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Recent Sooke property reviews

  • Our stay at the Sooke River Cottage was nothing short of amazing.

    "As soon as we stepped onto this property, our breath was truly taken away. The outside of the cottage has a spanning yard space and a wraparound deck that is fitted with a picnic table, a barbecue, some lounge chairs and even a hot tub! The far end of the yard has steps that lead down to the Sooke River. We spent many days trekking up and down the river or just sitting near the bank admiring our incredible surroundings. I hesitate calling the Sooke River Cottage a cottage at all because it is more like a dream home! Seriously, Gary and Meredith, I want a copy of the blueprints ;). The house has one master bedroom with a washroom just off of it, a spacious sitting and dining area and a loft with another bed and sitting area. The kitchen was fully-equipped with everything we could ever need. All we brought along were a couple spices and we were set for a week of good food! The decorating was impeccable and was filled with all kinds of subtle details that made the cottage feel like a real home. I certainly could have gotten used to living there! When we weren't taking advantage of the amazing home and yard, we ventured out into the charming town of Sooke that has all the necessary amenities and some very friendly locals. If you go to the Village Foods Market, remember to mention you're a tourist - they give you a discount! We also found an off sale liquor store called Buffy's which we used when the provincial liquor board store was closed. The cottage was about an hour's drive from Victoria, and we enjoyed doing some sightseeing there as well. One of my favourite things about the trip was visiting the Sooke River Potholes. It was only 1.5 kilometres from the cottage, and we were pleased with all the hiking we got to do there. We spent almost an entire day at the Potholes, hiking around, swimming, and just enjoying the scenery. It's a picture perfect place that is just steps away from the cottage - what could be better? For beach-goers, we were about a 30-40 minute drive from the Juan de Fuca straight/ West Coast. We visited the popular French Beach, but my favourite spot was Sandcut Beach. It wasn't as busy, had a small hike from the parking lot to the beach, and we spent an entire day going up and down the beach enjoying the mountain view - fantastic! Our stay in Sooke was truly phenomenal. Gary and Meredith were amazing hosts who were incredibly welcoming and kind. I hope we will be able to return again soon. You gotta stay here! :)"
    Guest: Kate, Leo, Seth and Jordan Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • A perfect getaway

    "A perfect little getaway. The cottage was charming. There was ample room for my husband and our our two boys. In the morning we saw a baby bunny right outside the window, then about an hour later there was a family of birds, I think they were grouse, running through the yard. There were hummingbirds, and dragon flies, and frogs and goldfish in the pond. The place is just magical. I wish we could have stayed all summer."
    Guest: nick Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Vacation "gem" in Sooke area

    "Our family rented this "gem" beach house direct through owner Susan Scott from 10-20 July 2014. This location cannot be beat for sunsets (use west-side patio), full moon rise (viewed from around fire pit), morning sun with coffee (use east-side patio), outside eating (with propane BBQ and roll-out awning for shade if needed), happenstance wildlife viewing (bald eagles, loons, otters, herons etc - bring your binocs), strolls and beachcombing (step through the gate and the lagoon's your oyster - we brought our own kayaks). We visited the Galloping Goose, Sooke potholes, Whiffen Spit and Botanical Beach (at Port Renfrew) and made lasting memories all over. A relaxing, yet energizing vacation. The house has all the services you'd expect (as stated in the listing), all appliances worked fine (our beer and wine was cold quickly, the dishes came out clean as did our laundry, and we fresh-baked blueberry pie, choc-chip cookies, pizza and salmon dinner to perfection). Everything was neat and clean on arrival with sufficient spare linen, towels, cutlery, crockery & glassware. Bedrooms, bathrooms and lounge/dining/kitchen areas comfortably accommodated mom, dad, two adult daughters, a granny and one overnight visitor. We appreciated the understated, user-friendly décor (wood, tile, blue & skylights) and the easy-living ambience of the Beach House. We will be back !"
    Guest: HG Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • Sweet Log Suite

    "Our one week stay at the Log Suite was better than we expected. My wife and I enjoyed Ruma's wonderful hospitality in a modern suite with all amenities. The space is well-lit, clean and fully functional with great attention to detail. The hostess is knowledgeable and charming, adding to the lovely experience we had. We recommend a stay with Ruma in the beautiful town of Sooke as a perfect stress reducer."
    Guest: Starfish Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 29, 2014
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