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Spectacular Waterfront home close to Courtenay and Comox

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, sleeps 6 people, ideal for families or couples

Our home in Buckley Bay, has 200 feet of private waterfront. The house is nestled amongst tall trees with incredible 180 degree views of the Bayne’s Sound, BC Coastal Mountains and the Northern Gulf Islands. This is a beautiful and relaxing place to stay!

The house is ideal for a single family or 2 couples. We allow a maximum of 4 adults to stay. If 6 adult family members wish to stay, we are OK with that. The master bedroom is upstairs and has a queen bed. The second bedroom is downstairs and has a queen bed and a set of bunk beds. Two Bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. Large living room. 44" LCD HDTV - Cable TV and Google Chromecast to stream Netflix or movies from your phone or tablet - DVD Player. Stone fireplace. Wireless Internet/WiFi. Private Hot-Tub. Spacious, fully equipped kitchen. Laundry Facilities (detergent and softener provided). Solid Oak Flooring. Beautiful Deck. BBQ (propane supplied). Fire-pit, on private beach (firewood supplied). Large grassy yard for the kids to play in. Lots of wildlife viewing opportunities - bald eagles, herons, sea lions, seals, sea otters, orcas and humpback whales are all frequent visitors during the year.

John and Sue Twose
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About John and Sue Twose

We live next door to the Beach House (the 2 houses are on the same property, but private to each other) and look after all our bookings and deal with our guests directly. We are originally from the UK and emmigrated to Canada in 1992 where we lived in Alberta for 10 years before moving out to the coast!

John and Sue Twose purchased this house in 2007

Why John and Sue Twose chose Fanny Bay

Buckley Bay Beach House is a great spot to have a holiday, whether it is just for a quick week end or for a week or more - there is so much to see and do in the area. It is perfectly located to explore central and northern Vancouver Island.

If you like hiking, golfing, skiing, boating, kayaking, biking, swimming, fishing, beach combing, caving, mountaineering etc (the list goes on) - this is the place to be!

What makes this house unique

Waterfront, on an acre of land, private location. Courtenay and Comox are just 15 minutes away along the very scenic coastal highway. Mt Washington Alpine Resort and Strathcona Provisional Park are just a 30 minute drive away. Horne Lake Caves are just down the road, Campbell River (great whale watching tours) is just up the road. Cumberland with all its fantastic bike trails is only 10 minutes away and is a funky, vibrant village.


Fanny Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • 6 adults may stay but they have to be all family members (grandparents, parents, brothers or sisters)
  • Sorry, we are unable to accommodate large gatherings such as weddings and reunions
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on the lower level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located on the upper level
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs on the main living level. Bathroom next door.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 people, downstairs. Bathroom on this level as well
  • The master bedroom is upstairs and the other bedroom is downstairs. There are full bathrooms on both levels
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A great spot to stay and explore central Vancouver Island, so much to see and do!


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Spectacular Waterfront home close to Courtenay and Comox
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 90 reviews

Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view, cleanliness and privacy. My whole family enjoyed the trip and wants to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Danae, thank you for the review. We are delighted you had such a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, John and Sue
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We enjoyed 3perfect days in this wonderful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

The Beach House was prrfect for a family of 5. Very clean and everything you Need was in, especially a very well equiped kitchen. The contact to the owner John and Sue was very helpful and friendly. We would like to come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property and wonderful owners.

  • 3 of 5

We had a good stay with grandchildren despite the smoke pall from the forest fires.

The house was immaculately clean which we really appreciated. Dishes and towels were plentiful.We especially enjoyed the broad lawn for the children to play on and it was very easy to watch them from the balcony. The views were lovely. John and sue were delightful and helpful. Even though the houses are side by side we did not feel uncomfortable. The hot tub was greatly enjoyed.

However.....and this is a big however. We had no idea from the website nor from previous reviews that the cottage was steps from the old Island Highway. That in itself would have been ok but the resulting traffic noise really was disturbing, especially the preponderance of accelerating motorcycles. The noise was present day and into the night, making it difficult to feel that we were "away" on a restful quiet holiday.

I have hesitated to write a review because the owners are so hospitable.

Unfortunately, the noise of traffic will keep us from returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Darlene, Thank you for your review. It was really nice to meet you and your family and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Beach House. We were disappointed with your comments about the road noise, we have received 89 reviews in the past 6 years and you are the first to mention it, in fact a large number of the reviews mention how lovely and quite it is. Kind regards, John and Sue
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Fantastic property with a great grass yard next to the ocean

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were perfect for us - 2 couples and a toddler. Everything we needed. The grassy area was flat and great for playing with a soccer ball. The deck was great to sit and look at the water. John and Sue were great hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the guesthouse was very nice!! Sitting out on the deck everyday and enjoying the view was great! The beach was fun to explore but we didn't brave swimming in the ocean lol. The house is a tad close to the owners property but is still private. The owners were away during our stay so we had a nice sense of privacy.

Highley recommend making this place a ground zero while you explore the island. We hit up Stotan Falls which is close by a d it was gorgeous!!!

Thanks for the great stay!!;

Tracy, Jason, Barb, Ken and Aniston

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Buckley Bay Beach House. Well kept guest house on a fairly private property (Neighbors' firepit reaching in front of property takes away a bit). Great location on the island, about 30 minutes from several great sites including trails, beaches, waterfalls, towns, and golf! Well stocked kitchen. Nice to have rooms and bathrooms on separate floors. John answered questions promptly and was very helpful. Would come back or recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Fanny Bay Inn
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Buckley Bay - Denman and Hornby islands
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Crown Isle Golf Resort, Courtenay
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Kingfisher Resort and Spar
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
In front of the house
Car: necessary

Buckley Bay Beach House vacation rental is centrally located in Buckley Bay, a small community that is part of the Comox Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Our waterfront location, with private beach, wildlife viewing and large garden, will keep you as busy as you want to be but if your itinerary includes getting out to see more of Vancouver Island (and there’s lots to see and do) we have some suggestions for you.

Whale watching (for killer whales!!), salmon fishing, golfing, hiking in wonderful Strathcona Provincial Park, downhill skiing/snowboarding/nordic skiing at Mount Washington Alpine Resort, great family fun exploring at Horne Lake Caves, visit Hornby Island (the ferry is just down the road) for lovely hiking along the bluffs in Halliwell Park or on the beach at Tribune Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $96.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund