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Charming, Comfortable 5 Acre Oceanfront Retreat at the Edge of the Wilderness

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Wild, pristine beach to share with seals, otters, eagles and passing whales

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Last updated: 10/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sooke lodge description

Located between Sooke and Port Renfew on the edge of the wilderness, this 7 room retreat is ideal for groups and families wanting to explore the scenic, wild coast. Oceanfront property with trail to wild beach. Inn is surrounded by mature gardens and towering old growth trees. Great base camp for hiking the Juan de Fuca Trail, or before and after tackling the West Coast Trail.

Choose this property for active getaways or relaxing retreats. There are two common spaces comfortable for up to 12 people each (adequate for up to 15, can squeeze in 24 for a short time). There is outdoor space a plenty with tables and chairs to set as you wish. There is a bbq (with a side burner) for outdoor cooking.

The galley kitchen is suited for 2-3 cooks at a time and is outfitted for service of up to 20 people.

The property has a total of 12 beds in 7 rooms. All the rooms have ensuite bathrooms. They all have access directly to the outside (the main floor rooms also have access to the central hall). The rooms are configured as follows:

Captains Quarters - upstairs – one king bed
Pacific Panorama - upstairs – one king bed
Three Cedars - upstairs – three twin beds (or a king and one twin)
Playa del Norte - main floor – one queen bed
Yama Shoken - main floor – one king bed (or two twin beds)
Raven - main floor – two double beds
Carmanah - main floor – one queen and one twin bed



Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15

              • Captain's Quarters: 1 king

                Upstairs / Ocean front...moreless

              • Pacific Panorama: 1 king

                Upstairs / Ocean front...moreless

              • Three Cedars: 3 twin/ single

                Two of the twins can be joined for a King...moreless

              • Playa del Norte: 1 queen

                main floor / Ocean front...moreless

              • Yama Shoken: 1 king

                King can be split to two twins/ main floor / ocean front...moreless

              • Raven: 2 double

                Main floor / garden view...moreless

              • Carmanah: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

                main floor / garden view...moreless

              • All rooms have private baths and private entrances.

              Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

              • Captain's Quarters: toilet, tub, shower

                2 person soaking tub...moreless

              • Pacific Panorama: toilet, tub, shower

                two person soaking tub...moreless

              • Three Cedars: toilet, tub, shower

                over-size soaking tub...moreless

              • Playa del Norte: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Yama Shoken: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Raven: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Carmanah: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Lower Level: toilet

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              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 16 people

                      General

                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Computer Available
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • PC
                      • Parking
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone:

                        Phone in common space...moreless

                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Regular coffee maker and Keurig coffee maker...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Grill
                      • Kitchen
                      • Kitchenette
                      • Microwave:

                        Microwave in main kitchen and kitchenette...moreless

                      • Mini Refrigerator
                      • Oven:

                        Two ovens in main kitchen...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Small refrigerators in each room...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Binoculars
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub
                      • Outdoor Hot Tub

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              C$1,100

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning C$150 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 13%

                              Notes:

                              Rental may be available on a nightly, per room basis depending on time of year and availability


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 10/17/2014
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                              23 Available
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                              22 Today
                              23 Selected dates
                               

                              Location

                              40 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Victoria
                              8 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Buffie's
                              35 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Victoria
                              11 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              De Mamiel Creek - par 3
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Shirley Delicious
                              0.1 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Orveas Bay

                              Car: Necessary

                              Other Activities: zip-lining

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: Lori and Andy are avid travelers. In the last 20 years, they have stayed at over 80 B&B's/inns/small hotels throughout the UK, USA, and Canada. They have taken several long-distance bicycle trips. Lori is a two time marathon finisher.They revel in music. They appreciate good food, wine, movies and company. They arrived on Vancouver Island in early 2007, new to British Colombia, from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their innkeeping adventure is a sabbatical from their careers. Before becoming an innkeeper, Lori practiced law for 12 years, worked as a paralegal for 10 years and was in professional theatre for 7 years. She is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and William Mitchell College of Law. Andy is inn-keeping part-time and continues engineering part-time. He was a staff scientist at MTS. He is completing (remotely) his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota. His undergraduate degree was in Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota. We took some of Mark Twain's advice to heart: 'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.'

                              Why the Owner Chose Sooke:
                              When we purchased the inn it was so tired and worn so as to appear almost haunted. It called to us for rescue.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                              The beach!. It is the first accessible private wild beach between us and Victoria.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Wild, pristine beach to share with seals, otters, eagles and passing whales

                                Wild, pristine beach to share with seals, otters, eagles and passing whales

                              • Looking across the Strait of Juan de Fuca

                                Looking across the Strait of Juan de Fuca

                              • That magic time before dark

                                That magic time before dark

                              • Dining room set for 24

                                Dining room set for 24

                              • Pacific Panorama room with king size bed

                                Pacific Panorama room with king size bed

                              • Two of the three beds in the Three Cedars, also has double sinks and soaker tub

                                Two of the three beds in the Three Cedars, also has double sinks and soaker tub

                              • Gardens embrace our Inn

                                Gardens embrace our Inn

                              • Space for quiet conversation, with skylight and fireplace

                                Space for quiet conversation, with skylight and fireplace

                              • Newly weds at the beach

                                Newly weds at the beach

                              • The natives having lunch in the garden

                                The natives having lunch in the garden

                              • dining room

                                dining room

                              • The lower level space set for meals, the main level space was used for yoga

                                The lower level space set for meals, the main level space was used for yoga

                              • Sunset on the Olympic Penisula

                                Sunset on the Olympic Penisula

                              • Front view of Inn

                                Front view of Inn

                              • Evening in the dining room

                                Evening in the dining room

                              • Captain's Quarters room with king size bed and soaking tub.

                                Captain's Quarters room with king size bed and soaking tub.

                              • Playa del Norte, our sunny Mexican inspired room

                                Playa del Norte, our sunny Mexican inspired room

                              • Bear on the beach

                                Bear on the beach

                              • Ocean edge hot tub

                                Ocean edge hot tub

                              • Galley kitchen, perfect for 2 or 3 cooks at a time, outfitted for up to 20.

                                Galley kitchen, perfect for 2 or 3 cooks at a time, outfitted for up to 20.

                              • wedding party on the front lawn

                                wedding party on the front lawn

                              • Book club meeting in the dining room

                                Book club meeting in the dining room

                              • The dining room emptied for a yoga retreat

                                The dining room emptied for a yoga retreat

                              • Set for outdoor cooking and dining

                                Set for outdoor cooking and dining

                              C$1,100 per night (CAD)
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                              7 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 15

                              View calendar: Updated 10/17/14
                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                              Speaks: english
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