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Beautiful Cottage on Waterfront Property, Gabriola Island

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Cottage nestled in the woods.

Cottage nestled in the woods. Waterfront seating Living room with steps to the loft Living area Bedroom can be two twins or one king bed kitchen Welcome! View of cottage from the treetops. Visitor to Pilot Bay.

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Last updated: 03/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gabriola Island cottage description

Pilot Bay Guest Studio is a recently built, post-and-beam cottage located on the same property as Pilot Bay Guest House on beautiful Gabriola Island, British Columbia. It offers a quiet retreat in a beautiful forest of majestic cedars and douglas fir. It has every convenience for up to four people who want to be able to do their own cooking, laundry, etc. (If you have more than 4 people in your group please call us BEFORE reserving to discuss whether we can accomodate you.)

We are open from April until Canadian Thanksgiving. Special arrangement might be made outside these dates.

The Studio is located 3 km from the Gabriola Ferry from Nanaimo and can be easily reached by car or by plane. A float plane will take you directly to Vancouver Airport in 15 minutes, and your hosts will be happy to arrange a taxi.

Check out by 11:00 am. Check-in between 4:00 and 6:00 pm unless previously arranged. No check-in after 9:00 pm.

We require a deposit equal to one-half the total payment at time of booking. If you are required to change or cancel up to 60 days before arrival, we will credit you with 100% of the deposit. If you are required to cancel within 60 days of arrival, we will return the deposit if we are able to rent the cottage to others. Please inquire as to what cleaning we ask that you do before departure.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            we have a high chair and pack-and-play....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Den

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          • King size beds (1) can be converted to two twin beds, Baby Crib (1)- play and pack playpen with bedding, sofabed (2) double sized sofa bed in den and another in the living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Walk in shower (no bathtub),toilet, sink.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Small kitchen dining table plus outdoor eating on private patio. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Child's Highchair
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            in the cottage...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            in the cottage...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Living Room
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Television

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            available for local outgoing calls...moreless

          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio

          Theme

          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Away From It All
          • Romantic
          • Family

          Location & View

          • Ocean View:

            the cottage is located approximately 600 feet behind our bed and breakfast home and does not have a direct view of the ocean, but guests are welcome to use the chairs located at the oceanfront....moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            We are an ocean front property. The cottage is located in the forest at the back (streetside) of the property. A short walk along our property takes you to the waterfront....moreless

          Activities

          • Swimming
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Tennis
          • Groceries
          • Fitness Center
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • ATM/Bank
          • Kayaking
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Golf
          • Cycling
          • Sailing
          • Massage Therapist
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Restaurants
          • Walking
          • Eco Tourism
          • Library
          • Churches
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shopping
          • Shelling
          • Sight Seeing
          • Scenic Drives
          • Bird Watching
          • Beachcombing
           

          Reviews

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          • Ali, Brian, Seth and Maeve

            Ali, Brian, Seth and Maeve

            • Guest Ali (Ontario)
            • Date of stay 08/02/13
            • Review Submitted 08/16/13
            Suzanne & Dick - Thank you so much for helping to make our time so very special on Gabriola this year. The cottage and surrounding grounds are beautiful and well appointed and you were such gracious hosts! Many many thanks!

            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

          • A wonderful cottage on Gabriola Island

            A wonderful cottage on Gabriola Island

            • Guest Richard & Jennifer (Victoria BC Canada)
            • Date of stay 06/29/12
            • Review Submitted 07/04/12
            We were pleased to be able to spend another relaxing long weekend in this delightful cottage. The cottage is immaculately clean, cozy and well appointed and is located in a forest setting a few steps from the water's edge. It offers the opportunity for a completely private getaway or a stay full of island activities. The owners are travellers and outdoor enthusiasts and are well informed about all of the island's activities, restaurants and artisans. We highly recommend this cottage to anyone considering a stay on beautiful Gabriola! The island and its residents exude a peaceful West Coast charm which will bring you back again and again.

            Recommended for: People with disabilities, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

          • Guest comment entered by owner

            • Guest Janice
            • Date of stay 10/01/10
            • Review Submitted 04/19/11
            Dear Suzanne and Dick: What a magical month I have experienced on this beautiful island. Thank you for helping me to make my "experimental" retirement a positive experience. Your wonderful cottage has been the perfect place to relax after my days of exploring and adventuring. A beautiful island filled with warm and welcoming people. I hope one day to call it home.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

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            • Guest Christina and Michael
            • Date of stay 07/23/10
            • Review Submitted 04/19/11
            Suzanne and Dick: What a lovely cottage. It's been perfect. Thank you so much!

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

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            • Guest Janice, Harry and family
            • Date of stay 03/17/08
            • Review Submitted 03/29/10
            Thank you for sharing your beautiful habitation with us. We shall cherish the experience. You should be very proud of what you have built. What a wonderful place to wind down and get mentally healthy. Thank you.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • Guest comment entered by owner

            • Guest Richard and Jenny
            • Date of stay 07/17/09
            • Review Submitted 03/29/10
            Suzanne and Richard A wonderful stay in your beautiful, well appointed cottage. We loved it! Hope to come again soon. Thank you for your kind hospitality. Best regards.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • Guest comment entered by owner

            • Guest Anne and family
            • Date of stay 08/03/09
            • Review Submitted 03/29/10
            Dear Suzanne and Dick We are so glad you "rescued" us at the last minute and allowed us to enjoy your lovely cozy cottage. We take away many wonderful memories of Pilot Bay and leave you with our combined and genuine thanks for what you did to make it a perfect reunion for the family.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • Guest comment entered by owner

            • Guest Jeff and Wendy
            • Date of stay 08/11/09
            • Review Submitted 03/29/10
            Thank you Dick and Suzanne for your hospitality. Our stay in this beautiful little cottae was a perfect break in our vacation visiting the big cities and the northwest. The atmosphere here is so serene, we leave here feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Your tast and attention to detail is impeccable, and the extra help and attention you gave us is much appreciated. Warmest regards. PS-Loved the quilts!

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • Guest comment entered by owner

            • Guest Karen, Doug, Joan and John
            • Date of stay 09/28/09
            • Review Submitted 03/29/10
            Thanks so much for a great stay-great cottage. You have been most helpful in making our stay on Gabriola a success. Hope to see you again soon.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • Guest comment entered by owner

            • Guest Franki and family
            • Date of stay 08/24/09
            • Review Submitted 03/29/10
            Thanks for a wonderful stay. It was everything and more. Just perfect for our family and thanks for the friendly hospitality. Hope to see you again soon.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

           
          Rental basis: Per property
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          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          C$250
          C$1,400

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          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          Please contact us for our additional rental terms.

          We require a deposit of 50% when making the reservation. Payment of the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Deposit will be refunded if change/cancellation is made 60 days prior to arrival date. Trip cancellation insurance is available through VRBO.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 03/11/2014
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          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2000

          About the owner: We are two retired lawyers chasing our dream of retiring to a bed and breakfast (Pilot Bay Guesthouse) and a cottage on one of the most beautiful locations on earth.

          Why the Owner Chose Gabriola Island:
          We built our cottage from douglas fir milled on the property, in a classic coachhouse style. We came here for many weekends while we were still working in Vancouver. We chose the location because of the beautiful waterfront, the ease of access, and the flora and fauna of the island. Gabriola is an island of the arts, with music and artisans' studios everywhere.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          The cottage is a quick drive, ride or walk to the Gabriola ferry. It sits on a waterfront property just behind the Pilot Bay Guest House and there is easy access to Pilot Bay down a few steps carved in the rocks. At low tide we can walk forever. We are visited by eagles, herons, hawks, seagulls, robins, various woodpeckers, hummingbirds, the list could go on forever. Seals and otters are in the bay, and ocassionally whales pass by.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Cottage nestled in the woods.

            Cottage nestled in the woods.

          • Living room with steps to the loft

            Living room with steps to the loft

          • Bedroom can be two twins or one king bed

            Bedroom can be two twins or one king bed

          • Welcome!

            Welcome!

          • Visitor to Pilot Bay.

            Visitor to Pilot Bay.

          • Waterfront seating

            Waterfront seating

          • Living area

            Living area

          • kitchen

            kitchen

          • View of cottage from the treetops.

            View of cottage from the treetops.

          VRBO #184469

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          This listing was first published here in 2008.

          Date last modified - Monday, April 14, 2014

          C$250 per night (CAD)
          11

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 03/11/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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