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“Excellent Choice for a quiet retreat on the East Side of Vancouver Island.” 5 of 5 stars
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Beachside Garden B & B
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   3788 Fearn Way, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1K7, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Ladysmith B&B and Inns
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“Excellent Choice for a quiet retreat on the East Side of Vancouver Island.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed 5 nights at this lovely B & B. Warren and Verna were warm and gracious hosts and were very helpful with information about local activities. It was our first visit to the island beyond the inner harbor at Victoria.

We enjoyed visits to the local farms where we bought honey, cranberry products, etc. We visited a local pub, enjoyed an evening walking around Nanaimo watching float planes go in and out, took a day trip to Salt Spring Island & visited Butchart Gardens in Sidney among other activities.

This home is new and pristine. If you like a more contemporary home to stay in, you'll be happy with this one. The finishes and furnishings are beautiful. It was so quiet and serene both inside and out on the beautiful property. They have their own mini version of Butchart Gardens right there for you to enjoy. Verna even packed a full breakfast for us to take with us to the early morning ferry departure from Victoria. We highly recommend this B & B for vacations, weekend getaways or business stays.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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beachsidegardenbnb, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Our sincere gratitude for your detail and wonderful review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed our B&B; and Ladysmith and its neighbouring area - with its abundance of beautiful scenery, hidden treasures and outdoor attractions.
We have enjoyed your company and the information exchange about gardening. We would have loved to share a few plants with you, especially the black iris, if not for the border restrictions.
We hope you will return to explore the various area of the beautiful Vancouver Island, and hopefully we will see you sometime again. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us.
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Virden, Manitoba, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Warren and Verna offer first rate accomodations overlooking the water - so peaceful!! Their hospitality goes 'above and beyond' with shuttle service to Nanaimo's airport. When I was initially making inquiries into B&B accomodations for my holiday, Verna's prompt (email) reply was followed by a telephone call! -just an indication of how personal the service is!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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beachsidegardenbnb, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Thank you so much for your generous review. Yes, the scene here is spectacular yet so peaceful - we never get tired of it ourselves.
We have thoroughly enjoyed your company, and it's a real pleasure meeting you. We are so happy you had a wonderful visit with your relatives. We hope to see you sometime when you come visit the beautiful Vancouver Island again.
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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We were fortunate enough to spend a night at this lovely home. Warren and Verna treated us like friends, not customers. The room was most comfortable and the breakfast absolutely delicious (and plentiful). They recommended The Crow and Gate for dinner and it was wonderful and fun. Cannot recommend Beachside Garden B & B more highly.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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beachsidegardenbnb, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, May 27, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. We were thrilled that you discovered us and spent a night with us - so we got to know two very special, kind and friendly people! We hope you have enjoyed the rest of your trip on the beautiful Vancouver Island, and we look forward to seeing you again. Until we meet again, take care.
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Grevenmacher
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We stayed for one night at Beachside Garden B & B. It is a beautiful house with a fantatsic view. Verna and Warren were excellent hosts. We can highly recommend this B & B.

Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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beachsidegardenbnb, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Thank you so much for your succinct view, and your appreciation for our breakfast and house. We greatly enjoyed your company. We hope you'll visit us again.
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Upper Hutt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Verna and Warren were wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were amazing. Beautiful home and the B&B is so tidy and clean. We stayed three nights, quiet and peaceful with the most beautiful scenery. Loved every minute and will go back again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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beachsidegardenbnb, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, April 23, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. We have enjoyed your company, and are delighted to be able to make your acquaintance. We are happy that you enjoyed not only our place and breakfasts, but the beautiful scenery as well - the ocean and the neighbouring Gulf Islands. It is truly spectacular! We look forward to have you back again - all the way from another paradise - beautiful New Zealand!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We stayed for three nights at Beachside Garden B&B over the Easter weekend and the reviews we found on TripAdvisor did not disappoint.

Verna and Warren have planned and designed a wonderful 'home-away-from-home' for their guests. The B&B is bright, modern, spotlessly clean and well-appointed with careful attention to detail: separate guest entrance, laundry, lounge and dining area (complete with sink, fridge, and hot beverages). Each room is spacious with a cozy bed and linens, private ensuite bathroom, small flatscreen TV, individually-controlled thermostats, etc.

As nice as it is inside...you will not want to spend much time indoors. The gardens and views are amazing! There is a patio (including covered seating) and beautiful terraced rock and flower gardens that provide direct access to the water. We enjoyed seeing eagles (spotted 12 one morning), otters, seals and sea lions in plain view from both inside and outside. WOW!

Verna and Warren are welcoming and gracious hosts. We enjoyed chatting with them and receiving information about the area including ideas on things to see and do, restaurant tips, etc. Each morning we were presented with delicious and artfully prepared breakfasts that included smoothies, fresh fruit, omelettes, baked blueberry French toast, home-made muffins (with a care package to take with us) - YUM! Again, the care and attention to detail was so evident.

Verna and Warren, thank you for making our trip so special and all your information and help. Best wishes for continued success. We look forward to seeing you again on our next trip to the Island.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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beachsidegardenbnb, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, April 21, 2012
It was a real delight meeting you both and getting to know you. We are so happy that the herrings were spawning during your stay, attracting lots of sea lions, seals, otters and bald eagles – providing fascinating sights for your entertainment!
You are wonderful guests - we are humbled by your appreciation of everything we did, including the B&B amenities and layout, room furnishings, breakfasts, etc. We have thoroughly enjoyed your company and conversations. Thank you so much for your comprehensive and generous reviews. We truly look forward to your return.
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Ladysmith, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Warren and Verna were absolutely the most perfect hosts for our stay. They have an absolutely beautiful, peaceful and quiet location that would more than suit any occasion. My wife and I were lucky enough to hold our wedding there, and we could not be happier with the outstanding support and assistance offered by Warren and Verna. The rooms are amazing and elegant, and the comfort of the beds and the bedding will surely give you a great night sleep. They are a very special couple and have a very beautiful place. We will definately be coming back again and would absolutely recommend their place to anyone. Thank you very much Warren and Verna, look forward to seeing you again.

Room Tip: All three rooms are absolutely beautiful, and the lay out of the house is absolutely stunning. The l...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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beachsidegardenbnb, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, April 21, 2012
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to host this very special event – your wedding, and to share your joy! You are a great couple, and you couldn’t have picked a more perfect day – the sun was shining, the ocean was calm, together with all the signs of spring – flowers blossom, birds chatter, eagles soar. Absolutely beautiful!
We deeply appreciate your generous review. We wish you a life time of happiness and fulfillment together. We hope you'll drop by to see us again.
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Address: 3788 Fearn Way, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1K7, Canada
Location: 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 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ladysmith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beachside Garden B & B 3.5*
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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