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Kingfisher Cove - Private Romantic Oceanfront Cottage Next to Nat'l Marine Park

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Last updated: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pender Islands cabin description

Relax and get reinvigorated at this enchanting oceanfront eco-cottage with dock and moorage. Excellent crabbing, kayaking, hiking, whale watching (Orcas) and birdwatching. Restaurants, wine store, bakery, etc. nearby. Surrounded by everything a nature lover and adventurer could hope for, the surroundings are resplendent with a vast and lush beauty. Your privacy is assured as the cabin is the only home on this 3.5 acre property which you will have to yourself. But don't imagine it. Come can enjoy it!


Kayaking in the Gulf Islands : KINGFISHER COVE IS IDEALLY LOCATED FOR KAYAKING AND WHALEWATCHING AS WELL AS BIRDWATCHING, SAILING, BOATING AND MORE. During mid March the hummingbirds arrive from Mexico and entertain their worshiping audience with their skydiving talents as they soar in less than seconds to the top of the giant Douglas fir trees and dive even faster down to sea level, another 50 feet below the deck off the main level of the cottage. Faster than you can blink, they are back at the feeder with their beak inserted, drinking the treats we have left for them. Who wants to watch TV when this show is available? Rent a kayak nearby or bring one with you, leave it on the dock and paddle whenever you wish to many locations including out into Boundary Pass, only 20 minutes paddling from the dock, to the location where the Orca are most frequently sighted. Or, take a guided tour with someone who knows the local waters. Canoes are also available for rent nearby or bring one with you from Vancouver, Victoria, or from Sidney.

SKYWATCHING FROM KINGFISHER COVE: The night skies from the decks are amazing -- meteorites showers, brilliant constellations, and very little light contamination. Astronomers have sought us out, specifically for the quality of our night sky.

Crabbing off the Dock! : Catch fresh crab off the dock. Oysters also available nearby or go fishing in the waters just outside the harbour for salmon, etc.

The fish boats also sell fresh fish at Hope Bay on North Pender Island.

There is an excellent farmer's market on Saturdays, so you can add the best of island produce to your menu planning for meals on the deck over the sea.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1320 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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      • The sleeping loft has a tremendous view of the ocean and a very comfortable queen size bed. It is carpeted with wool carpet and it is necessary to climb a ladder to the loft. The main level has a fold down futon sofa bed, again queen size with a very comfortable foam and futon (combination) mattress. The main bedroom is the whole lower level which again has a very comfortable queen bed....moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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      • There is only one bathroom, a very special bathroom with a very large shower looking out over the sea. The lower deck also has the giant, antique, enameled iron tub, an antique, doubled ended, clawfoot tub, perfect for two people. This is very popular with honeymooners and those on romantic getaway....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Longer term rentals welcome from mid-October through February and possibly March. Great hammocks in several locations. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent nearby. Cyberrentals options do not allow for distinguishing between the elderly and the infirm. Our place is most certainly suitable for the average elderly person....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • Radio

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Rain Forests
          • Recreation Center
          • Forests
          • Coin Laundry
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Walking
          • Eco Tourism
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Paddle Boating
          • Whale Watching
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching

          local services and businesses

          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center

          Location Type

          • Beach
          • Waterfront
          • Mountain
          • Near The Ocean
          • Oceanfront:

            The property faces Bedwell Harbour next to the Marine Park and it has a dock and deep water moorage...moreless

          • Ocean View
          • Waterfront

          sports and adventure activities

          • Mountain Climbing
          • Water Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Paragliding
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Swimming
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Snorkeling
          • Water Tubing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Parking
          • Fireplace
          • Sofa Bed
          • Wood Stove
          • Alarm Clock
          • Bottled Water
          • Filtered Water
          • Hair Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Paper Towels
          • Basic Soaps
          • Telephone
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Blender
          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Lobster Pot
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Pantry Items
          • Stove
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Wood Deck
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Patio
          • Balcony
          • Barbecue
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Screen Porch / Veranda
          • Walkway To Water
          • Beach Chairs
          • Beach Towels
          • Binoculars
          • Large Cooler
          • Small Cooler
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          PEAK
          May 9 - Oct 14, 2014
          5 night min stay
          C$295
          C$1,975

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit C$375
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          Rates are in Canadian dollars and are based on a 4 person occupancy. For parties of (maximum) 6 persons, a surcharge of $40 per person per night applies for the 5th and 6th persons.

          Minimum stay 5 nights.

          FOR PEAK SEASON BOOKINGS: A deposit of $975 is required at the time the booking is confirmed and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to the first night of stay. Payment is by email transfer or cheque for Canada to Canada transfers; or by cashier's cheque for Americans. Ask for owner for additional options for payments for the USA, Europe or elsewhere & for low season options. .


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          Location

          32 Kilometres
          Nearest Airport
          Vancouver International
          13 Kilometres
          Nearest Ferry
          BC Ferries -- Southern Gulf Islands Route
          45 Kilometres
          Nearest Train
          Vancouver
          20 Kilometres
          Nearest Motorway
          Highway 99 and I-5
          50 Metres
          Nearest Beach
          Beaumont Marine Park
          4 Kilometres
          Nearest Barpub
          Browning Harbour
          85 Kilometres
          Nearest Ski
          Mt Washington
          6 Kilometres
          Nearest Golf
          Pender Island Golf Course
          4 Kilometres
          Nearest Restaurant
          Driftwood - several restaurants

          Car: Recommended

          Oceanfront property in Canada's beautiful Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver & Victoria, also easily accessed from Seattle. The Gulf Islands are located in the Strait of Georgia, just northwest of Washington's mainland & the San Juan Islands, including Orcas, Stuart, & San Juan Islands. Also very nearby are Sidney and Vancouver Island, the Saanich Peninsula & the other Gulf Islands - Galiano Island, Mayne Island & Saltspring Island. Pender Island is famed for its sailing, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, cycling, mountain biking, bird watching, hiking, swimming, boating, farmer's markets and other rural activities such as horse riding, artist's studios & more. We are ideally located only 10 kilometers from the ferry terminal at Otter Bay. Only 4 kilometers to shops, fitness centers, gift stores, restaurants, bakeries, wine & beer stores & other shopping. Mt. Norman Park entrance is very nearby & our property & the marine park share a boundary.

          Other Activities: Whale watching, Birdwatching, Frisbee Golf, Kayaking, Boating, Sky watching, Exploring Artists Studios, Farmer's Market, or just hang out on the property and sky watch. The night sky is amazing with great views of the stars, meteorite showers, etc. Our place was hand selected by astronomers as a superb place when Haly Bop was doing its thing! They returned again as they loved it so much! Our property is frequented by eagles, kingfishers, loons, cormorants, and many other sea and land birds. Time in the hammock is well spent if you like to watch for wildlife and birds. However, Pender Island does not have any bear, nor any skunks or squirrels. We do have lots of deer, mink, seal, otter and more.

          Golf: North Pender Island, immediately across a little bridge that joins North and South Pender, has an excellent golf course.

          Ski: Mount Washington on Vancouver Island or Whistler on the mainland are both a day trip away, so stay at Kingfisher Cove between visits to both ski hills! A winter stay on Pender is wonderful. Build a fire, cozy up with a book, or have a hot bath in the soaker tub, or a hot shower in the main bathroom.

           

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          Photos

          • In the tree tops over the Sea!

            In the tree tops over the Sea!

          • Antique Double-Ended Soaker Tub

            Antique Double-Ended Soaker Tub

          • Queen bed in the sleeping loft - there is another bedroom on the lower level

            Queen bed in the sleeping loft - there is another bedroom on the lower level

          • Entrance to the property - an iron gate & granite gate posts, crafted by owner

            Entrance to the property - an iron gate & granite gate posts, crafted by owner

          • Catch crab off the dock!

            Catch crab off the dock!

          • Some arrive by floatplane

            Some arrive by floatplane

          • Deer on the property, munching grass on the cliffside high above the cabn

            Deer on the property, munching grass on the cliffside high above the cabn

          • Stairs to lower level bedroom and spiral staircase to the sleeping loft

            Stairs to lower level bedroom and spiral staircase to the sleeping loft

          • Dining table looking out onto the deck and the sea

            Dining table looking out onto the deck and the sea

          • Cozy loft: Berber wool carpet, skylight & windows to the garden & harbou

            Cozy loft: Berber wool carpet, skylight & windows to the garden & harbou

          • The lower level garden and the cove

            The lower level garden and the cove

          • The Cove -- Kingfishers love this particular spot and return frequently

            The Cove -- Kingfishers love this particular spot and return frequently

          • Kingfisher Cove Cottage - side view

            Kingfisher Cove Cottage - side view

          • Bedwell Harbour & Our Dock

            Bedwell Harbour & Our Dock

          • Dining area looking out to the sea and to one arm of North Pender Island

            Dining area looking out to the sea and to one arm of North Pender Island

          • Mt Baker in Washington from Active Pass en route, can also be seen from Pender

            Mt Baker in Washington from Active Pass en route, can also be seen from Pender

          • 100 year old antique Double ended soaker tub on lower deck -- much loved by all!

            100 year old antique Double ended soaker tub on lower deck -- much loved by all!

          • Living area with queen fold-down futon sofabed, leather loveseat & fireplace

            Living area with queen fold-down futon sofabed, leather loveseat & fireplace

          • Sleeping loft with very comfy queen bed. Looks down to the sea & back to garden.

            Sleeping loft with very comfy queen bed. Looks down to the sea & back to garden.

          • Looking down onto the dining area from the sleeping loft

            Looking down onto the dining area from the sleeping loft

          • An early spring west coast day..waiting for the sun after the marine cloud lifts

            An early spring west coast day..waiting for the sun after the marine cloud lifts

          C$295 per night (CAD)
          4

          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 07/17/14
          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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