Modern Condo Experience at Bear Mountain Near Langford BC
My wife and I, along with our Golden Retriever, Keegan, had a very good experience staying at Aren's studio at Bear Mountain up the hill from Langford BC. Booked thru VRBO, Aren's response (as well as the numerous communications from VRBO) to our reservation request was very timely. We didn't get final instructions from VRBO on accessing the key box, but Aren was immediately available and helped us get settled. The condo was very modern, nicely furnished, and we were quite comfortable there for our four day stay. Wi-Fi access was excellent, but a heads up to visitors (like us) from the USA that contacting your cell phone provider before you go and finding out what options are available to you for avoiding significant roaming charges is a must. While the condo is dog friendly, it was occasionally a challenge finding an area to exercise our dog and let him do his business. Most close by area are posted dogs keep off the grass, and some pet owners ignore the dogs on leash rules, but otherwise Keegan had a fine time. The drive up and down the mountain to get to the nearest store is interesting, especially at night, but not dangerous if you pay attention. The bed in the condo is very comfortable, and the convertible couch was so perfect that we wound up searching for and buying a very similar one from Costco upon our return to the States. Other furnishings were fine for a couple and of course, our dog just needed a chunk of floor near us to be happy. The two restaurants nearby on the mountain were very busy over the weekend, so you should plan accordingly. That part of Langford down at the foot of the mountain, has a decent selection of places to eat and one excellent grocery store. You should be aware that during the week there is a lot of construction going on further up the mountain, so the trucks and noise is higher than expected in a mountain resort community. We were there over a weekend when construction was minimal, so it didn't bother us. Overall our stay was very good for what we wanted which was the chance to unwind, relax, and be unhurried for a while in a nicely furnished, modern, clean condo with an excellent view from the balcony. Nice place, Aren.

August 2016
Modern Bear Mountain Studio
Modern Bear Mountain Studio
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