CAPTAIN J'S SEASIDE SUITE ~ JUST FIVE STEPS TO THE BEACH

John and Cindy McKinnon

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CAPTAIN J'S SEASIDE SUITE ~ JUST FIVE STEPS TO THE BEACH

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Come and enjoy your own private seaside suite on the water

Captain J's is a 950 sq ft self contained suite with large airy rooms with a view of the water from every window . This is a one bedroom suite with a queen bed and fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom hosts the original claw foot bathtub, a shower, and W/D. In the large livingroom is a queen leather pull out couch, gas fireplace, T/V/DVD, and wireless internet for your convience.

Kick back and relax on your large deck as you gaze out upon breathtaking views of the water and mountains. Your deck also comes with a gas firepit and BBQ for your use.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John and Cindy McKinnon

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Captain J's is 97 year old and has been in the McKinnon family since 1949 when John McKinnon the first bought the house from Mr. and Mrs. Cave. The Caves built this house with wood from the old armoury on Bowen Island after the First world War in 1919. When Mrs. Cave became ill, they were forced to sell and that was when our grand dad purchased this house.

When grand dad bought this place, him and Grama lived downstairs with two suites for rental upstairs. In 1957 John McKinnon died of heart disease and grama moved up to one of the suites upstairs and rented the bottom suite out to Vi Madsen who stayed here for 50 years. John McKinnon the second and his family came up on weekends and summers till he retired, then they split their time between here and Coquitlam.

In October, 2006, John McKinnon the third, acquired the house from his Dad and started on a journey to renovate the old place and make it our home. We started off with tearing out all the flooring downstairs and digging down 5 ft to lay a foundation. From there we worked withthe help of friends and family for 2 full years. It has been a journey through time and family history as we discovered writings stuck in walls, old bottles, golf clubs and many hidden treasures along the way. This old house is a time capsule of the McKinnon family history with old doorframes marked with children's heights and ages to timeless memories of family get togethers and summer fun.

John and Cindy McKinnon purchased this house in 1949

John has been up to this summer place all his life, and then of course brought his wife Cindy and their children. This was just where we came every summer, or weekend we could get away, so if was only natural to make it our home in the end.

You only need to wake up one morning and look out as the sunrises over the water and the mountains sparkle with snow too know you have come home. Sitting in the early morning with your coffee, where else would you want to be.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Captain J's Seaside Suite ~ Just Five Steps to the Beach
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Gibsons Sunshine Coast
Edmonton
5

Lovely Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Seaside Suite for a couple of nights and were sad to leave. The suite is very clean and beautifully decorated and we loved being lulled to sleep at night by the sound of the waves. After busy days roaming around the Gibsons area we were very happy to relax on the deck next to the ocean with the waves lapping at our feet or in the extremely comfortable living room. We highly recommend the Seaside Suite and want to thank Cindy and John for being such accommodating hosts. We would love to return one day.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gibsons Sunshine Coast
Vancouver, BC
5

Truly a relaxing get away for all ages

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Captain J's for a weekend to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and can honestly say that it was one of the most relaxing weekends of our lives. The view is breathtaking and the home is very well kept with lots of rich history. The hosts are very accommodating and go out of their way to make guests feel comfortable. Thank you so much for your hospitality and we will surely be back next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • 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, Romantic Getaway
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Gibsons Sunshine Coast
Winlaw, British Columbia
5

A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5
The title of this suite is so true-you are literally 5 steps from the beach and water. The owners are like your old best friends, Cindy & John are terrific hosts. The suite is a 5 star plus. From all the history and personal touches John & Cindy has put on this suite, it will be a memory maker. You will want to come back again and again. The little town of Gibsons has so much to offer to visiting traveler's. You will not want or need for anything at this rental - they have everything covered. You will not be disappointed. It is worth its money and more.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Gibsons Sunshine Coast
Kamloops
5

Captain J's Seaside Suite

Captain J's Seaside Suite
  • 5 of 5
Cindy and John were very easy hosts, friendly and hospitable. They allowed us to invite our friends over for the fireworks and to enjoy a day at the beach. The suite was beautiful, everything you might need for you stay, although the weather was so nice we didn't stay inside much. Sitting on the porch for our morning coffee and in the evening with a glass of wine were highlights.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gibsons Sunshine Coast
Seattle Wa. USA
5

SeaAnne

  • 5 of 5
Terrific place to stay right on the beach with friendly helpful hosts. A lovely well supplied clean suite with lots of room and comfy bed. Excellent place for kayaking, swimming, reading and an easy walk to Gibsons Landing for restaurants, shops, museums and wondering.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gibsons Sunshine Coast
Abbotsford, BC Canada
5

Rest, Relaxation & Fun

Rest, Relaxation & Fun
  • 5 of 5
The vacation home was charming and comfortable. Beautiful scenery all around. The owners are very welcoming and went the extra mile to make our stay comfortable. We enjoyed our walks on the beach and liked that we could walk down the beach to cafes and strolls through town!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Harbour Air
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
B.C. Ferries
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
101
Nearest Beach
Five Steps out the door
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Grannies Pub
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Roberts Creek
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Molly's Reach
Car: recommended

Just a short ferry ride away from the busy rush of the city, you'll discover why locals live here 365 days a year! You will see breathtaking beautiful view of waters sheltered, like Smugglers Cove, to hiking to white water at the skookumchuck. Our local talent is nothing short of amazing from music in the Landing through out the summer to Jazz Festivals and an aray of artists and art studios. (check out our art crawl every October)

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Availability & Rates

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Gibsons House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
C$194
C$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$10
Notes Any damage done to the property will be the responsibility of the renter.

The Pet charge is per stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gibsons House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathroom has an original claw bathtub, shower, washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) A queen bed in the bedroom and a pullout leather queen couch in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Captain J's is a seaside suite that is the perfect place to escape whether to enjoy the fireplace inside and look out at the winter storms on the water, to sitting outside on your 40ft deck and enjoy the sunrise with your coffee or star gaze at night with a glass of wine. As we are right on the water you can enjoy swimming and water sports during the day, then casually walk down the beach to lower Gibsons for dinner or to shop. There is great hiking trails, bike trails, kayak rentals, and sailing mostly all within walking distance.
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