Ibis Bed & Breakfast

856 5th St. South , Safety Harbor, FL 34695 USA (Show map)


Nestled on the western shore of Tampa Bay and close to airports and attractions you'll find Safety Harbor, a quaint Main Street community and The Ibis Bed & Breakfast, in walking distance of shops, restaurants and parks. Visit festivals and on 3rd Friday nights for the free Music Series. Its four quaint rooms are shorebird-themed. Enjoy fresh breakfasts daily with home baked treats, fruits, gourmet coffee. Member, Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Visit Florida, AAA. Winner of Mayor's Award of Excellence 2010, Nominee of Donel Dermody White Glove Award for housekeeping excellence 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Check website for special occasion ala carte amenities, and free day!



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Safety Harbor Gem

5 on January 11, 2016

My wife and I spent two nights at Ibis and couldn't have been more pleased. Helene is wonderful host, town is cute as can be, breakfasts (the onsite dining) were wonderful. Try the Grouper Sandwich anyplace in town!

the ibis

5 on January 06, 2016

We loved our stay. The ibis felt like home. We enjoyed the living room and games and tv. The refrigerator was a nice bonus allowing use to bring back left overs and save money.

Helene is a pro

5 on December 02, 2015

Ibis has lots of pleasant details in decorating and hospitality. We feel that we could stay for a week and still be making new discoveries.

Peaceful & Comfortable

5 on November 18, 2015

My fiance and I were in town for a wedding and absolutely enjoyed our stay at Ibis. Our host was very sweet and made the most delicious breakfast for us. Overall experience was excellent, room was immaculate and comfortable. Loved having the ability to walk to a few local establishments, and be close enough to the wedding site (near the Spa). Highly recommend this place!


5 on August 20, 2013

Helene was as warm and lovely as her B&B. It was so warm and inviting that my husband Jerry & myself feel we were right at home in Oklahoma. We both fell in love with it right away. The food was delightful and the hospitality was very comforting to us both as one day we hope to own our very own B&B

Tranquility Restored

5 on March 22, 2011

We spent two days at the Ibis and found it to be a most pleasant experience. The rooms are spotless, with various themes...Lakeside, the Garden Room, etc. and tastefully decorated to provide an oasis in the midst of life's chaos. A common room and the breakfast area radiate warmth. The breakfasts are delicious and full, with eggs, meat, muffins, fruit, endless coffee, etc. Helene Shepard, the innkeeper extraordinaire, keeps her guests happy, welcoming them with a personal touch and a delightfully friendly personality. Safety Harbor provides a lovely place to explore with good restaurants, a beautiful view of Tampa Bay, and guests may swim at the world-famous Safety Harbor Spa. We will return to Ibis again and again!

Awesome place to stay!

5 on April 10, 2010

We stayed here on our anniversary and what a treat it was! Our room was fabulous, wonderfully decorated and comfortable. The innkeeper went above and beyond to ensure that we had a fantastic stay. We walked downtown and visited the quaint downtown. We borrowed some towels and went to Clearwater Beach, only about 20 minutes from the b&b. It was quiet and we completely fell in LOVE with the breakfasts. I highly recommend this to anyone coming to this area, so much more personal than a chain hotel. Great job and we'll be back next time we're in Florida!

One of the best I have ever stayed in!!

5 on June 08, 2009

Super clean, Super Quiet, Super Breakfast!!! Hostess was so welcoming. We just loved this place and cannot say enough about it!! Safety harbor has a real treasure. Highly recommend this bed and breakfast, and I have stayed at a lot of them!

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Location Type

Near St. Petersburg/Tampa, On Tampa Bay, Just east of Clearwater, Airport, Downtown, Small town


Tampa, FL (TPA) 10 miles

Directions to property:

I-275 south through Tampa, take Exit #39 towards Clearwater/SR 60. Cross Courtney Campbell Causeway on SR 60, turn right at third light after bridge (Bayshore), follow 1.9 miles, turn left on 7th Street South, turn right on 9th Avenue South. Go two blocks, see sign.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Busch Gardens/Lowry Zoo, Pinellas biking and jogging trail, Clearwater/Honeymoon Beaches, Safety Harbor marina and parks, St. Petersburg Museums, Tarpon Springs Greek Village, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Radio, Telephone, Videos , evening desserts, 24 hour self-serve beverage, separate living room/patio for guests, Early morning coffee

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Gulf Beaches, ferry to Caladesi Island, Art Galleries, downtown shopping, Gazebo live concerts, Safety Harbor Seafood/Music Festivals, Safety Harbor 3rd Friday Music Series, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 10:30 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking on outside patio only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited In Garden Room
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Prepay special events 100%; deposit 3 days for 7 day stay.
  • Cancellations: Deposit of 1 night for confirmation. 7 day cancellation period or forfeit deposit. Ibis is not responsible for last minute changes in travel plans.



Helene Shepard

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: flex 7:30-9:00
  • Serving Location: outside patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , dairy/gluten free, vegetarian