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Rachel Calder

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Rachel Calder

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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Oceanfront Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rachel Calder (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

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

Hi Rachel,

We all completely enjoyed our stay. Our 4 year old was delighted with the "toy box". And the 11 yr old loved the bunk beds. The location and view were even more incredible than we hoped. We spent every morning beach combing and every evening in the hot tub. It was tough to want to leave and see the sights (which we did do and enjoyed that as well). I hope we took good care of your piece if paradise. We treated it like our own. My only hardship was that I didn't pack a blow dryer :( Blames on me though. I've gotten so used not having to bring it that I never even considered it.

Thank you and your family so much for sharing your beach home. We loved it.

Till next time ;)
Oct 2014
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Oceanfront Beach House
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 18 reviews
North Saanich, BC

Oceanfront ladies getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations we've enjoyed, so relaxing for our ladies getaway. Coffee in the morning, sitting on the big comfy couch, watching the wildlife and hot tub at night, listening to the waves. The property was clean with lots of space. It was well stocked with everything we needed and then some. The sunrises and sunsets were so beautiful (many photos taken to scrapbook the trip) and the beachcombing was so much fun. Everybody said they can't wait to do it again!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful shoreline beach house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed very much staying with the shoreline beach house. The location is excellent, just a walking distance to the beach. The beach house was very comfortable, clean and spacious for every one. One of my friend forgot to bring his baby carriage but fortunately, the owner was very attentive and provides one in the house. In addition, there is a Kayak free for usage. It was such an amazing experience by paddling the Kayak to feel about the wildlife. I'll definitely recommend this house to my friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Wonderful month spent on the shoreline of Qualicum Beach...

  • 5 of 5

If that was winter, we love it!

Each morning we would start our day with a cup of coffee overlooking the strait. Some days, waves would be pounding against the retaining walls - other days, the water was completely still and clear. It might be a high tide or low tide or anything in between. Everyday was different it seemed.

The beach house was very comfortable and clean. We had family and friends join us every weekend and some weekdays. There was lots of room for every one! When we accidentally broke the cable to the Internet router (the fastest home router we have experienced), the owners bent over backwards to have it repaired immediately - very responsive and caring about our stay!

There is so much to see and enjoy around Qualicum Beach that we had different day trips each day - or just stayed back and had a lazy day in the beach house.

We tried a number of restaurants and bars over the 4 weeks we were there. They were all very good, but we found the two within walking distance the experiences of choice.

We will hopefully be coming back each winter and would definitely recommend this place to our friends!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place for grandparents to spend time with their grandkids - and their own kids for that matter. The beach is ever changing, the scenery is phenomenal and the house is perfect for entertaining - adults and kids alike. The owners have thought of all the little things that nake a hoiday perfect - llike toys for the little guys, games for older kids, and plenty of entertainment value for adults. Would happily spend two weeks here!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary, Alberta

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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Newark, Delaware

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: VRBO, from HomeAway


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


Rates & Availability

From C$200 Per night

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
Spring Shoulder Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100.00
Refundable damage deposit C$300.00
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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Qualicum Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bedroom Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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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