My wife and I spent only one night at the Beacon, but it was enough for us to want to go back for a longer stay. Given the beauty of the area and the quality of the Beacon, we will do that at the earliest opportunity.
Hosts Roger and Shirley made us feel welcome and comfortable even before we were out of the car. We arrived a bit late and Shirley graciously made dinner reservations for us at a very nice local restaurant (the Shingle Mill).
We stayed in the Serenity Ensuite. It was very clean and comfortable and exactly as shown in the picture on the Beacon's web site. It and the Sunrise Room face East over the garage. They don't offer a view, but they are quiet and stay comfortably cool on warm Summer evenings. The spectacular view is steps away in the shared living room. The bright private washroom is stocked with all sorts of toiletries and personal items that you might have forgotten; the bath/shower is spotless and works very well. A small carafe of Amaretto on the bedroom dresser was a most welcome touch just before bed.
Breakfast in the morning was an absolute delight! Shirley and Roger accommodated my wife's alergies and presented us both with a two-course breakfast that was a visual and culinary work of art. We timed our breakfast so we could meet the other guests at the breakfast table: a couple from Montreal and another from Germany. Roger and Shirley later joined us at the table.
We and the other couples each received a warm send-off and two heart-shaped carrot muffins to nourish us during our morning adventures. What a welcome change from the usual impersonal hotel departure. We've stayed at many B&Bs in Europe but never in North America. Now that we've discovered B&Bs in our own back yard, hotels will be the exception. It will be hard to find anything to measure up to the high standards set by Roger and Shirley at the Beacon, though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer a centrally located, adult oriented, 2 room B&B Spa featuring real Sunshine Coast hospitality. Come and marvel at our ever-changing ocean vista from our common area, complete with telescope and television. Enjoy awesome sunsets and soaring eagles. Relax with on-site massage from your hostess. Awake to a healthy, hearty breakfast! Free wireless internet or plug-in. Plan to spend at least 2 nights in this large, wonderful scenic and outdoor adventure area. ... more less