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Dolphin Bay Cottage

Dolphin Bay Cottage 2-Story Window in Living Room Living room with cozy fireplace. Fully Equipped Kitchen Dining Room - Seating for 6 Great View from Dining Room Loft Overlooking Living Room Single bed and desk in Loft View from Loft, above Living Room Master Bedroom - Queen Bed Wall of Windows in Master Bedroom! Master Bedroom & Ensuite Soaker Tub and Heated Floors in Master Ensuite 2nd Bedroom - Queen bed, sliding glass doors to landing and steps down to beach. Cozy Sleeping Alcove - Queen Bed Large deck with spectacular views. View from Deck Oceanside View of Cottage Beautiful Dolphin Bay Watch sailboat races from the deck. Stunning sunsets

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

Nanoose Bay cottage description

This spacious (1700 square feet) three-bedroom, two-bathroom waterfront cottage, only steps down to the beach, is a special place for a family vacation. It is situated on beautiful Dolphin Bay with stunning views across Georgia Strait to the mountains on the mainland.

Located between Schooner Cove Marina and the Fairwinds Golf/Country Club, this is the perfect base from which to enjoy your Vancouver Island vacation. Take day trips to Victoria, a 2 hour drive or Long Beach/Tofino - 2.5 hours away. Although only 15 minutes from major shopping in Nanaimo, the cottage is quiet and feels very remote as the beach is accessible by only a few houses on the bay.

All the comforts of home are provided: fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, TV with surround sound, Cable/DVD player/stereo, high-speed wireless internet, telephone, plus BBQ and patio furniture.

Relax on the large deck and watch the wildlife, which includes deer, herons, seals, otters, eagles, and occasionally, whales and dolphins.

The living room overlooks the ocean with an entire wall of windows - the fireplace, TV and stereo are all conveniently located here. The dining room, with seating for 6, also looks out onto the incredible view.

The master bedroom boasts views from floor to ceiling windows along one wall, a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom with a soaker tub and in-floor heating.

The other sleeping areas are also on the lower level, both with queen beds. The second has sliding glass doors that open onto a small deck that is just steps from the beach. The cozy third sleeping area has a pretty view onto the newly landscaped yard.

There is an additional single bed in the loft overlooking the living room. This area can also serve as an office as there is a desk and Wi-Fi for your laptop.

Schooner Cove Marina is only a 5 minute walk from the cottage. You can arrange to have kayaks dropped off there or book a tour to explore the area by water.

The small mall in Nanoose, a 5 minute drive away, has a fully stocked supermarket, gas station and post office.

* Walking distance to Schooner Cove Marina and tennis courts.

* Less than 1 km to the award-winning Fairwinds Golf and Country Club.

* 10 minutes to the world class spa at Tigh-na-mara.

* 15 minutes to Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville.

* Fresh, locally-caught seafood is available a short drive away at French Creek Marina.

* A few examples for short day excursions are: Cathedral Grove, Goats on the Roof at Coombs, Englishman River Falls, Qualicum Beach, Little Qualicum Falls, murals and live theatre in Chemainus.

Keywords: Cottage, Oceanfront, View

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • Hairdryer, iron/ironing board, quality linens/towels, books, games and puzzles....moreless

              Entertainment

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

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Patio furniture includes dining set, lounge chairs and umbrella....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony

              Location & View

              • Oceanfront:

                The beach is sandy at the top, with pebbles and larger rocks below....moreless

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Miniature Golf
              • Horseback Riding
              • Fitness Center
              • Sailing
              • Groceries
              • Tennis
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Spelunking
              • Snorkeling
              • Kayaking
              • Snowboarding
              • Hiking
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Marina
              • Botanical Garden
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Recreation Center
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Winery Tours
              • Shopping
              • Whale Watching
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
               

              Reviews

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              • Christmas gathering

                Christmas gathering

                • Guest Van S.
                • Date of stay 12/19/13
                • Review Submitted 02/19/14
                This cottage was perfect for us to share a Christmas gathering with our adult children who have moved west from Saskatchewan. Although we were miles away from home we were able to have our Christmas traditions in this cozy, comforting home. I would recommend this property to anyone. We loved it and it was everything we needed! Thank you Karin and Keith for your hospitality.

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

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

              • a wee bit of Paradise !

                a wee bit of Paradise !

                • Guest David L.
                • Date of stay 12/27/13
                • Review Submitted 01/20/14
                My husband and I currently live in Calgary but I was born and raised in Vancouver. I had longed for the ocean and so we decided to search for a sea side cottage to rent for a few days. We were so fortunate to find Dolphin Bay Cottage in quiet and lovely Nanoose Bay and it's wonderful owners Karin and Keith. From the moment we entered this quaint, cozy and serene cottage we were in love with not only it but the spectacular view of the ocean and the distant shores of the Mainland. The cottage is clean, warm and inviting and the seaside details charming, everything is provided for and easy to find. One of the best spots in the cottage is the super comfortable lounger placed right in front of the giant windows facing the ocean, one could happily sit there forever on a dark and stormy day by the fire watching the wildlife and the ocean waves right outside the wall of windows or if you visit in summer there are many, many wonderful, comfortable outdoor summer day sitting locations. You will not be sorry to choose Dolphin Bay Cottage, it is indeed bit of Paradise. Diane and David

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

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

              • Family vacation with older children

                Family vacation with older children

                • Guest alma d.
                • Date of stay 08/17/13
                • Review Submitted 08/29/13
                Very relaxing atmosphere. A home away from home feel to it

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

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

              • GREAT House!

                GREAT House!

                • Guest Mike (Centennial, CO)
                • Date of stay 07/20/13
                • Review Submitted 08/20/13
                Our stay at the cottage in July was amazing. I'm not sure we've ever been to a more beautiful place than Vancouver Island. The pictures of the cottage on this site are an excellent representation of the cottage and surrounding area, although I'd have to say it was much more beautiful seeing it in person. We have 3 kids ages 17-23 and the house was perfect for us to have lots of time together in the cottage as well as privacy. Overall we were extremely pleased with every aspect of the trip, from communications with Karin, to our stay at the cottage as well as day trips around the surrounding area. Very easy to rate this as 5 stars. Thank you, Karin!!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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

              • Summer rental

                Summer rental

                • Guest sue (California)
                • Date of stay 07/06/13
                • Review Submitted 07/09/13
                We had a great time. The house was a good size for six of us, very comfortable and well appointed. It is on a lovely little bay with a good beach. The view was stunning.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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

              • Dream getaway

                Dream getaway

                • Guest DC (Burnaby)
                • Date of stay 05/21/13
                • Review Submitted 06/20/13
                Thank you for a dream getaway. We truly forgot all about the stresses of our everyday lives drinking in the stunning view of the bay from the deck and virtually every room with a window. The cottage was immaculate and very tastefully appointed. The kitchen was well-equipped. Everything was provided, from cookware to tableware to linens, even herbs and spices. We had most of our meals on site and made good use of the cooking facilities, including the barbecue on that wonderful deck. (Karin, my husband has BBQ envy!) We couldn't get enough of that view from the deck and living room. Thanks for providing the telescope. In addition to the gorgeous water view, we saw eagles, deer, even otters frolicking on the beach. Our stay concided with the beginning of the cruise season and we spotted two cruise ships ablaze with lights on their way to Alaska. Speaking of views, the master suite is absolutely magnificent, with its wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and soaker tub overlooking the bay. Sleep comes easily in the very comfortable bed, lulled by the soothing sound of waves. While we were there to relax, we certainly appreciated the wifi and cable TV access - just to keep in touch with the rest of the world and smugly thank the gods (and Karin!) that we were away from it all. Our break was much too short and we'll be back for a longer stay. It was such a pleasure dealing with the owner, Karin, and she ensured that everything was perfect.

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

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

              • Too short a visit

                Too short a visit

                • Guest Julie (Canada)
                • Date of stay 04/18/13
                • Review Submitted 04/30/13
                My husband and I had a lovely mini holiday staying in this cottage. It was clean, bright and had a gorgeous view. The views from the master suite made it difficult to get out of bed!. The kitchen is small but very functional and all the amenities are provided. We ate breakfasts and dinners at the cottage as we couldn't think of a place that had a better view! My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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

              • vancouver island relaxation

                vancouver island relaxation

                • Guest jax (uk)
                • Date of stay 03/28/13
                • Review Submitted 04/15/13
                A stunning location to use as a base for outdoor adventures nearby, visiting nainimo and victoria and other lovely cities and towns or head a little north to find peace and wilderness. Or just rela at the house and drink in the beautiful view and watch the plentiful wildlife, we saw sea lions, eagles, 2 whales and countless deer.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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

              • Great time on the water!

                Great time on the water!

                • Guest The Happy Couple! (Calgary)
                • Date of stay 09/08/12
                • Review Submitted 09/23/12
                We spent 6 days at this cottage. The place was very clean, with quality linens throughout. the kitchen was well stocked and it was easy to "move right in" and relax! The deck was amazing and we made use of a telescope to watch passing cruise ships! One day we even saw 2 orcas! The steps leading down to the water were well built and maintained. We also enjoyed the gas fireplace in the evenings. it was a great place to stay and highly recommend it to those looking to get away and enjoy the ocean!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

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

              • Great place for a week on the water

                Great place for a week on the water

                • Guest G&A (Calgary, AB)
                • Date of stay 07/21/12
                • Review Submitted 08/05/12
                We had a lovely week at Dolphin Bay cottage and can happily recommend this property as a great place to spend a week on central Vancouver Island. As a family with teenagers we mainly used the property to kick back and relax. It is very comfortable, clean and well cared for. The location is great with beautiful views over the bay. One morning we were fascinated to watch a family of sea otters fishing and eating on the rocks, whilst being buzzed by bald eagles. The telescope provides excellent viewing possibilities and other wildlife we saw included seals, herons and deer. The house is centrally located about 10 minutes from the Island Highway, providing many short sightseeing opportunities around the area. We were seldom aware of any traffic on the road at the back of the house or noise from the neighbours. The deck is sheltered by trees and feels very private. We have no hesitation in recommending this property as a vacation rental.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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

               
              High Season ..... ..June 29 - Sept 02 ...........$1950/wk (1 Wk Min)
              Shoulder Season... Sept/Oct, Mar - Jun....$200/night(4 nt min)......$1300/wk
              Low Season ...... Nov 1 - Feb 28 ..... ...$150/night(4 nt min)......$1000/wk
              Monthly Rental .. Oct-Apr ... Contact for rates.
              High Season Check-in/Check-out: Sat-Sat
              Reservation confirmed upon receipt of 20% deposit. Remainder to be paid
              30 days in advance of arrival. Rates are in $ Cdn and do not include taxes.
              

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              Last updated: 04/04/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2010


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Dolphin Bay Cottage

                Dolphin Bay Cottage

              • Living room with cozy fireplace.

                Living room with cozy fireplace.

              • Dining Room - Seating for 6

                Dining Room - Seating for 6

              • Loft Overlooking Living Room

                Loft Overlooking Living Room

              • View from Loft, above Living Room

                View from Loft, above Living Room

              • Wall of Windows in Master Bedroom!

                Wall of Windows in Master Bedroom!

              • Soaker Tub and Heated Floors in Master Ensuite

                Soaker Tub and Heated Floors in Master Ensuite

              • Cozy Sleeping Alcove - Queen Bed

                Cozy Sleeping Alcove - Queen Bed

              • View from Deck

                View from Deck

              • Beautiful Dolphin Bay

                Beautiful Dolphin Bay

              • Stunning sunsets

                Stunning sunsets

              • 2-Story Window in Living Room

                2-Story Window in Living Room

              • Fully Equipped Kitchen

                Fully Equipped Kitchen

              • Great View from Dining Room

                Great View from Dining Room

              • Single bed and desk in Loft

                Single bed and desk in Loft

              • Master Bedroom - Queen Bed

                Master Bedroom - Queen Bed

              • Master Bedroom & Ensuite

                Master Bedroom & Ensuite

              • 2nd Bedroom - Queen bed, sliding glass doors to landing and steps down to beach.

                2nd Bedroom - Queen bed, sliding glass doors to landing and steps down to beach.

              • Large deck with spectacular views.

                Large deck with spectacular views.

              • Oceanside View of Cottage

                Oceanside View of Cottage

              • Watch sailboat races from the deck.

                Watch sailboat races from the deck.

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Thursday, July 11, 2013

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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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