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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 JordanDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
"My husband and I booked this property to have some time with our family and their children. We felt so at home and taken care of. We always come to Sooke off season because of our jobs and find the weather on the island more tolerable then what we endure where we live. This house is a sanctuary and provides all we need, warmth, charm, comfort, convenience and a fantastic view. We love the sky lights and all the roaming room. The kitchen was just the right size and well stocked. I did miss my favourite knives lol. This so far has been our place of choice and have already booked next year. Kirk is a fantastic contact if you need anything and the Scott's are very easy to talk to and to deal with. Thanks for sharing your home with us."
Guest: Momma TerryDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: June 17, 2015
"We had a wonderful stay - 3 adults, 1 child, and 1 happy golden retriever. The place was immaculate -- everything looked brand new and everything we needed was available and high quality. The owners provided great instructions for finding it and lots of information on the area. Although I thought we might be disappointed that it wasn't right on the water, the hillside setting in the garden and long range views were fantastic. And, even if we had been closer to the water, we still would have had to use the car to get around. I think the only alternative to that would be to stay right in Victoria in which case you would have to pay more and would get less (views, space). My one regret is not having the time to do more of the activities that are available in this area."
Guest: MelDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 19, 2015
"First time being in Sooke and we decided to stay at the Surfside Cottage. The cottage really made our trip. It has everything you need to just stay in and relax. Full working kitchen, BBQ outside and a outdoor hot tub. It slept 6 of us comfortably. The cottage it right on the edge of the coast so the view was amazing. There is a wooden bridge and staircase that leads down to the peddle beach. The beach is super private. Such a great place."
Guest: DiDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 1, 2015