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Lakefront Suite on Sproat Lake in the Heart of Vancouver Island

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Looking south from our dock on Sproat Lake; swim, play, bask and moor your boat!

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Large 2 BR suite in house on Sproat Lake, with waterfront dock and boat mooring for summer fun. Sproat Lake is a large, deep clean lake that warms up nicely in the summer. The lake has 4 arms, 2 of which are largely uninhabited, but accessible by boat. The suite has a big covered patio adjoining a huge garden, with a view of the lake. There is always shade somewhere on the hot days of summer and the suite stays naturally cool in the extreme heat we usually experience here in July and August. Full kitchen and bath, as well as separate shower room and laundry facilities. Furnished, including BBQ, kitchen utensils, bed linens and bath towels. Fiber optic wi-fi. Free use of a canoe and two lake kayaks.

-- 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed, a queen hide-a-bed couch in the living room and a 3/4 fold-down bed/couch in kitchen. Max occupancy: 6.

-- Located near the famous Mars Water Bombers and Sproat Lake Provincial Park. Glider flights at the nearby local airport.

-- Perfect for day trips to Tofino, Ucluelet and Long Beach, Mount Arrowsmith and Bamfield.

-- Bring your boat and water ski, or just relax on the lake!

--Suite is fully equipped and self-contained on lower, walkout-level of two-storey house. Hosts are upstairs. There is about a 3 minute walk through the long narrow property to the lakeside. Golf cart available for heavy loads and those with difficulty walking.

--WINTER: If you're thinking of a winter rental, the situation is different. The lake is too cold for swimming without a wet suit, although you can often still canoe. The winter months are especially suitable for retreat activities, for example, writing, reflection, meditation, etc, where you can take advantage of quiet and isolation. At that time of year, you might enjoy side trips to the outer coast (Tofino, etc) to see the sights of 'the storm season' or to Mount Washington to ski, snowshoe or snow board.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The dock has stairs going into the water, which are ideal for parents introducing babies and toddlers to the lake....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outdoors....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Tangerine bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Purple bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen hideabed in living room...moreless

  • Kitchen: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    fold-down couch in kitchen: sleeps one comfortably...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Main bathroom: toilet, tub

    This bathroom has a comfortable old-fashioned cast iron tub....moreless

  • Shower/Laundry Room: shower

    This room has a 3' x 4' shower, a vanity and washer & dryer...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This accommodation is perfect for families with children attending the summer hockey camps in Port Alberni: relax by the lake while the kids are in hockey! People wishing to do a meditation retreat, long term or short term, are welcome. We have a quiet setting, especially in the off season....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, cards, etc. Ping pong, badminton, bocci upon request....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television:

    46' HDTV wutg Wi-fi netflix and DVD player. No cable service. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Board games and puzzles. Floaty toys for the lake. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Selection of (older) movies on DVD...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    We have a lovely lake and forest view over our extensive gardens....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Sproat Lake is a huge and beautiful, deep, clean lake in the centre of Vancouver Island. There are 4 arms, 2 of which are populated and two of which are unpopulated. We have a dock and boat mooring....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are in a rural setting about 7 miles from the town of Port Alberni where most services are available....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Both indoor and outdoor dining areas for 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Not needed. Suite stays cool in summer....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Weight bar with adjustable weights available upon request...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space heaters in summer (rarely needed!). Wood/electric forced air heat in cool weather....moreless

  • Internet:

    free wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for cars and boat trailers...moreless

  • Telephone:

    For adult use for short calls, including free long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic drip coffee maker with filters. Please bring your own coffee and tea....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basics of salt and pepper, cooking oil, dish detergent, etc. Bring your own coffee and tea....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio sheltered from rain and sun for eating and relaxing....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe and 2 small kayaks for guest use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge garden with shaded and sunny seating areas...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ on patio; Fire pit by lake, usable if no fire ban is in place....moreless

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$193
$1,197 $4,634
Fall shoulder 2016
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$170
$927
Spring shoulder
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$170
$927
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,236

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall Shoulder 2017
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$170
$927
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$170
$927
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $77.24
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $154.48

Notes:

Additional guests: Occasional guests in excess of 6 may be allowed by permission of the owners, arranged in advanced, for an additional fee of $30/person/night.

Cancellation policy:

Rental may be cancelled up to 60 days ahead of the check-in date for a full refund minus $100 and the website fee. Up to 30 days from the check-in date a 50% refund is given. Within 30 days, no refund is given.

Ask about a 10% discount for occupancy by only one person or 2 people sharing one bedroom, with no extra people.

Suite is self-contained.

Owners live on upper level. Dock is shared with owners and occasional guests.

Check-in at 4:00 pm, checkout at 11:00 am. Please respect these times, as we need the time to prepare the suite for each set of guests. However, it may be possible to stay on the dock after checkout for a few extra hours.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • Stamp River Provincial Park

    "In this park, which is about a 20 minute drive from our place, you can enjoy a picnic by the..."

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  • Coulson Flying Tankers Martin Mars Flying Boat Base

    "A short walk from our house is the home of the famous flying tankers base, with a little mus..."

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  • McLean Mill National Historic Site

    "This site is worth a visit. There are tours and sometimes drama and musical performances in ..."

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  • Alberni Pacific Railway

    "You can ride this train out to the historic Maclean mill from the old station in downtown Po..."

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  • Sproat Lake Provincial Park

    "Only about a kilometer from our place, you can enjoy a walk through the forest and along the..."

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  • Alberni Valley Regional Airport

    "May to September in fair weather you can hire a glider for half hour or hour aerial tours of..."

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  • Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

    "This is a day trip from Sproat Lake, something to do if the weather isn't summery. It's well..."

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  • North Island Wildlife Recovery Association

    "On your way into Port Alberni from Nanaimo, or as part of a day trip to Horne Lake, you can ..."

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nanaimo
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
West Bay
48 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Nanaimo, Departure Bay
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Port Alberni
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Parksville
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 4 to Tofino
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fish and Duck Pub, Sproat Lake
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington, near Courtenay
Sproat Lake, BC, Canada
Nearest Beach
Lake front

Car: Recommended

In Port Alberni, there is a historical sawmill and a steam train as well as a museum, art gallery, native art and historical sites. At Stamp Falls you can see spectacular salmon runs if the timing is right. There are glider flights and a Mars water bomber museum. Port Alberni is a big salmon fishing center, both for both commercial and sports fisheries.

We are just over an hour's drive from Tofino and Ucluelet on the West Coast of Vancouver Island where you can go whale watching, surfing, ocean fishing and kayaking. An hour in the other direction takes you to Horne Lake caves for spectacular spelunking adventures. There is lots of hiking and mountain biking territory.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: Arne is an expert and advisor in sustainable transportation and an amazing musician. Ann is a semi-retired school teacher, who now works supporting home learners, when she is not expanding the garden.

Why the Owner Chose Sproat Lake, BC, Canada:
We've owned riverfront and ocean front and realized that lake front is the most friendly and usable form of waterfront. Sproat Lake is the best lake on Vancouver Island for cleanliness and temperature and we enjoyed 15 summers here with our children before making the shift to live here full time. The summers here tend to be exceptionally hot for Vancouver Island, so it's a wonderful place to spend time by the lake. The lake itself is beautifully warm (for Canada) and clean. We have a deep water swimming area protected by a log boom.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The huge attraction in the summer is the spectacular lake and all its pleasures. We also have a large garden with nooks in which to read, meditate, sip wine or commune with nature. In the early morning you may hear loons calling. You can also enjoy the local nature and historical sites and the considerable range of other wilderness and adventure destinations both east and west of us on Vancouver Island.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
 

Photos

  • Looking south from our dock on Sproat Lake; swim, play, bask and moor your boat!

    Looking south from our dock on Sproat Lake; swim, play, bask and moor your boat!

  • Whole house view: suite is on LOWER level overlooking garden

    Whole house view: suite is on LOWER level overlooking garden

  • One of two entrances to suite from patio

    One of two entrances to suite from patio

  • Full kitchen seating six with appliances and basic supplies

    Full kitchen seating six with appliances and basic supplies

  • Living room with netflix TV

    Living room with netflix TV

  • Tangerine bedroom with queen bed.

    Tangerine bedroom with queen bed.

  • Tiled shower room with vanity and laundry facilities

    Tiled shower room with vanity and laundry facilities

  • shaded late afternoon lawn seating

    shaded late afternoon lawn seating

  • Sauna, in case the weather is poor!

    Sauna, in case the weather is poor!

  • Sun-loving hydrangea!

    Sun-loving hydrangea!

  • Glider flights available at nearby local airport--spectacular views!

    Glider flights available at nearby local airport--spectacular views!

  • View from house in winter

    View from house in winter

  • Stairs into the water are great for everyone, especially kids and elders.

    Stairs into the water are great for everyone, especially kids and elders.

  • Here you can see the suite entrance from the lower patio.

    Here you can see the suite entrance from the lower patio.

  • Patio with BBQ and dining table for suite, with lake view

    Patio with BBQ and dining table for suite, with lake view

  • Living room with 2 couches, one of which is a hideabed

    Living room with 2 couches, one of which is a hideabed

  • Purple bedroom with queen bed--only slightly purple!

    Purple bedroom with queen bed--only slightly purple!

  • Bathroom with comfy old-fashioned tub.

    Bathroom with comfy old-fashioned tub.

  • Sunken garden, one of many garden seating areas

    Sunken garden, one of many garden seating areas

  • View through grapevines from kitchen door.

    View through grapevines from kitchen door.

  • Suite is decorated with many original works of art.

    Suite is decorated with many original works of art.

  • Famous Mars water bombers are our neighbours--endless entertainment.

    Famous Mars water bombers are our neighbours--endless entertainment.

  • Winter: on rate occasions there is a bit of ice on the lake shore in winter.

    Winter: on rate occasions there is a bit of ice on the lake shore in winter.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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