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You'll Have to Get Wet to Be Any Closer to the Water. Beautiful Artist Retreat.

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Living room featuring our favorite movie

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Last updated: 07/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Serene, custom rebuilt artists' home situated on a lush wooded lot feet from the water's edge. Perfect for a restful retreat.

Large deck framed by spectacular views of Howe Sound and its many islands. You cannot get closer to the water without getting wet.

Open-plan living area provides expansive views and is filled with sculpture, paintings and other unique pieces by owners and friends.

Reflections of distant mountains twinkle in the mirrored surfaces of the bright, fully-equipped modern kitchen.

Comfortable master suite features bath and over-sized tub. Second bedroom has separate bath.

Heated, dyed concrete floors and wood stove keep guests warm during chilly winter months.

Ferries and other boats provide entertainment, as do the many birds, deer, seals and the occasional mink and whale. View them all from the living room and deck or walk the few steps to the beach for a closer look.

Walking distance from the ferry, this is a truly one-of-a-kind location made even more special by a unique modern home.

One owner lives in basement unit on site.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28 and above as primary renters....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Master suite with attached full bathroom and walk-through double closet; view of water and mountains from bed. Second bedroom also has view of water and mountains. Open the windows and enjoy the summer breezes off the water....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Two baths total. Master suite bathroom has full shower and oversized tub. Second bath has shower and tub. Brand new tile and granite throughout; on-demand water heater. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sculpture-making work area behind the house and owner/sculptor lives in separate unit on site. House has sculptures, paintings, photography and books for enjoyment and for sale....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Bring a book; leave a book; take a book...moreless

  • Games

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Passive...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant in-floor heating and wood stove...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless service...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Framed on a 16' sliding door and deck, you may never want to leave this room for your entire stay....moreless

  • Parking:

    Up top; must be able to do stairs...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are even beach towels above the laundry machines....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and individual drip cones, filters provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    China, glasses, silverware, table linens are all provided. Blender, coffee grinder, immersion blender, wine opener, can opener, tea kettle - in short it's a fully functioning kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Beautifully remodeled kitchen with mirrored cabinets to capture the views, new appliances and part of an open-floor plan with dining room and living room. The kitchen is fully equipped & ready to go....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built in...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Oil, vinegar, spices, sugar, flour and enough coffee for your first morning....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New stainless steel with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent kayaks in town and park them out front....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Briquette style, with briquettes on site. An outdoor fire pit is being built for use soon....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    It's called Howe Sound - a large, salty body of water that's good for swimming in the high season...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/High
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$190
$1,150 $4,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
$1,000 $3,750

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 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:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Processing fee $25
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Must be able to ascend and descend stairs.


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Last updated: 07/03/2015
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Location

Car: Recommended

The Sunshine Coast is a vacation destination for many across Canada, the American Pacific Northwest and beyond. Many Vancouverites, a beautiful ferry ride away, spend vacations here. The Coast is also is home to many artists of all mediums and galleries dot the coast.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: One of us is a builder/sculptor, the other is an historian/author. We both love to redo old, and especially smaller properties, to create unique spaces filled with character, color and light. We are not wealthy, but we have some talents.

Why the Owner Chose Gibsons:
One of us used to sail; the other is an inveterate kayaker and swimmer. Both of us find peace in the setting. And those rare days when you want more, drive north and explore Sechelt, Secret Cove or hop another ferry to Pender Harbor and the awesome Skookumchuck Rapids. Or do you need some city time? Walk to the ferry and go visit Vancouver by bus without the hassle of parking.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
No one is closer to the water than we are. We had to carefully and completely rebuild this old cabin into a new house to preserve that proximity. It was worth the years of work.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
 

Photos

  • Living room featuring our favorite movie

    Living room featuring our favorite movie

  • The ferry ride over - it's beautiful and part of the fun

    The ferry ride over - it's beautiful and part of the fun

  • Welcome and come in!

    Welcome and come in!

  • The kitchen. You can watch the mountains and water in the mirrored surfaces.

    The kitchen. You can watch the mountains and water in the mirrored surfaces.

  • The living room, deck and some of the handcrafted furniture & art in the house

    The living room, deck and some of the handcrafted furniture & art in the house

  • Master bedroom - sleep well

    Master bedroom - sleep well

  • Enjoy the sunrise

    Enjoy the sunrise

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Second bedroom with more views of the water

    Second bedroom with more views of the water

  • Second bath detail

    Second bath detail

  • Boathouse/woodshed and beach

    Boathouse/woodshed and beach

  • Heading out/in?

    Heading out/in?

  • Our spot

    Our spot

  • Stairs down to heaven

    Stairs down to heaven

  • But pause for the view from the front door first

    But pause for the view from the front door first

  • The dining area

    The dining area

  • Living room, deck and peek up the beach

    Living room, deck and peek up the beach

  • And wake up to a view of the islands, mountains and water from bed

    And wake up to a view of the islands, mountains and water from bed

  • Entrance into master bath and double closet

    Entrance into master bath and double closet

  • Master bath shower

    Master bath shower

  • Second full bath

    Second full bath

  • Just in case you need a to do a bit of laundry

    Just in case you need a to do a bit of laundry

  • The cove of 'artistcove' and our favorite swimming hole

    The cove of 'artistcove' and our favorite swimming hole

  • It's beautiful all year round

    It's beautiful all year round

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 07/03/2015
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