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Spectacular Views from Tranquil Suite

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Welcome! Casa Serena is a little slice of heaven awaiting you on the Sunshine Coast. It’s a lush, relaxing space where you forget the city, enjoy the peacefulness of the Sechelt Inlet and feel refreshed.

Guests stay in the well-appointed Tree House Suite in our West coast inspired cedar home. It is a charming retreat boasting 700 square feet with its own entrance and a large, private deck surrounded by greenery and spectacular vistas of the sea and mountains.

Unwind in complete privacy, reading on the day bed as you while away the hours on the Coast or soaking up the view from your outdoor claw-foot bathtub. It will surely soothe your senses. A babbling pond with koi fish enhances the peaceful nature of your stay.

The scenery is an extraordinary composition of forested mountains, protected inlet and the open ocean. There are many beaches and parks available for you to explore, and enjoy the unique landscape. The rugged terrain is conducive to many outdoor pursuits: mountain biking, hiking, back road exploring, kayaking and fishing to name a few.

The Suite is delightful, intimate, and has all you need to appreciate your stay.

Come embrace this little oasis!

More Details

Luce Melancon and Eric Gorham
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016

About Luce Melancon and Eric Gorham

Casa Serena was selected as a name to reflect our love of languages and the serenity the site evokes. In addition to English, we also speak French and Spanish. Eric hails from New York and is now a professor at Quest University Canada. Luce is originally from Quebec and directed the non-credit program at Quest University. She is also a language immersion specialist and artist running workshops from Casa Serena. Our extensive voyages have taught us the value of hospitality. Before settling on the Sunshine Coast in 2006, we lived in the Uptown area of New Orleans. Our careers were satisfying but the embrace of nature and tranquility was missing in our lives. After a sabbatical on Quadra Island in the Georgia Straight, we realized how majestic the region was and felt drawn to live here permanently. Now we want to share the natural wonders of the region with you.

Luce Melancon and Eric Gorham purchased this house in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful stay. This place is amazing--amazing view, amazingly clean, and you guys are amazing hosts.
Aug 2013
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Spectacular Views from Tranquil Suite
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 17 reviews

Very Special Accomodation

  • 4 of 5

Very large space with many full height windows. All needed amenities were provided for a comfortable stay. Luce is very pleasant and helpful providing information about local hikes and restaurants tailored to our interests. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had a restful, lovely week of hiking and resting up after our wedding. Such a romantic spot. Such kind hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Luce and Eric were very gracious hosts. The suite was well appointed, extremely clean, beautiful and tranquil. There was lots of information about things to do and places to go. We enjoyed all the comforts and privacy. Hopefully we will be able to visit again in the future. - Rick and Dian

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful property that is perfect for a quiet getaway.

  • 4 of 5

This was my first time to visit Canada and I wasn't disappointed. The property was very nice and it was obvious that the owners take pride in it with the lovely details they provided. It is located in a quiet neighborhood a few minutes from town, and is a perfect place to recharge your batteries. It was nice to have the opportunity to be able stay in for meals if desired, and there was ample appliances and dishes. The bed was very comfortable, and there was a great soaking tub inside as well as outside on the deck. The white robes for the guests were a very nice touch.

Eric and Luce were very friendly and accommodating. They are knowledgeable about the area and recommended several great restaurants and options for things to do.

I would highly recommend Casa Serena for anyone that wants a perfect getaway.

Diane M.

July, 2016

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Place of Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

As I was looking through VRBO for a place to stay in Sechelt I was continuously drawn back to Luce and Eric's property - first for the view which was very significant to me and secondly - it just felt so right. I was truly rewarded in my choice. Luce and Eric are very gracious hosts, the Tree House is quiet, open, peaceful, complete, clean, green and absolutely wonderful. When it was sunny I was out and about, but when it rained I snuggled up on the day bed on the covered deck, enjoyed the fish pond, the birds, watched the rain, read my books and thoroughly enjoyed the tranquility - just what I needed. Thank-you so much for your understanding and compassion. I will return. Jane

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suited us well

  • 5 of 5

Our short stay in Eric and Luce's suite was perfectly comfortable. We loved the private outdoor space with a beautiful view. It was clean, had everything we needed and easy to find. Great neighborhood. Thank you for your hospitality!

Scott and Michelle

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $380

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

For bookings cancelled up to 30 days before the start of the stay, traveler receives a 100% refund. You are not charged any booking fees.

For bookings cancelled up to 14 days before the start of the stay, traveler receives a 50% refund. You are charged booking fees on any portion kept.

We ask for a 3 night minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Sandy Hook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious and decorated tastefully, the suite features a comfortable king-sized bed that faces the ocean and mountains. You can enjoy individual reading lights on each side of the bed. The ensuite full-sized bathroom has a shower and tub. The fully equipped kitchen permits you to prepare meals as you wish. Other amenities include guest robes, Wireless Internet Access, and Games.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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