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360 degree ever-changing views! Peace and tranquility! Wildlife galore!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Unique Private Peninsula And Island On Saanich Inlet

*Ocean-front guest cottage. Private peninsula, island.

*Property has been in our family for three generations

*A refuge for people, and a haven for wildlife

*Private beach access.

*360 degree views

*Relax or go exploring. Lots to see and do.

*Quiet rural neighbourhood. Organic farms, vineyards

*Perfect for walking, cycling, wildlife viewing, photography, reading, painting, water activities.

*Abundant wildlife and native west-coast vegetation.

*A birding/wildlife-viewing paradise! Where bald eagles soar, seals, and otters frolic.

*Unique/varied rock formations; tidal pools, fossils.

*Arborists' dream. Rare trees...growing through deck!

*Magnificent sunsets from every window

*Fresh air, envigorating ocean breezes

*Clear night skies; stars, meteor showers, moon-rivers

*Living waters; sealife, bioluminescence, lapping waves

*Winter storm watching... up close, warm and dry!

*Water activities; Beachcombing, kayaking, snorkeling

*Near Galloping Goose and Lochside trail cycling paths

*10 minutes from the seaside town of Sidney, and 30 minutes to Victoria

*Rich in history!

More Details

Cordelia Mcintosh
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Cordelia Mcintosh

Coal Point consists of a private peninsula, connected by a footbridge to a small island named after our eldest son. It has been a home-away-from-home for many international visitors over the years. I am trilingual (English, German and some French). I love sharing the natural beauty of this area with my guests, and all it has to offer. Our family is committed to preserving the natural beauty of this unique property for the next generation.

Cordelia Mcintosh purchased this cottage in 1958

Why Cordelia Mcintosh chose North Saanich

Our cottage has been in the family for 3 generations. Visitors always remark on how special this property is. It has inspired both artists and writers. It is truly a refuge in every sense. We feel privileged to observe wildlife in its natural setting from our home on a daily basis. Seasonal changes attract different wildlife, and offer exceptional and varied viewing experiences year-round.

What makes this cottage unique

360 degree views. Steps from the beach. Exclusive access to private island. Hot tub overlooks the sights and sounds of beautiful Saanich Inlet. Listen to the seagulls call, the sea lions bark, the waves rolling into shore. Relax in the hammock under our grove of Oak trees. Storm watch during winter months. Snorkel/dive and enjoy abundant sea creatures. Spring herring run makes the ocean come alive with wildlife. Amazing sunsets. Tidal pools. Summer bioluminescence! A 'foodies' delight!...Enjoy visits to a local organic farm stand, winery or fresh fish market in Sidney. Close to amenities, ferry, airport. Near Lochside Trail and Galloping Goose cycle paths.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear McIntosh family,

Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality. I have lived in Canada for over 10 years, I have travelled from coast to coast; and yet I have never met anyone as loving and as hospitable as you. Your home is made up of a unique combination of beauty, love, warmth and hospitality. We always enjoy coming back here- It's our home, so far away from home. Thank you, and may God bless you like you bless us all the time.
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in North Saanich, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A damage deposit (Minimum $200), plus housekeeping fee ($100) is required.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Newly renovated bathroom (2015), complete with two person soaker bathtub, and separate shower stall. "Grohe" bathroom fixture. High-end Miele Washer and dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with queen size bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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360 degree ever-changing views! Peace and tranquility! Wildlife galore!
average rating of 4.911111 based on 55 reviews

A magical place

  • 5 of 5

We just left Coal Point Cottage after a week of watching sunsets, wild life ( bald eagles, seals, deer, song birds) and listening to the sounds of the tide coming in and going out.

The cottage was cozy and very clean. The bedroom had an exceptional comfortable bed with large windows to enhance the water views.

The bathroom was equipped with a lovely tub, walk in shower and to our great delight a TOTO toilet. To cap it all, the hosts, Cordelia and John, aimed to please, which explains why they have so many repeat visitors.

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Coal Point Cottage is amazing. Cordelia is also amazing and gracious and charming. When we travel we look for three priority things...clean, quiet, and a feeling of being safe. This property has all of that and so much more. Our stay was refreshing and relaxing. The area is the perfect mix of having endless choices of things to do, or of doing next to nothing. We will absolutely return and hope to become annual regulars. Thank you again, Cordelia

  • Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Comftorable cabin with great views and a very generous host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed waking up to the ocean view, eagles, and sea otters

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived and saw where we were going to be staying, we were elated! The pictures just don't do it justice. The cottage is beautiful and quaint and nicely set up. The location is perfect for being away from the hustle and bustle but still able to get around to great places to explore. Cordelia even had some food and drink essentials stocked in the fridge in case we hadn't gone by the store. Talk about being a fabulous host! We drank coffee on the front deck right over the water. We used the hot tub each night which is situated overlooking the water. The moonlight was shining on the water and there was a soft breeze rustling the leaves in the trees. We heard the sound of geese quacking as they swam by in the dark and the sound of air exhales from either a pod of whales or sea lions passing. It was such a relaxing, beautiful experience and we felt so lucky to have found such a great property. All of our cares just melted away. We also got to rescue a hummingbird that had hit the window. It recovered in my hand and as it flew away, it stopped and hovered and looked back at me as if to say thank you. Amazing experience!

Cordelia sent us an email daily on what to see and where to eat and her suggestions were spot on! We loved that she took the time to ensure our stay was perfect.

I highly recommend this place for a wonderful getaway to visit this beautiful part of the world. We hope to come back soon. Thanks, Cordelia!! You are a fabulous host!!

  • Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So close, but so far away

  • 5 of 5

So close to civilization, but you will forget it is out there. Tranquil and scenic, it would be impossible not to relax here. Hard to believe you are only a few moments away from Sidney or Victoria.The cabin is lovely, the views indescribable, the wildlife abundant and the hosts gracious. You could not ask for more.

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location...

  • 5 of 5’s what is said when buying a home but I would extend that to include vacation rentals too!

We loved waking up to the water views. And, the fact that it’s forested too makes for tranquility. Love the soaker tub inside the cabin and the hot tub at the edge of the property.

Cordelia and John are lovely people and so welcoming. It’s apparent they want their guests to enjoy the stay. We send them our thanks for the great advice on where to go and for their hospitality.

We enjoyed many hikes through beautiful surroundings; both ocean and forested. You can choose to be as active or as leisurely as you wish. Sure hope we have the opportunity to return.

  • Submitted: 5-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Ardmore Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Patricia Bay Highway (#17)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Deep Cove Chalet
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
In front of cottage
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in North Saanich, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping C$100
Refundable Damage Deposit C$200

Rates are based on double occupancy and subject to change until confirmed with owner.

An additional damage deposit/housekeeping fee is required, and varies depending on the length of stay. Minimum $100. Price is negotiable for a multi-week booking.

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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