Rachel Calder

Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Rachel Calder

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OCEANFRONT BEACH HOUSE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Qualicum Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom + Perfect Family Getaway

The quiet ocean-side community of Qualicum beach is the perfect spot to vacation and this property is a beautiful option for you to consider. In addition to the sweeping ocean and distant mountain views from the beach house, you also overlook some gulf islands: hornby, denman, lasqueti and texada. There are many different local activities to ensure there will be something to appeal to everyone. It also offers a tranquil retreat for artists and writers or anyone on sabbatical looking for some time away from it all.

The beach house sits a few meters from high tide so you can listen to the calming rhythm of the waves throughout your stay.

The beach house is well-suited for mixed generation families or for two or three families to stay together.

As you immediately enter the front door, there are stairs going directly down to two of the main bedrooms. One is the ocean-facing master bedroom with two windows facing the ocean and a door out to the backyard/beach & hot tub. This room has a comfortable queen size bed, 6 drawer dresser, closet and full 4 piece en-suite with a window. There is a washer and dryer available in the closet of the en-suite.

The other is what we call the children's room as there are 2 sets of bunk beds and a walk in closet with a selection of toys & books. There is a 5 drawer dresser in this room and one window (non-ocean facing and no view at all in fact). Please note families are responsible for keeping the Toy Closet organized.

There is a separate bedroom, that we call the guest room that also faces the ocean, with a comfortable king size bed. *Important to note: it is outside access only making it somewhat private from the rest of the house. There are two windows in this room, one facing the ocean and the other facing the 'front' yard. There is a tallboy dresser in this room with 5 drawers. To get into the house from the guest room, you can either enter through the patio door, upstairs or into the master bedroom door.

From the front door, when you walk into the house, the full washroom is off to the left of the living room. The living room has a couch and loveseat and rocking chair around a natural gas fireplace.

The fully equipped kitchen is also off of the living room, complete with full size gas stove/oven (and dishwasher) allowing you to dine in comfortably. Please ask if you have specific inquiries about how the kitchen is stocked. The Dining area is towards the ocean viewing side of the house. There are chairs for 6 but the piano bench can be used as seating to fit 8 at the table. There is plate service for ten.

In the office, which is off the dining area, there is a queen-sized murphy bed. The office has two corner window and is the 2nd best view room in the house.

In the ocean-viewing room, there is lovely leather sofa that tends to be the most popular seating in the house but it is also a pull out sofa-bed for those who want to wake up and have the best view of the house looking out over the sea. There are also window sits in this room making it a great spot for hanging out.

For night-life, there are a couple local pubs & restaurants a 5-10 minute walk down the road/beach, either direction, alleviating the need to drive & complete with live music on certain days. It is great to go with another couple to trade off date nights while the other couple babysits!

Children can spend hours beachcombing and exploring the flora and fauna of the pebbly beach, watch sea life and birds and take a short walk to the expansive sandbars while the tide is low. In the town of Qualicum Beach, there is a great swimming pool (ravensong aquatic center) as well as playing fields and playgrounds.

There is one fibre glass kayak available for use by experienced ocean paddlers. This must be carried down to the beach, and up, by 2 people to avoid damage. There is a lifejacket and skirt available.

The recommended maximum number of adults for the beach house is six but it can accommodate ten people including children.

Local activities:

It is less than an hour drive to mt washington making day ski trips possible. The skiers can be back before dinner and warming in the hot tub overlooking the ocean! Parksville (10 minutes away) has the best sandy beaches on the island for kids, with no waves and shallow and warm water. There is also an acre of playground at the main beach in Parksville, kids can easily spend hours at this park. The terrific local provincial park, horne lake caves provides some nearby exploring. Coombs is another local attraction with the goats on the roof, a terrific market and shops with the parrot refuge centre beside. Several nearby yoga studios offer a great combination of fitness & wellness to your vacation schedule. The beach house is central to several quality golf courses in the region. Take a ferry to one of the nearby gulf island to explore the island life.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rachel Calder (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

About Rachel Calder

We are a family of four with 2 active and busy school-age kids. We live in Victoria, BC, where we both grew up ourselves. We like to get up to Qualicum when we can but find it is difficult between all of our activities. We have worked hard to prepare this property to be a comfortable and fun retreat for guests.

Rachel Calder purchased this house in 2013

Why Rachel Calder chose Qualicum Beach

This property was owned by a family friend and his family since the area was developed in 1951. Dave would visit this property with his family growing up so when he heard it was for sale we jumped on trying to purchase it. As a component of that, we knew we would need to rent it out to manage owning the property but as it is such a special location we were confident that we could successfully rent it out.

What makes this house unique

This property has been set up to be an ideal vacation home that suits more than one family unit. 2 or 3 families together or extended families including in-laws or other friends. We love this property as there are no roads to cross to be on the beach for the kids. We know that they can just walk across the yard and climb down to the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a fabulous time in your amazing beach house. Everything was so new, white, clean and organized. Our Anniversary was delightful. I came with a sprained foot and could not walk well so it was a lucky thing for me that you called for piano service and the beach came to me! I was able to get great photos of bird profiles and they never knew I was there. Thank you again! It was such nice white retreat at the beach.
Apr 2014
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront Beach House
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews
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Oceanfront Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p514567vb
Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island
Calgary, Alberta
5

A Very Enjoyable, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay, finding the beach house very comfortable for the 7 of us and well equipped with everything we needed, short of fresh food, which was easily accessible at local stores and area markets. It was a real treat to be settled in one location with easy access to the beach and other amenities, without having to pack up the car to go to various beaches, etc. It really allowed us time to relax and enjoy the setting.

We would certainly welcome the opportunity to stay here again and have already made recommendations to friends that have plans to visit the area.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront Beach House
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Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island
Newark, Delaware
5

Outstanding vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We had an outstanding vacation with the extended family and some friends at the Beach House. The house was convenient and comfortable. The location is perfect. Our group ranged in age from 60 to 16 and everyone had a marvelous time. Everyone had plenty to do, whether it was tinkering on the piano (we had two musicians in the group!), walking along the beach, kayaking, bike riding, pottering around town, walking, swimming or relaxing. We also loved sitting in the front garden watching the sun set, observing the birds and seals, or tracking the cruise ships. We also ate well. The supermarket was convenient and well stocked. The kitchen is very functional and the grill meant we could cook easy meals with lot of fresh produce. We actually came from three different countries but would hope to return someday!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanfront Beach House
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Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island
5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful weekend at this beautiful vacation home in Qualicum Beach. It’s a very special place. We spent hours on the beach, walked everywhere and enjoyed sitting on the window seat watching the birds and sea-life as the tide went in and out. You can never tire of the view. The home is very clean and comfortable and I will recommend it to friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p514567vb
Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island
5

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at the house. All the amenities were close by, the house is easy to find and pictures are very accurate. It is very easy to think of this as a home, instead of a rental property for 2 nights. We would revisit this place again
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Oceanfront Beach House
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Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island
Fairhaven, Deer Island, N. B.
5

Vacation on the Beach

  • 5 of 5
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The Beach House is located directly on the beach, with a window seat with a beautiful view of the surrounding area. We enjoyed soaking in the hot tub after a day exploring the area, & later sitting by the fire pit located directly in the front of the house. Very clean, quiet & large enough for the 5 of us to have time together or to spend quiet time alone. While enjoying a quiet time early one morning on the deck, an eagle flew closely overhead, I watched a seal playing close to shore, & saw a kingfisher. We would love to be able to return to The Beach House and area sometime. It was very relaxing & refreshing.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront Beach House
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Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island
4

60th Birthday Celebration weekend

  • 4 of 5
We hosted a surprise 60th Birthday dinner for my sister and a surprise brunch the following day. The house is well appointed - and we were able to accommodate everyone. The view is terrific, the weather was outstanding and the hot tub is a bonus. You are a stone/pebble throw from the sandy beach, the public parking is a 2 minute walk from the cottage and the Shady Rest Pub is 5 minutes down the street. While on the Old Island Highway, you cannot hear the traffic in the house!
All in all, it is a great location for a get-away. Great to have the bunk bed room for kids, not to mention the toys.
Best of all - it is TV free - so enjoy the space, the beach, the hot tub and each other!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nanaimo International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Shady Rest Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
BC Ferries, Duke Point, Nanaimo
Nearest Golf
2.5 Kilometres
Qualicum Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
#19 Inland Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Kilometres
The Shady Rest Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
89 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
The backyard
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Qualicum Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$200
From
C$250
Fri,Sat
C$1,000
C$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100
Refundable damage deposit C$300
Notes Please note if you pay through the VRBO online payment system, you will not receive a full refund. A percentage fee is charged on each transaction and I will only refund the amount that I received after the fee. Upon return, the VRBO online payment system will also charge the fee again on refund meaning you will be charged 5-6% of the total. For a full refund, you can pay through email transfer.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Qualicum Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bedroom Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest Room - 1 king
    Childrens' Room - 2 bunk bed
    Office - 1 murphy bed , Queen Mattress Murphy Bed
  • The Master Bedroom is on the main floor overlooking the beach with hot tub access out the door and a full en-suite. It is beside the Children's Room which has 2 sets of bunk beds. The Guest Room is outside access only looking out over the water as well. The upstairs office has a queen size murphy bed and is a small room; but with a great view.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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