***Due to COVID-19 we are ensuring our place is thoroughly cleaned after every stay: every surface and all high touch areas will be wiped down and disinfected; floors will be vacuumed and mopped; and all sheets, towels and linens sanitized. There will be bottles of cleaner and cloths available should guests wish to wipe down anything during their stay. There is also a self check in and check out process to reduce social contact. Currently I am fully booked up until the end or February/beginning of March. Thank you and please stay safe!!***
This updated oceanfront cottage, situated on a very private 1.6 acre lot, has everything you need for a romantic getaway, relaxing family vacation, or just to unwind (there is no TV or WiFi!). Located on Vancouver Island's beautiful, rugged southwest coast, it is a scenic 1 hour drive from Victoria and a 25 minute drive from the town of Sooke along the Pacific Marine Circle Route.
This quintessential west coast cottage is minutes away from world famous hiking trails and several beaches - French, Sandcut, China, Mystic, and Sombrio to name a few. The Point No Point Resort is a short walk away for lunches or an evening meal. Port Renfrew with Botanical Beach, Avatar Grove and the start of the West Coast Trail is an hour's drive away.
The cottage, with a large outdoor sundeck, overlooks the beach and ocean below. The well equipped kitchen includes a full size fridge, stove top, toaster oven, microwave oven, coffee maker and blender. All the basics are provided: mugs, wine and water glasses, dinnerware, cutlery, pots/pans, napkins and paper towels. Some basic food items like coffee, tea, sugar, etc will be on hand as well. On the sun deck there is a Weber BBQ along with a table and 6 chairs for dining outside. The inside dining area has a table and benches that can seat four comfortably.
The living room has a comfortable sofa, an easy chair, and an open wood burning fireplace. Plenty of firewood, kindling and paper are all provided for cozy evening fires. There are two bedrooms - one with a double bed, the other with two single beds. The full updated bathroom with bathtub and shower includes towels, face cloths, shampoo and conditioner, hand and bar soap, toilet paper and hair dryer. Each room has electric baseboard heaters for your comfort and there are dimmers on some light switches. There is also a very small, low loft for young kids to play and hideaway in.
Down a wide set of stairs below the cottage you will find a private, secluded lower deck that offers a spectacular 180 degree view of Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Peninsula. It is the perfect place for relaxing while reading a book, watching the surf, winter storm watching or taking in a stunning sunset. From this deck access to the beach is just a few steps below. Our more natural, original trail to the beach offers a secondary route to the shore.
There is a good selection of games, puzzles and books for your enjoyment. While there is a landline phone for unlimited local calls which includes Victoria there is presently no cell reception in the immediate area although cell service is coming to the area by the end of 2021. We have purposely left the cottage without WiFi or TV so guests can connect more with their loved ones and the natural surroundings of the area while enjoying their stay.
There are 3 restaurants (all with WiFi) within a 10 minute drive of our place. The Point No Point Resort, a short walk away, offers lunch and dinners as does Stoked Pizza near French Beach. Up the road a bit further is the very popular Shirley Delicious that is open for breakfast and lunch. The closest stores and gas stations are a 25 minute drive away in Sooke so it is recommended that guest stock up on supplies before their arrival.
Guests should be aware that the weather can be very unpredictable and can change quickly on our West Coast. People should come prepared for all types of weather - wind, heavy rain, sun, and even snow occasionally.
We are pet friendly so dogs are welcome at no additional cost. Please let me know ahead of time if you will be bringing your furry friend(s) so we can leave out a blanket, towels and food dishes for them.
If you need any further information or have any questions about our place or the surrounding area please be in touch.