I have no experience nor do I know someone who does with B&Bs, though I`ve stayed in some. But I wanted to say that I think the B&B dream is as romantic, if not more than the restaurant dream. It sounds great but my inclination is that it`s a tougher business than most people think. I urge you to be very real about it, from costs to labor to time. It`s a 24/7, no holidays off business unless you are in a seasonal locale which Florida is not. I`m glad you`re posting on here and hopefully someone has some advice.
One thing to do is to talk with other B&B owners. Call ones in other states or at least different parts of Florida where you won`t be seen as competition. As recently talked about in another thread
, people are so willing to share their stories and advice.
Best of luck!