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Welcoming Eco-Friendly Oceanfront Cottage on Sunshine Coast

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Powell River Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to Stillwater Beach House, situated on beautiful Frolander Bay in the Stillwater area south of Powell River, B.C. We are on the waterfront, nestled amongst towering evergreen trees with incredible views of Malaspina Strait and Texada Island. Whatever the weather, the setting is truly magnificent at all times of the year!

This cozy getaway is an ‘eco-friendly’, self-catering beach house with the ocean just a few meters away. It's an ideal location where you can relax and enjoy the many outdoor activities this beautiful area has to offer. It's a wonderful place to enjoy time with family and/or friends!

Keywords: Eco-friendly, cottage, waterfront, private

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Christine or Jock McLauchlan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Christine or Jock McLauchlan

We purchased the above property with an old cabin on the beach as a getaway from the pressures of city life in Vancouver. This quiet rural area known as 'Stillwater' twenty kilometers, south of Powell River became our family's place of tranquility and restoration. When we both retired in 2001 we moved from Vancouver to commence building our retirement home. A few years later we decided to renovate the 'old cabin' and recently completed our eco-friendly 'Beach House' which we now offer for your enjoyment.

Christine or Jock McLauchlan purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Christine or Jock McLauchlan chose Sunshine Coast

Living right next to the ocean on a well forested acreage in a rural setting has proven to be a very healthy and beneficial lifestyle choice for us.

What makes this cottage unique

We appreciate the opportunity to conserve energy whilst not compromising our appreciation of comfort and beauty. To live off the grid most of the time thus assisting in our overall hope to minimize our ecological footprints.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Welcoming Eco-Friendly Oceanfront Cottage on Sunshine Coast
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Houston, Texas

Beautiful view!!

  • 5 of 5

The tastefully furnished cottage was beyond our expectations. We enjoyed sipping wine on the deck or curling up in front of the cozy fire. The furnished breakfast supplies were greatly appreciated. The hosts were friendly and very helpful. We loved every minute of our stay.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria BC

Still the One!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and it was too long between visits! But now that we are only a 1 hour ferry ride away, we will be back. "Our" cottage was just as we left it. Still nicely appointed and has everything you need. Still quiet and private. Still has a great deck where we enjoyed warm sunny days and star filled skies at night. The fireplace still makes for cozy mornings perfect for enjoying coffee and Baileys. And who doesn't like a heated bathroom floor. The ocean view, rocky shores, beautiful tall trees, eagles, seals and ever present sea lions - a true BC expereince practically in our backyard. Lucky us! And Christine and Jock are STILL the best hosts, both gracious and friendly as ever. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterfront hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This waterfront Cabin has everything you need including the warm hospitality of the owners.

The lovely grass sitting area with the fire pit on the water is magical. No matter where you sat you had a picture window view of the water. Wood is always available for an indoor fire. The compost toilet is state of the art and no fuss for the visitor as the owners do the care.

We plan on returning to this little bit of heaven.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Amazing cottage and very nice host

  • 5 of 5

Traveled with my family and had a very good time there. The host are very nice and caring. The cottage is kind of new and well constructed over the water, so ocean view is guaranteed from all rooms (even in the bath). Multiple heating systems make the cottage cozy in winter: fireplace, floor heating in the bath and electric heater on the wall. Rooms are very clean and the facilities are well maintained. The kitchen is fully functioning (cook whatever you like). Found many boardgames in the drawers and more toys are available; so ideal for a family getaway. What I also like about this cottage is there is a little garden/lawn downstairs of the main floor, which can be an great place for yoga/meditation.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria BC

No such thing as cabin fever!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect spot to celebrate the end of 2014 and welcome in 2015. The cottage is so charming and well maintained and the location could not be better. We enjoyed chilly but sun filled days on the deck staring at the glassy, calm ocean while being entertained - endlessly- by sea lions on the rocks. We started with coffee and Baileys and moved into afternoon cocktails. Just added a coat and boots over our jammies and it was all good.

Once inside we enjoyed fires, watched movies and read .... ok one walk on the beach but basically never left the cabin. After four days we were rested and happy and had solved all our problems apparently! Christine and Jock are lovely, welcoming hosts and we look forward to seeing them and the cabin again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a few days at the beginning of the summer. The cabin is beyond impressive. The views are spectacular and the detail inside is unparalleled.

I had a few concerns, my husband didn't so bear that in mind: the compostable toilet was a little odd and odorous. You have to step up on a stool to sit. We were asked to have our photo taken for a photo album when we left. Didn't love that. And while the breakfast provided was lovely, it arrived while we were out - which felt a little intrusive. What if we were there and doing what couples do on a romantic holiday?

The hosts are lovely and accommodating. The cabin is the seriously the nicest we've stayed at on the Sunshine Coast. But I thought flagging a few things would be helpful if, like me, you are super picky.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Powell River
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Skeeter Jacks
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Saltery Bay
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Myrtle Point
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Skeeter Jacks
Nearest Beach
Canoe Bay
Car: necessary

Close access to Sunshine Coastal Trail huts, canoe/kayaking on ocean and lakes and within striking distance of Desolation Sounds and Princess Louise Inlet boat tours.


Rates & Availability

Powell River Cottage Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Rates are based on two guests. Additional adults (maximum 2) are $20.00 each, per night. Children 16 years or under no additional charge.

A deposit of 50% of the total amount is requested to confirm booking. Credit cards and Paypal are accepted. Balance is due at check-out.

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Powell River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 670 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modern bathroom with comfortable soaker tub overlooking the beach and separate shower. Composting toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) with french doors and private deck. Twin Beds (2) in second bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Hot water outdoor shower, solar panels and many other environmentally friendly amenities situated right above the ocean.

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