Sunny Lakefront Home with Ocean Moorage(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Chalet
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
West coast forest, hills and ocean/lake shore to explore, an island in a warm lake within swimming reach, a deepwater dock with boat launch, free use of kayaks, canoe, windsurfer and boat, log-built lakefront home, peace, quiet and stunning scenery. All this can be yours - one week at a time.
Bold Bay Lakehouse is a 1550 ft 2 vacation home nestled in forested property uniquely trimmed by both lake and oceanfront. Set on Village Bay Lake, this well equipped log home is the perfect base for exploring island living on the west coast.
Wake up to a steaming cup of Quadra Island-roasted coffee and a sun-filled panoramic view of the lake from the wrap-around sundeck. Next, slip into the warm and tranquil water and take a lazy swim to the small island mere meters from shore. From here, let the adventure begin. An easy climb up leads to more fantastic views and an exhilarating cliff-jump. Looking up and shading your eyes from the sun, you might catch sight of one of the Ospreys that fish the lake; or a pair of river otters playing on the dock, or a beaver lazily swimming down the calm lake.
Bold Bay Lakehouse sits on Village Bay Lake which connects to a park-protected chain of lakes. The chain provides excellent day or overnight canoeing and kayaking opportunities, with calm warm water, sandy beaches, rocky bluffs and access to hiking trails leading to view points and the ocean.
Tear yourself away from the Lake to enjoy an easy BBQ lunch and a myriad of provided games on the fully landscaped and grassy yard. Take your pick from badminton, croquet, bocce, beach volleyball and more. An afternoon hike can be followed by a drive (or boat ride) into town where you'll find it easy to pick up both basics and luxuries including fresh produce and other delectable treats at the weekly Farmer's Market. By late afternoon, you may find yourself choosing from a provided canoe, kayak, windsurfer, or small rowboat, or your own feet for a little ocean exploration.
With views of the ocean and Bold Island, the varied shoreline of sheltered Crescent Channel (also called Bold Bay), provides fantastic beachcombing and excellent southerly exposure. An on-property deepwater dock with boat launch is available to those who want to take advantage of some of the best salmon and prawn fishing on the coast, or just get a little closer to the marine life. You may choose to bring your own boat and arrive by boat. The southern shore of Quadra Island, and other nearby Discovery Islands are home to some of nature's most spectacular wildlife including bald eagles, dolphins, orcas, porpoises, and seals.
Before you leave Bold Bay's sandy beaches, be sure to rake for clams and pick some oysters - they are delicious and can be easily prepared in the lakehouse's fully equipped kitchen (including deluxe gas stove, fridge and dishwasher) and enjoyed overlooking sunset on the lake from either the sundeck or lake view dining room.
Feeling deprived of the day's news and e-mails from friends? Turn on the satellite TV or radio. Local telephone calls are free. Long distance call can be made using calling cards, or direct at a cost of 5 to 10 cents per minute for most calls (calls to cell phones are more expensive).
The king-sized bed of the large and private second-floor master bedroom is calling. You'll soon be opening your eyes to more sun, fun and adventure. Have someone to tuck in first? There are two more bedrooms on the main floor; one with a double bed, the other with a Queen bed plus two bunk beds. A crib is also available for the precious baby. If you have pets, bring them! Dogs love the forest and the lake.
Perfect for family exploration, quiet retreats, and romantic getaways, Bold Bay Lakehouse can be yours - one week at a time.
Keywords: House, cabin, cottage, lodge, lake, waterfront, island, ocean, beach, dock.
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Member since: 2008
- 1550 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- UNREAL ADVENTURE! Kayaks, canoes, windsurfer, rowboat/sailboat, power boat are all available. The Lakehouse has dock and nearby boat launch ramp. A few minutes walk takes you to the ocean dock for deep water moorage and boat launch ramp. Hiking trails through the forested property, to view points and along lake and ocean shorelines with sandy beaches and sunny shores for beachcombing....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Maps
- Mobile Phone:
- Paper Towels
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat With Paddles
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 5%
Payments: $250 booking deposit. Remainder due two months before arrival. Payments made using PayPal or cheque made out to Bold Bay Waterfront Development Ltd.
Cancellation Policy: If notice is given by May 1st OR if the property is re-rented = Full refund less $100
Otherwise the refund will be: 4 weeks notice = 75%; 1 week notice = 50%; less than 1 week notice = no refund.
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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Badminton, croquet, bocce ball, soccer, volleyball.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Welcome to Bold Bay on Quadra Island! We first discovered Quadra Island over 30 years ago, and have spent our holidays and as part-time residents ever since. Our by now (mostly) grown children, join us when they can (my daughter is with me on photo attached). We split our pleasure time on Quadra Island with our working life in Vancouver. We look forward to meeting you!
Why the Owner Chose Comox-Strathcona J, BC, Canada:
The Bold Bay property is unique as it stretches from the Lake to the Ocean. It offers West Coast Island living at its best.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
The Bold Bay property is steeped in history, with local first nations use of the bays and lake, and later by homesteaders. You can see signs of old trails, docks and foundations; and even find an arrowhead if you are lucky.
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- Secondary: ++1 (604) 617-6623
Welcome to the Dragonfly Lakehouse!
Summer evening barbeque on the deck
Dining room and kitchen
Cedar log house with living and dining room shown (note view of lake)
Swimming in the warm lake water
Playing at the lake shore
Family paddle around Leif Island
Stand up paddling on the lake
Finding crabs on the ocean beach in Bold Bay
Paddling in Bold Bay
Snorkelling in Bold Bay (moon snail)
Day trip to Manson Lagoon on Cortes Island
Relax on the dock (note distance to dock for neighbouring Hummingbird Cottage)
BBQ fresh-picked oysters in half shell with bacon and garlic
Large, bright and airy master bedroom with kingsize sleighbed and secretary-desk
Relaxing in the sun
Water play at the lake
Drying off after the 13th swim of the day
Returning to the dock after a paddle on the lake
Cleaning prawns caught in Bold Bay
Picking oysters, clams and mussels in Bold Bay
Ocean Dock in Bold Bay
Snorkelling in Bold Bay (red sea cucumber )
Zola chasing freesbies at Newton Lake, a favoured hiking and swimming spot
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 13, 2017
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