The Lois Elaine combines the comfort of a traditional bed & breakfast with the whimsical experience of beachfront living. Guests will enjoy a 37ft houseboat equipped with all the necessities for a quiet, relaxing getaway on the water at the Willoughby Harbor. The decor is eclectic and the vibe is comfortable. On The Lois Elaine, the calm rock of the ocean waves soothes you to sleep and the mornings greet you with a breathtaking view of open water!

The Lois Elaine is the perfect intimate setting for couples and a great space for artists or professionals needing inspiration or a relaxing getaway.

The boat is equipped with air conditioning and heating for year-round enjoyment!

Guests have full access to the boat. There is ample parking, mail delivery, and laundry services available for your convenience!

Your stay on The Lois Elaine is completely private.

Guests will also enjoy the luxury of breakfast delivery *Not included in price

The kitchen is fully functional with the exception of the stove; in lieu of a stove there is a toaster oven.


Who is Nicole? 
Nicole is the owner of The Lois Elaine. She loves a niche business focused on unique experiences. She is a plant connoisseur and enjoys misting and watering her 100+ collection including ferns and pothos. Traveling to buy more plants makes her heart sing. 

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?My inspiration is wanting to be an innkeeper and owning a houseboat. The name stems from my grandmother whom I was very close. The love story between her and my grandfather inspired the date night.

What do you love most about your job?
I love hearing that guests enjoy the space and one another when they are aboard!

What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best reaction is hearing about an excellent experience and when a guest says my grandmother's name when they call.