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Private, spectacular ocean vistas - swimming pool !

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Secluded mountainside villa, southern balcony, ocean views, in-ground pool

Secluded and private, heavily wooded 4 acre mountainside property. SunRaven is restful and silent, but for the sound of the birds in the morning and the gentle winds in the towering fir, oak and arbutus forest.

The 1,500 square foot SunRaven villa was tastefully renovated in 2015 and offers three large bedrooms, each with queen-sized bed. One bedroom - the 'loft room' - also has a loft (7 feet up a ladder) with a play area and an additional queen sized mattress, ideal for children. A spacious, sun-lit bathroom has a large, walk-in shower. And you can prepare your meals in the well-equipped, kitchen or fire-up the barbecue on the balcony.

Our south facing 60 foot balcony is sun-drenched from sunrise to sunset and offers breath-taking ocean views of the Gulf Islands and snow-capped Olympic Mountains. You can spend the day with a good book, or just watch the tidal ocean currents, the passage of sailboats and ferries, and the ever-changing hues of the wind on the water.

Our in-ground swimming pool with it's large sun deck is open June - September. Or enjoy a walk through our forested hillside. For the kids - there's a tent set up in the woods...see if you can find it!

When you're ready, Pender Island offers art galleries, bistros and restaurants, golf and disc golf. Or wildlife reserves, deserted beaches and beautiful forest hiking trails. Poet's Cove Marina Resort, whale watching, kayaking, artist studios and a weekend Farmers' Market at the Community Center.

SunRaven is walking distance from the Otter Bay ferry terminal.

More Details

Stephen Alvey
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Stephen Alvey

After many years of working and raising kids, and now welcoming grand kids, I decided that it was time to finally make the move to Canada's beautiful Gulf Islands.

Stephen Alvey purchased this villa in 2014

Why Stephen Alvey chose Pender Island

When I climbed the winding driveway through the forest to arrive at SunRaven, it was dusk - still and silent - and the air was fresh; almost instantly I decided that this was where we wanted to be. I'd found a secluded mountainside property, magical in its rugged natural setting with breath-taking views over the Gulf Island waters. Over the past two years, SunRaven has gone through extensive renovation, and I now love waking up here every day!

What makes this villa unique

SunRaven is our sanctuary. After many years living a busy city life, SunRaven is now our refuge, restful, natural - the hustle and bustle is left behind. SunRaven is full of possibility and creativity; you can hear the 'music' in the bird song and the wind in the trees, see 'art' in the ever-changing ocean view, the ravens circling over head and the Milky Way at night. SunRaven is a gathering place: we love to host friends and family here and there's plenty of room for everyone; when it's time to depart, visitors don't want to leave! SunRaven is simply a beautiful home in a magical setting.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Pender Island, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large, bright bathroom with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 child bed , 1 baby crib , Room has a loft with a queen size mattress for children
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Perfect getaway location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the SunRaven was wonderful. The property itself is perfectly located with spectacular views. The house is beautiful, spacious, and very comfortable with plenty of amenities. Beyond that, our hosts were kind and friendly, took the time to ensure that we had everything we needed. The SunRaven was the perfect getaway location - even in the winter time. I can't say enough for how fantastic our stay was!

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home on pender

  • 5 of 5

Great view, beautiful home, spacious and very clean and the hosts were wonderful to deal with!

Thank you Steve and Janet!

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burnaby, BC, Canada

Great Property and Host!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about our stay at Steve's home. Great communication prior to stay. Home, property, and pool were very clean and all the normal amenities were provided. House and deck were spacious and had a fantastic view of the ocean and surrounding islands. Kids loved the pool, and it was so great swimming in a private pool surrounded by trees and quiet. Highly recommend Steve and his beautiful home. Thanks Steve!

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ted. I am pleased that your family enjoyed their stay at SunRaven. It is indeed a magical setting and it was touching to hear your girls say that they now wish to "move to Pender a house with a swimming pool!" I wish you all the best in the coming year. Come back and visit.
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Even better than the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful view. The house is stunning and the pool is a luxury. Steven was a wonderful host. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, comfortable and fun for kids

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Sun Raven. The kids loved the pool and the views from the deck were stunning.

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Relaxing Getaway from Reality

  • 4 of 5

We spent 1 week at SunRaven and enjoyed our time. We hit the sweet spot for weather with 7 perfect days of warmth and ended up having a staycation in the house and around the pool. Our kids (7 & 12) loved getting in at least 3 swims daily.

Steve (our host) was great as our, in his words, pool boy.

The kitchen was kitted out with pretty much every available pot/pan/dish you could want.

In the end, it was a wonderful way to spend a week on Pender - our second such trip to the Island.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Port Browning Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Kilometres
Otter Bay
Nearest Golf
0.7 Kilometres
Pender Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
James Point
Car: not necessary

Pender Island enjoys a sub-Mediterranean climate (known as the “Hawaii of Canada”) and features open farmland, rolling forested hills, several lakes and small mountains, as well as many coves and beaches. Two beaches very near to SunRaven are sandy and child friendly.

Pender is a safe, family-oriented community of people committed to a healthy lifestyle while preserving the environment. Whether arriving on Pender by boat across the Salish Sea, float plane, car, bicycle, or on foot, you’ll be welcomed with open arms. Known as the “friendly islands”, locals will offer you a ride at one of the many car stops or give you directions to one of the great places to eat or stay while visiting the islands.

Pender Island is a popular destination for cycling, fishing, hiking, boating, sailing, scuba diving and other outdoor pursuits. The island also boasts a 9-hole golf course and a 27-hole disc golf course in the forest. Pender Island has numerous art galleries, shops, and restaurants and hosts a variety of local events throughout the year, including the Pender Island Fall Fair and the Lantern Festival. On Saturday mornings during the summer, the Pender Island Farmer’s Market at the Community Hall offers local produce and handcrafts, as well as entertainment.

Pender Island is home to many artists and craftspeople who operate art galleries, craft shops, and studios. Painting, photography, jewelry, glassware, pottery, wearable art and antiques are just some of the many and varied art forms. Many artists have studio hours where you can make personal visits. Some artists also attend the Saturday Farmers Market and there is also an artisan cooperative – the Red Tree Gallery.

Pender is a choice weekend and year round holiday destination. Summer is generally a busy time, while the island pace slows down considerably during the winter months. Spring and fall are pleasant times of the year, with fewer tourists and mild weather.

Come for a day, a week or a lifetime!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Pender Island, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter rate
Jan 5 2018 - May 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
2018 Spring Season
May 18 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
2018 Summer Season
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall rate
Sep 14 2018 - May 17 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

Well water is filtered and purified (UV purifier). Septic system is sensitive; nothing more than tissue in toilets please!
Water is a precious resource on Pender Island; especially in the beautiful - and dry - summer months.
We ask our guests to be conservative with their use of water at SunRaven

For July 1 - August 31, $ 500 deposit is non-refundable unless villa is re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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