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517 Witty Beach Rd Metchosin, Victoria, British Columbia V9C 4H8 Canada
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#3 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
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A country bed & breakfast in beautiful Metchosin, B.C. A B&B retreat in the heart of the country and only steps to the sea and a 20 minute drive to Victoria and its many attractions. Your room has its own private entrance with gas fireplace, comfortable queen-size bed, sitting and dining areas and is surrounded by 2 acres of gardens and lawns for your pleasure. Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in your room or on the deck outside your door.
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Patrick M wrote a review Yesterday
Bellingham, Washington26 contributions9 helpful votes
This was our third visit/stay at Wit’s End Retreat, but our first in three years because of the pandemic and Covid-19 restrictions. We stayed for four days/nights in June 2022, and it is as peaceful, quiet, relaxing and beautiful as ever. We were thrilled to be back. We love the beautiful grounds with all the flowers, trees, plants, birds, and even rabbits. Heather keeps your room neat and scrupulously clean, and she is so friendly and helpful. But maybe my favorite part this year were the great breakfasts prepared by Sandy: home-made French toast, perfectly cured and cooked bacon, fresh squeezed fruit juices, Sandy’s own granola with fresh fruit and yogurt, grilled grapefruit, apple crepes, omelets, bennies, and Heather’s poached pears. Everything…everything was delicious. Do yourself a favor and book a stay at the Wit’s End Retreat. I highly recommend it, and you won’t be sorry.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Melissa wrote a review Jun. 2022
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You must stay with Heather and Sandy in this incredibly beautiful B&B steps from the ocean and situated on immaculate gardens amoungst the trees. The hosts are so warm and welcoming, you'll feel like your staying with family. The suite had everything you could want and more including delicious homemade treats and wine at check in. The breakfasts blew us away, BEST FRENCH TOAST EVER! On homemade bread from Sandy! Everything felt so luxiourious and relaxed, we wish we could have stayed longer! We won't be shy about booking again soon! The little details go a long way to make you comfortable and feel special. Finally, I have to mention the three amazing Gloden Retrievers that were so sweet and well behaved, we miss them already! Do not hesitate to book this amazing stay. It truly felt incredibly refreshing and fun.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alexander Chown, Owner at Wits End Retreat
Responded 4 days ago
Well what can I say. We have checked everything off. Great people and a small world Victoria is. When we discovered that your uncle actually built our B and B. We are so glad that you two enjoyed our room, property and the Food. Sandy makes great French toast, homemade bread does it every time. I loved chatting with the two of you. Very nice people but very respectful to our property and our B and B room. What we enjoy the most is that the two of you really enjoyed our Goldens. They are great dogs and very needy, play, play, play all the time lol. We both hope you come back and see us again. Be safe, Heather and Sandy
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Linda Y wrote a review Jun. 2022
Dallas, Texas3 contributions
We spent two nights at The Wits End and absolutely loved it! The grounds were beautiful. The hosts were gracious. And the breakfasts were so delicious, The wits end is located next to a beach park that offers magnificent views of the Olympic Mountain range. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Alexander Chown, Owner at Wits End Retreat
Responded 1 week ago
Well thank you so much. We are glad you liked our place, food and gardens. I enjoyed our chats, but I really enjoyed your grandson. He was wonderful. We hope you come back to see us gain. Canada and Metchosin are great places to be. Thank you, Heather and Sandy
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Jaycee B wrote a review Jun. 2022
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What a place to stay! Heather and Sandy make you feel like you're coming home. The grounds are gorgeous and so peaceful, with so much wildlife, and the room itself is homey and cozy. The tub is a must if you enjoy a nice hot soak! And Sandy's breakfast is absolutely to die for. Can't wait to come back! Thank you for the wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alexander Chown, Owner at Wits End Retreat
Responded 1 week ago
You two better come back again. Though Sandy thinks I talk too much he is wrong lol. I want you to come back and relax. Play with the dogs again. We will spoil you as much or more. Be safe and hope to see you again, Heather and Sandy
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iasw2015 wrote a review Jun. 2022
Calgary, Canada10 contributions11 helpful votes
This was our third time staying at this gorgeous property, and we can’t wait to go back. It is so tranquil and comfortable, surrounded by glorious gardens. The room is spacious, private and extremely well appointed. The gourmet breakfasts are outstanding and set us up for a whole day of activity. There was so much to see and do within easy reach, and plenty of places nearby for dinner. The best thing about this place, though, are the wonderful hosts, Heather and Sandy, who do everything they can to ensure you will have a truly memorable stay. I wish I were back there right now!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alexander Chown, Owner at Wits End Retreat
Responded 3 weeks ago
Well thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad that you came to visit us again. Though times can be trying with this pandemic, we had our laughs. We were quite pleased that the two of you enjoyed the food and our place once again. We hope to see you back again one day soon. Thank you, Heather nd Sandy
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Joan M wrote a review May 2022
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We spent a night at Heather and Sandy's wonderful B and B on Easter weekend and were so glad that we did. Everything was first class from the friendly hosts to the beautiful well appointed, spacious suite to the heavenly breakfast. Their property is amazing and access to Witty's Lagoon Beach is just across the street. We can't wait to go back and see Heather's gardens in full bloom and enjoy another of Sandy's delicious breakfasts.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Alexander Chown, Owner at Wits End Retreat
Responded May 4, 2022
Thank you so much. I think one day is not enough to explore everything in Metchosin. I love my gardens late spring and summer the most. We would love it if you came back to see us again. Thanks, Heather and Sandy
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DeeDubs3 wrote a review Apr. 2022
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We don’t want to stay anywhere else because they just won’t measure up. Sandy and Heather have set the bar SO high, it would be a challenge for others to even meet this! It doesn’t matter where you start: the Hosts, the room, the food, the grounds, the location, the serenity, the spaciousness of all of this. WOW! We’re already booked in for another visit. I honestly can’t say enough about this place! Heather and Sandy have a love for what they do and it shows so radiantly, you can’t help but stand back and just bask in it. Love, love, love.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Alexander Chown, Owner at Wits End Retreat
Responded May 2, 2022
Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a lovely review. We so enjoyed both of you. You loved the food which is great and I loved the conversation. We are very happy that you booked again and we look forward to seeing you. The summer here is sooo beautiful. Till we see you again, Heather and Sandy
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Tracie P wrote a review Mar. 2022
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The most lovely suite I've ever stayed in. Fabulous location. Wonderful couple. Amazing gourmet breakfast. Incredibly comfortable bed, bath, furniture. Completely quiet and private. Hoping to find an excuse to visit the South Island again so I can stay there.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Alexander Chown, Owner at Wits End Retreat
Responded Mar. 21, 2022
Thank you so much Tracie for staying with us and your lovely review. We would be more than happy to see you again. Next time maybe meet the Goldens. Stay safe, Heather and Sandy
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Geoff_Godard wrote a review Mar. 2022
Oakville, Canada2 contributions4 helpful votes
March 15 - 17 2022 We were on the Island on a golf outing arranged by BC Golf for some early season rounds (we live in still snowy Oakville, Ontario). My wife stumbled across the Wit’s End Retreat website and was captivated by the pictures of the gardens and grounds so we tacked some days on to our trip to stay here. But website in no way conveys the actual reality of this little corner of paradise by the sea. Heather and Sandy are warm, welcoming and helpful. Sandy’s breakfasts with home cured bacon, eggs from a nearby farm and his home made bread are as good as it ever gets. Or for that matter, can be. The garden was rousing from its slumber, lenten roses everywhere, competing with daffodils and almost bursting rhododendron buds in their early spring splendour. Hummingbirds flitting back and forth to the feeders. All in all a very felicitous find and we will certainly be back soon. GG
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar. 21, 2022
Geoff, you two made it very easy for us. You had a good sense of humour and laughed at the funny comments I made. Enjoyed our place. Enjoyed our food. I have checked everything off and I think you should back again to see us. Glad you found our place. Cheers, Heather and Sandy
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Northernman wrote a review Jan. 2022
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Amazing location a short walk to the ocean. Beautiful manicured grounds in a pristine natural setting. A Quiet and peaceful it is a retreat! The hosts are amazing. The food is gourmet. The hosts both obviously enjoy their roles. They have winkley eyes.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Alexander Chown, Owner at Wits End Retreat
Responded Jan. 17, 2022
Thank you for the review. It was great meeting the two of you. Sandy and I always appreciate when our guests enjoy our dogs. We hope one day you come back. It is quite beautiful here in the summer. Glad you were able to have a meal here with your family. Thanks and hope to see you again, Heather and Sandy
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wits End Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Wits End Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites (7.3 km), Hatley Castle (6.9 km), and Hatley Park National Historic Site (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wits End Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Wits End Retreat?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Wits End Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wits End Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wits End Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include My-Chosen Cafe, Sabhai Thai, and Bin 4 Burger Lounge.
Are there any historical sites close to Wits End Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hatley Park National Historic Site (6.5 km).