VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Spectacular Sunset Views from Bonito Beach Waterfront Cottage!

You sent a message to this manager.


Last updated: 05/18/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This open concept two-bedroom - two-bathroom 1760 ft2 waterfront cottage has just been painted and updated inside! It features 2 wraparound decks with unobstructed views of sunsets up the Strait of Georgia. It is located on a picturesque bay with rocky outcrops and a black sand & gravel beach; perfect for swimming, lounging, walking your dog or launching your kayaks. The beach access is just a short walk from the front door.
The cottage is about 30 years old – it has a casual vibe and a lot of character. The living spaces and furniture are designed for comfort and we encourage you to “put up your feet, sit back and relax” as you enjoy the ever-changing ocean views and hypnotic sounds of the water.
All of the living areas as well as the master bedroom have sweeping views across the Strait of Georgia and the coastal mountain range. The cottage has 2 fireplaces; one in the main floor great room, and the other in the den off the master bedroom. The kitchen is open to the living area, has a sit-up eating bar and is conveniently located by the main floor entry.
The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and is located on the lower level. It features floor to ceiling windows that face the ocean and open to let in the cool ocean breezes. The master also has a 3-piece ensuite bathroom and direct access to the lower deck.
The second bedroom has a double bed and is located on the main floor. It has 2 windows with views of the mature trees surrounding the property. It is adjacent to the main 4-piece bathroom.
As an added bonus, there is a cozy sleeping cabana with a double futon bed/lounger that is perched about 25 feet above the beach. It opens on to a private deck with amazing views of the beach, Strait of Georgia and coastal mountain range. (By the way – it is the perfect spot for sipping cold drinks and watching the sunset across the bay)!!
The cottage is fully equipped, from kitchen crockery, utensils and appliances, to bedding, linens and a full-sized laundry room – it even has an outdoor clothes line! There is a teak dining table for 4, a barbeque and plenty of seating on all the outdoor decks.
The living area includes a flat-screen TV and a small radio/CD player. There is seating for 4-6 at the dining room table. The cottage is also equipped with high-speed internet access.
The Bonito Beach Cottage is located on a quiet cul-de-sac, between Schooner Cove Marina and the Fairwinds Golf & Country Club. There are also many other golf courses within a 30-45 minute drive. A major grocery store and gas station are a 5-minute drive away. Parksville is about 15 minutes to the north, while Nanaimo is only 20 minutes south on Highway 19.
For those who like to hike and bike and just walk the dog, access to the 600 acre Fairwinds forest reserve is less than 1 km from your doorstep. There are many kilometers of trails, through the coastal Garry Oak forests with 2 small lakes and an abundance of wildlife.

Located between Schooner Cove Marina and the Fairwinds Golf/Country Club, this is the perfect base from which to enjoy your Vancouver Island vacation. Take day trips to Victoria, a 2 hour drive or Long Beach/Tofino - 2.5 hours away.

Some of the local attractions include
* Approx 2 km to Schooner Cove Marina and tennis courts.

* Approx 3 km to the award-winning Fairwinds Golf and Country Club.

* 10 -15 minutes to decadent spas at Tigh-na-mara and Pacific Shores Resorts

* 15 minutes to Rathtrevor Provincial Park & Beach; and 5 minutes more to sandy Parksville beach.

* Fresh, locally-caught seafood is available a short drive away at French Creek Marina.

* A few examples for short day excursions are: Cathedral Grove, Goats on the Roof at Coombs, Englishman River Falls, Qualicum Beach, Little Qualicum Falls, murals and live theatre in Chemainus.
PLEASE NOTE: The stairs down to the beach CANNOT BE USED AT THIS TIME as they are under construction. There is a public beach access about
50 m away from the cottage driveway. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Monthly rentals only: Nov 1 - Apr 30.


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • Television


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    sweeping views across the Strait of Georgia and coastal mountains...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    high bank oceanfront property - beach access 25 m away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    cell coverage is good...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    2 wraparound decks at house 1 small deck at sleeping cabana...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring 2015
May 15 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

summer 2015
Jul 1 - Sep 10, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

fall-1 2015
Sep 11 - Oct 15, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

fall-2 2015
Oct 16 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee C$25 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • Tax Rate 5%


Reservation confirmed upon receipt of 20% deposit. Balance & damage deposit due 30 days prior to arrival. Payments can be made by EFT, Paypal or personal cheque.

Please wait... Travel with confidence

Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 05/18/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Horseshoe Bay
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: We love to spend time outdoors - cycling, kayaking, skiing and backcountry camping. We both work as environmental consultants and travel throughout western Canada - but we love to come home to Nanoose Bay. We choose Nanoose Bay over 10 years ago because this place has it all! The Fairwinds trails are fantastic and the beaches are beautiful.

Why Nanoose Bay:
Bonito Cres is one of the few streets in the area that has sunset views in the warm months. We wanted a cozy and private waterfront home with panoramic views that would be a place to unwind and listen to the wind and water. We also wanted to be able to launch our kayaks close to home. It took a few years - but we finally found it!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Privacy - Sunset Views - Sunlight all Day - Hypnotic Sounds of Wind & Waves - Eagles & Kingfishers - Seals in the Bay - A Sleeping Cabana!

Contact us

Speaks: english


  • Sunset from the Deck

    Sunset from the Deck

  • Twilight on the Ocean

    Twilight on the Ocean

  • Living Room View - West

    Living Room View - West

  • master bedroom - west view

    master bedroom - west view

  • Sleeping Cabana and Islands

    Sleeping Cabana and Islands

  • Fold Down Futon in Sleeping Cabana

    Fold Down Futon in Sleeping Cabana

  • Front of the Cottage

    Front of the Cottage

  • Convenient Entry

    Convenient Entry

  • Lots of Cupboards & Counter Space

    Lots of Cupboards & Counter Space

  • Side Deck at Dusk

    Side Deck at Dusk

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Late Afternoon Sun

    Late Afternoon Sun

  • alfresco dining

    alfresco dining

  • Living Room View - North

    Living Room View - North

  • master bedroom - NW view

    master bedroom - NW view

  • Sleeping Cabana

    Sleeping Cabana

  • View from the Water

    View from the Water

  • Sit up Bar in Kitchen

    Sit up Bar in Kitchen

  • Open Concept Living Area

    Open Concept Living Area

  • dining on the deck

    dining on the deck

  • sit back and relax

    sit back and relax

  • Living Room Pano

    Living Room Pano

VRBO #430882

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, June 20, 2015

C$175 - C$250 per night (CAD)
Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Get an instant quote
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/18/2015
Email manager
Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Spectacular Sunset Views from Bonito Beach Waterfront Cottage!

Nanoose Bay #430882

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.