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Tall Cedars Beach House - Oceanfront with hot tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfect for: Couples, friends and families

Imagine a place where time stands still. Where you wake up in the morning and pinch yourself to see if you are still dreaming. Where it is so quiet you can hear the wind caressing the trees, and the waves kissing the shoreline. A place where every detail is taken care of for you… all you need to do is be here.

This is Tall Cedars: an idyllic retreat nestled in the towering trees overlooking beautiful Baynes Sound.

Your hosts Colin and Darcy have lovingly attended to every detail, offering a fabulous kitchen stocked with everything you need, sumptuous bedding to help lull you into the best sleep ever, plush robes for after your hot tub, spa bath products, deluxe linens and towels. All you need to bring is yourself.

The home will comfortably accommodate your needs with flexible sleeping arrangements. It has been thoughtfully decorated in a soothing nautical theme featuring many local artists. Every need has been anticipated, with extra beach towels and chairs, board games, books and magazines, and outdoor games. The huge deck facing the water is perfect for sunrise breakfasts and sunset dinners, and the covered hot tub area offers a spectacular view with shelter from the elements. We can suggest ideas to help make your vacation the best it can be.

Imagine yourself at Tall Cedars: where memories are made, your thoughts are calmed and you are taken care of. That’s our promise to you… imagine a place where time stands still.

More Details

Colin and Darcy Sauer
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Colin and Darcy Sauer

Colin and Darcy’s love affair with the West Coast is almost as old as their love affair with each other.

Both born and raised in British Columbia, they set off for Alberta at the age of 19. The West Coast always held a special place in their hearts (especially Darcy’s, who would drive up and down the Old Island Highway declaring to anyone who would listen that “one day this would be the road that takes me to my home”), and so after 31 years in Alberta, Colin and Darcy made Fanny Bay home in September 2014.

Their residence is right next to Tall Cedars so they are on site to help with any questions, directions, and dinner ideas, and love to share their knowledge of this place they now call home. Colin and Darcy love the land, the neighbourhood, community and all that Vancouver Island has to offer. It is a dream come true to be here and they look forward to sharing their enthusiasm with you.

Colin and Darcy Sauer purchased this house in 2014

Why Colin and Darcy Sauer chose Fanny Bay

Tall Cedars is located in a quiet, adult oriented residential neighbourhood. If you are looking to get away from it all & relax in peace and quiet, this is your place. Fanny Bay is centrally located between Parksville and Qualicum to the south, Courtenay and Comox to the north. Within one hour either way you can find yourself skiing, golfing ,enjoying the many local artisans, roadside stands for fresh produce, eggs and seafood, or one of the many wonderful restaurants & pubs. Walking trails are easily accessible from right outside the door, or go for a swim or kayak.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Fanny Bay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet time between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM
  • No loud music or excessive noise
  • Finalization of the booking is contingent on a signed contract returned, and a brief phone call within 24 hours of booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , Upper floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower level
  • Upper level bathroom features a tub/shower combination. Individually packaged spa bath products as well as toilet paper/tissue are supplied.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , On upper floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be configured as two extra long twin beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Lower level. Can be configured as two extra long twin beds.
  • Extra long twin/king beds are brand new high quality with deluxe bedding. Queen sized Ikea hide-a-bed in lower living room area
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Tall Cedars is in Fanny Bay, which is centrally located between Parksville and Qualicum to the south, and Comox and Courtenay to the north. Home to many local artisans, walking & biking trails, fabulous restaurants, golf courses, there is no end to the possibilities.


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Tall Cedars Beach House - Oceanfront with hot tub
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
Saskatoon Sk Canada

Great choice!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, everything you need & ocean front relaxing accommodation. Great view. Talk Cedars & natural setting a bonus.

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best rental we have stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

Booking with Darcy and Colin is like no other VRBO we have stayed in. They were attentive and wanted to get to know us and our needs. She provided us with information about the area and events that were happening while we were out there.

Upon arrival we were welcomed with a note, cookies and easter eggs! What a lovely touch. They were a hit with the kids. The house is very well laid out and everything is labeled including how to turn the shower on. Very thoughtful!

Even though it was cold, the kids enjoyed the hot tub. We loved looking out over the ocean to see wild life. We saw many seals and on our last day Darcy came to tell us they saw Orcas coming our way! It was pretty amazing to see.

We felt very cared for and at home at Tall Cedars. We will definitely be back. Thank you Darcy and Colin for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Tall Cedar Beach House. Darcy and Colin were very easy to work with and the place was better than expected. Super private and quiet. We loved the views from the hot tub. Close to a lot of great little towns. Definitely will recommend this place!

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! Better than expected, we like that. It's so hard to convey how amazing Tall Cedars is by the pictures on our site, and our descriptions. But you truly do have to see it for yourself, it is a one of a kind property. And those views?? Oh the views from the home and hot tub. Breathtaking. You were awesome guests, and you are all welcome back anytime. Perhaps this can be a "birthday " tradition for your group. Thanks again for your great review, we appreciate it !
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So Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Darcy and Colin are wonderful and Tall Cedars was beautiful. So clean and warm and comfortable. A great place to consider for a holiday.

Thank you both (and the cookies were a delicious surprise)

Christena Docherty

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We enjoyed having all of you here for your "quilting "retreat. I hope you managed to fit in a bit of quilting in your schedule. Next time you need an extra day for sure, I know there were a few things the girls didn't get to, like the hot tub and the outside games. Hope to see you all again next year for your annual girls getaway!
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Lovely Tall Cedars Beach House weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Rather than rent a condo on Mount Washington again, we decided on a change of scenery this year. Our stay at Tall Cedars Beach House was the perfect relaxation weekend we were looking for. Quiet and peaceful is what we wanted after a very busy Holiday season and that's exactly what we found by the water. Everything we needed was there for cooking, sleeping and just plain relaxing. Thank you Colin and Darcy for making your house available.


Roger, Christina, Xavier and Jeremie Juneau

  • Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review ! The neighbourhood is very quiet this time of year at Tall Cedars so it is a perfect spot to relax and unwind, especially after a busy holiday season. Mt Washington has had amazing snow this year and we are so glad you got to enjoy it. We are located a short 40 minute drive to the hill, all on an excellent highway. You can ski all day and then come home to relax by the fire or in the hot tub. As you pointed out, everything is here from a well stocked kitchen, robes, towels , games ...the list goes on. Your family is welcome back anytime !
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Well appointed accommodation with great attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Our family had a phenomenal stay at Tall Cedars over the 2017 festive season. The accommodation had all the amenities and features for a great holiday and the attention to detail by the hosts was exceptional! This all made it the holiday of our live time in Fanny Bay! Thank you to our hosts for the phenominal holiday experience!

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy you were able to spend time together as a family over the holidays when you all live in different places ( and countries !) BIG props go to this guest for participating in the Ships Point Polar Bear Dip on New Years Day ! Bravo:) We pride ourselves on our attention to details, and appreciate it when our guests recognize that. Thank you. Best of luck to you all, you are a lovely family. Hope you can come back, maybe when it is warmer for a longer swim !
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Comox Valley Airport
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Ski
56 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Car: recommended

Tall Cedars is located on a quiet, residential street well away from the main highway. The only sound you will hear is the birds,sea lions, an occasional fishing boat and your contented sighs .


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Fanny Bay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

Prices do not include 5% GST.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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