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Tunnel Hill - Oceanfront Estate - Central Qualicum - Private Beach - Kayaks

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Amazing beach retreat, acres of diversity, private and peaceful

Tunnel Hill is special. A private 3 1/2 acre oceanfront estate tucked away in one of Qualicum Beach's most sought-after locations. And one of only nine beachfront properties in the Qualicum area with the coveted "Estate Residential" designation.

Located almost next door to much-loved Milner Gardens and Eaglecrest Golf Club and just minutes from the charming town centre of Qualicum Beach, the Memorial Golf Club and the Qualicum Beach oceanfront promenade. At Tunnel Hill you are so close to everything yet you will feel as if you are at your very own beach retreat.

Enter down the 1/4 mile, forest-lined private drive to Tunnel Hill Cottage, a 2,000 sq. ft. beach home with rustic charm, original old growth Douglas fir floors, large stone fireplace, wood burning stove and even 2 hand carved Western red cedar totem poles. Your family and friends will immediately feel at home. Outdoors you will discover park-like grounds , woods, grassed areas, a secluded garden retreat and "The Tunnel" For which the property is named. A modern marvel, with pathway and lighting, the Tunnel leads to the "picture perfect" beach below. Enjoy panoramic 180 degree views to the east and west and across the Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea) to the Coast Mountains. Relax, go swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, or walk for miles on the beautiful sand beach and explore the ocean tide pools. In the evening the sunsets are spectacular. And later gather around the large beachfront fire pit, perfect for an evening campfire and marshmallow roast. Tunnel Hill is "what memories are made of....."

More Details

Property Manager
Maureen Youngberg
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Maureen Youngberg

Born and raised on Vancouver Island and having lived almost all of my adult life in Qualicum Beach, I love the natural beauty of this area. And when the Tunnel Hill property became available, I could not resist. This is one of the most beautiful, oceanfront properties on all of Vancouver Island. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.

Maureen Youngberg purchased this cottage in 2013


Qualicum Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Principal bedroom with ensuite and shower. Four piece bathroom on main floor with tub/shower combination.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Main floor - 1 king , With ensuite and ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - Main floor - 1 queen , With garden view
    Bedroom 3 - Upper floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Upper floor - 2 twin/ single
  • All with luxurious linens and bedcoverings.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Tunnel Hill is ideal for your next vacation or getaway.There is so much to see and do in the Qualicum Beach/ Parksville area and on beautiful Vancouver Island. Or simply sit back and savor some idyllic "Cottage Time". Tunnel Hill is the perfect spot to relax, recharge, reconnect.


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Tunnel Hill - Oceanfront Estate - Central Qualicum - Private Beach - Kayaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The property was a gem. Everything from the beautiful estate property to the unique tunnel to the beach, to the charm of the 1920’s house. Lovely place to visit. The eagles were visible everywhere during our stay! We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at Tunnel Hill. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family vacation/surprise 60th birthday!

  • 5 of 5

No words to describe the peaceful beauty of this vacation property! Our 1st family vacation to celebrate dad's 60th birthday! He was so thrilled with the home/location, as were we all! The grandkids loved exploring on the beach and property. Everyday we watched the family of deer wander the property, beachcombed, watched seals, eagles and the spectacular sunsets! Truly a beautiful place to spend some great quality family time! It provided everything we needed for a spectacular vacation! We will be sure to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for four adults and two kids. The house is cozy, clean, well furnished, and great in all weathers. The ocean view is amazing, and the location makes lots of different kinds of days possible: skiing, hiking, shopping, beach-combing, etc. The wildlife-watching was superb and the fireplaces were really fun. A special house for our stay of almost a week.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This place was even better than expected. The owners were wonderful, even supplied a bottle of wine and fresh salmon. We had a great time. Loved the view, watching seals and bald eagles. Lots of beach to explore. We had everything we needed, they even supplied firewood and we enjoyed sitting by a fire at the beach roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. Had a great time, great retaurants! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly exciting place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a trip down memory lane for our family of six adults because our mother/grandmother lived in Qualicum Beach for a number of years and we visited her often. Her home was located near to Tunnel Hill.

The first impression we had was great ... driving down the unique driveway through the forest and seeing deer feeding on the property, smelling wood smoke from the fireplace and having the property manager there, ready to greet us, show us around and make us feel welcome.

The cottage is very well laid out, roomy and bright. The cottage can easily and comfortable accommodate 8 people. The view from the deck, living room, and master bedroom is awesome. The owner/property managers provided everything we needed and the manager made herself available by cell phone for the duration of our stay.

We were able to visit Victoria, Tofino, Cathedral Grove, Little Qualicum Falls, Coombs, the Cheese Factory, the Heritage Forest right in Qualicum and other local sites. There are plenty of very good restaurants in the area as well as unique shops right in Qualicum. A visit to 'the old school house' is a must.

There is plenty of room for extra visitors to relax and all of our visitors were excited to go down to the beach through the unique tunnel and had fun searching for rocks, shells, oysters, driftwood, etc.

We hope our circumstances will allow us to come back again and we are sure that any visitors in the future will want to return again and again. We highly recommend it as 'the place to stay in Qualicum'.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acres of diversity, private, peacful, yet tons of activities

  • 5 of 5

This estate retreat beach home is truly amazing. Woods, beach, yard, basketball court for the boys.

Kayaking, the ocean on your doorstep.

This home is worth the stay..the photos do not do it justice. Bedding, decoration and functionality...first class......Did I mention my daughter serenaded us on the piano in the evenings, and our own fire pit.......

A new place for our family to call home......5 STARS+.....Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.7 Kilometres
Qualicum Beach Airport-----approx. 4 min
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Qualicum Beach Inn
Nearest Ferry
43.8 Kilometres
Departure Bay, Nanaimo-----approx. 42 min
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Eaglecrest and Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Clubs
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Kilometres
Island Highway West (#19A Oceanside route)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Qualicum Beach Inn
Nearest Ski
94 Kilometres
Mount Washington-----approx. 1 h 19 min
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $156.73 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $391.82
Tax Rate 5.0%

Please see complete "Terms and Conditions" and "Guest Rental Contract" for Tunnel Hill Oceanfront Estate Vacation Rental on our website at:

Please note: All rates are Exclusive of Holiday periods. Pls e-mail for Holiday rates:

Please note: All rates are subject to change, without notice, until reservation is confirmed with deposit and completed Guest Rental Contract.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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