Buena Vista

by the Sea

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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: 250 752-6661
  • 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.

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.