My friend and I had an amazing girls weekend staying in the island view cottage. The views from the deck is amazing! If you want you can head down and chill out on the beach or hit up the oceanside hottub. Doug and Doreen were extremely friendly and welcoming. Doug even gave us some cherry tomatoes he grew in his garden - yum!! I would definitely stay there again!
Spent 2 nights at the Absolute Heaven Suites in the Ocenside suite. The suite is exactly as advertised and comes with a high level of amenities. The BBQ on the patio was particularly awesome! Doug and Doreen were fantastic hosts, helpful and welcoming but gave us plenty of privacy- often we felt we were there alone! The views from the suite, hot tub & beach was wonderful. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing stay by the beach.
My wife and I, with our 8 month old, stayed 2 nights in the oceanview suite (carriage house suite). Very clean, spacious but still quaint and comfortable, with everything you need for a stay (full kitchen, bathroom with shower). It felt very private and the views from the suite are beautiful. The couch in the living room is a pullout, in case you need a spare bed. There is a large patio with BBQ as well, overlooking the lot and the ocean beyond (and the huge garden between the main house and the carriage home!).
The beach is a short walk down past the house, with a grassy area and a sandy beach, a great place to relax (or play if you're a little one). Also don't forget about the hot tub, overlooking the beach and ocean.
The suites are a short 5min drive from town, if you need booze or groceries. About 30min from langdale ferry terminal. Doug and Doreen have plenty of tips for hiking, sightseeing, and anything else on the sunshine coast that their guests might be interested in; impressive knowledge of the area. No need to shop around, we will definitely be going back to Absolute Heaven!
We are a family of three and spent two nights in the Oceanside suite with our seven-year-old daughter. The moment we arrived on the property and Doug greeted us in the driveway we felt relaxed (coming after busy days in Vancouver). The view was incredible, the beach was a perfect playground for our daughter, and we decided right away to spend the whole next day at Absolute Heaven reading, playing games, and exploring the rocky coast below. A local grocery store is only three minutes away and the kitchen is well-stocked for any cooking needs.
Our stay was flawless: Doug and Doreen were great hosts, we had plenty of privacy, the room was sparkling clean, and we had a blast. Already starting to plan a 2015 visit.
We are a family of 4 with two 11 year old boys. We stayed at the Island View unit. It was very roomy with a full kitchen and a separate bedroom. The pullout bed is typically not the most comfortable thing, but our boys thought that it was one of the most comfortable ones that they ever slept in. The place was clean and really well kept, and we felt at home right away.
The garden was full of flowers where many humming birds came all the time, and the beach in front of their house was very nice and warm. We saw seals popping their heads out, eagles flying and a pod of orcas in one week!
Doug and Doreen were always friendly and helpful. When we were complaining about how expensive a fishing trip would be, they did some research for us and gave us the information of another fishing charter. They also gave us some very fresh vegetables from their garden, which we enjoyed in our meals.
We immensely enjoyed our stay there and would love to come back!