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Escape to Tranquil 2BR Carriage House on 6 Acres and Lake

Courtenay, BC, Canada
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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

Escape the busy city life and relax in our warm and inviting Carriage House at Hidden Springs Retreat. We are located on 6 acres in the heart of farming country in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and yes, our lake is perfect for swimming!

We are 10 minutes from Courtenay and 25 minutes from the top of Mt. Washington. Minutes away you will find amazing beaches, golfing, great shopping and top restaurants

featuring locally grown foods including our local award winning cheeses and wines. Or, if you prefer, our kitchen is fully equipped for you to prepare your own meals. Perhaps something purchased at the Farmers' Market, 5 minutes away or you could go down to the Comox Dock and buy a freshly caught salmon or Halibut from a local fisherman....

Backing onto the forest, with views to the lake, the Carriage House is completely private. It is immaculate, beautifully appointed and completely self-contained. Imagine gazing up at the stars while you are soaking in the hot tub or sipping on a glass of wine (from a local winery just minutes away) while sitting at the edge of the lake or on your own covered and beautifully furnished deck.

Our other wonderful amenities will help you to relax as you spend some time here at Hidden Springs.

Please note that Hidden Springs is a place of tranquility and peace and is meant strictly for the use and enjoyment of our registered guests only.

The Carriage House Suite is Fully Self Contained in a separate building with :

*Master Bedroom With King Size Bed, Separate Sitting Area

and a Private Deck Overlooking the Forest

*Soaker Tub With Separate Shower

*Gourmet Kitchen with all appliances and completely outfitted with deluxe pots, pans

and cutlery.

*Wireless Internet with Apple TV. Surround sound LCD TV. Blue ray with movies.

*Hot Tub and Towels

*Heated Outdoor Shower And Change Room

*A Lake For Swimming, Viewing and Enjoying

* Turkish Cotton Robes

*Second Bedroom With Twin Beds

*Beautifully Decorated Covered Deck off Kitchen with Large


*Beautiful Perennial Gardens to Enjoy

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Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Owner

Bill and Dorothy came to the Comox Valley in 2005 looking for a more peaceful and nature based life style. Dorothy comes from a business background . When she retired , she volunteered with Food for the Hungry, doing needs assessments and project evaluations in Rwanda, Peru, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Viet Nam and Guatemala. Canada is home but Bill and Dorothy continue to be involved in a number of projects overseas. Bill has had varied exciting careers including forest fire fighting and commercial diving. These days he runs a successful renovation business as well as an internet business. Hidden Springs Retreat is the culmination of a dream, a dream to create a place of tranquility and peace, a place where guests can leave the busy world for a short period of time and reconnect with nature and themselves. Bill and Dorothy are delighted to share this dream with you.

What makes this Cottage unique

Our house will truly provide complete relaxation in a warm & inviting setting surrounded by nature. No concrete jungles here - just mother nature's finest.The Carriage House Suite is in a separate building away from the Big House.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Soaker tub with separate shower.

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              This is our own private lake fed by fresh water springs and overflowing all year....perfect for swimming...


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          We line dry whenever possible....not only is it great for the environment but the scent in the sheets and towels is wonderful.....
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Ceiling Fan in Living Room and outdoor room
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          Complete Gym
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          high speed wireless
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Fireplace
                          Two electric fireplaces
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Owners are amenable to their washer and dryer being used for longer stays........just ask....
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              all cooking utensils provided for meal preparations in the kitchen and on the barbecue
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              salt, pepper and spices provided coffee and tea pots, frying pans, all sizes of pots and pans dishes, cutlery, glasses, mugs, platters
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Apple TV with Netflix
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Plenty of movies, games, puzzles, books and magazines provided
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Covered deck so barbecuing can be done all year!
                                        • Golf
                                          Numerous Golf Courses in the Comox Valley. Only minutes away.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Covered outdoor room and decks
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • not suitable for children
                                              We love children but only older ones please... decks, stairs and the lake are concerns for younger little people....
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Actually a lake for you


                                                    • marina
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • churches
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • ski lift privileges
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • snowmobiling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Forest View, Lakefront, Heated Changing Room with Outdoor Shower, Covered Deck with BBQ,

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      41 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      We didn't want to leave!

                                                                      Kathy P.Portland, Oregon

                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hidden Springs Carriage House. It is as beautiful as described, if not more so. We were four adults - a couple and two single women - so the bedroom arrangement was perfect. We were in the area to attend a wedding party for the daughter of friends. We planned an extra day but wish we had planned an extra week! When we weren't off hiking or going to the farmers market, we spent our time lounging on the outdoor deck, wearing the robes provided. We enjoyed the hot tub and especially enjoyed the outdoor shower. Dorothy and Bill have thought of every detail and their yard is absolutely beautiful. I really hope to return some day. Thank you so much for your hospitality!

                                                                      Wonderful, welcoming retreat

                                                                      BONITA M.Vancouver, BC

                                                                      We just returned from 11 nights at Hidden Springs Carriage House and want to share our pleasure and satisfaction with others. We are city folk who want all the amenities PLUS tranquility -- and we found both here in abundance. The suite is beautiful, well appointed, full kitchen, soaker tub, lovely outdoor hot tub, excellent beds, all one could wish for has been provided. As our Dutch friends would say, sehr empfehlenswert! Our hosts Dorothy and Bill gave us the space we needed while remaining accessible - felt lovely and private and would recommend to anyone needing a break from our fast paced lives. Will return if we can, and will recommend to our friends.

                                                                      An Oasis

                                                                      Dave & NancyAbbotsford, BC

                                                                      My wife and I find ourselves with very busy schedules and in need of time where we can be together without interruption. Hidden Springs always lives up to its name, providing us with retreat space in luxurious conditions. Bill and Dorothy seem to know our needs and provide the perfect amount of interaction and service while allowing us space to be renewed. Privacy within minutes of beautiful coastline, wineries, cheese factories, tourism destinations all rolled into one.

                                                                      It is definitely a place you will want to include in your "must visit" category.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hi you two,

                                                                      Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to write this beautiful review. We know how important it is to get away from busy lives to reconnect with those who matter most. We are thrilled that Hidden Springs is that for you! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

                                                                      Sehr empfehlenswert!

                                                                      ErikBerlin, Deutschland

                                                                      Eine sehr gut ausgestattete Ferienwohnung auf dem großen, sehr gepflegten Grundstück der Eigentümer in einem seperaten Haus. Die Eigentümer sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit; der von ihnen genutzte Garten einschließlich des wunderschönen Naturteiches kann von den Gästen mit benutzt werden. Abhängig von der eigenen Interessenlage bleibt die Privatsphäre von den Vermietern ungestört oder sie sind offen für Kontakt und Gespräche. Die Lage auf Vancouver Island ist u.E. ideal zum Erkunden der Insel. Es hat uns hervorragend gefallen; gern kommen wir wieder.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      To our wonderful couple from Berlin...we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time in Canada and especially your time here. It was fun to see Erik do his laps in the lake every morning and you certainly took the time to see so much of what the Comox Valley has to offer. We especially loved that you also enjoyed the peace and quiet here and our visit (with the bottle of wine that you so thoughtfully provided) was a highlight of our memories of your time here. We sure hope that you will be able to visit again, Bill hopes to have the sauna ready!


                                                                      MomComox, BC

                                                                      Wow, what a beautiful get away. We thank you both Dorothy and Bill for sharing your beautiful paradise with my daughters and I and my daughters boyfriend.

                                                                      It has been a long time since we experienced such beauty and serenity.

                                                                      We are all planning our next visit to hidden springs as soon as we can.

                                                                      Give a great pat to Duke and Daisy, what lovely dogs.

                                                                      Thanks again for the most memorable time

                                                                      Best regards


                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are so happy that you and your family had such a wonderful time. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than hearing the laughter of our guests as they unwind and get into the tranquility of Hidden Springs Retreat. Yes, please come back soon...we'd love to have you! The dogs send wags and lick!

                                                                      Hidden Springs- a piece of heaven

                                                                      FroggywhomperVictoria BC

                                                                      The most idyllic setting. The Carriage House and the property are magnificent.Such a special place with five star amenities throughout. Hosts are so gracious . It has been a marvellous place to restore, renew and regenerate . I will be back.


                                                                      Courtenay, BC, Canada

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Additional Guest Fee

                                                                      Check-in...4pm Check-out..11am Maximum 4 persons (adults only, no young children please)

                                                                      41 Reviews
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