Monday, November 05, 2007

The Laughing Lizard

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Hey Paradisiacs! I just stayed the weekend at The Laughing Lizard bed-and-breakfast on Indian Rocks Beach.

"It's more than just great sunsets
and waves lapping at the shore.
It's wonderful restaurants,
museums, galleries, shops
and so much fun —
even the lizards are laughing."

What a neat place! From their website:

The Laughing Lizard Bed & Breakfast is a tin-roofed, three-story, Key Westy island home built in 2005. Located in the quaint island community of Indian Rocks Beach just south of Clearwater Beach in the Tampa Bay area, this casual B & B is a contemporary throwback to the cottage-style architecture that speaks to Indian Rocks Beach's roots.

Forty-two windows offer an eyewitness view of beachlife as it happens on Gulf Boulevard, the main thoroughfare in a barrier island beach community termed by a USA Today article as "the best beach town of all." Creatively colorful and eclectic guestrooms - all with private baths - make beachlife as exciting indoors as it is outdoors.

In the morning, enjoy a full, southern-style, tropical breakfast in Lizard Hall. Coffee in hand, stroll across Gulf Boulevard to the beach for a morning walk. Ride the local beach trolley to the nature park, historical museum, many wonderful restaurants and other beach destinations. Then sip a taste of afternoon wine and experience the sunset.

Jan & Bill Ockunzzi are the owners and they do a beautiful job.

The only other guest was Brenda, a local writer and editor who is working on a novel. She and a partner arrange writer's conferences and seminars via their organization free eXpressions. They are planning a seminar here in Tampa, so stay tuned.

I had a wonderful, relaxing time and will plan to go again. The rooms are beautiful, quaint and comfortable and the breakfasts are excellent. Highly recommended!


Blogger EugenioC said...

Looks like a great place to vacation when you don't want to go too far to take a vacation!

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Davei said...

Hey Wayne, I'm glad you had such a great time at eh Lizard. I recenly stayed at a B&B in Chautauqua NY and loved very minute of it.

11:42 PM  

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