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Sunny Lake Cottage, Forested Property with Ocean Dock

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The Cottage with Sundeck


Last updated: 05/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Quadra Island cottage 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

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 720 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Pets Considered:

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

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

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

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


              • Loft: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                Low headroom loft, perfect for kids....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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster


              • Heating:

                Wood stove and electrical baseboards....moreless

              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Wood Stove
              • Linens Provided


              • Games
              • Books
              • CD Player


              • Telephone:

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

              • Mobile Phone:

                Cell phone coverage available from installed booster antenna...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

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

              • Bicycles:

                Several mountain bikes of various sizes....moreless

              • Boat:

                Small boat with electrical outboard....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Balcony
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill


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

              Location & View

              • 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

              • Beachfront


              • Restaurants
              • Fitness Center
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Medical Services
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Forests
              • Marina
              • Recreation Center
              • Winery Tours
              • Eco Tourism
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Whale Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Horseshoes
              • ATM/Bank
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling/Diving


              Write a review 4.4
              from 5 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Tax Rate 5%


              $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.

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              Last updated: 05/20/2014
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              50 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Campbell River
              25 Kilometres
              Nearest Ferry
              Quadra Island Ferry
              800 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              Bold Bay ocean beach
              15 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              Heriot Bay Inn
              20 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              Quadra Island Golf
              15 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Heriot Bay Inn

              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: danish, english, norwegian, swedish

              Links to more information:

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • The Cottage with Sundeck

                The Cottage with Sundeck

              • 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

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

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

              • Picnic on Bold Island (across from our private ocean dock)

                Picnic on Bold Island (across from our private ocean dock)

              • View of the Cottage from the Dock (the Lakehouse is visible in the background)

                View of the Cottage from the Dock (the Lakehouse is visible in the background)

              • 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

              • Canoe trip on the lake (canoe provided)

                Canoe trip on the lake (canoe provided)

              • Prawn fishing excursion

                Prawn fishing excursion

              • Beachcombing on Rebecca Spit

                Beachcombing on Rebecca Spit

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Sunday, August 03, 2014

              C$1,200 - C$1,500 per week (CAD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 05/20/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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