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“Perfect on every count”
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Review of Our Sweet Escape

Pool and 2 Hot Tubs Open June 15 to Sept 15.
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31 reviews
Pool and 2 Hot Tubs Open June 15 to Sept 15.
Front of the Cottage
Kitchen
Dining Room
Living room
Master Bedroom
Master Bath
2nd Master Bedroom
2nd Master Bath
Patio
Patio Sofa
Proximity to Pool Deck
Pool and Ocean View
Back of Cottage
Lawn before the beach
The Beach
Fire pit
Pool Table in Clubhouse
Exercise Equipment
Coombs Market
Parksville Beach
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Jan J
Pritchard, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Perfect on every count”
Reviewed 21 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

My husband and I have traveled the world over many years. We've pretty much seen it "all" in our rental accommodations. The most common problem is that people over-promise and under-deliver.

What a delight to arrive at Linda and Chris's place after receiving perfect directions - something we definitely don't take for granted. The gated community is really attractive and the house was impeccably clean. Having owned a cleaning business, I don't very often say that a house is impeccable but this one is.

You can tell that Linda and Chris have traveled themselves because so many things that are obvious to a traveler isn't always obvious to hosts. Details like sufficient hangers, basic food supplies like spices, oil, etc. and written instructions on how to use the TV and DVD player are just a few examples but there were so many! The first night at the house, my husband and I were literally running around, practically squealing with delight at all the things that were done right.

For the first time in years, I slept without my heavy duty earplugs as it was so quiet. Wow! Now that's a treat. Yet, we also felt like it was super convenient to every place we wanted to visit and we even drove to Chemainus to see live theatre. We loved the location because it was convenient yet we felt like we had our own private sanctuary.

We even were able to play tennis four times which was a huge treat for us.

Linda and Chris are the penultimate hosts and after having nine years experience of renting similar accommodations, we can confidently say that Sweet Escape is truly in a class of its own.

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Liked best: Really well stocked with lots of extras for guests.
Liked least: Nothing - it was perfect.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
21 May 2016
WOW!! That is the FINEST review! I'm total blown away that you noticed all my little touches and that you appreciated all the thought that went into creating Our Sweet Escape - we would be more than happy to have stay whenever you are in Qualicum. Thanks again, Linda
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jebediahm...
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Perfect Family Getaway”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Home exceeded our expectations. Beautifully decorated and close to the beach. Gated community was great for letting kids ride bikes around the loop. Great beach access a 2 minute walk from our front door. Was sad that the pool and hot-tub were not open (seasonally closed). My only complaint was the mattresses in the beds were far too soft.

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Liked best: Beautiful cozy home close to the beach
Liked least: mattress
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
30 Mar 2016
Thank you for your review and we are happy that you enjoyed your time at Our Sweet Escape. Our listing does mention in two places about the seasonal opening of the pool/hot tubs, we'd love to host you again when it is open June 15 - Sept 15. The beds are actually rated firm but are covered with a memory foam layer, a gel layer, and a breathable layer for comfort. So happy you enjoyed your stay!!!
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Ann S
Oxbow, Canada
2 reviews
“MORE THAN MET ALL EXPECTATIONS”
Reviewed 7 March 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We stayed at My Sweet Escape for 7 weeks and enjoyed it very much. We travel with a pet and appreciated being able to include her. It was good to have green grass and a safe environment. The highlight of each day was our short walk to the beach. The cottage was modern, beautifically decorated, well maintained and clean. We have already recommended the location to family and friends.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Wouldn't change a thing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
13 Mar 2016
Thank you for the excellent review and recommendations Ann! You were a great guest and you, as well as your family and friends are welcome to come visit Vancouver Island and Our Sweet Escape any time.
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Trevor M
1 review
“Fabulous Escape”
Reviewed 1 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Great retreat cottage with all the amenities and luxuries of home. Excellent furnishings, location, and resort. A very quiet location that is close to water and activities.

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Liked best: House
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
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“Comfortable Luxury”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Very comfortable, spacious, and well appointed cottage. The development was well kept and the beach views spectacular. Would highly recommend this to friends and family.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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