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Charming Cottage in the Country

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Come and enjoy a country getaway at the Broody Rooster Guesthouse and Gallery. The guesthouse is a charming cottage in the popular Cedar/Yellowpoint area just 15 minutes south of Nanaimo. Located on a small farm, the guesthouse is a unique, stylish cottage with all the amenities you need to getaway from it all, yet remain within reach of urban amenities.

As you drive down our long driveway, you will likely be greeted at the fence by the horses. Outside, the cottage has a large front porch with seating where you can enjoy your morning coffee and view the sun coming up over the pasture. Inside, the cottage boasts restored fir flooring and stained/leaded glass windows throughout which let in lots of sunshine. The open concept layout and 14 foot high ceilings provide plenty of space. Gather some fresh vegetables from our garden and use the large kitchen to make your own meals. Watch the ducks swim on the back pond as you do the dishes, or feed the chickens your leftovers out the back gate. There is always lots of activity going on at the farm and you are welcome to watch and enjoy.

The cottage is tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you will need on your vacation. There is a queen size bed plus two additional futon type beds (a double and a twin) to sleep a total of 5 people. All bedding and linens are provided. You can catch up on laundry by using the washer and drier or try using mother natures drier - the clothes line (a rare amenity in todays world).

While at the cottage, you are in a perfect location to enjoy numerous day trips north and south to popular attractions in Chemainus, Ladysmith, Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum. Or, just stay at the farm and read a book, relax, take a hike at a local park or cook up a meal with ingredients from the garden.

Yellowpoint/ Cedar is a rural area south of Nanaimo where long winding fences, pastures, century farms and markets are abundant. Each Sunday from 10 - 2 pm, a popular flea market takes place at the Cedar Community hall, 5 minutes away. Or on Saturdays, the local farmers market is at the Crow and Gate Pub, about 6 minutes away.

The area is known for its concentration of artisans - check out the Cedar/Yellowpoint Artisans for more information and take a week to visit them all!. The Broody Rooster is a gallery for six months of the year displaying paintings and photography by Nicole Vaugeois, owner of the cottage.

Many come to the area with their bikes to cycle the country roads and visit artisans or stop at local pubs.

Enjoy the parks and trails nearby or head out to the beach 5 minutes away. For those traveling with horses, we can accommodate your trailer and horses in our front paddock or a stall in our deluxe barn. Water is available and there are trails nearby for you to enjoy.

Ask about availability soon. After booking, guests are asked to send a one night deposit ($130 CDN) online on the Guesthouse website (see links below) or by mail with cheque or money order to confirm your stay. Information on the area will be sent to you to help plan your stay. Upon arrival, the remaining bill can be settled with cash, VISA or Mastercard or cheque in CDN funds.

Want to see more? A video tour of the cabin is available on our official website for the Broody Rooster (see links shown) to give you a better idea of the layout and size of the cabin.

Keywords: cottage, farm, rural, cabin, getaway, country

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About The Owner

John Predyk and Nicole Vaugeois are owners of the Broody Rooster Guesthouse and Gallery. Nicole is also an artist and runs the cottage as a gallery displaying her artwork in the fall.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Vancouver Island

The property was purchased so we could live in the country and enjoy the amenities around us.

What makes this cottage unique

We get to enjoy living in a beautiful area and meeting people from around the world.


Nanaimo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, tub, toilet and sink
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 3 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) one double size futon and one twin size futon available in the unit with bedding sleeping a total of 5 persons
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Pastoral views, pond, organic garden, paddock for those traveling with horses, farm animals, flower gardens, clothes line


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage in the Country
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

Amazing Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming cottage in the country. Our hosts, John and Nicole and of course, Oscar made us feel at home. Farm fresh eggs for breakfast in the morning, watching the horses. chickens and ducks added to our overall experience. The accommodations had everything in place that any traveller would need. John and Nicole are the most friendly people that you could ever meet and they made our vacation one that we will always cherish! We certainly hope to have the opportunity to return here for a longer stay on our next trip.

Thank you John, Nicole and Oscar for making our vacation special!

Randy and Gail, Bridgenorth, Ontario

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Randy and Gail, Meeting people like you is why we offer to share our home. We enjoyed chatting with you while you were here. We hope to see you or your daughter again someday here at the cottage. John and Nicole
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Great place with kids

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly situated to visit Nanaimo region. Well equipped kitchen with everything we needed. The kids loved having chickens and other animals around, and picking vegetables from the garden.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline, we enjoy sharing the farm with families and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Nicole and John
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The Charming Cabin is a Serene Retreat

  • 4 of 5

I was greeted upon arrival with the Cottage lights on, and Oscar the cat welcoming me. The Cottage made me feel safe, peaceful, and surrounded by nature. Just a short drive into Nanaimo, however, Cedar offers an upscale market, a local coffee shop, and farmers market. It was the perfect getaway to relax and recharge. Nicole the owner is down to earth and respects ones privacy.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carmen, we enjoyed having you stay with us this summer and hope to see you again someday on a return to the island.
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St Albert, AB

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a relaxing vacation at the Broody Rooster. The hosts were welcoming and patient with the children and their questions in the barn. The cabin was well equipped and having fresh vegetables from the garden was a treat. There were many activities nearby to keep every one happy and entertained. We would definitely stay here the next time we visit the island. Oh, and we weren't bothered by the early rising roosters - our son was awake before they began their morning cockadoodledoo!!'

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Horse clinic

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and natural feel of the cottage and farm. We truly enjoyed having our horse and dog with us for four days. The description of the property and pictures were accurate. The entire property was clean, beautiful and well organized for the enjoyment of guests. We were greeted on arrival and we were orientated to the amenities. The cottage had many unexpected treats; fresh flowers, fresh eggs, jellies and jams. Special considerations were given to providing a comfortable stay for our horse.

We recommend the Broody Rooster as a destination for horse or non horse people alike.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda for the positive review. We enjoyed having you girls, Gary and the horses for the weekend. Hope your Jonathan field clinic at Michael Lake Equestrian Center was productive and we hope you will return again if back in the area.
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Seattle, WA

Excellent place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting Nanaimo and staying in Nicole's cute cottage. She was a great host showing us around the farm and we had a nice relaxing stay. Would recommend in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review Bill, hope you all had a safe trip home and best of success with your new job.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres

The area is known for an abundance of local artisans and gardens. See the Yellowpoint Cedar Artisan tour. The Crow and Gate is a popular local pub, and the Mahle House in Cedar is one of the areas finest restaurants. Enjoy the beach off Yellowpoint and local parks with hiking trails.


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