Picture perfect? – you bet. We felt like being immersed in a living picture. We watched the sun break through the mist in the morning. Gradually the gentle rays crept on to our faces and enveloped us in a soft warm blanket. With the whisper of swaying leaves around and rhythmic lapping of water at our feet, we felt like a new born in warm cradle arms. When we had enough, we could retreat indoors and catch a second sleep of the day. The fresh air and comfort of the homelike setting relaxed our tired bodies and minds. We felt compelled to pursue our slumber. When we regained consciousness, we actually had to push ourselves out the door to do some excursions.
Hospitality – superb. We got all the information we needed for the day about the area and the activities we were interested in. Tom and Judy are available to answer questions at any time, or talk, when we felt like chatting. They seem like friends whom we have known for a long time, who know our needs of the moment.
Food – Sometimes we did not feel like having a full breakfast in order to try out the local eateries, so we enjoyed the delicious home baking, homemade jam, yogurt, fruit and cheese. Other times, the scrumptious breakfast made us want to forget our lunch or maybe even some of our dinner.
Mystery and adventure on site – The narrow winding footpaths among lustrous groves of flora and fauna led us to different vantage points down the slope toward the water. The firewood was already in the fire pit waiting for us to do the hardest work of the evening - lighting a match –before we were comfortably sandwiched between the sea and the starry sky. If that was not enough, we could swim from there or climb down the rocks during low tide to do some beachcombing nearby. But we chose kayaking this time.
Not surprisingly, we booked our next year’s vacation at – Soames Point B&B. It is less than two hours from Vancouver. Half of that time, we were relaxing on the ferry. This was the best way to maximize the enjoyment of a short vacation for nature lovers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spacious luxurious 1 bedroom waterfront suite overlooking picturesque Howe Sound & islands, stunning ocean views, surrounded by woodlands & gardens; private entrance & oceanfront decks & peaceful spaces overlooking the water & nestled in the trees; soaker tub; kitchenette; gas fireplace; cable TV/DVD; wireless internet; scrumptious full breakfasts served in-suite; a variety of soothing in-suite spa services offered. Only minutes away from Gibsons Landing with its many restaurants, shops, museum, local artisans, and theater. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Soames Point Bed & Breakfast Gibsons, Sunshine Coast