|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
This luxury, self contained oceanfront cottage has large outside decks and is surrounded with water views and arbutus trees. It's southwestern exposure on South Pender Island is part of the Gulf Island's unique Mediterranean environment on the west-coast of British Columbia between Vancouver and Victoria. The peaceful setting is ideal for a romantic getaway or a special reunion with another couple. It has access to our private beach and dock along with the use of a canoe or rowboat and a crab trap to catch your own dinner. Enjoy your own company on the outside decks in this idyllic setting and let the eagles, hummingbirds, otters and deer entertain you or the cottage is filled with books, games, CD player, VCR, TV and a cozy fireplace. Even though the location is rural in nature it is close to quality restaurants, a spa resort, farmers market, several artisan galleries, golf, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, frisbee golf and many hiking trails throughout our new National Parks.
Guest book comments: 'We loved the tranquil sanctuary. This has been a water-shed holiday for our family. Our souls are at peace.'
'What a great place. We loved it. The best was catching the coho!!'
'We had a thoroughly relaxing and restorative visit in this most beautiful part of the world'
' A beautiful and perfect place for a proposal......how could one refuse?'
We purchased the bare property in 1992 and began our journey with a camper, a porta potty and a BBQ. We came to the property every weekend by boat and over the years built and used the cottage we now rent. It has been enjoyed by us along with family and friends for many years. Mack & Alma
Alma Lightbody purchased this cottage in 1992
We carried a 'wish list' with from Island to Island for several years in search of the perfect spot for our retirement home. When we found 'Ainslie Point', we knew our wishes had come true. After many years of enjoyment in our cottage we began building our dream home and moved into it in 2002.
The property is 2 acres and the cottage is well separated from the house for privacy. It has a beautiful water view on 3 sides, 400 sq.ft. of deck, some covered, and is filled with amenities and comfort. Pender Island is quiet and rural but also has multiple things to do and enjoy. Beauty abounds!
" We can not say enough about how much we enjoyed our time at Ainslie Pt Cottage. The setting for the cottage is remarkable - set on the water, overlooking a beautiful inlet. The island is beautiful, and the view from the cottage is truly mesmerizing. We really enjoyed the deck and bbq that feels as though it is set amongst the tree tops. The crab caught right off the dock is fantastic eating. When inside the cottage, there is no compromise - the kitchen and bathroom are big, modern and clean with all appliances, and once again the open view to the water is amazing.
We spent 12 days all over British Colombia, but wish we stayed 12 days at Ainslie Pt Cottage....."
Darcy Backman and Kim Marshall
Our location is considered to be the most ecologically unique area in Canada with a moderate Mediterranean like climate and with a significant portion of it's area protected by the Islands Trust mandate to 'preserve and protect' and by National Parks. Along with unique species of plant life and transient birds we are surrounded with otters, minks, killer whales and porpoises. A perfect area for someone who loves peace and quiet and enjoys being surrounded by water, nature and a rural atmosphere. Of course such a setting attracts artisans so take time to enjoy the galleries, market and theatre as well as the many hiking trails. Other amenities include, golfing, kayaking, boating, swimming, disc golf, horseback riding etc. For a change of pace take a 40 minute ferry ride to Victoria and enjoy major shopping and sightseeing attractions.
Other Activities: kayaking, whale-watching, artisan galleries, theater, frisbee golf
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 27 2014 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes||The client pays 25% at the time of booking and the balance 45 days in advance of arrival|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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