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Thurston House

3.5 out of 5.0

Thurston House

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a charming B & B set on the grounds of a nature park with a lake, what a peaceful setting! We had a great view of the lake from our clean, well appointed room. It was quite comfortable. The porch faces the park and lake and is a lovely setting for the afternoon wine and cheese. Our hosts were warm and gracious and very accommodating. We let Carole know we were vegetarian and she created a delicious and artfully presented breakfast for us. They were helpful in recommending interesting things to do and places to eat in the area. Carole and Joe are very personable and responsive( as you can see see from responses to other reviews) in person as well as in writing. We were able to wind down after a few hectic days at Disney before returning home to our crazy schedule. What a nice breath of fresh air!

A great place to stay when visiting the Orlando area of specifically Winter Park. Carole and Joe and very accommodating and the Inn is quite cozy and comfortable. Carole prepares fantastic breakfasts and a nice wine & cheese around 5 pm. Great parking, electric hookup for electric cars, 5G WiFi throughout the house. Quiet and relaxing stay with easy access to I-4. We loved our stay and will definitely stay at Thurston House on our next visit to Greater Orlando.

A first Bed & Breakfast stay. We enjoyed it very much. The only negative is the bathroom was very small, with little to no room for makeup, toiletries, hanging a towel, etc. Otherwise, everything was clean and great!

I stayed here for two nights for college parents weekend since it is not far from my daughter’s college. It was really lovely. The place is well kept and the owners were helpful with how to avoid traffic for the ever-busy parent parade. Breakfast was good. It is now my go to place when visiting my daughter.

I just took delivery of my new Tesla Model 3 and wanted to put a few miles on it. So, we searched the site for B&B's that were one charge away (310 miles) and that offered a Tesla Destination Charger. The Thurston House fit the bill. The circa 1885 home has been beautifully restored, and Carole, the Innkeeper, and her husband Joe were great hosts. We very much enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was very nice -- great coffee, fritata, awesome bacon and fruit dish. We are already planning our next visit!

I had a family weekend at my child's local university and couldn't get into the hotel I normally book. Found Thurston house and it was a lovely surprise. Very homey and comfortable accommodations. Began each morning with a run around the lovely lake / area nearby, amazing coffee and a homemade breakfast was available every morning, as well as snacks and other treats. Convenient location. Thurston House owners make every attempt to make your stay a pleasant one. I would definitely come back now that I have discovered Thurston House!

A most accommodating B&B! The house is impeccably maintained, the room very comfortable and equipped, the hosts were extremely pleasant and the breakfast was cooked to perfection! Would highly recommend this destination!

Went to a concert at Rollins College, found this gem 3 miles from the campus. Carole is an excellent hostess. Great location. Beautiful rooms. Peaceful surroundings. Next time we are in the area, we will definitely be back.

Recently stayed here two three nights! It is a wonderful little gem and very convenient to sites in and around the Orlando area. Carole and Joe are wonderful hosts. Breakfast was delicious and the room was very comfortable and adequate size. The house is situated in a beautiful setting and the wrap around porch is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy wine and cheese served late afternoon! Highly recommend this place if you enjoy the comforts of home at a bed and breakfast inn! Would definitely stay here again when in the Orlando area.

Perfect place to stay in the Orlando area. Lovely grounds, lake view, walking paths, terrific & friendly owners. Wine & cheese on the porch with the good company of the owners and other guests were enjoyable. Yummy breakfasts. Great recommendations of places to see based on interests. Highly recommend this gem!

851 Lake Ave Maitland FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services

Maitland Art Center is within a mile (2 km) of Thurston House, and other popular attractions like Morse Museum of American Art are within a few miles (5 km). This 3.5-star bed & breakfast has 3 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a DVD player. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a ceiling fan, an ironing board, and a desk.

Property features

Guests of Thurston House enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, microwave in a common area, and refrigerator in a common area. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide concierge services. This bed & breakfast also has a garden.

Room options

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Panoramic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 59 reviews