This is a lovely retreat -- looking west to Vancouver and Savary Islands. Very clean, with lovely amenities, like the hot tub on the terrace below the cabin. Beautifully cared for and designed. Though the cabin is close to the owner's home and also the main road, we were impressed with the sense of privacy and quiet. We had a lovely week's stay, with the usual Northwest alternation between gray overcast, rain, and spectacular sun. Be sure to stock up on groceries and other necessities in Powell River. Lund is lite on services but charming. It is difficult to get information from afar about the surrounding area. We ended up considering this trip a 'reconnaissance.' We received great advice at TerraCentric Kayaks in Lund, which is truly the 'end of the road.' Most of the material available in print form prior was not helpful. We brought kayaks and bikes, and used only the bikes because of wind advisories and tide conditions. There is not easy access for kayaks from this rental, nor from the beach access points immediately proximate. The best one-day kayak trips are the Copeland Islands, with a launch from Lund, and Okeover Arm, with a launch point from the Powell River Kayaks there. Both had modest launch fees and parking fees. We had a great hike along the Sunshine Coast trail. The nearest access point to the SCT from this rental leads both to the Gibralter Overlook (which benefits from clear weather), and a charming trail called the Trinket Trail, so called because it is dotted with 'found' objects hidden amidst the trees, branches, and bark, that children love (and we did too). A tremendously clever way to coax children to love to hike. As we descended, a family of five ascended, and we could hear their squeals of delight before we could see them. Another great tip: biking around Inland Lake. The trail is soft, nearly flat and magical. We had a picnic on Anthony Island, to which there is a lovely bridge. There is a wonderfully sane and thoughtful practice on BC trails -- building wood plank trails over boggy places and nailing non-skid materials to the surface on top of that. Having hiked many a treacherous trail in Washington, this practical solution was appreciated. If you are wanting a complete experience of Desolation Sound, this is probably not the way to get it. That requires not being shore-bound. Renting, chartering, or owning a craft to take you beyond the 'end of the road' is essential.
Private cottage on the ocean