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It is with Bitter Sweet feelings we are announcing our retirement from the B&B as of October 1, 2016
Check out the B&B listing: https://www.bbcanada.com/bb_forsale_display_page.cfm?forsale_id=2398
Inn The Estuary B&B/Vacation Rental is located literally in Nanoose/Bonnel Estuary in a completely surrounded sensitive protected area and borders on over 80 acres of Federal Wildlife Reserve. During seasonal extremes tides and storm activities, we are almost completely surrounded by ocean water. This sanctuary we live in provides awesome displays of many types of birds and other animals all year round. There are more than 200 species of plants and more than 190 species of animals, of which 131 are bird species that makes their home here in this ever changing environment.
We designed and built our home with many extra and unique features. There are three modern, spacious, custom high-end, self-contained suites with private entrances. All fully equiped suites boasts huge windows with expansive views of ocean, mountains and the estuary. There are private decks with outdoor jetted tubs.
Inn The Estuary was the ‘feature home’ in Vancouver Island’s Homes and Living Magazine, fall 2009 issue.Here is an exerpt written by Goody Niosi, for the magazine;
Minutes from the busy Island Highway, there exists another world- a world where man lives in harmony with nature, where architecture rises almost organically from the land and where the line between indoors and outdoors is irrevocably blurred.This world has a name: Inn The Estuary- and is the proud creation of Marianne and Harold Robinson.With their own hands, they designed and built a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home that rests like an island in a series of ponds and channels, a home whose front door is approached by walking over cedar decking that curves past ponds brimful with vegetation and crossing a “drawbridge` to arrive at an imposing front door whose glass panels reveal an entry that is a continuation of the natural wonders of the outdoor world.Marianne and Harold restored the original wetlands and recreated myriads of channels where today deer graze, ducks and otters play and blackbirds flock in the hundreds. They received permission from the Department of Oceans and Fishers to take down the dyke and mimic the channels that still existed, blending their land with the 80 acres of Federal Wildlife Reserve on the property next to them. They worked with the Nanaimo First Nations, the Nanoose Streamkeepers and two biologists on every aspect of the project to maintain the integrity of the land.Nanaimo Mayor, John Ruttan expressed it well when he said, `When you look out the window and see a doe and two fawns and you see Nanoose Bay, you realize that it’s just an incredible setting. And the design is perfect. I don’t think a better fit could be found to be in harmony with nature.“Ì love it“ Marianne says. “There isn’t a day that goes by that we aren’t looking out at something new. It changes all the time. The water coming up the channels from the ocean change constantly with the tide and we see a variety of birds that visit us daily….everything is in motion.`Perhaps the best tribute comes from biologists, Curtis Kerns, who said, “Our wetlands are the most productive bio-lands in the world. We have a history of destroying those lands and I really applaud the Robinsons for creating more wetlands. We now have wetlands that will be kept like this in perpetuity. There are not many people on this planet who have done this.“Each guest suite features stunning views to the ocean and doors that open to private decks with outdoor whirlpool tubs. Inside, a luxurious bed beckons in the evenings and allows guest to waken to the morning sun shining on the water and illuminating the tall reeds. Here they can watch the deer browsing the grasses and hear the splash of seals diving into the channels. The rooms have private fully tiled bathrooms with oversize showers and the great room has wonderful custom high end seating places to relax in perfect peace.
Please enjoy this video done with a drone by Artez Photography Corporation, Nanaimo.