A Message From Your B&B Hosts – Brian & Dian
We invite you to enjoy the super-natural surroundings of our wonderful Pacific Rim area: the long sandy beaches, the forests of ancient-growth trees, the exciting and powerful Pacific Ocean and all the activities available here for your relaxation or exhilaration!
Long strolls on the beach, quiet walks through the forest, surfing the waves or whale watching – you can do all that and more – and then come home to Reef Point where you can pamper yourself relaxing in your private, in-suite soaker tub or the outdoor hot tub overlooking the ocean, then sitting by a fire and watching the beautiful scenery right from your bed.
If there is anything we can do to make your getaway more special please ask us. We are here to help you make your trip to British Columbia’s wild west coast an experience you’ll always remember!
Your Reef Point B&B hosts,
Brian & Dian McCreary
The Story of Reef Point Oceanfront B&B
How We Build Our Dream on the West Coast
In 2002 we left our home in Lethbridge, Alberta on a trip to look for our perfect oceanfront home. We searched all of the Gulf Islands, and the coasts of Vancouver Island looking for that perfect house which would hug us and we would know we were home.
After a month of searching with no results we crossed the island, as we had done many times before, to spend time at the Pacific Rim and visit with friends. We looked at one oceanfront house for sale in Ucluelet but, alas, it did not hug us.
Finding Our Plot on Reef Point
We had agreed that we did not want to build, so in our travels we did not look at vacant land. However when we took a walk around Reef Point Beach Estates in Ucluelet, we walked down a long winding driveway to a vacant lot on the ocean. This acre of forest on the ocean hugged us so tight we knew we were home.
Our designer and builder in Ucluelet, Peter Stade of Sound Design, came highly recommended. After an initial meeting we spent many hours conferring with Peter by phone, fax and email and our perfect retreat was designed.
From Construction Site to Home
In June 2003 construction began on our dream home while we were still living in Alberta. We saw our house for the first time in October when the roof and siding was on. It was a moment to remember walking down the long driveway and turning a corner and there was a house where vacant land had been. The forest hugged our house on the edge of the cliff.
When we moved to Ucluelet in January 2004, we moved into a construction zone, the house at the drywall stage. For three months, with the help of family and friends, we painted and laid floors and have a whole new appreciation for the term “sweat equity”.
Open for Business since 2004
Our dream to open a B&B and an in-house photography gallery by the sea, came true and on June 1st, 2004 we opened our doors to our first guests. Ever since then we’ve been welcoming guests to our home and helping them make their west coast vacation a time to remember.
A Photography Gallery by the Sea
As well as managing Reef Point Oceanfront B&B, Dian is also a fine art photographer. She specialises in black and white images, and silver gelatin prints that she develops herself in her dark room at Reef Point. Her images reflect the west coast and the beauty of the natural world.
Many of her prints are displayed around the B&B for guests to enjoy during their stay. For more information and to view Dian’s online gallery, please visit blackwhitephotos.ca