Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B
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Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B

206 Portsmouth Dr, Victoria, British Columbia V9C 1R9 Canada
Morning view from Honeymoon Suite
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Chocolates on our pillows
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sitting on the dock on the lagoon
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5.0
#2 of 61 B&Bs in Victoria
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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3 purpose-built, self-contained, private-entrance large Studio Rooms 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 bathtubs, gas fireplaces, heated floors. Weekly rates available. No crowds. No elevators. Many outdoor seating areas. BOOK DIRECT 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 March - 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)
Breakfast available
Beach
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Rooftop terrace
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
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
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, German, Thai
551Reviews2Q+A100Room tips

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Travelled wrote a review Dec 2020
Qualicum Beach, Canada58 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have enjoyed a very peaceful and rejuvenating stay at Birds of a Feather! Love the name because it’s sitting right on a bird sanctuary which is a bonus for bird lovers! Hatley castle is in the picturesque view when you enter the suite. Coming in there is one flight of stairs as all the suites are upstairs but you can drive up to the entrance before parking so getting luggage up was pretty easy. Plenty of safe parking in the cul de sac.

All suites are very private and we felt very safe and happy with the Covid protocol and extra cleanliness undertaken to ensure a safe and healthy stay. I noticed staff wore gloves and masks at all times in all spaces where they would interact with guests and both the suites we stayed in were clean with fresh linens and towels.

We stayed mainly in the honeymoon suite and two nights in the Lagoon view loft suite.
We found both suites very comfortable with everything you’d need for a stay supplied, The honeymoon suite felt more quite and secluded of the two.

Sitting in the hot tub is amazing with a great view, it is only available if you’re staying in the honey moon suite. We can only imagine how great this spot would be in the summer but despite the winter weather we have felt like we have been at a spa especially with the great tub and shower in the room! The honeymoon suite also has its own private deck overlooking the water.

We were concerned that we’d have enough to do with the Covid stay local restrictions but everyday we have hiked on the miles of local beach front about 8 minutes walk away and to our delight we even saw a family of 6 otters. Walking to Hatley castle is a real treat too about 15 - 20 minutes and there are also bikes and kayaks supplied if you’re feeling more adventurous.

The honeymoon suite has wrap around windows that make you feel like you’re on a cruise ship. Definitely take advantage of the beautiful view of the orange haze in the early morning as the sunrises across the lagoon and the resident heron steps up onto the deck.

The Lagoon suite also has a great side view of the lagoon from the window and a lovely treed view too. The Lagoon suite felt more spacious in the living and kitchenette area and has a great loft for families. It shares a large common deck upstairs.

We did find the wifi signal a bit in and out but managed to connect for video calls and work on it okay. When the power went out with the wind storm the back up generator kicked in immediately which was a nice bonus to be able to make our morning coffee.
Don’t forget your to go breakfast muffins in the sunroom, they are absolutely delicious, freshly baked and not to be missed!

Our stay made us comfortable with the privacy and the accommodations are very well kept and Covid safety followed, so we are thrilled to be able to extend our stay for 1 month to relax and enjoy extra time at Birds of a Feather!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The Honeymoon suite is extra quite and has wrap around windows for great lagoon views. The loft...
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Irene D wrote a review Sept 2020
Comox, Canada82 contributions17 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect way to get away from it all. The real world for us consists of work, adult children and an elderly mother living with us. What better way to escape for just a few days for our anniversary than to visit this beautiful B&B.

We thought about choosing a hotel downtown and then decided to take a chance and come here instead. I'm so glad we did. The setting is bliss. Right on the water with amazing views and so private! Each room has its own entrance and the honeymoon suite came with its own private balcony and exclusive use of the hot tub the whole time we were there. The room was a good size and very clean. Due to COVID, breakfasts were provided as takeout and provided a good start to the day. My own preference might have been for a walk-in shower for two instead of having to carefully step in and out of the big clawfoot tub.

We highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet escape!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Killah B wrote a review Sept 2020
Surrey, Canada96 contributions30 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I discovered this beautiful B&B because I wanted to visit Hatley Castle (the location for Professor Xavier's School For Gifted Children in Xmen movies) and this was very close by, if fact, you can see it across the lagoon.

It is an absolute jewel! The rooms are a decent size, and some have little loft alcoves with extra beds for children. Trust me, they'll love them.

The price is great for families, and the homemade peach muffins at breakfast were the best we've ever tasted. They melt in your mouth. Unfortunately there was no cooked breakfast and we couldn't sit inside to eat due to Covid, so they bagged up a simple breakfast to-go with fruit, a pastry, juice and granola bars, but it was still enjoyable.

The dock is a perfect spot for breakfast or an evening glass of wine, though there are so many lovely places to sit and relax (including a hammock), that you will be spoiled for choice.

There is a nice. narrow beach along the causeway to walk (with some interesting food trucks) about a 3 min drive, or 10 mins on one of their complimentary bicycles ... or just paddle around the lagoon leisurely on their kayaks or canoes.

I just can't recommend it enough!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Travelfarandwide12 wrote a review May 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked Birds of a Feather directly through their website, while comparing with other vacation rentals I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were offering their rooms at off season rates due to Covid. No where else was doing this. I wanted to get away somewhere romantic and beautiful for my husbands birthday and this location did not disappoint. We stayed in the King suite . It was perfectly situated overlooking the ocean and even had these fantastic views from the comfy king sized bed . There was a fireplace , 2 comfy loungers , a stocked kitchen and a beautiful bathroom with plenty of special touches and amenities.
Outside there is a couple of beautIful lounging areas, lots of flora , fun west coast inspired art work and even bikes, a canoe and Kayaks for guests to use .

Although this is a BnB I felt like we were in our own condo because it is all very private and quiet. The hosts were lovely but only made their presence known if we needed.
We will definitely be back
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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valleyview2016 wrote a review Oct 2021
Lake Country, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B & B is in a lovely location on the Lagoon and we were happy with the cleanliness of our suite and felt that the Covid protocols were being practiced. The Grab and Go Breakfast was also an added bonus and the hosts are very friendly. We would stay here again!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Joy R wrote a review July 2020
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a week in July 2020 after working in health care during COVID-19. We were tired & needed some quiet! We noticed that this place had generously offered a place for health care workers to stay during the lockdown and wanted to acknowledge this. Staying here was the perfect choice and we will do it again.

We stayed in Room 1 and woke early every day, walked to a nearby bakery for breakfast & sandwich meat & bread for lunch, picked early blackberries and spent the day at the beach. It was so chill and just what we needed. If you come during the pandemic, please phone ahead to ask which Nations have asked visitors to stay away. The hosts can inform you - please respect those wishes for community safety. Thanks.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LULU wrote a review Mar 2021
British Columbia, Canada649 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a special B&B. The location and amenities are so wonderful. I just wish it had been summer so we could really have enjoyed all the wonderful outside ambience. The to go breakfast was great..muffins perfect! Paphada is probably the friendliest person I've ever met💖 It was very clean and we had the larger family room where you could cook if you wanted to. Will definitely try to return some day!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nav wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the privilege of spending two weeks at Birds of a Feather. As a front line health care worker I was seeking a spot to isolate from the rest of my family as I feared bringing home the virus from work. I could not believe the generosity of Dieter & Paphada as they were offering free stays to healthcare workers that needed to isolate. This was truly an act of kindness and compassion, and sets an example of what community means. The location could not have been more perfect; quiet, near grocery stores, restaurants and overlooks the ocean. The unit was spotless and had all the necessities for cooking. Complementary bikes, kayaks, canoe and hot tub makes it the perfect getaway for any occasion. I could not recommend this place enough and will be back. Thank you for the wonderful stay that made this hard time a little easier, we are all in this together!
April 2020
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Date of stay: April 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Adam wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was lucky enough to stay at this beautiful bed and breakfast for a number of weeks. The owners graciously opened their doors and donated rooms to first responders needing to isolate from their families. They have beautiful rooms and accommodations. It is located minutes from any store you could need and is walking distance to Esquimalt lagoon. The views from your room are matched only by the generosity of the owners.
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Tiffany wrote a review May 2020
Victoria, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent a few days at Birds of a Feather to give myself an opportunity to recharge and to have a quiet place to work on my studies for my exam. Dieter and Paphada where amazing, going above and beyond to make sure my stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Their kindness and generosity definitely went beyond just their hospitality to myself. Whyle I was staying with them they had oppend the rest of their privet suits free of charge to front line workers needing to quorentee to keep loved ones at home safe ♡. Not to mention the views and location next to royal roads it is an ideal destination for individuals wanting to take in nature's beauty. I will most definitely be back and absolutely recommend Birds of a Feather to anyone looking for a place to stay locally or a destination to travel to. Thank you Dieter and Papada for a wonderful stay, hope to see you soon!
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Answer from BirdsofaFeatherBnB
Victoria, Canada74 contributions16 helpful votes
Sorry for the delay... just saw this ... we never had a question here before :) Are you flying on to Vancouver or Victoria? There is public transportation all over Victoria, however, where possible we strongly recommend hiring a car otherwise you'll miss the best parts which are not directly in the city such as Butchart Gardens. These are also accessible by public transportation, however, you'll be spending a lot of your vacation on buses
Answer from Genesm12
Vancouver, Canada31 contributions14 helpful votes
Hi there, yes, I agree it's a very short drive from the (beautiful) B&B. It was quite an easy 15-20 drive, even at night, especially if you have a GPS. The B&B is in a more residential area, but the streets are pretty lit. Directly around the B&B there isn't really much to do. I recommend you drive. I hope I answered your question :)
Suneel B wrote a tip 3 May
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to book the Honeymoon suite. it offers a 180 degree view of the lagoon that you cannot get anywhere else."
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Pathfinder142134 wrote a tip Apr 2024
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The 2 floor condo was great -- but it is still one room so we all had to go to bed and be up around the same time. Just FYI! still loved it"
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Fire W wrote a tip Apr 2024
16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Honeymoon Suite has the best view!"
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TJ W wrote a tip Feb 2024
Comox9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This location is perfect so quiet and peaceful, easy check-in, wonderful friendly, welcoming hosts, a quick drive from downtown Victoria. "
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Natalie W wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are free kayaks and canoes to take out on the lagoon. The trail goes through the forest and you can walk up to the castle."
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AU$177 - AU$375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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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 (7.7 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 kids activities.
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, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee 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 Block Kitchen + Bar, Legislative Dining Room, and Finn's.
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 (7.7 km).
Does Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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