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Danas Cozy Cottage, a Parksville Holiday Home near Rathtrevor Beach Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Danas Cozy Cottage, a Parksville Holiday Home

This vacation house is 100% self managed! You will have direct contact with the owner.


* your own house with resort amenities; indoor pool and whirlpool, cafe bistro, hair salon and day spa. Located alongside Rathtrevor Beach Park.

*one bedroom with queen bed (sleeps 1-2)

*your own parking spot at front door

* secure and private wifi included

* full kitchen & insuite laundry washer/dryer

* covered deck for your morning coffee

* pool towels (also beach chairs, etc. during summer months)

*short drive to town of Parksville for groceries etc. (approx. 1 mile)

We are located steps away from Rathtrevor Beach Park.

Look out the living room window and see majestic treetops sway in the wind and eagles fly overhead.

(Please be aware that the beach is close-by but not visible from the house as we are adjacent to the park forest line)

The beach distance from house is walkable through forest lined trails. Free parking is available in park. This is an extremely friendly and safe area. Be ready to say "hello" or "good morning" to passersby!

If you have any questions or need something special ready for you upon your arrival, please contact us with the details and we will try to provide everything you need or want to make your stay more comfortable or memorable.

Give yourself something to look forward to starting today. Call or email to book your stay.

- Stakeholder Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association

(Approximate size of house: 950sf)

Sleeps 1 - 2

Bedroom: Queen bed

Keywords: House, home, rental, let, temporary, holiday, vacation, travel, cottage, cabin, resort, near ocean, pool, Parksville, Rathtrevor Park, Beach, Oceanside, Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, tourist, bird watching, golf, kayak, fishing, hiking, biking, spelunking, wineries, farmers market, Full kitchen, parking, private, gas fireplace, Citrine Wagtail

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2017

Why The Owner chose Vancouver Island

Our family has spent summers in this gem of an area for over 50 years. As children we spent countless hours on the sandy beaches building sandcastles, looking for sea “creatures” in the shallow wading pools, and swimming in the warm waters.

The small town feel still exists, even though there is so much to enjoy in this area.

We hope you love it here as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the back covered deck where we can have morning coffee and watch the deer go by. The tall majestic trees still awe us, as they sway in the breeze, but the nearby beach is the topper. We describe this area as 'peaceful' even though the summer months are busier, it is never like the city.


Parksville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Soaker Tub & Separate Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • We sleep 2 people: Bedroom with queen bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fold down desk. Pool towels available. Beachware during summer months. Please advise if anything is needed to make your stay more comfortable.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Danas Cozy Cottage, a Parksville Holiday Home near Rathtrevor Beach Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful holiday spot!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place and spot. We spent a week there and really enjoyed ourselves. Road our bikes to the beach, not too far down. Sat on the deck a lot, very quiet. The place had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Yes the back deck is relaxing and quiet since looks toward Rathtrevor Beach Park forested area. A perfect way to relax after your bike ride or walk through the park!
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Bellevue, WA

Idyllic little bungalow

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We loved exploring beautiful Vancouver Island, and Dana's Cozy Cottage was ideally placed as a great jumping off point. Dana gave us a warm welcome with flowers and sparkling cider to celebrate. How thoughtful! The cottage is perfectly appointed for a couple or a young family, as there is a hide-a-bed in the upstairs couch (in the cozy loft area). The unit had everything we could have wanted, including a coffee maker, a popcorn popper, a washer and dryer (with a laundry basket and detergent waiting for our use), plus a whole selection of dvd movies to watch and a wide selection of books upstairs. We had a wonderful time in this comfortable, modern cabin with high ceilings and lovely furnishings. We were very comfortable and at home. Thank you Dana for the warm welcome and comfortable accommodations!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay in this idyllic little bungalow to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary. It is perfect for a couple wanting to spend time together and reconnect. Did you know we can also provide special requests that can be waiting for you upon arrival? Cake, balloons, card, gifts, favourite foods and beverages, or anything else with which you would like to surprise your loved one. Afterall, what is life without celebrating and marking your special occasions? Thanks for the wonderful review. I look forward to having you back someday.
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Calgary, AB, Canada

Young Family

  • 5 of 5

Dana's cottage was indeed cozy and comfortable for our young family with a 2 year old and a 7 month old. Dana was kind enough to email to see if we needed the playpen, highchair and the sofabed set up in the loft before we arrived. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a few essentials (water, milk, coffee, cereal) and treats (wine for the adults!! and some beach toys and small patio chair for our toddler). It was a pleasant surprise and made it more relaxing settling in knowing that we didn't have to stop at the grocery store the same night we flew in. The cottage was clean and well equipped with everyday household items, toiletries, and everything you could want to bring to the beach (towels, beach bag, balls, noodles, sand buckets, shovels etc). The outdoor patio has a canvas/shade you can pull across the top so you can relax in the shade. Dana touched base with us first thing the 2nd day to make sure we were all settled and comfortable which was super thoughtful. The cottage is located a few minutes drive from the beach or a 10-15 minute walk. There is also a mini golf course right next door and a few restaurants within walking distance. Everything else you need in town is just 5 - 10 minutes away which makes it an ideal vacation spot for families with young children that need to nap. Thanks Dana and we hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy your family enjoyed the property and the area. Thank you for mentioning the canvas over the deck. It can be drawn in and out with strings alongside the deck posts where they are fastened, creating shade for that intense midday sun overhead. Thanks for your kind and detailed review. Hope to hear from you again!
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Great location and extraordinary

  • 5 of 5

We truely enjoyed our stay with our daughter (18 months). The location just across from the National Park with nice quiet trails and beach access made it almost unneccessary to go anywhere else. From Parksville it is only a short drive in all directions so we did go to see other parts of the island,too. The cottage itself is equipped better than I could ever have expected it to be. Beside all cleaning supplies we truely appreciated beach towels, toys, swimming noodles etc. I haven't ever stayed in a holiday house I didn't miss anything in the kitchen! The bed was comfi, the bathroom really nice-we were totally happy with the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! Yes we also love the 347-hectare park next door with many trails, magnificent sandy beach and wildlife viewing. (Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park). It seems as if you are miles away from it all, but are so close to many amenities. This is a must-see for anyone who has not yet discovered this gem of a park.
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Burnaby, bc

Wonderful relaxing stay in beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful vacation in this beautifully kept, immaculately clean cottage. Dana was so helpful from the beginning, giving us suggestions for things to do with our two kids (ages 4 and 2).

The cottage is located within the Oceanside village resort and is conveniently located next to the Riptide Lagoon for mini golf. It's a very short drive to Rathtrevor beach, and Dana has provided all the beach necessities - so great in keeping our packing to a minimal! It was easy to get to Parksville Community Park, the grocery store and all the visitor attractions in Parksville.

The place is immaculate. There was tons of sleeping options and I really appreciated a very new pack and play and high chair for my younger child.

We loved having BBQ dinners on the deck, and the kitchen is very well stocked so making meals at home was very easy.

Also, there is a fantastic DVD collection to watch after the kids are in bed!

We would definitely return. Our family had such a wonderful relaxing time. Thanks so much Dana. It was truly so pleasant and effortless booking with you.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know this was your first trip to Parksville, and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed our cottage and the area. Parksville has so much to offer for families, and I'm sure the boys had hours of fun at Parksville Community Park where there are TONS of climbing bars, tunnels, ladders, slides and swings and water spray in hot weather. Also there is a great beach, boardwalk, volleyball nets, skatepark, tennis and lots of festivals during the summer months. Thank you for choosing to stay at our cottage. We look forward to hearing from you again!
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The vacation was amazing, and we are already planning on coming back next year. We loved having all the amenities of our house while we were away. The biking was great, and we spent a whole day at the spa. My wife loved being able to do yoga every morning only minutes away from the house. I biked along the beach every morning, and found some great mountain biking at Top Bridge only 5 mins away from the house. Riptide mini golf was fun, only steps away from the house. The pool facilitiy was a nice treat too. Dana was great to deal with and answered any questions we had very promptly and professionaly. Thanks again, and we will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, there is a lot do without even leaving the neighbourhood. It sounds like you took advantage of some of my favourites. Did you know the Top Bridge Park trail that starts in our neighbourhood goes all the way to Englishman River Regional Park? There are a couple of bridges worth seeing, along with the waterfalls, and in summer the waters are cool and refreshing. Thanks for choosing to stay in our cottage, we appreciate it and look forward to hearing from you next year.
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Comox Airport 85 km (Nanaimo Airport 50 km away)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Copper Lounge (Tigh Na Mara) & Black Goose Pub
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Departure Bay, Nanaimo. B.C. Ferries
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
6 courses within 30 minutes (Closest - Brigadoon)
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Hwy 19A (100 m away) & Hwy 19 (1 km away)
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Taste Cafe on site, Black Goose, Cedar Room
Nearest Ski
105 Kilometres
Mount Washington Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Rathtrevor Beach (next door) walk through park
Car: recommended

Rathtrevor Beach Park (next door), Luxury Spa on our street, Restaurants & Pub on our street, Indoor Pool & Whirlpool, Small Gym, Taste Cafe on site. Day-Spa, salon on site. Starbucks, Tim Hortons & Serious Coffee Nearby. Thrifty Foods & Quality Foods Nearby (Grocery). Farmers Market Nearby. Many golf courses nearby. Skiing & Boarding 1 hour away (Mount Washington) A short drive to town centre (approx 1 mile).


Rates & Availability

Parksville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 to June 16, 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
June 17 to Sept 15, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 16 to Dec 31, 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $182.95

Please be courteous of neighbours and respect resort "quiet hours" of 10pm to 8am.
Parking for 2 vehicles only. Parking in front of other cottages is discouraged.
Additional parking for guests near pool house or mini golf very near by.
Garbage and recyclables are not be outside of cottage as attract critters.
Directions to garbage and recyclables disposal bins will be provided upon your arrival.

$250 Damage/Security Deposit payable upon reservation. (refunded after departure)
Rent due 45 days prior to arrival, or upon booking when less than 45 days.
Monthly or long term rates, please contact us for more information.
Accepted: Paypal (Credit Card & Debit), Interac E-Transfer (direct bank transfer)
Cleaning included in weekly rates shown.
Taxes included in rates shown.

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.

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