COAL POINT COTTAGE IN DEEP COVE

Cordelia Mcintosh

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

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Cordelia Mcintosh

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COAL POINT COTTAGE IN DEEP COVE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Sidney Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cordelia Mcintosh (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks english, french, german

About Cordelia Mcintosh

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

Why Cordelia Mcintosh chose Sidney

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

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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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
average rating of 4.785714 based on 24 reviews
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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
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Sidney Vancouver Island
Saanichton BC
5

A beautiful small wedding experience

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Recommended for:  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
Japan
5

Still our favorite place on the Island

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
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Sidney Vancouver Island
Coquitlam, B.C. Canada
4

old timers

  • 4 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
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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
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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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
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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
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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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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 Barpub
5 Kilometres
Sidney
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Tsawwassen
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Ardmore Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Patricia Bay Highway (#17)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Deep Cove Chalet
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
In front of cottage
Car: necessary
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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:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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