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Shirley, BC, Canada
  • Cottage550 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights


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 Starboard Cottage offers the finest accommodation.

Walk 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 setting with fresh flowers, candlelight, fireplace and hot tub is Perfect for Honeymoon's, Birthdays, Anniversaries and those other special occasions. .

The Starboard cottage with stunning views is perfect for a relaxing getaway . Tastefully decorated with raised queen bed to enjoy the splendid views with a cozy down duvet make morning sleep-in's a delight! The utility kitchen' and gas barbecue provide food preparation amenities for your private dine-in meals. .

The cottage is ideal for guests searching for private seaside retreat in a natural environment. Hammocks and gas fireplace 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 Cottage with stunning ocean views offer the finest in West Coast Accommodations.

Beach combing, 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 meandering 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.



June and Ron Williams

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
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 our housekeeper basically managed and operated the business.

June and Ron Williams purchased this Cottage in 1991

Why June and Ron Williams chose Shirley

Protected from the westerly winds by Sheringham Point we are able to enjoy sitting outside even on these blustery windy days. Should the fog roll in we luckily find the fog does not envelop the property as it does with those facing west. We seldom have fog come to our shoreline. The ocean views 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 stair case down to the very secluded beach (,that has no access for miles) it opened up whole new experience 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. We welcome guests from all over the world and are pleased to share our little piece of heaven.

What makes this Cottage 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


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Enjoy morning sunrises over Otter Point from the comfort of your raised queen size bed wrapped in a cozy duvet. Each person has their own sconce for bedtime reading. Bring along that book you planned to read a year ago!


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Large 2 person shower. set in a nice bright bathroom . Lots of towels and a couple of large beach towels to wrap up in when stepping out of your own private hot tub.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
          A staircase and board walk will lead you to a private setting with a 2 mile walk on beach. Sit and enjoy the solitude and peaceful seashore while watching the ever changing ocean activity Heaven!
        • Mountain View
          The Majestic Olympic Mountains stand guard over the the shipping lane that marks the division between the USA and Canada. Stunning views framing the shimmering waters of the Pacific North west coast
        • Near The Ocean
          This wonderful west coast area has numerous beaches and trails to explore, all types of walkers from easy stroll to trails testing the hardiest hikers. Find info online: South West Coast Van Island
        • Ocean View
          Yours to enjoy stunning ocean views from the comfort of your lawn chair. or swaying in the hammock or soaking cares away in your private hot tub! Or perhaps in the comfort of a raised bed with views!
        • Oceanfront
          The cottage feature panoramic views across shimmering waters of the Juan de fuca Strait framed by the Majestic Olympic Mtns. Watch the ocean activity of the shipping lane separating Canada & USA
        • Rural
          Looking fro privacy? No traffic noise? Just you, your date and nature? This is It!! Off of the highway tucked in 6 private acres. no public access. Your private hot tub and cozy cottage! Heaven!
        • Village
          Plan on spending an afternoon strolling the streets of Sooke. Wander thru stores offering arts, crafts, home made baking. home breweries, medicinal herb shoppes & museum offering history of the area
        • Water View
          Enjoy the Panoramic Ocean and Mountain Views over the Juan de fuca Strait and Snow Capped Olympic Range. A photographers dream come true! Sway in your hammock and enjoy this incredible scenery!
        • Waterfront
          Walk 2 miles of secluded beach view curious seals, soaring bald eagles, playful otters, and pods of Orcas . Freighters, Cruise Ships , Fishing & Crabbing Boats , Peaceful Quiet Be a part of Nature


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens are provided.
                    • Fireplace
                      The gas fireplace is enjoyed in the evenings .
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      WiFi service at time sketchy is free
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      The comfort of the Gas fireplace is a great place to curl up and let a rainy day pass by!
                    • Living Room
                      The bright living room with gas fireplace is decorated with nice pictures. some books. dvd. vcr with videos, magazines, cards. fun stuff!
                    • Parking
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                      All towels are provided along with 2 hot tub towels
                    • Wireless Internet
                      WiFi available


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Drip coffee pot with filters provided.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Pots, Pans, fry pans . dishes, glasses.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          The cottage has a utility kitchen with a small fridge micro wave toaster oven, electric griddle and covered deck with a gas fireplace.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          convection oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some basic food items are provided, coffee, tea's, sugar, salt , pepper some spices, small milk Guest should bring groceries before coming to the cottage as closest shopping is 20 mins to Sooke.
                        • Refrigerator
                          A small fridge is provided
                        • Toaster
                          2 slice toaster


                            • Dining
                              Table is arranged to enjoy the views.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Covered deck with Hammock, gas barbecue and comfortable big chairs , Large pots of flowers along spectacular ocean views.. Just a wonderful way to leave the everyday stresses behind.
                                    • Golf
                                      20 mins to Sooke to have fund day on the 3 par golf course or drive 1/2 hr to Metchosin for 18 holes..
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak, canoe and bike rental are all offered in Sooke, just 20 mins away
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Beautifully landscaped with tubs of flowers in a natural rain forest setting. Private and located off of the highway so no highway noise here!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      The covered deck with gas barbecue also offers comfy big chairs and a hammock to sway away while cooking that fat steak on the barby!


                                        • alternative lifestyle
                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Outside smoking only

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              The cottage has a private hot tub in a private garden setting with incredible views over the ocean and mountains. Just a great spot to star gaze while soothing those sore muscles from hiking!

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • 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

                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Charter Fishing, Whale watching. Tour Guides, Hiking Groups are all available in Sooke. Museum. shopping, a good selection of food places to wine and dine. Bakeries, liquor stores,. all within 20 mins.. However the majority of our guests come to hike and visit the numerous West Coast beaches. The close proximity to ferries, the airport, the Clipper, float planes are all available to Victoria that is just an easy 1 hour drive to your private retreat by the sea!

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      1 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Stunning !!

                                                                      Kat H.

                                                                      Orveas Bay Resort is absolutely amazing, the location is gorgeous. We stayed in the Captain's Quarters, which is overlooking the Juan De Fuca strait, and is a hop, skip, and jump from the hot tub. Our hosts, Rob and June have thought of everything. Board games, tons of books and magazines to read, beautiful soaker tub, with separate bathroom area. It's very clean, and spacious. In the living room there is a real wood fireplace, and french doors all throughout. My stay here was amazing ! I didn't want to leave !! We we absolutely be back !!

                                                                      It's a one hour drive to botanical beach in Port Renefrew, and on your way there there are beaches all along the way to stop at ! Going back the other way, it's about one hour away from Victoria !

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Wow! what a terrific review... you are just the kind of guest we love to have... you appreciate the facilities and this wonderful west coast area.. also to come in early spring when the weather can still be on the cool side.. only one more thing to say. PLEASE COME BACK!!


                                                                      Shirley, BC, Canada

                                                                      Located on 6 private acres in lush rain forest setting, Stairs to our beach & short drive to numerous West Coast Beaches to hike & explore Whale watching, Zip lining, Deep sea fishing, Swim in the pot holes in the Sooke River, Charter fishing, Wind surfing, bike the Galloping Goose Trail for miles to Leech Town once a booming gold town.Enjoy a long leisurely lunch at one of the outdoor restaurants overlooking the sea. Dine in style at a variety of choice, seafood, steak, sushi. pub food; the choice is yours!Come home to your cottage soak in your private hot tub under the stars and curl up on your deck chair wrap yourself in a warm cozy throw and watch beautifully lit Cruise ships sail by. Enjoy that last glass of bubbley relax, unwind and breath the clean ocean air while planning your next full day of fun in this wonderful west coast area.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      Rate $185.00 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.

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                                                                      Property # 122194vb