Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Bed and Breakfast

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

About

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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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Birds of a feather b&b is awesome

4.4 on June 29, 2016

A wonderful and pleasant atmosphere. There was total privacy and the breakfast was perfect


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.


Great

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!


Awesome

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Family Ocean Lagoon Condo Suite 3 beds w/loft

1 Queen bed + 2 twins in the loft; 5th person sleeps on an air mattress. The Family suite is purpose built for families looking for comfort and space. Challenged with being both a honeymoon and family destination, we built the family suite and honeymoon suite at opposite ends of the building. Additionally, the entire building exceeds all building code "sound-proofing" specifications. The bathroom features a custom oversize Maxx soaker tub with a curved back-rest and a vertical rain shower. The tile floors are warmed with radiant floor heating. A signature queen bed plus 2 twins with down pillows and down duvets will ensure a good night's rest. A whisper-mode ceiling fan controlled by you provides constant air-circulation. A 3-person sofa an leather armchair are set in front of the gas fireplace. Enjoy the outdoor sights and sounds from your very own private oceanfront balcony complete with huge potted plants.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 149 - $CAD 195

Boat Charters

Boat charters

  • Maximum Capacity: 12
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Scattering Ashes

Scattering Ashes boat charter

  • Maximum Capacity: 15
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

King Bed ground floor ensuite room

Spacious room downstairs with luxury King bed with full ensuite private bathroom on main floor with full access to main house kitchen - no views - not sound proof - can hear waterworks from mechanical room on other side of wall - is owner's suite opened only for overflow when owners away - oversize luxury King bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 125

Double Bed ground floor cozy ensuite room

Budget Room. NO Views. Smallest yet private room in house on main floor with small private ensuite bathroom. Ideal for single person. Cozy for 2.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $CAD 115 - $CAD 115

Luxury Ocean Lagoon Condo Suite 3 beds w/loft

1 Queen bed + 2 twins in the loft. The Luxury suite is purpose built to offer couples upscale creature comforts at a more modest price. This suite is situated between the family suite and the honeymoon suite and the sound-proofing has been taken to the extreme. The bathroom features a custom oversize Maxx soaker tub with a curved back-rest and a vertical rain shower. The tile floors are warmed with radiant floor heating. A signature queen bed with down pillows and down duvets will ensure a good night’s rest. A whisper-mode ceiling fan controlled by you provides constant air-circulation. Two leather armchairs are set in front of the gas fireplace. Unlike the other two suites this one does not have its own private balcony, however, has complete use of the huge outdoor common area rooftop terrace decorated with oversize ceramic planters and flora.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 175

Queen Bed ground floor ensuite room

Budget room with regular window but NO views. Bright cheerful room with full ensuite private bathroom on main floor. Full access to property amenities. Nature and water views from all areas of property including breakfast & dining room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 145 - $CAD 145

Honeymoon Ocean Lagoon Condo Suite

1 King bed; 3rd person would ideally be a child sharing the King bed, or an air mattress. This suite was purpose built for romance in 5-star luxury surroundings. The finest quality workmanship can be seen in every detail of this "sound-proofed" corner 270° view suite that is closest to the water and also has its own exterior entrance to ensure maximum privacy. The center-piece of the generous bathroom is an oversize luxury claw-foot soaker tub. A custom-fitted glass shower is equipped with an oversize state-of-the-art vertical drop rain shower. The tile floors are heated with radiant floor heating. A signature king-size bed with down pillows, down duvet and feather-bed will reward you with the most comfortable sleep imaginable - we gladly switch out the feather and down when requested. A whisper-mode ceiling fan controlled by you provides constant air-circulation. Two soft chocolate leather sofa armchairs offer comfort in front of the gas fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 149 - $CAD 225

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Location

Location Type

Oceanfront Lagoon, Island, Oceanfront, Waterview

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dieter and Paphada Gerhard

Languages spoken

Thai, English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Boating, hiking, exploring, touring, traveling

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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.