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Honey Grove Homestead and Apiary ~ a Charming Country Hideaway.

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.

Here at Honey Grove we keep honeybees, tend organic gardens and care for an elegant, fully self-catering rental cottage. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Comox Valley, Honey Grove is a private and enchanting country escape.

We are located in the heart of the beautiful Comox Valley just a short drive from the picturesque towns of Courtenay and Comox, as well as the renowned Mount Washington Ski Resort. Our cottage is a part of our 6 acre apiary and organic farm. Gorgeous west coast beaches are 5 minutes down the road, as are breathtaking walks through mossy old growth forest.

The cottage looks out onto it’s own private fenced yard as well as our vegetable gardens and apiary. Guests can sit on the deck with their morning coffee and watch honeybees gathering nectar from the garden flowers.

The cottage contains a fully equipped chef’s kitchen and all the comforts of home, including: Posturepedic Queen size bed with organic cotton bedding, cozy pull-out sofa bed, Graco Pack N’ Play baby bed and booster seat, washer/dryer, high-speed wired Internet service and a high definition TV with a large selection of DVD, Blue-Ray programs and cable. We also have an extensive library and board game collection.

The cottage can sleep up to four people. We will also consider the accommodation of very well-behaved dogs, upon the request of responsible dog owners.

Upon arrival guests will find our Honey Grove breakfast basket waiting for them. Guests will love the beauty and tranquility of this country retreat.

More Details

Mark Sims
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Mark Sims

Honey Grove is the long time dream of Nao and Mark Sims, it is the result of their heartfelt dedication to a more sustainable way of life. Nao grew up on 160 acres in British Columbia’s wild interior with beekeeping- homesteading parents.

For Nao this upbringing instilled a life long interest to live simply and close to the earth. Mark grew up on the southern coast of England, where he was raised in a family of plant enthusiasts, his father being one of England’s leading horticulturists.

Why Mark Sims chose Courtenay

Honey Grove is located in the fertile valley of the Comox Valley, in the heart of a burgeoning food-culture, known for it's dedication to quality, freshness and organic practices. It is a short distance from beautiful beaches and forest walks, as well as a 20 minute drive to Mount Washington. If you are looking to get closer to nature, to be restored by the beauty of the natural world, than Honey Grove is your destination.

What makes this cottage unique

Here at Honey Grove you can experience apiary tours, honey tastings, artisanal bread baking workshops or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of this country escape. Honey Grove is a peaceful 6 acre sanctuary that looks on to lovingly tended organic vegetable and flower gardens. Sip your coffee on the front porch of the cottage and watch honeybees gather nectar from nearby flowers.


Courtenay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Bedroom has door to private deck.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guests will be provided with a beautiful breakfast basket of homemade goodies upon their arrival.


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Honey Grove Homestead and Apiary ~ a Charming Country Hideaway.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Peaceful Country Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, clean and warm, very welcoming and cozy. A true home away from home. It is a place for deep rest and relaxation. Surrounded by fir woods and well tended property/gardens. This is a very peaceful country get away and the owners have clearly put much thought and heart into creating a very special place.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cute, spacious and well equipped; the breakfast spread was a really nice bonus. Wish we could have stayed longer, thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnipeg, MB

Beautiful property and a great setting for a relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home at Honey Grove. Lovely spotrun by lovely people. We did several day trips in the area including a visit to Hornby Island which was excellent. The cottage was the perfect spot to head back to after busy days exploring.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medicine Hat

Quiet nature getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and very cute cabin with many extras!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Warm and welcoming. Clean and comfortable. Out of all the places I've ever stayed, this tops the list.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for being so lovely~ and for leaving the cottage so clean!! Do come again next time you are in the Comox Valley. We would love to have you. Wishing you many good things. Nao and Mark
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Vancouver, B.C.

A retreat from the world

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Nao offer a lovely, simple retreat from the business of life to the midst of a cool quiet coastal forest and the sounds of roosters and chickens and geese - not to mention the most delicious home baked bread from an outdoor oven, made by Mark himself - it is a wonderful place to rest and read and walk.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $11.71

No Smoking
Well-behaved, house trained dogs are permitted with prior approval.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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