What Our Guests Have to Say
and still not long enough. We made so many friends. Lots to do. We love it and have already booked for next year
Our seventh year
coming to your beautiful waterfront getaway, but the first year we had a boat. We enjoyed exploring and hope to do more in the future. There was a lot of dock jumping and ocean swimming this year. The water was warm enough for us to just jump in. Having a week at your condo is one of our few family traditions and we have so many special memories. Thank you for sharing it with us once again.
July 17, 2021
Had a marvelous time!
Enjoyed your million dollar view. Beds were super comfy. Cross breeze made even the hottest days comfortble. Thanks for everything!
Another wonderful Anniversary
June 11, 2021
Two blissful days
The cozy comfort of this condo was the retreat we needed to totally relax and heal with the views the energy of the sea and the quiet which we enjoyed so much. Canoeing was such a pleasure to be paddling again. Special thanks to our hosts Dennis and Marcia. It was so very hard to leave!
May 18 2021
Even in the rain. Hope to come back soon.
April 15, 2021
Unbeatable views and we were even lucky enough to watch a pod of Orca swim by. We will be back!
April 22, 2021
It was an awesome stay
The condo is very homey and the view is unbeatable!
We thoroughly enjoyed the telescope yto view ships and seals in the water.
Scott, Colleen, Miranda and Leif
April 7, 2021
So hard to leave
Glorious warm sunshine. These days are such a gift. Thank you!
Margaret and Teri
March 31, 2021
We had a wonderful time as usual. It was the perfect Covid getaway. We kept to ourselves and did take out. Enjoyed a clear night with a fire. Got into the hot tub everyday. Looking forward to coming back this summer!
Carey, Andrew, Sophia and Meredith.
March 24 2021
We had so much fun
Even though it was a short stay, it was worth it!
On the night of the 26th the almost full moon lit up everything. Unfortunately it was cloudy the next night. Another amazing stay
Feb. 28, 2021
Had an amazing time
A much break. Hope to come back.
Diana and Ashley
January 16, 2021
Thanks for having your condo available through these crazy times. We appreciate the break from home this winter. The weather was wet, but we still managed to get out on the many trails and explored areas that we hadn’t spent any time on the in the past. Our favorite Gulf Island is Gabriola. So happy to have spent a day over there exploring our favorite parks. Drumbeg Park is spectacular.
Peggy and Dave Hepler
Dec. 29, 2020
So much fun
We were fortunate to be able to spend a lovely and relaxing month in this condo. Enjoyed the ocean view and our many walks. The counter was perfect for me to set up my card making supplies and I was able to make and mail my Christmas cards. We did enjoy our time here and hope to come back in the future.
Brian and Joanne
Nov. 1, 2020
Home away from home
Your condo felt like a “home away from home”
The weather was lovely for the first three days!
Love the views, our walks, especially Heron Park a short walk down the road. Thank you!
Ken and Kathleen
Oct. 6, 2020
Our first but not our last. Everything co operated, had a wonderful time.
Marlene and Dennis
Sept. 30, 2020
Judy and I had a “girls getaway” in the middle of the second wave of Covid. We felt very safe here and everyone was careful keeping socially distant and keeping things clean. That’s probably why Vancouver Island has the lowest infection rate. Even though the forecast as for rain and wind, we only got rained on once in the morning while beach combing. We had a lovey time and will definitely be back
Long awaited getaway
Continued from Sylvia
The condo was a most wonderful surprise. What a lovely location. Absolutely the best. Felt like home. We had so much fun exploring your great island. Would love to come back and will for sure recommend your condo to our friends. Thanks so much for sharing your home. L Everything was clean and comfy. Nest time would love to be brave and take the canoe out. Loved the second bedroom upstairs Nice to have your own private area to relax in. Thanks again.
Judy and Sylvia Sept. 23
This location is fabulous
We have been blessed with fantastic weather and have SO enjoyed the view of the ocean and sunrises. So much bird life and sounds.
The pool has been fun and the local walks are perfect. The Condo is awesome and very comfortable beds. Thank you Dennis and Mrs. Dennis
Garth and Linda Sept. 9 2020
What a perfect spot
Our family had the best time exploring, playing games and using all of the amazing amenities here. We learned how to crab, dig for clams and ate big seafood feasts. We can’t wait to come back next summer.
The Boyer Family
Aug. 8 2020
Another Fabulous Week
It gets better every year! The weather cooperated and we enjoyed the pool, the beach and nightly campfires. Thank you Dennis and Marcia for sharing your beautiful condo with our family.
Carrey and Andrew
July 11 2020
The prefect setting in the perfect comfy homey space to rest and recharge with a lifetime friend. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality
Chis and Caroline
My friends and I really enjoyed our stay at Inn of the Sea. Our unit was wonderful with gorgeous views and very welcoming. We are planning on staying again next year !!!
Oct. 1 – 4 2019
Just what we wanted
Nice out of the way location but close enough to anything you need. Great ocean view and a really well equipped unit. Owner was very congenial and helpful. Would like to return sometime.
Dec. 21 – 26 2019
I just live 50 miles away, but great to change the surroundings for a weekend. wonderful waterfront view, clean and ready for relaxation.
Feb. 7 – 9 2020
Everything was great. Loved the place
Great love the location
Feb. 12 - 15 2020
Great 60th wedding anniversary
Our unit was spotless and well equipped. We enjoyed the pool and the helpfulness of the staff at all times. The view was amazing and location great for us as we are only an hour or so from home on Salt Spring. We just wanted to get a away and do nothing for a few days and this place fit the bill.
June 8 – 12 2020
We had a fabulous 3 generation girl's weekend! The condo was equipped with everything we need including a beautiful view of the ocean. Morning coffees outside watching the beach life was the best! The kids and adults alike made use of the gorgeous pool. We play tennis and enjoyed the park for the kids. The other guests/owners we very lovely. We went to Chemainus and went to the theatre as well as out for lunch at the Willow Street Cafe. We all wanted to stay a week longer.... can't wait to go back:-) Adrienne
May 27, 2019
Dennis was very kind and helpful. The check in was easy. We enjoyed many sunny mornings in the patio and even got up early to see the sunrise. Being so close to the dock was wonderful. The kitchen had everything we needed. We enjoyed our stay and meeting other guests. We would definitely consider staying here again if we ever came back to visit Vancouver Island.
We had a wonderful Easter vacation at this beautiful island getaway. It was very peaceful and relaxing. The suite is large and comfortable. The second bedroom with bunk beds will be great for us to bring our grandchildren with us next time. The view is amazing. This was the perfect home base for our daily excursions and explorations of the wonders of Vancouver Island. Thank you Dennis for being so accommodating and easy to work with. Looking forward to returning in the future.
We didn’t spend a lot of time at the place. But the views were spectacular and it was definitely a breath of fresh air after a long hard day. The place has everything you can need. Lots of room and beds. Dennis was great
This is such an amazing little gem of a place. Inn of the Sea is like a sweet retreat but Dennis’s 109 and 209 are the icing on the cupcake. What a view! We had the opportunity to see Orcas three times right out the front window. Everything was beyond our expectations for the entire seven days.
This vacation rental is located in an area with great walking paths. The condo is well maintained, well equipped and spacious. The condo development included a swimming pool and laundry facilities. It was a very positive experience.
Beautiful views & all the comforts of home.
Views are even more spectacular than what the pictures show. This property was very clean and has all of the amenities of home. You will want for nothing. The owner provided us with detailed instructions to locate and use the property ensuring we had everything we needed for our stay. We highly recommend this property and will use it again. Keith
Very quiet & relaxing - just what we needed
We are giving this place a 5 star because it really is a lovely peaceful spot. The condo had everything we needed. The view is great and although we stayed here in January and the weather was cold, the rain held off and we were able to have our morning coffee out on the patio. Hot tub was great amidst the fresh air.
My Sisters and I absolutely loved our stay. The condo was clean and had everything we needed to stay cozy and visit. The view from the balcony and deck are both equally amazing. I would definitely book this unit every time I am on the Island.
Thank you Dennis:)
Amazing place to leave your cares behind!
Our family of 5 can never get enough of this amazing oceanfront getaway. Nothing compares to the stunning views, beautiful amenities and cozy condo. So many things to see and do nearby but we are just as happy to stay onsite and enjoy every minute of our time together in this wonderful setting. Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful home away from home with us. We couldn't ask for anything more!
Was an awesome stay. We hiked, biked and kayaked with the dolphins. The owners where very helpful.
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE THAT WAS HARD TO LEAVE
The condo was remarkably comfortable. The view was fantastic. But the best part was the owner. I have never had an owner anywhere be so helpful and attentive. From the moment I reserved Dennis was in contact and made everything so easy. This was an exceptional experience beginning to end. The only bad part was leaving.
We stayed at the Inn of Sea from August 25 - September 1. This is the third time we have stayed at the Inn of the Sea. But we loved Dennis Thompson’s condo best because it was on the ground floor. We definitely preferred the ground floor. It stayed very cool and there was less noise. We still had an amazing ocean view. We had two of our grandchildren with us and they loved the upper floor bedroom because they had their own space. The kids loved swimming every day and playing tennis. We found the condo was a home away from home. It was very well equipped. Dennis was very accommodating. One of our highlights was going into Ladysmith for cinnamon buns at the Old Towne Bakery. Of course we always have to have Robert’s Pizza one night. We also enjoy going to the Crow and Gate before the grandkids arrive. I could never get tired of the view and I enjoyed my morning coffee sitting outside just taking it all in. I would recommend this condo to my friends and we will definitely come back. It was a very relaxing vacation. We created memories for the grandkids and plus ourselves.
Perfect quiet location!
This is the ideal place for relaxation! Owners very accommodating.
Beautiful space with many things to do and enjoy.
Tony W. said...
The views are exceptional and the coastline was wonderful to potter across the rocks. One evening I spent nearly an hour watching a sea otter in the bay and we also saw seals and eagles. Despite the complex being very busy, as it was Canada day weekend, we loved it. Dennis Thompson called us on the first evening and offered some helpful suggestions as to where to go and where to eat. We enjoyed walking part of the Cowichin River, Englishman River Falls, Parksville and Chemainus. We ate at the Crow and Gate pub that was more English than anything we have seen in England. However, most of Dennis's other recommendations to eat were closed as it was the holiday weekend. In the end the Inn of the Sea did not disappoint at all as the location won us over. We moved onto Victoria after our 5 days to complete our journey exploring the southern part of this wonderful Vancouver Island.
Had an excellent time! Beyond our expectations!
Owners were friendly and extremely accommodating. We look forward to our next visit. Thank you Dennis.
Seclusion, peace and a touch of heaven!
This 2BR/2BA 2 floor condo is right on the beautiful shores of Stuart Channel. The owners have made this a “home from home” vacation experience. The unit is well equipped with everything you need from fully equipment kitchen and all the linens and towels you need. The living room has a fireplace and new HD TV. The lower patio and 2nd floor balcony off the upper bedroom affords unbelievable bay views. The complex has a heated pool and spa, private dock, waterside grill areas, tennis court and volleyball/badminton field. The owners of this unit have a canoe that is available for use during your stay. Dennis called us the first night we arrived to make sure we had settled in and made several excellent suggestions for sightseeing and restaurants.
If you are looking for that perfect location away from those typical noisy and overpopulated vacation spots, then Inn of the Sea is the perfect destination.
Great magic quiet place.
Gracias Dennis my 3 daughters, mom and wife enjoyed the great view, setup and even the pool . Great hickes nearby and 1hr drive to Victoria. Thank you
Beautiful views! Everything we could need!!
Loved our stay, the ocean views were amazing. The condo had everything we could need. It was comfortable and clean! Will definitely be back!!
It is a great condo on the water with a fantastic view! There is lots of room with 2 couches and 2 lounge chairs, with a big screen TV and computer. We especially enjoyed taking out the canoe for a few hours. We also saw 4 or 5 sea otters playing on the end of the boat launch. The condo is centrally located near Nanaimo so you can explore the island in several directions. We would definitely go there again!