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Private, spectacular ocean vistas - swimming pool !

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


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

Stephen Alvey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

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 Pender Island

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.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large, bright bathroom with shower
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


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Private, spectacular ocean vistas - swimming pool !
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Great family weekend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view and location on a beautiful Island. Lovely home, warm pool with everything you could need. Our host Steve was warm and hospitable and always there if we needed anything. Thanks for the great weekend for our 3 generations family visit!

Brian and Connie

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at SunRaven. It is a beautiful house, perfect for a relaxing weekend. Steve is an excellent host making sure that we were having fun at his property. We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hard to find! Excellent property for families and those without.

  • 5 of 5

Steve was very accommodating and helpful. The Home met all our needs and our children loved it as well (especially the loft). The views from the deck were breathtaking and house had room to spread out. We will not stay anywhere else when we come back to the island.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don’t do justice to the beautt of this place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the SunRaven, Stephen was an amazing host! We traveled with small children and he allowed us to check in earlier so that was a life saver!

Beautiful place with beautiful views! I definitely recommend this place is you want to visit Pender Island!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great views, great hosts and great touches for the kids: dishes, the loft. We all loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, comfortable and welcoming space with fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

Great house, host & location.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pender Island, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2018 Summer Season
29 Jun 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall rate
14 Sep 2018 - 17 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £287.16

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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