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This place was beautiful - 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, full kitchen and great living space. 2 decks that had views of the water, very private, secluded location. We traveled with 4 children ranging from 2-9 and the amount of space in the condo was perfect. We didn't trip over each other and the kids had room to play.
They have 2 hot tubs on the resort which we used every evening. No exterior lights around the hot tub though - just one light in the hot tub. They had exterior solar lights along the path and around the hot tub but since we were there at the end of November - the lights were out by the time we got to the tub.
This place is very secluded. Turn left out of the parking lot and there is no gas stations, groceries nothing for miles and you run out of road at a great botanical beach an hour away. Turn right and you head to Victoria - 40 min way.
There is a great grocery store a mile away, with McDonalds attached to it so you have the convenience of small town life. Make sure you talk with the recreation guide at the resort - he is GREAT! Full of info and suggestions. Rent the pedal kayaks and discover the harbour. Probably a great place to be in the Spring and Summer - to go hiking, boating, crabbing, beach exploring, swimming at the Sooke Potholes. In the winter its - quiet and slow pace. You kind of wait for the weather to dictate what you will do that day. But Victoria is close enough for day trips.
Melynda, November 2011
Traveled to Vancouver Island with my parents and my two year old toddler. Great two bedroom townhome with fully equipped kitchen. The baby package includes a playpen, a booster and a gate for the stairs. The place is very clean and the scenery in Sooke is beautiful. The reception closes at 5pm so remember to print out the door code so you can go straight into your vacation home.
The 2 bedroom apartment at Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina was absolutely a wonderful choice for our family vacation. We are 2 adults and 2 daughters aged 18 and 21. We stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days. The apartment itself is clean, modern with a fully equipped kitchen and everything you could need. Very, very spacious and comfortable. We loved sitting on the balcony looking out at the harbour/water for our meals. The beds were very comfortable.
We loved exploring the marina—the fisherman were very friendly and we loved watching them bring in the catch of the day. The 2 resident harbour seals became our friends— especially when they got to have a snack during the fish cleaning. We took a Whale watching trip with Russ from 'Sooke Coastal Explorationals' http://www.sookewhalewatching.com/. This was a phenomenal experience. Russ is very very knowledgeable, funny and we all felt safe.
We saw Killer Whales within 2 feet of our boat— awesome and humbling.
We loved exploring the Sooke Potholes and swimming in the cool water— we had the place to ourselves when we went to several of the beaches on a warm day after 4pm.
Overall, we would recommend this location to anyone. We wish we could have stayed a month to really explore the area even more!
The only think you need to know-- when you check in after hours, make sure you keep your email receipt -- it will tell you the room # and the combination for your specific unit. So that you can just check in w/o going to front desk. The main office is only open approx. 9-5.
We chose Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina for the starting point of our Couple's Retreat and the 4 of us had nothing short of a magical time here. The Townhouse we stayed in was fully equipped and very comfortable with an incredible Balcony off the Master Bedroom on the top floor overlooking the inlet. The BBQ was ready to go and the place was immaculate. The Community Hot Tub was divine and very relaxing after a day of Hiking to Mystic Beach.
Unfortunately unlike many of the resorts we've stayed at, the Kayaks were not free, but outside of this, the Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina is definitely a must stay for those seeking a quiet relaxing getaway from the Hustle and Bustle of the City Life.
Keep up the Great Work folks!
Jay, April 2010