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A luxurious 3 bedroom oceanside retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


British Columbia Townhome Rental Photos and Description

A 3 bedroom townhouse with stunning views and the largest in the Resort.

A 2500 square foot property overlooking Craig Bay. With great indoor / outdoor flows. It is great for big family trips or sharing with friends. It was previously used as the reception suite for wedding parties given it's size, it's layout and great artwork.

3 large bedrooms, all with adjoining bathrooms,coffee making facilities and televisions.

The master bedroom (275 sq feet) has a luxury super king bed, a jacuzzi bath, gas fireplace and outdoor access to the front deck and the views over the Bay.

The second upstairs bedroom (360 sq foot) has a luxury queen bed and a queen size sofa bed nearby. Ideal for a young family wants to share. Access to the outside balconies is ideal for providing a hide-away and for keeping the place cool in summer.

The other ground floor Bedroom also has a queen bed, tv, coffee making facilities and an outside private deck area (187 sq foot)

The Living Room is very spacious (286 sq foot) with cathedral ceilings and some great art work. It also has a comfortable queen sofa bed for those big family holidays.

Our home comfortably sleeps 10.

Recently upgrade satellite coverage, gives you TV on demand.

The Kitchen is open plan with a breakfast bar and great views over the Bay (138 sq foot + 192 sq foot). The morning views are even better when you are first up with your cup of coffee/tea in hand.

The adjacent Dining Room (168 sq foot) adds to the open plan feel and with a sky light it adds to the light and airy feel. Comfortably seats 8.

With a huge makeshift table, we have had many evening diners with over 12 people. Again great for adding to your holiday memories whilst enjoying family and friends watching the sun go down. You might even see our resident bald eagle if you are out there for lunch. The Patio area covers 300 sq foot + a lawn area of 800 sq feet).

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gary McElroy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Gary McElroy

We live in New Zealand and bought the place from our great friends so that we could carry on a tradition of our annual summer family holiday's.

I have 2 younge girls who just love exploring for crabs and shells on the beach. It's one of the best parts of their year and they have it planned months in advance.

Gary McElroy purchased this townhome in 2009

Why Gary McElroy chose Canada

Though we were best mates whilst I lived in the UK, the family that we bought it from are very much seen as our extended family. It's a great place to build happy memories.

What makes this townhome unique

Pacific Shores Resort is a great location for a holiday or break-away. We have one of the best units, certainly the largest, and likely the best views.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

A luxurious 3 bedroom oceanside retreat
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Alberta, Canada

Great expansive house with bedroom privacy

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent place for the 6 of us to stay. Lots of room for everyone. Once in the bedroom you hear nothing. Very quiet. Awesome view of the bay. Every amenity is in the house. Thank you Gary for the great weekend retreat.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time during our stay weather permitting. Your home was comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We were so surprised to see a home where we could all be accommodated in every way and needs. Being with others in timeshares allowed our group of 16 to eat and visit together. The individuals at the lodge were most helpful. During the days we travelled to various locations and ate our meals together or were able to play cards or just relax. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great space, right on the ocean as promised. Plenty of room for the three families and the house was well stocked. We really enjoyed our time on Vancouver Island and the location was very convenient for day trips to Victoria and Tofino. There was also plenty of activities available from kayaking, paddle boarding and even surfing in Tofino. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the door to drop our groceries off...we were impressed. We could see the ocean, and we knew everyone would be happy! We were a group of 21 (only 9 staying overnight) that had come to Parksville to surprise our Aunt and Uncle on their 50th anniversary. And this place was our home and gathering place. The decore was lovely. Lots of room for everyone, and to hold a dinner party. Beachcombing was a great attraction especially our group from the prairies. Kids had a great time. Kitchen was well stocked. Everything was super. We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We were a fairly large group that entertained family and friends from across Canada for my wife's 40th and this space was awesome! It was the perfect fit for our family. There was so much space that we rarely even saw our neighbors. Comfortable, spacious and right on the water! The children and the adults all loved their time at this home and exploring the area. We will be back and highly recommend this space to everybody.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow..thanks for such a great review. Hope that you can use it again to catch up with family and friends. All the best, Gary
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Beautiful views, gorgeous place

  • 5 of 5

Our group of five adults stayed at Gary's place to celebrate a sibling's 60th birthday. It proved to be the perfect spot for a family gathering. The condo is very roomy and comfortable, with gorgeous views of the bay and a private deck to enjoy the great outdoors. The rooms are well furnished and tastefully decorated and the dining area easily accommodated our group and other family / friends who stayed nearby. There was also ample parking - for two cars - and nice walking trails within yards of our place. We'd strongly recommend this unit to any family looking to spend some vacation time in the Parksville area.


Gary & Toni Lamphier

Edmonton Alberta

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just what you want from hassles. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your family get together at our home away from home. It really is a perfect location to share with family and friends. Hope that you can come again. All the very best, Gary
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Fairwinds Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Smoke N' Water - Pacific Shores Resort
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Outside the unit
Car: recommended

Parksville town Centre is just over 5 minutes away by car with it's handy supermarkets and family restaurants.

Woodgrove Sopping Mall is the opposite direction 10 minutes away. With a cinema and plenty of shops it is a nice distraction if the weather is not perfect.

Some great local beaches, Rathtrevor and Qualicum are 10 and 20 minutes away respectively. As tidal beaches you can walk for ages and they are lovely and clean. Great for the family or relaxing walks. Of course you can walk out the lounge and within a minute you are on the rocks and sand of Craig's Bay. Spectacular vistas all day, but especially at dusk.

Family Visits;

Butterfly World- Coombs

Cathedral Grove Woodland Reserve-Cameron Lake

Coombs Market + Goats on the Roof- Coombs

Little Qualicum Falls

North Island Wildlife Recovery-Errington (before Coombs)

Oceanside Place Ice Rink- Parksville

Paradise Adventure Mini Golf- Parksville

Ravensong Aquatic Centre- Qualicum

Riptide Adventure Mini Golf- Parksville

Tiger Lilly Petting Farm - Errington

World Parrot Refuge- Coombs

Best Restaurant- Cuckoo's at Goats on the Roof-Coombs

Best thing to do- grab a few deck chairs and take in the views and chill.


Rates & Availability

British Columbia Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn & Early Winter 2016
Sep 23 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year 2016-17
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 21 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $189
Tax Rate 5.0%

By offering your credit card for payment you are authorizing a reasonable deduction for damages caused during your stay
Cancellations will be subject to a deduction of the VRBO credit card fee charged to me on the original booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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British Columbia Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1-Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2-Upstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3-Ground Floor Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 large bedrooms. All with access to coffee/tea making facilities. All with their owns Tv's. All with access to your own deck/balcony areas. All very well appointed. All have adjoining bathrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
A great place to entertain with family or groups.

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