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Seaside Cottage in the Comox Valley

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sanctuary by the sea. All the comforts of home plus a few extras!

* Royston Retreat is home to three unique suites ~ please visit our other listings for addditional options *

~~NEW UPGRADES this month include double-wide hammock and sofa lounger on the patio!!!~~

The cottage is a one bedroom sanctuary by the sea.

Between beach walks you’ll get cozy in the queen sized bed’s down setup with quality duvet and pillows. Rest assured with the knowledge that all sheets, pillow cases, shams and duvet covers are washed between bookings!

In the bright, open living space, you’ll find the kitchen fully equipped and ready to cook in as well as stocked with the necessities of locally roasted coffee, tea, sugar, salt, a rotating array of non perishables. Sliding glass doors with top down/bottom up blinds let you maximize your view while maintaining your privacy. Your conveniences include in-suite laundry, dishwasher, stereo system, wifi, TV with Cable TV and Netflix account.

The bathroom has a tub/shower as well as towels, soap and all those necessities.

The living room is home to the brand new sofa bed which transforms into a memory foam queen-sized bed.

Step out onto the patio and fire up the barbecue or relax in the patio furniture while gazing at the ocean. And when you feeling adventurous grab a cruiser bike and explore Royston's quaint coffee shop, pub and shoreline. And if you're feeling drawn to the ocean, grab one of our kayaks and explore the shoreline and the nearby shipwrecks!

This property- also known as Royston Retreat- is on the city bus loop just minutes from Cumberland and Courtenay and is only a short walk to the local pub, store and coffee shop.

We are pet friendly for friendly pets!

This cottage sits on a property with another building that houses our Loft Suite (listing 579355) and Studio Suite (listing 491506). The property has been designed with guest privacy in mind. The cottage has the maximum amount of privacy being located at the rear of the property.

* If you don't see your preferred dates available, please visit our other listings for their availability! *

* Groups may rent multiple suites! *

**The property behind ours has a restaurant/pub. Occasionally they have live music which may drift your way. They don't cater to a late-night crowd. There is a privacy fence between the properties.

More Details

Anna Palumbo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Anna Palumbo

Royston Retreat is owned and operated by Anna and Darryl. Our love for our shoreline and wildlife brought us to design and build custom vacation suites for those looking for a unique and restoring experience to those visiting the area.

Both raised in the Comox Valley, we have travelled local land and waters extensively and will help you to discover the best the area has to offer.

Anna Palumbo purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Anna Palumbo chose Comox Valley

This property has been designed and built with vacation rentals in mind. Inspired by the view, we strive to make the most of what the property has to offer and love to provide our guests with the little extras that make a stay special!

What makes this cabin unique

Great location, great ambiance, great hosts!


Comox-Strathcona A Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Cozy Bedroom with Queen Bed, window, closet Second Bed is a double sofa bed with a foam topper which resides in the living room
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The property owners are very knowledgeable in local events and activities and sights. Want to see or do something in particular? Just ask! We're happy to help


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Seaside Cottage in the Comox Valley
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Clean, modern and well maintained. Everything you need to be very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our time. Great location as a base to explore the Comox Valley. Bikes and kayaks are a nice addition to the property, although a bit of carry to get the kayaks to the water (low tide moved the shore 300 yards or so). All in all, a very good vacation property. And it's dog friendly 🐾

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton Alberta, Canada

Perfect quiet retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 5 nights at the Royston Retreat and honestly I can't wait to come back to the area. The house was perfect for a little family vacation, but with the weather being so nice, we spent most of the 'home time' out on the covered patio, swinging in the hammock, or exploring the beach (which you can walk to in about 3 minutes). The house was nicely decorated, and stocked with pretty much everything you'd need (only thing is not having a microwave, which we don't use anyway, but I noticed that). The area is charming and beautiful, with enough available to explore and stay busy if you're up for it, or as slow and relaxed as you can be if you're looking for down time.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at the Cottage and the nearby beach. Have a great rest of your summer, we hope to have you back one day! ~ Anna
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A very cozy cabin

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights in late October get away from the crazy city (Vancouver). The cabin was very comfortable with decent cooking equipment. It was very clean and we liked the movable drapery (gave us privacy and light at same time). I would ask for is a small dining table inside. It was too cold/damp to use the outside table, so we ate at the coffee table (not great for my back). Location was perfect, loved the seaside walk and views. Saw many eagles, ducks and fish. Sadly we did not use the kayaks or bikes......way too much rain!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palmerston, ON/Canada

Cabin is so superior to a hotel room

  • 5 of 5

We have rented apartments around the world and have to say that we really enjoyed staying in this cabin while visiting our daughter who lives in Courtenay. It is clean and the bed is comfortable - two important criteria for us. Also loved having the washer and dryer. While it is on a bus route, having a car is ideal. We recommend that 2 more chairs be added to the high top table. Also, we agree with a previous reviewer who recommended a night table on closet side of the bed - I suggest a small chest of drawers. Enjoyed walks by the water - lots of bird life. Unfortunately weather wasn't warm enough for kayaks but we hope to return and use them. Loved the guest book and so we added a couple of recommendations for restaurants in the area. Anna communicated well with us and we would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot to access all the beauty of the Comox Valley!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the cabin which is in a great location from which to explore the Comox Valley area. Superb hiking in Strathcona Park is easily accessible & very close to Courtenay & Comox. We made full use of the bikes that come with the rental & loved the trail running along the coast from Royston towards Courtenay, but sadly didn't have time to use the kayaks!! The cabin was well maintained & perfect for us with full kitchen & laundry facilities per the online description. 'Roy's Towne' pub to the rear of the cabin is handy for a cold beer after a long day walking while there are excellent restaurants in Comox/Courtenay...the Black Fun pub in Comox has good views & good food. Anna was very helpful when making the reservation but we really didn't have reason to chat while there as everything went smoothly. Very reasonably priced, great location & good amenities.

Thanks, Nigel & Maggie Bowman [Austin, TX]

p.s. one very small minor detail...I'd recommend a bedside table & lamp on the closet side of the bedroom as I had to drag the lamp from the lounge in to read at night!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a gem. Great location, central to the sights and shopping but also the beaches and lakes. We ventured into Cumberland at the owner's suggestion and what a cool little town that is! We had a blast at the Waverley, Cumberland's bar/music venue and it was only ten minutes from the property.

There were four of us and the sofa bed was very comfy, above what you'd expect. Loved the little perks of coffee, tea, etc. It was so nice to sit on the patio with coffee in the morning! It rained one of the days were were there but we still hosted an outside bbq under the cover, so that was great!

We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Roy's Towne Pub is just around the corner
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Close to Powell River Denman. Nanaimo/Quadra: 1hr
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Comox Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Inland Island Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Kingfisher Restaurant
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Just across the lane!
Car: recommended

This oceanside neighbourhood is a bird sanctuary with birds from all over flocking to its shores during the cooler months. The weather in this bay is often sunnier than inland as the clouds like to stick to the mountains and is sheltered from direct winds.

There are many picnic areas and benches to enjoy the scenery as well as a nearby kayak launch point. The north end of the road is home to the Royston Shipwrecks. Our property faces south east to the Comox Harbour.

The Comox Valley is rich in recreation activities and the arts. Pretty much anything you can dream up is available to you!

A couple of our favorite local spots are:

The Goose Spit, Nymph Falls, Mt. Washington, Miracle Beach, Hornby and Quadra Islands

Our Favorite places to shop and eat are:

Waverley Hotel (live music and food), Atlas Cafe, Locals Restaurant, Cumberland Village and 5th St (for shopping), The White Whale Pub, Gladstone Brewery, The Cumberland Brewing Company, Darkside Chocolates, The Taco Bus at the Comox Marina, The Broken Spoke, The Farmer's Market (Saturdays @ The Fair Grounds)

Yoga: The Doghouse Studio


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $8.11

We require a signed copy of our Rental Agreement for our reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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