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Oceanfront Beach House

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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Qualicum Beach house description


The quiet ocean-side community of Qualicum beach is the perfect spot to vacation and this property is a beautiful option for you to consider. In addition to the sweeping ocean and distant mountain views from the beach house, you also overlook some gulf islands: hornby, denman, lasqueti and texada. There are many different local activities to ensure there will be something to appeal to everyone. It also offers a tranquil retreat for artists and writers or anyone on sabbatical looking for some time away from it all.

The beach house sits a few meters from high tide so you can listen to the calming rhythm of the waves throughout your stay.

The beach house is well-suited for mixed generation families or for two or three families to stay together.
As you immediately enter the front door, there are stairs going directly down to two of the main bedrooms. One is the ocean-facing master bedroom with two windows facing the ocean and a door out to the backyard/beach & hot tub. This room has a comfortable queen size bed, 6 drawer dresser, closet and full 4 piece en-suite with a window. There is a washer and dryer available in the closet of the en-suite.

The other is what we call the children's room as there are 2 sets of bunk beds and a walk in closet with a selection of toys & books. There is a 5 drawer dresser in this room and one window (non-ocean facing and no view at all in fact). Please note families are responsible for keeping the Toy Closet organized.

There is a separate bedroom, that we call the guest room that also faces the ocean, with a comfortable king size bed. *Important to note: it is outside access only making it somewhat private from the rest of the house. There are two windows in this room, one facing the ocean and the other facing the 'front' yard. There is a tallboy dresser in this room with 5 drawers. To get into the house from the guest room, you can either enter through the patio door, upstairs or into the master bedroom door.

From the front door, when you walk into the house, the full washroom is off to the left of the living room. The living room has a couch and loveseat and rocking chair around a natural gas fireplace.

The fully equipped kitchen is also off of the living room, complete with full size gas stove/oven (and dishwasher) allowing you to dine in comfortably. Please ask if you have specific inquiries about how the kitchen is stocked. The Dining area is towards the ocean viewing side of the house. There are chairs for 6 but the piano bench can be used as seating to fit 8 at the table. There is plate service for ten.

In the office, which is off the dining area, there is a queen-sized murphy bed. The office has two corner window and is the 2nd best view room in the house.

In the ocean-viewing room, there is lovely leather sofa that tends to be the most popular seating in the house but it is also a pull out sofa-bed for those who want to wake up and have the best view of the house looking out over the sea. There are also window sits in this room making it a great spot for hanging out.

For night-life, there are a couple local pubs & restaurants a 5-10 minute walk down the road/beach, either direction, alleviating the need to drive & complete with live music on certain days. It is great to go with another couple to trade off date nights while the other couple babysits!

Children can spend hours beachcombing and exploring the flora and fauna of the pebbly beach, watch sea life and birds and take a short walk to the expansive sandbars while the tide is low. In the town of Qualicum Beach, there is a great swimming pool (ravensong aquatic center) as well as playing fields and playgrounds.

There is one fibre glass kayak available for use by experienced ocean paddlers. This must be carried down to the beach, and up, by 2 people to avoid damage. There is a lifejacket and skirt available.

The recommended maximum number of adults for the beach house is six but it can accommodate ten people including children.

Local activities:
It is less than an hour drive to mt washington making day ski trips possible. The skiers can be back before dinner and warming in the hot tub overlooking the ocean! Parksville (10 minutes away) has the best sandy beaches on the island for kids, with no waves and shallow and warm water. There is also an acre of playground at the main beach in Parksville, kids can easily spend hours at this park. The terrific local provincial park, horne lake caves provides some nearby exploring. Coombs is another local attraction with the goats on the roof, a terrific market and shops with the parrot refuge centre beside. Several nearby yoga studios offer a great combination of fitness & wellness to your vacation schedule. The beach house is central to several quality golf courses in the region. Take a ferry to one of the nearby gulf island to explore the island life.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1450 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 Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Master : 1 queen

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  • Guest Room: 1 king

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  • Childrens' Room: 2 bunk bed

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  • Office: 1 murphy bed

    Queen Mattress Murphy Bed...moreless

  • The Master Bedroom is on the main floor overlooking the beach with hot tub access out the door and a full en-suite. It is beside the Children's Room which has 2 sets of bunk beds. The Guest Room is outside access only looking out over the water as well. The upstairs office has a queen size murphy bed and is a small room; but with a great view. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Master Bedroom Ensuite: toilet, tub, shower

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Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are loads of kids books in the toy closet from board books to pre-teen novels. There is a selection of novels in the dining room hutch - feel free to read during your stay or to make a trade!...moreless

  • Stereo:

    radio, cd, bluetooth and Iphone 3 & 4 type plug in. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Many childrens' books and toys in the toy closet in the children's room....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Sweeping ocean views....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    There are a few properties in Qualicum beach sandwiched between the road and the ocean. This is one of them and you feel like you are almost on top of the water when the tide is in. ...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The piano bench can be pulled to the table to squeeze in a seated table of 8. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Natural Gas Fireplace...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high speed wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is one small/medium kayak and lifejacket available; for experienced users only. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is enough of a beach-side lawn that you could pitch a tent on if your kids wanted to sleep outside!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large, new natural gas BBQ plumbed into the house natural gas so there is no need to worry about propane tanks. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large hot tub overlooking the ocean! ...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Shoulder Season
May 1 - Jun 26, 2015
2 night min stay
C$250
C$1,400
Summer 2015
Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

C$2,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
C$200 C$250
Fri, Sat
C$1,000 C$3,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee C$100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$300
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Please note if you pay through the VRBO online payment system, you will not receive a full refund. A percentage fee is charged on each transaction and I will only refund the amount that I received after the fee. Upon return, the VRBO online payment system will also charge the fee again on refund meaning you will be charged 5-6% of the total. For a full refund, you can pay through email transfer.


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Location

65 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nanaimo International
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
The Shady Rest Pub & Restaurant
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
BC Ferries, Duke Point, Nanaimo
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Qualicum Beach Golf Course
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
#19 Inland Island Highway
0.05 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
The Shady Rest Pub & Restaurant
89 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt Washington
Qualicum Beach
Nearest Beach
The backyard

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are a family of four with 2 active and busy school-age kids. We live in Victoria, BC, where we both grew up ourselves. We like to get up to Qualicum when we can but find it is difficult between all of our activities. We have worked hard to prepare this property to be a comfortable and fun retreat for guests.

Why the Owner Chose Qualicum Beach:
This property was owned by a family friend and his family since the area was developed in 1951. Dave would visit this property with his family growing up so when he heard it was for sale we jumped on trying to purchase it. As a component of that, we knew we would need to rent it out to manage owning the property but as it is such a special location we were confident that we could successfully rent it out.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property has been set up to be an ideal vacation home that suits more than one family unit. 2 or 3 families together or extended families including in-laws or other friends. We love this property as there are no roads to cross to be on the beach for the kids. We know that they can just walk across the yard and climb down to the beach.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Best seats of the house

    Best seats of the house

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Bring your music!

    Bring your music!

  • Room with queen size murphy bed

    Room with queen size murphy bed

  • Front Entry way & stairs to the downstairs bedrooms

    Front Entry way & stairs to the downstairs bedrooms

  • Master bedroom ensuite

    Master bedroom ensuite

  • King size bed in guest room separate from rest of house; outside access only

    King size bed in guest room separate from rest of house; outside access only

  • Hot tub in the 'back' yard facing the beach

    Hot tub in the 'back' yard facing the beach

  • Community park directly beside the property

    Community park directly beside the property

  • Oyster catchers are one of the many birds that frequent the beach

    Oyster catchers are one of the many birds that frequent the beach

  • Patio furniture & fire pit - there is a BBQ in the yard as well

    Patio furniture & fire pit - there is a BBQ in the yard as well

  • View of main floor from front door

    View of main floor from front door

  • Living Room with gas fireplace and main 4 piece bathroom to the left (TV Free)

    Living Room with gas fireplace and main 4 piece bathroom to the left (TV Free)

  • Dining table and sitting area overlooking the ocean; leather pull out in picture

    Dining table and sitting area overlooking the ocean; leather pull out in picture

  • Basic kitchen; full size appliances including dishwasher and gas range & oven

    Basic kitchen; full size appliances including dishwasher and gas range & oven

  • Master Bedroom with ensuite and door out to hot tub & beach

    Master Bedroom with ensuite and door out to hot tub & beach

  • Kids room with two sets of bunk beds

    Kids room with two sets of bunk beds

  • Guest Room door facing out to beach

    Guest Room door facing out to beach

  • 'Back' yard at high tide

    'Back' yard at high tide

  • Rainbow landing on top of the beach house :)

    Rainbow landing on top of the beach house :)

  • If you're lucky you will see a seal or some sea lions (or hear them!)

    If you're lucky you will see a seal or some sea lions (or hear them!)

  • Perfect seat for morning coffee

    Perfect seat for morning coffee

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 04/18/2015
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