Longboard Inn Bed & Breakfast

312 Washington St., New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168
Innkeeper(s): John & Dee Green
  • Introduction

    Longboard Inn Bed & Breakfast fireplace

    Longboard Inn is a unique Craftsman Style home that reflects the relaxed personality of its owners, located in the small beach town of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Our inn and our town share a long, colorful history and an appreciation of local art. Possessing an unusual combination of qualities, both The Longboard Inn and New Smyrna Beach manage to be stylish while casual, quaint yet bohemian and appeal to those seeking an active or a leisure vacation.

    New Smyrna Beach has unique qualities and attractions, as diverse as they are numerous. Our beach town is home to nationally renowned surfing while being rated among the top 50 of "The Best small Art Towns in America" by travel writer John Villani. Longboard Inn is located in the historic district, only a short distance to the beach. Our gecko stone path will lead you to one of our six guest rooms. Each room has a private whirlpool bath, queen size, hand crafted beds, one-of-a-kind hand painted furniture, and French doors that open onto a deck surrounded by a well landscaped private area.

    Longboard Inn Bed & Breakfast Captain's Quarters Suite

    Comforts always enhance a relaxing getaway and our rooms have cable TV with VCR, fridge, air conditioning, ironing board and iron, and a DSL jack for your laptop. Innkeepers John & Dee Green, along with their staff, all strive to have Longboard Inn be your most memorable experience and one that you will want to repeat year after year.

    The Longboard Inn is located between US 1 and the river on the direct route to the beach.

    We are two miles from the beach ramp. Canal Street shopping is two blocks away and we are walking distance to community events such as antique car shows, art festivals and music in Old Fort and Riverside Park.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to John & Dee Green for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    They have seen and read good reviews, received recommendations, are return visitors, and like to stay at a B&B.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our hospitality, good breakfast, and our unique location in the historic district of a great small beach town.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    One of the top ten beaches in Florida, but still a small town feel with plenty of outdoor activities for everyone.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    When people tell us that they cannot find a single thing to improve on.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    New Smyrna Beach.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Swim, surf, paddle board, any kind of fishing, cycling, kayaking, art walks, wine walks, exploring ruins,  golfing, antique shopping, wildlife at State Parks and preserves, plus a one hour drive from the Daytona track, Disney attractions, Kennedy Space Center and a number of area springs for Manatee watching. Finally extend their stay.  

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Historic District contains 2 parks, a riverside walk, shopping area, art galleries and restaurants.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We can't single out a favorite, but the seafood restaurants here are great.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Our website.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 6 rooms

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, in some rooms.


  • History

    Longboard Inn Bed & Breakfast palm trees

    As for the history of our house, we will let her speak for herself.

    Welcome, I am a real Florida Cracker, let me tell you my story. I have known many people and endured the changes of time. I remember the railroad men of the 1920's, rambling gambling men, who frequented the casinos at Coronado beach, and also the hurricane of 26' that took the gaming house into the sea.

    I will never forget the blackout nights of WWII, when I would sit in the silent darkness, hiding from the enemy ships that were off our coast. There were happier times, a wedding was held here in my living room. Now my new owners have given this old girl a face lift. I am renewed, artfully decorated and anxious to provide a warm and fun filled atmosphere for all who visit.

  • Activities

    Longboard Inn Bed & Breakfast porch

    Experience leisure at its finest by swimming and beachcombing at New Smyrna Beach. Peaceful, clean and easily accessible, the thirteen-mile beach is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Come aboard a river cruise to take in the Indian River scenery while relaxing on deck.

    For the more adventurous, surfing is the main attraction of New Smyrna Beach. We offer one of the best surfing spots in North America. Rock ledges a few miles offshore cause wave breaks perfect for surfing and prevent dangerous undertows. Beginners and experts consider our beach their first choice for catching waves. And the American Professional Surfing Association hosts a competition in New Smyrna each year.

    Choose from water sports of all varieties. Jet ski, sailboats, sea kayaks, catamaran, windsurf boards, and ski boats are available for rental. Let professional guides share their expertise in deep sea fishing, saltwater fly fishing or guide you on the Indian River where you will enjoy some of the largest inshore game fish in the world, including redfish, spotted sea trout, tarpon and black drum. Fishing gear also is available for rent.

    Soak up our town's lively art, music and cultural scene! Art enthusiasts: welcome to paradise! You'll find an endless supply of artistic expression: pottery, hand-crafted furniture, blown or painted glassware, painting, jewelry, prints, metal art watercolors, wood carvings and paper art. Chose an original creation as a keepsake of you special time. New Smyrna Beach also has nearby Golf Courses and Tennis Courts, Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Canaveral National Seashore, Day trip to Orlando or Blue Springs Park.