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LAKEFRONT SUITE ON SPROAT LAKE IN THE HEART OF VANCOUVER ISLAND

Ann Taylor

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Ann Taylor

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2015
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LAKEFRONT SUITE ON SPROAT LAKE IN THE HEART OF VANCOUVER ISLAND

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Port Alberni House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 2 bedroom garden suite with lakefront dock

Large 2 BR suite in house on Sproat Lake, with waterfront dock and boat mooring for summer fun. Big covered patio and huge garden with view of the lake. There is always shade somewhere on the hot days of summer and the suite stays naturally cool in the extreme heat we usually experience here in July and August. Full kitchen and bath, as well as separate shower room and laundry facilities. Furnished, including BBQ, kitchen utensils, bed linens and bath towels. Fiber optic wi-fi. Free use of a canoe.

-- 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed, a queen hide-a-bed couch in the living room and a bed/couch in kitchen. Max occupancy: 6.

-- Located near the famous Mars Water Bombers and Sproat Lake Provincial Park. Glider flights at the nearby local airport.

-- Perfect for day trips to Tofino, Ucluelet and Long Beach, Mount Arrowsmith and Bamfield.

-- Bring your boat and water ski, or just relax on the lake!

--Suite is fully equipped and self-contained on lower, walkout-level of two storey house. There is about a 3 minute walk through the long narrow property to the lakeside. Golf cart available for heavy loads and those with difficulty walking.

--WINTER: If you're thinking of a winter rental, the situation is different. The lake is too cold for swimming without a wet suit, although you can often still canoe. The winter months are especially suitable for retreat activities, for example, writing, reflection, meditation, etc, where you can take advantage of quiet and isolation. At that time of year, you might enjoy side trips to the outer coast (Tofino, etc) to see the sights of 'the storm season' or to Mount Washington to ski, snowshoe or snow board.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Ann Taylor (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2015

About Ann Taylor

Arne is an expert and advisor in sustainable transportation and an amazing musician. Ann is a semi-retired school teacher, who now works supporting home learners, when she is not expanding the garden.

Ann Taylor purchased this house in 1992

Why Ann Taylor chose Port Alberni

We've owned riverfront and ocean front and realized that lake front is the most friendly and usable form of waterfront. Sproat Lake is the best lake on Vancouver Island for cleanliness and temperature and we enjoyed 15 summers here with our children before making the shift to live here full time. The summers here tend to be exceptionally hot for Vancouver Island, so it's a wonderful place to spend time by the lake. The lake itself is beautifully warm and clean. We have a deep water swimming area protected by a log boom.

What makes this house unique

The huge attraction in the summer is the spectacular lake and all its pleasures. We also have a large garden with nooks in which to read, meditate, sip wine or commune with nature. In the early morning you may hear loons calling. You can also enjoy the local nature and historical sites and the considerable range of other wilderness and adventure destinations both east and west of us on Vancouver Island.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Lakefront Suite on Sproat Lake in the Heart of Vancouver Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Lakefront Suite on Sproat Lake in the Heart of Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481893vb
-(250)724-1922
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
5

Wonderful family relaxation

  • 5 of 5
This was our family's favourite place on our tour of British Columbia! A combination of wonderful weather, beautiful setting, spotless and comfortable accommodation and perhaps most of all the private dock, well stocked with floats, chairs and everything we needed for relaxation in and by the lake. The water is crystal clear and so warm. The apartment is even more spacious than it appears in the photos, the patio is lovely and it is all very well equipped. We had great fun canoeing too. Our hosts made us very welcome and were equally warm and welcoming to family who came to visit us there. Now they want to stay next year! Many thanks again.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Lakefront Suite on Sproat Lake in the Heart of Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481893vb
-(250)724-1922
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
Calgary
5

Very Nice Relaxing Property

  • 5 of 5
The property is very quiet, spacious, and a beautiful garden and patio area. The rooms were spacious and clean. Lot's of living area for a family of 4 to 5. The lake is beautiful with a huge dock to sit on a relax or go swimming. The owners were the best part. Very hospitable, genuine people. They took the time to tend to any of our requests. By the end of our stay they felt like part of our extended family. We went on a tour of the lake and they showed us a beautiful waterfall that tourists wouldn't know about. I would recommend this accommodation to any families or couples looking for a relaxing get away and very friendly hospitable hosts.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Harvey and Lorraine! We enjoyed your stay here, too, and showing you Fossli Park. Sometimes, if the group isn't too big, we like to add extra value in the form of a boat trip or other outing. You were great company.
business
Lakefront Suite on Sproat Lake in the Heart of Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481893vb
-(250)724-1922
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
Langley, BC
5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at this lovely, lovely suite while my daughter attended a hockey camp in Port Alberni. It was the perfect location with just a 10 minute drive to town, but so central to explore the surrounding areas of the Island. Anne & Arne have a flair for hosting and it shows in the care they have taken to ensure the suite is stocked with everything you need including a very well-stocked kitchen, washer & dryer, outdoor rack to dry suits & towels, Netflix for quiet times, float toys for the kids, lounge chairs on the dock, etc. The lake is a treasure...warm, clean and very quiet compared to some of the bigger lakes we have been to in the province. Anne & Arne have also compiled travel information in the suite which was a great resource - tried many of the restaurants they recommended and was not disappointed - fabulous service & food! We look forward to returning next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you kind words, Jen!
You're right about Sproat Lake: it's a wonderful big, deep, clean lake, warm in the summer, and oddly undiscovered next to other popular lakes. And the location in the middle of Vancouver Island is perfect for working it into a series a mini-holidays in Ucluelet/Tofino, Bamfield, Strathcona Park, etc--or taking day trips to Horne Lake Caves, Coombs/Errington, etc.
business
Lakefront Suite on Sproat Lake in the Heart of Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481893vb
-(250)724-1922
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
Calgary, AB
5

Highlight of our summer!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Ann and Arne's gorgeous Sproat Lake home was wonderful in every way. The suite was lovely and comfortable, the weather was hot and sunny, and the dock was the perfect spot to splash and relax. We come to Vancouver Island every summer but this was our first time at Sproat Lake and we will definitely be back! Ann and Arne were generous and gracious hosts, making us feel welcome and at home in their gorgeous garden oasis. My kids had a blast swimming at the lake for hours, and loved chilling out inside with Netflix and popcorn in the evenings. I savoured my morning coffee outside on the patio, the comfort of a well stocked kitchen and cozy beds to fall into at night. A fabulous holiday!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Andrea! It was fun spending a bit of time with you and your little girls on the dock while the boys were in hockey camp. We had other guests who also had kids in hockey camps and it worked well for that.
business
Lakefront Suite on Sproat Lake in the Heart of Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481893vb
-(250)724-1922
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
comox, BC, Canada
5

Relaxing in the sunshine

  • 5 of 5
lovely garden, huge sunny dock with a great shade area and deck chairs, accurate description of location and amenities, clean and well appointed kitchen, very spacious living room area, great patio space with BBQ, picnic table, and chairs all in mixed sun and shade, friendly helpful owners, would recommend property or rent again in an instant, being a basement suite the accommodations were wonderfully cool even during a heat wave of 30 - 36 C
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Barry and Cathy!
The suite IS lovely and cool during heat waves. Many people might not expect how hot it is here most of the summer!
We enjoyed seeing you have the time to connect with various family members over the course of your week here, using this time and space away from regular life to communicate and have fun with each other.
business
Lakefront Suite on Sproat Lake in the Heart of Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481893vb
-(250)724-1922
Port Alberni Vancouver Island
Victoria, BC
5

Vacation Haven

  • 5 of 5
Our family spent a week at this lakefront vacation rental spot and it exceeded our expectations. This was our 3rd year of staying on the lake and we loved this location. The rental suite was spacious, clean and had every amenity we could ever need. The owners were extremely accommodating and it felt like we were staying with family. We had beautiful weather and took full advantage of the dock at the lake to swim and float around to cool off. We enjoyed dining outside under a covered deck to take in the beautiful views of the lake and the amazing gardens on the property. We were also able to moor our boat at the dock and had access to a golf cart to transport our equipment and heavier items. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and only wish it had been longer!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nanaimo
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
West Bay
Nearest Ferry
48 Miles
Nanaimo, Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Port Alberni
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Parksville
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 4 to Tofino
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Fish and Duck Pub, Sproat Lake
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Mount Washington, near Courtenay
Nearest Beach
Lake front
Car: recommended

In Port Alberni, there is a historical sawmill and a steam train as well as a museum, art gallery, native art and historical sites. At Stamp Falls you can see spectacular salmon runs if the timing is right. There are glider flights and a Mars water bomber museum. Port Alberni is a big salmon fishing center, both for both commercial and sports fisheries.

We are just over an hour's drive from Tofino and Ucluelet on the West Coast of Vancouver Island where you can go whale watching, surfing, ocean fishing and kayaking. An hour in the other direction takes you to Horne Lake caves for spectacular spelunking adventures. There is lots of hiking and mountain biking territory.

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Port Alberni House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$125
C$700
 
 
Spring shoulder
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$220
C$1,400
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,550
 
 
Fall Shoulder
Sep 8 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$220
C$1,400
 
 
Winter 2015
Oct 1 2015 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
C$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$100
Refundable damage deposit C$200
Notes Ask about a 10% discount for one person or 2 people sharing one bedroom, with no extra people.
Suite is self-contained. Owners live on upper level. Dock is shared with owners.
Check-in at 4:00 pm, checkout at 11:00 am. Please respect these times, as we need the time to prepare the suite for each set of guests. However, it may be possible to stay on the dock after checkout for a few extra hours.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Port Alberni House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main bathroom - toilet , tub , This bathroom has a comfortable old-fashioned cast iron tub.
    Shower/Laundry Room - shower , This room has a 3' x 4' shower, a vanity and washer & dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Tangerine bedroom - 1 queen
    Purple bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen hideabed in living room
    Kitchen - 1 sleep sofa /futon , fold-down couch in kitchen: sleeps one comfortably
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This accommodation is perfect for families with children attending the summer hockey camps in Port Alberni: relax by the lake while the kids are in hockey! People wishing to do a meditation retreat, long term or short term, are welcome. We have a quiet setting, especially in the off season.

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