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Ainslie Point Deluxe Waterfront Cottage with Beach and Dock Access

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This deluxe cottage sits on Ainslie Point at the head of Bedwell Harbour with waterview on three sides. You will have access to our private dock and beach plus be able to catch your own fresh crab for a special dinner. The large deck area offers extended outside living both undercover and in the open surroundings. Enjoy the feeding hummingbirds, the Otters playing on the dock, the deer perusing the garden as well as watching the passing marine traffic.

You can enjoy a special romantic/quiet time and/or participate in the activities of this unique ecological area preserved by the Islands Trust. This location is central to galleries, hiking, disc golf, a nine or 18 hole golf course, restaurants, the world class 'Poet's Cove' and much more.

Off season is just as beautiful as the summer months - warmed by a fireplace and sometimes beautified by a layer of delicate snow.

Keywords: Cottage, oceanfront

More Details

Alma Lightbody
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Alma Lightbody

My husband and I have owned the property since 1993. We built the cottage shortly after and used it with family and friends for 10 years. In the last 8 years we completed building our retirement home on the same property and live there full time. The cottage is now available for rent and we love to share this beautiful location with others. The cottage has its own view and is separated from our home by trees.

Alma Lightbody purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Alma Lightbody chose Pender Island

The self contained cottage has all the amenities of a full house. It is private and has beautiful water views on 3 sides.

We had a wish list for the property of our dreams for retirement and traveled to all the Southern Gulf islands over several summers til we found this perfect spot. Enjoy your stay!

What makes this cottage unique

Renters have access to the beach and boat dock, with use of a canoe and rowboat (along with life jackets) and a crab trap.

The cottage has large outer decks, a fold out futon, swinging chairs, varied deck furniture and an outside BBQ . This provides full outside living surrounded by glass railings, a mixture of trees types and a stunning water view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

" We can not say enough about how much we enjoyed our time at Ainslie Pt Cottage. The setting for the cottage is remarkable - set on the water, overlooking a beautiful inlet. The island is beautiful, and the view from the cottage is truly mesmerizing. We really enjoyed the deck and bbq that feels as though it is set amongst the tree tops. The crab caught right off the dock is fantastic eating. When inside the cottage, there is no compromise - the kitchen and bathroom are big, modern and clean with all appliances, and once again the open view to the water is amazing.

We spent 12 days all over British Colombia, but wish we stayed 12 days at Ainslie Pt Cottage....."

Darcy Backman and Kim Marshall

London, ON
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Pender Island, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Use of Rowboat, canoe and crab trap are the sole responsibility of the 'renter'
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Access to Private Dock, Beach, rowboat, canoe and crab trap


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Ainslie Point Deluxe Waterfront Cottage with Beach and Dock Access
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews
Chilliwack BC Canada

Lovely cozy cabin in a beautiful area with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the cottage. It was very comfortable and cozy. The location is amazing and the view is absolutely stunning. We had a great time catching crabs off the dock, using the rowboat and canoe, and playing frisbee golf on the course near by. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a lovely stay on Pender Island.

  • Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cassandra. Sometimes it is hard to entertain young boys on a quiet winter retreat. Sounds like all of you did a great job of enjoying the moment and your surroundings. With Light, Alma
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Federal Way, WA

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Pender Islands, but it will not be our last! The cottage was fabulous and the location could not have been more perfect. The peace and quiet there was just what we needed. What a find!

  • Submitted: 6-Jun-2007
  • Stayed: April 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

Great stay. Definitely will come back

  • 4 of 5

Great stay. Definitely will come back. Beautiful view and beautiful cottage

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christian for your review. Sorry the weather wasn't perfect but it will be this summer. We appreciate how well you treated the cottage. It makes us feel good. With Light, Alma & Mack
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Victoria, BC

Bright, peaceful, comfortable and a terrific view.

  • 5 of 5

Alma and Mack, thank you again for letting us stay at your fabulous cottage this past weekend. We weren't exaggerating when we said it is the nicest one we have stayed in so far.

Mike asked me what I look for when I pick a place for us to stay, and I said I look at the bedroom, that it doesn't look outdated, or has a bedspread that was probably embroidered by someone's grandmother. And I look at the living room furniture, because it's quite possible we may have to be sitting inside due to the weather. Your cottage was wonderfully decorated, and the new reclining chairs you have are extremely comfortable. So often rentals are where all the outdated and tired things end up from the renters main house. This is certainly not the case with your cottage. It was a delight.

  • Submitted: 9-May-2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lynne and Mike for such special review and glad you like the new recliners. We make a point making some kind of update each year to keep the surroundings pleasant and in good shape. We enjoyed your visit, as did our puppy, Callum and look forward to seeing you this fall. Alma & Mack
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A Very Memorable Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The cottage at Ainslie Point is perfectly appointed for a family of 4. It is extremely clean, has all the comforts of home including high speed internet, a bonus for our teens. The owners Mac and Alma are generous hosts and very knowledgeable of the great hikes, fishing spots, local history, shopping and best eating on the island. They are the perfect hosts, balancing hospitality, yet allowing our family lots of privacy. This was indeed a memorable family vacation. We will be back and thank you once again Mac and Alma for sharing the beauty of your property with us. Bless you with all good things always!

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta / Canada

WOW.....what a find!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday at Ainslie Point Cottage. She is in a beautiful private spot overlooking the sheltered waters of Bedwell Harbour, a perfect escape for those who relish a quieter pace and direct beach access. Its setting forces you to slow down, breathe deeply, listen to the lapping of the gentle beach waters below you and to marvel at life around you whether that be hummingbirds within arm's reach, the grazing of uncaring deer nearby or the relaxed slow moving boat traffic below. Ainslie Point Cottage was a perfect getaway for us as it had everything we needed for a great time. The cottage itself was very clean, well equipped and its many decks meant that we could always find sunshine or shade whatever we fancied. Our favorite perch was on the front deck eyeing the crab traps from afar and hoping for results. Our favorite cottage time? You guessed it, feasting on crab on the front deck with the sun setting and a chilled glass of wine by our side. The proximity of Beaumont Marine Park and Poet's Cove (only a canoe paddle away) and the start of the Mt. Norman hiking trails (only a short walk away) meant that we could be as active as we wanted to be or not! Ainslie Point truly had it all including two wonderful hosts, Mack and Alma, who made us feel totally at home right from the get go. Our time there, albeit short, was perfect in every sense and we look forward to visiting them and her again and again…….unless of course everyone reading this decides to go!!

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With each visitor we are convinced that renting our our cottage is the best thing we have done. We enjoy the powerful energy that comes with these visits. We learn so much from what the visitors experience and enjoy in different ways from our location and Pender Island as a whole.
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Whale watching, Library, Spa facilities, Disc Golf, Multiple Art Galleries, Saturday Morning Market, Horse Back Riding, New Years Eve Lantern Festival


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Pender Island, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Sep 23 2017 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
high season
May 26 2018 - Sep 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
low season
Sep 22 2018 - May 24 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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