Ms. Elsie's Caribbean B&B

334 N Sharon Amity Rd , Charlotte, NC 28211 USA (Show map)


Quaintly tucked away in the heart of Southeast Charlotte, NC is an elegant Tropical Bed and Breakfast nestled with the warmth, soul, spirit, and energy of the Caribbean. What makes this place so special? The owners are from the Caribbean, and the three course, fine dining Caribbean Breakfast Extravaganza is OUTSTANDING! The gourmet Caribbean cuisines are five generations old and simply fabulous! The welcome desserts are to die for! So bring your appetite and some loose pants! COME MON' & RELAX WITH US! At Ms. Elsie's you will enjoy Island Hospitality and Delicious Tropical Treats! Ah, what a great island getaway...while you work or play in Charlotte. We are Corporate Travel Friendly; have WI-FI accessibility, and just minutes from Uptown (5-7 min). We are close to everything yet far from it all. Our Tropical Bed & Breakfast stands secluded, but within walking distance to quaint shops, international fine dining, fine arts centers, sports arenas, and a wealth of recreational opportunities; only you can imagine the fun...



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Peaceful, awesome place to stay!

5 on November 13, 2014

I would highly recommend Ms. Elsie's to anyone seeking a restful and beautiful "home away from home." Ms. Cheryl is an amazing innkeeper and overall person. Along with the outstanding accommodations and breakfast, I feel blessed to have found a new life long friend.

Truly enchanting

5 on November 05, 2008

I first stayed at Ms. Elsie's Caribbean while looking for a place to live in Charlotte. I stayed there again for the first few days after relocating here. I have stayed at dozens of b&b's for work-related travel, but Ms. Elsie's exceeds all the others. The rooms are comfortable and impeccably clean. The food is authentic and delicious ... and plentiful enough that breakfast literally keeps you satisfied right through until dinner. But the crown jewel of a stay at Ms. Elsie's is Cheryl, the owner. She is passionate about her role as your hostess, and she delights you with stories of the islands and of her beloved Ms. Elsie, the inspiration for her b&b. It's nearly impossible to not feel like you are a member of Cheryl's family when staying there, and by the time you leave, you leave as a friend. Thank you, Cheryl! I wish all b&b's offered half the experience that yours does. -Eileen Hoyt, Charlotte, NC

Would Recommend After Renovations Completed

2.6 on June 15, 2008

We experienced "pros and cons" during our stay. We chose Ms. Elsie's for a birthday vacation getaway. The Pros: We ordered special items which were excellently presented upon our arrival into the "King Suite." The presentation, the cleanliness and beauty of the King Suite exceeded our expectations at first glance! The large bathroom was a feast for the eyes! The landscaping from the outside of this B&B was quaint and very unassuming, but the decor inside was absolutely beautiful, we were swept away to the Caribbean! Our hostess and chef was pleasant, and each meal was a caribbean delight and elegantly presented! Definitely our favorite part of the weekend! The Cons: The advertisement stated swimming pool, tennis court/basketball court, but we were not allowed to use the Court because of repairs needed (so we were told) and we wondered for how long because the court clearly had not been used for years! The Pool was covered in dead leaves and dead bugs and was never cleaned up for us to use during our stay. We encountered a few large water bugs in the King Suite, one of which dropped into our bed from the canopy or ceiling on our first night's stay! The Jacuzzi had low water pressure so it took forever to fill the tub while it made a constant loud noise resembling old unused pipes cranking up! To add insult to injury, we were told, after the fact, not to use the towels located inside of the bathroom cabinets anymore (we thought those were included since they were in there!) Overall: Our stay was pleasant enough, but for the "price" charged for the King Suite per night, the "amenities" that Ms. Elsie's advertised should have been as excellent as the food! Signed, Atlanta, Georgia Guests.

Great Place

5 on May 12, 2008

This was a very pleasurable two night stay. With caring and lovable people. Highly recomended.

Great Memories

5 on March 26, 2008

As much as we have traveled, Ms. Elsie's has proven to be the most warm and welcoming, spiritually uplifting, home away from home. Cheryl and her family made us a part of their lives the moment that we arrived. The food was fabulous, the King Suite was gorgeous, private, clean and relaxing. After arriving home, we looked at each other and both felt that we had left our best friends behind and something was now missing from our lives. So six months from now, we are once again going back to Ms. Elsie's and we are counting the days! Thank you Cheryl and Ms. Elsie's for one of the most memorable experiences of our lives!

We loved it!!

4.0 on March 18, 2008

This was one of the best away from home experience we have ever had You feel like you are on a island wonderful food and great conversation Definately Charlottes best kept secret!!

Absolutely amazing experience

4.8 on December 31, 2007

Probably the best hotel/bed n breakfast experience I have ever had. Quietly set back off the road behind a very lightly wooded area. Upon entrance, you really feel like you have just arrived at a Carribean retreat. The decor is tropical and harmonious. The ambience of the place is beyond words can express. I stayed in the Mango room, and honestly did not want to leave. The largest room, the bamboo suite is nothing less than breathtaking. Breakfast (especially the fruit plate) once again hynotized me into thinking I was really in the Carribean somewhere!! Cheryl is great and you leave here looking forward to your next stay. Worth every cent!

wonderful atmosphere, great food

5 on November 12, 2007

This was the best B&B we have ever stayed in. Cheryl was very friendly and we felt right at home. I highly recommend staying in the Bamboo King suite. When we first walked in the room we just stood there with our mouths hanging open-we were so astonished at how beautiful and luxurious it was!! And the breakfast--words cannot begin to describe how delicious the food was. Everything we had was amazing !!

Swept Away

5 on November 09, 2007

My wife selected Elsie's because I had done extensive business travelling in the Caribbean years ago and thought I would enjoy a "return trip." From the moment you walk through the front door you are transported back to the islands. Cheryl, the owner, was delightful, a warm and spiritual person, eager to give of herself and make you feel at home immediately. The food was top notch [I'd bet nobody leaves there the least bit hungry] and the service was wonderful. The island decor was done in very good taste- not overdone but very authentic. [no fishnetting and plastic seahorses on the wall!]The decor in every room was well thought out and were meaningful. Cherly asked my wife what her favorite color was. In the morning a 3-course breakfast awaited us, complete with blue- accented tableware and napkins. Just lovely.

A Time To Remember

5 on September 04, 2007

I have travelled to many places and seen many things, but the I can trully say that the warmth and hospitality I received at Ms. Elsie's exceeded my every expectation. The warmth and kindness experienced in this place is nothing but joy. I have made new friends that will last me a life time. Cheryl shares the legacy of her grandmother in a unique way and the love she exprienced is transposed into the breakfast extravaganza in ways that not only bless your palate, but the fine dining cuisines bless your soul and spirit in such a way you can only say...this is love! Cheryl, May God continue to bless your hands. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable experience.

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Rooms & Rates

Peach Room

Our Peach Room offers the blissful solitude of a tropical isle. This Intimate Queen Room is beautifully accented with a White Sea Island Queen Bed, stylish furnishings and tropical décor. It is equipped with an alarm clock/cd player/cable television/DVD Player. This romantic room is sensual and inviting. The Private Bath, is decorated with the sparkling energy of kiwi-lime and bright white accented with custom Spanish tile, and topical accents.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Mango Room

Our Mango Suite assures a rejuvenating escape in a tropical hideaway and pays special attention to comfort and convenience. This intimate queen suite is beautifully adorned with the finest linens, decorative pillows, and plush duvet coverlets. Decorated with a Rattan Queen Sleigh Bed and stylish furnishings beautifully accented with a ceiling fan and tropical décor, this room simply lures you into tranquility. The Private Bath is Luxurious. It is boldly accented with beautiful Spanish Tile, Seashell Accents, and a Whirlpool/Jacuzzi bath tub for your relaxation and pleasure.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Bamboo King Suite

Our King Suite is Luxurious. It is our Executive and Honeymoon Suite. It is impeccably decorated with warm tropical accents and stylish furnishings. The King Bed is sensually draped with Bamboo netting, fine linens, and a gorgeous duvet. A ceiling fan and recessed lights set the mood for a romantic night. This suite is equipped with Cable TV, DVD/VHS, and CD player. The Private Bath is simply exquisite. Colored for it’s name, Romance, this Master Bath features his and her sinks, a Whirlpool/Jacuzzi embraced by mirrored walls, a separate Spanish tile glass shower w/plush accessories.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $189 - $209

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Location Type



Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 11 miles miles

Directions to property:

Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, NC Head south 164 ft/ Keep right toward Arrivals 442 ft/ Keep left toward Shuttle Buses by Permit Only 0.5 mi/ Keep right toward Airport Exit/Parking Long Term 0.1 mi/ Continue on RC Josh Birmingham Pkwy 0.1 mi/ Turn right onto Old Dowd Rd 1.0 mi/ Turn left onto Boyer St 0.2 mi/ Turn right onto Wilkinson Blvd (US-29/US-74) 2.7 mi/ Continue on Wilkinson Blvd (US-74) 2.3 mi/ Take exit 2A toward NC-16 S/Third St/Fourth St 0.5 mi/ Turn right onto E 3rd St (NC-16) 0.6 mi/ Turn left onto Queens Rd 0.1 mi/ Turn right onto E 4th St 0.1 mi/ Continue on Randolph Rd 3.0 mi/ Turn left onto N Sharon Amity Rd 0.2 mi/ Arrive at N Sharon Amity Rd. Your destination is on the right B 334 N Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211-3006

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Secretarial services, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , 3.5 Ft. Inground Swimming Pool, Basketball Court,, Quite Prayer/Meditation Garden

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR

On-site activities

Golfing, Girl's Night Out, Kareoke, Bid Whiz-Card Games, Steel Drum Music, Island Barbecue's Poolside, Basketball Court, Caribbean Dance Lessons, Summer-time Lite Live Jazz Sessions, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4-9pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated Area in the Backyard
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Not at this time.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit in the amount of a one night stay is required to secure a reservation.
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Cheryl & Trevor Watkins

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About the innkeepers

We have been the proud owners of Ms. Elsie's for 15 years and we have absolutely enjoyed sharing our Caribbean Cultural Heritage and warm Island Hospitality with guest from all around the world, From their entrance into our home, to their fine dining experience at the breakfast table, to their jovial photo shoots, and treats upon departure, we spoil our guest so, they don't want to go home. Our joy and love for our guest is reflected in the many friends and families we now have around the world.

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  • Time Served: 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Summertime around the pool upon request, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

St. Maarten Pan Fried Salmon
Salmon Filet, Midly Seasoned with Island Spices, Pan Fried in our special sauce garnished with fresh bell peppers and onions served with scrambled eggs, fried plantain, and the bread of the day.

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