Perfect 3 bed/2 bath cottage ~ Close to Beach!
Why Sandy Stirling chose Parksville
This cottage has everything you would ever want or need. Location, location location! A short stroll to Beautiful Rathtrevor Park with its' amazing sandy beach. The Black Goose Inn right across the street. The Riptide Lagoon Amusement Park for the kids or kids at heart. The Grotto Spa and Cedars Restaurant at Tigh-na-Mara are less than a kilometer away! You don't need to leave the cottage but if you want to pop into Parksville, Qualicum or Nanaimo, they are all close at hand!
What makes this Cottage unique
Oceanside Village Resort is the perfect Parksville/Qualicum Beach resort to spend some 'downtime', escape the fast pace of city life and experience Vancouver Island cottage living at its finest.
The house was clean, spacious, nicely decorated, and very well-equipped. The beds were comfortable. Full meals could be easily cooked in the kitchen. We booked it for 2 grandparents, 2 parents, a toddler and a baby, and it worked well for a family holiday. Bedrooms were well separated from each other for privacy, and 2 bathrooms were helpful with little children. Despite the fact that it is in a large resort development, with the many cottages quite close together side by side, it was very quiet, and the houses are situated, and windows oriented so as to give privacy. The indoor pool was nice. We would stay again.
We had a great stay here. A couple things would have made it five star. 1. Cotton sheets! With it being so warm in the summer micro fiber doesn’t breath and feels gross on your skin. 2. Fan in all sleeping spaces.
Great family rental
This property worked well for our 2 families. Enough bedrooms and living space to provide everyone space without feeling on top of each other.
Rental had all amenities...bonus was an indoor pool which we used when it rained.
Short Drive to Beach
This three bedroom unit was perfect for our family. We had four adults, two young children and one infant. The home was excellent and met all our needs. Sandy was really great to communicate with and addressed our needs whenever we asked. We did have problems with our pool key cards and almost daily needed to go to the community office to have them re-coded. The other challenge we had for a couple of nights was the noise our neighbors made late into the evenings. With our young family, it was frustrating to have this happen after 11:00PM. The resort should have a quiet policy but this did not seem to be the case. One other frustration, which is not under the control of the facility, is the new law with allows for cannabis consumption. This was from the same family as the noise, and the smell from the use of this drug was not very pleasant.
The home is about a 15 minute walk to Rathtrevor beach. It is also about a 5 minute drive to the Parksville beach. Both beaches are fantastic!!
We very much enjoyed our stay and will return to Downtown Abbey if we have the opportunity.
Downtime Abbey: Two Thumbs-up
The place is exactly as described. Great location to Rathtrevor provincial park and other outdoor activities. Family enjoyed the time at Downtime Abbey. Would recommend and stay again.
Thank you for staying at Downtime Abbey ~ it was a pleasure to have you. Also, thanks for leaving the unit in tip top shape ~ we really appreciate it!
Hope you're able to come back again some time.
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Great stay. Very nice home.
Very nice stay
Hello Carl and Marion,
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you'll come back again some time in the future.
Sandy for Owners Bill and Laura