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Welcome to Coho House, situated in a quiet established neighbourhood of Garibaldi Highlands. The woodland garden leads directly into protected Coho Park - a beautiful and typical example of this rare Temperate Rainforest. In November, Coho salmon make their way upstream from the Fraser River and spawn in our creeks, inviting a huge eagle population to the area.
The house itself is on the second floor with a large 20'x20' deck in the front and a split level cedar deck in the back. Take a closer look at the rich birdlife during the day with a StarGazer telescope and wrap up warm in the evening to enjoy the sounds of nocturnal wildlife from the back deck. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped for entertaining large parties, with a bar and breakfast nook.
The master bedroom with Queen sized bed offers spectacular glacier views in the early morning. Sliding doors open onto the central deck. The bathroom is a semi en-suite arrangement, accessible from this bedroom and from the hall.
Two hazelnut trees in the woodland garden are visible from the double bed in the 2nd bedroom.
There is an extra futon available for extra sleeping if necessary.
Keywords: Vacation home, Open plan, 2 Bedrooms, 2 decks, BC Coast, Parkland, Woodland, cozy, private, quiet, wildlife,
All rates are seasonal - please enquire for a quote.
I require 50% deposit upon booking to reserve your dates, payable by Paypal, E transfer, Bank transfer. Your balance will be due on arrival.
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Quest University is Canada's first independent, not-for-profit, nonsectarian university of the liberal arts and sciences. It is situated at the top end of Garibaldi Highlands (University Heights) and overlooks Howe Sound - the restaurant is open to the public and offers great views at lunchtime!
Home of the Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival and count, host to the Brackendale Fall Fair in August - this is a local cultural hotspot. The Gallery offers licensed food service, gallery exhibits, concerts, theatre, workshops with visiting and local artists, facilities for celebrations and meetings throughout the year and, in winter, a warm place by the fire after a long day of Eagle viewing.
Alice Lake Park has several beautiful trails of varying length. The Four Lakes Trail is 6 km and takes a circuitous route past all four lakes. You can access the trail from the Stump Lake parking lot and the Alice Lake south beach area.The trail takes you through Douglas fir, western red cedar and other coniferous and deciduous trees. Great all year round.
London Drugs, Concrete Blond, Samurai Sushi, Starbucks, Garibaldi 5 Cinemas, Tantalus Bike Shop, the Cup Bistro, Canadian Tire, Stuntwood, Booster Juice, BC Liquor Store, Extra Foods, Post Office, Boston Pizza, North Shore Credit Union
A Canadian Championship Course situated on heritage parkland and ranked highly by Golf Digest as "The Best Value in The Whistler Corridor". Great views, river walks, eagle watching and a restaurant patio facing the sunset.
Eagle watching, Heli tours, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Yoga - Bikram's/ Ashtanga.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Originally from the UK, I am an artist with a background in animated Film +TV. For years I lived a typically nomadic lifestyle, moving from contract to contract around Europe, the US and finally Canada. In 2000 I moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Vancouver and joined a 3D animation company. At the end of my first contract in Vancouver, I made a solo trip to the Queen Charlotte Islands on my motorbike. It was an incredible trip which gave me an insight into the beauty and mystery of the Pacific Northwest Coast. I knew I would never run out of places to paint in BC and that this was somewhere I could put down roots. Through my life of travels I have been treated to wonderful hospitality from friends, family and strangers - I dreamed of one day having a place of my own that I could share. I now work from my home studio on the ground floor of the house - visitors are welcome by appointment.
Why the Owner Chose Squamish: My initial reason for buying a home in Squamish was its ideal location, half way between Vancouver and Whistler. I commuted for 6 years and was always thrilled by the stunning views and changing weather patterns along the Sea to Sky highway. I was drawn to the small town feel of Squamish, the peaceful, more established area in Garibaldi Highlands and the local scenery. The more time I spent in Squamish the more I found it full of pleasant surprises! As self professed 'Outdoor Adventure Capital of the World!' Squamish has a rich local history, a large and growing art community (30 art groups in town) and a diverse population that is passionate about the surrounding environment.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Imagine waking up to a sunrise over the glaciers seen from the master bedroom, enjoy locally roasted coffee and fresh bread baked on the premises.
Your choices of activities for the days ahead are numerous and varied. The woodland garden leads directly into protected Coho Park - a beautiful example of a rare Temperate Rainforest. Coho salmon make their way upstream from the Fraser River and spawn in our creeks, inviting a huge eagle population to the area.
From here you can follow bike or foot trails which lead to nearby Provincial Park, Alice Lake.
If you prefer something more extreme and exhilerating, you could book a helicopter flight from nearby Squamish airport and view Garibaldi Provincial Park from the air.
World Class skiing is 45 mins away in Whistler, 30 minutes to pristine cross country trails at the Callaghan Valley.