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The Retreat Cottage on a Waterfront Estate

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

An island escape on a secluded private waterfront estate property

Kick back and relax on this gorgeous 4.2 acre waterfront retreat. This pet-friendly cottage overlooks a beautifully manicured garden area and is one of two dwellings on the waterfront estate. Beach access is only a 100 metre walk from the cottage. Enjoy strolling on the beach, watching the wildlife, swimming, or kayaking at this amazing waterfront retreat !

This fully furnished, quaint 1100 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage, sleeps 8 maximum. The first bedroom contains a queen-sized bed plus a bunk bed with 2 twin beds. The second bedroom has 2 queen-sized beds. There is a $25 charge per night for each additional guest beyond 2.

The cozy living room and kitchen provide you with the necessities to enjoy the space. The BBQ and fenced patio area will help complete your vacation. This is a perfect spot for a family, a couple or those just looking for the west coast experience.

If you want to enjoy a dinner and some music or have a spa day, we are within walking distance to Pacific Shores resort.

The use of the kayaks for guests over 19 is included in the rate. We have paddleboards available for rental.

This property is within walking distance to Pacific Shores Resort and Spa and only a 10 minute drive to downtown Parksville.

Friendly pets are welcome in the cottage, but no smoking on the property and no functions are allowed.

Nanoose Bay is located at the south end of the Parksville Qualicum Beach region. Highlights in Nanoose include marinas, recreation facilities, walking and hiking trails and hidden beaches. A few minutes away are Fairwinds Golf Club, Moorecroft Regional Park and Arbutus Meadows Event and Equestrian Centre.

If you are looking at moving to our neighbourhood please contact the lovely Melanie Peake, REALTOR® Royal LePage, Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty

Recommended activities:

Parksville/Qualicum Area

• Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

• Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

• Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

• Cathedral Grove/Macmillan Provincial Park

• Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park - magical underground world with incredible crystal formations

• Coombs Old Country Market

• Morningstar Farm

• Morningstar Golf Club

• Pheasant Glen Golf Resort

• Brigadoon Golf Course

• Riptide Lagoon Adventure Golf

• Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort (Grotto Spa)

• Milner Gardens - one of the ten best public gardens in Canada

Courtenay/Comox Area

• Fossil hunting (Puntledge River)

• Winter sports at Mount Washington

• Airshow at DND Comox

• Cumberland Lake Park

• Comox Air Force Museum


• Surfing at world famous Tofino

• Kayaking in the Broken Islands

More Details

Valerie Rinehart
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Fireplace
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , The two twin beds are bunk beds.
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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The Retreat Cottage on a Waterfront Estate
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Retreat is a treat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location - lovely cottage equipped with everything you would want

  • Submitted: 7-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Loved the location, the trees, the cottage, the waterfront, the ambience, the privacy...everything.

We'll be back.

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver BC

Charming Cottage by the Ocean, perfect for a relaxing getaway to the island.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at The Retreat and are already planning our return! The Cottage was lovely and suited our family very well. We loved that we were able to bring our pup, and the kids bunks were so much fun. Valerie was so accommodating and we never wanted for anything. I definitely recommend this location as the Bay is so quiet and calm. Before we came we thought we may not be able to use our kid's kayaks as I didn't know if the water would be choppy on the ocean, however it was quite the opposite. We were able to access the facilities at the resort next door also and had a hot tub each night and the kids swam in the pool. This really is a little gem of a place and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Very welcoming, clean, beautifully appointed, and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

I had an immediate comfortable feeling at the Retreat. I loved how Valerie was so accommodating of my dog Jessie who was safe and comfortable with the enclosed back patio. The bed was the nicest I'd ever slept on, and the kitchen was very well supplied. I could have stayed for many more days!

A couple of comfort suggestions but not essential: a lower step out the back door (it was difficult with my arthritis), a spray faucet on the kitchen sink and a light over cooking area.

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vernon BC

The property is stunning.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage and our kids loved the nook beds. It was peaceful and Valerie made us feel right at home. The location is close to town and we loved kayaking in the bay and walks along the beach. Couldn't have asked for anything more!

  • Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, BC, Canada

Gorgeous property and cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation to this area. This property and cottage exceeded our expectations. The peace & quiet, beach access, view of the whole bay, amazing sunsets, eagle watching, spectacular variety of trees on the grounds, were just a few of the highlights to mention.

We loved the beautifully decorated cottage, with more than ample room for our party of 4 plus dog. The beds were really comfortable (so important). We did not venture off the property very much so enjoyed the beachfront and all the comforts of the cottage, and the well stocked kitchen.

Valerie is a gracious host and was extremely helpful & generous.

We highly recommend this special location for a really memorable get away.

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Beach
On the property
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

End of Stay Cleaning Fee C$150
Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

Check-in time is 3 pm or after and check-out time is 11 am.

If you would like to use the kayaks on the property, an additional damage deposit of $250 will be collected.

The damage deposit will be collected one week prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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