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The host made us feel most welcome upon our arrival. We got lost on the way down and she gave us the best directions to get there! The house was even better than the description! We felt so at home (literally) there were homely aspects that made the visit some much more relaxing for us. Breakfast food was provided which improved our experience more. One this is there wasn't a stove, however we made do with the hot cooker.
We very much enjoyed our short stay here. The ocean view from the kitchen is amazing, and the whole place was comfortable and peaceful. Patsy was very accommodating and helpful, she even gave me a ride into the village as we didn't have a car, saving me the one hour walk. The only slight drawback was the WiFi didn't work.
Great place to stay, very comfortable and quiet. Very welcoming, kind, and accommodating hosts.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Don & Patsy's retreat. Marvelous hosts, comfortable bed and such peaceful garden surroundings. We had a view of the ocean and it's just a short walk to a lovely beach cove, and a short drive to numerous other beaches. This place is a treasure, the perfect place to restore harmony to your soul. If we ever make it back to Gabriola Island we would choose this secluded retreat without hesitation.
Another great stay. Wonderful place,
Would stay again
Don and Patsy are such gracious hosts, we felt well taken care of and the view from our room of their garden with the water and mountains in the background is wonderful!
There are paths to the beach nearby and Gertie the bus comes by at regular times if you want to go to the village, so it was very convenient to be there.
We stayed at the Bonsai Retreat House for 3 nights, and we have nothing but great things to say about this accommodation. We got the room, living room, kitchen, and washroom to ourselves (with a private entrance). Patsy didn't fail to make us feel welcome and make sure that we're comfortable.
They're very thoughtful, and it's evident in the little things around the house - selection of books, DVDs/VHS tapes, breakfast (variety of breakfast items!), bathroom essentials, extra comforters (if needed), detailed map, etc.
The house was also very clean! You get a little bit of the beach view from the breakfast table. There are also lots of things around the yard for kids, but there are also the hammock and the swing that adults can enjoy.
We would definitely come back and recommend this place to friends and families!
A beautiful place , idyllic, with a sweet garden, and ocean view from the dining area. I had the best sleep I've had all summer, so peaceful and relaxing to be there. A separate space from the main house, yet friendly and welcoming ambiance. Directions were perfect, breakfast was lovely, with homemade baking and just the right amount and variety of food, also served in our separate dining area. We were visiting friends, but I could easily vacation there and explore. Suited us to a tee.
Don and Patsy were welcoming and friendly, I'd go back in a minute.
Thank you so much.
Don and Patsy were great hosts and very helpful. The apartment is exactly as advertised, very spacious, clean and with a fabulous view. The breakfast items were a nice touch. We would definitely stay again and would recommend to anyone visiting Gabriola Island.
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A pleasure to have as guests!!
Wonderful guests! They are hosts themselves so they know exactly how to be exceptional guests. Very nice couple, left my place pristine - even took out the trash! Couldn't have asked for better. I would welcome them back anytime!
The perfect couple...easy to please..my kitchen was never so clean..Thank you for staying with me...Marcia
This suite has a lovely island feel, airy and bright. From the ocean view room you can hear the waves (especially in winter), and there are two nice beaches within walking distance. There is another sandy beach a quick drive away. The garden is amazing for children and for relaxing. Most of my family vacations are to the island, and we love staying in this suite.