Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
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 shore 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.
Member since: 2014
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May to Sept
May 1 - May 1, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $60
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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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 Pender Harbour:
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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Cottage is carefully designed to minimize impacts to the shoreline
Living room has wood burning fireplace with fan
View from kitchen of cove below
Covered portion of the deck outside of living room
Interplay of light with clouds, ocean waters, and Texada Island.
Row boat slipping peacefully by just below the cottage deck
Bald eagle landing with catch on rocky intertidal area off cottage deck
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
Living and Dining Room with french doors out on to deck
Large kitchen with gas stove/oven and dishwasher
Master bedroom with California King
Second bedroom with queen bed and ensuite
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
Orcas sighted 300 feet off our deck last summer
Immature bald eagle feeding in conifer adjacent to house
Skookumchuck rapids located 20 minutes north of cottage
Late evening colors linger in the sky and on the water
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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