Sea Cottage Waterfront Vacation Rental on Gambier Island

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Last updated: 06/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Take your vacation steps away from the lapping waves of Howe Sound, just 1.5 hours from downtown Vancouver. Awake to the sound of eagles, gulls and buzzing hummingbirds. Sunbathe, swim or hike during the day. Smell the sea breeze and relax in the lush temperate rainforest of our laid back island. The endless view extends beyond Howe Sound and its islands to distant Vancouver Island across Georgia Strait. Sea Cottage is a cute, restored 1950's bungalow.

You can reach us by taking a BC Ferry from Horseshoe Bay (30 minutes from downtown Vancouver) to Langdale then water taxi ferry from Langdale to New Brighton on Gambier Island. We can help you with travel advice and will meet you at New Brighton.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    19 years and older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    All ages of children love this place, but must be watched for safety's sake near the seashore....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You can smoke outdoors...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    and a handbasin. A great, sweet outhouse is nearby....moreless

Other Amenities

  • When you let us know which water taxi ferry you are arriving on, we will meet you to help you take your things to Sea Cottage. Also, we can help you with the ferry schedule as it can be confusing....moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Excellent for swimming at a mid or high tide....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The cottage is steps from the ocean. Easy to pull up your kayak or step into the ocean for a swim and keep your eyes on your kids on the beach....moreless

  • Rural:

    Fabulous west coast temperate rainforest and gravel roads and forest trails for hiking are minutes away. Gambier Lake is a good workout to reach. Mountain biking on the gravel roads is very good....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Pier Fishing


  • Dining:

    great for four people with view to the beach and Howe Sound...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Heating:

    Each room has its own thermostat to control electric heating...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Nice size living room, table to lay out jigsaw puzzle or to play board games. Comfy couch and chairs for resting or reading....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels, hand and body soap provided but no shampoo since that is individual taste. Let us know if you need beach towels....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    bring regular grind coffee...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is well appointed....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Sorry, there is no dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Startup amount of sugar, salt, pepper and flour. Anything you forget to bring, ask us, we might have it....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Apartment size...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric four burner with oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Chairs and table with sun umbrella, great ocean view, close to the kitchen, under an overhang in case it rains...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Excellent electric barbecue...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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2 night min stay

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  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 06/17/2015
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Shoulder season and summer community events on Gambier Island are well worth coming to. Great for all ages.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1944

About the owner: Your hosts Bob and Joley Switzer have both had interesting professional lives; Bob as a Canadian Broadcasting television host and beloved Canadian Gardener, and Joley as a park naturalist, professional dancer and administrator with Metro Vancouver.

Why the Owner Chose Gambier Island:
Sea Cottage is old family property and built on the oceanfront when it was still legal to do so. It is a summer cottage, full of memories of swimming and days playing in the sun and rain, and hiking into the upland forest. It's good for the soul.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The endless view, the sounds of the sea, the ever changing boats and sea animals are always interesting.

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Speaks: english



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VRBO #605026

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, November 09, 2015

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Sea Cottage Waterfront Vacation Rental On Gambier Island

Gambier Island #605026

3 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

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