Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast

Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast

15 Butler Cresent, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0 Canada
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#6 of 6 B&Bs in Bonavista
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Finding an ideal luxury bed and breakfast in Bonavista does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast, a nice option for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the bed and breakfast rooms offer air conditioning and a whirlpool bathtub, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to executive lounge access while staying at Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as King’s Cove Lighthouse (2.1 km) and Discovery Trail (2.3 km), guests of Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast can easily experience some of Bonavista's most well known attractions.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the pubs, including Walkham's Gate Pub & Cafe and Shannon's Pub & Grill, all of which are a short distance from Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast.

Bonavista is also known for some great historic sites, including Ryan Premises National Historic Site and Mockbeggar Plantation, which are not too far from Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast.

Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast puts the best of Bonavista at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Romantic
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15 Butler Cresent, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0 Canada
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Jan N wrote a review Aug 2006
Halifax, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked Butler's By the Sea from the previous review on this website. Thank you very much. We had the larger room and enjoyed the hospitality of the Butlers very much. Very nice people. The breakfast was excellent. Great view. One of our best B&B's on our 3 week trip to Newfoundland. Recommend this B&B.
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Date of stay: July 2006
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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blueridgetom wrote a review Nov 2005
Franklin, Indiana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed at Butlers more than once. The larger room is the one to request if you have the choice. It's worth the extra cost. However, if it is booked and the smaller room is available, it's still a good bet since the location of the B&B on the water and the quality of the hosts offset the smaller room size. The parking lot is basically on the edge of the water. Several B&Bs advertise being within walking distance of the water. This one really is. If I'm visiting Bonavista, it's the place I want to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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CarolFromVancouver wrote a review Jul 2011
Vancouver, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When i called Janice to book a room for my friend and I, she informed me they did not have any rooms with seperate beds available - however, they did have the family cottage. We jumped at the opportunity to stay in our own two bedroom cottage. The place was lovely. About two hundred years old, very cosy right across from the beach. We were thrilled to have our own cooking facilities. Fraser (Janice's brother) was our landlord. He was fun, friendly and very helpful.
We loved our time in and around Bonavista, made even better by our accomodation.
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Date of stay: June 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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carole k wrote a review Sep 2013
Brighton, Canada
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
On August 17th we called Butler By The Sea and spoke to (Hubert, owner) and asked him if is B & B was a Star 4and was breakfast included in the $120 and he said YES to both questions. We then asked if he had a room for August 18th he said he had no room but had a cottage he would rent for $120., we asked if it was a Star 4 and he said YES, we asked if it was nice and he said YES, we asked if we would get breakfast and he said YES, so we decided to rent the cottage over the phone while we were in Twillingate.

We drove hard that day to make it before dusk because of the moose, and was exhausted when we arrived around 8 pm. We drove to Butler By The Sea and was meet by Janice (owner) who said she would take us to the cottage it was by no means close. When we arrived we looked at the cottage and thought it looked very old but was so tired we decided to go inside and have a look, we were very disappointed the cottage was very old inside and not nice (Hubert,had said it was nice and 4star). We were unsure what to do and Janice said we wouldn't get any thing else there was a festival going on, we asked about the breakfast and she said there would be NO breakfast, not what her husband Hubert had said. We ask if we could use the washer and dryer that was in the cottage and she said NO she had laundry in them ( I thought the appliance would've been part of the cottage, (would not you.) She didn't give us a receipt (do not people in business give receipts) obviously she just pockets the money when she rents this cottage (that is against what the government saids we should do, they call that elegal.

We stayed the night and did not use the bathtub/shower because it had mildew around the top of the bath. The floor in places was very soft in the cottage, the floor in the bathroom went downhill. There was only 1 door (a fire strap) there were no screens on the windows, multi electric plugs with a kettle and toaster plugged in, the towels were stained and old.

These people are passing this very old and dirty cottage of as part of the advertised B and B, they are using the B and Bs phone number and this is elegal to say the least, I'm sure TRIP ADVISOR does not approve of this.

We stayed at some very nice B and B when travelling around during Newfoundland,
Ocean Spray, Port Saunders
Ice Berg Alley, Twillingate
Cupid B and B, Cupid
Indian Brook B and B.

But Butler By The Sea has spoilt our holiday and we did not expect this on our vacation in Newfoundland.

We do hope you take this complaint serious, as we are sending 5 letters out to Government officials.

The Kemps
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Date of stay: August 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Janice B, Owner at Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast
Responded May 18, 2014
We have a website on BBCanada.com/1412...check it out and you will be able to view the pics of our B&B and also read the comments from some of our former guest. We have been at this for a long time and have met people from all over the world whom we now call friends!! :)
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NBAdvisor wrote a review Jun 2019
Riverview, Canada
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first time staying at a B&B.
Pleasantly surprised, for sure.

We went to Bonavista while touring around NL, and found many accommodations were booking up, as the day went on. The Butlers had one room left, so we booked it.

Our room on the main floor was nice and comfortable.

Ample parking, and basically Oceanside.

Janice and Herb, were excellent. Breakfast was served in the dining room, for three couples. Great breakfast, with local jams made by Herb.

The coffee was made from iceberg ice (melted of course).
Kind of a neat touch considering, we saw several Icebergs in the area.

Would highly recommend for anyone traveling to the Bonavista area.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LorriJ wrote a review Oct 2017
alberta
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay with Herb and Janice!! Their B&B is so cozy and welcoming as are they. Our room was upstairs and they have gone to great lengths to make sure everything you need is is there for your comfort.
The breakfast is served at such a beautifully set table and it is very substantial and delicious!! We really enjoyed the home made preserves of bake apple and partridge berry jam.
We loved the coffee and Herb explained that he made it with iceberg water.We enjoyed our conversations with Herb and Janice. Herb with his love of fishing and of cod tongues convinced me I had to try them somewhere so I did.
This was also the first place where we were close to Puffins. Just a short drive from the B&B was the lighthouse where we spotted them.
Would stay here again should we ever make it back to Bonavista . Maybe try the honeymoon suite!
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Date of stay: September 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2eratics wrote a review Jun 2009
London, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B is truly by the sea - walk out the door and you are right there. The owners are very friendly "down to earth" folks who welcomed us into their home as if we were old friends. We had the smaller of the rooms which, although somewhat cramped, was still very comfortable. The bed was extremely cozy. The ample breakfast was served in the family dining/living room so you really felt more like family than guests.
The property is located within minutes of the lighthouse and downtown. The twisting laneways make finding the home a bit difficult but not too bad if you can spot the signs (the Newfoundland government is forcing businesses to remove their signs and pay for government approved signage - same thing Mike Harris did in Ontario).
The Butler's only take cash so be sure to find an ATM before arriving (there is a Scotia Bank in town). If you go there, be sure to say hello to Max the monster-sized cat.
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Date of stay: June 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CharlesBrown68 wrote a review Sep 2016
Island of Capri, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived without reservations, and the hosts welcomed us. The suite was perfect for 2 friends travelling together. Views of the ocean from the window. The room was clean and well appointed. It was well equipped, I couldn't think of anything I could possibly need. I felt like I could move in. The hosts are friendly, and provide a fabulous breakfast. They can also arrange private fishing or whale watching tours,if you ask. I hope to return to see the icebergs and do some whale watching, before the hosts retire.
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Date of stay: September 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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flurries wrote a review Sep 2015
vancouver island
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Butlers have a wonderful b&b, their location being right by the sea. The rooms are very clean and the breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented. Herb went out of his way and drove my cousin and I up to some meadow at dusk to hopefully see some moose. Unfortunately we did not see any. The next day, halfway to St. John's we discovered that we forgot the binoculars and an international charger and while phoning them, they said they were going to St. John's the next day. They were kind enough to drop the items off at our downtown hotel which we appreciated very much.
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Date of stay: September 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Helenarchi wrote a review Sep 2015
Gatineau, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed in this pretty bnb for four nights in late August. Herb and Janice were wonderful hosts, their beautiful table and food at breakfast made us feel special. You could not ask for more from location, cleanliness and helpfulness.
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Date of stay: August 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Macduff02 asked a question Apr 2016
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
We need four beds.
414JGW wrote a tip Jun 2016
Delaware2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms vary in size; ask what your options are."
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MarciaS wrote a tip Aug 2015
Ontario, Canada1 contribution224 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are two rooms upstairs. The big one and the smaller one. Both are great."
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mlnorman5 wrote a tip Jul 2015
Frankford, Canada29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose one of the larger rooms"
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Cathy D wrote a tip Aug 2014
Toronto, Canada8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the larger room!"
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ottawavisitor715 wrote a tip Jan 2013
Ottawa, Canada13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If staying for more than one night the larger room is wonderful!"
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PRICE RANGE
C$155 - C$398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNewfoundland and LabradorNewfoundlandBonavista
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Cape Bonavista Lighthouse (0.8 km), Dungeon Provincial Park (2.4 km), and Ryan Premises National Historic Site (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include MIFFLIN'S Tea Room, The Boreal Diner, and Skipper's Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ryan Premises National Historic Site (0.8 km) and Mockbeggar Plantation (5.3 km).
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