Centuries ago, European Tall Ships traveled along Spice Trade Routes, gathering exotic spices from remote Caribbean Islands to vast Continents. The beauty & woodworking artistry of the Tall Ship is to be greatly admired, but the harsh life aboard is an exercise in contrast...& then, there are always Pirates. "Sail ho!" is a feared exclamation as shouted from the watchman from the Crow's Nest. Attention Poets & Pirates, The Spice Merchant's Bed Chamber is a mysterious & romantic Suite.
The Spice Merchant's Bed Chamber, located at The Magnolia House, is a unique, ancient nautically inspired accommodation. It includes a very large, sumptuous and private Suite, Sitting Room with coffee bar with a view of the River, an absolute fantasy restroom, and separate entrance with beautiful Foyer. The Four Poster King Bed is stunning with Soaring and Elaborately Carved Columns depicting the Crocus Flower, of which its stamens are cultivated for the World's costliest Spice called Saffron. The room's central Harbor Lantern casts plentiful soft light, and in the winter, enjoy the warmth and glow from the stone clad wood burning fireplace. Departing from the Captain's luxurious Bed Chamber is an adjoining private fantasy bath with Skull Mountain containing a grotto shower. You will feel as though you have been magically transported back in time to Treasure Island, with "sand" beneath your feet, blue sky above, turquoise sea beyond, and tropical palms and exotic flora and fauna surrounding you. No need for an SOS, this resort style deserted island restroom is Johnny Depp worthy and offers plenty of amenities.
Your Private Entrance with Foyer is a delightful punctuation having begun from your dedicated covered parking, continuing on to the decorative curved sidewalk, up a staircase and on to The Key West Terrace. From here, you have a Garden View. A view of the River is seen from your private Sitting Room. Per your request, we can provide an Honor Bar including Wine, Beer and Champagne.
The Magnolia House is a Stately Key West Style Riverfront Estate on the West Coast of North Central Florida. It is located two miles from the beautiful island location where the Movie "Follow that Dream" Starring Elvis Presley was filmed. The Magnolia House is one block from Follow that Dream Parkway. There is a large Park located less than one mile from The Magnolia House, and features boardwalks, lakes, islands, stunning views and an observation tower where the Gulf of Mexico can be seen in the distance. Within three miles or less, rent kayaks, book a River Cruise, sailing or fishing excursion, enjoy a fun picnic on the beach, visit a Fine Dining Restaurant, or just stay in and relax in the privacy and solitude of your beautiful Suite. As a Guest of The Magnolia House, we offer Free Bicycle Rentals, hop on and discover Riverside Drive one block away.
Within five minutes drive time, you will find basic conveniences, and within fifteen to thirty minutes, you will find most amenities and some very unique experiences. Dive and swim with the Manatee, Trolley Car, Antique Shopping, Fine and Casual Dining, Spa, Theater, Retail Therapy and much more. We are located on the West Coast of Florida with Seven Rivers, so water and nature are most abundant. The Magnolia House lies within the Heart of "The Nature Coast" and on a main river near the Coast, and you can expect to see a variety of wildlife. Most plant and animal sightings are beautiful, but be advised and beware, some species are not so cute or friendly; you might see sharks, alligators or other reptiles, and some times of the year you will probably need bug spray. That said, bring your camera and sense of adventure for gorgeous scenery, colorful sunsets, and a plethora of vibrant wildlife if you plan outings.
As a Guest of The Magnolia House, you access your Suite from the front sidewalk and up the stairs to The Key West Terrace which is shared. Always use the handrails while on or near the stairs. A large portion of the gardens on the property is available for you to share, as is the beach for launching kayaks. One parking space is provided.
We respect your Privacy and appreciate ours, so you can expect interaction only upon your request. That said, our door bell is but steps away should you need anything.
If you love nature, it's tough to find another location that offers more. We have compiled a 3 page list of "Things to do" that are all nature related and are located as nearby as 2 minutes. Swim with the Manatee is the #1 thing our Guests love to do when visiting.
ALWAYS USE THE HANDRAILS WHEN ON OR NEAR THE STAIRS. Remember that as a Guest of The Magnolia House, you are sharing the property with other Friends and Family. Please don't be too loud, especially after 9:00 PM or before 8:00 AM, no matter how much fun you're having!
Everyone loves The Magnolia House! We decided to find a means of coordinating visits with our large circle of Family and Friends, and discovered that airbnb was the perfect venue. We've also made some new Friends by occasionally accepting bookings from Members of the airbnb community.
We look forward to seeing you, sharing our Historic Coastal Estate on the Riverfront, and becoming your favorite Lodging memory.
Safe travels to all,