Sleeps 8, Ocean View, Hot Tub, Garden, Wheelchair Accessible
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Our recently renovated home gets rave reviews. Guests enjoy the space, light, Douglas fir floors and windows, interesting art, comfortable furniture and modern amenities. French windows open from the living room to a large, two stage deck partially shaded by wistaria and clematis, where you can sit with a coffee or a glass of wine to enjoy the ever-changing colours of the ocean. Or the whole party can eat out there, table and chairs provided, with the Italian spiral staircase providing a short cut down to the lower deck, the hot tub and the enclosed garden.
The state-of the-art ventilation system provides fresh air and comfort to the whole house year-round. There are two comfy Queen size beds, one up, one down, with two single beds also upstairs which can be placed together, if desired. The other single (bunk) beds are particularly popular with children. Wheelchair access to the house is through the side door, with wooden ramps continuing around the house leading to the lower floor, garden and hot tub. There are also aides for the toilet and the bath tub. (For six years we have welcomed disabled people and their helpers for their annual holiday). Many others come regularly, from frisbee golf tournament players to nature-loving bureaucrats winding down. We had four generations in one family gathering. Dogs are welcome.
We love to come to Pender Island ourselves every year, to check on our summer-resident killer whales (3 new babies this year, we hear), and to restore our souls and bodies. After an ocean kayak or a steep hike, or getting mildly lost on curvy roads and trails, there is nothing like the hot tub last thing at night....and when the house lights are dimmed, the stars are brighter than anywhere else on earth!
Keywords: Large house, garden, hot tub, ocean view, wheelchair accessible, dogs, year-round
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+01 6137375950 (Ontario, Canada)
We are 3 hrs ahead of West Coast - up to 11pm OK
Member since: 2010
- 2700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
A few steps up the hill, Buck Lake reservoir attracts ducks, swimming and nesting, and can be walked all around in an hour. Turn left and climb up the woodland path for views of lake and ocean....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300.80
- Extra adult (4+) $75.20
- Pet Fee $75.20
- Tax Rate 5%
For more than 4 adults, we charge $100.00 per week extra per person, and $50.00 per person per weekend outside High Season.
We respectfully ask you to sort glass, tin, plastics and paper for re-cycling, and to take your garbage with you when you leave, since there is no garbage pick-up on the island.
There are no extra charges for cleaning or for the hot tub.
Half the fee is required to make a reservation, and the whole amount by 30 days before. (Flexible payment schedule also offered). Electronic Transfer preferred.
Written agreement submitted for signature.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Disc golf (also called Frisbee golf) is enjoyed by all from 7 to 70+, be they first-timers at the woodland Course in walking distance of our house, or Americans visiting for an International-level tournament (yes, really!) If you can throw a frisbee, you will ENJOY an hour in woodland.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: We, John and Pam Waddington, have lived in the same house in Ottawa, Canada's capital city, for 41 years. We have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren who live in the area. Pam trained as a social worker, John is an engineer, still consulting part-time. It was a big project to buy and re-design Arbutus House, and we love to get back to it and beautiful, welcoming Pender Island regularly. We treasure our Visitors Book and its comments, and urge all our guests to contribute their own thoughts and comments. Some guest dialogue exists on our intriguing art work!
Why the Owner Chose Pender Island, BC, Canada:
We bought Arbutus House in 2001 and completely re-built it in the West Coast Arts and Crafts style, as a retirement project. Many friends and relatives contributed ideas and features - the hot tub unanimous! But we are not quite ready yet to make the big move out West. Meanwhile, it is very satisfying to have other people enjoy the fruits of our labours, and we are very grateful for the good care and appreciation our house and belongings receive. We have a unique combination of all modern conveniences on our island (mains water, sewer and electric power), privacy at home amidst towering trees, and unspoilt nature with woodland trails, many public beaches and those fabulous Arbutus trees to admire.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
A mother deer leading its baby up the driveway to our porch - hoping for an apple? Bald eagles soaring overhead; so many wonderful walks with fabulous views; wild flowers in the lower garden, colourful flowers, bulbs, trees and shrubs; yummy blackberries in late summer. We sleep particularly well here, with so much time spent outdoors. Two tennis courts and Frisbee Golf in walking distance. We also enjoy the variety of Island restaurants, and try out the latest (new in 2010 are Birdie's Bistro, open to all at the golf course, offering all-day breakfast and great variety, highly recommended; and yummy Fish and Chips at Driftwood, the pub, or take-out).
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Summer, see how enclosed garden grows! Office on right has free wi-fi info.
Pines, ocean and sky in ever-changing colours - daily magic from our patio
Pre-flowers & shrubs, but shows full size of house, all this and ocean view!
Twin bedroom (or place beds close) has ensuite bathroom with excellent shower
Open plan kitchen, large fridge, dining to left.
Back garden early summer, free huge blackberries to die for by August-Sept.
Evening peace, hot tub on left
Spot seals, otter, maybe orca from Boat Nook, 5 minute walk away
From the kitchen door, path to the hot tub. Close gate to keep out the deer!
Looking the other way, from wheelchair entry level door, path to the front drive
Guest's pic of orca off Pender 2011.
Wistaria and clematis provide shade for deck at top of spiral stairs & to right
Living room, entrance hall beyond, original art, gorgeous fir floors and windows
Left half of house 2011, grass for ball games, shrubbery to left for hide & seek
Queen bedroom, built-in closet to left, overlooks garden and ocean
Second queen bedroom, has closet, doors to outside and to living and bathrooms
Roomy hot tub on lower deck, spiral stair beyond to upper deck
Downstairs living room has TV with cable, radio etc.
The front porch is actually on the side of the wide house, parking for 2+ cars
Sit high up here with book and wine next to the double camellia in spring...mmm!
Dining table + ocean view extends for 8. To eat in, on deck or 'out' tonight?
Arbutus at Wallace Beach in March...more colour in summer and fall..but peaceful
Flowers and shrubs now enhance the enclosed garden - see newer pics
Look down on Buck Lake at top of our road, gorgeous arbutus grove too.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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