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Escape to this beautiful, charming character waterfront cottage vacation rental! Tucked away in your own little quiet and uncrowded walkout beachfront in popular Qualicium Bay, British Columbia, Canada Inside, you'll be greeted with a soft, warm interior accented by stunning views of Qualicum Bay, Denman Island and Lasqieti Island. Watch the cruise ships on their slow voyage to Alaska from your private deck or the eagles flying overhead or the pod of killer whales chasing the waves. Relax in the living room after a day on the sand, with some cable TV, Blu Ray or a DVD. Bring your iPod and listen to your own tunes in the iPod docking station. There's also WiFi throughout the house, so keeping up with emails is no problem here.
Right off the living room is a large, beautiful deck with more stunning views. Watch a spectacular, colorful sunrise or sunset with a glass of wine or, in the morning, greet the day with some yoga stretches while the neighborhood wakes up. There's space for everyone, so outdoor entertaining is definitely an option here.
There's a breakfast bar and seating for six at the dining room table when it's meal time. In addition, are an extra two seats at the breakfast bar. From either the living, dining room or kitchen, you'll be able to enjoy a wonderful fireplace. There is a pull out couch in the living room for additional guests if required.
The full kitchen includes large counter top space and all the major stainless steel appliances you'd expect - a refrigerator, stove top/oven, and a microwave for quick leftover snacks. The main full bathroom has a large soaker tub and shower. The bedroom a queen size bed and its own TV for your convenience. For large groups or a private nest for the kids, there is a separate bunkhouse, that contains a queen size bunk bed. This area can sleep 4 kids. It has its own bathroom and TV with DVD player so the youngsters can hang out. This is particularly convenient for those parents that want to have some alone time.
Other amenities include a washer and dryer for clean clothes while on vacation and parking for two cars. But perhaps the best thing about a stay here is the beach! Mere steps from the door and you'll be on one of the prettiest stretches of sand Qualicum Bay has to offer. Beach combing, swimming, sand castle building and shell collection are some of the many beach activities. Launch your paddle board or kayak right from your front door. On nights you don't want to cook, head into town for your pick of eateries. There are many small quality restaurants in the area, Henry’s, Crown and Anchor Pub, Bean Counters coffee shop and an Ice cream shop a short stroll away. For those that want other things to do there are the Horn Lake Caves, Big Qualicum River Fish Hatchery, antique stores, Spider Lake, Fanny Bay, Deep Bay, easy day trip to Tofino or nearby Courtenay, and many hiking and mountain bike trails.
There is a longtime tenant living on the grounds if you have any questions about the area or require any assistance.
To add to the already spectacular views and ocean front feeling, there are some other attractions nearby like the Horn Lake Caves, Extreme mountain biking on Hornby Island where the Canadian and US Mountain bike teams come to train. Catch a Coho trolling a fly behind your kayak meters from the shoreline right in front of your place or catch a trout in the many nearby creeks and rivers. Meet other vacationers from different parts of the world down at the local Pub or while strolling along the sandy beach...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage DepositC$200
If you require the Bunkhouse there is an additional fee of $25.00 per night. Trust me, it is well worth it, to keep the kids in their own private space. There is an $90.00 cleaning fee added to your stay. This will ensure the next guest has the same standards of cleanliness as you get and deserve.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: A little bit about myself and my family...I have three kids that were all born on Vancouver Island and we have always enjoyed the stress free pace and natural beauty the Island has to offer. I grew up in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario and moved out to British Columbia when I was just out of high school, attended UBC and loved it. I enjoyed the temperate winter climate, mountains, rivers, wildlife, and especially the ocean. I weighed the pros and cons and the decision was easy to remain. So, I decided to stay and start a family.
I work for a large communications company and have traveled all over the province and have found that each region offers its own culture and beauty. I currently live in Coquitlam, BC and travel to the Island as often as I can for both work and pleasure to get way from the busy city. That said, my preference is clearly Vancouver Island especially the quiet and serine Qualicum Bay area. Qualicum Bay is close enough to large communities yet quiet enough to be a getaway. The community is welcoming, friendly, and neighborly. My kids are all outdoor types and have put mountain biking, fishing and natural adventure ahead of many TV shows, however, they still enjoy their social media. My goal is to bring the splendor, adventure, and memories of Qualicum Bay and Vancouver Island to guests that stay at my vacation rental. The photos and pictures you take of your youngsters, partners, spouses and friends will be memories that will stay with you long after you leave Qualicum Bay Vancouver Island to head back home. My goal is to make your stay the best experience you could have of the West Coast.
Why the Owner Chose Qualicum Beach: I purchased this property because of its unique cozy west coast beach cottage feeling, walk-out waterfront, proximity to larger communities and quiet living.
The Unique Benefits at this House: I fell in love with the property because the quaint cottage had all the amenities of a large house including the breathtaking views of Georgia Strait and its Islands. The large set of picture windows make it easy to enjoy the outdoors even when the weather is inclement. The large sundeck adds to the feeling and experience during clear sunny days.