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Whole Home, Casual, Near Waterfront, Rural Setting

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Old Mahood Road Cottage - Casual, Near Waterfront, Rural Setting

Our 700+ sq ft, 1 bedroom loft cottage features a full sized kitchen with dining area, living room with a woodstove, 3 piece bathroom with tub/shower, washer/dryer & a private deck. Waterfront strolls are minutes away, via 2 neighbourhood public beach accesses & 1 view point access.

There is a queen sized bed in the loft bedroom. Ideally the space is suitable for 2 adults but it can accommodate 4 persons, including children, by way of a double bed sized hide-a-bed sofa in the living room. Linens are supplied.

The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and small appliances, including coffee pot, kettle and toaster. Basic staples of tea, coffee and condiments are also provided. There is a full sized washer/dryer and a BBQ on the deck.

The potable water source is a treated community water system, with an additional filter at the cottage. The heat sources are electric baseboards and a cozy woodstove in the living room.

For your entertainment there is Smart TV with basic cable, WiFi, books and games. Cellphone services are spotty in the cottage but can be accessed in the front yard.

The cottage is located 20 minutes south of the City of Powell River and 15 minutes north of the Saltery Bay Ferry Terminal, just off Highway 101, in the middle of Kelly Point. You arrive at the cottage by way of a driveway that meanders through our small private forest. The surrounding forest. and fence, separating the cottage from the main house, ensures your privacy.

Please note we have a high season (May-Sept) and a low season (Oct-April) each with it's own rate structure. In the low season, if you are staying more than a month, the monthly rate is on a sliding scale, depending on the length of stay. We only accept up to one month bookings in the high season.

More Details

Brenda Neall
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Brenda Neall

My hubby Rick and I are enjoying our retirement in our little piece of paradise. Rick has a large vegetable garden which keeps him busy during the growing season. In the late summer and fall, he volunteers at the local Salmon Enhancement Facility. I have a pottery studio located in the basement of our house, where I make functional works for sale at a local art gallery.

Brenda Neall purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Brenda Neall chose Powell River

We bought this property so we could come 'home' .... I (Brenda) am a great granddaughter of 2 founding Powell River families, the McQuarries and the Patricks. I was born here in Powell River, left in my teens and returned with my hubby Rick in 2007. This location is close to Douglas Bay (Donkersley Beach), where my Great Gramma & Grampa Patrick homesteaded in the early 1900's, where I spent my summers as a child and where I have family living still today.

What makes this cottage unique

The lovely treed driveway leading to our cottage is steeped in the history of the area. Once a thriving logging community, including logging by rail, the driveway is part of the original roadway to the former Mahood Family estate. Old growth stumps from past logging activities can be found in our forest.

Nature abounds in this small community of mostly waterfront homes. It feels like 'cottage country' with country roads, tall trees and the occasional wildlife visitor .... bear, deer, eagles and other birds. Although we are not on the water, the waterfront is easily accessed, including a new viewpoint access, where from a bench seat, if you can brave the wind and rain, you can watch some of the spectacular southeasterly storms that come in with the rainy weather.

The cottage is within walking distance of Donkersley Beach, one of Powell River's premier beach areas in the summer months. Brew Bay/Lang Creek Estuary and it's beach areas are a quick 5 minute jaunt down the road. If you kayak or canoe, there is parking at the Brew Bay beach access and a small launching area for carried water craft.

The creek supports a Salmon Enhancement Facility and program. During late summer and fall months, salmon can be observed heading upstream. The eagles join the fishermen congregating on the waters edge. Some take to boats in both the Brew Bay and Douglas Bay (Donkersley Beach) waters, looking for the big catch.

If walking/hiking/biking is your passion, on the other side of the highway at the end of Nassichuk Road, are some of Powell River's many serviced trails.


Powell River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft bedroom (stairs) with a queen size bed. Double sized hideabed in the living room for two additional persons.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Whole Home, Casual, Near Waterfront, Rural Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The Mahood cottage was great, extremely clean and well outfitted for a comfortable stay. It is a quiet location with easy access to ocean views and a beach area. Brenda and Rick were perfect hosts, helpful and accessible when needed.

We will definitely consider a future stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hinton, AB

Bright and airy by the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Brenda and Rick were extremely friendly and accommodating for our young and busy family. The house has everything you need with thoughtful extras. Clean, comfy and cozy. The house is located south of Powell River, so it's really nice, tranquil and quiet and only a 10 minute drive into town. Lang Bay store is a good general and liquor store close by for any basics needed. We would highly recommend this property for anyone looking to relax in the beauty of Powell River.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Powell River, British Columbia

Beautiful Use of Space.

  • 5 of 5

Meant to review this long before now but have been on the road since my stay. I have to say this cottage is an incredible use of space! No part of it makes it feel small or cramped. It felt more spacious than my Yaletown condo even though it is much smaller by square footage. It is beautifully decorated. Full Kitchen, Full Bath, Private Laundry, Deck and a beautiful loft all just off the because. You drive down a private driveway to get to the cottage that makes it feel like something out of The Secret Garden and farm fresh eggs await you in the fridge. The area is quiet and relaxing and the owners are fantastic and friendly. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Powell River Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The place is fully remodelled with everything you'll need including washer and dryer and a full kitchen. Rick and Brenda are great hosts and the place is in a very quiet location.

The location is close to town and close to the Saltry Bay Ferry.

The pictures don't do it justice, excellent value, try and contact them directly.

The only problem is Expedia has made dealing with the owners difficult.

I look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage during our stay. Very clean, and tastefully decorated. We loved that the beach was just a few minutes away. We loved the wood stove that kept it feeling cozy. There was cable, Internet, and Netflix. Also some eggs from their chickens which is a nice detail. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and i stayed at Brenda and Rick's cottage for the month of November whilst i was working in Powell River. It was an absolute dream! The moment we walked in, it felt like home. This cottage has everything you need to feel at home and even more! Prior to coming to the cottage i had e-mailed Brenda to check whether she had an ironing board and iron~ when i got there there was a brand new iron and board which was so thoughtful! The fireplace is lovely and there is ample wood, the beautiful sounds of the eagles just outside your window are so peaceful. The kitchen is super functional, in fact we were able to have a few guests over from work and cook!!! The dozen eggs from their chicken's in the fridge is such a warm and thoughtful treat. The cleanliness was just remarkable! I really have nothing but AMAzING things to say about this place. It rained lots whilst we were there, however, the beach close by was still inviting and we managed to get out and go for walks, the nice thing was coming home to a cozy wood fire and a hot cup of tea! Thank you Brenda and Rick!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

The additional per person charge is for adults - there is no additional charge for children. If you are booking for more than a month, the monthly rate is on a sliding scale, depending on the length of stay. We also have a strict no pet policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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