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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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 Comox Valley

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. Oh and donkeys, three of them!

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • 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
  • 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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

A Peaceful Relaxing Farmhouse Perfect Anytime Of Year
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Wonderful hosts, beautiful home, interesting farm.

  • 5 of 5

Mariette has thought of everything. The home is beautifully decorated, clean, and bright and cheerful. After a long day of driving, it was nice to be greeted with a fresh loaf of home baked bread and a delicious bottle of local wine. Brian and Mariette patiently answered all our farm questions, and were very knowledgeable about the Comox Valley. We were lucky to have found such a great home away from home for the winter.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite, peaceful, clean place

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to spent time with family or/and friends. The owners are so nice. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility, beauty and an instant feeling of home...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay from Boxing Day to New Years was extraordinary. It was clear to us immediately that Marrette and Brian have thought of everything when setting up this home away from home. We noticed the lovely welcoming touches first and then we were pleased to see that certain condiments that we had forgotten were stocked as well as lovely fragrant lavender spray as well as Epsom, lavender salts for those sore post skiing legs! We enjoyed cozy fires in the stove and gathered in the living room around board games; it was a homely scene filled with warmth, contentment and much laughter. The beds and linens are cozy with down pillows to sink into and cozy robes after said lavender bath! Between skiing blissful powder this week and blissful sleeps, our adult family has many golden moments this week on which to reflect! We enjoyed meeting the "gals" and feeding the donkeys and our pup loved being able to leap and run in the fenced in green-space. Mariette even walked over one evening with onions for my "hutspot" so I wouldn't have to venture back out to the store. A blissful week confirming all that I love about people and places in Comox! Thank you so much; we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

The house is so clean, very comfortable and relaxing. The wood fireplace is amazing and it really keeps the house warm. This is a awesome place to spent with friends and family.

The owners are very nice people.

I really recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad we could offer you a cozy getaway over the holidays. You and your party were lovely guests. Hope you have a wonderful new year. Mariette
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Beautiful place and lovely host

  • 5 of 5

A home away from home with amenties: fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, cable, wifi worked perfectly. Beds were superbly comfortable. Wonderful touches of handmade soap, homemade bread and fresh eggs. Fenced yard for our two dogs. Mariette provided a warm welcome to us.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to host you both and your wonderful pups. See you next year!
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A warm, comfy retreat surrounded by natural beauty!

  • 5 of 5

My (new!) husband and I recently spent a week at Mariette and Brian's farmhouse for our honeymoon and it could not have been a more perfect spot or a more perfect stay after the busy-ness of prepping and celebrating our wedding. The impeccably clean, private farmhouse has been lovingly furnished and fitted out with a fully (and I mean FULLY) stocked kitchen, comfy-cozy beds and exquisite art. The surrounding farm - just outside the door - is green, lush and stunning, and a quick 15 minute walk took us to Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park where we hugged trees within view of the Straight of Georgia. We loaded up on groceries in town (many stores to choose from) and ate at some fantastic spots that M&B recommended. The area is a foodie heaven - breweries, farm-to-table restaurants - where we also discovered incredible local art and artists. I obviously can't say enough good things about our stay - it was truly one of the best vacations I've ever had. My husband and I got the retreat-like peace, quiet and natural beauty we craved - but were able to set out on daily adventures to surrounding towns whenever we liked. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for spending such a special time with us. It was a pleasure hosting you. We look forward to your return as well Mariette & Brian
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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

Courtenay Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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High Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $182.95
Cleaning Fee $109.77
Pet Fee $21.95

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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