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“Gorgeous Waterfront Suite with Spectacular View”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Gibsons, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia

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Chardy46
Kitchener, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Waterfront Suite with Spectacular View”
Reviewed 24 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My wife and I spent a month in this immaculate, well equipped suite owned by Cindy and John McKinnon and would like to have stayed longer. Captain J's Seaside Suite has lots of privacy and is right at water's edge which allowed us to experience first hand the tides, harbour seals, otters and bald eagles! No need for a vehicle,a bus stop is located just up the lane on Marine Drive. It's just a 5 minute walk to downtown Gibsons and its famous harbour, Molly's Reach Restaurant and it's quaint shops. We preferred the seawall walk to get to town right along the water. We lost count of the number of "gelatos" we consumed in the village. Bus service takes you to Roberts Creek if you want to eat at the Gumboot Restaurant or travel right into Sechelt. The ferry to Vancouver is a ten minute bus ride away.
The suite itself is precious and well equipped with everything you will need. Every room has a view of the ocean (the living room, kitchen, bedroom and large enclosed front porch). The kitchen has an excellent gas stove, full size refrigerator, microwave and is well supplied with cooking utensils. We awoke every morning to a view of the ocean right outside our bedroom window. The mattress and bedding were extremely comfortable. We did not have guests but the suite has a pull out couch in the living room.
Cindy and John could not have been better hosts and we fell in love with Dash their gentle well trained dog.
We have already booked for a month next year and hope to perhaps stay longer in the future. If you decide to visit the Sunshine Coast this is the place to choose....you will not regret your decision.

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132toh
Kingston, Canada
1 review
“nice stay in lovely Gibsons”
Reviewed 19 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Very nice location close to downtown Gibsons. John and Cindy were great hosts, the place was clean and well cared for. The bottle of wine waiting for us was a nice touch to enjoy in front of the fireplace. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to stay close to the lower part of Gibsons.

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getinthec...
Surrey, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Fabulous rental on a little slice of Sunshine Coast paradise - this home is full of love”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Cindy and John have rebuilt this special home that has been in their family for generations. It has interesting history, some original decorative "artifacts" (including the working original claw foot tub in the suite's bathroom), and is a PERFECT vacation rental. 4 minutes from the ferry, a 5-10 min stroll to town, and a beautiful view. It is a very nice size for 2 - 4 people, is well equipped (full size fridge, gas stove, BBQ, plenty of dishes, towels, etc.), private, and immaculately clean. (This is the cleanest rental property, hotel, etc. I have ever stayed in, which include some very nice places.) My OCD nature also appreciated the tasteful decor and colours in the suite, straight pictures, matching dishes and towels, good quality soap, and lovely smelling bed sheets (seriously - something beyond fabric softener!). We arrived to a bottle of wine for us, treats for our dogs, and coffee and cream ready and waiting for the morning. Great gas fire pit on the deck and a wood burning fire pit on the beach too. Cindy and John are lovely and interesting people with lots of information/ideas for things to do in the area (and their dog Dash was fun to have around too). We fell in love with this place and are already making plans to return :)

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Liked best: Location, size/layout of suite, spotlessly clean, added touches by owner (and the owners themselves!), pet friendly
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 25 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Veronicat...
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A relaxing waterfront haven offering peace and tranquility.”
Reviewed 26 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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My husband and I just returned from spending 3 glorious nights at Captain J's Seaside Suite and wish we were still there!
Just a short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver, this home away from home is just that. It has all the comforts you could possibly ask for with breathtaking views from every room. BBQing fresh seafood on the deck and toasting marshmallows in the outdoor fire was how we spent our nights. Our days too soon passed by as we watched the tides roll in and out armed with a glass of wine and a good book. Hosts Cindy and John made us feel very welcome indeed ensuring we were comfortable and undisturbed. Even though we were there in coolish March with the occasional drizzle, this set the scene for this romantic hideaway. We 'll be back for sure.

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Cristina6...
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Magical, waterfront place!”
Reviewed 17 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We wish we could have stayed longer after discovering how incredible the suite was. It felt like we were staying on a houseboat when the tide came in, with the amazing water views especially from the bedroom. The ocean and sandy beach are literally at your doorstep, with chairs on your private deck to enjoy the view. Cindy was incredibly hospitable and we hope to be back again soon!

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Liked best: The view and beach access
Liked least: Having to leave
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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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537Lynn
Centralia, Washington
1 review
“Really Wonderful!!!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The location is outstanding!! A few steps out the door & you're swimming in the warm ocean! Use the fire pit on the beach right out front, or the gas fire pit right on the deck. It was pretty hot out when we were there, but the house stayed cool & the deck has shade, so you can sit & watch your friends swim out front, or the sail boats further out, or just take in the drop dead gorgeous view. I only wished I did not have to sleep, it was so beautiful to see the moon shining on the ocean. Hearing the waves lapping close by, lulling you to sleep in your comfy bed... does it get any better?! Accommodations were spacious, very clean & very comfortable, everything you could need & more. The owners are upstairs but it still feels very private & they are happy to help with anything you need. I would recommend this place in a heart beat & can't wait to go back!

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