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Cozy Rustic Log Home Living with Wood Fireplace and Hot Tub

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Otter Point cottage description

Handsome Dan’s at Otter Point (Pet Friendly)

Our log home at Otter Point is about 7kms (4.5miles) west of Sooke on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Located, about 45 minutes drive from Victoria, and few minutes drive for many beautiful hikes in the west coast rain forest, ideal for people that like to explore both world.

Our traditional (3 bedroom + loft) Log home can accommodate 8 persons comfortably. It features a fully equipped kitchen with gas cooking stove, cable, flat screen TV, DVD player, and full bathroom, with bath, shower and laundry facilities. The 17 foot high stone fireplace will gather friends and family around for memorable cozy evenings. Outside you will find and a large deck with hot tub, propane BBQ, table and chairs and only a few minutes walk to beach access.

All utilities, firewood and free call anywhere in Canada and US are included.

Sleeping arrangement

Upstairs: 1 queen bed in master room/ 1 double bed in 2nd bedroom/ 1 double size futon in the loft/ 1 ottoman that open as a single bed

Downstairs: 1 single bed in the 3rd bedroom.

Sooke also offer, fishing, Wale watching, kayaking, hiking, beachcombing and fine dinning at Sooke Harbor House and Point No Point

What is near by: Only 4-5 min walk to a beach access. 1Km will bring you to a local convenience store & small dinner. French Beach (10 min drive from the house) has a nice play ground with picnic table and direct access at the beach , 10 min further west (20 min drive from the house), will bring you to Jordan River, great for surfing. If keep on driving another 5-10 min west and you will be at China beach/ Mystic Beach (30 min drive from the house) it has both the camp ground area/beach and the hiking trail area which is one of my favourite about (40 min hike in the beautiful west coast rainforest) and you end up at the beach with wonderful waterfall. Another 15 min drive further west will be Sombrio Beach (45 min drive from the house) also surfing and hiking trails and finally 1hr drive will bring you the the community of Port Renfrew well known for it's famous West Coast Trial, Botanical beach known for the tidal pool at low tides and storm watching in winter time and Avatar grove (Canada's largest gnarliest tree).

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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          • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

            Futon sleep 2 & Ottoman open into a single bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 murphy bed

            2 place murphy bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom one: 1 queen bed Bedroom two: 1 double bed Bedroom three: 1 single bed Loft: Futon sleep 2 Loft: ottoman open as a single bed...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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          • One large bathroom. Extra long Bath, separate shower and washer & dryer....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player:

            With nice selection of DVD movie ...moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Ocean View:

            Our log home is not on ocean front, but you can have some ocean views from different area of the yard....moreless

          • Rural

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling
          • Swimming

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Large dining table can add three extension so easy to sit 8 to 10 people when fully extended....moreless

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Yes, all of it! ...moreless

          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Telephone:

            Free call in Canada and US...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Yes, all of it!...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Stove:

            17' wood fireplace. We provide all the firewood....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Everything you may need is there + more...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped, with gas cooking stove and oven. We even stock a slow cooker so you can start supper and go for a nice hike in the wild coast rain forest....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full stainless steel & freezer in the bottom....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas stove & oven...moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            Deck in the Hot Tub area with table and chair...moreless

          Pool / Spa

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Low Season
              Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              C$250
              C$1,500 C$3,000
              Hight Season
              May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              C$325
              C$1,950
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              C$250
              C$1,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • One time cleaning fee C$100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 5%

              Notes:

              Free cancellation up to 24h prior check in time (4pm). If cancel within 24h prior check in time, a one night rental will charge.

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              Last updated: 10/15/2014
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              Location

              63 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Victoria International Airport
              6.9 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              Buffy's Pub
              69 Kilometres
              Nearest Ferry
              Swatz Bay Ferry terminal
              6.5 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              the Mix by Ric's in the Best Western Prestige
              26 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Gordon's Beach

              Car: Necessary

              Our Log home in Otter Point is 45 minutes form Victoria and only minutes from all the popular hikes and beaches of the west coat rain forest of Vancouver Island.

              Only 4-5 min walk to a beach access. 1Km will bring you to a local convenience store & small dinner. French Beach (10 min drive from the house) has a nice play ground with picnic table and direct access at the beach , 10 min further west (20 min drive from the house), will bring you to Jordan River, great for surfing. If keep on driving another 5-10 min west and you will be at China beach/ Mystic Beach (30 min drive from the house) it has both the camp ground area/beach and the hiking trail area which is one of my favourite about (40 min hike in the beautiful west coast rainforest) and you end up at the beach with wonderful waterfall. Another 15 min drive further west will be Sombrio Beach (45 min drive from the house) also surfing and hiking trails and finally 1hr drive will bring you the the community of Port Renfrew well known for it's famous West Coast Trial, Botanical beach known for the tidal pool at low tides and storm watching in winter time and Avatar grove (Canada's largest gnarliest tree).

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: About twenty years ago when I was still living on the farm in Saskatchewan I suggested to my Dad that we should turn our farm into a vacation farm. He liked the idea but unfortunately due to change of life events that never happened. A few years later, I found myself living here on Vancouver Island, but operating a small vacation rental business stayed on my radar. A few years after arriving on the Island I met this charming little French Girl. I turned my available charm into high gear and eventually convinced her that I was a prime candidate to become her main squeeze. Two years after we bought a log house on an acre, 7 km west of Sooke. The place needed a lot of work inside and out. Since the summer of 2004 when we moved much of our spare time and money has gone into repair and rebuild. We are both self-employed so it has not always been an easy nut to crack. But each of us had the same vision of eventually turning our home into vacation guest home.?? After many years of talking and preparing us into buying their home and us dreaming of the day it would happen, it was Christmas Eve day (24 Dec) 2011 that our neighbor Angelo & Frances finally announce us they were ready to sell. We then sold some land I had committed myself to sell to make this dream of us come true. We officially started to rent July 2013. We named it Handsome Dan’s at otter Point. Handsome Dan is the French Girl’s pet name for me. France, but known by almost everyone as The French Girl is an accomplished artist and skilled craftsperson. She’ll not admit that though. You will see the unique work she does with concrete when you stay with us at our log home or our cottage in Port Renfrew. Her oil paintings of Handsome Dan hang proudly on the high walls of our home too. Like me the French Girl grew up in a small farming community. She is from North Central Quebec; an authentic Quebecois.

              Why the Owner Chose Otter Point:
              When we purchase our neighbor's house, many people asked us why we choose to move out the Log home and not rent the other house instead. The answer is simple, after all the years living in it, and preparing it for the day it would become a vacation rental, we both agreed that the log home has much more character & charm and wanted to share it's rustic coziness with many people from all over the world.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              When Dan and I decided to purchase this house, we new that a lot of work would be needed to put this place ship shape. Being a home owner, we were able to express our artistic ability. We love this house as it is our creation, everything we made ourself, from the 17'foot stone fireplace (each stone was handmade and individually painted by me) along with the kitchen and the spiral staircase (this one our friend Didier made for us). We gave our heart, our time and our money to make it what it is today and plan to make many more beautiful water and garden features in the years to come on the one acre of land this house is sitting on.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french

               

              Photos

              • Main living room

                Main living room

              • Living room with wood fireplace

                Living room with wood fireplace

              • Cozy night

                Cozy night

              • Big kitchen with gas cooking stove & oven

                Big kitchen with gas cooking stove & oven

              • Large kitchen

                Large kitchen

              • Dining area and sun room

                Dining area and sun room

              • Small bedroom on the main floor off the dining room

                Small bedroom on the main floor off the dining room

              • Log staircase leading to the loft and bedroom on 2nd level

                Log staircase leading to the loft and bedroom on 2nd level

              • Loft area. Futon open as a double bed and the ottoman open as 1 single bed

                Loft area. Futon open as a double bed and the ottoman open as 1 single bed

              • Queen bed in the master bedroom

                Queen bed in the master bedroom

              • Wall bed, open up as a double bed. Next to the master bedroom upstairs.

                Wall bed, open up as a double bed. Next to the master bedroom upstairs.

              • Hot tub deck area

                Hot tub deck area

              • Outdoor picture

                Outdoor picture

              • Fire Place

                Fire Place

              • Living room

                Living room

              • Kitchen with gas cooking stove & oven

                Kitchen with gas cooking stove & oven

              • Dining area leading to the sun room

                Dining area leading to the sun room

              • Sun room

                Sun room

              • Large bathroom with bath and separate shower & washer/dryer

                Large bathroom with bath and separate shower & washer/dryer

              • Loft area. Futon open as a double bed and the ottoman open as 1 single bed

                Loft area. Futon open as a double bed and the ottoman open as 1 single bed

              • In the loft looking into the 2 bedroom at the back

                In the loft looking into the 2 bedroom at the back

              • Queen bed in the master bedroom

                Queen bed in the master bedroom

              • Hot tub deck area

                Hot tub deck area

              VRBO #505478

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

              C$250 - C$325 per night (CAD)
              1

              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 10/15/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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              Speaks: english, french
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