Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This place is wonderful. The lake and dock are fantastic for sun tanning and swimming. The property is gorgeous and peaceful. We enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings. The deck was a peaceful place to read and play games. I loved watching the hummingbirds while out there! The bed was soooo comfortable. It was everything we needed. I would return in a heartbeat. Bill and Dorothy were hospitable and kind. This is the place you want to vacation!
Thanks so much for the lovely review. Nothing makes us happier than when our guests enjoy all the amenities.... especially the lake, hot tub and private deck. We know that you really needed a quiet break and we are delighted that it was everything you hoped it would be! We wish you a wonderful rest of the summer and hope that we will see you again in the future! :)
This is the place you were looking for
My wife and I travel quite a bit - 10 countries over the last 18 months. We like to stay in homeshares when possible, and have met some wonderful and colorful locals this way. Dorothy and Bill, and what they have created at Hidden Springs, has made a lasting impression on our hearts . The pictures and reviews you see, while beautiful and kindly worded, cannot do this haven and its hosts justice. Long before pulling onto the property, you know you are someplace special - the verdant backcountry roads of the Comox Valley roll with warmth and an invigorating sense of adventure. Entering the grounds of Hidden Springs, you are immediately greeted by a rush of fresh air and at once the rising chorus of the forest and its animals, and a quiet and secluded zen. We stayed for nearly a week but could just as easily have stayed for the month. The Carriage House has any and all matter of needed amenities, and Dorothy and Bill were graciously available for anything that came up (including sharing a glass of wine over lovely conversation). Do yourself and your loved ones a favor - unplug from whatever ailes you during your day-to-day, and make time to visit Hidden Springs. If you're anything like us, you will be glad you did - and eagerly awaiting a return visit. Thank you so much Dorothy and Bill!
This is truly an escape from the hustle and bustle of today's world. We were so warmly welcomed and given a thorough tour and everything was exactly as expected. Communication was excellent and they checked in just enough to see that we had no questions with out being nosy. There was even a welcome basket with local goodies. We will definatly stay again if they will have us and take advantage of the lake for swimming next time!.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. It was such a pleasure to host you, we were happy that you got a chance to enjoy the peace and quiet and ... YES..... We would love to have you back anytime! 😊
Great hidden gem that has left us with such a lasting impression!
This Carriage House was all that we could ask for over a much needed blissful Thanksgiving getaway for our little family (myself, hubby and 2+year old son). The property is tucked away in a quiet area surrounded by the peaceful sounds of nature.... And only 10 mins from town. Dorothy and Bill were beyond welcoming. Such a special couple that have left an imprint on my heart. They invited us over to enjoy their fire pit one evening and the hours rolled by with story sharing and laughter. Such a great time!
The Carriage House was quiet and cozy for us 3 - our son loved the place - and we felt immediately at home. The hot tub and outdoor shower was also top notch. The grounds were beautifully kept. This would be such a great place to come back to over the Summer (so we could enjoy their lake) but also would be great during the Winter as well. This getaway was all we needed to convince us that we would love to move to Courtenay. And we definitely plan on dropping by to visit Dorothy and Bill in the future.
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful Carriage House. It was an experience for the books! 💓
Lisa, Justin and Jack 👪
Thank you for this lovely and heartfelt review. It was SUCH a pleasure to have your beautiful little family stay with us and we so enjoyed getting to know you better! Yes, the blazing fire and the visit was a highlight for us as well. We truly hope that you will be able to move to the Comox Valley. We need vibrant young people like yourselves and, as you discovered, it is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Please keep in touch....we hope to see you again.....you warmed our hearts too. :)
Lovely location, quiet grounds
Well kept rental in a beautiful park like setting. Unless you absolutely need to be by the ocean, this is the best place to stay we've found in mid Vancouver Island. The hosts were exceptional helpful to us. We don't get the Vancouver Island often but this will definitely be our place to stay next time we get there.
We loved our Anniversary getaway at Hidden Springs
This little gem of a cottage is a 5* in its quality, cleanliness, amenities and comfort. We came to Hidden Springs for our first time in August 2018. Dorothy & Bill were so friendly, warm & welcoming during our tour of the property. The cottage is on the 2nd floor, bright, spacious and super clean. It had everything we needed for our 3 night stay. A very comfortable bed, full kitchen & beautiful furnishings & deck comforts. There is a lovely hot tub a few steps from the cottage. We didn't end up using it, but it looked very relaxing. We were beyond impressed with this little gem, will highly recommend to our friends & family and definitely will be back!
It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us at Hidden Springs.....and very lovely to see that both of you could have a very enjoyable 18th anniversary with lots of downtime after a very busy summer. Thanks for the lovely review and yes! We would love to have you back anytime!