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"We had the perfect getaway at Doris’ slice of paradise! Beautiful property, a 2 minute walk from the beach, it’s quiet, surrounded by glorious nature and we loved every second of it. The place has everything you could possibly need and more: fire pit on the gorgeous deck, bbq, Nespresso maker, paddle boards, beach chairs, Netflix, huge soaker tub and a comfy bed. Doris is so lovely and helpful and has thought of everything to make her guests stay the best it can be. Thank you Doris, we’ll be back! AirBnB, Jennifer & Ben (Google review)  

"Our time here was exactly what I wanted and is perfect — steps to the beach and still close to town. And the bathtub is AMAZING. Love! AirBnB, Tara (couple)  

"This a little piece of tranquility steps from a semi-private beach and the sounds of quiet. A fantastic place all around and Doris is a thoughtful and fantastic host!"  AirBnB, Paul & Christina 


“... An absolutely stunning home – everything about the accommodation is beautiful. The grand room with its high ceiling, elegant kitchen and warm fireplace is a great place to spend a stormy day. I can imagine how amazing the deck, with its beautiful view, will be in the summer. Everything about this home is first-class, the bed was sumptuous, the bathroom is amazing, even the dinnerware was beautiful. This is like European elegance at its finest. It truly made for a great vacation.”  AirBnB, Michael (couple)  


"Doris is an amazing host who made us truly feel at home. Her place is so cozy and aesthetically beautiful. Everything is top quality - from the bedding to the paddle boards, and the suite has all you need to make your stay enjoyable. She also recommended us great places to go for food, hikes and paddle boarding. Would definitely come back and 100% recommend Doris and her place! Thank you Doris!" AirBnB, Steve & Cecilia (couple) 


"Our family spent 3 nights at this beautiful hide-away. The place is so peaceful with a gorgeous garden and view. Beach access across the street. The host has paid attention to every detail to make your stay as wonderful as can be. From the hammocks on the patio, the access to paddle boards, all types of beach toys you would ever need at your disposal. The home is beautifully decorated, clean, kitchen is fully stocked with every appliance one would need. Comfortable luxurious beds and bedding. On our final day it rained, we all sat on the porch watching the rain fall all day. An extra treat are the hummingbirds that live in the maple tree but give a wonderful performance once they get used to you. Thank you Doris for sharing your little piece of heaven with us." AirBnB, Sue (family of 6) 


"This was our family’s third summer staying at Doris’ place for a week. We love the location and the patio with the hammock chairs is a treat. Doris is a great host and always has good recommendations for things to see and do." AirBnB, Laura (family of 4) 


"This was such a wonderful spot for myself, wife and two young kids. Amazing location near a perfect beach yet close enough to get into Sechelt. The outdoor space was fantastic and we relaxed in the hammocks and chairs and enjoyed hummingbirds while drinking our coffee. Lots of well thought out amenities (beach towels, toys, paddleboards, etc.). The space was extremely well laid out - the beds were very comfortable, and it had great airy, beach ambiance. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. As a host, Doris was the best! She was very attentive, very warm and welcoming, gave great personalized recommendations for our family and trip, and wanted us to really be able to experience Sechelt and what the Sunshine Coast had to offer. I truly enjoyed having her available upstairs (while she gave us all the privacy) and I really hope we will be back to stay at her absolutely perfect place again :)" AirBnB, Damien (family of 4) 

"This is a really special place to stay. I have stayed in airbnbs all over the world but this was one of my favourites. It’s such a peaceful setting and such a lovely apartment. I loved sitting in the hammock watching the humming birds. Having the beautiful beach so close also makes this a special place to stay. Doris is also an amazing person who will help you with local ideas and encourage you to make the most of your time on the Sunshine Coast. I highly highly recommend staying." AirBnB, Paul (family of 4) 

"We loved staying at Doris' place! She was welcoming and very responsive to messages. She was also very accommodating when we had a last minute change to party size. The location was fantastic and the paddleboards were a great amenity." AirBnB, Gaby (group of 4) 


"Great calm studio impeccably clean with all the amenities with a true vacation feel but with high end bedding and furnishings. Loved the paddleboard ride and the evening dinners on the patio, thanks Doris for your warm welcome" AirBnB, Monica (2 families of 7) 


"Beautiful stay in beautiful surroundings. We had a wonderful stay. This place is equipped with everything for a family including floaties, buckets and shovels, and laundry. The hammock swings are a treat. 5 min walk to a local beach and 10 min drive to the heart of Sechelt. Doris is super responsive and even lovelier in person. Thank you for hosting us!" AirBnB, Janice (family of 4) 

"It was all just wonderful. Doris was extremely friendly and didn’t complain about us once and we were loud at times with three kids. We would definitely come back. Secret beach is a two minute walk from her door and it’s very private and very sparse of people" AirBnB, Marcus (family of 6) 


"We really enjoyed our stay! It is a gorgeous location and property. The house is nice, clean and well appointed. It was easy to get organized, relax and enjoy ourselves. Doris was very accommodating. She was quick to reply and help us with anything we needed. She had lots of recommendations on things we could do in the area and the beach and paddle boards were alot of fun! We would definitely stay here again if we get the opportunity!" AirBnB, Tom (2 couples) 

"Wow! What an amazing location and house - could not ask for better. Luxury and a beach all to yourself most evenings, what more could you ask for! Doris is a brilliant host, loads of great local knowledge and super helpful. You won’t find better!" AirBnB, Louisa (family of 4) 

"Highly recommend this home. The accommodation is gorgeous with lots of outdoor seating to enjoy the beautiful garden. We especially enjoyed each having a hammock of our own to lounge around in! Doris thought of pretty much everything in the house and the beach/picnic/hiking/water play supplies were amazing. The aesthetic of the home is modern, chic and Doris provides high quality sheets/towels/appliances/etc which I really appreciated. The little beach a minutes walk away is super cute and we saw seals and eagles each time we visited it. If you need anything, or have any questions about the area, Doris is super responsive, knowledgeable and was a joy to cross paths with! Lastly, and perhaps most notably, I was really impressed with Doris' generosity of spirit as it very much felt that, while equipping the accommodation, she consistently chose the nicer, high quality version of things like towels, coffee, etc. She didn't have to but she did!" AirBnB, Tara (family of 4) 

"Went out to Doris’ beautiful home with my family for a week and couldn’t of asked for a better spot to unwind and relax. Between the paddle boarding, swimming, and many other activities my family and I had a great time. Doris is a great host and helped us with anything that popped up along the way. Would highly recommend." AirBnB, Mark (family of 5) 


"Everything was amazing at the house. Doris is an amazing host. The area is so quiet and relaxing. Loved going to the beach close by to watch the sunset. The deck is amazing, a great spot to quietly read a book and watch the hummingbirds from the amazing hammocks." AirBnB, Hazel (family of 5) 

"Thank you Doris for being such a wonderful hostess. We really appreciated you helping us plan our days and your advice on the best times for tides, winds, and waves. We had a super memorable vacation complete with sea lions, beach spas, paddle boarding, millions of starfish, sea urchins, crabs, big waves, and rain forest hikes with views. Just what we were looking for!" AirBnB, Marcy (family of 5) 

"Beautiful space and great host! Doris’ place was beautifully decorated, meticulously clean and in a great location in a quiet neighbourhood yet a close drive to restaurants, parks and other activities. Doris was a highly responsive host and so accommodating. We would highly recommend!" AirBnB, Julie (family of 5) 


"This was a gem of a find. The accommodations are even more beautiful in person - particularly the patio. Rental was well equipped and host was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again!" AirBnB, Ashley (family of 5) 

"A beautiful, well decorated, spotlessly clean home base to explore the Sunshine Coast from. Also quiet, cozy, with a beautiful patio and gardens and near secluded beaches if you’d rather just bunker down at home. (We did a bit of both). The host is attentive and welcoming, and has an obvious love of the area that she’s keen to share if you need any recommendations. The area is a little drive out of the busier city centre, but rewards in peacefulness and inlet ocean access. The highlight of the trip was paddling a portion of the inlet coastline on the provided paddle boards and seeing seals and jellyfish. Would definitely recommend and/or stay here again." AirBnB, Amanda (family of 4) 

"This is an amazing spot and Doris is an amazing Host. Very lucky to have been able to spend time here. The Beach (supply) hut is out of this world!AirBnB, David (family of 3) 

"Our host Doris was very friendly and accommodating for a larger party. A lot of thought and attention went into ensuring we had a nice stay. If you’re a beach lover you’re in luck as she had oodles of beach toys, paddle boards and accessories available to use. The beach is a short stroll down the street, private, has nice sun exposure and close to a swimming platform you can walk out to (great for kids!) The guest suite is lovely, recently renovated with a high level of attention throughout. The floor plan was a bit tight (main living space + kitchen) for our party but bedrooms and bathroom were generously sized. The suite is decorated to perfection and landscaping is impeccably maintained. It was our first visit and would not hesitate to book a return trip! Great host!" AirBnB, Mark (family of 7) 

"Doris is an amazing host, attentive yet pretty well invisible. The place is immaculate, decorated in classy beach chic, linens a dream to sleep in, double the living space with the outdoor deck complete with sunny Adirondack chairs, relaxing hammocks and comfy throws for cool mornings or when the sun sets. All set in a quiet garden like setting on the hill with plenty of hummingbirds to keep us delightfully entertained. Sigh…our only regret was having to leave." AirBnB, Ruth (family of 6)

“Doris is the most amazing host and full of helpful tips and information. The garden suite is absolutely amazing! We didn’t want to leave. It is beautifully decorated, perfectly equipped, spotlessly clean and the veranda is pure Heaven! The walk to the beach is very short. This was the perfect place for a family holiday. We loved being able to use the SUPs. And I have to mention how quiet it was - no traffic, just the sound of the birds, including loads of hummingbirds! Thank you Doris!! We can’t wait to come back.” AirBnB, Susan (family of 4) 

“Words can’t even begin to describe how lovely and relaxing this place is! Our host, Doris was truly amazing! Our family so appreciated her warmth, friendliness and kindness she showed us during our stay. In addition to her thoughtfulness and attention to detail in order to make our stay so peaceful and enjoyable. We can’t wait to come back!” AirBnB, Patricia (family of 5) 

“Doris is a beautiful, kind host. She goes above & beyond to make sure your stay is magical. The space is chic & tranquil. Super clean, cozy beds, amazing hammocks for lounging & overall great location to be in nature with a private beach to play. My 3 daughters & I had plenty of space & felt very safe. Thank you Doris!” AirBnB, Gina (family of 4)  

“Had a magical stay here. Thank you Doris for being a wonderful host. The beach was a 2 minute walk, and was private and beautiful. Great way to experience Sechelt/Porpoise Bay. Would definitely stay again :)” AirBnB, Jesse (couple)  

"This place is lovely. A perfect space for a romantic get away. Beautiful and quiet." AirBnB, Lisa (couple)  


"Excellent location and beautiful accommodations! Our family loved our time here. Doris is an excellent host and had thought of everything. Would definitely recommend this place to friends (in fact I already have!). The hammock chairs were the best part." AirBnB, Laura (family of 4) 

"We had a lovely stay! at the Secret Beach Getaway! Doris is an outstanding host who went over and beyond the call of duty with our silly requests. Her place is a beautifully styled and cozy nook which we explored inside and out. We would definitely return to stay again." AirBnB, Jeanie (family of 4 plus a couple) 

"Doris’s home is just lovely! We stayed in the bottom (larger) suite, and truly enjoyed it! The location is beautiful too; the area has so much to offer. If you’re planning an outdoor-focussed vacation, we certainly recommend it." AirBnB, Jeffrey (family of 4) 

Doris is so nice and super helpful! This location is so perfect with the beach so close and so many places to explore nearby! It was the perfect outdoor adventure getaway as well as an easy place for the work from home members of our family." AirBnB, Zoe (family of 4)  

“Amazing time!! Doris was wonderful, helpful and a great host. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, the paddle boards and all the helpful hints from our host.” AirBnB, Joan (family of 4)  

"Thank you Doris for making our stay so much more enjoyable. The care she puts into decorating her home for her guests is impeccable. By far, the best Airbnb host, location and home we have ever stayed in. So glad we booked with you!." AirBnB, Michelle (6 friends)  

"Beautiful surroundings and super cute suite!!! Enjoyed my stay immensely!!!" AirBnB, Rebecca (family of 2)  

"Beautiful accommodations for a beautiful location! Steps to the beach and an easy drive to many more amenities. The kitchen is well stocked with every appliance you could need. .. attention to detail and communication is unmatched. We are so thankful to have spent our holiday time in such a great space and location." AirBnB, Katie (family of 3)  

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