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Private, spectacular ocean vistas - swimming pool !

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 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 a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

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 British Columbia Gulf Islands

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 facilities for this holiday villa rental in Pender Island, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
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 enclosure
  • Large, bright bathroom with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 child bed , 1 cot , Room has a loft with a queen size mattress for children
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Private, spectacular ocean vistas - swimming pool !
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Once again SunRaven exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting SunRaven on Pender Island and once again the owner, Steve, has made our stay as enjoyable and relaxing as we've ever hoped for. He has made sure that we have everything we need to relax, decompress and fully enjoy the solitude and splendor of Pender Island. We can't wait to visit again and will not be willing to stay anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve And Cary. Great to see you again and share some time together. I'm glad that you enjoy staying at SunRaven; the weather is spectacular this summer! Best wishes until your next trip to Pender Island.
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The house and property were spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, spacious and so beautiful. Deck, view and pool were incredible! Great hospitality from the owner. We loved it and hope to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have been a nicer place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed every part of our stay at SunRaven. Location, amenities, quality of furnishings and fixtures made us feel indulged. Janet and Steve have created a one of a kind place for visitors to Pender Island and we highly recommend SunRaven to anyone wanting an impeccably clean, quiet and peaceful place to call home while on vacation. Six stars if available.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a terrific stay at SunRaven. Janet was a terrific host and we felt very welcome throughout our stay. The views from the deck were really amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful wedding weekend on Pender Island and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at SunRaven. Janet could not have been more welcoming and helpful with directions, suggestions for island activities and preparing the pool for our enjoyment. We would highly recommend her beautiful home, it's spectacular view and peaceful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just wonderful, my family enjoyed every minute.

  • 5 of 5

I was the first to stay at this secluded freshly renovated property. The owner was very accommodating and flexible with our arrival and departure times. Waking up each day to the sound of the birds and stunning views is just what my family needed. The pool and home is quite fabulous and ideally located.


  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christopher! I enjoyed having you as my first guest! With your feedback and many ideas, I am doing further renovations to Sun Raven villa right now! Thank you for sharing your expertise and I look forward to your next visit.
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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 holiday villa in Pender Island, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
12 May 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
Long term fall rate
15 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
30 night minimum stay
Long term winter rate
5 Jan 2018 - 15 May 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$501.1

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.
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