is located on the east side of Vancouver Island in Nanoose Bay, a short distance south of Parksville. We overlook the Strait of Georgia and the mountains of mainland British Columbia.
Our location is an ideal jumping-off point for trips to Ucuelet, Tofino and Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The world famous West Coast Trail can be reached from here via Port Alberni and Bamfield. There are many attractions along the way, for example: Cathedral Grove with its ancient cedars and 800 year old fir trees, Butterfly World, and the Wildlife Refuge Centre. On the way you can also visit Coombs Market and observe the goats on its grasscovered roof. Everywhere, there is ample opportunity for hiking, golfing, fishing and kayaking in the ocean or the many lakes.
Only 100 meters from our home is a rock beach with huge driftwood logs. In the tidal pools you can find seastars. Sea lions, seals, otters, and eagles can often be seen or heard while wandering along the beach. On the opposite side of Craig Bay lies Rathtrevor Provincial Park with its wonderful sandy beach.
Our home is newly built in a contemporary style. Both of our guest rooms, with ensuite bathrooms, and the guest sitting room are located on the lower floor. There is ample room in both guest rooms for a single cot for a third person, either an adult or a child. Breakfast is served in our dining room on the upper floor or on the balcony. From both sites one can view the ocean.
We offer a delicious hot breakfast consisting of egg dishes such as omelets, eggs benedict, or French toast. We may also serve pancakes or waffles. The starter consists of fresh fruit prepared in various ways, accompanied by juices and home-baked breads, scones, or muffins.
English and German are spoken. Please enquire about children.
“In retirement, we have realized our dream of building a new home, to be operated as a bed and breakfast. We are keen travelers ourselves, having visited North, Central and South America, the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and Asia.
We prefer to stay in bed and breakfasts or pensions. The interaction with our hosts and the other guests has allowed us to share travel experiences and to appreciate their lifestyles and cultures.”
Your hosts are
Lorraine and Lewis Vermeulen.
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The Jazz Room is furnished with a queen bed.
The Wicker Room has extra-length twin beds which can be joined to make a king bed.
Our two very spacious guest rooms feature beautifully-appointed ensuite bathrooms with large soaker tub and shower. The beds are provided with allergy-free silk filled duvets. There is plenty of space in each room to add a single bed for an adult or child.
A private entrance leads to the guest sitting room. The sitting room is provided with comfortable easychairs and a sofa for the enjoyment of reading and television viewing. A collection of CDs is available.
We will help you plan your days, with advice on the amenities offered in the immediate area and on the Island as a whole. Some attractions include:
Our Place Bed and Breakfast is easy to find. We are located just south of the city of Parksville.
If arriving on Hwy 19 (Inland Island Highway):
If traveling on Hwy19A (Oceanside Route), leaving south out of Parksville:
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Jay, Citrus Heights, CA
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