A Lovely Island Getaway

Posted: 18th December 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Whether you live on Vancouver Island or are coming for a visit, there are no lack of things to do, see and experience here.  The island features landscapes of mountains, forests, farmlands and marine settings that are simply amazing.  One of the best little spots is a town called Cowichan Bay that sits right on the very edge of the island with terrific views of the surrounding lands and water.  It’s one of those places that you could easily spend days exploring, finding all the little shops and features and taking in the breathtaking views.  With so much to see and do in the town we’re pleased today to share with you the fabulous Cowichan Bay accommodations at Seasons Above The Bay B&B.

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B - Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B - Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

As you pull up to Seasons Above The Bay Guest Suites and B&B two things are immediately evident.  One is the lovely home that Bev and James have created and carefully decorate to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.  The other great thing about staying here is the very close proximity to Cowichan Bay itself.  You’re far enough away that your experience at night will be the quintessential Vancouver Island experience, that is to say peaceful and relaxing, but it’s also close enough that you can very easily stroll into town for a lovely dinner at one of the great restaurants that line the shores or a drink at one of the local establishments.

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B - Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B - Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

The suites are large and comfortable, and Bev and James ensure that no detail is left unattended to.  Both suites have areas for food preparation and built-in laundry, allowing the visitor to experience their visit with all key amenities right in the suite.

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B - Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B - Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

This suite has a distinct beach theme to it, in essence extending the feel of the town itself right into your accommodations.

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B - Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B - Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

The other suite is designed and decorated with a distinctly French feel, featuring items and photographs from France to add to the authenticity of it all.

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B - Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B - Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

The meticulous sense of design and style is continued upstairs in the main living area and the dining room.  The entire B&B experience doesn’t begin and end with a comfortable room, it’s also found in the way that a stay can result in the finding of new friends.  Meals shared at the table are a terrific event, with nothing being overlooked by your gracious and kind hosts in Bev and James.  We can think of no better way to have some “island time” than by visiting Seasons Above The Bay B&B.  Come and see the finest that Vancouver Island has to offer!




  1. Hello Mr Toad, this is really close. I’ll keep it in mind in case we lose electrical on a cold day at the marina. These photographs show the place beautifully. Very classy interior photography indeed.

    • Thank you so much Joseph, that means an awful lot to us! You’d love to stay here, trust us, Bev and James are terrific hosts and the house is exquisite. 🙂 Many thanks for your kind visit and comments here, we sure do appreciate it!

  2. avatar LensScaper says:

    What a beautiful looking home. We will be in the market for a new home in 2014, so if you could just ship this one over to us it looks perfect. Failing that if we ever make it back to Vancouver Island this looks a fine place to stay. Christmas Greetings to you and Mrs Toad. It’s been a joy to share experiences with you in the past year.

    • And the same to you, Andy, from Mrs. Toad and I to your family. I’ll call FedEx here shortly to see what they want to ship a home like this to you, we’ll see what we can do!! 😀

  3. This is such a warm and inviting place. I would LOVE to stay here. Thank you Mr and Mrs. Toad for your beautiful photography, your inspiration and your support throughout the year. A very merry and bright Christmas and New Year to you both!

    • Thank you so much, Sherry, that just means the world to us here my dear friend! The same in return to you and your family, we’re looking forward to 2014 and following along on your adventures!

  4. avatar Edith Levy says:

    What an amazing place. I want to stay there…hopefully I’ll get the opportunity. My husband and I have been talking about a trip to Vancouver. You’ve really showcased this property beautifully.

    • That’s just awesome, Edith, please do come! Both Mrs. Toad and I would consider it a highlight for us if we could get a chance to meet one day! Thanks so much for all your ongoing support here, it really means an awful lot to us!

  5. avatar Bev Oliver says:

    Thanks so much, Scott and Laurie, for all of your ongoing support! We are so thrilled with your photographs, Scott. The light you have captured evokes the feeling of this space so much for me. We just love them; they are like no other. All the very best for a lovely Christmas, and an amazing year in 2014. Bev and James.

    • Gosh, thanks so much Bev!! We really appreciate your wonderful comments here today! We’re thrilled to know that you love the photography we created from visiting your terrific B&B. It was a true highlight for us in 2013, that’s for sure! May you and your wonderful family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from the Toads to you!!

  6. These photos are just exquisite Toad! So warm and inviting. When ever I do make it up there for a visit, I will definitely keep this place in mind!

    • Most excellent kind sir, thank you so much!! I know you’d love it up here my friend, you really would. Many thanks for your visit Michael, we really appreciate it.