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The Jenks House 


The Jenks House     #1305 Email Owner
Bed-And-Breakfast
Prairie Style home in National Historic District

The Jenks House in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, Member of Green Vacation Hub

Jacksonville, Florida

$95 - $110 US Dollars per Day

 
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Detailed Information:

Featured on the Riverside-Avondale 2007 Tour of Homes, The Jenks House is a taste of old Florida. Ila Rae and Tom Merten have lovingly restored their 1925 Prairie Style home and furnished it in Mission and early Art Deco furniture, some of it owned by the Jenks family. Ila Rae and Tom have installed several previously used building materials including 80 year old arts and craft floor tiles that Ila Rae's great grandfather imported from Belgium. The kitchen has walnut base cabinets transformed from a local bank's teller booths. Breakfast features organically grown, fair trade coffee (minimum cupping score of 89) which we ourselves roast. We juice only Florida oranges, in season from our own trees. Ila Rae, a personal chef for five years, has great vegan and lacto-ovo vegetarian entrees. Come see why Ila Rae and Tom are getting famous for their breakfasts!

  • Organic gardens and orange trees
  • serious composting
  • 28 year old solar water heater
  • wood burning parlor stove (burns waste wood)
  • high efficiency zoned air-conditioning
  • beautiful sun room overlooking garden

Pets allowed? No

We are a 100% smoke free establishment.


The Jenks House
The Jenks House

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orange blossom special

sun porch
sun porch


Green Profile:

  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Energy-efficient heating and/or cooling
  • Energy-efficient laundry
  • Energy-efficient windows
  • Linen and towel reuse program
  • Water-efficient laundry
  • Low flow shower heads
  • We recycle
  • We provide guests the opportunity to recycle
  • We use postconsumer paper
  • We promote paperless communication
  • Fragrance free cleaning products in some or all rooms
  • Fragrance free laundry in some or all rooms
  • No artificial air freshener and carpet freshener in some or all rooms
  • No scented candles or potpourri in some or all rooms
  • All-natural cleaning products in some or all rooms
  • Biodegradable cleaning and laundry products
  • We have smoke-free rooms
  • We have pet-free rooms
  • We offer local food choices
  • We offer vegetarian food choices
  • We compost



Contact Information:

The Jenks House

Location: 2804 Post Street  Jacksonville, Florida  32205-7414
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Website: http://www.bbonline.com/fl/jenks/index.html

For reservations, call 904-387-2092

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