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The fully equiped gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, stainless appliances and BBQ on the deck. New Queen size bed and lovely bathroom with quality linens and towels. High speed wi-fi, 40 inch cable TV, DVD, stereo, washer/dryer, air-tight wood fireplace.
So much to do – walk the beach, watch the wildlife, seals, sea lions and eagles, or go for a swim. One of the best fishing beaches on the coast. Parks within 30 minutes drive include: Spider Lake, Horne Lake Caves, Englishman River Falls, Little Qualicum Falls, Rathtrevor Beach, Milner Gardens and Cathedral Grove with its ancient trees. There are numerous golf courses all within 30 minutes drive.
Great seafood abounds in this area. Fresh scallops and oysters from Island Scallops, just two minutes away. Farmer’s markets at Qualicum Beach, Coombs and Courtenay with amazing fresh produce.
We are sure that you will find Qualicum Bay is a magical place that will create outstanding holiday memories for you and your family.
High Season Jun 20 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage DepositC$400
In HIGH season rental is from Saturdays to Saturdays with few exceptions.
Rental Rates, Fees, Deposits and Cancellation Policy
a. The total Rental Fee is $1400 per week and includes any applicable taxes and other applicable charges to be paid at the time of booking, as well as a refundable security / damage deposit of $400, for a total of $1800. Shorter stays and fees will be decided on discussions with the Homeowner.
b. Guests must give notice of cancellation at least 60 days prior to the booking date in order to receive a refund. If, in the event of unforeseen circumstances the Guest cannot honor the reservation and must cancel within the 60 days, the Homeowner will do his best to rent the home, and if successful, will refund all funds paid by the Guest less any minimal costs associated with obtaining another Guest.
c. The security / damage deposit shall be refunded within 21 days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:
i. damage to the property or furnishings other than normal wear and tear;
ii. dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
iii. any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Some useful information for your visit to Qualicum Bay:
Lighthouse Country - http://www.lighthousecountry.ca/visit/daytrips.html
For events scheduled at the local Lighthouse Community Centre just a kilometer away, www.communityhall.ca
For lovely hikes, Englishman River Falls - about 20 minutes drive from the house. The first site is the provincial park website giving the basic park information while the second is pictures of sites around the area, including the Falls.
Salt water Salmon fly-fishing - from our beach from mid-July to late October. You should check on what lures the fish will take in this area and can be purchased locally. http://www.nilecreekflyshop.com/nilecreek_8115.html
Fresh water fishing, Horne Lake and Spider Lake, 20 and 10 minutes away. http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/island/central/horne.htm
Kayak and paddleboard rentals can be found in Qualicum Beach, 15 minutes drive at Outsider Adventures at http://www.outsideroutdoorstore.ca; Courtenay, 30 minutes north of here at Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes http://www.comoxvalleykayaks.com/; or Tree Island Kayaking http://www.treeislandkayaking.com/. The last two provide day trips to the magnificent Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park (also known as Tree Island) http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/sandy_is/ which we highly recommend or launch the kayak at the beach at Qualicum Bay, a nice semi-rural community. Close to Island Scallops (www.islandscallops.com), Fanny Bay Oysters, excellent oysters and seafood there are a number of places where you can buy fresh fish.
There are excellent farmer's markets at Qualicum Beach, 15 minutes drive, http://qbfarmersmarket.com/; in Errington, 20 minutes drive, erringtonfarmersmarket.ca; and Comox Valley Farmers Market in Courtenay, 30 minutes drive, http://www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com/. All run on Saturday mornings, so if you want some fresh produce prior to checking in at 4 pm - these are great places to visit. There is a very excellent grocery store in Qualicum Beach (Quality Foods) and a good grocery store (Tomm's) at Bowser, 4 minutes north of the house. Bowser also has shops for liquor, gas, hardware, art, gifts, credit union, library and post office.
You will take BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/hbna-current.html
or from Tsawwassen to Duke Point, arriving fifteen minutes south of Nanaimo, http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/tsdp-current.html
These are current schedules, but it's good to check as the schedule can change. We recommend that you make a reservation as in the summer the ferries can get booked which can mean waiting for the next ferry. Once in Nanaimo - you take Highway 19A . We recommend 19A as it is the older route that follows the coast, slower but more scenic and takes about one hour or more. Highway 19, the freeway, takes 45 minutes and you use the Horne Lake, Spider Lake exit and drop down to 19A, Island Highway West, and left (north-west) for aprox., three miles to Qualicum Bay.
We are located at Qualicum Bay ... on the ocean side. The best landmark is the Crown and Anchor Roadhouse Pub on the other side of the road about 200 meters from the house. The pub has good local music (bluegrass, country, acoustic etc) and the food is pretty decent. The Sandbar Café, 300 meters is a pleasant restaurant with live music jams several nights a week and Henry’s Kitchen a Chinese restaurant near by. A burger stand, taco stand and ice cream shop open for the summer in the same area.