Cœur de l'Cottage Creek
Gérant immobilier / professionnel
Heather Lee Freeman
Salle(s) de bain
smoking outside is OK
Adaptée aux enfants
Smoking is OK outside only! Please leave the cottage tidy. Pets are registered as a guest. Must be on leash when outdoors, and when inside it must not be on the furniture. Please help us maintain our cleanliness, by not allowing muddy animals inside.
Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100 %. Les réservations annulées au moins 14 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50 %.
Disappointed, not what we expected from reviews & photos
Frankly, I’m just puzzled. The consistently good reviews and the photos lead me to expect this would suit us well. I’m fully aware that renter’s expectations and experiences differ, sometimes greatly. For my husband and I, our expectations greatly exceeded the reality.
First, the good: Heather, the owner, was very nice to deal with through the vrbo site; she was quickly responsive to our inquiries, and graciously allowed us to come 2 hours early to drop off refrigerated groceries. The cottage was clean and tidy inside. The location is private: the board fence and vegetation ensure that. The inside dining table and chairs were nice. The bed was comfortable.
The not-so-good: The cottage is surrounded by overgrown vegetation, which needs trimming, and was quite dark inside because of that and the design. There are views from 3 sides of the cottage; 2 are of a wooden fence, 1 is to the front toward the parking area. The aspect is gloomy, inside and out, if it is cloudy, which it can often be there. Though secluded visually, there is still road noise and typical neighborhood noise; we were looking for something more quiet.
The parking area is about 30 yards from the door. There’s no paved path, couldn’t roll our heavy bags, so we had to carry heavy them through wet grass in the rain.
Upon arrival, there was a strong musty smell upon entering, which was really off-putting. There is a detailed instruction sheet for airing out moisture buildup, so that might be an indication its a bit of a problem. In fact, there are a lot of instructions for renters, for a LOT of things.
The kitchen was very minimally equipped with some utensils, serve ware and cookery pans—bare bones, just enough for very minimal cooking and serving. Kitchen cabinets in some disrepair; broken handles, hard to pull out drawers.
Bathroom: Very old plumbing, shower/tub combo, fixtures, cabinets, etc. Curtains on the window weren’t wide enough to cover the window to provide complete privacy.
The pictures on the site were mostly representative, but different in person. The sofa and chairs were stiff and not comfortable. The porch area in front needed cleanup and repair; debris from overhanging trees, shrubs, etc, prevented use.
This has obviously worked for some who are okay with a more rustic cottage, though that was not how it appeared in the photos. It would have been helpful to have known all of these things beforehand, as we’d have chosen another place.
Heart of Roberts Creek
Wonderful place, quiet, relaxing and friendly people. All you need is a 2 minute walk away....
Great location, private, clean and just enough space.
We loved our stay in Roberts creek and would go back and stay here in a heartbeat. The place is private, the back deck is a really nice place to hangout. The location is perfect!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage.
The only thing that was disappointing was the sleeping arrangements. The online listing suggested that the cottage would sleep 6 when in actuality it would be comfortable for 4, the mattresses that left to sleep 2 more people would move all over the floor is someone was older than about 2 years old.
We met the hosts briefly once and they seemed very nice. Thoroughly enjoyed the location and the property.
Easy, convenient and comfortable.
We had a great stay here. Very well located in Robert's Creek, near the Gumboot Cafe, and great to be in Robert's Creek which is halfway between Sechelt and Gibson. 15 min away from both places. Place was clean, spacious and comfortable. Good Wi-Fi and cable TV. Will book again!
Great location in perfect seaside town
Our stay in Robert’s Creek was wonderful and the location of this property is ideal. A short walk to the beach, the Gumboot restaurant and other amenities in town, this cabin was exactly what we were looking for. As mentioned, this property sits on a large lot with a main house near by and one other rental cabin next door. We didn’t see or hear the other renters and the owners respected our privacy. Heather was close at hand when I couldn’t get the wifi working (my fault) and helped me get everything set up. The cabin is exactly how it looks in the photos, although trees and bushes were a bit more overgrown than the photos depict, there was lots of space in the cabin and it is ideal for a couple or a small family. The cabin is pet friendly as well and had a hose and a patio area where our Golden Retriever could be rinsed off after a dip in the ocean. The only comment I have about areas to improve is the cookware was very tired and needed to be replaced and the cabin could benefit by adding a few kitchen items like a corkscrew, some spices and perhaps a bit of olive oil to make cooking easier. Overall a great stay and a perfect location.