My husband, two kids (ages 7 months and 3 years old), and I stayed in the Oceanside suite for two nights. The property was alive with flowers, a garden and with little lawn ornaments peeking out amongst the flowers. Our daughter loved the backyard, the beach area and the pebble beach all right at our backdoor. When we arrived were greeted by Doug, Doreen and their granddaughter. They were very kind and organized and had a playpen and highchair waiting in our room for our baby. There were even bubbles for our three year old and a bottle of wine for us. The property is situated right on the beach, as shown in the photos, and it feels private and serene. We loved the view of the water from our living room. If you have kids or if you have any mobility challenges then they will suggest the Oceanside suite as it is easily accessible and right at the back yard that leads to the beach... it was great! We loved playing ball in the yard and digging for crabs at the pebble beach. It was a great getaway! The only thing that could use an update is the pullout sofa bed. As like many sofa beds it wasn't that comfortable but our 3 year old slept on it just fine. We'd definitely recommend staying here and will come back again someday. Thanks again for the stay!
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.