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Garden Bay Cottage Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 5 Sleeps

My place is close to many beautiful lakes and the pacific ocean. Great for hiking, relaxing, bird watching, peace and quiet. Enjoy the insert fireplace or (in fire season) enjoy an outdoor fire in the fire pit. You’ll love the place because of the high ceilings, the trees, the amenities, outdoor shower, the location, and the ambiance. There is a wide screen tv with complimentary netflix and Apple TV. The cottage is great for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), and sleeps up to 6. The many lakes are the best. There are boat rentals and kayaking close by as well as some great restaurants, art stores, golf course, hiking trails, tourist sights, and even horseback riding close by. Coffee is complimentary, along with grinder, bodem, dishes, towels, cutlery, microwave, strong wifi, and many other amenities for your enjoyment. Pets are 12 dollars night additional.

More Details

Tony Papa
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Tony Papa

i am a filmmaker that travels a lot. I love hosting people at my second home in this beautiful, quiet, peaceful place. I also run a film school in Powell River BC and offer my cottage in-between my stays there. You will love it. It's very quiet and peaceful.

Tony Papa purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Tony Papa chose Garden Bay

This was purchased as a get-a-way for my daughter and myself from the city. Since then we moved to another town further up the coast to run a film school so I don't use this one as much though I love staying there in between hosting guests. It is the perfect balance between secluded and accessible.

What makes this cottage unique

Unique benefits to this place are the many beautiful lakes, the ocean very close, the quiet and the wonderful trees that surround the place, . Hiking trails are many and there are many great places to discover. Great breakfast places, pubs, golf course and stars to see. It is just a 5 minute walk to the ocean and a 10 minute walk to the beautiful Hotel Lake.


Garden Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please be aware there will be a $20 charge deducted from the security deposit if ALL GARBAGE is not removed from the premises upon departure.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom 1 has a full large shower, with sink and toilet. Bathroom 2 has full deep bath and shower, sink and toilet. In summer there is also an outdoor shower in back of cottage for and enjoyable hot and could shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Garden Bay Cottage Retreat
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Cozy, everything you need, close to trails

  • 4 of 5

Lovely warm and cozy cottage/cabin, with all the essentials and good technology (fast wifi, Netflix, etc.) for relaxing indoors in the evening (we stayed in deep mid-winter). We found ample trails within walking distance for short hikes with beautiful views. Pender Hill trail is a stone's throw from the door for a quick workout. If we ever went anywhere twice (which we don't) we'd stay here again. Thank you, Tony!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erica and company were great guests. They left the place in good shape and clean. House rules observed and are welcome back anytime. Thanks Erica Tony
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Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Great Cabin in the Woods

  • 4 of 5

Private well supplied getaway. We were looking for a peaceful few days away and found it. Tony's little hideaway was perfect. Secluded but not secluded. Close enough to the neighbors yet private and perfect. Lots to see and do on the Sunshine Coast. Beautiful lakes abound. Ocean close by and numerous hiking trails. Thanks Tony.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you guys there. Thanks for taking good care of the place. Glad you enjoyed it. Till next time, all good things. Tony
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Lovely Property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the comfortable cottage. Great location!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at the garden bay cottage Ann. Hope to see you again. Best, Tony
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Thank you Tony for the great weekend at your cottage...

  • 5 of 5

Well organized for 4 people, private, close to lakes and the ocean. Do food shopping on way at Seashell, no stores close by.

Owner, Tony was a call away.

Super place to stay... Thx again... Family of 4 with 2 girls (dogs)

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the stay. Actually, IGA food market is only 20 minutes away at Madiera Park. Liquer store, convenience store and breakfast espresso drinks etc. all there in Madiera Park. Also, there is a 10 minute drive to Garden Bay Marina with Food shopping there as well, along with Pub dining etc. Good breakfast there as well. That info is on the postings at cabin. Sorry you missed those. Hard to get it all in one stay. All my best, Tony
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $197.39
Pet Fee $9.47
Cleaning $59.22

Check in noon check out noon. If child is under 2 years old the extra person would be discounted to $7 per night. Pet fee of 36 is based on a 3 night stay. If longer will be $12 dollars extra per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.