Faces of Local spotlights the cool people and businesses that make Tampa Bay such an awesome place. The video series is produced by LocalShops1's community relations director, Cherlene Willis. To find out how you can be involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Lori Rosso, owner of Sea Breeze Manor B&B in Gulfport. After a long career in politics in Washington, DC, Lori decided it was time to drop out of the hectic environment in Washington, DC, and live a more peaceful life. But peaceful, in Lori's case, does not mean quiet or slow. In addition to running Sea Breeze Manor, Lori is Gulfport's unofficial ambassador. She serves on the boards of both the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulfport Merchants Association, and she's involved in pretty much anything happening in town.
Her inn, one of Florida’s grand old homes, was built in 1923, and features four suites in a classic Tudor style, overlooking a park and Boca Ciega Bay. The property, steps from downtown Gulfport's quaint shops and restaurants, also includes two dog-friendly cottages.
Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn
5701 Shore Blvd. SouthGulfport, Florida 33707
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