Get More Out of Life!

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To our VIRG’s (Very Important Return Guests)  we want to thank you for your loyalty and ensure you get the best choice of dates and homes at the best rate.  Rates are going up soon, but if you BOOK ONLINE  by September 15th use Promo code:  GETMOREOUTOFLIFE10 to get 10% off plus 5% off online booking for a total of 15% off you next Oceanside Vacation rental!

Get More Out of Life Special Valid August 29, 2016 to December 31st 2017 

Get More Out of Life if you have stayed with us before and are a guest in good standing ~ Save a total of 15% on Your accommodation Rate for your Return visit from August 29th, 2016 to December 31st, 2017 if you Book ONLINE and Enter GETMOREOUTOFLIFE10 at Checkout! Hurry!!!  Rates are going up September 15th, 2016!

*New reservations only ~ cannot be combined with any other offer. Rates are subject to change without notice. Prices exclude taxes, fees and departure cleaning.

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WE SPEAK FOR THE SEAS!

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World Ocean Day is June 8th, 2016

As you think about what causes to support today, please remember World Oceans Day is a grassroots effort powered by hundreds of dedicated individuals around the world.

Help us help them:
It’s been three years since millions of sea stars from Alaska to Canada and down to Baja, Mexico started wasting away into gooey white mounds. And although the destruction wrought by this disease shows no signs of stopping, the pace of the die-off has slowed.

That’s partly because so many sea stars have already died, says Ben Miner, a marine biologist at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Some areas have seen up to a 90 percent decline in their populations.

Scientists identified the likely culprit last year: A pathogen known as a densovirus, part of the same parvovirus group that can cause gastrointestinal problems in unvaccinated dogs. So they’ve shifted their efforts to monitoring sea star populations and investigating why this disease—probably caused by a very common ocean virus—is now rampaging through 19 species of sea stars.
Cornell University microbiologist Ian Hewson, who helped narrow down the viral suspects, is looking at the densovirus’ genetic code to see what might have changed over time. He’s hoping to find a clue as to what’s triggered the virus to become so harmful.

Hewson also plans to conduct laboratory experiments to study in detail how the wasting disease progresses through an individual starfish after it’s infected. And he’d like to figure out how the virus is transmitted and whether it affects the babies and juveniles.

Altered Communities
Other experts have shifted to monitoring sea star populations and the communities they leave behind. “We’re more focused on assessing the consequences and looking at signs of recovery,” says Pete Raimondi, a marine ecologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

A Million Reasons For Hope

Miner and colleagues do still see the occasional adult sea star during their surveys off Washington State. And because one adult can produce hundreds if not thousands of larvae, it’s possible the remaining individuals could repopulate devastated areas, he says.

“If a population is doing well in one location, it has the potential to produce millions of offspring, which can be dispersed widely,” Miner explains.

This is part of the reason why Miner, Harvell, and Raimondi don’t expect to see local extinctions of sea star species in the near future.

In fact, 2014 was the biggest year for sea star babies Raimondi has ever seen for California’s tidepools since he began monitoring sites in 1992.

It will take a couple of years to know for sure whether these young sea stars will contribute to a recovery of populations along North America’s west coast. But “it gives us some hope,” Raimondi says.

We at Life’s the Beach are asking our guests to get involved by recording dates of sightings and numbers of Sea Stars at Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville and Qualicum Beach BC.

If you would like to get involved during your holiday this summer please email us at info@lifesthebeach.com and we will provide you with a free Field Guide to Sea Stars. You can also order a copy on our web site www.lifesthebeach.com

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Suuuper Mother Nature! Mother Nature’s Special Earth Month Now till – May 31st, 2016

Take Mom to the Beach! All moms deserve to experience a moment of luxury so treat mom to a vacation home with Life’s the Beach. Make her feel fabulous with 10 % off any new reservation booked by May 31, 2016. Honour her love. The beach is gorgeous this time of the year. Come enjoy some quality time in an amazing vacation home with Mom and make some new memorable moments! Offer valid until May 31th, 2016.  For stays until June 30th, 2016. New reservations only! Rates are subject to change without notice and exclude Monthly rate, taxes, damage deposit waiver and departure cleaning.

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For more information a great Web site to visit is:

http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/species/purple_star.html

Create Holiday Magic with Life’s the Beach Vacation Rentals!

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Purchase a $100.00 or more Gift Certificate to give to family or friends for any of our Amazing Vacation Homes and receive a FREE $20.00 Gift Certificate for yourself. Plus we will donate $5.00 for every Gift Certificate Purchased to Saving Sea Stars and Sea Turtles!

Stay with Life’s the Beach! Everyone deserve to experience a luxury Accommodation near the most amazing beaches in Parksville and Qualicum Beach BC! Treat your FAMILY and FRIENDS to a vacation home with Life’s the Beach. Make them feel fabulous and honour their love. The beach is gorgeous any time of the year. Come enjoy some quality time in an amazing vacation home and make some new memories! Offer valid until December 24, 2015. New Gift Certificate Purchase only! Rates on Vacation Rentals are subject to change, so book early for the best availability of homes and best rates!

To purchase GIFT CERTIFICATES please call 1.855.492.5433 or VISIT OUR WEB SITE TO BOOK YOUR VACATION HOME  @ Life’s the Beach.com!  

Tanglewood Running

pic1Whenever we travel, one of the things I like to check out are the running routes near where we are staying. I’ve become a bit of a running tourist. I just finished an 8k run from the Tanglewood vacation rental. If you like to run, this is a great spot to do it!

Tanglewood backs on to Rathtrevor Provincial Park near Parksville, BC. Rathtrevor park is an oceanside park filled with hiking/walking/running trails. In addition to a beautiful beach front trail that runs the whole length of the park, there are also forrest trails just to keep things interesting and perhaps a bit cooler on the warm summer days. The terrain is generally flat and the trails are well maintained and groomed.

The 8K route I did today was nothing short of amazing. To warm up, I turned left out of the subdivision driveway onto Resort Dr. and went past several beautiful resorts to the end of the road and back. There is a running trail along the road or if you prefer asphalt, that’s an option too as the road is very quiet and safe.

After finishing up with the out and back, I ran past the park entrance and the general store and onto Plummer Rd. It’s a bit narrow for about the first 100m but after that pic2the shoulders are wide and there is plenty of room to run. Big perk here is that you are running right beside Englishman River and you follow it until it empties into the ocean. Where Weller Rd swings right, there is a wide trail to the left that you can follow into the bird sanctuary. The trail brings you out onto Mariner Way. Mariner is a wide, flat, quiet street with plenty of amazing glimpses of the Coast Mountains north of Vancouver. Mariner intersects with Shorewood Dr. Stay on Shorewood until you come to the park access gate. Shorewood takes a hard right and the gate is immediately in front of you.

The park run is spectacular! I chose to go left at the fork just inside the gate and pic3within about 30 seconds, I came out onto the magnificent beachfront trail. The view of the bay, the blue snow covered mountains across the strait and the beach directly in front of you is breathtaking. Stop and enjoy it for a minute.

Proceed along the trail from the north side of the park through to it’s southern end. At that point, you have a couple of options. You can go down onto the beach and come back onto the Tanglewood property from that side or you can turn right and follow one of the many
trails that will lead you back to the park access road. (You’ll know it when you see it!)
Head up the hill, (it’s not that big,,,), and then take the cut off trail about halfway up. It takes you through the forrest and back out onto Resort Dr. The Tanglewood driveway is on your left.

If you opt to go straight at the fork in the road, the trail will take you toward the campsites and the ‘farm trails’ which go through some beautiful grassy fields or you pic4can run through the campsites and enjoy the smell of campfires and the relaxed vibe that comes along with camping.
This is an easy, gentle area to run in. There are seasonal water stations through the park as well as several washroom facilities. The hill at the end of the route is fairly mild and the cutoff trail is a great finish to an amazing run.
When you’re done, the property has large areas where you can stretch out and recover. All in all, Tanglewood is a runner’s dream with plenty of options for every skill level.


FALL EXPLORE OCEANSIDE SPECIAL

BeachFire05Explore the beautiful colours of fall on Vancouver Island. Come sit by the fireplace or have a bonfire at the Beach. Golf, Hike, Walk, Run, Shop, Spa, Fish, Read, Learn about the local Culture, or just hang out and re-connect with Family and Friends over a board game!!

Enjoy 3 nights to relax for the price of 2 nights (1 Night for FREE!)

You can hear the gentle sound of the waves, walk through the falling leaves and smell the clean fresh air, Colours of Fall are gorgeous on forest walks and hiking trails of Oceanside!!. Fall is here! Enjoy our EXPLORE OCEANSIDE SPECIAL! Relax in our immaculate homes for 2 nights and get the 3rd night FREE!

Valid Oct. 1st, 2015 ~ Dec. 21st, 2015

3rd night free with a reservation for 3 or more nights. Excludes Monthly reservations. Please enter the code “Explore” when booking on line or mention the special when you call our toll free number to book
your get-a-way 1.855.492.5433

*Offer valid October 1st, 2015 to December 21st, 2015. New reservations only! Rates are subject to change without notice and exclude Monthly rate, taxes, damage deposit waiver and departure cleaning.

BIG SUMMER SAIL!! Save 10%!

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10% off WITH THE GREAT SUMMER SAIL! The Beach is fabulous this Summer  DON’T MISS THE SAIL WE ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT FOR SUMMER 2015!!  COME ON YOU DESERVE SOME BEACH TIME!   Sail into great savings. Combine the 10% off “SUMMERSAIL” offer code with the 5% off when you book online and receive 15% off!!

*Offer valid untilSEPTEMBER​ 30th, 2015. New reservations only! Rates are subject to change without notice and exclude Monthly rate, taxes, damage deposit waiver and departure cleaning.

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Super Man Father’s Day Special

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10% off WITH THE SUPERDAD SPECIAL! The Beach is fabulous in the Spring. Combine the 10% off “SUPERDAD” offer code with the 5% off when you book online and receive 15% off!!

Make him feel fabulous with 10 % off any new reservation booked by June 30, 2015. The beach is gorgeous this time of the year. Come enjoy some quality time in an amazing vacation home with Dad and make some new memorable moments!

Your Superman Dad deserves to relax on the beach! Send us a great picture of you and Dad at the beach for a chance to win $100 Gift Certificate!

Offer valid until June 30th, 2015. New reservations only! Rates are subject to change without notice and exclude Monthly rate, taxes, damage deposit waiver and departure cleaning.

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Suuuper Mom Special

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Take Mom to the Beach!

All moms deserve to experience a moment of luxury so treat mom to a vacation home with Life’s the Beach. Make her feel fabulous with 10 % off any new reservation booked by May 31, 2015. Honour her love and enter the coupon code: “SuperMom” and receive an additional $25 gift certificate towards your next future stay. The beach is gorgeous this time of the year. Come enjoy some quality time in an amazing vacation home with Mom and make some new memorable moments!

Offer valid until May 31th, 2015. New reservations only! Gift certificate valid for any future reservation and is transferable and compatible with any other discount. Rates are subject to change without notice and exclude Monthly rate, taxes, damage deposit waiver and departure cleaning.

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Only two Amazing luxury beach homes are left to purchase from Qualicum Landing.

Secure your legacy before it’s too late!

Don’t forget to ask about our Referral Bonus and the developers Redline Pricing!

Find out what our owners already know: Nothing compares to the income you can generate in this Waterfront Vacation Resort community of Qualicum Landing. With a Clubhouse, Outdoor Seasonal Pool and 2 Hot Tubs, Bon Fire area and Private Beach Access! Partnering with Life’s the Beach will help you earn income and build your retirement nest egg.

The OCEAN VIEW ~ SHOW HOME and 1 Capilano Floor Plan Luxury beach home remain, and the developers are considering all offers!

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Qualicum Landing represents perhaps the best waterfront property deal in BC

-Frank O’Brien, Editor – Western Investor

 

Jump Into Spring Savings!!

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Dear Valued Guest,

We have an exciting offer for previous guests who loved their stay in one of our fabulous homes. Thanks to valued guests such as yourself, we need more homes to keep up with all the inquiries. If you know of someone who has a vacation home or wants to buy a vacation home anywhere in North America and signs with us, you get $100 off your next stay! We are specifically looking for more homes in Oceanside Vancouver Island. We would also love to expand through Tofino, Courtney and Campbell River to give our guests more options.

Is your mind turning? That person you just thought about it, give them a call and find out if they are intrigued. The benefits of having an investment property and the luxury of having your own home to stay in when you want a getaway has some amazing rewards. Plus now as a valued guest, you have more options of beautiful homes to stay in.

Jump Into Spring Savings!

Now – June 30, 2015!

Jump into Spring with The Beach Bunny and get 10% off your Spring Vacations. Add offer code BEACHBUNNY.

10% off WITH THE BEACH BUNNY SPECIAL! The Beach is fabulous in the Spring. It’s time to hop into great savings. Combine the 10% off “BEACHBUNNY” offer code with the 5% off when you book online and receive 15% off!! 

Offer valid until June 30th, 2015. New reservations only! Rates are subject to change without notice and exclude Monthly rate, taxes, damage deposit waiver and departure cleaning.

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