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Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


Welcome to a spectacular West Coast Oceanfront Retreat, in a Private 6 acre (off the highway) rain-forest setting, an hour's drive from Victoria ,20 mins past Sooke just down the road from stunning Sheringham Lighthouse, you will find your luxurious accommodations!

Yours to enjoy, panoramic ocean views across the Juan de Fuca Strait framed by the majestic Olympic Mountains. The Starboard Cottage offers the finest accommodation.

Walk miles of secluded beaches and view flashing Orcas, soaring bald eagles. curious seals and playful sea otters. A naturalist's paradise!

Return to a leisurely soak in a romantic hot tub overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean. Explore numerous beaches in a number Provincial Parks that are only minutes from Orveas Bay. Hike the world famous Juan de Fuca Marine Trail and come home to relax in the ambiance and warmth by the fireplace. Just heaven!

This romantic setting with fresh flowers, candlelight, fireplace and hot tub is Perfect for Honeymoon's, Birthdays, Anniversaries and those other special occasions. .

The Starboard cottage with stunning views is perfect for a relaxing getaway . Tastefully decorated with raised queen bed to enjoy the splendid views with a cozy down duvet make morning sleep-in's a delight! The utility kitchen' and gas barbecue provide food preparation amenities for your private dine-in meals. .

The cottage is ideal for guests searching for private seaside retreat in a natural environment. Hammocks and gas fireplace further add to your enjoyment.

A relaxing world, not far away... come experience the natural beauty of our uncrowded beaches and sunlit bays. Come and discover lush green rain forests and miles of beach trail's to hike. Come enjoy our casual elegance and friendly service in a most breathtaking waterfront location. Our Cottage with stunning ocean views offer the finest in West Coast Accommodations.

Beach combing, Canoeing, Surfing (wind & wave) Kayaking, Diving, Zip Lining, Horseback riding, Birding, Cycle the Galloping Goose, Swim in the Sooke Pot Holes, Dine in many fine restaurants, Spend a day sight- seeing in Victoria, Brouse the shops in Sooke, Whale watching , Charter fishing, There is something for everyone!

Spend lazy days in a hammock watching the ships and pods of whales pass by. Read a book or write a book, the setting will inspire you. Let our place be your destination 'Retreat by the Sea'.

Open year 'round so you may experience nature unfolding. In the fall, walk along the bank of meandering Kirby Creek and watch the mystical ritual of the salmon spawn. Be apart of nature and rejuvenate your soul with the powerful energy of crashing waves in a winter storm. We are only a 10 min drive to one of winter's finest surf beaches on the west coast of the Island. If you are seeking privacy in an untouched natural setting , it is here at Orveas Bay for your pleasure.


More Details

June and Ron Williams
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About June and Ron Williams

We purchased our property in 1991 after spending many months searching for the ideal oceanfront location that offered a forest of trees, absolute privacy & quiet. We wanted to be on west coast oceanfront with views over the Juan de Fuca Strait and Olympic Mountains .It had to be south facing to escape the cold westerly winds . We found our piece of paradise protected from the winds by the point at Sheringham Lighthouse . The 6 plus acre parcel with cedars, fir and old growth alder provided the material to mill and build. Then began the process of designing a creating a private retreat! It would take 10 years before we were ready to welcome our first guests in 2001. All of the trees that Ron fell and then milled , hauled around by an old retired backhoe we purchased from Ladysmith . The old machine named 'Lady' is still in use today. While I sold real estate for close to 20 years, Ron and our housekeeper basically managed and operated the business.

June and Ron Williams purchased this cottage in 1991

Why June and Ron Williams chose Shirley

Protected from the westerly winds by Sheringham Point we are able to enjoy sitting outside even on these blustery windy days. Should the fog roll in we luckily find the fog does not envelop the property as it does with those facing west. We seldom have fog come to our shoreline. The ocean views are phenomenal and the everchanging marine activity with a variety of commercial and recreational vessels, and an occasional pod of orcas provides an interesting landscape through- out the day. When we built a stair case down to the very secluded beach (,that has no access for miles) it opened up whole new experience with the wild life in this area. The peaceful, serene setting just rejuvenates your soul ,sitting by the seaside surrounded by nature. All of this only an hr from Victoria and an hour and a half to the Airport and Ferries. We welcome guests from all over the world and are pleased to share our little piece of heaven.

What makes this cottage unique

Our nieghboring property is 160 acres of trees and along with our dead end road location, the only people you will see are other guests. We do not have road signs to respect our guests privacy and our own as well. It is our sincere wish to provide & maintain the ambiance and comfort that we would hope to find in a destination retreat. Thanks for taking the time to read these thoughts June Williams


Shirley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large 2 person shower. set in a nice bright bathroom . Lots of towels and a couple of large beach towels to wrap up in when stepping out of your own private hot tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Enjoy morning sunrises over Otter Point from the comfort of your raised queen size bed wrapped in a cozy duvet. Each person has their own sconce for bedtime reading. Bring along that book you planned to read a year ago!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Charter Fishing, Whale watching. Tour Guides, Hiking Groups are all available in Sooke. Museum. shopping, a good selection of food places to wine and dine. Bakeries, liquor stores,. all within 20 mins.. However the majority of our guests come to hike and visit the numerous West Coast beaches. The close proximity to ferries, the airport, the Clipper, float planes are all available to Victoria that is just an easy 1 hour drive to your private retreat by the sea!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Stunning !!

  • 5 of 5

Orveas Bay Resort is absolutely amazing, the location is gorgeous. We stayed in the Captain's Quarters, which is overlooking the Juan De Fuca strait, and is a hop, skip, and jump from the hot tub. Our hosts, Rob and June have thought of everything. Board games, tons of books and magazines to read, beautiful soaker tub, with separate bathroom area. It's very clean, and spacious. In the living room there is a real wood fireplace, and french doors all throughout. My stay here was amazing ! I didn't want to leave !! We we absolutely be back !!

It's a one hour drive to botanical beach in Port Renefrew, and on your way there there are beaches all along the way to stop at ! Going back the other way, it's about one hour away from Victoria !

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! what a terrific review... you are just the kind of guest we love to have... you appreciate the facilities and this wonderful west coast area.. also to come in early spring when the weather can still be on the cool side.. only one more thing to say. PLEASE COME BACK!!
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Amazing time

  • 5 of 5

What a great little paradise we will definitely be going back

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Located on 6 private acres in lush rain forest setting, Stairs to our beach & short drive to numerous West Coast Beaches to hike & explore Whale watching, Zip lining, Deep sea fishing, Swim in the pot holes in the Sooke River, Charter fishing, Wind surfing, bike the Galloping Goose Trail for miles to Leech Town once a booming gold town.Enjoy a long leisurely lunch at one of the outdoor restaurants overlooking the sea. Dine in style at a variety of choice, seafood, steak, sushi. pub food; the choice is yours!Come home to your cottage soak in your private hot tub under the stars and curl up on your deck chair wrap yourself in a warm cozy throw and watch beautifully lit Cruise ships sail by. Enjoy that last glass of bubbley relax, unwind and breath the clean ocean air while planning your next full day of fun in this wonderful west coast area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rate $185.00 for 2 guests plus $25.00 for each additional guest... list price does not include 5% tax For cottage rates please see our web site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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