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New Suite - Opening Fall 2017

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Pet-friendly! Self-contained waterfront 1 bedroom suite with private deck

NOVEMBER 2016 UPDATE: Bonito Cottage is no longer available for vacation rentals as we have moved into the cottage. However - we are building a new self-contained 1-bedroom suite above the garage that will be available on VRBO in the fall of 2017. The suite will have the same spectacular sunset views and a private deck overlooking the ocean. Thanks for your interest and to all who have stayed at Bonito Cottage over the last several years. Please check back in the spring for updates on availability. Looking forward to hearing from you then!

Property Manager
Cathy Orban
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

About Cathy Orban

We love to spend time outdoors - cycling, kayaking, skiing and backcountry camping. We both work as environmental consultants and travel throughout western Canada - but we love to come home to Nanoose Bay. We choose Nanoose Bay over 10 years ago because this place has it all! The Fairwinds trails are fantastic and the beaches are beautiful.

Cathy Orban purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Cathy Orban chose Vancouver Island

Bonito Cres is one of the few streets in the area that has sunset views in the warm months. We wanted a cozy and private waterfront home with panoramic views that would be a place to unwind and listen to the wind and water. We also wanted to be able to launch our kayaks close to home. It took a few years - but we finally found it!

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy - Sunset Views - Sunlight all Day - Hypnotic Sounds of Wind & Waves - Eagles & Kingfishers - Seals in the Bay - A Sleeping Cabana!


Nanoose Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen futon in den double futon in sleeping cabana
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing


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average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Medicine Hat

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location with a breathtaking view.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, great views, watching Eagles and seals. Comfortable, well equipped home in a quiet location yet close to restaurants and shops (15 minutes). Owners are very friendly and accommodating. Our second visit here and hope to have many more!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great View & Location!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Bonito for a week in the late summer. We were instantly in love with the view! The sunsets are amazing here. The house is nice, seemed a little on the older side, but well kept and clean. The kitchen was fully stocked and everything worked well. Outside the house is also well kept, upper and lower decks are great to sit and listen to the nature all around. The location is also a nice thing if you like quiet. It's about 15 minutes to Parksville if you're looking to get out and about in town. The Rocking Horse Pub is about 5 minutes and is worth checking out for dinner. There's also all kinds of trails nearby with hiking and lakes, tons of deer in the area. The only bad part of the house was that the stairs down to the water were out of service, but you could access the water easy enough with a trail at the neighbors house. We kayaked from the nearby Schooner Cove Marina, there's all kinds of little islands to explore, with lots of seals and eagles to observe, we also got lucky and encountered a pod of Orca whales near Yeo Island! The owner was very helpful with giving info about the area, easy to work with, and thankfully allows dogs! I'd stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coquitlam, British Columbia

Where eagles soar....

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed beautiful sunsets on the deck after leisurely days that included walking and cycling the many roads and trails in the Nanoose and Parksville area. Home and property are as described and well maintained. Perfect place to stay and enjoy or use as home base for fishing, kayaking, or exploring the Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay here. Nanoose Bay is in our opinion the best area to vacation in, central to most everything there is to do and see. The owners of this property are very helpful and easy to work with. We definitely will repeat our stay here in years to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Views and very peaceful

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for great views of the ocean this is the place , plus very peaceful and quiet, great getaway for someone who wants some quality down time .

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the review! good luck finding your new home in the neighbourhood!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Nanoose Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.92

Reservation confirmed upon receipt of 20% deposit. Balance & damage deposit due 30 days prior to arrival. Payments can be made by EFT, Paypal or personal cheque.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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