Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The Bed and Breakfast Experience

By C.Haggerty

Breakfast Like Home!
A bed and breakfast is a small accommodation establishment and offers overnight accommodations & a breakfast, (most b&b's do not offer other meals than breakfast).  Bed and breakfasts are generally private residences with any number of bedrooms able to be rented out in a commercial basis depending on the size of the home.

The bed and breakfast experience always try's to maintain the historical relevance to the home typically with furniture replicating the era of the home.  You will find it more of a social experience when you are staying at a bed and breakfast.  In most accommodation experiences, be it motels or large hotels, generally you don't tend to mingle with other hotel guests on a personal basis in the restaurants or in the evenings unless you are at a resort style accommodation and are not meant to leave the hotel. 

Bed & Breakfast Vancouver
Most hotel guests will enjoy the restaurants at their own table with their party, and retire to their rooms in the evening after exploring the city they are visiting.  At a bed and breakfast, you can do the same but often times you are welcomed by the host and other guest during breakfast.  This is an experience of meeting wonderful people from out of town, and getting to know the other houseguests. 

In the evenings at some bed and breakfasts, well the ones I have had the pleasure to stay in, offer their guests a chance to stay up in the common areas and enjoy a glass of wine, or in one b&b in San Francisco that I stayed in invited us to another establishment that they owned and we sat on the roof and watched the sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge.

History and Charm
Depending on the type of travel you are looking for, I find that the bed and breakfast experience to be one of magic, from staying in a historical home in Vancouver or a Row Home in San Francisco.  The hosts make you feel like you are at home even if you are miles away.  I would highly recommend trying a bed and breakfast at least once along your many travels!

Happy Travels!

Friday, 21 September 2012

First Day Of Fall

Stanley Park In The Fall
It's the fist day of Fall, and a perfect time to start planning your next adventure to Vancouver, BC.  Come and walk through the beautiful foliage in our beloved Stanley Park, or take a trip up the Gondola in Grouse Mountain and take a hike through the many trails and see Vancouver from above.  We are also just a short ride to the famous Whistler mountains.

If you are looking for some great accommodations in Vancouver, why not stay at our Bed & Breakfast, centrally located to all of the great landmarks and many more!  We have specials all fall, call us and ask for more details!

Are you looking for something more long term, we also have executive furnished rentals in North Vancouver if you are planning on staying a bit longer.

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Friday, 14 September 2012

Fall Specials!

Vancouver Bed & Breakfast
The leaves are turning, the air is a bit colder and sweater season is creeping upon us quickly!  

Ocean Breeze Bed & Breakfast would love to warm you up with a special offer, book your Vancouver fall vacation for 2 or more nights and we will give you a free bottle of wine in your room upon your arrival.  

With some of the lowest prices in Vancouver, this bed and breakfast will treat you to a cozy adventure weather you are heading to the mountains to enjoy the views from above, or you are simply wanting to take a walk through Stanley Park and see all the colours of the trees.

Looking for more comfort and warmth, why not book our Tiramisu Suite a junior 1 bedroom suite - spaciously designed and offers you complete privacy, including a separate entrance and large fireplace and these are just a few of the many comforts in your "home away from home".

Make sure you mention this blog to receive your free bottle of wine!

Paul Mccartney Coming to Vancouver

Paul McCartney is only making 2 stops in Canada on his "On The Run" tour.  He is coming to perform in the newly designed BC Place.  November 25th will end a 50 year absence that he has been in Vancouver, BC Canada.  The last time Paul performed in Vancouver was in 1964 with the Beatles in Empire Stadium.

Get the VIP treatment without the VIP price tag, why not stay at a Vancouver Bed & Breakfast, Ocean Breeze is located only 15 minutes from BC Place and rooms start as low as $139.00/night and include a wonderful and tasty breakfast each morning.

While your in town you can also check out all the wonderful attractions that Vancouver has to offer!  Book soon, as the rooms will sell out quick!  We look forward to seeing you in November!