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A Peaceful Relaxing Farmhouse Perfect Anytime Of Year

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Mariette J Sluyter
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 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 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. 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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Amenities

Courtenay Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • 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
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Provence Room - 1 double
    Garden Room - 1 queen
    Daybed - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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A Peaceful Relaxing Farmhouse Perfect Anytime Of Year
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 46 reviews
Strathmore, Ab, Canada
5

Quiet, peaceful homey setting.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and friendly, welcoming hosts. Everything was exactly as pictured and described in the profile. The house was very clean and had many supplies that you will need for a week or two stay.The hosts are accommodating and live nearby if you need anything but they give you your space and privacy. The farm is close to several beaches, Miracle beach was our favourite, and lots of hiking areas. The farm is dog friendly and even had a welcoming basket for our dogs. Be warned though, this is a working farm and there are farm animals and other dogs and cats around so your dogs do need to be well behaved and not eat the chickens!! We had to explain this to our own dogs a few times. Luckily no casulalties. Our family of 5 with 2 large dogs stayed here very comfortably and hosted family from nearby for several BBQ's.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Lorna, That was so funny! Your dogs were great and I don't think they had a carnivorous bone in their body when it came to the chickens (although they take their chances if they escape into your yard!) It was a pleasure to have you and your family here. We really enjoyed your girls spending time in the forest getting to know the great maple tree Mable. She says hello and thanks them for visiting! Cheers Mariette
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5

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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5

Farm Life at its Best

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to thank Mariette and Brian for such a wonderful relaxing end to our summer holidays. The farmhouse was absolutely perfect for our family of 4. It felt so comfortable from the moment we walked in, everything we could have possibly needed was there for us. Our favorite part was sitting on the deck looking out onto the pasture, at the donkeys and chickens. Perfect location, close to the ocean, town, wineries, ferry, parks....what more could you ask for. Oh, and I must mention the delicious produce we received upon our arrival, tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, eggs - farm fresh!!!! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Vancouver, BC
4

Lovely farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

Great place for a family holiday, lovely house, and the kids were welcome to explore the farm. The house was well-stocked, both in the kitchen and with games, puzzles, beach toys and so on. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Marietta is a warm and really capable host. The farm house was perfect - perfect lay-out, warm and cozy decors, and had just everything we need. It sits on a 26-acre peaceful farm land, next to forest and ocean. My 75-year-old mom and 11-year-old daughter also were welcome to the farm's patato harvest, they had so much fun. We absolutely loved our stay and was sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Watching your mother and daughter get as excited about finding a pile of potatoes underthe soil as us is a memory I will treasure for ever. Farming is about community and that was a wonderful community moment. Good luck with your urban farm! Mariette
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5

Fun and relaxing farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

The Farmhouse is very cozy and clean. The owners are very welcoming and friendly, yet giving you all the privacy you need. The animals, donkeys, sheep, chickens, dogs and the cat brought life to farm and our relaxing holiday. We can highly recommend to one who is looking for a getaway from all the busyness!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for joining us Timo, it was great to host you and your family. Glad you could just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Mariette & Brian
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
YQQ
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
White Whale
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nanaimo
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Sunnydale
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $116.75
Pet Fee $23.35
Damage Deposit $194.58

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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