Kingfisher Cove - Private Romantic Oceanfront Cottage Next to Nat'l Marine Park(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
1 bedroom/sleeping loft, & 1 bathroom (see restrictions)
Kayaking in the Gulf Islands : KINGFISHER COVE IS IDEALLY LOCATED FOR KAYAKING AND WHALEWATCHING AS WELL AS BIRDWATCHING, SAILING, BOATING AND MORE. During mid March the hummingbirds arrive from Mexico and entertain their worshiping audience with their skydiving talents as they soar in less than seconds to the top of the giant Douglas fir trees and dive even faster down to sea level, another 50 feet below the deck off the main level of the cottage. Faster than you can blink, they are back at the feeder with their beak inserted, drinking the treats we have left for them. Who wants to watch TV when this show is available? Rent a kayak nearby or bring one with you. Paddle whenever you wish to many locations including out into Boundary Pass, only 20 minutes paddling from the dock, to the location where the Orca are most frequently sighted. Or, take a guided tour with someone who knows the local waters. Canoes are also available for rent nearby or bring one with you from Vancouver, Victoria, or from Sidney.
SKYWATCHING FROM KINGFISHER COVE: The night skies from the decks are amazing -- meteorites showers, brilliant constellations, and very little light contamination. Astronomers have sought us out, specifically for the quality of our night sky.
Crabbing off the Dock! : Catch fresh crab off the dock. Oysters also available nearby or go fishing in the waters just outside the harbour for salmon, etc.
The fish boats also sell fresh fish at Hope Bay on North Pender Island.
There is an excellent farmer's market on Saturdays, so you can add the best of island produce to your menu planning for meals on the deck over the sea.
2017 Summer - please ask for details about booking restrictions. Our property has a strict no pets policy and no smoking is permitted anywhere on the property. Fire hazard is very significant in the peak of the summer season, so no fires or open flames of any kind are permitted, although the barbecue can be used in the assigned place. Sleeping is in the sleeping loft.
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Member since: 2003
- 1320 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 3
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- The sleeping loft has a tremendous view of the ocean and a very comfortable queen size bed. It is carpeted with wool carpet and it is necessary to climb a ladder to the loft. The main level has a sofa that is very comfortable for one person. The lower level of the cabin is a bedroom however, for the summer of 2017 this room will not be available to guests, except by rare exception. It will not be occupied, just locked. Our cabin is considerably larger than others on Pender Island and for a variety of personal reasons we be limiting the rental to the main floor and the sleeping loft, and for this year we have also reduced the maximum allowed guests to 3. Your privacy is assured by both the size and the location of this property. Please note that the lower level deck can still be accessed.. it is the shade deck while the top deck is very sunny. The lower deck also has the large iron claw foot antique bath tub. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- There is only one bathroom, a very special bathroom with a very large shower looking out over the sea. The lower deck also has the giant, antique, enameled iron tub, an antique, doubled ended, clawfoot tub, perfect for two people. This is very popular with honeymooners and those on romantic getaway....moreless
- Longer term rentals welcome from mid-October through February and possibly March. Great hammocks in several locations. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent nearby. Cyberrentals options do not allow for distinguishing between the elderly and the infirm. Our place is most certainly suitable for the average elderly person....moreless
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Rain Forests
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Paper Towels
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
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Feb 1 - May 10, 2017
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
May 11 - Oct 12, 2017
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
Oct 13 - Dec 14, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 3, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $274.39
- Cleaning fee $73.17
- Taxes Not included
Rates are in Canadian dollars and are based on a max 3 person occupancy. For parties with additional persons, a surcharge of $50 per person per night applies. We may not always be able to accommodate extra persons. Ask us for details in terms of restrictions, particularly seasonal restrictions during the late fall, winter and spring.
Minimum stay 5 nights. Payment may be made in $USD if preferred but ask and we will provide details.
FOR PEAK SEASON BOOKINGS: Payment in full is required for minimum stays. Otherwise, a deposit of $1200 is required at the time the booking is confirmed. Balance is due 6 weeks prior to the 1st night of stay. Payment is by email transfer or cheque for Canada to Canada transfers; or by cashier's check or electronic trans for Americans . Ask owner for additional options for payments for others.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Oceanfront property in Canada's beautiful Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver & Victoria, also easily accessed from Seattle. The Gulf Islands are located in the Strait of Georgia, just northwest of Washington's mainland & the San Juan Islands, including Orcas, Stuart, & San Juan Islands. Also very nearby are Sidney and Vancouver Island, the Saanich Peninsula & the other Gulf Islands - Galiano Island, Mayne Island & Saltspring Island. Pender Island is famed for its sailing, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, cycling, mountain biking, bird watching, hiking, swimming, boating, farmer's markets and other rural activities such as horse riding, artist's studios & more. We are ideally located only 10 kilometers from the ferry terminal at Otter Bay. Only 4 kilometers to shops, fitness centers, gift stores, restaurants, bakeries, wine & beer stores & other shopping. Mt. Norman Regional Park entrance is very nearby & our property & the marine park, now part of the Southern Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, share a boundary.
Other Activities: Whale watching, Birdwatching, Frisbee Golf, Kayaking, Boating, Sky watching, Exploring Artists Studios, Farmer's Market, or just hang out on the property and sky watch. The night sky is amazing with great views of the stars, meteorite showers, etc. Our place was hand selected by astronomers as a superb place when Haly Bop was doing its thing! Like so many, they returned again as they loved it so much! Our property is frequented by eagles, kingfishers, loons, cormorants, and many other sea and land birds. Time in the hammock is well spent if you like to watch for wildlife and birds. However, Pender Island does not have any bear, nor any skunks or squirrels. We do have lots of deer, mink, seal, otter and more. This property is forested and quite large, and as it borders the National Park Reserve, everything you would expect to find in terms of wildlife and birds, in the park, is also possible on our property. The privacy is unmatched almost anywhere!
Golf: North Pender Island, immediately across a little bridge that joins North and South Pender, has an excellent golf course.
Ski: Mount Washington on Vancouver Island or Whistler on the mainland are both a day trip away, so stay at Kingfisher Cove between visits to both ski hills! A winter stay on Pender is wonderful. Build a fire, cozy up with a book, or have a hot bath in the antique soaker tub on the lower deck (outside), or a hot shower in the main bathroom.
Year Purchased: 1994
Why the Owner Chose Pender Island, BC, Canada:
We looked carefully for 8 years before selecting this Gulf Island property... and we made the right choice, purchasing it in 1994. We liked the sunny exposure of the property and the guarantee that it would always be very private given that it is the last property on the road and it is surrounded by parkland. We wanted to preserve the view of the property from the water and not do things like string electrical wires, so we originally had only solar power and wind, and eventually connected to the grid, burying the cables and wires, a major job as it meant a 350 foot driveway had to be spanned. As Pender Island has no landfill, we chose, and continue to prefer, to keep things simple, private and quiet. It is intended to be an escape from electronics and a quiet place to 'be' and/or to reconnect with family or friends. There is no TV and we don't want one. There is a radio, and anyone can connect their laptop to the internet by tethering onto their cell phone but we do not have wifi. There are lots of places on Pender with free wifi for those who feel compelled.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This is a place to relax, rejuvenate and share intimate time with others. The hammocks, the tub, the wildlife, the decks and the the marine park next door, at the amazing night sky, all make for a real retreat, away from the crowds and chaos of city life. Pender Island is also a very neighbourly community. With extremely rare exception, everyone will be welcoming and helpful, and there are many things to do. The hikes are superb, especially to the marine park next door or to the top of Mount Norman where there are majestic views of the other Gulf Islands, the 'big' island (Vancouver Island), the San Juan Islands in the U.S.A. and the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula. Whale watching is great from Gowland Point and Brooks Point at the south end of Pender Island. North and South Pender Island are joined by a small bridge, and under the bridge is a First Nations Midden that is very interesting. The farmer's market operates from early summer to late fall and is a great place to explore the local handicrafts and to purchase fresh vegetables and other goodies. The Nu-to-Yu (a thrift store that has managed to fund things like scholarships for local school children and the volunteer coast guard, etc.) is a great source for recycled gems of all kinds, and it is a very entertaining place to visit as well. The local library is entirely operated by volunteers and has computers and internet access.
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Looking at the cove from our top level deck In the tree tops over the Sea
Antique Double-Ended Soaker Tub
Bedwell Harbour & Our Dock
Mt Baker in Washington from Active Pass en route, can also be seen from Pender
Antique Double ended soaker tub on lower deck. It is 110 years old!
Stairs to lower level bedroom and spiral staircase to the sleeping loft
Dining table looking out onto the deck and the sea
Cozy loft: Berber wool carpet, skylight & windows to the garden & harbou
The lower level garden and the cove
Kingfisher Cove Cottage
Entrance to the property
Catch crab off the dock!
Some arrive by floatplane
Deer on the property
Sleeping loft with very comfy queen bed. Looks down to the sea & back to garden.
Looking down onto the dining area from the sleeping loft
An early spring west coast day..waiting for the sun after the marine cloud lifts
New (reclaimed) teak deck
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