Bed & Breakfast: Mansion once used as a retreat for Cardinal Francis Spellman. Former home of Herbert Kalmus.
Seventeen acre estate with roaming peacocks and oriental pheasants. Built in 1881, the Innís grounds were originally landscaped by Frederick Law Olmstead. During the 1930ís it was owned by Kalmus, and here, the contracts for Gone with the Wind were signed, christening the 3½ story mansion as a summer home for Hollywood glitterati.
During the 50ís and 60ís, it became a retreat for Cardinal Spellman. In 1986, the mansion was purchased and impeccably restored as a B. & B. Celebrity guests include Gloria Swanson, Cecil B. DeMille, Walt Disney, Jim Nabors, Alec Baldwin, and former Presidentsí Kennedy and Nixon. Members of the Kennedy clan still frequent the Innís dining room for acclaimed fresh gourmet food.
1 cottage, 2 suites, 4 guest rooms, private baths and/or showers, some have a fireplace and deck. Graceful Victorian mansion with etched-glass windows and inviting porches. The Spellman Room, originally the Cardinalís chapel, is now decorated with a white canopied bed, pyramid ceiling, tiled fireplace, and stained glass windows. The Kalmus Suite is decorated with antiques and oriental rugs, with emphasis on a turret shaped sitting room.
Lawn is arrayed with Olmsteadís sunken sweetheart rose garden, formal gardens, twin duck ponds, orchard, vineyard, vegetable garden and rare trees. Tennis and golf nearby; expert massage therapist. Fine dining; delicious buffet breakfast included. ½ mile to beach. Children over 13 welcome.
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