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Thurston House

851 Lake Avenue , Maitland, FL 32751 USA (Show map)
23 Reviews
$205 - $220
per night

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Thurston House has a quiet & serene setting, yet is only 5 miles north of downtown Orlando. Our 1885 Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse style home has been lovingly restored, boasting beautiful woodwork and floors. Furnished using a comfortable and eclectic blend of antiques & reproductions, all three rooms have queen-sized beds, private baths, and desk with phone. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the inn and even on the wraparound porch! We are set amid eight acres of land overlooking charming Lake Eulalia, yet are minutes from great restaurants, museums and shopping. Winter Park is just moments away too! The wooded acerage around us has a low key walking trail for your enjoyment. Take a stroll and listen to the birds singing away. They really enjoy our Certified Wildlife Habitat! For those not motivated to stroll, and porch rockers are waiting for you.

Rooms & Rates

O'Heir Room

This room is decorated in deep ruby red w/white accents. The morning sun over Lake Eulalia is breathtaking from the windows! The queen size iron sleigh bed (no footboard!) is placed to take advantage of the view, the Florida fireplace and the large TV in the beautiful corner amoire. A working desk as well as a pair of wing chairs make this room very comfortable. Also in the amoire are a DVD player, VCR and CD player. The en-suite bath has a standard tub with beautiful tile surround.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Hirsch Room

This room offers a queen size four poster bed that is high off the floor...perfect for viewing the Florida fireplace! A working size desk, two bureaus and a wonderful corner chair are yours to enjoy. This room has a small flat screen TV with built in DVD player and a CD player for your listening enjoyment. The deep blue colors in the room are beautiful with the afternoon sunlight this room enjoys.The en-suite bath has the original claw footed tub, but with modern shower attached too. Please note that if you have mobility problems, climbing into this tub may be a problem for you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cubbedge Room

This room has a great queen size iron bed along with a bureau, working desk and cozy loveseat. The serene colors of gold, green and black are warm and inviting. There is a small flat screen TV with DVD player and VCR. There is a CD player tucked away in the corner. The en-suite bath features a standard tub with beautiful tile surround.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.7

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5 on November 25, 2013

My husband and I went to Winterpark on business and we never unless we have to stay in a hotel. We travel on business most of the time we travel and feel that a B&B gives you a place at the end of the day where you feel like you are at home. Carol and Joe were both wonderful host and Carol still is at the top of her game even after 21 years of doing this. The details were quite nice, and I believe that she has thought of everything. The breakfast that she put together took you to New England, where she is from and you will as she puts its have a New England experience with palm trees. I know we will find ourselves in the Winterpark area again and I will call the Thurston House home once again. Thanks again to you both for making us feel so comfy on this in and out trip.

Wonderful Stay

5 on December 03, 2011

We celebrated our 2nd Anniversary at the Thurston House. It is so beautifully decorated, faces a lake and wonderful breakfast. A very peaceful stay with lots of extra perks. Judy and John

Just being a tourist

3.8 on August 18, 2011

Every year before school starts back up I take a trip and become a tourist. This was a lovely place. Would go back

Old Florida

5 on July 21, 2011

Breakfast was artfully presented and very tasty. Our room was very comfortable and tastefully decorated with period pieces. The innkeeper gave excellent attention to detail and we were delighted to spend 2 nights in such a lovely setting. Just 10 minutes away from fine dining and shopping. Would highly recommend.


4.6 on February 17, 2011

Warm hospitality, excellent breakfast. Highly recommend this B&B

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Location Type

10 minutes to Winter Park and downtown Orlando, 30 mintues to Universal/Disney area, 40 minutes to New Smyrna Beach, 60 minutes to Cocoa Beach, 50 minute to Cape Canaveral, Lakeside, Suburban


Orlando, FL (MCO) 18 miles

Directions to property:

From airport Rt.#436N. Take Rt.#408 W. Get off at Rt.#I-4E. Go to exit #88 Lee Rd. Go right, then left at the light - Wymore. At first light go right - Kennedy (this changes name to Lake Avenue). We are 7/10 of a mile down on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Excellent dining, antiques and museums within 10 minutes, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Videos , 1st fl wraparound porch w/rockers, table, chairs., Upstairs porch w/double hammock and seating area.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Walking paths/gardens, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Not suitable for young children.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Only during special events and some holidays.
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night; ask for corporate policy
  • Cancellations: 3 day cancellation policy ; ask for corporate policy



Carole & Joe Ballard

Languages spoken


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Continental plus or full every day

  • Time Served: 6:30am-9am
  • Serving Location: Porch breakfast upon request., Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Eggs Florentine
Eggs Florentine 9 eggs 2C Cottage Cheese 2C grated cheese 4oz feta cheese 4T melted butter 20oz frozen spinach, thawed & drained 1t nutmeg Whisk eggs, add all other ingredients one at a time and mix well. Bake 350 degrees until set. Place under broiler just to brown. YUMMMMM!!!!


Special Package

Business Travel Club

Business Travel Club Stay at Thurston House for business travel more than 6 nights and automatically get enrolled in our "Corporate Club". This enables you to enjoy all the benefits of staying here on business - all the modern amenities in your guest room, such as desk, phone, modem hookup, complimentary wireless Internet - but also allows you to accumulate points for a free nights stay. Call the innkeeper for more details.

Frequent Stay Programs

Frequent Stay Program! Stay at Thurston House, accumilate 12 nights over time, and receive the next night free. We have one guest on his 8th card!

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851 Lake Avenue , Maitland, FL 32751 USA (Show map)

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