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Charming Cottage in the Country

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Come and enjoy a country getaway at the Broody Rooster Guesthouse and Gallery. The guesthouse is a charming cottage in the popular Cedar/Yellowpoint area just 15 minutes south of Nanaimo. Located on a small farm, the guesthouse is a unique, stylish cottage with all the amenities you need to getaway from it all, yet remain within reach of urban amenities.

As you drive down our long driveway, you will likely be greeted at the fence by the horses. Outside, the cottage has a large front porch with seating where you can enjoy your morning coffee and view the sun coming up over the pasture. Inside, the cottage boasts restored fir flooring and stained/leaded glass windows throughout which let in lots of sunshine. The open concept layout and 14 foot high ceilings provide plenty of space. Gather some fresh vegetables from our garden and use the large kitchen to make your own meals. Watch the ducks swim on the back pond as you do the dishes, or feed the chickens your leftovers out the back gate. There is always lots of activity going on at the farm and you are welcome to watch and enjoy.

The cottage is tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you will need on your vacation. There is a queen size bed plus two additional futon type beds (a double and a twin) to sleep a total of 5 people. All bedding and linens are provided. You can catch up on laundry by using the washer and drier or try using mother natures drier - the clothes line (a rare amenity in todays world).

While at the cottage, you are in a perfect location to enjoy numerous day trips north and south to popular attractions in Chemainus, Ladysmith, Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum. Or, just stay at the farm and read a book, relax, take a hike at a local park or cook up a meal with ingredients from the garden.

Yellowpoint/ Cedar is a rural area south of Nanaimo where long winding fences, pastures, century farms and markets are abundant. Each Sunday from 10 - 2 pm, a popular flea market takes place at the Cedar Community hall, 5 minutes away. Or on Saturdays, the local farmers market is at the Crow and Gate Pub, about 6 minutes away.

The area is known for its concentration of artisans - check out the Cedar/Yellowpoint Artisans for more information and take a week to visit them all!. The Broody Rooster is a gallery for six months of the year displaying paintings and photography by Nicole Vaugeois, owner of the cottage.

Many come to the area with their bikes to cycle the country roads and visit artisans or stop at local pubs.

Enjoy the parks and trails nearby or head out to the beach 5 minutes away. For those traveling with horses, we can accommodate your trailer and horses in our front paddock or a stall in our deluxe barn. Water is available and there are trails nearby for you to enjoy.

Ask about availability soon. After booking, guests are asked to send a one night deposit ($130 CDN) online on the Guesthouse website (see links below) or by mail with cheque or money order to confirm your stay. Information on the area will be sent to you to help plan your stay. Upon arrival, the remaining bill can be settled with cash, VISA or Mastercard or cheque in CDN funds.

Want to see more? A video tour of the cabin is available on our official website for the Broody Rooster (see links shown) to give you a better idea of the layout and size of the cabin.

Keywords: cottage, farm, rural, cabin, getaway, country

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About The Owner

John Predyk and Nicole Vaugeois are owners of the Broody Rooster Guesthouse and Gallery. Nicole is also an artist and runs the cottage as a gallery displaying her artwork in the fall.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Cowichan Valley G

The property was purchased so we could live in the country and enjoy the amenities around us.

What makes this cottage unique

We get to enjoy living in a beautiful area and meeting people from around the world.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Cowichan Valley G

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, tub, toilet and sink
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 3 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) one double size futon and one twin size futon available in the unit with bedding sleeping a total of 5 persons
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • porch/lanai
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Pastoral views, pond, organic garden, paddock for those traveling with horses, farm animals, flower gardens, clothes line


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful little farmhouse studio. Perfect for a couple wanting a country setting.

  • 5 of 5

Darling country cottage. Owners were wonderful. Let us have all the garden veges we wanted to pick. Also fresh eggs! House cat was adorable and made himself at home. Great for our lifestyle of biking and playing outdoors.

  • Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bill and Sandy - was an absolute pleasure to have you here for your getaway. Hope to see you again someday. John and Nicole
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Such a quaint and beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at the little farm house with our toddler and baby and we loved it!

The property is so quiet and peaceful.

We all loved exploring the grounds and picking fresh veggies and fruit.

The accommodation was larger than we expected which was a nice surprise; weren't cramped at all!

We live in Vancouver and this property was a great little escape to unwind, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carlee, it's is a pleasure to share our farm with great folks like you. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again. John and Nicole
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Fantastic Family stay at Vancouver Island

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts, Nicole and John, lovely aspect with chickens and horses, food to pick, fresh eggs and wild berries, great facilities and a family farm holiday the kids will remember for ever. Clean and very functioning property which we LOVED. Everything we needed. All so close, but so far from busy Nanaimo and the port to the main land. Quiet, relaxing, but well centred for golf, horse riding wine tasting and island hoping. Loved it. Massive recommendation.

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, very peaceful and calm.

  • 5 of 5

Overall excellent experience.

  • Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anthony. We enjoyed having you here on you island experience. John and Nicole
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Amazing Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming cottage in the country. Our hosts, John and Nicole and of course, Oscar made us feel at home. Farm fresh eggs for breakfast in the morning, watching the horses. chickens and ducks added to our overall experience. The accommodations had everything in place that any traveller would need. John and Nicole are the most friendly people that you could ever meet and they made our vacation one that we will always cherish! We certainly hope to have the opportunity to return here for a longer stay on our next trip.

Thank you John, Nicole and Oscar for making our vacation special!

Randy and Gail, Bridgenorth, Ontario

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Randy and Gail, Meeting people like you is why we offer to share our home. We enjoyed chatting with you while you were here. We hope to see you or your daughter again someday here at the cottage. John and Nicole
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Great place with kids

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly situated to visit Nanaimo region. Well equipped kitchen with everything we needed. The kids loved having chickens and other animals around, and picking vegetables from the garden.

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline, we enjoy sharing the farm with families and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Nicole and John
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The area is known for an abundance of local artisans and gardens. See the Yellowpoint Cedar Artisan tour. The Crow and Gate is a popular local pub, and the Mahle House in Cedar is one of the areas finest restaurants. Enjoy the beach off Yellowpoint and local parks with hiking trails.


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