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Cute One Bed/One Bath Private Suite in Lower Gibsons on Sunshine Coast

Bedrooms 1
Space 65 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy, Quiet & Clean Suite in the Heart of Gibson BC - Walk to Everything

The Sweet Start B&B - Suite is a lovely one bedroom/one bathroom private entrance suite located in Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast. Although just a 40 minute ferry ride from West Vancouver or a short seaplane hop from the mainland, the coast can feel like a world away. It's a great place for an extended vacation or a quick weekend getaway for Vancouverites.

The Sweet Start B&B - Suite offers a comfortable home away from home for two to four people. The single, first floor unit (owners live above but are quiet) features a spacious living room, complete with a big screen television, a full bed pullout couch, and a dining area for your relaxing enjoyment. To further your downtime on the coast, the unit is well stocked with reading material and games for the whole family.

If you are looking to cook a few of your meals while on vacation, our quaint kitchen contains a stove, refrigerator and microwave. The cupboards are stocked with your basic culinary needs including dishes, pots, pans, utensils and a coffee maker!

In the bedroom, 'sweet dreams are made of' this king-sized bed. The comfortable bed also contains hypoallergenic bedding and pillows, to ensure sensitive skin and allergy sufferers a great night's rest. There is a dresser and a walk in closet for your clothing storage needs.

The washroom offers guests a tub and shower combo. There is towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap and a hairdryer for use during your stay.

Our rental is located near Gibsons Way and is accessible via the bus system, which originates at the ferry terminal. Great for people wishing to save a few bucks and avoid taking the car on a ferry -- or those who prefer public transportation. But , we do have off street parking right in front of the home for your vehicle.

While we currently don't offer to make you breakfast, we will have fresh ingredients for you to kick start your morning adventure. From pancakes to french toast to eggs and locally made sausages, your coast adventure will have a 'sweet start'! (Please note for longer stays over three days, we will only provide the first morning breakfast).

We are also a proud member of the Sunshine Coast Tourism ( and operate with a Town of Gibsons Business Licence.


* Walking distance to lower Gibsons, Molly's Reach, Gibsons Landing, Marina

* Full kitchen stocked with basic necessities

* Washer/Dryer in suite

* coffee maker/coffee (or tea)

* self-catered breakfast (for short stays or first day for over three days)

* shower/tub combo (bathroom)

* big screen TV with cable in living room

* free internet access

* full living room

* iron/iron board (upon request)

* dresser/closet space

* close to area shops/restaurants/pubs

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Gibsons, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The one bathroom features a shower and tub combo. For your use, there is a blow dryer and a shower dispenser with shampoo, conditioner and soap.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sofa Bed - 1 double , There is a sofa bed in the living room for your use.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Hypoallergenic sheets and bedding
  • Comfort is king in the Sweet Start B & B Suite. The bed is a king-sized mattress with soft, hypoallergenic bedding and duvets. The pillows, soft and firm, are also hypoallergenic for allergy sufferers and those with sensitive skin. The room has a dresser for your clothing and an extra large walk in closet for clothes, luggage and other items.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Cute One Bed/One Bath Private Suite in Lower Gibsons on Sunshine Coast
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Great view, Great suite, Great time!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast. The suite was everything we needed and more!!! It was exactly what we thought it was going to be and more! So close to Gibson Landing and the view from the living room is amazing! We wish we had more days to spend there!

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We could only stay for one night but it would have been a nice place to call home for a few days.

The suite was well-appointed, clean and very comfortable and our hosts were very welcoming.

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very hospitable!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location! View from seats outside where we could sit after the kids were in bed! Awesome homemade granola and coffee! I could run to downtown and it was so cute down there!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this little gem.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one night on July 16 to 17, 2016. Directions to the suite were clear and had no problem finding it. The owners were available if we needed anything. The suite was very clean and has everything you need for your stay. The bed and pillows were very comfy and the bath towels, wowed us. Oh and the view, very nice! Will definitely come back to this gem.

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful ground-level suite

  • 5 of 5

This property is really lovely featuring a spectacular view of the ocean and all the amenities you could need. Very clean and well maintained with lots of helpful reference material (restaurant and walk recommendations) handy. The owners, in particular, are very kind and thoughtful. They knew I was without a car and even left me some bus tickets! They live above but they were so quiet I barely heard them. I'd highly recommend this suite to anyone wanting to stay in Gibson's. It was a short walk to shopping and an even shorter walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome but too short!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful sweet this month to attend a wedding. It was very nicely appointed, with every last detail thought of. The supplies for breakfast were great and the hosts are super friendly and easy to talk to. The view is great and parking is handy in the driveway. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 21-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary -- Thank you for staying with us at the Sweet Start! I hope you enjoyed the wedding! We look forward to see you in the future! Wishing you both the best!
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Weegee Sachtjen
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Weegee Sachtjen

Hello! Our names are Mike and Weegee and we are the proud owners of the Sweet Start B&B. The two of us are actually imports from Portland Oregon where we met on a dragon boat. Once our padding obsession had run its course, we decided to embark on our next great adventure -- life north of the border. We packed up and moved to Canada in 2011. From Commercial Drive to the Sunshine Coast, our time in British Columbia has been a great adventure that I (Weegee) routinely blog about.

The two of us work from home (I am a blogger, my husband is a computer software engineer), we get to enjoy the little things that Gibsons has to offer like a midday treat at the local bakeries. Since we don't have a car, we walk almost everywhere and can be seen exploring coastal towns hand in hand. For further destinations, we take the bus or use our membership as Coast Car Co-Op members.

There is a cat on site, our not-so-slender Random, but he isn't allowed in the suite and is quite shy of anyone beyond my husband and I. He's getting over it but just to let those allergic to cat know.

Weegee Sachtjen purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Weegee Sachtjen chose Gibsons

While we were living in downtown Vancouver, we discovered the Sunshine Coast during a weekend getaway trip. It was a gloriously sunny summer weekend that fell on the day that Robert Creek residents (Creekers) were painting the mandala. After painting a small block in the huge mosiac pavement painting, I realized that the sense of community and creative freedom was something I wanted in my every day life. Within two months we had moved to the Sunshine Coast. It's been the best decision we ever made.

We purchased this property at the end of July of last year as our way of sharing our love for the Sunshine Coast and Gibsons, BC with other vacationers.

What makes this apartment unique

Our home is located in what I believe is the prime location for enjoying life on the Coast and in Gibsons. We are on the hill between lower and upper Gibsons with an amazing view of the inlet. Whether you are walking or driving, restaurants, pubs and shops are a short distance away. Even though we live in the heart of it all, it is quiet, peaceful and serene.


Nearest Ferry
5.5 Kilometres
Langdale Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Hwy to Sechelt, Pendor Harbour
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Armours Beach
Car: not necessary

The Sunshine Coast, although part of mainland BC, is a beautiful area that has a bit of laid-back island-esque charm.

With a view of the sound, our vacation rental is located in a unique place between upper and lower Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. In either direction, we are within walking distance of many of the shops, restaurants and pubs that give this small fishing village it's local character.

From the famous Molly's Reach restaurant from 'The Beachcomber' TV series to the tasty treats of More Cafe in Lower Gibsons, everything is a short walk away (as long as you don't mind a small hill hike back). In upper Gibsons, there are grocery stores, thrift shops, a single-showing movie house and even a curling rink -- all just a short walk or a few minutes drive away.

Our house is located near Gibsons Way and accessible via the local bus lines (#90 and the #1), which originate at the ferry terminal and go to Sechelt. A car isn't necessary and there are plenty of pathways, hiking trails and nature walks to make it interesting.

In addition to walking, Gibsons offers the outdoor enthusiast their choice of adventure during the summer. From kayaking to sailboating to SUPs, hitting the water is easy with the marina a short distance away. If you are into shopping and looking for that special unique item, Gibsons has several stores to strike your fancy, including Blackberries and Whimsey in Lower Gibsons, Embellish in Upper Gibsons and the Mosiac Market in Davis Bay (a short and worthwhile up the coast).

The Sunshine Coast is known for it's art and hosts an Art Crawl (October). The region has the most artist per capita out of Canada. The 'Purple Banner Route' (Summer) allows visitors to drop in and see jewelers, potters, painters and photographers in their studio. Plus, there are a number of galleries located in lower Gibsons, plus the museum.

There are an assortment of pubs and restaurants for your dining pleasure, including the Persephone Brewing Company on North Road and Blackfish pub in upper Gibsons.

During the summer, lower Gibsons comes alive with music on the weekends, a Sunday farmer's market and a Friday public market. There are festivals such as the Sea Cavalcade (late July) and the painting of the mandala in Robert's Creek.

The true beauty of the area comes from the laidback, comfortable nature of the region. The people you pass on the street will say hello and everyone is charming. It's a place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with yourself.


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