Club Continental Suites

P.O. Box 7100 2143 Astor Street, Orange Park, Florida 32073
Innkeeper(s): Karrie Massee
 
  • Introduction

    An elegant estate overlooking the broad St. Johns River, ten miles south of Jacksonville, thirty miles north of St. Augustine, the Club Continental, built in 1923 as the Palmolive family residence, is a quiet retreat in its own hushed world.

    The architecture is Mediterranean with stucco and clay tile roof. Formal grounds include gardens with fountains, giant oaks, and an elegant courtyard.

    For over seventy years, the Club Continental property has been lovingly preserved by the descendants of Caleb Johnson, the founder of the Palmolive Soap Company. Today the Club offers and wide array of special privileges to its members and overnight guests.

    Club Continental Gardens

    Grounds Night guests quarters face the open river or overlook the carefully manicured grounds and a spacious, stately courtyard.

    The elegant gardens and beautiful live oaks and magnolias...the natural beauty of Old Florida.

    You'll also see this attention to detail in the exquisite presentation of the delicious continental cuisine in our dining room. In the heart of the Club's Mediterranean villa, our seasoned chef pursues the art of classic cuisine. You'll discover culinary delights that touch upon the sublime.

    Weddings, receptions, affairs of the heart...find the singular gift of enchantment.

    Grand rooms, spacious grounds, and riverfront view of Club Continental make it an ideal place for special gatherings of all kinds.

    Corporate functions, private dinners, memorable lunches...how ever small or grand, find an attention to detail that marks a successful function.

    Weddings and Special Occasions

    The Club Continental truly offers much more than just Bed & Breakfast. You can relax by the pool, play a few sets of tennis or enjoy live entertainment at the River House Pub, a restored pre-Civil War cottage, now a lively spot for informal entertainment and spirits. Antiques, fishing, parks, shoping, sporting events and theatre are nearby. Or you may want to settle comfortably into a jacuzzi or stroll the Club grounds, viewing the majesty of our natural environment, and delight in watching playful manatees and a variety of wild birds along the St. Johns.

    Arriving by boat? There is space available in our marina with advance reservations.

    Club Continental has continually provided travelers with a one-of-a-kind experience.

    We proudly announce fifteen new suites with dynamic views of the St. Johns, each with its own unique style. At the River Suites, you can enjoy fireplaces, jacuzzis and four-poster beds. Of course, each room also comes with complimentary continental breakfast, but at Club Continental, there's so much more.

    In addition to the Suites, there are seven guest rooms in the original mansion, Mira Rio. Built in 1923, Mira Rio is a classic example of Mediterranean architecture, and the cornerstone of our club.