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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway cottage, a stone's throw from the beach, with all the amenities you could ask for. Hosts Brenda and Rick were very accommodating and the property was immaculate.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting Laurel and look forward to having her stay again! Brenda & Rick
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Well maintained, room for play and a fire pit!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, peaceful home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Friendly owners shared garden veggies and farm fresh eggs! Great place for the kiddos to run around. Firepit (and no fire ban) was a real treat and the beach is a 2 minute walk down a paved road. Great spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

A very clean quiet private cottage good for long or short term stays, everything you need from the fully equiped kitchen to the satelite tv

system is at your disposal. Most appreciated was the comfy bed and linens. We loved our 5 day mini vacay.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.