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Forest Garden Cottage By The Ocean

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

This remote property is at the end of a 2 km, somewhat bumpy forest road, fronting a quiet ocean inlet. Enjoy tidal flats filled with oysters, bird life and clean ocean water. Two salmon runs can be seen in fall. The cottage is located at the edge of a garden clearing, 400' from the beach.

Inside the cottage you'll find a glass-fronted wood stove, hot water, shower, full kitchen, all rooms completely furnished. Linens, blankets, pillows and towels are provided .

Tap into our WiFi (medium speed) at the main house, if needed. Cell phone signal is available also at the main house, but it is weak. There is no TV.

Firewood for heat, and propane for cooking range, hot water and fridge.

Sleeps 4 max: Queen bed in bedroom, and a fold out hide-a-bed in front room.

Guests have access to the rest of the property and they can also use our canoe to paddle out into Desolation Sound.

How to find us: Drive north of Powell River on 101 Highway. After about 25 minutes, watch for a fire-station sign on the right, brown and red mailboxes on the left of a turn-off called 'Craig Rd'. (It is 2.5 km. from the highway to the cottage) The highway here swings to the left and Craig Rd swings slightly to the right. Turn off here and shortly you will turn right onto 'Plummer Creek Rd'. Pretty soon it turns from pavement into gravel, starts to go downhill and into the woods. (The road is a bit lumpy in spots but not soft, low riding sports cars are not advisable) You'll go down by an old sand pit with open gates on the sides, and then on down into thicker mature forest. Ignore all signs of 'closed road'. At the bottom, it levels out and swings left. In a few hundred yards there will be a fork, stay left and go up a rise. Then after a couple of turns, it opens up into a garden where you'll see 'Koppen - 9120'. Here is where you can park - just before the sign, there is a pull-over to the right.

Once here..... Since we make our own power, we need to be mindful of electricity consumption, and turn off lights and elec. devices when not in use.

The road from the highway 101 to the property is rough in some spots. A regular car can travel it, but must go very slowly. We recommend to stock up with groceries in Powell River. Bring a flashlight and solid shoes.If you bring dogs, please note: Only friendly dogs can be off leash. We have two friendly Leonbergers and there are dogs owned by neighbors. Close to our main house, please leash your dogs if they are not used to cats.

Powell River, a town of 18000 people and is 35min car ride from cottage. There is a movie theatre, gyms, restaurants, museums, galleries, shopping, golf and various activities. Hiking forest trails, all water sports, including excellent diving, are available. Powell River has been called a 'Cultural Capitol of Canada' for its promotion of the arts, such as choral competitions and festivals.

There are ferry services to and from Powell River, and a Transit Bus from Powell River to Lund, passing by our property access. Other than that, you will need a vehicle, bike or hiking boots.

More Details

Owner
Jurgen Koppen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Jurgen Koppen

We, Cindy and I, are living in harmony with nature . Our location is back in the forest by the ocean in a big garden. As we are off the electrical grid we are generating our own power, using solar and micro hydro. We are artists and artisans, we build wooden kayaks and other boats, some furniture, breed Leonberger dogs, garden for food and flowers and play music. We travel sometimes to dog shows and to concerts. We love Dave Matthews Band and, as children of the 60's, we are rooted in that music. Our motto is a DMB quote: If kindness is you king, you will know heaven before you die.

Jurgen Koppen purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Jurgen Koppen chose Sunshine Coast

Because it simply is paradise

What makes this cottage unique

Silent oceanfront, privacy surrounded by forest, ocean and gardens

Amenities

Powell River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, sink and the WC
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(31 traveler reviews)

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Forest Garden Cottage By The Ocean
average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews
5

Sunshine Coast in a Nutshell

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cute cabin, tucked away in the beauty that surrounds it. Perfect if you want to feel like you've left the city and experience the wonders of the Sunshine Coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Cottage Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the area and getting to know our hosts. Jurgen and Cindy were very kind and gracious. The property was one of a kind. I would recommend this stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Remote, romantic, beautiful surroundings, friendly hosts, good Equipment

  • 5 of 5

The area around the Okeover Arm is beautiful, very remote cabin. We were well informed by Jürgen about the bumpy road to reach the cabin, so we took everything with us. We enjoyed the chats with Cindy and Jürgen, the canoe trip, Swimming in the Arm and the quiet atmosphere. We could cook easily, everything was there. We loved the dogs and their bear protection while hiking😉

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful. Peaceful. Lovely getaway

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful. Peaceful. Lovely getaway

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful fairytale cottage, crafted by genius and love.

  • 5 of 5

We took the canoe through the pearful inlet. We hiked through the moss covered woods. We sat by the fire whilst the frogs sang. Jorgen and cindy were warm and laid back. Their of the grid set up had my dreaming of a different life then my own. We loved every minute of our stay. Highly suggest to the outdoor lovers.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful slice of paridise

  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment at Jurgen and Cindy's! They were such lovely people, their dogs and puppies are adorable and the cabin and property are so beautiful! It is such a relaxing place to spend time. A true gem and a very rare find! We will be back this summer for sure! Thanks againJurgen and Cindy for your wonderful hospitality and sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

There are two salmon runs in our Toquenatch Creek, October and November every year.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

By renting our cottage, the guests assumes 100%responsibility for themselves, and waive all and any rights to hold us, the host liable in any way shape or form.

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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