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“Gorgeous Home Away From Home”
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Pool and 2 Hot Tubs Open June 15 to Sept 15.
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31 reviews
Pool and 2 Hot Tubs Open June 15 to Sept 15.
Front of the Cottage
Kitchen
Dining Room
Living room
Master Bedroom
Master Bath
2nd Master Bedroom
2nd Master Bath
Patio
Patio Sofa
Proximity to Pool Deck
Pool and Ocean View
Back of Cottage
Lawn before the beach
The Beach
Fire pit
Pool Table in Clubhouse
Exercise Equipment
Coombs Market
Parksville Beach
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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camalatha...
Homosassa, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous Home Away From Home”
Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We came from different directions to meet and have family time together. It was a big success and we enjoyed every minute of out stay.
We were delighted to find some staple food stocked in the refrigerator and cupboards. This made shopping so much easier and we were able to add to the stock when we left.
The home was well appointed and we had everything we needed. The weather cooperated and we were able to eat most meals outside on the patio over looking the pool and large grass area. The pool and hot tub were a real hit and used everyday. At night we sat around the campfire at the beach and roasted marshmallows and made smores.
I would highly recommend this vacation home. It is in a beautiful, quiet and safe place on the Island.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for the great review. Next time you are in the area, please come stay with us again!
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Brian W
St. Albert, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“West Coast Wow!!!”
Reviewed 30 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Look no further... This is where you want to be to get away from it all!!! Chris & Linda did a great job making their sweet escape the perfect vacation stay. A short walk to the beach, even shorter to the pool & hot tub!! Beds are perfect and everything is made with their clients needs in mind. Everything was well thought out and no corners were cut. The pictures just don't do it justice.
Thanks so much for sharing Chris & Linda!!!

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Liked best: Quiet surroundings & peaceful sleeps on a perfect bed!!
Liked least: Too far away from our home!! Ha ha ha
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jun 2016
Thank you so much Brian, for this wonderful review. We really appreciate your glowing comments and noticing all our touches. Happy to have you back anytime. C&L
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Kyle M
Gothenburg, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Still the best vacation rental I have ever seen, better than hotels!”
Reviewed 9 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Every detail in this suite is perfect, and everythng you might want to use. None of the facilities are 'average', knives are sharp, everything works, fridge and cupboards stocked with basics (herbs, sauces, flour, oil, etc)

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Liked best: All those small details that make luxury, and worry free, combined with very reasonable price.
Liked least: This suite is a complete vacation in itself, nothing can be negative about it
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Jun 2016
Thank you Kyle. It was a pleasure having you stay at Our Sweet Escape!
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Jan J
Kamloops, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Perfect on every count”
Reviewed 21 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

My husband and I have traveled the world over many years. We've pretty much seen it "all" in our rental accommodations. The most common problem is that people over-promise and under-deliver.

What a delight to arrive at Linda and Chris's place after receiving perfect directions - something we definitely don't take for granted. The gated community is really attractive and the house was impeccably clean. Having owned a cleaning business, I don't very often say that a house is impeccable but this one is.

You can tell that Linda and Chris have traveled themselves because so many things that are obvious to a traveler isn't always obvious to hosts. Details like sufficient hangers, basic food supplies like spices, oil, etc. and written instructions on how to use the TV and DVD player are just a few examples but there were so many! The first night at the house, my husband and I were literally running around, practically squealing with delight at all the things that were done right.

For the first time in years, I slept without my heavy duty earplugs as it was so quiet. Wow! Now that's a treat. Yet, we also felt like it was super convenient to every place we wanted to visit and we even drove to Chemainus to see live theatre. We loved the location because it was convenient yet we felt like we had our own private sanctuary.

We even were able to play tennis four times which was a huge treat for us.

Linda and Chris are the penultimate hosts and after having nine years experience of renting similar accommodations, we can confidently say that Sweet Escape is truly in a class of its own.

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Liked best: Really well stocked with lots of extras for guests.
Liked least: Nothing - it was perfect.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
21 May 2016
WOW!! That is the FINEST review! I'm total blown away that you noticed all my little touches and that you appreciated all the thought that went into creating Our Sweet Escape - we would be more than happy to have stay whenever you are in Qualicum. Thanks again, Linda
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jebediahm...
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Perfect Family Getaway”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Home exceeded our expectations. Beautifully decorated and close to the beach. Gated community was great for letting kids ride bikes around the loop. Great beach access a 2 minute walk from our front door. Was sad that the pool and hot-tub were not open (seasonally closed). My only complaint was the mattresses in the beds were far too soft.

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Liked best: Beautiful cozy home close to the beach
Liked least: mattress
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Mar 2016
Thank you for your review and we are happy that you enjoyed your time at Our Sweet Escape. Our listing does mention in two places about the seasonal opening of the pool/hot tubs, we'd love to host you again when it is open June 15 - Sept 15. The beds are actually rated firm but are covered with a memory foam layer, a gel layer, and a breathable layer for comfort. So happy you enjoyed your stay!!!
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