I recently stayed at the Beach House for a girls getaway weekend. We could not have been happier - the house is gorgeous with a wonderful view and private garden and hot tub; the four bedrooms are spacious and beautifully furnished; the kitchen is really well equipped; and the living/family room is cozy, comfortable. In fact, it feels like you are staying at a friend's lovingly furnished and decorated house rather than at a resort.
June and Ron, the owners, have thought of every detail to make it special and easy for their guests. The kitchen is stocked with milk, jam, peanut butter, oil, vinegar...way beyond the basics. Be sure to check the website for a handy list of kitchen supplies before schlepping them all in. The house has fluffy beach towels, games, tons of books and magazines... The bedrooms and bathrooms are furnished with plenty of room to stash all your belongings, and you'll discover a different piece of eclectic artwork in every nook and cranny.
The location, right on the ocean, and well away from the coastal highway, is perfect. We all noticed, and loved, how quiet it is at Orveas. It's a great place to explore the natural wonders around Sooke. There is a lovely walk right from the house that brings you to a lighthouse with beautiful views. We had bikes with us and enjoyed cycling on the easy, traffic-free Galloping Goose trail. The hikes and beaches of the wonderful Juan de Fuca Park are only a short drive away.
It's so pleasant making meals and eating in the comfort of the Orveas, but if you want a break from cooking, the Pointe No Pointe Restaurant, only a few km away, is excellent - Beautifully prepared meals in a serene setting overlooking the ocean.
We loved our stay! Thank you!
- Also Known As:
- Orveas Bay Resort Sooke, Canada - Vancouver Island