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Whimsical Beachfront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Newly Renovated, With Separate Studio, On The Beach.

Tucked away in a quiet, verdant cul-de-sac you will come upon The White House, a magical waterfront cottage, with spectacular panoramic ocean views overlooking the Strait of Georgia. Savary Island is directly across the water, and the rugged coastal mountains of the BC mainland form a dramatic backdrop.

The White House is an approximately 2,000 sq. ft. cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a fully equipped chef’s kitchen with gas stove. The cottage is newly renovated with excellent natural light year-round and an open floor plan that takes full advantage of the ocean views. It is decorated with original art and artifacts from around the world.

Dine inside in the spacious, airy dining room, or open the French doors to the large deck, with outdoor, dining table and barbecue, overlooking the ocean. Spend the long summer evenings lazing on the deck, or curl up with a book in the cozy serenity of the sitting room, beside the wood burning stove.

The beautifully appointed master and second bedrooms each comes with a queen bed and a built-in closet. The master ensuite bathroom features a double vanity, bath with shower and a towel heater for warm and dry towels. The second bathroom has a large walk-in shower and a towel heater.

Adjacent to the cottage is a separate studio with bunk beds, providing additional accommodation for up to four people. It has a 2-piece bathroom and a kitchenette. This is an ideal space for kids to hang out.

The cottage is surrounded by a garden with a lawn and fruit trees. There is a vegetable patch where you can pick fresh salad and other veggies for your table.

The ocean at your doorstep teems with life. Bald eagles, great blue herons, seals and sea lions are in residence most of the year. The strait harbours both resident and migratory orcas, whales, dolphins and porpoises. Shallow rock pools are home to countless species of small creatures that provide endless hours of fascination for children young and old. Watch your children explore the beach from the beachside sitting area around the fire pit. If you would like to explore a little further afield, you can launch your kayak or paddle board directly from the beach, or go for a long beachcombing walk. An intrepid angler can cast a line right in front of the cottage.

The White House is situated in the Comox Valley, about 10 minutes’ drive north of Courtenay, in a secluded rural setting. The area provides an abundance of fresh produce from local farms. Available within a few minutes’ drive are fresh berries, vegetables, eggs, award-winning local cheeses and wines, and an assortment of locally raised poultry and meats. There is also a wide selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs in the nearby towns of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland.

The Comox Valley offers many and varied outdoor activities, including golf, cycling, hiking, boating, fishing and skiing. The White House is about a 10 minutes’ walk from the hidden gem of Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, 7 minutes’ drive from Seal Bay Nature Park and forest, and 15 minutes’ drive from Miracle Beach and Saratoga Beach (both lovely sandy beaches). Mount Washington ski resort, and the adjacent Paradise Meadows trailhead in the vast Strathcona Provincial Park, are a 35 minute drive.

Comox International Airport is a 20 minute drive away.

More Details

Ankia Kriegler
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2018

About Ankia Kriegler

We are a couple with children, who moved to the Comox Valley in 2012.

Ankia Kriegler purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Ankia Kriegler chose Courtenay

During our second summer in our new waterfront home, the neighbouring property came up for sale. We were already in love with the area and jumped at the chance to participate in sharing a bit of this wonderful rural seaside lifestyle with others.

What makes this cottage unique

Seclusion, quiet and beauty, within minutes from an abundance of amenities.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet and sink in studio
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Studio in adjacent building
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with en-suite bathroom
  • Master with queen bed, en-suite bathroom, and built-in closet.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Whimsical Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Hidden gem! this cottage is beautiful with an amazing ocean view.

  • 5 of 5

I would defiantly recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for a quite relaxing place to enjoy the beach view. The property is excellent for families, it has a large flat lawn for kids to play. The owners are great people who we had a chance to meet. A big thanks to both Ankia and Stefan.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, hope to see you next year!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the White House. A beautiful spot right on the Strait. Comfortable living area and convenient kitchen. Great heating system that quickly took the chill off in the morning. About 20 minutes into Courtenay, but if you’re okay with that, this is a perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Great spot steps from the beach. Secluded and quiet. Nicely appointed kitchen. Clean and spacious. Comfortable beds. Great clear communication and attention to detail.

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect Family Experience

  • 5 of 5

Ankia and Stefan were the best of hosts and having them next door made anything we desired only a quick text and was a few minutes away. The house is beautiful and breathes the beach into every moment through a continuous wall of ocean facing windows. The deck extends out 15 feet for the length of the entire house and made for a stunning perch to take in the breathtaking vistas. The children and myself revelled in the creatures around and under the rocks along the shore at low tide.

The four bunk-bed accomodations off the side of the garage, separate from the house made for a great play place for the children and provided our family of six (soon to be seven) ample space to augment our need to relax and reconnect as a family.

Book early as we are quite tempted to book two weeks next year!

Jason Peckham

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving late our first night, Ankia greeted us cheerfully and quickly showed us around. We where instantly impressed with the cottage and the warm welcome. The gorgeous sunrise awoke us the first day and got us up in time to see the seal on the rocks. Through out the week we came and went as we explored from the best base camp in the province, the Comox Valley. Arising each morning and returning each evening was a treat of relaxation. The ships passing, the tides abb and flow and the sun glistening off the evening water made for such a peaceful experiance. Our best VRBO experiance to date in a location we will return to many times. We could not have hoped for a more delightful home and Stefan and Ankia are the kindest hosts we have ever encountered. Of all the VRBO's out there, this one deserves a return trip!

  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The house is very peaceful and beautifully decorated. The host and hostess and very accommodating and super nice. We had absolutely everything we needed and had a really nice relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Comox International Airport
Nearest Ferry
123 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Crown Isle Resort
Nearest Ski
34 Kilometres
Mount Washington


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Courtenay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100 + Tax

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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