Sun-Sentinel’s Sundy House Review QuotedJuly 10, 2008
Quoted from Sun-Sentinel.com:
Sundy House review
Vibe: No surprise that Sundy House books more than 100 weddings a year. The long-popular dining spot also offers ample housing for a bridal party and an acre of plants and trees, called Taru Gardens, adds to the romantic feel. It’s also popular with families because of its variety of accommodations — from a romantic cottage to traditional hotel-style rooms to two-bedroom suites with full kitchens and laundry facilities.
John Shaw Sundy, Delray Beach‘s first mayor, built this Early Revival-style Victorian inn for his wife and eight children in 1902. The two-story pale yellow house, enveloped by tropical landscaping, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Accommodations: Sundy House is more like a small inn than a traditional bed-and-breakfast. You walk through the lush garden to reach the 11 guest rooms and suites housed in three buildings set apart from the historic home. The Luxury Cottage is a free-standing building that includes a living room, fireplace, kitchen and separate dining room that’s popular with honeymooners.
The Townhouse Building contains four one- and two-bedroom suites and the Stable Building houses six equestrian-themed rooms. A continental breakfast is served in the restaurant or delivered to your room.
Highlights: A coral walkway winds through a one-acre garden, which features a gazebo and benches where you can sit and enjoy more than a thousand varieties of trees, plants and flowering herbs.
Amid all the foliage is a freshwater swimming pool. Be prepared to swim with the people-friendly fish that make the pool their home. For other diversions, popular Atlantic Avenue is nearby, offering galleries, restaurants and shops. A shuttle service provides rides to the beach about a mile away.
Summer rates: $169 to $559
Address: 106 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
Contact: 561-272-5678; sundyhouse.com
While searching for this article online, I also came across the correction printed on Sun-Sentinel.com on 7/9/08:
Corrections and clarifications, July 08, 2008
An article about South Florida bed and breakfasts in Sunday’s Travel section contained two errors. The article incorrectly reported John Rinaldi’s name on second reference and a headline gave an incorrect location for the Sundy House, which is in Delray Beach.
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