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Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages

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1581 Dufour Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0T6 Canada
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Welcome to Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages A relaxing waterfront retreat in Sooke Harbour on Vancouver Island's west coast.Two magnificent oceanfront cottages for romantic getaways, small families, or fishing parties. Canada Select four-star rated.Enjoy spectacular views from romantic and luxurious oceanfront accommodations. Private hot tubs, fireplaces, kitchenettes, private wharf, fishing charters, whale watching, kayaking, mountain biking and hiking. Whale Watching, Sailing tours and Salmon & Halibut Fishing Charters from our private dock!Our property is situated on a picturesque waterfront. Spectacular views guaranteed!
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Free parking
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Canoeing
Children's television networks
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Non-smoking hotel
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Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
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Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Haubs wrote a review Jun. 17
Sherwood Park, Canada11 contributions1 helpful vote
This is my very first ever zero review. I booked Salty Towers in February 2022 for a June 16/17, 2022 stay. About a week before I started my family holiday I received an email that the new management company (Iris Properties) was charging me an ADDITIONAL $125 ‘cleaning fee’ plus 3% processing fee. YIKES! In my original booking I was promised a welcome basket and breakfast for each family member for each night booked (like a bed and breakfast). The new management company’s booking system was not working … but they wanted their money so they kept calling and emailing to secure my credit card! There was a TONNE of emails and paperwork to confirm my original February booking. Then, when my family arrived -no welcome basket -no breakfast. After several emails and calls (during my vacation) about what I was promised in my booking, the new management company said they were not responsible for covering the basket or breakfast… and the owners were at fault for leaving advertising up in the property during our stay - the property still advertises breakfast included! If I had known the serious hassle and the last minute price increase of $125 plus 3% processing fee AND the UNDERHANDED removal of the breakfast from the original booking we would have made different arrangements … this property is not worth the cost. The new management company is TERRIBLE to deal with and we feel the management company cheated us! BUYER BEWARE HERE!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Doug Pudwell, Owner at Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages
Responded 2 days ago
We are saddened to hear this is your first ever 0-star review as Salty Towers is such a special place located on Sooke Harbour next to Whiffin Spit. Unfortunately, about 2 weeks before your June Holiday, both owners of this small family-operated establishment succumbed to sudden and major health issues which resulted in the inability to continue operating moving forward. Iris Properties, thankfully, was able to take over on very short notice. OUR ONLY GOAL WAS TO NOT CANCEL ALL BOOKINGS AND TO GIVE GUESTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO STILL BOOK ON THE SAME DATES AND TO NOT LEAVE ANYONE IN A LURCH. We agree that the additional cleaning fees were “out of the blue” for guests who had already booked. However, the only other option was to cancel ALL bookings. As you are fully aware, the email notification regarding the change of management clearly stated that the booking rates would be honoured from the time of booking but there would be an additional cleaning fee. You were given the option to rebook your current booking with Iris Properties OR cancel your booking and find other accommodations. As for a Welcome Basket upon arrival that was offered with the original booking, it was again unavailable with the new booking contract due to the same unforeseen circumstances. Finally, regarding your Trip Advisor statement “breakfast for each of your family members for each of your booked days was included in the booking” is false. Salty Towers has not offered any sort of breakfast of this nature for over 20 years – if ever. It WAS NOT offered in your original booking. This is a complete fabrication. To anyone else on Trip Advisor who has read our response this far, we would like to assure you that the “growing/changing pains” from these management adjustments have been rectified. Iris Properties is an excellent property management company and Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages is a quaint, clean, beautiful property where the harbour meets the sea. Check out our website www.saltytowers.com and see for yourself.
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Tammy P wrote a review May 2022
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Be forwarned. The property management has changed hands (new management takes over as of June 1st), and the experience has been abysmal. After booking the Harbourside suite (booked and paid for in February) for an August stay, I received an email this week, now months later (May), from the new property management company requesting I pay for the original booking, plus an added cleaning fee, plus a 3% service fee. There was no real discussion regarding my concerns, and no one was willing to call me; they would only respond via email. Their follow-up email that arrived a day later came with a lengthy contract and a new invoice for $699. Again, I'd already paid $542 through Booking. com. The rates shown on the website are wrong. They offer $210 a night for the room I booked, but the new management sent me a contract showing they are charging $350 a night now, plus a cleaning fee and a 3% processing fee. The latest pricing works out to $479/night, a significant increase and strange considering the room rates I found at other establishments don't come close to this. Based on their revised rates, it is cheaper to stay at the Sooke Prestige Oceanfront Resort, and there is no lengthy contract to sign. I've canceled and booked elsewhere now. Too bad, really; I was very much looking forward to this trip. I had planned to book again for my mom and me, but I won't now. I do not recommend booking here until Salty Towers' new management improves their customer service. Attempting to charge more for something that has already been paid for is not good business practice.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Will R wrote a review May 2022
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Was looking forward to staying here this June. Unfortunately this week Salty Towers is now under ownership of IRIS properties. Without much warning, and close to our trip they informed me they would be charging an additional $125 cleaning fee and would not honour the original cost of the booking. Even had to ring to clarify as when they sent through the invoice it was actually $30 higher than they had stated, so seemed like they hadn't even been accurate about it being $125. It's been a great stress organizing alternative arrangements For this reason I can't recommend and suggest that people realising that the new owners are now inflating the prices in my experience. A real shame.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Doug Pudwell, Owner at Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages
Responded 2 days ago
We are saddened to hear of your stress organizing alternative arrangements. Salty Towers is such a distinct and quaint place located next to Whiffin Spit. Unfortunately, about 2 weeks before your June Holiday, both owners of this small family-operated establishment succumbed to sudden and major health issues which resulted in the inability to continue operating moving forward. Iris Properties, thankfully, was able to take over on very short notice. OUR ONLY GOAL WAS TO NOT CANCEL ALL BOOKINGS AND TO GIVE GUESTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO STILL BOOK ON THE SAME DATES AND TO NOT LEAVE ANYONE IN A LURCH. We agree that the additional cleaning fees were “out of the blue” for guests who had already booked. We assume the $30 was a 3% processing fee which is standard in the hotel industry. The only other option was to cancel ALL bookings. You were given the option to rebook your current booking with Iris Properties OR cancel your booking and find other accommodations, which you did, unfortunately for us. We hope you found another great place to stay and had a fantastic vacation in Sooke, BC; one of the most beautiful places on Vancouver Island. We are sorry for your inconvenience.
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Jason F wrote a review Jul. 2021
Brackendale, Canada97 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed here with a couple buddies on a motorcycle trip around the island. Two beds and a big couch (not a pull out) was perfect for us all to have a great night sleep. Shower was awesome as well! Unreal view and the hot tub was basically hanging over the ocean. The owners were super nice and she even baked us some treats!! Highly recommended and would love to go back with my family.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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John wrote a review Aug. 2020
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The location is perfect. At the waters edge at the end of a pier Beautful sunrises with a low fog on the water. A short 5 minute drive from the centre of Sooke with deer to watch along the way. The accomodatipn was comfy but a little rustic. Breakfast was in room, make your own, continental style with homemade blueberry muffins that were excellant. The owners are friendly and very nice to talk to. Their sons run a whale watching tour boat (a 12 person zodiac) and were very knowledgeable about the area and the whales. When we saw T11 Rainy, (a transient Orca) Paul was truly excited. This is a place we will return to for a longer time and do some fishong.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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joanne36958 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Vancouver, BC20 contributions1 helpful vote
I had booked this cabin for the three of us about 3 months ago with the owner who was kind enough to let us bring our small dog. Upon arrival the owner's wife questioned why there was three of us without even saying hello and told me that they were not dog friendly and one of us would have to stay with the dog at all times. I advised her that we spoke to her husband and our intentions were to be out fishing and he didn't seem to think it would be a problem. She then said that we would have to take that up with her husband and that was the last time I saw her. This was the coldest welcome we had ever received anywhere. She showed me where everything was inside and told me that she wouldn't be stopping by and we could come & see her if we needed anything. The breakfast consisted of one time only some granola with milk that was left in the fridge. We asked her if there was any issues with their wifi since we didn't want to take too much of their air time and she questioned why we were asking and if we planned to screw them over. Unbelievable!!! The cabin itself is very cozy, is in the back of the owner's house but there is no ocean view unless you use the chairs provided in front of the owner's house. It's convenient if you have a boat and need moorage then you can use their dock which was a big bonus for us and one of the main reasons we had booked with them. Their son who is super nice runs a whale watching business out of this location and is very helpful if you need anything. Very convenient location and if it was not for the ill-mannered owner I would definitely recommend it for short stays.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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BC_Island_Folks wrote a review Sep. 2019
British Columbia32 contributions10 helpful votes
What a really enjoyable getaway spot for island people. So different from places where you get to on other parts of the island. We had a short stay with our pooch, and both wished we had been able to stay longer to really appreciate the area which is Sooke. It was always "that place" at the other end of the island, and shamefully we had not investigated it sooner. The owners were exceptionally pleasant hosts and the locale was fantastic. We were even welcomed to tour the Sooke Harbour House (a place once owned by a former employer of mine), and the general atmosphere of locals was warming. We will be down there to enjoy all the Salty Towers has to offer. We actually wished we had the finances to start something similar to enjoy in our later and retiring years. We loved the walks and the closeness to the "spit"
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Date of stay: May 2019
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parm0 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Victoria, Canada34 contributions2 helpful votes
Just returned from a little getaway to Sooke staying at Salty Towers.We rented to cabins. Both cabins were CLEAN and had every! Every detail was thought out and provided including a basket full of goodies and breakfast items. Very nicely decorated, comfy beds and SO peaceful. Hot tub was GREAT too. Owners were friendly and helpful. We were very impressed. Definetely go back.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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twocardinals wrote a review Jul. 2019
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada1732 contributions117 helpful votes
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The hostess, Geri, was very friendly and took time to show us around completely (inside and outside). Enjoyed close proximity to the Whiffin Spit (lovely outdoor walk by the sea) and Salty Tower's own long dock. Unfortunately, did not have time to enjoy the hot tub or spacious deck reserved just for guests as were here just one night. Breakfast was generous, continental and contained something for all tastes... (for example we had: homebaked loaf, cheese, yogurt, nuts, coffee, fruit cups, butter, jam, peanut butter, milk for coffee etc.)... this truly "wow'd" us. The Harbour Suite, was a room that was cozy enough for the two of us and worked well. The decor was cottage-like and we had every amenity that we needed. Would highly recommend this relaxing place.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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at_trips wrote a review May 2019
Victoria, Canada94 contributions31 helpful votes
We couldnt say enough nice things about this B&B. Three of us comfortably spent a weekend enjoying the sites and comfort of Sooke in a well priced accommodation. Breakfast and snacks were delicious and well appreciated. 100% will return again!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
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US$108 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictSooke
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages?
Nearby attractions include East Sooke Regional Park (7.1 km), French Beach Provincial Park (2.0 km), and Sooke Potholes Provincial Park (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a hot tub, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Salty Towers Oceanfront Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wild Mountain, Route 14 Sooke, and Little Vienna Bakery Cafe & Marketplace.