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360 degree ever-changing views! Peace and tranquility! Wildlife galore!

North Saanich, BC, Canada
  • Cottage500 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Unique Private Peninsula And Island On Saanich Inlet

*Ocean-front guest cottage. Private peninsula, island.

*Property has been in our family for three generations

*A refuge for people, and a haven for wildlife

*Private beach access.

*360 degree views

*Relax or go exploring. Lots to see and do.

*Quiet rural neighbourhood. Organic farms, vineyards

*Perfect for walking, cycling, wildlife viewing, photography, reading, painting, water activities.

*Abundant wildlife and native west-coast vegetation.

*A birding/wildlife-viewing paradise! Where bald eagles soar, seals, and otters frolic.

*Unique/varied rock formations; tidal pools, fossils.

*Arborists' dream. Rare trees...growing through deck!

*Magnificent sunsets from every window

*Fresh air, envigorating ocean breezes

*Clear night skies; stars, meteor showers, moon-rivers

*Living waters; sealife, bioluminescence, lapping waves

*Winter storm watching... up close, warm and dry!

*Water activities; Beachcombing, kayaking, snorkeling

*Near Galloping Goose and Lochside trail cycling paths

*10 minutes from the seaside town of Sidney, and 30 minutes to Victoria

*Rich in history!


Cordelia Mcintosh

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Cordelia Mcintosh

Coal Point consists of a private peninsula, connected by a footbridge to a small island named after our eldest son. It has been a home-away-from-home for many international visitors over the years. I am trilingual (English, German and some French). I love sharing the natural beauty of this area with my guests, and all it has to offer. Our family is committed to preserving the natural beauty of this unique property for the next generation.

Cordelia Mcintosh purchased this Cottage in 1958

Why Cordelia Mcintosh chose North Saanich

Our cottage has been in the family for 3 generations. Visitors always remark on how special this property is. It has inspired both artists and writers. It is truly a refuge in every sense. We feel privileged to observe wildlife in its natural setting from our home on a daily basis. Seasonal changes attract different wildlife, and offer exceptional and varied viewing experiences year-round.

What makes this Cottage unique

360 degree views. Steps from the beach. Exclusive access to private island. Hot tub overlooks the sights and sounds of beautiful Saanich Inlet. Listen to the seagulls call, the sea lions bark, the waves rolling into shore. Relax in the hammock under our grove of Oak trees. Storm watch during winter months. Snorkel/dive and enjoy abundant sea creatures. Spring herring run makes the ocean come alive with wildlife. Amazing sunsets. Tidal pools. Summer bioluminescence! A 'foodies' delight!...Enjoy visits to a local organic farm stand, winery or fresh fish market in Sidney. Close to amenities, ferry, airport. Near Lochside Trail and Galloping Goose cycle paths.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • One bedroom with queen size bed.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Newly renovated bathroom (2015), complete with two person soaker bathtub, and separate shower stall. "Grohe" bathroom fixture. High-end Miele Washer and dryer.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Stone stairs to secluded beaches
        • Mountain View
          Mount Tuam on Salt Spring Island and Vancouver island Coastal mountains visible from living room and deck.
        • Oceanfront
          Private peninsula with 360 degree views. Exclusive access to private island connected to main property by a small foot bridge.
        • Rural
          Deep cove is a rural area


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      150 mega bit high speed internet, Wifi coverage on grounds
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Nespresso machine with a dozen coffee types.Grinder & Drip machine for folks who bring their own beans.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Jenn-Air convection oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          On request we can do basic grocery shopping for you.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Jenn-Air stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              dining alcove with ocean view, seats 4
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  iPad/iPhone ready alarm clock radio
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Private patio, overlooking ocean
                                    • Golf
                                      Ardmore Golf and Country Club Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 kayaks
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      small gas grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      Public courts


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge


                                                    • marina
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • duty free shops
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  45 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Cathy H.

                                                                  Coal Point Cottage is amazing. Cordelia is also amazing and gracious and charming. When we travel we look for three priority things...clean, quiet, and a feeling of being safe. This property has all of that and so much more. Our stay was refreshing and relaxing. The area is the perfect mix of having endless choices of things to do, or of doing next to nothing. We will absolutely return and hope to become annual regulars. Thank you again, Cordelia

                                                                  Comftorable cabin with great views and a very generous host

                                                                  Noel B.Victoria, BC, Canada

                                                                  We stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed waking up to the ocean view, eagles, and sea otters

                                                                  So close, but so far away

                                                                  connie m.

                                                                  So close to civilization, but you will forget it is out there. Tranquil and scenic, it would be impossible not to relax here. Hard to believe you are only a few moments away from Sidney or Victoria.The cabin is lovely, the views indescribable, the wildlife abundant and the hosts gracious. You could not ask for more.

                                                                  Magical Piece of Heaven

                                                                  Marlene B.Anchorage

                                                                  When we first arrived and saw where we were going to be staying, we were elated! The pictures just don't do it justice. The cottage is beautiful and quaint and nicely set up. The location is perfect for being away from the hustle and bustle but still able to get around to great places to explore. Cordelia even had some food and drink essentials stocked in the fridge in case we hadn't gone by the store. Talk about being a fabulous host! We drank coffee on the front deck right over the water. We used the hot tub each night which is situated overlooking the water. The moonlight was shining on the water and there was a soft breeze rustling the leaves in the trees. We heard the sound of geese quacking as they swam by in the dark and the sound of air exhales from either a pod of whales or sea lions passing. It was such a relaxing, beautiful experience and we felt so lucky to have found such a great property. All of our cares just melted away. We also got to rescue a hummingbird that had hit the window. It recovered in my hand and as it flew away, it stopped and hovered and looked back at me as if to say thank you. Amazing experience!

                                                                  Cordelia sent us an email daily on what to see and where to eat and her suggestions were spot on! We loved that she took the time to ensure our stay was perfect.

                                                                  I highly recommend this place for a wonderful getaway to visit this beautiful part of the world. We hope to come back soon. Thanks, Cordelia!! You are a fabulous host!!

                                                                  Location, Location, Location...

                                                                  David S.

                                                                  ...it’s what is said when buying a home but I would extend that to include vacation rentals too!

                                                                  We loved waking up to the water views. And, the fact that it’s forested too makes for tranquility. Love the soaker tub inside the cabin and the hot tub at the edge of the property.

                                                                  Cordelia and John are lovely people and so welcoming. It’s apparent they want their guests to enjoy the stay. We send them our thanks for the great advice on where to go and for their hospitality.

                                                                  We enjoyed many hikes through beautiful surroundings; both ocean and forested. You can choose to be as active or as leisurely as you wish. Sure hope we have the opportunity to return.

                                                                  UNBEATABLE LOCATION! BREATHTAKING VIEWS. GREATEST PLACE ON EARTH. CONVENIENT. GREAT OWNERS.

                                                                  Laurie H.

                                                                  This place is unbelievable. Take our word for it. The owners are perfect hosts and very helpful with sight seeing ideas and advice on places to go and where to eat. Very easy access from the ferry in Sidney. This location is great. It is quiet and serene. However, it is also very easy to drive to Victoria for sight seeing that you might want to do there too. The cottage is quaint with a gorgeous deck overlooking the ocean. You are on the peninsula with your own private piece of heaven. Laurie


                                                                  North Saanich, BC, Canada


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Rates are based on double occupancy and subject to change until confirmed with owner. An additional damage deposit/housekeeping fee is required, and varies depending on the length of stay. Minimum $100. Price is negotiable for a multi-week booking.

                                                                  45 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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