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

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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....."

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Wide open beachfront with sandbars and ocean tidal pools for safe, beach play for children. Beautiful sand beach for walking, swimming and exploring. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1 - Main floor: 1 king

    With ensuite and ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 - Main floor: 1 queen

    With garden view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 - Upper floor: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4 - Upper floor: 2 twin/ single


  • All with luxurious linens and bedcoverings.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Principal bedroom with ensuite and shower. Four piece bathroom on main floor with tub/shower combination. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Games:

    Large grassy areas for lawn games----bocce ball, croquet, soccer---or shoot hoops at our 1/2 basketball court. And the Parksville beach adventure playground & water park is only 10 mins. away. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Ocean beach, accessed by a unique tunnel and gravel pathway down to walk-on-beach....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Separate dining room with ocean view and deck. Large south facing patio with BBQ, outdoor table and chairs. Abundant green space for impromptu picnics under the trees....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Natural gas insert added to original stone fireplace. With comfortable leather chairs for relaxing by the fire....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heating. Natural gas fireplace in living room....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious, organic cotton bedding and linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Newly furnished ocean view living room. TV, HDMI, DVD, WIFI, books, games....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of convenient parking available on the grounds....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Guests to provide their own large, beach towels for lazy days on the sand....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    A special feature in the ocean view dining room. A cone-shaped wood burner is also available, upon request. Ideal or those crisp fall and winter evenings on the outdoor patio....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    There are six "19-hole" courses and two "9-hole" courses (plus two "mini-golf" locations) in the Qualicum Beach/Parksville area. A golf cart is available on the property , for those who like to ride....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks available for guest use. Level beach for launching and paddle boarding. Pls bring personal equipment and your life jackets. Liability waiver must be signed. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Natural forests flank the 1/4 mile drive into the estate and park-like grounds surround Tunnel Hill Cottage on three sides. Young deer are often seen feeding on the property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ on south facing stone patio. In addition, a propane fire bowl, for evening campfires, on the grassed area beside the pond. And a large fire pit at the beachfront. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    At Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Distance: 94 kilometers -------approx 1 hr. 19 mins....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,356 $2,259

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,582 $3,012

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Jun 3 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,582 $3,012

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,356 $2,259

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150.62 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $376.55
  • Tax Rate 5%


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.

Our management will contact you by phone to make payment arrangements. We require 50% deposit to confirm your reservation & the remaining balance 90 days prior to your arrival date. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Cancellation policy is in Tunnel Hill Terms and Conditions.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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2.7 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Qualicum Beach Airport-----approx. 4 min
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Qualicum Beach Inn
43.8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Departure Bay, Nanaimo-----approx. 42 min
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Eaglecrest and Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Clubs
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Island Highway West (#19A Oceanside route)
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Qualicum Beach Inn
94 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington-----approx. 1 h 19 min

Car: Recommended


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: 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.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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