"A lakeside retreat in an old growth forest in the middle of thriving Nanaimo " Top rated by Trip Advisor and given Travelers Choice Award for 2012. BC Innkeepers Guild also awarded us their " Hospitality Award" for 2013. Use our local knowledge to enhance your visit to Vancouver Island and use Long Lake as your base for day tours to Island destinations. Nanaimo - Its amazing what you can do here! Long Lake Waterfront B&B features 3 private luxury suites with en suite facilities, king or queen beds, common lounge with reading material, games and videos , hot tub on the beach , kayaks, and canoe. Guests have enjoyed the Lakeside lifestyle watching wildlife such as Eagles, Mink, Otters, Hummingbirds, Beavers, Raccoons and Deer from their suite or deck. Guests reviews from Trip Advisor highlight exceptional customer service, privacy, lakeside fun , excellent breakfasts and conversations with our International travelers. We are located on Long Lake minutes from restaurants, shopping centers , hiking and biking trails, 15 minutes from Departure Bay Ferry .
3.6 on August 12, 2012
The three days at Long Lake Waterfront made me proud to prove to my family from South Africa what a wonderful place Vancouver Island is. I came to Vancouver 30 years ago, and wanted to demonstrate to them why I stayed here. Gordie and Janice's beautiful B&B home on the lake, their friendly conversation, helpful tips for sightseeing, scrumptious breakfasts, and everything else showed my family the best of Canadian hospitality. It also ensured that I will return. Marleane
4.6 on October 23, 2011
Gordie and Janice were extremely gracious hosts, always ready to assist in any way they could. The rooms were spotless and full of every little ammenity one could imagine. The view from the Madrona room was lovely to read by and wake up to. Thank you for a wonderful stay! Tina and Alicia Erickson
4.8 on October 10, 2011
The room was very spacious and comfortable! It had a gorgeous view of the lake (all the rooms have a fantastic lake view)! The property was amazing and the owners paid a lot of attention to detail, including pretty much anything you could possibly need. It was in a very convenient location to the waterfront area, shopping, restaurants, parks, and bike trails. I have some dietary restrictions and there was no problem at all having them accommodated. We enjoyed talking with the owners and the other guests over breakfast, in the bright & sunny breakfast room with lake view. As part of our orientation to the property, we even got to go for a spin on the lake with the owner on his sea-doo! An unexpected but very fun perk! We will definitely stay here again should we ever be in the area and we recommend it to others! :)
3.8 on October 08, 2011
We enjoyed 2 nights at Long Lake waterfront The rooms are clean & very well appointed, breakfast was lovely, the lake view is peaceful, Janice & Gordie are wonderful hosts. Would Recommend!
5 on October 01, 2011
Great hosts, lovely stay - wish it could have been longer.
3.8 on September 26, 2011
Great place by the lake. Recommandation: Stay at least 2 days to enjoy the lake. Very friendly owners.
5 on September 21, 2011
Would have preferred a regular mattress rather than foam. Otherwise everything else was superior. Great home and great family.
Thank you for the great review - it is appreciated. We offer king size feather top matresses in Lakeside and Madrona suites. We will also take your suggestion and incorporate a choice in the Arbutus suite.
4.8 on September 18, 2011
We greatly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back in the future. The hosts, Janice and Gord, truly make you feel welcome and are most accommodating. The site is very picturesque (rock, water, big trees) and we particularly enjoyed swimming in beautiful, clean Long Lake from the sandy private beach. Our suite contained every conceivable aspect of comfort. Breakfast was very good. When we booked our stay, we thought that this would be a nice place based on the info on the web-site. We found that it was even better than we had expected. Five stars.
4.4 on September 09, 2011
Marlene was very helpful and friendly; breakfast was great (with view too). Love to come back again if we are in Nanaimo again.
1.8 on September 09, 2011
hot tub filthy breakfast was just ok needed ketchup but they were hesitant to give it to us
Thank you for your review. We acknowledge that you experienced our less than normal quality of our B&B lifestyle. Our hot tub is 3 months old with self cleaning as well it is cleaned every morning after guest use at night. We will take your suggestion and make more condiments available for the morning meal. Cheers
Countryside, Lakeside, Oceanside
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery
BBQ grill, Board games, Fax Machine, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Gordie and Janice Robinson
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian