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Tall Cedars Beach House - Oceanfront with hot tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 130 m²
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.

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
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 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

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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Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Darcy is doing everything right. She offers a place to get away and relax with all the amenities of home (seriously). My wife and I recently stayed for 3 days to get away from the everyday, and Tall Cedars was exactly what we were looking for. It's extremely clean, welcoming and hosts indescribable sunsets. We highly recommend the place to anyone looking to unwind. We will be back...but not soon enough.

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ha ! I can't take all the credit, I have an amazing partner ( hubby Colin) and between the two of us, great things happen ! Thank you for a lovely review, you were such a sweet couple, how nice it was for you to have a little getaway with your beautiful baby, while the other kids stayed at home. One is much easier than 3 ! Tall Cedars is a perfect place to get away from it all, and there is no end to the beautiful vistas whether it be sunset, sunrise, the sea or the full moon coming up over Denman Island in the winter months. We try to make sure every detail is taken care of, so the home is very well stocked in all areas. Hope to see you again, especially that wonderful little Henry. His smile is worth a thousand sunsets !!
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Great Relaxing Spot

  • 5 of 5

Tall Cedars was a lovely and relaxing beach home to visit. The owners were very conscious of making the space comfortable with all the amenities that were needed. We enjoyed all the personal touches. Especially important to us was the cleanliness of the space. We were visiting in fall, but I can only imagine how great summer visits would be!

  • Submitted: 2-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anytime is a great time to visit, each season has its beauty. Even though this visit was a rainy one, we are glad you enjoyed the view, played games and relaxed as a family. These are the kinds of moments we envisioned when we created this home. Thank you for noting the cleanliness of Tall Cedars. We are extremely conscious of the cleanliness of the home, and spend a great amount of time between each booking to ensure everything is spotless, right down to washing the outside windows, the floors, every surface. Bathrooms are sparkling, bedding is fresh and the home is aired out. We also pride ourselves on providing everything you could possibly need, and if you can't find something we can usually produce it from our own home as we are right next door !
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Beautiful relaxing beach house

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at this very well appointed and maintained beach house on Vancouver Island. The owners were super helpful and really nice - even had cookies waiting for us when we arrived! I'd highly recommend this to anyone wanting a quiet relaxing stay on the Island.

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! A little background on your visit, your parents who are neighbours of ours ,were celebrating their 50th anniversary. We were the perfect location for you & your family to stay, walk to your folks home and the festivities were a short drive to our local community hall. Although you didn't have a lot of time at Tall Cedars, I know it was a nice spot to get a break from all the festivities. In speaking to our neighbours, they often remark that Tall Cedars would be a perfect spot for their extra guests. It is ! As for the cookies?? That has become our trademark, our return guests look forward to coming back just so they can have them. It's so nice after a long journey to be greeted with some comfort food, isn't it? And the added bonus is each time I bake up a fresh batch when guests are coming, I make a few extra for Colin & I. Yummy ! Hope you and your family can come back again, Mike and stay a bit longer.
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A wonderful Easter weekend

  • 5 of 5

Tall Cedars provided everything we needed for a relaxing, fun long weekend in your beautiful beach house. Your attention to detail, from the decor to the amenities, was evident. We are looking forward to coming back in July!

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Seems to be a common theme emerging here AND WE LIKE IT !! Thanks for your comments. The guest that wrote this review enjoyed her stay so much she booked the last remaining little opening we had for the summer ! Normally we only have one week bookings in July & August but if there is a wee opening in the calendar, as there was in this case, CALL US ! Three days is better than missing out on some prime time at Tall Cedars. Thats said, anytime is a beautiful time to come, each season brings with it something special. See you & your family in July, River !!
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Colin and Darcy Sauer
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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.


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
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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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