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Sunny Lakefront Cottage with Ocean Access and Mooring

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to the Hummingbird Cottage!

The cottage was recently renovated. We had to jack up and level the floor, replace much of the frame with new timbers. The metal roof is the original except for three new bright skylights. The recycled exterior siding was simply nailed “backside-out” exposing a fresh looking cedar surface.

The interior was completely redone, with new maple tongue-and-groove flooring, drywall, and a Pacific Energy woodstove. The kitchen is fully equipped with butcher-block countertop, stainless steel fridge and a Premier Peerless gas stove.

The bathroom is bright with glass block windows, the tile floor is heated and the neo angle shower has glass walls and door. The master bedroom has windows that “peek” into the woods, a solid maple floor, and a queen size wooden bed. The sleeping loft has been furnished with double and a single bed built by the “owner” using local alder which was milled on site.

The renovated cottage-on-lake is ready for your use, with a wrap-around deck on the waters edge. Enjoy the sunshine and view, or head down to the dock or beach for a swim, or a for some boating with the provided kayaks, canoe, windsurfer and small row boat with electrical outboard motor.

We have included some photos documenting the renovation, as well as some of the many things you can do there.

The place is a Family and Pet Paradise, or Romantic Retreat, surrounded by lake, forest and access to private ocean beach and dock.

Explore the West Coast with forest trails, ocean and lake shore to explore, an island within swimming reach, free use of kayaks, canoe, windsurfer and boat, a deepwater dock with boat launch, peace, quiet and stunning scenery.

The Bold Bay Hummingbird Cottage is a 700 ft2, including the sleeping loft. It is literally right at the lakeshore. The cottage is a perfect base for exploring island living on the west coast.

Village Bay Lake 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.

Enjoy BBQ lunch on the deck, or play games on the landscaped and grassy yard, including badminton, croquet, bocce, volleyball and more. In town you'll find both basics and luxuries including fresh produce and other delectable treats at the weekly Farmer's Market.

A canoe, two kayaks, a windsurfer, and a small rowboat with an electrical outboard motor are available at no charge.

The shoreline of sheltered Crescent Channel (also called Bold Bay), provides beachcombing and shell fishing (oysters and clams). 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 bold eagles, dolphins, orcas, porpoises, and seals.

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 cell phones are more expensive).

If you have pets, bring them! Dogs love the forest and the lake.

Perfect for family exploration, quiet retreats, and romantic getaways, Bold Bay Hummingbird Cottage can be yours - one week at a time.




Keywords: Lake, Cottage, cabin, recreation, waterfront, ocean, island, swimming, boating, kayaking

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 720 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome. The Hummingbird Cottage is a dog's paradise with fields, forest and lake....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Loft: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Low headroom loft, perfect for kids....moreless

  • Pull-out sofa: 1 queen

    Pull-out sofa in living room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Heated tile floor...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront:

    The cottage is located on the shores of Village Bay Lake. The lake is part of a chain of lakes located in Provincial Park. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Beach on the ocean and a private deep water dock is located less than 1 km along a gravel road/driveway....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor table seats 4 comfortably and 1 or 2 more in a pinch. The outdoor table seats 8 (or more)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating:

    Wood stove and electrical baseboards....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone coverage available from installed booster antenna. Outdoor cell coverage is available at the ocean (Bold Bay beach and dock)....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Party line for local calls. For long distance calls, use your calling card or keep a tally of the minutes used....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Cosy and efficient wood stove....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    General staples including flour, rice, sugar, salt, spices, tea and coffee....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas Stove for easy cooking...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Several mountain bikes of various sizes....moreless

  • Boat:

    Small boat with electrical outboard....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Located within 20 km....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks, 1 canoe....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    1 windsurfer, various floating toys (inner tube, etc)....moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

C$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: C$214 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

C$1,200

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: C$171 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

$250 Booking deposit. Remainder due 2 months before arrival. Payments made using PayPal or cheque issued to Bold Bay Waterfront Development Ltd.

Cancellation Policy: If notice is given by May 1st OR if the property is re-rented = Full refund less $100

Otherwise the refund will be: 4 weeks notice = 75%; 1 week notice = 50%; less than 1 week notice = no refund.

Welcome to Quadra Island!


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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Campbell River
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Heriot Bay Inn
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Quadra Island Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Quadra Island Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Heriot Bay Inn
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
Bold Bay ocean beach

Car: Recommended

Badminton, Croquet, Bocci Ball, Soccer, Frisbee ALL PROVIDED

 

Owner info

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 Cottage:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian

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Photos

  • The Hummingbird Cottage

    The Hummingbird Cottage

  • Dining on the wrap-around deck

    Dining on the wrap-around deck

  • Prawns caught in Bold Bay

    Prawns caught in Bold Bay

  • Swimming on the lake (Hummingbird Cottage in the background)

    Swimming on the lake (Hummingbird Cottage in the background)

  • Swimming in the lake (inner tube provided)

    Swimming in the lake (inner tube provided)

  • Drying off after a swim in the lake

    Drying off after a swim in the lake

  • Canoe trip on the lake (canoe provided)

    Canoe trip on the lake (canoe provided)

  • Dining nook with wood stove - vaulted ceiling with hammerbeams

    Dining nook with wood stove - vaulted ceiling with hammerbeams

  • Dining nook and kitchen

    Dining nook and kitchen

  • Attic bedroom has a single and a double bed, plus room for mattress on the floor

    Attic bedroom has a single and a double bed, plus room for mattress on the floor

  • Snorkelling in Bold Bay - Sea Cucumber

    Snorkelling in Bold Bay - Sea Cucumber

  • Beachcombing on Rebecca Spit

    Beachcombing on Rebecca Spit

  • Summer picnic in the shade

    Summer picnic in the shade

  • BBQ beach-fresh oysters

    BBQ beach-fresh oysters

  • Fresh-picked mussels

    Fresh-picked mussels

  • Diving off the Hummingbird dock

    Diving off the Hummingbird dock

  • Paddle boarding on the lake

    Paddle boarding on the lake

  • Kayaking in Bold Bay

    Kayaking in Bold Bay

  • Exploring the Chain-of-Lakes by Kayak (two kayaks provided)

    Exploring the Chain-of-Lakes by Kayak (two kayaks provided)

  • Master Bedroom - Craftsman made Maple Queen Bed

    Master Bedroom - Craftsman made Maple Queen Bed

  • Bathroom with glassblock windows and heated tile floor

    Bathroom with glassblock windows and heated tile floor

  • Bold Bay on the Ocean

    Bold Bay on the Ocean

  • Snorkelling in Bold Bay - Moonsnail

    Snorkelling in Bold Bay - Moonsnail

  • Day Trip to Manson Lagoon on Cortes Island

    Day Trip to Manson Lagoon on Cortes Island

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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
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