Hobo's Pond is on five wooded acres overlooking the Englishman River.
About Marlene Prescott
Hobos Pond Get Away is a new listing. We invite you enjoy a vacation at Hobo's Pond. We will do everything we can to help you enjoy this beautiful place. We purchased our property in 1989. We built a cottage and came here for our vacations until 2001 when we retired and moved here permanently. In 2012 we started building our main house. This now allows us to share our property with guests who can enjoy our cottage. We still are awed by the lush greenery we are surrounded with. Our tall trees and our proximity to the river and our pond are still a godsend. We continue to enjoy our beautiful property and invite you to join us here at Hobo's Pond.
Marlene Prescott purchased this Cottage in 1989
Why Marlene Prescott chose Errington
We purchased this property because we love nature and we love being beside a river. Harvey has been fishing rivers since he was a child. This property has some special features. Almost from our doorstep you can hike all the way to Top Bridge. You can actually hike all the way to Parksville if you are a serious hiker. Top Bridge is a fabulous place with a suspension bridge and pot holes that are a favourite swimming spot for locals and visitors. You can also get to Top Bridge via the main island highway. The entire hike along the Englishman River is very picturesque and there are picnic sites in several locations. This hike allows our guests to enjoy our native trees , salal bushes and ferns just to mention a few native plants. It is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. This is a moderate hike for anyone who has reasonably good health and good shoes. However it is quite a long hike and guests should be prepared with water and some food as well as sturdy shoes and of course some swim suits.
What makes this Cottage unique
The hobo cottage is very comfortable; it has a lovely large deck where you can look down into the Englishman River. The cottage is cheery with white walls and comfortable furniture. Just off the deck is a fire pit for those lovely evenings when you want to sit out by the fire. The interior of the cottage has an open concept so it creates a nice airy feel. The cottage has real wood floors, that are easy to maintain. There is TV and all the other modern conveniences. It is fully equipped with linen and dishes.The benefits to staying here are the relatively quiet woodsy atmosphere surrounding the cottage. The property offers guests lots of privacy. On the property and surrounding area are many native plants indigenous to this area: huckleberries, salmon berries, rose hips, salal, oregon grape, ferns, cedar - fir and hemlock evergreen trees, skunk cabbage, willows and many more. Even though this property is out of town and in the country it offers the traveller the ability to make quick trips to get food and gas. We are about a twenty minute drive from most amenities. And we are 10 minutes from the General Store at Grafton and Englishman River Road. Many of the property owners in our area raise horses and goats. Some of the farms are large and others are just a few acres. Driving the back roads can be quite a delightful experience and encourage our guests to go exploring.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Comfortable house, peaceful setting
We loved our stay at Hobo's Pond! The house was immaculate and comfortable. We loved visiting the baby ducks in the pond and watching the rabbits nibbling the grass every morning and evening. The river is just a short (but steep) hike down the hill behind the house. Our hosts were very welcoming and gave us good tips about the area. It was a great base for lots of outdoor activities: canoeing at Horne Lake, hiking in Englishmen River Park, visiting Cathedral Grove, taking the ferry to Newcastle Island. Highly recommended!
We had a fantastic stay at Hobo's Pond! Cannot say enough about the gracious and welcoming owners Marlene and Harvey. We didn't even see half of the beauty this property has to offer due to a busy schedule but what we did see was heaven...will definitely be back as we enjoyed the area and property so much! Most tranquil and beautiful setting ever!!! Thank you to Marlene and Harvey for sharing their hidden gem with us 😊�
recent visit proved to be special: dry blue sky weather, wonderful home and owners, highly to be recommended.
peaceful and relaxing
Everything you could possibly want and more! Very friendly and helpful. Very enjoyable stay.
Thank you for the kind review. We couldn't ask for kinder more thoughtful guests. We hope to see you again in the future even just to drop in and say hi to us.
Easy access to river, trails, lots of trees, peace and quiet
This cute small house is on a large property. The owners also have a house on the property, but this house is quite private. You are literally right on the englishman river, and a beautiful extensive hiking trail along the river starts just a 3 minute walk away. You are also quite close to coombs, parksville, the wildlife refunge, old country market, and Nanoose Bay.
We saw several rabbits on the property even morning and evening, and a couple of deer one day. There are very few houses nearby, and the ones that are in the area are not that close.
The house itself has tall ceilings, a bed downstairs and 2 beds in the upstairs "loft" area. When we checked in, it was very clean. It is an open design and does not have any bedrooms per se. The kitchen has fairly modern appliances and more than everything that you need for cooking, including salt, sugar, pepper, a blender, toaster, dishwashing liquid, etc. It also has a washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi. Plenty of blankets, towels, pillows, and a small collection of DVDs. 1 1/2 bathrooms. It even had a stool for the kids to use the bathroom sink properly.
The back has an outdoor back and there are plenty of chairs. The thoughtful owners were very nice and friendly without being intrusive, and they gave us fresh vegetables from their garden.
We stayed 4 nights and were very happy with our choice.
Enjoyed having this lovely family stay with us at Hobos Pond. They were a very adventuresome family and quickly discovered all the nice things to see and do in this area. It is good for us to see our guests having a relaxing vacation. They took good care of our cottage and we hope they return another time to Hobos Pond. So thank you Scott and Penny for staying at Hobos Pond. We loved seeing your amazing photos.
Silence IS golden...
Well equipped property in a clearing far from the normal crowd.
Really peaceful with all destinations within easy reach.
Highly recommended for a relaxing holiday.
Thank you both for sharing our property and taking such good care of our cottage. We enjoyed having you here at Hobos Pond. And we hope you are able to return to Hobos Pond again in the future.