Dianne’s Room

On the west side of the main house at our romantic Florida getaway is a lovely little room that we call “Dianne’s Room”. Dianne Blackwood was the only daughter of Walter and Ella Belle Brown. She was born April 13, 1913 in Liverpool, England and grew up in the house at Port d’Hiver. In an essay published

Popping the Question at Port D’Hiver

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”   Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice    At 4:00 on a Friday afternoon, Scott and Allison, two new young guests from Elkridge, Maryland, bustled in the front door of Port d’Hiver with bags

Treasure Hunting at the Beach near our Romantic Florida Getaway

“WHEN I had done breakfasting the squire gave me a note addressed to John Silver, at the sign of the Spy-glass, and told me I should easily find the place by following the line of the docks and keeping a bright lookout for a little tavern with a large brass telescope for sign. I set