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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

We stayed one night at this B&B and opted not to have breakfast due to dietary restrictions. The property and the house itself are lovely but the room we stayed in needed some TLC. The decor in the room was nice but there were several things that took away from our stay here. For starters, the property backs onto a... More 

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Calgary
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

They cancel my booking 2 days before, got a friend or theirs to put me up in a lower quality BnB for the same price By the Sea charged me, I was foolish enough to complied to their plea! I was punished for my good deed !!

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

we received a warm welcome from our lively hostess. Our room was so peaceful and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. The location is close to so may things like the charming town of sidney. Beautiful walks and ferries etc. will return.

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Delta, Canada
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

A beautiful home and a lovely hostess. Only there one night and we slept so well, we almost missed breakfast. That would have been a pity since it was delicious. Wendy is a beautiful hostess and we wish we could have stayed longer.

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Wendy R, Owner at By the Sea BnB, responded to this review

You are hilarious!!! It was great having you here and I hope to see you again some time! All the best. Thank you. Wendy More 

Kamloops, Canada
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We enjoyed Wendy's hospitality and wonderful breakfast. Wished we could have stayed longer. Room overlooked the front garden and view of the ocean. The beach access is within walking distance as its not an oceanfront property. Only disappointment was the early traffic noise as the back of property is on the main road to ferry and airport. However that can... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

From here, you're minutes from Sydney's pier/downtown area; the Butchart Gardens are also nearby, and a gazillion other attractions. Cable. WIFI. Add to that a beautiful home, the stunning view, an elegant breakfast and Wendy's hospitality...this is a wonderful place. Some reviewers complained about road noise, but that was hardly noticeable, and an easy trade for instant access to the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Such a gorgeous place and our host, Wendy was so kind and helpful. Everything was so warm, welcoming and well though out. Our room was beautiful, I could have stayed in there for days. Complimentary wine was a very nice touch as well.

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Wendy R, Owner at By the Sea BnB, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you and please come back again soon! I seen the first robin of the year today! Tulips are poking up too! All the best! Wendy More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

I had to book this room at the last minute due to a change in my plans. Wendy was very accomodating, even providing a complimentary glass of wine on my arrival! It was raining so I didn't get to enjoy the waterfront, but the ocean is right across the street (not sure where beach access is, though). My room was... More 

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Wendy R, Owner at By the Sea BnB, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to open my doors to Great people! I hope your travels bring you back this way again. all the Best! Wendy More 

Tucson
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed last night at By The Sea B&B and we loved it! My husband had never stayed at a B&B and was a little weary but he was very impressed. It was clean, cozy and had a beautiful ocean view. I also loved the electric fireplace and the victorian style decor. We left too early for breakfast so I... More 

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Wendy R, Owner at By the Sea BnB, responded to this review

Thank you Soooo much for coming and staying and helping me share this wonderful part of the world! Please be sure to call and set up another visit as I would love to enjoy your company once again. bye for now! Wendy More 

toronto
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Wendy the hostess was very welcoming and upgraded us. Our room had a view of the sea and was comfortable. The house itself was charming . Wendy gave us great suggestions of where to dine in downtown Sydney. We only has one night and were delighted that the airport really is less than ten minutes away. Off season breakfast was... More 

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Wendy R, Owner at By the Sea BnB, responded to this review

Hello Again! Nice to hear from you. Yes we are very close to the airport and not under the flight path thankfully! It is nice to be sure to get to the airport in time and with ease, especially for those early morning or international flights. Thank you for coming and sharing the beautiful Ocean views with me! Wendy More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
MONTHLY & WEEKLY RATES OCT-MAY...Gorgeous executive style guest house-inn. Bed & Breakfast in peak season- quality accommodations at affordable prices, low season discounts. EXCELLENT access to the Patricia Bay Highway or Highway 17, Airport YYJ, Vancouver and USA BC Ferries, 25 minutes north of Victoria's Inner Harbor. Steps from Ocean access and the Galloping Goose & Lochside trail! Excellent scooter/cycling trails. Pedestrian friendly. Be sure to bring a camera and good walking shoes. . KING OCEAN VIEW SUITE, +2 QUALITY QUEEN ROOMS, all with private bathrooms, MONTHLY RENTALS + ONE TRADITIONAL QUEEN w Bathroom. 5000 sqft Estate home on an acre of Park like land, over looking the ocean at Bazan Bay 2 kilometers from Sidney. Whale watching, restaurants, Butchart Gardens, sailing, cycling, marinas, within minutes. Stairs to the entrance & in the house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about By the Sea BnB

Address: 8626 Lochside Drive, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 1M7, Canada (Formerly Celtic House)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > North Saanich
Price Range: RM293 - RM423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — By the Sea BnB 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“A room at the front of the house would probably be much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles diannes492, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were on main floor so good if you cant do stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles brenda_and_tom, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any room is a great room.”
 of 5 bubbles 920wandag, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the King bed with Panorama view”
 of 5 bubbles Jettaset, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“King room has ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles ransclan2015, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
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