Birds of a Feather Oceanfront B and B

206 Portsmouth Drive , Victoria, BC V9C 1R9 Canada (Show map)


All of our suites feature cathedral ceilings, a fully-equipped kitchenette and luxury touches such as a wide-screen TV, oversized soaker tubs, rain showers, gas fireplaces and radiant tile flooring. Each suite has access to the lovely rooftop terrace with terrific views of the ocean, Victoria, the Olympic Mountains and beyond. Free Wi-Fi, Free full course hot breakfast, Free parking, Free use of private dock, canoes, kayaks and mountain bicycles.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Peaceful lovely rooms with fantastic views

5 on October 02, 2015

My daughter and I stayed at the Inn last weekend. The room with queen bed and loft twin bed was gorgeous and had a spectacular view of the water. Very peaceful, clean, well furnished. Great get away from downtown but close enough to drive in for dinner. Wonderful Inn Keepers with full cooked breakfast. Best of all was the dock out back where we saw otters!

Bada in Victoria

5 on August 16, 2013

This is a perfect destination in Victoria. We had an outstanding time. Tiffany was a gracious host with numerous recommendations for eating and places to visit. We will be back.

Kayaking in the lagoon

4.8 on March 25, 2013

What a beautiful setting and a wonderful place to relax and rest. We enjoyed our stay in room #1, the honeymoon suite for our 1 year wedding anniversary in March 2013. We enjoyed the comfort of the room, the friendly staff at Birds of a Feather, the scenic views... Kayaking in the lagoon and out to the lighthouse was much fun, even in the rain! Thank you. Breakfast was wonderful! Matt did an excellent job and was great company. Although a short stay for us, we feel relaxed and rejuvenated from our daily life at home & were blessed to be able to enjoy the beautiful views from this room. Thank you again very much!

Hot Stone Massage really hit the spot!

4.8 on March 17, 2013

Dieter + Co., I would like to thanks you for a wonderful 25th Wedding Anniversary Vacation. The room and location are so beautiful, both Hope and I agree that it is more than we ever expected, your B+B we'll recommend to all that as for a good place to visit. Holly, the breakfasts each day were fantastic and we really enjoyed the conversations that went along with them. Good luck to you in the future be it here or back in England. We hope that the future is all that you want it to be. Stephanie and Andrea's Hot Stone Massage really hit the spot, and we thank them and we will be calling again when we return. As a bonus we just got a sendoff by a pair of sea otters, this place is so awesome. Thanks for a great time and we will be back.


5 on April 28, 2011

This has been a wonderful place to spend a few days while on vacation. It was a very relaxing place to get away. I enjoy how, even though it feels very friendly, it is run very professionally. It is easy to see that the owner takes a lot of pride in his establishment. I also enjoyed canoeing for the first time. Your place is beautiful and we will certainly be back!

Fabulous hospitality at this amazing B&B!

5 on April 27, 2011

Thanks Dieter & Ashley for your fabulous hospitality and amazing B&B. It was such a treat to stay at Birds of a Feather. The location was perfect, the mini kitchenette was perfect for preparing simple meals, and I loved the fireplace and big bath tub. The view from my room overlooked the lagoon, with spectacular sunrises. The accommodation and environment were so peaceful, that I found I was able to relax and be cozy. All of this was well worth every penny, and I highly recommend staying at Birds of a Feather!


5 on April 27, 2011

The breakfast was amazing in this wonderfully located sea side B and B. The hosts were perfectly charming. Well worth the visit. Richard.

Highly Recommended. We loved it!

5 on April 27, 2011

My wife, small daughter and I spent 2 weeks in the family suite at Birds of a Feather when we first arrived in Victoria and had a wonderful time. The suite was very comfortable with beautiful views of the lagoon and the dense forest surroundings made for spectacular scenic walks. The breakfasts were delicious and Ashley & Dieter are friendly, accommodating and gracious hosts that really helped make our stay there a memorable one. Thanks Birds of a Feather!

Spent anniversary here

4.6 on April 27, 2011

I had a wonderful stay here in the honeymoon suite for my anniversary and we had a fantastic time. The rooms were great and the food was amazing. There's lots to do on and around the property, we went for a kayak in the lagoon. We would recommend this place to anyone visiting Victoria looking to be close to the city but with the peace and quiet of the country.

Fabulous Mini Vacation

4.8 on April 27, 2011

Beautiful place, wonderful people, a true home away from home : ) Alida

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Rooms & Rates

Family Ocean Lagoon Condo Suite 3 beds w/loft

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Boat Charters

  • Maximum Capacity: 12

Scattering Ashes

  • Maximum Capacity: 12

King Bed ground floor ensuite room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Double Bed ground floor cozy ensuite room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Luxury Ocean Lagoon Condo Suite 3 beds w/loft

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Queen Bed ground floor ensuite room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Honeymoon Ocean Lagoon Condo Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location Type

Oceanfront Lagoon, Island, Oceanfront, Waterview


Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 19 miles

Directions to property:

Easily accessible from BC Ferries at Swartz Bay, or the Anacortes Ferries at Sidney, or the Victoria International Airport, or the Coho Ferry downtown. For detailed map and directions please see our website and click the "Directions" tab along the top of the page.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hatley Castle, Hatley Gardens, Fisgard Lighthouse, Fort Rodd Hill, Hiking and Beachcombing, Galloping Goose Trail, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay, Apartment

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Computer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Bicycles, Canoes, Kayaks

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Movie library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Marine EcoTours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside designated smoking area away from building.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes All rooms are purpose built and nearly soundproof.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Dogs only; $35/night please inquire!
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: PrePaid in full
  • Cancellations: 30 days



Dieter and Paphada Gerhard

Languages spoken

Thai, English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Boating, hiking, exploring, touring, traveling

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  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian, Lactose intolerant, food sensitivities

Signature Dish

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
Fresh in season strawberries, cream cheese and pecans in a pocket of thickly sliced bread soaked in a mixture of eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Fried until both sides are golden brown and served with warm syrup mixture.