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

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

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

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:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

david ward or ariana ward

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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

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.

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.

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

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Property Reviews

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Family friendly home near lakes, ocean, and great local hikes.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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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
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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
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Family friendly home near lakes, ocean, and great local hikes.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421450vb
(503) 244-4657
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Victoria
5

Great accomodation for families!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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
Vancouver, BC
5

Great Space Away From the City

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We had a great time and came back feeling refreshed and renewed.
We tried to get out and about as much as we could, although having a two year old meant that we had some down time at the house, which was very comfortable and homey. We made good use of the large south facing windows and basked in the sun while we read, scrap-booked, puzzled, napped...
When we got out, some of the highlights included hiking, fish & chips at Laverne’s, checking out some unbelievable houses and spectacular views in the neighborhood, swimming at the aquatic center, throwing rocks into Katherine Lake, and taking lots of pictures.
There are some really neat artisans to check out in the area too.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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
5

Fabulous place to relax!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!
Your place was perfect for us! - very child friendly, which made it relaxing.
All was very clean and tidy. A beautiful view of the forest and ocean in the distance
We enjoyed our walks at Katherine Lake Park near by.
We highly recommend it and hope to visit again soon!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

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

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 Minimum Stay
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$225
$1,460
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 28 2014
$200
$1,300
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
$200
$1,300
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$180
$1,170
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
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

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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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:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
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 ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Canoe with life vests and paddles and several boogie boards available for use.
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