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 special events at the Meranova Guest Inn.

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