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Thanks so much for the hospitality! Loved the My Chosen Cafe and Point-no-Point for food recommendations. The trip to Port Renfrew's...
- Tom & AJ and Theresa Lacey
Was a very relaxing stay - Great view. Quiet. A beautiful place to come back to!! Thanks Debbie
- GINNY
Thank you for our time here. It was our quiet time to enjoy. We thank you so much!
- Bob
Thank you, it's very nice, it's beautiful. Have a nice day. Bye bye
- Fenne
Beautiful place. Thanks for the lovely stay, short but sweet. Love the bedsheets:)
- Cheryl & Steve
What a great place to spend a vacation and get away from the hussle and bussel of the USA. We enjoyed hiking in the woods along the...
- Gary & Janet
Dieter and Annette many thanks it's been great, so much to do, so little time. Easily the best B&B we have stayed at - wonderful...
- Tim & Jane
Adonis and I (Elinore) needed a much needed vacation and what better way to have it with a warm family to host us. Annette &...
- Elinore & Adonis
We had a wonderful stay. We enjoyed the fantastic view and it was very special watching the sunrise in the morning. 
- Ewald
Perfect ! Perfect ! So beautiful and so very clean. Loved the breakfast and our host. We will be back !
- Kevan & Karen

Reservation and Cancellation Policies

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Birds of a Feather Bed & Breakfast Ltd.
206 Portsmouth Drive, Victoria
Vancouver Island, British Columbia  V9C 1R9

Telephone: +1(250) 391-8889
Email: victoria @ birdsofafeather.ca (spaces intentional to thwart spambots)


Reservation and Cancellation Policies
(applies only to reservations booked through us directly)

NOTICE to INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS - July 2021

Bookings from all international travelers are fully pre-paid at time of booking and non-refundable under any circimstances. If we accept your booking and later you need to cancel even if the border has closed again we lose potential domestic reservations who might have booked with us, and again if we move your reservation to another date that might have been booked by another guest. The risk is yours alone to assume.

NB. There continue to be new international Covid waves from the variants. While the Liberal government has announced it will reopen Canadian borders to fully vaccinated tourists we for one believe this is politically motivated in advance of a looming fall election and could either be postponed, and/or closed again in the fall.

 

BED & BREAKFAST and/or VACATION RENTALS

POLICIES

  • All B&B ACCOMMODATION RATES are based on 1 nights accommodation for max. 2 people (add $35.00 per extra person in same room) and always include breakfast, use of our private dock, canoe, kayaks, and bicycles
  • CHECK IN: anytime after 2:30 pm. Self-check-in for late arrivals.
    * We communicate by text & phone while you're here as a guest.
    * On check-in day you'll receive a text from us advising your room is either ready, or where possible is ready for early check-in.
    * Please expect a Welcome Letter with self-check-in instructions posted to the white glass B&B entrance door.

     
  • Suite # 1: 2 (+child) persons max.
  • Suite # 2: 4 persons max.
  • Suite # 3: 4 persons max.
  • Pets: Don't show up with a pet without first reading these pet policies AND clearing this with us otherwise there is a very good chance you'll be turned away without refund.
  • Any of our 3 self-contained luxury waterfront suites may also be booked as Weekly Vacation Rentals at a reduced weekly rate.

20 Day Cancellation Policy for Nightly and Weekly bookings EXCLUDING packages noted below

  • First Night / First Week Prepaid Non-Refundable will be charged to your credit card at time of booking. The balance of your stay will be charged to your card 20 days prior to check-in
  • Forfeited Payment & Resevation - first night whenever canceled. Remaining nights if cancelled within 20 days of arrival, or you don't show by by 9:00 am the following day
  • Shortening your Stay - within 20 days of your arrival will be treated as a cancellation
  • Rebooking - If for whatever reason we issue you a credit for a future reservation this may only be used once and not looped in to a 3rd booking.
  • Christmas / New Years holidays: PrePaid in full. Non-Refundable. No Booking credit. NO BREAKFAST is in effect December 24 - 31

Student & Faculty Short Term Accommodations for Royal Roads Univeristy

  • The same 3 suites discounted 20% for weekly rates
  • Promo Code 20% discount given upon proof of current enrollment
  • Prepaid non-refundable rates
  • Returning guests may pay 1 week deposit with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival

Packages + Exclusive Hot Tub

  • all packages, weddings, elopements and "hot tub exclusive use" for Honeymoon Suite are fully prepaid and non-refundable

NON-SMOKING PROPERTY

The entire property is NON SMOKING. Smoking anywhere on our property, inside or outside, will result in immediate cancellation of your stay, forfeiture of payment, and your credit card being charged $250 to pay for relocation of other guests while your room is aired out. Smoking bench located at end of boat ramp and is also 420 friendly.

FORCE MAJEURE and ACTS OF GOD

Our cancelation policies have evolved over time since we first opened in 1997 and they are fair yet strict by design.

During the 9/11 event we had 74 cancelations with no new reservations for about 3 months we almost went out of business. While world events hurt us all economically we have opted to share the financial impact with our guests, in effect spreading it around over the many instead of us trying to absorb it all. Likewise we cannot simply issue credits in lieu of refunds in many cases either as that only defers our exposure. When the tourism sector suffers an economic hardship we can only bounce back with new reservations. Credits preclude new reservations.

OTA's (Online Travel Agencies) are necessary for us to stay in business, however, they are also the most sterile, self-serving, and time consuming systems to deal with. They charge us up to 25% commission and while they'll often waive it if we make a mutual cancelation the process by which we have to claim back commissions is incredibly time consuming; so much so that we opted for all OTA reservations to be pre-paid non-refundable - no exceptions.

Concerning specifically Force Majeure (unforeseen circumstances) and Acts of God we will of course consider each situation on a case by case basis - except OTA bookings - having regard for all the circumstances. Remember though that our stricter policies were designed, in part, for us to remain financially viable - to be able to reopen after the event. That means you'll also get a business response and not necessarily an empathetic one, unless you are a repeat guest in which case we'll make an exception to this policy.

Why we cannot simply move your booking to a new date?

Many of our bookings are made well in advance to secure preferred dates and the closer we get to the arrival date the less likely we are to re-book them except perhaps as a discounted Last Minute booking. We also have many repeat guests who plan their vacation around our availability at the time of booking. They may have booked longer, or even multiple rooms were they available. In some cases our guests have needed to book a 2nd room at another facility.

If we were then to move your booking to a future date those other bookings are not able to adjust on short notice. Additionally the new future dates would then also be blocked to anyone else trying to book those dates and we’ll lose potentially new revenue. Hotels have a huge inventory of rooms. We have 3 to work with.

2021 Covid-19 Pandemic Force Majeure applicable Cancelations

  • Please read the FORCE MAJEURE and ACTS OF GOD section just above for context.
  • If you booked through an OTA please contact them directly. Nothing in this section applies to OTAs.
  • Please communicate by email so we have a record of our conversation for later context and consideration.

 

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