Oceanfront Accommodations near Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Orveas Bay Resort

Comments from our Guest Books

O - original
R - retreat
V - victorious
E - engaging
A - awesome
S - soothing

B - breathtaking
A - arresting
Y - yummy

Thanks for everything - it was lovely
Darren, Megan & Grace, Farmington Hills, Michigan


Where the rain forest meets the sea
No one but you and me
Blue and green our eyes to see
Let our souls be free
Jorge & Geraldine, Germany


Thank you! the place is beautiful & we loved the hike to the Lighthouse.
Tiara & Kyle.. Courtenay & Mississauga

It's about our eighth time here and this stay has been for 8 nights of peace, beautiful views, wildlife and always enchanting surrounds. It all makes it very. very hard to leave. In short, we absolutely love it here.
Louise & Kieth... Vancouver & Melbourne Australia

This was a very peaceful & relaxing graduation gift.. we woke up to a beautiful sunrise & enjoyed coffee on the deck in the warmth of the sun. Next time we come it definitely be for a longer visit.
Elfie & Jay.. Parksville BC

You have done an exquisite job in building, decorating & landscaping! The Hot tub was an unexpected boon.. thanks!
Fred, Nanaimo BC

Great setting for a birthday retreat. I particularly appreciated the equipment, supplies, milk, good selection of teas, every little thing thought of.. including the trail guide to the Juan de Fuca Trail... thanks for the care ...
Chris ...Ladysmith BC

We truly enjoyed this serenely beautiful retreat.. the cottage is lovely, filled with a myriad of thoughtful & heart warming touches. Thank you so much for your hospitality! The privacy, view, & comfortable surroundings were just what we were looking for to unwind and relax. We got some terrific shots & video footage of the two deer that seem to enjoy hanging about. they must be comfortable here.. thanks again
Maggie &Theresa

lst time here for our Honeymoon escape... very relaxing. It's wonderful what you have created here.. We loved sitting in the Hot tub listening to the waves.. usually an hour before firing up the grill to prepare our homemade dinner! Everything was just what it needed to be for us and we can't wait to experience your hospitaltiy once again! Thank you and Bless this wonderful place!
M & M ...Portland Oregon

Your hideaway is perfect... we loved the quiet, beautiful surroundings. The fishing was also good!
Brian & Rosa.. Calgary AB

How Lucky!! are we to have found this wonderful place... great location. thoughtfully and tastefully decorated. abundant nature...(including bear & hummingbirds) I do hope to come back and stay longer.. thank you so much for an outstanding stay!
Gisile....Germany

I want to LIVE HERE!!! Instead, I'll just leave my heart!! Thank you!!! Ann & Bob's CA friends...
Sues & Jim

Peaceful, lovely place... my husband and I enjoyed so much! The quire. the re-connection to nature and your artistic touch renewed us. So glad we found this place after our long trip from Florida. We will share our treasure with our West Coast friends! Ps. the marine trails are a "must do" for anyone who likes to walk or hike!
Donna & Paul .. Deerfield Beach , Florida

We were awe struck upon arrival... searching for descriptive words for our new found future. In addition to the amazing chemistry we share with each other 0f 10 months now... Orveas Bay... my favorite flavor!! The icing on the cake.. Thank you.
Shannon & Royce.. Medicine Hat ,AB

Thank you for sharing your spot in paradise with us ... even rain is welcome when you can relax and enjoy.
Chris & Kelly

Lovely, peacful, beautiful surroundings.. cooing doves, eagles soaring, waves crashing on the beach... Starboard cottage ...beautifully decorated, charming detail.. all delightful... so wonderful to get away from the city ...
Joyce & Sue St. Albert AB

Your creativity & love of nature blends so well with this piece of Paradise. We hiked a few trails & enjoyed the beaches between here and China Beach to return to your lovely cottage... Thank you for sharing so much with us. We hope to return soon. ps. I read your book "Women of the West Coast" informative, throughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the opportunity. Gratefully...
Terry & Marnie

Thanks for the restful nights & the perfect weather. We hope to stay with you again next year around the same time. Take care...
J. & Melvnn

Although our stay was brief we could not have asked for a better place for our 1st wedding anniversary! We truly feel like we're in Paradise! and can't wait to return. Your attention to detail is remarkable & we definitely will tell our friends about this wonderful place. See you again soon!
Mike & Lisa Edmonton AB (formaly Labrador City)

We had a wonderful stay here at the Starboard Cottage, a relaxing spot after a day of beach combing, whale watching and hiking. Thanks for the restaurant recommendations at Point no Point ..We can't wait to come back for a winter storm.
Dennis & Kate... Setttle, Wash

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your special place. We didn't spend nearly enough time here.... next time I plan to just be here in this calm & beautiful spot.
Cele & Stephan.. West Lafayette, IN

Thank you for sharing this beautiful place to relax, unwind & just be. Hope to be back!
Jon & Jess, Surrey BC

COWABUNGA! My entire being is so relaxed. the "Spa" was unbeatable. ... We ate at Point no Point, food & service excellent, view unparalled. Coming back here was truly better than coming home. You have not seen the last of us! Your design layout is a marvel. Thanks for the welcoming! These Darn Americanos!
Ron & Ann Seattle, Washington

This is such a great spot, the cabin, the scenery, the hot tub... we're going to try & get back again. Thanks
Heather & Glen

What a wonderful spot for a family reunion. We were amazed at how you thought of everything, your accommodations far exceeded our expectations. this is our first visit but not the last!
Tamsin, Matt & baby Gabrielle

Awesome little cottage, Great Yard & Great Time.. Love ya!
Dave, Shannon & Dakota

Thanks for making our 19th anniversity the best one yet! Your place is just perfect & the area is fun even in the rain!. We hope to be back sometime soon..
Kathy & Clyde

Our 8th time here and it was wonderful as our as our 1st. Thank you so much for your hospitality.
Leslie & Chris ..Victoria, BC

We throughly enjoyed the beauty & relaxation of this place. The full moon over the ocean was splendid from the privacy of the hot tub! Thank you for a very memorable night.
Crystal & Aaron ..Quebec & new Zealand

The perfect private escape! A beautiful view, a beautiful cottage! I will recommend your resort to friends & family without a doubt. Our stay here was perfect & exactly what we needed.. Thank You!
Mike & Esther.. Richmond BC

The perfect, peaceful place to embrace jet lag (asleep by 9 and up by 5) .We watched 2 beautiful sunrises from the incredible comfort of the giant bed with cushions perfect to lean against.. Everything is just right.. thanks!
Natasha & Jon.. Cardiff, Wales

What a great place to spend our anniversary. The cozy cabin with the hot tub was a perfect way to celebrate our 28th year together. Thank you for everything.
Vern & Mary

What a pleasant surprise! We too will say, as have many of the other guests,the attention to detail is fabulous. The setting reminds us of another of our favorite spots in Troncones, Mexico! Now we have one more spot to come to and it's only an hour away.. Thank you!
John & Carin

A beautiful piece of paradise. The beach trail is awesome! The drive to the Lighthouse is worth every little bump! We will come again.
Bill & Brenda

we enjoyed our stay at your paradise... thank you for all the goodies & small personal touches... we really didn't want to leave.. the newlyweds
Chad & Amanda Vancouver BC

Thank you ... your hospitablity & beautiful cottage & surroundings have helped to make beautiful memories for us to look back upon...this is especially precious as my husband is deploying for 6 months... we will be back.. hopefully in the spring.
Christine & Peter Victoria

The atmophere, environment & friendly conversation will make this a superb yearly pilgramage, Take care & all the best...
Marcia, Tom & Alison

it's been the first time for us on Vancouver Island & we are impressed by the wildlife & nature... We very much enjoyed staying here in this beautiful place & wish it was closer to home... best wishes
Nicole & Colin, Germany & England

You have a beautiful place, full of life & energy. We enjoyed our stay immensely & will be back. I'll be recommending to friends looking for a wonderful getaway. The attention to detail within our cottage & around the resort coupled with the surrounding nature made for a dreamy eye candy!
Nahid & Sogol Ontario/Iran & Tofino BC

Growing up half the time in Jordan River & the other half in Metchosin I have to say that I was absolutely in love with the West Coast here....... been so busy with work & school that it was just what we needed to .. have some sockeye salmon, drink some champagne & totally forget about city life! Wow. the most beautiful thing happened as I just looked up from writing this & in front of us was the end of the rainbow. Gorgeous... How lucky we are to live at this end of the earth!!
Chritina & Chris.. Victoria, BC

Thanks for your splendid hospitality & this wonderful part of the world .. Paradise.... we loved the cottage your generosity, friendliness & peace! We'd love to come again...
Linda, Rachel, & Hiken .. Vancouver BC

What a special place! Thanks so much for sharing it! The trail to the beach is an adventure & our kids would have loved it but this is going to stay our secret place! The view spectacular & the Hot tub relaxing.. thanks for everything... Ps. don't forget the Burgers at the Port Renfrew Hotel/Pub
Lisa & Glenn.... Redmond Wash

BEST HONEYMOON EVER!! the trail to the beach is scary .. but in the best way... The bagel French toast Dee-Lish.. I'm, bringing the idea back to the US... We'll be sure to name our restuarant chain after Y'All... You don't know how much it hurts to have to go back to our own country after this... Oh well.... Love.
Chris & Lauren ...Portland Oregon

Wow! what a fabulous breakfast! Thanks so much for making our anniversary special. You have an incredible spot here. Justin and I felt so relaxed & enjoyed the quite so much. We're already talking about when we'll come back.. Loved it all! ps. I'm telling all my friends how fabulous this place is!!
Marie & Justin.. Surrey, BC

I appreciate the fact that you are leading by example that people can manifest their dreams.. I especially appreciate that one is willing to share your dreams with others... thank you for offering your sanctuary & little piece of earth's paradise. I have soaked up the illuminating energy this place holds. thank for thinking of everything .. for being generous & for being in tune with nature & others like myself..
Andrea... Vancouver BC

We really enjoyed our time here ... you always make everything extra special with you little touches to detail... what a great way for my Mom to turn 40!!I plan on coming back every year with my girlfriends in the fall and my man in the spring!
Nancy & Dave

Thank you for this lovely bit of peace... the quail are charming.. the doves soothing & the cows on the beach completely astounding!! we leave with good memories..
Ron & Danica... Victoria BC

Hope you liked the Pumpkin we carved! That's an awesome trail to the beach! Any time you are out our way.. stop in...for a taste of the prairie life.. best of luck in the future..
Les, Kathy, Ashley, .. Hanna Alberta

Everything is so wonderful here... it reminds me of the quote "Home is the place you grow up wanting to leave and grow old wanting to come back to"... Thank you for sharing your "Home" I can't wait to come back here again.
tina, Victoria BC

We would like to stay forever... it is everything that those who came before have said.. relaxing beautiful PARADISE!Ultimately it's the details you have provided right down to the oil & vinegar! .. along with the beauty & peace we also take with us the memory of the 5:30 am Sapsucker who tries so hard o tap the drain pipe... thank you for your hospitality..
Mike & Kristen Victoria BC

Serenity, solitude & surprises! welcome surprises... thank you for your hospitality ... truly a surprise above & beyond... & yes, this was a taste of heaven in the physical sense but also in the spiritual sense as well....we got attached to the red breasted sap-sucker who took the role of our morning wake up call.. a humorous start to the day.. we love to garden & your landscaping was another welcome treat... the cheerful yellow pansies, the tall grasses & everything green.. we leave, regretfully, but with joy in our hearts & a bounce in our steps!!
Doug &n Sharayln Portage LePrarie Manitoba

What a beautiful charming place! So nice to know we can come to a peaceful, relaxing get-away and only 1 hour drive from home! the added touches... are a great bonus...we will definitely want to come again.
Caroline & DArrell.. Victoria BC

Thanks for providing such a wonderful place to stay... we had a great family get together with lots of good visiting & playing... hope to see you again.
Dave, Cathy, Lilian, & Faye

Last 2 times in the Captain's but really enjoy the coziness of the Starboard.. what a wonderful long weekend.. thanks again for your great hospitality.. see you again in November.
Chris & Leslie

Thanks for creating a litle piece of paradise & allowing us to break away & relax.. everything was great & the island is beautiful ... we will be back.
James & Candy ..London, England

We have really enjoyed our stay in the Starboard Cottage.. so many homey things for Christmas.. love the lights on the fireplace & of course the tree.. the bed & linens are exquisite & the bed so comfy... we hope to be back for a longer stay.
Mike & Roz.. Vancouver BC

Thanks for the awesome time! The cottage is beautiful & everything in it!
Shauna & Vicki

We had a fantastic stay at your beautiful cabin... we were entertained consistently by the variety & warmth of the decorations.. the walk to see the Salmon spawn was well worth it.. thanks for all the little things we were'nt expecting.
Kristen & Rob

Thank you for this cottage... listening to the birds... new adventures always..
Michelle & Todd.. Calgary AB

Once again we enjoyed our stay... we hope to return..with even more of our family..
Shiela & Chris .. Calgary Alberta

Very glad that we had the opportunity to find this jewel!...we appreciated all the nice extras the cottage was equipped with...and to the avid gardener... Your flowers are amazing!thank you for a beautiful end to our summer... we hope to return.
Kristie, Mike & Baby Clare

We saw a BEAR! The best news is that we had just finished our hike and were in the car... it was quite a site!...we enjoyed our visit... Thank you for sharing it .
Lisa & Marv .. Portland Oregon

AAAAHHHH! the sky & ocean stretch out before us... and here we are in our wonderful cottage.. Thank you both so much for creating such a cozy & yet exotic nest!
Barbara & Carolyn Victoria/Vancouver

Really relaxing! Great views! Thank you!
Paul & Ann... San Diego , California

This is just what we needed... clean air.. beautiful scenery and no schedule to keep.. so many great things to do in this area... or just sit in the su n and watch the water & mountains.
Fran & Chuck ... San Rafael California

The view is amazing fand the full moon shining on the water while in the hot tub... beautiful! the pictures I've seen didn't capture the beauty of this place!
Sandra & Lydon.. Edmonton AB

A little piece of paradise in my otherwise busy life... the little special touches... much appreciated... well done June & Ron.. you excelled my expectations by a long margin!
Mike

Just arrived.... WOW! Exploring the beach... Puffed!! Wonderful food AHHHH! Humming birds...AWESOME! There are so many wonderful things to say about this ideal place.But most important are our hosts .. Big Thank You!
Sue.Hampshire, England

Too short but beautiful!! We'll be back...
Heather & Max

A great place to spend a family reunion!
Harry, Coleen,Carla Matt & Kim

This is truly one of the rare places of serenity where time seems suspended for awhile... thank you
Rob

Thanks for the beautiful view... you have helped make our 20th anniversay special...hope to be back soon...
Jaquie

Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven with us! This is such a beautiful & breathtaking place... we came here to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary.. aside from 14 hrs it took to get here ... it has been a wonderful getaway.. loved the Hot Tub & walk to China Beach.. the cottage is wonderful and cozy... you have thought of everything.. we look forward to spending many more anniversaries here... we thank Nancy & Al for letting us know about Orveas Bay!
John, Aexandra & Mathew

Personal note: Thank you Berit ... for the lovely picture you have left for us...we love the pictures you made for us of the hearts & Doves.. Love and Hugs
Gran & Ron

To Gram & Ron... thank you for letting us stay at your B&B .. the doves make a beautiful sound and I can't wait to be here again.. Love Berit
Berit & Tracy ...Whistler BC

We seek them here... we seek them there... we seek whales everywhere... In spite of not seeing the whales we have had a fantastic visit.. everything is perfect... sorry to leave ... bet the whales arrive tomorrow .. kind regards and thanks.
Muriel & Robert ...Aberdeen Scotland

Your previous visitors have said it all... not to compete but thank you for a pleasant 2 day holiday break in a cabin where all our possible needs are provided... and a magnificent vista constantly in the foreground.. what a setting!
Lola & Margarite .. Vancouver BC.

Thank you for a few wonderful days of peace, joy & contentment with my dear friends Sharon, Diane, & Anne...my cup runneth over and I am truly grateful.
Peggy .. Saskatoon , Sask

Some anniversaries we remember and some we don't... this one's a Keeper!!Thanks.
Terrance & Patricia

Paradise Found! Thank you for a little bit of heaven so close to home... a wonderful romantic retreat,... thank you!
Karen & Bob ... Victoria BC

Lovely, peaceful place! Hopefully next time we will be able to fit in a second or third night.
Dave & Jess

It's all good!
Sam & Laura

My wife and I often dreamed of a place... it would be a little cottage overlooking the sea... the cottage would be amongst tall mature trees.. it would have a cozy porch with comfortable chairs & even a hammock.. the entire front would have windows inside a great big bed.... it would face the sea so we could lay in bed and enjoy the beauty... a big comfortable couch where we could watch the ships sail by...it would be heaven on earth...we found it at Orveas Bay ..thank you June & Ron for building "heaven on earth" with 1/3 wood & mortar & 2/3 love and caring.
Rory & Chrissy

We think this is a Paradise that June & Ron created just for us! Ron told us about the trails and good places to see .. June's decorated cottage helped make our stay delightful... Great job June! We saw the black bear our first night....the view is peaceful.. the ocean so beautiful.. I wish we could bottle it and take it home... we will remember our stay until we are able to come again... thanks so much for your kindness.
Betty & George... Shoreview Minnesota

We've had a lovely time away from the city in your cozy cabin.. your special guest touches.... the jacuzzi overlooking the Pacific.. afternoon hammock... the fun walk to a dramatic beach.. BBQ chez'Starboard Cottage!
Cath & Matt

After hearing about your wonderful place from our dear friends Leslie & Chris... we certainly agree it is all a little bit of heaven.. thank you so much for helping us to celebrate our 6th anniversary..we look forward to many more visits.
Maureen & Robin.. Victoria, BC

A place of peace.
Jack & Val.. Port Alberni

A wonderful sanctuary! We've enjoyed all of the creative touches!... we'll be back and will be telling our friends. Ps. Paula enjoyed the restful atmosphere after 2 months of Yoga teacher training.
Ross & Eileen... Stettler, Alberta

A Fabulous "Retreat"... we'll be back!
Sarah, Jo & Heather

We has a wonderful relaxing time... your thoughtfulness in so many small & surprising ways was appreciated by all of us... we will do doubt be back in the future & tell others of our lovely experience.. From the 4 sisters..
Jaquie, Selina, Lorelei, Cindy

We have never felt so pampered & comfortable in such gorgeous surroundings!! You haven't left out a thing...we are sure to come back ... this is heaven... we came to spend our honeymoon and I was in tears with seeing how many special touches there were... you must be very special people.. thank you for a most enjoyable & tranquil weeekend getaway with friends... we are speechless!!thank you for putting your hearts into what you do...THERE ARE ANGELS LIVING ON THIS PROPERTY!!!Love & Best Wishes.
Lynn & Sandy .. Courtney BC

Thank you so much... this is our favorite getaway!
Leslie & Chris ..Victoria, BC

We had a great time and very much enjoyed the solitude... we always stay at Yellow Point Lodge but this is a lovely place as well.. it was nice to see another part of the island.
Linda & Dan ...Bainbridge Island Wash.

What a perfect setting to say good-bye to the "old" and welcome the "new"! Peaceful! Quite! Relaxing!... Exactly what we needed! and on top of it all perfect weather!... we enjoyed the Lighthouse, the hikes down to China Beach & Mystic Beach and the beautful sunrises over the ocean! Thank you for making this place so welcoming and calming,.. our second visit was just a memeorable as our first. Happy New Year!
June & John... Nanaimo, BC

On each farm in Norway lives a Tomten.. a small little elf who takes care of the animals. the lands and the humans. People never see him but they always know that he's been there... Ron was our Tomten.. signs of his care are everywhere.. happy white doves...immaculate surroundings.. to June & Ron our Yule Tomtens.. this will be a Christmas we will treasure always. You have made a beautiful retreat on this Paradise Island.
Alenda & Nate Boise , Idaho

A million thank you's for a wonderful relaxing time.. the scenery is exquisite... the decor devine.. this is definitely on our list of "getaways"
Craig & Sofia

Thanks again for a wonderful stay.. this is our third time here.. our second in the Starboard cottage.. What a great way to celebrate our Birthdays!
Leslie & Chris ..Victoria, BC

Thank you... everything was amazing.. the fabulous cabin.. most of all... these familiar but ever more beautiful beaches and evocative coastlines... it has been so good to come back to this place, one of the most beautiful in the world... The West Coast has a unique haunting magic that cannot be found anywhere else...the spirits of the Coast Salish People are strongly visible at the Lighthouse.. T"Sooke and everywhere one steps one can imagine this land as it must have been.. unspoilt and pristine.. may we all continue to cherish and preserve it with minimal impact and much respect.
Amal & Erv ...Cowichan Bay & Vancouver

You have created a slice of Paradise here! Your warmth and genuine hospitality is so welcoming... the view... Willie the bear... the deer and the rabbits were all great to see right in the front yard... we wish you the very best. thank you for everything.
Michael & Karen .. St Lucia

This is a wonderful little place that exceeded our expectations.. the cabin is perfect.. the little touches that are evident everywhere made this a memorable weekend....Thank you for making this place so unique.
Grant & Leslie

A near perfect weekend getaway.. the setting is magnificent, the cottage gorgeous.. September on the West Coast can't be topped!
Mike & Sandra

What a wonderful break from the hectic city life.. from the beautiful sunrises on the front porch to the magnificent sunsets at the Lighthouse.. I think we did everything we could in between.. the decor & comfort of the cottage was superb... ps. the black bear on the front lawn was a nice touch!
Wayne & Glenna.. Calgary, Alberta

This is truly a beautiful place.. the furnishings, ornaments, flowers & pictures made us feel right at home.. thanks for you kind hospitality.. we look forward to returning next year.
Shiela & Chris .. Calgary Alberta

Enchanted places take up big places in our memories... this truly is an enchanted place! The cottage with all the personal touches & warmth... the view of the water, faraway Mountains.. the sunrises and sunsets.. Thank you June & Ron for sharing your piece of heaven with us.. this was a wonderful holiday, moon shells and black bears,... we hope to return for many more holidays...
Valeri & Jean ... Montreal Quebec

Orveas Bay was an excellent choice for our honeymoon! the view is breathtaking, the cottage is superb...we throughly enjoyed our stay and we do not want to leave... during our time here ..we explored the coast from French Beach to Botanical Beach.. all were amazing.. we saw many seals, 2 deer, a rabbit, a black bear and heard many noises in the bush!.. it certainly has been a wonderful honeymoon, hope to return for anniversaries.
Duane & Paula ... Orangeville, Ont

This has been a wonderful experience.. the quite and beauty was just what we needed.. you have a beautiful place.. Thank you for creating such a great place...wish we could stay longer.
Rich & Sarah... San Antonio Texas

Thank you for a wonderful 3 days... this was the perfect place to greet each morning... and equally ideal as a destination place each evening after the day's activities (especially after a trek on the Galloping Goose Trail)... we're having a bit of a hard time leaving this beautiful place... but hope to come back some time.
Ryan & Esther

There is not a lot to say other than thank you for your pleasant get away & rest...your creativity and joy of life is evident in your construction and decorating... it was lovely to meet and talk with you.. I hope you are able to manage your mini paradise for many years to come. We'll be back!!
Maureen & Allen

This is the first morning we have slept in since our son was born 2 months ago! Thank you! Thank you! we only wish we could stay longer!
Damon & Erin... Vancouver BC

Since you are here, you don't need to be told that this cottage is heavenly... we have enjoyed every detail of Orveas Bay... our favorite hike was Mystic Beach Trail... you pick it up at China Beach Trail .. it is the beginning of the Juan de Fuca Trail... very short.. about 45 mins each way to and from the beach.. these are our recommendations from the Florida based trio of Travellers
Jamie, BJ & Eli

Thank you so much for letting us stay here! We had a good time... went fishing and caught lots of fish, including sharks!the beach was very beautiful and we are bringing lots of shells home with us .. the hammock was really relaxing.
Liz, Bob & Kate

What a wonderful place to be able to spend the last 2 days on the island at your beautiful place.... I wish we could stay longer... my day alone while the others went fishing will not be forgotten. I loved it and felt so special. I was able to get a long walk on the beach, catch up on rest.. relaxation & reading .. all of your attention to details was greatly appreciated.
Bobby & Harry.. North Dallas, Texas

Thank you for providing a wonderful serene environment... we enjoyed the beach, cottage, hot tub & whales.. a beautiful place to reconnect with our friends.
Joanne & Liz

Personal comment from June & Ron... Thank you Three Sisters for the lovely gift of a Garden stone.. It is in a special place to remind us of how kind our guests are. It was our pleasure to welcome you to our home.
June & Ron Williams Orveas Bay

Ron & June .. thank you for loving this place so much you are wiling to share wth others... we had a few things happen that were almost spiritual.. the whales in the Bay brought tears, the little deer that joined us one night as we were star gazing & the little black bear running across the bottom of the grassy tier.. the special touches... Wow! you really know how to make someone feel special... thank you both for being what you are..
The Three Sisters: Darla.. Surrey, Tana.. Victoria, Paris.. Birkenhead

What a wonderful place! Your attention to detail is incredible... from the exquisite furnishings of the cottage.. the fresh flowers.. Absolutely fantastic!
Leslie & Chris ..Victoria, BC

Thank you for your hospitality. The accommodation, the setting, the view, all measured up to our expectations.. the hot tub was a great way to end the day. We were seeking rest and relaxation and found both here.
Loren & Debbie

A wonderful, peaceful setting. We were delighted to wake up to fishing boats in the Bay!
Wendy & Al

Wow! What a great place.. in a perfect setting.. Ron & June you have done a great job of making a beautiful cabin... and complimenting it with a beautiful experience.. Thanks, we'll see you again!
Don & Paddy

Exceeded all our expectations! Had a wonderful time and created awesome memories for our family. Thank you June & Ron for being part of our celebration!You both really know how to make your guests welcome and at home. .. this is such a beautiful place! We hope to visit again and again! With love.
Darlene, Ray, Chelsea, Dia & Chrystie, Sidney BC. "The Roost" A Farm Bakery

This was indeed the special treat that it was intended to be... thank you... the cottage is perfect. The hike to and along the beach a real adventure... we were stalked by a curious seal...we will recommend you highly to our visitors.
Phil & Maggie ..Victoria, BC

This was our first time to visit Orveas Bay in warmer weather... the beauty and charm are everything we hoped for... we thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay here this time and look forward to coming back for a longer stay next month... nothing yet has beat the wonderful waking of coffee in the Jacuzzi overloooking the Pacific.
Emily & Jeff

Wonderful creative getaway! Exceeds our expectations from the website. thanks so much for the little details that made these days special... weather was fabulous! Just wish we could have stayed another day.. We'll be Back!
Al & Margaret..Whitehorse, Yukon

We really hate to leave this comfy cabin and serene setting... we enjoyed the sunsets by the Lighthouse & sunrises from the bed... we hope to return within a year or two and explore more of this beautiful area.. thank you June & Ron for your hospitality.
Bonnie & Noel .. Los Angeles, California

Our first time on the island was all to brief, but it was sensational by the accommodation and it's setting... we will certainly be recommending to all of our friends. for those coming after us, the walk from Muir Creek back towards here is gorgeous.. there are seals, otters, eagles, and fossils to be seen down there.
Martin & Denise... London UK

We thoroughly enjoyed our cottage and it's surroundings.. sheer luxury everywhere... we have come from halfway through the world to be here and only regret that we live so far away from here as we would love to come back often... thank you for your kind attentions.
Letizzia, Monika, & Stefano... Milan, Italy

Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable! The cabin is absolutely beautiful and the flowers... just added a perfect touch.
Myron, Felicita & Hiedi

We have been enchanted by this magnificent setting. We think this must be the most beautiful place on earth. Staying here has been an unforgettable experience.
Virginia & John .. Chicago, Illinois

Thank you for a peaceful and restful stay. the cottage is lovely and quite comfortable. The setting is magnificent.
Liz... Berkeley California

This place is Paradise, the water, the rocks, the dense forest, one of the most beautiful spots on earth
Julie ... Oakland California

Beautiful place, wonderful location, private, relaxing, great home full of lovely details, great hosts.
Christina & Scott

We have found our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Claudette & Dana

Thank you June & Ron for such a wonderful spot to visit for our 17th anniversary. We love this place and wish we could stay longer.
Robin & Mike

Thank you so much for creating and sharing paradise with us. Your commitment and attention to your guests makes for a very relaxing and tranquil environment.
Bob & Evonne, Calgary AB

Peace, quite and an excellent opportunity to just relax.
Bill & Judy, Tennessee

Thank you for demonstrating such congeniality, warmth and consideration. You make entertaining seem effortless. I consider myself quite fortunate to have fallen into your very capable hands.
Sue, Vancouver

I loved our little holiday ... Beautiful, pristine & very private beaches were perfect.
Bonnie, Vancouver

Your beautiful holiday home has provided the perfect haven for our honeymoon ... you both provided a very warm, friendly and genuine welcome for making our holiday stress free and totally relaxing ... I’m sure we will definitely be back to spend our special anniversaries.
Raz & Nadine, Liverpool, England

Happy to have been blessed with finding this paradise you both have created ... Thankful that you are so willing to share this gift with others ... The peace, the magic and the beauty of this special place has fed our souls and we leave here renewed and less stressful ... knowing that one day our travels will us back to this special place on the planet.
Deb & Rich, Charlotte, North Carolina

So hard to find but worth the 12,000 mile journey! The place to stay in B.C. ... What a truly wonderful place.
Jan & Alan, Oratia, Auckland, New Zealand

Just an hour from home. Many thanks for a wonderful “stress-buster” weekend.
Terry & Ann, Larry & Lorraine, Sidney & Victoria

We left 10 feet of snow and travelled 2000 miles looking for a green Eden ... and we found it here.
John & Deirdre, Montreal, Quebec

Thanks for your wonderful retreat ... This is definitely a place you can relax and feel at “one” with nature ... Your home was way beyond anything any type of beautiful I could have imagined.
Jennifer & Paul, Bremerton, Washington

The scenery was only surpassed by your craftsmanship and hospitality.
Ed, Sue & Sophie, Tampa, Florida

We had a wonderful week at Orveas Bay ... I would like to spend even more time M&A in the hot tub. Lounge in the hammock with a great book and explore even more of this marvellous coast ... and most importantly great memories of a family vacation.
Mark, Andrew & Jocelyn, Calgary, AB

We paid to see whales in Seattle, only to find we would have saved our money as we watched them from your own beach ... What a Thrill!
Keith & Pauline, Australia

What a great time we had!! Saw an abundance of wild life at our back door ... Deer, Bunnies, squirrels, whales, seals ... it’s a perfect get away.
Scott & Chris, Reno, Nevada

What is clear from the moment one steps on the property is that a dream and years of commitment and hearts that yearn to express the love of their creation and to share their creativity and beauty.
Mark & Ann, Tacoma, Washington

Thank you for sharing this wonderful peaceful place with us ... to relax enjoy and to COME BACK !!
Monica, Gerd & Baby Hannah

After my three friends flew 2000 miles ... they deserved the BEST weekend in B.C. ... this spot of wonder was it!! We four women talked, hiked, ate, drank, played and slept in Paradise! ... Our souls renewed and our mind refreshed ... We all shall return!
The Girl’s Weekend
Kathleen, Victoria, BC
Kim, Burlington, ON
Cheryl, Kitchener, ON
Colleen, Richmond Hill, ON

Wishing you always; walls for the wind & a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, & the Love & Laughter for those you hold dear.
Williams Clan Gathering 2001

Surrounded by Nature and access to the comforts of home.
Kari & Dave, Victoria BC & Toronto, ON

An ideal retreat for our 25th anniversary ... such a wonderful atmosphere and the house with wonderful architectural detail ... thanks for your labour of Love in making this a wonderful “Spirit of Place”. Mahalo & Aloha.
Mike & Carol, Hawaii

We thoroughly enjoyed our Easter weekend “roughing it” in luxury.
Anne & Michael, restwell Ctr., Toronto, ON

For a change ... I’ve been rendered speechless!! ... So relaxing! Definitely be back!
Jeanine & Clint

A great place to start a Honeymoon!
Jim & Deb

To find a couple with the creativity, skills and patience to do so much is rare today. To be able to stay at their place is a joy.
Mike, Calgary, AB

Loved the Hot Tub at night! What a fantastic place ... I will for sure be back I love the attention to detail, so cosy and homey and just wonderful in every way.
Dan & Adele, Victoria, BC and Washington

A great home away from home, a beautiful relaxing place. We loved the books, the food, the fire ... we will be back.
Peter & Diane

The Captain's Quarters bedroom is pure heaven ... the hospitality is superb! I will be certainly be back again, and again and again.
Tracy & Berit, Whistler, BC

Perfect tranquillity ... a perfect place to relax ... we would love to come back.
Monika & Keith, Madison, Wisconsin

We are in awe of what you have created. It isn’t a house it’s a HOME. As “nester’s”, home oriented people, we were in heaven ... the architectural details, the decoration ... everything was perfect! The warmth comes from the love the two of you have put into this.
Lauren & Rich, St. Paul, Minnesota

A delightful stay enjoyed by us all ... outstanding hospitality ... really enjoyed the fireplace and hot tub.
Tina & Kyle, Calgary, AB and Cecily, Somerset, England

What a refreshing, relaxing place to be and such a relief from the heat and humidity at home!
Jule & Herb, Katy, Texas

This is absolutely the best, most friendly, comfortable, private accommodation in which we have ever stayed during a lifetime of travels.
Fred & Flo, Dallas, Texas

The reality of this Paradise far surpassed all our wishes!! We have rediscovered our sense of relaxation, and above all ... a sound nights sleep!!
Micki & Greg, Scottsdale, Arizona

This has been the most amazing three days we have ever had on a vacation ... The breathtaking views and surrounding tranquillity was fantastic!
Jerri & Carol, Houston, Texas

In thousands of miles travelled, to many destinations, please relish in the fact that our stay with you has far surpassed any other. Your wonderful attention to detail and our happiness has made this an experience not soon forgotten.
Bill & Caren, Phil & Michelle, St. Louis, Mo.

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Orveas Bay Resort
Orveas Bay Resort
2577 Sunnybrae Road
Shirley, BC (near Sooke/Victoria)
Canada V9Z 1G4
Phone: 250-646-2304
Email: info@orveasbay.com
Website: www.orveasbay.com
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