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Painted Boat Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Madeira Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We dropped the kids off at the YMCA Elphinstone summer camp on the Sunshine Coast and then embarked on a 5 day grown up camp :-) 3 nights at the WCWL in egmont and 2 nights at the Painted Boat. Overall I would recommend the WCWL but I would actually recommend both.

Positives on the Painted Boat:
Room size of course. We got a two bedroom townhouse with an extra loft = 2 balconies and full amenities with full harbor view. We also paid a lot for this two and invited friends from Washington State to drive up and stay with us.

Kayak rentals are a very nice touch. You do pay extra for them but it is awesome that they have these Kayaks ready to go. We simply went back to the main check in desk and signed the paperwork and they radioed a person that helped us with everything. Nice Kayak around the harbor and we only did it for about an hour but I could of done if for a lot more if I was by myself.

Staff was very professional, nice and helpful with everything. There must be something in the glacier feed waters off of the Sunshine Coast because the people at both WCWL and Painted Boat were outstanding and better yet = genuine!

Really it comes down to the value and the cost you must spend and I can tell you the suite we got makes a lot of sense if you can split it with a second couple or family.

Room Tip: Splurge and get the larger town homes with the water view too. Come on you drove/ferried all the way...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Painted Boat met all of our expectations and more. The accommodation was first class, the spa was excellent and very professional, the restaurant was high end dining at a reasonable price and that balcony overlooking the marina is spectacular. On top of all this the friendly and professional staff did everything possible to make our stay a memorable anniversary and last but nor least it is pet friendly with a dogie goodie bag at check in.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Malespina building end unit (2 bedroom) which had a wrap around deck and accepted p...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Doug W
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CRMRManagement, General Manager at Painted Boat Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2014

Hello Doug W!

Thank you for choosing Painted Boat Resort for your recent vacation.
We are pleased you explored both of the jewels of the property - the Spa and the Restaurant! Kudos for stating Restaurant is reasonably priced - for the cost of the goods coming in the door have made food services a huge challenge the past several years.
We are fortunate to have great staff, for it is they who ensure an excellent guest experience.

We hope to welcome you back one day soon,

Ryan Schmidt
General Manager

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Thought these accomodations were very clean, modern, bright. The location is not on the open water but lovely. The pool and hot tub were great but without poolside service. The restaurant was wonderful but empty on our visit. The server was friendly and recommended places for our return trip to Vancouver. Houses were close together and privacy was not ideal but would stay again on the way to Princess Louisa Inlet.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

we recently spent a weekend here for a family wedding. The staff are all Amazing -smiles everywhere and so accommodating. Wonderful views from every unit with great landscaping .The resort catered the reception.omg The food was amazing Kudos to the entire team at Painted Boat For making it a weekend to remember

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We originally booked for two nights but as soon as we arrived we wanted to extend our stay. The staff was helpful in accommodating us and luckily there was a room available. Staff at the resort and the restaurant were great. The rooms are beautiful and clean. The kitchens are well equipped. If you are going to the Sunshine Coast you must check out Painted Boat Resort.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

On a recent trip up the Sunshine Coast, my family stayed two nights ( 6/15-16/2014 ) in a
"2 bedroom cottage" at the Painted Boat Lodge. The cottage was well equiped and clean and
the view from this particular cottage was good. The resturant at the property is small and open
with excellent food, however it was expensive. As a word of caution, don't take that special
bottle of wine and expect to drink it during your meal. The staff refuses to open it even if you
agree to pay a corkage fee. Aditionally, they will not allow you to open the bottle. Limited areas
of interest near and their bikes and kayaks are too expensive to rent

Room Tip: Don't take a special bottle of wine and expect the resturant to allow you to drink it.
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CRMRManagement, General Manager at Painted Boat Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Hello Joe M,

Thank you for your feedback on the Resort, amenities, and Restaurant.
Great to hear you had an excellent meal, and here is an explanation on corkage. Currently liquor laws do allow for corkage, however that is up to the discretion of the licensee. We are proud of our wine list showcasing great wines from around the world, and hence our decision on no corkage at Painted Boat Resort. At the recent Vancouver Wine Festival, we won gold! http://www.vanwinefest.ca/page597.htm

We hope welcome you back to Painted Boat Resort, on your next visit to British Columbia!

Ryan Schmidt

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Reviewed June 7, 2014

A group of 14 friends from long ago spent a happy few days last week at the Painted Boat. The Sunshine Coast defied negative-leaning weather forecasts by living up to its name which made the setting of this resort even more spectacular. Lori and her staff went the extra mile to see that our group enjoyed every minute of our unique and highly-cherished time together.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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CRMRManagement, General Manager at Painted Boat Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Hello Edna,
Thank you for your kind words on Painted Boat Resort and the team! We are lucky to have amazing staff, and as luck would have it, some of Mother Nature’s assistance for your recent stay. Hopefully, you and your group will return to our little piece of paradise on the Sunshine Coast of Canada.

Ryan Schmidt

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Additional Information about Painted Boat Resort

Address: PO BOX 153 | 12849 Lagoon Road, Madeira Park, British Columbia V0N 2H0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Madeira Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Madeira Park
Price Range: $190 - $572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Painted Boat Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Painted Boat Resort & Marina is the premier resort on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Located two hours from Vancouver /Horseshoe Bay via BC Ferries and Highway 1, the Resort features 31 west-coast inspired, 2-bedroom/two bath villas on the oceanfront, each complete with a kitchen, patio and barbecue. Painted Boat offers an infinity pool(open seasonally), hot tub, fresh regional cuisine at The Lagoon Restaurant (open seasonally), a fitness center, and on-site kayak rentals. The Resort is home to the only full service luxury spa and wellness garden - open year round - on the Sunshine Coast. ... more   less 
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Painted Boat Resort Madeira Park, Sunshine Coast, Canada

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