Featured Property: Mansion House B&B, St. Petersburg, Florida

Author: , October 10th, 2010

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Tampa/St. Petersburg Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Mansion House B&B - St. Petersburg, FloridaThe historic Mansion House I and MHII are mirror-image arts and crafts houses built in 1901-1904 – we’re celebrating our centennial in 2001! We’re a traditional B&B inn in the heart of beautiful St. Petersburg’s Old Northeast and the arts and entertainment district, The QuARTer. Just two blocks from one of the loveliest natural harbors, the Vinoy Basin and the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, Straub, and Vinoy Parks – the perfect place to see the sunrise, take a run, rollerblade, bike or walk.

Mansion House was the home of the first mayor of St. Peter, David Moffett. It was built by one of the movers and shakers of this area, A.F. Thomasson and his wife, Phoebe Mackie. MHII was built by Julia Kemp and her husband, a noted physician in town. Each room is furnished differently – mostly antiques and rich woods.

A few of our local attractions:

Straub and Vinoy Parks: A 5 minute stroll where open air concerts and festivals are held regularly.
Museum of Fine Arts: Providing outstanding examples of world art in an inviting, elegant setting.
St Petersburg Holocaust Museum: The fourth largest Holocaust museum in the country.
Fort Desoto Park: Besides the glistening 7-mile stretch of beach, the park offers outstanding opportunities to view wildlife.

See the Mansion House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here