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Private, Pet Friendly Cottage on Pond with Hot Tub & nearby Lake Access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Perfect for a Romantic Getaway, Outdoor Adventure or Family Get together!

Relax and unwind at our beautiful cottage, located in the Garden Bay, Pender Harbour area on the Sunshine Coast. A quiet, secluded and comfortable cabin, snuggled at the base of a 200 foot rock face overlooking a tranquil pond.

Situated in an area surrounded by lakes, mountains and ocean, the recreational choices are abundant - marinas, golf courses, water sports, hiking and biking trails . . . they're all close by.

If its swimming and sunbathing you want, guests enjoy access to a dock on one of the best swimming lakes in the area - exclusive use of a canoe is also included. Back at the cabin there are other activities such as Bocce, croquet and numerous board games. For the avid golfer we have a putting green and golf cage.

After a day exploring the area, unwind in front of a romantic fire or sit in peace and tranquility on the deck and enjoy the sounds of nature. End your day with a soak in the hot tub and a glass of wine or hot chocolate and marshmallows by the outdoor fire - evenings are especially memorable with more stars than you could ever hope to see in the city.

The open plan layout features a modern and very well equipped kitchen overlooking the dining room and great room with wood burning fireplace. French doors from both the living and dining area open up to an expansive deck with stellar views of the pond. Your living area has an entertainment center with cable TV, Netflix and DVD player complete with a library of TV-series and movies.

There are two bedrooms, a loft area and a luxurious bathroom with slate floors and a walk-in shower with dual shower heads.

Experience what Rockridge Retreat has to offer in any season in the comfort of your private modern cottage.

It's perfect for a romantic getaway, an outdoor adventure or a family get together!

More Details

Corinne Cormick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2017


Welcome to Rockridge Retreat

Tours & Activities

World Famous Princess Louisa and Chatterbox Falls

"Spend time ashore in this granite bordered fjord. Like everyone before you it will dominate your future dreams. It was carved by the force of glaciers. The steep sides are mirrored in tranquil waters. Waterfalls are numerous, and change with the passing of each weather system. Every encounter with this wonderland is unique." Quoted from Sunshine Coast Tours

Always a favourite among travellers, the Princess Louisa Inlet Tour is by far the most popular tour on the Sunshine Coast. If you only have time for one tour - this is the one to take!


Hiking & Biking Trails

There are several multi-use trails in the area ranging from a 15-minute stroll to a 1-hour hike.

Mount Daniel is one of the best view points for the Pender Harbour area and is less than a 10 minute drive from the cottage. A less strenuous hike but equally rewarding, is Pender Hill - only a 5 minute drive away. If you are interested in a hike along the ocean, the Francis Peninsula Marine Park trail is one of the most scenic on the entire Sunshine Coast. Heading up towards Egmont explore the Caren Range, where a 10,000 year old growth forest is still present, or check out the world famous Skookumchuk Narrows and watch the extreme white water kayakers ride the waves in the tidal flow. With 5 meter (15 ft) tides and the largest salt water rapids next to the Bay of Fundy, its quite something to see.

Check out for a comprehensive list of hiking and biking trails in the area.

Boating & Fishing

In an area surrounded by 5 lakes and the ocean, boating and fishing are never far away. You can explore the surrounding lakes in a non- motorized boat and fish for lake trout. Or bring your power boat and check out Sakinaw or Ruby lake. If you like boating but don't have your own, you can rent a small motor boat at Pender Harbour Resort or Buccaneer Marina and cruise around the islets and bays of the ocean.

Fishing Charters

Trophy Charters offers world class guided salmon fishing trips in various locations of the west coast of BC. Based in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast they know these waters well. Spot Prawn charters are also available. To find out more visit

Scuba Diving

British Columbia has been rated by National Geographic and many famous divers, Jacques Cousteau being one of them, as the fourth best dive spot in the world. Drop down and visit some of the largest species of octopus in the world, sea lions, pods of orcas, white-sided dolphins and Stellar seals. Do you like to scuba dive on wrecks? The Sechelt inlet has one off the nicest wreck dives in British Columbia. It was an exciting day when this graceful ship was placed in deep water to begin her life as one of the largest diving wrecks on the Pacific Coast. The HMCS Chaudiere is just a short boat ride from the head of the Sechelt inlet and must see for all avid divers. For all your diving requirements visit the local dive shop in Sechelt "Sunshine Coast Diving".


Pender Harbour Golf Course :

13823 Highway 101 - Madeira Park


Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club :

3206 Highway 101 - Roberts Creek


Sechelt Golf and Country Club :

6177 Ripple Way Sechelt

604-687-4653 (Vancouver number)

Horseback Riding

Malaspina Ranch in Madeira Park offers guided tours call 604-883-1126 to reserve a time.

Live Music

Pender Harbour hosts the very popular Blues Festival in June and Jazz Festival in September. At all other times, you can usually catch live music at the Garden Bay Pub.


Sunshine Coast A Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Double walk-in shower Toilet Sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft Area Bedroom - 1 double , Loft area with bed, chair, table and lamp
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming


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Private, Pet Friendly Cottage on Pond with Hot Tub & nearby Lake Access
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Amazing cabin in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed and clean, this cabin had something for every member of the family. The location was fantastic, close to a number of lakes and outdoor activities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week and we loved this cottage. It has everything you need to enjoy your vacation. We started our days with breakfast all fresco on the deck taking in the morning sounds of the birds and smelling the beautiful, fresh air. Our daughters loved watching the turtles on the lake as well as a beaver swim around carefree. We went to different lakes throughout the day or to explore the coast. So much to do and see!!

We ended our nights playing board games or watching a movie or soaking in the hot tub! But before going to bed we would have a bon fire and mesmerize over the beautiful starry nights. Corinne and Greg have made this cottage the perfect spot for a getaway from our hurried, electronic filled world!

We loved it so much, we hope to be back sometime in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well-appointed cottage with many activities

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Rockridge Retreat. We found the cottage to be very clean and in excellent condition, with many clear directions about the cottage and for local activities - hiking, swimming, biking, paddling... lots to do! We all loved swimming and canoeing at Mixal Lake, just a few minutes walk away, and the kids loved searching for frogs around the pond. The hot tub was a hit, especially on the cooler days, and we enjoyed the lawn games too. Our kids, aged 7 and 10, slept comfortably in the loft upstairs. The kitchen was a pleasure, with everything we needed for cooking meals, and groceries not far away in Madeira Park. We met some of the neighbours, who were very friendly - though none of the other houses are close-by, or even visible, from the cottage - a real retreat! We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very tranquil and relaxing retreat.

  • 4 of 5

Very peaceful retreat. Great access to the lake with a great swimming dock. The home was very well equipped, well appointed and spotlessly clean.

I would recommend this property to my friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at Rockridge Retreat. The property was beautiful!! Our days usually included doing a hike at one of the nearby trails, afternoons at the dock at Mixal lake, and happy hour back at the cabin. We enjoyed watching the pond (saw a beaver 2x!), playing croquet and using the golf net. We had 6 adults at one point and a baby and the cabin was still very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watch out for turtle crossings!

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't wish for anything more.... It was perfect...

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $401.03

Rates are based on occupancy of four - extra guests are $25/night to a max of 6 guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.