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The Islands

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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent The Islands reviews

  • Loved our stay at Hummingbird

    "We loved our stay at Hummingbird cottage. The little cottage itself is beautiful, with a gorgeous kitchen & bathroom, and two nice bedrooms (for those with young kids, note that the loft is up a very steep ladder). The location on Village Bay Lake is spectacular - jump straight off the dock and swim around the island, or walk to Bold Bay if you want a swim. Bring groceries as it's a bit of a trip into town, but we really appreciated having basics like olive oil and flour on hand. On my daily runs, I was surprised if I saw more than two cars in three quarters of an hour. Reider and his son Leif were welcoming and responsive to any questions we had. Leif set up a badminton net and croquet for us, as if we didn't have enough to do already! Our dog was in heaven with room to run & a lake to swim in. Absolute bliss (we'll be back to Hummingbird Cottage)."
    Guest: Embo Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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  • Awesome location!

    "This was a great location to explore Victoria from. We were able to just park the car and go everywhere on foot or bicycle. The unit was very well kept and clean and it was wonderful to have a fully equipped kitchen and a washer and dryer. The unit was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners were very friendly and extremely helpful. We will stay here again next time we are in Victoria."
    Guest: miniac Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • Perfect Getaway! Quiet oceanfront that is minutes away from all Nanaimo has to offer!

    "What a wonderful place! My boyfriend and I drove up from Victoria to spend a few days in Nanaimo. This property, on the north side of town, has great ocean views and is so quiet and peaceful that you wouldn't know that you are minutes away from everything in the city. Upon our arrival, Natalia and Victor were nothing but hospitable. They not only gave us recommendations for great restaurants, but also let us try their own smoked trout! Victor told us of many nearby places to visit. We did our best to do as many in the amount of time we had. My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. The downstairs apartment was large, very clean and opened straight onto the back porch. We were often greeted by the baby deer and bunnies. The accommodations were more than we could have asked for. And whatever we did ask for, Natalia and Victor were ready and willing to help. As we were leaving, waiting in the vehicle line to catch our ferry to Vancouver, I realized I had left my phone next to the bed. I called Victor, and Natalia immediately hopped in the car to drive my phone to me so we wouldn't miss out ferry. They saved us so much stress (even though I'm afraid I caused them some)! Victor and Natalia, you were wonderful hosts. I know that if we ever visit Nanaimo again, we will be staying with you. Thanks for a wonderful stay! The Cathedral Grove trees were such a neat experience! Hopefully we can take you up on that fishing offer sometime :)"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Peaceful and Tranquil - Perfect Place to Unwind

    "We had a wonderful week at this oceanfront cottage. Sheila greeted us on arrival, and pointed out that the whales (orcas) were coming through the Active Pass. We saw them nearly every day, as well as otters, seals, deer, a raccoon, bald eagles and other birds such as cedar waxwings, turkey vultures, kingfishers and herons. This cottage has the perfect setting, and the large windows give a great view. The sunrises were spectacular, and there were shore access points to enjoy at a few minutes' walk away. Galiano Island has that "get away from it all" feel, with a slower, gentler pace of life. The cottage is in keeping with that, and has a beautiful old-fashioned charm about it. We enjoyed walking down to the bakery and book shop at Sturdies Bay, and also the Saturday Market. The Bluffs, Bellhouse Provincial Park, Arbutus Point Road and the shore access points at Mary Ann Road were great places to walk with our dogs. Thank you Sheila and Keith for sharing this property with us and allowing us to bring our dogs, who also had a great time."
    Guest: Dog lovers from Calgary Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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