The Old Pineapple Inn
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Nestled under live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, The Old Pineapple Inn bed and breakfast is housed in the William H. Gleason House as listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the Old Eau Gallie area of Melbourne, Florida, this three-story Victorian home remained in the Gleason Family from its initial construction in 1886, until 1995. The structure and grounds have recently undergone an extensive renovation.
Passing the original fountain area, a brick walkway will lead you from Pineapple Avenue to an expansive verandah dotted with antique wicker and a porch swing. Cool breezes wafting up from the Indian River provide a comfortable setting year round.
The main floor offers a nostalgic, warm parlor accentuated with turn-of-the-century antiques, including a 1928 Welte-Mignon baby grand player piano and a romantic marble fireplace.
The inn features high speed wireless internet (WIFI) for our guests with laptop computers. All rooms are equipped with Cable TV and Flat Screen Televisions.
The spacious dining room invited you to dine underneath its antique crystal pineapple chandelier on a table spread with china, crystal and immaculate imported linens.
The communal rooms feature a media center with DVD/VCR/CD/LD players and a library with a wide selection of titles.
Our fireplace was featured in the December issue of Spacecoast Living.
Our inn was featured in the May/June edition ofSpaces Online. Please click on magazine article for virtual guided tour of the inn.
The Old Pineapple Inn is located on Pineapple Avenue, Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Highway, formerly the old Dixie Highway, US 1. The Eau Gallie Library, Pineapple Park, and the public fishing pier are all within walking distance. The Eau Gallie Civic Center, the Brevard Art Museum, the Rossetter House Museum, the Florida Historical Society, the Post Office, banks, art galleries, restaurants, day spas, antiques, specialty shops, and much more are only a short walk.
A two mile ride by car or bicycle is all that is required to gain access to the glorious Florida beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.
The Sebastian River Inlet hails the best fishing in the world. Daily fishing charter excursions are available.
In the local area, there are over 15 public and private golf courses located in the vicinity. The King Center for the Performing Arts, the Phoenix Theatre, The Heneger Center for the Arts, the Cocoa Village Playhouse, and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra deliver the very best in live entertainment. The Brevard Zoo, Turkey Creek Sanctuary and the Botanical Gardens at F.I.T. round out the outdoor offerings.
Less than an hour’s drive will bring you to the Kennedy Space Center, the Astronaut’s Hall of Fame, the world famous Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, the Warbird Museum, the Cape Canaveral Light House and Port Canaveral. Disney Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines are all stationed in Port Canaveral.
Orlando and West Palm Beach are each a 75 minute drive.
From I-95, exit at Eau Gallie Blvd. and proceed East. After passing through the lights at Route 1 Intersection, take the left at the second set of traffic lights onto Pineapple Avenue. Passing the Eau Gallie Civic Center on your left, the Inn is located North two blocks at the corner of Pineapple Avenue and Law Street. Enter Law Street on the left for curbside or driveway access.
From Route 1, at the Eau Gallie Blvd. Intersection, proceed East and take the left at the second set of traffic lights onto Pineapple Avenue. Passing the Eau Gallie Civic Center on your left, the Inn is located North two blocks at the corner of Pineapple Avenue and Law Street. Enter Law Street on the left for curbside or driveway access.
From Route A1A, proceed West to the causway on Eau Gallie Blvd. Turn right at the end of the causewaay onto Pineaple Ave. Passing the Eau Gallie Civic Center on your left, the Inn is located North two blocks at the corner of Pineapple Avenue and Law Street. Enter Law Street on the left for curbside or driveway access