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Oceanside Cottage: Family-Friendly, Pet-Friendly with Great Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Charming 2-bedroom cottage near beach, trails and shopping

This cozy, 2-bedroom, 2-bath cottage sleeps 4 adults, plus 2 children in bunks. Just 2 doors from a sandy beach, across the street from a bird sanctuary and creek, and walking trails that take you all the way into downtown Courtenay, restaurants and spa by foot or bicycle. Easy access to all amenities. Private fenced yard and gardens. RATES: **$CDN***: Jun 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017: $180/night, $1200/wk. Off-season: $150/night, $1000/wk.

Propane firepit for weenie roasts. Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE.

Lovingly set up to be a great place to stay year-round, this property is a gem with an incredible location: spectacular ocean view, steps to the beach, surrounded by nature parks and yet very close to to shopping, restaurants and spas. This is my second vacation rental. The first is VRBO #508683, which has been a great success.

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Donna Derrien
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Donna Derrien

This is my second vacation rental in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. After the success of my first, VRBO #508683 I had to do it again. This property is in its second year and proving to be very popular.

I so love introducing people to our little slice of paradise, the Comox Valley. From outdoor activities to arts and culture, the Comox Valley has it all.

Donna Derrien purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Donna Derrien chose Comox Valley

This property, with beautiful ocean views, has a unique location adjacent to the beach, a bird sanctuary, creek, walking trails, and several kilometers of sandy beach at low tide. The fenced back yard boasts several areas for relaxing, playing and socializing. Across the street you can access the nature trails and Courtenay Riverside Walkway. This property is ideal for those who want to be close to nature and yet have all amenities nearby, who like to be active outdoors and yet have a private place to relax indoors or out. Or for someone who wants to avoid renting a car. Bikes are included!.

What makes this cottage unique

Very easy access to both parks, restaurants and shopping. Wildlife refuge, spectacular ocean views in a private setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks so much for an amazing stay at your rental! Can't wait to come back.
May 2016
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Courtenay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Upstairs bath with large shower. downstairs bath has antique clawfoot tub retrofitted with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bunks - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , memory foam topper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with memory foam topper
  • Master Bedroom on first floor, King bed with memory foam topper. Bunks in open area on frist floor. Second bedroom on second floor, Queen bed with memory foam topper. Double hide-a-bed couch in open area on second floor.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fenced backyard, private garden areas, wonderful views and access to walking/cycling trails right across the street.


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Oceanside Cottage: Family-Friendly, Pet-Friendly with Great Location
average rating of 4.647059 based on 18 reviews
Maple Ridge BC Canada

Everything you need under one roof.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was comfortable and cozy. Very well supplied with many extras that made our stay so enjoyable. The sunrise views from the living room were spectacular. Nice walks along the water and excellent golfing at Crown Isle. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice little house to stay in close to the ocean

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a clean, comfortable house for a home base from where we could take our own adventures/day trips. This house fit the bill perfectly. Donna was a very pleasant host and although we did not meet her personally she made and met all of the arrangements via text which was just fine. There were many extras at the house which we did not use because our kids were grown, but if you have kids with you, she has pretty much anything you need from toys to strollers to high chairs, etc. plus bikes for everyone. The trails of Courtenay are right there and very nice. We used the bikes and enjoyed them very much.

All in all we had a very comfortable stay and would recommend it to anyone. If you are looking for plush, rich, brand new resort style house, this is not the place for you BUT This is a very nicely renovated older home and very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing gem.

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely. Perfect for our group of two couples. Close enough to Courtenay and surrounding attractions yet quiet and relaxing. The home has everything you need to make the stay hassle free. We enjoyed the beautiful sunrise from the deck and the privacy of the gardens. Wonderful accommodation for our trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, incredible location!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing week exploring the area - whale watching, hiking, swimming in Nymph Falls, collecting blackberries on the nearby nature walk, watching the sunrise and set out the big beautiful windows of this house and reading with my coffee out on the covered garden patio. Everything you could possibly need on your vacation is provided in this house - a fully stocked kitchen with every gadget you could need, to toys for the kids to play with in the yard. We'd love to come back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location to enjoy the mid and north parts of the island

  • 4 of 5

"Cottage" was very clean, well proportioned with all the amenities you would need. Nearby beach in pretty muddy until the tide goes out and then lots of sandy parts further out. Definitely recommend this for your vacation and nice to be able to take our dog!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was well equipped, the sitting areas outside were very comfortable, making it pleasant to move from one to another to stay cool.

We would suggest that because this property is in Canada that the rental be in Canadian funds rather than American.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $395.98
Tax Rate 5.0%

Cleaning ($150) is not included in quote. Most people prefer to clean up after themselves: washing and putting away dishes, sweeping floors, remaking beds and wiping down bathrooms. Pets may be welcome for a $10/night fee. Please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.