BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT VIEWS: AMAZING POST AND BEAM COTTAGE!

Kent & Krista Maurer

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT VIEWS: AMAZING POST AND BEAM COTTAGE!

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

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kent & Krista Maurer (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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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!

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255247vb
(604) 883-2913 (British Columbia, Canada)
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 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255247vb
(604) 883-2913 (British Columbia, Canada)
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: Aug 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
(604) 883-2913 (British Columbia, Canada)
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
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255247vb
(604) 883-2913 (British Columbia, Canada)
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
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
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(604) 883-2913 (British Columbia, Canada)
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Germany
5

Superb !!

  • 5 of 5
When we found Blue Orca on the Internet during planning our tour through Alberta and BC we said: "That is the place we want to stay while at the sunshie cost".
When we arrived we could hardly believe our luck to have found such great place. The cottage is so well set up in every detail, the views are amazing and everything you might need is available.
Krista and Kent are great hosts, they made us feel at home right from the beginning and made our stay unforgettable.
One evening we even had the pleausure to see Orcas in the bay thanks to Kent passing by to let us know.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Although we cannot promise orca sightings to all our guests we can say that sightings have been more frequent in the past few years. Also, our resident doe "Deedee" has regularly paraded her two fawns through the garden this June as usual.
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255247vb
(604) 883-2913 (British Columbia, Canada)
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Vancouver
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5
Breath taking views!
Outstanding accommodations!
Highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Garden Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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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
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Adults Only / No Pets. 50% payment due at time of booking. Balance due upon arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Garden Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
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:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
The owner (a retired high school art teacher) will open her large well equipped art/jewelry studio for visitors. Every party that comes to Blue Orca Cottage will receive a complimentary hand signed art print by the owner.
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