Beach Spa Bed & Breakfast Virginia Beach, VA
A hop to the beach and steps from the boardwalk, Beach Spa Bed & Breakfast entices guests with its central location. Walk to the historical Lifeguard Station Museum, Contemporary Art Center, or any number of top restaurants in the area. If day trips sound appealing explore Williamsburg, Jamestown, or Yorktown and return for a relaxing massage and a swim in the heated outdoor pool.
Beach Spa is a charming beach cottage, built circa 1937, that was originally the summer home for a Norfolk family. It has been transformed into a 4,900 square-foot mini spa resort with a third floor spa tower. Historical postcards decorate the B&B, which has eight beautifully appointed rooms that strike a balance between modern amenities and tasteful antique furnishings. Majestic porches, butterfly bushes, and a cascading waterfall welcome guests and soothe the spirit.
Birds of a Feather Victoria B and B - Victoria, British Columbia
The Birds of a Feather Bed and Breakfast, a cheerful bright yellow two-story house, sits at the end of the street and right at the water's edge. Established in 1997 and rebuilt in 2006, the beloved B&B offers modern amenities such as condo-style suites, wide-screen TV's, oversized soaker tubs, gas fireplaces, and private entrances. All guests have access to the huge rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the ocean, Victoria, and the Olympic Mountains in the distance.
Enjoy nature and history within close proximity with hiking trails, beach walks, and canoe trips out to Fisgard lighthouse on Esquimalt Lagoon. Marine eco-tours of the Salish Sea are also available by private Zodiac boat. Brush up on your British Columbia history while visiting nearby national historic sites like Hatley Castle and Park, and Fort Rodd Hill.
Black Dolphin Inn - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Third generation hoteliers and identical twin Brothers Brett & Scott Smith, fell in love with this former riverfront estate and renovated the property to give it a feel of old world Spanish-Isle architecture. Overlooking the Indian River on Florida's east-central Atlantic coast, Black Dolphin gets its name from the dolphins that playfully swim by its dock. The Smith brothers offer their guests “barefoot elegance” and furnish the 14 guest rooms with vintage furniture, fine art, eclectic accents, and modern amenities like a spa bath.
On weekends, guests enjoy their Signature Continental Breakfast of locally sourced sustainable foods, which is expanded to include additional dishes such as steel-mill grits and southern home-fried potatoes. In nearby New Smyrna, walking distance from the inn, funky seaside restaurants are abundant as well as beach-side galleries, surf shops, and sprawling beaches. Overnight docking is available at the Black Dolphin for guests with boats. Even without a boat, fishing opportunities are plentiful at nearby Canaveral National Seashore Park. Whether you’re greeting the bottle nose dolphins from the dock or taking advantage of the art and culture beyond the B&B, the Black Dolphin provides a retreat for the mind, body, and soul.
Blue Lantern Inn, a Four Sisters Inn - Dana Point, CA
The innkeepers of the Blue Lantern Inn know how to spoil their guests. Every day by 3 p.m. fresh baked cookies materialize near the lobby. If the cookies don't entice, guests can enjoy a complimentary cheese plate and glass of wine. Enjoy fabulous views of the Pacific from just about every window of this elegant Nantucket-style hotel, dramatically located on a bluff above the Dana Point Yacht Harbor—a popular romantic hideaway about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego.
The 29 guest rooms are bright and airy, bathed in hues of light blue with crisp white linens, fireplaces, and sitting areas creating an intimate ambiance. Blueberry pancakes, artichoke quiche, or Grand Marnier French toast are just a sampling of what guests can expect to find at breakfast each morning. Cannon's Restaurant is located adjacent to the inn, for those who want to venture beyond the blissful haven of their room.
Ho'oilo House - Lahaina, HI
Discover paradise at Ho'oilo House with only the sounds of the birds singing and the palm trees swaying. At this private B&B, delight in views of the Pacific Ocean and islands surrounding Maui and frequent rainbow sightings. Heaven can also be found in the daily homemade bread and biscuits—a guest favorite—made by innkeeper Amy and can be served poolside with mango, papaya and starfruit from the pesticide-free orchard.
Ho'oilo is Hawai’ian for winter and this house nestled in the West Maui Mountains is a perfect place to escape from the winter blues. Side-by-side spa treatments are offered on the lanai. Lounge at the pool or meditation gazebo and listen to the water from the nearby ponds and fountains. Take a stroll to the historic whaling town of Lahaina and the Kaanapali resort area or indulge in activities like golf, hiking, snorkeling, or surfing. Even the rooms at Ho'oilo House evoke serenity with their Bali furnishings, private outdoor shower with sandstone walls and bamboo shower heads, and individual lanais.
La Mer & Dewey House - Key West, FL
La Mer & Dewey House B&B provides easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and South Beach via a rambling pathway with towering palm trees and lush gardens. This intimate and elegant bed and breakfast has a turn-of-the-century feel, white picket fence included. From the Dewey Terrace, eat made-to-order waffles and homemade quiche for breakfast or relax over tea in the afternoon and soak up the endless ocean views.
Choose from beautifully-appointed Veranda Rooms, Garden View Rooms or Luxury Ocean View Rooms that offer king or queen beds, private baths, and private patios or balconies. The location is ideal for exploring the heart of Key West's historic district, restaurants, shops, and nightlife as well as for escaping into the spa, pool, or beach.
Lava Lava Beach Club - Waikoloa, HI
Located on Anaeho’omalu Bay in Waikoloa Beach Resort, Lava Lava Beach Club is the B&B destination for laid back food, drink and celebration. This luxurious beachfront cottage encourages guests to roam from bed to breakfast to beach, or to simply lounge in the shade of a private lanai and bask in the most beautiful sunset over the ocean. The four contemporary Hawaiian cottages were individually designed and decorated with a relaxed “New Island” décor of vibrant hues and artwork celebrating Hawaiian water sports.
The Beach Club restaurant is nearby and serves relaxed island cuisine throughout the day. Live music, handcrafted cocktails and the daily happy hour pupu menu gets the party going in the evening. When not lounging on the beach, guests can rent surf and stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkel gear, as well as taking whale watching cruises.