We have always found our way back to the ocean. From Vancouver to Toronto, we went back to Vancouver. Tofino beckoned and we vacationed there regularly when we lived in Calgary. When we moved to Texas, the Pacific Northwest kept calling our name. And then there was Bandon. Miles upon miles of rugged coastline, a laid-back and friendly fishing village and THE MOST SPECTACULAR GOLF COURSES WE HAVE EVER PLAYED. We knew this was our place, these our people - even if we couldn’t be here full-time right away.
We’ve been coming to Bandon for years now, staying at the resort or in other vacation rentals. In 2021 we finally took the plunge and bought Bandon Golf Villa and then in 2022, Bandon Cottage, for our personal use and to share with friends, old and new. David and our daughter, Tillie, play golf every day, often twice, when they are here, regardless of the season or the weather. Dad used to tell her that “she’s not made of sugar”, and she has always embraced the elements as part of the game. We trust that she carries that attitude with her as a member of the Women’s Golf team at Vanderbilt University, and we know exactly where she’ll be playing when she’s on break. Our son, Tate, really doesn’t like golf at all, but Bandon calls to him, as well. He & I spend many of our days here beachcombing, hiking dunes and rainforests, mushroom foraging and berry picking. And we all eat. A lot. Beit fresh seafood we pick up in town and cook ourselves, home cooked Italian & amazing live music that shakes the whole space at Angelo’s, fresh baked bagels and locally roasted beans at Bandon Coffee, mouth-watering sandwiches, chocolates & desserts at Coastal Mist, damn-fine diner breakfast at Shoestring Cafe, scotch eggs at McKees Pub or, my personal favorite, fresh crab and a Dungeness IPA at Tony’s Crabshack. Surprisingly, there are many great restaurants in and around Bandon, from holes-in-the wall to fine dining, and we would love to share our suggestions with you.
We hope that you’ll love Bandon as much as we do, and that our home will be an inviting homebase to return to after a day on course, on the trails & beaches or poking about the shops & galleries of Old Town Bandon. Welcome.
Tanya, David, Tate & Tillie