Thank you once again for making our stay in Victoria so relaxing!
Andrea and I hope to see you again in the not to distant future.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
My time spent here I will truly treasure!
Dear Dieter and Ashley,
Thank-you both so very much for such a lovely and relaxing time at Birds of a Feather. My time spent here I will truly treasure. Hately Castle and the Fisgard Lighthouse are a must see. Just beautiful, I took lots of pictures. My favourite was conoing in the lagoon alongside the fantastic widlife.
So much interesting storytelling and meeting fantastic people along the way. Amazing and delicious breakfast that ruly gave us a great start to our days adventure.
I will definitely reccommend this B&B to all. Thanks again for everything!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Awesome, absolutely Awesome!
Dieter & Ashley,
Awesome, absolutely Awesome! Your attention to detail is spectacular. Your greeting commitee Taco & Mac, you two, your friendliness, stories, and gift of warmth made this an adventure we will remember. Keep your passion and spirit going. Yu are very blessed to have the talent of giving and making others comfortable while enjoying a beautiful piece of God's Good Earth.
Thank you & Blessings to you always.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
This place is magical
This place is magical!! I loved eveything from the wildlife and the scenery to the full moon that took my breath away!!
Thank you to Dieter and Ashley for creating this wonderful haven for the soul. Your efforts are not soon forgotten. You are the prefect hosts!!
Thank you to Mac (the greeter) and Taco (the sweetie). They were so lovely to see each day.
I take with me lots of memories of Hately Castle, Fort Rodd Hill & the Fisgard Lighthouse, canoeing on the lagoon and time on the dock (AKA the S.S. Big Bird)
Lots of fun, I will be back!!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Such a gorgeous place! This is destination #2 of our whirlwind honeymoon tour of British Columbia, and it's been so much more that we could ever have asked for! It's been wonderful to just sit on the balcony, watch the geese and the water and relax. This has been a much-needed break from life, and will definitely be returning in the future! - Absolutely perfect! This is a very special place you have here, and we are looking forward to returning!
Jesse Long & Kylie Thompson
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thank you Thank you for a Most Memorable Anniversary Vacation!
Three nights was just not enough in the Honeymoon Suite- Married 40 years on the 3rd! So glad we could extend our stay in another of your beautiful rooms! Leaving 115 degrees we soaked in your cool weather. No rain! We would have welcomed a little.
The breakfasts were scrumptious. The zodiac island tour was exciting- Thanks for the sea salt spray and the wave jumping.
Ashley is truely eclectic and we loved her "favourites" wine-chocolate-cheese tour. The waterfall was amazing along with the cider. The scenery-simply breathtaking- oooohs and ahhhhs!
Thank you Thank you for a most memorable anniversary vacation.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The breakfasts were exemplary, and beyond anything we could have expected!
Dieter and Ashley - Thank you once again for your hospitality & for providing such a relaxing and welcoming stay for us. The breakfasts were exemplary, and beyond anything we could have expected. Very well done with everything else as well. The home is beautiful. The grounds, the sunrise/sunset, the wildlife and paddles out on the lagoon- All were just what we needed.
Thank you so much. We will be sure to give away lots and lots of free advertising and tell all of our friends to come out for a nice long stay at Birds of a Feather. We will have many fond memories of our stay here for years to come & will be sure to look you up again if we are out to B.C
Thanks and best wishes.
Brian and Rebecca LaFrance
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Enjoyed the quiet, serene atmosphere, wonderful hospitality & great breakfasts- (with a poem)
A hike in the woods
To a castle remote.
A twilight cruise
As we paddled your boat.
Time was well spent
With plenty of rest.
Thanks to "Birds of a Feather"
It's a very fine nest.
- Yes, as my poetic husband stated above- enjoyed the quiet, serene atmosphere, wonderful hospitality & great breakfasts! Thanks for this "nest" (we really enjoyed Taco)
Two seasoned Love birds Don & Jan Smith
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thank you for Everything!
What a beautiful place! This stay far exceeded our expectations. The only complaint we have is that we were only able to stay for one night. Our daughter loved this place and even told us that she wished we lived here. We will be coming back for sure and passing on this amazing find to friends and family.
Thank you for everything!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
This has been a highlight of our visit!
Our very sincere thanks for your wonderful hospitality during our stay here at Birds of a Feather. This has been a highlight of our visit to your neck of the woods!! We have had a fabulous 4 days- terrific weather, amazing views, comfortable bed, days spent touring the island and sampling all the good things on offer. We know where we'll be staying if we ever win the lotto (and come back)
Please visit us when you get "down under"
Excellent spot, we would reccommend to anyone- especially when the sun is shining!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Poem written in our guest book by Roger & Sue Fletcher on their 50th anniversary
"On Our 50th"
We consider a lovey sunrise
And exhale as the pink horizen brightens.
Evening shadows slowly fade
And morning sunlight intensifies the lagoon.
We taste the nectar of life
As the shimmering light weaves its spell:
A symphony of sensations
Brings harmony to our souls.
A pair of eagles slide by
And our wonders travel with them,
Their silence punctuated by the
startled Gaggle of Geese at the dock.
And then... The silence is complete.
Our days are captivated by natural wonders.
Manicured gardens enhance creation.
Salt water spray crusts our lashes.
Concluded by an Epicurean delight- Markus'.
But the capstone of our stay
Is the evening Eastern rise
Of our honeymoon sweet-
A moon half-full, but bright with light.
The scene reminds us that ...
The night is lovely, dark, yet bright
"And we still have promises to keep
And miles to go before we sleep.
And miles to go before we sleep."
Thank you for your Warm Hospitality
We enjoyed our time with you - Your beautiful Honeymoon Suite, the view, the birds, the good food, the perfect weather, and the great day f whale and wildlife watching. Our birding trip with Bill Dancer was a special treat- We saw 44 species and much of the Saanich Peninsula. Your recommendation of Markus' Restaurant in Sooke resulted in a truely special dinner. Thank you for your warm hospitality.!
Michele and Stephen Bloom
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
We Enjoyed our Accommodation Enormously
Dieter and Ashley,
Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality and great food & recommendations. We had an awesome stay and enjoyed our accommodation enormously. The whale watchng was incredible as was the horseback riding. We hope to come back soon! Again, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Evelyn had a blast with Taco & Mac. Thank you for your kindness to her. Please visit us if your are ever in Memphis, TN.
Again, thank you so much!
Shannon, Amanda & Evelyn McGee
Such a Gem of a Place!
Thank you so much for one of the most fabulous nights I've had in a long time. Your location is beautiful, your rooms are amazing and your friendliness & attention to detail are wonderful. I will be back without question for a much longer stay. For now it is off to Facebook & Twiter to talk about such a ge of a place. Again- thank you for the blueberries!
All the best,
A new fan.
The Whole Family Enjoyed the Stay
Thanks for allowing us to do all these activities. I know me (Jasmin) and my sister Jia, really enjoyed playing and petting the pets. We love Taco & Mac! The whole family enjoyed the stay. Thank you!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The View is Outstanding
Thank you for such a wonderful room. The view is outstanding and my boys loved their loft bedroom. I enjoyed petting Mac- such a cutie pie. You have a beautiful B-n-B
Teresa, Bill, Malachi & Owen
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Enjoying the hospitality and beauty at Birds of a Feather
We had a delightful stay enjoying the hospitality and beauty at Birds of a Feather. Taco and Mac were perfect greeters and Ashley & Dieter made our stay wonderful. We loved Hatley [next door] and Butchart Gardens (at night lit up) and enjoyed dining outdoors at the Six Mile Pub, the oldest pub in BC. The visit was one we will treasure : ) ! Thanks so much!
Gave us Memories for a Lifetime!
Visiting from Maryland - Dieter and Ashley gave us memories for a lifetime. Whales, sea lions, ocean air, & fresh salmon. We brought our children so that they can carry on these memories. Thanks so much.
Evelyn, Tony, Gabriel & David
You have an awesome place, second to none!
Thank you soooo much for your hospitality! You have an awesome place, second to none!
I love birds, so this is the perfect place for me. Rebekah has a passion for Orca, so she (especially) was in heaven watching them. They were awesome!! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We'll be back.