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""Whale House""~ Upscale, 4000 Sq Ft Home For Large Family"""

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 371 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3.5 Acre Private Waterfront Home. See Orcas, Bears, Bald Eagles, Deer, Oh My!!

Enjoy my upscale, waterfront, 4000 square foot, custom built home. Enjoy the master bedroom which is on entry the level with a king size bed with water view and ocean sounds and ensuite bathroom with walk in shower and private toilet area. Entry level also includes a large family room with picturesque windows, an oversized kitchen, laundry room, half bathroom, ocean view bedroom/office with 2 twin beds and large outdoor deck that is perfect for grilling or just relaxing on and enjoying the ever changing scenery. Downstairs has a large TV/family room with professional grade pool table and two separate bedrooms (queen size beds) and one private full bathroom with step over tub/shower.

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Nancy

We love the outdoors and all things that nature provides: sea kayaking, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing and photography. Our extremely private home in British Columbia offers all of this, plus so much more.

Nancy purchased this house in 2013

Why Nancy chose Port McNeill

We love our property because of its location. Our home is located on 3.5 ocean front acres with amazing views all the way to the mainland. We have a bald eagle nest on our property. We see them flying back and forth from their nest to the waterfront often. This area is home of the Orca, or Killer Whale, and is a research hub for them. We have deer, bear, elk, and cougars walking through our property while they are enroute to the beach. We catch our own dungeness crab in the bay just in our very own backyard!! Port McNeill is a small, but quaint town with a population of about 2,500 residents. There are a couple of grocery stores, a bank, an outdoor supply store etc. We are approx. 15 minutes to world famous Telegraph Cove. We are located in the middle of the forest on the beach. It is nature at it's finest. Close enough to town, but far enough to feel private and cozy, It is also clean, modern, upscale, and nicely decorated in the "West Coast~BC" style. It is also large enough to accommodate a large family, or several families traveling together. :)

What makes this house unique

Our unique benefits are the views, the views, the views and location, location, location!!! It's sort of like a Japanese post card where there is so much going on when looking out through the window. Because we are on the waterfront there is a ever constant change going on outside..... whether it be a deer and her fawn feeding in grass in front of the picture window, a bear on the beach, an eagle soaring over head, a fishing boat or ferry passing by, otters swimming past the house, Blue Herons fishing on the beach, catching Dungeness Crabs on the beach at low tide, the fog rolling in, the fog horns sounding, the tide changing, the sun setting, etc. etc.! I could go on forever! It's heaven on earth. Perfect place to relax and unwind. :)

Check in time 4pm (unless previous arrangements have been made)

Check out time 11am (unless previous arrangements have been made)


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Port McNeill

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs...main level = Full master bathroom and a half bathroom, Downstairs....1 Full shared bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Master with a cal king bed, two rooms with each a queen bed, and another room with two twin beds. ALL mattresses are luxurious and extremely comfortable. All furnishings are upscale.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
****Approx. 20 minutes by boat to Johnstone Straight...single most concentrated area of orca whales in the world.**** All cooking utensils, pots/pans/rice cooker, slow cooker/crock pot, blender etc. are available. Body wash, soap, bath towels, and beach towels (for post jacuzzi) are also available for your use. You pretty much just have to bring your own clothing, shampoo, perishable/non perishable foods and alcohol (if desired). Well water is plentiful and is suitable for cooking and bathing. You may choose to purchase bottled jugs of water at grocery store for personal consumption.


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"Whale House"~ Upscale, 4000 Sq Ft Home For Large Family
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Vancouver, Canada

Luxury Wilderness Experience

  • 4 of 5

Great, comfy house. Gorgeous waterfront location, slightly out of the working-class village of Port McNeill. Can sleep eight, but four get to sleep in a slightly dark basement. The master bedroom is fantastic. The large windows that look out to Haddington Island are wonderful. Kitchen could use more dishes. Only four mugs and three wine glasses. So many bears up close and personal ... We saw two mothers with two and three cubs, and two adults walking on the beach, crossing the yard and climbing the trees - and that was only on one days. There were dozens of sightings during our 8-day stay, plus many, many deer and eagles. Overall great stay. Amazing launch pad for incredible adventures.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I'm happy that you were able to appreciate the wonderful wilderness where my home is located. I'm sorry to hear about the shortage of wine glasses and mugs. I'm on my way up there this weekend and will have a look and see what is missing and replace what is needed. Hope to have you back as a guest sometime in the future. :)
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Very nice. Worth the drive to get there. Wonderful house and hot tub! Very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 mom's with our 2 college age daughters (girls trip!). We really enjoyed the house and hot tub. We took the ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo. It was about a 4 hour drive from there and well worth it. There is no internet service at the house. Couldn't get tv upstairs to work. It was no bother as we relaxed, enjoyed the view and obsessed over doing a puzzle. We took the whale watching tour with Mackay. They are top notch. A "must do" when you are there. We decided not to kayak at Telegraph Cove since the whales weren't there yet. There is a fantastic restraunt at Telegraph Cove and interesting history walk if you go though. We also drove to Port Hardy to check it out. We would love to go back and take our own kayaks next time. We'd also like to try crabbing. We didn't see the resident bear, but we did see the resident eagles! All in all, it was a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that you had a great time. One of the great things about the wildlife is that it is very unpredictable. I'm sure that the bears were around, but just at times when you didn't happen to notice them. The TV downstairs in the game room has access to satellite TV shows. The TV in the master is supposed to as well, but the cable box broke and a new one is being replaced. Going out with the Mackays is a MUST. Like all wildlife, viewing the orca whales is also unpredictable. However, if anyone can find them then it is Bill Mackay. He has the fastest boat on the water and only runs one tour a day so he'll take you as far as possible in an effort to locate them. Best chances are with the Mackays vs. Telegraph cove tours. However, the kayaking tours out of Telegraph Cove are very fun and informative. Hope to have you back again soon and I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with your daughters. The hot tub on the deck is the best :) !!!
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A dream location

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful holiday home in an amazing location. The views were breathtaking; the accommodation was superb; the location was perfect. Not to be missed!

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay. Hope to have you back again soon :)
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Whale House

  • 3 of 5

Spacious property with room for all. Great location with lots of wildlife. Peaceful sunset evenings on the deck were magical. Port McNeil a friendly little town with all amenities you need. Would love to go back

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An experience of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible house in a wonderful setting. We as a family were blown away by its truly stunning and beautiful location. We will always remember the feeling as we walked in through the front door and entered the incredible sitting room with the breath taking views.

The house was really well equipped with plenty of room for us all. It catered for all age groups and activities - quiet days reading and sitting on the decking, the hot tub, the pool table, crabbing, canoeing and kayaking to name a few activities!

We saw many Bald Eagles, Deer in the garden and on the shoreline and even a black Bear in the garden.

The information provided by Nancy was really helpful and she was always on hand for advice.

She provided us with all the information on what to do and where to go.

The trips to watch the wildlife were sensational . Mackay's Whale Watching & North Island Kayaking were simply the best. San Josef Bay was well worth the drive.

Simply an experience never to be forgotten

Thank you Nancy

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Nancy, for opening your gorgeous home to me and my girlfriend. We had an amazing time, and you were very thorough in making sure we had a perfect vacation. Your home is beautiful, as are the views. Also, thank you for your various recommendations regarding activities, especially MacKay Whale Watching. We are planning to return as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Port Hardy
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Port Mcneill
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
BC Ferry, Port McNeill
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Port Mcneill
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Port Mcneill
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Mt. Cain
Nearest Beach
The House is on a Beach
Car: necessary

3.5 acre private waterfront home where deer and bears roam, bald eagles soar overhead, and orcas, dolphins, and whales pass by. Enjoy crabbing, salmon fishing, hiking, kayaking, peace and serenity in the comfort of a very private, newer custom home with high end designer furnishings. Close to RibsonBight ecological reserve for orca whales....humpback whales, sea lions, otters etc...(nature wonderland). Also close to Telegraph Cove! House is non smoking and no pets are allowed...sorry :(


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Port McNeill

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$126.84
Cleaning C$256.24
Refundable Damage Deposit C$576.54

Hello, We have a 60 day cancellation policy. Due to the remoteness of this property if you cancelled on us at the last minute then we'd not have an opportunity to re rent the home. Most people coming up here are coming from a long ways away and will make their accommodations well in advance...Hence the need for the 60 day cancellation policy. Thank you for understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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