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“A perfect stay for their first Austrian guests” 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“A perfect stay for their first Austrian guests”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had a great time, the house and the location directly on the beach is marvelous, the hosts are very very nice, the breakfast is gourmet style, Warren is a perfect cook.
The other guests there were also very nice and we had some pleasant talks there.

We will definitely come back if we will be there again although the B&B is a little remote. But this does make it very quite.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
We were thrilled to have you as our very first guests from Austria; and are delighted that your stay was perfect - the breakfasts, the accommodation, as well as the beautiful beach. We are happy that you have enjoyed the other guests as well. For us, one of the most rewarding things for operating a B&B is meeting all the interesting and friendly guests, like yourselves, from around the globe. Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Brandon, Vermont
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I am not one to write reviews very often, but I felt it was worth sharing our experience. Beachside Gardens B & B was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. Verna and Warren were gracious hosts and invited us to share a glass of wine with them shortly after we arrived. They made us feel very welcome and had a wealth of helpful information about the surrounding area. The room was immaculate and very comfortable. The shared area provided every kind of amenity needed to feel like home. They even had binoculars available to the guests for viewing the sea life. Their recommendations for eateries were spot on. We especially enjoyed the English pub! The pictures on the website were a true depiction of the grounds, views and facilities. The breakfasts were not only pleasing to the eye, but also delicious to the palate. Warren and Verna offered us fruit from their apple and Asian pear trees to take along on our hike in Ladysmith. If we ever return to Vancouver Island, we will not hesitate to book another stay with Verna and Warren.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the exception to give us this most comprehensive and flattering review. We are truly honored you loved so many aspects of your stay, and we deeply appreciate your comments. You were delightful guests and it's a real pleasure having you. We were more than happy to share our harvest in the garden. We look forward to welcoming you back when you return to Vancouver Island.
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We arrived as guests and were welcomed as though family! The location is spectacular, the garden and views beautiful and very calming. Breakfasts were culinary artworks and very satisfying. Our room was of the highest standard with every possible facility and tasteful decor.Our four day stay was a highlight of our trip. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat with charming and helpful hosts you could not do better.
Felicity and John H. Australia

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind review and high recommendations. We are truly happy that you felt treated like family; and that you enjoyed our breakfasts, accommodation, gardens, as well as the peaceful and calming ocean view. We appreciate you coming so far to stay with us, and are happy that our B&B was a peaceful retreat for you. You were delightful company; and very kind and considerate. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Vancouver Island.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Beachside Gardens B & B was a highlight of our visit to Vancouver Island. The B & B is located right on the water amidst a spectacular garden with unobstructed views of the water. Verna and Warren are incredible hosts and we enjoyed our many conversations with them over a glass of wine. Breakfasts are perfect, using the fresh fruits from the garden in delightful ways. Their suggestions as to where to dine and places to visit were most helpful throughout the remainder of our travels on Vancouver Island, as well as during our time in the Ladysmith area. I cannot imagine a more perfect visit, or B&B.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are truly happy that we were the highlight of your visit to Vancouver Island; and that you liked our suggestions for restaurants and attractions. We enjoyed your company and the many delightful conversations. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

As you turn off Hwy 1 onto the winding Brenton Page / Shell Beach road, you get a serene feeling of heading into secluded paradise. Upon arrival on the crushed stoned driveway of Beachside Garden, we were greeted by the owners of the B&B, Warren and Verna.

We were immediately made to feel at home with a tour of the estate where the highlight was the tranquil view of the ocean. We stayed in the well appointed Peony Room with an ocean view. Verna made us hot breakfast every morning that looked exactly like the pictures on their website and tasted delicious!

The back of the estate is the BBQ area and a beautiful garden. There's a gazebo closer to the water where you can sit back with a glass of wine listening to the quietness of the gentle waves dissipating into shore. We were at peace.

Warren and Verna's hospitality was second to none. They gave us great advice on where to go and what to do in the area. If you're like us, looking for some rest and relaxation, Beachside Gardens was a great choice for us and we will definitely stay there again if we're ever in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
It's a real pleasure meeting you and having you stay with us. We truly enjoyed your company, and the warm and delightful conversations. We are really pleased that you had a restful and relaxing time at our B&B, and that you enjoyed the various attractions around here. Yes, the gazebo is one of our favorite spot as well for a glass of wind, listening to the waves lapping at the shore, and feasting the eyes with the spectacular ocean view.
We sincerely thank you for your very comprehensive, kind and generous review. We hope you will return to our beautiful Vancouver Island, and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We booked the Beachside B&B off the internet, and were very impressed. Our Hosts were welcoming, accommodating and the location is spectacular. Very private, very peaceful, and a beautiful view of the ocean. The breakfasts were incredible, and we were able to enjoy breakfast outside with only the birds and a couple of seals, in a garden setting. It was a wonderful way to start the day! Our room was very well appointed, and the bed was very comfortable.

Verna and Warren are friendly, knowledgeable about the area, and very helpful with maps, suggestions for places to see and places to eat. The fish and chips at the Rock Cod café in Cowichan Bay were the best I have ever had!

Thank you Verna and Warren for making this such a lovely time for us:-)

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
We are delighted that you found us on the internet and chose to stay with us. In spite of the not so perfect weather, we applaud you for bravely opting to have breakfast outside, sharing the peaceful and private panorama ocean view with the birds and the seals. It is beautiful. We are very happy that you enjoyed our breakfasts and accommodations, as well as the various attractions and restaurants nearby. We sincerely thank you for the fabulous review, and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

If Warren and Verna entered a B&B contest (if there was such a thing), I guarantee they would win! We arrived later then we had anticipated, after 8:30 p.m, and were greeted warmly by our hosts, who offered us a glass of wine and an invitation to visit with them and the other guests a while. After a restful nights sleep we were shocked when we stepped out on the patio for breakfast and saw the VIEW!!! It was dark when we arrived the night before so we had no idea what to expect and I can only say that all of the previous reviews are correct-this place is something truly special! In addition to the fantastic setting, the breakfast was superb, with Verna taking great pains to accomodate our dietary restrictions. Conversation flowed easily with the two of them and there wasn't a moment of awkwardness. Somehow they make you feel as though you've known each other a long time!. Warren was a good sport about looking at all of my pet photos and was very helpful when it came to mailing something locally for us. All in all a wonderful stay and a great experience that we won't soon forget!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Warren and Vern... D, Owner at Beachside Garden B & B, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind and generous review. Yes, the view here is absolutely stunning and we never get tired of it ourselves. By letting us know in advance your dietary restrictions, you made it so easy for us to accommodate them. Being dog lovers, we always love looking at others' pet photos. It was very kind of you to share them. We truly enjoyed your company and the delightful conversations. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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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
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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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