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A Peaceful Relaxing Farmhouse Perfect Anytime Of Year

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, One Bathroom House In the Kitty Coleman Area

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Welcome to the farmhouse! Your hosts describe life on this 26 acre farm as living in a calendar. It is a scenic, relaxing location that has left many a guest coming back for more.

This 1930's farmhouse has been renovated to reflect the full beauty of this rustic home and decorated in a breezy french farmhouse manner. This 3 bedroom, 1000 square foot, art filled home is light and airy with comfortable furniture to encourage laughter and conversation. This fully separate home is yours to enjoy.

The chef's kitchen is ready for you to take on your culinary experiments as you bring home tasty locally grown treats to experiment with complete with everything you might need including a convection oven and dishwasher.

The bookshelves are filled with books and games making sure you have plenty of ways to entertain yourself and unwind or play Bocce outside on the vast lawns.

From here you can explore the whole valley and all the foodie, outdoor or beach delights it has to offer. It is a central yet rural location: not so far from city amenities without having to be stuck in a city.

You are a mere 950 meters from Kitty Coleman Beach and Provincial Park, a beautiful walk down the road to this scenic water location, 20 minute bike ride from Seal Bay Park or a quick drive to Miracle Beach. Or stay on the farm, walk to the creek and sit on a bench under the old maple tree, visit with the donkeys or perhaps the lavender gardens for some 'aromatherapy'. This place has it all for you!

Your hosts are onsite in a second home with a field and barn separating you. They are there if you need them but have lots of privacy.

We appreciate your interest in our vacation getaway. Your booking goes to support the agricultural endeavors on this farm.

More Details

Mariette J Sluyter
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Mariette J Sluyter

Your hosts Brian and Mariette bought the farm in the 8th year of a 5 year plan. They made it out to a place where the climate is better and the growing season longer so that they could grow organic food for their neighbors and community and connect more closely to the rhythm of life.

Mariette J Sluyter purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Mariette J Sluyter chose Courtenay

The 26 acre farm was lovingly built and cared for by the original owners and it was evident when the couple saw it. A beautiful barn, two fantastic houses, fences and outbuildings so well maintained they worried they might not be able to do as well.

But the place because a must have when they walked down through the pasture to the creek and found themselves in 8 acres of beautiful rain forest.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This relaxing space has everything, forest, fields, lots of sunlight, beach location but yet privacy. Every guest we have had thus far has said the same thing 'I have never had such a relaxing vacation'. The nights are filled with stars because of the lack of light pollution, the mornings are filled with the chirping of birds or the barking of seal lions because of the lack of noise pollution. The water is spring fed from wells on the property and tastes like water should. When in season the raspberry bushes provide a deliciousness, the garden provides bounty and the lavender provides a calming scent throughout the farmhouse.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Whether you're looking for a bit of quiet alone time, a romantic twosome getaway, or a fun family romp (on a working farm! close to the beach!), you'd be hard pressed to find a better vacation rental than this place. Even in frosty November the beauty of the farm was evident, I can only imagine how spectacular it is in the glory of spring and summer. And Mariette has set up the farmhouse with incredible attention to detail, no creature comforts have been missed. Say hi to the donkeys for me. (via TripAdvisor)
Nov 2014
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Courtenay Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Provence Room - 1 double
    Garden Room - 1 queen
    Daybed - 1 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Your hosts are big believers in eat local and hope to inspire you to create delicious meals based on the abundance of Island produce in the summer. The kitchen has your basic needs met but your hosts will provide you with a list of "kitchen tools" that are available for short term lending, such as ice cream makers, food processors and even a wheat mill! Indulge your cooking creations!


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A Peaceful Relaxing Farmhouse Perfect Anytime Of Year
average rating of 4.979592 based on 51 reviews
Northern California

Idyllic Farm in the beautiful Comox Valley

  • 5 of 5

This property includes a beautiful farm house and a working farm; it is wonderful to sip coffee and have breakfast while watching the sheep! It is close by to Courtenay, nearby beaches, and great swimming in the Puntledge. We were honored to be able to visit, hope we can return some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to host your family. We really enjoyed your presence and your knowledge of food and food production, your delight in our area and interest in the farm! Hope the rest of your trip is as wonderful.
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Enchanting getaway, a taste of living the dream!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time on the farm! Baby lambs were being born while we were there and my daughter was able to feed and hold them! It's a great environment to be in, a real escape. The rainforest in the back of the property is so enchanting and the kids made friends with the neighbor boy and played freely in the creek. Exactly what we were hoping for! The hosts were very helpful and friendly with anything we needed. The house was well equipped and town was close enough by. Must go to Rawthentic in Courtenay for delicious healthy meals!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway to relax

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the farmhouse! It was so charming, everything was clean and the house had everything we could have needed. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking at home, the bed was very comfortable and having a wood stove to warm up by after our hiking and snowshoeing trips was wonderful!

The hosts are very welcoming and friendly and showed us everything we needed to know about the place and then gave us our space but are just next door if anything was needed. We would love to come back for another visit!

Thanks for a wonderful stay at your lovely farm!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada

Christmas at the farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring the outdoors—skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. The hosts are gracious and very accommodating. The house is very cute and well stocked—-even for cooking Christmas dinner—but one of the things I loved most about this house was the artwork.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have you here over the holidays, we are glad we could help your family make memories! Mariette
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Stayed for work

  • 5 of 5

I was in town on business and I found the farmhouse to be a tremendously relaxing environment to be in. Hated to leave

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave, For some reason you appear as me, but I will assume you had a great time and remain yourself still! See you next time you are in town
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Amazing location and absolutely amazing hosts!!!

  • 5 of 5

I am soooo remiss in getting this review written! I am planning a second trip to this property and remembered I had forgotten to write a review. What can I say? Super clean, well appointed 3 bedroom..fully sticked kitchen. You will be welcomed with home made bread, jams and jellies - spa goodies for not only you, but the family pet as well! I cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Jocelyne, Thanks for taking the time to remember us from your stay last year. Glad you had a good visit. We look forward to seeing you again Mariette
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
White Whale
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
19a Old Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Country Market
Nearest Ski
42 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
0.9 Kilometres
Kitty Coleman Beach
Car: necessary

BC is home to over 187 species of butterflies, more than any other province in Canada, and with all the fertile soils and committed gardeners you are sure to see your share.

Oh but wait, perhaps butterflies aren't your thing… how about wine? Vancouver Island, and the Comox Valley have a burgeoning wine industry, so why not take a wine or meadery tour? Perhaps go for a sail, rent a bike, hit a golf course or visit a museum, gallery or two.

There are so many festivals to take in; The Filberg, Sandcastle Festival, Campbell River Shoreline Arts Festival and so much more. And after all that activity, you don’t want to miss going to one of the many spa’s, we recommend the Hydropath. Of course you will want to do some shopping, make sure you take some chocolate and pastries home to The Farmhouse for later.

Finish it up with wine and award winning cheese from some of the Valley’s finest producers at home on the deck, watching the sun change to stars in this peaceful, light pollution free location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $116.06
Additional Guest Fee $7.74 per person per night
Pet Fee $7.74
Refundable Damage Deposit $193.44

Dogs are subject to an additional fee of $10/per dog/per night up to two dogs. Please be advised that dogs are welcome on the furniture but must use the blankets provided to ensure no fur or hair is embedded in furniture

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.