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VACATION in Florida: Rentals, Hotels, British-run B+B and more


Hundreds of UK Brits have bought hotels, motels, vacation rentals-to-let properties or Bed and Breakfast places. It is the British nature, when travelling abroad, to prefer British-owned places, where they can chat to fellow countrymen. See some below, plus places preferred by British vacationers.   FACT: UK visitors consult this reference website before travelling to Florida.  Hoteliers targeting visitors from the UK should showcase their vacation spot on this page.

YOU GOTTA GET ONE!!   Inflatable paddleboards are the easy way to have fun on the water!  No heavy boards to lug–you just blow it up waterside, with pump provided.  Treat your kids to one for Christmas.  Will ship to any Florida or USA address.  Get $25 off any order with code BRIT-PADDLE on company’s website  www.parkerpaddlesports.com      

 INDIANSHORES West Florida.  Sea Club Rentals condos on the beach. British owner John Wilson Tel. (727) 596-2046    www.seaclubrentals.com

:  Pine Lodge Bed & Breakfast on Florida‘s Nature Coast.  English owner Edwin Day.  Tel. [352] 447-7463

►►►  CLEARWATER Traveler Motel    [727] 776-6345    Ask for British owner Kerry East.

►►►  BRADENTON The Londoner Inn [941] 748-5658 British owner Jennifer Taylor.


►►►  CHESTERFIELD HOTEL in  PALM BEACH.   I highly recommend  the stunningly beautiful, Victorian style Chesterfield hotel  on Palm Beach Island. It has a renowned sister hotel in  Berkeley Square, London which I stayed at years ago.   The Palm Beach  Chesterfield is a historic landmark property,  proud member  of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and part of the Red  Carnation Worldwide Hotel Collection.  In August 2017,   having visited prior for social and business events, I  stayed overnight for the first time,  with a romantic  partner.  This is an intimate classy boutique  hotel,  not one I deem suitable for children s  needs.  Superb  service with an  efficient and warm check in. We enjoyed their  legendary  afternoon English tea service with champagne, set in  in  the their wood-panelled library.   Hot scones straight  from the oven with Devonshire clotted cream are integral.    The hotel is walkable to famous Worth Avenue, so we  explored that including the must-visit Taboo restaurant.   Back at the Chesterfield for dancing to a live band in their  fabled Leopard Lounge.  I cannot fault the  Chesterfield in any way.  We drove up from  Miami so pleased to get complimentary valet parking.   It s a short  walk to the ocean and staff supply you with beach towels and  hotel loungers. To our delight,  their intimate jungly landscaped pool and jacuzzi were open  all night, to relax there for a moonlight dip before  bedtime.   By booking direct with  the hotel,  I  got a better deal  and a $50 food  credit   See the full  appeal, charms and amenities of this property on their  website www.chesterfieldpb.com   They have a regular Happy Hour in the Leopard Lounge and a  dine free on your birthday deal always!  To book direct  call [561] [659] 5800   ———Patricia Kawaja  [ex-Londoner] publisher of www.www.britishflorida.com   


£   TIP:  WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?   DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  [ I use Moneycorp myself–FABB President.]   The pound is shaky.  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings. To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend you use the services of Moneycorp.  At lower rates than any bank!  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save considerable  exchange fees, like Moneycorp.   NOW is an advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  THE BEST WAY:   Moneycorp, the UK company with an office in Florida and droves of satisfied Florida clients. It is the only UK currency exchange company licenced to deal in 50 states.   Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report huge savings and satisfaction.   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com for details.  Moneycorp’s HQ is in England.   Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005] 

►►► FOR UK BRITS PLANNING A MOVE TO FLORIDA—-JOIN FABB!  Benefit from our unmatched immigration and relocation services. Save time, money, research and avoid being conned. We gave you the answers you need. Since 1997 FABB has helped more UK Britons get established in Florida. We are the foremost Florida authority in that regard, consulted and quoted by UK media for years .  FABB’s small one-time membership fee, to deter time-wasters and cover our staff time, is well worth it.  TO APPLY:  Email your name + UK City + where in Florida you prefer to settle to:   britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com   On Subject Line put: “JOIN FABB UK. “

►►►   ARE YOU OVER 55?  DID YOU PAY INTO A UK COMPANY/PRIVATE PENSION?    Do you know whether and how you can access your lump sum and bring it over to the USA?  For a FREE review of your UK pension contact Mark Solomons in Florida with Florin Pensions direct on  [561] 793-1311 email  msolomons@florinpensions.com  On Subject line put:  “To Mark Solomons—UK pension query”.    Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into.  NOTE: The UK’s 2016 decision to leave the EU has resulted in Gilt yields reaching all time historic lows,  pushing up the transfer values of UK defined benefit pensions schemes.  That means your unfrozen pension is worth MORE NOW!  Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.

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