Our writers retreat cottage in Sidney is directly across from the ocean in a peaceful tranquil setting but only a short walk to Book-town, the name the locals give to downtown Sidney. The nearby marinas, kayak and paddle board rentals, gift shops and local restaurants and cafes make this a perfect setting to explore the area. Paddle over to Sidney Spit Marine park or take the local 20 min ferry.
Across the street from a fabulous view of the gulf islands and Mt. Baker. Enjoy a stroll on the beach.
The Ocean view retreat has 3 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, large country kitchen and 2 living rooms. For the budget conscious you can opt for the sofa bed. (Deduct $100)
One of the lovely bedrooms.
The group workshop will take place in the garden area to make the most of the beautiful summer weather. Writing space is also available in the two living room areas, kitchen and secluded areas in the garden.
Writer’s paradise with an ocean view.
Day One – Friday August 18th – 3pm – 7pm – Group workshop and writing exercises. By the end of Day one you will have the following outcomes:
Clarity about your book project, clarity on the purpose and reader for your book. Evening Free to use the kitchen or dine out in Sidney and walk the beach.
Go for a walk on the beach right outside the front door.
Day Two – Saturday August 19th – 9am – 5pm – Group workshop and writing exercises. By the end of Day two you will have the synopsis/elevator speech written, author bio and working title and sub-titles. Evening Free to use the kitchen or dine out in Sidney. You may choose to visit Butchart Gardens and the firework display and/or take a boat tour in Todd inlet www.butchartgardens.com/activities/entertainment (additional cost).
Butchart Gardens, a short drive away.
Day Three – Sunday August 20th 9am – 5pm – a complete writing plan for your book – chapter by chapter, divided into individual writing exercises and a good start on your chapters!
Day Four – Monday August 21st 9am-11am – Final group meeting before check-out. Noon – 2pm Lunch at the SeaHorse Cafe* 3pm-5pm Kayak or Paddle Board in Brentwood Bay (*additional cost from as little as $35 for 2 hours)
Why not rent a Paddle board or kayak?