Elsie's Manor by the Bay

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


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 room4.3
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Anniversary get away

5 on June 27, 2016

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.

Family time

5 on May 29, 2016

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!!

Best part of our vacation!

4.8 on February 08, 2016

We enjoyed our time in Seattle, but Elsie's was the best part. The location and view are amazing for the price, and she is such a sweetie! We would definitely stay there again.

Best Part of Our Trip

5 on January 15, 2016

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!

A True B&B

5 on October 18, 2015

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!

Mother and daughter get-away

4.6 on September 22, 2015

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.

Great B&B

5 on September 19, 2015

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!

Our first B&B

4.8 on September 16, 2015

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....

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.

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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