Cobble House Bed & Breakfast is a one-level home on a forested acreage with a creek along one side, in the wine region of Vancouver Island, mid-way between Victoria and Nanaimo. Enjoy the birds at their feeders, or catch a glimpse of other wildlife, such as deer. We offer the peace and quiet of the countryside, but are centrally located to explore southern Vancouver Island. Our three very spacious guestrooms, the Hummingbird (with queen bed and Jacuzzi), the Heron (queen bed and double futon and shower, so accommodates up to 4), and the Jay (2 twin or a king size antique bed and shower) are decorated with antiques and comfortable furniture. All rooms have a private bathroom and sitting area and come equipped with a small fridge and coffee & tea making facilities. Guests are welcome to relax by the Russian fireplace in winter in the Great Room, or on our flower-filled deck in the summertime.
5 on March 04, 2015
The Cobble House Bed and Breakfast is a gem. The food is outstanding and the hosts, Ingrid and Simon are friendly, interesting and gracious. Our only concern with giving this property a great review is they will be booked when we want to stay again. The rooms are clean, the linen is crisp and the beds are exceedingly comfortable. Breakfast was gourmet, abundant and filling. Ingrid went out of her way to prepare just-out-of-the-oven gluten-free muffins and scones to accommodate a Celiac member of our group. Truly above and beyond our expectations! The setting is idyllic, relaxing and quiet. Better than a home away from home.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. It was a pleasure to meet your family and to have you as our guests!
4.6 on September 08, 2014
My wife and I stayed at the Cobble HIll B&b on August 2nd and 3rd, 2014. Neither of us had much experiance in the B&B arena so we did not know what to expect. We were plesantly surprised. The room we occupied, the Hummingbird room, was very nice, exceptionaly clean and quite. We are not ones to spend a great deal of thime in our room but the time we did spend there was pleasant. Brekfast was at nine and was much better then any Hotel brekfast we have ever had. We discovered staying at a B&B gives you an opportunity to talk to a local, in this case Ingrid the owner, who gave us the run down on what to do and see. A custome in many a Canadian home, including Cobblle House, is to take ones shoes off before entering. Thus on my next visit I will bring a pair of slippers. The location of the facility was serene and scenic. We would definatly stay at the Cobble House again.
5 on September 07, 2014
My daughter and I had the opportunity to stay at the Cobble House for one night. Ingrid made us feel like family with great hospitality. Her home is lovely and spacious and the breakfast was delicious. She served a great scone for breakfast and shared the recipe with me. I have not made the scones, but it will be hard to make mine as good. This was my first bed and breakfast and now I am convincing my husband to give "bed and breakfast" a try. If I return to the area, I will definitely try to stay here again. Thank you, Ingrid
4.4 on August 19, 2014
Delicious breakfast, room was spotless, very friendly owners, excellent location for touring the surrounding area.
4.4 on August 18, 2014
Quiet place with exactly right balance in personal contact and when left alone!
4.2 on August 14, 2014
very quiet, clean home, we enjoyed a large room and delicious breakfast. Would love to return again
5 on August 12, 2014
We celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary here and loved every minute of it. The rooms were so spacious and private. The breakfast was mind blowing!! We were ready to move in! During the day we visited a few of the wineries and had some great meals at the local restaurants. We recommended this lovely B&B to our family and friends. Loved the gardens!
5 on August 04, 2014
We could not have asked for a nicer place to call "home" on our vacation; gracious hosts, comfy room with all amenities, gourmet breakfasts (even to accommodating our dietary issues, graciously!), helpful guidance for our "island wanderings" and a peaceful location. Super!
4.0 on May 18, 2014
Warm welcome, delicious breakfast, big clean room with a comfortable bed.
5 on October 31, 2013
We first stayed at Cobble House because of its proximity to alumni events at nearby Shawnigan Lake School. We couldn't have chosen better. Ingrid and Simon Vermegan are incomparable hosts. The house itself is located in a forested area with deer frequenting the property. The guest rooms are beautifully furnished, clean and comfortable. Ingrid's breakfasts are exceptional in quality and quantity. We booked this stay nearly six months in advance to be sure we would get a room.
Our Hummingbird Room has both a private entrance and the best view of the deck, the lawn and the surrounding forest. A comfortable queen bed, 2 reclining chairs, a small fridge, coffee & tea making facilities, private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower welcome you for a most relaxing stay.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 140 - $CAD 140
Our Heron Room has both a queen bed and a double futon, so it can accommodate a family of up to 4 people. There is a private ensuite bathroom with shower, a comfortable sitting area, coffee & tea making facilities and a small fridge.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 130 - $CAD 130
Our Jay Room is set up with a king bed, which is made up out of 2 twin beds, so it can have both configurations. A two-night minimum stay is required for the twin bed set-up. The room has a compact ensuite bathroom with shower, a comfortable sitting area, a small fridge and coffee & tea making facilities, as well as a small desk.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 130 - $CAD 130
Forested Acreage, Countryside, Island, Vista oceano, Village, Wine country
Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 40 miles
Follow Highway 1 north from Victoria. You will go over a small mountain pass called "the Malahat Drive". Once you have come down from the Malahat Drive and have passed the signs "Mill Bay Road" and "Bamberton Provincial Park", turn left off the highway at the 4th traffic light, onto Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road. Follow this road for approximately 2 miles and watch for the small blue & white "B&B" sign on the right side of the road. Just after this sign turn right onto our road, Cameron-Taggart, and follow it until your see our sign, again on your right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, TV, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer , Portable fans, Private Bathroom, Futon, individual heat control, Free local phone calls, Outside rollshutters
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Dutch, English, German
Your hosts designed and built their home with B&B in mind. In 2014-2015 they are in their 21st year of operating Cobble House Bed & Breakfast. They are collectors of antiques, dinkytoys, gargoyles by a local artist, and all sorts of things. Simon rows and has been making some extended cycling trips in Europe, and Ingrid is a curler in the off-season, and loves it! Simon is a former Executive Chef so food and wine are definitely of interest too!
Vegetarian , Gluten-free, vegetarian or most special diets with advance notice
Spinach frittata can be served as one dish or made individually in ramekins. It can easily be adapted to vegetarian or lactose intolerant diets by deleting or substituting ingredients. Main ingredients are cooked spinach, red pepper, mushrooms, ground turkey or other meat, extra old cheddar or a combination of cheeses, cooked potatoes, onions and eggs. It's a favorite dish at Cobble House!