Elizabeth J. Cottages Ltd

Region:Discovery Trail
Phone:( 709) 468 5035/ (709)468 8145

Address:40/42 Harris St. PO Box 1606 Bonavista NL A0C1B0
City / Town:Bonavista
Postal Code:A0C 1B0



Experience jaw-dropping views of the ocean from private luxury cottages; watch whales, /dolphins play and icebergs float by just a few yds from your feet. 

Elizabeth J. Cottages are 2 historical Replica’s of the 14th C Steep Gable Roof and The 18th C Salt Box houses that sit on 2 acres of untouched grasslands. Amenities include private ocean front settings off the beaten track. Queen-size sleigh beds, Egyptian cotton linens/towels, bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, Persian rugs, fully-equipped kitchens, laundry rooms, modern entertainment center, wi-fi, private large decks, BBQ. So many windows that open it feels like you are in the middle of the ocean.

What is your business philosophy?

My business philosophy is to re-acquaint my guests giving them a chance to discover themselves again, a chance to repair from “battle fatigue relief: from city life.  I want to deliver more than any tourist expected from the websites/brochures/ cards etc. As well, I want them to experience immersing themselves to feel what it is like living here absorbing the culture in all its many forms. 

Most of all giving tourists a chance to be like children again. There are no obstructions to seeing, hearing, touching, feeling, and smelling all of Mother Earth’s children. Experiencing the interplay between the ocean’s waves and the steady resistance of the rocks, watch and wonder who is the more powerful?

I am from Toronto and moved here with my husband Glenn who is an unbelievable supporter of my vision to build these Historic cottages. I traveled extensively and knew there is a needed place for tourists who want to get away from it all, be on their own, decide how they want to spend their time independent of any pre-planned arrangements. There was also a need for luxury accommodations. Ten years have passed already. One of the basic gifts I give my clients is an accommodation that allows them to take time out to just be with Mother Nature so they can fall in love with inner peace and silence.

What visitor experiences do you offer?

Experiences are so many to list that I will start with the cottages. My guests are witnesses to the unbearable beauty of Mother Nature from every window that opens, from the deck, from the grasslands and from the private sandy beach in front of the cottages while swimming there as well. Waking up to, watching from the decks and coming home to the whales breaching, playing, feeding in front of the cottages. Oh the sunsets each a finger print that one will never see again. Just a tiny moment I have listed –there is so much more just at the cottages….

Experience hiking top 30 trails in N. America; great food, Newfoundland way of life, the outport life, whale tours, shopping in grocery stores, watching Puffins, sea birds, and all that Bonavista can offer and its surrounding areas.

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