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Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat

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Cottage is carefully designed to minimize impacts to the shoreline

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy the ever changing beauty of the Malaspina Straight and nearby Texada Island from this recently built off-the-grid cottage. This cottage was carefully integrated into a 100 foot stretch of marine shoreline, maintaining shoreline vegetation and maximizing wildlife use. Bald eagles roost immediately above the cottage and fish in the bay below that hosts a myriad of seabirds as well as dolphins, otters and occasional orcas. Access is available to a rocky beach below, where you can swim in the pleasant bay waters. The 1800 square foot cottage on 3 acres offers two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, each of which has access to a deck overlooking the ocean. There is a California king sized bed in the master and queen size in the second bedroom - both bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The living area is open and well designed combining a large modern kitchen with the adjacent dining and living room space. The inland side of the house offers a large brick patio that is sunny and peaceful, and looks out at magnificent Doug firs and madrone trees. Hiking or mountain biking is available immediately up Middlepoint Road into Crown forest land, as well as numerous other hikes to the north and south in adjacent provincial parks such as picturesque Francis Point or the famous Skookumchuck rapids. A well stocked market, pharmacy, as well as restaurants and coffee houses are located just 3 km north of the cottage in Pender Harbor.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    For individuals that have difficulties with stairs, there is a brick and rock pathway down to the cottage. The cottage is also on one floor without any stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    California King. Has gas fireplace and master bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Has full bathroom attached to room and access to deck...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Blu ray player - Samsung...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table with seating for 4 people. New wall Rinnai wall furnace....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Propane dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace in livingroom. Has electric fan....moreless

  • Heating:

    New Rinnai wall furnace (propane) in dining area which is sufficient to heat the main living portion of the cottage. Propane fireplace with fan in master bedroom....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    There are three areas to park up to 3 to 4 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washer and dryer; use should be limited to the daytime when solar is at maximum and once per stay in order to conserve limited water supplies...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bialetti stove top coffee maker (3 cup) and french press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with dishes and utensils and pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    gas stove and oven, dishwasher, pantry, ample cabinet space and fully stocked with dishes and glasses, cutlery, pots and pans .......moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck which extends along the ocean side of the house, approximately 80 feet in length ....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May to Sept
May 1 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$190
$1,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $60
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Originally from NSW, Australia, I have lived primarily along the West coast of the US. My wife and two boys moved to the Pacific Northwest over twenty years ago. As an aquatic biologist I have worked to protect and restore both freshwater and marine ecosystems, particularly in the Puget Sound area.

Why the Owner Chose Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada:
This property was magical to us, since the marine and shoreline environment was so rich and visually stunning. We always found that we could relax here and feel truly re-invigorated when we left.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Extremely peaceful with essentially none of the urban noise that one takes for granted in our daily lives. The skies are incredibly clear at night and you can see the milky way which is not possible along most stretches of the west coast. Bird life is abundant and marine intertidal area is healthy. Outside of storm events, coastal waters are relatively calm with few waves, making it ideal for kayaking and swimming.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Cottage is carefully designed to minimize impacts to the shoreline

    Cottage is carefully designed to minimize impacts to the shoreline

  • Living room has wood burning fireplace with fan

    Living room has wood burning fireplace with fan

  • View from kitchen of cove below

    View from kitchen of cove below

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Covered portion of the deck outside of living room

    Covered portion of the deck outside of living room

  • Interplay of light with clouds, ocean waters, and Texada Island.

    Interplay of light with clouds, ocean waters, and Texada Island.

  • Row boat slipping peacefully by just below the cottage deck

    Row boat slipping peacefully by just below the cottage deck

  • Bald eagle landing with catch on rocky intertidal area off cottage deck

    Bald eagle landing with catch on rocky intertidal area off cottage deck

  • Short walk down trail to rocky beach and kayak launch area.

    Short walk down trail to rocky beach and kayak launch area.

  • Skookumchuck rapids located 20 minutes north of cottage

    Skookumchuck rapids located 20 minutes north of cottage

  • Late evening colors linger in the sky and on the water

    Late evening colors linger in the sky and on the water

  • Living and Dining Room with french doors out on to deck

    Living and Dining Room with french doors out on to deck

  • Large kitchen with gas stove/oven and dishwasher

    Large kitchen with gas stove/oven and dishwasher

  • Master bedroom with California King

    Master bedroom with California King

  • Second bedroom with queen bed and ensuite

    Second bedroom with queen bed and ensuite

  • View from the dining portion of the deck.  Deck extents along length of house

    View from the dining portion of the deck. Deck extents along length of house

  • Still sitting on the deck in the warm evening air at 10 pm

    Still sitting on the deck in the warm evening air at 10 pm

  • Orcas sighted 300 feet off our deck last summer

    Orcas sighted 300 feet off our deck last summer

  • Immature bald eagle feeding in conifer adjacent to house

    Immature bald eagle feeding in conifer adjacent to house

  • Swimming out to the rocky intertidal area (no wetsuit required!)

    Swimming out to the rocky intertidal area (no wetsuit required!)

  • Example of one of the many spectacular sunsets to be had from the cottage deck

    Example of one of the many spectacular sunsets to be had from the cottage deck

VRBO #592210

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/25/2016
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Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat

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