As we were not bringing a car to Pender Island, Eve offered to pick us up at the ferry. She was so welcoming. We arrived at the house with time to unpack and have a glass of wine on the porch, before we were asked along to go out for dinner (we paid our own) and a chance to see some of the Island. The following evening after dinner at a great restaurant, we were invited to watch the sunset with their friends.
It was such a relaxing time. So quiet too! We live on a busy street (bus route) in Vancouver, and it's noisy all of the time. I loved the peacefulness and we had the room with our own private deck, so we put our beach blanket out and star-gazed. We saw so many more stars than possible in the city. The king bed was so comfortable, that one morning, we slept in and had breakfast later than they had hoped. They were very understanding, even though they are busy people.
Breakfast was also outstanding everyday (we were there for 3 breakfasts) in a beautiful dining room. Eve is really into photography and art, and is a photographer herself and a member of a group on the Island. While we were there, they were in preparation for an art show in their apple orchard.
John (Eve's husband) and their dog, Lucy, were always outside doing something on the grounds. It was such a relaxing atmosphere we didn't want to leave. We hope to go back sometime. It's such an idyllic setting with very gracious hosts. They are also a short walk away from Café at Hope Bay, which i will also be reviewing. I highly recommend Corbett House to anyone looking for some peaceful R & R and star-filled nights.
Pender Island also has a system call Car Stops. it's basically hitchiking but sometimes from a designated stop. So, if ya want to be adventurous, and not pay a huge ferry bill to put your car on, leave it at home. You get to meet some interesting people, and even their pets. Some people will even go slightly out of their way to put you on a better road to get a ride faster. Great system!