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240 Ferntree Pl Nanaimo BC, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5M1 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 20-11-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Long Lake Waterfront B&B
Updated 20-11-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 42 in Nanaimo
TripAdvisor travelers awarded us the 2012 Travelers Award for being in the top 25 B&B's in Canada and with our current 5/5 rating of Excellent. We are Nanaimo's highest rated waterfront resort. Our guests love to just simply relax in their recently fully updated luxurious private suite while enjoying the excellent lake views (from any suite) whether that be relaxing in a comfortable bed, sitting in front of a fireplace or soaking in a in-suite jacuzzi tub. For the adventurous we offer year round complimentary kayaks use (including a new 2 person kayak), standup paddle boards or a canoe which are found at our floating dock. If you want to just relax and enjoy the lake view while outside it simply doesn't get much better than from the lake level hot tub. During these Covid-19 times all breakfasts are served directly to your suite and all suites are fully sanitized between guests. All suites feature private entries and as the facility is quite spacious social distancing is not a problem. Free onsite parking and WIFI are included. Come and share this beautiful waterfront location with us and let us leave you with great memories of your Long Lake Waterfront B&B stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Adults only
Car park
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Game room
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Hasta_La_Vista wrote a review Aug. 2021
Victoria, Canada689 contributions501 helpful votes
We were so fortunate to find availability at the Long Lake Waterfront B&B. It is definitely a hidden gem. The new owner and his young daughter (who are charming and so helpful and wanting for you to enjoy your stay) provides everything you will need to enjoy your visit. With a dock on the water and use of a canoe, kayaks, fishing gear, a long board or simply a patio to laze in the sun or shade on a multitude of loungers, there is nothing that you will want for. The 3 rooms have a lake view and basic kitchen facilities; the large king room has a kitchenette and fireplace that will make fall and winter a great place to relax with a good book or one of the B&Bs vast classical DVD library. During non-Covid times there is even a waterfront hot tub to enjoy. Bonus feature includes a lovely breakfast that you can eat in the common area, outside on the patio or at the waters edge. We highly recommend this little treasure. We will return often I’m sure. We look forward to seeing all the tile & cement finishing updates on the patio and gardens.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: There are stairs down to the rooms and waterfront,however the owner is more than willing to help...
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Michelle H wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Highly recommend this place, it's paradise!! Hands down our favourite place to be when visiting the Island. The photos do not do it any justice as the suites are constantly being updated and look so amazing. This Oasis is RIGHT on the lake with stellar views from each room as well as common areas where you are welcome to use. We particularly love the kayak's and being served top notch breakfast each morning. I had to hesitate writing this review as it is a hidden gem and I want to make sure I can come back....lol I have a feeling over time there will be fewer and fewer vacancies
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: All rooms have a great lake view & private entry. Also, the breakfasts are amazing there!!...
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Response from Rebecca Parsons, Owner at Long Lake Waterfront B&B
Responded Nov. 11, 2020
Wow, thanks for the amazing review! Yes, we've updated all the suites into a more "Nantucket" beachfront vibe. We've also recently added a couple of stand up paddle boards and a double kayak to our water toy lineup! Hope to see you again soon, you were great guests!
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D-N wrote a review Jul. 2019
Nanaimo, Canada122 contributions83 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in the wonderfull, large and clean Lakeside Suite. The interior a bit out of fashion, overkill of design gadgets, but this might be because of different tastes. Breakfast good. Unfortunately I find this location a noisy one, street work across the lake, easily heard, during the day stupid jet boats going back and forth in a sensless way. We found it ok but unfortunately not enough to come back.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from 437terryn, Guest Relations Manager at Long Lake Waterfront B&B
Responded Feb. 28, 2020
Hi Daniel, on behalf of Rebecca, the new owner/operator of the B&B since September of 2019 I would like to let you and everyone know that all of the suites have been fully and beautifully updated, with a classy "life at the lake" theme.
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Sarah.&&.Scotty wrote a review Jul. 2019
Seattle, Washington2 contributions
Nanaimo holds a special place in my heart . this little b&b was great. Had one of the best sleeps I've had in a long time So relaxing. I did not want to leave Will def be coming back here, hopefully for a few more days this time :)
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
jebsldn wrote a review May 2019
Vancouver, Canada118 contributions48 helpful votes
I loved the people who own this B&B, and for me that's important. They are so kind and accommodating. The rooms were comfortable, the king suite was spacious, the view beautiful. It's not particularly quiet as there's distant highway noise, and over the weekend there was a little party noise, but it's not too bad. There are some huge trees on the property, and it's right next to a smallish park. Very pretty wild garden as well. Boats and such for use on the lake are available.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled
slessli wrote a review Feb. 2019
Sydney, Australia20 contributions3 helpful votes
I was here for 4 days and was looked after very well but also given my privacy. Helen and Richard are genuinely hospitable and available for any questions or needs. Breakfast cooked by Richard, including home made sausage and a variety of dumplings was a treat every morning. The lake outside the door with easy access is a delight. The premises are beautiful and clean. I will definitely stay here whenever I am in Nanaimo.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
Lynn Z wrote a review Oct. 2018
Vancouver, Canada29 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at this B&B during a tennis tournament weekend in Nanaimo. It is on a quiet lakeside slope and the view from our room was truly lovely - sun sparkling off the lake through the mossy trees. We stayed in the Arbutus room with a queen bed. The suite was large and spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. The bed was just right for us and we slept extremely well, partly because it is so quiet there. There are decks for outdoor relaxing which we did not use due to cool weather and rain. Helen and Richard, our hosts, were lovely and we enjoyed the breakfasts - we noticed the Asian flare that others had mentioned and being Vancouver residents we are fond of this style - but the food is not entirely Asian (fruit and yoghurt, eggs, etc are also served). Richard served us in full chef attire (white hat and all). Very dashing. Helen is wonderfully engaging and we enjoyed some very good conversation with her about the world and cultures. It is true that there are stairs to go down (only one flight for our suite) and the house is close to the rocks, however it is all very doable unless you have physical limitations. We felt we received good value here compared to our other travels on Vancouver Island.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Arbutus Room has less stairs/queen bed - the view from this room is very nice.
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sandraandroy38 wrote a review Jul. 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom33 contributions13 helpful votes
What a lovely place to stay in Nanaimo. Our Guest House was right beside a beautiful lake and our room had such a lovely view. The breakfast room was next door to our room and the meals served up were delicious. The room itself was spacious and spotlessly clean. Canoes were readily available for our use, but we did not have time this time to use them. Helen and Richard were delightful hosts, and told us the best places to visit. We took their advice and visited lots of places in the area. We really enjoyed our stay on Vancouver Island and hopefully, will return in the not too distant future.
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Date of stay: June 2018
lisandowns wrote a review Mar. 2018
London, United Kingdom19 contributions12 helpful votes
Loved this B&B, really pretty location and the hosts were super friendly and helpful, with really delicious breakfasts with an Asian style to them. The view of the lake was really lovely to wake up to, and would stay here again in a heart beat.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Andrea M wrote a review Feb. 2018
Nanaimo, Canada254 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed here in 2003 and 2004 for a couple nights just the two of us to get away. It was very relaxing and comfortable. We had breakfast in the room, and our hosts were wonderful. We have been meaning to go back for sometime.
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Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Long Lake Waterfront B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Long Lake Waterfront B&B?
Nearby attractions include Exit Nanaimo (0.8 km), Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo (1.1 km), and Nanaimo North Town Centre (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Long Lake Waterfront B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Long Lake Waterfront B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Long Lake Waterfront B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Long Lake Waterfront B&B?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Long Lake Waterfront B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saigon Kitchen, Umai Sushi, and Dami Sushi.
Are there any historical sites close to Long Lake Waterfront B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Bastion (7.8 km).
Does Long Lake Waterfront B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.