To begin with, I believe it's salient to mention that the Wavecrest was designed and constructed to be a Bed and Breakfast establishment. Each of the three suites is spacious, quiet, private, and elegantly appointed. Nothing about this property is an afterthought. Its location, on a secluded beach, is pretty much all one could imagine. Two sunrooms with spectacular views are always available for lounging about or reading, especially inviting on a rainy afternoon.
Barry's "happy hour" each day was always anticipated and delightful....cheeses, sausages, fruit, breads & crackers, and plenty of nice local wines....served on the beach-front deck or, weather not permitting, in one of those great sunrooms.
And then there were the breakfasts! We stayed at the Wavecrest for five days and every morning the breakfast was different and wonderful. Each day Barry would make muffins or bread, and various egg dishes. Fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice, coffee and teas were always options. To be truthful, we are not usually partial to b&b's and not experts in that area, but there was, without exception, a unanimity of opinion at the breakfast table among even the most seasoned b&b veterans. "Wow, this is the best ever," might sum it up. The same consensus seemed to recur in conversations with guests regarding the accommodations as well.
Barry and Thom couldn't have been better, more personable hosts....fastidious housekeepers, always considerate of individual food preferences, charming and interesting conversationalists, or becoming discretely invisible if you wanted some alone time. One evening Barry took those of us who liked the idea to a jazz concert at the local Legion Hall, followed by our "happy-hour/picnic" at the island's winery. For the guests who had other plans he set out their happy-hour goodies separately on the veranda. Five stars for class on that alone.
A side note: When we disembarked at the ferry landing and went through customs, the officer-in-charge said something like, "Oh, you're staying at the Wavecrest. You know that's the nicest place on Pelee Island. You'll love it. Say hi to Thom and Barry for me." And during our five day experience of Pelee, most, if not all, of the locals we talked with agreed with her.
By the way, one or two days is sufficient to see everything on the island, but we discovered that five is just fabulous for total decompression, relaxation, and doin' nuthin'. And the Wavecrest is certainly the place to do it.
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- Wavecrest Bed And Breakfast On Pelee Island Ontario