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Ambraden Pond

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Victoria, BC, Canada
Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

I've never been a big fan of B&B type accommodations, but this gem in the heart of the Cowichan Valley has me rethinking that opinion in a big way. Lodgings aside, Ambraden Pond's location is so idyllic, so picturesque, it's hard to believe a place like this actually exists outside the realm of fairy tales and lucid dreamworlds. Our studio...

2Thank Wayfarer64
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My wife and I stayed at the pond for 2 nights for our wedding reception in August. Joan was hilarious and so accommodating. She didn't mind our friends and guests dropping in to help us with preparations, and offered us wine as we settled in. The guest house and suites are simply incredible, and you won't find anything more comfortable...

1Thank Dajiao
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Joan is a wonderful host. The house is beatiful and the rooms are just excellent. Breakfast is fine and was served at a great spot with a view of the lake. the location is right in between Nanaimo en Victoria. Nice area.

1Thank Peter L
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My husband and I stayed here on the night of our wedding after having the reception just up the road in Arbutus Ridge Golf Club. What a wonderful place! We arrived late at night but woke up to the most perfect surroundings we could have ever hoped for as our first morning as husband and wife. The room was spacious,...

Thank Else1980
Reviewed 12 June 2014

My husband and I loved our one-night getaway at this B&B. Our host greeted us graciously, and in no time we were chatting about the things to see and do in the area. She recommended someplace nearby for dinner, and made a reservation for us. Our large comfortable room overlooked a serene pond. In fact, the only source of noise...

1Thank Jean D
Richmond British Columbia
Reviewed 5 February 2014

During a previous, too-short vacation in the Cowichan Valley we had dropped by Ambraden Pond to look at the property and the guest rooms. We were staying elsewhere at the time, but when the entrance road opened onto an extraordinary vista punctuated by a large, reed-fringed pond, we knew that this well-designed environment and elegant house needed our deeper attention....

1Thank Catwhowalksbyherself
Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Ambraden Pond, run by absolutely delightful proprietors Joan and Chris Kolk, is the quintessential bed and breakfast. Everything about Ambraden Pond is perfect. First, Joan and Chris are wonderful hosts and will become good friends before you leave if you engage with them! They have a beautiful modern home with a separate living, dining, social, and bedroom area for their...

1Thank cpc16
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We had a lovely three night stay at Ambraden Pond. Joan and Chris were the most gracious hosts, welcoming us after the long drive in with a lovely glass of wine. They were quick with recommendations and were happy to help us make plans. The rooms were large, clean, and quiet, with windows overlooking the pond. Breakfasts were phenomenal. We...

Thank dc222
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Joan and Chris are the perfect hosts, in their beautiful home. Joan is a fabulous cook. Our room overlooked the beautiful pond, nestled in the forest. We walked to the ocean, down hill past farms and flower gardens. Our room was huge and perfectly decorated. We did not want to leave, and will return for sure. This home far exceeded...

Thank vince j
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2013

This B & B is more like a boutique hotel. Nestled on a large, peaceful, private, property in the middle of an area with great little wineries it is an ideal get-away spot for locals and destination for those from afar. Hosts Joan and Chris (along with their Irish water dog Lulu) will make you feel very welcome and comfortable...

Thank Ross N

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Ambraden Pond

Address: 971 Aros Rd, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Cobble Hill
Price Range: RM481 - RM722 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Coach house has more privacy but doesn't include breakfast, main house is wonderful and includes breakfast”
tylerdeanking, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Both rooms in the main house are lovely, each with its own very large bathroom.”
  • One of the rooms in the main house.
Anne18VictoriaBC, 19 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Based on our brief look at the rooms a couple of years earlier, we requested Room No. 1 because of the placement of the bed, the position of the en suite bathroom, the particular view, and the fact that this room shares only one wall with another guest room.”
Catwhowalksbyherself, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
“all rooms are super”
heemstra883, 3 Sep 2012 | Read review
“There are only two room and they are both beautiful with large bathrooms.”
Pat982, 11 Aug 2012 | Read review
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