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“Cozy, welcoming place to relax”
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Outside view of house. Spring flowers are just starting to come in bloom.
We enjoy changing flowers according to the season.
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Bedroom #1 Large flat screen tv, electric fireplace and lots of windows.
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Living room with flat screen tv and queen size sofa bed
Living room with flat screen tv and queen size sofa bed
Living room with flat screen tv and queen size sofa bed
The couch set up in the living room.
Living room
Kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
Kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
Kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
Kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
Kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
Kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
Kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
Bathroom with bath/shower, high toilet, storage and grab bars.
Bathroom with bath/shower, high toilet, storage and grab bars.
Bathroom with bath/shower, high toilet, storage and grab bars.
Enclosed sun room, tea, wine, chats!
Enclosed sun room, tea, wine, chats!
You will love our fresh baked muffins!
The flowerless cherry tree is always beautiful in the spring.
The Victoria Airport is a five minute drive and it has a riding and walking path all around it.
Ardmore Golf course is conveniently across the street from the property for the avid golfer.
Part of the path is right by the Patricia Bay beach.
Coles Beach is about a ten minute walk from the property.
Lovely stroll down to the beach.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
North Saanich, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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wwtara
Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cozy, welcoming place to relax”
Reviewed 12 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This is a great location for a getaway to unwind from the city and explore beautiful Vancouver Island! The owners really make you feel at home and while we stuck with the included continental breakfast, it included freshly-baked muffins, toast, delicious fresh fruit and more and was delivered whatever time you set. There was also an excellent assortment of coffee, teas, and snacks available in the room. TV's and Netflix use are included so it is a perfect place to relax!

There is a beach with a stunning view of a bay and islands only a 5 minute walk away - great for a picnic or to watch the sunset. We took a taxi to/from the Sidney Ferry Terminal which was really easy and also took a taxi (~10 mins, $15) to the nearby transit station to catch a bus to downtown Victoria which worked great. Overall, this was an amazing place to stay in a great location!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Nov 2017
Thank you Tara for you kind review! It really helps to know our guest's experience. We wish you and Luis all the best with school and future happy adventures. And of course we hope to see you again!
Cheers!
Karey and Howie
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Dijy_2
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great people, great place”
Reviewed 16 October 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Karen and Howie and extremely kind, sweet and friendly. Karen even brought us warm home made muffins to welcome us! The suite is perfectly maintained, holding more than we expect. And the best are the host, with whom we wish to become friends!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Nov 2017
Thank you for the kind review! It makes our day to know our guests have enjoyed themselves.
All the best!
Karey and Howie
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Vivek B
Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome place, could not have asked for more”
Reviewed 26 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Me and my family are from the Vancouver Mainland and we booked our stay at this lovely BnB for a week. We were 5 people (3 adults and 2 kids) and we really enjoyed our stay. The hosts (Karry and Howie) were the best hosts we have ever seen. We felt that this was less of a business for them, but they were passionate about what they are doing. They go out of their way to make their guest feel at home.
They opened their home to us and it felt like we were living with family.
From a travelers perspective:
a) Best Breakfast you can ask for so that you are charged up for the day. Fresh Fruits (mangoes, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, wmelon, kiwi etc (yum!), Fresh Bread, Eggs cooked the way you like, cofee, tea, juices, AND all kinds of cherios, corn flakes and other bfast meals.
b) Awesome location: 10 mins drive from the ferry, 5 mins drive from Airport, 5 mins walk from a beach, 30 mins drive from Downtown Victoria, and 10 mins drive to Sidney.
c) Facilities: Good Wifi in every room. Access to Washer and Dryer in the main house. TV's with cable in every room. Private 6 burner Kenmore BBQ on a lovely deck with Awesome patio furniture, in front of a well manicured lawn with fruit trees.
d) Interiors: Good furniture - mostly hardwood and very comfortable and good quality beds and couches. (not the flimsy Ikea kind) .

We felt Karry and Howie know quality and believe in giving their guest the best experience, without any compromise on quality.
We would only stay here, the next time we visit Vancouver Island.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Sep 2017
Thank you for such a wonderful review. Wow! We thought you and your family were pretty special too! You gave us some great ideas for improvement. Very much appreciated.
You help us feel we are on the right track which is what is most important to us.
All the best!
Karey and Howie
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Joy S
Qualicum Beach, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful stay”
Reviewed 22 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This b & b is located in a quiet area of N. Saanich. Our hostess Karie was really wonderful and accommodating - she even came by car to rescue us when we got lost finding our way to Sidney. We had the whole bottom floor of the house and every room was spacious and beautifully decorated. Really loved the plush towels and robes - lots of lovely touches to make the stay comfortable. Breakfast was also wonderful - lots of choices. We only needed to stay for one night but would have loved to stay longer. We definitely recommend you give it a try!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Thank you Joy! I'm glad you and your group had a good stay and fun evening. Howie and I are so jealous you got to see KD Lang. Wow! We appreciate your kind comments and hope we see you again.
All the best to everybody and happy trails!
Karey and Howie
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Switzerla...
Northampton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome! Wonderful! Serene! Could not have asked for more!”
Reviewed 6 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We stayed in the "Grandmother's Cottage". The location was so quiet and peaceful, it was awesome! The setting was serene and relaxing. There are many walking trails starting on their block, some leading down to a pebble beach. The bed was super comfortable, the kitchen well equipped. The living room and dining area were very spacious and comfortable. The outside deck was nice for eating outside. Lawn chairs and beach chairs were provided. We went to the famous Butchart Gardens, only fifteen minutes away and saw their spectacular gardens as well as their grand Saturday night fireworks display. The host and hostess are very friendly, giving you all the privacy you want and at the same time, all the warm, comfortable companionship and help you need. I really can't say enough good things about the owners and their property. You would have to experience it to believe it!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for the lovely review! Your description of our property is terrific and helpful. We think we are going to find a place on our website to put it because it really gives a good feel for our place.
All the best and we hope to see you again!
Karey and Howie deGraaf
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Chris M
2 reviews
“Weddings are extra special at Coles Bay!”
Reviewed 23 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

While planning our wedding, we were eager to find a venue that spoke to our sensibilities, while not costing an arm and a leg. My new wife sent a short email to Karey and Howard, and I'm so glad she did! We couldn't have asked for a nicer, more supportive couple to help and accommodate us for our big day!

Right from the start, Karey and Howard did everything they could to welcome our crazy families into their home. We had an amazing day, and they both worked hard to make sure everyone was happy and taken care of.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Karey and Howard. We are forever grateful to you, as well as your amazing bed and breakfast, for providing us with everything we could have hoped for, and then some! Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Rebecca and Chris McLeod

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 May 2017
Wow! Thank you so much for choosing us. Your wedding could not have been a better first experience for us using our place in this way. Actually you honoured us by choosing us and risking your big day with our first time attempt at this kind of event. All the best to you both and maybe, if you are in this area of the globe, you can stay with us on your first anniversary. We promise it will be much calmer and with way less people.
Cheers! and all the best!
Karey and Howie deGraaf
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doyenne
Calgary, Alberta
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We will be back!”
Reviewed 26 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Our stay was delightful! We were welcomed with warm and gracious hospitality, and offered well appointed, comfortable and spacious accommodations. Many extras were thoughtfully provided at every turn to make us feel at home, like delicious warm blueberry muffins upon our arrival. Coles Bay has a small beautiful wooded park to wander through, and a hidden beach to explore. The area is quiet and pastoral, and offers a great base for the Saanich area.

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Liked best: The muffins
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Mar 2016
Thank you for your kind comments! We are glad that you had a pleasant stay. We look forward to your next visit.
Warm regards;
Karey and Howie
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