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FAMILY FRIENDLY HOME NEAR LAKES, OCEAN, AND GREAT LOCAL HIKES.

david ward or ariana ward

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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david ward or ariana ward

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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FAMILY FRIENDLY HOME NEAR LAKES, OCEAN, AND GREAT LOCAL HIKES.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Garden Bay House Rental Photos and Description

This 4 bedroom craftsman home is located within short walking distance to Hotel Lake and a five minute drive to 2 fabulous hikes at Pender Hill and Daniel Point. The cottage sits on .6 of an acre and is surrounded by tall firs and cedars. The large wrap around deck is perfect for morning coffee, breakfast, bbq'ing, soaking in the sun or watching stars in the evening. There are three bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs. There are two bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a soaker-tub. In the winter, the wood stove provides a warm, cozy atmosphere. The beautiful white sand beach of Katherine Lake is a five minute drive. There is a 9 hole golf course spectacularly situated by the ocean and only 15 minutes away. There are gorgeous walks (runs) with full ocean views along the road to Daniel Point. Madeira Park is 20 minutes away and has two grocery stores (IGA), coffee shops and a liquor store. Our cottage is central to a variety of restaurants and entertainment locales. The Pender Harbour Jazz Festival (September 14-16) is a highly attended and enjoyable event. Ruby Lake Nature Resort is 25 minutes away and provides opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and a night out at a phenomenal Italian restaurant serving organic food. Garden Bay Pub has live music nightly and a stunning deck on the bay. Laverne's Grill, in the heart of Garden Bay, is a must for fish and chips. John Henry's Marina has a liquor store and a small but varied selection of groceries. In the summer, Rosendale Farm sells fresh local produce along the roadside or you can stop by their farm on the way to our Cottage. The Pender Harbour Aquatic/Fitness Center has a pool, hottub and fitness facility. It is only 10 minutes away.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
david ward or ariana ward (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

About david ward or ariana ward

My brother (a builder on the coast) built our cottage in 2002. We have used the cottage every summer and almost every Christmas since then. We currently live in Oregon and have been able to continue to use the cottage each year. My wife and I both run and Pender allows us a variety of routes with phenomenal views. We spend a great deal of time at the lake with the kids. Katherine Lake has two floating docks, perfect for jumping and diving. Hotel Lake is a short walk up the road and we often just jump in while on a run or hike. Our kids never tire of the deer in the backyard, blackberries along the road, or long summer days at the water.

david ward or ariana ward purchased this house in 2002

Why david ward or ariana ward chose Garden Bay

Back in 2000 we realized quickly that buying a home in Vancouver was out of the question. With my brother being a builder it made sense for us to find a place we could afford and yet enjoy to the fullest. We have never regretted the decision. The cottage has become a symbol for our family - a place where we hike, swim, run, canoe, talk, and read together. The location and views allow for both contemplation and healthy exercise.

What makes this house unique

I am a writer. The cottage has been a place for me to write at least three novels and one picture book. The quiet, the uninterrupted slower pace allowed for a great deal of writing productivity. Equally, the cottage is full of benefits to our whole family. Our son and daughters practice with a bow and arrow along the side of the cottage. All three kids collect rocks and sticks and invent games together. My wife is a marathoner and uses the Pender hills for daily training. The large kitchen and open concept of the living room has made the perfect setting for entertaining guests. A family friend did most of the carpentry including hand built kitchen cabinets, the island in the kitchen, the stairs and handrails and the outside decks as well. There is also a hand made dining room table made from lumber that came from an 80 year old building in Vancouver! We love our Pender cottage.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Family friendly home near lakes, ocean, and great local hikes.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Family friendly home near lakes, ocean, and great local hikes.
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Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Vancouver
5

we were 4 adult and one kid

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 4 night and 5 days. we really enjoyed the place and I recommended to lots of my friend this house, and we will come back again for sure.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Family friendly home near lakes, ocean, and great local hikes.
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Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
North Vancouver, BC
5

Lovely vacation spot

  • 5 of 5
We arrived here for a 5 night stay at the end of August 2014...all 8 of us plus one dog! What a spot. Close to many sights to see in the area, yet tucked away in such a tranquil location. The cottage was stunning and we were thoroughly impressed with how comfortable and "at home" we felt. The hosts have everything you need there. We biked, hiked, swam, paddled and ran...it was great to be there and we will be back. Thank you!!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Family friendly home near lakes, ocean, and great local hikes.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421450vb
-(503) 244-4657
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Alberta
5

Great spot for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5
We got 8 people together from 3 different families and had a great stay. None of us were familiar with the area and the information that the hosts had put together in their info binder was invaluable. The home is very well equipped for people who are arriving by plane and are not able to bring much with them. The area is full of interesting walking destinations and features a very unique combination of seaside, lake and cottage country vibes. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Family friendly home near lakes, ocean, and great local hikes.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421450vb
-(503) 244-4657
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Mission BC Canada
5

Idyllic country cottage

  • 5 of 5
The house was better than described and the owners could not have been more friendly and cooperative. We had a fantastic stay only minutes from a warm pristine lake and a few kms form stores and restaurants. There was plenty of room for 10 people and the house was in beautiful shape with lots of games and books if required. I wanted my family from the UK to experience a Canadian holiday and it could not have been better. Thank you so much.
Brian and Clorinda
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family friendly home near lakes, ocean, and great local hikes.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421450vb
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Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Victoria
5

Great accomodation for families!

  • 5 of 5
Our family with teenagers stayed at this cabin for a familly reunion. Other family members stayed at Hotel Lake, so we were able to come and go to Hotel Lake with ease and flexibility.

This cabin was great for our needs and was spacious enough for shared meals with a big group--the feast table was beautiful! The deck was an extension of the indoor living space as the weather was lovely.

The photos accurately capture the spacious living space.

The owners were quick to respond to questions and were very helpful.

We would definitely recommend staying at this cabin!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Family friendly home near lakes, ocean, and great local hikes.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421450vb
-(503) 244-4657
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Port Moody, BC Canada
5

Spacious and welcoming "cabin" in the woods

Spacious and welcoming "cabin" in the woods
  • 5 of 5
The photos of this home did not do it justice. The house is spacious and full of light with a lovely open-concept main floor. We arrived for our girls weekend and immediately felt at home in the space. The owners were extremely helpful in answering all questions leading up to and during our stay. I wouldn't hesitate to return.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Vancouver international airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Garden Bay pub
Nearest Ferry
73 Kilometres
Langdale Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Pender Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Katherine Lake
Car: recommended

Our home is near 4 lakes and several hiking trails. We have a canoe and boogie boards for use. There is a wrap around deck to enjoy the sunshine at all hours of the day. The home is nestled within giant fir trees and provides a calm, serene environment. The cabin is ideal for families or relaxing group get-a-ways.

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Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Garden Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes The second payment that is due 30 days prior to arrival will be 50% of the total amount. The remainder less $150(cleaning fee) is due 15 days prior to arrival. Please leave $150(cleaning fee) on the dining room table in the house prior to departure.

An additional $100 damage deposit required for guests who have pets.

No damage deposit required for returning guests.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Garden Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - downstairs - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - upstairs master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - upstairs kids/multiple guest room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - upstairs tv/entertainment room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Day bed and extra twin foam mattress. Accommodate 2 people
  • Queen size Beds (2) Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), sofa bed (2), twin foam mattress (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Canoe with life vests and paddles and several boogie boards available for use.

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