Final planning is underway for The Palmetto Club sponsored Bed and Breakfast Tour of Daytona Beach Bed and Breakfast Inns from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7.
Featured homes are:
The Villa, a historic Spanish Mansion complete with Russian icons, Chinese jade, rugs, baby grand piano and antiques and formal public rooms with richly detailed moldings. The estate is fenced and gated and the pool and spa are located within a private walled garden.
August Seven Inn, originally a guest house built in 1896 by James N. Gamble of the famed Proctor and Gamble Co. and which has since been carefully restored and listed on the National Historic Register.
The River Lily Inn, a Victorian Bed and Breakfast overlooking the Halifax River with an Olympic size heart-shaped pool. This majestic 1904 riverfront Inn stands five stories tall with the cupola proudly gracing the top. The hundred year old oaks and palms whisper of the history that this grand old Florida home has seen.
Lilian Place, the oldest house on Daytona's beachside, is a yellow, historical Italianate Victorian house built in 1884 by one of the city's first settlers, Laurence Thompson. Lilian Place sat abandoned and neglected until December 2009, when the Trust was awarded a Volusia County ECHO Grant to acquire this significant site.
The price of the ticket includes a light lunch at noon at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. A boutique will be available at the clubhouse along with a raffle for baskets during the tour hours.
Tickets are $25 per person and must be exchanged at The Palmetto Club for a map indicating parking locations and a brochure that will provide entry to the bed and breakfast Inns. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting ticket chair Diane Lessard (386) 760-9169.