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Spectacular Oceanfront Retreat - The Boathouse

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
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:
February 11, 2018

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
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Garden Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental party with boat may tie its boat to our dock. No overnight use of dock by visiting parties unless arrangement has been made with homeowner.
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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


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Spectacular Oceanfront Retreat - The Boathouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful home in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully furnished home with everything we needed and hoped for. Next time we will come in the summer so we can sit outside and enjoy the decks, dock etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Oasis of Serenity

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family getaway. Beautiful surroundings, nature at its best. So serene and calm, such a nice setting for a home. It has everything you need, comfortable beds and plenty of room. We will be sure to come back! Thanks Judy and Bruce

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House in Gorgeous Setting

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is right there. We enjoyed just watching the weather from the large living room windows. My favorite thing was going down to the lower deck with binnoculars at sunrise and watching wildlife. What a show!

The property provides lots of places to be. There are several different docks and garden areas and all of them are well maintained.

If you're a boater, this is your place. If, like me, you're not a boater, this is still your place.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptionaly well provisioned home!

  • 5 of 5

Weve been coming to the Pender area by boat for 15yr, since selling our boat last year we decided we didn't want to give up on spending some time in this area. Judy and Bruces home was absolutely perfect for us, with 2 small children the well equipped kitchen was a dream. Literally everything we have at our own home and more. The property itself was beautiful, the pictures do not do it justice. From swimming and fishing off the deep water dock to morning coffee in the Adirondack chairs this property exceeded our expectations and we look forward to spending time at the Baums home next Summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking time to give us a review, we look forward to seeing you and your family next year.
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  • 5 of 5

Our September 4 day stay at The Boathouse was absolutely amazing. The setting on the inlet was ideal and tranquil. With our 7 month old Grandson staying we spent a lot of time just hanging out and enjoying all the property had to offer. Loved spending time around the pond and enjoying all our meals at the over sized patio table. The Boathouse supplied kayaks were well used for a better view of the inlet. We found the inside also to be very well stocked, the rooms large and easily accommodating 4 adults and our grandson. The view from the large windows in the living room of the water , boats and docks with greenery everywhere was truly wonderful and we felt lucky to share this piece a paradise for even a few days

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay at the Boathouse

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Judy and Bruce for your beautiful boathouse. Our family absolutely LOVED our stay there. The surroundings are beautiful, the house is beautiful and so well-equipped, the beds are comfy, it was perfect! Thanks for being amazing hosts. See you next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time with perfect weather, real vacations are hard to come by, with no stress, good water, and privacy, Garden Bay boathouse has it in spades, thanks and look forward to your visit next year, The Baums
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $97.56
Pet Fee $58.54
Damage Deposit $156.1

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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