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BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT VIEWS: AMAZING POST AND BEAM COTTAGE!

Kent & Krista Maurer

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Kent & Krista Maurer

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2014
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BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT VIEWS: AMAZING POST AND BEAM COTTAGE!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Garden Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Blue Orca Cottage has stunning 280o views and sits on a peninsula high above rustic shorelines overlooking beautiful Pender Harbour and Agamemnon Channel. Close to Madeira Park, a vibrant marine community, and steps away from Daniel Point Marine Park; the possibilities are endless. Boating, diving, hiking, bird watching, storm watching, swimming, fishing, golfing, sight seeing, star gazing or simply enjoying the fascinating boat traffic are favorite activities in the area.

Post and beam details with soaring view windows and pine lined ceilings add warmth and character to the interior. Comfortable leather furnishings, cable TV, a wood stove(fireplace) and a separate bedroom with Queen size bed will make you feel right at home. The bathroom features a soaker tub and separate shower with luxurious towels and bath products.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with island. Some basic cooking supplies are provided to simplify your stay. Eat in, have a BBQ on one of two private decks or enjoy one of the many quality restaurants nearby. Unmatched natural beauty from every window and deck; all the comforts of home! Welcome to Blue Orca Cottage!

Keywords: Cottage, waterfront, oceanfront, self contained, private, peaceful

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kent & Krista Maurer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2014

About Kent & Krista Maurer

My husband Kent and I have recently retired to our dream life on beautiful B.C.'s Sunshine Coast. I was a high school art teacher and now am an artist and jewelry designer. Kent, a retired member of the Vancouver Police Department is constantly occupied with the care and up-keep of our home, cottage, and grounds. Our home sits on an acre waterfront lot overlooking some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. We look forward to sharing this amazing place with many guests. Welcome!

Kent & Krista Maurer purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Kent & Krista Maurer chose Garden Bay

We built our cottage (carriage house) first and lived there while our main home was being built. We chose this location because it was simply the most beautiful place we had ever seen. We have travelled many places but believe nothing compares to Daniel Point! It may be off the beaten track for some but that is why we love it here!

What makes this cottage unique

The sunsets are unforgettable! Wildlife abounds all around; multiple pairs of eagles have a nests close by, daily deer sightings are not uncommon. Explore amazing volcanic rock formations and tidal pools with a myriad of sea creatures just down a set of steps to Daniel Point Marine Park at the end of our driveway.Pods of Orca Whales as well as large schools of feeding dolphins are spectacular sights from time to time. The star filled night skies will take your breath away!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
business
Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255247vb
-(604) 883-2913
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Vancouver, Canada
5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is beautifully designed, and well-equipped with many thoughtful extras to make you feel immediately at home and relaxed. Its vistas are incredible and its location on the Point provides a beautiful spot for watching the eagles soar and deer meander by. The sense of privacy and peace is wonderful. Kent and Krista are the perfects hosts: welcoming and thoughtful. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255247vb
-(604) 883-2913
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Port Credit, Ontario
5

Blissful

  • 5 of 5
Exactly what we needed. Some wonderful hikes and day trips, but just being at Blue Orca was our favourite part. Thoughtfully appointed and tastefully decorated, it was a joy to to sit, sip some wine and watch the sun set, or eat lunch while watching the bald eagles and humming birds go about their day. Also, I hope to have a kitchen that nice one day! Very comfortable and very relaxing. On stressful days I find myself travelling back there in my mind. Hope to some day go back there. Meanwhile, I have already enthusiastically recommended it my relatives in BC.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Blissful...now that is a great description. We find ourselves in that state on a daily basis! We are so fortunate to be here and are so happy to share it with you! Hope you come back some day.
Thanks for the review!
business
Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255247vb
-(604) 883-2913
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Richmond, BC, Canada
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
This property is world class with world class views. The very best the Sunshine Coast has to offer is right at your doorstep (the views, hiking trails, etc) or a short drive away. You can be active or simply relax and regenerate...ideal for both! Krista and Kent are welcoming hosts with great suggestions tailored to individual interests. Whatever your reason for visiting the Sunshine Coast is The Blue Orca Cottage will ensure you trip is memorable.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255247vb
-(604) 883-2913
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
5

Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
What an absolute pleasure our vacation was! The Blue Orca surpassed our expectations in every way possible. From the stunning views, to the cozy furnishings, the well-appointed kitchen, and Krista's exceptional artwork, we felt at home and at peace our entire stay. Our days we filled with swimming, kayaking, golfing, relaxing and hiking....we couldn't have asked for more. The Pender Hill hike offered stunning panoramic views, the Mount Daniel hike did as well (although a much longer, tougher climb.)

Kent and Krista, thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us; it was wonderful getting to know you and to experience some of the awesomeness of the Sunshine Coast.

Hope to be back again.

One tip: we travelled on a holiday weekend and the ferries were very busy. You can reserve a spot well ahead of time online for passengers and vehicles for a small fee ($15) we didn't due to being unsure of travel times with traffic and flights but in hindsight it would have been worth it to have reserved anyway as we waited 3 hours on the hot tarmac to sail.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Holiday weekend traffic can be challenging but most of the time the Ferry runs on time and serves as a " mini cruise" through some beautiful waterways. Many of the locals love the fact that the Sunshine Coast cannot be reached by car alone...it makes where we are that much more special. We are so glad you found us! it was a joy to meet you both! We do Hope to see you again!!
Kent and Krista
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255247vb
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Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Vancouver, B.C.
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Extremely comfortable cabin and well decorated. Everything you could possibly want is there. View is breath taking! Very relaxing, quiet and cosy.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255247vb
-(604) 883-2913
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
San Francisco Bay Area
5

Expansive water views and blissful silence

  • 5 of 5
Blue Orca Cottage is truly a special place. The cottage alone deserves five stars. Much thought was given to its design and placement high above the coast below with views from every window. You are surrounded by blue! It's very clean and well-equipped with everything you could want and more. You almost feel like you're a guest in a dear friend's home who’s thought of everything to make you comfortable. So much attention to even the smallest detail! Krista and Kent are gracious hosts, thankful to live in such a place and they want to share it with others. Their house is next door to the cottage and they are there if you need anything but aside from that you don't even know someone else is on the property. The cottage is very private, even with all the windows.

There's lots to do, especially if you enjoy exploring. You can walk down to Daniel Point right from the front door and explore the water's edge just below the cottage. You can hike through a lush redwood forest to the top of Pender Hill, dotted with wildflowers and views of Pender Harbor and then relax at a harbor pub after your hike. A short drive will take you other marine parks for great views and hiking. Also, there are many artists in the area who open their studios to you, including Krista who's studio is downstairs, filled with her paintings and handmade jewelry. It's like a treasure chest! There's a binder in the cottage with a wealth of information about things to do in the area.

Of course, you can choose to do nothing but relax on the deck and take in your surroundings. It is so quiet and peaceful with nothing but the sights and sounds of nature surrounding you. The wide expanse and stillness of the water somehow seem to amplify the silence and lack of human-produced noise. The pictures are a good representation, but they don’t convey the feeling of physically living in the cozy blue cottage on that wild peninsula, enjoying the sunsets, watching the wildlife, hearing the eagles cry overhead. Our stay was a wonderful experience and next time it will be for a week. Thank you Krista and Kent for wanting to share!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Daniel Point Park
"The entrance to Daniel Point Park is located at the foot of the driveway to our lovely Blue ..."
Ruby Lake
"A great place to eat! Award winning tratoria. Pasta, salads, seafood..."
Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
YVR
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Garden Bay Pub
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Earls Cove
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Pender Harbour Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
LeVernes
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Lee Bay
Car: necessary

Blue Orca Cottage is located at the very end of Orca Road at Daniel Point. Daniel Point is the long narrow Peninsula shown on the map. We are the last property on the culdesac. Madeira Park, a vibrant marine community is nearby and has all you will need for supplies and Village activities. The Cottage is steps away from Daniel Point Marine Park for stellar hikes and views. No need to leave your deck though, the views are even better from your comfortable deck chairs! Boating, boat or float plane tours, diving, hiking, birdwatching, storm watching, swimming, fishing, golfing, music festivals, art tours, star gazing or simply enjoying the fascinating boat traffic are favorite activities in the area.

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Rates & Availability

From C$170 Per night

Garden Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
C$195
C$1,246
C$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$170
C$1,099
C$3,480
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Garden Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Soaker tub with separate shower. Quality towels and complimentary bath products.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Comfy queen bed with memory foam!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Every party that comes to Blue Orca Cottage will receive a complimentary hand signed art print by the owner.

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