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West Coast Lifestyle Adventure

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

1 or 2 Bedroom Large Oceanfront Cottage. Spectacular walkout beach waterfront

Escape to this beautiful, charming character waterfront cottage vacation rental! Tucked away in your own little quiet and uncrowded walkout beachfront in popular Qualicium Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Inside, you'll be greeted with a soft, warm interior accented by stunning views of Qualicum Bay, Denman Island and Lasqieti Island. Watch the cruise ships on their slow voyage to Alaska from your private deck or the eagles flying overhead or the pod of killer whales chasing the waves. Relax in the living room after a day on the sand, with some cable TV, Blu Ray or a DVD. Bring your iPod and listen to your own tunes in the iPod docking station. There's also WiFi throughout the house, so keeping up with emails is no problem here.

Right off the living room is a large, beautiful deck with more stunning views. Watch a spectacular, colorful sunrise or sunset with a glass of wine or, in the morning, greet the day with some yoga stretches while the neighborhood wakes up. There's space for everyone, so outdoor entertaining is definitely an option here.

There's a breakfast bar and seating for six at the dining room table when it's meal time. In addition, are an extra two seats at the breakfast bar. From either the living, dining room or kitchen, you'll be able to enjoy a wonderful fireplace. There is a pull out couch in the living room for additional guests if required.

The full kitchen includes large counter top space and all the major stainless steel appliances you'd expect - a refrigerator, stove top/oven, and a microwave for quick leftover snacks. The main full bathroom has a large soaker tub and shower. The bedroom a queen size bed and its own TV for your convenience.
For large groups or a private nest for the kids, there is a separate bunkhouse, that contains a queen size bunk bed. This area can sleep 4 kids. It has its own bathroom and TV with DVD player so the youngsters can hang out. This is particularly convenient for those parents that want to have some alone time.

Other amenities include a washer and dryer for clean clothes while on vacation and parking for two cars. But perhaps the best thing about a stay here is the beach! Mere steps from the door and you'll be on one of the prettiest stretches of sand Qualicum Bay has to offer. Beach combing, swimming, sand castle building and shell collection are some of the many beach activities. Launch your paddle board or kayak right from your front door.
On nights you don't want to cook, head into town for your pick of eateries. There are many small quality restaurants in the area, Henry’s, Crown and Anchor Pub, Bean Counters coffee shop and an Ice cream shop a short stroll away.
For those that want other things to do there are the Horn Lake Caves, Big Qualicum River Fish Hatchery, antique stores, Spider Lake, Fanny Bay, Deep Bay, easy day trip to Tofino or nearby Courtenay, and many hiking and mountain bike trails.

There is a longtime tenant living on the grounds if you have any questions about the area or require any assistance. Unfortunately no pets allowed.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, german, German
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 890 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renter is 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The beach is all about kids. The more the merrier....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please feel free to stroll along the beach and have a smoke....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen, 2 bunk bed

    Bunkhouse can sleep 4. It has its own bathroom, TV, WIFI. ...moreless

  • The 'Bunkhouse' is well worth the extra $20.00 per night so the kids have their own space....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Bathroom has a large soaker tub and shower....moreless

  • Bathroom in Bunkhouse

Other Amenities

  • To add to the already spectacular views and ocean front feeling, there are some other attractions nearby like the Horn Lake Caves, Extreme mountain biking on Hornby Island where the Canadian and US Mountain bike teams come to train. Catch a Coho trolling a fly behind your kayak meters from the shoreline right in front of your place or catch a trout in the many nearby creeks and rivers. Meet other vacationers from different parts of the world down at the local Pub or while strolling along the sandy beach...moreless


  • Music Library:

    Bring your own tunes, or stream from Internet...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Shaw Cable HD cable feed...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iPod Docking station - Blue tooth/iPod 5 compatible...moreless

  • Television:

    LG 42 ' HD, Smart TV ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys available...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Blue Ray and DVD's on site - kids and adult selections...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    A lot of seats to eat, dine, social media, business or arts and crafts...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Heating:

    Fireplace, electric heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI, High speed, Blue tooth iPod docking station...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Top of the line designer sheets and pillowcases...moreless

  • Living Room:

    New flat screen HD TV, view of the ocean, pull out queen size couch....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Brew your favourite java....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils you will need are close at hand...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen...moreless


  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mt Washington 40 min away...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 29 - Sep 17, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$700 $1,871
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Clean Fee $59.86
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $149.66
  • Tax Rate 13%


If you require the Bunkhouse there is an additional fee of $25.00 per night. Trust me, it is well worth it, to keep the kids in their own private space. There is an $80.00 cleaning fee added to your stay. This will ensure the next guest has the same standards of cleanliness as you get and deserve.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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27 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Comox International Airport
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Crown and Anchor
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Departure Bay, Duke Point Nanaimo, BC
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
many golf courses
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Island Highway or Inland Island Highway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Washinton
Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada
Nearest Beach
In front of your Vacation Rental

Car: Recommended

European settlers began to arrive on the east coast of Vancouver Island in the late 1800s, searching for homesteads or working in the logging and fishing industries. In the late 1890s, a road was constructed to connect Lighthouse Country to the small villages to the south (Qualicum and Parksville) and to the north (Courtenay and Comox), making the area more accessible to settlers.

Land grants given by the E&N Railway Company (which was taken over by Canadian Pacific in 1905) gave rise to many farming and logging settlements. Each of the settlement areas eventually became Deep Bay, Bowser, and Qualicum Bay.

Today, Qualicum Bay is enjoyed by those seeking a more tranquil way of life, as well as those who enjoy fishing. For much of the way between Courtenay and Campbell River the highway runs beside Qualicum Bay, an area rich in seafood. Pullouts beside the road give easy access to the bay's sand and pebble beaches. At several places you can buy fresh seafood, brought to the docks daily from local waters. Qualicum Bay is accessed on Highway 19A, or off the parallel Island Highway (Highway 19) by exiting between Qualicum Beach and Fanny Bay. Qualicum Bay is part of the area known as Lighthouse Country, on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Lighthouse Country, named for the two lighthouses that mark its boundaries, stretches from Qualicum Bay to Deep Bay.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: A little bit about myself and my family...I have three kids that were all born on Vancouver Island and we have always enjoyed the stress free pace and natural beauty the Island has to offer. I grew up in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario and moved out to British Columbia when I was just out of high school, attended UBC and loved it. I enjoyed the temperate winter climate, mountains, rivers, wildlife, and especially the ocean. I weighed the pros and cons and the decision was easy to remain. So, I decided to stay and start a family. I work for a large communications company and have traveled all over the province and have found that each region offers its own culture and beauty. I currently live in Coquitlam, BC and travel to the Island as often as I can for both work and pleasure to get way from the busy city. That said, my preference is clearly Vancouver Island especially the quiet and serine Qualicum Bay area. Qualicum Bay is close enough to large communities yet quiet enough to be a getaway. The community is welcoming, friendly, and neighborly. My kids are all outdoor types and have put mountain biking, fishing and natural adventure ahead of many TV shows, however, they still enjoy their social media. My goal is to bring the splendor, adventure, and memories of Qualicum Bay and Vancouver Island to guests that stay at my vacation rental. The photos and pictures you take of your youngsters, partners, spouses and friends will be memories that will stay with you long after you leave Qualicum Bay Vancouver Island to head back home. My goal is to make your stay the best experience you could have of the West Coast.

Why the Owner Chose Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada:
I purchased this property because of its unique cozy west coast beach cottage feeling, walk-out waterfront, proximity to larger communities and quiet living.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I fell in love with the property because the quaint cottage had all the amenities of a large house including the breathtaking views of Georgia Strait and its Islands. The large set of picture windows make it easy to enjoy the outdoors even when the weather is inclement. The large sundeck adds to the feeling and experience during clear sunny days.

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Speaks: english, german, German
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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  • Relax, you've earned it!

    Relax, you've earned it!

  • Living Room with a view

    Living Room with a view

  • Collect sand dollars

    Collect sand dollars

  • Bedroom


  • Large deck space overlooking the ocean

    Large deck space overlooking the ocean

  • Breathtaking scenery

    Breathtaking scenery

  • Bunkhouse Outside

    Bunkhouse Outside

  • View from the dining room

    View from the dining room

  • Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances

    Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances

  • Updated spa-like bathroom

    Updated spa-like bathroom

  • Large deck space

    Large deck space

  • Perfect spot to relax and forget your worries!

    Perfect spot to relax and forget your worries!

  • Sunset, Hornby Island

    Sunset, Hornby Island

  • Bunkhouse inside

    Bunkhouse inside

VRBO #583300

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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