About the property
- House950 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 2 nights
Come and enjoy your own private seaside suite on the water
Captain J's is a 950 sq ft self contained suite with large airy rooms with a view of the water from every window . This is a one bedroom suite with a queen bed and fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. The bathroom hosts the original claw foot bathtub, a shower, and W/D. In the large livingroom is a queen leather pull out couch, gas fireplace, T/V/DVD, and wireless internet for your convience. We have recently changed
the sunroom to a beautiful place to sit up close to watch the activity out on the water.
As you cozy up with the two large chairs in front of the fireplace it makes this a great place to enjoy the view no matter what the weather. (storms are amazing)
Kick back and relax on your large deck as you gaze out upon breathtaking views of the water and mountains. Your deck also comes with a gas firepit and BBQ for your use, as well an outdoor shower to rinse off after a swim.
John and Cindy McKinnon
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About John and Cindy McKinnon
Captain J's is 97 year old and has been in the McKinnon family since 1949 when John McKinnon the first bought the house from Mr. and Mrs. Cave. The Caves built this house with wood from the old armoury on Bowen Island after the First world War in 1919. When Mrs. Cave became ill, they were forced to sell and that was when our grand dad purchased this house. When grand dad bought this place, him and Grama lived downstairs with two suites for rental upstairs. In 1957 John McKinnon died of heart disease and grama moved up to one of the suites upstairs and rented the bottom suite out to Vi Madsen who stayed here for 50 years. John McKinnon the second and his family came up on weekends and summers till he retired, then they split their time between here and Coquitlam. In October, 2006, John McKinnon the third, acquired the house from his Dad and started on a journey to renovate the old place and make it our home. We started off with tearing out all the flooring downstairs and digging down 5 ft to lay a foundation. From there we worked withthe help of friends and family for 2 full years. It has been a journey through time and family history as we discovered writings stuck in walls, old bottles, golf clubs and many hidden treasures along the way. This old house is a time capsule of the McKinnon family history with old doorframes marked with children's heights and ages to timeless memories of family get togethers and summer fun.
John and Cindy McKinnon purchased this House in 1949
Why John and Cindy McKinnon chose Gibsons
John has been up to this summer place all his life, and then of course brought his wife Cindy and their children. This was just where we came every summer, or weekend we could get away, so if was only natural to make it our home in the end.
What makes this House unique
You only need to wake up one morning and look out as the sunrises over the water and the mountains sparkle with snow too know you have come home. Sitting in the early morning with your coffee, where else would you want to be.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Visiting family. A perfect base
Very pretty, cosy home in an amazing position right on the waters edge. Our hosts Cindy and John are charming and happy to help when needed.
.We left our car lights on and John came down in pouring rain to let us know.. super kind. Thank you both for the gift of wine and the lovely warm welcome. Happy Holidays S & M
Thank you so much! Our pleasure Merry Christmas 🌲�
The owners, the location and the property make this a very special experience. Highly recommended for a romantic or just a relaxing getaway. You are also just a 5 minute walk to Molly's reach and numerous restaurants and shopping, very special!
Beautiful locations:minutes walk (on beach if you like) to shops and restaurants. Private suite and deck 2 steps from the sand and ocean! Great owners. We will be back very soon!
Lovely Vacation Place
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Seaside Suite for a couple of nights and were sad to leave. The suite is very clean and beautifully decorated and we loved being lulled to sleep at night by the sound of the waves. After busy days roaming around the Gibsons area we were very happy to relax on the deck next to the ocean with the waves lapping at our feet or in the extremely comfortable living room. We highly recommend the Seaside Suite and want to thank Cindy and John for being such accommodating hosts. We would love to return one day.
Truly a relaxing get away for all ages
We stayed at Captain J's for a weekend to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and can honestly say that it was one of the most relaxing weekends of our lives. The view is breathtaking and the home is very well kept with lots of rich history. The hosts are very accommodating and go out of their way to make guests feel comfortable. Thank you so much for your hospitality and we will surely be back next year.
A piece of paradise
The title of this suite is so true-you are literally 5 steps from the beach and water. The owners are like your old best friends, Cindy & John are terrific hosts. The suite is a 5 star plus. From all the history and personal touches John & Cindy has put on this suite, it will be a memory maker. You will want to come back again and again. The little town of Gibsons has so much to offer to visiting traveler's. You will not want or need for anything at this rental - they have everything covered. You will not be disappointed. It is worth its money and more.
Just a short ferry ride away from the busy rush of the city, you'll discover why locals live here 365 days a year! You will see breathtaking beautiful view of waters sheltered, like Smugglers Cove, to hiking to white water at the skookumchuck. Our local talent is nothing short of amazing from music in the Landing through out the summer to Jazz Festivals and an aray of artists and art studios. (check out our art crawl every October)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Any damage done to the property will be the responsibility of the renter. The Pet charge is per stay.