Seahorse Suite -Completely Renovated 3 Bedroom Unit -Sleeps 8
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' in 1989 - and moved to this property in Roberts Creek
Karen purchased this House in 1989
Why Karen chose Roberts Creek
My wife's extended family owned 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 (but not last) visit to 'the cottage' was about 1966. I fell in love with the beach - and the environs -and decided this area was where I wished to eventually retire. We were very specific in what we wanted to purchase; the choice/prime properties on 'sandy beach' seldom go 'on the market' - and it took almost 10 years. When this one became available in 1989, we bought it. 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 (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 became a 'local' in 2014.
What makes this House unique
This house was a bungalow when we arrived. In order to facilitate one of the major items on my wife's 'bucket list' (build a new architecturally designed wheelchair accessible home as near the water as possible), this house was moved back about 80 feet and raised to include a 10 foot high ground floor. Amongst other things, this would provide a better view from the 'old house' than a single story bungalow would. We made some modifications to it, and had all the overhead services placed underground - and replaced the water and gas services to the property to facilitate 2 homes. I spent much of the next 3 1/2 years building her 'Taj Mahal' (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 - she had stage 4 breast cancer - and she did that, too!...we went to the last one, Antartica, 8 months before her demise). She also realized her dream of living in her 'Taj Mahal' for over 2 1/2 years at the time of her passing. The name Kamile is partially in her memory: KA for Kathie; MI for Mike; and LE for Lesik. Once Kathie departed for whatever awaits us after death, I undertook to upgrade the 'old house.....some interior walls were removed to make the kitchen, dining and living rooms an 'open' area; enlarged all the windows (they were quite small - and only single pane); moved the laundry room to the new basement area; redid all the wiring and plumbing, replaced the flooring and counter tops, and re-finished the entire interior. I'm sure you will thoroughly enjoy the result when you stay at what I call the 'Seahorse Unit'.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Terrific cabin by the beach
Set amidst tall west coat trees sits a great cabin with ample space, fine comforts and pleasant views, located less than a minute from a terrific beach. Quaint little town of Roberts Creek a short walk away and the more vibrant community of Gibson’s a short drive gives you all the amenities you need. An accommodating host. A great getaway!
Ideal location and accommodation
Karen was very quick to respond and answer my questions during the booking process. Mike was warm and welcoming upon arrival. We were seven adults and found the accommodation spacious, clean and comfortable. It's just a few steps to a beautiful beach. We all slept well and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Our group felt they would definitely return for another getaway.
Will be back!
Great place! Short walk down to the beach and walking distance to Gumboot restaurant. Well-equipped, comfortable house with no problems. Would definitely stay again.
Great family getaway!
Had a great time exploring the beach and nearby parks. Great family getaway!
Perfect location for a great beach vacation
We loved our time in Roberts Creek. The location was perfect, steps away from the best beach in the area! We swam daily in the ocean and loved having a cabin filled with everything we needed to return to each day. Walking distance to the town was convenient as well. Thanks Mike!
Walking distance to beach for able-bodied
Walking distance to beach- which worked great for our family (2 adults 2 kids). Note that the beach access requires that you are able-bodied (to pick your path through logs/rocks). Once on the beach, There is a wide, shallow sandy beach great for swimming/beach-combing (at low tide, which is most of the morning). The water view from the deck is partially obscured by the other house, but we don’t mind since we spent most of our time here on the beach. Great spot! Older house/kitchen but all in working order.