HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Private, spectacular ocean vistas - swimming pool !

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Secluded mountainside villa, southern balcony, ocean views, in-ground pool

Secluded and private, heavily wooded 4 acre mountainside property. SunRaven is restful and silent, but for the sound of the birds in the morning and the gentle winds in the towering fir, oak and arbutus forest.

The 1,500 square foot SunRaven villa was tastefully renovated in 2015 and offers three large bedrooms, each with queen-sized bed. One bedroom - the 'loft room' - also has a loft (7 feet up a ladder) with a play area and an additional queen sized mattress, ideal for children. A spacious, sun-lit bathroom has a large, walk-in shower. And you can prepare your meals in the well-equipped, kitchen or fire-up the barbecue on the balcony.

Our south facing 60 foot balcony is sun-drenched from sunrise to sunset and offers breath-taking ocean views of the Gulf Islands and snow-capped Olympic Mountains. You can spend the day with a good book, or just watch the tidal ocean currents, the passage of sailboats and ferries, and the ever-changing hues of the wind on the water.

Our in-ground swimming pool with it's large sun deck is open June - September. Or enjoy a walk through our forested hillside. For the kids - there's a tent set up in the woods...see if you can find it!

When you're ready, Pender Island offers art galleries, bistros and restaurants, golf and disc golf. Or wildlife reserves, deserted beaches and beautiful forest hiking trails. Poet's Cove Marina Resort, whale watching, kayaking, artist studios and a weekend Farmers' Market at the Community Center.

SunRaven is walking distance from the Otter Bay ferry terminal.

More Details

Owner
Stephen Alvey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Stephen Alvey

After many years of working and raising kids, and now welcoming grand kids, I decided that it was time to finally make the move to Canada's beautiful Gulf Islands.

Stephen Alvey purchased this villa in 2014

Why Stephen Alvey chose British Columbia Gulf Islands

When I climbed the winding driveway through the forest to arrive at SunRaven, it was dusk - still and silent - and the air was fresh; almost instantly I decided that this was where we wanted to be. I'd found a secluded mountainside property, magical in its rugged natural setting with breath-taking views over the Gulf Island waters. Over the past two years, SunRaven has gone through extensive renovation, and I now love waking up here every day!

What makes this villa unique

SunRaven is our sanctuary. After many years living a busy city life, SunRaven is now our refuge, restful, natural - the hustle and bustle is left behind. SunRaven is full of possibility and creativity; you can hear the 'music' in the bird song and the wind in the trees, see 'art' in the ever-changing ocean view, the ravens circling over head and the Milky Way at night. SunRaven is a gathering place: we love to host friends and family here and there's plenty of room for everyone; when it's time to depart, visitors don't want to leave! SunRaven is simply a beautiful home in a magical setting.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pender Island in Southern Gulf Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large, bright bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Room has a loft with a queen size mattress for children
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Private, spectacular ocean vistas - swimming pool !
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Excellent, comfortable and fun for kids

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Sun Raven. The kids loved the pool and the views from the deck were stunning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful, convenient and a fabulous kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

Even without the wonderful swimming pool, this property is fabulous. The common area is open, with wonderful views, and, as a baker, a fantastic kitchen. Close to the ferry for visiting friends, and short drives to stores etc. Pender is a wonderful island in the summer (in particular), and this is a great location to explore it from. We have family on the Island and we could host visits. On the high end cost-wise, but worth it with the pool especially! Host lives on site, which was very helpful and he was respectful of our privacy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience at SunRaven. The weather this summer has been great and we're glad that you enjoyed your stay at SunRaven, and on Pender Island. We hope to see you next year!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Once again SunRaven exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting SunRaven on Pender Island and once again the owner, Steve, has made our stay as enjoyable and relaxing as we've ever hoped for. He has made sure that we have everything we need to relax, decompress and fully enjoy the solitude and splendor of Pender Island. We can't wait to visit again and will not be willing to stay anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve And Cary. Great to see you again and share some time together. I'm glad that you enjoy staying at SunRaven; the weather is spectacular this summer! Best wishes until your next trip to Pender Island.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

The house and property were spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, spacious and so beautiful. Deck, view and pool were incredible! Great hospitality from the owner. We loved it and hope to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Couldn't have been a nicer place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed every part of our stay at SunRaven. Location, amenities, quality of furnishings and fixtures made us feel indulged. Janet and Steve have created a one of a kind place for visitors to Pender Island and we highly recommend SunRaven to anyone wanting an impeccably clean, quiet and peaceful place to call home while on vacation. Six stars if available.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Edmonton, AB, Canada
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a terrific stay at SunRaven. Janet was a terrific host and we felt very welcome throughout our stay. The views from the deck were really amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Port Browning Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Kilometres
Otter Bay
Nearest Golf
0.7 Kilometres
Pender Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Zoupa!
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
James Point
Car: not necessary

Pender Island enjoys a sub-Mediterranean climate (known as the “Hawaii of Canada”) and features open farmland, rolling forested hills, several lakes and small mountains, as well as many coves and beaches. Two beaches very near to SunRaven are sandy and child friendly.

Pender is a safe, family-oriented community of people committed to a healthy lifestyle while preserving the environment. Whether arriving on Pender by boat across the Salish Sea, float plane, car, bicycle, or on foot, you’ll be welcomed with open arms. Known as the “friendly islands”, locals will offer you a ride at one of the many car stops or give you directions to one of the great places to eat or stay while visiting the islands.

Pender Island is a popular destination for cycling, fishing, hiking, boating, sailing, scuba diving and other outdoor pursuits. The island also boasts a 9-hole golf course and a 27-hole disc golf course in the forest. Pender Island has numerous art galleries, shops, and restaurants and hosts a variety of local events throughout the year, including the Pender Island Fall Fair and the Lantern Festival. On Saturday mornings during the summer, the Pender Island Farmer’s Market at the Community Hall offers local produce and handcrafts, as well as entertainment.

Pender Island is home to many artists and craftspeople who operate art galleries, craft shops, and studios. Painting, photography, jewelry, glassware, pottery, wearable art and antiques are just some of the many and varied art forms. Many artists have studio hours where you can make personal visits. Some artists also attend the Saturday Farmers Market and there is also an artisan cooperative – the Red Tree Gallery.

Pender is a choice weekend and year round holiday destination. Summer is generally a busy time, while the island pace slows down considerably during the winter months. Spring and fall are pleasant times of the year, with fewer tourists and mild weather.

Come for a day, a week or a lifetime!

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pender Island, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
12 May 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£926
for 5 nights
From
£185
£1,296
£3,086
 
 
Long term fall rate
15 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
30 night minimum stay
£1,234
for 30 nights
£1,234
 
 
Long term winter rate
5 Jan 2018 - 15 May 2018
30 night minimum stay
£1,234
for 30 nights
£1,234
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£556
for 3 nights
From
£185
£1,296
£3,086
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £308.62

Well water is filtered and purified (UV purifier). Septic system is sensitive; nothing more than tissue in toilets please!
Water is a precious resource on Pender Island; especially in the beautiful - and dry - summer months.
We ask our guests to be conservative with their use of water at SunRaven

For July 1 - August 31, $ 500 deposit is non-refundable unless villa is re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enquire Now
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals