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. 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 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.
4.8 on September 18, 2013
We stayed for 2 nights in the Heron room while visiting the area for a wedding. Myself, my wife and 2 children aged 7 and 5, found the room spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The house itself is very nice and the owners were very friendly and welcoming. We all loved the breakfasts. Its very well placed for getting to Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Bay and the Island Highway.We'd definitely stay here again.
4.2 on September 02, 2013
A lovely place to stay and wonderful people to meet and they did their best to make us comfortable and served a great breakfast.
5 on December 09, 2012
My husband, teenage daughter and I stayed for 2 nights in November while there for our daughter's school activities. It is a great location, central to many things in the area, and a beautiful property. Our hosts were very accommodating, helpful, warm and welcoming.
4.0 on June 05, 2012
The house itself is very large as is the room but the bathroom is very small. There is no internet or television which should be made clear. The grounds are not as large as they appear and because the living room is also the living room for the home of the B & B operators you don't feel inclined to us it. It is situated more like a remote lodge then a B & B but without the size. The addition of the Cidery coupon was a plus and I commend them on the combination package. All and all the package was a very good deal but without it, I don't think I would of paid full rate.
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our B&B and the Living Social package you enjoyed with us. Our guests' input is always valuable to us, so I am sorry to hear that your stay was not all you expected. I would like to correct a couple of your comments if I may. While there is indeed no television in the guest rooms, there is TV in the common area, and we definitely have Wi-Fi in the house. Of course a small Bed & Breakfast is also the home of the innkeepers so common area IS shared, but we made the rooms spacious so that our guests also have a comfortable private sitting area in their rooms, and we are usually busy in the evening anyway so not likely to be using the living area. One of the reasons for doing the Living Social package is to be able to earn some extra funds to be re-invested into the B&B, although updating on our guest area has occurred on a regular basis over the years. In fact, our bathroom counters and cabinets were replaced just last year. Decor is of course to some extend always a matter of taste. Thank you very much for your feedback.
Forested Acreage, Countryside, Island, Oceanside, Village, Wine country
Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 40 miles
When leaving the airport follow the signs to Victoria. You will be heading south on Highway 17. As you get close to Victoria, after about 15 minutes driving, watch for the signs directing you to Highway 1, north to Nanaimo. You will turn right off Highway 17, go for a couple of miles and turn right again. You are then on Highway 1. Follow Highway 1 north from Victoria as per the general directions.
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, 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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, TV, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi
Private Bathroom, Portable fans, individual heat control, Outside rollshutters, Free local phone calls, Futon
Dutch, English, German
Your hosts designed and built their home with B&B in mind. In 2013-2014 they are in their 20th 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!
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!