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Out There - Private Island Eco Retreat

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Last updated: 03/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Think wilderness camping meets bohemian boudoir.

Our price includes accommodation for 6 people on a private island, and includes meals.

Out There is for independent, tread-lightly travellers looking for alternative, off grid accommodation on a private island in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. The concept is digital detox. Move away from the phone, immerse yourself in the wilderness.

Out There is a private island eco-retreat designed to take advantage of BC's temperate rainforest climate, by harvesting rainwater, solar and wind power to create an off-grid oasis that leaves minimal impact on the surroundings. All wash room facilities incorporate composting toilets. We're focused on sustainable and traditional building practices, and reduced energy and water use. We hope this provides an interesting and educational back-drop for your wilderness adventure.

Accommodations include a private two person tent cabin with en-suite, 1 king bedroom with private en-suite and 1 queen bedroom in our wood framed Yurt. All rooms have access to shared kitchen, living and outdoor spaces. Prices are based on six people sharing and includes meals. Each room has its own unique ocean views, private outdoor space and includes comfortable king or queen bed, organic bedding, towels and locally made soaps. The waterfront tent cabin includes a private 'en-tent' wash-room with composting toilet, rainwater collection, out-door solar shower, and incredible views.


This listing is to rent Out There for your private island retreat, sleeps 6 and includes meals.

There is always someone on site to deal with maintenance, answer any questions and help organise any local tours.

Due to limited storage and refrigeration facilities and to minimize waste, food is included and provided. DIY breakfast and lunch are available from the well stocked pantry and the seasonal garden. Healthy and nutritious family style meals are provided in the evenings.

Out There is a 23 acre property on Nelson Island, incorporating a private island, which connects to Nelson Island at low tide. The views overlook the crossroads of four waterways, Jervis Inlet, Agamemnon Channel, Hotham Sound and Sechelt Inlet. This unique location is a Mecca for marine and outdoor recreational activities including boating, fishing, kayaking, diving, snorkelling and swimming, endless amounts of hiking and shoreline to explore.

For the more adventurous, we can help arrange local boat tours of the surrounding area, including Friel Falls, the majestic and unforgettable Jervis Inlet and the rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows in Sechelt Inlet. Known locally as the 'Chuck', the rapids provide a powerful show of turbulent waves, spectacular whirlpools for thrill seeking extreme kayakers from around the world. We can also help to arrange diving sessions. Please give at least a weeks notice for boat tours and /or diving.

Or, pick up a fishing licence and you don't have to venture any further than the island's beach to catch your daily limit of oysters and clams, or go swimming and snorkelling in the warm shallow waters of the protected bay.

We have beach chairs, shaded hammocks, solar powered dingy boat and a double person kayak ($40 per day for two people), snorkelling equipment, a selection of board games, book library / exchange, designated fire pits.

Out There is surrounded by spectacular marine and wildlife landscapes. Seals, sea lions, bald eagles, and chip monks are regular visitors and the kelp beds are teaming with sea-life. Depending on the season you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse migrating orca and dolphin pods.

If you are staying longer than a couple of days and are comfortable on the water, we highly recommend hiring kayaks to explore local coves and beaches up close.

Out There is located on Nelson Island, a 20 minute boat ride from the Government Dock in Egmont. We provide boat service to and from Out There on our classic west coast trawler, or can arrange local kayak rentals or water taxis.

There are great transport links from Vancouver Airport and Vancouver, to all the towns on the Sunshine Coast through Malaspina Coach lines and BC Ferries. If arriving by coach, we pick up from Earls Cove Ferry Terminal.

If arriving by car, we pick up at the Government Dock in Egmont which is approx. 90 min drive from Langdale Ferry Terminal. Overnight parking is available through Bathgates Store ($5 per night) or free at the Egmont Community Hall.

Please note that BC Ferries to the Sunshine Coast are extremely busy at the weekends, and it is not uncommon to experience delays and sailing waits. The ferries run every two hours. You will need to catch the 3.50 ferry at the latest for us to be able to pick you up by boat at approx 6.30pm. Pick ups after 6.30pm would be by local water taxi, additional fees apply, or overnight accommodation is available in Egmont at Bathgates Store, the Backeddy Marina or the Westcoast Wilderness Lodge.

There may also be other guests arriving and departing on the same day, we try to coordinate boat pick up in Egmont, to minimize boat trips.

Tonino Air and Harbour Air also offer scheduled flights to Sechelt from Vancouver, YVR and Nanaimo and Tofino Air can provide chartered flights from Sechelt right to our dock.

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Included In Price
  • Dinner - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

    We have a dog on site, a girl named Nina. She is very friendly, but is nervous around other female dogs. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    No smoking in doors. All cigarettes must be disposed of responsibly in the facilities provided. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The island is water access only, and has marked trails, stairs and pathways. However the terrain is quite steep in places and may not be suited to people with limited mobility. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    private en-suite shower room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Tent cabin with private en-suite shower room...moreless

  • Each room has incredible ocean views, private outdoor space, comfortable king or queen bed, organic bedding, towels and locally made biodegradable soaps, shampoo and toothpaste. Each room sleeps a maximum of 2 people, for a total of 6. All wash room facilities incorporate composting toilets and bio degradable toiletries. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • All wash room facilities incorporate composting toilets and bio degradable toiletries. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have generous indoor and outdoor dining spaces, designed for family style meals and to take advantage of the great views. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    There are designated out-door fire pits, subject to fire restrictions in peak summer time. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have limited free wi-fi and phone services available. Remember, the concept is digital detox! ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Organic bedding is provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    A large shared living space is available in the the main yurt. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is available at the Egmont Community Hall or at the Bathgates Store in Egmont for $5 per day. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Organic towels provided. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    We have an antique reproduction wood burning stove used for cooking and heating. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have good coffee, but power is limited, so our coffee makers do not use any electricity. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A well equipped shared kitchen is provide. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Communal cooking and dining facilities are available in the communal areas of our wood framed yurt. Due to the remote location, and limited storage and refrigeration, food is included. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have a well stocked pantry and seasonal garden available for guests. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Boat:

    Our classic west coast trawler will pick up and drop off at the Backeddy Marina. We can also help to arrange local boat rentals. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large outdoor wrap around deck to provide 180 degree views of ocean and mountains. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have a double Kayak available for rent at $25 per person per day. We can also help to arrange Kayak rentals or guided tours with experienced local tour guides. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Accommodations are based on a 3 acre island with its own pebble beach. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$602
$3,614
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$753
$4,518
Fall 2017
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$602
$3,614
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$602
$3,614

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Kayak Rental $30.12

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Skookumchuck Narrows

    "“Skookumchuck” is a Chinook name meaning turbulent water or rapid torrent. Known locally as ..."

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  • Backeddy Marine Pub

    "Meeting / pick up place for boat ride to Out There. Friendly marina resort with moorage, ove..."

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  • West Coast Wilderness Lodge

    "Luxury accommodation and fine dining experience at Inlets Restaurant. We can help arranged z..."

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  • Egmont Heritage Centre

    "Located across from the Skookumchuck Forest Trail, built and fitted to tell the story of Nat..."

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  • West's Resort

  • Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park

    "“There is a calm tranquility which stretches from the smooth surface of the reflecting water..."

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  • Friel Falls

    "Friel Falls is a lofty coastal waterfall found in Hotham Sound in British Columbia's Sunshin..."

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  • Ruby Lake

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Sechelt
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Backeddy Marina
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Inlets Restaurant, West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Andy and Liz moved to BC from the UK in 2003, got married on Tofino's Long Beach and lived in Vancouver's float home community before moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2008. We were lucky enough to purchase a beautiful piece of the Sunshine Coast, Out-There on Nelson Island, with a dream of building, living off-grid and creating an eco-retreat that could challenge and inspire other travellers. We currently live 'Out-There' on our little wooden boat, with Nina, our dog.

Why the Owner Chose Madeira Park, BC, Canada:
Inspired by the incredible beauty of our surroundings and small living spaces, along with the help and encouragement of family, friends and our amazing volunteers, we've spent the last two years turning our dream into reality. Out-There is dedicated to providing eco-friendly accommodations that minimize their impact on the environment, whilst providing the opportunity for travellers to experience the natural beauty and wilderness of the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. Our values are focused on conservation and being kind to the environment through the provision of a sustainable, off-grid infrastructure that will enhance visitors’ experience of the natural beauty of the area and create interactive and inspirational experiences.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
Out There is an eco-retreat designed to take advantage of BC's temperate rainforest climate, by harvesting rainwater, solar and wind power to create an off-grid oasis that leaves minimal impact on the surroundings. All wash room facilities incorporate composting toilets. We're focused on sustainable and traditional building practices, and reduced energy and water use. We hope this provides an interesting and educational back-drop for your wilderness adventure.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2016

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Photos

  • Good morning!

    Good morning!

  • Out There, on Nelson Island

    Out There, on Nelson Island

  • The Shangrak, our wood-framed yurt with shared kitchen and bathroom spaces

    The Shangrak, our wood-framed yurt with shared kitchen and bathroom spaces

  • Shared living space

    Shared living space

  • Your beach, at high tide we become an island

    Your beach, at high tide we become an island

  • perfect summer swimming

    perfect summer swimming

  • surfing The Chuck, walk the Skookumchuck Trail to view, or take a boat tour

    surfing The Chuck, walk the Skookumchuck Trail to view, or take a boat tour

  • epic night sky watching

    epic night sky watching

  • Our classic west coast troller awaits you at the Backeddy Marina

    Our classic west coast troller awaits you at the Backeddy Marina

  • Solar dock shower, perfect after a dip in the bay

    Solar dock shower, perfect after a dip in the bay

  • Off-grid solar powered tent cabin for two

    Off-grid solar powered tent cabin for two

  • Curious neighbours

    Curious neighbours

  • Private en-tent washroom with compost loo, solar shower & rainwater collection

    Private en-tent washroom with compost loo, solar shower & rainwater collection

  • Welcome to the Shangrak!

    Welcome to the Shangrak!

  • Double kayak for rent, take an afternoon trip to see the seal colony

    Double kayak for rent, take an afternoon trip to see the seal colony

  • A popular stop off, take a cultural tour with experienced, professional guides

    A popular stop off, take a cultural tour with experienced, professional guides

  • Take a local boat tour to Friel Falls

    Take a local boat tour to Friel Falls

  • Your own private island awaits you.

    Your own private island awaits you.

VRBO #612192

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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