CHOCOLATE COTTAGE PRIVATE HOUSE & GARDEN, SUMMER & FALL DATES + WINTER 2015

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CHOCOLATE COTTAGE PRIVATE HOUSE & GARDEN, SUMMER & FALL DATES + WINTER 2015

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Modern cottage w/queen bedroom, dining & living w/sofabed, large bathroom.

chocolate cottage - Vacation Rentals By Owner

Private modern cottage with deck and garden -herbs available in season. Located on a leafy lane a short walk to Downtown Courtenay or the Riverway Trail, in the beautiful Comox Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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

ALSO ON VRBO! www.vrbo.com/377459

blueberry cottage - Private self-catering and charming 3 bedroom vintage style house & gardens in the Old Orchard Neighbourhood of Courtenay, steps to Downtown. Family and pet friendly, sleeps 5 +

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

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Maureen, we truly enjoyed having such a quaint and convenient home away from home. chocolate cottage is perfectly situated in downtown Courtenay,

yet surrounded by peace and quiet. Merci.
Jul 2013
  • 1 of 9
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I returned to my hometown of Courtenay from Victoria to be near my large extended family and to enjoy a simpler lifestyle which includes gardening, biking, rafting on the Puntledge River and spending time relaxing in our porch and gardens. I am passionate about dancing including Latin, Ballroom, Swing and Salsa with my husband and wonderful network of dance friends.

Favorite places we travel are Vancouver Island, Europe and Mexico where we have enjoyed great stays at VRBO properties. It's a pleasure to host guests from Canada and all over the world at blueberry cottage and chocolate cottage, our two private Vacation Rentals By Owner in Courtenay.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

The location is so private and peaceful, yet so convenient to downtown Courtenay's vibrant shopping and dining. Just a short walk to parks and the Riverway Trail on the stunning Comox Estuary. Close to golfing, kayaking, swimming and boating and just a 30 minute drive to Mt. Washington Alpine Resort for skiing, snowshoeing & hiking.

This cozy one level home (handicap accessible) has a private garden, fenced deck, lounge chairs and BBQ.

Decorated with an eye to detail in shades of chocolate, red and mango, with a mix of vintage and modern furnishings.

Our recommended restaurants...The Atlas Cafe (breakfast, lunch, dinner!), Yiamas Greek, Mad Chef, Locals at The Old House, Martines, Black Fin, Rhodos - and there are lots more!

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

Don't miss our fabulous Saturday Farmers Market on Headquarters Rd and from Oct-Apr and at The Native Sons Hall on Cliff Ave (just down the street from blueberry cottage!)

NEW - The Farmer's Market is now also available Downtown on Wednesday mornings in the Summer months.

Coffee shops we recommend in Courtenay are Mud Sharks, Rhodos, Zocola (live music in the evenings) and in Comox The Rocky Mountain Cafe.

Shop at some of our favourite places...The Tea Shop, Laughing Oyster and Second Page Bookstores. For fashions Robert A, Sublime Fashions, Secret Drawers, Maidas, BE (Canadian designers) and for men Jim's Clothes Closet. For Home Decor there is so much to choose from Downtown - Tab Imports, Rattan Plus, FD Design and Uranus. Find Antiques & Vintage style home decor at Red Living or Courtenay Antiques, Purely Flower Boutique and in Comox at Red Carpet Antiques & Collectables and Consignment Clothing on the corner of Anderton Ave & Comox Rd.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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4.7
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chocolate cottage PRIVATE house & garden, Summer & Fall dates + Winter 2015
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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chocolate cottage PRIVATE house & garden, Summer & Fall dates + Winter 2015
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414113vb
+1 250-338-0438
Courtenay Vancouver Island
4

COSY COTTAGE, CHARMING HOSTESS

  • 4 of 5
Chocolate cottage has plenty of pluses - good location, lovely decor, 24h WiFi, sunny skylights green garden with a m and most of all, a charming hostess who generously supplied kitchen essentials. The only drawback was thnot having a movie subscription like Netflix and a bit more space both inside and out of for having friends round for dinner! Otherwise it would have been complete!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
chocolate cottage PRIVATE house & garden, Summer & Fall dates + Winter 2015
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414113vb
+1 250-338-0438
Courtenay Vancouver Island
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
5

HOME SWEET HOME

  • 5 of 5
This delightful cottage was exactly as promised. The hostess was informative, and welcoming. Everything we needed for our 2 week stay was provided. The location meant we could stroll along Courtenay River or walk downtown to numerous shops with equal ease. Courtenay is a delightful little town, and having a place that feels like home when you return from explorations adds to the pleasure of your visit.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Enjoy your travels - and come again to chocolate cottage or blueberry cottage!
business
chocolate cottage PRIVATE house & garden, Summer & Fall dates + Winter 2015
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414113vb
+1 250-338-0438
Courtenay Vancouver Island
Port Angeles, Washington
5

EXCELLENT VACATION EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in Courtenay at the chocolate cottage from Monday to Friday. The descriptions and photos on the VRBO site were accurate and, in many cases, expectations were exceeded.

The peaceful, private cottage location is truly handy to the (walking especially) exploration of delightful downtown Courtenay, pleasant residential neighborhoods, pathways beside the Courtenay and Puntledge Rivers, and the wonderful, forested Morrison nature preserve, all of which are found on maps provided at the cottage.

Anyone who appreciates hand-crafted pottery shouldn’t miss The Pottery Place (5th and Cliffe), a 30-artist collective with a varied and high-quality inventory. We happily spent our vacation shopping budget there.

The restaurants (Atlas, Union Grill, Locals, among others) recommended by the owner were excellent and offered good selections for vegetarians. All those with a sweet tooth should visit Hot Chocolates/Cake Bread Bakery on 5th downtown. House-made chocolates and gelato are outstanding and the baked goods are heavenly. (Berry brioche bread pudding, warmed for breakfast…so good.)

Maureen, the cottage owner, has provided every essential for a comfortable stay. But it’s her attention to the details that really make the chocolate cottage an extra-ordinary place. For us in particular, comfortable seating with good lighting for reading, and an especially comfortable bed with plenty of good pillows and reading lights (is there a theme here?).

Her flair for combining retro with new, and her stylish use of design and color make the chocolate cottage such a pleasant place to be and a hard place to leave. (In a warmer,dryer season, we would have enjoyed spending time on the deck and in the pretty yard.) The cottage, Courtenay, and the Comox Valley are definitely on our “let’s-go-back” list. We will recommend the area and Maureen’s rentals to anyone looking for an excellent vacation experience.

Thank you, Maureen.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful comments...and you were delightful guests! I look forward to hosting you at chocolate cottage - or perhaps blueberry cottage - again! Maureen
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chocolate cottage PRIVATE house & garden, Summer & Fall dates + Winter 2015
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414113vb
+1 250-338-0438
Courtenay Vancouver Island
Whitehorse, Yukon
4

SECOND TIME AROUND GUESTS.

  • 4 of 5
Our Chocolate Cottage host is most charming and professional. This second visit again met all of our expectations for peace and quiet and is so convenient. We would recommend either of our host's properties to anyone visiting Courtenay. A flat screen TV and updated sofa would further compliment the the property and really 'wow' future guests. For outdoor enthusiasts, the sky is the limit and foodies will find no less than 6 exceptional eateries in town. Thanks again for a memorable visit to Vancouver Island.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your compliments and suggestions. Lovely to have you at chocolate cottage again! Maureen
business
chocolate cottage PRIVATE house & garden, Summer & Fall dates + Winter 2015
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414113vb
+1 250-338-0438
Courtenay Vancouver Island
Calgary, Alberta
5

SO PRIVATE, SO SERENE, SO QUAINT

  • 5 of 5
I rented Chocolate Cottage for a month and I wished I could have stayed longer but it was booked solid and I can certainly see why!!! I want to share with others about this little gem as I'm sure they will want to return time and time again. It has all the comforts of home and then some! I loved the beautiful chandlier in the bedroom - nice touch! The interior is spotless and the grounds are so well kept, it's a really peaceful place. It was nice to sit on the patio - so private with the huge trees that surround the property and lots of flowers to admire. The location is so convenient to everything. Walking distance for groceries, downtown shops - it's pretty central to everything. Maureen is the ultimate host....she definitely goes out of her way to ensure you are enjoying your stay. Be sure to look at her bulletin board she has some suggestions of places to eat (she highly recommended "Atlas" for a place to eat and I have to agree with her the food is incredible!) And if you like Latin dancing you must go to "The Bridge" - another one of her recommendations of things to do in the valley. The beaches are merely a 5 to 10 minute drive from the cottage depending which one you go to. I'll go back to Chocolate Cottage in a heart beat!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • 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: I really enjoy the decorating, gardening and providing all the little details my guests may need...and you were truley a perfect guest! See you again soon. Maureen
ps We now have clothes lines at both cottages, so weather permitting all the sheets will have that fresh outdoor scent...
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chocolate cottage PRIVATE house & garden, Summer & Fall dates + Winter 2015
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414113vb
+1 250-338-0438
Courtenay Vancouver Island
Ladysmith, BC
5

CHOCOLATE COTTAGE FOR COMFORT AND PRIVACY

  • 5 of 5
We were in Courtenay for three nights only but thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chocolate Cottage. It was tempting to just hang around the cottage and small garden, which provided both sunlight and shade throughout the day, but we had things to do too! Our host recommended a couple of parks to visit and we were not disappointed. Paradise Meadows in Strathcona Park is absolutely beautiful.

Apart from a couple of forays out of town, we parked the car and walked everywhere else as it's an easy stroll to downtown and other neighbourhoods. Had a wonderful lunch at Locals, and Rhodos, located next door, makes a consistently good espresso/americano. Would also suggest the farmers' market on Saturday mornings (discovered a gluten-free baker there who makes excellent product, best on the island in my opinion).

Chocolate Cottage is comfortable, clean and private, close to everything and yet quiet too. Recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful review, I look forward to hosting you at chocolate cottage or blueberry cottage again in the future!

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Comox Airport
Nearest Ferry
165 Kilometres
Nanaimo Departure Bay to Vancouver Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Train
50 Metres
Via Rail to Victoria (temporarily out of service)
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Island Highway
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Riverway Trail
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Fluid, Flying Canoe Pub
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Mt. Washington Resort
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Crown Isle
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
Atlas Cafe, Locals, Titas, Mad Chef, Rhodos
Car: not necessary

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Availability & Rates

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Courtenay House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $125/nt, $600-$750/wk, $1500-$2600/mo
  • Canadian Dollars
  • Nightly $125
  • Weekly Oct-May $650, June-Sept $750
  • 2 Weeks Oct-May $1200, June-Sept $1400
  • Monthly Oct-May $1500, June-Sept $2600
  • Weekly Christmas Holidays $750
  • No applicable taxes or extra cleaning fee

Amenities

Courtenay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious full bathroom with slate floor and skylight.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • gambling casinos
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing

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