CORTES BEACHFRONT HOME W/HOT TUB & KAYAKS ON 5 WOODED ACRES

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Bedrooms 2
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CORTES BEACHFRONT HOME W/HOT TUB & KAYAKS ON 5 WOODED ACRES

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

The Wilcox Lodge is a serene retreat nestled on 5 wooded acres on the shore of Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island, considered by many to be the best of the Evergreen Islands. These islands are located on the famed 'inside passage' used by ships going to and from Alaska and are sheltered from winter Pacific storms by Vancouver Island, one of the largest and most interesting islands in the Northern Hemisphere. Cortes Island is served by regular scheduled ferry service from Campbell River. Campbell River on the east side of Vancouver Island has scheduled airline service from Vancouver (host city to the 2010 Winter Olympics), and charter service direct to Gorge Harbour is available from Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver and Campbell River.

Cortes Island is in the 'rain shadow' of Vancouver Island and has far less precipitation than Victoria or Vancouver. Weather is usually warm and sunny with cool evenings May thru October.

The Lodge is situated just above the beach with a panoramic view of the harbour and a view thru the harbour entrance of Vancouver Island mountains in the distance. Wildlife abounds. You may see bald eagles and many varieties of birds, deer down by the beach or out the kitchen window, sea lions, seals or an otter playfully swimming by, mink, and perhaps dolphins or a whale on the ferry ride over.

With nearly 1,500 sq. ft of living space, this rustic Lodge has all modern conveniences, a full well-equipped kitchen, comfortable and spacious living/dining area that opens onto a large 750+ sq. ft. L-shaped deck overlooking the beach and harbour. Hot tub on the deck. 2 chaise lounges make for lazy sunbathing/reading afternoons on the deck and the cafe & dining tables are a perfect spot for outdoor dining. Anyone for oysters on the barbeque??? Stairs off the deck provide access to the beach over a short but bumpy path. Two kayaks available for guest use. The Lodge sleeps 6: 2 in the lower loft (California King sleigh bed with McCroskey firm mattress & box spring), 4 in the upper loft (double bed and trundle bed with 2 twin mattresses). The Lodge is an 'A' frame with an open floor plan, the upper loft is accessed thru the lower loft and both lofts are partially open to the main living area (so no bedroom privacy). The bathroom has a sink, toilet, shower and a clothes washer (dry your clothes outside on the clothes line, they will smell so fresh and good); there is also an outhouse. You can putter around in the overgrown small flower/vegetable garden adjacent to the Lodge and there is ample parking for several cars. There is a land line phone for local calls & limited long distance, 32' Sony flat screen TV w/DVD player in the lower loft (no TV channels, cable or satellite, just for DVDs), CD player and record player w/record collection just for old times sake. We also have a collection of books, some by local authors, and some board games for the chance rainy day. Feel free to add a shell or two to our display case coffee table in the upper loft or a beach combing find to our entry way beach combers wall. You'll also find 2 kayaks under the house which you can use during your stay... Main thing is to unwind, have fun, enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings...

Note this is a rustic beach house......not a modern city home transported to water's edge....we are continually upgrading the property but not everything is 'all perfect'...yet....just replaced tje upper loft windows that weren't very functional, we will be improving the bumpy private driveway this summer....next spring the off-white carpet will be replaced with tile flooring more suitable for a house in the forest at the beach....

The Lodge is not as remote as it sounds, one neighbor's cottage is very close by and can be seen from the deck & from the lower loft bedroom bay window, there is a small cabin in the woods up the road not visible from the main house, others are within walking distance as is the Gorge Marina with restaurant, small grocery, laundromat, gasoline, and a new beautiful outdoor swimming pool & hot tub overlooking the harbour/marina and open to the public. The Lodge is 2 1/2 miles from downtown Whaletown with government dock, post office, church and mini-library. Internet access is available at nearby Trudes Cafe.

When you tire of hanging out around the Lodge, numerous outdoor recreational opportunities abound: fishing, boating, sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, swimming at the Marina pool or Hague Lake, Hollyhock retreat center courses, other beaches to explore, skate board park...

Call now to reserve for summer 2013, limited availability in July & August, great availability still in Sept. All are great summer vacation months!

10% discount iƒ you also book a 1 week+ stay at our other vacation rental: The WIlcox Cabin at Government Camp, Mt. Hood, Oregon VRBO listing #287912

Keywords: house, beach house, villa, cabin, cottage

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

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My parents left this fabulous summer beachfront home to me and my sister Gina. I first came here when my eldest son was 5 years old and had great fun boating, beach combing, swimming, collecting clams and oysters off the beach (and eating them), fishing (my son started fishing for 'coddies' in the harbour and later caught his first salmon here). I remember the year my dear old dad won the local 'salmon derby' for biggest catch of the day, another fishing expedition when he hooked a bird that was fishing too (ever try to get a live bird off your fish hook?), also the time my son boiled his baby shark to try and extract the shark's teeth only to find they had boiled away into nothing, many potluck dinners and parties with the locals, dinners at Hollyhock and visiting their beautiful organic garden, hikes, picking apples out of abandoned orchards and blackberries for delicious pie making (and eating, you're catching on to a key theme here I hope!). Have come back to Cortes many summers, the natural beauty here is stunning, gorgeous beach, water and mountain views from every part of the island, I could go on and on.... The ferry rides are fun, last time we saw a pod of dolphins right in front of us... I've also traveled by sea plane which is a great adventure itself...I live in Northern California with Sparkie the killer toy poodle (pictured here), my husband Ivan and two sons.

Owner purchased this house in 1980

My parents discovered the 'hidden gem' called Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island in one of their long summer sailing expeditions in this region. They fell in love at first site, got off the sailboat, found a realtor, the rest is history. The Lodge had been built by a glazier who used some interesting old windows in the Lodge that he salvaged from other houses where he was replacing the old w/the new; his most interesting glass work is some 'L' shaped windows where the two pieces of glass are glazed together w/o frames between to maximize the Gorgeous views... The Lodge still needed a lot of work and my parents spent the next several summers laboring away to make it the beautiful serene retreat that we now invite you to come enjoy. My Dad loved the locals, the great salmon fishing, the plentiful oysters and clams on the beachfront, gardening and partying. My mom loves the view of the Gorge Harbour entrance with boats coming and going, beach combing to find interesting artsy driftwood pieces (some decorate the lodge still), sunbathing on the deck and waking up to more of the Gorgeous views.

My absolute favorite thing about the Wilcox Lodge is THE AIR SMELLS SWEET, do you big city dwellers even know what I'm talking about??? I myself forget how great air can smell when I'm stuck in the big city pollution...on Cortes the pace is slower, the people friendly, the natural beauty is stunning, great beach, water, snow-capped mountain and forest views in every direction, hard for me to pick a favorite view they are all so spectacular. The local seafood is great, there are farm stands and a coop store where you can buy organic foods. There are some excellent restaurants for when you don't feel like cooking. You can get internet access if needed, we don't have it at the Lodge because we want to escape from all our electronic addictions and hookups for a while. The Hollyhock retreat offers a variety of interesting workshops and you don't have to stay there to enjoy their fabulous dinners and organic gardens. Other island activities include swimming at Hague Lake, kayaking and sailing excursions, fishing, and more. Google and you will find lots of info. A number of famous people have chosen Cortes Island as a summer retreat and for good reason, yet it is not highly touristy or over-commercialized. Our Lodge has a great big expansive deck, I could be happy just hanging out on the deck all day. I love sleeping in the trundle bed, waking up and looking out at the water one direction and the forest the other direction. Mostly I enjoy spending time with family and friends in our own private little piece of paradise. I hope you will come, enjoy and create your own fabulous Cortes memories.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayaks on 5 Wooded Acres
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Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayaks on 5 Wooded Acres
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Cortes Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada
3

The views from Wilcox 1 are spectacular!

  • 3 of 5
We have visited a few rental properties on Cortes and while this property needs more upgrading, it is a very comfortable spot with spectacular views of the harbour from the deck. This ultra quiet location has everything you need for a restful retreat from the hustle and bustle.

We always enjoy the various markets on the island and the fun community activities as well the museums.

We have recommended that the kayak launch on Wilcox 1 be worked on as it is currently difficult; therefore, until that is fixed you may wish to safely launch at the Gorge Harbour Marina, Hague Lake or a zillion other places.

Wilcox 1 is a very clean property with the owners very conscientious about continually upgrading the property so that we can all have a grand holiday.

Leave your cell phone, ipad and laptop at home! Get unplugged and return home refreshed.

Wilcox 1 is a great place to meditate and reconnect with our Godself.

I wish there were restaurants on Cortes that are vegan friendly.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayaks on 5 Wooded Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014221
+1 707 829 2073
Cortes Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Victoria, B.C.
5

Wilcox Cabin on Cortez Island, B.C.

  • 5 of 5
Cute, roomy, funky cabin with a wonderful view of Gorge Harbour. Watch the boats to and from the Marina and hear no Marina noise :) watch the birds and seals, at low tide search the beach for sea creatures. LOVED every minute of it and will be back next summer. Cortez is a lovely peaceful and relaxing island. Really enjoyed the quiet and serenity.:)
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayaks on 5 Wooded Acres
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+1 707 829 2073
Cortes Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
3

The cabin is a little piece of paradise.

  • 3 of 5
The cabin is located right on the water, perfect for collecting the oysters that you will have for dinner. From opening the door upon arrival, you feel the history and love that is in this family home. The mementoes and knick knacks that have been collected over time surround you in the unique structure of the cabin. The windows open to views that make you feel as if you are sleeping in a tree house with a view to the ocean.

The island itself is a welcoming artsy place to spend time, make sure you attend the Sat market for local crafts and food. Great beaches to wonder and collect shells or have that romantic picnic. Or spend the day on the cabins deck and relax and read a book and have a dip in the hot tub.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayaks on 5 Wooded Acres
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+1 707 829 2073
Cortes Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
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Relaxing and Private Cabin on the Water

  • 4 of 5
We bid on a one week stay on Cortes Island at the SRHS ArtQuest auction in 2013. Our winning bid meant both support for a great program and a wonderful vacation for us. My wife and I spent a tranquil and relaxing week at the Wilcox Lodge on Cortes Island. The house has a cozy cabin feel, especially when reading by the woodstove at night. The open floor plan makes it feel even larger than it is. There was just the two of us, so the lack of bedroom privacy was not an issue. It is something to consider if staying with more people, could be comfortable for a family. There is plenty of space to spread out, but not many walls. The house has lots of windows with views of the harbor. There is one neighbor nearby, yet the house feels completely private. The large deck and hot tub are great for relaxing, watching the tide come in and out, or enjoying a meal. We were there in June and had beautiful weather most days, just a little drizzle here and there. We saw eagles on the beach and in the trees, from the deck.
The island is beautiful and the residents were all very friendly. We mostly cooked/grilled our own meals, but did have a wonderful dinner at The Cove restaurant in Squirrel Cove. For shopping on Cortes, there is a lot squeezed into the Co-op store and bakery, as well the other markets. That said if we go again we would likely stock- up more in Campbell River or on Quadra (more selection and better prices).
There is a great little museum, in Manson’s Landing, with very friendly folks who have great tips on how to enjoy Cortes. We did a lot of hiking and beach walking. Kw’as Park is beautiful and the views from Green Mountain are spectacular. The ferry ride was part of the adventure too, and some sightseeing on Quadra Island is worth making time for.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayaks on 5 Wooded Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014221
+1 707 829 2073
Cortes Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Exactly the vacation I needed.

  • 5 of 5
The cabin was rustic, but spacious and well laid out. We spent 5 days and it was the most relaxing trip I have taken in a long time. The view was amazing, and while the other cabins were close it wasn't intrusive. The king sized bed was unbelievably comfortable, and the island was dead quiet at night. I never slept so soundly.
I would go again without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayaks on 5 Wooded Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014221
+1 707 829 2073
Cortes Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Langley, WA
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
My family LOVED staying at this very spacious split level with a pretty beachfront, and windows with beautiful views in all directions. My husband and son used the hot tub every night, talking and watching the moon shine on the water. My sister and I had coffee every morning on the deck and enjoyed seeing the shore birds fishing for breakfast. There was room for us to spread out and have some time to ourselves or to be together. We had a wonderful, stress reducing and happy time at this lovely home on Cortes Island.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Clam digging and oysters can be gathered on selected Cortes Island beaches with fishing licenses. There is a small skate board park on the island. Various markets and festivals also.

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Availability & Rates

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Cortes Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fabulous Fall
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$3,000
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$3,500
 
 
High Summer Season
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Hot Tub Servi $175

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Amenities

Amenities

Cortes Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Rural
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • California King Bed with comfortable McCroskey Firm Mattress & Boxspring. Trundle Sleigh Bed with 2-twin mattresses
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
Outhouse with forest views, ha ha! Full Kitchen : refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven, sink with window overlooking the water, toaster oven, toaster, mixer, coffee maker, cappucino machine, microwave, electric griddle, ample counter space.Full Kitchen : refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven, sink with window overlooking the water, toaster oven, toaster, mixer, coffee maker, cappucino machine, microwave, electric griddle, ample counter space.
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