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Serenity by the Sea Retreat

225 Serenity Lane (off Ganner Dr) | RR2 Galiano Island 42-14, British Columbia V0N 1P0, Canada
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Serenity by the Sea Retreat
Ranked #5 of 15 Galiano Island B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Bed and Breakfast has so much potential, and perhaps its prime was years ago because unfortunately it was not up to par for reasonable accomodations. PROS: -beautiful forested location right on the water with gorgeous views -very friendly hosts -beautiful art CONS:-on arrival did not know where to go, noone seemed to be around to greet. Signs directing where... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is such an amazing, healing spot. I came to stay for a week when I was having trouble healing from a bad concussion. I stayed for a month and was able to return to the city and finish my PhD. The hosts care very much about the land, the space, and everyone who stays there. The peace that it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I left Vancouver feeling tired and a bit stressed from the usual daily grind. I was headed to Galiano Island to visit my daughter and my search for accommodation led me to Serenity by the Sea B & B. The price was right, it was available, the location was very good, and the fact that a friend endorsed it clinched... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

At the last minute a friend and I booked a room to share at Serenity by the Sea, needing a short getaway from our daily grind. I looked forward very much to what I hoped would be a beautiful environment in which to rest and relax. To say that this place, and its proprietors, Shera and Chidakash exceeded my expectations... More

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I stayed at this wonderful B&B and it was very unique. The hosts are very special people and made my stay a most memorable experience. I booked here because I wanted to get complete rest and recover from a lot of stress. I received tasty, nutritious meals, plenty of undisturbed rest and lots of TLC. The beautiful ocean front setting,... More

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I so enjoyed meeting my hosts, Chidakash & Shera Street, during my stay with them last week! The accommodations were very comfortable and cozy, the food was delicious and nutritious, and the word game we played in the evenings was SO MUCH FUN!!! We laughed and laughed until our sides hurt! I loved the peacefulness, tranquility and magic of the... More

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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This experience was so different than any other B&B that I've stayed at, and I've stayed at many, that I don't know where to begin. There were some problems but also some fantastic moments all set in a stunning garden on the ocean. By a landslide, this place is run by the two quirkiest owners in my 20 plus years... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Serenity by the sea is exactly what it claims to be. The owners are extremely courteous, friendly and open. It's rare to find a stranger that invites you into their home not just once but over and over. They recommend trying out the outdoor bathtub and you would be a fool not to. Definitely ask for recommendations on where to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I recently spent a wonderful week at Serenity resting and recharging. The location is heavenly and perfect for meditating, walking, reading and generally getting away from the every day hustle and bustle. The owners, Shera and Chidakash, are wonderful people and welcomed me with open arms, including inviting me to join them for dinners and a concert that they were... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We recently visited Serenity by the Sea for the second time, and wish we hadn't waited so long to return. It is a unique and amazingly beautiful place. Part of the magic is the natural environment: the incredible waterfront setting with sweeping sea views, twisty arbutus trees and the blessed quiet that comes from being so far away from the... More

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Address: 225 Serenity Lane (off Ganner Dr) | RR2 Galiano Island 42-14, British Columbia V0N 1P0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Galiano Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Serenity by the Sea Retreat is a waterfront retreat haven with quiet, creative spaces--perfect if you are seeking quality time alone or with a friend, for re-connection, reflection, or healing and creative play. Cocoon yourself in a cozy, nurturing accommodation to relax and recharge your batteries. Enhance your retreat with massage, reiki, and a myriad of special features and services. Enjoy nature, sky and sea from our cliffside tub by the sea. Our garden embraces the dynamic vibrancy of waterfront, the soothing energy of our ponds and waterfall gardens, and the personal gifts of our meditation circuit and classic labyrinth. ... more   less 
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