A couple in our 60s, we spent 2 nights over Christmas 2013 with Art & Polly. They have a lovely place which was a residence up until 2007 when they bought it and converted it into a B&B with 6 nice rooms (we physically looked at all of them). One room on the ground floor is suitable for those guests unable to negotiate the stairs. 2 rooms have skylights which makes them quite bright, probably brighter than any room in your own house. Each room has its own thermostat to set to your personal comfort level. 2 upstairs rooms have a view of the Halifax river.
While the house was "old" with wooden plank floors, the floors were generally firm and quiet. There is ample parking and a pool although we didn't use it at Christmas time.
Art & Polly have their own living quarters in a separate building near the rear of the guest house. Polly was very flexible with our arrival time and is in constant contact via her cell phone if something comes up. She made arrangements for our evening Christmas meal at a local restaurant where we were pleasantly surprised with their "famous" desert which was "on the house" after she made our reservation for us. Don't over look this.
Art was the primary chef and prepared two amazing breakfasts for us and that's something you can look forward to. On top of being a great cook and host, he's also an entertainer and artist (paintings).
4 stars+ for this visit only because I don't give 5s overall.
The B&B is conveniently located only a short distance to the beach or the airport but without the noise or hustle/bustle associated with either.
Anyone can build or create a nice B&B. We've experienced many and find it's the hosts that can make all the difference in the world. We feel you'll enjoy Art & Polly and their hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Daytona Beach's Premier Bed and Breakfast. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, 5 minutes from the beaches, 15 minutes from Daytona International Speedway. All or the amenities! Luxury at affordable prices. Heart shaped swimming pool, flat screen TV's, cable, DVD players, wireless internet, hot tubs, verandahs overlooking the Halifax River. Full hot breakfast. Live music in the evening with wine and cheese or dessert. Romantic escapes, Weddings/Receptions, Corporate retreats. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River Lily Inn Bed & Breakfast Daytona Beach, Florida