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Karen

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

WATERFRONT! LARGE LUXURY SUITE ON THE BEST SANDY BEACH ON THE COAST!

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Sunshine Coast House Rental Photos and Description

Unobstructed Waterfront With Sandy Beach - Orca Suite

*Canadians please note the average nightly price on VRBO is in USD. You can convert currency on the rates page."

(Did you know we offer 2 rentals on the same property? The Seahorse sleeps 8! www.vrbo.com/727488 )

Luxurious 1600 sq. ft. self-contained suite on ground level of waterfront home with 1 large and 1 small covered patio, open kitchen, dining and living room area with wall-mounted 46' Cable TV, gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms each with its own en suite facilities and vanities. The unit is tastefully appointed.

This unit is probably the only non-institutional truly wheelchair accessible accommodation on the Sunshine Coast - and one of very few in the greater Vancouver area - all doors are minimum 36' wide, higher than normal toilets, grab bars in the bathtub areas, and portable equipment rated to capably transporting a person up to 350 pounds between wheelchair and bed, toilet, bath, sofa, floor, etc.

It is located on over 83 feet of walk-on waterfront; the waters of Georgia Strait are literally only a few feet from your front door. This is the nicest and most popular sandy beach in Roberts Creek - and possibly the entire Sunshine Coast. It is renowned as being a relatively safe beach for children as the sandy beach slopes gradually and gently away from the beach for hundreds of feet.

A new boathouse on the property provides free secure storage for your car top rowboat, kayak, canoe, bicycle, fishing gear, etc.

Go to sleep at night - or wake up in the morning - to the relaxing sound of the waves lapping at the beach. Enjoy the sights and sounds of bald eagles, herons, ducks, Canada geese, woodpeckers, and other birds; the boat traffic including individuals in their canoes, kayaks and other pleasure craft, commercial fish and prawn boats, BC Ferries traveling between the mainland and Nanaimo, freighters, beachcombers, tugs towing barges or logs, cruise ships on their Vancouver/Alaska runs in season; the occasional seal, sea lion, river otter, whale and salmon in the water - and bear, deer, elk, coyotes, raccoons and other wildlife on land - all have been sighted here.

This is an ideal spot to be as active as you wish - or to just relax and commune with nature - and yet be close to all the amenities anyone could desire, including local transit service to/from Sechelt, Gibsons, the ferry terminal at Langdale, etc. The small commercial center of Roberts Creek is less than a 5 minute walk away.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Karen (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Karen

I am a native of the Vancouver area....born in Vancouver, grew up in Richmond, married a girl from Vancouver and raised our family in Richmond We became 'empty nesters' and moved to Roberts Creek in 1989.

Karen purchased this house in 1989

Why Karen chose Sunshine Coast

My wife's extended family had a waterfront property with a rustic 2 bedroom cottage about 1 mile east from here.

Her great uncle purchased that property from Union Steamships in the early 1920's - and he built the cottage. My wife spent many of her childhood summers there. My first visit to Roberts Creek was about 1966, I fell in love with the beach - and the environs - and decided this was where I wanted to eventually retire. We looked for a long time...many properties in the area became available but we were very specific in what we wanted; the choice/prime properties on 'sandy beach' seldom 'go on the market'; we waited almost 10 years - and when this one became available in 1989, we bought it.

We became 'empty nesters' about this time - all 3 of our children moved out within a year - so before they had a chance to move back in, we moved out! I was fortunate and able to get a (work) transfer to this area about the time we took possession of this property, so we moved here (to the 'old' house on this property). The local 'old guard' tell me it takes 25 years of residency in Roberts Creek to be classified as a 'local' - and not just a 'summer complaint'; by that definition, I have become a 'local' - or 'Creeker'.

What makes this house unique

My wife, Kathie, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2002 - and told she had 6-8 months. Through her attitude, clinical trials, continuous chemotherapy, surgical heroics and perseverance, she lasted over 8 years. I retired in early 2003 to support, spend time and work on her 'bucket list'.

One of her items on her 'bucket list' was for me to build - and us to live in - a new architecturally designed wheelchair accessible home...I still call it her 'Taj Mahal'. (I wanted a 1500sq. ft. bungalow - she got her wish; an almost 3400 sq ft mansion.)

So we had the existing home moved back about 75 feet, made some modifications to it, and had all overhead services (Hydro, Tel and Cable) placed underground.

I spent much of the next 3 1/2 years building this large, luxurious home for her (there were several delays - as travel was also on her 'bucket list'; she loved cruising - and wanted to visit every continent before she left this world - and she did that too!...we went to the last one, Antarctica, 8 months before she passed away).

She also realized her dream of living in her 'Taj Mahal' - for over 2 1/2 years before her demise.

The name Kamile is partially in her memory: KA - for Kathie; MI - for Mike; and LE for Lesik.

I know you will thoroughly enjoy your stay - and continue to make Kamile Waterfront Retreat 'your vacation destination'!!

Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

WATERFRONT! LARGE LUXURY SUITE ON THE BEST SANDY BEACH ON THE COAST!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
4

Great place for Vacation! !

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at this waterfront resort was great! Mike was there to greet us upon arrival and gave us the grand tour and some useful information. The house was very well kept and clean. To have our own kitchen to prepare some of our meals was great and the use of the washer and dryer came in handy as well. To see the ocean sunrise and sunset was amazing! The sunshine coast is stunning! Only one thing that came as a surprise was to pay for the propane for the Bbq. It was advertised as having a bbq so one would think the propane would be provided. Overall a great place to stay! Would return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! The ocean view with the sunrises and sunsets are truly spectacular! The Orca's and dolphins are returning to this area, and can sometimes been seen in the waters outside the suite. Maybe next time you will spot them! We hope to host you again Kamile Waterfront Retreat
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5

Return visit

  • 5 of 5

Another relaxing stay at Kamile Waterfront. The suite was spotless, Mike was welcoming, the ocean views were still there! The village of Roberts Creek is lovely and we explored a few more points of interest on the Coast. A great week, thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a tell tale sign that guests enjoyed their stay and come back and give another 5 star review. That says it all! We enjoyed hosting you again, and hope to see you soon! Kamile Waterfront Retreat
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5

Outstanding beachfront property.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay on the Sunshine Coast. Watch the cruise ships sail up and down the strait.. See the lights of Nanaimo. Watch the seals; herons and eagles or go for a swim on the tidal flats. The house is beautiful with plenty of room. Mike, the owner, does an outstanding job. Simply a great place to spend some time.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Glenn for the awesome review! We do go the extra mile to ensure the suite is clean and inviting for our guests. And you certainly can't beat the location! What a great way to wake up each morning! Please come again - Kamile Waterfront Retreat
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5

May Long weekend 2015

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect setting for our family getaway. Mike was the perfect host, and made us feel welcomed but not smothered. The place was perfectly equipped to meet our needs, and the location could not have been better: beautiful sandy beaches and a short (beautiful) walk into Roberts Creek. Thank you so much- we will be back!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank yo Jane for the stellar review! The location certainly is perfect for a family get-a-way. And it was such a beautiful long May weekend! We look forward to hosting you again!
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5

Dean H. Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful relaxing peaceful retreat only steps away from the ocean. This incredible place will warm your sole and bring a smile to anyone who likes to spend time near the sea.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Kamile Waterfront Retreat. The name says it all :)
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5

First Week of September 2014

  • 5 of 5

Obviously, Fall is a GREAT time to visit the Sunshine Coast. We had incredibly good weather on this very pretty seashore. This property has many advantages. Number one is the location, directly on the beach and the view is unobstructed. You see cruisers, freighters, and a variety of different ships or boats go by in a forever changing scenery. At low tide there are sand flats which are easy to walk on, the shallows are safe for children playing and bathing or exploring many interesting sea-puddles. It is also a playground for fishermen, kayakers, swimboard users, paddleboarders, or just skidboards. There are many well behaved dogs with their owners walking in the flats at low tide, swimming out retrieving a stick or a ball. Even if you are handicapped and cannot partake in beachside activities, you can sit in your chair on the very comfortable grass strip in the back of your unit. There are two pretty terraces to watch nature and people, seagulls, crows, a seal or two and a salmon jumping. We were there when there was a full moon above glittering waters, and we had a beach fire burning... time and space melted away from everyday cares. The host has his guests in mind for their comforts and goes out of the way to please. We had a lovely time and can recommend the early part of September, when the greatest tourist rush has abated and the world is calm, and there is still a bit of Summer in the air.

We shall return.....

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and lovely review! You really can't get any closer to the ocean than at Kamile Waterfront Retreat. The sea life is abundant and these past few years we have had the privilege of Ocras and Humpback whales being spotted up and down the coast. The owner Mike does go above and beyond to ensure his guests are comfortable. He is just completing his second rental suite on the property too! We hope to host you again soon. Karen for Kamile Waterfront Retreat
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Sechelt
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Branch 219 Royal Canadian Legion
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Langdale
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Amtrack/Via
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Gumboot Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Roberts Creek
Car: not necessary

Artists and artisans abound in the Roberts Creek area

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Rates & Availability

Roberts Creek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$166
$908
$3,026
 
 
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$128
$719
$2,269
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $38 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Prices are based on 2 guests. Each additional guest is $10/night.
Cancellations: Deposits are totally refundable up to 60 days prior to 'arrival' date; 50% refundable if 30-59 days prior to 'arrival' date; and 100% non-refundable if less than 30 days prior to 'arrival' date. No refunds will be considered for premature departure.

US Funds accepted at par.
Payment accepted via cash, certified cheque, money order, Visa and MasterCard.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation; balance of payment is required 30 days prior to 'arrival' date. If booking within 30 days of 'arrival date, full payment is required. All bookings/reservations are considered tentative until deposit is received and confirmed.

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Amenities

Sunshine Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are en suite, wheelchair accessible with taller than normal toilets, non-jetted soaker tubs with grab bars, exterior vanities with marble counter tops, mirror and blow dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom contains a queen size bed with top of the line pillow top mattresses, bedside tables, lamps, storage locker, en suite toilet & tub and vanity
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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