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Kent & Krista Maurer

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Blue Orca Cottage has stunning 280o views and sits on a peninsula high above rustic shorelines overlooking beautiful Pender Harbour and Agamemnon Channel. Close to Madeira Park, a vibrant marine community, and steps away from Daniel Point Marine Park; the possibilities are endless. Boating, diving, hiking, bird watching, storm watching, swimming, fishing, golfing, sight seeing, star gazing or simply enjoying the fascinating boat traffic are favorite activities in the area.

Post and beam details with soaring view windows and pine lined ceilings add warmth and character to the interior. Comfortable leather furnishings, cable TV, a wood stove(fireplace) and a separate bedroom with Queen size bed will make you feel right at home. The bathroom features a soaker tub and separate shower with luxurious towels and bath products.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with island. Some basic cooking supplies are provided to simplify your stay. Eat in, have a BBQ on one of two private decks or enjoy one of the many quality restaurants nearby. Unmatched natural beauty from every window and deck; all the comforts of home! Welcome to Blue Orca Cottage!

Keywords: Cottage, waterfront, oceanfront, self contained, private, peaceful

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kent & Krista Maurer (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kent & Krista Maurer

My husband Kent and I have recently retired to our dream life on beautiful B.C.'s Sunshine Coast. I was a high school art teacher and now am an artist and jewelry designer. Kent, a retired member of the Vancouver Police Department is constantly occupied with the care and up-keep of our home, cottage, and grounds. Our home sits on an acre waterfront lot overlooking some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. We look forward to sharing this amazing place with many guests. Welcome!

Kent & Krista Maurer purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Kent & Krista Maurer chose Sunshine Coast

We built our cottage (carriage house) first and lived there while our main home was being built. We chose this location because it was simply the most beautiful place we had ever seen. We have travelled many places but believe nothing compares to Daniel Point! It may be off the beaten track for some but that is why we love it here!

What makes this cottage unique

The sunsets are unforgettable! Wildlife abounds all around; multiple pairs of eagles have a nests close by, daily deer sightings are not uncommon. Explore amazing volcanic rock formations and tidal pools with a myriad of sea creatures just down a set of steps to Daniel Point Marine Park at the end of our driveway.Pods of Orca Whales as well as large schools of feeding dolphins are spectacular sights from time to time. The star filled night skies will take your breath away!


based on 46 traveler reviews

Breathtaking Oceanfront Views: Amazing Post and Beam Cottage!
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Best place to rent on the Sunshine Coast

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at Blue Orca. And once again it exceeded all expectations.

The views are spectacular.

The space is private and beautiful.

The location on Daniel point is a luxurious oasis.

And it's well stocked with everything you could ever need.

We do vacation rentals all over BC and beyond and in our experience this accomodations ranks #1.

Thank you Kent and Krista, we couldn't have been happier and we look forward to another return.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb cabin in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Blue Orca Cottage for 4 nights in June. It is in such a good location, the views from every window are just breathtaking. You can be out on the balcony or even from the lounge and have perfect views. The cottage is very well equipped and has a lot of personal touches making it very cozy. I especially enjoyed all the wildlife surrounding us which included resident deer, racoon and bald eagles. The camera was never far from the balcony. There is plenty of places to visit that a close to the cottage if you feel the need to leave it. Kent and Krysta were very welcoming and made us feel comfortable straight away. Having them living in the cottage next door was not a problem as they left us to ourselves which was appreciated. We would absolutely stay here again, perhaps in the Autumn / winter time to be able to cozy up with the log burner.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review! We are tickled and appreciative when guests come to our little piece of heaven from so far away! We are so glad you found us and hope to see you again. You are right, ANY time of year is amazing! Each season has such beauty and interest...we look forward to the treasures in every transition. Cheers from Canada!
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A Gem of a Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Blue Orca. It was above and beyond even the photos on the website. There were views from every window which were mesmerizing. It was an amazingly comfortable, private, homey and warm place, with many artistic elements that made us feel very special indeed. Krista and Kent were very welcoming and helpful, and out stay was the best ever. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I hate to share this with anyone....

  • 5 of 5

Although we have traveled the world, renting holiday homes in some amazing places, Blue Orca rates among the very best! From our welcome greeting and visit with Kent & Krista, to the property itself, we could tell it was built and cared for with love. The workmanship in the house was wonderful, with windows framing gorgeous views in every direction, and no detail was left out. We instantly felt at home, and settled in for a most relaxing stay. We could've lingered in this haven forever, but we will certainly come back when the need to escape the big city hits again. Well done!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, perfect place to get away from the hustle and be surrounded by nature at its grandest. The extra 15 min drive past Pender Harbour is actually a super delight as you pass pristine lakes and then arrive at the furthest tip of Daniel Point to be greeted with sweeping, dramatic views on all three sides. Not to mention the pleasure of meeting Kent and Krista, who instantly exude welcome and warmth and then leave you completely to yourself to explore and unwind.

We have stayed at over 15 getaway places and this is TOP on the list.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Frances! I guess the secret is out...we are well aware that we cannot keep this place to ourselves. Hope you come again soon! Kent and Krista
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  • 5 of 5

This property is simply amazing. Beautiful views from every room, fully equipped with everything you need, remote, yet close enough for everything you might need.

Kent and Krista are very friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this property without hesitation.

Thank you again for an awesome stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Garden Bay Pub
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Earls Cove
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Pender Harbour Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Lee Bay
Car: necessary

Blue Orca Cottage is located at the very end of Orca Road at Daniel Point. Daniel Point is the long narrow Peninsula shown on the map. We are the last property on the culdesac. Madeira Park, a vibrant marine community is nearby and has all you will need for supplies and Village activities. The Cottage is steps away from Daniel Point Marine Park for stellar hikes and views. No need to leave your deck though, the views are even better from your comfortable deck chairs! Boating, boat or float plane tours, diving, hiking, birdwatching, storm watching, swimming, fishing, golfing, music festivals, art tours, star gazing or simply enjoying the fascinating boat traffic are favorite activities in the area.


Rates & Availability

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Sunshine Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Soaker tub with separate shower. Quality towels and complimentary bath products.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Comfy queen bed with memory foam!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Every party that comes to Blue Orca Cottage will receive a complimentary hand signed art print by the owner.

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