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Walk-on Sandy Beach with Outstanding Ocean View, Qualicum Bay

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Great for lunch on the upper deck with lower deck and bay in the background.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This lovely suite is situated on the ground floor of our two story home on a long sandy beach with views of Texada, Lasquiti and Hornby Islands. Great for a walk while enjoying the salt air. Or, get out your fishing rod and enjoy fishing on what is arguably the best fishing beach in the area. Arrowsmith Golf Course is five minutes away. Just 200 meters away is a pub with food and live music as well as another restaurant. An easy walk, no need to drive after enjoying a cool one.

The home having just been renovated is well appointed. Relax and enjoy the ocean, whatever the weather, from the cozy living room or while having breakfast at the dining room table.

The ground floor deck is at one end of the house and the deck for the upstairs is at the other end of the house, both very separate and private from each other.

The large kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances and a propane BBQ on the deck. Just bring your groceries. All three bedrooms feature queen size beds with quality new linens and pillows. The bathroom is completely renovated and includes towels. Please supply your own beach towels.

This house has all the comforts of home including high speed wireless internet, TV, Cable, DVD, CD, Telephone (free calls Canada/USA), washer/dryer and a new wood airtight fireplace insert with wood supplied.

There is so much to do – walk or play botchi ball on the sandy beach, watch the wildlife, which includes seals, sea lions and eagles, go for a swim, or go fishing. Between Nile Creek and Big Qualicum River, this is one of the best fishing beaches on the coast. There are numerous golf courses within 5 to 30 minutes.

Great seafood abounds in this area and you can easily purchase fresh oysters from Fanny Bay Oysters or fresh scallops from Island Scallops. Locally caught fish are available at many stores. In the summer, there are various farmer’s markets (Courtenay, Qualicum Beach, Coombs Market) where you can buy amazing fresh produce. There is an excellent grocery store, coffee shop and a liquor store just 4 minutes drive.

There are great walking trails in the neighbourhood as well as many parks within 1 hours drive including: Horne Lake Provincial Park, Englishman Falls Provincial Park, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Milner Gardens, Mount Washington and Cathedral Grove Provincial Park with its ancient trees.

Qualicum Bay is a magical place that will create outstanding holiday memories for you and your family.

For our clientele with allergies we have a no smoking and no pet policy.

Keywords: Newly renovated ground floor of home, 3 spacious bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, large living room and two decks. Sleeps 6.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Assorted DVD documentaries and drama....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village:

    Bowser is 4 minutes drive away. Qualicum Beach is ten minutes drive. Courtenay, 30 minutes drive, Nanaimo, 45 minutes drive....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance for Canada-USA...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully loaded kitchen with quality coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes, glasses and flatware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A lower glass covered patio with chairs and a large upper patio with table, chairs and umbrella....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Mar 14 - Jun 26, 2015
3 night min stay
C$150
C$900 C$1,200
High Season
Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

C$1,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

In HIGH season rental is from Saturdays to Saturdays with few exceptions.

Rental Rates, Fees, Deposits and Cancellation Policy

a. The total Rental Fee is $1200 per week and includes any applicable taxes and other applicable charges to be paid at the time of booking, as well as a refundable security / damage deposit of $300, for a total of $1500. Shorter stays and fees will be decided on discussions with the Homeowner.

b. Guests must give notice of cancellation at least 60 days prior to the booking date in order to receive a refund. If, in the event of unforeseen circumstances the Guest cannot honor the reservation and must cancel within the 60 days, the Homeowner will do his best to rent the home, and if successful, will refund all funds paid by the Guest less any minimal costs associated with obtaining another Guest.

c. The security / damage deposit shall be refunded within 21 days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:

i. damage to the property or furnishings other than normal wear and tear;

ii. dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or

iii. any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Comox
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Crown and Anchor Roadside Pub
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Departure Bay, Nanaimo
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Aerosmith Golf Course
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
sandbar Cafe
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt. Washington
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
Qualicum Bay

Car: Necessary

Some useful information for your visit to Qualicum Bay:

Lighthouse Country - http://www.lighthousecountry.ca/visit/daytrips.html

For events scheduled at the local Lighthouse Community Centre just a kilometer away, www.communityhall.ca

For lovely hikes, Englishman River Falls - about 20 minutes drive from the house. The first site is the provincial park website giving the basic park information while the second is pictures of sites around the area, including the Falls.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/englishman_rv/

http://www.google.ca/search?q=englishman+river+falls&hl=en&newwindow=1&

Little Qualicum Falls - about 20 minutes from the house. First site is the provincial park website and the second is images from an individual.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/little_qualicum_falls/

http://www.pbase.com/terrythormin/little_qualicum_falls_provincial_park

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, 20 minute drive for hiking and caving. On the way enjoy warm, fresh water swimming and canoeing at Spider Lake, 10 minutes away,

www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/park/horne_lk/, http://hornelake.com/caving/cave-park/.

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, 20 minutes, a magnificent sandy bay at low tide, www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/rathtrevor/

Cathedral Grove - old growth forest. The forest was nominated as one of the seven wonders of Canada. I have included that link last.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/macmillan/

http://www.visitparksvillequalicumbeach.com/cms.asp?wpID=120

http://www.cbc.ca/sevenwonders/wonder_cathedral_grove.html

Elk Falls Provincial Park near Campbell River an hour from here is found at,

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/elk_falls/

Salt water Salmon fly-fishing - from our beach from mid-July to late October. You should check on what lures the fish will take in this area and can be purchased locally. http://www.nilecreekflyshop.com/nilecreek_8115.html

Fresh water fishing, Horne Lake and Spider Lake, 20 and 10 minutes away. http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/island/central/horne.htm

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/horne_lk/

Kayak and paddleboard rentals can be found in Qualicum Beach, 15 minutes drive at Outsider Adventures at http://www.outsideroutdoorstore.ca; Courtenay, 30 minutes north of here at Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes http://www.comoxvalleykayaks.com/; or Tree Island Kayaking http://www.treeislandkayaking.com/. The last two provide day trips to the magnificent Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park (also known as Tree Island) http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/sandy_is/ which we highly recommend or launch the kayak at the beach at Qualicum Bay, a nice semi-rural community. Close to Island Scallops (www.islandscallops.com), Fanny Bay Oysters, excellent oysters and seafood there are a number of places where you can buy fresh fish.

There are excellent farmer's markets at Qualicum Beach, 15 minutes drive, http://qbfarmersmarket.com/; in Errington, 20 minutes drive, erringtonfarmersmarket.ca; and Comox Valley Farmers Market in Courtenay, 30 minutes drive, http://www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com/. All run on Saturday mornings, so if you want some fresh produce prior to checking in at 4 pm - these are great places to visit. There is a very excellent grocery store in Qualicum Beach (Quality Foods) and a good grocery store (Tomm's) at Bowser, 4 minutes north of the house. Bowser also has shops for liquor, gas, hardware, art, gifts, credit union, library and post office.

Getting here:

You will take BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/hbna-current.html

or from Tsawwassen to Duke Point, arriving fifteen minutes south of Nanaimo, http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/tsdp-current.html

These are current schedules, but it's good to check as the schedule can change. We recommend that you make a reservation as in the summer the ferries can get booked which can mean waiting for the next ferry. Once in Nanaimo - you take Highway 19A . We recommend 19A as it is the older route that follows the coast, slower but more scenic and takes about one hour or more. Highway 19, the freeway, takes 45 minutes and you use the Horne Lake, Spider Lake exit and drop down to 19A, Island Highway West, and left (north-west) for aprox., three miles to Qualicum Bay.

We are located at Qualicum Bay ... on the ocean side. The best landmark is the Crown and Anchor Roadhouse Pub on the other side of the road about 200 meters from the house. The pub has good local music (bluegrass, country, acoustic etc) and the food is pretty decent. The Sandbar Café, 300 meters is a pleasant restaurant with live music jams several nights a week and Henry’s Kitchen a Chinese restaurant near by. A burger stand, taco stand and ice cream shop open for the summer in the same area.

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Qualicum Beach:
This is one of the most beautiful areas in British Columbia -- a province that is known for its scenery. The proximity to many of BC's most beautiful parks is amazing. It is truly a one of a kind magical place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great local music at the Crown and Anchor Pub. The Lighthouse Blue Grass Festival is the first weekend in July. It is a fisherman's paradise -- both ocean and freshwater. Fish are routinely caught on the beach in front of the house. There are numerous golf courses in the area.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Great for lunch on the upper deck with lower deck and bay in the background.

    Great for lunch on the upper deck with lower deck and bay in the background.

  • Very low tide and lots of sand. It does not get any better!

    Very low tide and lots of sand. It does not get any better!

  • Large living room and new fireplace insert.

    Large living room and new fireplace insert.

  • Dining Room with lower deck in the background.

    Dining Room with lower deck in the background.

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Third Bedroom.

    Third Bedroom.

  • Walking the dogs as others fish.

    Walking the dogs as others fish.

  • Sea lions cavorting 11 feet off Fanny Bay wharf just a 15 minute drive away.

    Sea lions cavorting 11 feet off Fanny Bay wharf just a 15 minute drive away.

  • Full moon over Qualicum Bay from the deck.

    Full moon over Qualicum Bay from the deck.

  • Eagle near it's nest just 100 meters form the house.

    Eagle near it's nest just 100 meters form the house.

  • Landing a salmon at sunrise, taken from the deck.

    Landing a salmon at sunrise, taken from the deck.

  • View of sandy beach at low tide with Hornby Island in the background.

    View of sandy beach at low tide with Hornby Island in the background.

  • Well furnished Living Room.

    Well furnished Living Room.

  • Spacious and charming Kitchen.

    Spacious and charming Kitchen.

  • Lower deck and chairs seen from the dinning room window.

    Lower deck and chairs seen from the dinning room window.

  • Spacious master Bedroom.

    Spacious master Bedroom.

  • Bedroom with view to the garden.

    Bedroom with view to the garden.

  • Landing a salmon in front of the house.

    Landing a salmon in front of the house.

  • Hornby and Texada Islands with Coast Mountains in the background.

    Hornby and Texada Islands with Coast Mountains in the background.

  • Standing room only for seagulls during the herring run.

    Standing room only for seagulls during the herring run.

  • Fishing right off the beach in front of the deck.

    Fishing right off the beach in front of the deck.

  • Full moon and pink skies over Qualicum Bay from deck.

    Full moon and pink skies over Qualicum Bay from deck.

  • Feel and hear the pounding of the crashing waves during a winter storm.

    Feel and hear the pounding of the crashing waves during a winter storm.

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