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*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!
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.
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.
My wife and I stayed at Coal Point Cottage this fall during our semi-annual across America road trip. We had numerous choices on the island but Cordelia's Coal Point Cottage just struck our eye and once we were there, our hearts.
We spent a full week in this wonderful, rustic cabin that has been updated nicely to accommodate the weary traveler in need of rest and relaxation and some exclusion from the world. Our hostess prepared the cabin for our stay and the arrival tour was not just informative but historically intimate. The history of the cabin, the property and the owners would fill nights of wonderful conversation on the deck overlooking Saanich Inlet.
Gracious and giving Cordelia and her husband were wonderful, quiet and unseen, hosts. They allowed for the romantic getaway we desired by being out of site and unobtrusive, yet, through emails, full of information and suggestions on places to visit, to eat, to hike, and just to view and enjoy.
And all of the suggestions were indeed, perfect.
The Cottage itself is delightful, warm and inviting. It has charm that we have never found in resorts or "Houses" for rent. It has history, and lends itself to total relaxation. Snuggled up together on the sofa with a warm beverage and enjoying a good book or just talking and relaxing. It was exactly what we wanted and needed on a 4,000 mile road trek.
The property is one of those rare finds sitting on its own peninsula with views, both day and night that are breath taking. Access to the bay is easy enough, even when carrying the two kayaks down the stone steps for a leisurely paddle to Deep Cove and back. Time in the hot tub either early morning with a hot cup of coffee or late in the evening with a cool romantic beverage made the day start and end in a wonderful way. The old growth tree groves, incredible rock out cropping's, and a private island where the otters play is something we will remember forever.
We loved our stay at the Cottage, loved our gracious hosts, and will revisit when our travels take us to the Pacific North West region again.
My husband and I chose to rent the cottage and hold our small wedding ceremony on the property overlooking the ocean. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting and with the help of Cordelia's special touches the day was perfect. After our ceremony we spent a couple hours socializing on the deck looking out at Saltspring Island. Our photographer was able to take amazing photos and we are so happy we chose this location for our wedding. Our host was more than just a host and we plan on staying there again during winter storm watching and probably again on our anniversary. Waking up every morning in the cozy bed with the ocean at your feet is a very special experience and I would recommend the Coal Point Cottage to anyone wanting a real taste of Deep Cove Island life.
Everything as expected + more. This is our 2nd visit to Coal Point Cottage and it was the best way to cap off an extended business trip to the Vancouver island. We recommend to anyone seeking a combination of quiet relaxation with close proximity to many local attractions. The hardest part is leaving the property as it is full of scenery and sea birds. Very nice.
Our visit to Coal Point cottage was so restful and rejuvenating. Right on the waters of Deep Cove, the seascape was ever present, complete with the resident seals, blue heron and to top it off a young eagle in the trees overhead crying for his parents to feed him. Our hostess gave us many suggestions for places to explore in the area and even gave us a coupon for a bottle of wine from the local winery. We are thankful that we discovered this little bit of heaven for our retreat. Everything we had wanted!
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.
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.
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2 night minimum stay
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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