We have created a soft bed of bark mulch and sawdust for our campers! Fireplace, fire pit and barbecue set up for our guests use! use in the morning overlooking Whiffen Spit and the Strait of Juan De Fuca. Enjoy your full complement of breakfast on the deck or nestled beneath the Firs......We offer kayaks, tours and motorcycle rides for the enthusiast! We offer our guests a
We have created a soft bed of bark mulch and sawdust for our campers! Fireplace, fire pit and barbecue set up for our guests use! use in the morning overlooking Whiffen Spit and the Strait of Juan De Fuca. Enjoy your full complement of breakfast on the deck or nestled beneath the Firs......We offer kayaks, tours and motorcycle rides for the enthusiast! We offer our guests a full breakfast each day! Eggs, toast, yogurt, fruit, fresh jams and eggs from our hens, coffee or tea! Many beaches, trails, small lakes for a refreshing swim! Sooke Pot Holes is a great place to explore and swim! Iron Forger nearby......a plethora of artisans, local shops, restaurants, tours and our local museum holds a wealth of our local history! We would be happy to host you on a tour of our little slice of heaven!
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Places to see near Westerly Cottage
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Great location in heart of sooke
Westerly Cottage is a located in the heart of Sooke, within walking distance to grocery stores, a brewery, restaurants, and a number of attractions including the beautiful marine boardwalk just across the street. By car, one is close to a number of attractions including lakes, hikes, more breweries, and a plethora of beaches.
The property itself is very eclectic, with a beautiful garden, numerous sitting areas, a chicken coop, and a number of amenities. Amenities provided include fire pits, both wood and propane, water taps, and, perhaps most enjoyable, a crab trap with bait for use down at the boardwalk across the street.
Annette and Guy are very friendly and welcoming, providing a ‘make-yourself-at-home’ atmosphere. Prior to, and during my stay, Annette was very quick to answer any questions we may have, as well as provide suggestions as to where to explore. They also provide a home-cooked breakfast each morning consisting of eggs, yogurt, and toast served on their patio overlooking the harbour below.
The camping area is essentially wherever one would like. Beside the house in the front yard is a sawdust area with room for a few tents, and behind the house is a small lawn area with room for about two smaller tents. During my stay, we chose to set up on the lawn in the back yard, to provide some distance from the road. It is important to note, no matter where you chose to set up camp, there is some noise from the road, so earplugs are recommended for a light sleeper. Also note this isn’t the most private place to camp. No matter where you choose to set up, you will be steps away from the house, and in the backyard, there’s a number of other rentals, including two trailers and a permanent tent set up. Finally, during our stay, the only washroom available on the property was inside the house, but Annette tells me an outhouse is on the way.
With this in mind, you should be sure to enjoy your conveniently located stay; and be sure not to miss out on the boardwalk!
Not for us unfortunately
First off Annette was very proactive at reaching out to ask us questions about our upcoming trip and answer any ones we had. Big thumbs up.
We arrived early at check in time as instructed. The site wasn't quite large as we had hoped for. Took us a little while to find a entrance to knock at. Didn't feel like we were expected or they'd got the memo about sleeping in our car. All a bit confusing and the very large barking Rottweiler (who I'm sure is very friendly- we love dogs!) added to the confusion.
Decided not to stay at all. The set up was very close to the house and didnt feel we'd get the privacy we'd hope for or the views of the beach. The back area was quite congested with trailers and vehicles so not a huge amount of space to camp out either.
My fault for not asking more questions about the set up and I'm sure it would have been lovely for someone looking for an easy, cost effective, no frills set up. We just wanted a bit more space really. More like camping in a regular back garden/driveway than a camping site but again I should realised this from the pictures or asked for more details on the plot.