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Perfect Gem right in Comox - Walk to restaurants, shops, marina

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Sofa Bed-Sleeps 3-In Suite Laundry-Peaceful-Walk to everything!



The Perch on Birch offers travelers two tastefully decorated cottage style apartments right in the heart of Comox; THE PERCH, and THE ROOST. (see also website theperchonbirch(dot)ca. The fully self-catering kitchens are complete with refrigerator, ceramic stove top oven, microwave and everything you need to prepare your meals. Each window looks out to private yard and gardens. Queen bed in private bedroom with linens and duvet. Sofa converts to double bed in very comfortable living area in The Perch. Full dining table and chairs. 4 piece bathroom includes tub/shower. Even your own laundry room! TV, Wifi, DVD Player, guest barbeque and patio set allow for perfect outdoor ambience. Enjoy nibbling on fresh blueberries, sugar snap peas and other delights during the growing season. Walk to town, fabulous restaurants and Filberg Festival in less than 5 minutes. Hike the nearby trails through the woods to the spectacular Goose Spit beach. There you can also watch the beautiful eagles soar. Deer are common visitors to the property. A 30 minute drive gets you to Mt. Washington Alpine resort, which offers both winter and summer recreation. Comox Valley is a golfers delight offering many levels of fine golf courses.

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More Details

Karen Robinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Karen Robinson

After working several years as a 911 Operator and Dispatcher with the RCMP, I have decided to focus my attention on my vacation rentals, traveling, and improving my foreign language skills. I love meeting people from around the world and enjoy the opportunity to learn a new language. I currently speak (beginner) Italian and Japanese. I am passionate about ballroom and latin dancing here in the Comox Valley. My lovable black lab keeps me motivated to swim at the beach, hike the woods and our favourite past time, snow shoe on Mount Washington.

Karen Robinson purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Karen Robinson chose Comox Valley

The Perch on Birch is located on one of my favourite avenues in Comox. With the Comox Golf Course at the end of the road leading to a lovely pathway and the many fauna that make Birch Ave their home, it is somewhat of a haven. I have always made a point of passing by this property on my walks since 2003, each time thinking it would make a great rental property. When the property came up for sale in 2011, I did not hesitate to purchase it. After much hard work, my dream to turn two of the units into beautiful vacation rentals was realized. The gardens are now looking beautiful as I continue to transform this once neglected property into a lovely Comox gem.

What makes this townhome unique

Although Comox Vallley is not a large city, it boasts some of the finest restaurants offering many delicious cuisines. Having several of these restaurants in walking distance makes for a wonderful outing while staying at The Perch on Birch.

The Comox Airforce Base is used by the famous Snowbirds every April. Some of their incredible patterns can be viewed right from the rental property. This is the perfect place to stay during Vancouver Island Music Festival held every July as you are steps away from the bus stop and a few minutes drive to the shuttle bus parking lot.

The annual Filberg Festival and Comox Nautical Days held every August long weekend (BC Day) are just a few blocks away. This makes it ideal for guests to enjoy the festivities in a carefree manner without the hassle of parking a vehicle.


Comox Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size bed with hypo allergenic duvet & pillows. Sofa in living area folds out to double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Situated on private 'lane-like' avenue where the deer graze day and night. Lovely garden views from all windows. Very private and peaceful.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Perfect Gem right in Comox - Walk to restaurants, shops, marina
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Home away from home! Perfect gem in Comox BC

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased and happy with our stay here. Beautiful grounds, beautiful cottage. Karen is the perfect host she was just wonderful really made you feel at home. Close to a lot of things. I highly recommend anyone to stay here. It is well worth it.


  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you G & T for your very kind compliments and fantastic recommendation. I really like my guests to feel like they are at their home away from home. It is so great to be in such a peaceful neighbourhood yet walking distance to everything. Please come back again!
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  • 5 of 5

We have returned for the third time at Perch on Birch. As usual, the owner, Karen, was the greatest hostess. It it is possible to say, her place looks better each time we return. Indeed a perfect gem.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you C & B for your compliments and very kind review. It was a pleasure to have you both back at The Perch on Birch again. It is so nice to hear you think of The Perch as a 'perfect gem'. I hope you can return again!!
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Well thought out and so cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Karen has thought of everything to make this the most comfortable and cozy environment.

Beautiful bedding and towels, so thirsty and white!

Spending a week was delightful and we will return in October.



  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn for your lovely review. I love your comment about the bedding and towels - 'thirsty & white'! I am so happy you had a great stay here and thrilled you are going to come back in October. I look forward to your return! Karen
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Awsome home away from home

  • 5 of 5

From the first view from the quiet street and then the opening of the gate to the garden a real feel of a special place. The details and the decor from someone who really cates about her guests experience at "The Perch".

Forget 5 star this little getaway is a 10 star plus

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you for submitting such a top notch review K & P. I am glad your first impression from the street to the garden to inside The Perch let you feel you were at a special place. I really do care about my guests experience and I appreciate you mentioning it. My neighbour loved meeting you. Please come back again and hopefully I can meet you too.
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Excellent VRBO! Don't hesitate - just book it!

  • 5 of 5

A five star rating goes to The Perch on Birch again for our second stay here. Centrally located within the town of Comox in a very tranquil setting, facilitating an easy walking adventure to the Filberg Park or downtown Comox. This has the location to everything! The friendly owner goes out of her way to ensure all guests are taken care of from check in time to check out. The property is spacious, with many plants and a private sunny lawn. Very clean living space with particular attention paid to detail, thoughtfully decorated. We both enjoyed our 1 month very quiet stay with a very comfortable bed to sleep in. Thank you for all your hard work!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind compliments. I'm pleased you found the bed to be so comfortable and I appreciate you mentioning my property is very clean and quiet. I am continually striving to keep The Perch as the ultimate vacation destination, both inside and out in the gardens, so your 5 star rating is most appreciated. I hope now that you have found a home in the Comox Valley, your friends will come stay here when they visit you!
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

You have thought of everything .

Thank you , I love staying at The Perch..

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you J. I am so glad you love it here. The Perch is and ideal place to find some peace and quiet. I hope you will come back again.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping mall includes Grocery & Liquor Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Filberg Festival
Nearest Point of Interest
Comox Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Walking trails along Brooklyn Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
Goose Spit Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Fin Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kye Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Air Force Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt Washington Ski Resort
Car: not necessary

Skim boarding at Goose Spit beach.


Rates & Availability

Comox Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June - Sept
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Jun 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
June - Sept
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $36.59

WEEKLY - JUNE - SEPT $750. Book any two week period and receive $100 discount.
- OCT - MAY $660. Book any two week period and receive $100 discount.
- OCT - MAY $125
No applicable taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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