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blueberry cottage & chocolate cottage Private homes with gardens in Courtenay


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Bedrooms 3
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blueberry cottage & chocolate cottage Private homes with gardens in Courtenay

Bedrooms 3
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Courtenay House Rental Photos and Description

Heritage home in the quiet Old Orchard Neighbourhood near Downtown Courtenay

blueberry cottage - Relax in your private self-catering 3 bedroom house and gardens. Lovingly decorated in vintage inspired style. The eat-in country kitchen is well equipped and a comfortable living/dining room open out to the deck. Three bedrooms include queen, double and single beds, with cot and crib available. The bathroom features the original 6' clawfoot bathtub with shower.

Lots of seating in the gardens and herbs, raspberries & blackberries available in season!

Located steps from Downtown Courtenay's vibrant shopping, dining & theatre and close to ocean, rivers and lakes for sightseeing, hiking, skiing, biking, golfing, swimming and boating - or gentle walks in the charming Old Orchard Neighbourhood, overlooking the Puntledge River.

ALSO on VRBO! chocolate cottage - Vacation Rentals By Owner

STILL AVAILABLE for Spring & Summer 2015 bookings

Located on a leafy lane a 10 minute walk to Downtown

Private self-catering modern cottage & garden

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Keywords: vacation rental, self-catering, gardens, on-site parking, laundry, restaurants, shopping, museums, fishing, kayaking, beaches, hiking, golfing, skiing, Courtenay, Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

I returned to my hometown of Courtenay from Victoria to be be near my large extended family and to enjoy a lifestyle which includes outdoor living - gardening, biking, swimming in the rivers & ocean as well as entertaining and relaxing in our porch and gardens. I am passionate about Latin, Ballroom and Salsa dancing with my husband and our wonderful dance community.

We have travelled in Europe and throughout Mexico with fantastic bookings at other vrbo properties. It is my great pleasure to host guests from all over Canada and the world at my two properties in Courtenay, blueberry cottage & chocolate cottage - Vacation Rentals By Owner.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Courtenay

blueberry cottage is in the quiet Old Orchard neighbourhood of Courtenay, in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. Located walking distance to Downtown, the Puntledge River, Lewis Park The Riverway Trail and a short drive to beaches. A 30 minute drive takes you up to Mt. Washington skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and hiking. chocolate cottage is located on a leafy lane, also near downtown Courtenay, just a 10 minute walk to blueberry cottage.

What makes this house unique

It is not necessary to have a car as both blueberry cottage & chocolate cottage are located close to Downtown Courtenay and walking trails.

Our recommended restaurants...The Atlas Cafe, Union Street Grill, The Mad Chef, Locals and Martines. Downtown pubs are Gladstone Brewery and Billy D's and we love Georgia Straight Jazz nights on Thursdays at The Avalanche.

For groceries it's a short walk to Edible Island Health Food Store, Thrifty's Foods, Runge's European Deli, The Butcher's Block for local meats, deli & eggs and for sweets Hot Chocolates & Cakebread Bakery (& Gelato!). Superstore, Quality Foods, Costco and Driftwood Mall are all within 10 minute drive. For fresh local seafood Portuguese Joe's take the stunning Comox Estuary drive towards Comox.

Our fabulous Farmer's Market is located in The Native Sons Hall all winter and April through October at the Fairgrounds on Headquarters Road.

For coffee and light meals we like The Hub, Zocalo's, Mud Sharks, Rhodos and The Broken Spoke - where they also rent and repair bikes.

Shop at some of our favourite places in Downtown Courtenay - Laughing Oyster and Second Page Bookstores and The Tea Shop. For clothing shop for Canadian Designers at BE, Robert A, Sublime Fashions, Cherry Wine, Sublime, Secret Drawers Lingerie and Jim's Clothes Closet for the guys.

For Home Decor discover Tab Imports, Rattan Plus and Home & Garden Gate on 5th Street and Deduza Bedding on Comox Ave. Antique & Vintage treasures can be found at Red Carpet Antique & Collectable Mini Mall on Comox Ave, Abbeylane by 17th Street Bridge, Courtenay Antiques on 4th Street and at Red Living on 5th Street.

Artisan Flowers, Local Crafts & Vintage Home Decor at Purely Flower Boutique near 5th Street bridge (across from Lower Filberg Centre). Visit the Art Gallery and Gift Shop across from our beautiful new Library on 6th Street and the Museum in the old brick post office building on 4th Street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed staying at blueberry cottage and being within walking distance to our son's house and shopping. Our grandson enjoyed the Brio train set and Burt and Ernie. Hope to be back soon, thanks for everything. It was nice to get away from cold Calgary weather!
Dec 2013
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blueberry cottage & chocolate cottage Private homes with gardens in Courtenay
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our two week stay in this well cared for older home. The charming cottage is located within walking distance to downtown Courtenay's amenities including shops, cafes and groceries. Situated in a pleasantly landscaped yard, screened by hedges for privacy, we enjoyed the quiet location. The spacious interior has ample room and adequate cookware to prepare meals, bake a cake or entertain guests. All the appliances work well and the bathroom's clawfoot tub is wonderful for relaxing after a busy day of sight seeing. It's a bonus to have laundry on premises. We have been traveling for 15 months, so appreciated the space to spread out awhile. Maureen is always helpful and concerned about her guests comfort. When the temperature dropped below freezing she called to make certain we were staying warm enough. For convenience to downtown Courtenay and local Farmer's Market, this is hard to beat. We highly recommend you give it a try when visiting in the area. If it's not available, we also have experienced the Chocolate Cottage and it is equally wonderful, just smaller.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Victoria, BC, Canada

Blueberry Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Blueberry Cottage was a delight. We were just visiting from 3 hours away and it felt like we had truly arrived in a gorgeous holiday destination. The cottage has absolutely everything we needed plus 3 outdoor spaces to lounge or dine in. We could walk downtown or to the fabulous Puntledge river for a swim. Maureen has created a beautiful, cozy, clean and tastefully decorated cottage which we can't wait to return to.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Blueberry Cottage is Adorable, Convenient and has a Lovely Host

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the Blueberry Cottage, it is so charming and yet has enough space for five adults. You've done a wonderful job of decorating it and there was literally nothing we needed that we couldn't find. I loved all the little touches in every room! It was also great to be only two blocks away from the 5th Street shops and restaurants, and so close to grocery stores as well. The only thing I found challenging was the bath, I am a shower person and even though the original claw foot tub is completely beautiful it was a bit difficult to have a 'shower'.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being my guests! I take great pride in providing a comfortable holiday stay so I was delighted to hear that your group appreciated both my decorating and all the little details. Both blueberry cottage and chocolate cottage have unique locations walking distance to Downtown Courtenay, yet located in such peaceful neighbourhoods so close to all the beauty of nature in the Comox Valley. I tend the gardens and lawns at both cottages and depending on the season you will enjoy phlox, lilies, hydrangias, lilacs, azalias, bleeding hearts, geraniums, ferns, herbs and more! BBQ's are available in season approx April - Oct. At blueberry cottage we have added a shower to the vintage 6' clawfoot tub as a convenience for those who prefer to shower and at chocolate cottage there is a full modern bath and shower. Come again!
Okotoks AB

Beautiful Courtnaey at the cottage

  • 4 of 5

We spent the summer of 2013 at the cottage and really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is close to all amenities, downtown area and fabulous places to dine. While we were there we searched for our new home in the Comox Valley. The cottage was located centrally to all locations. The gardens were beautiful and very relaxing for outdoor entertaining, reading and eating the raspberries,blackberries and apples that grow on the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to be your host at blueberry cottage. Great that you could enjoy such a gorgeous summer with your grandchildren. Congratulations on your new home purchase - many of my guests fall in love with the Comox Valley and end up staying!
Cortes Island, BC, Canada

Lovely place to stay for new mom and baby!

  • 4 of 5

A fabulous place to stay for easy walking access to downtown Courtenay. As a new mom with a brand new baby I found the one-level floor plan ideal with easy access to kitchen, bathroom and laundry. The extra bedrooms for momma's helpers to stay are a definite bonus. Wonderful bathtub!

Maureen is great, responsive and very supportive of home birth and having new babies at Blueberry Cottage. I thoroughly enjoyed my 5 week stay.

Blueberry Cottage is a comfy place to be.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love my baby bookings! blueberry cottage was the original home for a family with 11 children - 10 of which were born at the cottage! Since starting our Vacation Home Rentals in 2005 I have had 20 families from outlaying areas as my guests for 3 to 5 weeks, while they await their due date and arrival of new baby.

New to town

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful charming home. We were in the process of relocating to the Comox Valley, when we stumbled upon Blueberry Cottage. What a great find! Clean, comfy, cozy and not to mention in a great neighbourhood. Staying at the Cottage made our transition a little more pleasant. I would highly recommend a stay at this cute Cottage... whether it be long term or short term. An extra addition to our stay, was getting to know our kind host Maureen, she welcomes you as if you were family. A nice feeling when you are new to town.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you as our guests...welcome to the Comox Valley!


Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Comox Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Fluid Bar Restaurant, Flying Canoe
Nearest Ferry
165 Kilometres
Nanaimo Departure Bay to Vancouver Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Crown Isle, Longlands, Comox Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Metres
Via Rail to Victoria (temporarily out of service)
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Atlas, Locals, Tita's Mexican, Mad Chef
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Mt. Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Puntledge, Tsolumn, Courtenay Rivers+Ocean Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Courtenay
Car: not necessary

The Old Orchard Neighbourhood of Courtenay is safe for walks offering mountain and river views as well as heritage houses and gardens. Walk to great shopping, dining and coffee shops, art galleries, museum, library, theatre and dancing as well as swimming, waterpark and a recreation center with indoor gym or outdoor workout area. Easily drive to wilderness areas in the mountains for hiking or skiing or to beaches.


Rates & Availability

From C$140 Per night

Courtenay House Rental Rates

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Winter Rates
Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
Summer Rates
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay

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Notes $50/wk discount for bookings of 2 or 3 weeks
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Courtenay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • 18 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Located steps from Downtown Courtenay and a stone's throw from the Puntledge River for swimming, rafting or fishing. Close to nature and all the outdoor activites available in the beautiful Comox Valley - alpine & cross country skiing, wilderness hiking, boating and sailing, biking, tennis and golf.

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