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Miss StyleRun visits the Sunshine Coast

Miss Style Run, Catherine Tan, made a visit to the Sunshine Coast May 31- Jun2 . Beginning with a walking and tasting tour of Sechelt, she and hubby Kevin quickly took the pulse of the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. Staying at the Pointhouse their first night they got to check out our luxury digs and spectacular […]

Sargeant Bay News & Events

The latest Sargeant Bay Newsletter has the lineup for summer events for 2014 kicking off with Birding on the Berm on May 19th with Tony Greenfield. A great opportunity to learn about birds that frequent the park .   On Sunday, June 14th Lee-Ann Ennis and other naturalists will collect annual data on the intertidal marine […]

Sunshine Coast in Winter

BC Living has just published an article by Amy Watkins, a British writer living in Vancouver, with seven great reasons to visit the Sunshine Coast in winter, one of which includes the Pointhouse billed as a Bond-esque “secret lair for lovers”. From inspiring sunrises, solitary snowshoeing, to spa gardens and earthly journeys the rest of the lineup is […]

The Art of Relaxation-SC Style

The private two person tubs with intimate ocean views were a big hit with the three journalists who visited the Sunshine Coast Jan 20-22. Especially after a Dakota Ridge snowshoeing adventure.Great way to soak away city stress or tired muscles while gazing at the beauty of Sargeant Bay. Read more about Mike Morrison’s tips for […]

Fall into Winter Special

After the exuberance of summer, fall and winter are more inward turning seasons. Time to catch up , reflect and enjoy visceral pleasures- comfort food, flickering flames, rejuvenating  soaks and hibernating sleeps. In short, all the things we usually don’t have time for. This package is designed to give you that ultimate luxury-Time. We’re rewarding you for […]

Pointhouse Wine Cellar

An interest and appreciation of fine wines often leads to a desire to collect. For the serious collector it means a special space dedicated to storing, displaying and enjoying wine. Sometimes these are true cellars buried on lower levels but more often now they’re incorporated into living spaces as features. At the Pointhouse, a round […]

Ron Basford

The property that is now the Pointhouse was purchased from the estate of Stanley Ronald “Ron” Basford, PC , in Dec 2005. Basford, a long-time Canadian Cabinet minister in the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau, was known as “Mr. Granville Island” for his support of the Granville Island redevelopment project in Vancouver. A park there […]

Parti d’Aerie

A parti or parti pris comes from the French prendre parti meaning “to make a decision”.  Often referred to as “the big idea“, it is the chief organizing thought or decision behind an architect’s design presented in the form of a basic diagram and / or a simple statement.  A parti can describe experiential and aesthetic […]

Beach, Bog, Berm

The natural diversity of Sargeant Bay Provincial Park provides a variety of opportunities for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Sunshine Coast. This 155 hectare park protects a wide range of habitats from the marine environment at the head of Sargeant Bay, the barrier berm and it’s associated wetlands, to the pristine bog of […]

Forest Bathing & Coast Mountain Biking

Forest bathing, or Shirin-yoku in Japanese, is defined as a short, leisurely visit to a forest and is regarded as being similar to natural aromatherapy. A forest bathing trip involves visiting a forest for relaxation and recreation while breathing in volatile substances, called phytoncides (wood essential oils), which are antimicrobial volatile organic compounds derived from […]