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Carolyn Graeme

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english

Relaxing beachfront Family getaway cottage Oceanfront Hot tub kayaks clam/oyster

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Oceanfront 2 Bdr + sofa bed fireplace kayaking beachfront fishing clams&oysters

Superb scenery beckons from every viewpoint! The ocean views take in snow capped mountains on the mainland as well as offshore islands blanketed with forested Parks. Golfer's Mecca 16 Courses within 1 hr. Enjoy Beach bonfires, clam and oyster picking or fish for salmon from the shoreline.Kayaking and swim along tranquil beachfront. This region is known as the 'Island's Jewel!' Relax on the landscaped beachfront, and take in the Ocean air while relaxing to the sounds of the waves. Snuggle up to the fireplace or enjoy a wine in the oceanfront Hot Tub. Kids love to adventurer on the oceanfront and discover the numerous species of marine life in the giant tide pools. Hot dogs and Marshmallows are always a hit at the Beach Bonfire Pit.

Here in the center of the sheltered east coast of Vancouver Island, you can enjoy BEACH combing, Bonfires, CLAMS and OYSTERS picking, salmon FISHING or rent a kayak, and tour the Islands. View an abundance of marine life including blue herons, bald EAGLES, SEALS, and many other species from the OCEANFRONT HOT TUB, or from the comforts of your patio or room.

The Resort is small and intimate with only seven suites in total. Our delightfully charming two bedroom plus sofa bed suite will surely satisfy couples and families alike. Fully equipped with fire place free wi-fi and parking. Secluded ground level with furnished Beachfront Patio. Call us about booking our beautiful 2 bedroom beachfront suite. A GOLFER'S Mecca... There are sixteen courses within an hour's drive, offering a challenge to suit any skill level! Many have panoramic ocean views and are open year round. Explore the numerous Parks for a great day of hiking. Enjoy a day of winery tours, or a day at one of the Spa's. Adventure into the Horne lake Caves only 20 minute drive

Enjoy a day of SKIING of SNOW BOARDING 30 minutes north at MOUNT WASHINGTON.

Keywords: Beach, Oceanfront, beachfront,resort, cottage, condo, condominium, suites, villa, flat, honeymoon,self catered Ocean, kayaking, fishing, swimming, hiking, adventure, relaxing,clams and oyster picking, beach bonfires. Centrally located to most points of interest on the Island. Walk on waterfront. Walking distance to shops..

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Carolyn Graeme (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Carolyn Graeme

World traveler, enjoys happy people and oceanfront living

Carolyn Graeme purchased this condo in 1990

Why Carolyn Graeme chose Vancouver Island

Intimate Beachfront Resort property with only 7 suites in total. All oceanfront, ground level with patio's and private entrance. Enjoy the Oceanfront Hot Tub and watch the eagles soar above, as the cruise ships pass. Fresh clams and oysters at your doorstep. Enjoy the tranquil waters to paddle along the shoreline, in one of our kayaks. Four different salmon runs, pass along our shoreline. All you need is a fly or casting rod for an extreme day of fishing. Only 40 minutes to Mount washington for a great skiing or snowboarding adventure. Our Country Village hosts a Grocery Store, Liquor store, Gym, gas station, Pub, restaurants, Cafes, Tennis courts to name a few and are all within walking distance. The Marina is only 5 minutes north, where you can enjoy a great lunch of fresh fish & chips while watching the fishing boats return with their catch of the day.Here you can also set up a charter for a day tour of boating to see the seals, sea lions or a day of fishing.

What makes this condo unique

Centrally located for day trips to most of the Islands points of interests We love to explore a new adventure every day. Whether you interests are golf, hiking, winery tours, Spa'a, whale watching, or horseback riding to name a few, they are all accessible from our Resort. Numerous hiking trails through pristine forested Parks. Sixteen golf courses within an hours drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A liittle hidden gem

Centraly located, Beach front, and I mean BEACH front. Good service from the very helpfull owner. Property was clean and comfortable.

This was my wifes and mine, third visit to this location, going back 20 years. The upgrades at this property is delightfull. We were pleased to find it was still under the same helpfull and interesting Management.
Aug 2009
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Relaxing beachfront Family getaway cottage Oceanfront Hot tub kayaks clam/oyster
average rating of 4.75 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful stay.

  • 4 of 5

We just had a wonderful week at Shady Shores, sunshine every day but one ,the fish ( pink salmon) jumping right in front of the resort , waves of them , my husband got a licence and caught his quoter each day, I loved the view from our two bed unit while I was cooking and eating breakfast dinner,we had fires on the beach in the evening , hot tub and kayaking. Free wi fi .The pub up the road was interesting , this is a great location for visits to Quailcum beach, mount Washington and further north . We enjoyed our chats with Carolyn ,she was most helpful and accommodating and humerus , the units aren't huge , but most suitable , we wouldn't have any qualms staying there in the near future, Carolyn, we never did have that glass of wine , next time ok!

Cecilia+Almost Englishman

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acton, Ontario

Wonderful, Relaxed, Away-from-it-all time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 nights at this quite beach front resort! We enjoyed the hot tub every night with the beautiful ocean in the back ground. We got oysters from one of the locations Carolyn told us about and our friend even found a pearl! We visited Cathedral Grove which is only about 30 minutes from this place. The cottage was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. Great start to our holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have met you. The very first pearl in 25 years! What a score. I hope the rest of your vacation was fabulous. Cheers
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  • 5 of 5

Great views

Lovely setting

Warm comfortable

Excellent hosts

Will be back

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, BC

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Shady Shores for 3 nights in March and were not disappointed. The suite was very clean, with lots of room, and the fireplace was wonderful! We enjoyed walks on the beach, relaxing in the hot tub overlooking the ocean, a barbecue dinner around the fire on the beach, and sitting on the grass area watching the birds and seals.

Our friends came to stay for one night and they loved it as well!

Carlee was very friendly and helpful. We're hoping to come back some day to stay in the log house she gave us a tour of!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice waterfront, quiet, small resort

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 4 nights at one of the two small beachfront cabins (actually two duplex units) and found it very,clean sufficiently appointed and relaxing. We launched our canoe off the beach for long paddles in the sound and watched the sunrise from the outdoor spa. The resort also has kayaks for rent. We had neighbors for a couple nights and had not problems with excess noise. The area shops and artists were fun to visit. We recommend seeking out individual artist studies fro that personal touch. Great seafood and get some scallops from the local scallop company - raised in the sound in front of the resort. The owner was a joy, friendly and very helpful in learning the area and making us feel like home. This is a small quiet place with a private beach for those who appreciate a little quieter experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to meet the 2 or you. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy our tranquil waters, and the beach bonfires at night. I hope you will return to our natural paradise again. Happy trails
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United Kingdom

Fantastic relaxing stay at Shady Shores

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Shady Shores. We were looking for somewhere to chill out for a few days before driving over the Rockies and this resort is the perfect spot for a couple, a small group of friends or parents of a small child, like us, who just wanted to relax. The views of the Georgia Strait are spectacular, the sunsets from the beach gorgeous and the welcome from the owner, Shady, was warm and genuine. We built camp fires on the beach, borrowed the baby monitor so we actually got to stay out after dark for the first time in a very long time, and spent hours just gazing at the view of the Coastal Mountains from the hot tub.

Take a car though as it's not so easy without one, although everyone from other guests to Shady Shores staff helped us with lifts.

It is a lovely, lovely place and we thoroughly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope that your continued travels throughout Canada were as satisfying as your stay with us. I miss my little Pal, and all of his questions. The salmon finally arrived, and are jumping everywhere now. I hope I will get to see my little friend again one day. Happy Trails
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Comox Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Crown and Anchor Road House Pub
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nanaimo Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
The Sandbar
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Point of Interest
Shady Shores Beach Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Township of Qualicum Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
French Creek Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
City of Parksville
Nearest Point of Interest
Englishmen River Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Coombs Country Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Butterfly world
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Qualicum Falls Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Catherderal Grove Old Growth Forest
Nearest Point of Interest
Horne Lake Provincial Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Village of Bowser
Nearest Point of Interest
Deep Bay Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Hornby Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt Washington
Car: necessary

an abundance of clams and oysters on the shore, as well salmon fishing from shoreline. Tide pools with numerous star fish sand dollars and other marine life. Bald eagles, blue herons, seals and otters enjoy feeding along the shoreline.


Rates & Availability

Qualicum Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Golf Season
May 1 2016 - Jun 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season
Jun 24 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Fish & Golf
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Storm Watching
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $152
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are based on double occupancy. Additional children 2-15 yrs are $5.00 per night, Adults 16 and over are an additional $10.00 per night, children under 2 yrs are free,MAXIMUM CAPACITY IS 6 OCCUPANTS. plus applicable taxes.cancellation policy in effect for June to Sept 30 days 7 days for the rest of the year. 20% is withheld on all alterations or cancellations outside the policy period. Minimum stays may be required during holidays. Should you require alternative payment method, please contact us..

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Vancouver Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , full bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , standard double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , California queen///queen in length...dbl in width
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , dbl sofa bed in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1) California queen, Double Beds (1) standard, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a double sofa bed in the living room for any extra's that may arrive.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Hot-tub (shared), Kayak Rentals, beach bonfires, clams and oysters. Fish from the shore

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