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Whale Pod Chalet and Buddha Cottage on Oaks Bluff

(21 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:24
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Private large spacious home and unique cottage with oceanfront mountain views

In order for us to evaluate your correct rate, please phone or text me at (778)-350-6722.

Whale Pod Chalet sits high above the ocean on the oaks bluff: The view takes your breathe away. You are overlooking the Swanson Channel. This magnificent panoramic view starts at the San Juan Islands and moves onward to the Olympic Peninsula, Victoria, southern Vancouver Island. It stretches as far north as Nanaimo, the Canadian Gulf Islands, over to the mountains of the lower mainland and south to Mount Baker! This 360 degree view is one of the most spectacular views that beautiful British Columbia can offer. The ocean down below is home to a pod of orca whales, who can be seen up close from the chalet and cottage above, using the binoculars and telescopes situated within the structures. Your viewing pleasure is increased by eagles and birds, ferries, boats of many types , the surrounding forest. The fresh, clean ocean front air reawakens your senses. The buildings themselves also offer a unique and comforting experience. Whale Pod Chalet is 4 stories of awesome, hand built by the owner. It offers an amazing sundeck, a hot tub, an incredible amount of sleeping space with 6 bedrooms, a loft and a den. There are 3 bathrooms, including a shower, and two baths, one very large. It comes with a fully stocked kitchen, unique furnishing, and plenty of interesting items to enjoy. With all of this included Whale Pod Chalet is still very spacious and flowing. The location and design of this chalet offers its guests a wide open experience.

The Buddha Cottage is located a short distance down the hill from Whale Pod Chalet, and offers an experience very different. Instead of the all-around, open view, you are more tucked in. The yard offers tropical plants, 5 majestic ponds and waterfalls that flows through the yard and creates a very serene atmosphere. The natural beauty of the land around compliments this unique setting. From the large and spacious deck you get an ocean front view. There 5 queen beds all together, 3 in house, and two cabins outside. The bathroom offers a jet tub and shower. Two of the in house beds fold up so that this cottage can be flowing during day and cozy at night.
NOTE: Whale Pod Chalet and Buddha Cottage are available individually or together. We are available for weddings, retreats, and other events. Availability posted on this site is for Whale Pod Chalet only. For Buddha cottage availability contact by phone or email. Thank you

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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 24
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 18-24

  • China suite: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 6: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Loft : 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Twin pull out...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    2 Twin is pull out...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Murphy Beds (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fans if it gets hot


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Netflix is available, web capable box connected to the main screen...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Netflix is available, web capable box connected to the main screen...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Netflix is available, web capable box connected to the main screen...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Netflix is available, web capable box connected to the main screen...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Pender Island has over 30 public beaches 5 to 25 minutes away ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Magic Lake dock is a 15 minute walk through the woods or a 5 minute car ride. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    360 degree panoramic with over six mountain ranges including Whistler, Olympia, Vancouver Island...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 24 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed over entire property...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:


  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pre-packaged condiments are available...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Training tour 10 minutes...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear:

    10 minutes away...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub


from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $36.59 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $128.06 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $365.90
  • Tax Rate 5%




We cater for small weddings up to 50 people, in combination of the lodge and Buddha Cottage. We also do yoga, spiritual retreats, whale watching and whatever your interest is. Please call toll free 1-778-350-6722 . Our staff can accommodate all your needs including catering, boat charters, planners, massage etc. Thank you for your interest in our property.

For long week-ends we charge an extra $200 to the total amount.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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20 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Poets Cove
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
B.C. Ferries info phone 1-888-223-3779
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Pender Island Golf 250-629-6659 Disk Golf 27 hole
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
VIA Rail 1-800-842-7245
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Pat Bay Highway via Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Pender Sushi 250-629-6263
150 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
over 30 public beachs within 5 to 30 kilometers

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: I was raised on the east coast of Canada. I grew up living close with the land. I spent many years traveling all over the planet. I am passionate about farming, current specializing in garlic and tomatoes. I express myself through building, most of the wood used to build structures was selectively harvested wood milled from property. I am looking to expand the vision of Whale Pod Chalet and Buddha Cottage. I plan to do this by incorporating more activities and amenities for the guests; such as spirit and health retreats, nature activities, water sports, weddings and reunions.

Why the Owner Chose Pender Island, BC, Canada:
The breathtaking views and uniquness of the buildings. Large property perfect for picture perfect and memorable weddings and able to house large amounts of guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Whale watching, panoramic far stretching view, on a bluff high above ocean, buildings beautifully designed Rate reflect: a minimum of 10 people

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Whale Pod Chalet

    Whale Pod Chalet

  • Wrap-around deck provides amazing view

    Wrap-around deck provides amazing view

  • Main Dining Area

    Main Dining Area

  • Lounge off of kitchen

    Lounge off of kitchen

  • Upper Level Living Room

    Upper Level Living Room

  • View from Oaksbluff of Gulf Islands

    View from Oaksbluff of Gulf Islands

  • Front Deck area

    Front Deck area

  • Kitchen with microwave and coffee maker

    Kitchen with microwave and coffee maker

  • Top Deck with Hot Tub

    Top Deck with Hot Tub

  • Ground Level Bedroom

    Ground Level Bedroom

VRBO #51257

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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