We chose to do a staycation for our anniversary. The B&B was in a perfect location on the water. The room's view was amazing and one could not help to gaze out the window all evening when the sun was setting. It is very close to restaurants and the beach. I would recommend heading down to Redondo Beach and have a picnic. Also, have dinner at East India Girll very lovely cuisine. Oh cannot forget the host she is very friendly and made the experience that much more comfortable.
My husband and I stayed in the Bayview room. The view was amazing. Elsie was a fantastic host. She had a few other guests that were great to visit with too. We spent some time reconnecting with family. The location was great. Relatively close to everything the Seattle area has to offer. We will absolutely stay there again!!
My family stayed with Elsie for a week. She was so accommodating of our children, even taking the time to tell stories to my little girl. The view was fabulous, and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay. If we get to Seattle again, we'll definitely return!
My boyfriend and I went to Seattle for a wedding and spent 3 nights at Elsie's Manor by the Bay and we truly enjoyed our stay. Elsie is just a delight to talk to and you immediately feel like you are more than just a guest in her home. The view of Puget Sound from our Bay View Room was breathtaking. Start off with a FULL hot breakfast (none of this continental stuff some other B&Bs call breakfast), go for a lovely stroll down to the bay (less than 7min away), do some shopping/sightseeing, treat yourself to a tasty dinner at one of the many local restaurants, and then you can come home and relax with a cup of English tea at the end of your day. Highly recommend staying with Elsie!
Very welcoming home. You feel comfortable with the many treasures from England. The attention to what you would like to eat even with special diet request is really great. Kathleen was so very nice and was accommodating to all our needs. I hope to visit again.
We absolutely loved staying at Elsie's Bay Manor. It's a perfect location outside of Seattle, far enough out of the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough for easy access. The room is comfortable, and the breakfast is delicious. Kathleen was our host for this trip, and she is so welcoming! We can't say enough good things about staying at Elsie's!
We were going on a long anticipated Alaskan Cruise... but the hotel prices in the Seattle area surprised us. So after some research we ran across Elsie's Manor by the Bay and it sounded wonderful by the reviews. We were not disappointed!!! Elsie and my wife communicated over the summer to make reservations. Elsie is an adorable English expatriate and wonderful hostess. She arranged for our pick up at the airport by her personable brother. The house itself is nicely decorated and has much history surrounding Elsie's life there with her family. Breakfast was HUGE --- coffee, fresh fruit, cereal AND a hot breakfast which changed daily... Elsie was very accommodating -- engaging in conversation with us when we desired and "buzzing" off as they say in England when we wanted privacy. We took a photo with her that I wish I could share here....
Our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. We spent 6 days with Elsie. She's full of personality and hospitality. Wonderful breakfasts. The room was impeccably clean, a little dated, and the bathroom was tiny. All that said, it was so much fun to stay with Elsie and we would definitely do it again.
Elsie was a wonderful host that made us feel like family. We enjoyed our stay and breakfast the next morning. She is a warm and lovely lady and we will definitely return next year. The view was gorgeous, and we event got a peek of sunshine over the water while we visited.
My husband and I stayed with Elsie's beautiful home on the sound and it was such a lovely experience. Elsie and her family are lovely and go to great lengths to make sure of one's comfort. It was hard to leave!! We can't wait to make a return trip.
Staying with Elsie is so warm and frendly it's hard to describe. It's location is perfect, a view of the ocean, only a short walk to restaurants and the beach, and a very short, 10min or so, drive to SEATAC. Who could ask for more when staying in the Seattle area, especally when picking up, or droping off, at the airport. My place to stay when in the Seattle area!
Elsie’s was our first stop on a 3,000 mile road trip down the 101 to Carmel. We were greeted after a 10 hour flight from the UK to a cup of PG tips, proper English tea, wonderful. Elise and her friends and family made us very welcome and feel at home; it was like visiting an aunt you hadn't seen in a while. The lounge and decking have magnificent views over the bay with the Olympic Mountains in distance, something we didn't get tired of and were able to just sit and relax. Our room had the same view which was very comfortable and had all we needed. Elsie made sure we were never hungry with full breakfasts every morning, fruit to take out with us and cake when we got back, even a bottle of wine for the evening. We enjoyed our stay and chats with Elsie and Dale and would return to Seattle just to see them, it was the best start we could have had, so much better than a hotel where all you get is a good morning from a receptionist. A big thank you to you both xxxx
Elsie makes the stay at her B&B a delightful experience. Peaceful and private, and the hospitality is wonderful. The Redondo area is quaint, busy & bustling but quiet & peaceful on the beautiful Puget Sound. I will be back!
We stayed at Elsie's on our way to Alaska but next time we will spend the entire week with Elsie! Her place is lovely with a beautiful view of the bay and the neighborhood is just like a beach community. Elsie Dillard is one of those people you meet that you wish you were related to so you would always be in touch. Wonderful stories and great food. I am so glad that I found her place on the web. Patty and David
Elsie's is wonderful, quaint, clean, and homey. It's so cozy, and the hostess is sunshine on a gloomy, rainy Seattle day. She's full of tips and information about how to save money and spend your day. Meals are great. The room and restroom is tight quarters. But if you only need a place to leave your bags in a trusting place while you tour and a place to rest your head, then you won't mind. I'd definitely stay there again.
Our magical long weekend experience was heightened by our stay at Elsie's. Though the rooms were small, the convenience of a lavatory in the room that shared a bath was hugely helpful. Breakfasts were outstanding. The delight of Elsie was a major highlight of this time.
Elsie makes you feel at home immediately and her genuine kindness and great sense of humor only add to the charm of staying in her home. The upstairs rooms are cozy and breakfast is always tasty. The location is perfect - just 15 minutes from the airport and situated conveniently between Tacoma and Seattle.
Elsie is one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. She made my mother and I feel so welcome during our stay and we could of spent hours listening to all her wonderful stories. Her breaksfasts were delicious every day and we left with a full stomach out on our adventures. She was also so helpful in giving us advice on where to visit in the area and directions on how to get there. The view of the water from our cozy room was beautiful. If you want a home away from home I would highly recommend Elsie's! Thank you Elsie for many wonderful memories!
A little bit of England in the Pacific North West. As ex-pats, we really enjoyed chatting with Elsie about various parts of England,"Coronation Street" and other things. To repeat the sentiments of a previous reviewer, it was like staying with a favourite auntie. Gorgeous views, with a great restaurant in walking distance.
My wife and I enjoy Bed and Breakfasts because we like to experience the locations we visit the way the locals do. At Elsie's we got do do just that. Elsie was very welcoming and helpful with information concerning nearby restaurants and attractions. The B and B has a beautiful view of Puget Sound from the spacious living area. And it's only a 1/4 mile walk to the board walk on the sound. We took this stroll every evening (4) and some mornings that we were there. Also conveniently located just one mile from the main highway and half a mile away from the grocery store, should you need it. Elsie's breakfast was fantastic and made to order. We had so much food! We thought about asking her not to prepare so much but it was so good we couldn't. Elsie was also a pleasure to talk to. Funny and witty. She has a tremendous amount of knowledge as she has traveled the world and co-written books on B and B's. The feel of the home reminded me of my childhood at grandma's house. If you like a homey bed and breakfast, You'll love Elsie's.
Elsie, owner/hostess of this B&B, is a wonderful lady and fixes you an amazing breakfast each morning... at whatever best suits you. This is a great location, just minutes from Safeco field and the Seahawks Stadium. You can't beat her pricing either! We've stayed here 2 different times and will definitely come again. Bring cash, she keeps her costs low in part by not charging tourism taxes or taking credit cards.