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Stay in our beautiful waterfront location and have a great getaway mini-vacation.
Peaceful/private. Lower-level self-contained suite in beautiful house on gorgeous property. No steps to access Deluxe 1000 sq ft lower level suite. 2-BDRM (King master bdrm. Queen bdrm in alcove off the living room). Moorage on 550 sq ft deep-water private wharf. Private entrance. Living room, kitchen, two BBQ areas (one with gazebo all overlooking ocean). Safety rails in bathroom. 80-foot long covered deck. 200 sq ft open air deck. Your private deck is only about 10 feet from where your car is parked. Nestled on mountainside of peninsula. Breathtaking 180° view. 360° tour on website. Minutes to lakes, hikes, parks, beaches. Serene, quiet. Deer, eagles, seals, lots of song birds and possibly even a killer whale or two! Gorgeous sunsets. Fresh clean air. You´re our only guest. Parlons français.
Relax and enjoy village charm of Pender Harbour. Events 2015: July 5-7 Blues Festival. July 10-12 Pender Harbour Days (boat festival), September 18-20 Pender Harbour Jazz Festival.
The Pender Harbour indoor swimming pool is also only about a 12 minute drive away, and boasts modern facilities, small exercise room, Jacuzzi, sauna and is not crowded.
Depending on child, usually minimum age of 10 years old at least. It's a lovely suite and the property is too steep for young children....moreless
Handholds in bathtub and beside toilet for mobility-challenged guests. Suite has beautiful covered long covered deck to sit and watch boats and wildlife. Our older guests absolutely LOVE IT!...moreless
Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
They scare the deer, the suite has furnishings that are not suitable for dogs, and if other guests come to suite that have allergies that is why no dogs allowed....moreless
shower/bathtub, toilet, sink, cupboards and one drawer and large mirror. Hair dryer for guest use. Small alcove off bathroom has shelves with towels, wicker hamper for picnics, beach towels, plastic ice bucket, wicker hamper and dehumidifier. 2 extra foldaway chairs...moreless
Short drive away is golf course, swimming pool with small fitness room, supermarkets, liquor store. It is wonderful to sit on either deck and watch the boat traffic go by or watch the seals pop their heads up (usually early in the morning or in early evening), see the eagles soar, listen to the loons and ravens and various other birdlife...we have lots of areas on property to sit and take in the fresh air and just watch nature. You might even see a whale in distance!There is a small staircase above house through a small forest. We even have a tiny natural stream beside driveway going down towards house. If you like to fish you can do so off our wharf or hire a boat for a day and go out into the open ocean or take harbour tour with the SloCat. You can be picked up right off our wharf! It is peaceful and beautiful here...many of our guests say they do not want to leave! I have a small fenced garden and also about 5 or 6 banana trees that luckily the deer so far have not eaten!...moreless
A small bookcase with various types of books for your reading pleasure....moreless
Small village of Madeira Park, with lots of flowers, a couple of supermarkets, government wharf, very friendly and relaxed small town feel....moreless
View of Skardon Islands, coastline and entrance to Pender Harbour...moreless
Rugged rocky shoreline, seals, starfish, seastars, schools of small fish, crabs. You may even see a killer whale. Google: Rare footage of killer whales in Pender Harbour on YouTube for my video!...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
the dining area is adjacent to small kitchen area and as usual, ocean view! It is also adjacent to living room area...moreless
Seating for 4 people
There is a non heating producing modern thin fireplace with beautiful colours in King Bedroom for cozy ambience....moreless
Electric baseboard. The suite is beautiful and cool perfect temperature in summer. In cooler seasons heats up nicely. have screen on King Room door and screens on all windows & dining room doors....moreless
Bedding is line-dried, weather permitting. Then sheets are ironed on the bed. Towels, T-towels are also line-dried. ...moreless
2 leather couches. One of them is two-seater reclining style! Coffee table, 2 bookcases....moreless
You may park your car about 6 feet from wooden balcony and 10 feet from covered balcony. no steps!...moreless
Parking Off Street:
guests can either park above the suite or park 6 feet from balcony...no steps to access suite!...moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
Parking for boat in the water on our wharf...possibility of trailer depending on size......moreless
The wood stove is outside on property near a gazebo structure above house where you can have a hot dog and sit and relax in front of woodburning stove with chimney to keep smoke away from you!...moreless
Everything you would need...can lend you anything you may need hopefully!...moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Can probably supply anything extra you may need if not already in suite, but it is very well set up....moreless
Regular year round rate Nov 30 - Dec 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
14 days' notice - $50 admin charge; less than 14 days' notice - 50% of booked rate (excluding taxes) charged; less than one week's notice - full amount charged. STAY ONE WEEK - 1 LB WILD PRAWNS FREE!
No cleaning fee (keeps fees low for guests), but we ask guests leave suite in clean condition they found it (dishes washed, dried, put away, counters wiped down, no damage), or $ put on credit card.
Credit card # via telephone call. 100% of total booking fee upon reservation. If any damage to property over and above usual wear and tear (ie lots of grease everywhere, dishes not done, tears in linen etc), this will be charged to your credit card. We do not charge a cleaning fee and it is over a 1,000 sq ft suite to keep price low for you. Stay 7 days and get one-pound of wild spot prawns free!
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Relax at a unique, tranquil, oceanfront hideaway, nestled on the mountainside of a peninsula at the entrance to beautiful Pender Harbour (over 50 km of meandering shoreline). You are our only guest in this secluded paradise! The 1,000 plus sq. ft. suite in the lower level of our house is the ideal base from which to do many trips! We’re only minutes away from many warm lakes. We are only a 3-min. drive away from beautiful Francis Point Marine Park. The walk is a 1-hour easy round-trip from parking area. Eco-sensitive area with many unusual plants. Small trail (through old growth trees) leads to sea and Francis Point Lighthouse – popular area for scuba divers and kayakers. Great views of Vancouver, Texada Island, and some Gulf Islands. Take a day trip to Princess Louisa Inlet (a beautiful, scenic example of a fjord on the west coast. The almost mile-high cliffs rise from quiet waters with over 60 cascading falls (best in about June at snow melt). Chatterbox Falls flows year round. Charter a boat and go prawn/salmon fishing! You might even see a killer whale from the suite...we did today, May 20, 2014 and again in late summer 2014. (By the way, if you stay 7 nights or longer, we would be happy to supply you, free of charge, with a pound of our local spot prawns!
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We (Daniel and Gaylene) moved to the Pender Harbour area permanently in spring 2011 from Langley, BC. Daniel is French-Canadian and grew up in a small town north of Montreal and is an amazing guy regarding anything electrical, electronic and has a great talent for designing and is constantly 'tweaking' our property to make it an interesting place to visit. He enjoys prawn fishing and other fishing and is often out on his boat. Gaylene was born in Vancouver, lived in England for 9 years, then on a sailboat for a year in the Mediterranean before returning to B.C. in 1995, and has travelled extensively. She loves gardening, rowing her little boat, bird watching, swimming, hiking, cooking, and has even played the occasional game of pickleball. Daniel and Gaylene enjoy the wildness and serenity of the Pender Harbour area.
Why the Owner Chose Madeira Park: We had been visiting Pender Harbour for a few years, and dreamed of having a house on the ocean, and loved the house immediately when we saw it, especially the breathtaking ocean and mountain views. We are so close to the ocean, it is only about a stone's throw from the house!
The Unique Benefits at this House: It's all about the water view here! ...not to mention the peacefulness of the place. The air is so clean and the water is beautiful and clear. We love to watch all the boats coming and going. There is never a dull moment. Being on a peninsula, the house is very quiet - no traffic noise at all! It is nice to walk, jog or bicycle around our neighbourhood. Deer, eagles and seals can frequently be seen, and other wildlife. The boat can accommodate a 28-foot boat for guests. There is a gazebo-like structure on the wharf where it is nice to sit on days if there is a breeze, enjoy the sunsets or watch seals playfully popping up to watch you! You could even throw a line in and fish right from the wharf. There is an area in the forest with water trickling from a natural spring, dripping over a huge boulder into a trough which deer and birds alike use often...very 'zen-like'! We also added an enclosed flower garden with a few herbs. There is also another beautiful area on upper level for guests - a gazebo with seating area and wood burning stove that Daniel modified to double as a great pizza oven - ask us about this! There is also an uncovered 200 sq ft deck that guests never want to leave (a nice addition to the 80-foot long covered deck that guests already enjoy). The ocean views are endless and the whole place is very relaxing. Sometimes guests have plans of catching up on reading, but find themselves unable to stop gazing at the view and doing just plain nothing.
The property is very private and about an acre in size and we give guests lots of privacy, unlike a bed and breakfast. The outdoor cooking area with 2-burner propane stove and small barbeque is another cooking area in addition to the kitchen in the suite. Nothing like being outside while cooking!
The unique property is on side of a mountain on Francis Peninsula Road, and there are seldom cars driving by, yet is only about 5 minute drive from Highway 101. No traffic noise!
Speaks: english, french, Tiny bit of Spanish
Primary:(604) 883-2988Please do not call between 9 pm and 7 am PST