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Sheila's Cottage - Lodge Style home on Gabriola Island

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1800 sq ft. Lodge style home.

Only a few minutes walk to the beach and close to all amenities.

3 Bedrooms:

Bedroom 1: Master -Suite - 1 Queen bed, full en-suite and private balcony.

Bedroom 2: 1 Queen

Bedroom 3: 1 Double

Large outdoor covered and open decks and BBQ Area.

Fully equipped kitchen: Fridge, Stove and Dishwasher.

Beautiful furnished living area with 54 inch TV, cable, internet and WIFI

Please note that property manager lives in seperate accommodation on the property.

Lisa Rey
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018


Gabriola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a half duplex style home but both homes and areas are completely private of each other.


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Sheila's Cottage - Lodge Style home on Gabriola Island
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at Sheila’s cottage.

Lisa was a great host and Gabriola Island is absolutely beautiful.

Sheila’s cottage was an amazing home base for exploring all of the treasures Gabriola had to offer. From it’s diverse beaches and parks to its wonderful village center, it’s just a great place where time seems to slow down. Great change of pace if you are leaving city life behind like we were.

Sheila’s cottage was dog friendly, had a great kitchen, bbq, spacious living room, huge patio,and large tv with pvr.

Visited several beautiful beaches and some more than once. Our French bulldog loved it as much as we did. Only a 2 min drive from ferry and 5 min drive from village center.

How could you not have a great time .

I would recommend Sheila’s Cottage to anyone I know.

Thanks again Lisa

Peace and love

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. Lisa was quick to communicate when needed. Lots of space to relax and enjoy our time on Gabriola.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

A little gem on the island. Lisa our host was most accommodating. After reading many of the reviews, I was sceptical at first, but found none of these issues. Thanks again Lisa for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice but needs some improvement.

  • 3 of 5

First, Lisa the owner/manager is very pleasant and welcoming and responsive to requests. During our stay we pointed out several items/observations to Lisa that when remedied/fixed would significantly add to a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The list included the following deficiencies/issues:

1. The exhaust fan in the lower bathroom did not work and the window requires a screen. Window screens are also required in the lower bedroom---in fact all windows that can be opened should be screened. Especially important with hot summer days which we had during our stay.

2. Bars of soap and additional linens such as hand towels and face cloths for both bathrooms are required.

3.The household water is characterized by a pungent and unpleasant sulfur-like odour which could be water heater related--anode rod. We were provided separate potable water for drinking, cooking etc. and this worked out fine.

4. Additional small luncheon plates are required.

5. Portable fans should be provided in each of the bedrooms---only one was available in the lower bedroom.

6. The washing machine broke down during our stay but couldn't be repaired/looked at for over one week. Fortunately, alternate arrangements were available.

7. Nails/screws on front and rear decks/patios/stairs need to be re-set as some are popping out and could cause injuries.

8. Front door is sticking and needs to be adjusted.

9. Latch on front deck door to storage/recycling boxes needs to be adjusted--very hard to open/close.

10. Second bedroom upstairs needs more storage space for guest use--none available at the moment.

11. Hair dryer in lower bathroom does not work--at least we couldn't get it to work and power at wall plug was available.

12. Need additional ice cube trays in freezer.

13. Some info regarding recycling and garbage pick-up schedules would be handy as well as some island maps info/handouts.

These items and observations are offered as recommendations to better outfit and prepare Sheila's Cottage for future guests. My family along with a few friends enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider staying again. It certainly has 4 and 5 star potential. Thanks Lisa----

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barry, I appreciate your review we will do our best to remedy the items on your list. The water smell is from a sulphur well but safe. This year we will be Installing a cistern which will eliminate the smell of sulfur.
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A little disappointed

  • 3 of 5

Gabriola was beautiful, and we enjoyed the island. Gorgeous setting, amazing beaches/ trees. Unfortunately, Sheila's cottage was not as clean as hoped- pet hair throughout, dog poop in backyard, glass/ shards of pottery in grass which cut the foot of one of the kids. Quickly ran out of toilet paper, had to go purchase some at store. Agitator on washing machine didn't work, and dryer was not vented, leading to smoke alarm going off at past 10 p.m. ( I checked behind dryer- metal venting pinched off) due to severe overheating/ billowing humidity on opening door to laundry room. Had sent Lisa an inquiry some days before arrival, no response. Homeless lady showed up at front door at nearly midnight banging on door, saying she was lost and wanted me to drive/ walk her to police station- barged into house, and had a hard time getting her out. Since there is no land line, and I had no cell service for much of time there, couldn't contact anyone to help her, and felt a bit fearful. An unexpected, unwelcome problem to deal with on vacation.

Had to purchase a good supply of water, as water from tap tasted so strongly of sulfur, it was virtually undrinkable.

Fridge was off (though freezer was fine) upon arrival, so took a while to be cool enough for the groceries we had brought to the island.

Listed as having capacity for 8, but there were 3 beds, with the remaining 2 sleeping spots being couches in living room- not hide-a-beds. No real problem of our young kids in sleeping bags- but may be an issue for adults expecting actual beds.

We were not aware that the "separate dwelling" on the property was actually an attached apartment. Could clearly hear the TV/ phone conversations of the resident at various times.

Overall, really enjoyed the time on island, and wish I could balance the above with more positive comments- nicely decorated. Well stocked for food prep. Comfortable beds. Easy reach of ferry terminal. Many amazing parks/ beaches/ shops/ people- so much to explore. I guess when one is paying a premium price, my expectations were a bit higher than what was delivered. Certainly fell short of a rental immediately prior in Fernie, via Airbnb, for nearly half the cost.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family- friendly cottage

  • 4 of 5

Shelia's cottage is a very comfortable and spacious accommodation for a family. Owner Lisa is a great host

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $114.85
Pet Fee $153.13
Refundable Damage Deposit $153.13

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.

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