Perfect in Every Way
We arrived at Flying Dreams after an exhausting day of travel that included an hours long border crossing and missed ferry. Despite our delayed arrival, Max was there to cheerfully greet us and show us around the property. The beauty of this space is overwhelming, and simply can't be adequately captured in photographs. We immediately began to relax and unwind. The huge cathedral windows flood the space with light, the views are magnificent, and the high vaulted ceiling adds an element of grandeur. I don't think we've ever experienced such perfect peace and quiet. Even with the windows and doors wide open, there are only the subtle sounds of nature to enjoy. The house is immaculate and wonderfully furnished and decorated - we loved seeing the photographs and tributes to Victoria's career as an aerial artist. There are Tibetan signing bowls and various instruments (drums and didgeridoos!) that add to the special character of this space. We savored our morning coffee (freshly ground and provided along with a selection of tea and cocoa) each day on the patio while listening to Sarah Vaughan and Leonard Cohen CDs from their collection. There was a lovely bowl of fresh fruit for us to enjoy, and Max even brought over a gorgeous basket of freshly picked plums that we devoured almost instantly. The bath is stocked with soaps, lotion, shampoo and conditioner from Saltspring Soapworks that make you feel completely pampered and indulged. The surrounding area is similarly wonderful. It was remarkable to walk out the door and have access to miles of scenic hiking trails, which we explored without seeing another soul (unless you count owl and woodpecker sightings!). We had amazing meals at Seaside Restaurant and House Piccolo, sipped award-winning Pinot Gris from Garry Oaks Winery, and visited the Tuesday Market which was bursting with some of the loveliest fresh produce that we've ever seen. Max and Victoria, our deepest thanks for your kind hospitality. We can't begin to express how much we loved every moment of our time at Flying Dreams, and look forward to returning as soon as we possibly can.
A Peaceful Retreat in a Magical Spot Overlooking the sea