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Downtown Qualicum Beach Family Orientated Guest House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,574 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

This guest house location is so convenient! It’s tucked in a quiet, family neighbourhood, within walking distance to everything in town. It’s only 4 blocks to the shops and restaurants, a few minutes to the beach, golf courses, easy access to Highways 19 and 19A, sightseeing and recreation areas. Qualicum Beach’s Central Island location allows for easy day trips to Victoria, Tofino, Nanaimo and Courtenay. It’s just a one hour drive to airports and BC Ferries. If preferred, there is a bus available to take you to nearby towns/cities.

This clean & comfortable home features 2 bedrooms & a family room, with 2 new queen bed sets & a new double pull-out couch. The master suite has a 3 piece ensuite and 4 pieces in the main bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped for the cook in the family. This house will comfortably sleep 4 people. The dining room seats 6-8. The home is family-friendly with books, puzzles and Duplo available for little ones. We have a high chair available and could have other items if needed. We have HD TV, free wifi and a phone to use for local calls. We are pleased to feature photos of the West Coast by local photographer, Graeme Owsianski. (If you want to take a peek at his work, he can be found on Tumblr under the name benchandcompass.) Enjoy ocean views from the living, dining, kitchen and family rooms. The large deck looks down on a beautifully landscaped yard and across to the ocean. In addition to off street parking there is space for parking a RV.

More Details

Dini and Don
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016

About Dini and Don

We are happily married and have 2 daughters, 2 sons and 3 grandsons. We live in beautiful Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island and love it.

We enjoy entertaining, cooking and trying new foods. Our hobbies include reading, tasting wine, listening to live music and puttering around the house and garden. Dini's careers have included teaching pre-school children, the food industry, art and business. Don's careers have included teaching, sales, marketing and business management.

Dini and Don purchased this house in 2014

Why Dini and Don chose Vancouver Island

The location of this home was the most important thing to us when choosing the property. We had a little work to do to get it ready - a new roof and other minor issues brought it up to our standards and ready to present as a guest house. We love the yard and large deck and especially the view of the ocean and coastal mountains.


Qualicum Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1574 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bathroom
  • Enjoy plush towels, supplied with shampoo, conditioner, body wash and blow dryer for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a new, high quality mattress set and retro furnishings. New linens and pillows ensure a comfy sleep. There is a large walk-in closet for your belongings and an ensuite bathroom complete with shower. The second bedroom has a new mattress set as well and beautiful linens. Both rooms have ceiling fans ensuring a cool breeze on warm summer nights. The main bath is located just outside of the 2nd bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guest Access Guests will have the use of the entire upper floor and shared access to the laundry downstairs. The downstairs self-contained suite is occupied by the owners.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Downtown Qualicum Beach Family Orientated Guest House
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Perfect Rental Suite in Beautiful Qualicum Beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of October at The Sleepy Owl, and we left wishing that we could stay forever! Dini and Don were wonderful hosts, there if you needed them but, otherwise, completely unobtrusive.

The house, which was beautifully clean and well-appointed, is located in what we decided is the most desirable area of Qualicum Beach. Every morning of the very rainy month, we enjoyed the kitchen-window view of the water, Texada and the distant Sunshine Coast. The beds were comfortable and the nights were quiet. Apart from being carpeted, the house is allergy-friendly.

As a community, Qualicum is small enough to be very friendly but large enough to provide adequate shopping within easy walking distance of The Sleepy Owl. There are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops for when you don't feel like cooking.

Thank you so much, Dini and Don, for a lovely get-away from noisy, busy Vancouver!


  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a clean and bright place that was very spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We met with the owner who was very friendly and accommodating. I chose this place for me and my bridesmaids to stay for the night before the wedding and it was a great choice. it was a large place so everyone slept comfortably and there was lots of room to get ready in the morning along with make up artists, hair stylists and photographers. It was perfect - thanks for having us!.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hayley, Thanks very much for the review and for choosing to stay with us. We love the excitement of wedding preparations and happy people. We look forward to seeing you again :) Dini and Don
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Staying at The Sleepy Owl is just like home - but better! The bedrooms are large and decorated beautifully, and our family of four slept soundly during our stay. The kitchen is bright, and full of all you need (and more) to prepare meals that you can enjoy either in the dining room, or on the spacious deck. Both offer a stunning view of Qualicum Beach - the town and the water. At night time watch for the cruise ships coming up the inlet. The wonderful hosts are very good at their job - they are always available to answer questions or lend a hand when you need them, yet they are so discreet and low key that you forget you're sharing a house with them. The location can't be beat - it is within walking distance of town, but you can be on the highway and off on an island adventure in a hop skip and a jump.

This was our second stay at The Sleepy Owl, and I am looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca! We love having your young family stay with us. We hope that you can join us again. Say Hi to the girls for us :) Dini and Don
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Wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Dini and Don were wonderful hosts! Everything and more needed to make us, (2 couples from Ontario), feel like we never left home was taken care of, and there was the added bonus of a large deck with a barbeque, overlooking their beautiful gardens and, in the near distance, the water! The accommodation was quite large, (entire upper level of their home), and very comfortable! Although we had no issues, Dini and Don were either downstairs or a phone call away - ready to help in any way! The neighbourhood was extremely quiet, so a peaceful sleep was guaranteed!

We were asked before we came if we liked wine, and upon our arrival, we were greeted with 2 bottles of white wine, some chocolate, and a bowl full of a variety of fresh fruit! We were spoiled!

Thank you, Dini and Don, for making our visit to your quaint town very memorable!

Nadine, Gary, Becky and Rick

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nadine, Gary, Becky and Rick, Thanks for your kind words and for being such great guests. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and got to do a bit of touring around. Please visit us again! Sincerely, Dini and Don
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Worth returning to!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Sleepy Owl was great. The accommodations are very nice and the beds very comfortable. Dini & Don thought of everything and they gave us lots of information about places close by and things we wanted to do. (Lefty's is a great restaurant they recommended!) I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to explore that area. We went as far away as the Pacific Rim and as close as the beach down the hill. Lots to do nearby. The only thing I would do differently is to stay longer! Denver, CO

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to host these 2 ladies. They were busy touring around a lot and when they came back seemed to really enjoy their time at the guest house. Please make your way again all the way from Colorado. I'd definitely recommend them to any other hosts. Sincerely, Dini and Don
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elegant & peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 2 days staying with our 6 year old daughter in this pristine and elegant suite. We were very impressed with the location, hosts and ambiance of The Sleepy Owl!

Highly recommend, and we're looking forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Autumn, It was a pleasure to host your family! Please come again when you visit the island. We appreciate the care you took with while staying at our guest house. Sincerely, Dini and Don
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Car: recommended

Qualicum Beach is all about... well the beach! It's beautiful. Lots of sand for the kids to dig in and build castles, rocks to look under for crabs, warm water to play in, and lots of room to walk and explore.


Rates & Availability

Qualicum Beach House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $73.18

There are no taxes due/charged on the rates. We ask that you purchase travellers insurance and accidental property damage protection (the plan on this site is available only to US citizens - others please check your homeowners policy). For long term stays during the snowbird season, there is a fee of $100 per month for hydro and $50 per month for gas. Our cancellation policy is relaxed. You will receive a 100% refund if you cancel 14 days before your scheduled arrival date and a 50% refund is you cancel 7 days before your scheduled arrival date. Thank you.

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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