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“Great view, very comfortable unit.”
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Sechelt, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia

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Scrubb1
Saskatoon, Canada
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“Great view, very comfortable unit.”
Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The Starfish Retreat is a very comfortable unit. It's a bit more like a rental apartment than a B&B or a lodge - there's a wonderfully comfy big bed, a huge bright bathroom, a lounge and TV, a big table, and a small kitchen nook. Along with great coffee and a choice of ways to make it, and a large selection of teas, the hosts provided a lovely basket of fruit. You have to bring in your own supplies for a full breakfast, though. There was also a small electric BBQ on the balcony.

The beach access is great and wood was provided for a fire down there. The hot tub would have been great, but the temperature control wasn't working while we were there and it was too hot. I managed for a few minutes but my husband couldn't get all the way in.

The view from the large terrace/balcony is stunning and the reclining lawn chairs comfy. There was a much appreciated shade umbrella, but it would have been very handy to have a table outside too.

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Liked best: The bed and the view.
Liked least: Sharp palm leaves on the stairs up to the unit - needed trimming/cutting back.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Anne_From...
Vancouver, Canada
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“Gorgeous view, stay right on the beach”
Reviewed 13 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed 2 nights and luckily had beautiful weather (forecast called for 3 days of rain, we arrived on a rainy night and it was sunny the rest of the weekend). We were greeted on time by Cam, and one of the 2 very friendly dogs. The driveway is quite steep, so make sure you have good brakes!

The Starfish Retreat is cozy, quiet, charming and very clean. It over looks the ocean, which we enjoyed from the wall of windows spanning the entrance side. Nice big leather couch, and all the things you'd need for chilling out with good company. We loved the vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, and especially the hot tub. Our hosts live right below, and if you're looking for private, they keep to themselves. The Retreat is right on the waterfront, with ocean views, you can hear the waves on the shore. There are nice touches like candles, fluffy towels, a down duvet and fire wood to make a fire at the beach. The breakfast bar was stocked with milk, cream, coffee, tea, sugar and fresh fruit by Michele. Access to the beach is down some stairs.

We loved the area; Sechelt is a laid back town with cool little shops to explore. We had dinner at the nearby Blue Heron Inn one night - excellent food, really friendly service, definitely would go there again! On Saturday morning, we went into town for lunch and it was a beautiful sunny day, the Farmers Market was going on (lovely, bought a few things). Lunch was at Ty's Fine Foods; very nice soups and appies.

Just a caveat, the Retreat has a "breakfast bar", not a full kitchen (has microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, bar fridge, dishes, utensils). We brought our own food for breakfast (fruit, toast) and lunch (salads and snacks) but you wouldn't prepare an elaborate meal here; there's no stove. I had missed seeing that in the rental listing (which is fine as we went out for dinner), but I'm glad we decided on the Retreat over the Studio, as the Retreat is waterfront. The only thing I wished the breakfast bar had is a can opener haha!

Overall, a fun, relaxing stay; we look forward to visiting again!
Thank you Michele and Cam :)

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Liked best: ocean view, hot tub, quiet location,
Liked least: we would have preferred more private/detached unit, but that's not the host's fault at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Apr 2015
Thank you for your gracious review....we do try to make guests feel comfortable and relaxed without worrying that they will have to engage in conversation whenever we are close by. We are here if needed other than that we try to allow our guests their privacy. Oops! Totally forgot about a can opener ... Thanks for letting me know. It helps when guests think of things that I have overlooked. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Sechelt. Michele
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