This July long weekend was our first stay at Shady Shores and we would definitely not recommend this property. Outfitted with a kitchen - plus a few extra visitors (MICE) that arrived the first night and we were asked to catch during our remaining nights. Yes, THREE mice visited our tiny kitchen and hopped around the food boxes looking for goodies. Carolyn offered the trap to us after many questions fired at us about how the mice got in and did we definitely see them!! She suggested that either we or previous tenants had left the door open as she could not find any point of entry into our unit - ummm, try behind the stove/fridge unit my husband suggested as that is where they ran to when he surprised them. NO reparations, no offer to re-locate us and worst of all no APOLOGY. We understand that in nature locations you cannot control every little detail, but the inquisition and the keeping the trap hot so we could catch all three mice was annoying. Each morning around 5 AM we'd hear the zap indicating a friend had met his death, my husband would get up and dump the trap so it could be reset for the other guys. The second guy stuck to the trap and burnt - nice smell in our unit after that. We wanted to turn the trap in after two mice were captured BUT Carolyn insisted we keep it and catch the third - so she didn't have to. Oh, and take extra toilet paper if you don't like to run out and have to find her at the desk...good luck :) Not cheap, but definitely easy to recommend you go stay anywhere else...I wanted to upload pictures of the mice but my husband wouldn't let me LOL
- Also Known As:
- Shady Shores Beach Hotel Bowser
- Shady Shores Beach Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paddle along the tranquil shores on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Relax in our oceanfront hot tub while watching the eagles soar and cruise ships passing by. Gather around a beach bonfire. Enjoy clams/oysters picked from our beach. Hike on trails through pristine local forests. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the sixteen golf courses within an hours drive. Centrally located for day trips to many points of interest on Vancouver Island. ... more less
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