Escape to Nature, Driftwood Cottage by Sea & Forest (with Internet & Wifi)(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-11)
The property is very private, but offers all the amenities of home. The Cottage is well appointed sleeping 6 comfortably and more if needed. Just steps away to the beautiful beach and trees of Filongley Provincial Park. And as yet being so pristine and quiet, the cottage has all the amenities of living a completely connected life...if you wish, affording you the best of both worlds.
The place showcases natural Coastal BC at its finest and most pristine. The cottage is a stone's throw to the beach, where you can walk and explore for miles. Or pull up a piece of driftwood and gaze out to sea where there are seals and sea-lions and even occasional Orcas. As the tide goes out, there is a wonderful intertidal display of sea-life; There are sand dollars and sea anenomes and shellfish galore! (Remember your water shoes!) Or take a dip at high tide after the waters have been warmed by the sun heated sand and pebble beach.
The Cottage itself is wonderfully quaint and comfortable. It was hand-built over several years by a lovely German couple who intended on living there permanently. The woman was a fine carpenter and recognized for her artistic design. There is attention to detail everywhere. There are high ceilings in the living room and dining room/kitchen areas giving it an airy and spacious feel. It is completely shingled in red cedar and has a very West Coast appeal. There are large skylights and a multitude of windows ensuring ample natural daylight throughout. It is cheerful and bright all year round. The natural wood finishing is done with driftwood, and old farmhouse reclaimed wood. It is furnished with antiques and folk pieces, ensuring a wonderfully Island feel. For musicians and budding ones, there is a keyboard and old guitar to satisfy your creativity. The extensive wrap-round deck, allows for further outdoor enjoyment. You can have your meals on the porch, read your book, or have a round or two of cards and board games, which the cottage is stocked aplenty for.
For those who enjoy the wonders of the Pacific Rainforest, the cottage sits on the edge of a 70 acre park, with some ancient trees that are hundreds of years old. Adjacent walking trails take you from the cottage alongside the stream or up to the old Beadnell homestead meadow. There is always a place to find shade and to revel in the life that flourishes therein.
For Nature Lovers, you will be amazed at the nature-watching opportunities that abound on Denman Island. There are hummingbirds, sand-pipers, eagles and many other waterfoul and bird species to see. You often hear the hooting of an owl, the call of a loon, and the chirping of baby birds from the Cottage. The deer can be seen foraging for food, often at twilight, and the Eagles circle overhead. There are parts of Denman Island that are important to be conserved as they are home to distinct Butterfly populations. You often see blue, and yellow and other butterflies flitting in the garden.
For those who like to swim, fish, canoe or kayak in freshwater lakes, Denman is one of the luckiest of all the gulf Islands as it has two glorious lakes; Graham and Chickadee. As they are drinking water lakes, please protect the environment and kindly leave your soaps and body lotions at home.
For astronomers and star-gazers, there are often meteor showers in the summer months. So you can wish upon plenty of falling stars! If you go down to the beach, perhaps with beverages and flashlights in hand, you can see the moon rise over Hornby. Without the city lights, the stars, satellites, and Milky Way really ‘pop’ and are outstanding, even to the naked eye. You can even see them through the skylights of the cottage.
And then there are the Denman Community offerings. On Saturday mornings during the summer and on long-weekends there is a Farmers and Artists Outdoor Market at the old school on Denman Road. You can pick up local organic produce and plants, some jewelry or crafts, get your palm or tea leaves read, purchase some local preserves, or partake in some fresh cinnamon buns or other baked and home-cooked goodies, both sweet and savory.
Every Saturday on the same grounds, the Denman Island ‘Free’ Store for recycled household goods is open for those who like to search for treasures of all descriptions. Donations of unwanted clothing and household items, or spare change is very much appreciated. If you forget your book at home, you’ll likely find one there.
The Island is home to a multitude of artists, including world renowned potters, painters and authors who have events and classes regularly throughout the year. See Denman Island Tourism for more information.
Downtown Denman is quiet most weekdays, but can be quite the hub on weekends and in the summer months. It boasts an old General Store (currently expanding) with grocery staples, candy and ice-cream, some pharmacy items and a liquor store. There is also a small local museum, a hardware store, two galleries, a wonderful book and pottery store, a library, a DVD and eclectic jewelry/clothing store, a fantastic bread and pizza bakery, an artisan store, and two restaurants with delicious menus.
The Fall and, especially, the Christmas Fairs are not to be missed and host a multitude of Artisans from all over South-Western BC. You can find out more on Denman Island Tourism Sites.
All in all, the place is a wonderful retreat, and a peaceful escape, to find rest and relaxation, and to partake in the wonders of nature and healthy living. And yet, allowing you the comforts and amenities of home, with the ability to remain fully connected via high-speed internet and Wi Fi, should you wish to be . . .
Keywords: Beach, Ocean, Private, Cottage, Old Growth Forest, Lake, Pet friendly, Healing
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Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Music Library
Satellite / Cable:
ROKU Player has complimentary access to NetFlix, Crackle and more. When you plug headphones into the headphone jack of the ROKU remote control the TV is muted allowing for others to read etc....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Aug 15 - Aug 15, 2017
5 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $114.47
- Taxes Not included
Our Standard Rates apply to the summer months and major holidays including Christmas, Easter and Spring Break
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Busy family of 4, I work at TELUS, my wife has her own Counselling Business. Two children complete us, ages 21 & 17, girl & boy.
Why the Owner Chose Denman Island, BC, Canada:
We've explored many if not all of the Gulf Islands in search of the perfect place and we found it here on Denman Isle. We believe you will absolutely love it too!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Enjoy morning coffee either on the wood deck or stroll down to the beach for a view and the smell of the fresh salt air.
- Primary: 6049922998
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Dreamy Queen Bed in Master Bedroom
10 minute drive to a pristine swimming lake
A 3 minute leisurely stroll to Ocean
Dining area with seating for six
Boyle Point Park a highlight of Denman
Grassy stone path adjoins cottage and pumphouse
Beadnell Homestead Meadow
Follow Beadnell Stream to Ocean
Double mattress in Loft
Man of the Woods Birdbath
Entertainment unit...remember the Wifi too
Relax on the outer deck
Clawfoot tub, pedestal sink and chandelier lend a spa like air
Driftwood table and benches
All the comforts of home
Separate Pumphouse with w/d, 2nd fridge, garden furniture and extra storage
Grassy run infront of Cottage
Garden Archway of Driftwood Cottage
Single mattress in Loft
Comfy sitting area in Living Room
Cozy Corner of Living Room
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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