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north vancouver, BC
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

As life has been ever busy and the weeks so quickly fly by I thought it was about time to comment, and am happy to tell you why. First of all I tip my cap to a staff that's second to none! Their hospitality and caring was as genuine as it gets ... and this made our stay just that...

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PrincessTsunami, Owner at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you again. Happy trails. Warmest regards, Carolyn

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Stayed there on a family vacation in July 2016, we had the two-bedroom cabin. First the not-so-good: The bedrooms were small, double beds were okay, nothing special. Kitchen was small, tiny mini fridge, and could use more plates, bowls, cutlery etc. We had to put away other furniture in the living area in order to pull out the sofa-bed, and...

Thank Bucketlist2018
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We spent a few days at Shady Shores before my brother's wedding in Bowser. It is very clean, quiet, and nicely located right on the beach. Unlike many places we've stayed that have a small kitchen suite, the dishes were actually clean in this one (it drives me crazy when a place dings you $50 if you don't clean the...

Thank IslandGirl105
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My friend and I booked Shady Shores for a three day girlfriend getaway on Vancouver Island last weekend. Only the ‘Honeymoon Suite’ was available for $240/night (which was the same rate as the top-rated Tigh Na Mara Resort) so we were excited about having a quality experience. The good points: - Great location - Lovely people - Clean room -...

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PrincessTsunami, Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Oh My.....All of our Happy Honeymooner's, Families and repeat Clients that have stayed in this same Beachfront suite and don't share your views? I can only surmise that this is a case of a disgruntled guest that was unable to book their requested larger 2 Bedroom Beachfront suite. Or just another Jr. Travel Writer who feels empowered by writing these...

Reviewed 25 July 2016

Just two days off and much needed R&R being the priority we chose Shady Shores. I've been there before but never in a beach cabin where you have an unimpeded view of sea and sky. The sky won the first round with an amazing light show but the sea and all it offers kept us entertained watching the wildlife, which...

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shadyshores2015, Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so happy to be able to afford such natural beauty and relaxation for our Guests. You may want to consider a ski vacation this winter, remember we are only 40 minutes from Mt. Washington. We appreciate your on going patronage, and look forward to a coffee and chat when you return. Happy...

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Spent a couple of days in this absolute hidden gem of a resort with a gal pal recently from a Sunday - Tuesday. We stayed in one of the newly refurbished beach front cottages which is small but perfectly adequate for our needs as it was fully decked out with EVERYTHING we needed to cook all our meals. sleep and...

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shadyshores2015, Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. "no rat race here" although we did have a Bald Eagle race this morning. The Salmon must be in, as there are a number of Eagles dotting the shore. It is such a delight to watch the different species that arrive along the shoreline. Soon the Fishermen will arrive to cast their lines, in hopes...

Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We came up on the long weekend for a stay-cation here on the Island after a great weekend as a guest at the Log Home in March (great for retreats and families!) and we are so happy we did :) Morning coffee on the deck of the cottage the first day there were seals bobbing around the ocean and frolicking...

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shadyshores2015, Owner at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you return to our little piece of Paradise. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again. Happy Trails

Reviewed 13 June 2016

I came here for a short get away with my sisters and mom for a girls weekend and it was absolute perfection. The cottages were quaint yet spacious with all of the amenities you could need and there is nothing like a beautiful view of the ocean. We had a late night fire on the beach and took photos of...

Thank Kendall P
PrincessTsunami, Public Relations Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kendal, Always a pleasure to see families bonding around a beach bonfire. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to review the Property. We would love to see you again in the future. Happy Trails. Live, Love, Laugh

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Shady Shores is so accommodating, cozy, and absolutely stunning! The view is unbelievable and you can't beat the beautiful rocky beaches - offering oyster and clam picking opportunities! Goats on a Roof in Coombs is just a drive away so it's easy to get some shopping done and enjoy some excellent cuisine in the neighborhood. I absolutely loved being in...

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Airdrie, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Our family of four stayed here last summer and it was exactly what we needed! I would definitely go back. The owner is amazing, she's clearly passionate about the area and will go above and beyond to make your trip perfect (without being overbearing) Her recommendations for local attractions and places to eat were very helpful! If you're not planning...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Paddle along the tranquil shores on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Relax in our oceanfront hot tub while watching the eagles soar and cruise ships passing by. Gather around a beach bonfire. Enjoy clams/oysters picked from our beach. Hike on trails through pristine local forests. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the sixteen golf courses within an hours drive. Centrally located for day trips to many points of interest on Vancouver Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shady Shores Beach Resort

Address: 6695 Island Hwy W, Bowser, British Columbia V0R 1G0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Bowser
Price Range: $144 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shady Shores Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Two-bedroom cabin will be very snug for more than 4 people, even though they say sleeps 6.”
 of 5 bubbles Bucketlist2018, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Beach Cabin if you can get it, houses 2 very comfortably.”
 of 5 bubbles Peekfrean , 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Pick a suite instead of the duplex for more room.”
 of 5 bubbles 546darrellr, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“the suites are lovely, also the cottages have their own private deck, both are amazing!”
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 of 5 bubbles style4you2015, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We had room 4”
 of 5 bubbles 18Maeve, 18 Sep 2014 | Read review
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