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Tunnel Hill - Oceanfront Estate - Central Qualicum - Private Beach - Kayaks

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Tunnel Hill Cottage, Qualicum Beach, is a 4 bedrooom home on oceanfront estate

Tunnel Hill is special. A private, 3 1/2 acre oceanfront estate; tucked away in one of Qualicum Beach's most sought-after locations. And one of only nine beachfront properties in the Qualicum area with the coveted "Estate Residential" designation.

Located almost next door to much-loved Milner Gardens and Eaglecrest Golf Club and just minutes from the charming town centre of Qualicum Beach, the Memorial Golf Club and the Qualicum Beach oceanfront promenade. At Tunnel Hill you are so close to everything-----yet you will feel as if you are at your very own, private beach retreat.

Tunnel Hill is the perfect spot for a family vacation---------there is so much to see and do in the area; a special celebration, great outdoors' adventure or simply a relaxing getaway to enjoy some idyllic "Cottage Time".

The Tunnel Hill estate was aptly named by a former owner, retired Canadian army officer Colonel John Rockingham, and references the unique tunnel that he had constructed on the property; allowing "the Colonel" to drive his beloved army jeep through the hillside and down to the beach.

Today the tunnel is a modern marvel, with pathway and lighting, and is a delight to all.

It provides easy access to the level, private beach below.

The Tunnel Hill oceanfront estate is conveniently located just a short distance from two of the main entrances to Qualicum Beach. Keep right; on scenic Island Highway West (#19A Oceanside route) and exit down the private 1/4 mile, forest-lined drive which opens into a bright, sunny enclave with Tunnel Hill Cottage directly in view.

Tunnel Hill Cottage is a spacious 2 storey, 4 bedroom home. It was the original residence, on this two home estate property, and sits at the edge of the hillside with expansive ocean views.

Fully renovated but retaining much of its rustic charm; original old-growth Douglas fir floors, large stone fireplace and wood burning stove.

Tunnel Hill Cottage even has two hand-carved, Western red cedar totem poles that were specially commissioned by a former owner and which welcome you to the bright, ocean view dining room.

Your family and friends will immediately feel at home here.

Tunnel Hill Cottage is a newly furnished home; with large living room, separate dining room, fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms. Four, generous size bedrooms easily accommodate six to eight guests.

The living room, dining room and principal bedroom all have lovely ocean views.

On the north side of the home there is an ocean view deck and on the south side a stone patio with a barbecue and outdoor table & chairs.

In the dining room a large, round table is perfect for those friends and family gatherings.

On the Tunnel Hill property, you will enjoy park-like grounds, with plenty of room for a game of bocce ball, croquet or soccer; 1/2 basketball court, secluded garden retreat and ample, convenient parking.

The 3 1/2 acre Tunnel Hill estate includes woods, grassed areas (young deer are often seen feeding), a hillside garden and the tunnel access to level, walk-on-beach.

The beach is "picture perfect"-----with 180 degree views to the east and west and across the Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea) to the Coast Mountains. The shoreline is pebbled but with level, easy access for swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding.

And at low tide you can walk for miles on the beautiful, sand beach or explore the ocean tide pools. There is always something new to discover.

Or you can set off in one of the 2 kayaks available for guest use. Adventure awaits.

In the early evening, the sunsets are spectacular.

And later, you will want to gather around the large, beachfront fire pit with its cedar log benches-----perfect for an evening campfire and marshmallow roast.

Tunnel Hill is "What memories are made of_________".

Newly opened in August of 2014, and available year round, Tunnel Hill Cottage is an ideal blend of relaxed beach home and idyllic, natural setting.

Your perfect vacation destination-----beach, woods, kayaking, golf-----the great outdoors.

All on your doorstep. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

More Details

Property Manager
Maureen Youngberg
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


Nearest Airport
2.7 Kilometres
Qualicum Beach Airport-----approx. 4 min
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Qualicum Beach Inn
Nearest Ferry
43.8 Kilometres
Departure Bay, Nanaimo-----approx. 42 min
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Eaglecrest and Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Clubs
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Kilometres
Island Highway West (#19A Oceanside route)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Qualicum Beach Inn
Nearest Ski
94 Kilometres
Mount Washington-----approx. 1 h 19 min
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
FALL Shoulder Season
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$600
Cleaning Fee C$0
Tax Rate 5.0%

Please see complete "Terms and Conditions" and "Guest Rental Contract" for Tunnel Hill Oceanfront Estate Vacation Rental on our website at:

Please note: All rates are Exclusive of Holiday periods. Pls e-mail for Holiday rates:

Please note: All rates are subject to change, without notice, until reservation is confirmed with deposit and completed Guest Rental Contract.

Manager'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.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Principal bedroom with ensuite and shower. Four piece bathroom on main floor with tub/shower combination.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Main floor - 1 king , With ensuite and ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - Main floor - 1 queen , With garden view
    Bedroom 3 - Upper floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Upper floor - 2 twin/ single
  • All with luxurious linens and bedcoverings.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ideal for your next vacation or getaway. Tunnel Hill is so close to everything-----yet you will feel as if you are at your very own, private beach retreat. The perfect place to Relax, Recharge, Reconnect.