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Cozy West Coast Waterfront -- 'Garden Beach' Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Gardenbeach Cottage is a cozy two-bedroom cabin, set on low bank beachfront property, surrounded by shrubs, evergreens and arbutus trees, with views out across Ballenas Channel and Georgia Strait to the Bellenas Islands, the Gulf Islands, and the British Columbia mainland beyond. From the front deck it is just steps across the grass to the 70-foot-wide ocean frontage and a rock and pebble beach for walks, swimming, boating, and fishing.

YEAR ROUND -- An ideal location for those wanting to explore and enjoy the activities and tourist destination spots of Vancouver Island:- Parksville close at hand; Nanaimo and Victoria to the south; Qualicum Beach, Courtenay, Comox, and Mount Washington (skiing) to the north; Tofino, Long Beach, and Pacific Rim National Park (the famous 'Long Beach') to the east on the west coast of Vancouver Island - for surfing, storm watching, whale watching, and spectacular sightseeing.



In the area:

* Nine kilometers (5.5 miles) to Schooner Cove Marina (boat launch, fishing guides, kayak rentals, fine dining)

* One kilometer (about half a mile) to the Beachcomber Marina

* Five kilometers (3 miles) to Fairwinds 18-hole golf course and driving range (fine dining)

* Ten kilometers (6.5 miles) to the Red Gap Market grocery store and other small shops

Nearest towns:

* 15 kilometers (10 miles) to PARKSVILLE

* 25 kilometers (15 miles) to QUALICUM BEACH

* 25 kilometers (15 miles) to NANAIMO

Guest Comments:

“Well it was love at first sight. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and only wish we could stay longer.”

“Your cabin is a wonderful secluded site to enjoy nature, watching the sea and her inhabitants was enthralling. Eagles showed themselves often, as well as gulls, crows, seals and otters playing on the rocks. At supper last night two (of the many!) deer waltzed past the dining room window.”

“We lacked for nothing. Thank you for all your thoughtful details and the cozy cottage feel. Our dog loved retrieving his toy in the sea and often commented on how great the view was.”

Keywords: Cabin Waterfront Pet-friendly

More Details

Kathryn Pearson
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place for a honeymoon. The setting is incredible. We appreciated the cabin and all the nice little touches. Many thanks.
Jul 2000
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Beachcomber

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Two Bedrooms, One Full Bathroom (with shower/tub), Full Kitchen with Electric Refrigerator and Stove, Laundry/Mud Room with Washer, and Freezer, Wood-burning Air-tight Fireplace, Color TV, Cable, Telephone with answering machine, Radio/Cassette/CD Player, Large Decks with Deck Furniture. All kitchen utensils and linens are supplied as well as various 'cottage' entertainments - games, books, etc. Sleeping arrangements include two bedrooms - one with Queen-size bed, one with bunk beds, Complimentary high speed internet access for your own laptop computer


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Cozy West Coast Waterfront -- 'Garden Beach' Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 11 reviews

Extremely pleased

  • 5 of 5

We are absolutely delighted with our stay at Garden Beach Cottage. The location is quite wonderful - right on the water with super views and lots of wildlife sauntering by to delight. This is a true cottage. Cozy and full of retro details. Excellent comfy beds. The bunk-beds were a nice surprise as the bottom is a double and top a single with good quality mattresses and linens. Queen bed also very good quality.

Having planned to explore Vancouver Island from this central position, we actually spent a lot of our time 'at home' enjoying the view from the comfort of the sprawling decks. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: 23-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4 1
Vancouver, BC

Beautiful Cottage in a Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an amazing 4-day getaway with two girlfriends at Garden Beach Cottage!

By far one of the nicest cottages I've ever had the pleasure of renting: the location is stunning and right on the beach. I've never seen so many eagles and deer from that close up. The cottage itself is extremely well-maintained, was spotless upon our arrival, and features multiple levels of sprawling decks for eating and lounging. The decor was well chosen and extremely charming (beautiful vintage stove!), and was so well outfitted. Anything you could possibly need is probably in the cupboard. Plastic wrap, wax paper, a couple dozen different kinds of dried herbs, a hair dryer, floatation devices for going in the water - all the little things I usually forget to pack while travelling but that make your stay way more comfortable. Plus the things other cottages tend to skimp on, like towels and robes… there was an abundance of fluffy towels so we never had to worry about doing laundry during our stay (though there was a washer/dryer if we had needed to).

The owner obviously takes a lot of pride in this property and in being an amazing host. Thank you for everything, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 1
Vancouver, B.C.

Delightful Cottage Experience

  • 5 of 5

Garden Beach Cottage is everything and more than we had hoped for. The owners maintain this cozy property in excellent condition and have equipped it carefully, with many 'extras' in anticipation of their guests needs and whims, providing everything from vintage cottage games and puzzles to wireless internet and an iPod dock. Our welcome basket included champagne and goodies, and our little dog was thrilled to find a special dish and treats for him as well. Spectacular views, large decks, frequent wildlife sightings, and a central Vancouver Island location -- all added to the comfort of the cottage to create a wonderful holiday experience. We've found a treasure -- and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy, and so comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Nanoose cottage for a few days over New Year's and it was one of the most memorable New Year's Eves I've had. The location is beautiful, and has the feeling of being secluded, without the inconveniences of isolation. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and lots of lovely touches, including this amazing vintage stove that was so much fun to use! Being right on the water is such a treat, to hear the waves and the see the wildlife, it felt very special. We ended up cancelling our plans for day trips, and hope to make our stay an annual tradition!

  • Submitted: 21-Jan-2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words. We will be delighted to welcome you back to Garden Beach Cottage anytime!
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Garden Beach cottage VRBO Listing # 33006

  • 2 of 5

Beautiful setting but the cottage was very rustic and not suitable for 4 adults. Overpriced and in need of upgrades and repairs to justify the weekly rates. There is nowhere to launch the boat which is a ways from the waters edge and too heavy to move!! We really enjoyed the deck life and nearby beaches. Views are spectacular.

  • Submitted: 19-Jan-2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were sad to read the January 19, 2013 comments re your stay at Garden Beach Cottage in August of 2012. We were also surprised that you posted these remarks with VRBO when your arrangements were made neither through, nor with us directly. This is the first we have heard of your displeasure with the cottage. While the majority of guests report to us their pleasure with the cottage atmosphere we take pride in and work hard to provide (and which we are careful to accurately depict with photos and details on our listing page), we sincerely regret that you were unhappy with your experience last summer.
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3 12
calgary, Alberta

wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 week at this wonderful cabin. It is truly like a home away from home. They have thought of everything you could ever need during your stay. The sunrises are special and that is when you could see otters, seals and killer whale. Cabin is located in an ideal location for day trips. They place is well maintained and very clean. The pictures do not due it justice!!

Thanks so much for everything!!

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Shopping (including various antique shops) and Galleries, Artists Workshops, Whale Watching, Fishing charters, Boat charters and so on.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Beachcomber

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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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