California: wholly hospitable
The Victorian Rose Bed & Breakfast, 896 E. Main St., Ventura; (805) 641-1888, http://www.victorian-rose.com . "This B&B is in an old Methodist Church approximately six blocks from Old Town and a block from the Rubicon Theatre. It can only be described as a Gothic one-of-a-kind, and any visitor will have not only a comfortable stay but also a multitude of things to look at in the bedrooms and throughout the building." Double rooms from $99.
Dan and Alyce Schwab
Australia: near the activity
Beaches B&B, 34 Surf Road, North Curl Curl, Australia, 011-61-2-9905-3775, http://www.sydneybedandbreakfast.com . "Adjacent to a picturesque beach about 20 minutes north of the city. Easy access by bus and near places to golf, hike, swim, surf and more. Great restaurants within walking distance." Doubles from $115, with breakfast.
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