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Orveas Bay Oceanfront Beach House & Cottages Private/Secluded

Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Shirley Estate Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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 spacious Beach House, Port & Starboard Cottage offer the finest accommodations.

Walk our 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 settings with fresh flowers, candlelight, fireplaces and hot tubs Perfect for Honeymoon's, Birthdays, Anniversaries and those other special occasions. We have a number of 'women's groups' who visit yearly. They do have fun!

The Beach House: This spacious, beautifully decorated home offers 4 bedrooms, and 2 baths with separate tubs and showers,living room with wood burning fireplace, 2 full kitchens, covered decks with gas barbecues, and hammocks.The private enclosed back garden is beautifully landscaped with a plethora of flowers and soothing pond. The home is comprised of the Captain's Quarter's and the First Mate's Quarter's should you require a smaller accommodation.

The Port & Starboard cottages, also with stunning views are perfect for a relaxing getaway . Tastefully decorated with raised queen beds to enjoy the splendid views with cozy down duvets make morning sleep-in's a delight! The utility kitchen's and gas barbecue's provide food preparation amenities for your private dine-in meals. Private hot tubs will be installed spring 2012.

The cottages are ideal for guests searching for private seaside retreats in a natural environment. Hammocks and gas fireplaces 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 Beach house and Cottages with stunning ocean views offer the finest in West Coast Accommodations.

Beachcombing, 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 meadering 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.

Keywords: Beach House & Cottages

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  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

June and Ron Williams
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2016
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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 his housekeeper basically managed and operated the business.

June and Ron Williams purchased this estate in 1991

Why June and Ron Williams chose British Columbia

The oceanviews 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 path down to the very secluded beach (,that has no access for miles) and it opened up whole new experiences 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.

What makes this estate 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



Car: necessary

located on 6 private acres in lush rain forest setting, mins to our beach and very short drive to numerous west coast beaches to hike and explore ..whale watching, zip lining,deep sea fishing,swim in magical pot holes in the Sooke River,or just curl up on the deck and watch the everchanging marine activity,relax, unwind and breath the clean ocean air, just become a part of nature!


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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

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Tax Rate 5.0%

Rate $395.00 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.

1 night deposit with balance paid at check in.... Cleaning service is included

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Shirley Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • separate tub and walk in showers in both bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (4) Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
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

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