About this rental
3 Bedroom Timber Frame on a Quiet Cove; Nestled by Mountain, Forest and Beach
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 4(Sleeps: 6)
Bedroom 1 - Master
Bedroom 3 option 2 Child's room
Bedroom 3 option 1 Single beds
twin/ single (2)
Main Floor Bathroom
Toilet · shower
Toilet · tub · shower
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- Please send a list of the name and age of each guest. Only guests listed are permitted to stay.
- Please also provide the license plate of your vehicle/s. There is room for two vehicles. We just want to make sure it’s you!
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
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About Sandy Evans and Bill Gordon
We are a family of five living in Alberta. We fell in love with Tuwanek when out for our10th wedding anniversary. The mild winters, calm inland sea and abundance of wildlife drew us in. Both of us work in mental health and really know the value of time to relax, connect and rejuvenate. The tranquility of this area and the down to earth community is just right for us. We promptly started looking for a waterfront property to build our dream. We camped on the land for a few years until we knew exactly where to place the cottage. Our three children have grown up spending holidays learning to swim and kayak in the cove, exploring the amazing rain forest, and learning to fish and catch crabs. Their memories are of seal rescues, paddling through schools of salmon, the day an orca came in the inlet, visiting 'the starfish family' there every year on the same rocks, watching a bear fishing in the cove, and dark sky nights marvelling at the abundance of stars. Now as a family with grown adults, we come out to Herons to spend time together, play games, cook, eat, hike, swim, kayak, ski in winter, and just slow down to watch the natural world around us.
Sandy Evans and Bill Gordon purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Sandy Evans and Bill Gordon chose Tuwanek
The Sunshine Coast is a hidden gem on the West Coast of BC. The winter is a wonderful mild break from prairie cold and snow. In the winter you can ski in the morning up in the mountains and kayak or golf later in the afternoon. Spring comes full on at the end of January! The community is full of arts, culture, and music. There are always festivals, fairs and events to take in. We find there is something for everyone here - crafts, art and music, lots of opportunities to explore nature from active adventures to gentle strolls. There is an abundance of peace, quiet and stars. As a couple we love the time to rejuvenate, the romantic dinners in town and at home. As a family, we love the spaces in the cottage for each of us to have time for ourselves and to have time together.
What makes this Cottage unique
Herons Return is right next to 40 acres of forest with water front on one of the best kayaking and swimming beaches in the area. The water on the cove is often like glass. The property is near the end of the road with protected marine and mountain parks just moments away. It is a great place to unwind. Our neighbours - some resident all year round, others like ourselves make this our holiday place, all fully appreciate the surroundings and work to create a kind, friendly place to live. From the moment we bought the property we have been asked when we are moving out full time. Commitments in Alberta will keep us here for a few more years. Happy for our guests, we strongly feel that this place is just too good not to share!