Dear Peter and Norma: What a wonderful weekend! Thank you for making my birthday a special one. The room is comfortable with everything one could need. The breakfasts were feasts! Norma you have a flair with food. The views are spectacular, especially while enjoying the hot tub. We enjoyed your wonderful retreat. All the best, Adele and Anthony, October 12, 2017
Peter and Norma Such a beautiful Place! A Gem. Thank you for all the small touches. We enjoyed our stay and would love to come back. Silvano and Marisa October 10, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma: Your beautiful home and our suite were such a wonderful surprise. We wish we could have enjoyed staying longer. It was so relaxing sitting by the fireplace and outside with the spectacular views of water and hills. Your breakfasts were out of this world. Thank you for the receipt for the German Apple Pancake. Yum! Denis and Gaye, October 7th, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma: This was a weekend we will never forget. Your beautiful suite was absolutely perfect, and the views were amazing. Thank you for the lovely breakfasts and for being so accommodating during our stay. You space here in Sechelt is a hidden jewel and we can’t wait to come back again in the future. All the best, Jeremy and Amy. October 2, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma: I would like to thank you for your hospitality and the warm welcome. We had such a wonderful time walking through your gardens and along the beach. I’m sure we’ll be back soon. Kathy and Steve October 1, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma:
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and your kindness in sharing your beautiful home and view for our 5 day stay. It was all truly awesome and Al enjoyed celebrating his 70th birthday looking at the inlet and bay. Sally and Al, September 27, 2007
Peter and Norma Wonderful Bed and Breakfast. Great food. Thank you for the recipe of the German Apple Pancake. Great area to spend our 61 wedding anniversary. Thank you for your hospitality. Ron and Gail September 22, 2017
Our stay was wonderful!! We were treated like royalty and the views and accommodations were heavenly. Wish we had planned more nights. Thank you for opening your beautiful home and property to us. Many blessings, Randy and Nancy September 20, 2017
Peter and Norma: The peace and quiet was just what we needed. I’m glad we chose this location and your lovely B&B. Your meals were delicious. Such a nice variety – love the muffins and fruit cups! My favorite spot was on the veranda. Having our breakfast outside was a special treat. Thanks for your kind hospitality and attention to detail – comfortable in every way. Sincerely, Lloyd and Marj September 13, 2017
Peter and Norma, This is our second time here this summer. We love the amazing scenery and the ambience. The setting is unreal, made for a relaxing few days. Thank you for the 5 star breakfast and being super accommodation of the dairy allergy. The German apple pancakes were awesome!!! We will definitely be back in the near future. Thank you for the hospitality and kindness. Take Care, Jody and Cheryl September 12, 2017.
Dear Norma and Peter: We were in Canada for our Honeymoon and started in Vancouver, Vancouver Island to Sechelt. We had a WONDERFUL time in your beautiful and amazing house. A house so near to nature is the greatest we have ever seen. The breakfast was excellent and we enjoyed to taste the Canadian style of breakfast. Perfect! Thank you so much for all. If you would like to come to our little village in the Hochsauerland let us know. We have many trees too. Benedikt has his own farm for Christmas trees so we felt really at home in Canada although here it’s bigger than in Germany. Thank you very much. All the best for you. Sonja and Benedikt September 10, 2017
Peter and Norma: Thank you so much for your warm welcome! I truly enjoyed my visit to Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast. Having the Bluenose Suite as a “Home Base” only added to my enjoyment. The room is so comfortable and well appointed with everything I needed to relax and unwind. Thank you for your recommendations of sights to see and trails to hike. Also much more enjoyable when I was fuelled by your delicious breakfasts! Best of luck as you move on to your next adventure. Cathy September 8, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma: Your home is beautiful is an understatement! We loved every second of our relaxing stay, even though it was short, we made some great memories as mother and daughter. We loved your guys’ sense of humor – very sweet couple. Take care, cheers Brittany and Kathy August 30, 3017
Dear Peter and Norma, Thank you very much for your wonderful hospitality. Your home is beautiful and your breakfasts are exquisite. I love all the attention you give to the smallest of details. From the lovely Royal Albert china to the Bluenose – themed clock and pictures – every aspect of the décor added perfectly and positively to the ambiance of the room. Also, waking up to the serene scenery of the mountains and inlet calmed my mind and soul. My favourite part of my trip was sitting on the seashell beach in front of your home gazing at the bright stars. I saw the milky way and was able to recognize the Big Dipper right away. This was definitely something that I could never do back in Vancouver. Thank you again for everything. Angel and Viktor, August 29, 2017
Thanks so much, wonderful property. Breakfast was great. We can tell a lot of love and work has gone into this home and property. Very comfortable. Thanks, Glen and Vickie August 25, 2017
Peter and Norma, Thanks so much, we had an amazing relaxing time. John loved the property and would enjoy your garden greatly. The breakfasts were delicious and we never needed lunch! The cozy comfortable room was great and we enjoyed the bubble bath in the massive tub. On top of it all was the view, view, view. Breathtaking! Wish we could have stayed longer and we sill surely come back. Thanks again, John and Joanne, August 27th, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma, Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable. The property is beautiful. We loved sitting and enjoying our delicious breakfast and looking at the amazing view. You made us feel like royalty. Thank you again, Joyce and Doug August 24, 2017
Norma and Peter Thank you so much for making our stay here so relaxing and enjoyable. We felt very comfortable and cared for. The views and accommodations were awesome. The breakfast was very tasty and authentic. This is definitely a 5+ star accommodation. Cannot wait to be back soon! Lise and Mark August 20, 2017
Thank you so much for sharing your stunning property with us. We are disappointed we didn’t book a couple more days with you. You have a slice of heaven and we are only happy to have found it. And the breakfast , great ingredients, with a super chef; excellent! Mike and Ina August 20, 2017
Norma and Peter
Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise with my sister and I.
Thanks as well for the amazing recommendations. We greatly enjoyed the Lighthouse Pub, Hidden Grove Forest and the Skookumchuck Rapids.
We will definitely be back to Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast. All the best, Caitllin and Emilie P.S. Breakfast was delicious! August 22, 2017
Thank you, Peter and Norma. Beautiful location and gardens. The bed was so comfortable and the breakfast was outstanding. Loved the artwork! Janet and Phil, August 15, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma, The Discovery Suite is lovely, with such a comfy bed and breakfast was delicious (with extra thanks for the gluten-free bread). Thank you for sharing your wonderful home – what a beautiful and tranquil spot! Derek and Mary, August 14, 2017
The Sleepy Hollow Rod Run was a hoot. More locals than ever before lined the entire route. And we thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts of German Apple Pancake and bacon. Thank you, Peter for a great one day stay. We will reserve several days for next years Sechelt Car Weekend. Bob and Anne, Harold and Sharon, August 12, 2017
Hi, Peter, What a fantastic place! It was more than we expected – and we were expecting a lot. We wish the smoke would have left before we got here but we imagine the view is amazing. We had a wonderful time with the neighbours as well. They were so much fun! Thanks, Dan and Ruthie, August 11th, 2017
Dear Peter, Thank you so very much for a lovely stay. We enjoyed your beautiful home with the lovely views – delicious breakfasts and comfy bed. Even with the forest fire smoke it is so pretty. We hope to come visit again soon. We had such a lovely neighbours who made our stay extra special. Cheers Diane and Gord, August 11, 2017
Chagai left before I could ask him to sign our guest book. But while here he was in awe of treed hills and mountains viewed from his suite deck. At home he had done some research on eagles. He was thrilled to see eagles on nearby tree tops calling and watching the bay waters for prey. He rose early this morning and went to our beach wearing my borrowed sandals. I asked his if he was going to try walking on the water but said no, he didn’t have the skills. With his local friend Chris he dipped beneath the water surface experiencing a mikveh cleanse. Peter
Thank you so much Peter and Norma for your warn hospitality and amazing breakfasts. Though we are away from home we have both never felt more at home. Best wishes to you and your future guests. Jonathan and Jenny, August 9th.
Thank you, Norma and Peter for the lovely stay. It was so nice to be able to come home to our quiet suites after all the crazy fun at the family reunion just down the road. Cheers, Cindy, Iain, Brad, Lindsay and Taylor. Aug 7, 2017.
Dear Norma and Peter, Thank you for the warm welcome to your amazing suite. Such a lovely and quiet place ….seems like heaven. The breakfast was delicious. It was nice meeting Rocco. Glorianne and David August 3, 2017
Dear Norma and Peter, The property is awesome and so were the breakfasts to start each wonderful day. Our first time to Sechelt and you two were lovely hosts! It was our 7th wedding anniversary and we spent it golfing at the nearby course and kayaking in the inlet, very nice. It was great to come back after every day and relax in the suite. Thank you for being lovely hosts! Murray and Eva. It was a pleasure meeting Rocco!
Dear Norma and Peter, Thank you for all. We have had a delicious breakfast every morning. The view is very beautiful. The days were the best of our journey in Canada. We felt so good at our b&b. We hope we will come another time when we visit our son in Vancouver. Gabi und Berthold August 20, 2017
Norma and Peter, We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Your hospitality has been exceptional. Alex and Sabina, July 30, 2017
Norma and Peter, Thank you for your hospitality and making us feel so comfortable in yur home. Although we had the pleasure of staying only one night, we were so relaxed and had a wonderful sleep. Breakfast was amazing, especially with the view. We definitely will be back. Al and Neysa July 30, 2017
Norma and Peter, We really enjoyed our stay at your beautifully appointed home. The commanding views of the water and hills are breathtaking. A wonderful place to relax and get away from our busy world. We were impressed by your breakfast offerings, with a special not to the smoked salmon eggs bennie. You are both wonderful and attentive hosts. Our best wishes to you. Sincerely, Jorge and Janine, July 28, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma, Thank you so much for your excellent hospitality in you beautiful B&B. We love the views, the nice rooms, the great breakfast (with eggs benedict) and the peaceful setting. We were lucky enough to take some great pictures of your neighbour, a sharp looking bald eagle. And we enjoyed our discussion after breakfast on your upper deck. We completely understand why you have a 9.7 rating with Booking.com Well deserved! Kees, Helen and Isabel, Den Haag, the Netherlands, July 26, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma: Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Your home is absolutely magical, the views and peaceful setting were amazing. We loved that we could go paddle boarding right from the beach. Breakfast was perfect. Eating outside with the view of the ocean was delightful. Thank you again for the wonderful evening and breakfast. We enjoyed our stay, short but loved every minute of it. Best regards, Jody and Cheryl, July 24, 2017.
Norma and Peter: You are gracious and hospitable hosts to be certain. Our accommodations and breakfasts were first class. The view and tranquility were outstanding. Lastly, thank you for your recommendations and helpfulness. I gladly give your b&b 5 stars. With kindest regards, Dieter and Deborah June 22, 2017
Dear Norma and Peter: Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We had a great time. Your place is beautiful, “Truly feels like home here” We are going to miss this place so much and hope to return soon. Shane and Nyima with daughter Khashay and mother Ivy. July 23, 2017
Norma and Peter, You exemplify the art of being gracious b&b hosts. You’re the best hosts we’ve every had the pleasure of meeting. You have thought of everything and that has made our stay so very relaxing! Not only have you created a fabulous set of rooms, you keep them neat as a pin. Truly a delight. Thanks for everything. Erik and Lora July 21. 2017
Peter and Norma: What a wonderful property you have here on Porpoise Bay. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet , the walks down to the water and the breathtaking view. Being able to sit outside in the fresh air while working on my photo book or reading was highlight for me. We also thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts and your attentive hospitality. ‘See you in October. Karen and Ralph July 21, 2017
What a wonderful spot! Quiet, Serene and all the beauties of creation at work together. Our time here was too short. The accommodations and breakfast was first class. Thank you so much. Bob and Carol, July 14, 2017
Dear Norma and Peter, Thank you for a wonderful stay. You have a beautiful house and we wished we could stay longer but our bike race moves on. The breakfast was delicious and the view is exquisite. Graham, Nikki, Johanna, Andre, Barbara and Roelof. July 8, 2017
Spent a weekend getaway enjoying the beautiful, peaceful scenery you guys have here. It’s exactly what we needed. Your breakfast and wonderful hospitality were very appreciated. Many thanks, Christine and Steve, July 9, 2017
Parked our 5th wheel in Vancouver and took a mini excursion up the Sunshine Coast. What a wonderful ‘vacation’ from our vacation! Beautiful scenery and wonderful breakfast. Thank you for generosity of home and spirit. Curt and Darcy July 4, 2017
Norma and Peter, thank very much for opening up your home to us. It is truly a beautiful spot and the views are amazing. We have spend a lovely two nights here, revelling in the tranquillity and enjoying the lovely breakfasts. With the forthcoming arrival of our baby, the peace and quiet away from everything was just what we needed. Thank you again. Dab and Clementine July 3, 2017
Norma and Peter, Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality! You have a beautiful spot. Thank you for all the little extras, including the load of your phone charger. We had a wonderful time. Pan and Jeremy July 3, 2017
Deb and I have spent two nights as guests of Norma and Peter. Great Hosts! The suite was very nice, comfortable and what a view. It was always interesting, watching the float planes and boats travel along the bay. The seather was exceptional and we managed to hike into Skookumchuck. What an amazing wonder of nature. Thanks for making our stay so nice. Hopefully our path will take us back here in the future. John and Deb, June 5, 2017
We enjoyed two beautiful sunny days in this quiet gorgeous area. Thank you Peter and Norma for your friendliness and hospitality. We so enjoyed the calm serenity of the water. Thank you also for the delicious breakfasts. You cook eggs so well! The hike Peter recommended was delightful. We wish you well. Pieter and Fran June 8, 2017
Norma and Peter, you guys rock!!! We had so much fun staying in your gorgeous b&b – The location was heavenly, so peaceful and relaxing. Thank you for the incredible breakfasts – certainly gourmet food. Hugs and blessings to you both. Jane and Jon June 12, 2017
Norma and Peter: You are gracious and hospitable hosts to be certain. Our accommodation and breakfasts were first class. The view and tranquility were outstanding. Lastly, thank you for your recommendations and helpfulness. I gladly give your b&b five stars. With kindest regards, Peter and Deborah, 22 June 2017.
We had a wonderful time. Thanks for the great breakfasts and sunshine. Bill and Rhonda, June 2017
Norma and Peter: Our family had a lovely relaxing five days at your B&B. Your place is definitely top notch. We loved the breakfasts, the views, movie room and every other amenity. You offer everything we expected. Jamie, Brian and Sloane, June 19, 2017
Good morning, Thank you for being such kind and gracious hosts. Bob and I greatly enjoyed breakfast each morning and how Peter went out of his way to give us information on local attractions. Our suite was exceptional – very comfortable and a magnificent view. We enjoyed sitting on the patio reading each evening. Irene and Bob “Bob and I could live quite happily in this suite looking our at the marvelous view.“ Irene
Norma and Peter – You guys rock! We had so much fun staying at your gorgeous B&B. And the location was beautiful – so peaceful and relaxing Thank you, too, for the incredible breakfasts – certainly gourmet fare. You are very gracious hosts and I’m sure we’ll be back. Hugs and blessing to you both. Jane & Jon June 12, 2017
P.S. THE GERMAN APPLE PANCAKE WAS AWESOME!
We enjoyed two beautiful sunny days in this quiet gorgeous area. Thank you, Peter and Norma for your friendliness and hospitality. We so enjoyed the calm serenity of the water. Thank you also for delicious breakfasts. Norma, you cook eggs so well! The hike that Peter recommended was delightful. We wish you well, Pieter and Fran June 8, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma
I stayed 2 nights in your wonderful and comfortable suite but I have more than good memories of your kindnesses and warm welcoming. Breakfast was awesome, view was gorgeous and I was so lucky with having such a sweet heart hosts. Thank you so very much for making my body and sole relaxed. Minoo Ashtari June 04, 2017
Dear Peter and Norma: Thank you so much for everything …. We enjoyed each single moment of our stay at your place! Especially the fire on the beach. Yours, Simone and Vitalis
Note: Upon their arrival Simone and Vitalis gave us greetings from co-worker at Lufthansa, Peter and his wife Helga who were guests of At the Shore B&B on two earlier occasions. I especially enjoyed some very informative discussions with Simone and Vitalis on 20th century German history. Peter
Dear Peter and Norma
From the moment we walked in the door, it felt like home. Breathtaking views from the deck, spectacular morning sunrises at breakfast on the terrace, fabulous gardens, so peaceful and quiet, and of course, our charming hosts, Norma and Peter. Couldn’t ask for anything more! The Hyatt in New York City could take a lesson in hospitality.
Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Warmest regards, Lorraine and Ian May 20, 2017
Peter and Norma What a wonderful escape for us and a bit of a respite after cycling 150 km of hills today! Thank you for the lovely welcome, beautiful suites and delicious breakfasts and the view. You will come highly recommended. Mallory and Chris, Comox May 2017
Thank you so much for making our stay in Sechelt as wonderful and comfortable as you have. We are thrilled to have experienced all you have to offer. The breakfasts incredible and we were always looking forward to them. The bed was so comfortable and the view from it is one of a kind. Don’t get me started on the luxurious bathroom or the hot tub. There is a tranquility here that we will never forget. Thank you for letting us have a fire on the beach. The two of you are truly wonderful hosts and beautiful people. I hope we can see you again. Mercedes and Leanne.
Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful home with us! Our four day visit could not have been more better. We enjoyed the incredible views of the water, mountains and natural wildlife, eagles, orcas and ducks. You have created such a restful place. We feel refreshed and renewed. Thank you for the beautiful gardens, little frogs, and for your great attention to every detail in our suite. The bed is so comfortable. The bathtub is fantastic and chairs, fireplace and TV so comfortable. Thank you for such a memorable 4 days! God bless both of you. We hope you are still here for a return visit, but if not the very best to both of you. Thank you Pat and Randy.
What an amazing experience this has been! You’ve made our first visit to Sechelt memorable. We couldn’t have asked for more. We really appreciate all the details you have thought of – from the private decks to the shared lounging areas to the bubble bath for the whirl pool tub. Not only is there this beautiful home and fabulous view, but too amazing hosts, too. The next place we visit will have a lot to live up to. Robyn and Steven, North Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Norma and Peter. Thank you for making our visit to Sechelt so enjoyable and memorable! It is such a beautiful and comfortable accommodation as well as very much appreciated hospitality. We for sure would love to come back and visit again. Until we meet again, please take good care. So long! Xin Xin and Rob
Norma and Peter are both very warm hosts. The Bluenose room was an excellent “Home Away From Home.” Even though it was only for one night.
I travel 2 days per week and in my experience this is one of the most valuable places that I have had the pleasure of staying. I’ll be back with my family next time. Thanks, Geoff
From one innkeeper to another, you are truly a five star inn. We enjoyed our stay. Ken and Lourette, Cliffside Suites and Cottages, Fundy, N.B.
Greatly enjoyed our three night stay at At the Shore on Porpoise Bay. The natural beauty of the water, mountains, clouds, trees, birds, seals is enhanced by the landscaping, path, gazebo and hot tub. This is a wonderful place for a winter getaway, allowing easy access to many fabulous sites in the Sechelt area. Thanks Peter and Norma for your friendly hospitality and delicious breakfasts. We are blessed and grateful. Arnold and Valorie, Langley, B.C.
Great three amazing days in the Bluenose Suite! Absolutely amazing views – the gazebo and beach were incredible. The breakfasts served were delicious and filling. The book, “Back Road and Gateway Places in Canada” was a treat. We’ve been to 62 of the locations mentioned in the book. Feeling very fortunate to have found this “Gem.” Thanks to Peter and Norma for the hospitality! We’ll be back…. Brian and Teresa Stockwell, Edmonton, Alberta.
Every Saturday from 10AM to 2;30 local farmers and artisans offer a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables while local craftsmen display fine soaps, pottery, graphics and clothing.
We most certainly enjoyed every minute of our stay!
First impressions were… this is so beautiful!
Wonderful Host & Hostess. The cleanliness, décor, plus the breathtaking view from the large windows was heavenly, to say nothing of the walk to the beach!
We were professionally and royally treated. The presentation of the menu was impressive and we were no less impressed with the food from its arrival to the finish!
We would come again in a heartbeat!
Thank you again,
Jake and Marie
An experience like no other! Great for stress relief and muscle relaxation
Step into the floatation tank and soak in a shallow pool saturated with 800 pounds of Epsom salt. The water density enables you to float effortlessly, free of gravity while you mind enters a calm and relaxed state. This is your opportunity to do absolutely nothing.
Our gift voucher gives you $20 off each 90 minute float session. Gift vouchers are available with each
At the Shore B & B reservation.
Kent and Michelle enjoy their first breakfast at At the Shore B&B after their wedding the previous day in Gibsons. Norma and Peter congratulate them and wish you much happiness in their coming years together.
Come to Sechelt and play affordable golf. Sechelt Golf and Country Club is 5 minutes from At the Shore B&B. It is a mature course with wide fairways and beautiful greens. Most days you can walk on after paying an inexpensive green fee.
Avoid ferry rush. Fly Harbour Air from the Lower Mainland or Tofino Air from Nanaimo to downtown Sechelt.
Save money by using public transportation to the airbases. Once in Sechelt the Arena bus will bring you to our doorstep. Later it will take you into town for browsing and dinner and bring you back after.
Taxis are also available as is walking for the energetic.
Bus information: www.bctransit.com.
To go along with Keurig coffee makers in each of our suites we stock a generous supply of Tim Horton’s K-Cups.
Use public transportation on the Lower Mainland to Horseshoe Bay. As foot passengers walk on to the Langdale ferry saving vehicle costs. When you walk off the ferry at Langdale the bus will be waiting at the terminal to transport you directly to Sechelt. Once in Sechelt the Arena bus will bring you to our doorstep. Later it will take you into town for dinner and bring you back after.
Bus information: www.bctransit.com or at the direct link below:
“You are genial hosts always eager to answer our questions, recommend outings and places to eat. … The view from the Bluenose Suite is a beautiful panorama that changes with the passage of time and weather. … Thank you so much for a wonderful seven day stay.” Jane and Robert, Bellingham, Washington
Recently Mike and Sandra joined their good friends John and Coreen for a weekend getaway at At the Shore B&B. Here they enjoy visiting over breakfast on the upper deck.
This 1967 Chevelle was purchased new by Peter’s parents. His father Allan drove it to his law office for several years then passed it to Peter’s mother Georgie. Georgie drove it until Allan retired in 1995 at which time the vehicle was parked unused. They gave it to Peter in 1997 who did a frame-off restoration which was finally completed in 2012. The photo shows Georgie with Peter’s daughter Karen. Georgie, now 95, has just seen the car for the first time on the road and registered. Karen remembers her family being picked up by Grandma and Grandpa with the Chevelle after church on Sundays and going to the A&W drive-in for hamburgers and root beer. It is a 2 door hard top, black vinyl roof, red interior with bucket seats, 327 engine.
Recent guests Les and Anita of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta snapped a photo of Norma and Peter as they prepared breakfasts. “Norma, your culinary talents are beyond description,” Les.
Here our resident blue heron takes an observation post atop a tall cedar tree on a neighbour’s property. Most times we see him at water’s edge fishing for his dinner. He’s a very shy fellow and spooks when approached even very quietly.
Romy and Armin from Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany are recent guests of At the Shore B&B. They were thrilled with their kayaking experience on the calm waters Sechelt Inlet seen here in their double kayak courtesy of Pedals and Paddles.
At the Shore B&B is a lovely and restful setting and we only wish we could stay longer. We truly appreciated your suggestions about where to go and what to see. That we didn’t get all the way to the Skookunchuck Narrows and Rapids was our mistiming. I guess this means that we’ll return to complete that adventure. Thank you for a wonderful place to rest and rejuvenate after a busy 10 work days in Alberta. Sydney and Chris, Grass Valley, California
Try sailing this summer and experience Sechelt’s stunning inlet with B.C. Sail Tours. Take an evening cruise or explore remote beaches with our scheduled tours on our 41 foot sailboat from just $35 per person. Go fishing, get married on a secluded beach, celebrate a special occasion, take a special family outing.
Daniel and Tanja, husband and wife, pilot and flight attendant with Lufthansa, of Hamburg, Germany, on their two day break were guests at At the Shore B&B. They enjoyed their time on the Sunshine Coast by taking walks on the beach, canoeing on the peaceful waters of Sechelt Inlet with Pedal and Paddles and enjoying leisurely lunches on the sun filled deck at the Lighthouse Pub.
Viewed from our suite decks a single masted sailboat
glides past on the tranquil waters of Porpoise Bay
urged on by an afternoon breeze.
Norma and I are very proud that our guests continue to rank us #1 in the Sechelt area.
“May 13, 2013, At the Shore Bed and Breakfast is APPROVED for the HelloBC Listings Program and HelloBC website. Congratulations on a perfect score for cleanliness and state of repair.” Sara Sinclair, Contracted Accommodation Advisor
After many years of providing wonderful accommodation and service to her guests, Nancy has closed the door of her very successful business.
Norma and I are very proud that she has allowed us to welcome her former guests to our At the Shore B&B.
Over the years we have enjoyed Nancy’s advice as we opened our B&B and referrals of her overflow of customers.
In a reprise of last year’s run Lisa again topped all female competitors with a time of 1:21:18. She is seen here being congratulated by Norma.
Our comfortable suites coupled with our focus on paying attention to detail as well as guest comfort and satisfaction has been the means to our success.
After a restful night in a comfortable bed, a hot shower and a tasty breakfast in The Hunker Down B&B many a guest questions what the friendly owner has done to justify the $200 per night fee. On the surface it appears he has just redecorated the spare bedroom and baked some great muffins. Perhaps a would-be operator thinks that is the extent of the operation.
Following is a brief account on the creation of our At the Shore B&B. The inspiration came to Norma and I during a month long journey through the Atlantic Maritimes staying in B&Bs.
Back home a one day seminar on operating a bed and breakfast convinced us we could be successful operators. We located and purchased an appropriate house on a 3/4 acre waterfront property on the west side of Porpoise Bay, 5 minutes from the village of Sechelt. The house had a lower level walkout to a deck and a magnificent panoramic view of the bay.
With the help of a local interior decorator we developed a lower level floor plan featuring two 600 square foot suites, a media room, an office, a hall and a storage room. With our building permit in hand the suites were created and decorated.
We then applied for membership in the local B&B association which gave us a wonderful support group. A local web designer produced a website for us and we had various printed materials created showcasing our suites. We then concentrated on advertizing.
We started with rack cards at the local visitors’ centre and joined some carefully chosen B&B websites. With some trepidation we welcomed our first guests and quickly became very comfortable sharing our home with strangers. We recorded income and expenses.
After 6 years of operation we decided our suites needed a theme. We chose to go maritime and added model sailing ships, framed marine prints, a few maritime knick knacks and books featuring the square riggers of the 18th century. Our comfortable suites coupled with our focus on paying attention to detail as well as guest comfort and satisfaction has been the means to our success.
At the Shore B&B is proud to serve Holy Crap Cereal.
This unique breakfast cereal was developed in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast by Corin and Brian Mullins .
After achieving local success it went international following the adaption of its name and a visit by its owners to the Dragons’ Den on CBC TV. See: http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/2010/11/holy-crap
Holy Crap will accompany Canadian Astronaut and Mission 35 Commander Chris Hadfield on the December space mission to the International Space Station.
For information on the product visit: http://holycrap.ca/product/holy-crap-cereal/
A Place by the Sea B&B and Spa has closed its doors forever.
We are pleased that Nancy, its longtime owner and operator, has recommended At the Shore B & B to her many former guests.
At the Shore B & B offers comparable deluxe waterfront suites in a garden setting.
Roger and Annette celebrate their marriage with a weeklong stay at At the Shore Bed and Breakfast.
Ben and Johanna, guests of At The Shore B&B, on the occasion of their engagement.
Lisa and her partner Andy pictured here at At the Shore Bed and Breakfast with her prize.
Sechelt Golf and Country Club is an 18 hole, par 72 links style course, designed and built by Olson, Beatty and Hnatiuk (1990-1992).
The course itself features generous fairways and large gently sloping greens, and there are just enough hazards to make the course challenging, while the multiple tee system allows players to golf at their own level.
It can be best described as a beautiful golf course where wildlife abounds and there are views of the snow capped coastal range and Porpoise Bay.
Two practice putting greens and a covered and lit driving range are also part of the complex.
Only a few blocks away from At the Shore B&B
Spring has arrived on the Sunshine Coast. Here Norma weeds while Peter wheels broken concrete for a new retaining wall.
This summer is warming up to be one of our most beautiful ones yet.
Come out and enjoy the splendor of the Sunshine Coast at our luxury B&B.
WINTER DISCOVERY PACKAGEAt the Shore B & B is pleased to offer a Snowshoe Winter Discovery Package which includes two night accommodation, two course breakfast delivered to your private suite each morning and a Guided 2.5 Hour Snowshoe Tour with Alpha Adventures on spectacular Dakota Ridge! The Dakota Mountain Range area offers a wide range of terrain for all ability levels. With… fantastic views of the ocean and Vancouver Island this 2.5 hour tour will allow you to experience the incredible magic of winter. The tour includes snowshoe rentals, guiding, 4 X 4 transport and a hot cocoa during the tour.January 15, 2012 to February 29, 2012
$413.00Accommodation Rates are in Canadian Funds
and are prior to 12% HST (Tax).
Enjoy cross country skiing at Dakota Ridge.Located on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Dakota Ridge is an ideal winter destination for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.The Dakota Ridge Recreation Area offers world-class cross country skiing and snowshoeing on BC’s Sunshine Coast, and is only a short 40 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. Dakota Ridge maintains …13 km of track-set cross country ski trails (classic and skate) and 8 km of snowshoe trails that wind through old growth forests and open areas in a beautiful subalpine setting.Amazing views of the Coast Mountains, Vancouver Island, and Georgia Straight capture the magic of the Sunshine Coast. Dakota Ridge is accessed by 13 km of maintained 4-wheel drive forest service road.The operations of the Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area are managed by the Sunshine Coast Regional District.
Snow conditions are setting up for an excellent season.
Dakota Ridge – Sunshine Coast BC- Snowshoe – Cross Country Skiing
Dakota Ridge is a winter recreation area on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing areas are available to the public.
TRAIL: Hidden Grove
This is a wonderful hike for a winter day. Easy access from the road. Stunning old growth trees.
Hiking Trail; Views
HIGHLIGHTS: The trail begins with easy walking in second growth past fire scarred veterans, and ends in majestic old growth fir and cedars. The Maple Wetland trail loops through lush ferns in a boggy zone thought to be the headwaters of Davis Brook and within sight of tall maples. The viewpoint begins easily from the Wetland Loop then rises steeply up a rock lined draw toward a view of Sechelt through the tops of old growth fir, arbutus, and pine. A short spur trail from the Grove uphill between rocky bluffs to regard the 27 foot circumference Douglas Fir.
ACCESS: From the Sunshine Coast Highway 101, turn north at the main traffic light intersecting Wharf Avenue. Turn right at the four way stop at Wharf Avenue and Sechelt Inlet Road. Proceed 6.6 km to Sandy Hook Road. Park here and look for the Hidden Grove sign on the right hand side of the road. The trail begins here.