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Oceanside Cottage: Family-Friendly, Pet-Friendly with Great Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Charming 2-bedroom cottage near beach, trails and shopping

This cozy, 2-bedroom, 2-bath cottage sleeps 4 adults, plus 2 children in bunks. Just 2 doors from a sandy beach, across the street from a bird sanctuary and creek, and walking trails that take you all the way into downtown Courtenay, restaurants and spa by foot or bicycle. Easy access to all amenities. Private fenced yard and gardens. RATES: **$CDN***: Jun 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017: $180/night, $1200/wk. Off-season: $150/night, $1000/wk.

Propane firepit for weenie roasts. Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE.

Lovingly set up to be a great place to stay year-round, this property is a gem with an incredible location: spectacular ocean view, steps to the beach, surrounded by nature parks and yet very close to to shopping, restaurants and spas. This is my second vacation rental. The first is VRBO #508683, which has been a great success.

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Donna Derrien
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Donna Derrien

This is my second vacation rental in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. After the success of my first, VRBO #508683 I had to do it again. This property is in its second year and proving to be very popular.

I so love introducing people to our little slice of paradise, the Comox Valley. From outdoor activities to arts and culture, the Comox Valley has it all.

Donna Derrien purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Donna Derrien chose Courtenay

This property, with beautiful ocean views, has a unique location adjacent to the beach, a bird sanctuary, creek, walking trails, and several kilometers of sandy beach at low tide. The fenced back yard boasts several areas for relaxing, playing and socializing. Across the street you can access the nature trails and Courtenay Riverside Walkway. This property is ideal for those who want to be close to nature and yet have all amenities nearby, who like to be active outdoors and yet have a private place to relax indoors or out. Or for someone who wants to avoid renting a car. Bikes are included!.

What makes this cottage unique

Very easy access to both parks, restaurants and shopping. Wildlife refuge, spectacular ocean views in a private setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks so much for an amazing stay at your rental! Can't wait to come back.
May 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Courtenay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Upstairs bath with large shower. downstairs bath has antique clawfoot tub retrofitted with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bunks - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , memory foam topper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with memory foam topper
  • Master Bedroom on first floor, King bed with memory foam topper. Bunks in open area on frist floor. Second bedroom on second floor, Queen bed with memory foam topper. Double hide-a-bed couch in open area on second floor.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fenced backyard, private garden areas, wonderful views and access to walking/cycling trails right across the street.


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Oceanside Cottage: Family-Friendly, Pet-Friendly with Great Location
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 25 reviews

Ocean views all day long!

  • 5 of 5

Huge windows in a fully equipped and clean house with lots of space in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to nature walking paths! Add to that a huge fenced back yard and all we can say is thank you Donna for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small Family Birthday Party

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view property in a quiet neighbourhood. Sleeps 4 adults and 2 kids (in bunks). we didn't use hide-a-bed so could be more. Comfy couches to lounge and visit. Kitchen just right for dinner party. Lots of walking trails (and bikes available).

Outdoor space for BBQ etc looks inviting both at deck level and front and back yards (a little too cool April weekend). Interesting river/ocean delta area with view point and info re eco system.

Looking out to Comox harbour.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Courtenay and the Comox Valley and we couldn't have chosen a better experience. The cottage location is excellent: lots of opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We really appreciated having access to bikes and being close to a bike trail. We can't say enough about the cottage: it is the best-appointed accommodation we've had (and we've had a lot). You'll want for nothing in the kitchen, from cookware to appliances. We plan to visit again.

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right

  • 5 of 5

Donna’s home is well laid out, very comfortable, well stocked in a great location and just right for an active family including our small dog. This is a no-fuss home we could really settle into.

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Donna’s house was great. Had everything we needed plus a beautiful view and even an air hockey game! Donna was great to deal with - very responsive and accommodating. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came up island for our anniversary and a little getaway before the craziness of the holidays. We loved staying at Donna's place in Courtenay. The home is so peaceful, cozy, and well cared for in an amazing location. We were able to look out the windows at the bay and catch the sunrise. The place is so well stocked. From every kitchen tool you might need to books, games and equipment for outdoor activities there's so much available. Plus right across the street is the trail head for the Millard Creek trail which you can follow all the way into town. Donna was a delight to work with and we will be returning.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Courtenay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$500

Cleaning ($150) is not included in quote. Most people prefer to clean up after themselves: washing and putting away dishes, sweeping floors, remaking beds and wiping down bathrooms. Pets may be welcome for a $10/night fee. Please enquire.

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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