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You'll Have to Get Wet to Be Any Closer to the Water. Beautiful Artist Retreat.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 beds/2 baths, completely new home. Large deck for sunrises & wildlife viewing

Serene, custom rebuilt artists' home situated on a lush wooded lot feet from the water's edge. Perfect for a restful retreat.

Large deck framed by spectacular views of Howe Sound and its many islands. You cannot get closer to the water without getting wet.

Open-plan living area provides expansive views and is filled with sculpture, paintings and other unique pieces by owners and friends.

Reflections of distant mountains twinkle in the mirrored surfaces of the bright, fully-equipped modern kitchen.

Comfortable master suite features bath and over-sized tub. Second bedroom has separate bath.

Heated, dyed concrete floors and wood stove keep guests warm during chilly winter months.

Ferries and other boats provide entertainment, as do the many birds, deer, seals and the occasional mink and whale. View them all from the living room and deck or walk the few steps to the beach for a closer look.

Walking distance from the ferry, this is a truly one-of-a-kind location made even more special by a unique modern home.

One owner lives in basement unit on site.

We are not a party house. But if you want a serene, relaxing and breathtaking retreat, we've got it going on.

More Details

Johanna Ogden & Scott Poppinga
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Johanna Ogden & Scott Poppinga

One of us is a builder/sculptor, the other is an historian/author. We both love to redo old, and especially smaller properties, to create unique spaces filled with character, color and light. We are not wealthy, but we have some talents.

Johanna Ogden & Scott Poppinga purchased this house in 2005

Why Johanna Ogden & Scott Poppinga chose Sunshine Coast

One of us used to sail; the other is an inveterate kayaker and swimmer. Both of us find peace in the setting. And those rare days when you want more, drive north and explore Sechelt, Secret Cove or hop another ferry to Pender Harbor and the awesome Skookumchuck Rapids. Or do you need some city time? Walk to the ferry and go visit Vancouver by bus without the hassle of parking.

What makes this house unique

No one is closer to the water than we are. We had to carefully and completely rebuild this old cabin into a new house to preserve that proximity. It was worth the years of work.


Langdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two baths total. Master suite bathroom has full shower and oversized tub. Second bath has shower and tub. Brand new tile and granite throughout; on-demand water heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master suite with attached full bathroom and walk-through double closet; view of water and mountains from bed. Second bedroom also has view of water and mountains. Open the windows and enjoy the summer breezes off the water.
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Sculpture-making work area behind the house and owner/sculptor lives in separate unit on site. House has sculptures, paintings, photography and books for enjoyment and for sale.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

You'll Have to Get Wet to Be Any Closer to the Water. Beautiful Artist Retreat.
average rating of 4.804878 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A dream location, beautiful home on the ocean's edge... Thank you to Scott and Joanna for sharing this amazing getaway. You'll want to just sit on the deck and gaze out over the water, watch the seals and the otters playing right in front of you. Thank you again, it was spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully relaxing with unbelievable views!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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100 stairs to heaven is not a lie!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodations for a family of 5! Beach is great for combing and searching out those wee crabs!! Kids loved it! Perfect home base to explore up and down the coastline, there is a ton to do a short drive away! My son's liked it so much, they asked if we could rent it for a month during the summer! Thinking about it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Scott's cozy place .. everything is as advertised.. the view is amazing and you can't get closer to the ocean!

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The view was amazing, and the craftsmanship of the home was a marvel in itself. Scott was very friendly and hospitable. His recommendation to hike at Smuggler's Cove was a real treat! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beware of the hidden fees

  • 1 of 5

The place was as described and beautiful and we had a great stay for 2 days but the entire experience ended up being negative when a day after leaving the cottage, we received an email from the owner about part of our security deposit being withheld for cleaning issues. The owner initially didn't expand on what any of those issues were. We had spent dedicated time cleaning the place as per the guidelines in the rental agreement and hence were surprised and shocked. After more than a day of back and forth with the property manager to understand why our deposit wasn't being refunded, it was narrowed down to two things: 1) they found one pot which wasn't cleaned properly and 2) we left 45 mins after the check out time. On #1, we cleaned most dishes in the dishwasher and for couple others we hand cleaned them using the soap provided. However, the dish soap provided by them was extremely diluted and didn't really foam (acknowledged by the owner) so the two pots that were hand washed weren't as clean as the owner would have expected. On #2, we agreed upon 45 minutes late checkout with the owner's associate who lived on the property and hence it was our understanding that late checkout was okay since it had been approved and no one else was checking into the property that day. I have emails and texts to substantiate both #1 and #2. After showing my dissatisfaction with the entire experience and the fact that cleaning one dirty pot cannot take 90 minutes (Johanna charged us for 90 minutes of cleaning effort), I left Johanna with the choice of either releasing our deposit back or let this disagreement mar our experience with them. Johanna chose to do the latter (which is surprising for a business owner). Our recommendation to all of the travelers is to be VERY AWARE of the detailed cleaning required at this place and that refund of your security deposit is not guaranteed even if you follow all of those steps. We would have been okay paying a cleaning fee upfront but are furious because we spent precious time from our vacation cleaning the place and still got charged a fee.

About us: We are two professionals who travel the world and usually stay at properties like this one about 12-14 times a year as those provide us a feeling of "home away from home". We treat these properties as such - a home and this is the first time this has ever happened to us. I am hoping Johanna takes this feedback seriously instead of attacking us.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The Sunshine Coast is a vacation destination for many across Canada, the American Pacific Northwest and beyond. Many Vancouverites, a beautiful ferry ride away, spend vacations here. The Coast is also is home to many artists of all mediums and galleries dot the coast.


Rates & Availability

Langdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Handling $19.98
Refundable damage deposit $159.87

Must be able to ascend and descend stairs.
$50 per night for each guest over a party of four, regardless of age.
PLEASE NOTE: in an effort to keep our rental affordable, we do not charge a cleaning fee. We do, however, ask that guests perform basic cleaning tasks before check out. Those tasks are clearly posted in our home. Scott is also available on the property for any questions and clarifications. If not cleaning is not performed, or if there is damage to our home or its contents, we will utilize the security deposit on hold. We will give guests 24 hours online notice (through the VRBO website) before any decision to make a partial refund and will outline our reasons. Our hope is to have an opportunity to discuss the situation and come to a fair resolution. We have also now learned the importance of taking photos and will provide those to document any issues and hopefully avoid he said/she said situations. Again, our hope is to continue to not require a cleaning deposit for all guests. We appreciate your assistance and cooperation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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