Heron's Retreat’s Beachfront Guest Suite is situated in a private home on a gorgeous ocean-front property featuring a walk-on beach and over an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens. This private getaway is ideal for anyone needing a good dose of nature and tranquility. It is perfect for honeymooners, hikers, kayakers, paddle boarders, and cyclists. The boathouse is complete with a couple of kayaks and canoes available to borrow or bring your own toys and take advantage of the secure storage.
This private guest suite is fully self-contained, has a separate entrance, and is tastefully decorated with beach-inspired décor. Snuggle into the top-of-the-line Beautyrest, queen-sized bed complete with high-end cotton linens and down duvet and take in the stunning ocean view. Tune into your favorite Netflix movie or series on the large, flat-screen TV or relax in front of a cozy fire burning in the wood-burning stove. There are also two comfy chairs, a small table, mini-fridge, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker and plenty of kitchen essentials to enjoy a glass of wine or partake in your takeout culinary delights. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub or rinse away the stress in the 5-way rain shower. WIFI is everywhere, so you can stream your favorite music on the patio or inside. Put your feet up, take in the fresh salty air, enjoy a glass of wine, listen to the ebb and flow of the waves and soak up the views of James Island and beyond from the boathouse deck or seaside patio. In the summer, swim, suntan, forage for beach treasures, or take the canoes or kayaks out for a paddle – or enjoy spectacular storm watching in the winter. More than likely, you will see the local seals, sea otters and, if you’re lucky, even a whale pass by. A gaggle of geese, a couple of bald eagles and of course our beloved blue herons are frequently perched within view. In the evening, gaze into a crackling fire in the seaside fire pit (or gas fire pit if burning restrictions are in effect) or enjoy the silence and splendor of the star-filled sky. For the cycling enthusiasts, bring your bikes and set out on the Lochside Trail which runs right past the front gate.
Sidney by the Sea is only 5 km (3 miles) away and boasts fabulous restaurants, shops, and, grocery and liquor stores. There’s a street market every Thursday evening (May 18 - Aug 31) with over 150 vendors offering everything from locally produced wines and ciders, locally grown produce, handmade jewelry by local artisans, handmade soaps, home-made breads, jams, fudge, food trucks, live entertainment and so much more. We very close to all the great sites: Sidney by the Sea – 5 km (3 miles); Butchart Gardens – 10 km (6 miles); and, Downtown Victoria – 20 km (12 miles).
There's bus transportation right at the property entrance and we are close to all major transportation hubs: - Victoria International Airport – 4 ½ km (2 miles) - Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal – 10 km (6 miles) - Anacortes/Sidney Ferry Terminal – 5 km (3 miles).