Room Rates


Our "Fall/Winter" room rates extend from October 1 - May 31, and are $65 per night (with a 2-night minimum), or $1,250 per month (plus a $100 refundable deposit). Thirty days is probably the minimum time required to do all that you may want to do in the area and still accomplish some serious artistic creation. (Please feel free to compare us to local hotel/motel rates.)

Our "Summer Special" rates extend from June 1 - Sept 30, and are $50 per night (with a 2-night minimum), or $1,000 per month.

Your stay with us does not necessarily have to begin on the first or the fifteenth, though it is preferred, and having only four rooms to let, it is based on availability.  Note: If your project will require an additional few days for completion (after your thirty-day stay), we are amenable to offering extra days at a pro-rated basis, depending upon availability.

For 30-day stays, airport pick up and departure transportation is provided gratis, at your convenience, night or day, at Tampa International or Sarasota/ Bradenton airports.


The room rate includes a daily continental breakfast of fresh fruit, croissant, honey and jam, coffee, espresso, or cappuccino, tea and juice. Available each morning on a self-serve basis. The hot drinks are available 24/7. ​

A communal kitchen is also available for guest use, including fresh eggs from our hen house, gratis.


Guests may choose to opt in for a nutritious, mostly—if not entirely—organic, communal meal for $10 (cash only) served evenings at about 7 p.m. Vegetarian meals available upon request.

Otherwise, there are many meal options available in the area.


In order to help maintain our authors' energy and momentum, a gift basket of treats will meet our guests upon arrival for the 30-day retreats.

Garst House also has two refrigerators designated for guest use (for yogurts, snacks, etc.), and a large deep freeze. 

Fresh hard boiled eggs from our chickens will also generally be available, gratis.