SLEEPS 8, OCEAN VIEW, HOT TUB, GARDEN, WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

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Pam Waddington

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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SLEEPS 8, OCEAN VIEW, HOT TUB, GARDEN, WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Pender Island House Rental Photos and Description

Rents all year, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8

Our recently renovated home gets rave reviews. Guests enjoy the space, light, Douglas fir floors and windows, interesting art, comfortable furniture and modern amenities. French windows open from the living room to a large, two stage deck partially shaded by wistaria and clematis, where you can sit with a coffee or a glass of wine to enjoy the ever-changing colours of the ocean. Or the whole party can eat out there, table and chairs provided, with the Italian spiral staircase providing a short cut down to the lower deck, the hot tub and the enclosed garden.

The state-of the-art ventilation system provides fresh air and comfort to the whole house year-round. There are two comfy Queen size beds, one up, one down, with two single beds also upstairs which can be placed together, if desired. The other single (bunk) beds are particularly popular with children. Wheelchair access to the house is through the side door, with wooden ramps continuing around the house leading to the lower floor, garden and hot tub. There are also aides for the toilet and the bath tub. (For six years we have welcomed disabled people and their helpers for their annual holiday). Many others come regularly, from frisbee golf tournament players to nature-loving bureaucrats winding down. We had four generations in one family gathering. Dogs are welcome.

We love to come to Pender Island ourselves every year, to check on our summer-resident killer whales (3 new babies this year, we hear), and to restore our souls and bodies. After an ocean kayak or a steep hike, or getting mildly lost on curvy roads and trails, there is nothing like the hot tub last thing at night....and when the house lights are dimmed, the stars are brighter than anywhere else on earth!

Keywords: Large house, garden, hot tub, ocean view, wheelchair accessible, dogs, year-round

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Pam Waddington

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Speaks english, french
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We, John and Pam Waddington, have lived in the same house in Ottawa, Canada's capital city, for 37 years. We have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren who live in the area. Pam trained as a social worker, John is an engineer, still consulting part-time. It was a big project to buy and re-design Arbutus House, and we love to get back to it and beautiful, welcoming Pender Island regularly. We treasure our Visitors Book and its comments, and urge all our guests to contribute their own thoughts and comments. Some guest dialogue exists on our intriguing art work!

Pam Waddington purchased this house in 2001

We bought Arbutus House in 2001 and completely re-built it in the West Coast Arts and Crafts style, as a retirement project. Many friends and relatives contributed ideas and features - the hot tub unanimous! But we are not quite ready yet to make the big move out West. Meanwhile, it is very satisfying to have other people enjoy the fruits of our labours, and we are very grateful for the good care and appreciation our house and belongings receive. We have a unique combination of all modern conveniences on our island (mains water, sewer and electric power), privacy at home amidst towering trees, and unspoilt nature with woodland trails, many public beaches and those fabulous Arbutus trees to admire.

A mother deer leading its baby up the driveway to our porch - hoping for an apple? Bald eagles soaring overhead; so many wonderful walks with fabulous views; wild flowers in the lower garden, colourful flowers, bulbs, trees and shrubs; yummy blackberries in late summer. We sleep particularly well here, with so much time spent outdoors. Two tennis courts and Frisbee Golf in walking distance. We also enjoy the variety of Island restaurants, and try out the latest (new in 2010 are Birdie's Bistro, open to all at the golf course, offering all-day breakfast and great variety, highly recommended; and yummy Fish and Chips at Driftwood or take-out).

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Property Reviews

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Sleeps 8, Ocean View, Hot Tub, Garden, Wheelchair Accessible
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Sleeps 8, Ocean View, Hot Tub, Garden, Wheelchair Accessible
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Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Amazing , comfortable stay .

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This home has wonderful reviews and they are all true . So many great things about this home! Very peaceful ambiance , Very clean and easy to maintain. Family friendly, My boys stated it was one of their favorite places ever.. and best vacation ever. Thank you to Pam who was so accommodating to us and helpful in every way .
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much, Danielle, specially for reviewing the reviews. You'll be very welcome back, at deep discount, anytime.
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Sleeps 8, Ocean View, Hot Tub, Garden, Wheelchair Accessible
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308427vbi
+01 6137375950 (Ontario, Canada)
Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Multigenerational Family Fun

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We enjoyed our family getaway thoroughly; everyone, from grandma to toddler had a very enjoyable time. The home is spacious and open, yet offers privacy and comfort, to be enjoyed in and out doors. There was something for each generation to enjoy in this vacation home: relaxing in the hot tub, playing board games and reading in the living rooms, enjoying the views, hiking through the beautiful and rugged, west coast rain forest, playing disc golf, etc. Our multigenerational family is sure to return again for more of what Pender Islands and this vacation home have to offer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Sleeps 8, Ocean View, Hot Tub, Garden, Wheelchair Accessible
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308427vbi
+01 6137375950 (Ontario, Canada)
Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Great for the young family!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We stayed for 5 nights for my 3 children (ages 8 months, 2 years old, and 5 years old). We loved it. The house is huge, open, bright, clean, sunny, and welcoming. The cookware is top end stainless steel, everything you need for the kitchen is available and good quality. There are many windows throughout the house for fresh air, sun, and beautiful views. The landscaping is incredible, so beautiful. You must try free disc golf with the Frisbees available at the house, it is a wonderful forest game. Niagara beach is beautiful if you are looking for crystal clear calm waters and a sandy beach. The walls are thick, my infant could not hear my other kids in the other bedroom at night time so he went to sleep easily. There are plenty of doors on the house to exit where you want, and be greeted by different beautiful views. We have stayed at 7 rental homes just this year alone, and this was the most spacious, clean, sunny, and beautiful. It is great for relaxing.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thanks so much, Camilla. Please come back!
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Sleeps 8, Ocean View, Hot Tub, Garden, Wheelchair Accessible
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Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Vancouver
5

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Thanks so much for offering your home as a vacation rental. The size, design and ambiance were perfect for our extended family, which includes an active 2 year old boy and a dog. We loved the open concept, the spaciousness multiple, separate activities at the same time, the conveniences, and the beautiful ocean view. We discovered lots of great places to go on Pender, but our favourites were Niagara and Gowiland Beaches. Being so close to the best 'from land' whale watching site is fantastic! Unfortunately they didn't come by during our week. Next time perhaps!
Also, any questions we had about the rental were answered immediately.
One comment is that having the booking from Saturday to Saturday means that we missed the island market both times, as the ferry arrived too late on check-in day and left too early on check-out.

We would definitely consider this rental for future holidays and highly recommend it. Thanks!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Sleeps 8, Ocean View, Hot Tub, Garden, Wheelchair Accessible
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308427vbi
+01 6137375950 (Ontario, Canada)
Pender Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
vancouver
5

holiday stay at Arbutus house at Pender Island

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Our stay at Pender Island was our first and we were pleasantly pleased with how tranquil and peaceful it was at your home. The view was lovely and we absolutely loved the two levels of balconies to choose from each day to have our meals and enjoy being surrounded by the beautiful greenery and fragrant scent of your gardenias (I think that's what they were?) My sons were thrilled with the hot tub and the fenced yard was such a big plus for our dogs who were able to safely wander outside without my worrying about them wandering out to the roads! I've never stayed at a vacation home with the spaciousness and well thought out openness of the floorplans as your home has! The kitchen had ample counter space and the dining table was situated so nicely by the window overlooking the view! Everything was so neat and clean that it made me felt like I was in my own home! My husband is already talking about when I could book for another little getaway at your fantastic vacation home again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: And we will love to have you back any time, Diane, with or without your well-supervised dogs. Designer-in-chief/owner is thrilled with your comments! Glad you caught the last of the double camelias.
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Sea planes fly to Pender Island from Vancouver.
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Otter Bay ferries to Vancouver Island &/or City
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
At Thieves Bay Marina, others 5 minute drive away
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Port Browning
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Near ferries, excellent 9 holes, public, +Bistro
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Port Browning, Driftwood Centre choices, Hope Bay,
Car: necessary

Disc golf (also called Frisbee golf) is enjoyed by all from 7 to 70+, be they first-timers at the woodland Course in walking distance of our house, or Americans visiting for an International-level tournament (yes, really!) If you can throw a frisbee, you will ENJOY an hour in woodland.

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Availability & Rates

Pender Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 8 2014
C$ 2,000
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
C$ 240
C$ 340
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$ 1,600
C$ 3,300
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$ 30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$75.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit C$400.00
Half the fee is required to make a reservation, and the whole amount by 30 days before. (Flexible payment schedule also offered). Electronic Transfer preferred.
Written agreement submitted for signature.
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes For more than 4 adults, we charge $100.00 per week extra per person, and $50.00 per person per weekend outside High Season.
We respectfully ask you to sort glass, tin, plastics and paper for re-cycling, and to take your garbage with you when you leave the house, since there is no garbage disposal on the island.
There are no extra charges for cleaning or for the hot tub.
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Amenities

Pender Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to twin bedroom
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk beds sleep two
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), on main floor, accessible through side entrance. Queen bed and Bunk Beds on lower level opening to garden and hot tub, portable ramp if access needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Art pictures, visiting deer, fenced garden, hidden paths in shrubs, close to nature trails, walk to marina, many other beaches in 5-10 minutes drive, tennis courts, frisbee golf, lake swimming at Magic Lake, whale-watching tours OR observe orca from many superb viewpoints - use Map!!
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