Our Florida getaways are places where you can enjoy quiet, comfortable and historic lodging. We have selected options to help you have an authentic Old Florida experience.
Florida Getaway at Tuckaway Shores, Indialantic, Florida
We don't feature the big brand chains on our website. We look for more laid back places that still have the modern conveniences and are close to popular natural attractions.
When you are thinking of staying at a place that is not a member of a big chain, however, you are sometimes nervous about what you are getting into. It may be a perfectly okay place but you don't have an easy way of finding out.
That's what we hope to provide at Florida Backroads Travel: an easy way to find out if you want to stay at one of these lesser known places be they a Florida fish camp, a mom and pop hotel or a boutique inn or bed and breakfast or a home stay club.
Our Florida Getaways Include Inns, B&B's, Boutique Hotels, Motels & a Home Stay Club
These getaways will make you feel like you are a guest in somebody's home, because quite often you literally are. The properties are all small - most are less than 50 rooms - and are typically owned and managed by family members including in many cases the proverbial mom and pop.
We have confidence in our recommendations because most of our Florida getaways listed are either a member of the Superior Small Lodging Association or have been personally vetted by us at Florida Backroads Travel - usually both.
Tuckaway Shores Oceanfront Resort
1441 S. Miramar Ave (State Road A1A)
Indialantic, Florida 32903
Indialantic is a small community on the Atlantic Ocean across the Intracoastal Waterway from Melbourne. Tuckaway Shores is directly on the beach, one of the best beaches in Florida. The white sand stretches for miles north and south of the resort. The beach along this coast is blessedly free of the massive skyscrapers you will see in most other beach areas of Florida.
Tuckwaway Shores has 29 units; most of them are two room suites with kitchenettes and two television sets. They also have a heated pool, beach chairs you can use, and a Big Green Egg state of the art grill/smoker/baker you can also use. They even provide the free wood chips and utensils.
Tuckway Shores is certified by the Superior Small Lodging Association and has been awarded their coveted White Glove award for exceptional housekeeping. They also have AAA certification. Combine this with the secluded white sand beach and other amenities and you have a winner.
Superior Small Lodging Association
Superior Small Lodging Association (SSL), founded in 1989 is an association of approximately 150 small, independently owned and managed motels, inns, B&B's, cottages, condos and boutique hotels throughout Florida. Each of these properties has less than 50 rooms.
Membership in the Association has to be earned, and each member must pass an annual inspection to remain active. The extensive inspection checklist includes everything that contributes to a guests satisfaction including general appearance, cleanliness, furniture, linen, kitchen items, general quality of the grounds and of course, superior guest service. Properties that receive a 100 percent score in the housekeeping portion of the inspection are awarded the SSL White Glove Award for superior cleanliness.
It's no wonder that over 90 percent of the SSL members score over 4 out of 5 on TripAdvisor review ratings and almost 20 percent received a perfect 5. Many guests come back to the same property year after year, some for over 20 years, and others look for the Superior Small Lodging sign as they travel around the state.
Members of the Superior Small Lodging Association epitomize the "Authentic Florida" vacation experience and guests can be assured of a stay that includes a high level of service, comfort and cleanliness at competitive rates - and without the resort or parking fees that some of the bigger outfits tack onto your bill at checkout.
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