You almost need to write two reviews for At Nautica Tigh B&B (one for Karen and one for the B&B itself) - so I will do just that.
Background: I stayed with Karen at her B&B for a month when I moved to Qualicum Beach. I was fresh out of college and had moved to Qualicum Beach for work. I had no place to stay, and Karen was generous enough to let me rent a room at her Bed and Breakfast for an amazing price.
Karen is a wonderful host, and person. She is no ordinary bed and breakfast host - she will go out of her way to make sure you are happy and comfortable. I mean - here is a woman who lent me her gumboots when I needed them for work! She doesn't make you feel like a guest - she makes you feel like a friend. She even helped me find the place I'm staying at now. I simply cannot say enough good things about her. Do you want to know where the concerts, or shows, or festivities are in the area? Karen will know. Do you need something to make yourself more comfortable? Chances are Karen will have it. Do you want to see a friendliest dog you've ever met? Karen has that too. Most of the reviews mention that Karen is amazing - and it can't be said enough! You should be paying her just to sit down and have a chat - nevermind paying for the accommodation.
As for the B&B: It's a great house. The bed was so comfy that I could waste a day away on it. The trees outside give you the feeling of being in the woods - while still being minutes away from everything. The distance to the beach is negligible. The noise from the "highway" (if you can call old island highway a highway) is nonexistent in my opinion. The decorations are pretty neat. Karen was worried that I wouldn't like the decorations in the room (being that I'm a 20s male I suppose), and offered to remove them from me! Little did she know that I actually liked them a lot - they made the space feel very comfortable. I could go on forever.
Let me sum up this B&B like this: Staying at Karen's B&B felt like vacation - even though I was working full time. I would gladly recommend it to anyone considering a trip to Qualicum Beach.
And to Karen, if she's reading this - Thanks again for everything you did for me when I moved here!
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