Secluded Driftwood Cottage Close to Beach & Forest, High Speed Internet, Wifi
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Denman Island cottage description
This is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of City life.
The property is very private, but offers all the amenities of home. The Cottage is well appointed sleeping 6 comfortably and more if needed. Just steps away to the beautiful beach and trees of Filongley Provincial Park. And as yet being so pristine and quiet, the cottage has all the amenities of living a completely connected life...if you wish, affording you the best of both worlds.
The place showcases natural Coastal BC at its finest and most pristine. The cottage is a stone's throw to the beach, where you can walk and explore for miles. Or pull up a piece of driftwood and gaze out to sea where there are seals and sea-lions and even occasional Orcas. As the tide goes out, there is a wonderful intertidal display of sea-life; There are sand dollars and sea anenomes and shellfish galore! (Remember your water shoes!) Or take a dip at high tide after the waters have been warmed by the sun heated sand and pebble beach.
The Cottage itself is wonderfully quaint and comfortable. It was hand-built over several years by a lovely German couple who intended on living there permanently. The woman was a fine carpenter and recognized for her artistic design. There is attention to detail everywhere. There are high ceilings in the living room and dining room/kitchen areas giving it an airy and spacious feel. It is completely shingled in red cedar and has a very West Coast appeal. There are large skylights and a multitude of windows ensuring ample natural daylight throughout. It is cheerful and bright all year round. The natural wood finishing is done with driftwood, and old farmhouse reclaimed wood. It is furnished with antiques and folk pieces, ensuring a wonderfully Island feel. For musicians and budding ones, there is a keyboard and old guitar to satisfy your creativity. The extensive wrap-round deck, allows for further outdoor enjoyment. You can have your meals on the porch, read your book, or have a round or two of cards and board games, which the cottage is stocked aplenty for.
For those who enjoy the wonders of the Pacific Rainforest, the cottage sits on the edge of a 70 acre park, with some ancient trees that are hundreds of years old. Adjacent walking trails take you from the cottage alongside the stream or up to the old Beadnell homestead meadow. There is always a place to find shade and to revel in the life that flourishes therein.
For Nature Lovers, you will be amazed at the nature-watching opportunities that abound on Denman Island. There are hummingbirds, sand-pipers, eagles and many other waterfoul and bird species to see. You often hear the hooting of an owl, the call of a loon, and the chirping of baby birds from the Cottage. The deer can be seen foraging for food, often at twilight, and the Eagles circle overhead. There are parts of Denman Island that are important to be conserved as they are home to distinct Butterfly populations. You often see blue, and yellow and other butterflies flitting in the garden.
For those who like to swim, fish, canoe or kayak in freshwater lakes, Denman is one of the luckiest of all the gulf Islands as it has two glorious lakes; Graham and Chickadee. As they are drinking water lakes, please protect the environment and kindly leave your soaps and body lotions at home.
For astronomers and star-gazers, there are often meteor showers in the summer months. So you can wish upon plenty of falling stars! If you go down to the beach, perhaps with beverages and flashlights in hand, you can see the moon rise over Hornby. Without the city lights, the stars, satellites, and Milky Way really ‘pop’ and are outstanding, even to the naked eye. You can even see them through the skylights of the cottage.
And then there are the Denman Community offerings. On Saturday mornings during the summer and on long-weekends there is a Farmers and Artists Outdoor Market at the old school on Denman Road. You can pick up local organic produce and plants, some jewelry or crafts, get your palm or tea leaves read, purchase some local preserves, or partake in some fresh cinnamon buns or other baked and home-cooked goodies, both sweet and savory
Every Saturday on the same grounds, the Denman Island ‘Free’ Store for recycled household goods is open for those who like to search for treasures of all descriptions. Donations of unwanted clothing and household items, or spare change is very much appreciated. If you forget your book at home, you’ll likely find one there.
The Island is home to a multitude of artists, including world renowned potters, painters and authors who have events and classes regularly throughout the year. See Denman Island Tourism for more information.
Downtown Denman is quiet most weekdays, but can be quite the hub on weekends and in the summer months. It boasts an old General Store (currently expanding) with grocery staples, candy and ice-cream, some pharmacy items and a liquor store. There is also a small local museum, a hardware store, two galleries, a wonderful book and pottery store, a library, a DVD and eclectic jewelry/clothing store, a fantastic bread and pizza bakery, an artisan store, and two restaurants with delicious menus.
The Fall and, especially, the Christmas Fairs are not to be missed and host a multitude of Artisans from all over South-Western BC. You can find out more on Denman Island Tourism Sites.
All in all, the place is a wonderful retreat, and a peaceful escape, to find rest and relaxation, and to partake in the wonders of nature and healthy living. And yet, allowing you the comforts and amenities of home, with the ability to remain fully connected via high-speed internet and Wi Fi, should you wish to be . . .
Keywords: Beach, Ocean, Private, Cottage, Old Growth Forest, Lake, Pet friendly, Healing
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Queen size Beds (1) In the master bedroom as seen in the Dream picture, Double Beds (1) There is a double foam mattress in the loft., Twin or Single Beds (1) In the loft there is a single (and a double) mattress accessible via a ladder., Child Beds (1) The chair in living room folds down for a child to sleep on., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) In the living room there is a pull out couch for two and a smaller futon for a child...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Covered Parking:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Hair Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Blender, Grinder and Coffee Maker, Secondary fridge, Several bicycles, Canoe, Open Kayak, Modern Tent Trailer (sleeps 5), funky outdoor shower, outdoor patio and furniture, firepit, private fenced & gated yard, double hammock, secondary toilet (Sunmar Composting) at back of property, steps to park and trail access,...moreless
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
We have excellent highspeed internet with plug-in, as well as wireless accessibility for your convenience-- Giving an added incentive and opportunity to work or play from afield and to perhaps extend your vacation time away....moreless
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Driftwood Cottage was a delightful getaway! The cottage is comfortable, clean and well appointed - including internet. Loved the soaks in the claw foot tub and outdoor shower with hot water! The owners were responsive and kind during our inquiries but left us in complete privacy during our stay. If you want to relax and experience the wonders of the NW coast on a beautiful off the beaten path island, this charming property is for you.
- Guest PhilosophersStone (Washington, D.C. )
- Date of stay 09/19/13
- Review Submitted 10/05/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Denman Island # 362583
Denman Island # 362583
A great, affordable place to stay. Has everything you'll need to for a quiet, relaxing stay. The garden adds to the experience and being a block away from the forest trails of Fillongley Park and two blocks from the beach are added benefits. The owners are also great to deal with.
- Guest rainfree (Victoria , B.C. Canada)
- Date of stay 06/30/13
- Review Submitted 07/10/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Peaceful Paradise by the Sea
Peaceful Paradise by the Sea
This was a fine experience: quiet, comfortable and with a delightful ambiance. The cottage is well situated with forest and beach walks to hand. We have stayed in many vacation rentals, but this was outstanding.
- Guest Raven (Pender Island B.C)
- Date of stay 01/07/13
- Review Submitted 01/17/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners.
Guest comment entered by owner
Each moment of the year has its own beauty . . . a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again. - Ralph Waldo Emerson We have spent a quiet week in this wonderfully bright cabin surrounded by fir trees and a lovely garden with dragonflies, birdsong, and the salt air of the nearby sea. The accommodation offers all that you could need or hope for; it is modern, clean, cozy and well-appointed. Serene is the first word that comes to mind as I try to think about how to describe this place and our time on Denman Island. There is a provincial park across the street for lovely walks and the beach is just a two minute stroll from the front door. In the early morning you can watch clams shooting water in the air by the hundreds and listen to the gentle lapping of the water upon the shore as you sit on large pieces of driftwood in the sand. We have seen seals, eagles, deer, and all sorts of birds; it is a place of great beauty and deep quiet. Many thanks to our hosts for sharing such a lovely spot with guests. We would love to return some day… Jill M and Richard L
- Guest Jill and Richard
- Date of stay 08/08/11
- Review Submitted 08/15/11
Love this Denman Is. retreat!
Love this Denman Is. retreat!
Our family had a wonderful time in this beautifully maintained cottage on this private piece of island paradise. We had the best of both worlds: surrounded by old growth forest and a short walk from the beach. The cottage is positively lovely and has all the comforts we needed. We spent many mornings and evenings sitting on the deck enjoying the peacefulness of Denman Island. A highlight was barbecuing fresh oysters after a morning stroll on the nearby beach. We can't wait to come back to Driftwood Cottage!
- Guest Devoted to Denman (Burnaby, BC)
- Date of stay 05/08/11
- Review Submitted 06/20/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: It is as they say a great place to visit and stay...
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Busy family of 4, I work at TELUS, my wife has her own Counselling Business. Two children complete us, ages 18 & 14, girl & boy.
Why the Owner Chose Denman Island:
We've explored many if not all of the Gulf Islands in search of the perfect place and we found it here on Denman Isle. We believe you will absolutely love it too!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Enjoy morning coffee either on the wood deck or stroll down to the beach for a view and the smell of the fresh salt air.
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Welcome to our little slice of heaven
Entertainment unit...remember the Wifi too
10 minute drive to a pristine swimming lake
well appointed...the toilet is just to the right in a room to itself
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