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Elaine's Bed and Breakfast By The Sea
Ranked #1 of 2 Witless Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton, Canada
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

If you like the warmth of a family environment, a spotless home, a scrumptious breakfast that will last you past lunch, very comfortable beds, a magnificent view and easy access to the Avalon, then why would consider any place other than Elaine's! Tom, Mike & I felt like we belonged from the words "hello". Elaine, her family and staff member are obviously very comfortable being B & B hosts. A short walk from the B & B, they also offer Zodiac tours of Witless Bay. A zodiac is the way to go - you are right next to the whales - we felt sorry for the folks on the boats - so far way from the action. We were lucky enough to see Fin and Humpback whales as well as some dolphins. At the bird sanctuary we saw Puffins, razor bills, gannets, kitty wakes, murrs and herring gulls. The two days we spent here was our best value of the week!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

Elaine's is a great B&B. very friendly and welcoming. great breakfast choices and all sit together at one table and pass and talk as at home.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

Our room was very nice, big, clean and had an awesome view of the ocean.
Elaine's breakfast is excellent and the muffins are to die for. Have you ever seen whales while having breakfast? We did at Elaine's as the house has fantastic views. If one day we come to Newfoundland we will be back!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, ON
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Elaine's B&B during the summer of 2010 on a short vacation to Newfoundland. Upon arrival, despite Elaine not being at home there was not directing us to our very comfortable and clean room. The house was spotless and many rooms featured a spectacular view, including all guestrooms, common areas and dining room. We were looking for a B&B outside of the city, where we could enjoy the scenery and take in some sea kayaking. Elaine's was situated perfectly for this activity with many kayaking companies very close by. We were suggested a wonderful restaurant for our supper and prepared a great breakfast which we enjoyed with the other guests the next morning. This B&B is very easy to find, ample parking and a large yard with lots of Muskoka chairs to enjoy the view. I would recommend Elaine's.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2011

You really don't want to stay anywhere else. Elaine's has everything, a perfect view of the ocean, beautiful rooms, comfortable beds, 20 minutes from St Johns and you will be treated like family. Great breakfast. Plus it is about 1/2 the price of B&B in St. Johns. My husband and I would rate this B&B a 5 star!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dale-White
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2010

Having spent the previous five days at inns, we were looking forward to staying in a more welcoming and friendly atmosphere and Elaine's didn't disappoint.

The B&B is ideally located, approximately 40 minutes from St. John’s airport and at the beginning of the Irish Loop. The main road through Witless Bay can be busy at times, but the house is situated well away from the traffic noise and offers a stunning view of the bay. You can even view the house and property using Google Street View.

After a warm greeting from Elaine, we dropped our bags in the room and headed to the dock where her son Tyler took us out in a zodiac to see the whales and the birds (lots of puffins!) - a trip not to be missed and another in a long line of highlights of our first trip to Newfoundland.

There is a lounge for the use of the guests and is a cozy place to relax at the end of the day with a book or laptop (no problems connecting to their complementary wi-fi).

Our room was spacious and well appointed and we slept soundly on the queen sized bed. Rooms have ensuite baths with the exception of one that has a private bath.

Waking up to the view of the water and the smell of breakfast cooking was a wonderful way to start the day. Breakfasts are at a long table in a bright room with a view of the bay. We met travelers from Colorado, Australia, England, Nova Scotia and Ontario and it was great fun to compare notes of the previous days’ adventures and discuss our plans for the day.

At breakfast, Elaine’s quick wit and humour kept us laughing and the variety of food kept us busy trying to decide what to have next. Along with a cooked breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast, there were homemade muffins, fresh fruit, an assortment of cereals, yogurts, and a selection of Elaine’s own jams and preserves (including partridgeberry). Plus of course, juice, tea, and coffee.

We are already planning our next trip to Newfoundland and will begin and end our holiday with stays at this exceptional bed and breakfast. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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76 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2010

I stayed at Elaine's B&B in Witless Bay, Newfoundland, during my hike of the East Coast Trail in September/October 2010. Elaine's is a warm friendly place to cosy-up in after a hard day's walk. The views are spectacular; the welcome is friendly, and the breakfasts and breakfast ambience are super. Elaine even took us, by car, next morning to the trailhead for the next day's hike. I recommend this place highly to anyone in similar circumstances.

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Additional Information about Elaine's Bed and Breakfast By The Sea

Property: Elaine's Bed and Breakfast By The Sea
Address: Witless Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 4K0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Witless Bay
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Beach
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Witless Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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Elaine's Bed And Breakfast By The Sea Witless Bay, Newfoundland

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