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Maureen McNally

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Beautiful Waterfront Home in the Gulf Islands, Saturna Island

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths

Saturna Seaside is a beautiful, spacious (3400 available sq ft) oceanfront home in the Canadian Gulf Islands on Saturna Island.

Some of this home's most compelling features are the breathtaking views of Winter Cove, Samuel Island, Boat Pass, Anniversary Island and the lights of Grouse Mountain at night.

While cooking dinner, or relaxing in the living room or on the deck of Saturna Seaside, one can view the spectacular sunset, watch the boats negotiate the challenging waters of Boat Pass, or watch your guests play in the water below. Saturna Seaside offers seclusion from bustle and crowds. It is ideal for adults or families seeking a relaxing and recreational retreat from hectic lives.

Our private walk-on beach access makes water play and kayak launching a dream. The two lawn areas, one ocean side and one forest side, are great for volleyball, badminton, croquet or simply lounging.

The rooms at Saturna Seaside are spacious and comfortable. Saturna Island itself offers pristine forest, mountain, coastal and marine environments that one can explore on bike, on foot or by boat. We've spotted eagles, herons, otters, deer and seals near our home and whales within a 15 minute drive.

Keywords: Waterfront Home

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Maureen McNally (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Maureen McNally

Maureen and Steve love this island and would like to share its beauty with others. Saturna is a paradise we feel compelled to share with others. We have so enjoyed our time here with family and friends, and try to make our place special for others too.

Maureen McNally purchased this house in 2006

Why Maureen McNally chose British Columbia

Steve grew up in the Lower Mainland. While visiting family we often vacationed in BC. We toured and vacationed over the years in many of the Gulf Islands before we found this house, this setting, this island. We love our home!


based on 11 traveler reviews

Beautiful Waterfront Home in the Gulf Islands, Saturna Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
White Rock, B.C. Canada

Fabulous family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer vacation at Saturna Seaside, and we enjoyed our stay just as much this year as we did last year! Located on a beautiful, private property with fabulous views from the kitchen, dining area, living room, front lawn and decks looking out over Winter Cove, this home is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well-equipped, and very well organized for weekly rentals. We particularly enjoyed the kayaks that were available for our use, and also loved our beach walks out to Boat Passage and around the other point near what we call "Seal Rock". Another feature of this property that works so well for us is the accessibility for my 88 year old mother who is not too steady on her feet, to be able to sit out on the deck or in the living room and enjoy the view of the water. The house arrangement also works very well for our extended family group of people ranging in age from 19 to 88 years, with two comfortable bedrooms each with their own private bathrooms upstairs and another large bedroom/bathroom plus den with pullout couch downstairs - lots of room and privacy makes a difference to everyone when combining family groups and people of all ages! Although we enjoyed fabulous sunny weather during our time here, this home would also work well in inclement weather, with its comfortable living room furniture designed for relaxing with a good book, pool and pingpong tables downstairs, spacious den with piano, television and many DVDs, and a myriad of boardgames and books to choose from. Saturna Island is incredibly beautiful - especially breathtaking East Point (possibly my favourite spot in ALL the gulf islands we have visited over the past 20 years) - a short drive away from the house. Lastly, you can't come to Saturna without trying those wonderful Saturna Island cookies at the general store - to die for! We are now bringing them back to share with co-workers and friends! We will definitely think about returning to this lovely spot again in the future! Thank you to our friendly, well organized hosts for a wonderful time once again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family/group Fun

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house with another family and had a great time. I had looked long and hard before choosing Saturna and was thrilled. It offered the diversions I wanted -in case of rain -books, videos, pool table, ping pong table and games. As well as outdoor toys, kayaks and bikes. The location was such that we could walk to some parks and water access as well as get to East Point to watch the whales. winter Cove was always entertaining, especially watching the ever changing boat passage.

The house was well equipped, the kitchen well stocked with everything labeled -not to mention the wonderful view while cooking.

We very much enjoyed the quaintness of the island and all it's natural wonders. Well worth the trip.

The owner was helpful, timely and responsive. I would highly recommend a stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond bc canada

Saturna seaside

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic view, accommodation , loved the kyaks , badminton , games room and the fully stocked kitchen as far as bowls, cake pans, tools for the kitchen Etc.

Many great hikes and really enjoyed this peaceful getaway .

Weather was pretty good , had a couple of rainy days but there were lots of books, movies and games for everyone to enjoy .

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet relaxing time; sightseeing at your own pace

  • 5 of 5

We had fabulous weather for the whole week. Although we did not see any whales at East Point nor at Narvaez Bay, we had our share of seeing deer - some fauns were probably a day or 2 old. along the road. In Winter cove we had a baby seal sniffing at our kayaks. Lots of eagles, great blue herons, humming birds.

By the way, my wife found the double kayak easier to handle than the single; the other passenger was along for the ride - our 3-year-old granddaughter.

We had a crab cage setup that we were able to catch some good size ones - threw a lot back - too small.

Be careful of the boat passage; you do not want to get swept through there when kayaking.

The cottage was very well appointed. The island kitchen was quite well set up; what with the bar stools, we had breakfast around this island.

Beds were comfortable - slept well. We had our 3-year-old granddaughter with us as well besides her parents.

They have lots of movies to keep children (and adults) occupied in the evening.

We made good use of the telescope and binoculars.

So the place sleeps 10 people, we were only 5 so did not use the king room.

When we checked out, we were wishing that we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful house, beautiful view, beautiful island.

  • 5 of 5

My son and family stayed with us at this gorgeous house for four nights. The view over the water is incredible. The house is spacious, very clean and well-maintained. The description and photos on the website are accurate. We loved the island. My son cycled over much of it, even the big hills. He & his family enjoyed the kayaks. We all loved East Point with its headland, beach, seals and on a distant island, sea lions. The seals "serenaded" us! We also loved the view from Mt. Warburton Pike and also exploring the trails at nearby Winter Cove Park to the boat pass. My son and family raved over the hike into Echo Bay, but unfortunately it was too far to walk for us older folks. Indoors, we appreciated the pool table, table tennis table, telescope, binoculars, supply of games & books including children's books. Despite damp, cool weather, we really enjoyed our stay. The owner was very responsive, helpful & friendly in our communications by email. I'd certainly recommend Saturna Seaside.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, B.C.

Ideal Gulf Islands Rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented Saturna Seaside for a family Thanksgiving holiday. Everything about the rental was fantastic. The house was great and the kitchen was really well supplied for cooking a big holiday meal. The bedrooms had everything that you could want, and the other amenities in the house were a lot of fun like the pool table and the huge TV and DVD selection. There were also nice little touches such as an excellent selection of children's books. The outdoor amenities were also excellent. The boats and all the necessary water gear were clean and in great condition. The location is among the nicest on the island with close proximity to Winter Cove Park and a very nice sand beach at Church Bay...and the view has to be one of the prettiest and most interesting in the Gulf Islands. Lastly, the owner Maureen is very responsive and professional. We are already looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Vancouver Airport/Victoria Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Lighthouse Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Lyall Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Saturna Cafe, Wild Tyme Cafe and Lths Pub & Restau
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Winter Cove Park
Car: recommended

Saturna Seaside is a beautiful, spacious (about 3400 available sq ft) waterfront home located directly on Winter Cove between Veruna Bay Beach and Winter Cove Park, both an easy 5 minute walk from our home. Some of the homes most compelling features are the breathtaking views of Winter Cove, Samuel Island, Boat Pass and the distant lights of Grouse Mountain at night.

All the rooms at Saturna Seaside are spacious and comfortable. Our kitchen has everything you should want to cook up a feast for your family and guests. While cooking dinner, or relaxing in the living room or on the deck of Saturna Seaside, one can view the sunset, watch the boats negotiate the challenging waters of Boat Pass, your guests playing in the water below or playing badminton on the lawn. Saturna Seaside offers seclusion from the crowds. It is ideal for adults and families seeking a relaxing and recreational retreat from hectic lives. Saturna Island is a natural paradise.

Other Activities: Visit the estate winery on Saturna, take a day trip to the capital city of Victoria, visit Butchart Gardens or spend the day island hopping.


Rates & Availability

Saturna Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall and Winter
Sep 11 2016 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

All taxes are included. $0
Refundable damage deposit $500

WINTER/SPRING and FALL/WINTER rate EXCLUDING KING BDRM SUITE for up to 6 guests is $325.00/nt + cleaning fee of $200 + $500 security deposit.
SUMMER RATE EXCLUDING KING BDRM SUITE for up to 6 guests is $2300.00+ cleaning fee of $200 + $500 security deposit.

WINTER, SPR & FALL: 4th night only $200
Rates are going in CANADIAN dollars.
Payment by Canadian check, or e-transfer. USD check accepted after owner calculates currency conversion.

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British Columbia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • King suite bathroom - toilet , shower
    Queen suite bathroom - toilet , shower
    Jack bathroom/Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Entry/Hall - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King Bedroom Suite - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom Suite - 1 queen
    Jack Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , and 1 extra single futon mattress
    Entertainment room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , single
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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