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Driftwood Cottage- Beachfront Vacation Cottage with Side Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Driftwood Cottage offers the perfect westcoast beachfront vacation retreat on beautiful Quadra Island. This wonderful family-owned ocean view two bedroom home includes an adjacent one bedroom guest cottage which comfortably accommodates six adults. Whether you are looking for a romantic get-a-way, multiple couples retreat or a family holiday, Driftwood Cottage is the perfect place for you, and we accept pets.

Keywords: Oceanfront property, beachfront property, ocean view, hiking, fishing, whale watching, storm watching, beach combing, mountain views, scuba diving, mountain biking, kayaking, extra cabin

More Details

Wendy Dubois
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

About Wendy Dubois

I am a registered clinical counsellor in private practice located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. My husband owns his own business in carpet cleaning and flood restoration also located in Vancouver. Together we have two grown sons who are also in business.

Wendy Dubois purchased this house in 1992

Why Wendy Dubois chose

This property we bought off of my husband's parents while they were still living in it. His mother bought it as a surprise for her loving husband and surprised him with it. They used this initially as their summer vacation spot but in their latter years, they moved in and lived there until 2004.

What makes this house unique

This lovely home has a 180 degree span of the ocean on either side with mountains located far off into the distance. There is plenty of driftwood on the beach to satisfy any bomb-fire enthusiast such as myself as you can see from the picture.


Quadra Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course Front
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Side Cabin Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • We have two bathrooms, one in the main house (toilet, shower, bath tub, sink), and the other in the guest cottage (toilet, shower, sink).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , This bunk has a double on the bottom and a single on top.
    Side cabin - 1 queen , The side cabin with kitchen and bathroom has one queen bed.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , The master bedroom has a very cozy queen size bed.
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen bed is in the master bedroom and the other is in the guest cottage. Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) The bunk bed is a double on the bottom and a single on the top.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is scuba diving available on the island, wine making locations, lots of trails to hike, a lake to swim in, a pub, legion, grocery stores, etc.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Driftwood Cottage- Beachfront Vacation Cottage with Side Cabin
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

A perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, serene location on Quadra Island. Private beach steps from the deck. Fire pit, lots of wood. Wildlife in abundance.

Clean, cozy cabin with all of the comforts.

Kay Dubois trail nearby.

Kayaking at Harriot Bay. Ask for Terry to guide.

Highly recommend the Driftwood Cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views at peaceful comfy bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here. It is wonderfully remote with no obstructions to the view at all. There is a fabulous trail through the woods along the oceanfront. The cottage is very comfy and homey. The outside side room was very comfortable once we got the heating sorted out. It was very cold while we were there and below freezing every night. We loved the eagles. We brought our 19 month old puppy and he LOVED it ! Highly recommend this Cottage. Word of caution about the timing of the ferries- the Quadra Island ferry stops quite early so if you come from Vancouver get the earliest ferry to Vancouver Island that you can.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 4 of 5

Great little cottage with everything you need (and nothing you don't). Good for dogs, though getting in the water at low tide a bit challenging (rocky beach). Lots of nice walks and hikes nearby. Owner very easy going.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

Helpful owners, cozy cottage, well stocked kitchen. Most important - Great location! and Beautiful view!!, I could have just sat on the deck all day - but we didn't. We kayaked and hiked all over the Island. What a wonderful place.

thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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breakfast with whales

  • 5 of 5

The pefect place to enjoy a quiet and very exciting holiday. During our week we could watch different whales on for days just in front of the cottage. We went whale watching with the kanu in front of the cottage an had a great time. Perfect location with everything you need and the view is breathtakimg!!! If you look for a cozy place in between otters, seals, whales, eagles, porpoise... Here it is! Very good chance to watch wildlife while having your meal on the terrace...

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was delightful having you stay with us and we hope you come back again soon.
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All I can say is WOW!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect getaway cottage. Firstly the owner is very easy going and easy to work with. The view and location is absolutely stunning. I love salmon fishing so Painters Lodge guide access just moments away is a huge bonus. You won't get sick of watching the bald eagles play and hunt right in front of the cabin. The seperation of small cabin and larger was perfect to give us two couples the privacy we (sometimes needed). I can't wait to stay here again. My wife and I currently manage 6 short term properties in Vancouver and have stayed at many all over the world not much beats this one!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Quadra Island House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning services $73.18

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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