check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Spectacular Oceanfront Retreat - The Boathouse

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 5 Sleeps

Our ocean front vacation home was a boathouse that has been converted to a two bedroom cottage. The interior of the cottage has been recently renovated and includes the following:

• a fully equipped kitchen

• two large bedrooms with hardwood floors (one bedroom has a king size bed and a futon couch and the second bedroom has a queen size bed and a cuddle chair.

• two full bathrooms

• a large flat screen TV with DVD player

• WiFi

•. stacked washer & dryer

• wood burning stove

• comfortable furnishings

This is an exceptional ocean front property with over 300 feet of low bank level waterfront located in a very private setting on two-third acre. The converted boathouse is only 20 feet from the water and the large lot is flat so there are no hills to climb. The property features a deep water dock with access to fresh water and power and can accommodate up to a 40 foot boat. In addition, the property has a large glassed-in deck located over the water with gate access to launch kayaks or canoe. The owners have two kayaks for use by their guests. From the front of the living room, many hours could be spent watching boats and seaplanes arriving and leaving the harbour. At night, the place is serene and quiet. Many animals including deer, bears, eagles and sea otters have visited the property.

Some local attractions include hiking at Mount Daniel Park and Skookumchuk Narrows, ocean and lake swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, art galleries and Sunday Jazz at local pubs. Whether you are looking for an active or relaxing vacation, this is the place for you.

For your shopping needs, the village of Madeira Park is a 20 minutes drive from the cottage and it has a well stocked grocery store, pharmacy, credit union, a new spa, restaurants and pubs, liquor store, gift shops, etc.

Our cottage is a 40 minute scenic ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale and about an hour and 15 minutes drive up the Sunshine Coast Highway (Highway 101) to Garden Bay, Pender Harbour.

For more information about our cottage, please call us at 604 619-5958 (mobile) or 604 522-3336 (home).

More Details

Bruce and Judy Baum
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your wonderful Boathouse! We enjoyed it immensely!! We loved the Jam. We would love to come again if you allow us. I was a stone's throw from my sister. Thank you again, Vilma and Don
Sep 2015
  • 1 of 1


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Oceanfront Retreat - The Boathouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

An absolutely amazing getaway destination!!!

  • 5 of 5

For all those who are wanting a tranquil vacation, or those who are wanting to escape the hussle and bustle of city life, this is absolutely the place for you!

I truely do not have one bad thing to say about this home. We had such a great time adventuring around in the kayaks, walking around, visiting nearby towns, beachcombing, observing wild life, enjoying Judys jam, and over all, just relaxing and enjoying ourselves.

10/10 would reccomend

Thanks again Judy and Bruce!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very relaxing! Instantly felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

We had never explored the Sunshine Coast, except for Gibsons, and were so happily surprised at the seemingly remote location of this property. It was tucked away in the small Hospital Bay. As we visited other Bays we always we're happy to come 'home' to our place.

We felt instantly welcome with a personal note from Judy and homemade jam! Yum! and our kids instantly fell in love with the fish pond. What I especially loved about the outdoor space was all the selection of seating areas. We really enjoyed access to the ocean, thank you Judy for letting us borrow the kayaks! we all loved that experience.

Inside the house it was very tastefully decorated and I loved the HUGE front window (we saw deer almost every night) and your home had all the things we needed, even a great selection of movies. The only I would have wanted was a selection of games for rainy days but really EVERYTHING was there. I want to come back next year! Thanks Judy and Bruce for a great holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jaime, We are glad you had a good time at the "Boathouse". The suggestion to provide a selection of games is a good one. We will look into it and make sure we have some indoor games for our future guests. Thanks again for staying at our place and we look forward to your return. Bruce and Judy
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A beautiful home with a wonderful harbour front view and easy water access.

  • 5 of 5

Bring enough groceries for your stay and you won't have to leave this beautiful home for your entire stay. Bruce and Judy have set up an incredible place to relax and enjoy yourself, perhaps so much that leaving it is the worst part of the visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Tranquil, Relaxing and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Bruce & Judy! We had an awesome week at the Boathouse! We spent our days on the boat and came home to enjoy the evenings at the Boathouse. We loved the well equipped kitchen and enjoyed our time after dinner watching the fish in the pond, the many birds in the area and walking the property to take in all the plants, trees and flowers growing on the property. With a full day under our belt, we hit the sack early and the beds were as inviting and comfortable as you can get. We would definitely recommend this property and look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Paradise in Pender Harbour

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful landscaped property, private and quiet with remarkable view of the bay. We traveled by boat from Mill Bay, and the major attraction for us was the private dock for mooring. Lovely home, every convenience and amenity has been considered, turn key luxury for a relaxing vacation. The owners were gracious hosts at our arrival, it really was a pleasure to meet them and learn some of the history of 'The Boathouse'. We hope to return and would definitely recommend 'The Boathouse' to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Richmond, BC

The Boathouse 609893

  • 5 of 5

We fully enjoyed our stay at your place .... I said to my wife on more than one occasion as we were walking up from the dock ... "this place is so comfortable and feels just like home but, without all the associated work".

We brought our own boat to explore the local area so having access to a dock just steps from your front door was priceless and "made" our vacation experience both during the boating and after while sitting on the dock sucking up just a few more rays before sunset and the stars.

A wonderful place ... which the photos on your site can not come close to describing the actual experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Garden Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $56
Cleaning $94

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Garden Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties