About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Vacation Retreat With Full Amenities, Spectacular Views
This property is nestled in near the end of a no-thru road in a very quiet residential neighborhood. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and tune in to the natural beauty all around you.
Paddle 30 minutes to the uninhabited island across the water and discover a beachcomber's paradise. Walk or bike the nearby trails. Drop in to a yoga class at the spa less than 5 minutes away, then relax in their pool, sauna and hot tub. Stay for dinner, or come back and cook in the well-appointed kitchen. Then relax by the firepit on the beach.
From paddling, golf, skiing, spas, wildlife viewing, to fine dining, galleries and museums, there really is something for everyone year-round.
Master bedroom with king-size bed, memory foam topper and fleece sheets. Two Queen bedrooms with memory foam mattress toppers and fleece sheets. Electric fireplace upstairs and in main floor bedroom adds a coziness without the hassle of firewood.
Double air mattress, and some great spots to tent summer. Thermoses, two coffeemakers, coolers, ice packs and picnic supplies.
Fully-equipped kitchen with all new appliances. Extra touches include condiments, herbs and spices, salt & pepper, and items like balsamic and red wine vinegars. Herb planter. Stunning sunrises and constant wildlife right outside the windows - from Eagles and Orcas to Sea Lions, porpoises, Great Blue Herons, otters, seals, deer, raccoons, chipmunks. Binoculars included.
Extensive library of local natural, historical and recreation information, local authors and a diverse selection of books for the avid reader. DVD library, games, art supplies, camera tripod, beach towels and beach blankets, firepit, weenie sticks. Oh yes, also a guitar, tuner, pick and capo for those who like to play around the campfire.
There is another vacation rental next door if you have a larger group:
vrbo # 684698
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Donna Derrien
After growing up at this beach house, I now live 10 minutes north. We love to spend time here year-round, and especially have fun with the swim float in summer. Renting the house to select vacationers allows us to continue to enjoy our own getaways here. I have taken several years to paint, replace appliances and fixtures, and fill the house with everything you need for a cozy getaway. You will find comfortable furniture (I have a sturdy coffee table in the living room chosen specifically to allow you to put your feet up), very comfortable beds, ketchup and mustard in the frig, a well-stocked spice rack, several kinds of vinegar, an unbreakable garlic press, cheese grater, salad spinner, knife sharpener, Thermos (2), roasting pan, assorted teas, and even a share cupboard with birthday candles, extra cutlery, etc.
Donna Derrien purchased this House in 1974
Why Donna Derrien chose Comox-Strathcona A
Unlimited opportunities for wildlife watching, kayaking, walking, cycling and running trails, relaxation and quiet reading. Easy access to excellent dining, two spas, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, several golf courses, local galleries and museums.
What makes this House unique
Guests in summer 2013 called the living room window 'our 10-foot-wide TV' as there was constant wildlife activity. Old pilings in the intertidal zone are a magnet for all kinds of birds, especially cormorants drying their wings in winter, and a growing colony of purple martins in summer. Two eagles, Helen and Harry, sit in their favorite perches on the property while watching over their domain. There is a public boat launch about 3 minutes south. Launch your kayaks, SUPs or canoes right from the front lawn. it's just a 30-minute paddle to the ?Sandy Island Marine Park. 45 minutes to the Seal Islets or Henry Bay. The (seasonal) swim float is a great summer destination! The surface is rubber playroom flooring, and the ladder allows you to climb aboard easily.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Spent three days soaking up sunshine and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature all around. We were very comfortable and had everything we really needed. Thanks again Donna..
Amazing, fantastic and serene!
We spent three nights here but would have loved to spend three weeks. The views from the house are amazing. The fire pit on the beach was a nice touch in the evenings. We rented kayaks and spent a few hours on Tree Island exploring. Ten minutes from Courtenay and minutes from Kingfisher Spa. Only 10 minutes the other way to the Denman/Hornby Island Ferry. Also close to Horne Lake Caves and Cumberland Mountain Bike trails. Donna the host was incredibly nice and very accommodating. Five stars all the way. Would highly recommend this home for families or groups of people wanting to explore all the Comox Valley has to offer!!
Comfortable, family-friendly, and perfectly situated
Just spent five days at this wonderful property for spring break. Paddling steps from the back door. Wildlife viewing from the huge picture window. New trails and beaches to explore every day. It was a wonderful getaway--and great for our family with plenty of space for the kids and grandparents alike. The property is comfortable and homey and definitely not fussy. Loved the fire pit out back. Our boys enjoyed having the downstairs and the "man fridge" to themselves.
And Donna was extremely responsive and friendly when we had a minor issue come up. One thing to note is that that the military performs rescue exercises out on the water - which is really cool to watch but also helpful to know (we called 911 when we saw an orange flare go up and were very relieved to find out there was no actual marine emergency underway).
Wonderful home Amazing views
A wonderful home to rent. You will find it hard to find somewhere with such amazing views. Very comfortable and has everything you will need. Each time I looked around the house I found something new to look at. Very homely. A great base. Also extremely comfy beds!!! Will definitely be renting again
Perfect, relaxing home base!
We have stayed at a lot of places on Vancouver Island and Donna's is our new favourite! Short drive to the ski slopes and central to everything the amazing Comox Valley has to offer. The house is comfortable and homey -- it has everything you need with no worries. Perfect relaxation! Our kids loved the games, ping pong table and being able to walk right onto the beach. The giant windows in the living room facing the sea meant there was never a dull moment...we especially enjoyed watching the sea lions swim past. Donna's communication was excellent. Can't wait to come back!
Superb view and great accommodation!
This very well equipped house for a small family has magnificent views of the straight and coastal mountains -- lots of marine wildlife! -- and is close to Strathcona Park. Truly enjoyed our stay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Most people choose to clean up and 'leave it as they found it,' or you can let us clean after you leave for a $150 fee. CANCELLATION POLICY: 60 or more days before arrival, 100% refund of your deposit. Up to 30 days before arrival, 50% refund of your deposit. If less than 30 days before arrival, if I am able to rebook I may be able to return part of your deposit.