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Copper Fern Guest House - Private Suite 5 Min. To Down-Town Courtenay

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Drive down your own private lane and enter the guest-house through a separate keyed entrance. The warm but spacious suite has a living room, dining nook, fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom. A private sun-deck opens onto a secluded lawn with access to our extensive gardens.

A quality queen bed, double futon couch and single futon chair provide comfortable sleeping for five people. We have a collection of great books and board games with access to WiFi and a 42 inch smart TV.

Delicious home-made goodies, fresh eggs and supplies for your first breakfast are ready upon your arrival. Fresh ground coffee is ready too, along with a selection of fine teas.

Your hosts, Chris and Molly, are long-time residents of the Comox Valley and are happy to answer questions about favorite local walks, restaurants, artists, and musical events.

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Chris Hilliar
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Chris Hilliar

Your hosts, Chris and Molly are long-time residents of the Comox Valley and have a good knowledge of the local environment, the many attractions and the ‘must-see’ beauty spots.

If you want a good beach walk or guidance to one of the many great restaurants in town, just ask. You can also check out their blog for local events and attractions.

Chris, retired from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is now the gardener, Molly has worked in local theatre as a costume designer for the past 18 years.

Chris Hilliar purchased this house in 1974

Why Chris Hilliar chose Comox Valley

We're high on the hill on Lake Trail Road and close to Comox Lake and all the wilderness around it. Follow it far enough and Lake Trail will take you all the way to Port Alberni on the west coast (4 wheel only). Along the shores of the lake you can access great mountain biking trails, walk in the Comox Lake Bluffs Ecological Reserve or drive to the trail head for a hike to the Comox Glacier.

Wilderness at our doorstep yet we're just 5 minutes from down-town Courtenay

What makes this house unique

We custom built this guest house with privacy in mind. Your own driveway, your own suite, your own yard. Peaceful rural surroundings yet so close to town. Room in the yard to play with the kids but just minutes from beaches and water parks in town.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Copper Fern Guest House - Private Suite 5 Min. To Down-Town Courtenay
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

The Copper Fern Guest House. Wowed !!! Us

  • 5 of 5

This guest house was beautifully set up. It was comfortable ,peaceful , and well taken care of and clean as a whistle and very new ,the perfect location to retreat to after a day of island adventure. Molly and Chris paid a great deal of attention to details such as breakfast waiting for our first morning. A well set up kitchen, they had games for the grandchildren and set up a play pen for the 8 month old baby. They made us feel special. With flowers from the yard. Molly let me try my first fig. Chris made us weiner sticks when we went to a weiner roast on the beach. Incredible stay !! I will be recommending this guest house to all friends and family. I visit from Saskatchewan at least once a year. I feel very blessed to have found this piece of paradise. Hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The perfect place for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! A true 5 star home! The Copper Fern Guest House was such a wonderful place for our family, including two young children. Everything you could need and more was found in this well appointed home. Upon arrival, the home was in immaculate condition and the goodies left for breakfast were a wonderful addition. The yard was absolutely beautiful with such stunning gardens! The hosts, Molly and Chris, are so welcoming and warm and available if you ever have any questions. We look forward to staying here again on our annual trip out to Vancouver Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing Accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a one bedroom apartment that is spacious, clean, well equipped and private. We very much enjoyed our stay, in particular the thoughtfulness, attention to detail and overall experience of hospitality. The welcoming goodies and starter breakfast were very appreciated. This is an excellent vacation rental, and a great base for a vacation in the Comox valley. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Welcoming, quiet, comfortable and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

Welcoming, quiet, comfortable and very clean.

Lovely personal touches. ( fresh flowers, soft cotton sheets, nice soaps, house coats and yummy home made breakfast ingredients!)

We really enjoyed our stay. We will return and recommend to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful stay. Definitely a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Located in a quiet neighbourhood far away from the busy parts of town but close enough to access grocery stores, restaurants, and even the farmer's market. Upon entering the home we knew that we wouldn't want to leave at all because it was clean, cozy and comfortable. The layout was exactly as described in the description and more (ie. aeropress coffee maker, netflix, and a small library of novels). We particularly enjoyed the treats that the Hilliar's prepared for us. It was just the right amount and it made us feel right at home!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Cozy private and very clean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the copper Fern guest house while we were attending a wedding recently. We will definitely come and stay again every little tiny thing was thought of by Molly and Chris. Anytime we thought about something we might need we looked around and there was! The futon beds are so comfortable I had my best sleep in years

Thank you Chris and Molly!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Comox Valley Airport (YZZ)
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Billy D's Pub & Bistro
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Powell River Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Inland Island Hwy. #19
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Atlas Cafe
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Goose Spit, Comox
Car: necessary

The Comox Valley encompasses the three communities of Courtenay, Comox, and Cumberland, each carved from the natural beauty of the surrounding forest and farmland. The area is renowned for its outdoor recreation opportunities which is maybe best exemplified every spring by the Annual Snow to Surf Race featuring snow shoeing, alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, running, mountain biking, kayaking, road biking, and canoeing. We have it all in the Comox Valley.

In addition to outdoor pursuits, the Comox Valley boasts world-class restaurants. Their mouth-watering fare is often locally produced from the myriad farms in the area.

The Comox Valley is one of the largest agricultural areas on Vancouver Island. Our Farmer’s Markets are held every week throughout the year – usually on Saturday mornings – and there is always great food and great music.

Music is another year-long attraction in the Comox Valley available at small venues like “The Waverley” and the 'Cumberland Hotel' in Cumberland, the 'Little Red Church' in Comox to three day long events like the Vancouver Island Music Fest held every July in Courtenay.


Rates & Availability

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Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Monthly rates are available upon request.

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.
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Courtenay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large, spacious bedroom with high quality queen size bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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