast was excellent.
4.6 on May 29, 2010
We just wanted to get away from it all i.e. work, stress, etc. for our baby-moon and the Harrington House was the perfect place to escape. My husband and I stayed in the Main House in the Renaissance Room and just loved it! The room was very spacious and had everything we needed including a mini-fridge with a freezer for leftover chocolate frozen key lime pies we picked up for dessert. Super yummy, hearty breakfasts on the patio overlooking the beach every morning was divine. Sunscreens, tanning oils and towels were provided which helped us pack light. We even checked out a movie from the living room of the main house one night. The water was crystal clear and we got to see dolphins swimming in their natural habitat which was breath-taking. There were also lots of good convenient restaurants all within a five minute drive. We highly recommend the Harrington House and hope to return for another vacation getaway.
5 on May 27, 2010
Our stay at the Harrington House was absolutely perfect. The room was beautiful, the bed comfortable, the breakfast delicious, the staff incredibly helpful and friendly, the location was perfect, and the view was spectacular.
4.6 on May 15, 2010
Comfortable, quiet...what a great place to relax. And you must try their awesome chocolate chip cookies!
4.8 on May 08, 2010
Wonderful place for people who love being close to the ocean but want to avoid the crowds. Lovely collection of great rooms nestled by the ocean. The breakfast is wonder and served inside the dining area or on the deck looking over the ocean. The staff is friendly and always ready to help out.
5 on May 07, 2010
My husband and I ended up at the Harrington House late one evening when our other accomodations on the island did not work out. We were discouraged and just hoping to find something at that late hour. What a magnificent surprise! From the moment we met the Innkeeper, Mark, to the moment we drove away, we were delighted and overwhelmed by the wonderful room, exceptional service by everyone involded with the inn and the amazing beachfront property. The food was just delicious every morning and the gracious staff made it even taste that much better. We celebrated our anniversary there and will return often to this magnificent place by the water!
4.4 on May 04, 2010
First stay at the Harrington Bed & Breakfast and enjoyed this wonderful location right on the Beach.The Gourmet Breakfast was outstanding along with the service. My wife and I felt right a home and will certainly visit again! Thanks for the awesome time! Bill & Maria Schmid
4.8 on April 29, 2010
VEry gracious surroundings with charming furniture....room was small, but adequate for us. Only problem was very small shower. Excellent breakfast and service. We will probably return, but try a different room............thank you
5 on April 25, 2010
Awesome location, absolutely beautiful accommodations. Innkeepers and all the staff are truly beautiful people. They make you feel like you're at home and will go out of their way to accommodate your every wish. Would rate them a 10+++++! We stayed in the Garden Room and loved the patio outside our door. Breakfasts were awesome every day.
4.6 on April 20, 2010
Charming B&B! Lovely, comfortable room with spectacular view of the Gulf and sunsut from our private deck. The staff and service were wonderful and the breakfast was to die for! Will definitely go back.
4.2 on April 18, 2010
Für alle deutschen Gäste (for all german guests): Ein wirklich sehr individuell und persönlich geführtes Haus in einer genialen Lage. Selbst an sehr belebten Tagen (z.B. Feiertage) ist der Strandabschnitt immer noch sehr ruhig und in etwa 25 Minuten in Richtung N/W erreicht man die "strandbar", ein Lokal direkt am Strand mit fantastischen Essen für alle Fleisch und Fischliebhaber. Das Bed & Breakfast Haus haben wir bei einer Rundreise für ein paar Nächte kennengelernt und gleich im Folgejahr einen 9-tägigen Aufenthalt gebucht. Hierbei ist der Preis natürlich etwas höher als "last-minute-Buchungen", die Lage und das sehr familiäre Ambiente rechtfertigen das aber vollkommen. Wir werden gerne wiederkommen und freuen uns schon auf das nächste Mal. Zu den Zimmer: die im Stammhaus befindlichen Zimmer ( z.B. Birdsong!) sind alle etwas altbacken eingerichtet (erinnert eher an England als an USA), dafür ist aber die Lage unbeschreiblich gut. Wer es wirklich ein wenig extravagant haben will, bucht die Zimmer zum Strand hin. Diese haben (nicht das im EG!) eine eigenen Balkon mit Sonnenschirm, Liegen und Tisch und ermöglichen so das ungestörte Sonnen und Entspannen. Das im 1. OG gelegene Birdsong-Zimmer hat dann noch die Wahl zwischen Schatten und Sonne, da der Balkon um das Zimmer "herumgeht"- also über Eck läuft.
5 on April 16, 2010
We had such a wonderful visit to Anna Maria and to the Harrington House. I would HIGHLY recommend this bed and breakfast! Wonderful food, kind hosts, beautiful ocean and beach! It was a great trip and we plan to go back....soon we hope.
3.4 on March 25, 2010
The Harrington is a quaint B&B with wonderful service. We stayed in the Dodt 2 and unfortunately there was a couple above us who walked around quite a bit. Throughout the night we were awakened numerous times because of the creaky ceiling noises and loud snoring from the guests upstairs. The place was extremely clean, but could definitely use some updates in the bathroom area...and possibly some matresses that are more comfortable.
4.4 on March 20, 2010
We stayed at the condo affiliated with Harrington House B&B, La Casa Costeira. It was a beautiful spacious place with gorgeous views of the pool/hot tub and partial ocean. Heard the waves crashing on the beach from our balcony. Loved grilling out at poolside. Loved body-surfing in the ocean! definitely would go back!
5 on March 09, 2010
We had a very specific picture of what we wanted our wedding day to be. We did extensive planning, and the Harrington House helped in exceeding all our expectations. The rooms, staff, and food were all way beyond what we could of asked for. The staff went well beyond the call of duty to make everyones stay a great memory. Our wedding turned out to be our dream come true. Even though we only live a few miles away, we plan to return again and again. Thank you again to everyone at the Harrington for making us feel so special. Larry and Renee Weintraub
5 on March 08, 2010
A wonderful B&B with very warm-hearted and helpful staff. Jo and Ann are especially gracious hostesses with great senses of humor. Breakfasts are always outstanding; great location with beautiful beach access. Five stars!
5 on March 04, 2010
This was an amazing experience for us. Our first vacation together was made extra-special by the tremendous customer service, beautiful bungalow, and delicious breakfast every day. The bungalow was the perfect B&B experience for this trip. We had a great time hanging out and eating breakfast in the Main House, and also very much enjoyed our privacy as we lounged on our own sofa, watching the Olympics in the Bungalow. EVERY person we interacted with at HH was polite, helpful, and an absolute delight to be around. As the welcome sign says - we certainly do feel like we came as guests, but left as friends. Thank you again!
5 on February 09, 2010
We stayed at the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast on Anna Maria Island last week and found it to be a most enjoyable experience. The staff and management at this gorgeous place truly care about their guests and do their best to cater to their every whim. My husband and I spent 4 lovely nights there and only wished we had extended our visit and stayed another night. Sooooooo relaxing, oh and did I mention the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies……….they are served complimentary with Tea available 24/7 and oh so great! We are already planning our next trip to Harrington House next year!
4.0 on February 02, 2010
We travel a lot and this is the first place where we felt at home away from home, it was a great experiance, the staff was incredibly welcoming and friendly . We loved it.
4.0 on February 02, 2010
The Harrington House Bed & Breakfast on beautiful Anna Maria Island is one of our favorite getaways. Location is superb, right on the Beach, staff is friendly and helpful and the breakfast is always excellent. Doesn't hurt that Anna Maria Island has managed to stay unspoiled with wonderful b each access and no high rise condos.
4.6 on February 02, 2010
Beautiful location, and comfortable, wonderful rooms. Views are outstanding and it is almost impossible not to relax looking at the Gulf - in any weather."Staff" makes you feel like this is your home.
4.4 on January 29, 2010
The location was excellent and the service was great. Thank you for your service. Jim & Glenda
4.0 on January 28, 2010
stayed 2 nights, delicious breakfast both days, had a choice if you didn't elect the special. Used the bikes and rode all over the island and on the beach. Nice, clean room (we stayed in the Carriage House). For a short stay, would definitely do it again, and also checked out one of their bungalows for a possible longer stay in the future - also very nice. Felt more like an inn than a bed & breakfast as it is larger than the norm.
5 on January 28, 2010
I went on a Hiatus, (to escape) my family, and everyday hustle and bustle of my everyday life. I've found the Harrington House many years ago while on vacation here at the beach and have taken a few tours, & have always said I was going to come back to stay... Well, the time finally came & it was very well worth the wait. I thouroughly enjoyed myself, even though it was cold, yes cold, even in Fl, the days were beautiful, nites were cold, but I was able to lay out and swim in the heated pool one day, enjoy the the tub jucuzzi in my room, have a day at the salon/spa and got pampered. The last day, I had planned on on spending it on the beach but the weather did not cooperate, but I used that time to take pictures that I had not done during my stay. The staff was great, even when I woke up 5 minutes before breakfast was over, I called to see if it was over and they said "NO" Come on Down.... How great is that?!.. Well, I could not have asked for a more relaxing, peaceful environment. There were other things to do there to enjoy that I did not take advantage of, but that was because I just wanted to be by myself...but this is definitely a place you could/would fall in love with.
4.4 on January 24, 2010
Wonderful friendly owners and staff. Outstanding value with fantastic surroundings.
4.4 on January 21, 2010
We went back to Harrington House to celebrate our 10th anniversary as we were married at Harrington House. We stayed in the same room and everthing was just as wonderful as it was 10 years ago. The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. We would definitely go back again to celebrate future anniversaries.
5 on January 18, 2010
I stayed one night in the cottage and enjoyed it - it was lovely. The next night I moved to the Vernada which is my favorite. Everything was perfect, the breakfast was delicious and Ann and Patti always make me feel so welcomed. Whenever I need to relax at my place of contentment, I head to the Harrington House.
5 on January 15, 2010
My husband and I stayed for five nights in January 2010. Everything was very nice indeed: room decor and care, breakfasts, service, staff, setting. We had breakfast every morning looking out at the Gulf of Mexico, and could hear the waves at night if we wished. The landscaping is charming, lush, and very tropical. We highly recommend Harrington House and will make it our destination again.
4.4 on January 07, 2010
We took a trip down from Hernando County to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We stayed in the bungalow across the street. It was beautifully updated, clean, quiet and private. We found the beach was beautiful too, although it was unseasonably cold,(in the 40- 50 degrees) we were not able to enjoy it for more than a brisk walk after our wonderful breakfast at the main house.The people we met as well as the staff were really nice. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others and will consider coming back again. (hopefully it will be warm enough to enjoy the beach.. Thanks for everything. J & B
4.2 on January 02, 2010
Once again our stay at the Harrington House was superb. Even though the weather was cool, the beach was beautiful which adds to the ambiance of the Harrington House. You feel like family while you are there. The staff is eager to please and the breakfasts were delightful. We might just make this an annual visit as a special gift to us on our wedding anniversary!!!
4.4 on December 10, 2009
WE really enjoyed our time at the Harrington House B&B. My father visited Anna Maria when he was 7 years old and hadn't been back. So what he remembered was a cottage on the gulf. AND that was exactly what we found. We had plenty of room to relax, we slept in comfort, and the breakfast was enjoyable. Thanks for a great experience!!!!
4.8 on December 09, 2009
The Harrington House was the perfect place for our Beach Wedding. The setting could not have been more perfect and the grounds were amazing. The staff were great and very accomodating. I could not have imagined a more beautiful place to get married. I have been recommending to all my friends that they stay there for a romantic getaway.
5 on December 03, 2009
Stayed at Harrington House in a separate 2bdrm house with its own pool. Walked just across the road to the main house with easy beach access. Breakfasts were wonderful. Laying on beach was wonderful too. Had a great time. Will definitely be back!
4.2 on November 30, 2009
we had an phantastic time and would like to come again
4.6 on November 20, 2009
My husband and I 'found' Harrington House by chance as we were searching for a place to stay for the night. We would have loved to stay in the main house but were very pleased with our accomadations in the beach house.....very clean/ quiet and relxing. We are looking forward to coming again and staying for a longer time. Thank you for a wonderful breakfast and Ann you were a perfect host!
5 on November 19, 2009
This is the greatest place. Made us feel like family.
3.8 on November 19, 2009
This was our first visit to the Harrington House. The weather during our stay didn't cooperate, but we had a great time anyway.
3.0 on November 12, 2009
I enjoy staying at the house and it iwas my second time, however the bed was very uncomfortable and almost fell out it was so soft. The breakfast are ok but seem to be the same each time....belgium waffles. The cleanliness and people are great not to mention you are right on the beach. good day!
5 on November 07, 2009
We three old girls have known each other for over 70 years and we wanted to celebrate our 75th birthdays together somehow, somewhere. One lives in St. Louis, one lives in Mendham, New Jersey and I live in Bradenton where I moved with my family 41 years ago this past August. Since I felt that I already lived in paradise, I suggested to the others that I thought it would be fun to celebrate the special occasion by staying at The Harrington House for a few days together. They agreed and we arranged to stay for 3 nights. We visited the local shops and restaurants and stayed up late every night playing Dominoes and Scrabble in our lovely spot on the beach. We also had a fantastic bridge game on our outside screened in porch on the one afternoon it rained with another friend from in town who also happened to be staying at the beach at the same time. We loved the wonderful breakfasts in the charming dining room and the Gulf waters were still plenty warm enough to swim in while we shared wonderful life memories together and laughed a lot!! We hope to make it a yearly event if our health holds up!!! THank you for making it so special for us and we will definitely be back in touch!!! Barbara Chadsey
4.8 on November 01, 2009
I love the fact that we were offered an upgrade. The bigger room was so nice and with a great view, which convinced us to stay an extra night that we had not planned on. Everything was lovely! Thank You! We'll see you again!
5 on October 30, 2009
The staff was lovely. The breakfasts were delicious. The view of the ocean was great. It was like a week in paradise. I felt I was staying with family, but was treated like royalty.
5 on October 30, 2009
My husband has always been a "Marriott hotel" kind of guy, but he knew I wanted to go to a B&B for my birthday. Even though my parents lived closeby in Bradenton, we had never seen this B&B. Anna Maria Island has powder sugar white sand beaches & this Property is privately hidden from the road by beautiful lush vegetation. In addition to views of a PERFECT beach, their whole atmosphere is so welcoming & relaxing. The photos on their web site accurately show the property. We had the Primrose Room on the second floor of the main house & it was immaculately clean & very comfy. We love to bicycle & enjoyed the use of their bikes to exercise & experience this safe, laid back & beautiful island. It was too windy to use their kayaks the day we were there, but that's another amenity they offer. I did go for a swim in their pool (also very clean). We enjoyed the banana bread & teas in the afternoon, cookies at night, and a gourmet breakfast in the morning. The owners are friendly & easily available to give info & advice. We felt it was a very good value for all that is offered (October specials). I'm telling my family to go enjoy Harrington House when they visit our Dad.
4.0 on October 27, 2009
We loved staying at the bed and breakfast. The place was awesome and the staff were remarkable. We felt like we had stayed there many times but this was our first.
4.8 on October 27, 2009
When my husband and I visited Harrington House three years ago he asked me what I could do to top this.I looked around and said I won't even try. We have returned year after year. We feel it is perfect in every way. Cynthia and Skip Fitch Winter Haven Fl
5 on October 23, 2009
Wha an absolute treat...Anna Maria is beautiful by itself and to add a visit to the Harrington House made it absolutely magical. I stayed in the Huth House #2 and couldn't believe my good fortune as I opened the door to a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico, a fireplace and jacuzzi bath...The accompanying chaise lounges and outside table set were perfect to enjoy a glass of wine to watch the sunset. Breakfast was exquisite by the pool and the innkeeper was so kind, inviting me to stay longer before I had to head back to the airport. Wonderful!
5 on October 23, 2009
this was our second time at this wonderful b&b...Its clean, breakfast is wonderful and the views and beach are spectacular! Love it love it love it!!! Can't wait for our next visit!
4.6 on October 23, 2009
Another wonderful, relaxing getaway at my favorite vacation spot. The B&B and the beautiful beach are unmatched.
4.8 on October 22, 2009
Wonderful views, relaxing atmosphere and absolutely fabulous breakfasts!
4.0 on October 16, 2009
We have stayed in the Huth House at Harrington House numerous times, we love it! Love Anna Maria (it's quiet, gorgeous beach, the sunsets are fantastic - its a little piece of paradise), love the staff (Anne is our favorite), love the beach and they provide beach loungers and chairs, love our room. We hope to come back again, and again and again!
5 on October 10, 2009
Had a quick, but wonderful time at Harrington House. Walked the beach twice and had a fabulous breakfast. We will definitely make a point of going again.
4.0 on October 08, 2009
My husband and I have been to Harrington House 3 times now. The rooms are always comfortable and clean and quiet. Breakfast is very good and the beach is beautiful. This is our favorite place to go to relax.
4.0 on October 05, 2009
Very Friendly, quiet, right on the beach. Personnel were very helpful. Good food. Nice people. Well worth it. Old fashioned service and thank you.
4.4 on October 01, 2009
Our time at Harrington House was truly superb. The staff was friendly, knowledgable, and accomodating. On-site breakfast was a delight and local restaurants were quite enjoyable. The beach, the kayaking, and wondering through local shops made for a wonderful vacation. We hope to be back soon!
4.8 on September 20, 2009
We stayed in both of the 3 bedroom 3 bath villas over Labor day with a group of 12. From the private parking garage to the elevators, not to mention our own pool and spa, summer kitchen with grill and ice maker, beach chairs etc., we needed to only pack a suitcase with some clothes and we were all set. The villas were by far, the nicest accommodations we have ever stayed in, including 5 star hotels. Patty and Mark, part owners of the B & B were so delightful and were always quick to respond to our questions and needs. Although the Villas did not include breakfast, our gourmet kitchen was so well equipped, it was a pleasure to cook in it. We all agreed to make this trip an annual event.
4.0 on September 17, 2009
My friend and I had the pleasure of staying at the Imperiore Cottage of the Harrington House over the Labor Day weekend. And what a delightful weekend it was!!! Everyone we encountered at the B&B was so gracious. The owner was so helpful in helping me plan for our stay on the island at Thanksgiving. Breakast was truly gourmet ... so delicious!! The chef even shared his recipe for the sausage strata, including his "secret ingredient." I've found my new favorite place to get away...and it's so close to Tampa, where we live. Thank you so much for a fabulous weekend!!!
5 on September 11, 2009
We stayed in bungalows 1 and 2 and my friends stayed in a Dodt House appartment for our wedding. Everything was spot on and the service was excellent. The staff went the extra mile to accommodate us and Ann was brilliant! She has a great sense of humour! Looking forward to staying there again sometime! Adam & Faye (UK)
4.4 on September 10, 2009
Celebrated a surprise 50th birthday and we had a fabulous time! The staff went out of their way to make our visit extra special!
5 on September 10, 2009
As we live about 20 miles from Harrington House, we take a long weekend there about twice a year and have been doing so for many years. We never have been disappointed. It is a wonderful place in all respects.
4.8 on August 31, 2009
Harrington House offers everything we seek in a Bed & Breakfast: beautiful decor, cleanliness, and excellent service. The beachfront location is ideal in our opinion. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Our breakfast was delicious and romantic, sitting outside overlooking the ocean. The inside sitting area was beautiful too with gorgeous stonework, but we can rarely resist eating outdoors, especially with such a view. I loved the entrance that greeted us with a flowing fountain ensconced amidst a profusion of flowers and lead us through a rounded doorway, as if we were entering a secret garden surrounding a small castle. The late afternoon fresh baked chocolate chip cookies were yummy too! Many appreciated amenities include: a minifridge in our room, a terrace, menus for probably all Anna Maria's restaurants, cold water and snacks available for purchase, an abundant library of movies and books and area activities brochures. We look forward to spending more time here.
5 on August 29, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast the night of our wedding. My parents and aunt and uncle thought it would be the perfect place for us to get away to after our wedding day. They picked a perfect place. We loved our stay! We had chocolate covered strawberries and a fruit and cheese tray that the staff had placed in the fridge for our arrival. The breakfast the next morning was amazing and the staff was so nice and cheery. We plan on going back next year to stay for our one year anniversary!!! It was so wonderful and nice and quiet. Perfect for us! :)
4.8 on August 28, 2009
i was more than pleasently surprised upon my arrival to the Harrington House, immediately i was welcomed and given a tour of the rooms and the facility.We arrived on a weekday and the facilty was very quiet, we were offered an upgrade to the nicest room in the main house. the staff was friendly and courteous. we really felt extremely comfortable at all times. i would highly recommend this B&B, if you are looking for a peaceful and serene time to unwind from the stressors of life.
5 on August 24, 2009
Our stay at the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast was absolutely THE BEST ever! The staff went out of their way to please us; our accommodations were VERY clean and tastefully decorated; breakfast was wonderful; and, the location couldn't have been better! We will definitely go back again and have recommended it to all our family and friends!
4.0 on August 24, 2009
We've been to the Harrington House four times, and plan to return as often as possible. It's relaxing, convenient, affordable, and friendly. Bob Breault
5 on August 23, 2009
Our cabana was much nicer than expected, the pictures did not do it justice. Friendly, helpful service, great value. The whole facility was spotless. Excellent choices for breakfast and will adjust where possible.
4.4 on July 21, 2009
It was the best choice we could have made. Very quaint inn, awesome staff, beautiful setting by the ocean. Will definitely stay here again.
4.4 on July 17, 2009
This was a wonderful getaway with your part of the beach right outside. Staff was wonderful and the food was excellent.
4.6 on July 05, 2009
We have been visiting the Harrington House and it's venues for more than 15 years. Whether we entertain a new living experience or revisit a familiar one, the stay is outstanding. We consider the Harrington Family and staff as our family. We get reacquainted each time and catch up on the news we've missed. We have recommended the Harrington House to our friends. Other guests are great to meet and enjoy casual conversations with. When we are ready to get away and relax, The Harrington House is our retreat of choice. Tim & Nan Holleyman Lakeland, FL
5 on July 05, 2009
This was our second year staying at the Harrington House B&B for our anniversary. What more could you ask for?...white sand beach, blue-green water, gourmet breakfast and convenience to all restaurants on the island. We had an amazing stay and will definitely make it an anniversary tradition!
5 on July 04, 2009
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Harrington House--it is perfection from the minute you walk in, until the moment you sadly leave--we could have easily stayed for a much longer time
5 on July 03, 2009
We celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary at the Harrington House B&B. Several other couples were also celebrating wedding anniversaries. The Harrington House is so quaint and romantic; just right and fitting for the occassion. I definitely would recommend this bed and breakfast to all couples of all ages. We will definitely return.
4.8 on June 28, 2009
Charming inn with owners who make every effort to fulfill any requests.
4.6 on June 25, 2009
Beautiful place, great view of the beach, clean, friendly service, and amazing food. It's everything you want a bed and breakfast to be.
4.0 on June 19, 2009
We were looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing and we found it at the Harrington House. I sure if the opportunity arises we will retreat there again. Everyone was friendly and helpful and breakfast was delicious everyday. Thank you Harrington House.
5 on June 19, 2009
It was our first visit to the Harrington House on Anna Maria Island and felt immediatly at ease on our arrival with a friendly greeting and a tour of the place, before being shown to our room. We had all the comfort needed with neat and graceful appointments that were found througout the whole house. The location is great, right on the sand and everybody there make you feel special and care for. This place is charming and so are the people working there ! I have to say that the guests also reflect that warmth and several mentionned to us that they have been coming for many years. We plan on going back as well !!
5 on June 18, 2009
My wife and I have stayed at the Harrington House twice. Most breathtaking views and relaxed atmosphere in Florida. If you want romance this is the place.
4.8 on June 17, 2009
Fabulous spot-can't wait to return
5 on June 11, 2009
The Huth room we stayed in directly on the beach was fabulous! It was a beautifully furnished room with a spectacular view. The amenities and cleanliness were awesome as well. The daily breakfast at the main house was perfect as well. We could not have asked for a better vacation spot or a better host. We will definitely be back and we will highly recommend this place to others!
5 on June 10, 2009
We recently had our wedding at the Harrington House. I have to say that everything could not have been more perfect -- even the weather cooperated for our sunset wedding. The staff was great and accommodated our every wish. We enjoyed staying in the beautiful "Cottage" and the luxury of having our friends and family hang out with us. Debbie & Steve Frawley
4.6 on June 09, 2009
We spent 2 nights at Harrington House for our 18th Anniversary. We loved it!
5 on May 31, 2009
We love this B&B, it's like home! Always clean, friendly and relaxing for the perfect get-away. We can't wait for our next visit and thanks for the hospitality!!
4.2 on May 30, 2009
Harrington House is exactly as its description reads and much more so. There is a pleasant, laid back atmosphere all the time. This is definitely not a house but a true home. Breakfast is served each morning with different choices for several hours. Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day. The white, powdery sand and beautiful blue ocean is just steps away from the house. Even flashlights are provided for a late evening stroll on the beach. I would like to pack tomorrow for a return visit.
3.8 on May 27, 2009
Our 3 bedroom unit was clean and spacious but the living room furniture was clearly in need of replacement.
5 on May 26, 2009
Highly recommend Harrington House- have stayed several times and it is has always been a wonderful experience.
3.6 on May 25, 2009
We recently stayed at the small house about a block from the Inn (Imperiore). Turned out to be very quiet and peaceful (except for the garbage truck which comes at 7:45 every Tuesday). Very clean and the small pool was great, with fencing and hedges giving privacy. Able to walk to the beach in less than 5 minutes and had our own outdoor hose to get the sand off. And yes, we still got free breakfast at the Inn, but the house kitchen included coffee machine with coffee and condiments all stocked. Great time of year to visit AM. We hope to be back!
4.4 on May 25, 2009
This is our 3rd visit to Harrington House. Is is beautiful, relaxing and the perfect place to get away from it all. The location is stunning, the staff friendly and professional and the included breakfasts are healthy and delicious. We wouldn't stay anywhere else!
5 on May 21, 2009
We try to stay at the Harrington House as often as we can. Our goal is to try every room! We started staying there 5 years ago when they owned the Beach Club and separate villas, since then they have sold off that part and obtained new properties. We have stayed at their Imperiore House, the Cottage and most recently the Carriage House. Next month we are staying at the main house. The service is wonderful, the staff is outstanding, the location is unbelievable. We only live 45 minutes from the Harrington but we always consider it a vacation when we visit. There's nowhere else I'd stay.
4.6 on May 20, 2009
Harrington House B&B was excellent. The employees are so friendly! We stood at the main house at the "Cottage and it was exactly the way the picture showed. The room was so relaxing and just across from the beach. We strolled by the beach and enjoyed the sunset and also strolled at night and enjoyed the moonlight. It was very romantic. It happened to be th B&B 20th anniversary too and we brought Coffe mug that has had imprinted 20th anniversary on it to also make us remember this wonderful B&B.
5 on May 20, 2009
We stayed in bungolo #2 in early May and it was absolutely perfect. The bungolo was better than the pictures could ever show. The staff was tremendous and we are definitely returning. As a matter of fact, we have booked for September and next May
4.4 on May 17, 2009
My husband and I went there to celebrate my birthday - Best Birthday Ever! A wonderful B&B right on the gulf coast with miles of beautiful beach to walk along. Staff were extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful with a laid back style that can only be found in parts of 'old' Florida now. Truly, on of our best vacations ever. Can't wait to visit again!
4.4 on May 15, 2009
We have stayed at the Harrington House on multiple occasions, for years. The beach is at your doorstep, and if you wish to eat your breakfast while sitting outside, the sea is right there. The food is always top notch, and varies day to day. What really stands out is the warm, efficient service by all staff members. They are extremely accomodating and professional. Don't miss the sunset viewing!
5 on May 14, 2009
Words can not express how wonderful our most recent stay at the Harrington House. My wife and I had a beautiful wedding on the beach at the Harrington House last year and decided that we would spend our anniverary weekend there every year. We are are so excited that the Harrington House will be a part of our lives every year, and then some. The welcoming sign says "Come as a guest, leave as a friend." And that couldn't be anymore true. The owners, Patti and Mark are an absolutly wonderful couple that truly value the relationships that they build with thier guests. It is so wonderful to go on vacation and be welcomed by friends. This year we stayed in the Carraige Suite 4. As expected, the room was very clean and inviting. We were so happy to have a balcony view of such a gourgous beach. My wife and I even took ou the bikes that they have on the property and rode all over the beautiful island. This is truly a wonderful Bed and Breakfast, and it is well deserving of all of the accolades that they are recieving. Can't wait to come back!!!
5 on May 14, 2009
What a wonderful place. The people were friendly, breakfast was excellent, the villa that I stayed in was 1st class all the way, lots of extras I did not expect, right on the beach
4.6 on May 13, 2009
We would like to take the time to thank Patty, Mark and the staff at the Harrington House for making our visit to Anna Marie Island, Florida, a wonderful experience. The splendid views of the beach and Gulf were a welcome change for us, coming from the great white north of New York. The Bungalows 1 and 2 were the living quarters that we stayed in. Both were very well decorated and updated. They made you want to live there. They were both meticulously prepared for our stay. The staff came in daily to take care of the general clean up for us from the day and night before. Breakfast was always a welcome time of day, with great coffee and good food. Guests could eat in the main dinning room which looked out on the beach or sit on the patio with the same great views. Although Kayaks were available, never having used one we passed on taking one out on the gulf waters. But the bikes were a different story. We rode them nearly everyday we were there. Using the bikes gave us the “slow down pace” we were looking for, being on vacation. We were able to explore the northern and eastern shores of the Anna Marie Island, along with the shops and restaurants with only a little effort of pedaling around. Since the main road was for cars, we took the side streets, which allowed us to see how residents lived on the many canals and beautiful homes. The Harrington House was always open for a fresh cup of coffee, cookies, water and fruit. We spent some of our time on the beach and some of time on the patio, enjoying the pool and comfort of our house, oops the Harrington House. A Freudian slip, since all the comfort and freedom there made it feel like our home. We would recommend the Harrington House to anyone who is looking for a laid back relaxing vacation.. Thank you to everyone at the Harrington House for making our visit so enjoyable. We look forward to coming back. All the best J and K, Sherman, NY
5 on May 12, 2009
a beautiful beach bungalow, amazing breakfast on the patio overlooking the gulf, wonderful helpful staff, it couldn't have been better
5 on May 03, 2009
What an incredible weekend we had at Harrington House Bed & Breakfast! Lush flowers and foliage surrounded the walkway beckoning us into the courtyard entrance where we were warmly and personally greeted by Ann Loveless who showed us to our room in the Carriage House. Not only was our room pristine and charmingly Victorian, but the inn was filled with antiques, books, flowers, lace and a stunning view of the white sandy beach just outside the windows! We basked in the warmth of tropical sun and in the kind and gracious warmth of our hosts and staff at Harrington House. It was a weekend in paradise, indeed!
3.0 on May 01, 2009
We went to the Harrington House Bed & Breadfast April 18-21st, 2009. This was our first trip away after having our third child and we decided to try a bed and breakfast for the first time. We stayed in the Carriage Suite #2 which was nice. The room had a nice bathroom with a separate shower and jacuzzi bathtub. The room was immaculate. The view was nice, but the carriage house is set back behind the main house, so it was not as private as I expected. The staff was friendly, yet we are in our mid 30's and felt that the b&b caters to more senior clientele. The staff left us alone and did not really initiate any conversation with us as they did other customers. The breakfast was good. The first morning we had eggs benedict which my husband said was delicious. They gave us an option of the special or eggs. The second morning was strawberry crepes which were too sweet for me. The quantity was okay, I felt uncomfortable asking for anything else. Our overall visit was good. The location was beautiful. I am not sure it was worth the money though.
5 on April 26, 2009
Restfull days, walks on the beach, outstanding breakfast, many restaurants to choose from.. Diane & Carmine
5 on April 24, 2009
I have enjoyed all that the Harrington House has to offer for almost 10 years now. These beautiful accommodations on this unspoiled beach are simply put the best place around for a relaxing retreat. Once you've stayed here, you won't want to visit any other beach getaway again. Their service is spectacular, their staff exceptionally helpful and the amenities are to do die for. The very next day they priority mailed back some earrings that were left behind in one of their bathrooms - thanks to their sweet housekeeper for finding and turning in something very precious to us! We just can't say enough wonderful things about this B&B.
4.8 on April 21, 2009
One of the nicest B&Bs we've stayed at. We loved the fact that we were right on the beach. The room was perfect and made for a very romantic getaway. We ate our breakfast outside on the patio in the morning while watching the waves crash on the beach. We hope to come again. Highly recommend.
4.2 on April 21, 2009
We had a wonderful time at this Bed and Breakfast. It was my third time there and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Our accommodations were in the Huth House, Suite #4. It was very comfortable, clean, and nicely decorated and furnished. Right on the beach with a private entrance and deck area that allowed us to feel as if we were all alone in paradise. Also right next door to a very nice restaurant, The Beach Bistro. The breakfast our first day was a tasteless, but ample omelette, but the second mornings French toast made up for it. The service and personnel were both excellent and they saw to all our needs and they provided a friendly and homey atmosphere. Bicycles and kayaks were available for our use and we took advantage of the bikes and had a great time riding around the Island. We would recommend and will stay there again.
4.0 on April 16, 2009
From walking thru the secret door into the garden I know this was a special place! The host was gracious making us feel immediately welcomed even though check-in was 4 hours away. We stayed off property across the steet in a most delightful house. Both properties were well maintained. The pool was heated, the beach beautiful and it was lovely hearing the waves greet us. I would stay again!
3.4 on April 04, 2009
very nice room and fabulous view!
5 on April 03, 2009
My wife and I have just stayed a second time at Harrington House Bed and Breakfast. We are experienced travelers, especially in the Mediterranean and the Nordic countries, with their different styles of coasts and beaches, and have long sought to find a place nearer to Massachusetts ‘to call our own.’ We have miraculously found it in Harrington House, an oasis of calm, quiet, and natural beauty. My wife grew up in a beach hotel in Denmark, and Harrington House, in a garden by the sea, fits her like hand in a glove—which we don’t have to wear. We looked long and hard for a place that gave a sense of home with a solicitous, friendly, and unobtrusive regard for the guests. We have already reserved ‘our’ room for next year—and will be doing so for years to come. Robert and Marianne Innis Lowell, Massachusetts
4.0 on April 01, 2009
We loved our stay at Harrington House. The room was absolutely great and so close to the gulf.
5 on March 27, 2009
We almost hesitate to let the rest of the world know about Harrington House for concern we might not get a room in the future. However, a setting this beautiful with service this great can't go without comment. We just returned from our second visit(December&March) and have arranged to return in October and the following April with our entire family. It is that great. Immaculate surroundings, beautiful location, staff every B&B should be fortunate enought to have, exceptional breakfast. The McLaughlins
4.6 on March 26, 2009
My husband and I recently spent two nights at the lovely Harrington House Bed and Breakfast on Holmes Beach, Fl. We have stayed at many B&Bs, and small inns in the USA, Europe, and Great Britain, and our experience at the Harrington House was one of our most memorable! Our attractive room ( Birdsong) in the main house had a great view of the beach, and a nice porch. It was small, but very comfortable, pretty, and clean. The breakfasts were delicious! We were offered a different menu each day, including homebaked breads or muffins, fruit, granola and cereals, breakfast meats, fruit juice, coffee or tea. But the thing that really impressed us was that we were also offered, as an alternative, any type of eggs, cooked to order. This was important to my husband, who has several food intollerances, which make breakfast a challenge for him. For once, he was able to enjoy a hearty breakfast of his choice! Our favorite part of our stay, however, was the wonderful service given to us by the friendliest staff we've ever encountered! From the warm welcome and tour of the accommodations we received on our arrival, to the cheerful servers greeting us at breakfast each day, to the friendly farewell, with directions provided to the airport, and even the printing of our boarding passes for us, the staff far exceeded our expectations. We truly feel that we have found a "home away from home" and hope to return again someday soon!
5 on March 24, 2009
We would love to thank the Harrintong House for the wedding of our dreams. We planned a destination wedding to Anna Maria Island. This was done via phone and internat. As a child my wife came to this island many times and love it here. She want to get married here to be close to her memories of her childhood and her grandparents. Our day was picture perfect and the gazebo was great setting with the sand and aqua blue waters in the background. The pictures of us at the Harrington House entries ways are just beautiful. The cottage was the perfect room for us, down to the touch of heart shaped rose petals on the bed. This made our wedding day and honey moon extra specail. The breakfast food was outstanding. Our taste buds just love the scramble eggs with pesto and parmishan cheese! Thank you for making wedding a memory we will cherish/ We will see you again to celebrate our aniversaries Shelley & Steve
5 on March 24, 2009
My wife and I had a wonder 3-night stay at Harrington House B & B. Our only regret was that it was for only 3 nights. The location on the beach is terrific as is the wonder breakfasts. The staff is friendly, courteous and helpful. We had a wonderfully relaxing stay there and can't wait to find a time when we can return!
5 on March 22, 2009
we found this b&b quite by accident stayed two nights &had to leave to visit friends. came back several days later & stayed several more days. left to go up to st. pete beach spent several hours there & called the harrington house to see if they had any vacanies they did & we were back again. we stayed in many different rooms & loved all of them . we had always gone to marco island fl but anna maria island is the best kept secret in florida & we'll be back to the harrington house . food exellent ,staff very attentive
4.0 on March 22, 2009
This was the second time we stayed with Harrington B & B. Both times we stayed at the Huth house. It is lovely. It is a short, nice walk to the main house for breakfast. I love the cookies and beverages that are available all the time. The gas fireplace is great and the bed is comfortable. I definitely recommend this B & B.
4.4 on March 20, 2009
I was thrilled with the accommodations and personal service I received while staying at the Harrington House Bed & Breakfast. It was my first time at a B&B and I see why people love them. The attention to the guest at the Harrington was more than I could have ever hoped for.
4.6 on March 13, 2009
This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island and the Harrington House. We stayed in the Huth House which was a short walk down the beach to the main house. It was so private and romantic. We spent every evening watching the breathtaking sunset from our private patio overlooking the gulf. The room was very comfortable and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and so filling we didn't have to eat lunch. What a relaxing getaway from winter. We can't wait to return.
5 on March 13, 2009
Spotless, accommodating, engaging staff, kind, personal service. Amazing breakfast. Fabulous views. Just what a stay at a bed and breakfast should be.
5 on March 12, 2009
On very short notice we booked reservations at the Harrington House. We could not have been more pleased with the accommodations or the service. From the minute we arrived we were treated like old friends. Not only did they go out of their way to make us feel welcome but provided us with all the information that we needed to complete our business on the island. The staff at the Harrington knows how to go above and beyond to make sure that every guest experiences the beauty of Anna Maria Island and wants to come back. If you want to really experience elegance ask to stay in one of the Villas. Renee & Don Ferguson, Bordentown, NJ
5 on March 10, 2009
This was one of the best B&B operations we have ever experienced. We travel throughout the US and Canada and will certianly come back here soon.
5 on March 10, 2009
This vacation was a true joy for us! The accomodations were superb - clean, comfortable, inviting and all right on the gulf. The breakfasts were outstanding - a nice variety of gourmet meals. We often did not even need to eat lunch! The staff was attentive and polite. And the proprietors really understand what going to a B&B should be like. They do indeed care about making a personal connection with you but are always respectful of your space and understanding that this is your time. It's a delicate balance which Patti and Mark really take to heart. Thanks for a great week - we look forward to a return visit!
4.6 on March 10, 2009
A wonderful, relaxing holiday with excellent care.
5 on March 09, 2009
We had such a wonderful time, everything was perfect, thank you for helping us create such a special family memory.
4.8 on March 07, 2009
Absolutely enjoyable stay. All personnel were very helpful and cheerful. The breakfasts were exceptional and a nice mix of different menus each day. This was our second yearly stay at Harrington house and will definitely be returning in the future. Dick and Ann
5 on March 07, 2009
Outstanding doesn't begin to describe the Harrington House but that's their highest rating! The food was 10 star! (Wonder where the chef was trained?) Everybody always wore a smile!(They must treat their staff like family.) The rooms, especially if with a direct gulf view ,are ..... need I say more!!! We stayed for 2 days in February 2009 & we will "BE Back!!"
4.0 on March 03, 2009
4.8 on March 03, 2009
We love the Harrington House...service is excellent...great getaway...we had a beautiful beachfront room with a fireplace...wonderful!
4.2 on March 01, 2009
There is nothing I can say more about the Harrington House than that of a good nights sleep.
3.2 on February 28, 2009
Two days on the Gulf next to a fabulous restaurant.
4.2 on February 26, 2009
Still can't believe the most beautiful sunset over the Gulf from our roon and terrace. Will never forget it. We stay almoost xclusively in top-rated B&B's and Inns. Many more posh, but none beat location and hominess. Will go back!
5 on February 20, 2009
We are very happy repeat customers. Very high standard of personal service and luxury, yet very affordable.
4.8 on February 18, 2009
Personnel are all charming and helpful.
5 on February 16, 2009
We always like going to Anna Marie Island, Florida, as it is a "country style" beach community without all of the commercialism that many bach communities have. We passed the Harrington House on one of our beach walks and decided to spend a weekend. We thrououghly enjoyed our stay, the room as excellent; the service and the hospitality were first class. Of ourse the facility's location near one of the nicest beaches on the Gulf coast made the weekend all the more romantic. The Harington House now gives another great memory of Anna Marie Island, and we intend to go back in the near future. Ted & Lori Russell
5 on February 11, 2009
We arrived to a beautiful house. The entrance is a cosy living room with a soft piano music playing. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We got upgraded to the Bird room. Fantastic! Great room and lovely veranda looking over the ocean. We dined at the Sandbar (right on the beach). We saw a few dolphins swimming by and oohhh the breakfast is unbelievable. We would definitely stay here again. Granted it is not cheap, but well worth your money. Go on and enjoy. Eveline and Gerard from The Netherlands
4.0 on February 11, 2009
We stumbled onto this treasure and have returned for the past several years. This has become our Springtime get-a-way! This gem has become a much needed part of our lives. This is really Old Florida at its best.
4.2 on February 06, 2009
A friend and I stayed in Bunglow 2 for two nights and were very happy with the accommodations and the staff. The bungalow was beautifully decorated and very spacious. We each enjoyed having our own bedroom and bath and coming together to share the living room. We didn't cook anything, but the kitchen seemed to be well equipped. The breakfasts were great and the staff very helpful in recommending local restaurants and making reservations. I will try to go back next year and spend more time enjoying the pool, beach and kayaks.
4.0 on February 04, 2009
perfekt place to stay
3.6 on February 01, 2009
We are Florida residents and went to Anna Maria for a weekend get away in January. We loved HH. The staff was helpful and kind, other guests were friendly and pleasant, the accomodations were comfortable, and breakfast was substantial. Also, the House sits on a beautiful stretch of beach - WONDERFUL sunset photos!! I enjoyed HH more than any other BB I've been to. Before we left, we made a reservation for another visit.
5 on January 24, 2009
My long time girlfriend (since high school) and I live on opposite sides of the United States. We try to get together - just us, without husbands or kids - every year or two. Since I moved to PA, it's been difficult. This year we decided it HAD to happen. My husband began looking on line for someplace warm and comfortable and found Harrington House. We met at Tampa airport, rented a car and drove to Holmes Beach. We had a wonderful time - our 'cottage' back door opened practically on the beach. The breakfast menu was special each day. The service was SUPERB. We felt really pampered and totally enjoyed our stay! I would highly recommend Harrington House to anyone who asked. My husband and I plan to spend some time there in the not-too-distant future! Thank you, Ann and staff!!!
4.6 on January 22, 2009
Excellent accomodations,gourmet breakfasts,wonderful personal service.It is on a great beach. As long as the sun is out it is a fabulous place for rest and relaxation/
4.6 on January 22, 2009
We stayed one night in this beautiful B&B which looks like very close our B&B of Quebec. We appreciated a lot the reception, the service, the big room and especially the place by the sea. Total rest after a long day of cycle and quiet slept by the sunset . I shall recommend it to someone!
4.0 on January 22, 2009
We didn't know what to expect as we booked over Internet, we think we probably had the best room in the house (Veranda), and it is all stunning - beautiful comfy bed, fantastic views from the terrace, great breakfast. If you wake up early enough as we did, you stroll out on the beach and can walk for hours, watching pelicans and other birds dive into water and feed on fish. A pair of dolphins made an appearance too. Next time we'll try and stay longer as we only spent one day in Holmes Beach this time around. Miljana and Serge, Kingston, Surrey, England
5 on January 17, 2009
This was an amazing trip simply because of the hospitality of the Harrington House. We were given exceptional treatment. I felt like a queen from the moment we arrived, but it keep getting better. The breakfasts were unreal. I can't wait to go back!
5 on January 16, 2009
We couldn't have asked for a better way to spend our 25th wedding anniversary! What a wonderful room we had and the staff was absolutely great! Definitely going back.
4.0 on January 11, 2009
I was so impressed with Harrington House and how they accommadate their guests. It was my first experience with a bed and breakfast and it was a excellent one.
4.8 on January 10, 2009
5 on January 08, 2009
Welcoming, relaxing and romantic! We have been going to the Harrington House every year (sometimes twice) for 7 years and love it. Great staff, food and atmosphere - highly recommend!
5 on December 25, 2008
We recently spent several days at the HH and it was perfect in every respect. Our room, Birdsong, was lovely and always sparkling. Everyone on the staff was so nice in so many ways. I could go on and on. Suffice it that this was our third stay and we will return again and again.
5 on December 21, 2008
Harrington House has been part of our honeymoon and right on our arrival we regret that we only booked in for a single night. This place is unbelievable gorgeous and lovely. You arrive and leave everything behind while having a sundowner on the deck or spotting dolphins during an delicious breakfast. Next time we are gonna show up it won't be for a single night only. Look at the pics and you will understand why we felt in love with Harrington House.
3.2 on December 07, 2008
great week end . i stayed in the cottage. anniversary. expensive. probably would have felt better in the main house. breakfast was great. staff very friendly. not a value. beach was breathtaking
4.8 on December 05, 2008
My husband and I spent just two nights and three days at Harrington House, but I came home more rested and refreshed than after most two-week vacations. For a "real" vacation, I must spend time preparing the week before, plus a week after catching up on mail, laundry, and work. Harrington House is only an hour away from our home. We packed shorts and sandals, jumped in the car, and away we went. The property is lovely, flowers everywhere, and of course, that magnificent beach. Add to this our lovely room, comfy bed, and those yummy, decadent breakfasts---sign me up for more!
4.8 on December 05, 2008
Beautiful place to stay. This last trip was our second stay at the Huth House. It a few minutes walk down the beach from the main house. Very PRIVATE and you get your very own little patio to the beach. The prices are not expensive (not cheap either), but affordable. We will definitely be going back there and staying at the Huth House again.
5 on December 04, 2008
My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at the Harrington House in Bungalow 1. We highly recommend this wonderful place. The Bungalow is adorable, and with a full kitchen and living area it's a great place to relax. Breakfast on the deck overlooking the beach was wonderful, the staff was friendly and helpful. We loved using the bikes to explore the area. We plan on coming back many times!
4.4 on November 28, 2008
I and four friends rented villa 1, adjacent to the B&B and also managed by Patti and Mark. It's style was spacious opulence in contrast to the charm of the B&B, but it was luxuriously furnished, and totally comfortable, with all amenities and a breathtaking view.
4.6 on November 28, 2008
We really enjoyed our stay at the harrington Bed and breakfast!!!!! Infact, we booked a 2 nighter over the Christmas Holidays!!! What a romantic place to get away from the business of life!!!!
5 on November 28, 2008
November 2008 - We spent the weekend at the Harrington House B&B Bungalow 1. Excellent! This is the place for a couples weekend.
5 on November 16, 2008
Need to get away for a day or a month. All the amenities and warm welcomes. The clientele is a good part of the experience. They are varied: young/ older, American, British, Scots. The friendly environment facilitates conversation and relaxation. I have been going as a single for several years and always feel part of the group and the return welcome cannot be beat. Give yourself a treat and you may want to make it an annual treat or more frequent visit
5 on November 07, 2008
Location and ambience cannot be duplicated. Staff very friendly and breakfast fantastic!
4.4 on November 06, 2008
The Harrington House is always a romantic and relaxing getaway. It's peaceful, private, and the breakfast is to die for! Friendly and catering staff. The house is central to several great island restaurants and tourist spots.
3.4 on October 30, 2008
The service was outstanding and the breakfast was wonderful. The view from our suite was spectacular. We will definitely return.
4.6 on October 26, 2008
My husband and I have stayed at Harrington House several times while visiting Anna Maria. The rooms are clean and furnished with lovely antiques, and the views spectacular! We particularly enjoy sitting on a private deck, or by the pool, and having coffee while enjoying the beach views. The breakfast alone is worth staying here, and help yourself freshly made chocolate chip cookies are a nice afternoon treat. We would highly recommend this for couples who want to enjoy a peacful, relaxing and home like stay on a piece of Florida paradise.
5 on October 24, 2008
We came for 4 nights to celebrate our 30th. Everything was just perfect. Beds, breakfast, locatoin, water, sand, dining out and sightseeing were all perfect. The staff was always friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back.
4.6 on October 20, 2008
My husband and I stayed at Harrington for two nights in Bungalow 2. The staff was very accomodating and gracious as we prepared to get married in their beautiful gazebo. Our bungalow was spacious and very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious, especially the blueberry pancakes, and the afternoon cookies were addictive. Our only complaint was that we could ot stay longer.
4.6 on October 19, 2008
This is the 3rd time we have been to Harrington House. We love this place and will keep coming back again and again even though we have traveled throughout the world. It is very romantic, relaxing, and we have great things to say about it.
5 on October 18, 2008
My wife and I have stayed here every May and October for several years, and always find it to be most relaxing and enjoyable. The room and facilities are clean and well kept. The breakfasts are superb. ....Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Shames
4.8 on October 17, 2008
Having found your beautiful accomadation by accident, I have to say how lucky we felt we were as accidents do not normally result in such good fortune. Our (all to short) stay was idealic – we stayed in the Sunset room, which mixed style and elegance in a really enchanting room. In addition to being very spacious, comfortable, spotless and pretty, there was most beautiful view of the ocean which could be enjoyed from the private deck off of the bedroom. Add to this lovely staff and sumptuous breakfasts and you have the perfect B & B.
4.4 on October 16, 2008
My husband and I have spent our last two anniversaries at Harrington House and look forward to going again next year. The view of the beach from the main house balconies are wonderful. This year we stayed in one of the Bungalows. It was absolutely beautiful and gave us more space. Breakfast is always a treat, and the staff is friendly and helpful.
5 on October 16, 2008
Kayaking, biking and gormet breakfasts were enjoyed. Our accommodations were delightful. The hosts and staff were so willing to help in any way.
5 on October 16, 2008
My wife and I like to visit our favorite places. Well, we have a new one. Harrington House is exactly what an exclusive beach place should be. comfortable with built-in history rather than just another concrete box. but most of all, staff who all consider it their place, rather than just a place to work. harrington Place is quaint, unique and has a fantastic beach. More than that we will not say, as it is usually full, and we don't want it overrun with newcommers, the way we were before our first visit. It is now high on our list of favorite places, and we will visit many times again. Right now I;m making reservations for the next time. Henry & Evyonne, October 2008
3.0 on October 07, 2008
Noticed difference in toiletries in bath and towels;no lotion as several prev. visits, scarce on soap 2 and 3rd days, towels started out as 3 bath towels for the two of us, which is needed as showers 2x day, and next days, gave two towels total and if one was on door, only one dry towel, place otherwise very up to par and staff most delightful as previously also.
5 on September 30, 2008
We had a great time spending our 27th Anniversary at the 1 BR Bungalow which is the best deal you can get. It had a kitchen, BA and a LR with plenty of room to stretch out instead of just a room in the main building. Fantastic service with a great breakfast too!
5 on September 27, 2008
Fantastic all around. Staff was pleasant and helpful and went out of their way to ensure we had a great visit. Beach was gorgeous. Loved the rooms. We stayed three nights and went back later in the week for two more nights. Will definitely return.
3.8 on September 26, 2008
Beautiful beach, could see the ocean from our bed. Room was nice, very private. Breakfast was excellant each morning. Restaurant right next door was outstanding. Would definantely recommend it to friends.
5 on September 25, 2008
This was my second opportunity to stay at Harrington House. It is my opinion that Harrington House is by far the best place to stay. I lived in Bradenton for 16 years and I know I would not stay anywhere else. Customer Service, the rooms, the pool, the breakfast and oh yes, the cookies. They all make paradise perfect. Thank you!!
5 on September 25, 2008
had a wonderful time...meals were excellent...service was excellent...could not have been better
5 on September 22, 2008
immaculate room, friendly staff, beautiful view, delicious breakfast. we will be back.
5 on September 18, 2008
Another fine B&B with all the comforts of home and people that care! We have stayed in many B&B's and look forward to another visit to Harrington House in the near future. My hat is off to the chef for the great breakfasts that we enjoyed.
4.4 on September 12, 2008
Wonderful stay at Harrington B&B - went with another couple who shares the same anniversary - had dinner at Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key but will definitely use the restaurant next to the Huth house next time. Very relaxing and comfortable - can't wait to go back!!!
5 on September 12, 2008
When your soul needs to be pampered and it calls to the beach, what better place to get it all but at the Harrinton House B&B on Anna Maria Island. My husband and I started coming here 3 years ago and each time we stay a little longer because we LOVE it and won't go anywhere else on this beautiful island. The staff and all they have to offer is the best. You won't be disappointed.
5 on September 09, 2008
This Inn was everything we expected and more. The Bungalow was new and very comfortable. Service was great and the breakfast was super. We will return!
4.0 on September 08, 2008
My husband and I stayed in the one bedroom bungelow. It was beyond amazing. The pictures on the website showed and beautiful bungelow to stay in but when we got there it was 10 times better. Everything was so perfect we can not wait to go again. We have told everyone we know wonderful the Bed & Breakfast was and the people made the experience top notch. After all the hotels that we have stayed in over the years this was the best experience we had ever had.
4.6 on September 08, 2008
Our 4 day getaway to AMI was the best! Harrington House B&B exceeded out expectations. Our room was lovely and RIGHT ON THE BEACH! The breakfasts were excellent and there were many amenities. Will Definitely return.
5 on September 02, 2008
We just celebrated our 46th Anniversary at the Harrington House and enjoyed it tremendously. The day begins with a superb made-to-order breakfast and ends on the beach with a glass of wine watching spectacular sunsets. When you open the door you walk out on the beach. The staff is super friendly and helpful. We recommend it highly!
3.2 on August 29, 2008
Don't try to email or call the staff because you'll never get a response. I took a risk by booking one of their rooms even though I would've liked to have heard more information about their other rooms. It was very pretty, the staff was accomodating, and I would stay there again. It's very relaxing there and a great weekend getaway.
3.6 on August 29, 2008
The mood is peaceful from the first walk to the office to register, to the sounds at night. Everything is clean, well-maintained, and convenient. The room and bath were comfortable, and storage made the space efficient. There were homey touches with the decorating that made us feel like quests and not customers. The food was elegantly presented, and delicious. There were lounging chairs and towels provided for both the poolside and the beach which was an unexpected addition. A place worth going back to.
5 on August 26, 2008
I have stayed there 3 years in a row both with my husband and with a group of women friends. We booked for next year already. It is a heavenly retreat and you will leave destressed, pampered, and refreshed. It is perfection in every category. Goumet breakfast, spotless accomadations, smiling service, wonderful pool, and steps to beach. Can't beat it.
4.6 on August 24, 2008
Every feature of the Harrington House was delightful! Our Sunset room, looking over the pool and beach was so comfortable and the porch was the perfect place to relax and celebrate. We loved the delicious breakfasts and the lovely rooms in which they were served. Everyone was so friendly and we enjoyed daily interesting conversations with our servers. This was a treat from our daughter and the very best weekend to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.
4.8 on August 22, 2008
We did a girlfriend trip to Anna Maria and the Harrington House was great! Quaint, cozy, and quiet! We enjoyed a great view of the beach. We also ate breakfast outside by the pool and it was yummy. We ate at great restaurants...the Beach Bistro, the Waterfront, and the Columbia. I have already booked my next stay at Harrington House!
5 on August 20, 2008
any time we stay at the Harrington House we have a great mini vacation! The problems of the world melt away as you glide in the warm waters of the Gulf and after a great night sleep in one of their beautiful rooms you feel refreshed and ready to face the world again. We LOVE it!!! I would live there 365 days a year if I could..
2.6 on August 14, 2008
We were unimpressed with this B&B and would not stay there again. We wanted a special place to celebrate our anniversary so we opted for a gulf front room. It was so expensive and was just an average room. The whole place looks a little tired and could use some maintenance. Breakfast was good though.
Dear Guest: I noticed, after returning from out of town, that your anticipation of enjoying yourself at Harrington House for your anniversary was not as special as you were hoping. Please know how awful I feel about this. This should have been such a special weekend for the two of you. Some say that "disappointment" lingers longer and is remembered 10 times more than satisfaction. So I thoroughly understand why it was on your mind the other day and throughout your stay at Harrington House to respond to our "Request to post comments on this site". We thank you so very much for taking the time to express yourself and to let us know we need to open our eyes to possible improvements of the 1925 home. We try to get it right; but some things are on-going and others just get over-looked until they are pointed out to us. I guess that's the human nature in us all. Again, you were right and we have started to look around to find what is "Tired" and needs our special TLC; and we hope that they can be tackled quickly. We hope that these inadequacies with the facility did not over-shadow the pleasure of being right on the beach. We try to meet the anticipations of our guests and we're disappointed with ourselves when glitches happen. Please try us again and if you would be so kind and email us your name and phone number that would be greatly appreciated. I would like to contact you directly. Again, Thank You for helping us open our eyes!
5 on August 10, 2008
A wonderful place to stay on a wonderful island. The place is great; the beach is white, close and great; the staff is friendly, helpful and great to get to know. They will help you find whatever you want to eat, places to shop, or whatever you need. Umbrellas, noodles for floating, and chairs are provided for your use. A wonderful stay in Florida.
4.8 on August 09, 2008
Beautiful beach location, outstanding staff and the best breakfasts I have ever had at a B&B. We will return for another stay.
4.2 on August 08, 2008
My wife and I spent our 28th anniversery at the Harrington House and had a wonderful time. The staff were exceptional and the atmosphere spendid; we would highly recommend staying at the Harrington House
4.4 on August 07, 2008
What a wonderful place for a respite and close to two five star restaurants. Quiet and on the beach. Beautiful sunsets, and an absolutely wonderful breakfast. (and the WiFi worked far better than other places I have stayed.) The staff was the best.
4.8 on August 04, 2008
This is my second time to the Harrington House and I love it! I have stayed at the Imperiore house twice and the cocktail pool is perfect! Can't wait to see you next year!
4.2 on August 02, 2008
We were upgraded to the Cottage and it was a wonderful treat. Thank You
5 on August 01, 2008
WHAT TO SAY? EVERYTHING WAS REALLY PERFECT. HARD TO BELIEVE IN THIS DAY AND AGE BUT IT REALLY WAS THE STAFF MADE YOU FEEL LIKE FAMILY, THE BREAKFAST WAS OUTSTANDING,THE ROOM WAS REALLY PRETTY AND IMMACULATE. WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK RICHARD & JOANNE SMITH
5 on August 01, 2008
Everyone was wonderful.The staff treated us like we were famiely. It was very clean, the food was wonderful and we had a wonderful time. I'm really looking foward to returning. carlese and Greg
4.4 on August 01, 2008
Friendly, beautiful and memorable!
3.4 on July 27, 2008
We just returned from a lovely stay where the staff is wonderful and the location spectacular. We also stayed at one of their most expensive rooms "La Veranda" which had great view of the ocean but looked quite tired and needs a remodelation badly. Our room even got flooded from rain water entering through the door in the balcony. Defintely not worth the $239 per night we paid.
3.2 on July 27, 2008
WE ENJOYED THE ROOM OFF THE GARDENS. WE WERE DISAPPOINTED IN THE SHOWER STALL. THERE WAS NO SPA TO ENJOY. WE WERE DISAPPOINTED IN THE BREAKFAST,BUT THE SERVICE WAS GOOD.
4.0 on July 26, 2008
Our short visit to Harrington House was excellent. The suite was very spacious, breakfast was excellent, and it's location on the Beach was outstanding.
5 on July 25, 2008
This was our third year celebrating our wedding anniversary at Harrington House. We stayed in the two bedroom bungalow and absolutely loved it. The well chosen furnishings made us feel like we were at home as they were so comfortable. Our stay was another memorable one and most relaxing. We already have reservations for next year.
4.0 on July 25, 2008
What a wonderful B&B - The owners were gracious & friendly. We had a great view of the ocean from our suite!
4.2 on July 20, 2008
Quiet stay, beautiful views, wonderful breakfasts, charming staff. All in all fabulous.
4.6 on July 18, 2008
I am in a software developer and was in a terrific need of downtime with my wife. From the time we stepped into the main house until we left 4 days later, it was worth the trip down there. The breakfast was great - especially the bread they serve daily. It is made on site. Service staff were never in the way and were very thorough and polite. The ability to walk off the porch and onto the beach is priceless; the daily sunsets, spectacular. I don't think I have ever seen so many dolphins in the wild at once, and I was born and raised in the Caribbean. I usually prefer B&B's to hotels, so, I have added this one to my Favorites List of downtime destinations. So, go ahead and take a chance. You'll get your money's worth.
4.0 on July 18, 2008
Our vacation, family of 4 including 15 and 12 year olds, was wonderful. The beach was clean and the water great. Breakfast everyday was superb. Very relaxing and calm. We were totally refreshed when we left. Enjoy the ocean kayaks, we did.
4.0 on July 17, 2008
We are from Tampa so although this was not our first visit to Anna Maria it was our first stay at Harrington House. We loved it. Everything and everyone was perfect. We can't ewait to come back.
4.0 on July 15, 2008
We visit Harrington House for a long weekend about twice a year on average. It is a wonderful, relaxing spot to regain one's sanity. We recommend it highly.
5 on July 11, 2008
When I attend yoga and my instructor says go to your favorite place - your place of peace and contentment, I immediately picture the balcony of the Vernada Room. I can hear, see and smell the ocean and I am totally happy.
3.0 on July 11, 2008
Wonderful location, Doth#2 bathroom could use a fan and something to place your "things" on. Kitchen not really set up to cook....otherwise, we loved the place and would go back.
3.8 on July 11, 2008
Very nice, quiet and so relaxing! We had a wonderful stay!
5 on July 10, 2008
The place was beautiful, and the staff was amazing. We cant wait to get back there.
5 on July 10, 2008
The Harrington House came highly recommended to us as a destination for my husbands birthday. We stayed in their Carriage House with a view like none-other. We looked straight onto the beach and could walk right out to the beach just be walking downstairs. They had bikes, kayaks, and jet ski access. The pool is wonderfully warm as well. We brought 3 of best couple friends there. We absolutely loved the staff, the decor of the rooms and everything else about the property! There's nothing better than spending a relaxing & peaceful time on the beach and laying your head down in a beautiful cozy room.
4.6 on July 10, 2008
My husband and I started at the Carriage House last year and thoroughly enjoyed the accomodations and the sense of family. This year we did two days at the Carriage House, for "just us" time and then moved to Grande Villas where our adult children joined us. Everything was wonderful. The Villas are self contained, however, everything you could ever want was provided! The other people that were there were delightful as well. Good management and great hospitality skills make this a great place to stay! We are definately going back!
5 on July 10, 2008
The room...perfect. The view...breathtaking. The food...superb. The service...unmatched. We will be highly recommending this place to anyone who lives in or visits the area.
5 on July 04, 2008
We first heard about the Harrington House years ago- our brother and sister-in-law stayed there and loved it. So, for the occasion of our 15th wedding anniversary, we decided to renew our vows and spend 4 nights at your B & B. The welcoming staff referred us a wonderful minister to officiate; and celebrated our milestone anniversary with us. The serenity of this B & B is beyond words - from the beautiful room with outdoor patio; to the fabulous breakfasts made to order and served on fine china and linens each morning; to the library of complimentary videos to be enjoyed or books to be read; to the grounds just steps away from white sandy beaches and the gulf - we had not relaxed like that in years! Thank you for this wonderful memory in our lives. We hope to visit again someday. Linda and George Phillips Chicago, Illinois
5 on July 03, 2008
A dear friend's daughter got married on a place called Anna Maria Island, FL. She recommended several hotels and the Harrington House B&B. Never having heard of the island but loving bed and breakfasts, we decided to give it a whirl. What a treat!!!! The Harrington House is beautifully appointed and the location couldn't have been more beautiful. We enjoyed two delicious breakfasts sitting out under an umbrella at the pool while looking out to the Gulf. My husband and I were just so sorry we didn't plan to stay longer. We both relaxed and felt so refreshed after only 2 days. There is no doubt Ed and I will go back again soon for a longer visit to this wonderful Bed & Breakfast and an adorable island.
5 on June 27, 2008
We had a really nice surprise as soon as we entered the grounds. Our room, although small, was terrific. The food was excellent and the help all wonderful. We can't wait to return for our next visit. Keep up the great work! Margaret and Joe Tampa
5 on June 26, 2008
It has been our practise to drive all over Florida looking for the perfect,romantic retreat--guess what,it was less than 10 miles from home all along.Harrington house is a dream embodied.There is an abundance of fine and fun food,all within a free trolley ride.We were kids again(not mid 70's) We will return,but we're trying to decide if we should tell too many others.
4.6 on June 26, 2008
My husband and I chose the Harrington House for our anniversary trip. We are so glad we did. From the fabulous view and easy access to the beach to the very friendly and entertaining staff. The staff are very accomodating as well. My husband and I were supposed to go on a fishing trip and we were going to miss breakfast. Knowing this they set out bowls of cereal, bananas, banana bread and told us they would have milk in the frig for us. They also have lounged chairs, umbrellas, snorkels, rafts, noodles etc for your use on the beach or by there pool. We will definitely stay here again!
4.8 on June 21, 2008
A private patio had been added to our favourite room, making a very enjoyable place to relax. The breakfast has always been something to look forward to, and the elegant, but friendly and laid back atmosphere adds to the pleasure of the stay. The location is on the very best part of the beach.
4.6 on June 16, 2008
My wife and I have been going to the beautiful Harrington House Bed & Breakfast for many years now to celebrate our anniversary. It's hard for me to put into words the joy we feel as we return each year. It has been the most relaxing two nights of our year every year since. The old-fashioned splendor of the B&B (we stay in the main home), the warmth of the staff, the excellence of the breakfast, the pleasant quietness and old Florida feel of the town and area, and the incredible views of the greatest stretch of beach we've ever been on make it an absolutely great experience every year. We highly recommend the wonderful Harrington House! It is excellence in every respect!
4.6 on June 15, 2008
We loved being on the beach and watching the sunset. We had the room with the large heart-shaped jacuzzi tub which was amazing. We celebrated my husbands birthday here and it was perfect. We will see you all again in the near future.
4.2 on June 13, 2008
Bungalow 2 was a fabulous place to stay for the short time we had. It was a clean and tidy, bright and pleasant environment with all mod cons to keep us operating far from home. The TV's enabled us to monitor the news and weather, coffee bags kept us awake and washing liquid enabled us to wash and dry clohes as required. The radio's in each bedroom allowed us to listen to our favorite station 105.5 WDUV. Breakfast was an unexpected bonus and a treat to behold. Chef prepared and served by tne most delightful girls in town, the choice was always free and easy. Having had time to reflect I think a safe deposit box would be an advantage as the door lock system seemed a little weak. The pool was small and visited by sea gulls which may be deterred by some fine aerial wires or cords above the pool. PS The cookies were great, the banana cake exceptional, and the beach equipment all that was required.
4.0 on June 13, 2008
We have been coming to the Harrington House for 10 years. The service is excellent; the staff kind and caring and the view is astounding! These people treat you as if you were part of their family. I would recommend the Harrington House to anyone!
4.8 on June 12, 2008
Beautiful, romantic rooms! Many different rooms, cottages, and houses to choose from, all with breathtaking views of the ocean. Breakfast is outstanding! Staff is extremely kind and helpful! We've been back every year for seven years, and plan to keep coming back!
5 on June 11, 2008
Great place and hospitality. Great breakfasts.
4.4 on June 10, 2008
My wife and I live in Tampa and every Memorial Day weekend we travel to the Harrington House. This was our 4th year and we're already booked for 2009. AMI is a great get away and The HH is a wonderful get-away. Very laid back which is just what we want and need. Highly recommend the Huth House!
4.4 on May 30, 2008
Harrington House is the rare B&B that is right on the beach, and a lovely beach it is -- white sand and blue/green water. All amenities are exceptional. The breakfasts are delicious, you can eat outside or inside, and they serve from 7:30-10, so they accommodate early and late risers. There is a pool that is small for laps but perfect for a relaxing float. There are bicycles available, and the island is great for riding. They provide a water cooler so you can fill your bottle. Music CDs and DVDs are available for the room, as are umbrellas in case of rain. Plenty of chaises for sitting around the pool and some are directly on the beach. And of course there are menus for local restaurants. The staff is professional and helpful, but not intrusive -- this is not the kind of touchy/feely place in which someone is always asking where you ate dinner the night before or what you plan to do that afternoon. Our room and the terrace were very nice, not the most luxurious or spacious, but when you combine the setting, location, and amenities, we consider Harrington House a top-flight B&B that we hope to come back to every year.
5 on May 30, 2008
My three sisters and I got together for a getaway weekend and chose Harrington House because we had been there before and loved it. Everything about the weekend was fabulous - from the comfortable rooms, the very best breakfasts and the wonderful staff. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. I can't say enough about how great our visit was. It was our third visit to Harrington House and won't be the last!!
4.6 on May 29, 2008
My husband and I attended a wedding at the Harrington house and decided to stay a couple of days and were so happy we did. The view from Birdsong is amazing, watching dolphins swim by kayaking at sunset, and most of all, the service at the bed and breakfast is very welcoming.
4.8 on May 24, 2008
Could not have asked for anything better except being able to stay there longer...
4.6 on May 22, 2008
4.8 on May 22, 2008
It can't get much better. An elequent setting, with some distinguishing guests from across the pond (England) and a wait staff eager to please. We will return.
4.2 on May 22, 2008
Really enjoyed the breakfast. VERY quiet location. Liked the island. Great time.
5 on May 22, 2008
This was first vacation for my husband and I in 7 years. The room, the view, the food..the kindness, all exceptional. Stayed at Huth 2.
5 on May 19, 2008
We had an amazing time. The Harrington House is like coming to pardise.
4.6 on May 16, 2008
You have a beautiful location, and an even better atmosphere and ambiance. We love coming to your little corner of the world and leaving everything else behind. This will be our 10th year and 14th visit to the Harrington House - we love it, and will continue to return! We relax there like nowhere else. You have a special magic.
5 on May 15, 2008
Decided on a Friday to "get away" for Saturday night. Spent 3-4 hours and called at least ten places with no luck. On a wim, called Harrington house Sat morn and had a palce booked for that night. We stayed in the Vista Grande Villas, Villa 1, and it was fit for a king. My wife could only stare and say "oh my God" (it was a surprise). I give this place my highest approval. Tim
5 on May 13, 2008
Wow, had such a wonderful time at the Harrington House in April. Felt more like I was staying at a friend's home. The rooms, wonderful breakfast, and hospitality are first class - exactly what you would expect at the finest B&B. The setting right on the beach, with a beautiful pool is heaven. A wonderful place for a peaceful, relaxing get away from it all.
4.8 on May 10, 2008
We just returned from another relaxing stay at Harrington House. I believe this was our 5th stay and I would have to say you have not lost your edge! We had a great time & enjoyed the fantastic breakfasts as usual! We will see you again! Thanks!
5 on May 06, 2008
This is our fourth stay at Harrington House on Anna Maria Island and I cannot imagine staying anywhere else. . Harrington House is picture perfect and the location right on the beach couldn't be better. The staff are genuine and caring and willing to do whatever they can to make your visit with them a wonderful experience. Breakfast is a culinary delight every morning. I highly recommend Harrington House as a vacation destination on Anna Maria Island.
5 on May 01, 2008
My husband and I had such a wonderful time at Harrington House! We were only there for a long weekend but everything was so perfect, we felt like we had been gone for much longer. We recommend it highly and will return as soon as possible!
3.6 on May 01, 2008
This was my fourth stay at the Harrington House. I have stayed at the Huth House which I find much nicer than the Carriage House. Carriage 3 is very small and the bed is also very small and uncomfortable. However, the beach is beautiful and makes up for the room. My husband and I were MUCH younger than everyother guest (we are in our mid 20's), but we didnt mind. Breakfast is great! Will stay again, but not in Carriage 3.
5 on May 01, 2008
This was our fourth visit to Harrington House. As always, it was wonderful! The rooms, staff, breakfasts, access to the beach, and the extras such as free use of bicycles and kayaks all make for an extraordinary experience. We plan to go again as soon as possible.
4.2 on May 01, 2008
We came for our anniversary and could not have had a nicer room. We were in the Huth #3 and there is not a better view in town. Had dinner on our private patio each night and really had a chance to relax. Great place, a must go!!
4.6 on April 28, 2008
We stayed at Villa #2 for the week of my wedding, along with our bridal party and it far exceeded anything we had ever dreamed about. The place was impeccably clean and the condo amenities were top of the line. The rooms were huge, the view was amazing, and the place was well-stocked with linens, cookware, etc. Without a doubt we would stay there a thousand times more.
4.0 on April 27, 2008
We have always difficulties in rating according to a given scale. The friendliness of our hosts was heartwarming, the location in all respects spotless and wonderful and since we always arrive without preset ideas, we were most impressed by the service, the setting, the care with which the house is kept and made a home, the delicious breakfast. We considered ourselves very lucky to have crossed the newspaper review about Harrington House giving us the idea to choose this place. Thanks for your warm welcome and excellent service. Hope to see you again. best regards herbert & elisabeth noelting, Sabine Kaufmann.
4.2 on April 25, 2008
Beautiful place. People are warn, friendly, and helpful. The view is terrific. We will definitely consider returning in the future.
4.0 on April 21, 2008
We loved everything about our stay. Our condo was beautiful,well equiped,the grounds and pool perfect.
4.0 on April 19, 2008
Wonderful breakfast, beautiful area to walk around and friendly personnel.
5 on April 17, 2008
Jo is pleasant and wonderful. Nice to stay where people care. We will be back.
4.4 on April 17, 2008
We (my wife and I) stayed in the number two bungalow and had a wonderful time. I can't speak for the rooms in the house, but the bungalow offered the perfect getaway for us. It was just across the street from the main B&B and the beach is one of the nicest in Florida. I strongly recommend this B&B.
4.4 on April 15, 2008
Very relaxing, quiet area. Beautiful view of the sunset over the golf while watching the dolphins.
5 on April 15, 2008
Our stay at Harrington House was amazing; from the dolphin and pelican shows to the magical sunsets and stargazing from the pool. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The island is laid back and relaxing. The beach is quiet. Definitely one of the best places we’ve stayed.
4.4 on April 14, 2008
This was our first B&B experience. It was so enchanting and lovely at the beachfront! Everything you need is there with bicycles, beach chairs, etc.
3.2 on April 12, 2008
If you love the ocean, swimming and the sun, this place is for you. Our room was directly on the beach which we loved. We could sit on our chaises right on our back patio or pull the chaises closer to the water. We watched the sun rise as we walked on the beach to breakfast and back to our room. We spent the day on the beach, went to the Sandbar (great food on the beach) for lunch, went back to the beach, walked to the pool and swam, and went back to the beach. The pool water was so warm and delightful with chairs and tables with umbrellas. The breakfasts were delicious. You can eat inside or watch the sunrise and the beach outside. We would have liked to see a bowl of fruit served with the breakfast instead of just a few pieces of fruit with the entree. We had french toast one morning and blueberry pancakes another morning and scrambled eggs with bacon and chives another morning. We would have liked to see bigger portions, but they will give you more if you ask. Specialty dishes can be made plain if you prefer. The rooms were lovely and clean but not glamourous. This is beach living not the Ritz Carlton. We loved it and already made our reservations for next year! For the price, it was definitely worth it! Personally, I would have been willing to pay a little more and have a bowl of fruit, a platter of cheese and a bigger portion for breakfast and lemonade and cookies at the pool!
5 on April 09, 2008
My husband and I have been going to the Harrington House yearly for over a decade and we look forward to our stays there with great anticipation. The Inn is right on a wonderful beach which is uncrowded, long and sandy, with great swimming. The heated pool is also big enough to swim laps and you can have breakfast overlooking it and the ocean. Breakfasts change each day and they are great - omlets, blintzes, pancakes, eggs benedict. The staff is so accommodating that you immediately feel at home. The room we choose has a private pation;and other rooms overlook the gulf. It's a great place to relax and enjoy life. Anna Maria Island is very low key and has excellent restaurants.
5 on April 04, 2008
We were only able to stay one night at the Harrington House but will definitely go for a longer stay next time. The room was beautiful and very clean. The breakfast was delicious. The service outstanding. The staff was very accomodating and personable. Great place for a romantic getaway
5 on April 03, 2008
This was a wonderful vacation and we enjoyed it so much. Everything was perfect.
5 on March 29, 2008
We loved Harrington House. We're a family of four, and stayed at Bungalow 2. It's decorated so nicely. We cooked a few dinners and enjoyed our meal on the little patio. Don't miss their breakfasts-ever! They are so tasty, and even remembered our drinks from the morning before. My daughters never missed the homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and my oldest snagged the recipe on our way out the door. There was only warning, "Don't make the cookies too often, or your next stay won't be as special." Don't miss this gem!
4.0 on March 10, 2008
Hello--Just a quick note to say how much Colin and I enjoyed our stay with you at Harrington House the end of January. The delightful breakfasts, sound of the surf at night through our open door, and comfortable bed (a real plus); we spent our days reading, sightseeing, and eating at really good restaurants. Also, to our amazement, we had flawless weather. I still miss the rhythm of days off with nothing to do. Keep up the good work.
5 on March 10, 2008
We stayed in Bungalow 1 for 2 nights and loved it! Well furnished and appointed, great breakfast at main house and most of all, sincere hospitality that will bring us back for more! Ann and Carmen Talarico
5 on March 02, 2008
We had a great stay at Harrington House in the Sunset room. The absolute best was having wonderful breakfasts outside looking at the white sand beach and the ocean. Just bring me more tea, I could stay here all morning! Beach walking, shopping, and sunset on the balcony. The staff were helpful, easy to talk to, open, and welcoming.
4.4 on March 01, 2008
We love returning to the Harrington House. The people are friendly and accomodating, the breakfasts are top notch, and the rooms are superb. We love getting up in the morning and being right on the beach. Bicycles are available and we love biking around the island and exploring new restaurants. If you are looking for a quiet retreat on the beach, this is one of the great spots we have found.
4.6 on February 29, 2008
Can't say enough good about this place - truly exceeded our expectations. Loveley accomodations -gorgeous location - delicious breakfasts...Can't wait to return. Perfect romantic, restful escape!
4.4 on February 29, 2008
Warm, welcoming, clean and comfortable. Watched pelicans dive into the turquoise water while sitting on our deck!
4.6 on February 25, 2008
Fifth year coming...great service, friendly like home, and a beautiful house and beach. What is not to like?
5 on February 23, 2008
Great view, friendly staff (especially Jo & Ann). Convenience of beach chairs. Breakfasts exceptional.
5 on February 23, 2008
I highly recommend this wonderful gem of a B & B! Found it totally by accident and c ouldn't have been more pleased! MB
5 on February 22, 2008
We have been going to Harrington House B&B for at least 7 years. We have never been disappointed. Each room is wonderful and the food is great. The people are fantastic and are now friends. If the weather should not be the best, it doesn't matter!!
4.6 on February 20, 2008
We loved Harrington House and Anna Maria Island. A nice beach view, nice pool, and a great breakfast each morning after a walk on the beach. We enjoyed the laid-back atmophere of the island. We recommend staying here, and also the Sandbar and Waterfront to eat. For something very local, and a great price, try the Rod & Reel. We wish we could have stayed longer, and can't wait to return to the Harrington House.
5 on February 18, 2008
This was our third trip to Harrington House and every time we go it keeps getting better. Our favorite room is Huth House #3 which is pictured on the lower right hand corner. What doesn't show from the photo is the beach right outside the door. The huge Pines shade the patio, but when you want sun, it is only footsteps away. The completely modern bathroom has a huge 2 person shower along with a jacuzzi where you can look out over the ocean while still in the privacy of your room. There was a refrigerator in the room so we would pick up food for lunch on the patio. You can literally walk for miles on the beach. If you watch carefully, the dolphins will be swimming along with you as you walk. Breakfast is a real treat. It is served either in the lovely indoor dining room or poolside. Either way there is a view of the ocean. While you can order almost anything you would like, there is a special every morning. My favorite was the spinach, bacon and mushroom omelet served with oatmeal toast and fresh fruit. If you ever tire of the fantastic view, you can always go for a bicycle ride (no charge for the bikes) around the island. It has been great to find a quiet little island with no high rise chain hotels. All of the restaurants are locally owned also. The Sandbar, just up the beach is a favorite of ours. Your table is literally right on the beach with live entertainment as you watch the sunset. We can promise you that the hospitality from Jo, Patty and Ann will make you feel at home, or make you wish you had a home like this!
4.2 on February 15, 2008
My wife and I have spent years of traveling and we couldn't imagine what more we could have wanted for a place to stay. Our room at the Huth House will remain number one on our list for a long time.
4.2 on February 15, 2008
Everyone was very friendly and the breakfast was delicious! We had a blast riding the bicycles around the island! If you're coming to Florida you must stay here - the beach is phenomenal!!
4.0 on February 14, 2008
A B&B right on the beach. Swimming in the pool, and then in the Gulf ! ! Fantastic. Great breakfasts, clean rooms, pleasant staff. What more could you want??
3.8 on February 14, 2008
Our stay at Harrington House Bed and Breakfast was just what we needed! When we pulled into the driveway knew we made a good choice. We found this BnB online and took a chance; we are seasoned BnB er's! We know Florida pretty well but had never heard of Anna Maria Island...just lovely! The staff at Harrington House were pleasant and very friendly... the beautiful Gulf is just steps away from where we enjoyed a delicious breakfast outdoors, poolside. Our stay was too short so we plan a return as soon as we can and stay longer for the breathtaking view of the Gulf, the white sand, lovely accomodations and terrific local restaurants. A peacful place to relax and unwind...We thouroughly enjoyed our stay.
4.0 on February 14, 2008
We truly enjoyed our five nights at this charming, laid-back B&B on beautiful Holmes Beach. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and the breakfasts were delicious. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked seven nights for February, 2009.
5 on February 02, 2008
We had a wonderful stay and would go back again in a minute. The staff is so friendly and make you feel like you are in their home. The breakfast was so great and you could get whatever you wanted. I loved the location, right on the beach and we walked on it each morning. We had the third floor room, Sunset, and it was such a great view of the sunset every night. We hope to go back again in the near future.
5 on August 27, 2007
We thoroughly enjoyed our Stay. Right on Beach. Lovely dining room with delicious Breakfast. Coffe and Herbal teas available all day. Eat Outside by pool. Great service. Definitly would go back again. peaceful atmosphere.
4.0 on April 21, 2007
We have stayed here twice. Once as just a couple and once with 3 couples. Located on the beach with kayaks and bicycles available to borrow, the setting is great. The service is flexible, they will accommodate your alergies or diet or even fix breakfast early if you have to leave early. We liked getting coffee, walking the beach, then come back to a relaxing breakfast. Snacks were available at all times. Very accommodating innkeepers.