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Ocean Front- 8 bedroom luxury vacation home

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This spectacular waterfront home offers:

Tastefully updated and furnished.

High Quality bedding, blankets, and towels are provided.

4 bedrooms with hand built queen size beds.

2 bedrooms with private ensuites.

3 bedrooms offering ocean front views

4 bedrooms with twin single beds in each room.

All with partial ocean views.

2 additional common area bathrooms.

Huge kitchen with dishwasher, and dining room with ocean view.

Two wood burning fireplaces and family rooms.

Three levels of spacious open spaces with comfortable furnishings for reading, playing games, enjoying the magnificent ocean view.

Over 4400 square feet of living space.

Laundry facilities and extra fridges.

Waterfront deep water moorage for up to a 40 foot boat.

Ping pong table and pool table.

Outdoor gas BBQ.

Huge outdoor decks on two levels for outdoor lounging and entertaining.

3 acres of complete and total privacy from neighbours.

Unobstructed ocean views of the gulf islands.

Full media entertainment equipment with free wireless.

Four sturdy bicycles.

More Details

Heather Peterson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Heather Peterson

The Whalekum-inn Vacation family was lovingly built by Diet and Lenora Kroeker, together with their son Donald, a master builder. The home was designed to be family friendly offering accommodations and a recreation destination for their many grandchildren and friends to enjoy. The family now shares this unique vacation home with old friends and new, by offering the home for rent when not being used by the family.

Heather Peterson purchased this house in 1989

Why Heather Peterson chose Southern Gulf Islands

The family has recognized the privilege and responsibility it is to own one of the most unique waterfront estates to be found in the gulf islands. The lifetime of memories created while sitting around an evening campfire reliving the recent frisbee golf game or the race up the mountain to the tiny fresh water ROE lake for a swim will be cherished for ever. Your family and friends are invited to share this experience.

What makes this house unique

Our home will welcome you from the minute your enter the front door and are drawn immediately to the magnificent ocean view from every living space in the house. The kitchen, dining room , living room , master bedroom and media room loft all offer a spectacular ocean view. The 3 acres of property offers complete and total privacy from neighbours. The waterfront literally gives the home a big hug by wrapping around 3 sides of the property on a private point of land at the mouth of shingle bay.


Southern Gulf Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A loud party or noise complaint may result in an immediate termination of the booking without refund or compensation.
  • Please do not remove any sea life from the beaches.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4) 4 hand built queen size beds, Twin or Single Beds (4) 4 bedrooms offering two single beds in each room
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Ocean Front- 8 bedroom luxury vacation home
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Victoria, BC

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our expectations and was exactly what we needed for our group. The house is large, spacious and welcoming. The property is private, well maintained and surrounded by ocean on three sides. The owner (Heather) is gracious and responsive, and the caretaker (Claudia) equally so. We will all recommend this property to friends and plan to return for our annual trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We look forward to having you stay again. Cheers Heather
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Great home, beautiful views and amazing property. Our family of 12 had a great time - highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place! We stayed at this beautiful home with some friends and our kids. The views are stunning, and there was plenty of room for everyone to hang out together without feeling crowded. Sipping our morning coffee in the breakfast nook overlooking the ocean topped it all off! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

The house was large and spacious. Very clean. Lots of fun games for kids to play. A very family friendly home. The location and scenery were unbelievable. One of the nicest views I've ever seen. The pictures were accurate. A few minimal issues were some things were old and outdated. For example 2 screens were broken and the outside deck railing felt a little unsteady. However, overall place was fantastic. We would stay here again in a second.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity, ocean front bliss

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this jewel three times, and each visit has been an absolute treasure. The property is quite secluded and private- beachcomb the private sandy spot for driftwood treasures, watch the orcas swim by. This home is well stocked for large groups, clean, well organized, and ideally located. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views and so much room!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough great things about this wonderful Pender home! The views are amazing and the space makes it perfect for multiple families to share. We had six adults and nine kids and had rooms to spare. Everything is very well equipped, clean and organized; the spacious kitchen is a great hang out space! The kids (and adults) had a great time exploring the forest, using the scooters on the front drive, hanging out on the dock, hiking, looking for hermit crabs at the beach- and so much more! Even if it rains there is a Ping-Pong table, pool table, lots of games and movies to keep you entertained. We had an amazing time and would recommend this beautiful home to anyone visiting Pender Island!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The Whalekum-inn waterfront villa offers a unique opportunity to enjoy luxury 8 bedroom home in the most tranquil and private setting on the waters edge. The year round dock provides private boat moorage for visiting boaters. The Pender Island lifestyle is being discovered by active outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Frisbee golfing, whale watching, sailing and kayaking, golfing, fine dining, magnificent hiking trails are all available to first time visitors and residents alike. You may never forget your first feast of Fresh Dungeness Crabs bought at the local fisherman's boat at the nearby marina.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $390.26
Cleaning Fee $156.1
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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