Nuvo MagazineMay 2009
Only a 30-minute floatplane ride (or a 90-minute drive and ferry ride) from Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia encompasses 86 scenic kilometres of beautiful beaches, quiet forests, and small, colourful communities. And it’s here, just north of the town of Sechelt, that you’ll find Rockwater Secret Cove Resort.
It is secluded as its name sounds. Located in aptly named Secret Cove, the resort comprises 38 rooms. There are the usual hotel rooms. There are a few cabins. And then there are the Tenthouse Suites...
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Sunset Love UsFebruary 2009
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New York Times: Basking in the Sunshine Coast
It’s a summer afternoon along the rugged, rocky Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, just two hours northwest of Vancouver, and my friend Courtney and I have just cruised into a place called Secret Cove. In truth, it does feel like a secret. As we nimbly paddle our sea kayaks from bay to bay and navigate around little islands and inlets, the closest we come to encountering other people is the occasional far-off sailboat sighting. A bald eagle swoops into the dense green trees to our left; to our right, a gull wrestles with a fish in a tangle of seaweed. As I run my paddle through the silvery blue water, I feel that each swell has a weight to it, the sheen like the back of a whale. The surface gleams like liquid hematite.
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Concierge.com: Best Hotel for an Affair
The tent house suites at Rock Water Secret Cove Resort are sort of like living in a treehouse, but in a four-star, heated-slate-floor kind of way. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia, your private tentlike suite is nestled among the tips of the Arbutus trees, miles and miles (and miles) from civilization, so the risk of bumping into your in-laws is delightfully nonexistent. From the outside, the tent house suites are all rustic charm—nothing but rocks and trees and roiling sea. But inside, you'll find all the luxuries you could want for a romantic escape: a big, inviting bed with views of the rugged outdoors, a wraparound veranda, fireplace, couples hydrotherapy bathtub, and those canvas blinds that you have to roll up so you can pretend that you're camping (but without the icky bugs that can kill romance stone cold dead).
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Magazine: National Geographic AdventureMay 2008
It is hard to decide on the most compelling reason to stay at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort on BC's Sunshine Coast north of Vancouver: the luxe canvas "tenthouse suite" — replete with ocean-view bath tub, heated slate floor, and private dock overlooking the shoreline — or the opportunity to paddle three miles out to Thormanby Island under a full moon for a multi-course repast, cooked on the spot by the resort's chef.
Magazine: Executive Traveler
"I have been camping twice. The first time, I fell asleep a little too close to the fire and slow-roasted my whole left side to a painful golden brown deliciousness. The second time, I somehow contrived to sleep with my face pressed against the earth for so long that the dirt cleaved to my lips and left me looking like I was wearing black lipstick for two days. As a result of these painful experiences the prospect of camping does not excite me. However, when I heard the rustic, elegant Rockwater Secret Cove Resort had installed a number of what they were calling “tenthouse suites,” I thought it might be a kind of camping I could enjoy. Putting prejudice aside, I boarded a plane to find out."
Newspaper: Travel WeeklyMarch 2008
"Seeing is believing when Kevin Toth, part-owner and president of Rockwater Secret Cove Resort in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, says Luxury revolves around service rather than product."
Magazine: Pacific Yachting
Byline: Peter Robson
"The tenthouses are beautiful, tastefully furnished and offer much more than a regular hotel experience."
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Seattle Post Intelligencer
September 5th 2007
By line: Janice Mucalov
“These aren't like the tents I camped in as a child. Connected by 1500ft of boardwalk and spaced well apart in the trees for privacy, the wood and metal framed suites with canvas walls and roofs
are downright luxurious....”
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Bonita Living - Summer Getaways
By line: Kristine Hughes
“...After enjoying the scenic drive, you’ll be treated to a magical sanctuary. Here, fabulous tents are appointed with deluxe furnishings, luxury linens on king-size beds and heated slate floors...”
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After I moved from L.A to Vancouver, my one regret was leaving behind my friend Catherine, a situation we have resolved by getting together a few times a year, always at a different locale...
Vancouver Sun - Luxurious camping experience revives Sunshine Coast institutionJuly, 10,2007
I'm trekking 640 sea-scented metres along a boardwalk through a forest of Douglas fir, cedar and red-barked arbutus trees to my digs for the night ...
Real Weddings - Honeymoon Hot SpotsSummer, 2007
Whether you brave the Peace Arch Border to venture south, or board a ferry for the Sunshine Coast, both destinations offer honeymooners luxury, serenity and proximity to the elements...
CTC Media Website - ‘Glamping’ on BC’s Sunshine Coast Tent treehouse, meet penthouse. This is luxe roughing it at Rockwater’s new secret getaway.June, 2007
Ah, the great outdoors! A sharp rock digs into your back. Mosquitoes drone in your ears. A midnight bathroom run begins with a bleary game of find-the-eyeglasses. At dawn you find yourself in a damp, clammy sleeping bag with stiff limbs...
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homemakers.com - Go glamping! Luxury travel in the great outdoorsJune, 2007
You don't need to travel out of the country for a high-end camping experience. A number of Canadian destinations offer trips to die for...
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Sunshine Coast Life - Rockwaters SecretSpring 2007
At Rockwater, even the boats slip past the tranquil shore like props in a silent movie. No wonder they call this spectacular destination and secluded cove – which includes a set of rustic family cabins, a poolside lodge, spa and restaurant, plus a collection of luxurious tent houses – one of the best kept secrets on the Coast...
Arizona Daily Star - Kayak by starlight to gourmet mealMay, 2007
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, has teamed up with Halfmoon Sea Kayaks to offer guests a package that includes a night kayaking trip for dinner on a remote island.
Located on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, the resort offers the two-night excursion for kayakers of all levels. Guests stay in a Tenthouse Suite at the resort and travel with a guide to the island at sunset on one night. Dinner by the resort's executive chef is served under the stars before returning to the resort.
Cost is $373 per person, based on double occupancy. The package includes accommodations, two breakfasts, one lunch, guided kayaking, and a three-course candlelit dinner with wine and complimentary nightcap. Transportation is not included.
Fodor’s Travel Wire - The Hot List (Fodors.com):Shop Like a Pro in Paris; Rustic Romance in VancouverApril 18, 2007
If kayaking and moonlight dining are your thing, check out Rockwater Secret Cove Resort's two-night Moonlight Paddle on Halfmoon Bay.....
The Travel SocietyMarch, 2007
If igloos aren’t your thing, perhaps tents are? No, don’t panic, this is not a traditional camping vacation! If you’re looking ahead to something unusual when the warmer weather arrives, check out the Tenthouse Suites at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort on BC’s Sunshine Coast, close to Vancouver...
The Herald - Rugged Luxury Resort on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast makes living in a tent very specialMarch 18, 2007
An ideal getaway is off the beaten track but not too far away, cozy and with beautiful scenery. The oasis is Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, a few miles from the town of Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. The resort features luxurious tenthouse suites nestled high on the rocks overlooking Secret Cove.....
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Where’s the perfect perch for explorers of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, a dramatic hundred-mile stretch of shoreline that has everything from sandy beaches to tranquil lagoons to high, craggy peaks? In the trees, of course...
National Post - Rent A TentJanuary 13, 2007
Definitely different and kind of neat: You arrive at this hotel via a 450-metre treetop boardwalk...
Spokesmanreview.com - Enjoy the view at Rockwater ResortNovember 26, 2006
Once you haul yourself to the resort, it starts to get interesting. You can ensconce yourself in a regular old room in the lodge or a cabin (how boring!) or you can take the 1,500-foot boardwalk to your Rockwater Tenthouse Suite, 10 to 20 feet up in a grove of arbutus trees...