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

Mariette

Speaks english, spanish
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Contact the Owner

Mariette

Speaks english, spanish
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Mariette (Owner)
Advertiser since 2003
Show Phone Number
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english, spanish

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Kingfisher Cove - Private Romantic Oceanfront Cottage Next to Nat'l Marine Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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

Idyllic island retreat

  • 5 of 5
The relaxing and inspiring splendour of Kingfisher Cove cannot be adequately related in words...it needs to be experienced! The location is ideally situated midway between North and South Pender Islands at the end of a short road and next to a national park reserve...only minutes from groceries, restaurants, and shops, yet isolated from the hustle bustle of the world. Right from the initial entry down the driveway we were welcomed with cosy secludedness and charming garden decor. The cabin offers all the standard amenities one could desire in a home away from home, with the added benefit of a vaulted ceiling, breathtaking view from an expansive deck (great for yoga), and the mesmerizing and rustic glow of a wood stove. The glass-block walk-in shower is bright and invigorating complete with island views, and the bathtub on the deck calls out to spa lovers. Even in February we were able to bask on the upper deck, and lose ourselves admiring the ample sea life from the dock. For us, this was a winter retreat to be calm and take in the scenery; however, we could easily see that this location offers numerous opportunities for exploring nature and exercising. We look forward to our next visit when we can explore the hiking trails in the national park reserve and bring our kayaks to paddle about the calm waters of Bedwell Harbour and beyond. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, D and J! You were wonderful guests and are welcome back any time! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kingfisher Cove
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

Fun getaway with the family - deers,crabs,prawns

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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 departed, and we really do hope they will book with us again.... and we are absolutely thrilled to know that they scored when they dropped 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' according to these guests!! 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 the proper and careful harvesting of the mussels that grow on the dock. And, we already enjoy harvesting a few oysters at certain times of the year.... paradise, indeed!!! We take good 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. 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
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
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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
Canada
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

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

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Pender Island Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PEAK
May 9 2014 - Oct 14 2014
5 night minimum stay
C$295
C$1,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$375
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.
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. .
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Pender Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Email Owner Contact Me

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote