Lakefront Loghouse with Ocean Moorage
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Quadra Island chalet description
Family Paradise or Tranquil Retreat - Lakefront House on Large Forested Lake and Ocean Property
West coast forest, hills and ocean/lake shore to explore, an island in a warm lake within swimming reach, a deepwater dock with boat launch, free use of kayaks, canoe, windsurfer and boat, log-built lakefront home, peace, quiet and stunning scenery. All this can be yours - one week at a time.
Bold Bay Lakehouse is a 1550 ft 2 vacation home nestled in forested property uniquely trimmed by both lake and oceanfront. Set on Village Bay Lake, this well equipped log home is the perfect base for exploring island living on the west coast.
Wake up to a steaming cup of Quadra Island-roasted coffee and a sun-filled panoramic view of the lake from the wrap-around sundeck. Next, slip into the warm and tranquil water and take a lazy swim to the small island mere meters from shore. From here, let the adventure begin. An easy climb up leads to more fantastic views and an exhilarating cliff-jump. Looking up and shading your eyes from the sun, you might catch sight of one of the Ospreys that fish the lake; or a pair of river otters playing on the dock, or a beaver lazily swimming down the calm lake.
Bold Bay Lakehouse sits on Village Bay Lake which connects to a park-protected chain of lakes. The chain provides excellent day or overnight canoeing and kayaking opportunities, with calm warm water, sandy beaches, rocky bluffs and access to hiking trails leading to view points and the ocean.
Tear yourself away from the Lake to enjoy an easy BBQ lunch and a myriad of provided games on the fully landscaped and grassy yard. Take your pick from badminton, croquet, bocce, beach volleyball and more. An afternoon hike can be followed by a drive (or boat ride) into town where you'll find it easy to pick up both basics and luxuries including fresh produce and other delectable treats at the weekly Farmer's Market. By late afternoon, you may find yourself choosing from a provided canoe, kayak, windsurfer, or small rowboat, or your own feet for a little ocean exploration.
With views of the ocean and Bold Island, the varied shoreline of sheltered Crescent Channel (also called Bold Bay), provides fantastic beachcombing and excellent southerly exposure. An on-property deepwater dock with boat launch is available to those who want to take advantage of some of the best salmon and prawn fishing on the coast, or just get a little closer to the marine life. You may choose to bring your own boat and arrive by boat. The southern shore of Quadra Island, and other nearby Discovery Islands are home to some of nature's most spectacular wildlife including bald eagles, dolphins, orcas, porpoises, and seals.
Before you leave Bold Bay's sandy beaches, be sure to rake for clams and pick some oysters - they are delicious and can be easily prepared in the lakehouse's fully equipped kitchen (including deluxe gas stove, fridge and dishwasher) and enjoyed overlooking sunset on the lake from either the sundeck or lake view dining room.
Feeling deprived of the day's news and e-mails from friends? Turn on the satellite TV or radio, and check your emails using the dial-up Internet equipped computer. Local telephone calls are free. Long distance call can be made using calling cards, or direct at a cost of 5 to 10 cents per minute for most calls (calls to some countries are more expensive).
The king-sized bed of the large and private second-floor master bedroom is calling. You'll soon be opening your eyes to more sun, fun and adventure. Have someone to tuck in first? There are two more bedrooms on the main floor; one with a double bed, the other with a Queen bed plus two bunk beds. A crib is also available for the precious baby. If you have pets, bring them! Dogs love the forest and the lake.
Perfect for family exploration, quiet retreats, and romantic getaways, Bold Bay Lakehouse can be yours - one week at a time.
Keywords: House, cabin, cottage, lodge, lake, waterfront, island
- 1550 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Towels Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- UNREAL ADVENTURE! Kayaks, canoes, windsurfer, rowboat/sailboat, power boat are all available. The Lakehouse has dock and nearby boat launch ramp. A few minutes walk takes you to the ocean dock for deep water moorage and boat launch ramp. Hiking trails through the forested property, to view points and along lake and ocean shorelines with sandy beaches and sunny shores for beachcombing....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Mobile Phone:
- Dialup Access
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Eco Tourism
- Rain Forests
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Badminton, croquet, bocce ball, soccer, volleyball.
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Great place and amazing location
Great place and amazing location
There were 8 of us during our stay (2 families of 4 each) and the place had more than enough space. The kids loved the kayaks and the little boat with the electric motor that the owners supplied for use on the lake. We also spent quite a bit of time down by the ocean (which is only a short walk away) looking through the tide pools and walking on the rocks. What an amazing location to have both lake and ocean access!! The owners were very friendly and accommodating and showed us around. The accomodation was large and well laid out and had all of the amenities that you would need. We would definitely go back.
- Guest Christine (North Vancouver)
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 07/17/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Just love it!
Just love it!
We have stayed at this property a number of times and just love it! From the moment we are welcomed for our stay we relax and enjoy all that the lakehouse has to offer. The kids love the kayaks, boat and 'paddle board'. I love how warm the water is for swimming. We also enjoy the near-by hikes and trips to the market on Saturday mornings in the summer. Access to the ocean is a short walk where the kids spend hours looking in the tide pools. The house is well-equipped, clean and the beds are comfortable. The owners are very friendly and knowledgable about the area. I have recommends this property to friends and family looking for a fun-filled, yet relaxing trip and they love it too!
- Guest Trish (Vancouver)
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Lakefront Getaway for Families and Nature Lovers
Lakefront Getaway for Families and Nature Lovers
We have stayed twice at this property and would choose to stay here again for our next vacation on Quadra. The Lakehouse is a 15 min drive from the Cortes Island ferry terminal which is also the nearest spot for groceries and restaurants & pubs. The only neighbors you might have are in a smaller house in the next bay, and although the driveway is shared, both houses remain completely separate with visual privacy from one another and their own docks and kayaks. We fell in love with the serenity of the lakehouse. Apart from the odd weekend motorboat warriors interrupting nature's scenery, we spent our days watching ospreys diving for fish all day, minks and otters visiting, and eagles and vultures circling. The lake had perfect swiming temperatures during both our stays in July and August, and we made good use of the provided kayaks. As a bonus, we found a plethora of tasty huckleberries and salmonberries surrounding the property. The house is very well maintained, and the owners took great care to make sure we comfortable during both our stays. This property is ideal for families with children, fishing enthusiasts, or anyone seeking a peaceful retreat.
- Guest outdoor girl (Vancouver, BC)
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 01/16/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
JUL and AUG ................ $2250/week SEP to MAY ................ $1750/week One-week minimum: 2 week discount of 5%; 3 week discount of 10%; 1 month discount of 20% Inquire about discounts for longer stays
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- Nearest Airport: Campbell River at 40 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Campbell River at 20 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Welcome to Bold Bay on Quadra Island! We first discovered Quadra Island over 30 years ago, and have spent our holidays and as part-time residents ever since. Our by now (mostly) grown children, join us when they can (my daughter is with me on photo attached). We split our pleasure time on Quadra Island with our working life in Vancouver. We look forward to meeting you!
Why the Owner Chose Quadra Island:
The Bold Bay property is unique as it stretches from the Lake to the Ocean. It offers West Coast Island living at its best.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
The Bold Bay property is steeped in history, with local first nations use of the bays and lake, and later by homesteaders. You can see signs of old trails, docks and foundations; and even find an arrowhead if you are lucky.
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Lakehouse on a sunny afternoon
Playing at the lake shore
Large, bright and airy master bedroom with kingsize sleighbed and secretary-desk
Cosy country kitchen and dining room
Protected deep water moorage in Bold Bay (Crescent Channel)
Family paddle around Leif Island
Lake Dock with windsurfer, rowboat, canoe and kayaks
Summer evening barbeque on the deck
Cedar log house with living and dining room shown (note view of lake)
Cleaning prawns caught in Bold Bay
Family swim in the warm water in front of the Lakehouse
Lakefront with dock and small, sandy wading beach
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Date last modified - Friday, May 24, 2013
3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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