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The Perch on Birch- Downtown Comox Quiet Gem-Walk to Everything!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Private Comox Accommodation - Lovely gardens-Walk to Restaurants, Shops & Marina

****NOTE - RATES SHOWN ON VRBO ARE QUOTED IN US DOLLARS - Change currency under the Rates tab***


Come stay at The Roost. This is one of two tastefully decorated apartments at The Perch on Birch in the Comox Valley. The Roost with its rustic modern flair has a well appointed kitchen with everything you need for your home away from home. Including a full size ceramic top stove, over the range microwave, fridge and small appliances such as blender and mixer. Relax in the open living area with leather furniture, flat screen TV, DVD player and Wifi. Sleep in the very comfortable queen size bed with cozy silk duvet in a private bedroom. Enjoy a heated tile floor in the bathroom that includes a tub and shower combo. Guests also have their own in-suite laundry, complete with detergent.

These Comox 'Gems', as described by many guests, are situated in very peaceful setting. Guests enjoy a private entrance with outdoor garden seating area and barbeque. Views of gardens and wild fauna can be seen from any window.

Enjoy nibbling on fresh blueberries, raspberries, sugar snap peas and other delights during the growing season. These Comox vacation rentals are less than a 5 minute walk to town. Experience exquisite dining just blocks away. Hike the nearby trails through the woods to the spectacular Goose Spit beach. There you can also watch the beautiful eagles soar. Deer are common visitors to the property. A 30 minute drive gets you to Mt. Washington Alpine resort, which offers both winter and summer recreation. Comox Valley is a golfers delight offering many levels of fine golf courses, with one only 1 block away.

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More Details

Karen Robinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Karen Robinson

I was born and raised in Victoria and moved to the Comox Valley in 1994. I retired from the RCMP as a 911 Operator & Police Dispatcher in 2010. Prior to that I was a ski instructor on Mt Washington Alpine Resort. Speaking other languages has been a lifelong goal of mine and I've always loved meeting people from both Canada and abroad. Whenever I have traveled, locals have always treated me wonderfully and welcomed me into their lives. This inspired me to 'pay it forward'. It seemed only natural to have my own vacation rental so I could meet and help other vacationers enjoy their holiday in the Comox Valley.

Karen Robinson purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Karen Robinson chose Comox Valley

The Roost, part of The Perch on Birch, is located on one of my favourite lanes in Comox. With the Comox Golf Course located at the end of the road leading to a lovely foot path and the many fauna that make Birch Ave their home, this location is somewhat of a haven. I have always made a point of passing by this property on my walks since 2003, each time thinking it would make a great rental property. When the property came up for sale in 2011, I did not hesitate to purchase it. After much hard work, my dream of converting two of the units into beautiful vacation rentals has been realized. The gardens are now looking beautiful as I continue to transform this once neglected property into a lovely Comox gem.

What makes this apartment unique

Although Comox Vallley is not a large city, it boasts some of the finest restaurants offering many delicious cuisines. Having several of these restaurants in walking distance makes for a wonderful outing while staying at The Roost at The Perch on Birch.

The Comox Airforce Base is used by the famous Snowbirds every April. Some of their incredible patterns can be viewed right from the rental property. This is the perfect place to stay during Vancouver Island Music Festival held every July as you are steps away from the bus stop and a few minutes drive to the shuttle bus parking lot.

The annual Filberg Festival and Comox Nautical Days held every August long weekend (BC Day) are just a few blocks away. This makes it ideal for guests to enjoy the festivities in a carefree manner with hassle-free parking.


Comox Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Lovely heated tile floor in bathroom. 4 piece bath has tub/shower. Bathtub safety rail equipment available for those with limited mobility.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed in private bedroom Roll away cot (single bed) for extra guest.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

The Perch on Birch- Downtown Comox Quiet Gem-Walk to Everything!!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

A most fabulous place to stay. Wonderful accomodation and perfect hostess.

  • 5 of 5

The location was central, the accomodation was spotless and stocked with the basics. The washer and dryer made life easy. The gardens were beautiful and the bed was to die for!!!

We could not have asked for a more perfect setting. Plus the neighbours are friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for lovely compliments and this wonderful review B & P. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the bed to be so comfortable. It was a real pleasure to have you as guests and the neighbours loved getting to know you too. I hope you will come back.
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Convenient and quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful quiet area near Comox town. All the right amenities.

Thanks to owner Karen for the friendly help.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It really is the quietest neighbourhood in Comox yet just a few blocks from everything. I hope I get to have you back again!
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Great location, very relaxing unit and neighbourhood.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment unit. Easy to find, quiet, friendly neighbourhood. Short drive from airport, and short walk to the waterfront/cute coffee shops. Relaxing backyard views can be seen from all large unit windows. We were curious about the back lane entrance, however when we saw it, it is just as spacious and beautiful as a front street, nothing like our back lanes at home (looking now at the rental page, it has a picture of the lane, we must have missed it).The unit itself is equipped with anything needed. Unlike other rentals we have used, it has ample cups, utensils, towels etc. We had stayed for a quick 2 night visit, however would strongly encourage the use of this unit for long term (or short term) stays. It was incredibly easy to cozy into. We fall into the late 20's age group, and wouldn't hesitate having our parents in their early 70's stay here as well. There are very simple instructions for use, and the host is very friendly and inviting. Overall we highly recommend The Roost for a stay in Comox, and would book it again.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: L & B, Thank you very much for your amazing review of my property, your compliments, and your high recommendation. I really appreciate you went into great detail about all the things you like about The Roost , even the lane entrance & parking. I try to think of everything a guest might need for their home away from home and I am so glad you appreciated it all. I hope you can come back again and please stay longer!
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  • 5 of 5

This property is a little piece of heaven. It is located on a very quiet residential street in Comox within walking distance to restaurants, beach and grocery store. The apartment has absolutely everything to make your stay comfortable. From kitchen & bathroom necessities, to bath robes and slippers, to games and puzzles or just lounging in muskoka chairs overlooking Karen's beautiful gardens. It is spotless and looks brand new inside. Karen is an amazing host and went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. I would highly recommend this property and would return in a heartbeat if ever in that area again. It is beautiful. Thanks again Karen!

All of Karen's restaurant suggestions were amazing. Atlas Cafe, Avenue, Blackfin Pub and Rocky Mountain Cafe.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel honoured to receive your outstanding review Kerri. It was a real pleasure to have you and your family as guests in both of my units, The Roost and The Perch. It is my aim to make sure my guests have everything they might need for a perfect getaway and I am happy to hear you appreciated it. I am glad you found everything to be spotless and in spite of the weather, you could enjoy the gardens. I hope you will come back again. Especially when my gardens are in full bloom and the weather is more cooperative!! Thank you very much Kerri!
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The Roost was great...

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a weekend away for some adventure fun and the Roost provided a nice little 'base camp' for our activities. Although we did not get to meet Karen in person, she ensured the directions to access the property were clear. It was clean and comfortable. Thanks for a great little weekend away, Michelle and Kris.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your great review Michelle & Kris. I am glad you found the Roost clean and comfortable. I was disappointed I didn't get to meet you, but happy to hear you had a great weekend adventure getaway. I hope you will come back again. Karen
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great trip and enjoyed Karens place and her recommendations! Thanks Karen! You are a super host!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and your kind compliments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in The Roost. I wish I could have helped with the weather! I hope you will come back.
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Comox Valley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Black Fin Pub
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Nanaimo, B.C. (Departure Bay)
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Comox Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Hwy 19A, Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Martine's Bistro, Toscano's, Sushi Kobo
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Mt. Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Goose Spit
Car: not necessary

Just 3 blocks from the Filberg Lodge open year round to view the botanical gardens and location of annual Filberg Festival. The Farmer's Market held Saturdays is a must see. Purchase fresh seafood right from the fishing boats at the marina. Pickup your fresh produce from nearby Seiffert's vegetable farm. Enjoy walking the sandbars at nearby beaches. Drive to Mt Washington to hike alpine meadows in the summer and snow sports in the winter.


Rates & Availability

Comox Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017 June-Sept
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 June-Sept
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39.97

WEEKLY - JUNE - SEPT $750. Book any two week period and receive $100 discount.
- OCT - MAY $660. Book any two week period and receive $100 discount.
- OCT - MAY $110
No applicable taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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