SPROAT LAKE VACATION HOUSE & COTTAGE LAKE FRONT RENTAL

Patty Shepherd

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SPROAT LAKE VACATION HOUSE & COTTAGE LAKE FRONT RENTAL

Port Alberni House Rental Photos and Description

House and Cottage -total 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

PLEASE NOTE:

Reservations for Summer 2015 will start around the end of January 2015. If you wish to book with us, please contact us at that time. Thank you!

Arbutus Retreats is a private, south facing lakefront 2 bedroom home and 1 bedroom cottage on one acre of property on beautiful Sproat Lake in Port Alberni.

The entire property will accommodate up to 9 people. The house sleeps 5 people - with one king, one queen pullout and one bunk with single bed on top, double on the bottom. The cottage accommodates up to 4 people with one queen, one double pullout and one futon convertible couch.

We have just renovated our dock, and as you can see from the photos, it is our centre attraction! Wonderfully large and comfortable, you can sit with the whole family without bumping elbows. Have young children? Easy entry into the warm lake with the built in stairs. Any size boat will moor comfortably in the boat slip under the new boat cover for the duration of your stay. Stay cool under the shade sails, or work on your tan on another part of the dock.

These two dwellings are situated on a level acreage of property, with 110 ft. of pebble beach. You are about 30 steps from the house to the water's edge - dip your feet into the warmest, cleanest lake on Vancouver Island. You will enjoy summer sunshine on the dock from 8 in the morning until 9 at night while the house stays cool nestled in the shade of the giant fir trees.

If boating is your thing, bring your power boat and enjoy the skiing, tubing, and wake boarding - the large lake (93,000 hectares) offers so much room for enjoying water sports. Or just cruise around the lake and stop to see the hieroglyphics, or the Martin Mars Water bomber. It’s become a custom in our family – when you hear the great engines roaring above, run outside to the house patio and watch as this magnificent plane flies overhead, or cruises right down the lake in front of the house scooping up water.

Take advantage of the double kayak, single kayak and canoe provided with your rental, and paddle across the lake to visit Fossli Provincial Park - a beautiful short hike up to a suspension bridge and water falls.

You are situated among some of the most spectacular sightseeing destinations in the world: Vancouver Island's west coast, with Tofino, Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park just 1.5 hours drive away. Or visit the world famous Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Park - only 1/2 an hour from your home.

At the end of the day, take advantage of the fully stocked kitchens, mix up some margaritas in the blender and cook up a storm on the barbecues provided with each unit. The house is one level - walk out the lake door and enjoy dinner on the patio right at the lake front. Stroll down to the dock and watch the sunset.

Please note that pets cannot be accommodated at this property - no exceptions.

Before making any payments, please contact owner at 250.478.7117 or 250.812.8436 Pacific Time.

Keywords: house, cottage, lakefront, Vancouver island, Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet, British Columbia, lake, Sproat Lake, Sproat, holiday rental, for rent,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Patty Shepherd

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

My husband and I bought this property as an investment in 2004, but soon fell in love with it, and abandoned all plans to resell. We spend our yearly vacation at the lake, and as such, have made it as comfortable as our own home.

Patty Shepherd purchased this house in 2004

This lake is the secret gem of Vancouver Island. While other lakes are being overdeveloped, and becoming extremely crowed for water sports, Sproat Lake's size makes it fantastic for the water enthusiast. The beautiful country roads making morning walks a must.

The water is warm and crystal clear. The property is flanked by trees on either side, making your stay private. You are away from the noisy campgrounds, and tucked into a bay that creates a feeling of security. Your neighbours are full time residents that have great respect for the lake and all it has to offer.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Sproat Lake Vacation House & Cottage Lake Front Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Sproat Lake Vacation House & Cottage Lake Front Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343956vb
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
victoria
5

Harmony

  • 5 of 5
There is such a peace and tranquility that sweeps over the lake on a warm summer's morning. That feeling consumes the body and soul as one sits with a cup of tea in hand and looks out at a mirrored reflection of them self. The eyes feast upon a view of the lake second to none. The fabulous dock provides the foundation for all the wonderful day's activities.... swimming, boating, settling in with a good book, building a glorious golden tan and enjoying a cool cocktail on a hot day. House and cottage provide for all your needs and added entertainment options. So much to do, so little time....extended stay a definite must....next year, and year after, and year after. Yes, this is a definite do over :)
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What beautiful words! You've captured it perfectly. Please visit us again.
business
Sproat Lake Vacation House & Cottage Lake Front Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343956vb
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
5

Lake Holiday

  • 5 of 5
Our get away to the lake was a ton of fun. The kids especially enjoyed the lake, us parents enjoyed spending time relaxing on the dock, watching the children play, go for a quick dip into the lake.

The cabin offers everything you need, including lots of games, movies etc. The children even "learned" how to play the "pool" game!

We would definitely recommend this cabin to our European friends and all our family and friends here on the Island. Hopefully we can come back soon again!

The owners are very helpful and respond to emails right away! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so happy your family was able to plan this last minute get-away! We love showing off our place to new guests, and really appreciate the wonderful feedback.
business
Sproat Lake Vacation House & Cottage Lake Front Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343956vb
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
Vancouver
5

Lovely family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely time in these well equipped cottages in a beautiful, serene area of Sproat Lake. Our time here was thoroughly enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Swimming, canoeing, kayaking and lovely BBQ dinners - it was all wonderfully relaxing. We definitely hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hello Susan! Thanks for your kind words, and your patience while we went through the "great appliance replacement" week. Please come back and enjoy the new kitchen appliances again next year!
business
Sproat Lake Vacation House & Cottage Lake Front Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343956vb
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
Victoria, BC
5

Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful location! Peaceful beautiful property with all the amenities you need for a wonderful get away. We used both the cottage and the house, were both fully stocked and just ready to enjoy. Sitting on that dock during sunset was breath taking. Highly recommend this rental property and we will surely be back next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's really nice to share the property with such appreciative guests. Do come back next year, the lake is waiting!
business
Sproat Lake Vacation House & Cottage Lake Front Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343956vb
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
Toronto
5

Lovely Sproat Lake Rental

  • 5 of 5
Arbutus Retreats is a lovely vacation rental on Sproat Lake. This has been our third visit to the property.. Our family of four stayed in the cottage while our extended family members stayed in the house. The cottage and house are clean and comfortable, lots of sleeping room, and both are well stocked with everything you need while away from home, including a washer and dryer!

The lake itself is calm, clean, and quiet. Our children have spent much time swimming, jumping off the dock, and frolicking on floaties. The dock, with it's stunning view of a mountain covered with dense forest, is a perfect place to pass the time: reading, swimming, watching the spectacular sunsets, star gazing at night, and simply enjoying the moment. There are plenty of other activities also, like canoeing or kayaking, both are provided with the rental. One day we paddled across the lake and hiked along a trail - a fun family adventure. And there's been lots of family fun with games of pool and foosball in the house. Port Alberni is close by, a short drive for shops and restaurants. Arbutus Retreats is a very special and perfect getaway. We'll be back again on our next visit to Vancouver Island!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed yourself at our beautiful lake! August weather was perfect for a lake getaway.
business
Sproat Lake Vacation House & Cottage Lake Front Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343956vb
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
Vancouver
5

Sproat Lake excellent time

  • 5 of 5
Testimonial Brillon Braid Group
Our family had the privilege of renting Patty Shepherd vacation home on Sproat Lake July 8 to 15 2012, and we had an amazing time! The two homes situated on the lake were very well appointed with everything one would need to make an excellent vacation. Between the Pool Table, Fooseball Table and board games we had countless hours of great entertainment. We plan on making this an annual vacation rental for our family. I highly recommend this vacation home to any who is looking for a great vacation. ( We broke the funometor )

Leonard Brillon
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Martin Mars Water Bombers
Nearest Point of Interest
Petroglyphs

Geocaching sites nearby.

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

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Port Alberni House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer: June 1 - Sept 30
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
C$2,485
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$2,485
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning for both units C$200
Refundable damage deposit C$500
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes We rent from Sunday to Sunday.
Weekly rate is $2485.00 before taxes and cleaning.
Refundable Damage deposit of $500 required.
Cleaning fee: total $200 for both units.
Full payment for summer bookings due May 1.
Cancellation policy available upon request.
Bookings are subject to taxes.
Travelers pay directly to owner
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Amenities

Amenities

Port Alberni House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • HOUSE Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    HOUSE Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    HOUSE Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    COTTAGE - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    COTTAGE - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Foosball
  • Video Games ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • golf
Notes:
kayak, canoe, all boating safety equipment. Large orchard in back with fruit trees- perfect for bocce ball. Long gentle sloping driveway - with a four wheel drive vehicle you can launch your boat.
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