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Bedrooms 3
Space 176 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Watch the sea life from the beachfront deck overlooking the ocean!

VIBRANT EDGE OF NATURE ! Dolphin Beach Cottage is a spacious (1900 + square feet) three bedroom, two-bathroom waterfront cottage in the Mount Arrowsmith UNESCO Biosphere Region of Vancouver Island. Unbelievably close to the sea and only steps down to the beach is a special place for a family vacation. It is nautical-themed and anchored in ancient volcanic rock with stunning views across Georgia Strait to the mountains on the mainland. Outdoor bar and firepit area overlook the rustic beach and ocean scenery. 

Located between Schooner Cove Marina and the Fairwinds Golf/Country Club, this is the perfect base from which to enjoy your Vancouver Island vacation. Take day trips to Victoria, a 2 hour drive or Long Beach/Tofino - 2.5 hours away or explore the many trails and biodiverse regions of the Mount Arrowsmith area. Although only 15-30 minutes from major shopping, theatres, and ferries in Nanaimo, the cottage is quiet and feels very remote as the beach is accessible by only a few houses on the bay.

 All the comforts of home are provided: fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, TV with surround sound, Cable/DVD player/stereo, high-speed wireless internet, telephone, plus BBQ and patio furniture.

Relax on the large deck and watch the wildlife, which includes plentiful deer, sea lions, herons, seals, otters, eagles, and occasionally, orcas, whales and dolphins. 

The living room overlooks the ocean with an entire wall of windows - the fireplace, TV and stereo are all conveniently located here. The dining room, with seating for 6, also looks out onto the incredible view. 

The master bedroom boasts views from floor to ceiling windows along one wall, a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom with a soaker tub and in-floor heating.

 The other sleeping areas are also on the lower level, both with queen beds. The second queen bedroom has sliding glass doors that open onto a small deck that is just steps from the beach. The cozy third sleeping area has a pretty view onto the newly landscaped yard. 

There is an additional single bed in the loft overlooking the living room. This area can also serve as an office as there is a desk and Wi-Fi for your laptop.

 Schooner Cove Marina is only a 5 minute walk from the cottage. You can arrange to use our kayaks (one double and two singles) or book a tour to explore the area by boat. 

The small mall in Nanoose, a 5 minute drive away, has a fully stocked supermarket, gas station and post office. 

* Walking distance to Schooner Cove Marina and tennis courts.

* Less than 1 km to the award-winning Fairwinds Golf and Country Club. 

* 10 minutes to the world class spa at Tigh-na-mara. 

* 15 minutes to Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville. 

* Fresh, locally-caught seafood is available a short drive away at French Creek Marina.

* A few examples for short day excursions are: Cathedral Grove, Goats on the Roof at Coombs, Englishman River Falls, Qualicum Beach, Little Qualicum Falls, murals and live theatre in Chemainus. 

Keywords: Cottage, Oceanfront, View, Beach.

Gillian Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 176 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Tub with ocean view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • One queen bed with ocean view, ensuite. One queen bed with sliding door to steps to beach. One queen bed in sleeping area (small room). One single bed in loft (perfect for children).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Nearest Airport
39.9 Kilometres
Nanaimo Airport (YCD)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
22.3 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Fairwinds Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
Dolphin Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Bliss at Dolphin Beach
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas by the Sea
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer Rates
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
Cleaning C$180
Tax Rate 8.0%

Additional cleaning fees may apply. Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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