WALK ON WATER FRONT! SLEEPS 12 IN HOUSE AND CABIN. KAYAKS HOT TUB!

Nola or Brad

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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WALK ON WATER FRONT! SLEEPS 12 IN HOUSE AND CABIN. KAYAKS HOT TUB!

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105ft of Waterfront, right on the beach...House and Cabin, Accomodating 12 Peopl

Life is better at the beach! The house and cabin are located on a gorgeous 105 ft of waterfront property, in Qualicum Bay. This is a picture postcard area of Vancouver Island! Our goal is to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours or less.

***Please Note**The house sleeps max 8, the cabin max 4

Pricing includes BOTH house and cabin.

Excellent gathering place for family and friends! Beautiful beach walks and star lit beach fires. The tides have been quite high this summer, hitting the edge of our property. The tidal pools have been warmer than usual. The sunroom is a cozy room to watch the sun rise and set, and the wild life activity on the water. See herons, seals, fish jump, bald eagles, mallards, and many more varieties. There is a fire pit outdoors, surrounded by lawns.

Take time to relax in the hot tub 41 ft away from oceans waves and soak away the days activities. Hot tub cover has an easy lift system to remove it. Ideal family home located on waterfront in Qualicum Bay. There are 6 Provincial Parks in our area. Nile Creek and Qualicum River are spots where locals love to fish from the shores, 10min away. Up the road from us is the best home made pizza!, a mini market, Government Liquor Store, Coffee Shop, Old world style Pub with Great Food. The town centre of Qualicum is 10min away, with lovely quaint shops, wonderful restaurants and cafes. Vintage Candy Shop, Natural Health Stores, and on Saturday from 8am till noon, a Farmers Market! Excellent location to visit Long Beach, Tofino, Victoria, Coombs Market, Cathedral Grove, Horne Lake Caves. Wild Life Recovery Center, Fish Hatchery, Marine Station, and many more unique stops. We are located approx one hour from the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo. Many excellent golf courses within 30min of our home. One is up the road and they serve awesome fish and chips.

This is a family friendly home, equipped with play pen, stroller, baby monitor, children's toys, childrens life jackets, and beach toys. Three sides of house, cabin, and yard have a 4ft high chain link fence,as well a front gate across driveway for added protection for your children. We have a sandy beach area on the property for hours of sandcastle building, and a covered gazebo area to relax in the shade and enjoy the view or read a good book. For outdoor entertaining, enjoy the deck area with table and six chairs. More chairs available. Small child's picnic table too. Docking station for your iPhone or iPad for your tunes!

*105ft of waterfront with easy walk on access

*nothing is as relaxing as the sound of the waves!!

*1654sq ft HOME:

*Sleeps 8

*Master Bedroom, King Bed, Ensuite, Jetted Soaker Tub

*2nd/3rd Bedrooms, Queen Beds

* two deluxe inflatable queen size beds (can be located in sun room or living room OR as master bedroom is large, inflatable bed can be set up in that room as well, or in the cabin)

*20x12 Sunroom, 180 Degree Ocean View with three walls of floor to ceiling windows! New Travertine Tile, Skylights, Bar Area

*New paint thru out home

*Well equipped kitchen, pass thru window to serving bar in sun room for easy entertaining

*Oak desk with full ocean view. WIFI

*SONY Sound dock station, compatible with iPhone and iPad for music

*Full Laundry supplies

*Well stocked kitchen, including spices, condiments, coffee, flour, sugar

*Quality linens and Bedding

*52inch flat screen TV

*New wood stove

*Play pen and Graco Expedition Stroller, Baby Bedding, Baby Monitor

*Childrens toys, life jackets

OUTDOORS:

*Upper deck with barbq with 4 patio chairs

*14x14 Cedar deck on yard level with patio table, large umbrella, and 6 patio chairs

*Gazebo on waters edge to enjoy shade and solitude with chairs an serving tray/table, IKEA wicker loungers

*Hot tub, seats 6

*Sandy beach area

*Fire pit

*2 recreational kayaks for our guest use

*water toys! snorkel, fins, skim boards, tubes, etc

CABIN: Pricing shown includes BOTH house AND cabin

The cabin is located behind the home with an ocean view from the living room window

*585 sqft totally renovated cabin

*One bedroom, queen size bed

*New flooring thru out, laminate and tile

*New shower tile, kitchen tile

*New windows and window coverings

*Modern paint colors and decor

*.Full size fridge an stove

*Well equipped kitchen

* Living room, which features a futon for additional sleeping (double size ) TV with cable,WIFI

*Private sitting area (covered) with cabinet of toys for children outside of cabin

We are easy to find on the scenic old island highway, located 10min from Qualicum Town Center.

Within 30 Miles:

*Parksville Beaches *Golf*Mini Golf (3)* Famous Coombs Market*Cathedral Grove*Golf (6 courses)*French Creek Marina*Wildlife Recovery Center*Horne Lake Caves*Unlimited Trails*Milner Gardens*Englishmen River Falls*Qualicum Falls*Art Gallery*Denman and Hornby Islands*Qualicum Cheese Works and Winery*

travel a few more miles south to Victoria or west to Tofino, Long Beach.

It is possible that you may never leave the property as it is so tranquil with ever changing views of wildlife, tide action, beach combing. The view by day can only be matched by the incredible sunsets at night, enjoyed from the hot tub, or sun room with 180* view. This is a no smoking, no pets allowed property. Thank you

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Nola or Brad

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Speaks english

Island born and raised, and an islander at heart, the best days for us are days we spend at the beach with family and friends.

Nola or Brad purchased this house in 2013

Its been our life long dream to live on the waters edge, we love the sound of the waves, and the antics of the seals and pups. It is ideally located in the heart of the island with access to all ammenities

We stood on the the seawall, an looked at the ocean vista and said to each other, 'this is it....'

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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WAlK ON WATER FRONT! Sleeps 12 in House and Cabin. KAYAKS Hot Tub!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Bowser Vancouver Island
Surrey BC
5

FANTASTIC FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We had such a great time with our extended family. There were 8 of us ranging from kids to grandparents and we all had a great time. We rode our bikes into Qualicum Beach (about 14 km away), had ice cream and rode back. We enjoyed the kayaks each day and loved to soak in the hot tub in the evenings. A few of us played a round of golf at Arrowsmith (only a few minutes away) while the rest of our crew went to Coombs for shopping. We also tried the fish tacos and sweet potato fries in Qualicum bay (3 km away)... they were amazing.
Brad and Nola were both helpful and super friendly.
We will definitely be bookmarking this one and returning again.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your family memories. We love to see grandparents and their children and grand children holidaying together! With so much to do in the local area, you found something for everyone. Please come again, what a warm and friendly family you all are! A real privilege to meet.
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Bowser Vancouver Island
Langley BC
5

A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
The July Canada Day long weekend was the second time this year that I have had the pleasure to stay at Nola and Brad's beautiful home. The first time was for my Mom's 90th birthday. My sisters, mom and I spent a magical time in late January here. From the view of the sun room, we saw hundreds of trumpeter swans fly by as well as many sea lions frolicking in the water. Mom loved Nola and Brad's home so much that we decided to have another visit in July. It was truly hard to believe that this trip could exceed the pleasure we had in January but oh my, it did in spades! This is the most incredible home no matter what time of year you are visiting. From the winter storms and migratory birds to all of the wonderful summer activities like kayaking, watching the cruise ships from the relaxing warmth of the hot tub to just pure rest and relaxation in the comforts of their home, this is truly a Qualicum Beach hidden gem. I can't forget one thing, your hosts Nola and Brad are the most warm and generous couple you could ever have the pleasure to meet. They will immediately make you feel like family! Nola, I can't wait to come back!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We can't begin to tell you how happy we were to see you and your family back again! Your mom is a doll, made our hearts melt. We wish you all the very best and will be so pleased to see you again!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Bowser Vancouver Island
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

PERFECT STAY!!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for a few nights over the May long weekend. The house is right on the ocean and is very easy to find. The accommodations were exactly like the pictures. The rooms and house were spotless, and the beds were super comfy. But, most importantly, the views were exactly as advertised. This place is right on the ocean! There is a beautiful sunroom attached to the back of the house with panoramic views of the ocean. We got to watch seals and eagles every morning while drinking our coffee in comfy chairs from the comfort of the sunroom. The owners take a lot of pride in this property, and the lawn and grounds are very well-maintained. There is a nice sand area with comfy lounge chairs, and a quiet covered gazebo area, where I spent some time just resting and watching the tide come in. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway in a great location! The owners are also a lot of fun and are really knowledgeable about the area if you ever need tips about what to do! Can't wait to come back!!!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! Sunny skies and days on the beach make for a great weekend!! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the house and yard, and spent some time in the gazebo area! Please come again, we would love to have you return!!
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Bowser Vancouver Island
5

WOW WHAT A VIEW!!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent our 2nd weekend at this fabulous home. If you want a view that you can literally touch this it. The back yard ends at the ocean. My wife got up early Sunday morning and sat and drank her coffee in the sunroom while she watched the ocean. In about 30 minutes she saw so much wildlife, ducks, seagulls, eagles, and a number of sea lions. The weather was clear and cold but we were nice and warm inside by the blazing woodstove in the living room [ wood supplied]. This place was nice and quiet and well supplied with all the niceties. There is even a hot tub out back that you can sit in to take in all the beauty. We would certainly stay here again
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were so glad to see you return to our home! The waves are much higher in the winter season so it makes for a different view from the summer. So happy to hear you enjoyed the sun room! Please come again!
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Bowser Vancouver Island
5

3 NIGHTS, 9 FRIENDS, QUALICUM BEACH, TOFINO AND MORE

  • 5 of 5
We had a great weekend in Qualicum Bay. The house owners are super friendly and helped us to organize our free time. We visited Tofino and the fish hatchery in Qualicum.
The house is great, directly at the beach and equipped with all the essential things for a great time.
A wonderful place to stay for families or students.
Thank your for the great time.
L. and friends from Swizerland
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • 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: Thank you so very much! You and your friends were wonderful guests, our doors will always be open to you and your families! Safe travels back to your homeland . All the very best in your future plans! Brad and Nola
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Bowser Vancouver Island
5

WHAT A FANTASTIC PLACE TO UNWIND

  • 5 of 5
My husband, daughter (six) and parents spent the last two weeks of summer holidays at Brad and Nola's beach house and I wouldn't have changed a nano-second of our trip. My expectations were exceeded by miles. The house was spacious, clean, stocked, and very very comfortable. It was a perfect way to end the summer. We spent most of our time in the sun room or outside, and the town of Qualicum was a great place to go shopping and just hang out. We golfed, biked, ran, hiked, kayaked, and also just hung around and water coloured. There was a lot of book reading in the sun room, and at the end of the day there was the hot tub outside and the jet tub in the master bedroom.
Brad and Nola were a treat to meet and get to know. What truly wonderful, down to Earth people. So very accommodating and pleasant. They have got a couple of kayaks that come with the place and the location was perfect for even our six year old to get into one and go solo out on the ocean. Kayaking nightly with the seals in front of the house was a treat beyond anything we had imagined for this holiday.
The location right across the street from Island Scallops was probably not good for our waistline, but sure was good on the taste buds with regular scallop dinners made with fresh as fresh can be scallops.
Overall this holiday came in with top ratings for price, comfort, soul, and perfection. I would recommend this property to anyone. I can see how it would be perfect for big families or small romantic getaways.
Frankly it was a bit hard to pack up and go, but I know we will be back.
Thanks Brad and Nola for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your review really made us smile!! Hannah's enthusiasm for the beachfront was wonderful. Your entire family were a real pleasure to meet and we sincerely hope to see you all again!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Comox
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Departure bay terminal
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Beach
Out the door
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Roadhouse
Nearest Ski
63 Miles
Mt Washington
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Arrowsmith Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Dee's Bar an Grill
Car: recommended

Long Beach Tofino is 2hrs away, Victoria, is apprx 2 hrs away as well, we are ideally located in central Vancouver Island. Many lakes, provincial parks, ocean walks, huge forests, within 30 miles

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Availability & Rates

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Bowser House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 20 2014 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$389
From
C$475
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$2,699
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$250
From
C$299
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,595
C$3,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$195
Refundable damage deposit C$300

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Bowser House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1656 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 is in the cabin, new tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Home has 3 bedrooms. Also a deluxe inflatable queen size bed you can set up in living room or sunroom. Cabin has 1 bedroom . Also a futon converts to a double bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
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