4 Paddleboards ★ Garden Level Secret Beach Getaway

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Entire guest suite hosted by Doris

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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`♡ ´- 4 paddle boards available - `♡ ´

`♡ ´- Jun - Sept 5% discount for 7 day suite rental- `♡ ´
`♡ ´- Oct - Apr 15% discount for 5 day suite rental- `♡ ´

THE SETTING ... MAGICAL!

Beauty is all around! Set within Sandy Hook; a virtually untouched, hidden sandy gem on the Sunshine Coast.

A very large, green forest of trees surrounds an almost landlocked sea, at the foot of a very large mountain.

The perfect spot to experience as much or as little of both worlds - land or sea!

The space
THE SPACE ... A CANADIAN DREAM-COME-TRUE!

This authentic, cathedral rooftop “beach house”, known as Sechelt’s Garden and Secret Beach Getaway, is located within its own snug enclave of Sandy Hook, on a no-through road, along the east side of Sechelt Inlet.

Only a 2 minute stroll, down this teeny no-through road is your escape to the local secret beach.

This beach house boasts 2100 sq ft of interior space, featuring an enormous vaulted ceiling with panoramic forest views, including a view towards the magical, interlocking juts of land up Sechelt Inlet.

There are two levels available - the 'for two' level and the garden level, and only one level is ever rented at a time.

This home has everything you *need* for your relaxing time away, and everything you *want* for it to be one of the memorable vacation homes you’ll visit.

High-speed Wifi is accessible from within and outside the suite, along the deck and within the she shed.

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- BETTER THAN A HOT TUB!

Imagine hanging in pristine, clear water with a dock close by, glorious sand at your feet, and camera in hand, capturing the end of a most beautiful day. Count shooting stars and slowly shifting constellations as you float, all while you’re serenaded by crickets and hummingbirds, and maybe even a loon or two.

This is truly a place to relax and unwind, the amazing bit - it’s only 5 minutes from the promenade-hugging, seaside village of Sechelt.

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- NEW FOR 2021: BEACH TOWELS AND 4 PADDLE BOARDS WITH EVERY SUITE RENTAL!

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- NEW FOR 2021: LAUNDRY!
Brand new this year is a common area laundry room. I have a very large front-loading LG washing machine and very large front-loading LG dryer for your complimentary use.

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- NEW FOR 2021: YOUR OWN (S)HE SHED - OFFICE SPACE!
Brand new this year is dedicated office space for two - complete with high-speed wifi internet. This means two full desks with drawers, 2 rolling office chairs, a lovely rug, window and barn door! All decked out within a white with touch of warmth, wooden she shed.

While the minimum rental is 3 days, why not take advantage of my 7-day discounted rate? Stay longer, and make this a workcation - for the whole family. Experience, grow, rejuvenate! Heck, maybe this could even change perspective on where to live for the rest of your life!

Longer stays means safer stays - experience new surroundings, from the confines and safety of your home away from home!

If monthly rental is something which may interest you - let’s discuss the possibility.

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- BARBECUE ON THE COVERED UPPER DECK - COMPLETE WITH A VIEW!

-`♡ ´- ACCOLADES
The art which adorns the walls is cherished & created by me - some of which have received international accolades and awards.


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THE GARDEN LEVEL ... ACCOMMODATES UP TO SIX!

With the Garden level of this beach house - you are isolated, as there are no other guests on the property! I am available, and I can be as far or as near as you like, to help advise.

I have spared no expense in the styling of this beach house, as am guided by the policies of hospitality and trust.

I want you to experience this space as I do - this is why you'll not find chipped glasses, mis-matched place settings, or overlooked details.

PLEASE NOTE ...
I have capped the capacity at 5 people to preserve the peaceful aesthetic for my neighbours. However, if you have a group of 6 who are of like-mind in terms of enjoying a quiet & relaxing visit, please reach out to tell me more about yourselves.

-`♡ ´- THE FEELING IS MODERN, BEACH-STYLE SIMPLE WITH - AN ITALIAN TWIST!
Refreshing and decidedly beach-style simple. Inspired by sea-fronted adventures, rooms reflect the breeziness of their seaside setting. Everything freshly painted - white, with a touch of warmth and peppered with a taste of my Venetian upbringing.

Soothing - mood lighting, set by dimmer light fixtures, helps ease into meditation and/or sleep.

Delightful, heart-warming pieces of refurbished and custom furniture, peppered with high-end pieces and adorned by bright and beautifully patterned pillows and throws.

Cozy enough for that romantic getaway for two.

Spacious enough for that bonding family getaway.


-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- NEW FOR 2021: THE LARGE COVERED DECK, DECKED OUT BEACH-HOUSE STYLE!
The entire length of my west wall is encompassed by a 500 sq ft white and bright, beach-styled covered deck, which perfectly captures the late afternoon rays of sunlight during happy hour!

One step from every room in this garden level suite, and you find yourself immersed onto the private, covered deck, complete with a professionally designed garden view in the immediate forefront, and forest view in the background.

In front of every room you’ll find two sea-colored large wooden, Adirondack chairs inviting two warm bodies to settle into - morning, afternoon, evening, even all day! That’s six Adirondack chairs in total. Imagine with blankeys, if needed.

New for 2021 is a 90” cushioned nook complete with romantic, hanging light pendants to set the mood! Dine & relax in this space, enjoying the breeze & panoramic forest around you, while the fairy lights above guarantee to make your al fresco dinner more memorable than you thought possible.

-`♡ ´- Imagine early mornings lounging in a brightly-cushioned Adirondack chair, three steps outside your duvet-cozy bedroom, sipping tea or coffee, all the while listening to the wind rustle the tall cedar and maple trees all around you.

-`♡ ´- Imagine listening on your private deck, to the raindrops tease the rooftop, then imagine listening to the colourful hummingbirds swoosh past you aiming for one of several colourful nectar feeders.

-`♡ ´- Imagine Spring, tree buds in tow, bursting for the new warm light! Hummingbirds excitedly jumping from feeder to feeder.

-`♡ ´- Imagine Summer, running up from a day of paddling, and falling with complete and wonderful exhaustion into a chair with a sparkling glass of Rose. Or maybe after a day of hiking up the Tetrahedron to Mt Steele? Now how cool is that?!

-`♡ ´- Imagine Fall, lounging with a warm blanket, reading a good book or two - gazing up at my sweet n’ teeny country S-curve road (my utmost favourite! The shape of this hill is mesmerizing and soothing, there is something about it that just warms my heart), watching the colourful maple trees wistfully wave off each leaf with the incoming fall breeze.

-`♡ ´- Imagine Winter, wrapped in my faux fur blankets, listening to the wake of the peaceful snowflakes fall; all with a cup of warm cocoa in hand.

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- THE KITCHEN ... WITH BONUS - A LARGE PANTRY!
The kitchen is contemporary, italian-designed and recently added! Enhanced with adjustable comfort-level lighting, it is fully equipped with an induction stovetop, hood fan, dishwasher, large microwave, fridge and freezer. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night, for a night-cap, all sans hurting your eyes!

You will find a range of crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils as well as lots of fun gadgets you can use for home cooking. All the appliances have instruction leaflets. You will find a variety of electronic devices from a Breville grille, crockpot, 10-person rice cooker, blender, fondue set, toaster, Nespresso coffee maker, and drip Coffee maker.

Big bonus - no kitchen is complete without a very large pantry - and you’ve got it here!

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- THE LIVING ROOM ... HOUSED WITH LARGE SCREEN TV, FIREPLACE AND MORE!
Say goodbye to boredom. No twiddling thumbs, in this cute and cozy area to hang, well unless those thumbs want to twiddle.

Near the fireplace you will hopefully lose many hours in quiet contemplation surrounded by big pillows, on my cozy custom-made reading nook. Bring along your favourite novels or dive into my carefully collected biographies and magazines. A big window into the garden reminds to distract and rest those eyes every twenty minutes, as per doctor’s orders.

Fall into deep space on the two expensive sectionals, also alongside the fireplace, accompanied by a big round marble table-top, playing one of many included favourite games. Oh! These two sectionals can be joined together to form two twins, by the fireplace; sectional bed linens provided by request.

Tuckered from a busy day? Another option is simply lounging around in front of a large-screen television. Broadcasting is through Telus Optik TV, but also available is Netflix. In addition, you will find an HDMI cable, through which you can attach your laptop to the TV to stream your own movies.

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- THE READING NOOK ... FOR DISCOVERING LOCAL HEARTS!
My collection of books and magazines reflect my passion for architecture, interior design and stories of impassioned British Columbian (and American) ‘hearts’ that built their life out of virtually nothing.

Included is one of notable interest, The Curve of Time, which now celebrates its 50th year anniversary and is still a best-seller on our local ferry system. It was written by my former husband’s grandmother Muriel W. Blanchet (known as Capi), and shares her summer true-life adventures, as she maneuvered her five kids in a wee teeny boat, following Captain Vancouver’s voyage up the local West Coast!

As a side note - her story will be aired on the Knowledge Network on March 4 2021.

I look forward to hearing which you've enjoyed most!

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- THE GAMES
Cards, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Solitaire, Marcala, Dice, Tic Tac Toe, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Chinese Checkers, Chess, Checkers.

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- THE BEDROOMS ... FIT FOR KINGS AND QUEENS!
Every guest receives a large bath towel, hand towel and face towel.

The king bedroom is simple, and features a king-sized bed decadently adorned by soothing and soft white - pillows, sheets, duvet and a very comforting, firm mattress. The best bit - the escape door to your sea-foam painted Adirondack chairs.

What else? This room has its own lockable access to the bathroom.

As this past fall’s guests shared “... you will not be disappointed with this choice for your Sunshine Coast getaway! Everything from the cool decor to the comfiest bed and pillows was top notch. We enjoyed the gorgeous garden view while reading our books and hearing the rain drops on the deck above under the coziest blankets provided.”

The queen bedroom is also simple, and features a queen-sized bed decadently adorned by soothing white - pillows, sheets, duvet and a very comforting, firm mattress. Also included, is the room’s escape door to your garden facing, lemon yellow Adirondack chairs.

As another guest shared “.. Bedroom is gorgeous, super comfy bed and the bathroom clean and perfect! “

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- THE BATHROOM .. VERY LARGE TUB WITH BUBBLES!
The bathroom is set to relax.

End each day with a very large tub filled to the brim with bubble bath. Then start each day, with a soothing shower head. What else is sumptuous? Stepping out of each bath with extra large soft towels, perfect to wrap anyone around in.

And yes! Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and the bubble bath is included, along with a hairdryer.

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Unfortunately, we aren't able to accommodate pets due to allergies.

-`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- -`♡ ´- WHAT DO I WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING?

What is priceless? Memories!

From the moment you first reach out, to the final correspondence after you depart, my priority as your host is to help you experience magic, in and around the Garden and Secret Beach Getaway!

It sincerely fills me with honour, to be able to help you fill your experiences here, with long-lasting memories ...by the sea!

Am here to help and can be reached for advice or to answer questions, and will settle for nothing less, than to make sure you leave more rested, recharged & refreshed.

Get the scoop on the cutest shops along the coast - with every booking; Am here to help you plan your escape - only minutes really, from the lower mainland!

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What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Washer – In building
Dryer – In building
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony

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Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada

Discover your perfect c a l m ... ★ "Now 4" paddleboards!

It’s your holiday!

Celebrate with the attitude “... dolce di fare niente...” (italian for ‘the sweetness of doing nothing’)

Or excite your senses with the “... A D V E N T U R E starts here!”

How much or little you do - is completely up to you!

Beachcomb or float atop an air mattress at our secret beach, with one eye open for fresh dungeness crab; a slice of high-summer heaven. Sechelt Inlet is perfect for this type of activity, as it is more like an enclosed lake, than open ocean.

Paddleboard by sunrise or sunset; the interlocking juts of land in the distance, make for surreal backdrops.

Calm water kayak or canoe, while shoal searching for the glow of the trailing bioluminescence.

The perfect Lighthouse Pub and restaurant, also with a covered deck is less than 5 minutes away by car, be the first to test how far it is by paddle?

Hike all around; select from Mt Richardson National Park, Hidden Grove, as well as Tetrahedron Provincial Park - h i k e up from my backyard - to a 360 degree view - and Mt Steele Cabin!

Mountain bike in our world class Coast Gravity Park, just 6 minutes drive away.

Scuba dive. A popular dive site is nearby at Tuwanek Point Marine Park, where fish are so varied and numerous that you may think you’re snorkelling in Hawaii. Access to this aquarium is by water only.

GETTING HERE

Where does a Horseshoe Bay ferry ride complete with a visual buffet of the high peaks of the Coast Mountains drop you off at? The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia!

Yes! A short 90 minute hop (ferry) and skip (drive) from Vancouver takes you to the very cute, laid-back, seaside village of Sechelt - also described as land between two waters.

Sechelt, is centrally located on the Sunshine Coast; 25 minutes south is the famous town of Gibsons (shooting locale for the long-time series The Beachcombers) and 30 minutes north is Madeira Park close to the jumping off point to the World-famous fjord Princess Louisa Inlet.

Eight kilometers from the promenade-hugging Sechelt, is where I call home, Sechelt's Garden and Secret Beach Getaway!

When you are here, you're the perfect mix of near and far. Far enough from noisy Vancouver, and near enough to one of many possible stunning day trips to explore!

Hosted by Doris

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With a diverse background which has traversed many breath-taking lands, and one which is grounded with a love for trekking, sailing, kayaking the wilds, scape & portrait photography, as well as software development, I am filled with gratitude to have finally found this place, and to call it home.

Am thrilled to have begun a journey of sharing my home with those who thrive around beach homes by the sea, like me!

My name is Doris, and am happy to be your beach home Airbnb Superhost!

My mantra? Cherish every moment, and grow exponentially!
With a diverse background which has traversed many breath-taking lands, and one which is grounded with a love for trekking, sailing, kayaking the wilds, scape & portrait photog…

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Arrive by ferry, harbour plane, vehicle or bike.

Pickups and drop-offs - at any time - can be arranged.

Private parking at the foot of this beach garden getaway.

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House rules

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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