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TWO BEDROOM OCEAN FRONT 'GREEN' RETREAT

Stephen Stanley

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Stephen Stanley

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2014
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TWO BEDROOM OCEAN FRONT 'GREEN' RETREAT

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Garden Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Enjoy the ever changing beauty of the Malaspina Straight and nearby Texada Island from this recently built off-the-grid cottage. This cottage was carefully integrated into a 100 foot stretch of marine shoreline, maintaining shoreline vegetation and maximizing wildlife use. Bald eagles roost immediately above the cottage and fish in the bay below that hosts a myriad of seabirds as well as dolphins, otters and occasional orcas. Access is available to a rocky beach below, where you can swim in the pleasant bay waters. The 1800 square foot cottage on 3 acres offers two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, each of which has access to a deck overlooking the ocean. There is a California king sized bed in the master and queen size in the second bedroom - both bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The living area is open and well designed combining a large modern kitchen with the adjacent dining and living room space. The inland side of the house offers a large brick patio that is sunny and peaceful, and looks out at magnificent Doug firs and madrone trees. Hiking or mountain biking is available immediately up Middlepoint Road into Crown forest land, as well as numerous other hikes to the north and south in adjacent provincial parks such as picturesque Francis Point or the famous Skookumchuck rapids. A well stocked market, pharmacy, as well as restaurants and coffee houses are located just 3 km north of the cottage in Pender Harbor.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stephen Stanley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english

About Stephen Stanley

Originally from NSW, Australia, I have lived primarily along the West coast of the US. My wife and two boys moved to the Pacific Northwest over twenty years ago. As an aquatic biologist I have worked to protect and restore both freshwater and marine ecosystems, particularly in the Puget Sound area.

Stephen Stanley purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Stephen Stanley chose Garden Bay

This property was magical to us, since the marine and shoreline environment was so rich and visually stunning. We always found that we could relax here and feel truly re-invigorated when we left.

What makes this cottage unique

Extremely peaceful with essentially none of the urban noise that one takes for granted in our daily lives. The skies are incredibly clear at night and you can see the milky way which is not possible along most stretches of the west coast. Bird life is abundant and marine intertidal area is healthy. Outside of storm events, coastal waters are relatively calm with few waves, making it ideal for kayaking and swimming.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat
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Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Coquitlam, BC
5

Very special place

  • 5 of 5
This is so far the best place we've been on sunshine coast - very romantic, peaceful and full of positive energy. Place little hard to find, but that is nothing in comparison with what you get, when you finally find one :) Pictures dont do the justice, you have to see it for yourself.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat
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Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Vancouver, BC
5

Our kind of place

  • 5 of 5
We looked at the pictures and between a few other choices, this place had the nicest views. So we booked it, without much further thought. Only later did we look at it more closely. Wait ... we don't need 1,800 sq feet, 3 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms. Why did we pick this? It was just the two of us ... But it was really fantastic. The place was immaculate, full wooden floors, high wood frame ceiling, massive kitchen and so much deck space we never even saw the end of it. It was quiet, private, hard to find (bonus!), away from traffic and people. And it all runs on solar power, which is cool. There was plenty of firewood and the gas fireplace in the master bedroom only needed the pilot light to make it comfy. We stayed for 4 nights, more than planned. The neighbour was very helpful, lit the fireplace in advance, so the place was warm when we arrived. He showed us around and a few days later came by for a quick check. We never used the flat screen TV or the satellite dish. We enjoyed being out of the city, slept in, walked along the water and cooked food. The gas stove has a very Star Wars-like ventilation system that rises slowly at the touch of a button and is surprisingly effective. The owner was great to deal with. We'll be back, that much is for sure.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p592210vb
-4253581303
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
5

Perfect, quiet and tranquil

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at Stanley Cottage. The photos do not do the place justice, the view from the deck is fantastic and it is so peaceful and quiet. It was particularly special to be in a home that had little impact on this beautiful environment. Stephen was really helpful and answered all our questions and even met us at the cottage. I would recommend this place, just read Stephen's instructions on how to reach the cottage more clearly than we did!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p592210vb
-4253581303
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
Squamish, BC
5

Fantastic home with beautiful views!!

  • 5 of 5
Arrive in daylight hours as it is a little tricky to find. Once there you will appreciate it's location and quickly fall in love with the setting. Views….well they just don't get much better. From the kitchen, the bedrooms, the deck that extends the length of the house…views. Absolutely gorgeous!
The house itself is very well laid out, with a practical and spacious open floor plan that includes the excellent well stocked kitchen, dining and living area.
It is a dream kitchen. Lots of counter space to prepare meals, nice gas stove and oven, beautiful pots, pans, and pottery. (Be careful with these as they look expensive.)
The bedrooms are very comfortable and cozy and both have there own ensuite bathrooms.
Both bedrooms have doors on to the deck which is another nice feature.
The house is off the grid and run on solar (with a generator for backup) which I found pretty neat. It was very sunny while we were there, so no issues with power.
I would highly recommend this property for anyone who wants a quiet place to relax and soak in the views.
I would also add that I don't think you would find a nicer place for the same money. (Steve, please don't up the rates though. I want to go back there soon!!)
Thanks again Steven for letting us share your home!!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p592210vb
-4253581303
Garden Bay Sunshine Coast
5

Pure Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
We spend 5 nights at the cottage and had an amazing time. The cottage is lovely the view is amazing. We loved sitting on the huge sun deck and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.
The cottage is well stocked had everything we needed.
We will be back soon!
Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us.
Your neighbor is truly a nicest guy. He was so nice and helped us with everything.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Garden Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
May to Sept
May 1 2015 - May 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Garden Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King. Has gas fireplace and master bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has full bathroom attached to room and access to deck
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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