The house was incredible with amazing water views. Had fun exploring just around the cabin and also to Sooke where we zip-lined and had fantastic lunch at Shirley Delicious. Be sure to check out Red Fish Blue Fish in Victoria as well. We traveled with another couple and intend to return. Kurt was extremely helpful and provided a lot of extra info for make our trip memorable. The house was exquisite and very clean!
This house was far more beautiful and comfortable than the photos and descriptions showed. The house is well-appointed, airy and perfectly situated on a bluff overlooking Finlayson Arm. Tha Arm itself is clear, deep and thrillingly cool for snorkeling in August. The owner helped me navigate a tricky situation with the reservation and was gracious throughout, making it a wonderful trip.
I had been watching this specific rental for a month before I booked—waiting to see if I would find any better deals. Without a doubt, I couldn't have found a better place to stay than this for my honeymoon. This gave us the quiet, serene and remote feel that we were looking for. The drive is nice (but be careful of this late afternoon highway 1 traffic) and then the drive down to the location is steep, but exciting. When you enter into the house, it is clear that even the pictures don't do the absolute sprawl of the lookout justice. The place is roomy, especially the kitchen and living room. The bed was incredibly comfortable. And then there's the walks around the back: we saw jellyfish, seals and starfish off the dock, and two does and a deer off the deck. Kurt was polite, urgent and welcoming—thanks for the stay! We won't forget it, and we hope to bring some friends next time.
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Enjoyed a fabulous stay in this property, gorgeous setting, early morning cup of tea on deck watching otters and seals rather special. High end furnishings, spectacular location and accommodating owner. We had a surprise wedding proposal whilst we were there, my daughter said yes, stunning photos of the event at the waters edge. We will most certainly return
The description and photos of this place promise an enjoyable spot with quick access to Victoria and southern Vancouver Island. Understatement.
This is a stunning location above clear, cold Finlayson Arm. The house and property are perched on the side of a mountain several yards above the arm with a semi-rugged path to the water. The house is beautiful, well-appointed and has all the desireable amenities. Starfish, mussels, crabs, and a resident harbor seal are among the sea creatures. For the hardy, snorkeling along the shore is a treat. Deer, rabbits and birds (including a bald eagle) are among the permanent land dwellers. We're so glad we found this place and we'll be back when we can.
As an experienced couple of vacation home renters, for over 20 years around the world, we know when we stumble across 'the perfect place'...this is it! The setting is magical, the house is fantastic and the owner is amazing to deal with. What more can be said...we plan to return to this one!
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