Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
In 2004, Lord Jim’s Resort on the Sunshine Coast, although well-known, had become a money-losing enterprise. Recognizing the resort’s potential and an outstanding natural setting, AMC purchased the property and Rockwater Secret Cove Resort was born. Now, under the watchful eye of Kevin Toth, it has become the premiere resort and restaurant on the Sunshine Coast.
Since taking the helm in 2005, Kevin and his management team have repositioned the resort from an “unrated” classification to the only “4-star” resort on the Sunshine Coast. The resort also boasts the only rated “Chef de Cuisine” in the region.Nestled among acres of wooded waterfront, with Bald Eagles soaring overhead, Rockwater Secret Cove Resort has become a favored location for meetings, events and conferences.
Although only a two hour drive from Vancouver, the Resort is located sufficiently off the main road to enjoy the complete tranquility necessary for focus and concentration, as well as rejuvenation.The main lodge offers poolside or ocean view rooms, plus a 900 ft.2 meeting room equipped with everything necessary for successful conferences of up to 50 people.
2006 saw the construction of the first 6 of the resort’s signature Tenthouse Suites. Situated at the end of a boardwalk high in the pines overlooking Secret Cove, they were so well-received that an additional 7 were built in 2007, with 3 more to be added in 2008. Each is built on a radiant heated floor and comes complete with a fireplace, an aroma therapy jetted tub, and of course, its own unique location affording a spectacular view.
Access to the Tenthouse Suites via the 1500’ boardwalk affects most visitors in a profound way. Each step takes guests further away from everyday responsibilities and cares and into a world of quietude and mystery. Those who come here once plan to return.
The Tenthouse Suites’ unusual combination of luxury in a natural setting earned Rockwater Secret Cove Resort a listing in Travel & Leisure’s annual list of 25 Affordable Beach Resorts for 2007, and Amy Farley chose it for a place in the top 3.
Articles have also appeared in Fodor’s Travel Wire, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Bonita Living, Real Weddings, and even the premier Portugese travel magazine, Rotas and Destinos.
With no paid advertising, the Resort’s occupancy rate has more than doubled, and revenues have climbed over 300%. Bookings for the 2008 season are steady, with an anticipation of further growth in both occupancy and revenues.
Response to recent quarter share offers in each of the Tenthouse Suites has been enthusiastic.
11 beachfront cabins were in place when AMC purchased the Resort. Construction planning is underway to remove the original cabins and replace them with 15 beach house suites designed to fit into the natural terrain which is already part of the resort
These too will be available for quarter share ownership.