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Elsie's Manor by the Bay

27615 10th Ave South , Des Moines, WA 98198 USA (Show map)

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Bay Manor, in Redondo, a handsome turn of the century three story red brick house, stands on an acre of land, with superb bay and mountain views. Breakfast is served on the deck, where freighters, sail and fishing boats pass by, and seagulls and Eagles frequent visitors. It is well maintained, with an informal and friendly ambience. Redondo, a small waterfront community, has a boardwalk, fishing dock, general store/postoffice, and Salty's famous waterfront restaurant. Easy access to all points of interest. Seattle is a 20 minute drive away, and the freeway, one and a third miles. Come visit soon.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Wonderful surprise

4.8 on May 04, 2015

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.

Warm & Relaxing

4.4 on February 06, 2015

Elsie provided a warm family environment and is a wonderful host. The view of Puget sound is breathtaking! A quiet, down home get-away.

Most Charming!

4.8 on November 12, 2014

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.

A Little Taste of England

4.4 on September 23, 2014

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.

Home away from home!

5 on June 12, 2014

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!

Wonderful, so much better than a hotel

5 on June 06, 2014

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

Quaint, peaceful - a delight

4.6 on February 26, 2014

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!

Elsie's Manor by the Bay

5 on December 17, 2013

Clean, warn and Welcoming! Will come again!

A taste of the past

4.6 on December 12, 2013

Elsie's London accent remains after a half century living in the US. Her sense of humor and vast experience of B&B's makes a night stay worth while.

Like home

5 on July 24, 2013

It's a very nice place with ocean view, scene is fabulous esbecially sun set. Elsie is very kind and let us stay like at home. Everything is perfect! I'll be definately come back and stay longer.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

The cozy bedroom has a sound and mountain view, queen size bed, and to keep you warm and cozy , an electric blanket, and hot water bottle. You have your own shower, toilet and hand basin, and plenty of large fluffy towels. Antique furniture, reminds us of a bygone era, Guests may find themselves awakened by the sound of seagulls, and on occasion a visit by an eagle. Facilities for making hot chocolate tea or coffee are provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

small waterfront community


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 6 miles

Directions to property:

From I5 heading north take exit #147, turn left, this is 272nd Streeet. Stay on this until you reach the main Pacific Highway (hwy 99). cross over this, the last light is 16th Ave. continue through this. Shortly the road curves to the left with the sound on your right, as soon as it levels out, you will see a new white house on your right. Immediately after this, a sign 'ELSIES' turn down this driveway to the brick house. We are approximately one and a third miles off the freeway. Heading South, turn right off I5, same directions from there.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mount Rainier, Pike Street Market, Ballard Locks, Opera House - Ballet, Ferries to islands, seattle waterfront, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , use of deck and barbeque, all toiletries, shampoo conditioners etc.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: noon or earlier
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required of first nights stay
  • Cancellations: Full refunded other than a $5.00 handing fee if cancelled 14 days or more before arrival. 50% cancellation fee up to 3 days prior to arrival. No refunds if cancelled 3 days or less prior to arrival. Exceptions may be made due to illness with a doctor's letter.



Elsie Dillard

Languages spoken

some spanish, English

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30 to 11am
  • Serving Location: deck on pleasant days, Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , any with notice


27615 10th Ave South , Des Moines, WA 98198 USA (Show map)

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