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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 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 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews

Beautiful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This was a spotless vacation house with great attention to detail. The owners were very helpful in suggesting places to visit in the area. Very peaceful and relaxing with a beautiful water view. There were several other centres to visit within a short driving distance so was great to take a day trip and return to a relaxing evening at "home".

This place was recommended to us by friends and I would do the same. G Metcalfe

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Tall Cedars was an excellent vacation home with a great location! The cottage was so clean, everything in good working order and the hot tub was wonderful. Sitting on the deck watching the seals and we even seen a whale go by was so relaxing. The location was great as we were not too far from everything we wanted to do.

I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really chill place

  • 5 of 5

This place is gorgeous; it makes me re-evaluate how I live my life. This place is good sq ft never felt crammed even with 6 people. The kitchen is equipped (big frying pans, etc) to make meals for 6 guys with ease. The two bathrooms really alleviated crunch time in the morning and we never had hot water issues. There is stairs leading to the beach where the owners have setup some chairs and tables with a garden light chandelier. If you just want a chill place to hang out then this is the place for you, if you're looking to host a kegger then I would keep on trucking.

  • Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is one of our most favourite reviews to date ! Thank you! Tall Cedars is very well equipped in all aspects as this guest pointed out. Although the home is not huge, it is very well laid out and uncluttered so there is lots of space. We have just completed a beautiful spot down on the beach between Tall Cedars and our own home which guests are welcome to enjoy if there is no one else there. Chairs, tables, solar lights all make this a beautiful spot to watch the sunrise or enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. We have recently added a full set of plastic dishes if our guests would like to have lunch on the beach. As Greg said so eloquently, if you are looking to host a kegger, then keep on trucking. If you are wanting a fabulous , relaxing time in paradise, then give us a call.
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Amazing Home! Great views!

  • 5 of 5

Tall Cedars is beautiful inside and out! Great views and super comfy beds! We had a great time there kayaking and walking the beach! Colin and Darcy were available to answer all of our questions! Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ! We are sorry we weren't here to meet you but glad we could help out via text. We are dedicated to making sure our guests have the best experience possible, whether we are next door or not. Glad you got the kayaks in the water, it is a perfect place to enjoy the calm waters of Baynes Sound and the surrounding islands. Hope you can all come back again next year and get that extra day off !
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  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough positive thing about Tall Cedars. Darcy treated us like gold and truly thought of everything. I would highly recommend anyone to choose Tall Cedars for their next getaway. Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: 4-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a very special stay at Tall Cedars and we are so grateful you chose us to be a part of your story. I am glad it was all you hoped for. You are welcome back anytime, hope you can bring your husband next time.
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  • 5 of 5

Clean and well equipped property. Owners easy to deal with and quick to respond. Our family of six (2 parents with 4 young adult children ) were very comfortable there for a long weekend. No problem recommending this vrbo property.

  • Submitted: 2-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review ! We strive to respond as quickly as possible to all inquiries and to be available to our guests while they are at Tall Cedars to answer any questions. We are glad you chose tall Cedars for your family vacation, you are welcome back anytime !
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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
High season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100
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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