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As many of you who follow me on Instagram and TikTok know, I LOVE to travel. I could spend hours scrolling on Airbnb and Expedia to find the best deal for my next place to go. As lots of you hate scrolling Airbnb, Expedia and all the other travel sites, I started this blog to share all my favourite vacation spots with you guys. This post is about one of my favourite Airbnb's I've ever stayed at. This was also the most requested blog post I've ever had, and I had more people than ever ask for the link to this place. So, if you're here to only get the link to this place I'll spare you the rest of this blog post (lol).
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The Sunshine Coast has become one of my favourite getaway spots. It's roughly a 30 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, which makes it super accessible. This ferry is also WAY cheaper than the ferries to Victoria or Nanaimo. It's roughly $75.00 for a round trip. The Coast is far enough from Vancouver to feel like you're on vacation, but close enough to get to for a weekend trip. It's kind of the best of both worlds... which is why I travel there so much. For this trip, my boyfriend and I went to celebrate our 5th anniversary together. I'll probably make a whole post dedicated to my relationship & some relationship advice; since lots of you guys DM me on Instagram asking for more insight into that side of my life. That's besides the point, for now. Back to the Sunshine Coast..
I've been to the Sunshine Coast more times than I can count at this point. My 3 city recommendations to stay in/check out would include: Gibsons, Sechelt, and Robert's Creek. Gibsons is the city closest to the ferry terminal. I would recommend staying here if you don't have a car, because you could literally walk to your Airbnb/accomodation. Gibsons has everything you need around it, including: grocery stores, gas stations, fast food, Starbucks, etc. It's a fairly large city that has everything you need. Most homes in Gibsons have an ocean view, and most Airbnb's here come with hot tubs which is a nice bonus. Sechelt is an oceanfront city, and the majority of Airbnb's here are right on the water (giving you an amazing ocean view). Sechelt also has every store you would need, including my favourite restaurant: Shift. Ya'll seriously go eat here if you travel to the Coast. You should also order a red sangria with bellini slush from this restaurant. I promise you won't regret it. Robert's Creek is the more 'chill' city of the 3. Theres not many 'big box' stores here, but they have an amazing provincial park and campground to check out. They also have a cafe and restaurant called The Gumboot. Best breakfast place on the island, hands down. Robert's Creek is tucked between Gibsons and Sechelt so you are within driving distance to all the big box stores you would need.
The vacation home I stayed in this time was in Gibsons. I actually stayed in this place for 2 nights and then checked into another home in Sechelt, but I'll save that for another post this week (that Airbnb was a lot more affordable). The Gibson's Airbnb had a partial ocean view and was literally one of the nicest places I've stepped foot in. The Airbnb listing didn't show there was a hot tub, so you could imagine my excitement when I arrived and found out there was a freaking hot tub on the property. My boyfriend (who has a weird obsession with hot tubs) was even more excited than me. The house has 2 levels, and has high ceilings and an open floor plan.
I may have overshot the space of the Airbnb (the place can sleep up to 6 guests), but having an entire place like this to yourself is an experience in and of itself. There's 3 bathrooms and 2 bathtubs. You can see in the photo below how huge the freestanding bathtub is. I made sure to stock up on Lush bath bombs and bubble bars before the trip, but the Airbnb host even left bubble bath and bath salt.. so needless to say I didn't get to use all the bath products that were there. One more interesting fact about the place is that the host is a visual artist. You can find her paintings hanging around the house (many of them are for sale). As an artist myself, I really appreciated all the artsy touches around the house.