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Sleeps 8, Ocean View, Hot Tub, Garden, Wheelchair Accessible

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Living room, entrance hall beyond, original art, gorgeous fir floors and windows

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Our recently renovated home gets rave reviews. Guests enjoy the space, light, Douglas fir floors and windows, interesting art, comfortable furniture and modern amenities. French windows open from the living room to a large, two stage deck partially shaded by wistaria and clematis, where you can sit with a coffee or a glass of wine to enjoy the ever-changing colours of the ocean. Or the whole party can eat out there, table and chairs provided, with the Italian spiral staircase providing a short cut down to the lower deck, the hot tub and the enclosed garden.

The state-of the-art ventilation system provides fresh air and comfort to the whole house year-round. There are two comfy Queen size beds, one up, one down, with two single beds also upstairs which can be placed together, if desired. The other single (bunk) beds are particularly popular with children. Wheelchair access to the house is through the side door, with wooden ramps continuing around the house leading to the lower floor, garden and hot tub. There are also aides for the toilet and the bath tub. (For six years we have welcomed disabled people and their helpers for their annual holiday). Many others come regularly, from frisbee golf tournament players to nature-loving bureaucrats winding down. We had four generations in one family gathering. Dogs are welcome.

We love to come to Pender Island ourselves every year, to check on our summer-resident killer whales (3 new babies this year, we hear), and to restore our souls and bodies. After an ocean kayak or a steep hike, or getting mildly lost on curvy roads and trails, there is nothing like the hot tub last thing at night....and when the house lights are dimmed, the stars are brighter than anywhere else on earth!


Keywords: Large house, garden, hot tub, ocean view, wheelchair accessible, dogs, year-round

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 for paying renter. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Grass for ball games, 'secret' path through the shrubs, TV/DVD & radio board games and puzzles provided....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs with shots and anti-flea measures, up to two from same household welcome....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ramp to side door entry and to hot tub. Extra wide doors to bed & bathrooms, supports on request for bath and toilet....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 bunk bed

    Bunk beds sleep two...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), on main floor, accessible through side entrance. Queen bed and Bunk Beds on lower level opening to garden and hot tub, portable ramp if access needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Ensuite to twin bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Art pictures, visiting deer, fenced garden, hidden paths in shrubs, close to nature trails, walk to marina, many other beaches in 5-10 minutes drive, tennis courts, frisbee golf, lake swimming at Magic Lake, whale-watching tours OR observe orca from many superb viewpoints - use Map!! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Ever-growing library of holiday reading from classics to pot-boilers and books about BC...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Collection of jigsaw puzzles and board games well used....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Radio/CD players on both levels...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    We prefer you to bring your own toddler/pre school toys, but offer a child-sized table and chairs....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Ever-changing colours of sea & sky from dawn to dusk. Eagles & osprey soar overhead, ferries & yachts sail below...as you sip Chablis on the vine-covered deck - heaven!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Also usable by guests....moreless

  • Garage:

    Store excess garbage, if necessary, in garage until it departs with you. (NO Dump on Pender Island, so $ at nearby Liquor Store, please, & RE-CYCLE !)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have an excellent Heat recovery system, which re-circulates clean air, so house is comfortable year-round. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi fi access....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linen provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Actually two, so read quietly upstairs, or socialise on either level's outdoor deck, or watch TV or video downstairs.....moreless

  • Parking:

    Wide driveway for 3-4 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Adequate room, with 2 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for bathrooms provided. Please bring your own beach towels, also for use with hot tub....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    You have access to large machine should you wish to wash clothes, towels etc....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    This is a built-in stove, using wood we provide, protected by glass doors. It provides heat should Hydro suffer an Island breakdown in service.......moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    On lower level so cosy for TV and board games but also ducted to heat upstairs - in case of power cuts!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    New set of Paderno stainless steel pans added 2012. Lots of unusual items too (eg rice cooker...)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Not fancy bone china, but enough plates, cups etc for all, in 3 separate cupboards. New cutlery added 2012....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Serviced regularly, holds lots if you have party of 7-8....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open plan to living/dining room - lots of fun to cook and serve, with the ocean view out the window...lots of light too!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Good-sized, reliable microwave at eye level...moreless

  • Oven:

    Just watch out for directions, and press the X to cancel if you press Self-Clean by mistake...!!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide paper towels and toilet paper, but guests prefer to bring all their own food......moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    See the photo feature for great place to read with a glass of wine......moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Vine-covered upper deck raved over as much as the view, and also a lower deck with table and hot tub....moreless

  • Golf:

    Excellent 9 hole course with fabulous views, refreshments and rentals of course....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Easily rented, and great guided trips also....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Mature enclosed garden safe for children. We allow blackberries in lower area in late summer - yummy!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large BBQ - PLEASE try to leave it in clean condition for next guests....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Please use racquets and key provided for 2 courts in walking distance - 'honour box' on site....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Generously sized, well-maintained tub -turn down house lights for maximum star/moon power...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    We don't recommend the jets - quite noisy an hour or so after you've bathed - so not welcome at midnight....!!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
C$240 C$340
Fri, Sat, Sun
C$1,600 C$3,300

Discounts: 7 nights or more: C$145 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: C$110 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee C$75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$400
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

For more than 4 adults, we charge $100.00 per week extra per person, and $50.00 per person per weekend outside High Season.

We respectfully ask you to sort glass, tin, plastics and paper for re-cycling, and to take your garbage with you when you leave the house, since there is no garbage disposal on the island.

There are no extra charges for cleaning or for the hot tub.

Half the fee is required to make a reservation, and the whole amount by 30 days before. (Flexible payment schedule also offered). Electronic Transfer preferred.

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Location

12 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Sea planes fly to Pender Island from Vancouver.
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Port Browning
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Otter Bay ferries to Vancouver Island &/or City
9 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Near ferries, excellent 9 holes, public, +Bistro
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Port Browning, Driftwood Centre choices, Hope Bay,
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
At Thieves Bay Marina, others 5 minute drive away

Car: Necessary

Disc golf (also called Frisbee golf) is enjoyed by all from 7 to 70+, be they first-timers at the woodland Course in walking distance of our house, or Americans visiting for an International-level tournament (yes, really!) If you can throw a frisbee, you will ENJOY an hour in woodland.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We, John and Pam Waddington, have lived in the same house in Ottawa, Canada's capital city, for 37 years. We have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren who live in the area. Pam trained as a social worker, John is an engineer, still consulting part-time. It was a big project to buy and re-design Arbutus House, and we love to get back to it and beautiful, welcoming Pender Island regularly. We treasure our Visitors Book and its comments, and urge all our guests to contribute their own thoughts and comments. Some guest dialogue exists on our intriguing art work!

Why the Owner Chose Pender Islands:
We bought Arbutus House in 2001 and completely re-built it in the West Coast Arts and Crafts style, as a retirement project. Many friends and relatives contributed ideas and features - the hot tub unanimous! But we are not quite ready yet to make the big move out West. Meanwhile, it is very satisfying to have other people enjoy the fruits of our labours, and we are very grateful for the good care and appreciation our house and belongings receive. We have a unique combination of all modern conveniences on our island (mains water, sewer and electric power), privacy at home amidst towering trees, and unspoilt nature with woodland trails, many public beaches and those fabulous Arbutus trees to admire.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
A mother deer leading its baby up the driveway to our porch - hoping for an apple? Bald eagles soaring overhead; so many wonderful walks with fabulous views; wild flowers in the lower garden, colourful flowers, bulbs, trees and shrubs; yummy blackberries in late summer. We sleep particularly well here, with so much time spent outdoors. Two tennis courts and Frisbee Golf in walking distance. We also enjoy the variety of Island restaurants, and try out the latest (new in 2010 are Birdie's Bistro, open to all at the golf course, offering all-day breakfast and great variety, highly recommended; and yummy Fish and Chips at Driftwood or take-out).


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Ki-Swahili

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Photos

  • Living room, entrance hall beyond, original art, gorgeous fir floors and windows

    Living room, entrance hall beyond, original art, gorgeous fir floors and windows

  • Pines, ocean and sky in ever-changing colours - daily magic from our patio

    Pines, ocean and sky in ever-changing colours - daily magic from our patio

  • Pre-flowers & shrubs but shows full size of property, all this and ocean view!

    Pre-flowers & shrubs but shows full size of property, all this and ocean view!

  • Twin bedroom (or place beds close) has ensuite bathroom with excellent shower

    Twin bedroom (or place beds close) has ensuite bathroom with excellent shower

  • Main kitchen, open plan, large fridge, dining to left, also kitchen downstairs

    Main kitchen, open plan, large fridge, dining to left, also kitchen downstairs

  • Back garden early summer, free huge blackberries to die for by August-Sept.

    Back garden early summer, free huge blackberries to die for by August-Sept.

  • Evening peace, hot tub on left

    Evening peace, hot tub on left

  • Spot seals, otter, maybe orca from Boat Nook, 5 minute walk away

    Spot seals, otter, maybe orca from Boat Nook, 5 minute walk away

  • From the kitchen door, path to the hot tub. Close gate to keep out the deer!

    From the kitchen door, path to the hot tub. Close gate to keep out the deer!

  • Looking the other way, from wheelchair entry level door, path to the front drive

    Looking the other way, from wheelchair entry level door, path to the front drive

  • Guest's pic of orca off Pender 2011.

    Guest's pic of orca off Pender 2011.

  • Wistaria and clematis provide shade for deck at top of spiral stairs & to right

    Wistaria and clematis provide shade for deck at top of spiral stairs & to right

  • Summer 2011, see how enclosed garden grows! Office on right has free wi-fi info.

    Summer 2011, see how enclosed garden grows! Office on right has free wi-fi info.

  • Left half of house 2011, grass for ball games, shrubbery to left for hide & seek

    Left half of house 2011, grass for ball games, shrubbery to left for hide & seek

  • Queen bedroom, built-in closet to left, overlooks garden and ocean

    Queen bedroom, built-in closet to left, overlooks garden and ocean

  • Second queen bedroom, has closet, doors to outside and to living and bathrooms

    Second queen bedroom, has closet, doors to outside and to living and bathrooms

  • Roomy hot tub on lower deck, spiral stair beyond to upper deck

    Roomy hot tub on lower deck, spiral stair beyond to upper deck

  • Downstairs living room has TV with cable, radio etc, kitchenette beyond low wall

    Downstairs living room has TV with cable, radio etc, kitchenette beyond low wall

  • The front porch is actually on the side of the wide house, parking for 2+ cars

    The front porch is actually on the side of the wide house, parking for 2+ cars

  • Sit high up here with book and wine next to the double camellia in spring...mmm!

    Sit high up here with book and wine next to the double camellia in spring...mmm!

  • Dining table + ocean view extends for 8. To eat in, on deck or 'out' tonight?

    Dining table + ocean view extends for 8. To eat in, on deck or 'out' tonight?

  • Arbutus at Wallace Beach in March...more colour in summer and fall..but peaceful

    Arbutus at Wallace Beach in March...more colour in summer and fall..but peaceful

  • Flowers and shrubs now enhance the enclosed garden - see newer pics

    Flowers and shrubs now enhance the enclosed garden - see newer pics

  • Look down on Buck Lake at top of our road, gorgeous arbutus grove too.

    Look down on Buck Lake at top of our road, gorgeous arbutus grove too.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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