If you feel 'bushed,' sail to Sunshine Coast, a short ripple from Vancouver. Smell the clean, fresh air. "Barooga" has lush berry bushes and a path to our private beach on Georgia Strait.
We expect guests to respect the peace and tranquility of Barooga. While we want everyone to have an amazing time, we respect our neighbours by keeping our music and noise at a reasonable decibel. All outdoor noise must stop at 10:00.
Robyn and John met in 1973 in Grand Forks, British Columbia. Robyn was a wide eyed, young nurse practitioner working at the local hospital. John, a mechanical engineer by education, was working for Boundary Electric. It was love at first sight. The two settled into a house in the North Fork and lived a happy, yet sometimes cold, existence in BC’s Okanagan.
It was always their dream to come to Vancouver and live on the water. And that they did, raising two boys. Although the two loved Vancouver, they longed for the coastal life they had dreamed so much about. In 1989 they purchased Barooga. At the time, it was a wild, wooded, and sprawling 1.5 acre property. There was much to be done—the only accessible portion of the property was by the roadside. Through diligent progress, they, their two sons, and extended family blazed a trail all the way down to the beach. The property was slowly cultivated, planting fruit trees, grape vines, and rhododendrons.
Robyn and John have always loved visiting with others (preferably over a glass of wine), and welcoming new and old friends to Barooga is a dream come true. Every year that they spend on the Sunshine Coast, they are more convinced that it is truly la belle vie. They are always at the disposal of guests and happy to help answer any questions on the hidden treasures of Halfmoon Bay.