Hit the snooze button, snuggle up and enjoy yourself at these favourite Bed and Breakfast’s in St. John’s area.

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The Bayside Bed & Breakfast

Wake up to the smell of the sea air and fresh coffee and hear whales splashing around in the backyard at The Bayside Bed & Breakfast. A seat in their dining rooms provides a sweeping view of the ocean which overlooks Bay de Grave and extends well beyond, to Bell Island and Cupids.

Located only minutes from Bay Roberts, an hour outside of St. John’s, Bayside Bed & Breakfast provides all the comforts of home while you explore the spectacular east coast of Newfoundland.

What others had to say:

You’ve got to go! Breakfast and the optional dinner was delicious. The rooms were very comfortable with a stunning view of the bay below where we spotted whales and a highly educated seagull (Bob). We wouldn’t hesitate to return on our next trip!

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The Rendell-Shea Manor

The East End is distinctly St. John’s and a great place to start your Newfoundland experience.

This wonderfully-preserved historic downtown home is an ideal location to the sights of Downtown St. John’s. The harbor front is at the end of their street and within a 5 minute walk you will find Water and Duckworth Street, Signal Hill, The Battery, Bannerman Park, The Rooms, downtown coffee houses, restaurants, shops, and more.

What others had to say:
Our experience from beginning to end was truly enjoyable; with all the comforts of home. Clean and nostalgic accommodations blended the modern NL with its historic past. The location of the manor was perfect for exploring all of St. John’s which we did by foot. We would definitely recommend the Rendell-Shea as a highlight of a trip to NL.

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George House Heritage Bed & Breakfast

When you think of Newfoundland, brightly coloured houses often come to mind, and the historical George House will not disappoint. Built in 1885, the Lloyd George House of Dildo is a landmark in the community – overlooking the fishing village and harbour below. This bright home will leave you feeling immersed in Newfoundland history and culture.

Located 50 minutes from St. John’s on the Baccalieu Trail, it is an ideal place for travellers who wish to experience wildlife adventures and explore the beauty of the Avalon.

What others had to say:

“Lots of little touches make this a 5 star B&B. The bed was very comfortable with lovely linens. Now the best part, breakfast! We woke to fresh baked croissants, muffins, biscuits followed by an omelet and sausage, presented to us right down to elegantly cut fruit.”

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Elaine's B&B By the Sea

Where icebergs and whales cross paths lies the coastal escape of Elaine’s B&B. Breath in the fresh sea air from their panoramic deck that overlooks Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, which is home to millions of seabirds including the Atlantic Puffin. In the day explore the area by walking the nearby East Coast Trail which offers spectacular scenery as it winds along the shoreline.

Nestled on the banks of the Atlantic Ocean Elaine’s B&B is located on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, only a 30 minute drive from the capital, St. John’s.

What others had to say:

“As you sit and eat your breakfast you will see humpback whales spouting in the distance. Elaine is the perfect hostess. We also took their zodiac trip into the bay to see the whales up close and also go to see thousands of birds that nest on the island at the head of the bay.”

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Cantwell House

Watching the sunset over St. John’s harbour with a glass of wine from the 3rd floor balcony is one of the best ways to end a day in town! Cantwell House is a historic Southcott style home, built in 1892. Being located in the heart of downtown St. John’s it is an ideal location – allowing you to walk to the downtown shops, renowned restaurants and our famous music district, George Street.

Catch the morning sunrise and enjoy a delicious breakfast that includes local favourites – acquainting you with the traditional recipes that have been passed down for centuries.

What others had to say:

“I’ve stayed at Cantwell house on four different occasions and been in several different rooms, and I’ve enjoyed my stay every time! Best of all is the view from the balcony and shared sitting room on the third floor; you can’t find a better view of the harbour anywhere in town!”

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A Schooner Inn

After a wonderful day of exploring, imagine yourself unwinding at the charming, historic, 4 ½ star, seaside Inn. Their beautiful heritage accommodations allow you to drift off to the soothing sounds of the ocean. In the morning you will awake to the aroma of home baked blueberry scones that you can enjoy at the Captain’s table or on the ocean front veranda.

Located just 30 minutes outside of Downtown St. John’s, A Schooner Inn allows you to enjoy the town and the bay, where you can go whale watching and visit seabird sanctuaries.

What others had to say:

“Our first time to NL and Colette, our hostess of A Schooner Inn made us feel like we were long lost relations. We immediately felt at home and our every need was met beautifully. We had the lovely Captains Room and breakfast the next morning was beyond our expectations.”

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Winsor House B & B

After the owners vacationed in St John’s they loved it so much we packed up our bags and moved here. Embracing the culture, fresh salt air, people, music, and food, their hope is to share their love for St. John’s and Newfoundland with their guests. Heading out for a walk or a hike? Why not take along their picnic lunch/supper? Winsor House B&B offers a backpack full of fresh sandwiches (on homemade bread), hot coffee/tea, dessert and a water along with a cozy blanket to sit and enjoy the scenery.

Located in the downtown heritage district of St John’s, this Edwardian home is only 8 kms from the airport making it easy for you to explore the town with or without a rental vehicle.

What others had to say:

“We loved everything about our stay at the Winsor House! The room was plenty big with an ensuite and the breakfast was exquisite! Lesa and Gery are so relaxed to talk with, it felt like we had known them for years and they come with a wealth of knowledge about the downtown area. We loved our stay, will be back again!”

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Rose Manor Inn

At Rose Manor Inn elegance is closer than you think. Imagine the grand seduction of a 19th century 4.5 star Inn, nestled away in Newfoundlands oldest and most historic harbours. Let the sound of the crashing waves lull you to sleep in their luxurious ocean view suites and wake to the custom gourmet breakfasts.

Located less than an hour from St. John’s in Harbour Grace, along the Baccalieu Trail, you can explore the region and its local micro breweries or indulge at their Victorian High Tea Experience. Voted one of the most romantic getaways in Newfoundland & Labrador by Reader’s Digest, the Rose Manor Inn is the idyllic place to unwind with your loved one.

What others had to say:

“My wife and I have stayed at Rose Manor enough times that we’ve become “regulars.” We keep returning for a couple of simple reasons: it is a gorgeous historic B&B, the operators (Erika and her son Chef Tanner) are nothing short of excellent, and their standards are amongst the highest I’ve encountered. Highly recommended”

Published: March 21, 2019