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Grovehill Vacation Cottage, Qualicum Bay. on 7.5 acres.

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Enjoy Staying at a Country Acreage Seperate ,self contained 1 bdrm cottage

Grovehill country Vacation cottage is Located in Qualicum Bay close to the Ocean and Big Qualicum River.. 10 min drive to downtown Qualicum Beach.

Your own private patio and small fenced yard to relax or barbeque.

The cottage is 600sq ft ( 1 bedroom) located on 7.5 acres of rolling country acres.

Private from the main residence .

Enjoy watching our resident wildlife, deer, bunnies, eagles, quail, singing birds.

The cottage has a a private yard . Is self contained & secure, suitable for 2 people. One level with small ocean view .

Kitchen with full size fridge ,stove ,microwave ,cable TV and WIFI

Fully equipped with dishes and pots and pans .

Bedroom with new queen size bed and all linen.

We are a 10 minutes drive along a scenic Ocean Highway North from downtown Qualicum beach. Walk to the Big Qualicum river for miles of trails along the river.

Swim at Spider Lake, 10 min drive . Or visit our local Ocean swimming hole 5 min drive .Shopping available in Qualicum or Bowser both 10 mins away .

Qualicum beach is where you find wonderful restaurants and a scenic walkway along the sandy swimming bay.

You can walk to our local Ocean Beach access from our acreage in 15 minutes and to the Big Qualicum River fish Hatchery with viewing room open to the public and free to the public. There are miles of walking/biking easy flat trails through untouched West Coast Trees and vegetation.

Spider Lake (there are no spiders!) Named because it has lots of little inlets and islands. A provincial public swimming lake 10 minutes drive with warm water and no motorboats and never any crowds.

Horne Lake and Caves 20 min drive , good lake for swimming and exploring the Provincial cave park.

Bowser is a 10 min drive to the north with groceries, liquor and gift shopping available.

Courtenay our biggest retail centre is 30 min drive to the north.

Mt. Washington, 40 min scenic drive with great views from the top. Hiking in the summer and good skiing in the winter months.

30 minutes to Port Alberni on your way to the rugid West Coast towns of Tofino and Uculet . A Big tourist destination for surfing and high end resorts.

Come visit us if you like country quiet and friendly residents who have travelled to many countries and would love to share our nice home with you. We offer a reasonable priced vacation suite .

A short drive to all the major tourist attractions

We hope to see you soon so you can enjoy our little piece of paradise. Janet, Dennis

More Details

Janet Touhey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2016

About Janet Touhey

We have lived in the Qualicum Beach area for the past 21 yrs and raised our 5 children here. We really love the unspoilt natural beauty of the area. There is so many places to explore. Nature is at your doorstop. 10 minute walk to the ocean. 15 minute walk to the Big Qualicum River with numerous river walk channels.

We love to travel in the winter months and often we stay at local accommodation for a month or more. We would like to share our lovely acreage with travelers to give them a taste of our island lifestyle and would enjoy sharing our property with others. Janet & Dennis

Janet Touhey purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Janet Touhey chose Vancouver Island

We have no visible neighbors. Our street is a dead end street with large acerage farms, mainly sheep and horses. Behind us is 50 acres of Crown Land, and beside us is Annie Creek so we are quite private. You are within 10 minutes drive to most tourist attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

New, modern vacation cottage with NO carpets, nice and bright with a patio for enjoying your barbeque and relaxing. nice and bright . Reasonably priced for a good holiday.


Qualicum Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • one new queen size bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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(15 traveler reviews)

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Grovehill Vacation Cottage, Qualicum Bay. on 7.5 acres.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

This is a place you gotta go.A country haven close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely amazing place to stay.Janet is a wonderful host-fresh cookies on arrival and a big smile.The cabin was stocked with anything you could possibly need for a holiday-coffee,tea,spices,loaded kitchen,iron and board,well stocked bathroom,etc.This lady thinks of it all so you can just come kick back and enjoy your stay to the fullest.It is home away from home.The cabin is totally private.I give these people 5 stars.I would go back anytime and encourage others to go too.100% satisfied.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for a Romantice Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Grovehill Vacation Cottage for a week. We absolutely fell in love with this cottage and the location. It was very peaceful and beautiful. It was so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city. Janet and Dennis were great hosts and were there if you needed anything. The cottage has everything you possibly would need and very well planned out. It is in a good location to do day trips but nice to come home to and relax after a busy day. It was so nice of Janet to have some homemade muffins and fruit waiting for us when we arrived. We even got some golf games in while staying on the island. We discovered some neat places to eat and one place we loved was the Saloon in Union Bay. It was just like the old saloons in the western movies, great atmosphere and food. We cannot wait to come back to Grovehill Cottage. I will certainly recommend this cottage to my friends and family.

Don and Barbara

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights at Grovehill vacation cottage. We loved the peace and quiet and from the cottage there's lots of walking away from traffic and trails close by. We usually eat in and everything we needed for cooking was here including a great bbq. We can't thank Janet and Dennis enough for their kindness and great attitude. They were the perfects hosts, giving us privacy but also super friendly and available if we had questions or needed anything. Can't wait to come back!

Dave and Laurie

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurie &Dave. Thanks for the nice review of our vacation cottage. Please come back and visit us soon. many more wonders to explore in Qualicum Beach, Janet, Dennis
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Very quiet and clean

  • 5 of 5

Lovely people and a very quiet and calm atmosphere. A great home base to visiting the local areas. A little drive (10-15 min) from food and beaches. Perfect for our family! !

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melissa for the kind review of our vacation cottage. We enjoyed having you visit with Sophie. Thanks for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, much appreciated Janet, Dennis
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A perfect place for our honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

This is a hidden treasure on Vancouver Island. Janet and Dennis have thought of everything you would need for a get away. There were fresh blackberry muffins to greet us after our long drive! Close to Horne Lake and Caves, a short drive from the beach and near by Little Qualicum Cheeseworks for fresh cheese samples! We felt right at home and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Russell & Rachael Thanks for leaving a nice review of Grovehill Vacation Cottage. I am so glad you had a wonderful Honeymoon in Qualicum Beach. May you have many more happy travels in married life. Janet,Dennis
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Peaceful and relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely cottage for a week. It was very peaceful and relaxing. We luv the area as there are so many day trips like Tofino, along with a number of interesting hikes and local attractions. Cottage is fully equipped and very clean. Enjoyed our stay very much.

Sharon and Ralph

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the many wonderful sights to see and do in the Qualicum Beach area. We are glad the cottage gave you peace and tranquility in a natural west coast setting. Please visit us again to explore more of the area. Guests that stay with us 2 weeks say it is not enough time to see all the nearby island attractions. Janet/Dennis , Owners.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Qualicum Bay, Crown & Anchor
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
nanaimo departure bay
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Qualicum Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
19 A
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sandbar Cafe
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
beach access, 15 min walk
Car: necessary

We are fortunate to have nice easy walking trails through the forest for walking /biking in our area, through pristine tall trees and native plants.

We are within an easy walk to the BIG QUALICUM RIVER, where you can fish seasonally and enjoy the many walk,bike trails. The beach is a 15 minute walk, to a quiet rugged beach with eagles and great views out to the islands.

A good swimming lake is at Spider Lake Provincial Park, 10 minute drive.

Our area is quiet yet offers lots of outdoor activities. We also have a campfire for use at night , sit outside and enjoy the stars and watch our lovely sunsets.


Rates & Availability

Qualicum Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

move out cleaning fee $47.85

Cancellation Policy.

We will gladly refund your money if your booking is cancelled 60 days before your scheduled arrival.
30 day before arrival 50% cancellation fee
less than 30 days before arrival, 100% cancellation fee.

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.
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