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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Unobstructed Waterfront With Sandy Beach - Orca Suite

*Canadians please note the average nightly price on VRBO is in USD. You can convert currency on the rates page."

(Did you know we offer 2 rentals on the same property? The Seahorse sleeps 8! )

Luxurious 1600 sq. ft. self-contained suite on ground level of waterfront home with 1 large and 1 small covered patio, open kitchen, dining and living room area with wall-mounted 46' Cable TV, gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms each with its own en suite facilities and vanities. The unit is tastefully appointed.

This unit is probably the only non-institutional truly wheelchair accessible accommodation on the Sunshine Coast - and one of very few in the greater Vancouver area - all doors are minimum 36' wide, higher than normal toilets, grab bars in the bathtub areas, and portable equipment rated to capably transporting a person up to 350 pounds between wheelchair and bed, toilet, bath, sofa, floor, etc.

It is located on over 83 feet of walk-on waterfront; the waters of Georgia Strait are literally only a few feet from your front door. This is the nicest and most popular sandy beach in Roberts Creek - and possibly the entire Sunshine Coast. It is renowned as being a relatively safe beach for children as the sandy beach slopes gradually and gently away from the beach for hundreds of feet.

A new boathouse on the property provides free secure storage for your car top rowboat, kayak, canoe, bicycle, fishing gear, etc.

Go to sleep at night - or wake up in the morning - to the relaxing sound of the waves lapping at the beach. Enjoy the sights and sounds of bald eagles, herons, ducks, Canada geese, woodpeckers, and other birds; the boat traffic including individuals in their canoes, kayaks and other pleasure craft, commercial fish and prawn boats, BC Ferries traveling between the mainland and Nanaimo, freighters, beachcombers, tugs towing barges or logs, cruise ships on their Vancouver/Alaska runs in season; the occasional seal, sea lion, river otter, whale and salmon in the water - and bear, deer, elk, coyotes, raccoons and other wildlife on land - all have been sighted here.

This is an ideal spot to be as active as you wish - or to just relax and commune with nature - and yet be close to all the amenities anyone could desire, including local transit service to/from Sechelt, Gibsons, the ferry terminal at Langdale, etc. The small commercial center of Roberts Creek is less than a 5 minute walk away.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Karen

I am a native of the Vancouver area....born in Vancouver, grew up in Richmond, married a girl from Vancouver and raised our family in Richmond We became 'empty nesters' and moved to Roberts Creek in 1989.

Karen purchased this house in 1989

Why Karen chose Roberts Creek

My wife's extended family had a waterfront property with a rustic 2 bedroom cottage about 1 mile east from here.

Her great uncle purchased that property from Union Steamships in the early 1920's - and he built the cottage. My wife spent many of her childhood summers there. My first visit to Roberts Creek was about 1966, I fell in love with the beach - and the environs - and decided this was where I wanted to eventually retire. We looked for a long time...many properties in the area became available but we were very specific in what we wanted; the choice/prime properties on 'sandy beach' seldom 'go on the market'; we waited almost 10 years - and when this one became available in 1989, we bought it.

We became 'empty nesters' about this time - all 3 of our children moved out within a year - so before they had a chance to move back in, we moved out! I was fortunate and able to get a (work) transfer to this area about the time we took possession of this property, so we moved here (to the 'old' house on this property). The local 'old guard' tell me it takes 25 years of residency in Roberts Creek to be classified as a 'local' - and not just a 'summer complaint'; by that definition, I have become a 'local' - or 'Creeker'.

What makes this house unique

My wife, Kathie, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2002 - and told she had 6-8 months. Through her attitude, clinical trials, continuous chemotherapy, surgical heroics and perseverance, she lasted over 8 years. I retired in early 2003 to support, spend time and work on her 'bucket list'.

One of her items on her 'bucket list' was for me to build - and us to live in - a new architecturally designed wheelchair accessible home...I still call it her 'Taj Mahal'. (I wanted a 1500sq. ft. bungalow - she got her wish; an almost 3400 sq ft mansion.)

So we had the existing home moved back about 75 feet, made some modifications to it, and had all overhead services (Hydro, Tel and Cable) placed underground.

I spent much of the next 3 1/2 years building this large, luxurious home for her (there were several delays - as travel was also on her 'bucket list'; she loved cruising - and wanted to visit every continent before she left this world - and she did that too!...we went to the last one, Antarctica, 8 months before she passed away).

She also realized her dream of living in her 'Taj Mahal' - for over 2 1/2 years before her demise.

The name Kamile is partially in her memory: KA - for Kathie; MI - for Mike; and LE for Lesik.

I know you will thoroughly enjoy your stay - and continue to make Kamile Waterfront Retreat 'your vacation destination'!!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Roberts Creek, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are en suite, wheelchair accessible with taller than normal toilets, non-jetted soaker tubs with grab bars, exterior vanities with marble counter tops, mirror and blow dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom contains a queen size bed with top of the line pillow top mattresses, bedside tables, lamps, storage locker, en suite toilet & tub and vanity
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
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fabulous location on beautiful beach

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the bottom floor suite (owner is above). It's clean, huge, comfortable and has all the basics. The owner is very nice and friendly, but doesn't intrude. The photo is accurate - you are 10 feet from the beach, I don't know how the lawn survives! We went in November with our rain gear, for walking the beach in the storms. One day really howled, and we stayed in watching the weather and reading our books. There's an electric fireplace that keeps you cozy, in addition to the regular forced air heating, and an extra quilt for each bed, which we needed. Fleece throws for curling up on the couches would be a great addition for winter. You can hear Mike walking around upstairs, you can hear that he has the radio on, but it's not intrusive. Although when we smelled his Maple Bacon cooking, we decided our cereal for breakfast didn't cut it, and went to the Gumboot Cafe (5 min. down the road) for a delicious brunch. There are no rugs, the better to deal with sand coming in on feet, I guess (broom and dustpan provided!), but that wasn't an issue in the winter. The entrance is through the sliding glass doors, and is well covered, so you have shade in summer and weather protection in winter. You can't see it in the picture, but there are large rocks protecting the property from erosion. They are not very high and easy enough to climb through if you are agile. If you are looking for a beach for the kids, this is a great choice.

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You forgot to mention your encounter with the bear when returning late one afternoon.....I look forward to your net visit.
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Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location. We found some surfaces ( ie glass), needed cleaning, and some lights needed replacing. The suite was very comfortable otherwise. Recommended.

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is too bad no one mentioned 2 bulbs in the kitchen track lighting were burned out. They were replaced as soon as I became aware - after the next tenants. Normally, one does not turn on this track lighting during the day as the suite is so light and bright - and it has been so sunny and hot - that it is not required. It is hard to correct deficiencies if one is not made aware of them. Overall, these were good tenants - and I eagerly await their return (as they suggested they would).
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TOP Location & spacious house

  • 5 of 5

This might just be THE best location in Robert's Creek - we loved it so much we will be sure to come back!

We stayed here for the Easter weekend with our two sons and thoroughly enjoyed all the space the apartment has to offer. Another big plus - each bedroom has its own bathroom! The garden & outside seating area looks right out to the ocean and a few rocks further down you are at the beach!

And not just any beach - the sandy part of Robert's Creek (especially at low tide!) My 3 year old played down there all day!

Everything was clean and the kitchen has all you need to cook up for a family + there is a BBQ (we just didn't get around using it but great to have!)

Mike was a great host, very friendly and accommodating. Thank you Mike, we had a wonderful time and hopefully we will see you again soon!


  • Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for Vacation! !

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at this waterfront resort was great! Mike was there to greet us upon arrival and gave us the grand tour and some useful information. The house was very well kept and clean. To have our own kitchen to prepare some of our meals was great and the use of the washer and dryer came in handy as well. To see the ocean sunrise and sunset was amazing! The sunshine coast is stunning! Only one thing that came as a surprise was to pay for the propane for the Bbq. It was advertised as having a bbq so one would think the propane would be provided. Overall a great place to stay! Would return again.

  • Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! The ocean view with the sunrises and sunsets are truly spectacular! The Orca's and dolphins are returning to this area, and can sometimes been seen in the waters outside the suite. Maybe next time you will spot them! We hope to host you again Kamile Waterfront Retreat
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Return visit

  • 5 of 5

Another relaxing stay at Kamile Waterfront. The suite was spotless, Mike was welcoming, the ocean views were still there! The village of Roberts Creek is lovely and we explored a few more points of interest on the Coast. A great week, thanks!

  • Submitted: 4-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a tell tale sign that guests enjoyed their stay and come back and give another 5 star review. That says it all! We enjoyed hosting you again, and hope to see you soon! Kamile Waterfront Retreat
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Outstanding beachfront property.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay on the Sunshine Coast. Watch the cruise ships sail up and down the strait.. See the lights of Nanaimo. Watch the seals; herons and eagles or go for a swim on the tidal flats. The house is beautiful with plenty of room. Mike, the owner, does an outstanding job. Simply a great place to spend some time.

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Glenn for the awesome review! We do go the extra mile to ensure the suite is clean and inviting for our guests. And you certainly can't beat the location! What a great way to wake up each morning! Please come again - Kamile Waterfront Retreat
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Branch 219 Royal Canadian Legion
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Gumboot Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Roberts Creek
Car: not necessary

Artists and artisans abound in the Roberts Creek area


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Roberts Creek, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$50 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Prices are based on 2 guests. Each additional guest is $10/night.
Cancellations: Deposits are totally refundable up to 60 days prior to 'arrival' date; 50% refundable if 30-59 days prior to 'arrival' date; and 100% non-refundable if less than 30 days prior to 'arrival' date. No refunds will be considered for premature departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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