Gil Linenberg commented,
“It was mostly because of you guys that I had such a wonderful time during my stay in Vancouver. When it was rainy out, you were the sunshine. When the sun came out, you knew how to make the best of it, so I wouldn’t be bored. I wish for you what I wish for myself – a harmonic life.”
Art & Marg Zaperoza sent a card that said,
“Just a quick note to say thanks for an enjoyable & informative stay at The Beach Retreat. This is one of the first times we have actually come home refreshed and relaxed. Your B&B was great and it is a treat to tell our family and friends. We will be passing on your Website to others.”
Ofer David from Haifa, Israel responded,
“Thank you for a very pleasant stay!”
“Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing evening and morning. What a beautiful place to rejuvenate. I can’t wait to bring my boys out next time to the excellent Urban Trail in that area.”
Mary Lamb said,
“With thanks from a happy guest”
Amanda and Rod from Melbourne, Australia remarked,
“We very much enjoyed having stayed at your B&B!”
Linda and Gerry Homeniuk commented,
“Thanks for making our stay so memorable. You made two people very happy. We enjoyed our stay and especially your company, immensely. Thanks for a super stay. Your B&B is in a beautiful setting and you both made our stay so enjoyable. Thanks for that, “moment in paradise!” The boat ride up Indian Arm was a dream come true. It made us so happy. We had never seen seals, so close up. You were so thoughtful and really kind too. The world is a nicer place because of people like you. May happiness fill your heart each day, your whole life through!”
John and Carrie from Aukland, New Zealand sent a post card that said,
“Thank you for your generosity. The extended breakfast was awesome. The packed lunch really hit the spot after a morning of cycling. Thanks again for everything!”
John and Myra Lythall stated,
“Thank you for the wonderful breakfast this morning. We’ve really enjoyed our stay here. Hopefully we can show you as nice a time when you come to England next year. I’ll write you a good review on the “Trip Advisor.” The truth is out there.!”
Sheldon and Jenn commented,
“Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. I hope you enjoyed your evenings as much as we did. I really enjoyed all the Port Moody history, all through the B&B, especially the painting of the “Pleasantside Grocery.” I grew up around here and that really took me back. Thanks millions!”
Ashley and Phil from Mission, BC said,
“You made our Valentine’s weekend incredibly special. Between the gorgeous view, the comfiest bed on Earth and the spectacular breakfast – you helped make this special time, even better! All the best in the years to come and we look forward to seeing you again soon.”
Tracey and Jason Bilsky remarked,
“What a fantastically relaxing place to be during the hustle and bustle of the 2010 Winter Olympics. We really enjoyed some of the conversations. Our stay at your B&B went by so fast that next time, we plan to stay much longer!”
Laurel and Walter from Wilbraham, Mass. USA commented,
“I often thought during our stay that you both “go above and beyond”! Thank you so much for everything. We couldn’t have had a more beautiful, comfortable and cozy base for our Olympic Adventure. The food was great too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Please accept our little gift as a special thank you for all the great advise, all the breakfasts on OUR schedule, the life saving travel lunches and most especially – your warm hospitality!”
Phil and Amy Alain stated about their Wedding Night stay at the Beach Retreat,
“What a cozy finish to a wonderful day!”
Ursala and Rainer from Germany commented,
“Thank you for a great evening and your extended hospitality. To finish our travel, it was just perfect. The swim, the hot tub, the “candle light’ dinner, the wine and just sitting in front of a crackling fire – made for a very enjoyable and special evening. We will always remember you two and your “At the Beach Retreat!”
Wonderful Jacuzzi and Spa
Thank you very much for the great stay, We truly had a good time. Despite the rainy and cold weather, the time we spent in your jacuzzi and spa, plus the crackling fire – easily made up for that. We were very comfortable in your home. We will highly recommend your B&B to anyone who needs to stay in the Port Moody area. Again, much appreciation and best of luck.
The wireless internet was invaluable during my stay in helping me to make my speeches at your local University. The hot tub really soaked away the aches and pains at the end of a long day!
Joan Strassmann – Houston, Texas
The Honeymoon Suite is a perfect setting at the end of a day of viewing the sights of Vancouver like the Aquarium, Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Granville Island Market. We can’t wait to return. Next time we want to hike and canoe. Thank you so much for the best Wedding gift ever!
Tiffany and Travis Forslund – Puyallup, Washington.
I needed a “time out” from my hectic life, so I booked a stay at the Beach Retreat and I’m glad I did. My stay was very relaxing and quiet.Just what I needed. I especially enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. The view is an ever changing kaleidoscope of colors. I toured around Belcarra Park and Bedwell Bay. The food at the local “Point Pub” was just great. Thanks again for the wonderful welcome.
Robert Smith – Burnaby, BC
In the Most Amazing Setting
The At the Beach Retreat is everything a B&B should be and more! I found it warm and welcoming with gracious hospitality at its best. It has privacy, beautiful view, comfortable bed and excellent breakfast – all in the most amazing setting.
We decided to celebrate our 6th Anniversary in the Lower Mainland and picked the At the Beach Retreat B&B and are we glad we did. We golfed 18 holes at one of the many reasonably priced golf courses in the area, went for a walk along the beach, had a soak in the hot tub and just relaxed on the deck. Nick and Lise cook up some amazing food. The bar-B-Q dinner was just yummy! We also learned to play Backgammon. Everything was just perfect to celebrate 6 wonderful years.
Craig and Laura Kwiatkowski – Kelowna BC
While house hunting in the Lower Mainland, we decided to stay at the Beach Retreat because of its central location. It’s near all the highways and freeways to get you where you need to go in the Greater Lower Mainland. The hosts, Nick and Lise, are a wonderful couple. They are amongst the friendliest people in Port Moody. The Jacuzzi was amazing and helped make for some romantic evenings at the end of a stressful day of house hunting. The fabulous breakfasts got us off to a good start each morning. It ended up we bought a house in Port Moody, we liked it so much!
Mark and Katrina Edwards – Rossland, BC
Wonderful Weather Moods
While on our vacation to British Columbia, we decided to spend much of it at the Beach Retreat. One thing I noticed with its location, is the wonderful weather moods. Rainy one minute, then the sun would come out and produce a beautiful rainbow! The sunsets are something else. We especially liked the “Spa Suite” down stairs. Jacuzzi, sauna, shower message and fireplace. You can’t beat that combination after a tough day of site seeing. Nick is very friendly, informative and a great cook. Lise is a wonderful conversationalist. We especially loved the nature you see from the deck. We named the two seals that like to sun bath on the dock, Wally and Dolly. The eagle was very graceful!
Pam Welch and Perry Miller – Perth, Western Australia
Watching the World Go By
I had a wonderful time just sitting on the deck, watching the world go by. The cold refreshments and appetizers didn’t hurt either. I found it very peaceful watching the water skiers and kayaks doing their thing. I had a great restful time and loved the sauna. Nick prepared great food and baked fresh homemade cookies for our departure. I will definitely be telling my friends and family about this little gem of a B&B! We will definitely return if we get the opportunity.
Rupert & Irina from Scotland wrote,
“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. The Beach Retreat is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Thanks so much for your part in helping us to have such a successful holiday. What an incredible B&B! We highly recommend it, especially the view and the beach part. Thank you for the discussions regarding my website, as to its future direction.”
Uninterrupted Hours Together
My favorite moment was taking in the view while relaxing in the hot tub plus enjoying the beautiful meals which Nick prepared. We enjoyed the wonderful amenities of the Suite and having countless uninterrupted hours together. Mission accomplished, thank you so much.
William & Catharyn – Issaquah WA
Everything a B&B should be…
This is everything a B&B should be, warm, welcoming, gracious hospitality at its best, privacy space, comfortable bed, excellent breakfast in the most amazing setting.
Thank you for sharing it with us!
Doris & Bob Burnaby BC
Can’t wait to return!
We can’t wait to return, we want to hike and canoe. Thank you so much for them best stay possible.
After going to the Aquarium, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Granville Island Market it was great to come and relax in the B&B Hot Tub.
Tiffany & Travis Seattle WA
Thank you so much for the great stay, I really had good time despite the rain, I was able to spend time in the wonderful Jacuzzi and sauna!
I was very comfortable in your place. I will highly recommend it for anyone who wants to stay in Port Moody.
Joan Houston TX
We had a great stay in this wonderful suite, thanks for making this such a cozy place. There could not have been a better set up for us when we visited family nearby, we were close enough to walk back and forth to see family, but far enough away to get peace and quiet when we needed it! Such nice accommodations made this family visit quite luxurious.
Connie & John San Mateo CA
Our Wedding Night
This was our wedding night. Weather was perfect and we got married at a wonderful place – I would recommend Old Orchard Hall ñ it is beautiful venue for a wedding. Thank you so much for our stay and thank you so much for Sunday breakfast it was great! Our highlights were kayaking and the gorgeous views, we really enjoyed our stay, thank you.
Cassi & Keith Port Moody BC
Beautiful Beach Retreat
Thanking you and Lise for sharing your beautiful beach retreat. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely stay here again. We love it here, the comfy bed, gorgeous location and view. The hot tub, sauna, shower and snacksÖwe were very, very comfortable here, thank you again
Meaghan & Clay Kelowna BC
We are here for our fifth wedding anniversary and found the perfect retreat to spend some precious time together. I loved the views and special touches in the Guest Suite, we felt very much at home here and welcomed by our hosts. Nick rustled up a fantastic meal for us when we arrived late it was much appreciated.
Another great stay!
Thanks Nick & Lise for another great stay, we will definitely be back again next year for our anniversary. We’ve already decided this will be our special home away from home. Always feeling refreshed every time we leave, looking forward to being back. thanks for the thoughts you put into our stay.
Awesome bed, awesome shower, awesome food and awesome hosts
Nick, you take what a B&B should be and go far above and beyond what you would find anywhere else! And we found it in our own backyard, it seems like every time we had a thought of something I needed I would look up and it would be staring me in the face. Among all the chaos of our wedding you gave us the space and time that belonged only to us, I can’t express how much that means, thank you again.
My favorite moments were being served breakfast on the deck, relaxing at the end of the dock with wine and good conversation. We relaxed in the gazebo looking at the view and listening to beautiful music. There is an awesome bed, awesome shower, awesome food and awesome hosts
Massage in the Gazebo
Thank you very much to Nick and Lise, you both made this a very very special day for us, I hope we will be visiting you again soon.
The massage in the gazebo was wonderful and the sunsets while sitting on the deck were perfect. And the crab cakes, they were perfect too!
Lise was fantastic, thank you so much for the champagne, chocolate strawberries and the bride and groom towels such thoughtful touches. We highly recommend At The Beach Retreat.
Home away from home
Our favorite moments were spending a romantic vacation with my new husband and the boat ride out to the log booms to see the Seals was wonderful. Kayaking in Indian Arm was great, we really enjoyed the Pacific Rim Grill and Nickís wonderful kitchen. It was a great honeymoon trip,
Thank you for wonderful weekend and sharing your home with us. Fantastic views and a feeling of home away from home, excellent night sleeps in a very comfortable bed.
Wonderful Crab Feast
I would recommend the view from our room at the beach! We loved the restaurants in Port Moody. Our favorite moment was our wedding near by. Nick and Liseís attention to detail and hospitality is wonderful.
You looked after us I grandly and nothing was too much trouble, we loved the wonderful crab feast to round off a great week.
Flowers, fruit & fluffy towels
I would recommend this place highly, it’s obviously filled with little touches, flowers, fruit, fluffy towels, and everything exactly where you might need them. You are such friendly hosts that it gave me the constant sense of someone taking care of all the little things. Thank you again!
The purpose of our trip was a honeymoon, we had a party with friends, sunbathing, swimming and sauna with good friends. Great food, we loved the salad dressing, thanks for the secret recipe!
The water was perfect, the crab dinner with Risotto was unbeatable, this was the best vacation ever thank you. You allowed us to invite our friends over for one of the best meals we’ve ever had – a great time.
You guys thought of everything from the fresh flowers to the hair clip in the bathroom, to the fresh Okanagon cherries. The wonderful jazz music set the ambience, and the water toys gave us something to play with. You guys got the point believe me the list would go on for ever .
Every little thing made this day so much more memorable, we had the Eggs Benedict today, marvelous, we will definitely be seeing you again soon, best wishes.
A very special, quiet place
A very special, quiet place. Do nothing but relax, and enjoy great food. Wonderful hosts at this B&B thank you again. The breakfast on the deck was exquisite and Old Orchard Hall was a great place for our wedding.
Waking up on the waterfront
Our favorite moment was enjoying the great view Down the Inlet. Waking up on the waterfront and having a peaceful unrushed morning is fabulous. We enjoyed an amazing weekend away from the norm, quality time with each other doing what we want, when we want, very enjoyable, we will be back.
The sauna was heaven
My favorite moment was Sunday morning in the hot tub! We really enjoyed Nick and Lise and of course the cats! All were very welcoming and friendly, the sauna was heaven, and the bed super comfy. We so enjoyed spending time on the dock, in the hot tub and seeing all the wildlife, this is always the calm spot during a hectic trip.
We were told this was Heaven!
We were told this was heaven, the hot tub, champagne and old friends it’s all right here and we will be back.
We are here to hang out with our friends, we love staying here, everything was perfect, great breakfast thank you. We’d like to return next summer when we can enjoy the outdoors more. We love the casual style and unbelievable view, the bed is so comfortable and beautifully put together. I have a real thing about good sheets and bedding you get an A+
The great crab feast
We loved Nick and Liseís beautiful bed and breakfast and their great company, we ate many wonderful meals and really enjoyed the ocean, hot tub and boat ride. We enjoyed Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, Minter Gardens and Harrison Hot Springs. We did some local hiking and there is nothing like catching up with old friends! And who could forget the great crab feast, we did so much it was hard to pick what we enjoyed the most it was a most refreshing time.
Your place is marvelous!
Many thanks, your place is marvelous, Nick and Lise are absolutely beautiful souls and we are lucky to now have them as friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts we love the beautiful beach front, the hot tub and the luxurious bed.
A nice time away from work!
We relaxed by the beach and sat in the hot tub. We enjoyed the sunny days, thank you for the delicious breakfast, great views and a nice time away from work.
We loved it all and we will return again and again, many thanks
Magic Summer Nights
Nick and Lise thought of everything and treated us like royalty; from the bottle of champagne on the first night the most comfortable bed fluffy robes and endless supply of towels. This is our place of choice, the magic summer nights, the breakfasts that would suddenly appear with a marvelous selection of bagels, muffins and cakes!.
Nothing was too much trouble, we felt like we were part of the family. Thanks and we will be seeing you soon. Our favorite moments include a crab supper and seeing the seals play from the deck, there is such a fantastic view one can enjoy with the chilled glass of wine. Thank you!