We never intended to end up on the Sunshine Coast but now it seems to have been the perfect move – close to family and friends in Vancouver, Whistler and Vancouver Island and a more relaxed pace of life.
We started looking at property here when we considered buying a deceased relatives home in Pender Harbour, initially for sentimental reasons. Instead we fell in love with our current property, purchasing it in Dec 2005 from the estate of former Trudeau era cabinet minister, Ron Basford. The 5 acre parcel boasted 260ft of low bank waterfront on a sunny point, a west coast contemporary home, rocky outcroppings, some very old trees, and a small landscaped area backed by mature forest. We named the tranquil natural domain the Sanctuary at Sargeant Bay, upgraded and furnished it, then offered it to groups and families as a vacation rental while we continued to toil and finish raising our three daughters in Northern BC.