Spectacular Casual Walk-on Waterfront with Easy Kayak and Canoe Access(32 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Vacation Retreat With Full Amenities, Spectacular Views
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.
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Member since: 2014
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Events Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Iron & Board
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- Lanai / Gazebo
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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
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May 15 - Oct 15, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $369.95
- Tax Rate 5%
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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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.
- Primary: +1 2507031567 10 AM to 4 PM
- Secondary: +1 2507031567
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Time for an evening paddle.....
Very well-equipped Kitchen with spice rack, knife block, condiments, oils, etc
Main downstairs area
Breakfast on the patio
Second bedroom - Queen bed with memory foam mattress topper
Triplets on beach. 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
Another quiet spot for some solitude!
Front Entrance facing street
Beach side of house
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
Master bedroom - King bed with memory foam mattress topper
Downstairs bedroom - memory foam mattress topper and electric fireplace
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.
Hammock #1 - relax for a nap in the sun away from the gang.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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