Swartz Bay Farm Bed & Breakfast

Swartz Bay Farm Bed & Breakfast

2070 Lands End Rd, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 5J2 Canada

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#2 of 3 B&Bs in North Saanich
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wolvesmgr wrote a review Jun 2018
Haliburton, Canada157 contributions108 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was very clean and comfortable. It was warm in May when we were there and only one of the old windows would open. It had a screen on it that would not shut tightly so we couldn't leave it open at night as we thought a small rodent might enter. The owner Joe was very nice and the wifi worked well.

We wondered where we were when we arrived. The dirt road in was not in good shape - lots of pot holes, but we could see a tractor there that was probably part of the reason for that.

Upon entering the home both days we were there, there was a huge smell of what Joe called pinesol and he apologized for it. I don't know that smell but it was overwhelming downstairs. Was it being used to cover up a musty smell - I don't know. Fortunately, the smell was not in our room.

We saw that the muffins were put out on the table at night, as when I went down in the evening they were there, uncovered, store bought. We were told by Joe there were pastries as well but we never saw them. So there were cheerios and some flaked cereal, individual yogurts, tea and coffee. The mini fridge in the dining room was filthy - no other word for it, as was the counter where the coffee was. This was not a previous person as the mess was there for two days - lack of cleaning is the only reason. There were large cobwebs in the corner of the room as well. A water jug was there. We wanted to fill our carry out mugs but it was low - not enough for a cup full. We took the blue jug off to show it was empty but it was not replaced during our stay.

This is really a no frills place. It might be fine for some, but I wouldn't stay again. For $125 and $15 for cleaning, we felt it was pricey for what we got.

We also had a little trouble with getting in touch after the fact. I was told by Joe that he would e-mail the bill but I did not receive it for about four days after.

Note - there is no TV.
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Date of stay: May 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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hppytrvls wrote a review Aug 2018
Edmonton, Canada31 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is quite nice. It's perhaps a bit rough around the edges but it's very quiet there and has a real charm to it. The main house is quite amazing and the property is going to look great once they get the vineyard and whatnot all in place. We had a very warm welcome and someone was available through text message whenever we needed anything, with very fast response.
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Date of stay: August 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angela Granchelli wrote a review Feb 2018
Eastern Passage, Canada25 contributions29 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This property is wonderful and the rooms are great. Joe is really nice. But a few minor issues that didn't bother me too much but may not work for other people. You can't phone the B&B email only and that is not quick. Whatever CC you book with is how you will pay as nobody is around typically in the office. It's kind of a self serve affair. As well no toiletries other than soap so don't forget your shampoo.

Was also charged a different amount than was stated I believe tax was charged but it was supposed to be included.

All this being said, I still recommend it. You could litertally walk from the ferry. The property is full of birds if you are a birder it is amazing.

Again, Joe is very nice and this may not be the normal experience but worth mentioning I thought.

Lovely quiet property and the price is really great too.

Seems it's in a bit of a state of flux currently.

I did fall in love with Lulu the Rottweiller as well...lovely sweet dog.

Nothing here is a complaint, just an honest review.
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Date of stay: February 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Paula B wrote a review May 2018
Rosseau, Ontario118 contributions78 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay away.
We reserved a stay at this place because it was dog friendly. I let them know well ahead of time that we would likely be arriving late after a long drive and a ferry trip. I called to confirm my reservation only to be informed that it would not be conducive to have a late arrival with dogs, so too bad so sad. Imagine if we'd arrived, expecting to have a room and been turned away! Really poor performance.
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Date of stay: May 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joycelyn A wrote a review Aug 2016
Campbell River, Canada14 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelled in late and had to catch a flight very early the next day. It was hard to find as in the evening there isnt alot of lighting on the street and the big red "apple" isnt lit up so we drove around for a while looking for the b&b. When we did it was a cute house and a nice room. No TV anywhere though. The b&b is beside the ferry terminal so we found it loud and noisey. We were so tired from our travel that we just wanted to sleep. It would be good for people needing. to catch a ferry. We declined breakfast because we had to catch our flight. A meal to go would have been good.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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lei07660 wrote a review Oct 2017
New York City, New York3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were there over Fall break. The Innkeepers (Lulu included) were so friendly and very nice. Joe was very helpful in recommending fun things to do and periodically checked in to make sure all was okay. The rooms were excellent and very clean, the grounds lovely, and we had continental breakfasts. There was also a room cancellation so he offered to give my grandson a room. The owner also owns a restaurant, Stonehouse Pub, and since it was my grandson’s 16th birthday trip, Joe treated him to pizza there. The food and service were amazing and is definitely a must try. Overall, we enjoyed the B&B and the restaurant. We also got to see deers on the property! Highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: October 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Steve J wrote a review Sep 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed three nights at Swartz Bay Farm. Joe was warm and welcoming, and kept in touch with occasional texts to make sure everything was good.
The room itself was spacious, with en suite, and with a large and comfy bed. The whole house was very clean.
Breakfast was self serve continental, which suited me fine.
Overall a very enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: September 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sofia V wrote a review Sep 2017
Toronto, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed with Joe for 3 nights which were GREAT. The king room is HUGE. We certainly enjoyed the large windows (which go from wall to wall).
It also has a very comfortable new bathroom with a large bathtub and shower.
I only wish breakfast was a little more, but it was ok.

We enjoyed the stars at night and birding in the early mornings.

Also, Joe is the owner of a great restaurant within walking distance where we ate the best ever fish and chips and sauteed prawns.
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Date of stay: August 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The king bedroom is great but it looks like the others look to the water. That would be nice too!
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Cheryl C wrote a review Apr 2017
Courtenay, Canada6 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our host Joe was really great! Friendly, around to help but not in your space. The home is a beautiful heritage building, but has updated modern bathrooms. Beautiful!

The bed (king suite) was comfortable and the room clean. It is decorated true to its history and very spacious & peaceful. No t.v., but we were out and busy anyway.

My husband and I enjoyed our time and we're very impressed when Joe bought us drinks at the pub he also owns which is close by (great food there by the way?)

This will be our go to place, perfect as a home base while in the Sidney/Victoria area!

Our only suggestion is that the continental breakfast feature local places (e.g. Bakery, yogurt, etc.)
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Date of stay: March 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrew B wrote a review Aug 2016
Darlington, United Kingdom100 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A tranquil oasis next door to the ferry terminal for Tsawassen. A quaint old building with much character run by a charming host, who also has a pub the other side of the ferry terminal. The grounds are quiet and peaceful with deer and rabbits frequently seen, eagles and osprey fly over the bay.
The en-suite bedroom has creaky floorboards but the bed is one of the most comfortable I have slept in. The light breakfast is well presented and healthy, apart from the coffee, of which there is plenty.
Easy to find, first driveway on the right over the bridge.
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swartz Bay Farm Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Swartz Bay Farm Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include BC Aviation Museum (5.0 km), Sidney Pier (4.4 km), and Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea (4.3 km).
What food & drink options are available at Swartz Bay Farm Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Swartz Bay Farm Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sabhai Thai Restaurant Ltd, Sea Glass Waterfront Grill, and Deep Cove Chalet.