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Ocean View Studio Suite

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A comfy, elegant, resort experience in a private neighbourhood setting

* Royston Retreat is home to three unique suites ~ please visit our other listings for addditional options *

The Studio is a serene seaside escape. The bright, open space brings the natural world inside with large ocean-view windows. The ocean facing windows are fitted with top down/bottom up blinds to maximize view as well as privacy.

Curl up in the queen bed set back in the alcove or relax in the sunny living room. Large ocean-view windows and a covered patio lounge means you can pass the day on shore-time in any weather. All the necessities are here including your own washer/dryer, bathroom with tub/shower, towels, soap and all those necessities as well as wifi, TV with Netflix library and stereo system.

The kitchen is equipped and ready for you to create your most intricate culinary creations or just a simple cup of coffee. Stocked with locally roasted coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper and a rotating array of non perishables. Barbecue on the covered patio means outdoor cooking can on rainy days!

Explore Marine Drive's shoreline on one of the property's cruiser bikes or take to the sea and check out the shipwrecks in one of the kayaks.

The beach outside is a sanctuary for shorebirds and access is only a minute's walk from the Studio door.

This property - also known as Royston Retreat- is on the city bus loop, just minutes from Cumberland and Courtenay and within walking distance to the area's pub, coffee shop and store.

Our suites are pet friendly for friendly pets!

The Studio is a duplex suite and sits adjacent to the Loft Suite (VRBO property #579355) and at the rear of the property sits The Cottage (property #690374). The property has been designed with guest privacy in mind and the Loft and Studio each have their own parking spot, entrance and private patio.

* If you don't see the dates you'd like available for the Studio, please check availability on The Loft and The Cottage *

* Groups may book multiple units *

More Details

Anna Palumbo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Anna Palumbo

We purchased this property a couple years ago and went to work transforming it into the type of vacation rental that WE would want to stay in. Every aspect of the vacation experience was taking into account when building it. Both Darryl and I have been raised in the Comox Valley and we have extensive knowledge of the local area, from the best local eateries and music venues to check out, to the ideal spots for picnics and walks, to fishing adventures and everything in between. It has been a constantly evolving labour of love for us and we hope you enjoy your stay here as much as we enjoy making it happen!

Why Anna Palumbo chose Comox Valley

This property has been designed and built with vacation rentals in mind. Inspired by the view, we strive to make the most of what the property has to offer and love to provide our guests with the little extras that make a stay special!

What makes this studio unique

Great location, great ambiance, great hosts!


Comox-Strathcona A Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bed located in sleeping alcove
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The property owners are very knowledgeable in local events and activities and sights. Want to see or do something in particular? Just ask! We're happy to help


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Ocean View Studio Suite
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Just Perfect for the two of us

  • 4 of 5

September 12-15. We had a wonderful time and would love to come back. The property was very nice and clean inside and outside. The patio was lovely and nice to sit outside for our breakfast and dinner. The kitchen was nice, but we wished it had a microwave oven. The living room was very comfortable, but wish there was cable to watch the news. The bed was nice and comfortable. I appreciate the soft towels in the bathroom. The whole layout, decor and all the small touches made a difference.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax, charming and welcoming!

  • 4 of 5

We felt like home and were close to ALL our activities. Very well situated, side beach walking and clean studio.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royston retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the studio for 3 nights and loved it. The suite is beautifully decorated with great attention to detail. The kitchen is super cute and had everything we needed to cook our meals! We really enjoyed the sunny patio area for drinking our morning coffee, BBQing dinner, eating and playing cards. Loved taking the beach cruisers for bike rides along Marine Drive and the seaside trail. We didn't get to take the kayaks out due to an injury but I'm sure we would have had a ton of fun doing that as well. The pub, liquor store and small market are literally a stones throw away from the property which was super convenient. The beach is right across the street as well and we had fun exploring and walking along the shore. We really appreciated the little things too such as the bath robes provided, local coffee and french press, home made soap, big comfy bedding etc. And we were especially grateful that our fur baby was welcome! It can be hard to find accommodation that's dog friendly. He had a great time. We couldn't have been any happier with our stay and would highly recommend it! Would definitely return :)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! Very private and a perfect location for beach walking. The studio was very clean and quiet! We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home Base to Check Out Comox Valley

  • 5 of 5

We had the Ocean View Suite and it was great. The layout was very well thought out with a great kitchen, dining area (one outside too), living room area, bathroom and bedroom. The TV was not working but the Netflix was. You have some great views of the ocean, walking area and Roy's pub which was outstanding for life music drink and good food, very short walking distance. The owners are very considerate of their renters and we felt very much at home. We will be back

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at the Studio! Just to clarify the tv is not broken ~ the suite doesn't have cable but I'm happy you were able to enjoy the Neflix library. Have a great rest of your fall season and we hope to have you back at the Royston Retreat in the future!
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Royston Retreat is a retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a great space. The owners put a lot of love and work into this place and it shows. We stayed a week and it was perfect for us. We like to cook, and the kitchen was decently stocked with cookware. We like privacy, and the layout of the place secluded us from our neighbors. we wanted a view, and the bay was there every day for our enjoyment. We like a nightcap, and a great pub was around the corner. We wanted to explore the island, and this place was centrally located. We will definitely return if we come back to the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15.9 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Roy's Towne Pub is just around the corner
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Close to Powell River Denman. Nanaimo/Quadra: 1hr
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Comox Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Inland Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Kingfisher Restaurant
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Just across the lane!
Car: recommended

This oceanside neighbourhood is a bird sanctuary with birds from all over flocking to its shores during the cooler months. The weather in this bay is often sunnier than inland as the clouds like to stick to the mountains and is sheltered from direct winds.

There are many picnic areas and benches to enjoy the scenery as well as a nearby kayak launch point. The north end of the road is home to the Royston Shipwrecks. Our property faces south east to the Comox Harbour.

The Comox Valley is rich in recreation activities and the arts. Pretty much anything you can dream up is available to you!

A couple of our loved local spots are:

The Goose Spit, Nymph Falls, Mt. Washington, Miracle Beach, Hornby and Quadra Islands, The Water Parks (Cumberland Park and Courtenay Lewis Centre)

Our favorite places to shop and eat are:

Waverley Hotel (live music and food), Atlas Cafe, Locals Restaurant, Cumberland Village and 5th St (for shopping), The White Whale Pub, The Broken Spoke, Gladstone Brewery, The Cumberland Brewing Company, Darkside Chocolates, The Taco Bus at the Comox Marina, The Farmer's Market (Saturdays @ the Fair Grounds)

Yoga: The Doghouse Studio


Rates & Availability

Comox-Strathcona A Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $7.32 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.

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