COAL POINT COTTAGE IN DEEP COVE

Cordelia Mcintosh

Speaks french, german, english
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COAL POINT COTTAGE IN DEEP COVE

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Unique Private Peninsula And Island On Saanich Inlet

*Ocean-front guest cottage. Private peninsula, island.

*Property has been in our family for three generations

*A refuge for people, and a haven for wildlife

*Private beach access.

*360 degree views

*Relax or go exploring. Lots to see and do.

*Quiet rural neighbourhood. Organic farms, vineyards

*Perfect for walking, cycling, wildlife viewing, photography, reading, painting, water activities.

*Abundant wildlife and native west-coast vegetation.

*A birding/wildlife-viewing paradise! Where bald eagles soar, seals, and otters frolic.

*Unique/varied rock formations; tidal pools, fossils.

*Arborists' dream. Rare trees...growing through deck!

*Magnificent sunsets from every window

*Fresh air, envigorating ocean breezes

*Clear night skies; stars, meteor showers, moon-rivers

*Living waters; sealife, bioluminescence, lapping waves

*Winter storm watching... up close, warm and dry!

*Water activities; Beachcombing, kayaking, snorkeling

*Near Galloping Goose and Lochside trail cycling paths

*10 minutes from the seaside town of Sidney, and 30 minutes to Victoria

*Rich in history!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear McIntosh family,

Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality. I have lived in Canada for over 10 years, I have travelled from coast to coast; and yet I have never met anyone as loving and as hospitable as you. Your home is made up of a unique combination of beauty, love, warmth and hospitality. We always enjoy coming back here- It's our home, so far away from home. Thank you, and may God bless you like you bless us all the time.
Aug 2011
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Cordelia Mcintosh

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Speaks french, german, english
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Coal Point consists of a private peninsula, connected by a footbridge to a small island named after our eldest son. It has been a home-away-from-home for many international visitors over the years. I am trilingual (English, German and some French). I love sharing the natural beauty of this area with my guests, and all it has to offer. Our family is committed to preserving the natural beauty of this unique property for the next generation.

Cordelia Mcintosh purchased this cottage in 1958

Our cottage has been in the family for 3 generations. Visitors always remark on how special this property is. It has inspired both artists and writers. It is truly a refuge in every sense. We feel privileged to observe wildlife in its natural setting from our home on a daily basis. Seasonal changes attract different wildlife, and offer exceptional and varied viewing experiences year-round.

360 degree views. Steps from the beach. Exclusive access to private island. Hot tub overlooks the sights and sounds of beautiful Saanich Inlet. Listen to the seagulls call, the sea lions bark, the waves rolling into shore. Relax in the hammock under our grove of Oak trees. Storm watch during winter months. Snorkel/dive and enjoy abundant sea creatures. Spring herring run makes the ocean come alive with wildlife. Amazing sunsets. Tidal pools. Summer bioluminescence! A 'foodies' delight!...Enjoy visits to a local organic farm stand, winery or fresh fish market in Sidney. Close to amenities, ferry, airport. Near Lochside Trail and Galloping Goose cycle paths.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.8
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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441960vb
+1 250-656-5656
Sidney Vancouver Island
4

Great Vacation Rental!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I spent 5 nights at Coal Point Cottage to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. This is a wonderfully located cottage right on the water; a great place to view local sea otters, eagles and more.

The cottage was outfitted with everything we needed including a washer, dryer and BBQ. As others have noted the bed is very comfortable. There is a claw foot tub but no shower (for a short stay this wasn't a problem). The many windows in the cottage make for bright mornings but you don't really mind as the view is impeccable. There are two kayaks and a hot tub. Sidney is a lovely area extremely convenient to Butchart Gardens, the Victoria airport and the BC Ferry terminals.

We spent the better part of a day taking in Butchart Gardens; had a lovely meal in The Dining Room (the service and food was excellent) and took in the evening entertainment (a local band and ballroom dancing).

Another day was spent on a whale watching excursion with Sidney Whale Watching. It was a great day on the water and we saw a couple of humpback whales. No Orcas :( maybe next time.

It was nice to walk around the Thursday evening market in Sidney. We also enjoyed a very nice meal at Bistro Suisse.

We had a wonderful lunch at the Muse winery and ended with a wine tasting...and a few bottles of wine for home.

We really wanted to unwind and relax so tried not to overload with too many activities. At the end though we wish we had made more time to get out in the kayaks and take in the beauty and nature in Deep Cove.

Cordelia and John are great hosts. Cordelia provides a wealth of information about the area and recommendations of things to do based on your interests. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and look forward to returning. It's hard to leave without feeling like you have also made new friends in Cordelia and John!

We highly recommend this location if you are looking for some R&R or a place to stay while exploring the Sidney & Victoria area.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441960vb
+1 250-656-5656
Sidney Vancouver Island
Calgary, Alberta
5

The real "Treasure Island"

The real "Treasure Island"
  • 5 of 5
Think of the best place you ever stayed..... it is now in second place. This is truly a “one of a kind” find as can be read in other guest reviews. Coal Point exceeded our expectations and then some. Here are some specifics that we found most enjoyable.

Upon arrival we were greeted by Cordelia and John who showed us around the grounds and related to us some of the family history of Coal Point Cottage.

There was a lovely tray of local treats awaiting us as we settled in. We were then treated to a most delicious wine and seafood dinner which we had prearranged with Cordelia prior to our visit. This allowed us to stay in, relax and enjoy the magnificent view. What a wonderful start to our spectacular weekend.

Cordelia was keen to help us get the most out of our time there. On hearing that we liked to run she brought over some guides that helped us to map out some beautiful routes in this very scenic area. A great run was followed by coffee in the hot tub where we enjoyed watching the Herons, Eagles, and Sea Lions.

Wi-Fi is available and made it easy to pass notes between us. Cordelia offered a wealth of ideas for many ways to spend our days. We had visited Sidney on numerous occasions but missed out on many wonders of the area. We were delighted to hear about the “Floating Village” in Victoria’s inner harbour as well as other treasures that we were not aware of.

Our only disappointment was that we didn’t have more time to spend there as there was so much more to see and do. Our next visit will definitely have us staying longer.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441960vb
+1 250-656-5656
Sidney Vancouver Island
5

The highlight of our three weeks in BC

  • 5 of 5
Wow wow wow

This place is nothing short of paradise. We are not 'five-star travellers' yet, having not yet made our millions, but Coal Point is a five-star destination so for us was a real notch up from what we are used to.

Much as we enjoyed our entire trip - three weeks in BC and Seattle - Pete and I both agreed that if we had been able to time travel and know what was coming, we would have stayed at Coal Point for at least a week, if not longer. The peninsula is a real delight, with lovely countryside which is more varied than a lot of the surrounding areas and also a stunning coast of course (I wonder if people skip the peninsula, thinking of it in terms of being the place to get the ferry rather than a destination in itself).

Kayaking every day around the crystal waters of the point and surrounding coves is already one of our favourite memories of our holiday. Here we saw racoons, hummingbirds, lots of other birdlife, seals, starfish and we heard some very loud 'blowing' in the water at night off the deck - which everyone says was probably whales! It was too loud for seals or dolphins so maybe we had a 'whale swim-by' by starlight.

We had got engaged in Tofino a few days before (a complete surprise) and coming to Coal Point was like a mini honeymoon in advance - the perfect place to celebrate and digest the news!

The wildlife was stunning, the comfort levels the best of our trip (by a very long way), the bed was the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. We felt pampered, secluded and very happy here. Even the teabags were perfect (I found that a good straightforward English cup of tea was surprisingly elusive in BC so this was very much appreciated).

For breakfast you really have to go to the Third Street Diner in Victoria (if you like the diner breakfast atmosphere, which we do). It was so delicious that we went twice! The staff were great (much like everywhere else on our trip) and the eggs benny were amazing (especially the Italian one). We also ate at Hero's pub which was pretty good ('7/10'). We did not make it to the Bistro but will do next time we hope. Victoria has a nice feel to it, plenty of nice shops and a pretty waterfront.

Cordelia was a mine of information on the local area and the history of the cove and her pride in its story is inspiring. She could not have done more for us. She even arranged for us to stay an extra night as we could not bear to leave!

We hope to be back!

Naomi and Pete
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. I just need to clarify for future guests that the Third Street Diner and Haros is in Sidney and not Victoria. I think the waterfront you speak of is also in Sidney? In any case, there is much to do in our closest neighbouring town without having to travel all the way to Victoria. Having said that, our " big city" - the capital of BC, has its own charm and I do send guests that way...depending on what their interests are. Victoria has a lot of free summer concerts to offer those with musical/dance interests.
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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441960vb
+1 250-656-5656
Sidney Vancouver Island
Fort McMurray, Alberta and Brazil
5

Welcome to Paradise !

  • 5 of 5
One of the most beautiful places our family ever stayed, the guest house is a total charm built around some trees overlooking the ocean with lots of windows, decorated in an impecable way, the hosts are simply magnificent !

It is only about 10 min drive from the ferries


Perfect if you want:

- A romantic getaway
- Connect with nature
- Get inspiration for any artistic activity like painting, writing etc..
- Do sports like kayaking (they provide) walk or run trails close by
- Just unwind from the busy urban life
- Have spiritual moments to be quiet and grateful

It was a priviledge and wonderful spending some days there, we will for sure go back.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441960vb
+1 250-656-5656
Sidney Vancouver Island
Japan
5

Quite the place

  • 5 of 5
This is one of those places that you wonder if you should even give it a review because you want to selfishly keep it all to yourself. Kind of like disclosing a good fishing spot.
It is well located right on the ocean and there is a steady stream of shorebirds and ocean activity to observe. I saw a seagull eat a starfish in front of the place. Small and quaint with everything you need to call it home.
We were impressed with the excellent service of the owner who lives in the nearby main house. She was very attentive to our needs even providing a crib for our child and throwing in a few new toys, took us shopping, made sure we had all the information we needed to enjoy the surrounding activities and lent us whatever we needed to make our stay enjoyable. This was the only place I could relax in during our month on the island. PS, you have to get used to no shower, just a tub, which is a big antique type tub which effectively forces you to slow down and relax a bit. Recommend kayaking and going to the local farmers markets.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441960vb
+1 250-656-5656
Sidney Vancouver Island
Lafayette, LA
5

Coal Point Cottage and Guesthouse

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful, serene setting at the end of the road- with south, west and north facing- within 5-10 minutes of the BC Ferry landing at Tsawwassen. The accompanying beach with starfish, seals and otters is a neat excursion; kayaks are present in the calm bay for your use. The nearby town of Sydney has excellent shopping, without the touristy feel of the Victoria shops. Butchart Gardens is 10 minutes south. Victoria 20-25 minutes. Cordelia was a wonderful host - most helpful and attentive. We want to stay there again. As VRBO owners, we appreciate a good thing- and Coal Point Cottage is superb.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Deep Cove Chalet
"French dining at it's finest with spectacular views of Coal Point and Saanich Inlet."
Deep Cove Market
Muse Winery
"Wine tasting, summer concerts, art shows, store, seasonal brunch. "
Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Tsawwassen
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Patricia Bay Highway (#17)
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
In front of cottage
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Sidney
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Ardmore Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Deep Cove Chalet
Car: necessary
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Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping C$100
Notes Rates are based on double occupancy and subject to change until confirmed with owner.

An additional damage deposit/housekeeping fee is required, and varies depending on the length of stay. Minimum $100. Price is negotiable for a multi-week booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sidney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • Bright bathroom with claw bathtub. No shower facility. High-end Miele Washer and dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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