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Elegant Luxury in a Rustic Setting, on the Sunshine Coast!

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Last updated: 09/08/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Garden Bay cottage description

An elegant, cozy home-away-from-home, Cottage on the Coast offers a luxurious vacation experience in a rustic, woodland setting on BC’s Sunshine Coast. Enjoy the comfort of down duvets, Turkish towels, and 600 thread count linens as you rest up in one of the two comfortable queen-size beds for days ahead spent enjoying the great outdoors. Your toughest decision during your stay? Whether to spend the day on the water, in the woods, or touring the many local artisan studios. How about a bit of all three?

A well-equipped gourmet kitchen invites your gastronomic creations. The local, well-stocked grocery store is only 20 minutes away for grocery supplies, and fresh seafood is available seasonally for purchase at the government marina nearby. Or relax and enjoy a meal at one of the local eateries, pubs, and award-winning restaurants in the Pender Harbour area.

Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon refreshment lounging on one of the cottage’s two decks. Soak up the sun on the front deck, with a peek-a-boo ocean view of lively Lee Bay and Texada Island in the distance. Stay cool in the shade on the deck at the back of the house and breathe in the refreshing aroma of cedar-infused forest air while watching for deer and other wildlife among the trees.

Located at the foot of Pender Hill Regional Park, step out the door and onto the Pender Hill trail, a vigorous yet short (30-minute) hike with spectacular views of Garden Bay as your reward. Or take a leisurely, roadway stroll around Sakinaw Ridge, watching for the plentiful wildlife, including eagles, ravens, hawks, hummingbirds, deer, black bears, and the odd orca or grey whale pod in nearby Agamemnon Channel. Birdwatchers, bring your binoculars, and your cameras! With over 20 trails of varying lengths and difficulty in the surrounding area, as well as numerous parks and viewpoints, you’ll be exploring to your heart’s content every day of your visit.

For boaters, ocean launches are nearby at both Irvine’s Landing and Duncan Cove, as well as at Madeira Park. Or if you prefer to rent, kayaks, canoes, and putt-around motorboats are available at local marine businesses. If fishing is your game, drop a line into one of the well-stocked local lakes from the side of the road, or bring your small boat and paddle around the nooks and crannies to find the best spots. Ocean charters are also available nearby for an adventurous day of fishing and/or sightseeing.

In the summer, spend the day swimming and sunning at one of the many spectacular freshwater lakes in the vicinity, including Hotel Lake, Garden Bay Lake, Katherine Lake, Sakinaw Lake, and Ruby Lake, to name a few. Or dip your toes into the chilly ocean waters, and take swim if you’ve got the desire! Beach comb for shells and interesting sea creatures along the ocean shore; who knows what treasures you’ll find! Whether swimming or fishing, on freshwater or saltwater, you’ll surely be refreshed by the pristine waters and gorgeous views of Garden Bay.

Fancy a leisurely round of golf? Play 9 or 18 holes at Pender Harbour Golf Club, just a 20-minute drive from the cottage. Or turn your trip into a golfer's getaway and include a visit to the two other golf courses on the lower Sunshine Coast: Sechelt Golf & Country Club, and Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club (in Roberts Creek). And if you're in the mood for ultimate relaxation, take your pick of treatments at one of the local spas, from massages and soaks to wraps and facials.

Festivals and events are held regularly all year and give you a dose of the many-faceted cultural community of the area. From music festivals like the Blues Festival, Jazz Festival, and Classical Music Festival, to car shows like Sleepy Hollow Rod Run, to monthly craft fairs and self-guided artisan/studio tours, you'll be sure to get a taste of all the treasures the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

And all year round, our clear night skies are perfect for astronomic observation. With no city lights to dim the glittering view, you’ll see millions of stars and be able to identify hundreds of constellations. Time your visit with one of the many yearly meteor showers and you’ll be counting shooting stars by the hundreds, right from the front deck!

In the winter, there are storm-watching opportunities galore for the strong at heart. Let the wind howl and rain pelt the cottage as you cozy up on the couch next to the romantic, wood-burning fireplace. Watch the storm clouds roll in from the west over Lee Bay and enjoy the raw power of Mother Nature as she holds a rip-roaring party in her giant back yard.

Decorated with Coast Salish artwork, reclaimed fir wood flooring, gleaming slate tiles, and an eye for unique local art, Cottage on the Coast is the perfect getaway, only 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry and car.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 776 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            ashtray provided outside of home...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            This loft bedroom is open to living area below....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            deep soaker tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            deep soaker tub...moreless

          • Toilet and facial tissue provided.


          • Books:

            There is an interesting little library of local interests and references with charts and maps of the area, a handful of fiction, local magazines and publications. ...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games:

            Vintage chess, checkers, dominos, scrabble, crib, cards, dice and Monopoly....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Bose IPod dock. In house IPod with eclectic collection of music....moreless

          • Television:

            42' Sony Bravia television...moreless

          • Toys:

            A fun selection to delight all!...moreless

          • Video Library:

            There is a modest collection of dvds in the desk drawer....moreless


          • Away From It All
          • Romantic


          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                Peek a boo view of Lee Bay and Texada Island....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining:

                A clever little table drops its leaves and stores 4 chairs. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Clothes Dryer:

                Miele washer and dryer, unscented laundry products are supplied. ...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                There are electric baseboard heaters throughout the cottage....moreless

              • Internet:

                There is high speed internet through Coast Cable....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Luxurious high thread count linens, down duvets, fleece blankets, 4 pillows per bed....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Extensive collection of carved local art, vintage Danish teak furniture....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                There is ample off street parking....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Towels Provided:

                Each guest is provided with beautiful Turkish towels. There are beach towels for swimming. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Quiet and efficient Miele washing machine. ...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                A wood burning fireplace warms the living area. Instructions for use, a lighter, fireplace tools, wood and axes are supplied....moreless


              • Coffee Maker:

                There is coffee, a coffee bean grinder, an electric coffeemaker, a French press Bodum, filters and sugar, but you may want to bring fresh cream....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Weber barbecue and tools, stainless Paderno pans, perforated pizza pan, roasting pans, fondue pots, large crab pot, wok and chopsticks and a healthy assortment of utensils of all sorts. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Dishes and table linens for dining for 4 adults. ...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Dishwashing soap provided. Sink stoppers and plastic scouring pads washed here. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Blender, waffle iron, stand and hand electric mixers, cutting boards, good knives, champagne buckets, cookbooks, serving bowls and utensils....moreless

              • Microwave:

                OTR (over the range)...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                There is a generous supply of assorted foods, vinegars, spices and basic kitchen supplies....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Chilled mugs, ice cube trays and ice bucket in freezer! ...moreless

              • Stove:

                Glass top range, teflon drip sheet and self cleaning oven. Oven drawer equipped with barbecue utensils, extensive array of baking dishes, oven mitts. ...moreless

              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio:

                A cozy covered deck in back, a sunny little deck looking towards the water....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The landscaping is taking shape with extensive rock work hardscaping and tree planting on this new site....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber Q propane grill with accessories...moreless



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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              2 night min stay

              Discounts: 3 nights or more: C$175 Nightly

              low season
              Nov 1 - Apr 30
              2 night min stay
              C$840 C$2,700
              high season
              May 1 - Oct 31
              2 night min stay
              C$980 C$3,150
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              Rate break for 3 - 6 days low season is 150.00 per night.

              Rate break for 3 - 6 days high season is 175.00 per night.

              Rates are based on double occupancy.

              There is a 25.00 charge per adult per night for guests exceeding double occupancy.


              A $200.00 deposit is required to reserve your booking.

              This reservation deposit becomes your damage deposit upon your arrival.

              This reservation/damage deposit is promptly returned after Housekeeping completes cleaning and inspection.

              Rental fee due in full 7 days before arrival to allot time to forward 'Welcome Letter' including driving instructions and cottage key allocation.

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              • Cottage On The Coast

                Cottage On The Coast

              • rock garden

                rock garden

              • hot chocolate beside the fire

                hot chocolate beside the fire

              • tastefully appointed with local art

                tastefully appointed with local art

              • your destination

                your destination

              • Wildlife watching from the deck

                Wildlife watching from the deck

              • Landscaping is taking shape on this new site.

                Landscaping is taking shape on this new site.

              • lazy afternoon

                lazy afternoon

              • tell a story or create your own

                tell a story or create your own

              • a place to hang your hat

                a place to hang your hat

              • Lee Bay and Texada Island

                Lee Bay and Texada Island

              • kindle a memory

                kindle a memory

              VRBO #279128

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

              C$200 per night (CAD)

              1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 09/08/2014
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