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PenderHarbour ModernCottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4-6

Discover this contemporary and unique vacation house offering stunning ocean views of Pender Harbour in the Sunshine Coast of BC. Just 2 hours drive or 15 minutes floatplane flight from Vancouver.

This is a modern and exclusive accommodation perched at the high end of a steep site. The house takes the idea of luxury camping to a uniquely refined interior space designed to let the outdoors fulfill the space and your senses. There’s no stress out here, only the sense we belong to nature.

The unique natural setting is the protagonist: The modern cottage uses large spans of glass, including large exterior folding doors in the social areas and sliding patio doors in all bedrooms and bathroom for a magnificent view of the tree tops and harbour below. The extensive deck along the top floor, the planted roof top and deck -perfect for sunbathing- or the landscaped area in the ground floor will let you experience nature in a secluded and intimate way.

This house is perched between the ocean and three lakes within easy walking distance. Nearby beaches, several parks with great hikes and a golf course are within a short drive. Hotel Lake is just 500 meters away. A 1,200 meters walk will bring you to the waterfront at Hospital Bay and Pender Habour Marina and a 1,400 meter walk will take you to the outstations for the Royal Vancouver and Seattle Yacht Clubs, local restaurants, the Village Pub, the Garden Bay Post Office and the John Henry's general store. The nearby town of Madeira Park has a shopping center which includes a full-size grocery store with deli, pharmacy, credit union, restaurants, liquor store, hardware store, and other facilities.

Distances to some of our favorite spots include:

Garden Bay Lake 1.2 km, Mixal Lake 2.8 km, Sandy beach at Katherine Lake 3.4 km, Sandy beach at Ruby Lake 18.4 km, Daniel's Point Provincial Park 4.2 km, Mount Daniel Park 5.0 km, Pender Hill Park 2.7 km, Daniel's Point Park 3.0 km, Skookumchuck Narrows 30.0 km, Iris Griffith Field Studies and Interpretive Centre 18.3 km.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017


Garden Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • At the middle level, the master bedroom with a queen size bed and two bedrooms with twin trundle beds each, share a multiple washroom configuration that includes two separate sinks and toilet units, independent shower that can be connected to the master bathroom and a freestanding bathtub open to the outside. All the rooms and the master bathroom face south and have sliding doors with Juliet railings. At the lower level, a family room with a sofa bed can be used as a double bed for flexible accommodation if required.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
The modern cabin is a self-catering property sleeping 4 – 6. Split into three levels and zoned according to activity with the shared living space on the upper level, the private sleeping rooms and washrooms on the intermediate level and utility and flex functions on the lower level.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

PenderHarbour ModernCottage
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Modern Tranquil Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a treat to stay at such an incredibly well designed home. The home is built in a way that captures the views of the bay perfectly below and is very private. The roof top deck is fantastic! The next level down is your fully stocked kitchen, dining room and living room. The folding patio doors are fantastic and expose the outer elements perfectly. That couch is so comfortable for just sitting and looking out at that fabulous view. When it gets cooler the floors are heated from the radiant heat! The next level down are the bedrooms. The master bedroom is large and the bathrooms are well designed and thought out with sliding doors for different uses. We were left some handcrafted soaps and lavender bath milk too. A nice touch! The two other bedrooms are good for kids with trundle beds for additional sleeping. The lowest level is the TV room with a futon couch. Great for watching movies. Outside is your garage and a little picnic table.

Rosemary is abundant on this property! We picked some and used it when cooking our salmon on the BBQ! The only thing that was missing was a hot tub! Wouldn't that be amazing with a glass of wine in the evening? I think yes!

We hiked Pender Hill, kayaked the bay, ate on the patio at the pub in Garden Bay, and pretty much just relaxed the entire time. A great getaway from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver.

Fully stocked for everything you could think of! Thank you for allowing us to experience your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect! Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Spent an amazing weekend with my husband and parents in the cabin! The moment we entered the front door, we were totally amazed by everything of this place - it's a spacious house with very stylish interior design and decors, of course, what we enjoyed the most was the stunning view from the living room, it's second to none! We actually moved the dining table out to the balcony and had a few meals there, facing the water. Never had this kind of view in any restaurants!! We also had a lot of fun watching stars on the roof top balcony.

My husband and I have enjoy traveling in BC and have stayed at many many cabins in different places, but this is by far the best one we have ever rented! We will definitely come back again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Recommend you stay at Pender Harbour Modern Cottage, it's a must!

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to stumble across this great property whilst searching for a place to stay with my family. Beautiful location, breathtaking views and the cottage is everything you could dream of and more. It did not disappoint and exceeded our expectations in every way. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay at the Modern Cottage to anyone. I will be telling my friends and family and only wish I had more time in Canada to book another stay here. We stayed 4 nights and wished it was for longer. The kitchen is fabulous to cook in with everything you need in the way of utensils and kitchenware. Spent hours admiring the views from many different vantage points and then heading out during the day to the local pub for lunch, kayaking, walks and picnics at Katherine Lake. We always spent most of the day/evening at the cottage as we enjoyed it so much and it was so comfortable. It's great for a group of friends or family. My sister had a young baby, 4 months old and an 11 year old and it was perfect. There was an area for everyone to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.

I could go on and on. It was perfect and I can't thank you enough for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston TX

Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Modern Cottage and I would have to say it was a wonderful holiday. The house is very modern, comfortable and clean. It was fully equipped with everything we needed. The view from the top balcony is absolutely beautiful!!! Pender Harbor is a nice relaxing place to visit.

The owner of the property was very efficiant and helpul and we would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accomodation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our friends for 2 nights and had such a wonderful time.

This cottage is located close enough to the ferry terminal with great roads to drive to with the ocean and the lakes. Once there, you get a wonderful view of the ocean as soon as you step into the cottage. It was very clean, quiet, private and well managed. I would definitely recommend this accomodation to close friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crescent Beach, BC

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Modern Cottage for two reasons - it was our anniversary, and we love the modern style, so we thought it would be fun to stay there. What a wonderful place! The location is great, the views spectacular (bring your binoculars!), and the ambiance is too cool. Lots of places to walk, and the Sunshine Coast is a fun place to spend a week or weekend. The cottage is spotless and relatively easy to find. The kitchen is well set-up, and the bedrooms are comfortable in size. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Garden Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Oct 16 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $365.9
Tax Rate 5.0%

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