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Bates Beach Hideaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Home, New, One Bedroom, Private, Rural, Quiet, Clean & Very Comfortable

Come and explore the majestic beauty of central Vancouver island while enjoying your visit at Bates Beach Hideaway. This NEWLY constructed (2015) Hideaway will provide you with incredible sunrises, spectacular sunsets, local wildlife, campfires, beachcombing, mountain biking, boat cruises, nature tours, golf courses,scuba diving, hiking and fishing, local museums and plenty more.

The Bates Beach Hideaway was designed and constructed for one sole purpose, our guests. You will find a high level of thought and detail went into this home, where the goal of providing a healthy, safe, environmentally friendly, relaxing stay was paramount.

When you 1st view the Hideaway you will see that the home has lots of character and personality. The main entrance to the home is a covered veranda with plenty of seating for those rainy days and with access to the main back yard and flower gardens. As you walk through the main entrance you will be pleased to see the post and beam construction with 15' vaulted ceilings, four sky lights, wood floors, a full kitchen, Infrared fireplace, a cozy bedroom plus a bright and warm bathroom.

The bedroom has a very comfortable new queen size bed, WiFi, Bose' Bluetooth Music , a large window /w blinds, wall plugins complete with USB ports for charging your mobile devices, privacy door, storage, plus a full size washer and dryer to ensure that you have clean and dry cloths.

The living room area has very comfortable seating, complete with leather love seat, a very relaxing chair, area rug and a small coffee table. The new flat screen television sits on top of the fireplace and comes with a large assortment of movies.

The kitchen is beautifully designed and decorated with granite counter tops, an large Island for eating, double sinks, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and ample storage. You will love cooking in this modern kitchen with fresh local grown products.

The bathroom is very cozy and warm with heated porcelain floor tile, rain shower, large vanity and plenty of natural lighting overlooking the backyard and fire pit.

There are additional sleeping quarters located in a private Studio just steps away. The Studio contains a very comfortable double bed, couch, chair, television and DVD player with a large assortment of movies. It's ideal should you need that extra little bit of space for an additional middle age family member. (Extra charge for use.)

This Vacation Rental is only a 3 minute walk to the Ocean, where you see wildlife, cruise ships, whales and much more. There's a great local fishing spot just of off Bates Beach that has been famous for years and has landed some of the largest salmon in the area.

The Backyard is very large, private and comes with a relaxing fire pit, raised heated garden and plenty of local flowers.

Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery and relax.

More Details

Patrick Richard Guinan
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Patrick Richard Guinan

Karen and I left Yellowknife in 2009 to semi retire on Vancouver Island. Karen was born and raised in Yellowknife and is a true northern girl. Karen didn't shy away from any outdoor activities, curling, fishing, camping and boating were always on her list of thing to do. I meet Karen in Yellowknife after moving from Winnipeg Manitoba. We both attended local schools and soon we were dating and later married. While in Yellowknife Karen and I owned or invested in several local businesses and enjoyed our time in the North. We'll miss the North but it will always be part of who we are.

Patrick Richard Guinan purchased this chateau / country house in 2009

Why Patrick Richard Guinan chose Courtenay

We decided to buy this rural piece of land for several reasons. The main reason was the great weather in the Comox Valley. After living in the Northwest Territories for 40+ years and experiencing -57 below we wanted to stay in Canada but specifically in an area of Canada that had a lot milder winter. The other reason we choose this area was the great west coast scenery. The scenic views of the beautiful white capped mountains, glaciers, green pastures, horses and the Ocean breeze. This rural area in the Comox Valley is where we found the peace and serenity that we were looking for. The final reason for purchasing this property was its close proximity to all the amenities. The Ocean is just a three minute walk out of our front door and you can hear the Harbor Seal calling frequently in the morning, the Airport is only a 12 minute drive and the Town of Comox T is only a 15 minutes drive. We are also very close to some of the Comox Valley great tourists attractions, Miracle Beach, Saratoga Beach, Pacific Playgrounds International, Seal Bay Park, Cap Lazo, Winery, Horse Back Riding, Boat Launches, Skiing, Whale Watching, Pacific Salmon Fishing just to mention a few.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This NEWLY constructed 1930 Rival Carriage Home has several unique features that set this vacation rental unit apart from the rest. It's NEW, I can't say any more than that. It has the latest in mechanical heat recovery systems which means clean fresh indoor air throughout the entire year regardless of the weather. It's open design makes the home feel like 800 sq feet when it's truly only 422 sq.ft. The hot water system is enormous! for those long hot rain shower that people deserve only to step out onto a heated floor. The building is safe and secure with all the latest amenities, plenty of yard space, a fire pit for those nights of relaxing around the fire. This is truly a vacation rental that you don't want to miss out on. a little piece of heaven.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Courtenay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No more that two guest visiting on the property at any one time.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Heated Porcelien Tile Flooring, Large Marble Vanity, Towels
  • Heated Porcelain Tile Flooring, Full Size Shower complete with wall mounted shower head plus a 10' rain shower. Marble Vanity with plenty of storage, Toilet and Mirror. This bathroom has an over sized hot water tank for those guests needing a little more time to relax in a hot relaxing shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bates Beach Hideaway - 1 queen , Main level
    Studio / Loft - 1 double , Located Above the Garage
  • Bates Beach Hideaway: A NEW Queen Size Bed, luxurious bedding, Closet for storage, bedroom door for privacy, hardwood flooring, chandelier light, 4' window / w blind, wall mounted plugs complete with USB Port's for mobile devices, Hi Speed Internet Access Via a Secure & Private WIFI Network plus a full size Washer / Dryer. We also have available for any guest that requires additional sleeping quarters for one or two additional family member a 'Private Studio' that is located above the garage. It's a very well decorated and comfortable. It comes with a Double bed, Television, DVD Player, Couch, Telephone (Local call only) Chair and portable drinking water. There is an additional fee of $75.00 per night. The unit has no washroom facilities.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This property is on a well which draws water from an large aquifer located at the 167' level. The water is tested annually and the results of those tests have concluded that the drinking water exceeds municipal water quality. Should our guest require any additional services such as Local Tours, Purchasing groceries prior to your arrival, Local Knowledge, or transportation while your in the Comox Valley we would be more than willing to assist you and make your stay a memorable one.


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Bates Beach Hideaway
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

An amazing place to stay. First class with all the comforts of home and more. Wounderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Pat. Your plac is truly a gem.

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Wonderful property and hosts

  • 5 of 5

This is a private, exquisite and very well managed property in the Courtenay area, that we will be looking forward to returning to.

Located just far enough north of Courtenay to be out of the city, but close enough for convenience, this beautifully furnished and well maintained location is a perfect location for a stay in the area.

Thanks very much for hosting us!

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay! The cottage is very comfortable and nicely kept, with a well equipped kitchen. It was very quiet and relaxing. The Guinan's are excellent hosts. Patrick was cheerful and keen to make our stay as good as possible. We look forward to visiting again. Thanks very much.

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, bright, comfortable coach home

  • 5 of 5

Patrick and Karen have put a lot of effort into creating a private, charming oasis in their coach property. Definitely the most comfortable bed we've ever slept on at a VRBO. It's well stocked with most everything you would need in the kitchen. Lot of towels, bedding and even some slippers.But who needs slippers with a heated bathroom floor?😀. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

The peace and quiet is priceless

  • 5 of 5

Your cottage is perfectly designed for our comfort, you have thought of every detail. The peace and quiet is priceless. We really enjoyed our cycle rides and found a few new places. Thanks very much for the warm welcome and for the local tips and advice.

Enjoy the biking.

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, well-run accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Great place, run with the right mix of discretion. Certainly one of the best places I've stayed in - from Australia to Europe, none compare.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We really appreciate the kind words and we truly take pride in the comfort and privacy of our guests. All the best! Patrick & Karen
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Comox Valley Airport - YQQ
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Griffin Pub
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Campbell River
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Locals Restaurant
Nearest Ski
34 Kilometres
Mount Washington Alpine Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Bates Beach
Car: not necessary

This property is located on Central Vancouver Island. It's best to have transportation when visiting but not mandatory. There are many great sites and things to do just outside your door as we are only a three minute walk to the Ocean and a 7 minute walk to Seal Bay Provincial Park. If your interested in horse back riding, steer roping, trail riding or just a few hours at a local winery to experience all the Comox Valley has to offer. Salmon fishing is just off of Bates Beach and our local knowledge of the area will aid you in having a safe and memorable vacation.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Courtenay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$350

Rates are based on Double Occupancy
No Smoking
Sorry No Pets on the property - in consideration of guests with allergies
No more than 4 people on the property at any given time
Check out time is 11:00 AM
Check in Time is 4:00 PM
Sorry! We are unable to accommodate large gathering such as wedding or reunions.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Airport transportation to and from the Hideaway is available upon request $45.00 each way
Daily house keeping is available upon request $65.00
Tours & Transportation are available upon request $75.00 per hour
The Studio located above the garage is available to guests booking the
Hideaway for an additional fee of $75.00 per night
Groceries delivered to the Hideaway prior to your arrival. Food plus $65.00 pick-up fee
Local tours of the Comox Valley and adjacent areas are available. Contact the Owner

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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