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Ocean Paradise - Feet From Water's Edge

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Best to hear it from someone who has stayed here:

"What a spectacular location! The location is just steps from the water and boasts a full wall of floor to ceiling windows that look out onto the porch and over the water. The cottage is well appointed and comfortable. There was plenty of room for our family of 4-more can be accommodated if necessary. The property is adjacent to a national park where you can find the original fog alarm house, which is now home to a visitor information/ interpretive centre. If you, like me, are a seeker of local information and history, you will find yourself taking the short walk up to the fog alarm building daily. If you have any interest at all in spending your days watching seals and otters frolic, exploring tide pools, hiking, crabbing, sighting orcas literally meters away, and basking in phenomenal sunsets on the back porch-You've found the right place! We had no trouble finding the property and the owners were either on hand or reachable by phone. Our every need was attended to promptly. Bear in mind, this is a small island with few full time residents. They have a well-stocked store and a couple of eateries. My only advice would be to stock up on some staples food-wise before you get on the ferry as there were a couple of times that the general was out of the odd thing. Having said that, it is fun to shop locally and plan your meals on the fly, depending on what looks good at the store that day. Of course, supporting the local economy is important too. There are a number of local artist and craftspeople that bear checking out. I got the most fabulous wrap at Weaving by Theresa-the perfect garment to cozy up in and watch the sunset with a big glass of wine. What a magical holiday!"

This updated 2 bedroom pan abode Cottage is as close to the water edge as you can get! The large living room looks over to Tumbo Island, with the light of Vancouver in the distance. A queen bed is in one bedroom, and twin bunks and a single in the second. There is a full bathroom and kitchen with an eating space that spotlights the sandy beach. A haven for whale watchers and nature enthusiasts. Low bank ocean front with two sandy beaches and tidal pools for hours of entertainment and great swimming. Next to East Point Park where orcas travel on a regular bases. You could reach out and touch one, but we advise you use your camera instead! Watch the sea lions, seals and dolphins frolic in the ocean as you relax on the front lawn. Be amazed by the bald eagles diving for their dinner, and be prepared to be startled by a deer nibbling the tree outside the bedroom window. Your stay also gives you access to 44 acres of private hiking trails for your dog to enjoy off leash walks. The cottage is fully equipped with linens and towels, full kitchen and outdoor shared fireplace. You do not need a 4 wheel drive to reach our retreat as the roads are well paved and great for biking. Bring your boat, kayak, or canoe and launch it at our private boat ramp.

More Details

Owner
Gordon Fretwell
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

Amenities

Southern Gulf Islands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Outdoor Fireplace

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Ocean Paradise - Feet From Water's Edge
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews
4

Loved it, but be warned of mice in the cabin eating your food

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time with our family of four. Its a perfect place for a family to have a holiday; our children were 2 and 4 and had a blast. The wildlife is all around you, as we saw the Orca whales three times in a week, as well as countless deer in our daily hikes/walks around East Point and the surrounding area. The cabin itself is basic and clean and served it's purpose well. The only thing I'd warn others about is the mice in the cabin. I understand that this place is literally in nature and it is inevitable but I'd recommend bringing a large tupperware bin WITH A LID that closes properly, otherwise the mice will get into your "pantry" food. We learned the first night to make sure we had everything in it, as we lost a bag of food. I think it would be nice to be warned of this before going, otherwise you'll loose all your food.

Other then that, this place is like another world. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine - those mice have sure been a problem this year! Just when you think you have all the holes blocked, in the come ... Raeanne and Andre went out there after you left and did another thorough check, hopefully blocking all entry for future mice. So far the taps have stayed empty. So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay, despite the extra furry visitors.
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Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at East Point: a haven from the world. This is such a beautiful serene environment -- a feast for the eyes.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, British Columbia
5

Elemental Paradise, Austere Beauty Neighbouring East Point Park

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were married and chose to tour through the Gulf Islands for our honeymoon. Of the 12 nights we toured the Gulf Islands, we stayed 5 nights on Saturna in Cottages 3 and 4.

One Cottage had a newer, roomier interior -- with the cutest kitchen nook at corner windows where you can eat breakfast, watch orcas, porpoises, otters, and blue herons -- and the other was the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage, which was very quaint. We preferred the first one, but our experience in both was memorably excellent.

We LOVED staying here, meters from the sea in both cottages (as they neighbour each other). Truly, a spectacular experience.

We cycled from Oak Bay in Victoria to Saturna's East Point. As I was hauling a 100-plus-pound trailer attached to my bike, I won't pretend that some of the hills on Saturna didn't conquer me. However, vehicle traffic is minimal so I had the ease to pedal and sweat when I needed to, and ocean-side views were a constant. The air CHANGED as we were under the arches of the forest, greener, fresher. When we arrived at these cottages, I said, "Totally worth it!"

The cottages have everything you might need. We brought our small dog with us and she loved it too, particularly our walks along the shoreline where she could sniff and eat mysterious dead things at random, and up near the lighthouse among the golden grasses. We didn't let her run free too much as we didn't want her to interfere with a baby seal, or get picked up by a bald eagle (plenty of them). We seldom saw anyone from the neighbouring cottages, so our experience was as private as we wanted it to be. Many many acres of parkland to explore via trails with our dog proved a welcome daily trek.

Raeanne House, who manages the cottages, was tremendously generous with ensuring we had what we needed, providing guidance and tips for our adventuring, preventing me from doing an upmountain cycle with my bike that would have killed me, and gave us a gift of the ripest, most flavourful strawberries. She was wonderful.

We heartily recommend Saturna Island and we will happily stay at these cottages again, perhaps trying those we haven't tried yet. This was a top-shelf experience for us newlyweds, romantic, breath-catching, awe-some. I woke many mornings at 4:30 a.m. to write at the table as the sun crested the seas and spilled its lackadaisical light. Saturna is very special, and I hope it remains so as it receives more tourist attention in the years to come.

We're grateful.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Garth - sounds like you and your wife has a wonderful time and we are glad that you enjoyed your time at East Point!
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B. C, Canada
4

Wonderful location right by the lighthouse, where whales can be sighted

  • 4 of 5

We just enjoyed the Saturna lamb barbeque and several days at Kathryn and Gordon's lovely cottage by the ocean. The location really is remarkable, overlooking the beach and adjacent to the park. There is a lovely deck where we would sit and watch for whales (which we saw one morning, cavorting towards the other side), and large windows in the kitchen and living room areas. Kathryn , our host, was most helpful and accomodating, and there was a lockbox with easy access to the cottage when we arrived. Roxeanne is the local manager, and she was also very helpful. Kitchen is nicely laid out and compact, new pots/pans/knives/lovely pottery dishes. Some spices provided, bring your own tea/coffee/oil. No barbeque. The island as a whole is amazing, many parks with good hiking, interesting seashore , lots of bird life, and of course the whales. Islanders are friendly and welcoming, and the ferries, if planned for carefully, are fine. We are already planning our next visit...thank you Kathryn and Gordon.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Anna - so glad you enjoyed your stay on Saturna!
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5

Strangers in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

East Point is our most favored place to relax. The location is amazing and peaceful and livelily. the cottage with its view over the beach is cozy and let us feel like home. Although we have a long way we promise to be back within the next three years. Thank you very much for letting us staying in your house!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monika - loved reading your review! Looking forward to welcoming you back when you make it this way again.
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5

Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Right next door to East Point lighthouse. We watched Orcas from the point that passed right by us. An amazing experience.

The cabin is rustically beautiful, the beach infront is so perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachel - so glad you enjoyed your stay! Your iPad is on its way to you now ...
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport, Seaplane Service
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Lighthouse Pub
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Saturna Lyle Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Wild Thyme Coffee, Saturna Cafe, Lighthouse Pub
Nearest Beach
Out front of cabin
Car: necessary

Saturna Island is the Southernmost of the Gulf Islands. Its small population and remote location make it ideal for vacationers looking for a real get-away from the daily grind.

Much of Saturna falls within the Parks Canada Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and provides hiking, whale watching, biking and other opportunities to re-connect with the spectacular nature of the Gulf Islands.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.7
Additional Guest Fee $11.94 per person per night
Pet Fee $39.8
Damage Deposit $79.6

Rates are based on a 2 person occupancy. Additional guests are subject to a $15/night charge, plus applicable taxes. Children under 5 are free. There is a $25 pet fee per pet per visit.

On checkout please remember to wash and put away all of your dishes. If housekeeping is required to take the time to clean dishes left behind by renters an additional cleaning fee will be taken out of the damage deposit before it is refunded.

Cancellations must be done 60 days in prior to occupancy or your deposit is forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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