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Cosy Cottage in Sunny Garden Setting. Central Location. Pet Friendly. Private.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 26 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Japanese-inspired Cottage With Garden Views. Comfortable Queen Bed

Welcome to North Star Cottage! Imagine yourself in a cozy storybook cottage with fir floors, shiplap ceilings and lots of custom wood touches. There’s a wonderfully comfortable bed, a well-supplied kitchen, and a wicker loveseat on a covered porch where you can look out into the unique country garden. Or, if you prefer, go and sit your own private garden: there’s sun beside the roses or shade under a big cedar. You’ll be comfortable here. Discover walking trails right from the property, which backs onto a park. It’s easy to get to everywhere on the island from your central location.

The one room cottage and surrounding gardens have been created by a professional carpenter and a passionate gardener. It is sunny, quiet and private. Guests call it, ""a sanctuary."

You'll find the kitchen fully equipped with complimentary touches like an assortment of teas and good olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

The linens on the queen bed are luxurious. There’s comfortable seating, a reading light, a stereo, and a library. For those coming for a writing retreat, there’s a typing chair and a custom made desk.

When you want to go for a walk, you don’t even have to take a car! There are a number of trails accessible right from the property. The main house is a hundred feet from the cottage and the owners live on site. They are available to answer questions.

Outside of the cottage, on the porch, is a Weber gas barbeque. On the other side is a comfy wicker loveseat. There’s a private outdoor seating area with glass-topped table and chairs.

The property is fenced so it is safe for a quiet, friendly dog.

It takes two minutes to drive to the ocean at Medicine Beach, to the swimming area at Magic Lake, or the Slow Coast Cafe above Medicine Beach. It's five minutes drive to the Driftwood Center to buy groceries, fifteen minutes to the ferry, the library, the Nu-to-You thrift store, or Philly's Diner at Hope Bay.

We are eco-friendly, with a small footprint on a large lot. The property has a pond and a wetland. Plantings have been designed by a landscape architect. Many are bird and butterfly friendly, and fragrant. We use micro-irrigation and water-saving fixtures.

More Details

Garnet Coburn
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 26 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio with queen size bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Pender Island has a sub-Mediterranean climate. It features open farmland, rolling forested hills, several lakes and small mountains, as well as many coves and beaches. The cottage is two minutes drive from refreshing swimming at Magic Lake


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Port Browning Pub
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Otter Bay
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Disc Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Pat Bay Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Slow Coast Cafe
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Vancouver Island
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Medicine Beach
Car: recommended

Pender Island in the southern Gulf Islands is located between Vancouver and Victoria. It's a 40 minute ferry trip from Victoria and two hours from Vancouver.

The island is hilly and treed with open rolling fields. Residents tend to be very ecologically conscious, with a high number of artists, writers, and craftspeople.

Many walking trails are accessible right from North Star Cottage. There are also great hikes and beaches to explore. Pender Island has the most public access to the ocean of any of the Gulf Islands. Trails are well marked. It’s possible to rent kayaks at several locations. Gowland Beach on South Pender is a must-visit.

A trip to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday is always worthwhile; there are many fine artisans and delicious fresh-made treats available. There are good restaurants on the island. On Fridays and Saturdays, a trip to Nu to You, the local community thrift store is excellent fun; you never know what treasure you might walk away with!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage 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
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$35

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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