We took advantage of the few surprisingly beautiful balmy days in May with a visit to Vancouver Island. We ended up staying in Straitview Ridge B&B which is about 8 minutes from the town center of Sooke. The B&B is on a slope with a long driveway leading to an unpaved parking area. Because of the altitude, it’s got a spectacular view. After a long day of sightseeing, nothing feels better than coming back to a relaxing room and enjoying the therapeutic view of the serene sea. We watched and took some pictures of the beautiful sunset in the wooden deck. The shower in the ensuite was very nice with a powerful massager. The hosts were very friendly, not to say the least of the delightful breakfast which includes pastries, eggs, bacon and a colorful array of fruits on a platter.
Other than the minor negative of the unpaved parking lot, it was a very pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience year-round splendour of the south West Coast of Vancouver Island, with miles of unspoiled beaches and world class hiking trails. Overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca ,11 km west of the town of Sooke, our 7 acre B&B offers breathtaking panoramic ocean/mountain views.Each of our 3 well-appointed rooms provides comfort and restful accommodation. Enjoy our full country breakfasts before an active day of marine activities(whale watching, fishing, beaching...), hiking, birding, ziplining, cycling--your choices are endless! And (rentable or your own) canoes/kayaks are a must for a day on the ocean or lake. Our patio BBQ facilities, cozy fireplace, and/or deck relaxation are a perfect finish to a perfect day, along with a fine selection of restaurants nearby. We look forward to sharing all of this and more with you! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Straitview Ridge B&B Sooke, Vancouver Island