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Shady Shores Beach Resort

29/05/2017 30/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2014

We had booked this hotel after seeing it in passing during a fishing trip to nearby Nile Creek. The setting is spectacular with the ocean right at your doorstep. Our room was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and, although very small, comfortable. The bathroom was tiny, tiny, tiny! We liked this place but were eventually really put off by the numerous...

6Thank canadatraveljunkie39
Grimsby, Canada
Reviewed 19 September 2014

We just had a wonderful week at Shady Shores, sunshine every day but one ,the fish ( pink salmon) jumping right in front of the resort , waves of them , my husband got a licence and caught his quoter each day, I loved the view from our two bed unit while I was cooking and eating breakfast dinner,we had...

Thank 18Maeve
Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 3 September 2014

I guess if your older you may like this place but for a family of 5 it was not suitable. The room that we were told could sleep us all didn't. The beach is not a nice sandy beach. The bedrooms reminded me of my stays at Grandma's house and the bedding was probably that dated too. The staff are...

3Thank Lisa G
shady01, Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, I have no account of you staying here, and I don't own a cell phone so it couldn't possibly be off.

Reviewed 2 September 2014

Three of us stayed in a two bedroomed cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location couldn't be better and the salmon and the seals in the sea were amazing to see every day. We all really enjoyed the hot tub looking out over the stunning view too. Carolyn was very friendly and helpful also, even allowing us to put...

Thank RacyRachy
shady01, Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The sun is still shining, and the fish are still jumping everywhere. I just had a 12 yr old boy catch one in his bare hands in the tide pool. Life is great!!

Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

This little piece of paradise, was unknown to my wife and me. We had decided to get off the freeway, and find a place to stop for the night. We took the exit off the freeway, down to the town called Bowser . We had decided to just take the first place, that looked nice and interesting, and the second...

2Thank Mike D
shady01, Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Well Mr. Mike, I have had some stellar reviews before, but no one has ever written a novel about our little piece of heaven. Thank you so much for your lovely review. I hope we to see you again soon.

Portland, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 20 August 2014

what more could you ask for? Amazing spot located right on the beach, rooms are ocean view, great service, salmon jumping at your doorstep! Located near beautiful Campbell River, and Qualicum beach, clean water, easy kayak access...

Thank Jay T
shady01, Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I really appreciate you taking the time and effort to video all the salmon boiling up in front. This should surely help the anglers find our precious little oasis. I hope you will still find space along the shore to cast from.

Gatineau, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Our stay was wonderful, , right on the sea wall with a view that couldn't be beat, , our suit was small but very romantic , and in the end we spent our time on the beach or deck when were not exploring the island, Fish jumping right in front of us with eagles and Blue Herons fishing with the...

1Thank artbystevenson
shady01, Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you. I hope you find your way back to our secluded beachfront. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 13 July 2014

The location directly on the beach is really beautiful, but the sleeping rooms are extremely small and the beds, sheets etc. are of rather inferior quality. Be aware that this "beach resort" is very small (7 accommodations), so do not expect the facilities of usual resorts. Based on the high price (CAD 260 per night for the two bedrooms unit)...

1Thank turtlezurich
shady01, Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in writing a review. Our 2 bedroom beachfronts can comfortable accommodate 4. We have the double sofa bed in the living room should you need additional space for little ones. Perhaps next time you should look into the 3000 sq ft Log Home that would more than accommodate a larger family. We try to have...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2014

I recently had the opportunity to stay here with my family. It was an extremely enjoyable stay. When we arrived and got our room we found it very clean, as well as warm and cozy. We had a nice fire on the beach with some friends from the area and enjoyed a fantastic view of the stars and surrounding islands....

2Thank Clay A
shady01, Owner at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

It is a great day when you get the gals together for a surprise Party. Thank you for your review and continued patronage. I'm looking forward to the Reunion Weekend. Live Love Laugh

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Wow and Wow! We stayed at this lovely place for a girls birthday getaway. The PERFECT place. We were able to relax by the log fire, sit on the covered deck (despite the rain) and enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings. The rooms were comfortable and cozy The place was clean and well appointed. Having access to the telescope...

1Thank HromingLesley
shady01, Manager at Shady Shores Beach Resort, responded to this review

It's great when you can get all the girls together for a weekend of celebration. We are joining up with a great esthetician that will come to our Home to provide you all sorts of pampering procedures. Hope to see you again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • 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: $153 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shady Shores Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“the suites are lovely, also the cottages have their own private deck, both are amazing!”
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