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Whale Pod Chalet and Buddha Cottage on Oaks Bluff

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 371 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Perfect for getaways or retreats. This mansion has a spectacular view.

The Whale Pod Chalet is a full lodge rental with four floors. From top to bottom:

The top floor has the Tower Room, a large jacuzzi hot tub on an amazing sundeck, and The Shangri-la Room. The Shangri-la Room is roomy with a queen-sized bed and a futon. The Tower is isolated from the rest of the house on the top deck. It has a double bed and is the highest point of the Chalet. It offers a 360 degree view and is the best room for falling asleep while watching the stars. The jacuzzi hot tub is always drained and thoroughly cleaned between guests. It is perfect for relaxing at the end of the day with a glass of wine and soaking in the beauty of the myriad of stars. On the sundeck next to the hot tub is a glass umbrella table and chairs.

On the second floor, our Birds Eye Maple Suite includes a queen-sized bed, and a private bathroom with a shower and large jacuzzi tub with a

window front. It also has a fireplace that connects on the other side of the wall with the living room. The living room is a common space with ample room. It has several couches and a smart TV with access to Netflix. It also has a double bed for extra guests and a half bathroom. Extended off of the living room are two spacious decks on both sides of the house, the front deck overlooks the channel and has multiple chairs and a glass umbrella table.

On the first floor are two bedrooms, both with queen-sized beds, the kitchen, dining room, and south-facing solarium. The kitchen is very modern and equipped with all necessary appliances including: two working stoves, coffee makers, a TV, and a dishwasher. The dining room is attached to the kitchen and has a large table that can seat up to 8 people at once. The solarium faces the ocean and is well furnished with multiple couches, chairs, tables, and even a queen-sized marriage bed. On the back side of the first floor is a deck with a table and chairs and full-sized propane grill.

The ground floor has one large bedroom with a queen-sized bed and fully functional sauna.

Privacy is assured for family reunions, yoga retreats, anniversaries, corporate events, a luxurious getaway, and possibly wedding estate rentals, as the house is situated on a large estate acreage.

We do host for special events. Please contact us to ask what we can offer for your event and how we can arrange the property to best suit your needs.

There are plenty of things to do on Pender Island. We provide brochures with lists of things to do and places to eat. One of our biggest attractions is our world class, 27 hole disc golf course less than 3 kilometers down the road. There are also plenty of outdoor activities for all ages including: scenic hikes, guided fishing tours, swimming, kayaking and stand-up-paddle boarding, whale watching, tennis, golfing, wineries, beaches and the list goes on. We also provide extras like disc golf discs, and binoculars and guidebooks in the house to view the whales, birds, and other wildlife. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

We have a second listing on VRBO on the same property listed as: "Cliff-side, Secluded Cottage Overlooking Ocean." Or the "Buddha Cottage," as we like to call it, can accommodate up to an additional 10 guests and can be rented together with the Whale Pod Chalet for very large parties. If you are interested in booking both the Whale Pod Chalet and the Buddha Cottage at the same time, please contact us for availability, event organization, and for special rates.

Additionally, we do everything in our power to ensure that our guests have a terrific experience staying with us. If there is ever anything more we can do to make your stay more pleasant please do not hesitate to ask. We have many reoccurring guests and if you enjoyed your stay here we ask that you please leave us a good review and stay in contact if you would ever like to return. We also fill up fast so please make sure to make your reservations at least 2-3 months in advance to ensure availability.

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Kevin Keating
Member since: 2002
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chalet rental in Pender Island, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • All fees paid a minimum of 120 days in peak season or 60 days in off season prior to the first day of the booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • cell phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Living-room bathroom - toilet
    Marriage Suite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 2 sinks and a jetted tub next to a window with an ocean view
  • 2.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • The Tower - 1 double , Separate from the rest of the house
    Shangri-la room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has a futon
    Marriage Suite - 1 queen , Has it's own private full bathroom with a jet-tub
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has a couch
  • In addition to the beds in the bedrooms, we also have one queen-sized bed in the living room, one marriage bed in the solarium, and one pull-out sofa bed (see pictures). The house can sleep up to 18 and even more upon special request for extra beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • porch/lanai
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 25 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
B.C. Ferries info phone 1-888-223-3779
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Pender Island Golf 250-629-6659 Disc Golf 27-hole
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
VIA Rail 1-800-842-7245
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Pat Bay Highway via Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Pender Sushi 250-629-6263
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
over 30 public beachs within 5 to 30 kilometers
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$175 + Tax
Pet Fee C$50 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000
Tax Rate 5.0%

We cater for small weddings up to 50 people, in combination of the lodge and Buddha Cottage. We also do yoga, spiritual retreats, whale watching and whatever your interest is. Please call toll free 1-778-350-6722 . Our staff can accommodate all your needs including catering, boat charters, planners, massage etc. Thank you for your interest in our property.
For long week-ends we charge an extra $200 to the total amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

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