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Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast

2980 Riverbend Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1S7 Canada
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Fully equipped 1 bedroom vacation home on a rural acreage half-way between Ladysmith and Nanaimo. Full kitchen, wifi, private yard, 1 bedroom with queen bed, beautiful bathroom, outdoor shower, dogs welcome! And... fabulous swimming in our private swimming spot, down the stairs to the Nanaimo River in our back yard!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary tea
Beach
Boating
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Wifi
Hot bath
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Diving
Golf course
Snorkelling
Fishing
Patio
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Fireplace
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Flatscreen TV
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Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Microwave
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Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
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Leeanne61 wrote a review Aug 2021
Calgary, Canada33 contributions28 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our stay The Amberwood BnB. The cabin is very comfortable, well appointed and so welcoming. Dana and Ron are great hosts! Fresh eggs for our breakfast and amazing granola made a great start to our days. Another bonus is the home is dog-friendly plus the hosts dogs came to visit regularly. The location is a great starting point for visiting parks, restaurants plus treks to Nanaimo and beyond. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kauai4us wrote a review Jun 2019
Langley, Canada35 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed for 5 nights in early June. The Cottage is inviting,cozy,lovingly decorated and clean. Completely self contained, lacking for nothing. The hosts are so friendly and make sure that you are absolutely happy during your stay. The website is completely accurate as are the photos. There are 2 lovely dogs on the property....the only thing missing..was a cat. 🐾 Definitely a location to return to!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from danaandron, Owner at Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jun 10, 2019
Thanks for your kind review, and we'll see you again! I know this, of course, because you're already booked for next year! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! PS Bree misses you - she keeps trotting over to find you! Dana & Ron
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Brad M wrote a review May 2017
Langley, Canada14 contributions29 helpful votes
It is one of the most relaxing places you could ever stay! The otters in the pond, rabbits running around and their two great dogs that make themselves right at home ( be prepared to throw the ball a lot) I have been there many times and will definitely be back !
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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HCY wrote a review Feb 2017
Vancouver, Canada299 contributions98 helpful votes
Dana and Ron have something special here. My hubby and I stayed for 2 nights after a weekend of work and wanted some R n R... And we got it! The suite, attached to their home, was comfortable, clean and super cosy. Great attention to detail. The bathroom is gorgeous with a fantastic tub and shower. Twinkling lights and candles everywhere. We woke up the first morning to a snowy wonderland but stayed warm inside and enjoyed a terrific breakfast. Dana's homemade granola with yogurt and blueberries is delicious. Everything you need is there - microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, milk/cream, kettle, teas, etc. We can only imagine how much fun the river is in the summer! What an incredible back yard. The new River House looks fantastic and we hope to return soon! We loved our meals at Gabriel's Gourmet Cafe and Mon Petit Choux in downtown Nanaimo, as well as Sawmill Tap and Grill in Chemainus. We also enjoyed a leisurely walk at Colliery Dam, as well as Neck Point Park in North Nanaimo.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lmp20172017 wrote a review Feb 2017
Edmonton, Canada4 contributions
Our room was elegant and very confortable with a large spa like bathroom and cozy flannel sheets on the bed (neceasssry as we got a big snowfall the night we stayed there). However the room was well heated if one wished to be particularly warm. Breakfast was served in our room. My husband has bacon, eggs, toast and coffee, I had a wonderful home made granola with yogurt and blueberries.Great view out our garden doors of a lovely garden and a beautiful snowfall. It was only 5 minutes to Nanaimo airport. with a gas station en route for filling up our rental car. Overall this was a superb chocie for our last night on the Island.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: This is a bed and breakfast with a few rooms. We only saw the room in which we stayed.
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GMcPherson wrote a review Nov 2016
Tsawwassen, Canada35 contributions14 helpful votes
I stayed at this B&B for five nights while attending an art workshop in nearby Cedar. This room is very comfortable and clean: the owner Dana has paid careful attention to decorating, stocking and maintaining the room. She provided a great breakfast, offering a wide variety of options. She gas warm and very professional manner -- available and helpful, but not intrusive. I didn't get down to the river that is part of the property and want to go back in the summer to enjoy that piece of what Amberwood has to offer. I would recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a unique place to stay near Nanaimo, with the exception of people with mobility issues (you need to open a gate to enter the property and there is a step in the gorgeous bathroom).
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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328miekev wrote a review Sep 2016
Nelson, New Zealand31 contributions4 helpful votes
We are very pleased we found this lovely B&B near Nanaimo. The room was very private, beautifully decorated (loved the bathroom with all the natural stone and fairy lights!) and a very comfortable bed. Hosts Dana and Ron go out of their way to make you feel welcome and we quickly became friends. We enjoyed our walk down to the river, which is absolutely stunning and a great place for a swim. Our biggest regret is we could only stay the one night due to time constraints.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Daniel V wrote a review Jul 2016
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What an incredible experience this place was! It's quiet, secluded/private and extremely relaxing. We were there for a couple of days and couldn't have been happier. The owners were very friendly and accommodating (as I have a few food allergies) and breakfast is served right in your room! We were very lucky to spend a couple of hours down at the river at what appears to be a completely private spot. We will definitely be staying again. 10/10
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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geo_tonz wrote a review May 2016
Courtenay, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is our first visit and we stayed in the main lodge and had a wonderful, peaceful weekend away. Full breakfasts were served in-room enjoyed with home made jam. We sipped coffee on the patio, looking out at a private yard, orchard and pond. We toured only some of the many nearby amenities and then finished off with a soak, one evening in the hot tub and another in the large soaker tub in the spa-like attached master bath. The hosts were lovely and my wife fell in love with Tess the dog! We toured the equally lovely separate cabin with a full kitchen and wood stove as we may book that in the future, but at the very least we have already booked next anniversary in the main lodge!
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brian D wrote a review Apr 2016
Leduc, Canada3 contributions
I has a nice stay. The bed and breakfeast part was full so they put us in a cabin that have on the property. It was very nice it had electric heat but we kept the wood stove going and it was nice and cozy. The breakfest was good as well.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Hemer Provincial Park (6.2 km), Cedar Farmers Market (5.2 km), and Petroglyph Provincial Park (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mahle House Restaurant, Crow & Gate Pub, and COCO Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast have airport transportation?
Yes, Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Amberwood on the River Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Bastion (11.4 km).