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Sproat Lake Waterfront - Amazing Views / Beautiful Beach!

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View from the sundeck

View from the sundeck Lake House front view Lake view of house and property in Autumn Living room Blue Master Bedroom Beach area Sunroom and Living Room Gazebo Roof top view of Sproat Lake and Mt. Arrowsmith Boy's bedroom Brown Master Bedroom Upstairs landing daybed Front Deck BBQ area Jacuzzi tub Workshop Fireplace

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Port Alberni cottage description

Only 15 minutes from Port Alberni and one hour from Long Beach, this beautiful Lake House is situated on 1.28 acres of secluded hilltop property and boasts the nicest view around.

This private 5 bedroom/2.5 bath vacation home on Sproat Lake, just over an hour from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, offers the perfect escape that will accommodate every need of your memorable vacation experience.

Whether it be a romantic getaway for two or summer fun with family, wonderful memories will be made here. Spend your days basking in the sun on the dock, water-ski, fish, cruise the lake, visit the famous Mars Waterbombers, travel to beautiful Long Beach for a daytrip, hike Mt. Arrowsmith, or sit back and read a relaxing novel in the cool shade of the fully mature coniferous trees on the beach. Whatever you want your vacation to be, you can have it here!

The private beach access includes 90' of pebbled waterfront, a large swimming area, wharfs and a boat house. The lake house is a 2500 square foot home of unique craftsmanship. There is lots of room to socialize including a 400' deck with spectacular views of the lake and Mt. Arrowsmith. Affectionately coined "Ruttan's Roost" by our late father, architect and designer, the lake house is a unique design which is bound to impress (i.e., no where else can you find a tree for stairs)!

Once your there, it will feel like home.

Keywords: Lake House, family reunion, waterfront, beach, Sproat lake, swim, ski, fish, relax, BBQ, view, remote

Property Type

  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            0...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Freezer
          • Coffee Maker
          • Pantry Items

          Amenities

          • Covered Parking:

            Double carport...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Wood provided...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Linens Provided
          • Fireplace
          • Garage
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Areas for tenting, Additional parking, Boat Launch 4x4 only, Sunroom, Covered Picnic area, Boat House, Docks, Hammock, Fire pit, Water Toys, Canoe, Kayak...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • Piano

              Pool & Spa

              • Jacuzzi

              Outdoor Features

              • Gazebo
              • Deck / Patio
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Kayak / Canoe

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Lakefront

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Surfing
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Walking
                  • Restaurants
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Rafting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Sailing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Other Activities

                      • Surfing at Long Beach (1 hour away), Hiking Mt. Arrowsmith, Salmon Fishing, Mars Waterbombers, ...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • multiple family weekend away

                        multiple family weekend away

                        • Guest Jodi H.
                        • Date of stay 01/03/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/08/14
                        Our stay was amazing. We loved the lake house. We stayed in the winter and had the fireplace going for a warm and relaxing atmosphere. We had teenagers that spent time on the water trying to catch fish (unfortunately no luck). There was enough room for three families comfortably. It was a place that felt like a home away from home. The beds were super comfortable which is always nice when you are away. Owners were easy to book with and accessible if needed. We would love to go back in the summer and enjoy the lake more. House was fully stocked so all we had to bring was our food and personal items. We would highly recommend this house at any time of the year.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Jodi: We welcome you back anytime! Thank you for taking such good care of the home. Cheers, Dale

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

                      • Beautiful lake front home!

                        Beautiful lake front home!

                        • Guest Shirley L.
                        • Date of stay 12/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/04/14
                        We have just enjoyed another wonderful visit to the beautiful and spacious Lake House. Three generations of our family get together once a year and it's difficult to find a place that can accommodate children, adults and pets so comfortably and effortlessly. At the Lake House, there are comfortable bedrooms for all, a lovely living room with lots of seating areas and a fireplace which is well stocked with wood, a kitchen which is very well equipped, and, of course, the beautiful location overlooking Sproat Lake. Several of our family members even managed a polar bear swim off the dock. We didn't take advantage of the canoe or kayak but would love to return in warmer weather to do so. The property is very well maintained and the owners most helpful.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet owners, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                        Owner response: What a great family time you had - come on back in the summer!

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                      • Wonderful place

                        Wonderful place

                        • Guest Mateo (Victoria, bc)
                        • Date of stay 10/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                        Our family had a fantastic stay at this property. We enjoyed the wood stove, the many bedrooms that were well appointed, and of course the beach access and swimming dock behind the boat house. Having a canoe available to do quick paddles was a highlight, as was the glorious water view deck to soak up the sun. A++, great value, I would recommend it to anyone wanting to have a large gathering in a lovely setting.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: Matthew: Thanks for taking good care of the home. What a beautiful weekend you had and I can't believe you guys went swimming! See you next time. Dale

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

                      • Lake house

                        Lake house

                        • Guest Islander (Vancouver Island)
                        • Date of stay 07/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/29/13
                        We had a fabulous, sunny week at the lake. The house was very clean & comfortable, lovely evenings on the deck. The beach was fantastic with both sunny and shady areas to suit everyone and lots of sun on the dock in the late afternoon. Great area for swimming, boating, paddle boarding & kayaking. The owners were so easy-going and accommodating and even found a pair of prescription glasses we'd lost under the dock during our stay and returned them to us! Thanks Dale!

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

                      • Great Getaway!

                        Great Getaway!

                        • Guest JA (Utah)
                        • Date of stay 06/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/03/13
                        Big, clean house. Beautiful surroundings. Loved the movies, games and water toys available.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Janice, thanks for taking good care of the home. I hope your trip back to Utah was enjoyable. Cheers, Dale

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

                      • Large view house

                        Large view house

                        • Guest Grandma (Campbell River, B.C.)
                        • Date of stay 05/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/21/13
                        Ruttans roost was the perfect size for my large family's reunion. The lay out made it feel uncrowded. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of dishes and utensils,etc. the house was clean and has a fabulous view. We loved our stay even though it was a rainy weekend. The closet full of games and the video library kept everyone entertained.We would definitely rent again.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: You're welcome to come again Deana. Thanks for leaving the home in good order.

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

                      • Christmas at the Lakehouse

                        Christmas at the Lakehouse

                        • Guest Kelly (Delta BC)
                        • Date of stay 12/22/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/16/13
                        This was a return stay for us and we had our family from Vancouver, Victoria and Qualicum all come together for the Christmas week to stay at the Ruttans. We love this place so much and it is so inviting that it is a must see for everyone! The fireplace warms the entire home and the bedrooms are very spacious. Our teenagers always share the bunk bed room and the kitchen this year was a wonderful place for the elders to teach the next generation how to cook the turkey dinner and the chinese christmas dinner. Thank you again for opening your home and welcoming us! We will see you again soon! Kurta/Chong/Stewart

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, pet owners, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: What a great Christmas your family had at the Lake House.

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                      • Beachfront House on Sproat Lake

                        Beachfront House on Sproat Lake

                        • Guest VP (victoria bc)
                        • Date of stay 09/14/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/13/13
                        We had a marvellous weekend at the Ruttan's beach-front home. The property and house were clean and beautifully maintained and had all that we needed for a restful and fun time together. The beach is private and the water was lovely to swim in. There was plenty of room for us all to sleep comfortably. The walk to and from the beach is steep and would be difficult for an elderly person to manage but we enjoyed the exercise! There is a wondeful balcony, however, from which they would enjoy a stunning view. We would definitely stay again, maybe next time for longer. We definitely were not ready to head home after just 2 nights.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Glad your group had such a great weekend get-a-way! See you soon.

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

                      • Superb Lake House

                        Superb Lake House

                        • Guest Family Getaway (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 09/22/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/26/11
                        This is a superb property that shines with pride of ownership. The photos and description are accurate, and if anything the Lake House is better in person. My family and our friends arrived to find the house very clean, and well-stocked with towels, linen, etc. The house has lots of character and space to spread out. Highlights include the beautiful stone fireplace, the bbq patio overlooking the lake, and the waterfront beach and dock. We stayed here in September and the lake was still warm enough to swim in. This location is perfect for those looking for a quiet getaway, yet is only a 15 min drive from Port Alberni's shops. All in all a great place that we highly recommend. We would definitely return.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: We look forward to having you and your family return soon Colin.

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

                      • Beatiful Home Away From Home

                        Beatiful Home Away From Home

                        • Guest duke (Victoria, B.C.)
                        • Date of stay 05/20/11
                        • Review Submitted 05/26/11
                        What a wonderful experience. Beautiful home and surrounding area. The house is so well equiped with everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed the weekend with our family, and even though the weather wasn't warm, our grandchildren couldn't resist the lake. Lots of fishing,canoeing and family time. This is the perfect place to relax. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. We will return again.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet owners, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                        Owner response: Glad you all had such a great time. See you soon!

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

                       
                      Rates quoted are in Canadian funds.
                      Low Season ... Oct-May .... $200/night .. $1400/week
                      Mid Season ... Jun & Sep .. $300/night .. $2100/week
                      High Season .. Jul-Aug .... $400/night .. $2800/week
                      Prices are not subject to taxes.
                      Special rates and offers may be available for long term rentals.
                      $250 refundable damage deposit/cleaning charge is required.
                      Over limit $10/person/day tax in effect.
                      

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                      Last updated: 04/17/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Alberni Valley Regional (Port Alberni) Airport at 12 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Ferry: Nanaimo at 115 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Train: Parksville at 60 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Motorway: Hwy 4 (Pacific Rim Hwy) at 3 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Beach: Private beach area at 100 Metres
                      • Nearest Barpub: Fish and Duck Pub at 10 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Ski: Mt. Washinton at 144 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Golf: Hollies Executive Golf Course at 20 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Restaurant: West Bay Hotel at 3 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: Dale and Angela Ruttan are co-owners with Mark and Carol Ruttan.

                      Why the Owner Chose Port Alberni:
                      The Ruttan's Lake House property has been in the family for decades. The home is a unique custom built home that has been added to and improved over the years. It has warmth and character and will make you feel completely at home.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      This vacation rental is great any time of year. Not only are the summers incredible with the swimming and water sports but the fall, winter and spring are beautiful with their colours and unique weather patterns. Curling up by the wood stove in the winter, drinking hot cocoa and watching a DVD, is as inviting as lying in the hammock on the beach in the heat of the summer. The home is very private and quiet. Canoe rides in the morning with the Loons calling can't be beat!


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                      Photos

                      • View from the sundeck

                        View from the sundeck

                      • Lake view of house and property in Autumn

                        Lake view of house and property in Autumn

                      • Blue Master Bedroom

                        Blue Master Bedroom

                      • Sunroom and Living Room

                        Sunroom and Living Room

                      • Roof top view of Sproat Lake and Mt. Arrowsmith

                        Roof top view of Sproat Lake and Mt. Arrowsmith

                      • Brown Master Bedroom

                        Brown Master Bedroom

                      • Front Deck BBQ area

                        Front Deck BBQ area

                      • Workshop

                        Workshop

                      • Lake House front view

                        Lake House front view

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Beach area

                        Beach area

                      • Gazebo

                        Gazebo

                      • Boy's bedroom

                        Boy's bedroom

                      • Upstairs landing daybed

                        Upstairs landing daybed

                      • Jacuzzi tub

                        Jacuzzi tub

                      • Fireplace

                        Fireplace

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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                      5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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