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Family Friendly Vacations Victoria BC British Columbia Video

Family Friendly Vacations in Victoria BC

Our Hansel and Gretel Room is perfect for family friendly vacations with a fridge and several sleeping arrangements possible with a small alcove off the main room.

Hansel and Gretel Family Room  in our 1905 Victorian Arts and Crafts Heritage Home

Family Friendly Accommodation Victoria BC British Columbia, Canada

Hansel and Gretel Room Family Friendly Vacations

Victoria BC Canada Lodging Bed Breakfast Accommodations

Victoria BC Accommodation

  • A well-appointed room with 1  Pillow-top Queen bed  and one Single bed.
  • Attached alcove available with double bed , sleep up to 5
  • Street view, active with cute horse carriages clip clopping by and tourists returning to their cruise ships
    • Charming original 1905 hardwood floors and Persian rugs.
  • Elegant European Embroidery including some very Unique Items
Family Friendly Vacations at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed Breakfast Victroria BC
Elegant Antique embroidery Gingerbread Cottage Bed Breakfast
  • Very comfortable double bed and single bed with down-feather comforters, and oversize European pillows
  • Down Feather Duvets and Over sized Euro Pillows

Private Ensuite Bathroom

Completely Private Bathroom with Rain shower inside your suite.

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Family Friendly Vacations in our Hansel and Gretel Room


  • Writing Desk, Table with 4 Chairs  and Fridge in Room
  • Hair dryer, iron and Ironing board
    • Complimentary Tea bar in room
    • Beach Towels and Sunscreen in Beach bag
    • Housecoats, shampoos, conditioners
Family Friendly Vacations in Victoria BC at the Gingerbread Cottage B&B
Family Friendly Vacations in Victoria BC at the Gingerbread Cottage B&B

Electronics and WiFi

  • LCD Color Cable TV with DVD player (Movie rental shop with popcorn 1 minute away)
  • Hi-speed internet in B&B Lobby or Broadband wireless N WiFi network

Common Areas

  • Use of Common Area Living Room and our Main Front Garden with patio set, umbrella, bench and chairs
  • Living Room is at your disposal as well until 10 PM  each evening


  • Please inquire for rates.

Here is an old Post Card showing Hansel and Gretel and the Wicked Witch Fairy Tale.

Family Friendly Vacations in the Hansel and Gretel Room
Hansel and Gretel running from the witch in an old Postcard depiction

Your Hostess and Private Chef

family friendly vacations

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
Email: [email protected]

Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

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1905 Victorian Arts and Crafts Heritage Bed and Breakfast steps away from Pacific Ocean