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Recent Shirley reviews

  • WONDERFUL RETREAT AND AWESOME FOR DOGS!

    "This is a stunning property smartly designed to maximize the gorgeous views of Cooper's Cove. The rooms are spacious, the furnishings fresh and high-end, and the kitchen is gourmet-level. The master suite is huge with a fabulous multi-jet steam shower and Jacuzzi tub. During the nice sunny week of our stay, often times it very tempting to just simply hang out and enjoy sunshine and views. It was a LOT of house for just me and my two dogs, but fit the bill for my annual Fall "dog week" BC vacation. The location was central to dog-friendly off-leash hiking locations such as Thetis Lake, East Sooke Regional Park, Aylard Farm, French & China Beaches, and Whiffen Spit. A fully fenced yard and waterfront location were musts, so this checked those boxes well. It's just a few steps down to a spacious cove where the dogs could swim (at high tide only, very mucky at low tide). The very large rear lawn was well-suited to ball-lobbing. The owner has very thoughtfully provided bed sheets as throws for "furniture dogs", nice to know in advance so I didn't need to carry my own throws as I typically do. Dawn, the property manager, resides in the smaller suite when not rented. She was virtually invisible, but It was nice being able to text her questions. I even went to dinner with her a few times at the Stickleback Eatery 2 doors east. Wonderful burgers/fish/noodles with a patio on the cove - highly recommend!!! In response to the prior reviewer's complaint about cleaning fees, let me add this: When contacting me about returning my security deposit, Steve, the owner, informed me that I had a partial cleaning fee refund coming. I was speechless! In 11 past VRBO rentals from BC to Hawaii, I was never offered a refund, despite the fact that all these rentals were for just 1-2 people and thus only using one bedroom & bath. I always assumed the cleaning fee was the fee, period. I have always treated rentals as my own home, tidied up the kitchen as we went, swept up or vacuumed excess dog as needed, and per request at nearly every one of them, loaded the dishwasher, stripped the beds, and got a washer load going as we departed. It was really nice to be recognized for the first time as requiring less-than-the-norm cleaning time. Will visit again without hesitation."
    Guest: JEANNE H. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 17, 2016
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  • Lovely, waterfront cottage

    "Stayed at Sea Wash Cottage in Feb 2017 and had a wonderful family get away. The property is exactly as depicted and has a very warm, coastal vibe. We enjoyed going to the nearby Sooke Potholes, French Beach and into Victoria. Evenings were spent relaxing, playing board games and challenging each other at the ring toss. The hot tub was also used by some of the family and they loved it. Shelley was great to deal with. Would stay here again and recommend to friends!"
    Guest: Colleen V. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 3, 2017
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  • Comfortable, cozy with great views

    "I went for a long weekend away with my parents. The house was very comfortable and well stocked. The kitchen had every dish and appliance that you could want; including a proper coffee pot and ice maker in the freezer. All of the rooms were very clean and spacious. There were many stairs in the house which were a bit of a pain for my parents, but it is not something to complain about, just be aware if there are mobility issues. We had a power outage for a few hours one night, but the house was stocked with many flashlights and candles. The hot tub was amazing. Overall a very nice get away!"
    Guest: Brenda W. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 17, 2017
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  • Diamond Cottage is a real Gem!

    "We wanted to sample the best of Vancouver Island and we felt that Diamond Cottage near Sooke hit the spot. Within east travelling distance to Victoria, we found that our stay on the West Coast Road provided the perfect retreat. After a visit to local beaches, craft shops or a restaurant, our woodland hide-away gave us the space and comfort we wanted. The owners were really helpful and the goats and other animals were a real novelty!"
    Guest: Neil M. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 2, 2016
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