Horseshoes "ONLY" Hotel

Horseshoes "ONLY" Hotel


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Hotel, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

horseshoe’s "only" hotel

149 1st street

( corner of 1st street & 4th avenue, east )

in the greatest little fishing village on the gulf of mexico

horseshoe beach (pop 101) florida 32648 u.s.a.

gps 29 26’3080n, 83 17’0623w

we invite you to stay at the


where you are not bothered by:

bell hops


noise in the next room


room service

long check in / check out lines

front desk clerks


or unruly guests down the hall

and it is all a non smoking, no young children no pet environment.

and it just happens to be:

right in town

horseshoe beach florida 32648 u.s.a.

less than 3 hours from orlando, jacksonville or tampa and their international airports

horseshoe beach is located on the gulf of mexico in the big bend of florida. it’s 179 miles north of tampa airport, 100 miles north west of ocala, 179 miles northwest of orlando airport, 77 miles west of gainesville airport, 100 miles south east of tallahassee, 130 miles southwest of jacksonville.

your lodging is right in the middle of horseshoe beach and a minute or two walk to:

the restaurant and the library and the post office and the grocery store and the hardware shop and the bait shop and the churches and the realtor office and the boutique and the town hall and the marine supply shop and the ice cream shop and the marina and the fishing guides and the gulf of mexico.

and tied only with brewster kansas for the most beautiful sunsets on earth.

horseshoe "is" fishing, and its close to good hunting, boating, and exploring and wholesome family recreation.

and it's where your american shrimp, clams, oysters, crabs, gators, fish, and scallops, come from.

voted: horseshoe beach’s best hotel.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom

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Activity and Interests

activities, attractions, history:

horseshoe beach is an isolated, laid back, friendly fishing village located on the gulf of mexico west ofgainesville. we are a small town in the country yet at the water’s edge. our town sign at the cattle-gap reads “welcome toflorida’s last frontier".

and yes we have both "seminoles and gators".

we have approximately 99 full time residents and on weekends and holidays our population can swell to 300-400. horseshoe beach has a great sense of community and friendliness.

the horseshoe beach area was settled in the early 1800s. the land was owned by lumber interests until 1935, when c.c.douglasand burton butler purchased the land (for $324), since the lumber company was pressuring the residents to "move on". the butler/douglas union made it possible for the settlers to own their occupied property. they offered each resident the lot he was living on for $10. even then some would not buy, but at least now there was a town where residents could stay and own the land. burton was the postmaster and later the first mayor.

the name was changed from horseshoe to horseshoe beach in 1948. the town eventually incorporated in 1963. in march 1993, during a high tide and a full moon, the “storm of the century” hit and devastated horseshoe beach. it ripped most of the towns homes from there foundations and left many of the buildings that remained, floating in the canals and in the gulf. then to top it off, it snowed.

now rebuilt, mostly up on poles, it is a changed face from the past. there is now a small, but successful, fishing fleet. the waters have an abundance of fish such as sea trout, red fish, sheep head, cobia, mackerel, grouper and flounder. our shell-fish are stone crab, blue crab, oysters, scallops, and clams. scallops when in season, bring many families to our coast for the annual scallop round up. basically we have “the best darn fishin hole” in this part of the world.

for those that like to canoe, rowers and other watercraft users we have off-shore islands to explore. you might just find your "private beach". with so little traffic our roads are great for bicycle touring, while the back-woods' roads are great for mountain bikes. hiking along our rural roads is a great way to share our last offlorida’s wilderness coast. you might just see an american eagle, an alligator or maybe even a panther.


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Updated: Sep 9, 2014

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $100 - $160

    Weekly Rate: $500 - $840

    Monthly Rate: $500 - $840

  • hoh rates:
    $120.00 per night ( suite for 1 or 2 persons ).
    additional per person $20.00 each.
    ( maximum “suite” lodging occupancy is 4 persons ).
    $100.00 per night (room with x1 king size bed for 1 or 2 persons ).
    ( maximum “room” lodging occupancy is 2 persons ).
    no smoking nor pets nor young children please.
    includes tax, add additional services from below.
    we also have weekly and monthly, as well as horseshoe resident rates available upon request.
    airport transfer:
    we are pleased to provide transfer service to local airports as well as gainesville, jacksonville, orlando and tampa international airports. requests must be made in advance in conjunction with your hotel booking. by request, pre arranged, market price.
    housekeeping services:
    as part of saving the planet, we invite you to join us to conserve water by using your towels and linens more than once. in addition to decreasing water energy consumption, you help us use fewer environmentally harmful chemicals and reduce the amount of detergent waste water that must be recycled within our community.
    during your stay, we are pleased to provide regular checks and a full change and cleaning mid morning/day after each 7th night.
    should you wish daily housekeeping services with a full change and cleaning daily, it is available upon request at an additional charge and must be pre arranged.
    special services:
    we are at your service to try to fulfill any special requests or services that you may need, wish and expect from horseshoe’s finest hotel. by request, pre arranged, market price.
    how will you pay:
    after we receive your completed "required guest information" we will advise you that your booking has been acknowledged.
    you may then simply click on the desired lodging "buy it / confirm reservation" button at the top of our web site for payment options.
    then just enter the us$ dollar amount to be paid in the quantity box and submit.
    should you not have access to a computer, be comfortable providing credit card information, using pay pal, or have chosen to use another method of payment, please advise us and we can help make other arrangements.
    as soon as your payment is completed, we will be advising you by e-mail at this, your email address, of your confirmation and will provide you with driving directions, information, and details of your stay.
    how will you get to horseshoe’s "only" hotel:
    horseshoe beach florida
    ( gps 29 26’3080n, 83 17’0623w ):
    horseshoe beach is located on the gulf of mexico in the big bend of florida. it’s 179 miles north of tampa airport, 100 miles north west of ocala, 179 miles northwest of orlando airport, 77 miles west of gainesville airport, 100 miles south east of tallahassee, 130 miles southwest of jacksonville. from anywhere in the world travel to/on us-19 & us-98 to cross city. (x2 notations: #1 – cross city is the last place most cellular / mobile phones will get a signal, there is no cell service in horseshoe beach. #2 – cross city is the last atm machine, there is no atm or banking facilities in horseshoe beach.), turn west in front of the ace hardware store, go 19 miles on state highway #351 to the gulf of mexico and your in downtown horseshoe beach.
    * as always:
    this is purposely presented / sent with small case lettering for clarity of letters and numbers.
    whether it is for business, for pleasure, or for necessity, it is our commitment and pleasure to offer you, guests of horseshoe beach, a clean, safe, convenient, and comfortable lodging environment with as many first class amenities as possible.
    come on down and enjoy the gulf of mexico and florida’s last frontier.
    come on down to horseshoe.
    heck, make it your home town !!!


Property Type

  • hotel


  • pets not allowed


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • offering: a clean spacious -elevated- 2 room suite with: x1 king size bed. x1 futon. including: kitchenette with sink and refrigerator. breakfast station with coffee maker, toaster, and microwave. kitchen amenity kit. housekeeping service pre arranged / upon request. heat in winter. opening windows. overhead fans. air conditioning in summer. bath amenity kit. hair dryer. iron and board. social area with dvd. ample covered parking. rv power hookup pre arranged / upon request. airport transfer service. washer / dryer available pre arranged / upon request large outdoor decks use of bicycles and/or canoe pre arranged /upon request. as well as a no smoking / no young children / no pet environment.
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