Crane Creek Inn Waterfront B & B

907 E. Melbourne Avenue , Melbourne, FL 32901 USA (Show map)

About

Recognized in USA Today's Ten Best Series as one of the top 10 places to stay in Melbourne, Florida! Crane Creek Inn B&B is the Melbourne area’s only true waterfront boutique B&B, and the only B&B with a heated, full size swimming pool. We are located directly on the water and an easy 1 block stroll into Historic Downtown Melbourne. Why drive to dinner and/or drinks? At Crane Creek Inn you can WALK to over 15 fine dining and casual restaurants, and over 10 fun & friendly bars – most with live music. Our beautiful, tree-lined Downtown also has 4 blocks of unique shops and boutiques; from Antiques to Fine Art, Women’s clothing, jewelry and more. Our Guests are awestruck by our beautiful grounds, and the serene pleasure of observing the manatees, dolphin, alligators, and over 35 species of birds from our waterfront boardwalk while enjoying a complementary beverage (adult or otherwise). We offer our Guests an abundance of amenities. Our Guest rooms, each uniquely decorated with a tropical, Key West flair, all have private entrances and private baths. Clean, crisp linens on our Queen and King beds and complimentary soaps, shampoo and conditioners. Free Wi-Fi and parking. All rooms have a private deck or patio with very comfortable furniture. Unlike many B&B’s that offer only 1 or 2 hot breakfast options, we want our Guests to have choices, and allow you to choose from over 10 hot breakfast options daily.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

Great Escape!

4.6 on October 27, 2016

We only live 20 miles from the Inn, but it felt like we were in Key West. Beautiful property conveniently located within walking distance to the heart of downtown Melbourne! We stayed in the Marigot Room which was huge and adequately supplied for an extended stay. Andy very graciously let us check in early since no one was in the room the night before and let us take our time checking out. Sitting on their chairs overlooking the river was so relaxing. While we didn't go to the ocean side, it is conveniently located to the bridge and just a short trip to the beach. We highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast.


Quiet and relaxing

4.8 on September 20, 2016

We spent two wonderfully relaxing days at Crane Creek Inn and will be more than happy to return in the future. The room was clean and comfortable, the grounds immaculate, the pool was fabulous and the home style breakfast was right up our alley. Within walking distance to shopping and dining. We've been to a lot of bed and breakfasts and this one is really worth the stay.


Wonderful place to stay! Bring binoculars!

4.0 on July 18, 2016

Room was great and Andy was laid back, which was much appreciated. Lots of osprey, manatees, ibis and herons to watch. The setting is lovely, well maintained, clean and lovely. We will stay there again on our next visit,


Best B&B we've been to --- EVER

4.8 on February 29, 2016

From the moment we arrived at Crane Creek Inn we knew we were in for a real treat. The property is amazing. The room we had (The Melbourne) was awesome with it's own private covered patio overlooking the creek. What an amazing and relaxing week we had at Crane Creek Inn. Andy could not have been more accommodating. The breakfasts were awesome. The downtown shopping and dining is literally within steps. We will be back -- it you have a chance to visit Melbourne area, you must give this place a try -- See you next year Andy !!! Thanks for everything.


Just stayed

5 on February 23, 2016

Chose this one because it is in easy driving to Kennedy Space Center, Vero Beach & Cocoa Beach. Very clean & well maintained. Great hot breakfast served every morning. Good restaurants within easy walk. The view of Crane Creek from the porch, deck or pool is very relaxing. Would not hesitate to stay again-NC wanderers


A Bit of Key West in Melborne

4.6 on February 20, 2016

My brother and sister in law travel with my wife and I on short excursions in Florida now that we are retired. After considering a trip to the Kennedy Space Center, we needed to locate a B&B in the area to use as our "base". Found a special place in Melborne, Florida operated by Andy Durik. Andy is not only efficient but a great breakfast chef who made our stay comfortable and entertaining -- our compliments.


Nice Relaxing Birthday Weekend

4.8 on February 02, 2016

My wife booked us at Crane Creek Inn for my birthday. This place is just what we needed. Andy met us at the front door when we arrived. He was very nice and showed us all the amenities. This place has a beautiful view. We stayed in the Ida Mae room which had a jetted hart shaped tub. One of the nice things about this Inn is that its a block away from downtown Melbourne shops, restaurants and bars. We liked it so much we are planning on going back our friends in the near future and rent the whole Inn.


Great location

5 on December 02, 2015

Great place, minor cliches, outstanding location..


Perfect place to relax

5 on November 24, 2015

We’ve visited many B&Bs and have never felt more welcome! Andy greeted us immediately and invited us to enjoy “travel decompression” beverages while acquainting us with the Inn - much appreciated. Andy & Bambi have created a quiet, relaxing waterfront oasis steps away from Historic Downtown Melbourne, which offers numerous restaurants, club and shops. The Inn is tastefully decorated in the beach decor of South Florida, including whimsical accents in the main house and pool area. Tastefully landscaped, the grounds offer a splendid view of Crane Creek. What could be better? Our room, the Melbourne, offered plenty of space with a comfortable bed and a closet large enough to hang clothes and conceal our open luggage. The private patio area outside our door provided a wonderful vista for watching the dolphins, pelicans, cranes and jumping fish comfortably seated in cushioned, wicker seating. When he learned that we prefer half-caffeine coffee, Andy made sure that our “blend” was available for us each morning. He expertly served perfectly prepared breakfasts -- each cooked to order and presented hot. Where he obtains such large and tasty blueberries for the pancakes is a mystery! Andy and Bambi are gracious and generous hosts, who provided us with exceptional hospitality and lovely accommodations. Andy immediately addressed all special requests and situations that arose promptly and enthusiastically. Definitely one of our most relaxing getaways. We look forward to visiting again next fall.


It was paradise!

5 on May 06, 2015

This was the best vacation ever. Everything about the visit was perfect.

Innkeeper Response
We want to thank all of our Guests who take the time to write a review of our B&B and their experience here. Our goal is, and always will be to provide our Guests an exceptional experience in a beautiful, fun, & laid back atmosphere. Recently, we were recognized in USA Today’s “Top 10¿ series as one of the best places to stay in Melbourne, FL. We are very proud of our little B&B, and our fun & funky town of Melbourne. But what is most gratifying are the positive comments we receive from our Guests and friends.


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Rooms & Rates

Royal Palm

Located in the Main house. Newly remodeled in a cool blue/white decor, this large room has a Queen bed, Reading Chair, Chest of drawers, desk and TV/DVD Player. Newly remodeled bathroom with large 2-person dual head tiled shower. A beautiful view of the pool and river through the 9' sliding glass door that leads to your screened in porch

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $175

Ida Mae

Lovely, private and romantic room located in the Main house. Decorated in a French theme. French doors lead to private, covered deck with water views, ceiling fan/light and large patio table and comfortable chairs. Queen bed and private bathroom with your own 2 person whirpool tub and separate shower. Enjoy a special night with that special someone. Flat panel LCD TV and DVD player.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $175

Melbourne

The Melbourne room is located direct Riverfront, and great for that romatic getaway. It has a King bed and is just steps from the Pool, Hot Tub, Hammock and River. Enjoy the beautiful waterfront view from its covered Porch with Loveseat, Tables and Rocking Chairs. This room has tiled floors, tub/shower combo in bathroom, a mini-fridge and Tropical decor. Flat panel LCD TV and DVD player.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $185

Marigot Suite

The Marigot Suite is Poolside and Riverfront. Tropical decor, full kitchen, King bed, new Queen sofa bed, large dresser and dining/work table. Private bath with large tiled shower. Just steps from the pool and hot tub. This room can sleep 4 using the very comfortable sleeper sofa. Flat panet LCD TV and DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $185

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Location

Location Type

River Front, Closest To Florida Tech, Walk to Shops & Restaurants, Fish from our dock, Downtown, Lakefront, Tropical

Airport

Orlando, FL (MCO) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From Disney or Theme Parks take 192 east to US1, go right or south 1 block to New Haven Avenue, right or west to downtown bear left at the "Y". If you run the stop sign, you'll pull into the driveway. Or take Rt. 528 east to I-95 South to exit #180. Head East on Rt. 192 6 miles to Babcock St. Right on Babcock and an immediate left onto Melbourne Ave. We are 1 mile down Melbourne Ave. on the right. If you pass the restaurant El Ambia Cubano you went too far.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Universal Studios, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island Wildlife Reserve, Brevard Zoo, Disney World, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Spa, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm to 7:00p
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside smoking on verandahs & poolside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No This is an all adult inn, no one under 18
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay may be required on weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Valid credit card required for reservation. All rates are single or double occupancy, add $25 for each additional person.
  • Cancellations: Crane Creek Inn Waterfront Bed & Breakfast is a small Inn and consequently cancellations affect us significantly. Cancellations made up to two weeks prior to your arrival will result in a full refund of your deposit. Cancellations within two weeks of your arrival date will result in a charge of 1 night’s stay or 50% of your reservation/intended stay (whichever is greater). Should it be necessary for you to depart earlier than your confirmed check-out date, you will be responsible for the full amount of the intended stay unless we are able to book all nights. No Shows will be charged for the full amount of their reservation/intended stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Andy & Bambi Durik

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00am -10:00am
  • Serving Location: Verandahs, Decks, Porch, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free


Signature Dish

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Homemade buttermilk pancakes bursting with fresh blueberries.