Windemere Inn By The Sea Reviews


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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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Great place to stay for sunrise

3.8 on April 15, 2018

Very nice B & B. Short walk across from back building and your on the beach !! Clean,quiet and very friendly is what we experienced at the Windermere Inn. Walking distance on the beach to food and drink.Loved the sunrise from gazebo.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for writing this review - we hope to see you again for another sunrise!

- Bonnie L. De Lelys (innkeeper)

Quiet beautiful beach

5 on April 13, 2018

Delicious beakfast, cozy facilities on a beautiful and quiet beach.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed the breakfast and the beautiful Windemere Inn - hope to see you again

- Bonnie L. De Lelys (innkeeper)

Relaxing setting close to the beach

4.4 on April 10, 2018

We stayed 3 nights following our wedding on 3/17. Great place to escape to for the time we were there. Room was comfortable, shower was great. My husband loved the cookies Bonnie made & were available to us. We plan to go back again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to give us this review - we are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again

- Bonnie L. De Lelys (innkeeper)

Relaxed stay right in the beach

4.6 on April 09, 2018

We spent 3 nights following our wedding on 3/17. Windemere provided us a relaxing retreat after a very hectic couple of weeks. Ps: my husband loved the cookies Bonnie made. Thank you - we’ll be back.

Needs Updating

3.0 on April 04, 2018

Beautiful Location and property.It needs updating.....All the floral coverings need to go.It looks too 80's inside. Perfect spot on the beach though.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write this review although I don't know which room you stayed in that had Floral coverings - will check into this

- Bonnie L. De Lelys (innkeeper)

Respite by the Sea

4.8 on February 19, 2018

Charming B & B was a lovely break from winter. The private deck overlooking the ocean was a lovely way to spend an afternoon, sipping wine and looking at the waves. Bonnie's breakfast each morning was amazing, great motivation to get up and start the day. Easy walk to restaurants and boardwalk at Indialantic, didn't really need the car.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your visit - we l0ook forward to seeing you again

- Bonnie L. De Lelys (innkeeper)

Visit to Windemere

5 on January 27, 2018

We spent three days at Windemere Inn by the Sea in January 2018. We had a lovely , relaxed visit at this bed and breakfast . Our room overlooked the beach and a very short walk took us on to one the nicest parts of the beach with few people and no high rises. The room was clean and beautifully decorated. Our breakfast was excellent and we found the home to be very close to some very nice restaurants . We would come back again in a heartbeat ! Bill and Kathy

Beautiful bed and breakfast

4.6 on January 25, 2018

My wife and have enjoyed staying at this bed and breakfast a few times over the past 19 years we've been married. It's a very private and beautiful environment right by the beach. We highly recommend Windemere for your next bed and breakfast stay.

Home away form home but with no clean up

4.8 on January 25, 2018

Pleasant lay-back location near the tourist area and not in the tourist area. With a very short walk to the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Oceans. Restaurants referred and reservation booked by the innkeeper were great. Had the best and freshest seafood at one restaurant that I had in years. My breakfast were of gourmet quality and present exquisitely. Would not think twice about referring a friend to spend the night.

Absolutely Wonderful

5 on January 19, 2018

My wife and I were heading north on A1A and found ourselves in Indialantic (just south of Cocoa beach) in the late afternoon as we drove by Windemere. It's a gorgeous Inn nestled between A1A and the ocean (they have private access and a nice little deck in the dunes), so we pulled into a nearby park and looked it up on The rooms looked nice, were affordably priced and there was a room available, so we booked online and headed over. The assistant manager greeted us warmly, checked us in (we'd only booked two minutes earlier) and showed us to our very nice room. We asked about dinner option and she shared menus from a variety of local places including one she described as "locally owned and where the locals go for seafood". The "Islands Fish Grill" did not disappoint - delicious, fresh fish, nice but moderately priced wine list and delicious desserts (free with the 'coupon" from Windemere!) Our room was nice, the bed very comfortable (very nice sheets!) and breakfast next morning was absolutely delicious. After breakfast, we took a walk on the beach and relaxed on the deck in the dunes before continuing north. Everyone we talked to from beginning to end was friendly and helpful. We'll stay here again, next time we're passing through - you should too!

Beach getaway

5 on January 18, 2018

We had the most wonderful stay at this bed and breakfast. The staff went out of their way to accomodate us when bad weather struck, and our visit was outstanding. Great breakfast in the morning too. All the supplies we needed for the beach which was very beautiful and quiet. We will look forward to returning.

Our special getaway place

4.8 on January 06, 2018

My husband and I stayed at Windemere Inn by the Sea for the fourth time over the New Year's Day weekend. We keep returning to this special inn because of what it always delivers: privacy and a sense that it is our special place. We are a couple that are very involved in our careers. The discovery of this charming inn has been a gift to both of us. It allows us to reconnect to the beauty of the ocean as well as to each other. The innkeepers are extremely conscientious as to the feelings of their guests. I have witnessed them being outgoing to those guests who request information, yet have always respected our wishes of privacy. This is a delicate balance and one that is very appreciated. The inn's consistent beauty and cleanliness have never wavered. I would recommend this experience to anyone seeking the ultimate in bed and breakfast experiences.

.Relaxing Get Away

5 on December 02, 2017

Wonderful relaxing 2 days in Melbourne. The beach weather was not the best, but everything else was lovely. Looking forward to returning soon.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We are delighted you were able to relax at our Bed and Breakfast and we hope for your next visit the weather at the beach will be better!

- Patricia (Assistant Innkeeper)

Very Nice B&B with an excellent location

3.8 on November 28, 2017

This B&B had very nice and super clean rooms in an excellent location on the beach. Probably the best we have seen so far. Staff was pleasant and very helpful. The breakfast offerings were slightly subpar to other B&B's. We were told that Thanksgiving morning would be a buffet in lieu of the traditional breakfast but it was only cereal juice and fruit. The breakfast the next morning consisted only of a stuffed pastry and some sausage. We were slightly disappointed in this part of our stay but very pleased with the other aspects.


4.0 on November 19, 2017

The weather was not the greatest, but the stay was still wonderful.

Treasure by the sea

5 on October 30, 2017

I’ve stayed in many bed and breakfasts. This one had it all done right. Warm and friendly hostess, clean and well decorated rooms, perfect location and all the right amenities. Definitely would come back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, kindly for your wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit with us and very much appreciate you treasuring our location!

- Patricia (Assistant Innkeeper)

Nice weekend getaway

4.8 on October 18, 2017

Lovely bed and breakfast located on the beach. Bonnie was very pleasant and will help with dinner reservations. Will definitely return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to your return at our lovely Windemere Inn by the Sea!

- Patricia, Assistant Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Weekend at Windemere By the Sea

5 on August 17, 2017

I stayed there 2 weeks ago with my sister for her birthday. We had an excellent time. the room was lovely and spacious. The beach was fantastic with opportunities if you want to stay up late to see the turtles lay their eggs. The breakfast were also delicious. I would recommend this B&B and can't wait to visit again.

Beautiful time at the shore

4.4 on August 04, 2017

What a wonderful time. Great place, wonderful staff! We will be back.

Innkeeper Response
We thank you for taking the time to review the beautiful Windemere Inn by the Sea - we hope you return to enjoy our property and the beach

- Bonnie L. De Lelys (innkeeper)

Beach Getaway

5 on August 03, 2017

Bonnie and her staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful! The breakfast was excellent! I will definitely go back to the Windemere Inn!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and compliments on the breakfast. We would be delighted for your return!

- Patricia (Assistant Innkeeper)

Weekend getaway

5 on August 01, 2017

Lovely stay definitely will return. Staff was wobderful

Innkeeper Response
Our beach awaits your return! Thank you for your wonderful review.

- Patricia (Assistant Innkeeper)

Highly recommended!

5 on July 28, 2017

My wife and I throughly enjoyed our two night stay at the inn. All is as described and there is an obvious attention to detail in all facets. Something we don't always see in high-end resorts or hotels. Well done! We would not hesitate to return! Skip Squid Lips (restaurant) as we found the food to be ordinary at best. A better alternative is the old downtown section of Melbourne. It's loaded with many great restaurants, bars and a brewery!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! We look forward to your next visit with us at the Windemere Inn by the Sea!

- Patricia, Assistant Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Great extended weekend stay

4.8 on July 25, 2017

Found them online, read the reviews and booked online. Easy process. I then saw they had on site massage therapy and called to book that. Bonnie (the general manager) was very responsive and called me back w/in 24 hours to confirm our couple's massage. We checked in on Sun and were greeted promptly. We were given a tour of the grounds and amenities. Again, smooth process. Our room was large, so was the bathroom. All the bells and whistles are included: 2 free bottles of water daily, Keurig coffee at any time, home made snacks (cookies, brownies) at any time, a fridge where you can store your food or snacks and they provide complimentary sodas and ice. Since this property is beachfront, they also provide beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, even boogie boards. The property is large. They have a library of books and board games that you can use at your leisure. They have their own, private access to the beach, which is great; nice waves, very quiet and relaxing. The location is absolutely wonderful. We parked our car and never moved it. We walked to all the nearby restaurants nightly. The massage was great. They have a dedicated space for this which is very nice and the fact that they have this service was a plus. Breakfast is served in the dining room and they provide dry cereals, fresh fruits, coffee, juices, yogurt, 1 specialty home made baked good, cookies and brownies, then a hot, main entree. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because on the last day, the breakfast was "continental", so not hot entree. This would have been ok but it was the same exact breakfast provided everyday except for the hot meal. I think a better idea would have been continental but add in a bunch more baked goods to have a variety. Overall, we both loved this place and have talked about coming back and even renting out the cottage with the family.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful response! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the feedback on your final morning breakfast. As we continue to improve, we will use this to ensure our hospitality is at a five-star rating for our guests. We look forward to your return visit with your family!

- Patricia (Assistant Innkeeper)

return visit

5 on July 20, 2017

came back for visit after many years, inn was great, a place just to arrive, having all the beach equipment on site makes it easy to just relax, had early flight and Bonnie accommodated us by having our breakfast ready early. Would highly recommend

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your return visit! Glad you were able to enjoy and relax. We look forward to your next stay with us at the Windemere Inn by the Sea!

- Patricia, Assistant Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Perfect stay

4.6 on June 27, 2017

My husband and I stayed two nights at this beautiful property. Very well maintained, super clean and wonderful views of the ocean. Bonnie was so friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and nightly chocolate chip cookies were divine. Good value. Easy to park.Great vacation and we will definitely stay there again when we travel that coast.

Loved it

4.6 on June 24, 2017

We spent two nights here on our south/central Florida roadtrip. We hadn't booked many places in advance, but my wife had found the Windemere Inn on a travel site, and insisted we should stay there. The place looks lovely in pictures, and we weren't disappointed with the real life version. Breakfast was outstanding!

Stay for nieces graduation

3.4 on June 02, 2017

Lovely property & view was great. Staff was very nice and breakfast was very nice. The only real problem with our stay was the bed. The matress was very worn down and not comfortable.

Lovely B&B

4.8 on April 17, 2017

We stayed at the Windemere Inn for our Wedding night, and we could not have picked a more perfect place! The rooms and service are outstanding and we will definitely come again.

Lovely Stay By The Sea

5 on April 09, 2017

Enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The grounds are beautiful, the main house is comfortable and inviting. The private access to the beach is beautiful. Also enjoyed sitting by the pond. Will love to visit again.

Nice respite at Windmere

4.6 on April 08, 2017

Very nice room. Nice balcony. Great breakfast. Staff very friendly and helpful. Fan in room needs maintenance. Excellent value for the money. I would definitely come back

Lovely B&B

4.6 on April 06, 2017

Stayed at the Windemere Inn for our Wedding Night (Seebreeze Room). It was a simply wonderful!

Great, quiet place to stay.

4.4 on April 01, 2017

Wonderful place to stay to get away. Beautiful grounds and great staff. Easy access to the beach.

The host can be a little gruff

3.6 on March 27, 2017

It isn't easy running a B&B and the personal touches that Windemere by the Sea put in place were exceptional. The staff is friendly, but the owner is human and shows it from our experience. This should in no way detour anyone interested in staying, it is just what you get when you have the absence of a corporation making things uniform and sticky.

Innkeeper Response
We all try to our utmost to make every guest feel special and taken care of. I am sorry but I do not understand the last sentence and wish the guest had mentioned to me what the problem was.

- Bonnie L. De Lelys (innkeeper)

Windemere by the Sea before cruise break

5 on March 27, 2017

We need a place to stay that would be able to pick us up at the airport. This place was amazing. They don't usually do a late night pick up, but Bonnie, the manager, was great and came out and picked us up at 11:30 PM! She then was great and took us to our cruise ship on Sunday. I would highly recommend this place. Nice, quiet and great breakfasts. Also have many extra perks such as beach items, chairs, towels, coolers, umbrellas, etc. available for free use for guests.

Beach front heaven

5 on March 16, 2017

Stayed for a weekend skydiving getaway. Felt like staying at someone's house! Stayed in the main house in a spacious room that was very clean and well maintained, the Sunset room. Dining room for breakfast was very pretty and the food was excellent. Also, had beer, wine, and a cheese platter waiting for us at 5:00. The view can't be beat with the Atlantic Ocean across the street. Beach chairs and towels are available to use. We had a wonderful stay and look forward to returning!

Charming B&B

5 on March 15, 2017

This is an awesome place! They had everything you need for a day on the beach! When they say your chair awaits, they are serious! Very clean and the staff was very pleasant! Couldn't have asked for a nicer place!

Just what we were looking for

5 on March 13, 2017

Did a little weekend getaway for my wife and I for our first anniversary. This place was awesome! Definitely will be a return customer

Excellent Escape

5 on March 13, 2017

Windermere was the perfect prescription for our ailments... Stress free, comfortable, inviting, and well located at the seashore.

My favorite place by the sea

5 on March 10, 2017

My spring break escape was my fourth stay at Windemere Inn By The Sea. The innkeeper and staff made me feel welcomed and comfortable. I feel like I have a home at the beach whenever I can get there!

A great place to return

4.6 on March 05, 2017

We have stayed 2 times. Always an awesome place to relax in the jucuzzi tub the great bed with Comphy sheets the great location of the ocean. We will return again if in the area

Small drie for greep getaway on Valentines Day

3.8 on February 27, 2017

Twenty minutes from home and it felt like we were on vacation. Our host was kind and courteous. They had a get together at 4pm to 5 pm which included homemade hot dip, multiple cheese and crackers, wine and beer with frosted mugs from the refrigerator. We proceed to the gazebo on the atlantic ocean to finish our drinks. We had dinner at nearby restaurant. The morning we had fresh pancakes with strawberries and homemade sausage balls. We definitely will return to this Bed and breakfast.

Inn close to the beach

4.0 on February 25, 2017

Room was clean and nicely appointed, and innkeeper was very helpful, made a reservation for a very nice restaurant, with a gratis dessert. However, room cleaning was not completed on two days.


5 on February 17, 2017

Outstanding accommodations, service and hospitality! Will definitely return.

Perfect Stay in Indiatlantic

5 on November 25, 2016

The Inn exceeded all of our expectations. We only wish we'd have had more time to spend there. Bonnie was an excellent hostess. We'll surely visit again when the opportunity arises.


5 on November 19, 2016

This is the most delightful place to stay. Bonnie and her staff make you feel like you are part of the family. The building and grounds are well kept and nicely decorated. The rooms are pristine and the breakfast is excellent. We have stayed twice and will definetly be return customers.

Great Beach Location

4.8 on November 19, 2016

Love the location and room was outstanding and very clean. We stayed two nights and breakfast the first day was awesome but the second day it was average. I would highly recommend staying here for a beach getaway.


5 on November 03, 2016

My stay was perfect in every way. The breakfasts were delicious. Lots of thought was given to the little things. Look forward to staying again.

Peaceful Get Away

5 on September 24, 2016

Windemere Inn by the Sea never disappoints us. It's located on an amazing, peaceful stretch of Atlantic Ocean beach. Rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. Bonnie and her staff know how to spoil their guests.

The Perfect Relaxing Getaway

5 on September 20, 2016

The Windemere Inn is nestled between several residential properties so the beach is quiet and not crowded even on holiday weekends. Bonnie and her staff are wonderful, very accommodating and always ready to provide any assistance you may need whether it's a reservation at a restaurant or things to do in the area. On Fridays and Saturdays, there's a social hour in the evening which is a nice time to unwind and get to know the other guests. Her daily breakfasts are delicious and there is always a variety of homemade cookies, snack, sodas, water and brandy at your disposal. Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels are also included during your stay. There is no extra charge. We have been there twice, first on July 4th and then again on Labor Day weekend. The beach was quiet. Being from Miami, FL it's a breath of fresh air not to have to fight traffic and the crowds to enjoy the beaches. I highly recommend this Inn. You will not be disappointed.

Perfect B&B for a respite

5 on September 13, 2016

Windemere Inn by the Sea was the perfect place to escape a hectic schedule and take a time-out from life's demands. The location is perfect. Bonnie and her staff are professional, friendly, and very welcoming. Breakfasts are a major treat!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review - we hope to see you again!

- Bonnie L. De Lelys (innkeeper)

Can't Get Enough!

5 on September 08, 2016

We fell in love with the area and the Inn. We've stayed there twice and can't wait to go back. Bonnie and her staff are wonderful. The Inn is located in a quiet residential area and the beach is private as well. Being from Miami, we were pleasantly surprised at the peace and quiet we can actually enjoy at the beach. It is relaxing and laid back. We highly recommend the Inn and can guarantee you will return.

Exactly what I was looking for!

4.0 on August 31, 2016

I wanted the beach, beautiful views, great food, a comfy room and a welcoming atmosphere. I got ALL of that and more at Windemere Inn By The Sea. What a gorgeous place to leave your cares at the door and just relax and be taken care of for a few days. Everything you could think of is provided for you. From all manner of gear for the beautiful beach beyond the pergola; a koi pond in the courtyard for contemplation; to the small kitchenette with complimentary sodas, coffee, teas, snacks - homemade chocolate chip cookies!! - and ice to chill your bottle of wine. Relax in your luxurious robe on the balcony with a good book and that glass of wine, while the ocean and the sea birds chatter to each other. In the morning, enjoy a gourmet breakfast - delicious and bountiful. I will want this again very soon.

we will return again and again it was unbelievable !

5 on August 01, 2016

It was absolutely relaxing and enjoyable and peaceful and best of all romantic ! it was quiet and very accessible to the beach

A fun place to stay on the beach

5 on March 12, 2015

This was really a fun place to stay. There is a relatively uncrowded beach right across the street. The Inn provides chairs and beach umbrellas to use on the beach. Some of the upper floor rooms in the main house have view of the ocean but we stayed in Wavecrest which was a good value with the winter special. The shower in the room was fantastic and we also enjoyed the pantry in the cottage with free cokes, water and coffee and cookies. The breakfasts were delicious. The staff was very nice and recommended a restaurant for us and then called ahead and got us a free dessert. Would highly recommend this place and would love to stay here again if in the area.

My home away from home

5 on June 04, 2010

I have stayed at the Windemere Inn many times, mostly for business, and Beth went out of her way to always let me stay in my favorite room. Everything is so immaculate and clean, as well as beautifully decorated. Beth and her staff went out of their way to anticipate my wishes. The breakfast is outstanding, in taste and presentation. The pergola on the dunes with view on the ocean was so delightful, especially at night for sky gazing and turtle watching.

Perfect Place for Business or Pleasure

5 on December 15, 2009

I have stayed here several times and keep coming back because Beth is such a gracious host. She always remembers the room I prefer and my favorite cookies. She goes above and beyond to make your stay wonderful. Looking forward to coming back soon!

True Peace & Serenity

5 on October 08, 2009

There is only one word for our overall experience here at that is "PERFECT". From the moment we arrived the Beth (owner) and her gracious staff were there to greet us and show us around. It felt like we were at a home away from home. The room was immaculate, and grounds superb. Everyday we would wake up to fresh coffee, delicious homecooked breakfast, wonderful private beach with all the things you need to go from beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, etc... After a peacful day at the beach we were welcomed with an all time favorite "Tea Time" usually consisting of 2 delicious desserts and choice of beverage (our favorite...fresh brewed ice tea). Not being from Florida we were unsure of where to go for shopping & dining, and the staff was very helpful in finding us wonderful things to do. If you are looking for the perfect getaway this is the place for you. Great for all! We will return for many more years to come. Thanks for making our Honeymoon a week to remember! Stephen & Michele Gonzalez

Perfect beach getaway

5 on September 30, 2009

The rooms were beautifully decorated, comfortable and every need provided for. Beth, the Innkeeper was a delight I wanted to bring her home with me. The food was delicious and prompt. Well located, right on ocean and boardwalk. Hope to go again. Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds

Becoming a B&B lifer

5 on September 02, 2009

The inn was truly an experience that opens the eyes. There is a vast difference between Windemere & the chains. Relaxing home away from home.

Wonderful, beautiful, delightful, relaxing

5 on August 12, 2009

My wife and I had a wonderful and very relaxing stay. We were treated as royalty. Our room was super clean with plenty of room. We enjoyed our walks on the beautiful beach. Will definitely return. PS Breakfast was delicious.


4.0 on July 16, 2009

Love this place, great innkeeper and breakfast/tea. Have stayed here before and can't wait to come back!

an inn for all ages

5 on July 15, 2009

innkeeper, Beth, is a warm, fuzzy lady who makes you feel as if you are coming home when you visit. Our family came with my husband and I on our 2nd visit and they too felt the same way! Crepes were superb!

Wonderful Windemere

5 on July 11, 2009

What a gorgeous place to stay! We walked out of our door and we were already practically on the beach. We were provided with everything needed for a fun day at the beach - chairs, towels, umbrellas, sand toys, etc. The food was outstanding and we loved having snacks and drinks available to us during our entire stay! (day and night!) Our room was very clean and the jacuzzi tub was an added luxury. Beth (owner) and her staff could not have been more attentive or helpful. We had an extremely enjoyable experience and memories made that will last a lifetime!


5 on July 02, 2009

I didn't have to ask for anything because my needs were anticipated. The rooms were beautiful and relaxing. Music, candles, bath salts, it was all there!!

Honeymoon Bliss

5 on November 07, 2008

This was our surprise destination for our honeymoon. It was our first experience at a B&B and we were extremely impressed with all the detail that went into making our stay excellent. The beautiful rooms, the food, and even the matchng fluffy white robes. Wonderful!

What a wonderful place

5 on July 02, 2008

I have stayed at many B&B's. This by far was the best. Wonderful staff, very clean and at our service for anything we could ask for. Thank you for a great weekend! KD

Easter Weekend 2007

4.0 on April 17, 2007

My Husband and I had received a gift Certificate from a relative and stayed at Windemere. Well. Beth(Owner)& Joanne were wonderful. Had Reserv. at the Chart House for Easter it was Great just as Joanne had said. The rooms are cleaner than clean and well decorated. Great location for Beach. Loved the Sherry upon arrival. You won't be disappointed

The ultimate getaway

5 on March 08, 2007

I have stayed here several times. The location is wonderful and you are treated like a queen! (or King) The staff could not be more gracious and the food is wonderful. The most amazing experience.

Windemere Inn By The Sea


  • Nightly Rate $200 - $285
  • Reviews (68) 4.7
  • Rooms 12
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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