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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.

More Details

Donna Derrien
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

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 Courtenay

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 4.695652 based on 24 reviews

Small Family Birthday Party

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Beautiful view property in a quiet neighbourhood. Sleeps 4 adults and 2 kids (in bunks). we didn't use hide-a-bed so could be more. Comfy couches to lounge and visit. Kitchen just right for dinner party. Lots of walking trails (and bikes available).

Outdoor space for BBQ etc looks inviting both at deck level and front and back yards (a little too cool April weekend). Interesting river/ocean delta area with view point and info re eco system.

Looking out to Comox harbour.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Courtenay and the Comox Valley and we couldn't have chosen a better experience. The cottage location is excellent: lots of opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We really appreciated having access to bikes and being close to a bike trail. We can't say enough about the cottage: it is the best-appointed accommodation we've had (and we've had a lot). You'll want for nothing in the kitchen, from cookware to appliances. We plan to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right

  • 5 of 5

Donna’s home is well laid out, very comfortable, well stocked in a great location and just right for an active family including our small dog. This is a no-fuss home we could really settle into.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Donna’s house was great. Had everything we needed plus a beautiful view and even an air hockey game! Donna was great to deal with - very responsive and accommodating. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came up island for our anniversary and a little getaway before the craziness of the holidays. We loved staying at Donna's place in Courtenay. The home is so peaceful, cozy, and well cared for in an amazing location. We were able to look out the windows at the bay and catch the sunrise. The place is so well stocked. From every kitchen tool you might need to books, games and equipment for outdoor activities there's so much available. Plus right across the street is the trail head for the Millard Creek trail which you can follow all the way into town. Donna was a delight to work with and we will be returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable place for family with small kids, easy access to downtown, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perhaps the best we've had in Courtenay so far, in 8 years. It's the third home we've rented. (It helps that every year our children are older and easier to deal with.) I cannot think of a single negative, and here are some of the stand-out positives:

* Well stocked kitchen, both equipment and even a fair bit of "the basics" food items

* Amazing view from most of the upstairs, including the dining table and kitchen (fun for cooking!)

* 20 feet away from Millard Creek trail, which is beautiful and well manicured and leads downtown

* Air hockey table! (My kids fell in love.) And in fact a bunch of other stuff that my 4-year-old really liked. Seemed in general well suited and well equipped for bringing young kids of any sort.

* A slipper drawer! We'd actually brought our own slippers, but had we not, I would have been Very Thankful, as the floor is cold in the winter.

* Chill owners

We had 5 people with us (2 kids, 2 parents, 1 grandparent) and my sis-in-law spent one night on the sofa bed after her flight got cancelled for snow. She said it was the most comfortable sofa bed she'd every slept on ! So, I'd say this place can very comfortable fit 7. 2 folks in the sofa bed might be a bit cozy.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $389.83

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.