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Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B

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206 Portsmouth Dr, Victoria, British Columbia V9C 1R9 Canada
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#2 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
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3 purpose-built, self-contained, private-entrance condo suites 20 minutes from downtown crowds on Victoria's western beaches. Postcard location neighboring Fisgard Lighthouse, Fort Rodd Hill and Hatley Castle with views of Mt. Baker and the Oylmpic Mountains. Private dock, courtesy canoes, kayaks, and bicycles. Affordable 2nd floor luxury suites with cathedral ceilings, oceanfront terraces, kitchenettes, soaker tubs, gas fireplaces, heated floors. Weekly rates available. No crowds. No elevators. Many outdoor seating areas. BOOK DIRECT only perks include best prices (save up to 15%), Priority & Early Check-in, Free EV Charging, and exclusive use of Oceanfront Hot Tub if Honeymoon Suite package is selected. Breakfast is only available May - October as a paid option only when booked directly through our web site, or by phone; not through the OTA platforms
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Beach
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Couples massage
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
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Lagoon View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, German, Thai
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johnr895 wrote a review Nov 2022
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution6 helpful votes
This is our third time here; you can’t go wrong. Location and rooms are impeccable. The breakfast (in season) is thoughtful. Little things like borrowed bicycles and an electric car plug are uncommon and appreciated.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Jon V wrote a review Nov 2022
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Outstanding service and people. Room was lovely and the surroundings are peaceful. Dieter and his wife were the perfect hosts with a lot of great advice for local attractions and hiking trails. Totally recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chīsana ō wrote a review Nov 2022
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What an amazing place set on a migratory bird sanctuary lagoon the size of a lake. We spent 3 nights here and wanted to extend our stay for this weekend, however, they were fully booked. With the fall weather it was so nice to sit in front of the fireplace, watch the birds with the scope in the room and my wife loved the heated floors. This is a peaceful sanctuary great for shedding the stresses of life.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jordene L wrote a review Oct 2022
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We came for a 3-day getaway away from the stresses of life. We spent much of our time enjoying our room, and the property. We really appreciated peaceful sleeps in luxurious feather beds where the only noise you heard was the sea birds. Heated floors, fireplace, rain shower, and waterfront nature views added to our enjoyment. The hosts were very friendly and helpful whenever we needed them but almost invisible otherwise. We felt recharged, happy and relaxed at Birds of a Feather.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nathan S wrote a review Oct 2022
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Peaceful and hospitable Mental health and stress is something affecting us all, and our stay at this tranquil oasis was a wonderful de-stressor. You wake up to peace and quiet with the sounds of birds singing. The lake-sized lagoon is a migratory bird sanctuary where you can also take their canoe out and explore. We paddled next door to Hatley Castle! On another day we used the bikes to cycle the galloping goose trail through the woodlands and farm fields in Metchosin. The accommodations are first class as is Paphada’s and Dieter’s hospitality. One of the mornings of our stay they even surprised us with delicious home-baked blueberry muffins twice the size of a regular muffin. The setting, and building is simply perfect and beautiful. Many local restaurants and food delivery services. We especially enjoyed the water and nature views soaking in the hot tub on cool evenings - well worth the extra cost and exclusive to the honeymoon condo. What an amazing place this is. It’s an easy escape from Vancouver and we’ll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kristina B wrote a review Oct 2022
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We booked 2 days and thankfully were able to extend our stay after our kids asked us to stay longer. They made good use of the kayaks and paddle boards. There is a full kitchen in the family condo which along with the BBQ made for some very enjoyable meals. We also opted for the reduced “No Breakfast” rate which worked perfectly for us as our teens are not early risers. It was perfect to have this option. Paphada and Dieter were very kind in also allowing our friends who live in Victoria to join us for meals and visits around the evening campfire. The entire place is spotlessly clean and very well kept. Communication by text was very quick and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the privacy this one-of-a-kind B&B gave us, more like a hotel than a B&B but without so many other guests. The free EV charging station also gave us peace of mind. This place was so peaceful and the birds are fun to watch. Being about 20 minutes from the busyness of downtown which one could see across the harbour was ideal. It’s a pleasure to highly recommend Birds of a Feather.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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KatarinaMaria wrote a review Oct 2022
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We booked the 3 of the condos for 10 days with our family of 10 meeting up from Ontario, California and Alberta. Innkeepers Paphada and Dieter were exceptionally pleasant, attentive and helpful. This is not your parents' B&B where you are staying in someone's house, nor in common areas where the Innkeepers also live. This is a uniquely purpose built B&B with 3 condos on the 2nd floor of their private residence. We had private entrances and enjoyed many common areas outdoors where we enjoyed meals and visits. We also made good use of the BBQ. We were told ahead of time we could book with, or without breakfast at a reduced cost. We were told this is an option to address both rising food costs, and waste as guests don't always show up for breakfast. Even though we opted to try different local eateries our rooms were still stocked with yogurts, juices, coffee, fruit, granola bars, cereals, oatmeal, and milk. On some mornings they even surprised us with freshly baked over-sized muffins that were to die for. We told Paphada she should open a muffin shop! There was a perfect balance between the Innkeepers communicating in real time by texts and yet not being in "our space" where you thought you were in intruding in someone's home. When we asked for fresh towels they arrived instantly. Our teenagers loved the courtesy canoe and kayaks right a their dock. My son-in-law played his guitar at the campfire. The place is spotlessly clean and magical in a postcard setting. We were sad to leave, however, we’re already planning to book again for 2024!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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beckyb783 wrote a review Oct 2022
Hood River, Oregon13 contributions8 helpful votes
My family stayed at Birds of a Feather for an entire week, renting all four rooms. This was an expensive booking and we had high expectations. The setting met our expectations- it is gorgeous, very quiet and not far from parks and trails. We appreciated being able to easily walk the trails at Royal Roads University and utilize the canoe and kayaks to explore the lagoon. The outdoor gathering spaces are numerous and very comfortable. Luckily we had amazing weather for late September so we could take full advantage of them. Had it been a cold and rainy week, we’re not sure what we would have done. Where it did not meet expectations: 1-Dieter was not a very welcoming host - he was condescending and short with us. Since he wasn’t there all week, we had to text with him anytime we needed anything. Sana - who filled in for him - was very nice and helpful, providing us with ideas for places to go. 2-Most bed-and-breakfasts allow guests access to a living room or dining area to spend time together, play games, and share meals. That was not the case here. This was more like a hotel than B&B. 3-While we didn’t sign up for hot breakfast (because of the extra charge), we expected there to be a central area to, at a minimum, get a warm cup of coffee in the mornings. The coffee in the room (that we’d make ourselves) was not very good and the sugary yogurt and granola bars were not very appealing. We were there for 7 nights and warm muffins were delivered just 2 mornings. Most days, we went out for coffee (highly recommend Pilgrim Coffee) and had to buy our own breakfast items. That meant leaving the beautiful and serene location and dealing with morning traffic (or it’s a long walk). 4-The rooms and grounds were very clean and maintained. But with a 7-day booking, we imagined they would offer clean, fresh towels. We had to ask (just once) and they accommodated us. When we booked the week, the website said laundry was available but when we arrived, we were told it was no longer open for guest use.  Bottom line - this is probably a very nice bed-and-breakfast for a couple of nights with a partner or a couple of friends. But as a family or even a couple booking for an extended period of time, it’s not a good fit. You’re way better off with a vacation rental, or if you enjoy the breakfast part of a bed and breakfast, look elsewhere. 
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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stedmanpb wrote a review Sep 2022
Woodbridge, Virginia12 contributions6 helpful votes
The location is beautiful and peaceful in a quiet neighborhood next to a lagoon with lots of bird life. The bed was very comfortable and room very cozy. The hosts had provided breakfast in our room and fresh muffins each morning. We had a very good stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Douglas Wood wrote a review Sep 2022
Austin, Texas24 contributions2 helpful votes
Property is at a Beautiful Location -- right on the water ! Nice room / Amenities. VERY NICE Staff !!! 👍😊😁 I am Very glad I found this place online ___ 14 months ago ( in Austin TX ) I Could Not be more Pleased !!! If I ever travel to Victoria in the future, I will Definitely stay here...
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Date of stay: September 2022
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US$103 - US$136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B?
Nearby attractions include Axe and Grind (7.6 km), The Pedaler (7.2 km), and Russell Books (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Roux Patisserie, Legislative Dining Room, and Saveur Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (7.5 km), Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (7.7 km), and Carr House (7.6 km).
Does Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.