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Long Lake Waterfront B&B

240 Ferntree Place | Nanaimo BC, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T5M1, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 33 Nanaimo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Nanaimo, so am familiar with what is here. Coming back from Alberta to visit family and friends, I wanted to try something new and broaden my horizons. What an amazing place. But best of all was the hospitality extended by my hosts. Gordon gave me an exclusive Sea Doo ride around the lake and even emailed... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at this B&B is like visiting wealthy relatives that are down to earth, that you actually get along with and their sole purpose is that you are comfortable, well fed and have a great time! Everything about our stay was positive.....great location, amazing view, lovely room, enormous bathroom, super hot tub and beautiful lake to swim in. Definitely a... More

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Gibsons, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gordie and Janice are wonderful hosts; they made us feel really welcome and had answers to all of our questions of the surrounding area. The lakeside setting is relaxing and quiet with gorgeous views from all rooms. The food was wonderful as was the conversations over breakfast. We will definitely come back!

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LongLakeWaterfrontBB, Owner at Long Lake Waterfront B&B, responded to this review

Very pleased that you enjoyed your 2 stays with us so much. Thank you for making us your accommodation choice on Vancouver Island . It was great that you used our place as your day trip center to various locations on the Island. " happy riding " More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my girlfriend and i stayed there 2 weeks ago and we only have good thing to say about it. first of all. the location : the house is by the water and the place is so quiet andf it feels like you are far from the city but you are at 5 min drive from the mall , theatre and... More

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LongLakeWaterfrontBB, Owner at Long Lake Waterfront B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for highlighting our location on the Lake. We enjoy sharing our lakeside resort with new friends from around the world. It was a treat to chat with you over breakfast. More

Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the Waterfront suite for two nights based on TA reviews. What can I say but "Thanks" Janice n Gordie for a great stay. This B & B is fantastic, it's location is amazing, the views of the lake are stunning from most of the areas. Janice and Gordie work very hard to ensure their guests have a great time,... More

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LongLakeWaterfrontBB, Owner at Long Lake Waterfront B&B, responded to this review

Wow - what a great review ! This makes us feel great that you appreciate our efforts. More

Brampton, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Long Lake Waterfront Bed & Breakfast for two nights in June 2014 and Janice and Gordie were the perfect hosts. The location is exceptional, the ambiance is second to none and the accommodations are fabulous. We will stay here again on our next trip to the Nanaimo area. Thanks Gordie and Janice!

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LongLakeWaterfrontBB, Owner at Long Lake Waterfront B&B, responded to this review

What a treat to know how much you appreciated your stay with us. It makes all of our extra efforts worthwhile. Looking forward to your next visit to the Island. More

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Our hosts Janice and Gordie were excellent and obviously love their job. Arbutus Room was very adequate for two, lovely views over Long Lake. All our needs were catered for. There are lots of water "toys" for guests to use. Breakfast each day was different and delicious. All in all a great place for a holiday.

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LongLakeWaterfrontBB, Owner at Long Lake Waterfront B&B, responded to this review

We are happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. We like to give guests like you an experience on the lake so the kayaks, canoe and paddle-boat available for you complimentary to enjoy the water. Glad you enjoyed the many varied breakfasts we serve. Thanks for choosing us for your holiday. More

North Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have driven past this place a hundred times, but this was the first opportunity to stay there. The room was spacious and clean and very comfortable. The outlook over the lake is gorgeous, and every morning we were awakened by many chirping birds. The staff was uniformly courteous and efficient. Really, a great place to stay, and will definitely... More

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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Our hosts were gracious and entertaining. The conversation was engaging and included all the guests. The room was clean and full of thoughtful items like umbrellas and wine openers. We felt comfortable using the hot tub and had fun on the jet ski tour of the lake. And, thanks Janice for doing our laundry!

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LongLakeWaterfrontBB, Owner at Long Lake Waterfront B&B, responded to this review

We are pleased you thought of our home as your home. We like to ensure your experience is unique and are happy you had a great time. The jet boat tour is always a fun trip and doing your laundry as a service to our guests is our treat to you when travelling. You are welcome back home anytime :) More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were only there one night while passing through Nanaimo, but the inn and hosts were lovely. The suite felt just like home, except home with a jacuzzi and giant windows opening to a lakeside view. The only downside was getting there from the airport, which was a bit out of the way. You'll want to rent a car if... More

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Address: 240 Ferntree Place | Nanaimo BC, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T5M1, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
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Tripadvisor travellers awarded us the 2012 Travellers Award for being in the top 25 B&B's in Canada. We are Nanaimo's highest rated waterfront resort. Use us as a day trip center for your visit to Vancouver Island and then return to relax in a luxurious private suite beside the warm and inviting lake. Your king size bed invites you after a day of golfing, fishing or enjoying the Lake in our watercraft. Hot tub is on the beach to sooth tired muscles and enjoy a glass of wine soaking in the view. Free parking and WIFI available. Let us spoil you and leave you with great memories of Vancouver Island. ... more   less 
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