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“Highly recommended, amazing hospitality, great food and location!” 5 of 5 stars
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302 Roland Road, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1X8, Canada   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Ladysmith B&B and Inns
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“Highly recommended, amazing hospitality, great food and location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to stay overnight so we asked the locals who recommended Island Estuary. Tucked away on this quiet estuary with access to the ocean, this B&B was a great find. The house is very new and the rooms are nicely furnished, impeccably clean, and with great views. The evening we arrived, Ted offered us some firewood so we could enjoy a bonfire on the beach. Later, my girlfriend got her first glimpse of glimmering phosphorescents as we went for a dip in the water. Lynda and Ted were welcoming hosts and Lynda being a trained chef prepared a hearty and tasty breakfast for us in the morning. We definitely would stay there again or recommend it to friends!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We have just returned from our second stay at the Island Estuary with hosts Lynda and Ted. We stayed with them for a short time last year and couldn't wait to return. This year we booked for the whole of our 10 day stay in Ladysmith. We had such a wonderful welcome, it felt as though we were home from home.

The Island Estuary is an ideal base if you wish to travel around. Having hired a car, we visited many places, Victoria, Duncan, Chemainas, The Artist Loop, Parksville and Torfino, to name but a few, but at the end of the day it was nice to return to the B&B to chill out. Just across the road there is a small mall with restaurant, several stores and supermarket. Transfer beach is just a few minutes drive away where we thoroughly enjoyed our first attempt at kayaking.

We highly recommend the Island Estuary B&B if you are looking for accommodation in or around the Ladysmith area. We've returned home with many happy memories of our stay with Lynda and Ted.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

I am a 4th year medical student from UBC and over the last 3 years have had the opportunity to do 2 week or one month rotations in Ladysmith and at the Nanaimo General Hospital. Every time, I jump at the chance because when I stay at the Island Estuary with Lynda and Ted, I feel like I'm coming home. Their gorgeous house and cottage with their soothing views of the ocean and wildlife transforms you and you forget about the hustle and bustle of daily life. They always greet you with a smile and hug and often, a cup of tea and fresh baked scones. I can't recommend the Island Estuary B&B enough!

Room Tip: I have stayed in the corner room and the cottage and loved both!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We recently stayed at the Island Estuary to visit with our good friends Ted and Lynda. There is a natural calm and beauty to the area around Ladysmith that coming from the crazy urban environment in Calgary is a very welcome refuge. Lynda and Ted have a beautiful home at a location which showcases the natural beauty of the Vancouver Island. The location of the B&B makes it a great jumping off point to go to Comox and North for day trips or to "run" down to Victoria for the day. We have previously stayed with Ted and Lynda while my son and I did some diving out of Comox in the summer, which was just fantastic. Whether for a "re-charge" weekend or an active outdoor adventure, I would highly recommend the island Estuary B&B

Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

My husband and I have recently returned from a holiday to Vancouver Island BC. We intended visiting a few different area's on the Island but needed a base close to relatives who live in Ladysmith. We couldn't have chosen a nicer B&B than the Island Estuary.
We initially booked just two nights. After a good night's sleep in a really comfy bed, followed by a lovely breakfast, cooked by Ted, we then booked a further three nights.
The bedrooms and dining room all overlook the ocean. We really enjoyed looking at the wonderful view whilst eating our breakfast, which was delicious and something different every morning.
If you have transport and intend travelling around to see more of the island, The Island Estuary B&B in Ladysmith is a good base location.
We will never forget the warm welcome we received from Lynda and Ted or the help they gave when we needed it. We will definately be seeing them again.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
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Edmonton, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Island Estuary B & B is conveniently located on Vancouver Island and provides a fabulous waterfront location. We didn't have the privilege to meet Lynda as she was at a chef's conference in Vancouver. Ted was the perfect host providing a wonderful tea and fresh baking tray when we arrived. The gourmet breakfast was divine that he cooked us and he kept telling us Lynda was usually the chef. We'll have to return to sample Lynda's cooking. Our room was very comfortable with a fabulous view, an ensuite modern bath, and a fireplace. The bed was ultra comfortable as were the luxurious linens. There is a common area for guests that has a fridge, coffee maker, kettle, and an assortment of beverages. Ted is a professional photographer who gave us some great camera advice. We'd like to return to take some lessons.
This bed and breakfast is perfection!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

What a gem this place really is. We stayed in the self contained one bedroom cottage and found everything we needed for our stay and all at a high very standard. The owners Lynda and Ted were lovely hosts and couldn`t have been more helpful. We were shown around the B&B part of the accommodation and was equally impressed by the standard on offer. The location of Island Estuary was perfect for us near to the town of Ladysmith and convenient for getting around the island. Do yourself a favour and book this place and you won`t be disapointed.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Additional Information about Island Estuary B&B

Address: 302 Roland Road, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1X8, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Ladysmith
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ladysmith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our oceanfront property overlooking the Ladysmith Harbour offers spacious bright rooms with breath taking ocean views, king/queen beds and ensuite bathrooms. Sumptuous chef prepared breakfasts are served daily in our dining room overlooking the estuary where one can observe abundant marine and bird life. ... more   less 

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