Hummingbird Hideaway - Vancouver Island Paradise -Ocean View
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fanny Bay house description
This wonderful West Coast Cedar home has a spectacular view of Baynes Sound and Denman Island from the living room area as well as the two lovely covered and open decks. It is 1400 sq. ft. on the main floor with two large comfortable bedrooms. Every window in our home features a spectacular view of the very closeby ocean or towering evergreens so you feel like you are in a special place. The master has a queen bed and its own full ensuite with a shower, and the main bath has a lovely jetted tub. The second bedroom has a brand new combination double bed with single bunk above with new memory foam mattresses. There is a large laundry room and a fully equipped kitchen with thoughtful basics provided including all the fixings for your first morning coffee or tea. Your only chore might be filling up the hummingbird feeders.
Most of the comforts of your own home are provided such as patio furniture, barbecue, beach toys, books, games, etc. It is just a few steps to enjoy your morning coffee in the beautiful oceanfront park across the street, where you will find three outdoor firepits for your evening marshmallow roast, and a covered picnic area. This area provides a lovely walking trail as well as miles of beachcombing.
The home is on over half an acre of beautiful peaceful landscaped gardens with a fish pond, gorgeous perennials, and many mature fruit trees (in season a few homemade pie crusts, spices, and directions will be on hand in the freezer if you decide to whip up an apple pie.
The Buckley Bay Ferry Terminal is about a ten minute walk where you will find a lovely country market with a liquor store, deli, and a fresh seafood market. Pick up your picnic fixings and take the short ferry ride to Denman and Hornby Islands where you can tour the artisan studios, swim on the sandy beaches, or hike the trails and bluffs. We have two kayaks for you to explore the nearby ocean where you can gently paddle to a near by area where you can pick your own world famous Fanny Bay oysters.
Downtown Courtenay and Comox are about twenty minutes away with their smalltown unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Visit the historic town of Cumberland where you will find guided tours of the heritage village and world class mountain biking terrain. Comox Lake offers fresh water trout and char fishing. Take a guided tour of the Comox Glacier. Go tubing on the Puntledge River. Worldclass spa facilities at the Kingfisher Resort are about five minutes away. Butterfly World,the Tiger Lily Farm, and the famous Coombs Market where the goats graze on the grass roof are about a half hour away, as are the unique caves at Horne Lake. Merville offers amazing horseback riding.The Mount Washington ski area is close by with a full range of winter activities.
This is a wonderful place for a family vacation in an area that has a rural ambiance where you can indulge your every activity wish and dream. The Buckley Bay area has a special appeal, and its location gives you access to so many activities you could easily spend several months exploring the area, but a week or two would be great!
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
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This house was exactly what we were looking for - a clean, comfortable home away from home with owners who were extremely gracious hosts. . The house was well stocked with almost everything we needed and the owners provided lots of suggestions about things to see and do that only locals would know about. The grounds around the house are filled with extensive flower, vegetable, and herb gardens which we were welcome to use. The owners treated us as family and we had a very enjoyable and relaxing time on Vancouver Island.
- Guest Poco's people (Canada)
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 08/19/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.
The minute we walked into the Hummingbird we felt an instant sense of family and coziness. Our stay was during the Christmas Holidays so we had packed what decorations we could but I knew that it wouldn't be that great. To our surprise, the home was decorated and it made us so happy. The view of the ocean from the living room is mesmerizing and strolling around the property is like a little wonderland. Local artistry occupies the home as well as a touch of the owners hippie chic taste. Our only problem was our inability to play the beautiful mini Grand Piano that stood front and center in the homes dining area.
- Guest Jen (BC)
- Date of stay 12/22/11
- Review Submitted 01/08/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.
Welcoming Home for Diverse Desires
Welcoming Home for Diverse Desires
My spouse and I love to visit an area and get out and investigate the natural elements. This wonderful setting was perfect. We traveled to the four 'corners' of the island with relative ease (it is a large island) with day trips that made this centrally located home a great location. Our primary goal was to lengthen the list of birds that we have seen together. The rufus-sided hummingbirds at the feeder outside the kitchen window was a delight as there were up to 8 hummers in the camera viewfinder at one time in early July. The ski slopes are nearby for those interested. Bicycles were everywhere as the island highways are welcoming to bikes. The four lane highways were swept and the terrain could be designed for flat rides or gut wrenching mountain rides. (We didn't do either...but lots of folks did.) We are also scuba divers and there was lots of talk about the diving in the area being world class. We didn't do it this time....but dry suits would be required. There were many dive shops in the area and kayak rentals abound. The home is wonderfully decorated with original artwork and the living-kitchen-dining room is warm and inviting for all social activities. The grounds are also a delight as the owners have labored with love to bring the Earth's blossoms to bear. The strawberries in the back garden were some of the sweetest I have ever tasted. The owners were home for our visit due to an injury that required their plans were cancelled. We are so glad that this generated an opportunity to meet these fine folks and their dogs...and hope the broken leg and related injuries recover rapidly. IF vacationers would be looking for a quiet stay put place, this would be an ideal spot for them. The living room explodes with sunlight in the morning and the front balcony has a covered roof that makes for a relaxing and comfortable reading spot. The back deck has a nice grill and is surrounded by plants that generate a cozy atmosphere.
- Guest Teddy (Connersville, IN)
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 07/15/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Rates in Canadian dollars: Peak Jun 01-Sep 30 ................$200/ night or $1200/week Off Peak ............ $120/night or $800/week. Check in 3pm Saturday. Check out 12pm on Saturday. A non refundable deposit of $200 for reserved weeks in peak season.
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