Just left from Pilot House where we enjoyed our 8th stay for 4 nights. We've tried other B&B's (Simonton Court, Heron House, Cypress House) and have consistently returned to Pilot House now for last 6 or 7 years. The location is just one easy block from Duval, easy walk to marina area, it's just a perfect location. We've stayed in the cabana rooms and rooms 2a, 2b, and 5 in the Mansion. Prefer the downstairs cabana rooms but none were available this year. Still the Mansion rooms are comfy with great AC, kitchens/kitchenettes, and great linens. Virginia and Daniel are both very welcoming calling us by first names and welcoming us back. Virginia runs a tight ship with proper activity around the pool area (clothing optional, but not a nudist resort) and ensures it's always clean and friendly place. Never an issue that they don't do the breakfast part of B&B...there are so many great breakfast options close by that it's never something we've missed. Plus with Faustos Grocery literally 30 steps from the back gate having snacks in your room to enjoy by the pool is never a problem. The pool is an active gathering place. Couples strike up conversations, or just lounge quietly. Most do exercise the optional part of "clothing optional pool" but no one is ever intrusive, rude, or anything more than just chillin, and enjoying the sun and cooling off in the pool. If you're offended by the lack of swimsuits around a pool, this likely isn't a place for you, but guest who stay here year after year do so because it's an option that is available and respectfully well managed. If you drive there, yes, the parking is $20 a day but literally right out the back door. Throw your blender and poolside plastic cups in the backseat and enjoy. A softside cooler is handy out by the pool if you're not in a cabana room. Another plus is they have bikes always at the property to rent and are in great condition. Love you Pilot House...until next year!
Downstairs Cabana rooms are best. Or upstairs in the Mansion.
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