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“Very pleasant stay at excellent location”
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Art Sea Cottage B&B
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Art Sea Cottage B&B
This is your ocean view from your private deck Dining for two with a fabulous view
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28 reviews
Art Sea Cottage B&B
This is your ocean view from your private deck
Dining for two with a fabulous view
Large open suite with a comfy queen bed
Your view of the ocean and mountains from your comfy queen bed
Private ensuite bathroom
Large walk-in shower
Your private deck with a table and two chairs
Most of the art in the suite was made by Pauline, the owner, a well-know local artist
The sofa does fold out to accomodate a 3rd person but please ask at time of booking
Sunset on the ocean with a local kayaker and his dog on the prow
Sunset and the neighbourhood comes out to say goodnight
Solo kayker
Endless views across the straight
Mountains on the mainland
Evening light
One of the neighbours
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Johan E
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Very pleasant stay at excellent location”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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The many hours we have spent to the preparation of our vacation on Vancouver Island and find good locations for accommodations have fully paid out with our stay at Art Sea Cottage B&B. The description of the B&B is quite accurate and gives already a gog impression of what to expect. We fully agree with the very positive comments of the other reviewers. For us, 60+ couple, we much appreciated the privacy of the room, with own entrance. Pauline is a very kind host, and brings a delicious homemade breakfast to your room at the time we desired. The home made scones were the best we have ever tasted, no bakery can beat them. The B&B is very close to the beach, thus after the breakfast the relaxing beach walk was a real joy. Pauline was very helpful in giving advice for interesting places to visit in the environment. We have excellent remembrances to this stay and can wholeheartedly recommend this place.

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Liked best: location, breakfast
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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joannep69...
Sundre, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A special place.”
Reviewed 20 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My Husband and I just spent a wonderful week at Art Sea Cottage. It was amazing. Morning coffee found us enjoying ocean views and Pauline lent us binoculars for wildlife and boat viewing. The place was spotless, the bed and linens super comfortable and I am sure we both gained a few pounds from Pauline’s excellent homemade breakfasts. It is located in a quiet neighbourhood just a few steps away from beach access and is very private, yet the location gives you quick access to the north end of Nanaimo. If opportunity permits we will definitely be back for another visit.

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Liked best: The quiet, the view...and oh, the food.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Jerry9146
Marshall, VA
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72 reviews
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“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed 5 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We were located about equidistant from the Wild Pacific area and Victoria. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and decorated with the owner's excellent paintings. Every morning we had a delicious gourmet breakfast. The bed and furnishings are very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and hated to leave.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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John H
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Class Act”
Reviewed 20 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We enjoyed the cottage, the veiws, and the hospitality of Pauline. It was truly cosy and alot of attention to the finest détails. Breakfastes were always a spécial treat. Nô hésitation to recommend to all.
Thanks Pauline!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sam P
Whistler, Canada
2 reviews
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“Everyone visiting a Nanaimo should stay here!”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I stayed at this B&B for a 3 night break. The room was so clean and tidy. I absolutely loved the beach decor.
Pauline greeted us the following morning (as we arrived very late) with a gorgeous home made breakfast which we ate lying in bed with an amazing view of the ocean and mountains.
Great location, steps to the beach.
Absolutely loved this and couldn't recommend it more.
Thanks , Pauline!

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Liked best: Decor and location
Liked least: The TV (not a huge deal though)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: the peaceful surrounding and the cozy cottage
Liked least: Taking bus
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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