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Nosy Point

Nosy Point

Nosy Point is located on Pender Island in British Columbia, Canada. Three rooms can be used by those who would like to stay at the property, all of which are on the home's second floor and accessible by a separate guest entrance. The bed and breakfast encompasses three acres in total, and the grounds are characteristic of gardens, a small pond, and an abundance of trees that surround the building. A lawn is available for guests to utilize, and one of the owners, Stephen, says that the trees open up there, which provide a view of the bay for those lounging on the grass. The owners hope their patrons feel relaxed and valued while staying with them, and they strive to help them by providing recommendations for things to do in the area. The owners also hope to anticipate the needs of their guests and they strive to keep the property up-to-date and accommodating for visitors.


Nosy Point sits on three acres of land and has three guest rooms available for people to rent: The Admiral’s Room, The Captain’s Room, and The Snug. Each room has a queen-sized bed and at least one chair for people to use. Wi-Fi is available, as well as separate heating systems for each unit. The Admirals Room has a three-piece bathroom with a large tub and hand-held shower. The Captains Room has a two-piece bathroom with a shower just down the hall in the shared guest bath and The Snug has a three-piece bath with a large shower. Stephen, one of the owners, has noticed that The Admiral's Room is one that many people have asked for when they return, presumably due to its larger size. Another room that can be accessed by those staying at the property is a small breakfast room that people occasionally congregate at.

Each morning, breakfast is available to guests. The owner describes the provided meal as "a full continental breakfast." Because of the continental style, people that stay at the property can have their morning meal whenever they would like, which is said to have been convenient for some people in the past. Yogurt, bread for toast, coffee, tea, juice, and homemade granola are all available during breakfast. Stephen also typically offers baked goods around 8:00 a.m. A couple of baked items he has brought in the past include muffins and croissants. Those that have food allergies or need certain accommodations can let the owners know, and Stephen says he will see what he can do for them.

The three acres that the business occupies have a cleared pasture area with a ring-shaped walking trail that people can take to view the property. The lower portion near the home is where gardens and a little fish pond are located, and on the other side of the house is where the view of the bay from the lawn can be found. Across the bay are the American Gulf Islands, which can often be seen from the lawn as well. According to Stephen, Nosy Point is a seven-minute walk to the local town. Additionally, there is a marina resort across the street from the bed and breakfast where a restaurant, pub, and kayak and bike rentals are all accessible.


Stephen, one of the owners of Nosy Point, says that a couple of features of the home that previous guests have enjoyed are the "history" and the "unique details." He mentions that, despite its old nature, it has "everything that you would expect in a new house but with the feel of an old house." Many visitors that have stayed at Nosy Point have left reviews about the building and other aspects of the business. One patron said, "This is a great B&B in a restored historic house. The rooms have been renovated and designed with lots of attention to detail. The rooms are also very comfortable, and breakfast is delicious, with freshly baked goods every morning. The host is friendly and accommodating, and the views from the garden are also great." Another guest mentioned, "The Nosy Point Inn was quite nice with lots of local history. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. The location is wonderful with a view of the bay, and the atmosphere was quiet." Stephen says they receive many people that stay with them multiple times, which has allowed him and his wife to create many friendships while running the business.

The owners hope their guests feel relaxed while staying with them. Stephen says he also hopes his visitors feel like they "get their value out of what they pay to stay at Nosy Point." He enjoys talking to those that stay with him and provides each room with a guidebook with the nearby hiking trails inside. Along with the book of trails, Stephen also gives his recommendations of what hikes have been worthwhile for him. He also recommends several places to visit in the area and places to eat nearby. Some attractions that he may suggest include the nearby beaches, some forest walks with views of the mountains, a local farmers market, a variety of music events (during the summer), and art shows. A few of his favorite places to eat include Jo's Place, HUB at Hope Bay, and Port Browning Marina Resort + Pub.

The owners have a few policies that they expect their guests to follow. The main policy is that everyone should treat each other respectfully, which is also the hinge point of the other policies that accompany the business. Quiet hours are set at Nosy Point from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., no smoking is allowed on the property, and pets are only allowed on a case-by-case basis.

Nosy Point is open year-round unless the owners need to renovate a part of the property or need to take a week-long break. Stephen mentions that he and his wife are the only ones operating the business, so he says that he needs to occasionally set aside time to ensure that all renovations are up to date. He mentions that most of their guests are couples and that they are busiest from about the end of May through the beginning of October. Wedding parties have been held at Nosy Point, but larger events have not yet been available at the property. Trees dot the land that surrounds the house, with the exception of the cleared area on the lawn. Because of this open portion, the owner, Stephen, says he wants to capitalize on the view and host other events that would have a center point on his lawn.


The current owners, Stephen and Susan Lofts, bought the home in 2016. The previous owners moved the building to the island using a barge and they made several updates to the structure, with the intent to make it stable and up-to-date. They then set it up to be run as a bed and breakfast, but it gradually went out of business. When the current owners purchased the property, they spent about five years fixing it up, making sure that it was renovated to their liking. They also took time to paint the outside of the house and finish some other aspects of the land. The owners still try to maintain the general upkeep of the home whenever it is necessary. They are also currently working on becoming a "biosphere-sustainable destination," according to Stephen.

Stephen used to repair submarines before entering the lodging industry, but he didn't enjoy that work as much as he wanted to. He decided that he wanted to purchase the property of Nosy Point because he liked the idea of working on a project, knowing that there would be repairs that he would need to make. The idea of operating the home as a bed and breakfast came shortly after they purchased the establishment.

The building on the property came from Victoria and was known as the Wittier house. It was built in 1896, which is older than one might find for homes originally built in a Victorian style. It had many different uses in the past and would've been torn down had it not been moved to the island. Pictures of when the house was being moved are available in the breakfast room.

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4606 Oak Rd
Pender Island, British Columbia V0N 2M1




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