Don't want to go all the way to Port Renfrew? Stop into Shirley!

Come and stay at our Coach,

 'The Great Escape' in 'Shirley'!

Just down the road from Muir Beach,

'Shirley Delicious' and 'Stoked Pizzeria'

It is 8 minutes from French Beach

and 16 minutes from Jordon River.

All About Our Coach - The Great Escape in Shirley, B.C.


Your Place

You will have your own secluded Hot Tub and are nestled up against a large wooded forest, with many paths and areas to roam the woods.  The grounds have a multitude of flowering gardens to enjoy, and you will have your own wood and gas fire pits, along with a BBQ and private seating area, all to your own!

Kitchen, dining area and entrance to bedroom


The Great Escape - Shirley coach has a separate bedroom and sofa bed, both Queen sized and sleeps 4, comfortably.  A fully equipped kitchen, separate bathroom/shower, dining table that expands to seat 4.  And it is also Pet Friendly. (sorry not cats)

Living room, TV viewing area and computer desk


The living room area has Flat Screen TV, cable, DVD Player and Netflix.  Has free 300/300 WiFi.  There are games and puzzles for those rainy days.  The spacious outside area has a BBQ and 2 Fire Pits.  One wood fired, with umbrella & lounge chairs and one propane, for those 'lazy days' or when there is 'fire ban' in place.  The fully equipped kitchen has basic cooking spices.  

And did we mention, your very own, private, secluded Hot Tub!

Reviews & Comments from our Guests

Your own space and Hot Tub

Jakob & Family - Denmark

Our first Guests in Shirley were Jakob, his Mother and Sister from Denmark and their Review read: 

Great location, helpful people, beautiful nature.  Ian and Jodi are some of the best host you can imagine. They had just set the RV up same day as we booked, and even though they had been busy, they still welcomed us in the evening, with a fire and a warm jacuzzi. It was the best stay during our 10 day trip.  Hope to come back again.

Jody & Dan - Port Alberni, BC

Jodi & Ian’s Coach Getaway was the perfect space for our adventure. Close to the great beaches, hiking spots, restaurants, and Sooke. The new location of the Coach and the Hot Tub, gives you the perspective that you’re camping by yourself. So private and wooded background. The luxurious Hot Tub was amazing after a long hiking day! The Coach is comfy and clean. Jodi and Ian are great hosts. We would love to return!

Adrienne & Son - Portland, OR

 Ian and Jodi were incredibly friendly and helpful. We arrived much later than planned due to traffic and Ian waited down at the road for us in the dark so we could find our way! Totally available whenever we had questions since we are not used to “Coach living”. Kept everything well stocked, and had excellent suggestions for exploring. The only thing I might have done different is hide the WiFi password from my teenage son so it was more off grid! Great location for checking out Vancouver Island.

Jing, John & son Daniel - New Westminster, BC

 My family and I had an AMAZING time staying here. We went to a lot of the beaches and hiked a couple of trails. The Coach was super comfortable, really clean and organized. The Hot Tub was GREAT! Thanks Ian & Jodi!



Where is The Great Escape - Shirley located

It is located at 8980 West Coast Road, on the right hand side as you are heading into Shirley, BC.  You can find it by clicking on this Google Maps link and get directions, travel time and distances from where ever you are going to be departing from.

Is The Great Escape - Shirley Pet Friendly

Yes, your pets are welcome to stay in the Coach and there are feeding and water dishes provided for them.  (sorry no cats)  Our only request is that they don't go on the furniture or beds, and that you pickup after them.

What are some of the 'Must See's' around the Coach

Shirley Delicious A funky little cafe with awesome food, coffees and deserts.  The atmosphere both inside and out is fantastic.  Sometimes, there are long line-ups . . . for a reason! (6 minute drive)

Stoked Wood Fired Pizzeria has the BEST pizza anywhere, with great atmosphere and staff.  Just a treat to watch Jim, the Owner, work that dough.  Too bad it's only open May to January :(  (8 minute drive)

French Beach Is on the scenic Strait of Juan de Fuca in a Provincial Park that offers beautiful hiking trails through lush forests, sandy and pebbled beaches, where you can relax and enjoy a picnic or take a cool dip in the ocean.  Views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Mountains, the 1,600-metre beach at this park are spectacular for exploring, storm and whale watching.  (8 minute drive) 

Foggy Mountain Forge If you enjoy seeing Mastercrafts at work and their results, this is a must see.  This is a full-time father-and-son blacksmith duo that are true Masters.  Go see something out of the ordinary.  (10 minute drive), 

Sheringham Point Lighthouse  Take this virtual tour.  Seeing it first hand is even better!  Have a look at what one visitor videoed on his visit of Orca's playing. (13 minute drive) 

Jordan River If you are a surfer or just love to watch the surf, this is the place for you.  The 'Cold Shoulder Cafe' is right there for you, as well.  (16 minutes away) 

China Beach Is just past Jordan River and is at the beginning of, and forms part of the Juan de Fuca Park and Trail.  (21 minute drive)

The Juan de Fuca Trail goes from Jordan River to Port Renfrew, along Sombrio Beach, Mystic Beach, China Beach and French Beach, to mention but a few, along this about 47 km trail.  (24 minute drive to the south end)

Avatar Grove is an amazing 'Old Growth Forest' area that features 'Canada's Gnarliest Tree'.  Both the upper and lower groves are gorgeous and have some fabulous manicured hiking trails.  Get directions here.  (74 minute picturesque drive)

These are but a few of the 'Must See's' around and near Shirley.  Remember to bring your camera, hiking boots and curiosity.

Do you have any Questions?

Get the answers easily by just calling us directly and speak with either:

                          Jodi (250 883-6970) or Ian (250 652-0777)  

                               Or email us your questions to either: or

Coach Stay Pricing


How to find 'The Great Escape - Shirley'

The Great Escape - Shirley is located at:

8980 West Coast Road, Shirley, BC  V9Z 1G2

If you are coming from Victoria via BC Highway #14 (West Coast Road), 

download the PDF below and follow the directions and map.

If you are coming from Lake Cowichan/Duncan via Cowichan Valley

BC Highway #18 W and Pacific Marine Road, via Port Renfrew,

download the PDF below, and  when you get in Port Renfrew,

follow the signs to Sooke / Victoria, then just follow

 the directions on the PDF map you downloaded,


Click on this Google Maps link and then in Google Maps 

click on the 'Directions' icon and enter your 'Starting Address'.

Please print these directions, as there is No Cell Service at the Coach.

Places to Eat in and around Shirley

Best Pizza just 10 minutes away

Stoked Wood Fired Pizzeria

Has the BEST pizza anywhere, with great atmosphere and staff.  Just a treat to watch Jim, the Owner, work that dough.  Too bad it's only open May to January :(  (8 minute drive)

Best cafe, bar none

Shirley Delicious Cafe

A funky little cafe with awesome food, coffees and deserts.  The atmosphere both inside and out is fantastic.  Sometimes, there are long line-ups . . . for a reason!  Phil, the owners energy is infectious (7 minute drive)


Point no Point Restaurant

If you are looking for some higher end fine dining, then Point no Point Restaurant is the place for you.  Fabulous food  

(12 minute Drive)

Videos From Around Shirley

See this video taken by Shane from the Sheringham Lighthouse of Orca's playing.

A virtual Tour of Sheringham Point Lighthouse.  It is magestic.


See a metal-work master at work in this video.  In person is even better!

Message or Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, call or come see us in person!

We to hear from our customers, so feel free to call or visit during normal business hours.

Escape to Port Renfrew

8980 West Coast Road, Shirley, BC, V9Z 1G2, CA

Jodi (250) 883-6970 or Ian (250) 652-0777


We are available 7 days a week 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.