Grumpy Cat Cottage, on the Beach, Private - Write, Play, Relax
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Sechelt cottage description
Grumpy Cat Cottage is on Porpoise Bay, Sechelt, Sunshine Coast, BC.
Spend your vacation in this west-facing idyllic cottage, on your own sandy beach!
Enjoy glorious sunsets under the giant old maple tree, play bocce or croquet on the huge lawn, watch the bald eagles on the beach, and explore the woods and stream at the back of this 3 acre property.
Bring your whole family! The house has a full kitchen (generously stocked for your arrival), plus wood stove, fir hardwood floors, bathroom with claw-foot tub, separate shower, washer & dryer, WiFi & cable TV, pet friendly, and is fully wheelchair accessible.
The Village of Sechelt is only a five minute drive away. Or bring your bikes and ride into town!
Keywords: Cottage, private, pet friendly, beach, huge yard, lots of trees in back of house, away from road noise
- Vacation Rental
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
Location & View
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
The Grumpy Cat cottage was everything we expected from the ad. When we arrived they had left some groceries for our first breakfast and snack items which was great since we hadn't made it to the store yet. We probably had the best beach there, while Sechelt is beautiful, many of the beaches are only rocks, however, the beach by the cottage has a lovely sandy beach which we used everyday. The kids spent hours looking for shells and exploring especially when the tide was out. The cottage is cute and homey and was the perfect size for us. I would definitely recommend this rental to others and even go back some day. Thank-you for the wonderful stay : )
- Guest Marie (Abbotsford, B.C. Canada)
- Date of stay 08/17/12
- Review Submitted 09/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
This is a delightful place. The cottage is cozy and well-appointed. The location is wonderful. The care taken by the owners to prepare the cottage for each renter is thoughtful and thorough. I will go back whenever I can.
- Guest Peggy (Vancouver)
- Date of stay 07/31/12
- Review Submitted 08/12/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
The Grumpy Cat smiles!
The Grumpy Cat smiles!
The cottage lies at the edge of a low bank on the beach. A large meticulously kept lawn with flower beds surrounds the house and one drives down a long forest lane to gain access. The location is virtually silent. We heard and saw lots of eagles, squirrels, a deer, hummingbirds, butterflies, geese and herons. There are some small patches of barnacles for bare feet and dog paws to avoid. Water is very clean and deeper water is quite a few meters out. The owners have totally renovated an old cottage, providing modern appliances, but rebuilding with recycled materials. It is a “house of all sorts” with reclaimed ship-lap and tongue and groove used as wall cladding. A vaulted ceiling. Lovely bright wood flooring. The materials are old but spotlessly clean and the recycled wood is complemented by fresh white paint. Our first impression was that the house was rather basic but as we acclimatized to the building we appreciated how much thought Leslie and John had put into its rebirth. We visited rainy mid June and felt comfortable feeding the airtight Jotul woodstove just about every day. The cottage is only rented in warmer weather as it is not insulated. The wonderful aroma of woodsmoke outside transported us to another era. We found ourselves constantly thinking of the provenance of the recycled items such as the bathroom shelf that likely was a high school woodwork project forty years ago. The third bedroom upstairs is as funky as the rest of the cottage. However it is necessary to climb up a “ladder” to reach it. Kids with bare feet (for traction) would love it upstairs. It is again spotless (with mosquito screens) but also looks like grandma’s cottage from the 40s. I liked that look. There are lots of cooking utensils but much of the cookware and the dishes come from mixed sets in style with the house. The cottage is rated for sleeping eight but the eating area is small and there is only one bathroom. Our bed felt shaky to start with but turned out like the rest of the cottage to be very comfortable. We two felt very much at home and cooked most of our own meals. Leslie and John had generously stocked the fridge with basic provisions and a couple of bottles of wine. The cottage is a great place for a couple plus kids and a dog. A great place to launch a kayak and up the road is a fascinating land based sturgeon farm. I can also heartily recommend Rockwater Resort restaurant just north of Secret Cove. $$
- Guest Jim & Linda (Burnaby B.C. Canada)
- Date of stay 06/05/12
- Review Submitted 06/14/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
CAD$1700 per week (7 days, 6 nights). Special rate for May 1- June 15, $1500/week Discounts for longer stays. Deposit of half ($850) required to secure booking. Final payment due 30 days prior to arrival. Security/Damage Deposit $200 due on day of check-in by separate cheque. Cancellation is 100% with 30 Days' Notice; 50% with 14 Days' Notice. Cheque for deposit should be payable to Grumpy Cat Cottage and mailed to: P.O. Box 1974, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: "Mostly" retired couple (businessman and writer) with two aged cats, live nearby, love this forested acreage on the beach where you can relax, write, paint, read, walk, golf, explore. He grew up in Vancouver, she in Powell River, up the coast. Lived in Hong Kong for 20 years then moved here. It's so nice to be settled on the west coast!
Why the Owner Chose Sechelt:
We live nearby, the property is five minutes from Sechelt but is very private with big trees behind and beach in front. Imagined writing and relaxing, cooking over the fire pit, going for a run or renting a kayak nearby, driving or walking to the popular provincial campground nearby at Porpoise Bay, or going to the many local artists in the area who put up a purple flag at their driveways to show they are open for busines.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The sandy beach is great for swimming and shelling. Love sitting out on the large lawn watching the float planes come in or the birds and eagles bathe in the freshwater stream nearby. The fire pit is great for outdoor cooking and evening relaxing while the sun sets.
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Open the windows & enjoy the heat while you soak in the old clawfoot tub.
Sit at a table & read the paper in the cute kitchen or take your coffee outside
Sit up in your queen bed and look out at the beach while you sip coffee and read
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