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Rockridge Retreat: Gorgeous Garden Bay Getaway with Private Pond & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,320 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Relax and unwind at our beautiful cabin, located in the Garden Bay, Pender Harbour area on the Sunshine Coast. Surrounded by lakes, mountains and ocean you will find endless beauty and adventure.

Outside, enjoy our community dock on Mixal lake (5 mins walk away), your own canoe, spacious hot tub, bocce and croquet, fire pit, putting green, and golfing cage. Inside, enjoy sitting by a wood burning fire, playing board games, exploring the extensive video library, or cuddling up with Netflix.

The space

The cabin is quiet, secluded and snuggled at the base of a 200 foot rock face overlooking a tranquil pond. If you're lucky you can catch a glimpse of the local beaver or numerous turtles that call the pond their home. A beautiful community dock on the pristine and warm Mixal lake, is only a 5 minute walk from the cabin. You will have exclusive use of a canoe if you choose to take a break from sunbathing or picnicking on the dock.

The community is surrounded by lakes, mountains and ocean - the recreational choices are abundant - marinas, golf courses, fishing, water sports, hiking and biking trails . . . they're all close by.

After a day exploring the area, unwind in front of a romantic fire or sit in peace and tranquility on the deck and enjoy the sounds of nature. End your day with a soak in the hot tub and a glass of wine or hot chocolate and marshmallows by the outdoor fire - evenings are especially memorable with more stars than you could ever hope to see in the city.

The open plan layout features a modern and very well equipped kitchen overlooking the dining room and great room with wood burning fireplace. French doors from both the living and dining area open up to an expansive deck with breathtaking views of the pond. Your living area has an entertainment center with Apple TV, Netflix nostalgia, a VHS/DVD player complete with a library of TV-series and movies.

Children and families are welcome. The cabin is equipped with kid-friendly amenities such as children's kitchen ware, junior dining chairs, art table, bunk beds, books and loads of toys. No need to bring much more than your clothes!

There are three bedrooms (2 queens and 1 bunk), a loft area (with queen bed), queen memory foam sofa bed in the living room and two luxurious bathroom with slate floors and a walk-in showers with dual shower heads. In the master bathroom, relax after an adventurous day in the giant soaker tub.

If you are seeking rest, relaxation and an opportunity to lasting create memories and spend quality time with friends, family and loved ones - Rockridge is the perfect place for you.

We hope that you enjoy our home as much as we do...

Guest access

Guests will have access the entire property with the exception of a couple owner cupboards in the kitchen and outdoor shed.

Interaction with guests

We will be available via email or phone during your stay to ensure you have a 5-star experience.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german, Swiss German
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Tara

We are a laid back, adventurous Canadian couple that loves our city just about as much as we love travelling around the world. We know the value of meeting new people by sharing our home with Tara not opened her home to sublet her place to Nate years ago, they most certainly would not be married with 2 beautiful children today.

Nate, born in Manitoba, has lived in numerous cities as a professional hockey player in the US and Europe (where he became fluent in German, Swiss German and French)! Nate now owns a hockey development company. He primarily runs hockey camps for kids and adults all over the world, as well as consults with various hockey associations and academies in the greater Vancouver area. He even developed an App for hockey coaches!

Tara is proud to be born and raised in Vancouver and Whistler, two of the most beautiful places in the world! She has ventured on many solo travels around the world, but the magic of Vancouver and the west coast has always managed to draw her back home. She is an Occupational Therapist by trade and co-owns a private nursing and rehab company in Vancouver, specializing in mental illness and traumatic brain injury.

Tara purchased this house in 2017

What makes this house unique

Escape from it on this serene property in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Just a few minutes drive from the ocean, a few minutes walk from the lake and a few steps to a private pond, this place has it all.

If you're coming from the city, you will truly feel like you are away from it all. Imagine being unable to see any neighbours, but still being within a lovely community.

The property has so many activities that truly make it the perfect getaway - a hot tub, golfing driving range cage, gazebo, putting green, turtle beach/nest, outdoor fire pit, outdoor shower and expansive yard - be happy to spend the days here without stepping foot into a car!!

This place is also uniquely set up for kids - toys, children's books, car carpet, musical instruments, art table, bunk beds and puzzles. There are also 2 junior chairs and kids plates and utensils.


Garden Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double Shower Heads
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double shower heads
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Soft Mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Firm Mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed , Firm Mattresses
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming


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Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Garden Bay Pub
Nearest Ferry
72 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Pender Harbour Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
John Henry's Marina, General Store & Restaurant
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120.87
Refundable damage deposit $402.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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