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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"My husband and I have just returned from one of the most peaceful and relaxing vacations in a very long time. We stayed a week at Stone Tree Cottage, having been enticed there by the promise of a beautiful garden in a peaceful setting. We were not disappointed. Because of the 4 months drought, I had feared that the garden would be dry and brown. When we arrived and Becci opened the wooden doors from the courtyard into the garden what a delight to see this incredible creation of a one acre garden. The garden itself has so many treasures and surprises, we spent a lot of time there just drinking in the beauty and relaxing. Coming from Vancouver, the cottage, set in this stunning "mini Van Dusen Botanical Garden" provided a totally tranquil place for meditation and renewal. Birdsong, eagles overhead, the 'girls' clucking and muttering in their run next to the cottage, all added to the gentle buccolic atmosphere.
The cottage is nestled towards the back of the garden and the whole property is sheltered from the road and neighbours by tall conifers and closely planted hedges. The cottage is cosy and very comfortable, with excellent beds. You can see it has been lovingly maintained for the enjoyment of guests.
Becci and Keith are friendly and helpful hosts. Their little Yorkie, Teka, is adorable and really friendly. She never roams loose so no need for concern if you aren't a dog person. We enjoyed some very interesting conversations in the garden and learned useful tips both for gardening and for sightseeing in the Comox Valley area. Becci even loaned us a laptop when our tablet crashed. We enjoyed the "welcome basket" of breakfast starters including freshly baked muffins. Becci also kindly shared tomatoes freshly picked from her garden. They were delicious.
The Comox Valley area is truly a beautiful part of this province, with farmlands, mountains, ocean and gulf island vistas at every turn. If you come to this area be sure to visit Goose Spit and spend some time on the beach there no matter what time of year. A trip to Mt Washington is another must. In the winter it is a popular place for skiing and snowshoeing. In the summer months, and shoulder months Fri - Sun, you can ride the chair lifts up to the peak at over 5000 ft. Once up there, hike some of the trails and enjoy absolutely stunning vistas in every direction.
Thank you Becci and Keith for providing us with an absolute dream home for a wonderful vacation. We plan to return."
Guest: Guernsey GirlDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 15, 2015
"Just got back to the UK following a week in this delightful cottage. Having spent the previous week in Burnaby and been in Vancouver every day. We had a lovely relaxing time. Vancouver Island was very quiet. We were a party of four adults with different interests and we found the location and the peace suited everyone. The cottage is very well equipped and there are plenty of coffee shops, supermarkets etc. nearby. We walked into town, about 3 minutes, and also had a car to go further afield. If you are interested in nature this place is perfect, saw bald eagles and hummingbirds and many other species. Thank you Jacqueline, the cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped, garden is lovely too."
Guest: Morag B.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 22, 2015
"A group of us were looking for a upscale, waterfront house to serve as our home base to do some golfing, kayaking and fishing in the Courtenay and Campbell River area. The home was absolutely perfect for our needs. It accommodated 6, each in their very spacious and comfortable bedroom ---we also rented the detached suite. The owners were more than helpful in organizing our stay. Don't be concerned about the Royston address, it is very well located and close to restaurants etc. Generally, everyone was totally impressed with the whole area, and surprisingly, the full array of available oysters!!"
Guest: Stuart P.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 25, 2015
"We stayed here for 10 days while visiting my parents in Courtenay. The location is great, the view is spectacular. The kids loved exploring the beach line and watching all the activities on the water (seals, eagles, kayakers, float planes etc....). There is plenty of parking but you are next to a busy road. The traffic dies down pretty good in the evening and we had no problem sleeping even with the window open.
The unit was surprising larger than we expected, with all the amenities for a relaxing stay. Unit gets a lot of sun so it can heat up, but there are plenty of fans to help cool down. We didn't use the cozy fire place, but I bet it is great on a winter evening. Everything was very neat and clean. Check in/ out was flawless.
We will certainly be renting here again."
Guest: Alex M.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 10, 2015