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A Little Piece Of Paradise-Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One Bedroom - Sleeps Four Guests

The Sunshine Coast is a 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver. Experience coastal living in this tastefully renovated 1000 sq. ft. waterfront cottage just steps from your own private south facing beach. The cottage itself is only a five minute drive from the ferry, but its seclusion will surprise you.

With the 100+ year old Arbutus tree, almost daily wildlife visits, and no shortage of amenities, you will be immersed in nature without compromising comfort. Breathtaking views of the Popham Islands in the foreground and Vancouver in the background. Feel at home with complete privacy and simple comfort in this historic living space.

A convenient vacation destination, discover your Sunshine Coast personality with magnificent access to year round activities, nearby restaurants, the public market and local shops. Wake to the sounds of seals slapping in the water, birds singing and eagles calling. The sun room provides a restful dining space overlooking one of the oldest Arbutus trees on the coast. The natural surroundings are home to our resident deer, who frequently visit on their way to the beach. Whales and Orcas make guest appearances, depending on the time of year. Storm watching right from the living room will literally blow you away.

Relax with a book on the day bed and look at the amazing view or walk 200 steps from the back yard, down the meandering forest trail and you will have the entire beach to yourselves for suntanning, swimming or beach combing. At the end of the day have a soak in the tub, unwind in front of the cosy fireplace and enjoy dinner overlooking the water where the afternoon sun filters through 150 year old Coniferous trees and mature gardens.

When you are ready to retreat to the bedroom you will be instantly relaxed by the calming sound of waves crashing on the beach.

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Gibsons Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Unique features: port hole and cottage-style windows, dark fir flooring, front loader washer/dryer, and linen closet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Daybed in the sunroom is a double and can sleep 2 Guests.
  • For your comfort: ceiling fan, down comforter, 800 thread count sheets Brand new, medium Serta Pocket Coil Mattress with 700 Individually Wrapped Coil with Total Edge Foam Encasement 6 pillows, pillow top bed and area rug. Interesting features: loft ceiling, cottage-style windows and dark fir floors.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Swimming beach.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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A Little Piece Of Paradise-Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

This Is The Place!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our honeymoon at this cottage instead of going out of country, and we were so glad we did.

This ad, as detailed as it is does not do justice to the actual value you're getting. Everything was clean, from the stainless steel equipped and fully stocked kitchen to the bathroom. Very warm and cozy (but still very spacious), start the fireplace or turn up the central heating.

The view is amazing, and you really do get private access to the south facing beach. Every time we walked down 2 mins from the back yard, it was as if we had the entire beach to ourselves in the middle of summer. The cottage itself is only 5 mins from the ferry but the seclusion of the entire place was a big surprise.

With the 100+ year old Arbutus tree, almost daily wildlife visits, and no shortage of amenities, you are immersed in nature without compromising comfort. At this nightly rate we couldn't imagine getting a place any better than this.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kelowna, b.c.

Serene and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We have a very nice stay!! It was everything we were looking for...The property and views are beautiful. The cottage is well decorated and cozy – just the right size for two people. The bonus of it being pet friendly won us over. We loved the daybed in the sunroom. It had all the amenities we needed. The beach below the cottage is a rough walk down and up, but totally worth it! The beach is quiet and amazing.

The location is great and Gibsons is worth exploring. There is lots to do in the area: we hiked, golfed, fished and shopped.

We will definitely be returning to the area and would stay again at this place!

There is no BBQ, but we made do cooking our fish on the fire.

Only downfall- There was the reminant smell of stale cigarettes in the cottage even with windows open when we first arrived, but we stopped noticing it after the first few hours in the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotless, Well-Situated, Breathtaking View of the Sunrise

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I and our little puppy spent two nights in January for my birthday in this very beautifully built cabin with it's gorgeous garden and yard, just a few minutes uphill from a quiet, rocky, west coast beach. We were immediately impressed by the absolutely spotless, cute, retro-kitchen. It's completely stocked with all necessary cooking equipment and has new stainless steel appliances. Everywhere are touches of thoughtfully placed decor but is uncluttered. We specifically chose this place for its proximity to the beach and the artisan wood-burning fireplace. So we were at first disappointed that there was no kindling and no axe on-site, but when we left a message for the owners, an axe showed up at the door the very next day. We also loved taking the rustic trail down to the beach (it only takes less than 5 mins going up or down, but could be longer depending on fitness and mobility as it is steep-but does have guard rails). The cabin is also just a 5 min drive to the waterfront in Gibsons with cute shops and restaurants. For great grub, check out the Gumboot Cafe for breakfast and Sharky's Fish & Chips for lunch-both in Roberts Creek, a 10 min drive away.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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T Dawson

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! Spotless, lovely and what a beautiful view. Kitchen is well stocked, plenty of towels, cozy comfortable bed and simply a pleasant place to spend time. Vanessa was lovely, and was quick to answer any questions I had. I look forward to coming back. This is a wonderful place stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Van

Lovely waterfront cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely waterfront cottage, well located, private access to the beach. We loved the privacy of the place. We'll definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC. Canada


  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing, welcoming, and enjoyable. The property delivered everything as promised. We will be back. Happy to recommend (but not too widely as we don't want to find we can't book it for ourselves!) Can't remember if description mentioned steep and challenging path down to beach (which wasn't a problem for us, but could easily be impassible for anyone with reduced mobility).

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vanessa Knox
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Vanessa Knox

We met in Deep Cove, North Vancouver in 1991 and fell in love with each other, surrounded by the mountains, ocean and temperate rain forests of British Columbia. After travelling, school, and all the big milestones that one passes in their thirties, we settled on the Sunshine Coast in 2008. As vacationers, we rent using VRBO and enjoy having a home away from home.

Vanessa Knox purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Vanessa Knox chose Gibsons

Steve and I always dreamt of owning waterfront. This location is close to everything, but private enough to enjoy a quiet lifestyle.The property has a lot of history for the area and the timing was perfect for us.

What makes this cottage unique

Built in 1936 by Mr. Kelly himself, this cottage has many unique features. Cpt. William E. Kelly from the Isle of Mann. had civil and mechanical engineering degrees. Kelly Road was named after him. He was Weyerhauser's Superintendent in Washington in 1932.

Walking down to the front door you will immediately notice a mature and meandering garden landscape. Inside the beach chic designed cottage the original Douglas fir flooring and panelling was restored. A Manx inscription on the arts and craft mantle describes his perspective about life on the Sunshine Coast. You have your own private forested trail, 200 steps to the beach below. Breakfast in the sunroom over looking one of the oldest Arbutus trees in the area provides a living space set in nature.


Nearest Airport
59 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3.7 Kilometres
Port Mellon Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
126 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
200 steps
Car: recommended

South facing from Gower Point to the Popham, Pasley and Worlcombe Islands.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.72
Additional Guest Fee $39.82 per person per night
Pet Fee $19.91
Damage Deposit $199.08

Owners live in a larger home above the cottage. You can expect full privacy, but give us a jingle if anything is needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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