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Custom Built Cottage in Peaceful Tuwanek

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome to our little piece of paradise! We're located in the tranquil neighbourhood of Tuwanek, which is a ten minute drive alongside Sechelt Inlet from the town of Sechelt. A truly peaceful community where one can virtually hear the quiet of the surrounding area, the place is situated in a way where the only views are of forest, mountain, and ocean.

There are two beaches, one on either side of us, both just a five minute walk to reach them. Outside the back door are trails and roads heading up into Mt.Richardson and Tetrahedron Parks. The Sechelt Inlet is very popular area for scuba-diving and kayaking, the Tetrahedron area has hiking,and ski-trails throughout. There are a number of quality mountain-biking trails throughout the area as well.

Quality workmanship throughout this custom built home (completed in 2010) includes premier fir wood finish on all window and door trim and baseboards, the deck is covered and framed with posts and railings of fir, the exterior is wrapped with old growth cedar which has a furniture-like finish, and pine ceilings throughout the house. This all gives the place a truly woodsy yet luxurious feeling.

The sunsets are especially enjoyable - how they make the ocean glow, and how the sunbeams shoot through the trees, then lighting up the fine woodwork of this home.

Amenities include;

-radiant floor heat throughout and a woodstove for the cooler nights

-full custom kitchen, large sunny space

-large, covered patio, well suited for outdoor dining, includes a propane barbeque

-bathroom has a jacuzzi tub with two shower-heads, and beautiful stone tile surrounding

-one big bedroom and loft bedroom...queen size bed in each room, another double pull-out available as well

-living room has a 40' HDTV and DVD with ipod compatibility and surround-sound speakers

-High-speed wireless internet

You can get here by car, bus, plane, or even on foot or by bike. (by bus or plane would also require a taxi ride)

**Check in is 4pm, check out is 11 am ** However, this can be adjusted depending on demand for the space at that time..

Feel free to e-mail or call for more details, directions, or advice. We'll do our best to make sure your stay is as seamless and enjoyable as can be.

Much regards, Don & Mary

Keywords: Cabin, cottage, getaway, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, hiking, mountain biking

More Details


Tuwanek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Rain shower head as well
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 queen
    Futon in main area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Custom Built Cottage in Peaceful Tuwanek
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We overpacked for sure, this place has all you need and more!! The owner was very responsive and helpful, the home is beautiful and conveniently located near trails and beaches and a short drive into town. I would highly recommend staying here, I know we'll be booking again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very well outfitted

It was clean and offered us all the accoutrements we needed for an enjoyable stay.

The only thing we missed was a blender.

Will definitely recommend the place to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful location, beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

We were so pleased with the accommodations and the surrounding beauty. Trails, kayaking and wildlife abound steps from the front door. The house is lovely and provides a relaxing environment when not out exploring the local offerings. The mattress in the master is a bit firm- for those of you softy seekers, consider a topper.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the feedback! We have received more than one comment regarding the bed in the master bedroom.. This Fall we will be replacing the frame and the mattress to ensure a comfy sleep for all..
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Hidden Gem minutes from Sechelt

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two well-traveled canines welcomed the new year at this very comfortable and well-equipped home, and enjoyed every minute of our week-long stay. Though we have visited Porpoise Bay Provincial Park off-season with our dogs on many occasions in the past, we had never driven three minutes further north along the same road to the community of Tuwanek. Our bad! Carmel Cottage is an ideal hideaway while touring the Sunshine Coast and walking/hiking its many trails, minutes from all amenities but in a very tranquil setting. We were fortunate to have a full week of dry (but cold) weather, and especially enjoyed the radiant floor heat keeping us warm. We also attracted two hummingbirds with a fresh batch of syrup in the feeder, and spent as much time watching them as the TV. Such is the charm of Carmel Cottage...

Lastly, one of the highlights of our week was walking the many trails of Hidden Grove. The trails are well-maintained, clearly marked and absolutely ideal for humans and canines alike, so much that we made a donation - tax-deductible at that! - to support the efforts of the volunteers who care for the trails.

All-in-all, a most enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would return in a heartbeat!

  • 5 of 5

Carmel Cottage was exactly what we were looking for. The space is beautiful, airy and really well equipped. The deck overlooking the water was amazing to sit on with a blanket. We will definitely be returning, and soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great compliment! Its always so nice to discover that our cottage did provide for our guests just what they were looking for. To read a review, whether its in our guest book or online, confirms just what we were hoping to hear... that a good time was had!
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Don Saugstad
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Don Saugstad

I bought this 1967 cabin from the original owner. In 2008 we embarked on a full rebuild which was completed in 2010

Don Saugstad purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Don Saugstad chose Tuwanek

This will be our retirement home one day. Couldn't think of a better place


Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Harbour Air, Sunshine Coast Air
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Lighthouse Pub
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Langdale Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Blue Heron Restaurant
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge Cross Country Skiing
Nearest Point of Interest
Tillicum Bay Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Tuwanek Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Another public beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hidden Grove
Nearest Point of Interest
Interpretive forest
Nearest Point of Interest
Gray Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
Tetrahedron Provincial Park

Scuba-diving is also very popular from the beach next to our cottage. Coast Gravity mountain bike park is just down the road.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $397.84

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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