KINGFISHER COVE - PRIVATE ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT COTTAGE NEXT TO NAT'L MARINE PARK

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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KINGFISHER COVE - PRIVATE ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT COTTAGE NEXT TO NAT'L MARINE PARK

Pender Island Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 bdrm (whole lower level), 1 sleeping loft, & queen sofabed in LR, 1 bathroom

Relax and get reinvigorated at this enchanting oceanfront eco-cottage with dock and moorage. Excellent crabbing, kayaking, hiking, whale watching (Orcas) and birdwatching. Restaurants, wine store, bakery, etc. nearby. Surrounded by everything a nature lover and adventurer could hope for, the surroundings are resplendent with a vast and lush beauty. Your privacy is assured as the cabin is the only home on this 3.5 acre property which you will have to yourself. But don't imagine it. Come can enjoy it!

Kayaking in the Gulf Islands : KINGFISHER COVE IS IDEALLY LOCATED FOR KAYAKING AND WHALEWATCHING AS WELL AS BIRDWATCHING, SAILING, BOATING AND MORE. During mid March the hummingbirds arrive from Mexico and entertain their worshiping audience with their skydiving talents as they soar in less than seconds to the top of the giant Douglas fir trees and dive even faster down to sea level, another 50 feet below the deck off the main level of the cottage. Faster than you can blink, they are back at the feeder with their beak inserted, drinking the treats we have left for them. Who wants to watch TV when this show is available? Rent a kayak nearby or bring one with you, leave it on the dock and paddle whenever you wish to many locations including out into Boundary Pass, only 20 minutes paddling from the dock, to the location where the Orca are most frequently sighted. Or, take a guided tour with someone who knows the local waters. Canoes are also available for rent nearby or bring one with you from Vancouver, Victoria, or from Sidney.

SKYWATCHING FROM KINGFISHER COVE: The night skies from the decks are amazing -- meteorites showers, brilliant constellations, and very little light contamination. Astronomers have sought us out, specifically for the quality of our night sky.

Crabbing off the Dock! : Catch fresh crab off the dock. Oysters also available nearby or go fishing in the waters just outside the harbour for salmon, etc.

The fish boats also sell fresh fish at Hope Bay on North Pender Island.

There is an excellent farmer's market on Saturdays, so you can add the best of island produce to your menu planning for meals on the deck over the sea.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed

Mariette

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Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

Kingfisher Cove - Private Romantic Oceanfront Cottage Next to Nat'l Marine Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Kingfisher Cove - Private Romantic Oceanfront Cottage Next to Nat'l Marine Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p131941
604 228-8079
Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Fun getaway with the family - deers,crabs,prawns

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We luckily managed to get a last minute offseason booking for kingfisher cove. We took the ferry over from Vancouver and located the property very easily. I took my trailered 12 tin boat along with me for the journey. The owner was at the cabin to greet us and gave us a quick orientation, before he left. The cabin was stocked with everything - bedding, cooking utensils, towels etc.. All you need is cloths and a camera. You can get food at the grocery store which had everything except wagon wheels. There was some firewood chopped for the wood shove and we had fun chopping more. (surprised with the huge size of the axe the owners had left for us). The weather turned out to be perfect for this time of year (sunny in November). Because of the cabin was located right at the end of the road we had complete privacy with the trail leading to Mount Norman right at the property line. We launched the boat at the Spit around 1 minute away and then docked it at the private dock in front of the cabin. Since the cove itself was so nice and secluded we did not spend much time out in the boat. The area under the dock was infested with monster rock crabs and all sorts of marine life. (there was a crab trap left on the dock by the owner) We also dropped a prawn trap in the water and it filled up with shiners and medium sized prawns which was a first because I never seen prawns in 8 feet of water. The cabin was clean when we arrived (I scanned the bathroom with a UV light and it was spotless). We visited some of the places on Pender island but had the most fun just hanging around the cabin and dock. Stayed there one week and never saw any other people (other than some passing boats). Got back to Vancouver and already want to go back to kingfisher cove. Had a great week.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These guests were as lovely as they sound in their review.... they left everything in great order when they left and we really do hope they will book with us again.... and we are absolutely thrilled to know that they scored when they drop a prawn trap.... we have NEVER tried assuming one needed 40 feet of water to fish for prawns! Of course, we agree entirely that Kingfisher Cove is very private and we absolutely love to go their ourselves as often as possible in the winter, fall, spring and summer, but in fact, the off season is our favourite time....there is nothing like watching the sea at the same time as you sit in front of a cozy fire. We are also delighted to hear that our housekeeper has met our high standard for cleanliness..... spotless, even after UV inspection!! I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks so much Partha and family.... and please do book again! I must add, that for some reason, there are fewer starfish around and maybe that has contributed to the haul of Rock Crab and perhaps even to the presence of the prawns in more shallow water. Now, we just need to learn more about harvesting all those mussels that grow on the dock. And, we already enjoy the oysters at certain times of the year.... paradise, indeed!!! We take could care of our property because we really believe it is ours only for a relatively short period of time... we are stewards and all too soon the next generation takes over where we left off and it is so important that we protect nature as much as possible! It is a place where one can enjoy their share of the bounty and hopefully leave behind only footprints.
business
Kingfisher Cove - Private Romantic Oceanfront Cottage Next to Nat'l Marine Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p131941
604 228-8079
Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Back to Kingfisher Cove...Summer Impressions

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Having stayed at the beautiful Kingfisher Cove about 10 years ago in Winter, I was looking forward to experiencing its beauty in Summer. Verdict: stunning in both.
Still relaxing, very private, unique furnishings and artwork and best of all, the crabs are still easily caught. Delicious!
Thanks Nev and Mariette for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
Leslee and Bruce
Australia
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Kingfisher Cove - Private Romantic Oceanfront Cottage Next to Nat'l Marine Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p131941
604 228-8079
Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Canada
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We had a great time here last year! We enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the ocean and enjoying life. We had a wonderful family vaycay here.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review and so glad to hear, once again, that your family enjoyed Kingfisher Cove.
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
BC Ferries -- Southern Gulf Islands Route
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Highway 99 and I-5
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Beaumont Marine Park
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Browning Harbour
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Pender Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Driftwood - several restaurants
Car: recommended

Oceanfront property in Canada's beautiful Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver & Victoria, also easily accessed from Seattle. The Gulf Islands are located in the Strait of Georgia, just northwest of Washington's mainland & the San Juan Islands, including Orcas, Stuart, & San Juan Islands. Also very nearby are Sidney and Vancouver Island, the Saanich Peninsula & the other Gulf Islands - Galiano Island, Mayne Island & Saltspring Island. Pender Island is famed for its sailing, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, cycling, mountain biking, bird watching, hiking, swimming, boating, farmer's markets and other rural activities such as horse riding, artist's studios & more. We are ideally located only 10 kilometers from the ferry terminal at Otter Bay. Only 4 kilometers to shops, fitness centers, gift stores, restaurants, bakeries, wine & beer stores & other shopping. Mt. Norman Park entrance is very nearby & our property & the marine park share a boundary.

Other Activities: Whale watching, Birdwatching, Frisbee Golf, Kayaking, Boating, Sky watching, Exploring Artists Studios, Farmer's Market, or just hang out on the property and sky watch. The night sky is amazing with great views of the stars, meteorite showers, etc. Our place was hand selected by astronomers as a superb place when Haly Bop was doing its thing! They returned again as they loved it so much! Our property is frequented by eagles, kingfishers, loons, cormorants, and many other sea and land birds. Time in the hammock is well spent if you like to watch for wildlife and birds. However, Pender Island does not have any bear, nor any skunks or squirrels. We do have lots of deer, mink, seal, otter and more.

Golf: North Pender Island, immediately across a little bridge that joins North and South Pender, has an excellent golf course.

Ski: Mount Washington on Vancouver Island or Whistler on the mainland are both a day trip away, so stay at Kingfisher Cove between visits to both ski hills! A winter stay on Pender is wonderful. Build a fire, cozy up with a book, or have a hot bath in the soaker tub, or a hot shower in the main bathroom.

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Availability & Rates

Pender Island Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
LOW SEASON
Jan 30 2014 - May 8 2014
C$ 175
C$ 1,225
5 nights
 
 
PEAK
May 9 2014 - Oct 14 2014
C$ 295
C$ 1,975
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$375.00
FOR PEAK SEASON BOOKINGS: A deposit of $975 is required at the time the booking is confirmed and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to the first night of stay. Payment is by email transfer or cheque for Canada to Canada transfers; or by cashier's cheque for Americans. Ask for owner for additional options for payments for the USA, Europe or elsewhere & for low season options. .
Notes Rates are in Canadian dollars and are based on a 4 person occupancy. For parties of (maximum) 6 persons, a surcharge of $40 per person per night applies for the 5th and 6th persons.
Minimum stay 5 nights.
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Amenities

Pender Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is only one bathroom, a very special bathroom with a very large shower looking out over the sea. The lower deck also has the giant, antique, enameled iron tub, an antique, doubled ended, clawfoot tub, perfect for two people. This is very popular with honeymooners and those on romantic getaway.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The sleeping loft has a tremendous view of the ocean and a very comfortable queen size bed. It is carpeted with wool carpet and it is necessary to climb a ladder to the loft. The main level has a fold down futon sofa bed, again queen size with a very comfortable foam and futon (combination) mattress. The main bedroom is the whole lower level which again has a very comfortable queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Longer term rentals welcome from mid-October through February and possibly March. Great hammocks in several locations. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent nearby. Cyberrentals options do not allow for distinguishing between the elderly and the infirm. Our place is most certainly suitable for the average elderly person.

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