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The Beach House Retreat - Unique Ocean-front cottage in Cordova Bay

Bedrooms Studio
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A 250 SQ FT. Cottage right on a beautiful sandy beach sleeps 2

Welcome to Beach House Retreat. If you love the beach and ocean then this is the place for you.

Nestled under a big willow tree, this cozy cottage has a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and literally sits on a sandy beach with its own private deck and patio furniture.

Put your feet up, take in the fresh salt air, enjoy a glass of wine and listen to the ebb and flow of the waves from your private sundeck overlooking the majestic San Juan Islands. Swim, suntan and walk the sandbars in the summer. Kitesurf and storm watch in the winter. If you are lucky, you will see one of the local sea otters pass by.

From inside, this charming cottage has the look and feel of a Mediterranean villa. Its tasteful floor plan includes a bar-style table and chairs, a loveseat, a super-comfortable, Queen-sized bed, a bathroom with shower, cable TV, mini-refrigerator, wineglass set, microwave and coffee maker. Outside you’ll find an ocean-side sundeck and plenty of beach furniture to help maximize your outdoor comfort. WiFi is everywhere, so you can stream your favorite music on the beach or inside.

This private seaside getaway is ideal for anyone needing a good dose of nature and tranquility. The spot is also great for honeymooners, beach hikers, kayakers, paddle boarders and Hobie Cat lovers – there is a place to launch many water toys right next door.

Nearby services include four restaurants, a grocery store, a farmers market, the Cordova Bay Golf Course and the Trans-Canada bicycle trail.

We are conveniently located within 20 minutes of downtown Victoria, Victoria International Airport, and Sidney by the Sea. The Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (which provides transit to Vancouver and the Gulf Islands) is just 25 minutes away.

Minimum stay: Two days

Looking for more space? Ask for details on renting our 2-bedroom beach house suite (which has a kitchenette and sleeps an additional four people).

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Stein
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Michael Stein

We are a happily married couple, retired and enjoying our beautiful home on the beach in Cordova Bay.

Why Michael Stein chose Cordova Bay

We fell in love with Cordova Bay and all that it had to offer. The property had a small house on it when we bought it and 3 years ago we built our dream home here.

What makes this cottage unique

The Beach House Retreat sits on the beach is a free standing private cottage not connected to the house. Once you step off of your deck you will be standing on the beautiful sandy beach.


Cordova Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. Guests agree to our low noise policy 2. No open fires, except for propane fire pit and BBQ 3. Guests are responsible for their personal safety
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom with sink, toilet and shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • One queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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The Beach House Retreat - Unique Ocean-front cottage in Cordova Bay
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed here on our Labor day vacation. What a gem we found here! It was perfect! We kept saying this was everything we needed and then some. The scenery you wake up to every morning is breathtaking! We rented a car and made it downtown Victoria every day (very quick ride to downtown), and at night if we wanted a few drinks we took cabs. There is so much to do and everything you need right here. Its a very private spot and you have your own beach front area! I'd recommend this place to anyone and stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

What a peaceful cabin on the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. .spotless, beautifully decorated & comfortable with everything we needed to make simple meals. . .plus the softest sheets ever! Going to sleep with the sound of the ocean waves was so soothing. Michael was very helpful with our reservation process, attended to any detail promptly, recommended restaurants and nearby stores to pick up supplies for our picnics. We enjoyed strolling the beach, sitting on the deck under the willow tree & dining at the bistro just a short way down the beach. Our experience here was delightful & just what we were looking for. Thank you for making our stay here special!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation by the water

  • 5 of 5

My 13 year old daughter and I stayed in the converted boat house for two nights and we enjoyed every minute of our time there. You are just steps from the water and at night we slept with the sound of the waves in the background. When you sit on the deck in front of the cottage, you are shaded by a tree and feel completely hidden by others walking past. There is a local store just down the road, where we purchased some burgers and fresh fruit and vegetables. We then barbecued on the provided grill and roasted marshmallows over the gas fire pit. The cottage has a Keurig and provides coffee and tea options. The bathroom is a little tight and you have to wash the dishes in the bathroom, but this quirkiness just added to our experience.

If you need a place to relax and regroup I highly recommend this cottage. I loved that we could be on and off the beach in a matter of minutes. We would play and then go back to the cottage deck to relax in the sun, and then repeat. There was also high quality Wifi so I could work early in the morning before my daughter woke up.

Word of warning: There is a very long staircase that you need to walk up and down to reach the cottage. It was not a problem for me or my daughter, however if you struggle walking up and down stairs then this may not be the cabin for you. Being at the bottom of the property is what allows you to be so close to the water, so it was completely worth the walk for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria, We are glad you and your daughter enjoyed your recent stay and appreciate your comments. We kindly note that there is a separate wash basin and dish rack to wash and dry dishes. We apologize if these items were not properly highlighted during the check-in. Most of our guests have been fine with this arrangement given that the cottage does not have a full kitchen and is best suited for light meals. In any case, we enjoyed hosting you and would be delighted to see you again. Regards, Stein Family
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This really is true to the pictures and all the information listed. We have rented often through VRBO and have had varying degrees of mostly good but a few disappointing experiences. Not this time. These hosts are lovely, genuine and professional. The setting is gorgeous and the accommodation extremely clean and completely equipped. We plan a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing atmosphere!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was excellent! From the time we showed up to the time we left we always felt at home! Very cozy get away! Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our weekend at the beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot on Cordova Bay. The cabin had everything we needed. Sitting out on the beach was very restful. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Church & State Wines
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Beach House Restaurant 3 blocks away
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
BC Ferries and USA Ferries
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cordova Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Pat Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
2 Restaurants within an easy walking distance


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $26.09
Refundable damage deposit $200.66
Tax Rate 5.0%

The guest booking the reservation is requested to provide a copy of his or her passport or driver's licence at the time of check-in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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