Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

1102 Riverside Drive , Palmetto, FL 34221 USA (Show map)


Experience the romance of our old historical residence of 1913 and imagine your vacation, wedding anniversary, baby shower, family reunion in this two-story wonderfully restorded "Christie's Great estate" listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5

The most Beautiful Beautiful Bed And Breakfast for a Wedding

5 on December 01, 2015

My Daughter brought my Wife and I to see the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast for her Wedding location, we were taken immediately with the Southern Charm and Beauty of the B&B inside and out . Let me the Happy Dad of my Beautiful Princess tell you her Dreams came true this last week end .She had the wedding of her dreams. The Food was Fantastic , from the sausage gravy to the Belgium Waffels but the the two wonderful people Wim and Mieke make you feel like you have been with long lost friends and were so accomidating to us and our needs . They are Wonderful host and you can tell that they enjoy meeting and taking care of their Guest . I promise I will be back to see my friends in the future. Thanks Wim and Mieke for everything. Gator and Jane


5 on May 14, 2012

Our stay at the Palmetto Riverside was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and we felt comfortable from the moment we arrived until our departure. Our hosts Wim and Mieke were very warm, attentive,and helpful .  We had the opportunity of meeting their two adorable daughters. They were very well behaved and courteous. The breakfast of assorted breads, fresh fruits, sausages, French toast, assorted cheeses, nuts, yogurt,  etc. were to die for. Our table was by a window overlooking the bay. It was peaceful and calming. It is indeed paradise. The afternoon  wine and hor devours were exceptional. Traffic was minimal to non existent making the experience all the more pleasant. The renovation of the inn was tasteful and beautiful and took nothing away from its architectural heritage. The bedroom was clean, bright, and cheerful. The bathrooms have been modernized. We have traveled extensively throughout the world and stayed in numerous bed and breakfasts.  We found this to be one of our favorites. If you are looking to slow your life down and rejuvenate this is the place to make it happen. We will definitely return for another visit.

Awesome Wedding Venue

5 on April 19, 2012

In preperaton for our daughters wedding in February 2012, we visit numerous venues throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties. From the moment the bride saw the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast, the search was over. The ceremony took place on the beautifully manicured front lawn, under one of the old oak trees, overlooking the Manatee River. The patio with outdoor fireplaces, ambiance lighting and an adjacent open porch provided a perfect location for the reception dinner and dance. After the reception, each wedding party couple retired to a spacious, tastefully furnished suite.. The Sunday morning breakfast was absolutely wonderful! Our hosts, Mieke and Wim were attentive and helpful throughout the entire weekend. One of the wedding guests accurately described the venue and event as "elegant, without being stuffy". The venue, as well as the hostess and host, have our five star raring ! You will not regret booking your event or weekend get away with the PB&B.

Un petit bout de paradis

5 on December 28, 2011

Un accueil des plus chaleureux par des hôtes charmants. Une chambre d'une propreté exemplaire et décorée avec goût. Un petit déjeuner succulent. Un service digne d'un 5 étoiles. Le tout dans une maison magnifique et située au bord de l'eau. Merci pour ce merveilleux séjour parmi vous.

A Perfect Wedding Weekend!

5 on December 04, 2011

We had our wedding here on December 3, 2011 and booked the Bed & Breakfast for the entire weekend so our families could stay on site with us. It was a perfect weekend! Wim and Mieke were outstanding hosts and treated my entire family as their own. Wim was very helpful in setting up the B&B for our wedding and reception dinner, even when I changed the layout three times. The breakfasts that they provided were incredible. They served homemade yogurt and panna cotta and fresh fruit and cheeses and french toast and waffles and scrambled eggs and bacon and sweet breads. It was the best, and most relaxing weekend and who else can say that on their wedding weekend? They made our entire event absolutely flawless and I can't thank them enough for everything they did and how welcoming they were to us. I highly, highly recommend them. I would rate them with 100 stars if I could. They are a fantastic location for a wedding, a party or just a romantic weekend away. An extra special touch...Wim is a helicopter pilot and can take 2 guests up if arranged in advance. Next time I'm definitely booking that!

Beauty and Relaxation

4.4 on March 03, 2011

We can not express fully the beauty of the surroundings the house, and the attention to the guests. The food was amazing with a touch of Europian flair. Wim and Mieke are truly original!

this was TOP

5 on April 26, 2010

This was an inexpected austanding en charming place, with owners who cared about the wellness of their customers and did everything to make them feel at home .We are verry happy we choosed Palmetto Riverside B&B

A Perfect Gem in an Idylic Setting

5 on March 24, 2010

Set on the northern shore of the Manatee River, this charming Grade ll listed dwelling is the ideal place from which to explore the surrounding area. On arrival, you are greeted warmly by the charming owners, Wim and Mieke Lippens, who go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible- nothing is too much trouble for them. The guest rooms are all elegantly furnished and their excellent taste is reflected throughout the house, from the decor and lovely fresh flowers in the bedrooms, to the exquisite Villeroy and Bosch tableware and fine china, in the Breakfast Room. The Gourmet food, served with such grace and charm, is superb, and it is a sheer delight to just sit in the Breakfast Room overlooking the Bay, in the warm Florida sunshine and relax and enjoy the whole experience. Without doubt, one of the best B&Bs we've ever stayed in.

Great Getaway

5 on March 13, 2010

This was our first time staying at a BnB and they have set the bar very high! The rooms are very clean and the remodeling was done with great taste. The Inn Keepers Wim and Mieke are extremely friendly and hospitable. We really enjoyed getting to know them and their kids as well as the delicious food they served us... homemade yogurt, juice, and hors d'oeuvres at night. My husband and I will definitely return and recommend this place to everyone we know.

Above Our Expectations

5 on February 25, 2010

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our four day stay in the Regatta room. From our arrival to our departure, Wim and Mieke made us feel very comfortable. We appreciated the bonus of the use of the family bikes at the beach and wildlife reserve. The evening drinks and hors d'oeuvres weren't something we were use to, but we tried new food and enjoyed the company of our fellow guests. We highly recommend the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast.

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Location Type

riverside, City, Downtown


Tampa, FL (TPA) 45 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, planetarium, rowing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities , Parking Spaces, Outside seating, Boat Dock

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, helicopter tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 04:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11.00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Advance payment in full at the time of booking your reservation
  • Cancellations: - Advanced payments are refundable less a $50,00 processing fee for each room if you cancel at least 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival date or 14 days for special events. - 30 day cancellation for multiple bookings, weddings and holidays. - Group reservations are non refundable and non-changeable
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Wim and Mieke Lippens-Delesie

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Cooking, watersports, biking and helicopter flights, kayaks, beach, champagne tops,

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  • Time Served: 08:00 - 09:00
  • Serving Location: front porch, Breakfast Room

Signature Dish

Fine French Cuisine

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