The Jenks House Bed and Breakfast
Built in 1925 in the Prairie School style for the Thomas Jenks family, The Jenks House is a taste of old Florida. In 29 years of residence and restoration, Ila Rae and Tom have preserved original features of the Jenks home including some of the Jenks family furniture. Additional furnishings include mission and early art deco pieces. Each morning savor freshly squeezed orange juice along with your full breakfast. Later relax under a ceiling fan on the sun-bathed porch as you enjoy our historic Riverside home
The Jenks House is famous for the warmth of its heart of pine woodwork and beautiful oak floors. Subway tile and antique Belgian tile abound. Step into the organic gardens with grapevines and orange trees, and view nature's bounty.
The business traveler will find ample workspace in their room or in the many common areas. Free wireless internet allows you to surf the web from anywhere on the property. We are glad to arrange for late check-in.
Breakfast at The Jenks House is exceptional! Start with fresh squeezed orange juice from our trees in season and a cup of fair trade, home roasted and freshly ground coffee. Next is one of Ila Rae's delicious entrees, and you are primed for your day.
The Jenks House is located in the Riverside/Avondale historic district on the corner of James and Post Streets. We are easily accessible from I-10 and I-95, and we are 25 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport, 3 miles from downtown, and 5 miles from Alltel Stadium.
"Our hats are off to the best B&B we have ever stayed at. Thank you guys for the great experience."
"A beautiful, skillfully restored old Florida house filled with light, peace, and beauty."
"The food was simply amazing, really tasty, healthy, fresh squeezed orange juice, crepes, fruit, and other delicious things. Some of which came straight from their own garden outside the kitchen."