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Elaine's Bed and Breakfast By The Sea
Ranked #1 of 2 Witless Bay B&B and Inns
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“Hope to be a Repeat Guest!!! All is Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

Elaine's Bed and Breakfast was the hightlight of our trip.
Our room was spotless and the bed so comfortable and very well appointed (at least til my husband broke the matching soap dish to the shower curtain) Elaine was more then gracious about this. Thank you Elaine.
Huge windows for a big ocean view.
Elaine will help with any itinerary planning you may need.
She is welcoming with a warm and friendly personality which is very important when you are staying a one's private home.
Lots of variety for breakfast including, cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, homemade muffins, eggs (any style),toast, bacon,coffee, plenty of teas, juice. Does anyone eat this much at home?
Very centrally located for day trips.
Hope to return.
Thank you Elaine. Hugs.

Room Tip: All rooms a more then well appointed, all with an ocean view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights on a trip focused on taking whale- and puffin-watching tours of the Witless Bay Ecoreserve. Elaine's B&B was a convenient base for our travels.

Having stayed at numerous B&Bs around North America, I would rank Elaine's as average; by no means inadequate, but perhaps not as outstanding as readers might expect based on the TripAdvisor ratings. For example, unlike most other reviewers here, I wouldn't rate the breakfasts higher than average—they were perfectly acceptable, but not memorable.

We had a room with a king-sized bed and working fireplace. Be aware that the noise of other guests carries (the rooms are not sound-proofed), so this B&B may be a better choice for families than for couples seeking a romantic retreat.

Although our room and linens seemed clean enough, we were disappointed by the level of wear. One towel had a large bleach stain, and the edges of our bed's topsheet were frayed. Elaine herself was welcoming and laid-back, and no doubt had we asked for replacements she would have obliged. Nevertheless, these linens should really have been retired from service long before they reached this condition.

Although situated on a residential street, the B&B offers nice views.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank WMarkR
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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

We spent two nights at Elaine's B&B as a base for taking one of the boat tours out to the ecological reserve and for exploring part of the Irish Loop.

If you're looking for a "family / living in someone's house" feeling, then this place is it. But for us, a young couple travelling with our 8 month old baby that is used to staying in hotels, it felt a little awkward for some reason - I can't really pin it down. The views are impressive overlooking the ocean, and we even saw an eagle perched outside during breakfast one morning. One thing to note is that there are six rooms at this B&B so it can be quite crowded if there is a full house, which there was during our stay.

I don't really have any complaints and overall this B&B met my expectations, but I would like to provide a warning regarding the rooms. When I reserved a room, I remember talking with someone and noted specifically a Queen room just so we can save $20/night. Once we arrived, we were given a King room, and then later when I spoke with Elaine she said it suited us better and the playpen for baby would fit better so she moved us. I didn't bother arguing at that time since we had already settled into the room, but it would have been nice if we were given advanced notice of the change. In any case, Elaine did accommodate our baby by providing a playpen which we appreciated.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank mintchoco
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Pecatonica, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

We had a queen room with a fireplace and ensuite bathroom. All in all, we stayed a dozen nights at bed and breakfasts and would rank Elaine's right up there at the top! The room was excellent with windows looking out over the bay. Breakfast was a treat right from the hot blueberry muffins to the fruit, eggs, and bacon.

Elaine suggested a restaurant that night and even offered to make reservations. She has a delightful sense of humor and knows the area well. Not only that, she is adept at encouraging conversation between her visitors and has a great sense of humor! Also, we liked the common area on the main floor where you could relax, look at information on Newfoundland, and enjoy the view. When weather is nice, there are chairs right out by the bay. We would stay here again if given the opportunity.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2011

The title says it all. Extremely beautiful location about 1/2 hour drive from st. John's. House and room impeccably clean. Splendid view and super friendly and welcoming hosts. I would return anytime and I highly recommend this place!!!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

Elaine's B & B was a highlight of our trip to NL. The scenic view from their home is spectacular and Elaine and Danny are welcoming hosts with wit and and a great sense of humour. We were thrilled when we saw whales on our zodiak tour (a side business of theirs and worth the fee). We had a bon fire under the moonlight in the evening and swapped stories with other guests. The house is spotless, the rooms are well appointed and the full breakfast was delicious and filling. I highly recommend this gem for a great B & B experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, Canada
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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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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
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Number of rooms: 4
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