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Ultra Modern Architectural Beauty Amazing for Entertaining.. Great Value

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Ultra Modern simplicity in the heart of Vancouver Island.

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Last updated: 09/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Cowichan Bay house description

The ideal retreat space for serenity-seeking writers, artists, yogis, families, wine tourists. Large enough for serious entertaining or for housing big groups. Floor to ceiling windows, giant kitchen, heated floors, oh my... An absolute bargain!

A modern, minimalist home away from home, our space offers an absolutely unique setting for entertaining, meditating, cooking, writing, breathing in sweet serenity. The home is uncluttered, but is fully equipped with every modern construction detail. Built in 2009 with our own hands using Passive House techniques, the house boasts double thick walls, in-floor radiant heat, triple-pane floor-to-ceiling windows and an HRV. Views of Cowichan Bay estuary, Mount Tzouhalem and a neighboring orchard and forest.

On the inside, guests have full access to 1 large, fully equipped kitchen plus 1 smaller kitchen with 1/2 size fridge and without oven. 3 bathrooms: each with bathtub, sink, toilet. 3 bedrooms: each with queen size bed and clothing storage. The lower, rear bedroom is 400 sq ft...meaning loads of room for yoga, qigong, tai chi.

On the outside, guests have access to a large front field, a barbecue, and parking for 2 vehicles.

Off limits is the first-floor entryway and parking area rented by our quiet, wonderful tenant. (Bottom, leftmost entry pictured in this listing's main photo.)

In a word, Cowichan Bay is quaint. A float-home village nestled into an area of mountains, wineries, local agriculture. The first Cittaslow town in North America, Cowichan Bay is ground zero for the 100-mile (or much less) diet boasting the immensely popular True Grains Bakery and Hilary's Cheese Shop, as well as multiple Zagat rated restaurants.

Located 10 minutes drive from the town of Duncan (home to the largest First Nations population in BC), the area is widely known for its local arts and artisan community. Ferry routes and further culture abound with Victoria just 45 minutes south and Nanaimo just 45 minutes north. Floatplanes to the surrounding Gulf Islands (Salt Spring and beyond) also depart daily from both Cowichan Bay and nearby Maple Bay.

Our area is a gem. Come see why!

Public bus stop to local area less than a 2 minute walk. Buses to all points on Vancouver Island from Duncan. Seaplane service from Cowichan Bay and Maple Bay. Main ferries (connecting to Vancouver area, Seattle, Gulf Islands) in Nanaimo and Victoria, with additional ferry to Salt Spring Island in Crofton.

The space allows for serenity, meaning that it is clutter free. There is no telephone, but WiFi internet and 2 large, good TVs with Netflix, plug-ins for your laptop and DVD players are included. Because of the configuration, extra white walls, polished concrete floors and clear fir stairs, many guests may find that bringing very young children may not be the most stress-free decision.

The home is great for entertaining...meaning: dinner parties, book launches, engagement parties, yoga teacher training, violin concerto functions. But not bachelor parties, rock concerts, family reunions with many toddlers, etc.

A small, truly lap-happy doggy or happy-travelling cat may be considered.

Smoking is strictly prohibited from inside areas.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3010 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Doorways 3' wide so fine with getting through. Second floor rather inaccessible, but ground floor has full amenities as well....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Suitable for kids old enough to handle the very white walls and the large staircase. Not so great for tots....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small cat or lap dog considered (nails will do too much damage to stairs, walls...)...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            27...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            there is also a short queen bed easy to pull out for floor...moreless

          • The bed mentioned in bedroom 2 is easy to pull out from under the main bed in Bedroom 2 (on the ground floor, in the 400 sq.ft. room). A couple who doesn't need alot of privacy could easily share the large Bedroom 2 or pull out the bed into adjacent very large front foyer....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Salad spinner, colander, blender, 6 each red/white wine glasses...moreless

          • Dining:

            Main dining table seats 7, downstairs cafe table seats 2...moreless

          • Stove:

            1 Gas, 1 Electric ceramic top...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Bodum style press...moreless

          Amenities

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

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Stereo

          Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Away From It All
               

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              • Tax Rate 8%

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              • Ultra Modern simplicity in the heart of Vancouver Island.

                Ultra Modern simplicity in the heart of Vancouver Island.

              • Huge kitchen for entertaining.

                Huge kitchen for entertaining.

              • Next door orchard

                Next door orchard

              • Dishwasher

                Dishwasher

              • 40' screen TV with DVD and laptop/iOS plug-in. House Wi-Fi available.

                40' screen TV with DVD and laptop/iOS plug-in. House Wi-Fi available.

              • Downstairs bedroom or area for yoga. 50' TV with connected Netflix box.

                Downstairs bedroom or area for yoga. 50' TV with connected Netflix box.

              • 2nd upstairs washroom

                2nd upstairs washroom

              • Downstairs washroom

                Downstairs washroom

              • Front lawn

                Front lawn

              • Plenty of deck space

                Plenty of deck space

              • Open concept kitchen/dining/living with view toward neighbouring orchard

                Open concept kitchen/dining/living with view toward neighbouring orchard

              • Barbecue and outdoor seating

                Barbecue and outdoor seating

              • Well equipped kitchen with professional grade pots, pans, knives, and gas stove.

                Well equipped kitchen with professional grade pots, pans, knives, and gas stove.

              • Living room

                Living room

              • 2nd floor bedroom en suite washroom

                2nd floor bedroom en suite washroom

              • Downstairs bedroom

                Downstairs bedroom

              • Downstairs kitchenette

                Downstairs kitchenette

              • Main entrance

                Main entrance

              VRBO #583054

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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