Frommers – The Unofficial Guide to Bed & Breakfasts in the Northwest
Frommers – The Unofficial Guide picks BayView Bed & Breakfast as their favourite B&B in Vancouver, B.C.
Top-Notch, all-suite B&B has it all: peaceful setting, great views, fabulous breakfasts, well-appointed rooms, and super hosts. Classy, clean, upscale – our favorite Vancouver property. Gourmet four-course breakfast served in sunlit dining room overlooking gardens and bay. `Entrees may include such delights as sockeye salmon or mascarpone-stuffed French toast, always followed by a heavenly dessert. (Special diets accommodated graciously.) Indoors at BayView, you’re surrounded by soft florals, sculptured floor coverings, and fine furnishings; outdoors the elaborate gardens are like your own private park. Stunning views from the back deck. Adorable, well-behaved small pets on-site. We can’t wait to go back.
Comfort & Decor: Designer wall-paper and bedding, top-of-the-line mattresses, hardwood floors with sculpted, handmade rugs. Many special touches such as art-quality fixtures, handmade lamps, hand-painted sinks, antiques; original Canadian artwork throughout. Central heat (guests have thermostat access) house is quiet and well insulated.
The Living Show – a popular TV show, May 2007
“I invited BayView B&B to be on our TV show, the Living Show, because it is one of the most beautiful & most romantic B&Bs in the whole city of Vancouver. Although it is only a few minutes from the city centre, BayView B&B feels like a small country estate. Set in the middle of a beautiful garden with panoramic views of English Bay, Stanley Park and the city lights, it is a very peaceful place. We especially like the spacious BayView Suite with its great views and its exquisite attention to details: a stunning fireplace with handpainted tiles and an antique mantle; beautiful Nile cotton embroidered sheets from Sferra Bros. of Italy & Terra Nova Linens in Vancouver; elegant expensive Sanderson wallpaper from England and Canadian art from BC and Quebec. BayView B&B is truly a 5 star romantic getaway. You will love it.”
Veronica Wakeham – Host
Vancouver Shinpo, a weekly Japanese newspaper, July 2006
Click here to read the review (Japanese Language PDF).
For SE Washington and NE Oregon – February 2001
The absolute best in hospitality awaits you at BayView B&B in West Vancouver. This all-suite inn in a classy, modern home has exceptional English Gardens, sweeping water and city views, and the peace and quiet of a residential neighborhood. Hosts Gwen and Jim are gracious in the extreme, but never intrusive. Their three suites are a great value at $135 to $250 CDN. Besides having all the accoutrements of a fine hotel (desk, robes, TV/VCR, mini-fridge, reading/video library, private bath, top-of-the-line mattresses and linens), each offers its own private sitting room and a view of English Bay. You have room to relax and everything you need to recharge your batteries when you stay at BayView. Just a ten-minute drive from downtown, BayView is even closer to the beach and great neighborhood shopping and dining. For ski buffs, it’s also a great jumping-off point for Whistler. And did I mention the breakfasts? Absolute heaven. You can’t beat BayView B&B.
Vancouver:The Ultimate Guide – 6th Edition
If you appreciate astounding views, old English Gardens and elegant surroundings, head to the BayView B&B in a quiet cul-de-sac in West Vancouver. Elaborate wall coverings and bedding, exquisite furnishings and a fine selection of Canadian art makes this B&B special. There are three suites with private baths and sitting rooms; in each you can lie in bed and see Lion’s Gate Bridge backed by Stanley Park and the city. The downstairs suite is large with a kitchen, queen-size sofa bed and private entrance. A generous deck overlooks the luxuriant garden, the ocean and the city. A four-course breakfast includes fresh baking. Close to West Vancouver beaches, seawalk and shops, and a 15-minute drive to city centre.
Judi Lees & Terri Wershler
Hidden Pacific Northwest
If you’re looking for quiet, BayView B&B’s perch in an exclusive residential neighborhood above West Vancouver is the place. A spacious, neat home at the end of a little-travelled cul-de-sac, BayView has a four room suite on the main floor and two three-room suites upstairs. All offer nice views down to the water a mile below, and the Lion’s Gate Bridge beyond. Guests are greeted with a plate of steaming fresh cookies. Despite its bucolic locale, it’s just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver.
Globe Trotters Travel – How to Walk The Planet
The very prestigious and famous Japanese travel book, the Globe Trotter Travel Books 1998 – 2013. How to Walk the Planet features BayView At Green Gables B&B in West Vancouver as one of their 5 favourite B&Bs in the whole province of British Columbia.
They love the fact that the B&B is in the middle of a huge quiet garden and has spectacular views of English Bay, Stanley Park, the downtown city lights, and is only minutes to the city centre, Stanley Park, the beaches, shops and restaurants. They also appreciate BayView’s 4 course breakfasts, their Japanese speaking helper, and Gwen and Jim’s warm helpful hospitality.
This home in West Vancouver has a spectacular view of English Bay, Stanley Park and the city skyline. It’s set in the middle of a trendy area with upscale restaurants and shops. From the nearby sea-walk you can sit and watch the cruise ships head north to Alaska.