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Elsie's Manor by the Bay

Des Moines, WA 98198 USA (Show map)
4.7
49 Reviews
$55 - $95
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About

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.

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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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

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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.


Wonderful!

4.4 on June 19, 2013

We loved staying with Elsie. The location was beautiful, just a few minutes walk to the beach. Our room was very nice and Elsie was incredibly helpful and kind. Breakfast in the morning was great as well!


A wonderful place

5 on June 07, 2013

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


Great place!

4.4 on May 01, 2013

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.


Fantastic stay, Fantastic Hostess

3.8 on March 22, 2013

I thouroughly enjoyed my stay at Elsies! She's a generous and fine hostess. My room had everything I needed and Elsie went above and beyond and made me dinner after a late arrival!


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Location

Location Type

small waterfront community

Airport

Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 6 miles

Directions to property:

Follow the I5 freeway, heading south, exit at #147,turn right, this is 272nd Street. Stay on this until you reach Pacific Highway (Hwy 99), cross over this. The last light is 16th Avenue, continue through this. Shortly, the road curves to the left, with the sound on your right. 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.

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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Policies

  • Check In:: noon or earlier
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Elsie Dillard

Languages spoken

some spanish, English

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Meals

Breakfast

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


Details

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

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