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Welcoming Eco-Friendly Oceanfront Cottage on Sunshine Coast

Bedrooms 2
Space 670 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to Stillwater Beach House, situated on beautiful Frolander Bay in the Stillwater area south of Powell River, B.C. We are on the waterfront, nestled amongst towering evergreen trees with incredible views of Malaspina Strait and Texada Island. Whatever the weather, the setting is truly magnificent at all times of the year!

This cozy getaway is an ‘eco-friendly’, self-catering beach house with the ocean just a few meters away. It's an ideal location where you can relax and enjoy the many outdoor activities this beautiful area has to offer. It's a wonderful place to enjoy time with family and/or friends!

Keywords: Eco-friendly, cottage, waterfront, private

More Details

Christine or Jock McLauchlan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Christine or Jock McLauchlan

We purchased the above property with an old cabin on the beach as a getaway from the pressures of city life in Vancouver. This quiet rural area known as 'Stillwater' twenty kilometers, south of Powell River became our family's place of tranquility and restoration. When we both retired in 2001 we moved from Vancouver to commence building our retirement home. A few years later we decided to renovate the 'old cabin' and recently completed our eco-friendly 'Beach House' which we now offer for your enjoyment.

Christine or Jock McLauchlan purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Christine or Jock McLauchlan chose Powell River

Living right next to the ocean on a well forested acreage in a rural setting has proven to be a very healthy and beneficial lifestyle choice for us.

What makes this cottage unique

We appreciate the opportunity to conserve energy whilst not compromising our appreciation of comfort and beauty. To live off the grid most of the time thus assisting in our overall hope to minimize our ecological footprints.


Powell River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 670 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modern bathroom with comfortable soaker tub overlooking the beach and separate shower. The composting toilet has been replaced with a standard toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) with french doors and private deck. Twin Beds (2) in second bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Hot water outdoor shower, solar panels and many other environmentally friendly amenities situated right above the ocean.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Welcoming Eco-Friendly Oceanfront Cottage on Sunshine Coast
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for more, well equipped, clean, spectacular location and gracious hosts!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests, enjoyed hearing about their travels. Appreciated their advice on good places for us to visit in the future and their interest in really finding the, out of the way places in our area. Hopefully our paths will cross in the future!
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Lovely, peaceful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at stillwater beach house! It was so peaceful and it was so nice having the ocean right outside the door. Everything was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. Christine and Jock brought us a lovely breakfast for our first morning there. Our daughters enjoyed the second bedroom and were happy to each have their own beds! We would have liked to stay for the rest of the summer! It is a bit of a drive from the beach house (about 30km on slow moving, windy roads) to the city of Powell River, this was the only downside of the beach house for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer for your kind review. We appreciated having you with us and would love to host you again sometime. You must have risen early to do the cleaning and still catch your early ferry towards home. We appreciated the state you and your family left our place.The actual distance between our Beach House and Powell River is 20 kilometers which generally takes us about 25 minutes most days. Timing is all with ferry traffic sometimes slowing things down. Hopefully you still got to enjoy your excursions on bike and foot.
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So Incredible! Better in person.

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time at this guest house. It was easy to find and very clean upon arrival. We enjoyed the sounds of the crashing waves on the beach out front. All aspects have been lovingly thought of for you and nothing was absent. Our hosts were gracious and friendly. We look forward to coming back to enjoy the space and amazing view again soon. Thank-you!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review Marni! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and look forward to your return!
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oceanside paradise retreat

  • 5 of 5

Windows in every direction, sunset and stormy weather views, luxurious details, magnificent cedar trees over a sweet garden, sea birds visiting in the morning, a northwest paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you went home relaxed and refreshed! We look forward to a return visit.......
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lovely beach house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The beach house is nice and clean with everything you need. So many details thought of that aren't typical of most vacation rentals. Christine and Jock are great hosts. I would highly recommend this place and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin, and the seals sounded like there were right by the window!! Wonderful food and excellent location.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Powell River
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Skeeter Jacks
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Saltery Bay
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Myrtle Point
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Skeeter Jacks
Nearest Beach
Canoe Bay
Car: necessary

Close access to Sunshine Coastal Trail huts, canoe/kayaking on ocean and lakes and within striking distance of Desolation Sounds and Princess Louise Inlet boat tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.14

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Rates are based on two guests. Additional adults (maximum 2) are $20.00 each, per night. Children 16 years or under no additional charge.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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