Fully Equipped Cottage complete with
- rustic wood burning fireplace
- modern appliances: microwave, full size range, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, toaster
- washer and dryer
- included WiFi, cable TV, DVD player, Nintendo Wii with games
- play pen, high chair, crib, stroller available at no extra cost
- take a book, leave a book library
- outdoor family sized propane barbecue
- covered porch, dining area
- private patio complete garden swing and camp fire
- pathway and stairs ( 120 ) to the private waterfront
We invite you to our quiet 4 bedroom cottage on the cove. Located on the long arm of Secret Cove amongst tall cedar trees, you can enjoy the tranquility of the gardens while sitting on the garden swing and listening to the buzzing of busy bees or the graceful play of the humming birds, while you close your eyes and just relax.
Or you can follow our garden path and steps (110) through the forest, down to the tidal fjord; dig for oysters in the cove, go for a swim, or sit and relax while watching the wildlife surround you. Listen to the calming sounds of Homesite Creek as it flows into the ocean while bald eagles, blue herons and ravens come seeking food.
Launch the canoe (provided) and explore some ten kilometers of protected shoreline in Secret Cove. Paddle around the islands, put the crab trap down to catch dinner, or visit the marina and take the water taxi to the beautiful sandy beaches at Buccaneer Bay on Thormanby Island.
In the evening go off to Coopers Green Regional Park where you can watch the activities at the boat launch, comb the beach for seashells or drift wood, and watch the sun say goodbye for the day. Then come back and light the campfire, roast marshmallows, make s'mores, and sip on a glass of your favourite wine while watching the flames dancing in the dark. Take advantage of the fresh evening air to plan you next day's adventure.
The choices are endless. You could hike one of the many local trails or explore Smuggler Cove Provincial Marine Park with trails overlooking the Strait of Georgia. Charter a local fishing boat (5 minutes up the road) and try your luck at fishing for salmon or ling cod. Venture off, to one of the many mountain biking trails, or arrange a sea kayak lesson at the Rock Water Resort (10 minutes up the road) the choice is yours.
The Sunshine Coast is host to several festivals, the Gibsons Jazz Festival in June, Sea Cavalcade in July, the Festival of the Written Arts and Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival in August, and the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival in September just to mention a few.
Throughout the summer there are many craft fairs and farmers markets to attend. Artisan studios dot the landscape all along the coastal highway where shopping for unique gifts are a treat on a rainy day. (look for the purple road side banners)
There are lots of choices for dining out, from fine dinning at the Rock Water Resort or The Upper Deck Cafe ( seasonal ) floating restaurant in Secret Cove. If you want to make your own meals, you can put a steak on the bar-b-cue on the front porch or put a casserole in the full size oven. You can dine outside at the table for four on the covered porch or inside at the dining room table with seating for six. A full size refrigerator, basic cooking ingredients, and all the pots and pans you will ever need allow for any meal plan.
So start dreaming now, book a date, and bring your favorite book.............. in case it rains.