History of the Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper!

stippleOne of Florida’s grand old homes, Sea Breeze Manor was built in 1923, at a time when this part of Florida was known best as a winter playground for some of the world’s best known writers, personalities and artisans.

The spacious main two-story house was built in a classic Tudor style, perched on the edge of the boulevard overlooking the park bordering the sandy beach and shimmering aqua waters of Boca Ciega Bay.

A private residence up until 1996, Lawrence and Patty Burke acquired the property and undertook a marvelous refurbishment.

As building contractors in their previous careers, both Burke’s personally supervised the entire restoration and renovation of the residence, preserving every ounce of it’s natural character and charm, yet updating it with the latest modern conveniences.

In 2002, the Burke’s found an owner/innkeeper who would cherish their lovingly restored Manor, Lori Rosso.

Lori is a native of Long Island, New York, having been raised on the beach she longed for the opportunity to return to the seashore.

For the past 20 years her career has been forged in Washington, D.C. After arranging for worldwide delegation tours for corporate executives, Heads of State and even a U.S. President, she decided it was time to put her expertise into a ‘business of life.’ Combining her natural organizational and entertaining talents with an inn that was enchanting and welcoming as well as on the waterfront enabled her to begin the ‘business of life.’

Her goal is to bring guests a luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere, where they can get away from the daily stress of life. A place to relax and rejuvenate. A small piece of paradise you will want to come back to again and again.


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