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Arbutus Bluff Bed and Breakfast
Reviewed August 6, 2011

This B&B was absolutely perfect! The room is very nice and clean, Liz prepares a wonderful and delicious breakfast each morning, and the location and view is great. The hot tub outside, which is on a hill overlooking Gabriola Island, was also a wonderful feature. I did a lot of research before selecting our accommodations, and I'm so glad I chose Arbutus Bluff, as it was well worth it. It was excellent and is highly recommended.

Room Tip: The rooms are very nice.
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

We had a lovely stay at the Arbutus Bluff B&B despite coming on a very rainy weekend. The East Coast Room was very cozy but spacious, with a nice fireplace, a comfortable bed, and a clean, large shower with two shower heads. Liz was very welcoming and provided us with all of the information we needed to navigate the house and the island. Breakfast was also very nice. Freshly picked raspberries from the farm next door and lemon muffins were the highlight. All in all, if you want a modern, clean B&B with lovely hospitality, Arbutus Bluff is a wonderful place to stay on Gabriola Island.

Room Tip: There are only two rooms at the B&B so book early during the high season if you want to stay her...
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded July 23, 2011

Thank you for your lovely review and the great photos. I especially like the breakfast pic. It was a pleasure to meet you. Liz

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Reviewed March 12, 2011

Up a winding drive through the forest at the top of Gabriola Island in Canada's Gulf Islands. This B&B has only two private rooms - but they are special. In the winter, grab a book and curl up under the duvet next to a cozy gas fire (love the cotton bedding and down pillows). Wake up after the best sleep of your life to a morning view over islands and ocean, tempting you out onto the deck. I love the walk-in shower and heated bathroom floors - a treat no matter what time of year it is. Breakfast is wonderful with perfect French Press coffee. In the evening, try a glass of wine in the hot tub. If you like to be online, high speed wireless will make you even happier. Skype home, or check out what's on satellite TV. It's like having your own small cottage, except everything is done.
This is a great place to stay whether you're cycling, driving or walking. Ten minutes to the ferry or shops, but so very private. Liz and Bil are wonderful hosts and have created an oasis here at the top of the island. Great value too :-)

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

We stayed for two nights in this b & b, the room was lovely and the breakfasts fantastic. Liz went out of her way to help us enjoy our stay on the island. The view from the room cannot be matched, we watched bald eagles fly by from the hot tub. The b & b is also fairly central on the island, so its a great place to explore from. Can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2010

Up high, with a far away, but uninterrupted view of the coast islands and inlets. Eagles swing by and smaller birds are plentiful. Deer wandered through and of all things, one of us encountered a wild turkey! The outside hottub was placed to take it all in, and the suite was elegantly appointed west coast. Food & service were great. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

Arbutus B&B is amongst the best I have stayed at. The rooms are beautifully and thoughtfully appointed - gorgeous linens, fireplace, wonderful spacious en-suite bathroom, full sea views, private. The owner, Liz, has picked lovely furniture and hung tasteful local art. She also makes a wonderful breakfast - local raspberries and other fruit, amazing eggs and the best muffins I've ever tasted.

This is a purpose-built B&B which focuses on privacy and independence. Each bedroom has an ensuite, and a patio with two comfy lounge overlooking the sea and islands. The two bedrooms share a lovely bright common area - making it ideal for two couples to book together. The fridge is stocked with quality essentials. There is a hot-tub with sea/island views. Liz ensures everything is alright and agrees a reasonable time for breakfast - and then leaves you to your holiday.

Arbutus B&B is excellent.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2009

The two guest suites are located in a separate wing of the house and are totally private. The rooms are beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and the wet room with double (!)shower is something else....
Breakasts are beautifully prepared, cooked and served at a time to suit you. There is a "common room" shared by the two suites with coffee/tea, microwave, fridge etc and also DVD's for the use of the guests.
There is also a large hot tub by your private sitting area.
The B&B is sited on a 10 acre lot and is on a high bluff facing South. There are therefore stunning views of the mountains on Vancouver Island and about 10 or 20 other Gulf islands. The Gabriola golf club is only minutes away as is the "village" with various shopping amenities. The golf course is very scenic and members and staff are very friendly but the grass is not in particularly good condition. There are about 4 or 5 restauants on the Island all comfortable & relaxed. Food was good value for money, particularly at "Suzies" but if fine-dining is your thing, Gabriola will be a disappointment!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Arbutus Bluff Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1425 Coats Drive, Gabriola Island, British Columbia V0R 1X6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Gabriola Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Gabriola Island
Price Range: $82 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed to afford guests privacy and comfort our spacious rooms feature queen size beds, fireplaces, top quality linens and down duvets, en-suite washrooms and more. The hospitality area adjacent to the rooms provides access to refrigerator, microwave, kettle, tea & coffee. Enjoy gazing at the view or the stars from the hot tub. Full breakfast features fresh organic island produce. Relax in our rural setting minutes from beaches, art studios, marinas, restaurants & shopping. ... more   less 

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