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Blueberry Cottage Vacation Rentals - private house and gardens in Courtenay!

Courtenay, BC, Canada
  • House1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 28 nights

Fully furnished 3 bdrm cottage, steps from Downtown Courtenay, Comox Valley, BC

A relaxing home away from home...Real Estate Transitions, Vacations, Respite, Work Stays, Midwife Referrals, Family Reunions, Girlfriends Get-a-Way


Blueberry Cottage Vacation Rentals is celebrating 12 years in business and is owned and managed by Maureen Crowder. Contact her thru the vrbo e-mail option OR thru Blueberry Cottage Vacation Rentals FB


Please send a request for accurate rates in Canadian funds


Nightly, Weekly, Monthly depending on the season


Relax at a private heritage cottage surrounded by spacious lawns, mature trees, sunny perennial and shade gardens and in season fruit and herbs. Furnished and decorated by Maureen in a colourful vintage inspired style. The kitchen is well equipped and features a welsh cupboard of collectable china and a round table with four chairs.

The comfortable living room has TV/VHS/WIFI and a DVD player and a great selection of music and books. The living/dining room opens out with a french door to the deck and meadow. Dining table with 6 chairs.

Outdoor furniture for lounging and casual dining, coffee or happy hour. Croquet, Tonka trucks and toys for kids and lots of space to play.

Three bedrooms include queen, double and single beds with quality bedding (crib available). The bathroom features the original 1930’s extra long clawfoot tub with shower.


Blueberry Cottage is located in the quiet Old Orchard neighbourhood of Courtenay, in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Walking distance to Downtown Courtenay, the Puntledge River, Lewis Park, Riverway Walkl along the Courtenay River and Comox Estuary and a short drive to beaches.

A 30 minute drive on a paved and well maintained road takes you up to Mt. Washington Alpine Resort for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, mountain biking and hiking or just to see the views.

It is possible to be without a car at blueberry cottage as it is located just 2 blocks to Downtown and walking trails and a block from the The Broken Spoke for bike rental and repairs. The local bus stop is 3 blocks away close to the Museum, The Native Sons Hall, Filberg Center and Sid Williams Theatre.

Steps to Courtenay's vibrant shopping, art galleries, museum, dining, pubs and coffee shops, live theatre, music and dancing.

Close to the mountains, ocean, rivers, lakes and sandy beaches for sightseeing, hiking, skiing, biking, golfing, swimming, kayaking and boating.

Gentle walks in the charming Old Orchard Neighbourhood by the Puntledge River which is popular for swimming, tubing and fishing in season. Several beautiful parks recreation centres, pools and tennis are close by.

The Courtenay Riverway and Ocean Walk, Comox Goose Spit Beach and Kye Bay Beach are favourite destinations. Visit farms, wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Our fabulous Comox Valley Farmer's Market is held Downtown at The Native Sons Hall just 3 blocks from the cottage on Saturday's Oct - March and at the Fairgrounds from April and September. In the summertime it's also held Downtown on Wednesday mornings.

The Comox Valley includes Courtenay, Comox and Legendary Cumberland with the smaller community's of Black Creek, Merville, Royston and Union Bay nearby. Hornby, Denman and Quadra Islands are all perfect day trips by ferry. Boat and fishing charters are available at Comox Marina or Campbell River.


Blueberry Cottage Vacation Rentals

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Keywords: vacation rentals, private house, furnished, kitchen equipped, self-catering, gardens, family friendly, well behaved dogs on approval.

Courtenay, Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada


Maureen Crowder

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Maureen Crowder

I returned to my hometown of Courtenay from Victoria to be be near my large extended family and to enjoy a lifestyle which includes outdoor living - gardening, biking, swimming in the rivers & ocean as well as entertaining and relaxing in our porch and gardens. I am passionate about Latin, Ballroom and Salsa dancing with my husband and our wonderful dance community. We have travelled in Europe, Hawaii and throughout Mexico with fantastic bookings at VRBO properties. It has been our pleasure to host guests from across Canada and around the world for 12 years!

Maureen Crowder purchased this House in 2005

What makes this House unique

CLOSE BY My recommended restaurants...Atlas Cafe, Union Street Grill, Locals & Martine's. Downtown pubs...Gladstone Brewery, Cornerstone, High Tide and Fluid. I'm happy to recommend dance and music venues and The Georgia Straight Jazz Society on Thursdays nights. For groceries it's a short walk to Edible Island Health Foods, Runge's European Deli, Butcher's Block for local meats, deli & eggs and for sweets Hot Chocolates & Cakebread Bakery (& Gelato!). Thrifty Foods, Superstore, Quality Foods, Costco and Driftwood Mall are all within 10 minute drive. For coffee and light meals we like Frankie Joe's, The Hub, Mud Sharks, The Broken Spoke & Rhodos. Our fabulous Saturday Farmer's Market is located in The Native Sons Hall just down the street all winter and from April through mid October at the Fairgrounds on Headquarters Rd. During summer months the Market is also held downtown on Wednesday. There are several wineries to explore in the surrounding areas including Coastal Black, Beaufort, Blue Moon and 40 Knots, as well as several distilleries. Shop at some of our favourite places in Downtown Courtenay - Laughing Oyster and Second Page Bookstores and The Tea Shop. Women's fashion favourites are Cherry Wine, Ivory & Grey, BE (Canadian Designers) and Secret Drawers. There are now two excellent menswear shops downtown - Jim's Clothes Closet and Walker 24. Graham's Jewellers have been located by the big clock on 5th Street for decades. For home decor shop Tab Imports, Rattan Plus and Home & Garden Gate, Floral Mercantile and States of Summer. Antique & Vintage treasures can be found at Red Living on 5th and Abbeylane on Comox Rd. Visit the Comox Valley Art Gallery and Gift Shop next to our beautiful Library and the Paeleantolgy Museum in the old brick post office on 4th. Just a 10 min walk to a waterpark, playground and pool for the kids at Lewis Park Recreation Centre


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 twin/ single, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, Extra single bed, crib or cot available upon request
      • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Full bathroom with original 6' clawfoot tub (extra long) and shower attachment

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Vibrant Downtown Courtenay offers a great variety of owner operated shops, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.
          • Mountain View
            The Comox Valley has fabulous views of the Beaufort Range - snow covered in winter.
          • Water View
            Lovely view of the Puntledge River is a block away or 6 blocks to the bridge


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Dryer plus an extra long clothesline and an indoor rack
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Electric baseboard heating in each room Electric fireplace in the living room
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Quality bedding provided - notify of feather allergies
                      • Fireplace
                        Electric fireplace in the living room
                      • Parking
                        Room for two vehicles on the gravel driveway
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Extra parking on the street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        On request
                      • Towels Provided
                        Lots of towels!
                      • Washing Machine
                        Washer & Dryer behind curtain in the single bedroom
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Microwave
                          • Catering Available
                            There is a wonderful selection of restaurants within walking distance - some of which offer take-out.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Very well equiped kitchen plus BBQ tools
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dishes, utensils and glassware and a blender & apron!
                          • Kitchen
                            Coffee/tea area with coffee maker, french press, coffee grinder, kettle & tea pot. Cast iron fry pans, pots, strainer, salad spinner. Baking pans and implements.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee maker, french press, coffee grinder and kettle
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Salt & pepper, sugar, flour, oil, spices & herbs
                          • Refrigerator
                            Fresh ice cubes
                          • Stove
                            Four burner electric stove with oven
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    An antique bookcase full of books for all ages
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Board games and cards
                                  • Music Library
                                    Great selection of all kinds of music
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Basic Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    CD player with huge variety of music of every genre
                                  • Television
                                    Flat screen TV
                                  • Toys
                                    Toy basket and a wooden brio train set
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    VHS player and large collection of movies for all ages


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Bicycle rental at "The Broken Spoke" just a block away, at Lake Trail Bikes or in Cumberland
                                      • Boat
                                        Boat rental at Comox Marina or Campbell River. Paddle board rental at Comox Marina or Comox Lake.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        There are a number of comfortable outdoor seating and dining areas available
                                      • Golf
                                        Year round at Crown Isle, Anderton, Sunnydale or Comox Golf
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Rental at Courtenay Kayaks a 5 minute drive away or on the Dyke Road.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Lawns and flower beds with raspberries, blackberries, apples and plums in season.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane BBQ with tools in the gardens in season
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Mt. Washington Alpine Resort for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and tubing!
                                      • Tennis
                                        Lewis Center a 10 minute walk away


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility
                                            There are 2 steps up to the front door

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Three public swimming pools within a 10 minute drive. One is 10 minute walk has a great waterpark for children - or children at heart! The cottage is just one block from The Puntledge River for swimming or tubing.
                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Comox Valley Sports Centre & The Aquatic Centre
                                              • Indoor Pool
                                              • Sauna
                                                Comox Valley Sports Centre


                                                  • marina
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • churches
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • rafting
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • racquetball
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Located steps from shopping in our vibrant Downtown Courtenay and a stone's throw from the Puntledge River for swimming, rafting or fishing. Close to nature and all the outdoor activites available in the beautiful Comox Valley - alpine & cross country skiing, wilderness hiking, boating and sailing, biking, tennis and golf. Music, dance, theatre and festivals are abundant.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    13 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Beautiful and well-appointed cottage close to town

                                                                    Rosemarie L.

                                                                    We loved staying in this cottage close to town. Everything that was needed in the kitchen was available. I especially enjoyed the feel of a real cottage to stay in during our vacation: it reminded me of my stays at a family friend's cottage when I was younger.

                                                                    Even though we spent most of our time out and about in Courtenay and the surrounding area, our time at the cottage was lovely and peaceful. In the evenings, we hung out in the living room playing cards or games and when it was time to sleep, it was very quiet in the area. We will definitely return the next time we are in the Comox Valley.

                                                                    Loved it !

                                                                    Ashley H.

                                                                    Lovely home. Great amount of space for myself, my spouse, my child and my parents. Lovely location, walking distance from many amenities. Beautiful grounds. Lots of out door seating to relax and enjoy ! Would definitely recommend to others and I would certainly book again if we end up in the area in the future!

                                                                    Such a pleasant stay and host!

                                                                    Amanda B.

                                                                    We stayed here for a few nights in June with our 2 dogs, 2 kids, and nanny. The place had everything we needed, and Maureen was so nice and helpful. And oh my, the landscaping is gorgeous. We loved the location, which allowed us to walk to restaurants in town and our nanny to walk the kids to the public pool and splash park. We will definitely stay here again should we return to the area

                                                                    Would like to return

                                                                    Bill R.Corpus Christi

                                                                    We rented on the recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed. We stayed a month and we were not ready to leave. We had several guest who all enjoyed and saw the charm and convenience that we did. The owner was very welcoming and easy to work with. There was good information available in the home on things to do, and restaurants to patronize. We would definitely like to return.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    I really appreciate your kind compliments. I'm happy to know that the location suited you - for the exploring, biking and hiking (fishing, maybe next year!) you love to do as well as enjoying the short stroll to Downtown Courtenay to find everything you needed. Until last year I had never met any Texans and I have to say the seven I have now hosted been lovely people :) Thanks so much for your 5 star rating, do come again!

                                                                    Delightful in every way!

                                                                    BillCorpus Christi, Texas

                                                                    We stayed in Blueberry Cottage for two and a half months. My husband and I felt like personal guests of the owners. The home, gardens and neighbors are delightful. Courtenay is a walkabout town - I could shop for groceries, dine, visit the exercise studio and hair salon easily on foot and walk along the river trail or attend the concerts in the park. The cottage is charming!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    I really enjoyed hosting you at blueberry cottage this summer and I'm delighted to hear that you will be returning to the Comox Valley for another Texas summer get-a-way. Thank you for your lovely compliments and your referral for your friends is much appreciated!

                                                                    Location! Location! Location!

                                                                    Shirley & Wayne H.Victoria, BC, Canada

                                                                    We enjoyed our two week stay in this well cared for older home. The charming cottage is located within walking distance to downtown Courtenay's amenities including shops, cafes and groceries. Situated in a pleasantly landscaped yard, screened by hedges for privacy, we enjoyed the quiet location. The spacious interior has ample room and adequate cookware to prepare meals, bake a cake or entertain guests. All the appliances work well and the bathroom's clawfoot tub is wonderful for relaxing after a busy day of sight seeing. It's a bonus to have laundry on premises. We have been traveling for 15 months, so appreciated the space to spread out awhile. Maureen is always helpful and concerned about her guests comfort. When the temperature dropped below freezing she called to make certain we were staying warm enough. For convenience to downtown Courtenay and local Farmer's Market, this is hard to beat. We highly recommend you give it a try when visiting in the area. If it's not available, we also have experienced the Chocolate Cottage and it is equally wonderful, just smaller.


                                                                    Courtenay, BC, Canada

                                                                    The Old Orchard Neighbourhood of Courtenay is safe for walks offering mountain and river views as well as heritage houses and gardens. Walk to great shopping, dining and coffee shops, art galleries, museum, library, theatre and dancing as well as swimming (rivers, ocean, lakes and swimming pools) waterpark and a recreation center with indoor gym or outdoor workout area. Easily drive to wilderness areas in the mountains for hiking or skiing or to beaches.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee

                                                                    No applicable taxes One time cleaning fee $50 Pet surcharge for approved dogs $15/day to max of $75

                                                                    13 Reviews
                                                                    Excellent 4.7/5
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