Larelle House Bed and Breakfast

237 6th Avenue, NE , Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 USA (Show map)


Larelle House is a beautiful 2-story Queen Anne Victorian located in the heart of the Old Northeast Historic District of St. Petersburg, Florida. Only a block from the shore of Tampa Bay, and a short stroll from the shops, restaurants and bustling nightlife of downtown, Larelle House is ideally located for both the overnight and longer stay traveler. Larelle House offers 4 antique-appointed guest rooms, open verandahs, lush landscaped grounds, and a gazebo covered in-ground hot tub for relaxation. With scrumptious full hot entrée breakfasts and an abundance of amenities, Larelle House seeks to provide every comfort and exceed all expectations. *Note: We are the only B&B in St. Petersburg to receive the coveted 'White Glove' award from Superior Small Lodging - and we have received it five years in a row!



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Weekend Getaway

4.0 on June 29, 2015

I would recommend Larelle House B & B. Lovely old floridian home, hospitable owners, and great breakfast. The owners were very hospitable and friendly, the home has a lovely ambience. My only remark is that they do have cats and maybe thay should state that on their website for people with allergies to cats. The cats are not in the bedroom area. The photos do not do the home justice, it is a lovely B&B.

Wonderful winter getaway

5 on February 09, 2015

Absolutely fabulous. Exceptionally clean, close to the sites, amazing breakfasts, and wonderful innkeepers. Visiting the Larelle House is like coming home for a wonderful vacation.

Our favorite B & B is Larelle House!!

5 on April 28, 2014

We actually live in Tampa, but my husband was a participant in a triathlon this past weekend and we felt it would be nice to have a "staycation" in St. Pete. Ellen and Larry couldn't have made it more comfortable for us and the other athletes that were staying at this charming B &B. We really appreciated them getting up early on race day to be sure the athletes had breakfast before the race (which, by the way, was around 4 in the morning). Everything was so comfortable, clean, and cozy. We felt like we were on a vacation visiting relatives! Thanks again so much Ellen and Larry for the warm hospitality and can't wait to visit Larelle House again soon! Petrina and Don

Great location, Great stay, Great hosts!

5 on March 09, 2014

My husband and I spent the Valentine's Day weekend at the Larelle House B&B and we could not have happier with the decision we made to stay there. I normally do not read reviews, but since I wanted to make sure this weekend was extra special I chose Larelle house purely on reviews. So here go my thoughts. Larry and Ellen were wonderful hosts, they accommodated our bikes and were very attentive when we needed directions or recommendations for place to dine at. They served amazing breakfast and on Sunday, mimosas were included! there were always cookies and water available and the house was always warm and cozy. This B&B has a fantastic location! you are walking distance to the main street with beautiful views, dinning options and shopping. The nights are fun and if you get lucky you can even find a restaurant with live music. The accommodations were wonderful, spotless clean, super comfortable and just the romantic getaway you are looking for if you want to spend some time with your better half. We are definitely coming back!

Exceeded my expectations

4.4 on February 18, 2014

Exceeded my expectations which had been reduced as a result of a one nite stay the week before at the Beach Drive Inn. While Larelle House is not easy to find, it is certainly worth the effort and is within a couple of blocks of the Beach Drive Inn. The breakfast was very good, the rooms nicely furnished and clean and the rest of the house was also very nice and they have a lovely exterior and grounds. This will be our B & B of choice from now on in downtown St. Pete.

outstanding, even though last minute request

5 on April 22, 2013

Although we made last minute request to stay at Larelle House, Larry and Ellen were gracious and accomodating. My daughter commented, "I feel so special" as we enjoyed a freshly made apple and sausage bake for breakfast. Our stay was delightful I'm every way! I am a former innkeeper at a bed and breakfast in New England

Outstanding B&B!

5 on April 19, 2013

We spent two delightful nights at the Larelle House B&B in February of this year. the full breakfasts are excellent and the location is just a few blocks from the pier and many good restaurants. While parking in the commercial areas is somewhat of a problem, walking to where you want to go is the way to travel. Private parking at the B&B is available. The Museum of Art, the Dali Museum, and the Don Cesar Hotel are all must places to visit. Our best wishes to Larry and Ellen! Keep doing what you have been doing.

Warm & welcoming

5 on April 17, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the larelle house and will be making another visit soon. The room was very comfortable and the back yard was a great place to sit with a glass of wine and relax. Everything was within walking distance and Ellen and Larry were very hospitable and served us a great breakfast.

Perfect location for a grown-up St. Petersburg vacation

5 on April 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Larelle House B&B for a recent vacation to St. Petersburg and couldn't have been happier. The house is located within a very short, pleasant walk of the Vinoy Hotel, art galleries, restaurants, and Tampa Bay. We loved exploring the area by foot and appreciated the availability of bicycles to tour the area further. The Larelle House hosts were gracious, polite, and unobtrusive. The food was excellent--we tended not to have lunch until 1:30 or so due to the full breakfasts served. We stayed in the Lavinia Room, which was comfortable, clean, and even featured a bit of sherry for a nightcap. The resident cats were welcome company as well. We have recommended Larelle House to our friends and look forward to going back.

Splendide séjour!

5 on March 20, 2013

Je vous recommande ce site....tout est parfait

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Rooms & Rates

Lavinia Room

Adorned in soft hues of blues and beiges, the Lavinia Room is beautifully decorated with a massive four-poster queen-size bed gracefully draped with sheer fabric under a damask ceiling framed with intricate crown molding. On the second floor, it features a bay window facing the front lawn with a view of the cobblestone street beyond. The ornate writing desk is perfect for tending to business or writing letters to loved ones and the ample armoire houses a color television and DVD player. The private bath is appointed with an antique claw foot tub/shower and vanity sink w/abundant storage space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

Victorian Room

Adorned in taupe and greens, the Victorian Room is designed for romance with a 4-poster queen-size bed dressed in luxury linens, and a high ceiling bordered with ornate crown molding. An inlaid-wood dresser accents a corner, and a desk and chair beckon intimate conversation. The handsome armoire houses a large HDTV and a DVD player. It is a corner room with custom drapes overlooking the front lawn and side garden highlighted by outdoor living areas. The newly renovated private bath features a walk-in shower and sink w/ vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

Longley Room

The Longley Room features a high intricately carved mahogany king-size bed centered beneath a high ceiling embellished with romantic purple flowers edged by crown molding. The conversation area features comfortable chairs and a mahogany table whose legs are carved into graceful swans. A drop-down writing desk & bookcase beckons, while an antique armoire houses a HDTV & DVD player. The private bath features a period sink, brass fixtures and ceramic tile surrounding the combination tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

Hemingway Room

The Hemingway Room is tucked in the back corner of the house and features access to an open-air porch overlooking the rear garden and hot tub gazebo. Decorated with the famous writer in mind, it features an Old Florida motif with items gathered over years of world travel. A handsome secretary desk stands ready with an antique manual typewriter waiting for inspiration to strike. The antique iron full-size bed is romantically draped with netting suspended from the ceiling, and a Tiffany style ceiling fan stirs a breeze. The private bath *ACROSS THE HALL* is equipped with a standard tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

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Location Type

Very close to Tampa Bay, City


Tampa, FL (TPA) 19 miles

Directions to property:

Exit I-275 at exit #23A onto I-375 (It is a left-hand exit when travelling South). Stay on I-375 and it becomes 4th Avenue N. after about a mile. Continue towards Tampa Bay and at end of avenue turn left onto Beach Drive NE. Travel through traffic light into the Old Northeast and make the first left onto 6th Avenue NE. Larelle House is #237 on the right. Temporarily park/stand and we will direct you to free, onsite parking at the back of the property.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, The St. Petersburg Pier, Bay-front Parks & Beach, Major League Baseball at Tropicana Field, Sundial Shops & Movie Theatre, St. Petersburg Marina and Yacht Club, Mahaffey Theater, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , Complimentary use of bicycles, Free onsite parking, Sherry in room, Full hot entree breakfasts, Baked goods/refreshments 24/7, Evening wine and cheese by request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Sundial Shops & Movie theatre, Antique Shoppes, Major League Baseball at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg Marina and Yacht Club, We can arrange a horse-drawn carriage ride!, The St. Petersburg Pier, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2pm Sa-TH;5pm F
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Exceptions MAY be made - contact innkeeper.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small, quiet, trouble-free pets MAY be allowed - contact us.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required during special events or holidays.
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancellation is made 7 or more days prior to stay. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to stay or no-shows on day of check-in will forfeit total charges for entire stay.



Ellen & Larry Nist

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Full 3-course

  • Time Served: Flexible - up to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , With prior request

Signature Dish

Larelle House Cookies