Friendly Oaks

210 E Juan Linn , Victoria, TX 77901 USA (Show map)


Friendly Oaks Bed and Breakfast is nestled among several huge live oak trees in a quiet preserved historic area. Close to banks, courts, restaurants, antique shops and the new Performing Arts Center. Scrumptious full breakfasts featuring Texas produce add to the friendly ambiance. Seasonally served on the gracious veranda. We are accredited by the BBB! Awarded Professional of the Year for 2013 in Hospitality by Strathmore's Who's Who.



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Gourmet Breakfast & Oscar-Worthy Storytelling

4.2 on July 08, 2013

A wonderful old home in south TX, where the breakfasts and stories cannot be beat!

Treasure in Victoria Texas

4.8 on December 15, 2012

Arrived Thursday afternoon and met the owner Bill McLeod and his wife she had the flu and was laying on the sofa. My wife has a problem with stairs so Bill made arrangements downstairs for us, and my 2 granddaughters. The granddaughters didn't stay with us. The next morning we had breakfast with Bill and the other guests. Bill had made a great breakfast for us and even fixed my wife gluten-free muffins. Had a wonderful experience there and will stay there again.

I highly recommend Friendly Oaks B&B

4.2 on August 04, 2012

The owners welcome you into their home with a guided tour and wonderful hospitality. The breakfasts both mornings were beyond wonderful.

This place is great!

4.6 on August 17, 2010

We stayed while the hosts were away and there were innsitters hosting the inn. They were great and very gracious. We felt very welcomed and we had a very positive experience. I would recommend this inn to friends and family looking to stay in Victoria! The house is old and the facilities are likewise but it is a very charming place none-the-less.

In need of a make over!

2.2 on January 18, 2010

Lovely old house but needs much work and updating. Very cluttered and messy. Towels and linens all need to be replaced. Breakfast is eaten with the owners, which we found unusual. Also the doors to your room can not be locked when you are gone. They showed us all the rooms, even though they were rented. We were disappointed and will not return.

A great place to stay!

4.2 on November 29, 2009

I recently stayed at Friendly Oaks and was so pleasantly surprised. Mr. and Mrs. McLeod were both so sweet and friendly! I felt like I went to visit family. Mr. McLeod is the chef, and he's outstanding! I truly loved staying there! I wish I could've stayed longer and certainly would stay there again if ever I visit that area for business or personal reasons! I highly recommend it!

Go to Friendly Oaks and you will leave with forever friends!

5 on April 09, 2009

Staying at the inn was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed the historic ambiance very much- we enjoyed the detailed history of the town and the state of Texas presented by our knowledgeable hosts. The breakfast was divine. We will recommend to our friends and family!

a great retreat

4.6 on February 04, 2009

It was a great way to spend a couple of days out of town for business. The room was cozy and the temperature was perfect. The food and was excellent. I even got a tour of the local theatre. I would definitely return!

Friendly Oaks

4.8 on January 14, 2009

Friendly Oaks is nestled among several large live oak trees, which gives an inviting message when entering the grounds. Our room was very nice with great hospitality by the hosts, Bill and CeeBee.

Safe & Comfortable Place

3.8 on November 12, 2008

The room was comfortable but the room seemed cluttered/dusty and closet smelled like mothballs. The breakfasts were excellent. I've stayed at other B&Bs with owners on site but in this case I felt like I had to check in and explain my comings and goings. I had to request a key for the house and you are unable to lock the door to your room when you leave. The owners were very kind but a bit too chatty for my taste.

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Rooms & Rates


Stress flows away as you luxuriate in this large, airy, pastel, romantic hideaway. Climb into the queen-sized pinecone poster bed with Wicker sitting area in the room. Pamper yourself in your own vanity room. Soak in the footed bathtub with shower. Just right for that wedding night or a special anniversary getaway. $100 per night plus state and city tax.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100


Unwind midst whimsical Southwest décor including queen-sized log canopy bed for $90. Take off your travelin’ dust in the shower. Room for additional occupants in full-sized Murphy bed for $15.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Thrifty Scot

Return to your Scottish (frugal) heritage in this cozy room nestled midst the shelter of huge ancient Live Oak trees. Find comfort in the cedar-lined bat with a shower in the tub. Relax in the queen-sized bed and easy chair. Scottish artifacts galore. $80. per night plus state and city tax. (Bagpipes on arrangement.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $80 - $80

Preservation Room

In honor of the areas’ efforts for historic preservation, this room features a bold Victorian color theme. Step back in history with ‘turn of the century” décor and memorabilia. Pencil post full-sized bed. Handicap accessible bathroom is across the hall. Cozy robes are provided for the long commute. $75. per night plus state and city tax.

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

Nightly Rate: $75 - $75

Conference Room

Popular setting for business retreats and seminars. This comfortable site is suitable for showers, rehearsal dinners, brunches and small weddings. Catering available. $60.00 for half a day and $75.00 for a whole day.

  • Maximum Capacity: 26

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Tropical

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Deep sea fishing , Nature Hikes, Birding, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Anthropology tours, Archeology tours, Area of 200 Victorian Homes, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children are accommodated on an individual basis
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No friendly kennels nearby
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 1 day
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Confirmed by a credit card for the first night's lodging. Full payment due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Must give 72 hours prior to the stated arrival time, deposit is non-refundable.



Bill and CeeBee Mc Leod

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

After retiring from military and health care careers, your hosts emphasized their hobbies of travel, Scottish history and lore, and rural Texas life in the decor of the 4 rooms of their B & B.

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Full gourmet

  • Time Served: Guest preference
  • Serving Location: and in good weather, on veranda, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian Diet

Signature Dish

Royal Scottish Pancakes
Thin pancakes dredged in syrup of orange and lemon juice, brown sugar, butter and Drambuie. It is accompanied by English banger sausages.