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

Bedrooms 2
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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. Minimum stays in effect for holidays. 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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Carolyn Graeme
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

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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Qualicum Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Relaxing beachfront Family getaway cottage Oceanfront Hot tub kayaks clam/oyster
average rating of 4.703704 based on 32 reviews

Quaint near Quallicum

  • 4 of 5

We were on Vancouver Island for a couple days looking to purchase a retirement home and decide to book a place thru VRBO. The place was clean and cozy, really enjoyed our stay. Carolyn made everything from check in to check out enjoyable. She made sure we had candles in case the power went out with a pending storm which was great for us main landers. I would definitely recommend whole heartly

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. Happy house hunting. Warmest regards, Carolyn
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Romantic and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Shady Shore at Bowser provided my husband and me with a cozy, romantic and adventurous get away! Our cottage was pretty and quaint! Staff were down-home friendly and helpful with dinner ideas and local spots. We sat on our semi-private patio looking at the constellations with a glass of wine well into the night. The beach was only feet away. Our view of the sun going down from the nearby hot tub was a time of relaxation and awe taking in beautiful nature. We could have kayaked...and BBQd as they were right outside our cottage! I beach combed and came up with very special rocks known only to this area. I recommend it for a cozy get away. We were able to go see historical Hornby Island with its unique post ice age warming huge rocks with 2 picturesque ferry crossings from a nearby dock. Just right for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Next time you really need to enjoy that Oceanfront Hot tub. Happy Trails
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Langley BC

R & R

  • 4 of 5

We needed time away from a hectic, demanding year to reconnect and relax. We had a perfect September week of weather on the last week of summer. Our favourite moments at the Shady Shores Resort was the beach access, view and sitting by the fire under a Harvest Moon.

The room was clean and affordable. We appreciated the kitchenette and hot tub. Close to Qualicum for shopping or the Horne Lake Caves, Cathedral Grove Easy to cycle to and from these destinations.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. September is a favorite month for me, listening to the loons and the harvest moons's just magical.
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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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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. Walking distance to town.Surrounded by 16 golf courses, and an abundance of pristine trails to hike.


Rates & Availability

Qualicum Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break/Golf
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Golf Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season
Jun 29 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Fish & Golf
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Storm Watching
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Ski/ storm watch
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $146.36
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..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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