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Beachside Garden B & B
Ranked #1 of 8 Ladysmith B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 September 2012

After quite a number of weeks of searching and reviewing multiple B&Bs along the Strait of Georgia, on Vancouver Island, we chose Beachside. We were not disappointed. We pulled in at night because of a day packed with driving and exploring, but this did not phase them at all. Verna warmly greeted us as we arrived and showed us our room and the amenities shared by guests in the common area. There was a fridge to store anything we wanted chilled; two coffee pots (one decaf and one reg?); a tea maker; a one-and-done flavoured espresso maker; and dishes under the microwave in case we chose to eat in.

After we settled in, she greeted us outside as we were taking in the lovely beachside views and inquired if we would like a glass of wine. Happily we accepted. What a perfect way to 'wine' down the day!

Later after greetings were had by all; other couple and Warren too. They inquired when we would like to eat breakfast the next day, and when I told them that we would manage on our own because we had to leave at 730 am to make our caving excursion, Verna softly insisted that we allow her to take care of us. They packed us our breakfast to go. I could hear Verna, or Warren, early the next morning making sure that we had coffee (and they supplied to-go cups!) and our packed breakfast on the counter. What service!

However, it did not stop there. One of their returning guests had mentioned during breakfast how they loved oysters and Warren decided to grill oysters that evening for them. Folks, he did not just go to the store ... He got into his row boat and paddled around the point and collected them himself, and cleaned the shells so they could be grilled on the half-shell. (I know this because my husband and I thought we would offer our service to help, but really - we just gave Warren almost 300lbs extra to row...)

That evening we had wonderful grilled oysters on the half shell, served in a lovely black bean sauce that Verna had made. Than, Verna brought out some wine, but it wasn't over after that - Verna and all the guests brought out some little items of snacks; a bottle of wine; a bottle of port (can't take alcohol over the border); and we sat in front of a wood fire talking til too late into the night.

Going to bed late did not deter our hosts though. They rose early and made another amazing breakfast. It was so good! Where did they learn to cook like that?! I must add here that my husband is gluten intolerant and does not use dairy, but this did not keep them from creating such succelent breakfasts.

All in all folks, this place is worth it. Do not consider a place for less simply because you think you can not afford it. You can not afford to miss this. The service; the amenities; the personalities of Warren and Verna; the beach (with lots of life in amongst the rocks and sand *ie clams galore!); and the rooms - all will leave a memorable experience that you will treasure forever.

Room Tip: We had the room with the larger bathroom, and it was perfect. We could shower at the same time (hey...
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Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2012

Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing and comprehensive account of your experience with us. We are thrilled that after an extensive search you decided to take a chance on us, and we didn't disappoint.
The oysters, fresh off the beach, were delicious; and we are very happy that you and the other guests loved them as well. Indeed, everybody chipped in with their goodies, and we had a fantastic evening. What more could we have asked for?
We have enjoyed your company, the very pleasant conversation, and your sincerity. Our deepest gratitude to you for choosing us for your very special occasion, giving us the opportunity to share your joy. We look forward to seeing you sometime again.

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Reviewed 8 September 2012

We recently had only one night at Beachside B&B, our last stop before heading back to Australia. This was the perfect spot to wind up a wonderful holiday. Hosts Warren and Verna have created a special place to stay just outside Naniamo. If you are looking for peace, with water at your doorstep and views to the hills, this is a wonderful setting just a little away from the ferry terminals and off the main highway. Our room was lovely; the outside garden leading down to the water was the highlight, along with a fantastic breakfast, sitting on the patio. This is a quality B&B, which we would highly recommend. We were the 1st Aussies to stay here and we hope there will now be more. PS loved seeing a wild mink.
Jane and Joe

Room Tip: We stayed in the front room
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2012

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, our first and most delightful Aussie guests. We are extremely happy that you included us in your holiday, and that you have enjoyed our accommodation, breakfast and the spectacular view. We are truly thankful to have met you, and we look forward to seeing you again and some of your Aussie friends.

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

The hosts Warren and Verna were warm and welcoming. The accomodations were quaint with stylish flair. The food was 4 star quality. You did not have to wait for your first cup of coffee of the day. The weather was grand to see the panaramic vista in their back yard while sipping juice. I would recommend this hideaway to anyone wanting peace tranquility and pleasant conversation. It is a bit out of the way to get there but worth the extra 15minutes off the highway. I will ge going again!

Room Tip: middle room is the smaller of the 3.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2012

It's a real pleasure meeting you, and we have enjoyed your pleasant conversation and company tremendously. Thank you so much for your compliments regarding our accommodation, breakfasts, the tranquil ground and panoramic view. Our sincere gratitude to you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to give us a wonderful review. We are certainly looming forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Newly built and of highest quality construction, this B&B is appended to one side of a mansionlike home, with 3 guest rooms staggered so each has a glimpse of the sea. Best view is from the outdoor patio, where breakfast is served looking out at distant islands--a most pleasant setting. Hostess Verna makes an amazingly airy baked French toast with berries and provides excellent maps to good neighborhood restaurants.
HANDICAP / ELDERS TIP: Verna is an occupational therapist and has seen to it that the premises and one guest room are fully wheelchair accessible with low threshold ramps and wide doors, and portable grab bars and tub/shower transfer seat are available as needed.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

When we designed the B&B, we took the opportunity to make it barrier free (wheelchair accessible). This feature, together with a few pieces of adaptive equipment, have met the needs of some of our guests. We are more than happy to provide this service. Thank you so much for pointing this out in your very kind and generous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the spectacular ocean view and our breakfasts. We deeply appreciate your company and conversation. We look forward to seeing you next time you are on our beautiful Vancouver Island.

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

A fantastic location with gorgeous views, beautiful gardens, quiet and scerene, wonderful hospitality, excellent food and great accomodations. The rooms are large and tastefuly decorated and very quiet. You can even arrive by boat. Verna and Warren are very gracious hosts.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2012

Thank you so much for this all inclusive and fantastic review. There isn't a thing you have missed. It is very kind and thoughtful of you. We are truly honored.
We were delighted to welcome you ashore and listened to some of your boating adventure. We thoroughly enjoyed your company. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to your sailing this way again.

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

We happened upon the Beachside Gardens as we were driving north along the beautiful coastline of Vancouver Island ... and we were in for the most delightful surprise of our trip! Verna and Warren welcomed us as old friends into their home and BandB, and we were delighted to discover that their gorgeous beachfront property is nestled at the tip of the Ladysmith peninsula with vistas of the islands and beautiful bay. At one point while chatting with our hosts, Warren handed me binoculars just as a bald eagle was sweeping into the water to fetch a fish that he carried back up to his nest in the trees beyond their home. Once-in-a-lifetime! Breakfast was wonderful. We even had fabulous weather. We were only sad that we could not have stayed longer as this was the BEST! I recommend the Beachside Garden to any and all who seek a brief respite from the worries of the world.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2012

Watching a bald eagle swoops down on its prey is an exhilarating experience. We are so happy that you witnessed it. We were real glad that you ventured off the highway to discover us. Thank you so much for deciding to stay. You are one of the most delightful people we have met. We enjoyed your company and we deeply appreciate your kind review. We hope to see you again next time you come explore Vancouver Island.

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Warren and Verna were great hosts and made us feel welcome and comfortable, The B&B is beauitiful and the view can't be matched. The grounds are lovely. We also found the rooms to be first class and very soundproof also.
This is truly as good as it gets.

Room Tip: The rooms are all good and very soundproof
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2012

Thank you so much for your very generous review, and your reassurance that the rooms are very sound proofed. One of our requirements to the builder was that the rooms be well insulated for sound protection, so our guests would not be disturbed. We are delighted that you found our accommodations first class, and that you enjoyed the garden and the spectacular view. We have enjoyed your company, albeit brief; and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Additional Information about Beachside Garden B & B

Address: 3788 Fearn Way, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1K7, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Ladysmith
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ladysmith
Price Range: £62 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beachside Garden B & B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice 2014 Winner......Walk-on beach oceanfront luxury home with spectacular ocean view and an acre of exquisite ornamental garden, our B&B is custom built with your comfort in mind, and is wheelchair accessible. It is located in beautiful Yellow Point area, on the east side of Ladysmith Harbor. Elegantly decorated, each room has ocean view, queen bed, private en-suite, TV, air-conditioning and WiFi Internet. This is paradise for scuba-divers, kayakers, swimmers, sunbathers and gardeners. A place to relax and to rejuvenate. We pamper you with scrumptious breakfast. ... more   less 
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