Buena Vista

by the Sea

office@buenavistabythesea.com
+1 250 752-6661

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Welcome to the Buena Vista by the Sea Motel

Built in 1937 by Mr. Sam Little, the Buena Vista occupies a beautiful waterfront location in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. Purchased by the current owners, Rob & Claire Murphy in 1990, this little charmer has undergone extensive rennovations over the years.

Qualicum Beach is a remarkable little tourist town located on the east side of Vancouver Island. With six golf courses, nature trails, biking routes, and wildlife sanctuaries in close proximity, Buena Vista by the Sea Motel is optimally located for all your days trips and mid-island adventures.

We provide quality accommodation for adults with peaceful co-existence being respected at all times. Your comfort is our concern.
Claire Murphy

Essential Info

Arrival Information

  • Reception: 752-6661
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Parking: Assigned onsite parking, free of charge.
  • Pet Policy: Animals are not permitted.

Services and Amenities

Our services and amenities are designed to make your travel easy, your stay comfortable, and your experience one-of-a-kind.

  • Complimentary wireless service
  • Access to onsite laundry facilities
 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation must be made at least 30 days prior to arrival, otherwise 1 night's room charge plus tax will be applied to your credit card. There is a $20 cancellation charge.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

The Milner Gardens is a sensuous delight. Old growth Douglas firs and cedars frame breathtaking views of the Strait of Georgia. The garden lawns slope gently to meet a precipitous bluff which plunges to the beach below. Beyond the strait, the Coast Range Mountains of the British Columbia mainland can be seen. To the north, Denman, Hornby, Lasqueti and Texada Islands are visible.
The Crystal clear water and Vancouver Islands coolest outdoor adventures makes Horne Lake an outdoor/lover's dream! Two beautiful parks offer a wide range of activities for all ages and abilities. Visit one of BC's top attractions & discover great caving, canoeing, camping and other great outdoor activites for families and adventurist travelors.
The The Old Country Market in Coombs is famous for our international foods, imported gifts, in store baked goods, and of course... ice cream. We also have a restaurant, a deli and fresh produce all under the roofs of our recently renovated market. If this isn't enough, when you have shown the family all there is to offer in the market...up the hill is our fabulous Cuckoo's Trattoria and Pizzeria in the Big Villa at the back, as well as our take-out style Mexican cantina "Taqueria".

Qualicum Beach's Fire & Ice Event:
Saturday May 6th, 2017
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
This year the events longstanding tradition of the "Fire & Ice" theme of chili tasting will add other kinds of hot foods. Visitors will be able to choose from both chili cups as well as other "hot" food options from local restaurants. The popular ice carving will return, along with plenty of entertainment. Local musicians will continue to be highlighted, while the overall event will reintroduce a theme concept to inspire costumes and ice carving.
Visit www.fireandicestreetfestival.com for more information about the festival.

Seaside Cruizers 24th Annual Father's Day Show N Shine:
Sunday, June 18th, 2017
The Seaside Cruizers Car Club hosts a weekend of events in Parksville & Qualicum culminating with the Father’s Day Show ‘n Shine in downtown Qualicum Beach. Our Sunday Show ‘n Shine is such a great event it was mentioned on the Oprah Winfrey Show as one of the 10 best things to do on Father’s Day. During the Show ‘n Shine the whole town is wired for sound and music from the 50’s and 60’s. There are trophies galore (check the 2016 winners here) and lots of prizes are given out to spectators so listen closely to the Emcee at the main stage every year. You could be a winner! The town will be wide open with many local restaurants and shops along with service clubs and vendors ready to accommodate your shopping, food and refreshment wishes. In 2017 we will be celebrating our 24th Anniversary. Spectators are always FREE!. We’ll see you there on Father’s Day Weekend June 16th-18th, 2017!
Visit www.seasidecruizers.comfor more information.

Golf in Qualicum Beach

Pheasant Glen Golf Course:
Play championship golf at Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. Located in the heart of Oceanside at the base of majestic Mount Arrowsmith, no matter how the round goes on the scorecard you will always enjoy the natural beauty that’s all around you.
Arrowsmith Golf Course:
Arrowsmith offers a full service Clubhouse for the enjoyment of golfers and guests, with a large covered and heated outdoor patio overlooking the 18th green, Mount Arrowsmith, and a lake with fountain. Micky J’s Bar & Grill is the place for a beverage after your game, and we offer a wide variety of menu choices as well as providing a great home for Tournaments and Banquets. Your private parties and banquets are given special attention.
EagleCrest Golf Course:
Known as the best kept secret of Vancouver Island, Eaglecrest Golf Club is a high quality, semi-private course located in beautiful Qualicum Beach, just 25 minutes north of Nanaimo.  Challenging, superbly maintained, yet surprisingly affordable, you will find that golf course maintenance and customer service are given a top priority by our team of professionals in order to ensure that you enjoy a very memorable golf experience. We encourage you to come and discover this special place we call home!
Qualicum Beach Golf & Country Club:
Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club is a 9-hole course located between the sea and the town of Qualicum Beach with awe-inspiring views of the Georgia Strait and Mount Arrowsmith. The course is steeped in history, having opened in 1913 and is the fourth oldest in BC. Inside you can relax at Thalassa Restaurant and take in the panoramic views while sipping a cocktail and having a meal.
Spring Golf Package

Package #1:
Stay and Play Golf 18 holes:

Included:
  • Preferred Tee Time Bookings
  • 18 holes
  • Guest of member rates
  • Scenic Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course
  • From $110/night

Are you going through golf withdrawal? Do you know we golf all year round here in Qualicum Beach? Book your stay with us at the adult oriented Buena Vista By the Sea and receive preferred tee time bookings and guest of member rates for 18 holes at the scenic Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course. From $110/night from now until the end of April 2017.

Restrictions:
Subject to availability.

Package #2:
Stay, Play 9 & Dine Golf Package:

Stay on the beach, play golf above the beach and dine with an amazing view of the beach.
From $99.00 per person (plus taxes)

Includes:
  • One night in one of our beautiful oceanfront suites
  • 9 holes of golf at Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course
  • Lunch at Thalassa Restaurant
Restrictions:
Subject to availability.

Call to book today 250-752-6661








Guest Rooms

All of our rooms have undergone extensive renovation and provide a full kitchen, full bath and spectacular ocean views. Our upper suites (Denman, Georgia, Hornby, Lasqueti and Texada) include a private balcony with panoramic views, cool sea breezes and comfy chairs. The lower suites (Ballenas, Malaspina, and Winchelsea) allow for walks along the waterfront with sliding patio doors opening to our manicured lawn.

Choose from a bachelor, one bedroom or two bedroom suites. Unfortunately our accommodation is not suited for children.

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Ballenas

"The Red Rooms"

This suite is a mirror image of our Winchelsea suite. It provides a full kitchen, comfortable lounge area and a crimson red accent wall. This suite has tasteful artwork throughout and an outdoor sitting area complete with dining table, chairs and sun umbrella.

Queen size bed, flat screen TV, red leather sofa, and overstuffed chairs complete the decor.

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Denman

Beautifully restored to its original grand style. Separate full kitchen original 1940's doors and door frames sunken ceiling with curved walls. Large bathroom with a marble bath and shower, pedestal sink.

Denman has a gorgeous view from its sundeck, overlooking our gardens and beachfront decks. White leather furniture completes the sitting room area. Denman is a favorite of our many regular guests

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Georgia

The term “magnificent” is used often to describe this beauty. It's 180 degree view is to die for! Full kitchen and bath with shower. Tastefully decorated and very private, loved by our honeymoon couples. One of the best ocean views in Qualicum Beach.

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Hornby

Built in the same era as the Denman Suite, this suite is tastefully appointed, providing a spacious bedroom and a very comfy queen-sized pullout bed in a separate sitting area.

A large full kitchen separates these two sleeping areas. Sundeck with ocean and garden views make this suite a big favorite with long-term stays.

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Lasqueti

A mirror image of our Texada suite, Lasqueti has a full kitchen with appliances, queen-size bed, comfy tub chairs, and flat screen TV. A french door separates the full kitchen from the living area. The bathroom is spacious with both bath and shower facilities.

Sun deck with dining table, chairs and sun umbrella provides privacy and amazing ocean views.

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Malaspina

Ground level large beachfront suite. Full kitchen, spacious bath and shower facilities, separate bedroom with queen-size bed, and another queen-size bed in the lounge area. 8 foot sliding patio door leads to a private covered deck area with dining table and chairs.

Lower level parking is adjacent to this ground level suite. Malaspina is another favourite with long-term stay guests.

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Texada

A mirror image of our Lasqueti suite, Texada has a full kitchen with appliances, queen-size bed, comfy tub chairs and flat screen TV. A french door separates the full kitchen from the living area. The bathroom is spacious with both bath and show facilities.

Sun deck with dining table, chairs and sun umbrella provides privacy and stunning ocean views.

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Winchelsea

"The Red Rooms"

This suite is a mirror image of our Ballenas suite. It provides a full kitchen, comfortable lounge area and a crimson red accent wall. This suite has tasteful artwork throughout and an outdoor sitting area complete with dining table, chairs and sun umbrella.

Queen size bed, flat screen TV, red leather sofa, and overstuffed chairs complete the decor.

Dining in the Area

Just as Qualicum Beach is pleasantly casual and easygoing, so too are the 15 restaurants in the area. Most eateries are clustered in the downtown core but a few are walking distance from Buena Vista by the Sea. All are locally owned and operated in keeping with the town's independent spirit.

Deez Bar & Grill

Dining

Deez has a full service bar, outdoor seating patio, large screen tv‘s, group and family seating and the best service and staff around.

Fish Tales

Dining

Enjoy the ambience of an old English Country in a beautiful garden setting while treating yourself to a traditional English favourite, fish and chips and so much more!

The Shady Rest

Dining

The Shady, a Qualicum Beach tradition for over 90 years. Great food, breathtaking ocean views, and a casual relaxed atmosphere.