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“The Best Place For A Retreat”
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relax in your private  hot tub
beach puppy
comfort and luxury
incredible sunsets
gorgeous gardens
snow capped mountains
all the mod cons
moonlit night
float planes to watch
beautiful ammenities
beautiful summer views
pets are ALWAYS welcome
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Gibsons, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia

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chingwhis...
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
“The Best Place For A Retreat”
Reviewed September 9, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

An amazing place for get away beautiful room Stunning view the hot tube was perfect and the bbq was a nice bonus ,Marian and Ian was the best host and the breakfast was so delicious made by Marian best cook,our dog loved the place too and the water over all we loved everything we can't wait to come back.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: We had to go home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Courtenay, Canada
Reviewed August 28, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Wifi did not work
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Paige T
New Westminster, Canada
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11 reviews
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“An amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

It is absolutely beautiful here. I went with my mom and we had planned on sharing a bed. However when Mary saw it was the two of us she opened up the extra room for us so I could have my own room. The beach is beautiful as well as the gardens! Our dogs loved swimming in the ocean. They were very pet friendly and kind to our two westies. The fresh baked breakfast is great! Just perfect to wake up to. The suite is beautiful with a view of the ocean and opening right on to a patio. Definitely will visit again!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Matt H
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
“Worth while stay”
Reviewed August 15, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Just a fabulous place to go and get away. We went for a couple nights with our 10 week old puppy and 6 year old dog and the second we got there they were amazing.
The place was clean fresh and the hot tub was a bonus. They even catered to my Gluten allergy and made tasty waffles from a gluten free recipe.
It is close to Gibson and the ferry.
Highly recommend and will be back.
Chantal and Matt

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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cheryl t
Prince George, Canada
1 review
“It was welcoming and beautiful.”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This was a beautiful B&B, the place was spotless. Mary and Ian were wonderful hosts and make us feel very welcome. The view was beautiful and we were right on the ocean. Our dogs loved to go swimming. Wonderful breakfast, treats for our dogs!! An amazing place to stay.

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Liked best: That it was pet friendly
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Carsten K
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
“So awesome”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This place is a hidden gem. Wow.
The owners are so friendly and helpful.. the view is amazing and the suite is spacious and clean.

Highly, highly recommended.

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Liked best: The View
Liked least: Cant think of anything
Travelling group: Young Children
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Annabelle...
Richmond, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Our Dogs' Vacation Spot”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

It was March 2014 and our dogs were in much of a break as were we. Have you ever had to try and find dog-friendly accommodation in BC without a list of restrictions? Well look no more. You have found it. Our hosts made it abundantly clear that this was a place we could relax and not worry about the dogs. From the moment we made the booking through our entire stay, we were able to truly not concern ourselves about the dogs and just let them be. Everything was thought of. The kitchenette was stocked with people and doggie treats upon our arrival, and everything was thought of from doggie towels to bowls to appropriately selected furniture and furnishings that are pet friendly for those who allow dogs on the furniture at home. Whenever we went out it was always "no problem" and we were encouraged by Ian and Mary to leave the dogs in the suite at night, unlike most places that don't allow you to leave them unattended.

For us the bed was comfy and we loved having a kitchen to make most of our meals. Breakfast was always made with fresh ingredients and beautifully presented with fruits and colourful plates. The croissants were so French and our favourite. Light and flakey, the way they should be, with homemade preserves on the side.

The unit itself is large and bright with plenty of room to move around, It has everything you need with unobstructed views of the water and easy access to the beach. The only recommendation we have is the ability to open at least one window. The only option is the sliding door and we didn't feel as comfortable leaving that open during the night for fear of a critter or two seeking shelter from the rain. Some sort of ventilation is also recommended, as the windows steamed up quite a bit when cooking or having been closed during the night.

The beach is rocky and, depending on how far the tide is out, can be filled with shellfish making it difficult on the pads of the dogs' paws. Although we had great walks, it's not the best terrain for the pooches. All of the sunshine coast is pretty much like this. We recommend hiking in trails and finding a lake-like beach a better choice for water-side activities. Ask Ian and Mary for recommendation. They know the area well and are full of information that will help you navigate the best options for you and your pets.

Our hosts were gracious, quiet, respectful and friendly - important traits of those who operate B&Bs. They made us feel welcome and we would return with no hesitation.

The trip was a good get-away and we look forward to seeing Mary and Ian again.

A and K, Penny and Parket

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Management Response
17 Jun 2014
Thank you so much for the great feed back. We are always thrilled to hear from our guests. Interestingly, Ian and I were just talking the other day about switching out one of the main windows to an opening unit, and now I'm thinking likely the kitchen window also. Your opinion is very important to us and this has cinched our decision to do just that. We're so pleased that you found us so dog friendly, as that is the most important aspect of our business. The folks that come without dogs, seem to need to apologize, which of course is totally unnecessary! We do love our canine visitors though! Thanks again for your vote of confidence.

Mary and Ian Winn
Marian's On the Coast Seaside Retreat
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