SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT RETREAT ON SOUTH PENDER ISLAND - LOW BANK BEACHFRONT

Richard Christy

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT RETREAT ON SOUTH PENDER ISLAND - LOW BANK BEACHFRONT

Pender Island House Rental Photos and Description

Main house: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Guest cabin: sleeps 2 w/ bath

Gowlland Point Place is an expansive, private setting that provides incomparable views and access to a spectacular marine environment. The main house sits on over 300 feet of low-bank shoreline, with a panoramic view of the San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker and ships en route between the Pacific Ocean and nearby ports. Enjoy the seaside environment and abundant wildlife from a large wrap-around deck, or directly on one of the area’s most desirable beaches. Orca, porpoise, otter, bald eagles and deer are common sights. The view is equally enjoyable during inclement weather from fireside in the sea-view living room. An available guest cottage allows up to eight people to enjoy the property. The three-plus acre property includes a historic orchard and a forested perimeter that provides a reclusive ambiance. Neighboring Brooks Point and Gowlland Point Conservancy Areas add to the property’s natural tranquility.

Geographic Coordinates (Lattitude & Longitude): For specific location via mapping software, Internet services or GPS, use the following geographic coordinates:

N48 44.190' W123 11.084'

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard Christy (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

I see a lot of other people have placed some choice words in previous reviews. I agree with everything that has been said in the past, and would probably just be saying more of the same if I wrote a few paragraphs. So let me summarize with one word: STELLAR!



The only further explanation I will offer is that it's our ONLY place to stay on Pender, having rented some other very nice properties in the past. This just brings the best of everything together in one place. I thank the owners for sharing this little piece of Heaven with our family.
Apr 2013
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat On South Pender Island - Low Bank Beachfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat On South Pender Island - Low Bank Beachfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157482
+1 -702 612-5387
Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Vancouver
5

Great weekend on Pender Island

  • 5 of 5
Communications with Richard (the owner of the house) were easy, before and after the weekend we rented the house. He provided us with a map and accurate directions to drive to the property.

The house was beautiful, very well equipped and the setting was very quiet.

I would return there and recommend this house to friends who wish to spend a week-end on the Island.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat On South Pender Island - Low Bank Beachfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157482
+1 -702 612-5387
Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Great Family Vacation In a Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5
We were very happy with our visit to this retreat on South Pender Island. It is in a wonderful secluded location with a glorious view south towards Mt. Baker floating seemingly in the sky. The property is very well equipped and we appreciated all the homely touches. There are spacious grounds for children / adults to play. If that's not enough, the beachfront or coastal walking trails nearby are easily accessible too. It's a hilly drive back to the island centre, but what you lose in convenience you make up for many times over in terms of peace and tranquility. We were very happy with the communication we received from Richard. The only thing to watch for is the very discrete entrance off the road. Don't be in a hurry as you drive, or you'll miss it the first time. We enjoyed salmon fishing and kayaking on the island. It is a great escape from city life. We would love to stay again. It's a great place for a family holiday.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat On South Pender Island - Low Bank Beachfront
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Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Wonderful vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5
This is an ideal vacation rental - private, spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. We had lots of room (as a family of 4) and enjoyed the beach, the nearby walking trails, the enormous yard, and of course the beautiful house itself. The owner was very accommodating and easy to make arrangements with. I definitely recommend this property rental for anyone who would like to spend time on the gulf islands. It doesn't get any better than this!!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat On South Pender Island - Low Bank Beachfront
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+1 -702 612-5387
Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Perfect summer vacation

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a lovely week. The location is perfect - great ocean access, quiet, fabulous views. We kayaked, swam, biked, hiked and played bocce ball all around the large and lovely property. I especially enjoyed the hummingbirds. The home is very well appointed and spacious. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and will likely be back. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat On South Pender Island - Low Bank Beachfront
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+1 -702 612-5387
Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Amazing beachfront property

  • 5 of 5
Wow, this property has it all, amazing views, a well-kept home and a safe beach front. From the shoreline, we viewed eagles, seals and sea lions everyday. We were lucky enough to watch a couple of pods of killer whales off the nearby point for over one hour! The kids were thoroughly entertained outside with the beach, tidal zones, the yard and adventure walks along the shores and into the nearby trails.
Thank you Richard, all communications and transactions were seamless.
We hope to return very soon to this fantastic property on South Pender.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for kind comments. If the property could speak to itself, we think the words would be similar to these! It's a gratifying to share this special spot with other families who depart with fond memories.
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat On South Pender Island - Low Bank Beachfront
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Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

R & R + amazing Mother Nature moments!

R & R + amazing Mother Nature moments!
  • 5 of 5
You can't conceive of this amazing setting until you experience first-hand. By the end of our week stay we'd ventured out to taste-test the highlights of N/S Pender Island including artist studios, boutiques, a winery, a farmer's market, and the local 'shopping area' for grocery, liquor, bakery and take-out lunch items ... but while all were very pleasant none compared to this property -- you just simply don't want to leave!

After the first day, every other began at the crack of dawn by our toddler's command ("Outside! Outside! Water! Water!") who was as taken as we by the soft pebble-strewn beach and view of passing otters, seabirds, and seals. Grab your coffee, shovel, pail and children and adults alike will happily spend a few hours watching the world wake up. Back to the house for breakfast and seagazing at the stunning view provided by the wraparound porch, then change into swimsuits and return to the water, too frigid even in July for swimming, but perfectly lovely for a quick dip, rock throwing, stone skipping, fishing, reading, sunning, sea creature seeking.

As the day grows older you realize the beach serves as a path to a beautiful nature walk ... which affords passing conversations with a few locals and fellow visitors. Suddenly, there's a buzz of boat activity offshore, a sure indication a pod of orca whales are within sight. So you scramble up the cliffside to see the show and marvel with a few others lucky enough to catch the moment. Where else can an 18 month old get so close he learns that a whale goes "pssshhhhhhhh!" by hearing the sound of water leaving the blowhole as it arcs out of the water!

So, you flow in and out of the house for meals ... down to and back up from the beach for entertainment ... pausing to watch the bald eagle fly back and forth overhead now that he's used to your presence ... or to watch in awe as container ships slide quietly by, leaving a wake of waves to play in ... while looking forward to the visits from the local deer who will emerge daily at dusk and dawn. The sun sets at 10 allowing the bliss stretch on and on until you finally allow yourself to go to sleep -- knowing it will all be there for you in the morning to enjoy, again.

Add to this a VERY responsive and professional owner and a spacious, clean, well maintained, comfortable home and you'll want to return before you've even left! Many thanks for the unmatched experience - we hope to visit again soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Otter Bay
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Pender island Golf & Country Club
Nearest Beach
Gowlland Point Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located at the southernmost point in the Gulf Islands, near the U.S. border. The San Juan Islands and Mt. Baker dominate the panoramic view, which spans from the northeast to the south. Marine, terrestrial and flying wildlife add to the geographic beauty of the islands. Eagles, otter, deer and porpoise are common sights. Orca (Killer Whales) routinely pass near the property. The area is well suited for kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, sailing and sightseeing by boat. Land based activities include biking, golf, tennis and hiking. Numerous parks are located on the Penders, two of which are adjacent to the property. Many interesting and unique shops exist on the islands, as well as numerous art studios and a vineyard. Musical events and performing arts are common in the community. The Pender Islands Community Hall hosts a seasonal Saturday farmers' market and annual Fall Fair, along with wedding parties and other special events.

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Availability & Rates

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Pender Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Sep 5 2014 - Oct 16 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$242
C$1,450
 
 
Winter 2014
Oct 17 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$212
C$1,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$212
C$1,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$500
Housekeeping C$100
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Amenities

Amenities

Pender Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in the guest cottage
  • As with most island homes, water is limited and plumbing connects to a sensitive septic system. Please be prepared to conserve water. Only natural human functions, toilet tissue, water and soap should be discharged into any toilet or drain.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private master bath, sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , (Stacked Bunk Beds)
    Guest Cottage - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Additional rental fee
  • Water and septic system resources, general comfort and respect for our neighbors necessitate an occupancy limit for the property. Up to six guests are allowed if only the main house is rented. A maximum of eight guests may be accommodated if the 'Annex' guest cottage is added to your vacation rental. The Annex is a private, studio-style cottage with a main living/sleeping area and a separate bathroom. Amenities include a refrigerator, a TV/VCR combo, radio, and coffee maker. An additional rental fee applies, and the Annex is only offered to guests already renting the main house. In order to offer your party flexibility, the theoretical sleeping capacity exceeds the property’s occupancy limit. The main house family room includes a futon that is suitable for one adult, perhaps two children. Guests are welcome to distribute sleeping accomodations as they see fit, within the occupancy limits of six or eight as described above.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Sorry, but we are unable to allow pets or smoking. Members of our family have a severe allergic reaction to certain animals and tobacco smoke. Our no smoking, no pet policy is predicated on reasons beyond personal preference. Since life-threatening consequences can result from non-compliance, we ask that you take the policy very seriously. Please consider other vacation properties if this policy is too restrictive for you. Fire danger and water conservation are urgent concerns at this property and throughout the Gulf Islands. Please be prepared to exercise extreme caution with regard to both. Beach access is via a narrow, rustic trail. It must always be used with caution. Small children and older or less agile individuals should be assisted. A public beach access with stairs is available by walking about five minutes from the main house.
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