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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat On South Pender Island - Low Bank Beachfront

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Main house: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Guest cabin: sleeps 2 w/ bath

Gowlland Point Place is an expansive, private setting that provides incomparable views and access to a spectacular marine environment. The main house sits on over 300 feet of low-bank shoreline, with a panoramic view of the San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker and ships en route between the Pacific Ocean and nearby ports. Enjoy the seaside environment and abundant wildlife from a large wrap-around deck, or directly on one of the area’s most desirable beaches. Orca, porpoise, otter, bald eagles and deer are common sights. The view is equally enjoyable during inclement weather from fireside in the sea-view living room. An available guest cottage allows up to eight people to enjoy the property. The three-plus acre property includes a historic orchard and a forested perimeter that provides a reclusive ambiance. Neighboring Brooks Point and Gowlland Point Conservancy Areas add to the property’s natural tranquility.

Geographic Coordinates (Lattitude & Longitude): For specific location via mapping software, Internet services or GPS, use the following geographic coordinates:

N48 44.190' W123 11.084'

More Details

Owner
Richard Christy
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I see a lot of other people have placed some choice words in previous reviews. I agree with everything that has been said in the past, and would probably just be saying more of the same if I wrote a few paragraphs. So let me summarize with one word: STELLAR!



The only further explanation I will offer is that it's our ONLY place to stay on Pender, having rented some other very nice properties in the past. This just brings the best of everything together in one place. I thank the owners for sharing this little piece of Heaven with our family.
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Pender Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in the guest cottage
  • As with most island homes, water is limited and plumbing connects to a sensitive septic system. Please be prepared to conserve water. Only natural human functions, toilet tissue, water and soap should be discharged into any toilet or drain.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private master bath, sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , (Stacked Bunk Beds)
    Guest Cottage - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Additional rental fee
  • Water and septic system resources, general comfort and respect for our neighbors necessitate an occupancy limit for the property. Up to six guests are allowed if only the main house is rented. A maximum of eight guests may be accommodated if the 'Annex' guest cottage is added to your vacation rental. The Annex is a private, studio-style cottage with a main living/sleeping area and a separate bathroom. Amenities include a refrigerator, a TV/VCR combo, radio, and coffee maker. An additional rental fee applies, and the Annex is only offered to guests already renting the main house. In order to offer your party flexibility, the theoretical sleeping capacity exceeds the property’s occupancy limit. The main house family room includes a futon that is suitable for one adult, perhaps two children. Guests are welcome to distribute sleeping accomodations as they see fit, within the occupancy limits of six or eight as described above.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Sorry, but we are unable to allow pets or smoking. Members of our family have a severe allergic reaction to certain animals and tobacco smoke. Our no smoking, no pet policy is predicated on reasons beyond personal preference. Since life-threatening consequences can result from non-compliance, we ask that you take the policy very seriously. Please consider other vacation properties if this policy is too restrictive for you. Fire danger and water conservation are urgent concerns at this property and throughout the Gulf Islands. Please be prepared to exercise extreme caution with regard to both. Beach access is via a narrow, rustic trail. It must always be used with caution. Small children and older or less agile individuals should be assisted. A public beach access with stairs is available by walking about five minutes from the main house.

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average rating of 4.9722223 based on 37 reviews
Vancouver
5

Great weekend on Pender Island

  • 5 of 5

Communications with Richard (the owner of the house) were easy, before and after the weekend we rented the house. He provided us with a map and accurate directions to drive to the property.

The house was beautiful, very well equipped and the setting was very quiet.

I would return there and recommend this house to friends who wish to spend a week-end on the Island.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

Wonderfully private place with open space to relax. We all loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights on Pender Island and were surprised about this estates size. It is much bigger than can be seen on the photos. The garden is perfect for kids to play and the beach access is just perfect. Nearby are trails that lead to other beaches and were fun to explore with kids. The house is relatively old but well maintained and offered everything we needed. Also, the owner Richard was very helpful with every questions we had and was quick to answer them. All of us (7) really enjoyed our time there and would definitely come again!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Falls, Montana
5

A nice comfortable house with a fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

I don't tend to write a lot of reviews, but our visit was outstanding. The house itself is was very comfortable and clean. The main room had bookshelves with lots of books. We prepared all our meals in the kitchen, which had a very adequate supply of pans and dishes. What was most outstanding was the view from the back porch, which looks out toward the San Juan islands. It was gorgeous. We saw harbor seal, otters, and all kinds of birds, including a bald eagle. It was a fabulous weekend, especially for my 82 year old mother who had flown from Oklahoma to make the trip with us. A great trip!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver
4

magical experience at South Pender

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent the Thanksgiving weekend at this wonderful home. We brought three of our grandchildren and they loved the tree house and swing as well as beach walks and apple picking. The house was clean and well stocked with linens, towels and kitchen necessities. The location is amazing and we enjoyed the natural setting, seeing lots of wildlife and open ocean vistas. Our host was very responsive and helpful and we felt very much 'at home' during our stay. Thank you so much for opening your home, we appreciate being able to enjoy this magical place.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful & private location.

  • 5 of 5

This property is located in a beautiful ocean front location with great views of Mt.Baker, passing ships and marine life. Our family was lucky enough to see a family of deer in the yard, an otter playing in the bay, sea lions, many birds and a pod of Orcas passing by!

The house was clean, cozy and inviting. The front deck is a lovely spot to sip on a drink, smell fresh ocean air and take in the views as you relax.

Communication with Richard was pleasant and easy.

I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for natural beauty, privacy and a peaceful retreat on south Pender island.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect family beach vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect home to stay in for a family beach vacation. Send the kids down to play on the beach in the morning and call them back up for lunch from the front deck. Their days will be spent discovering crabs and creatures in the tide pools, watching otters play in the bay and making driftwood forts on the beach. This cozy and well kept home had lots of space for our extended family. We found the house clean on arrival and well stocked with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Otter Bay
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Pender island Golf & Country Club
Nearest Beach
Gowlland Point Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located at the southernmost point in the Gulf Islands, near the U.S. border. The San Juan Islands and Mt. Baker dominate the panoramic view, which spans from the northeast to the south. Marine, terrestrial and flying wildlife add to the geographic beauty of the islands. Eagles, otter, deer and porpoise are common sights. Orca (Killer Whales) routinely pass near the property. The area is well suited for kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, sailing and sightseeing by boat. Land based activities include biking, golf, tennis and hiking. Numerous parks are located on the Penders, two of which are adjacent to the property. Many interesting and unique shops exist on the islands, as well as numerous art studios and a vineyard. Musical events and performing arts are common in the community. The Pender Islands Community Hall hosts a seasonal Saturday farmers' market and annual Fall Fair, along with wedding parties and other special events.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $78.86
Damage Deposit $394.29

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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