About Us

The Meranova Today

The Meranova Bed & Breakfast is a fully-renovated historic 1910 home that offers 9 distinctively different apartments and suites overlooking Downtown Dunedin’s Main Street. We offer our guests privacy plus luxurious accommodations and amenities in a stylish and contemporary setting.

All of our units, including our wheelchair accessible apartment, are fully furnished with king and queen-sized beds and feature private entrances, private bathrooms, and efficiency to full-sized completely outfitted kitchen. Our guests enjoy “all of the comforts of home” plus extra amenities not typically found at other B&B’s.

Our History

Dunedin was founded in 1899, and The Meranova Guest Inn main house, carriage house, and horse stable were built in 1910, making it one of the oldest homes in the city. It is constructed of Southern yellow Heart Pine with meticulous detail and craftsmanship. It has withstood the test of time.

The Last Great Storm of 1921 split Honeymoon-Caladesi Island and destroyed many homes and cottages in the area. At that time, the building was subdivided to accommodate four families and upgraded with indoor plumbing and electricity. It was a boarding house, apartments, and subsidized housing. After neglect for 50 years, the Inn was reawakened in 1998 to become the Meranova Guest Inn. It took two years of painstaking total renovation then welcomed its first guests on Millennium Day. Following 20 years of dedication and award-winning service, the owners retired in 2018.

The Miniello family purchased the Inn and has helped it move into the 21st century. They added Wi-Fi throughout the property, smart TVs, keyless entries, and created this great website. The Miniellos redecorated, freshened rooms, added new tile floors, and updated the bathrooms to give a new, contemporary Florida feel. They have reimagined the gardens to provide even more privacy and keep its lush tropical setting. They maintained the soul of the Meranova Bed & Breakfast and its reputation for detail by blending the best of the old and the new. Now, the Miniellos are excited to have a chance to add to its history.

Explore the Area

When you stay with us at the Meranova Bed & Breakfast, you are are footsteps away all that Downtown Dunedin offers. There is no need to drive or uber to enjoy an evening out when you can walk to your choice of restaurants, craft breweries, art galleries, and specialty boutiques that are footsteps from our front door.

For those who want to venture out and explore the Tampa Bay Area there literally hundreds of fun things to do within a short drive. You can choose from beautiful beaches, performing arts venues, professional sports, games, museums, shopping malls, plus restaurants and breweries.


The Meranova Bed & Breakfast proudly offers a discount of 10% off our regular posted rates to those that serve our community, including First Responders, Active Service Members, Veterans, and Teachers.

We also offer a discounted weekly rate for those who need rental accommodations while their loved ones are patients at our local hospitals or rehab centers. We are a 5-minute walk from the Mease Dunedin Hospital campus.

Additionally, we offer a “Whole House Discount” for those who want to reserve ALL 9 units. This is perfect for those hosting weddings and other special events at the Meranova Bed & Breakfast.

Guest Reviews

  •   I'm a seasoned world traveller and I cannot say enough about how wonderful my experience was at Meranova! Heather and JJ are amazing, the historical home is stunning and the... read more


      We really enjoyed our experience here. We had the Zen suite and it was perfect. The brandy and chocolates waiting for us wasn't expected, and a nice surprise. The pool... read more


      OMG! If you are on the fence about staying at the Meranova B&B, don't be. Everything from the cleanliness to the intricate details, were spot on. The landscaping is gorgeous... read more

  •   We had an awesome stay at Meranova B&B. Heather and JJ were very welcoming and we felt at home. The room was very clean and comfortable. The grounds were peaceful... read more


      My husband and I stayed here the end of January for 4 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was close to many activities and restaurants. And the breakfasts... read more


      Beautiful gardens, great location, delicious breakfasts, lovely room and gracious hosts. Restaurants, breweries, live music, shops and a bike and hike trail within walking distance, even a terrific farmer's market... read more

  •   Stayed in the Garden Suite for 4 nights in June. Loved it so much, I booked again for a whole week in August. The suite was bright, clean,... read more


      The location was great; steps away from restaurants and bars. My husband and I stayed in the Traditional room and the room was lovely and spacious. Bed was super comfortable!... read more


      Stayed there last week in the Cottage suite- it was stunning! We got a call from the owner a day prior saying they had an issue with our room that... read more

  •   I've stayed here twice, and luckily in the same room. And my stay was great both times. Even with all the crazy in the world right now. The owners and... read more


      I'm a seasoned world traveller and I cannot say enough about how wonderful my experience was at Meranova! Heather and JJ are amazing, the historical home is stunning and the... read more


      I spend a three day weekend in the Garden Suite and it was wonderful. The room was quiet despite being close to the street and it was very well appointed.... read more

  •   My husband and I stayed in the traditional suite which we found to be clean and spacious. Comfortable bed and everything needed for our 3 night stay.
    Breakfast was not... read more


      The Zen suite was very spacious. The B & B itself was very nice. There wasnt breakfast because of the covid situation but Juan Jose was very informative on local... read more

    arlene d

      Wonderful inn, the room was immaculate. Linens, bed, pillows were very comfortable. Staff was gracious. The grounds are beautiful, the location is stellar. Lots of little touches that made this... read more

  •   We stayed in the Garden Suite for two nights. We loved the attention to detail in the room which has everything you need. Microwave, fridge, little freezer, plates, etc. We... read more


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