Our estate offers five acres of lush award winning gardens in a park like setting amongst a majestic rain forest. We border over 300 acres of protected crown land forest and the renowned Wildwood forest. The property gardens are extensive; woodland gardens of species rhododendrons, rare indigenous plants, rose gardens, herbs
Enjoy two lake front gazebos on a private natural lake stocked with trout and koi are relaxing to watch. Bird lovers will enjoy this area; it is considered an incredible bird estuary with hundreds of different kinds of seasonal wild birds.
Imagine, lazy mornings spent sipping coffee on your deck enjoying the sunrise watching the forest come to life - Otters, Great Blue Herons, fish, deer, and larger collection of wild birds not to mention the bald eagles soaring overhead. Spend your morning’s beach combing the sandstone tidal pools and white shell beaches on the nearby beachfront. Spend your afternoons reading relaxing, hiking, biking or sightseeing!
Accommodations: : Coach House country cottage includes 1 large bedroom with down comforters and luxury sheets, 1 full bath provided with towels and sundries, and a large fully equipped kitchen with full size appliances (All dishes, towels, cookware, sundries and utensils are provided,). Ask and we can even get your initial grocery shopping done. Our large front room offers sweeping views of the gardens and lake below. The window seat in the front room converts to a double bed and there is an additional roll away single twin bed (sleeps up to 5 quests). The cottage also has a wood burning fireplace/stove with a generous wood supply just out the front door. There is a large private deck overlooking the property. Internet, Wi-Fi, and television with cable and surround sound is also included.
Things to do:: The Island offers many things to do with most activities are under 15 min. away.Imagine, lazy mornings spent sipping coffee on your deck enjoying the sunrise watching the forest come to life - Otters frolic, Great Blue Herons, fish, deer, and larger collection of wild birds not to mention the bald eagles soaring overhead. Spend your morning?s beachcombing the sandstone tidal pools and white shell beaches on the nearby beachfront. Spend your afternoons, kayaking in the sheltered waters, or biking and hiking.
In the fall & winter, the climate is mild, so you can stroll along the beaches, walk through the trails and enjoy the comforts of home, with a wood burning fireplace.
How about a nearby excursion?: Local very good restaurants such as the nearby Crow and Gate Authentic English Pub as well as the Dingy Dock Pub in Nanaimo are very popular dinner destinations. Ale is always flowing! The gourmet's delightful Mahle House is close by in the Village of Cedar. Those of you who preferor fresh sea food from the docks.
Nanaimo's downtown offers seawalls, shops, restaurants, galleries and museums (15 min away), and the Port Theatre. Ladysmith's picturesque historic Main Street is 4 miles south along with the Maritime Society and Waterfront Gallery. The close by town of Chemainus, home of the murals, is noted for its splendid dinner and theatre productions and shops.
A daytrip 90 minutes south to Victoria the lovely Capital City of British Columbia will give you the opportunity to enjoy a tour our Parliament Buildings, Butchart Gardens, enjoy the city's British heritage, excellent shopping, museums, galleries, wax museum, parks and many activities!
The property has been used for many special events such as Charity fund raising, garden tours, meetings, Catered outdoor dinner events, and weddings. The property rental for Special events include the use of the private cottage; kitchen, bathroom, and includes one night stay.
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Have your wedding in the outdoor pergola on the lakeside with ducks and geese swimming by. Stay in the cottage house for your first night.
We have accomodated many wedding on our property. There are several locations on the property to have your ceremony , and the reception may be catered using both the outdoor facilities and the private cottage house; kitchen, bathroom. The property rental includes the cottage for use during your event and one night stay.
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Vacation Plans and local transporation
We can help coordinate your vacation plans, drive you to the airport, ferries, beaches or just to the shopping center.
Let us know how we mayassist you.
Your Hosts, Roger and Cathy, moved to the estate ten years ago and painstakingly restored to main log home to its original beauty. The property was developed to compliment and blend with the indigenous forest and woodland species and stream fed lake. If you are a gardener, you will appreciate the wide variety of unusual trees and plants as well as an indigenous garden. Besides our day jobs, we are both glass artisans and spend many hours in our working studio using large kilns to produce functional glass art. We look forward to sharing our property with you!