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Spectacular Casual Walk-on Waterfront with Easy Kayak and Canoe Access

(32 Reviews)

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE the house. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please enquire. pre-approved only....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Memory foam topper...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 - ground floor: 1 queen

    electric fireplace, private sitting area, memory foam topper...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Memory foam topper...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    on 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    On ground floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private beach with firepit, weenie sticks, constant wildlife activity right outside the window. Great as a quiet retreat or as a base to explore the local area, both land and sea. Fine dining, world-class mountain biking, golf, spa, yoga, paddling and skiing are all nearby. Perfect for a group with varied interests. Spectacular sunrises and frequent wildlife photography opportunities. Camera tripod. Picnic essentials: soft-sided cooler, larger plastic cooler, ice packs, thermoses (2), beach blankets, 2 hammocks tucked in wooded area of property. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Extensive libraries of books including humor, local authors, local history, area information, Canadiana, bestsellers, prize-winners and classics. Also local maps and nautical charts. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    gym/rec room/breakfast room...moreless

  • Games:

    Brain teasers, puzzles, chess, checkers, backgammon, cards, and much more...moreless

  • Music Library:

    80's rock, Canadian bands, local artists...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    with iPod dock...moreless

  • Television:

    24-inch Lots of DVD movies including children's titles....moreless

  • Toys:

    Small toys, art supplies, coloring books, children's books, puzzles. Water toys, kickboards, floating noodles etc...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Assorted award-winning movies, incl Children's titles....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table adjacent to kitchen, bar-height, large 'lazy susan,' spectacular views...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new, large-capacity front-loading dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace in main living room, downstairs living area and in downstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    fitness ball, dumbbells, lock-together foam flooring, yoga mat, yoga strap, fitness straps and more. Wind trainer for cyclists...moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered carport for one vehicle...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi - works on beach and at hammocks...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Good-quality sheets; in winter, fleece sheets are wonderful...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large couch and 2 love seats, electric fireplace, large window with spectacular views and constantly active wildlife. Two pairs of binoculars, wildlife information....moreless

  • Parking:

    Comfortably accommodates 4+ vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    'Indoor' towels and 'beach' towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new HE, large-capacity front loading washer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 drip coffeemakers - one can be set up downstairs if desired...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, cutlery, pots & pans, wineglasses, coffee cups, serving bowls, platters, etc...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with lots of unexpected extras inclluding two drip coffeemakers, an unbreakable garlic press, blenders, crockpot, corn-on-the-cob pot, etc...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    New....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    New spice/herb rack, salt & pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, assorted teas, plus condiments (ketchup, mustard, etc) in frig...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New refrigerator with freezer top. New beer frig with freezer top is on ground floor....moreless

  • Stove:

    New, Ceramic-top oven/stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    four-slice, wide-slot toaster weenie sticks.......moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two bicycles; Helmets and pump Lots of local trails. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio covered with gazebo tent year round. Gas firepit makes for cozy wiener roasts in winter. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several local golf courses within a 30-minute drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    AVAILABLE TO RENT: Comox Valley Kayaks offers kayak and canoe rental and they will deliver....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of area for playing, relaxing, suntanning....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    new BBQ, tools, plus cooking grate for firepit and weenie sticks. Gas firepit for open fire bans....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mount Washington offers seasonal downhill, x-country skiing as well as snowboarding, tubing and lots of other activities. In summer there is great hiking in Paradise Meadows, or ride the chairlift....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearest court; Comox, BC, 20 min northeast...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Swim float (seasonal), air mattress, foam noodles, pfd's. Parents: please bring properly-fitted life jackets for your children. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Kingfisher Spa, 4 minutes' drive north, offers free use of pool, steam room and hot tub to guests attending a yoga or Pilates session in their Starfish Studio. Warm ocean swimming right out front....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 high
May 15 - Oct 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$148
$999
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$111
$740 $1,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $369.95
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
YQQ
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kingfisher Spa Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Courtenay, BC, Canada
Nearest Beach
Private Waterfront

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: 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 helps pay the taxes and still 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.

Why the Owner Chose Courtenay, BC, Canada:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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. The (seasonal) swim float is a great summer destination! The surface is rubber playroom flooring, and the ladder allows you to climb aboard easily.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Photos

  • Time for an evening paddle.....

    Time for an evening paddle.....

  • Very well-equipped Kitchen with spice rack, knife block, condiments, oils, etc

    Very well-equipped Kitchen with spice rack, knife block, condiments, oils, etc

  • Main downstairs area

    Main downstairs area

  • Breakfast on the patio

    Breakfast on the patio

  • Second bedroom - Queen bed with memory foam mattress topper

    Second bedroom - Queen bed with memory foam mattress topper

  • Sunrise!

    Sunrise!

  • Triplets on beach. Taken from dining room window.

    Triplets on beach. Taken from dining room window.

  • Young eagle ready to fly - taken from dining room window

    Young eagle ready to fly - taken from dining room window

  • Orcas  a few meters out. Kingfisher watches from piling. From dining room window

    Orcas a few meters out. Kingfisher watches from piling. From dining room window

  • Another quiet spot for some solitude!

    Another quiet spot for some solitude!

  • Front Entrance facing street

    Front Entrance facing street

  • Beach side of house

    Beach side of house

  • Living Room with TV, Electric fireplace, lots of seating and views!

    Living Room with TV, Electric fireplace, lots of seating and views!

  • Room over carport - breakfast room, gym, works well as a buffet room for a crowd

    Room over carport - breakfast room, gym, works well as a buffet room for a crowd

  • Master bedroom - King bed with memory foam mattress topper

    Master bedroom - King bed with memory foam mattress topper

  • Downstairs bedroom - memory foam mattress topper and electric fireplace

    Downstairs bedroom - memory foam mattress topper and electric fireplace

  • Sunrise!

    Sunrise!

  • Shhhhh: Seal nursery - mothers and pups - are a 5-minute paddle away in summer.

    Shhhhh: Seal nursery - mothers and pups - are a 5-minute paddle away in summer.

  • Monty the Great Blue Heron fishing every morning. From dining room window.

    Monty the Great Blue Heron fishing every morning. From dining room window.

  • Hammock #1 - relax for a nap in the sun away from the gang.

    Hammock #1 - relax for a nap in the sun away from the gang.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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