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Beautiful Cottage on Waterfront Property, Gabriola Island

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Cottage nestled in the woods.


Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

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

          • Bedroom 1


          • Den


          • 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


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


          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo


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


          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • 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

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Tennis


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

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

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Clothes Dryer:

            in the cottage...moreless

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

            available for local outgoing calls...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            in the cottage...moreless

          • Wireless Internet


          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill


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          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Taxes Not included


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          Last updated: 12/17/2014
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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.

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          Speaks: english

          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          • 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!


          • Visitor to Pilot Bay.

            Visitor to Pilot Bay.

          • Waterfront seating

            Waterfront seating

          • Living area

            Living area

          • 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 - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

          C$250 per night (CAD)

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Member since: 2008
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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