About Us

The Meranova Today

The Meranova Guest Inn 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 Guest Inn 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 Guest Inn, 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 Guest Inn 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 Guest Inn.

Guest Reviews

  • star rating  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

    July 8, 2020

    star rating  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

    June 30, 2020

    star rating  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

    June 19, 2020
  • star rating  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

    May 1, 2020

    star rating  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

    February 15, 2020

    star rating  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

    February 3, 2020
  • star rating  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

    July 19, 2020

    star rating  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

    July 16, 2020

    star rating  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

    July 14, 2020
  • star rating  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

    July 10, 2020

    star rating  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

    July 8, 2020

    star rating  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

    August 7, 2020
  • star rating  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

    August 17, 2020

    star rating  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
    August 23, 2020

    star rating  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

    September 22, 2020
  • star rating  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

    January 4, 2021

    star rating  Recently stayed 1 night at Mernova B&B,simply perfect!!!clean,comfy,all the essentials, JJ was so accommodating!!answered every call when we had questions!!!will be back and definitely will spread the good... read more

    January 31, 2021

    star rating  Very clean cute room. Could use a dehumidifier. Lovely grounds and close to everything. The website says b&b. Great bed but no breakfast. Might want to indicate this on website.... read more

    February 15, 2021
  • star rating  Great experience, clean rooms, unbelievable location, exceptional authentic service. A winner. Each room is different themed. Outside areas to read and relax. Quant pool area that we... read more

    March 12, 2021

    star rating  OMG, what can I say about the Meranova that hasn’t been said before? My teen son & I stayed in the Caladesi and we each had our own bedroom,... read more

    March 18, 2021

    star rating  This was our 2nd visit to the Meranova and just like the first, it was exceptional! We arrived to a lovely welcome basket of snacks and glass of wine.... read more

    March 24, 2021
  • star rating  We stayed in the Sea Star Apartment for one evening. The checkin process was contactless. Rooms are keypad entry & the code is given on arrival by text or call... read more

    March 26, 2021

    star rating  We live in St. Pete; 20 miles away. I chose this place to celebrate my husband's birthday weekend based on the excellent TA reviews and the fact that it... read more

    William W
    April 28, 2021

    star rating  We stayed in the Key West Apartment. It was clean and comfortable. The location is great and within walking distance to the Pinellas Trail, bike rentals, restaurants and... read more

    May 3, 2021
  • star rating  This is an adorable, beautiful B & B in every way. I stayed here to be walking distance to a 5am knee surgery appointment at Mease Dunedin hospital. It was... read more

    J M
    May 18, 2021

    star rating  The Key West room was very nice. However, this is not a Bed and Breakfast as indicated on the website. There is no breakfast. Their idea of... read more

    May 19, 2021

    star rating  OMG, what can I say about the Meranova that hasn’t been said before? My teen son & I stayed in the Caladesi and we each had our own bedroom,... read more

    Roxana R
    March 18, 2021
  • star rating  We drove two days from Wisconsin to stay at the Meranova Guest Inn. It was well worth the drive!The booking process, check in and stay were all excellent. ... read more

    June 17, 2021

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