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Sunny Lakefront Home with Ocean Moorage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Family Paradise or Tranquil Retreat - Lakefront House on Large Forested Lake and Ocean Property

West coast forest, hills and ocean/lake shore to explore, an island in a warm lake within swimming reach, a deepwater dock with boat launch, free use of kayaks, canoe, windsurfer and boat, log-built lakefront home, peace, quiet and stunning scenery. All this can be yours - one week at a time.

Bold Bay Lakehouse is a 1550 ft 2 vacation home nestled in forested property uniquely trimmed by both lake and oceanfront. Set on Village Bay Lake, this well equipped log home is the perfect base for exploring island living on the west coast.

Wake up to a steaming cup of Quadra Island-roasted coffee and a sun-filled panoramic view of the lake from the wrap-around sundeck. Next, slip into the warm and tranquil water and take a lazy swim to the small island mere meters from shore. From here, let the adventure begin. An easy climb up leads to more fantastic views and an exhilarating cliff-jump. Looking up and shading your eyes from the sun, you might catch sight of one of the Ospreys that fish the lake; or a pair of river otters playing on the dock, or a beaver lazily swimming down the calm lake.

Bold Bay Lakehouse sits on Village Bay Lake which connects to a park-protected chain of lakes. The chain provides excellent day or overnight canoeing and kayaking opportunities, with calm warm water, sandy beaches, rocky bluffs and access to hiking trails leading to view points and the ocean.

Tear yourself away from the Lake to enjoy an easy BBQ lunch and a myriad of provided games on the fully landscaped and grassy yard. Take your pick from badminton, croquet, bocce, beach volleyball and more. An afternoon hike can be followed by a drive (or boat ride) into town where you'll find it easy to pick up both basics and luxuries including fresh produce and other delectable treats at the weekly Farmer's Market. By late afternoon, you may find yourself choosing from a provided canoe, kayak, windsurfer, or small rowboat, or your own feet for a little ocean exploration.

With views of the ocean and Bold Island, the varied shoreline of sheltered Crescent Channel (also called Bold Bay), provides fantastic beachcombing and excellent southerly exposure. An on-property deepwater dock with boat launch is available to those who want to take advantage of some of the best salmon and prawn fishing on the coast, or just get a little closer to the marine life. You may choose to bring your own boat and arrive by boat. The southern shore of Quadra Island, and other nearby Discovery Islands are home to some of nature's most spectacular wildlife including bald eagles, dolphins, orcas, porpoises, and seals.

Before you leave Bold Bay's sandy beaches, be sure to rake for clams and pick some oysters - they are delicious and can be easily prepared in the lakehouse's fully equipped kitchen (including deluxe gas stove, fridge and dishwasher) and enjoyed overlooking sunset on the lake from either the sundeck or lake view dining room.

Feeling deprived of the day's news and e-mails from friends? Turn on the satellite TV or radio. Local telephone calls are free. Long distance call can be made using calling cards, or direct at a cost of 5 to 10 cents per minute for most calls (calls to cell phones are more expensive).

The king-sized bed of the large and private second-floor master bedroom is calling. You'll soon be opening your eyes to more sun, fun and adventure. Have someone to tuck in first? There are two more bedrooms on the main floor; one with a double bed, the other with a Queen bed plus two bunk beds. A crib is also available for the precious baby. If you have pets, bring them! Dogs love the forest and the lake.

Perfect for family exploration, quiet retreats, and romantic getaways, Bold Bay Lakehouse can be yours - one week at a time.

Keywords: House, cabin, cottage, lodge, lake, waterfront, island, ocean, beach, dock.

More Details

Reidar and Margery Zapf-Gilje
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Reidar and Margery Zapf-Gilje

Welcome to Bold Bay on Quadra Island!

We first discovered Quadra Island over 30 years ago, and have spent our holidays and as part-time residents ever since. Our by now (mostly) grown children, join us when they can (my daughter is with me on photo attached). We split our pleasure time on Quadra Island with our working life in Vancouver.

We look forward to meeting you!

Reidar and Margery Zapf-Gilje purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Reidar and Margery Zapf-Gilje chose Comox-Strathcona J

The Bold Bay property is unique as it stretches from the Lake to the Ocean. It offers West Coast Island living at its best.

What makes this chalet unique

The Bold Bay property is steeped in history, with local first nations use of the bays and lake, and later by homesteaders. You can see signs of old trails, docks and foundations; and even find an arrowhead if you are lucky.


Comox-Strathcona J Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Large bedroom - perfect for kids
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Large and bright Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Cosy pine bedroom for two
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Two guest bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
UNREAL ADVENTURE! Kayaks, canoes, windsurfer, rowboat/sailboat, power boat are all available. The Lakehouse has dock and nearby boat launch ramp. A few minutes walk takes you to the ocean dock for deep water moorage and boat launch ramp. Hiking trails through the forested property, to view points and along lake and ocean shorelines with sandy beaches and sunny shores for beachcombing.


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Sunny Lakefront Home with Ocean Moorage
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

What a Find!

  • 5 of 5

The setting, the house and the island were perfect. The property was oh-so-comfortable - as soon as we opened the door we felt at home. Everything was clean, everything worked, and it was exactly as advertised. We could have watched the lake for hours. Sunsets were breath-taking. The island was welcoming - we had two great lunches at the Heron Bay Inn. And the bookstore was beyond good. A few walks on Rebecca Spit and all in all a tremendous stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The landscape was gorgeous, the home was cozy and inviting, and there is so much to do in the area. Our visit was everything we had hoped for!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Lakehouse numerous times and love this magical paradise. Where else can you enjoy the lake, ocean, creeks all within walking distance, a wood burning fireplace at night and all the comforts of home including a very comfortable king size bed? The Lakehouse is a peaceful retreat with many hiking trails within a short drive. It is also very pet friendly. Our dog loves it!!! We would highly recommend this place as long as you don't take our spot. :-)

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My parent, my wife and my kid super like this lakehouse we experienced a fantastic week, thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Vancouver

Great place and amazing location

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 of us during our stay (2 families of 4 each) and the place had more than enough space. The kids loved the kayaks and the little boat with the electric motor that the owners supplied for use on the lake. We also spent quite a bit of time down by the ocean (which is only a short walk away) looking through the tide pools and walking on the rocks. What an amazing location to have both lake and ocean access!! The owners were very friendly and accommodating and showed us around. The accomodation was large and well laid out and had all of the amenities that you would need. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just love it!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property a number of times and just love it! From the moment we are welcomed for our stay we relax and enjoy all that the lakehouse has to offer. The kids love the kayaks, boat and 'paddle board'. I love how warm the water is for swimming. We also enjoy the near-by hikes and trips to the market on Saturday mornings in the summer. Access to the ocean is a short walk where the kids spend hours looking in the tide pools. The house is well-equipped, clean and the beds are comfortable. The owners are very friendly and knowledgable about the area. I have recommends this property to friends and family looking for a fun-filled, yet relaxing trip and they love it too!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Campbell River
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Heriot Bay Inn
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Campbell River
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Quadra Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Heriot Bay Inn
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Bold Bay Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Badminton, croquet, bocce ball, soccer, volleyball.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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