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Ocean View from House, Garden and views of Dodd Narrows

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible futon bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Main floor of a two storey house on a bluff overlooking south entrance to beautiful Dodds Narrows, Mudge, Link, Round, De Courcey, Ruxton Islands and Mount Baker.

One bedroom with a full bathroom, and extra sleeping on futon and couch for kids and guests.

3/4 acre property set in a dead end road in a very private setting. Watch the yachts sail by from the living room, dining room kitchen and private garden.

A fire pit can be used overlooking the ocean when fire bans not in effect, or walk to the beach in minutes. Cable Bay Trail is minutes away for hiking to the heart of Dodd Narrows and an up close view of yachts navigating through the narrows.

If you have a boat the public launch is minutes away. Kayak and sail boat rentals are minutes away by car in both Ladysmith and Nanaimo. This is a boater's paradise. If the owner is around he may even be persuaded to take you for a sail on his 30 foot sloop the Crown Jewel moored at the nearby Ladysmith marina. If you are in the mood for English pub fare the Crow and Gate pub is also minutes away on Yellow Point Road.

This is truly the best of all worlds: a boater's paradise, a private secluded get-away with a beautiful zen-like garden with a view yet close to all amenities if you want to get out and about.

Keywords: Ocean View, House, Secluded, View,

Private, Quiet

More Details

Hamish Moir
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Hamish Moir

Being the son of a Scottish sailor I grew up on the prairies but was taught to sail on the treacherous northern Alberta lakes. It's a dream come true to now own a vacation property and a boat on the west coast and I'm thrilled at the opportunity of sharing it with others!

During the week I'm a ho hum engineer designing mechanical systems. But when I'm at my house in Cedar by the Sea I'm ALIVE!!

Why Hamish Moir chose Gabriola

This is a perfect spot to get away. Minutes from the Nanaimo airport this house is the great combination of seclusion, view, and proximity to 'things to do'.

What makes this house unique

I love everything about the house at Cedar by the Sea. In the morning I can take my coffee or tea on to the deck and sit between the fruit trees and watch the sun rise out of the east over the water.

In the afternoon I can walk down to the beach and collect driftwood, watch the yachts sail by or just relax. In the evening I can BBQ and enjoy the ocean view. Oh yeah, if I actually want to leave the property there's a whole lot of things to do in nearby Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Chemainus etc... A week here is too short!!!


Gabriola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 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 -
  • En-suite to bedroom with tub/shower and single vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Bed in bedroom with en-suite bathtroom, Futon and large comfortable couch in living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Very private and quiet setting about ten miinutes drive from stores, pubs etc.


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Ocean View from House, Garden and views of Dodd Narrows
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Snowflake, Arizona. USA

Awesome view of Dodds Narrows!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the privacy and inspiring ocean views from the ground-level portion of the home. Spent time each day in the garden area, where the view is wide and spectacular. The furnishings are comfortable and relaxing, not ostentatious. A small beach access is available within walking distance, via a moderately strenuous hiking trail nearby--it's a great place to watch the boats pass by as they make their way through the narrows. One of the highlights of our trip was sailing with the host, Hamish, who kindly accommodated our request to sail aboard his boat. We highly recommend this place for couples and small families.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Don and Connie. It was a pleasure to have you stay! Hamish
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Peacefull area, beautiful views!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Very quite area with amazing ocean views. We enjoyed the 5 minute walk to the ocean and watching the boats from the kitchen/dining room windows. The house had everything our family of four needed for our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was pleasure having you stay.
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great house for views....

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in Apr.'16 at this wonderful place. The house has everything needed. The hot tub on the deck was nice to have. We spent every day exploring all that the Island had to offer. Coming home to put fresh fish and seafood on the bar-b-que was a real treat. A great place to call home for a vacation..

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary AB

  • 5 of 5

Hi, stayed for an amazing week. Can't beat the view and is an easy walk down to the beach (small crabs, starfish galore). Amenities are as listed, everything that you need! Minutes away from the Duke ferry terminal, Ladysmith and Nanaimo. We were very lucky that the owner, Hamish, was around and he took us for a morning sail at a very reasonable cost. Lunched at the nearby pub, it was wonderful! We also went on an afternoon, self directed, wine tour visiting wineries around Duncan. Will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this house for a week.The house and neighbourhood is wonderfule and we really enjoyed our stay here. The location is just perfect since you can easily get to the Duke Point ferry, the town of Ladysmith, and Nanaimo, while still enjoying your privicy in Cedar. If you like jogging, you can run to the end of the Cable Bay Trail and reurn in a hour. Actually, this became my daily routine and I really enjoyed doing so. The owner is very nice and the neighbours are also friendly people. If I got a chance I would bring my family back again for some other holidays and we will be very happy to stay in this same house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Wheatsheaf Pub Cedar
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Duke Point
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Cottonwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
148 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Hiking right out the front door along the ocean front or a short 3 km drive to Cable Bay Trail. Nice picnic areas on beach in front of the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $155.79

No pets please. Long term rentals available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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