My guy is the biggest procrastinator ever. But every year he takes my son and I on vacation so I keep quiet about the procrastination even though sometimes it makes me a little crazy. Sometimes procrastination pays off. And this year on our vacation to Florida, Gary found this little ocean side Inn that was something quite extraordinary. The Postcard Inn is located in St. Pete’s, or to be more formal St. Petersburgh, Florida. Sitting on Gulf Boulevard you may notice the retro styling of even the front of the building. But the magic really happens when you enter the lobby and you are greeted by open space, a modern contemporary, eclectic mix modern meets flea market, meets beachy casual. The chalk board wall (of which I have one in my kitchen and LOVE), announces what’s happening at the beach. There are two generous sitting areas, with books, and comfy chairs, and couches, and off to the side is their very own restaurant which I may add has some pretty good food!
Walking through the lobby, you’ll notice a couple of seating areas with large tables for preparation (Many weddings are held at the Postcard Inn) or craft projects. And past this is the outside courtyard which has more comfy outdoor couches, adirondack chairs and some days a mini pool table and ping pong table, along with a nearby fire pit. Walk into the courtyard and you are faced with blue doors that hold small but clean and beach attired rooms, with surf boards mounted on to the wall, vintage photos displayed or a bright coral and turquoise two toned wall, or maybe even a large blow up photo of the ocean. A palette style striped couch is in one corner and plain white beds provide a relaxing nights sleep.
Music is played through speakers in the courtyard and at night the courtyard is lit up with lanterns…just another artistic touch. The pool is large, and just a few feet away from your room, and directly center stage is the tiki bar which serves the most amazing summer drinks you could ever hope for. Music fills the air in the tiki bar and next to it a small building that has a great bunch of snacks perfect for the beach setting. And then of course there is the ocean. Right there, equipped with volley ball nets and a mix of beach blanket bikini meets The Fockers. Quite a diverse group of people. But all of them lovely, and all of them seem to be happy with their choice of places to stay.
If I were young and wanting to get married Postcard Inn would be the spot for me. Which is probably why they were voted as one of the top places to get married. It is not for everyone. Those of you that require a 5 star hotel, keep driving. This is not that kind of place. They don’t aspire to be that type of place. But even Gary who had reservations about staying there (mainly because of the decor which should have made him feel right at home because it was totally my style), was very happy that we landed there. So procrastination paid off, and should we head to St. Pete’s again, we know a great little beachy establishment that we would love to head back to. Everything you need is right there.
Attached are some pictures for you to get an idea…although it was truly the same as their website portrayed. And if you decide to go there, head to the tiki bar and order an Endless Summer, and tell them Michele “with a single L” sent you.