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Lakefront Suite on Sproat Lake in the Heart of Vancouver Island

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Looking south from our dock on Sproat Lake; swim, play, bask and moor your boat!

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

Property description

Large 2 BR suite in house on Sproat Lake, with waterfront dock and boat mooring for summer fun. Big covered patio and huge garden with view of the lake. There is always shade somewhere on the hot days of summer and the suite stays naturally cool in the extreme heat we usually experience here in July and August. Full kitchen and bath, as well as separate shower room and laundry facilities. Furnished, including BBQ, kitchen utensils, bed linens and bath towels. Fiber optic wi-fi. Free use of a canoe.

-- 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed, a queen hide-a-bed couch in the living room and a bed/couch in kitchen. Max occupancy: 6.

-- Located near the famous Mars Water Bombers and Sproat Lake Provincial Park. Glider flights at the nearby local airport.

-- Perfect for day trips to Tofino, Ucluelet and Long Beach, Mount Arrowsmith and Bamfield.

-- Bring your boat and water ski, or just relax on the lake!

--Suite is fully equipped and self-contained on lower, walkout-level of two-storey house. Hosts are upstairs. There is about a 3 minute walk through the long narrow property to the lakeside. Golf cart available for heavy loads and those with difficulty walking.

--WINTER: If you're thinking of a winter rental, the situation is different. The lake is too cold for swimming without a wet suit, although you can often still canoe. The winter months are especially suitable for retreat activities, for example, writing, reflection, meditation, etc, where you can take advantage of quiet and isolation. At that time of year, you might enjoy side trips to the outer coast (Tofino, etc) to see the sights of 'the storm season' or to Mount Washington to ski, snowshoe or snow board.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The dock has stairs going into the water, which are ideal for parents introducing babies and toddlers to the lake....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outdoors....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Tangerine bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Purple bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen hideabed in living room...moreless

  • Kitchen: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    fold-down couch in kitchen: sleeps one comfortably...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Main bathroom: toilet, tub

    This bathroom has a comfortable old-fashioned cast iron tub....moreless

  • Shower/Laundry Room: shower

    This room has a 3' x 4' shower, a vanity and washer & dryer...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This accommodation is perfect for families with children attending the summer hockey camps in Port Alberni: relax by the lake while the kids are in hockey! People wishing to do a meditation retreat, long term or short term, are welcome. We have a quiet setting, especially in the off season....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, cards, etc. Ping pong, badminton, bocci upon request....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television:

    46' HDTV wutg Wi-fi netflix and DVD player. No cable service. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Board games and puzzles. Floaty toys for the lake. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    We have a lovely lake and forest view over our extensive gardens....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Sproat Lake is a huge and beautiful, deep, clean lake in the centre of Vancouver Island. There are 4 arms, 2 of which are populated and two of which are unpopulated. We have a dock and boat mooring....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are in a rural setting about 7 miles from the town of Port Alberni where most services are available....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Both indoor and outdoor dining areas for 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Not needed. Suite stays cool in summer....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Weight bar with adjustable weights available upon request...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space heaters in summer (rarely needed!). Wood/electric forced air heat in cool weather....moreless

  • Internet:

    free wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for cars and boat trailers...moreless

  • Telephone:

    For adult use for short calls, including free long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic drip coffee maker with filters. Please bring your own coffee and tea....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basics of salt and pepper, cooking oil, dish detergent, etc. Bring your own coffee and tea....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio sheltered from rain and sun for eating and relaxing....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe for guest use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge garden with shaded and sunny seating areas...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ on patio; Fire pit by lake, usable if no fire ban is in place....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Under construction in September 2014. Available for winter rentals....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Jun 27 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
C$275
C$1,550
Fall Shoulder
Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
C$220
C$1,400
Winter 2015
Oct 1 - May 31, 2016
7 night min stay

C$800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee C$100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Ask about a 10% discount for one person or 2 people sharing one bedroom, with no extra people.

Suite is self-contained. Owners live on upper level. Dock is shared with owners.

Check-in at 4:00 pm, checkout at 11:00 am. Please respect these times, as we need the time to prepare the suite for each set of guests. However, it may be possible to stay on the dock after checkout for a few extra hours.


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


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Location

  • Stamp River Provincial Park

    "In this park, which is about a 20 minute drive from our place, you can enjoy a picnic by the..."

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  • Coulson Flying Tankers Martin Mars Flying Boat Base

    "A short walk from our house is the home of the famous flying tankers base, with a little mus..."

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  • McLean Mill National Historic Site

    "This site is worth a visit. There are tours and sometimes drama and musical performances in ..."

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  • Alberni Pacific Railway

    "You can ride this train out to the historic Maclean mill from the old station in downtown Po..."

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  • Sproat Lake Provincial Park

    "Only about a kilometer from our place, you can enjoy a walk through the forest and along the..."

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  • Alberni Valley Regional Airport

    "May to September in fair weather you can hire a glider for half hour or hour aerial tours of..."

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  • Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

    "This is a day trip from Sproat Lake, something to do if the weather isn't summery. It's well..."

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  • North Island Wildlife Recovery Association

    "On your way into Port Alberni from Nanaimo, or as part of a day trip to Horne Lake, you can ..."

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nanaimo
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
West Bay
48 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Nanaimo, Departure Bay
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Port Alberni
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Parksville
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 4 to Tofino
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fish and Duck Pub, Sproat Lake
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington, near Courtenay
Sproat Lake
Nearest Beach
Lake front

Car: Recommended

In Port Alberni, there is a historical sawmill and a steam train as well as a museum, art gallery, native art and historical sites. At Stamp Falls you can see spectacular salmon runs if the timing is right. There are glider flights and a Mars water bomber museum. Port Alberni is a big salmon fishing center, both for both commercial and sports fisheries.

We are just over an hour's drive from Tofino and Ucluelet on the West Coast of Vancouver Island where you can go whale watching, surfing, ocean fishing and kayaking. An hour in the other direction takes you to Horne Lake caves for spectacular spelunking adventures. There is lots of hiking and mountain biking territory.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: Arne is an expert and advisor in sustainable transportation and an amazing musician. Ann is a semi-retired school teacher, who now works supporting home learners, when she is not expanding the garden.

Why the Owner Chose Sproat Lake:
We've owned riverfront and ocean front and realized that lake front is the most friendly and usable form of waterfront. Sproat Lake is the best lake on Vancouver Island for cleanliness and temperature and we enjoyed 15 summers here with our children before making the shift to live here full time. The summers here tend to be exceptionally hot for Vancouver Island, so it's a wonderful place to spend time by the lake. The lake itself is beautifully warm and clean. We have a deep water swimming area protected by a log boom.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The huge attraction in the summer is the spectacular lake and all its pleasures. We also have a large garden with nooks in which to read, meditate, sip wine or commune with nature. In the early morning you may hear loons calling. You can also enjoy the local nature and historical sites and the considerable range of other wilderness and adventure destinations both east and west of us on Vancouver Island.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Looking south from our dock on Sproat Lake; swim, play, bask and moor your boat!

    Looking south from our dock on Sproat Lake; swim, play, bask and moor your boat!

  • The rental suite is on the lower, walkout level, just barely visible here.

    The rental suite is on the lower, walkout level, just barely visible here.

  • Patio with BBQ and dining table for suite, with lake view

    Patio with BBQ and dining table for suite, with lake view

  • Full kitchen seating six with appliances and basic supplies

    Full kitchen seating six with appliances and basic supplies

  • Tangerine bedroom with queen bed.

    Tangerine bedroom with queen bed.

  • Bathroom with comfy old-fashioned tub.

    Bathroom with comfy old-fashioned tub.

  • Many garden nooks for your enjoyment. These are irises in the spring.

    Many garden nooks for your enjoyment. These are irises in the spring.

  • Glider flights available at nearby local airport--spectacular views!

    Glider flights available at nearby local airport--spectacular views!

  • Rarely there is a bit of ice on the lake shore in winter.

    Rarely there is a bit of ice on the lake shore in winter.

  • Stairs into the water are great for everyone, especially kids and elders.

    Stairs into the water are great for everyone, especially kids and elders.

  • One of two entrances to suite from patio

    One of two entrances to suite from patio

  • Living room with queen hideabed and TV. Furniture may be different.

    Living room with queen hideabed and TV. Furniture may be different.

  • Tiled laundry room with vanity and large shower

    Tiled laundry room with vanity and large shower

  • Purple bedroom with queen bed.

    Purple bedroom with queen bed.

  • View through grapevines from kitchen door.

    View through grapevines from kitchen door.

  • Famous Mars water bombers are our neighbours--endless entertainment.

    Famous Mars water bombers are our neighbours--endless entertainment.

  • View from house in winter

    View from house in winter

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Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 06/27/2015
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