Poets & Writers Retreat
with the charm of centuries ago
What Some of Our Guests are Saying
Vintage Florida House
May 14, 2019
My friend and I had the opportunity for a visit to Garst House over the summer. The proprietors were very accommodating to our needs, friendly and easy to coordinate with. The property itself is quiet and secluded within a beautiful canapé of trees surrounded by a natural growing garden only minutes from town. This vintage and cozy Florida house brings back the feel of rustic southern living...being greeted by a welcoming veranda graced with a rocking chair. The interior features authentic original wood paneling, floors and staircase along with some modern amenities. We enjoyed a refreshing lunch in the Victorian dining room with fruits and gourmet cheeses thoughtfully arranged. Chris and Lynn happily took us sightseeing in the area, scoping out special restaurants and even visiting their beautiful local beaches. It was a quiet and refreshing retreat for a happy get away. ❤ It has a unique old Florida beauty that is inspiring to an artist such as myself. Just be aware to dress appropriately for the hot Florida weather in the summer!
Manette, Sonoma, California
Why You Want to Stay at Garst House
May 14, 2019
When you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, Garst House is your destination. It is hidden and off the beaten path, yet close to whatever you may want to entertain yourself with, whether it’s the ocean, restaurants, a night out dancing or just watching the sunset. Your hosts will wine and dine you, yet let you have the luxury of keeping to yourself for relaxation or inspiration if that is your preference. Each room has a story and will make you want to explore the other rooms as well. Music can be enjoyed on a wide covered outside porch, as well as the quiet of reading or writing by one of the many fireplaces. If you are a pet lover, their cats will find you and if not, they will keep their distance. I was entranced by my stay at Garst House and only wish I’d stayed longer. I highly recommend it for those that love history and a mystery. I can’t wait to go back. Thank you Chris and Lynn Carter for making me feel so welcomed and at home.
Holly, The Villages, Florida