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“Comfortable and homey”
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Review of Seal Beach Cottage

A lovely still evening on Seal Beach              Photo credit: Jag photography
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30 reviews
A lovely still evening on Seal Beach              Photo credit: Jag photography
Seal Beach Cottage
Seal Beach Cottage - see the beach reflected in the window?
Patio with BBQ looking over the oceanfront. New grass there now!
Living area
View from Kitchen
Spacious Great Room
Kitchen - well equipped
View of Seal Beach From the Master bedroom.
Twin room- spacious
Bathroom
Seal Beach - 25M from the cottage
Seals on Seal Beach Point overlooking Miners Bay and the Mayne Island village.
Driveway through 22 acres of private forest to Seal Beach Cottage
Watching the Seals on Seal Beach. Mayne Island Village in background
Seal Beach looking onto Galiano Island
Another beautiful sunset on Seal Beach              Photo credit: Jag photography
Seal Beach on a calm sunny evening!
Seal Beach looking over Active Pass onto Galiano
Seal Beach
Seal Beach Point
Walk through Seal Beach forest! Our trail is 1.5 km long. Sit on our driftwood bench!
Fern Hill Trail in private forest at Seal Beach       Photo credit: Jag photography
Fern Hill Trail at Seal Beach           Photo credit: Jag photography
Looking towards the village from Seal Beach Point
Mayne Island Village from the Point. A 1km walk to the grocery store, bakery, and the gift store.
Seal Beach at sunset
Seal Beach at low tide - wonderful for exploring tidal pools
A late Summer sunset from Seal Beach. WOW!
North Shore Mountains seen from Seal Beach!
Clear water, healthy beach and lots of wildlife!
A couple of over 30 seals hauled out on our Point!
Pals at Seal Beach                Photo credit: Jag photography
Seals and Gulls share the Point on Seal Beach           Photo credit: Jag photography
Eagle on Seal Beach
Gorgeous winter day!
Beautiful all year round!
Your holiday starts on the ferry with the gorgeous trip  through Georgia Strait and the Gulf Islands
Ferry arrived in Village Bay, Mayne Island. Only 3 km to the cottage!
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Mayne Island, British Columbia

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cardmakin...
british columbia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Comfortable and homey”
Reviewed 21 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Loved this efficient, nice sized cottage. It accomodated three adults nicely. Beds were comfortable and loved their pillows. Full clean kitchen.
Fireplace, tv, dvd's, a great view of the harbour. We had a few dozen seals bobbing and splashing in the cove.
Lois was very communicative and organzed and prompt. Can't say enough great things about this rental and its owners.
We even stayed an extra day because this was a lovely place to stay.

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Liked best: The phsyical space and decor. Clean and uncluttered.
Liked least: We needed plastic wrap in the kitchen. That's it!!
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Nov 2015
So glad you had a great time! Those Seals are residents most of the year hence the name. They are always fun to watch along with all the other marine animals and birds and Orcas on an especially good day! Come anytime - we loved having you all.
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Darcysaun...
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Peaceful”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We travelled with 7 other adults and our little shitzu and we had a great ime staying at the seal beach cottage. The house was clean and amenities were complete. They made sure that even if we had a big group that our stay would be comfortable.
The area is very relaxing and the views from the cottage superb. It was the end of the camping season so we had the whole resort to ourselves. We had fun watching the seals on water and even sighted sea lions in nearby Oyster bay. We also spotted some deers.
We will definitely want to stay here again should we return to Mayne Island.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
14 Oct 2015
Hi Ina,

So glad you had a wonderful time. We take a lot of pleasure in assuring guests are comfortable and enjoy their stay. Thank you for the positive review!
Lois
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Debra L
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
“Comfy, Friendly, Relaxing...it has it all!!!”
Reviewed 8 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We booked the Seal Beach Cabin for a family get away for my husband & I along with two of our adult children & their partners. The cabin was clean, fresh and larger than we thought it would be. All beds including the pull out couch were comfortable. Equipped with everything you need for a family. There was plenty of room to do our own thing and yet have family meals & games in the large open area. Great outside sitting area with table, BBQ & a great view.

Lois was an incredible host. We had great chats! We loved getting to know Luna & Pilot.

The beach area is great. We went swimming in the ocean within minutes of arriving. Mayne Island is quaint with a great little town, plenty of beaches, friendly people, & an overall feeling of island living.

We all recommend Seal Beach for anyone wanting to camp. They have 10 camping space with amazing views and right on the ocean. A few of us even tried their Tree Shower....right out in the wilderness!! Awesome.

We will be back!!!

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Liked best: Everything!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Barbara B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Get away from it all at this island paradise!”
Reviewed 24 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This wonderful cottage rental offers comfortable accommodations, awesome ocean views and abundant wildlife for those seeking a place to spend some quality time with loved ones. The owner, Lois, greeted us on arrival and was quick to respond to our questions. We also enjoyed getting acquainted with her friendly and well-behaved dogs. The kitchen is well-equipped should you wish to make your own meals, but if you want to dine out, the local bistros and restaurants are a few minutes' drive away. For those interested in recreational activities, I recommend spending some time exploring the local hiking trails or paddling a kayak in one of the local bays. Also make sure to check out the island's lovely Japanese garden!

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Liked best: The peace and quiet, the gorgeous views
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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P C
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“scenic, quiet, convenient”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The Seal Beach Cottage is an ideal spot for a Gulf Island getaway! The location is beautiful with the bay right out front, surrounded by forest. We enjoyed walking on the beach and playing with the dogs. The cottage is is very quiet and comfortable and is easy access from the ferry and close to stores and other services on the island. Many thanks to Lois for making booking, directions, and other arrangements easy.

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