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Private, spectacular ocean vistas - swimming pool !

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

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.

The 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.

Cool off in the in-ground swimming pool (open June - September) with large sun deck. Or enjoy a walk through the forest and grounds.

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 & Janet Mason
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017

About Stephen Alvey & Janet Mason

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

Stephen Alvey & Janet Mason purchased this villa in 2014

Why Stephen Alvey & Janet Mason chose British Columbia Gulf Islands

When we climbed the winding driveway through the forest to arrive at SunRaven, it was dusk - still and silent - and the air was fresh; almost instantly we decided that this was where we wanted to be. We'd found a secluded mountainside property, magical in its rugged natural setting with breath-taking views over the Gulf Island waters.

We've spent a year renovating SunRaven and we love waking up here every day!

What makes this villa unique

For us, SunRaven is our sanctuary. After many years living a busy city life, SunRaven is our refuge, restful, natural - the hustle and bustle is left behind. At the same time, Sun Raven 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, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 walk-in 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:
  • 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

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Private, spectacular ocean vistas - swimming pool !
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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
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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
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5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful wedding weekend on Pender Island and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at SunRaven. Janet could not have been more welcoming and helpful with directions, suggestions for island activities and preparing the pool for our enjoyment. We would highly recommend her beautiful home, it's spectacular view and peaceful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just wonderful, my family enjoyed every minute.

  • 5 of 5

I was the first to stay at this secluded freshly renovated property. The owner was very accommodating and flexible with our arrival and departure times. Waking up each day to the sound of the birds and stunning views is just what my family needed. The pool and home is quite fabulous and ideally located.

Christopher.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christopher! I enjoyed having you as my first guest! With your feedback and many ideas, I am doing further renovations to Sun Raven villa right now! Thank you for sharing your expertise and I look forward to your next visit.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pender Island, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
16 Oct 2016 - 11 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£541
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,261
£2,402
 
 
High Season
12 May 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£901
for 5 nights
From
£180
£1,261
£3,003
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£541
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,261
£3,003
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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.
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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
Pender Island Sushi
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!

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