Two Bedroom + den on lovely quarter acre property backing on to pasture and kitty corner to fabulous swimming beach. Located on quiet no thru road this 1250 sq ft home is completely set up for a weekend stay or a week or month vacation. Private deck and BBQ for outdoor living and also a fire pit when season allows. Close to biking trails and a short walk to the corner store, coffee shop and local pub & less then ten mins to downtown for shopping or restaurants and a 45 min drive to Mt Washington. Kingfisher pool and spa right around the corner. Grab the bikes and explore the area from this sweet home away from home.
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Michele Courtney & Patrick Johnson
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 2, 2019
About Michele Courtney & Patrick Johnson
Patrick and Michele love living and working in the Comox Valley. Patrick is a popular chiropractor and owns Ocean Chiropractic and Michele is a busy Realtor and is the senior partner of Courtney&Anglin Real Estate Group, Re/Max Ocean Pacific Realty. We are thrilled to be able to share our cottage and this part of the island with our guests. It's the perfect place for family and friends to create lasting memories!
Michele Courtney & Patrick Johnson purchased this House in 2010
Why Michele Courtney & Patrick Johnson chose Courtenay
Patrick and Michele bought Gartley Beach House in 2010. They fell in love with the Comox Valley but especially the Royston area many years ago. Memories of the warm neighbourhood feel, easy island life, and abundance of nature will carry you through until your next holiday!
What makes this House unique
Gartley Beach House was a dream come true because of the simplicity of the home, the quiet peacefulness of the area and of course the proximity to the fabulous beach. We love to row to Tree Island, swim,sunbath, paddleboard, kayak and beach comb, and we especially love to take our coffee to the beach to watch the sunrises. The ocean swimming is amazing at the beach and oysters are fresh & plentiful when in season. We have apple and pear trees and lots of berry bushes on the property . The back deck is so spacious and the yard is private with a lovely view of the pastures.The neighbours are wonderful as well, and are always ready to lend a hand or take the time to have a visit. It is a very special place.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful layout, great location, very comfortable!!!
Beautiful family haven for exploring Courtenay
Family of four, two girls ages 5 and 3... lovely homebase to explore the area. The beach is a 3-min walk away, sandy and good for swimming when the tide is high. Near Cumberland for mountain biking. Owners are good people and very responsive for any questions. Recommended.
Lovely little cottage, beautiful area
We stayed for almost a month with our two year old and loved it! Loved the beach walks and convenience to town and the house has a great layout with so many different sitting/eating areas. Also has a great yard and patio! Thanks for having us! We highly recommend staying here!
The home was clean, comfortable and conveniently located. Beds super comfy with nice linens, everything we needed in the kitchen. Enjoyed an evening of board games by the fire and a family movie night with a DVD from the selection provided by the owners. Would recommend this property for families- nice for neither of my teens to have to use a hide-a-bed!
Thank you so much Kerri! I'm glad your family enjoyed their stay. Happy New Year to you. Come back any time!
Relaxing & Peaceful
This was our 1st time renting through VRBO and we couldn't have picked a better place to strart. The home was like it is advertised "Cozy". The entire family was able to relax and sleep comfortably. We picked up shells, and stones from the beach to take as souvenirs. Driving minutes away to see resident sea Lions and seals. Also, while staying here, we saw deers walking pass the home twice. A good place to get away from a city life and enjoy. Quiet and Peaceful! Would love to come back!
Thank you so much for your kind review! We LOVED your write up in our guest book at the cottage. So delighted that you could rest, relax and enjoy! Come back again!
Perfect for family of four, peace and quiet, near ocean
Thanks Michele and Patrick. My family and I loved your house. This was a perfect base for us for the last few days over the Labor Day weekend. With two kids one pre teen, one teen the wifi and Netflix were much appreciated. The peace and quiet, nice local neighbourhood and all of 2 mins walk across the street to the beach was just amazing. Private garden at the back was also great for the kids to play in.
Thank you Jason and family! We are so happy that you enjoyed our cozy cottage by the sea. We are glad you had some sunny weather for your beach explorations and we hope that you enjoyed the apples and pears from the fruit trees! Come back again!
Gartley Beach house is a special, cozy year round retreat in the seaside village of Royston, just minutes from Courtenay and Comox, B.C. This two bedroom and den home is nestled on a lovely quarter acre of grass lawn and backs on to a peaceful agricultural land reserve, It has a private back yard for hours of fun in he sun such as soccer, badminton and horseshoes or sprawl out on the lawn for an afternoon nap. There is a large deck, BBQ and a firepit for midnight marshmallow roasts under the stars. We also have bikes, & paddle boards for your use for a separate fee and a waiver must be signed.
Comfortable furniture fills the three separate seating areas of this rancher style beach house providing lots of room for family games, movie watching and reading. Both the master and second bedrooms have queen beds. The queen sized sofa bed in one of the sitting rooms allows for a maximum of 6 guests. An abundance of windows makes this a bright an airy home. The roomy kitchen has everything you need to create gourmet meals and opens onto the dining area. There is a high chair and toddler bed available if requested. We have a book exchange shelf also! Feel free to leave the book you finished while at the beach house and take the one you started!We have a lock box with the key on the brick by the planter at the front of the house. We will verbally tell you the lock box code when you book with us.
This is a rancher style home so has minimal steps to navigate and is wheel chair friendly and easy to navigate for guests who are mobility impaired.
We are always available on our cell phones if you need any assistance or have any questions during your stay. We will endeavor to always meet you upon your arrival to provide an home orientation for you and answer any questions you may have about the house or the surrounding area.
Gartley Beach House is kitty corner to Gartley Beach - a fabulous swimming, kayaking & paddle boarding beach. From the shore you'll find ever changing views of the Comox Harbor, the coastal mountains and life in and around the ocean. Sightings of bald eagles, swans, herons and seals are never ending and always thrilling, When the tide is out it's time to comb the beach for ocean treasures or collect oysters for an evening feast by the backyard fire pit. The close proximity to the beach allows for easy access to launch a paddle board, kayak or canoe. Biking & hiking trails, the local Royston corner store, coffee shop and pub are all a short walk away.
The surrounding Comox Valley has an abundance of activities for all type of interests and age groups. Downtown Courtenay is less than a ten minute drive away and offers a wonderful array of restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops. Mount Washington - a ski resort in the winter and hiking and mountain biking haven in the summer - is a mere 40 minute drive away. Walk along the beach to the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa for an afternoon of pampering yourself with a massage, manicure or pedicure, a yoga class, hot tubs or a few hours in the Hydropath.
Day trips to visit the goats on the roof in Coombs, countless hiking ad cycling trails at Seal Bay and Nymph Falls, mountain biking in Cumberland, golfing, fishing and boating in the summer, skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. The list goes on and on. You can be as lazy or as busy as you want while making Gartley Beach House your home away from home.
The house is close to a bus route to get into town, but we do recommend that you have a vehicle to take you to all the places you might want to see.