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Victoria
Reviewed 6 April 2010

This place was incredible in every way imaginable! I have had the opportunity to stay in many B&B's on the west coast for business and pleasure and this one, by far, was the most amazing yet, which is an incredible statement when considering the options available. The hosts were very kind and accommodating from beginning to end and offered a...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 6 April 2010

We had a totally relaxing, serene weekend at Serenity by the Sea. Chidakash and Shera were welcoming hosts, happy to give us information and show us around their beautiful property. We stayed in the suite, which is beautiful, with a soaring ceiling and lots of light. I had a superb massage by Shera. My partner and I came away from...

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Thank annadev
Vancouver
Reviewed 25 February 2010

This was NOT what we expected at all. We booked two nights hoping for a romantic retreat for our wedding anniversary. The hostess was quite unfriendly....we felt like we had inconvenienced her when we arrived. The towels smelled like milldew. The garbage in the kitchen had not been changed for weeks - there were fruit flies swarming and mold growing....

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4Thank walterpooka
Vancouver
Reviewed 23 January 2010

Having just returned from our second visit to Serenity By The Sea we again find ourselves looking forward to our next stay. Shera and Chidakash have something very special here. My partner who is going through chemotherapy found that four days at Serenity By The Sea was more healing and transformative than any other treatment available to her. We were...

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Thank Sarinichael
Vancouver
Reviewed 14 October 2009

What a soulfully soothing peace of heaven!!! In two days, I was able to leave my troubles behind to experience some much needed serenity by the sea. Being able to taste timelessness was a journey in and of itself but I also got the opportunity to rekindle a few lost pieces of my relationship with my mom. Thank you for...

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Crescent Beach
Reviewed 5 September 2009

A unique architectural venue that embraces the essence of Gulf Island culture from the past to the present. A calm, relaxing retro aesthetic with light drenched rooms and a great panoramic view of the ocean. Very delicious West Coast cuisine for breakfast.

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Vancouver
Reviewed 5 September 2009

My friend and I just spent one night at Serenity by the Sea, but the matchless views from our room and the welcoming host made our short getaway truly wonderful.

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Victoria
Reviewed 3 September 2009

When we arrived at serenity by the sea we got out of our car and greeted the two younger workers , we thought they might direct us where to go to 'sign in ' but that didnt happen. There were no signs to tell us where to go and the workers just continued working without offering any aid.When we finally...

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SerenitybytheSea, Owner at Serenity by the Sea Retreat, responded to this review

Because we decided we wanted everyone to be able to experience the beauty and healing qualities of this amazing property, we have made it possible for those who can not come as guests to live with us in other capacities. One possibility that works for young people is to come as volunteers. We regret that we could not let you...

vancouver
Reviewed 30 June 2009

I have been to Serenity by the Sea on Galiano island three times. I will be returning again, many times more in the future. My partner and I spent a blissful weekend in the Seaview Haven Chalet, and from the moment we set foot upon the grounds, we felt the harsh energies of the city melt away and such a...

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Nelson
Reviewed 24 June 2009

If your idea of a vacation is to unwind and open to new possibilities then this is the place for you. Serenity's setting is magical and mystical with a dash of the unexpected thrown in. Everywhere you look there is wonder. Sprawling gardens, breathtaking ocean views...and that bathtub! My favorite moments were in that tub! Nothing like experiencing the setting...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Serenity by the Sea Retreat is a waterfront retreat haven with quiet, creative spaces--perfect if you are seeking quality time alone or with a friend, for re-connection, reflection, or healing and creative play. Cocoon yourself in a cozy, nurturing accommodation to relax and recharge your batteries. Enhance your retreat with massage, reiki, and a myriad of special features and services. Enjoy nature, sky and sea from our cliffside tub by the sea. Our garden embraces the dynamic vibrancy of waterfront, the soothing energy of our ponds and waterfall gardens, and the personal gifts of our meditation circuit and classic labyrinth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serenity by the Sea Retreat

Address: 225 Serenity Lane (off Ganner Dr) | RR2 Galiano Island 42-14, British Columbia V0N 1P0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Galiano Island
Price Range: $110 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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