Shamrock Thistle & Crown 
Bed & Breakfast

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 Also Fun Family Reunion & Group Venue for up to 22 guests. Great lodging option to a hotel.   Your estate includes...All private baths, 6 Guestrooms plus Cottage, Heated Pool, Full Kitchen, Three acres with large field, Decks and Porches. We're only minutes to The Villages and Ocala for shopping, dining, dancing, theaters and more.  Enjoy Equestrian events at the Grand Oaks, relax at Silver Springs, Snorkel and Kayak Juniper and Alexander.  Bring your mountain bike - Santos Trailhead is a must for cycling enthusiasts. Explore more under 'See and Do' .

 

About Us & The Historic Thomas B. Snook House

Historic bed and breakfast faces east near Ocala and The Villages
Very relaxing Side Porch of Inn

Pioneer Thomas Snook arrived in these parts around 1880 when he purchased 40 acres of land for $7 per acre. He may have been one of 28 residents counted in the 1880 census of Foster Park (now Weirsdale). Attracted to Florida by the flourishing citrus trade, Snook went about developing the business into a productive livelihood. At the same time he worked on his three story Victorian masterpiece which was completed in 1887. Now an historic landmark, it stood for some time as the tallest structure from Ocala to Leesburg. The great freeze of 1895 devastated the groves for miles around and it took years to recover. But by God's grace, guava groves grew up where once many orange trees had been, providing an income (or a means to barter) until the groves were reestablished. 
It would be 88 years before the groves felt the bitter sting of winter again. It came in 1983 & again in '85 & '89. The 1985 freeze was the final blow for the Snook family (then grandson John) and after more than 100 years the groves were abandoned.

In 1989 Brantley & Anne Overcash purchased the original Snook Grove plantation.
Brantley, who grew up in Brandon, Florida, is a Florida State University accounting graduate. Brantley worked as a Certified Public Accountant in taxation law.  Brantley is past president of Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns and continues to contribute his knowledge to local and state Tourist Development councils. You may hear him freely dish out tax advice over breakfast also! 

Anne is the last of eight children born in CO. Antrim,  Northern Ireland. As a feature correspondent, Anne has written for  business publications in Ireland and Florida.  After moving to Florida Anne's work was more readily seen in the New York Times owned Ocala Star Banner.   In 1994 the doors opened for the Shamrock Thistle & Crown Bed and Breakfast.  The Overcash kids, Olivia, Natalie and Brantley Jr. have all contributed to the Inn's success.

 

OUR ROOMS

Choose from six guest rooms in the main house or a custom designed Victorian Dollhouse Cottage. All rooms have private baths and DirecTV. View individual rooms and amenities below for more information. Group rentals are given priority. Individual reservations are taken up to four weeks in advance. Please complete the form below to be placed on a wait list if your individual requested date is more than four weeks away.

 

Annie's Victorian Dollhouse Cottage 
Rate Range $175-240

Cottage Sitting area with feather couch, red top coffee table and Ethan Allen pine table.
Florida B&B Dollhouse Cottage with picket fence.

Ultimate privacy and colorful decor are just the start. 

*King Bed *Four Person Spa *Surround Sound & Gas Fireplace

Cottage interior with king bed, cathedral ceilings and feather couch.
 
Whirlpool - custom designed jade green cultured marble.

Irish Blarney Whirlpool
Rate Range $145-189

2nd floor bedroom dates to 1887

  • Queen Bed, Loveseat, HD Electric Fireplace

  • Large custom cultured marble whirlpool & shower

  • Hardwood floors in bed and bath

  • Original door, window and woodwork

  • 9 1/2 foot ceiling in bedroom

  • 10 foot vaulted ceiling in bath

  • 15 feet from large open air deck

Irish Blarney historic bedroom with beautiful pine floor and fireplace.
Gorgeous custom cultured blue marble shower and whirlpool.

European Formal Whirlpool
Rate Range $145-189

2nd floor bedroom dates to 1887

  • Queen Bed, Loveseat, HD Electric Fireplace

  • Large custom cultured marble whirlpool & shower

  • Hardwood floors in bed and bath

  • Original door, windows and woodwork

  • 9 1/2 foot ceiling in bedroom

  • 10 foot vaulted ceiling in bath

  • 20 feet from large open air deck

European Formal loveseat with Dimplex multi HD electric fireplace.
 
Grace's Charm queen bed with alcove in the background..

Grace's Charm

Rate Range $115-145

2nd floor bedroom

  • Queen Bed, Day Bed and Single 

  • Sunken Tub and shower combo

  • Bedroom door opens to outside 

  • 35 feet from large open air deck

Grace's Charm bathroom with large retro blue sink and honey pine flooring.
Margaret's Hideaway French Country headboard and bedside tables.
Olivia's Cozy Suite Decorative Queen sleigh bed -window and shutters over bed look into sitting room.

AMENITIES

Immigrant Room bedroom - A patriotic-americana  theme dominated by reds, blues, yellows and whites.

Margaret's Hideaway

Rate Range $110-140

2nd floor bedroom 

  • Queen Bed and Queen Sleeper

  • Cultured Marble Shower

  • Bedroom door opens to outside 

  • 25 feet from large open air deck

Olivia's Cozy Suite

Rate Range $110-140

2nd floor bedroom dates to 1887

  • Queen Bed & Loveseat

  • Cultured marble shower

  • Hardwood floors in bed and bath

  • Original door, window and woodwork

  • 9 1/2 foot ceiling in bedroom

  • Separate Sitting Room

  • 15 feet from large open air deck

Immigrant

Rate Range $110-140

1st floor bedroom 

  • Queen Bed & Queen Sleeper

  • Tiled Tub/Shower Combo

  • Large window with Pool View

  • Tongue and Groove Ceiling

  • Door to pool area 10 feet from room

Margaret's Hideaway sitting area with nice blue plaid sofa and white wicker coffee table.
Floral loveseat - yellow and white striped wallpaper below, blue sky and clouds above. New England border with lighthouses.
View out of the Immigrant Room wndow to pool area and Annie's Cottage on a bright sunny day.
 

Amenities

Formal dining room for 12 with tables for 6,4 and 2. Nice brass chandelier with 12 candelabra bulbs.
Nice coffee with cream and sugar set.
Clear pool with large rainbow colored floats.

Breakfast

A full breakfast in the historic dining room will transport your taste buds.  One of the following entrees may be served daily - Belgian Waffles, Colorful Skillet, French Toast, Homemade Quiche & Creamed Eggs  Complimented with specialty fruit dishes and juices. Bon Appetite! 

Little boy checking mail on the WiFi network.

Free Wi-fi

Complimentary 

  • Keurig in Common Area

  • Klondike Bars

  • Sodas & Water

Housekeeping cleaning a bathroom sink.

Housekeeping

Daily housekeeping is available for Bed & Breakfast Guests. A full change of linens occurs after three nights for longer stays.

Pool

  • Solar Heated in-ground pool 

  • Gas 5 Burner BBQ

  • Lounge Chairs

  • Two Large Tables with cushioned swivel chairs

  • Floats and pool toys.

Immgrant Room downstairs with yellows, blues and reds dominating the patriotic-americana room.

Rooms

  • DirecTV

  • DVD

  • Hair Dryers

  • Irons/Ironing Boards

  • Robes (Whirlpool Rooms)

 

Group Rentals

Group Rentals include:

  • All six guestrooms in main house and Annie's Victorian Dollhouse Cottage

  • Full use of kitchen including all cooking pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glassware,spices, etc.

  • Styrofoam cups, plates, plastic cutlery, paper towels, dish and dishwasher detergent

  • Two refrigerators with ice-makers, Double convection ovens, 5 Burner Gas cooktop, Warming Drawer, 3 Compartment sink, Hand-sink

  • Gas Grill - 5 burner - Propane and Utensils included

  • Laundry Facilities

  • Use of overflow multi-purpose/game room

  • Keurig, Coffee makers and Hot water Pots

  • Chafing Dishes and fuel

Group Rentals do not include: 

  • Any food or drinks other than kitchen spices

  • Daily housekeeping

Evening view from 2nd floor deck into the lighted pool area and Annie's Victorian Cottage.
Kitchen -  butcher block island, French door fridge, dark blue walls, white cabinets, tongue and groove cedar and pine ceiling. Oak look laminate floor.
Partial kitchen view with gas stove, microwave, double convection ovens and quartz countertop.
Large 2nd floor deck with table for six, view out over treetops with bright blue sky.
 

GALLERY

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dining room casuall

Overflow dining or game room off of the kitchen

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Relaxing side porch
Relaxing side porch

Loveseat and cushioned chairs on the side porch

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SEE and DO

Live Theater performance with the crew of an old ship
Stars in space with colorful nebula.
Musician at orchestra performance
Mountain Biker
Juniper Springs swimming are in the Ocala National Forest
 
Boardwalk along the lake at Lake Sumter Landings in The Villages.
 

POLICIES

Judge's gavel and law books

*Children allowed in Grace's, Margaret's, The Immigrant & Annie's Victorian Cottage

*Charge for 3rd or 4th Person in room $18 + tax

*Single rates $10 lower

*Florida Sales and Lodging Tax 11%

*Payment Methods Visa, MC, Discover, Amex, Debit, Traveler's Checks and Cash

*Non-refundable deposit of $25 per room for all reservations of two or more nights

*Cancellations less than 7 days before check-in incur a 50% cancellation fee or one night       whichever is greater.

*Smoking on outside porches and grounds only

*Pets cannot be accommodated

*Check-in for B&B Guests 2:00 and Checkout 11:00

*Check-in for whole house rentals 4:00 and Check-out 11:00