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Escape to Tranquil 2BR Carriage House on 6 Acres and Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Escape the busy city life and relax in our warm and inviting Carriage House at Hidden Springs Retreat. We are located on 6 acres in the heart of farming country in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and yes, our lake is perfect for swimming!

We are 10 minutes from Courtenay and 25 minutes from the top of Mt. Washington. Minutes away you will find amazing beaches, golfing, great shopping and top restaurants

featuring locally grown foods including our local award winning cheeses and wines. Or, if you prefer, our kitchen is fully equipped for you to prepare your own meals. Perhaps something purchased at the Farmers' Market, 5 minutes away or you could go down to the Comox Dock and buy a freshly caught salmon or Halibut from a local fisherman....

Backing onto the forest, with views to the lake, the Carriage House is completely private. It is immaculate, beautifully appointed and completely self-contained. Imagine gazing up at the stars while you are soaking in the hot tub or sipping on a glass of wine (from a local winery just minutes away) while sitting at the edge of the lake or on your own covered and beautifully furnished deck.

Our other wonderful amenities will help you to relax as you spend some time here at Hidden Springs.

Please note that Hidden Springs is a place of tranquility and peace and is meant strictly for the use and enjoyment of our registered guests only.

The Carriage House Suite is Fully Self Contained in a separate building with :

*Master Bedroom With King Size Bed, Separate Sitting Area

and a Private Deck Overlooking the Forest

*Soaker Tub With Separate Shower

*Gourmet Kitchen with all appliances and completely outfitted with deluxe pots, pans

and cutlery.

*Wireless Internet with Apple TV. Surround sound LCD TV. Blue ray with movies.

*Hot Tub and Towels

*Heated Outdoor Shower And Change Room

*A Lake For Swimming, Viewing and Enjoying

* Turkish Cotton Robes

*Second Bedroom With Twin Beds

*Beautifully Decorated Covered Deck off Kitchen with Large


*Beautiful Perennial Gardens to Enjoy

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More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About The Owner

Bill and Dorothy came to the Comox Valley in 2005 looking for a more peaceful and nature based life style. Dorothy comes from a business background . When she retired , she volunteered with Food for the Hungry, doing needs assessments and project evaluations in Rwanda, Peru, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Viet Nam and Guatemala. Canada is home but Bill and Dorothy continue to be involved in a number of projects overseas.

Bill has had varied exciting careers including forest fire fighting and commercial diving. These days he runs a successful renovation business as well as an internet business.

Hidden Springs Retreat is the culmination of a dream, a dream to create a place of tranquility and peace, a place where guests can leave the busy world for a short period of time and reconnect with nature and themselves. Bill and Dorothy are delighted to share this dream with you.

What makes this cottage unique

Our house will truly provide complete relaxation in a warm & inviting setting surrounded by nature. No concrete jungles here - just mother nature's finest.The Carriage House Suite is in a separate building away from the Big House.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Courtenay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children not allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Soaker tub with separate shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Forest View, Lakefront, Heated Changing Room with Outdoor Shower, Covered Deck with BBQ,


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Escape to Tranquil 2BR Carriage House on 6 Acres and Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
Portland, Oregon

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hidden Springs Carriage House. It is as beautiful as described, if not more so. We were four adults - a couple and two single women - so the bedroom arrangement was perfect. We were in the area to attend a wedding party for the daughter of friends. We planned an extra day but wish we had planned an extra week! When we weren't off hiking or going to the farmers market, we spent our time lounging on the outdoor deck, wearing the robes provided. We enjoyed the hot tub and especially enjoyed the outdoor shower. Dorothy and Bill have thought of every detail and their yard is absolutely beautiful. I really hope to return some day. Thank you so much for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Wonderful, welcoming retreat

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 11 nights at Hidden Springs Carriage House and want to share our pleasure and satisfaction with others. We are city folk who want all the amenities PLUS tranquility -- and we found both here in abundance. The suite is beautiful, well appointed, full kitchen, soaker tub, lovely outdoor hot tub, excellent beds, all one could wish for has been provided. As our Dutch friends would say, sehr empfehlenswert! Our hosts Dorothy and Bill gave us the space we needed while remaining accessible - felt lovely and private and would recommend to anyone needing a break from our fast paced lives. Will return if we can, and will recommend to our friends.

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abbotsford, BC

An Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I find ourselves with very busy schedules and in need of time where we can be together without interruption. Hidden Springs always lives up to its name, providing us with retreat space in luxurious conditions. Bill and Dorothy seem to know our needs and provide the perfect amount of interaction and service while allowing us space to be renewed. Privacy within minutes of beautiful coastline, wineries, cheese factories, tourism destinations all rolled into one.

It is definitely a place you will want to include in your "must visit" category.

  • Submitted: 15-Dec-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi you two, Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to write this beautiful review. We know how important it is to get away from busy lives to reconnect with those who matter most. We are thrilled that Hidden Springs is that for you! We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Berlin, Deutschland

Sehr empfehlenswert!

  • 5 of 5

Eine sehr gut ausgestattete Ferienwohnung auf dem großen, sehr gepflegten Grundstück der Eigentümer in einem seperaten Haus. Die Eigentümer sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit; der von ihnen genutzte Garten einschließlich des wunderschönen Naturteiches kann von den Gästen mit benutzt werden. Abhängig von der eigenen Interessenlage bleibt die Privatsphäre von den Vermietern ungestört oder sie sind offen für Kontakt und Gespräche. Die Lage auf Vancouver Island ist u.E. ideal zum Erkunden der Insel. Es hat uns hervorragend gefallen; gern kommen wir wieder.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To our wonderful couple from Berlin...we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time in Canada and especially your time here. It was fun to see Erik do his laps in the lake every morning and you certainly took the time to see so much of what the Comox Valley has to offer. We especially loved that you also enjoyed the peace and quiet here and our visit (with the bottle of wine that you so thoughtfully provided) was a highlight of our memories of your time here. We sure hope that you will be able to visit again, Bill hopes to have the sauna ready!
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Comox, BC


  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a beautiful get away. We thank you both Dorothy and Bill for sharing your beautiful paradise with my daughters and I and my daughters boyfriend.

It has been a long time since we experienced such beauty and serenity.

We are all planning our next visit to hidden springs as soon as we can.

Give a great pat to Duke and Daisy, what lovely dogs.

Thanks again for the most memorable time

Best regards


  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your family had such a wonderful time. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than hearing the laughter of our guests as they unwind and get into the tranquility of Hidden Springs Retreat. Yes, please come back soon...we'd love to have you! The dogs send wags and lick!
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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Back to the loud city life and all I keep thinking about is how peaceful, charming and stunning this property is - thank you for sharing it, Bill and Dorothy! We had such a great time jumping into the lake, relaxing on the deck, cooking after a day of foraging goodies at local farms and markets...we honestly should have booked longer than 3 nights. It's the perfect spot to explore the valley from and such a cozy nest to come back to - we look forward to a future visit!

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so happy that you enjoyed all that Hidden Springs and the Comox Valley have to offer! You were a pleasure to host and whenever you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city you know where you can visit to have some down time. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Courtenay, British Columbia

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$65

Check-in...4pm Check-out..11am
Maximum 4 persons (adults only, no young children please)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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