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Courtenay Oceanside Retreat Family Vacation Rental/BB in a 2+ Acre Park Setting

Bedrooms 1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large open plan Accommodations with Ocean, Mountain Views and Seaside trail

"Green Tourism Gold" Accommodations at Royston House. Looking for Seaside Cottage Vacation Accommodations for self-cater or BB? Located on the Royston Seaside Trail this fully equipped home with private outdoor entrance, indoor stairway, en-suite sauna, kitchen, private covered ocean view deck, N/Gas Fireplace, Luxury ocean air dried bedding on 2 luxury queen beds and 2 singles.

Discover the privacy and comfort of Royston House.

Enjoy the trails around this Ocean Side Property certified by Canadian Wildlife Federation for wildlife habitat.

Kayak or Scuba Dive the Estuary, visit the Royston Wrecks, photo awesome scenery and Birds in one of the most important Bird Aeas in Canada (IBA)

30 minutes to Mt Washington for hikes and winter sports on amazing snow with skiing December to April. Over 40 Comox Valley Parks with trail and many with Ocean access.

Escape to the quiet privacy of Royston - a rural oceanside community five minutes south of Courtenay on Vancouver Island and close to Comox and Cumberland.

Discover the great food from the Comox Valley available fresh and served here in some of the best restaurants on Vancouver Island.

Royston is a perfect launching spot to visit all sides of the Vancouver Island and many Guests have used us as their home base to visit Victoria, Tofino and Pt McNeil which are each 3 Hrs from here

More Details

Ross Munro or Nancy Munro
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Ross Munro or Nancy Munro

Discover Royston House ....... It's like being in an island of serenity--an idyllic park-like retreat just minutes from downtown Courtenay. It was originally a property attached to the Hilton Manor and used as their orchard so it contains some 90+ year old King Apple trees that produce delicious apple juice.

Nancy and Ross Munro are your hosts who live on this 2+ acre estate. They built their home and Vacation Rental, or Bed and Breakfast in 2004 after moving from their organic blueberry farm in the Fraser Valley on the British Columbia mainland. Still growing fruits with organic principles extensive fruit is available both wild and cultivated seasonally on the Royston House property. Nancy makes fresh jellies that are provided to Guests. Ross provides assistance to new organic Blueberry startups on Vancouver Island.

Children are welcome at Royston House and will love it here

Ross Munro or Nancy Munro purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Ross Munro or Nancy Munro chose Comox Valley

We chose to make the Comox Valley our home after we decided to sell our Blueberry farm in Mission BC. Nancy had travelled all of British Columbia with her Company and the Comox Valley was her choice of a place to live. We were fortunate to find this beautiful nature property that we named Royston House because of its rural hamlet location next to the Oceanside.

There are so many things to do and see year round in the Valley that you never run out of exciting opportunities. In fact most of our Guests are disappointed when they realize they have not booked enough time here.

Only a couple of minutes from your accommodations to access the new Royston Seaside Trail and Park immediately in front of Royston House with it's great views where Nature abounds.

Royston House was custom built by Ross in 2003/2004 with the Carriage House opened as a Vacation Rental in 2008 when our daughter moved to this area.

The property has been retained mostly as originally found except for adding our home to an open space. Majesty Douglas Fir are located on the east and west sides. A giant Gary Oak greets visitors entering the property. Native plants grow in abundance and provide an ideal wildlife habitat for deer and birds. As we are on the fly pass from and to Alaska, Birds enjoy the natural food and fauna in the Comox Valley and at Royston House.

With year round accommodating weather we operate Royston House 12 months of the year

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Building our Royston House gave us the opportunity to make it a true west coast design home with natural woods, timber frames and natural rock.

Indoors you will feel like you are actually outdoors with the large viewing windows and the ability to open to the ocean breezes that occur every day.

A perfect Oceanside Retreat to totally melt into Nature and the outdoors yet so close to all the Comox Valley has to offer.

Birders, Photographers, Cyclists and Outdoor enthusiasts have come to respect the Comox Valley for the magnificent outdoor habitat it offers.

A food Haven on Vancouver Island with support of local farms by leading Vancouver Island Restaurants.

Named a cultural capital in Canada local artisans and musicians come from all over the world to call this home. You can discover their talents virtually anytime.

The warm climate of Vancouver Island makes this a year round outdoor activity center for any sport you choose.


Courtenay Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen and singles in bedroom , queen sofa in living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A Nature Retreat on the Royston Seaside Trail in the Comox Valley, Mid- Vancouver Island. Close to all the amenities the Comox Valley has to offer. Over 40 parks with walking and biking trails. Mountain biking in Cumberland, and Forebidden Plateau is close by. Comox Valley is a foodie haven with outstanding restaurants, local organic farms and island best farmers markets. Artists and Musicians choose to live here and share their talents during many events and festivals held throughout the year. Truly a Sea to Ski resort, the Comox valley is a place you can Ski and golf or Kayak on the same day. Mediterranean summers and mild west coast winters make it an ideal climate to visit anytime. Our local saying about the rain is 'Rainy nights, Sunny days' and this is mostly what happens here in Royston. Evening breezes off the Ocean provide ideal sleeping conditions year round. Royston House is Certified ~ Green Tourism Gold ~ by Green Tourism Canada

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Courtenay Oceanside Retreat Family Vacation Rental/BB in a 2+ Acre Park Setting
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Royston House....... A Cosy Get-a- Way :-)

  • 4 of 5

A very relaxing stay. Courtenay is quiet town..... a nice hide-a-way from the city! Lots of fun activities to explore....and so many skilled Artisans to visit and get you inspired :-) Many interesting eateries to explore.....definitely would return! Thanks so much:-)

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Randy and Karen, we always appreciate reviews from guests who enjoy our home and the Comox Valley..Looking forward to a return. Nancy and Ross
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Lovely accommodation close to beach, trails, town.

  • 5 of 5

Nancy and Ross are wonderful hosts, anticipating our every need! Accommodations were clean, well-maintained, comfortable and very pleasant. We enjoyed the ocean breeze, the woods and gardens, the sauna, and the delicious breakfast. Nancy makes great coffee, and breakfast included fresh berries from the garden! The peach baked French Toast was unforgettable! Royston is a great base from which to go to Courtenay and Comox, and we would recommend this B&B to everyone. We'd recommend the Blackfin Restaurant in Comox for good food and great ocean views in a nice atmosphere and deck. Old part of Courtenay and downtown Comox are charming areas for walking to galleries, cafes. Also enjoyed the air museum at Comox base.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed having Linda and Doug as our B&B Guests and sharing our love for this Comox Valley with them.
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Wonderful visit to Courteney!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ross and Nancy for your hospitality! We loved the unit. It was very clean and comfortable and in a fabulous location on the water. Next time we will plan for a longer stay in the Courteney area as there are many things to explore. Thank you again!

Gael and Brian

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Gael and Brian: We're glad you chose Royston house for your stay in the Comox Valley. Most of our guests tell us they just didn't have enough time here as there is so much to see and experience. We would love to have you back again at either Royston House or Eaglesview. Nancy and Ross
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Delightful stay in a Nature-lover's Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

From the fresh homemade jam to the wealth of interesting information provided, Nancy and Ross made us feel so welcome in their lovely coach house. It was peaceful and quiet with beautiful views of the extensive gardens and Royston seaside. The location is excellent for visiting the Comox Valley, Mt.Washington, etc.. The home is beautifully decorated (love the whimsical wooden artwork!) and has everything needed for a worry-free stay. The beautiful 4 person infrared sauna was a fantastic bonus, especially for our son who was having intensive medical treatments in Courtenay during our stay (which were really enhanced by sauna sessions). We definitely hope to return to this special place. Thanks so much for your hospitality, Nancy & Ross!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Barbara: Nancy and I enjoyed having your family stay. We love this Comox Valley and are happy to share with Guests from all around the world. You picked a perfect time as our gardens are now in full bloom - Apple trees and Rhododendrons are very special this Year. We hope You do return to experience more of the Comox Valley and its surrounds plus our added bonus - in- fra red Sauna. Nancy and Ross
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enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Royston House. Ross and Nancy were wonderful hosts. The house is very close to Courtenay and Comox, and right on the estuary and a walking path. Beautiful yard to explore in. We had two kids with us who loved the place. House was clean and very eco-friendly!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You - Sabrina and Hugh for choosing Royston House for your school break holiday. We appreciate guests like you who leave their accommodations as neat as they found them. We enjoyed introducing you to this wonderful Comox Valley. Nancy and Ross
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Our family enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed this tranquil spot. We were busy skiing each day so we really appreciated the comfy beds

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jane: Nice to have your review. Royston House has just been rated Gold by Green Tourism Canada. Staying in the Comox Valley while Skiing at Mt Washington has the advantage of Eating out at the Valley's great Restaurants. Your family of 6 took advantage of our Outdoor Pellet BBQ to cook/smoke some ribs for the Super Bowl.. Glad they turned out so good. Nancy and Ross
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Comox Valley Airport - 18 minutes
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Roy's Town Pub
Nearest Ferry
102 Kilometres
Nanaimo 102 km /denman 16.8/Powell R 14.2
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 19A
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Locals 5 minutes and tops on the Island
Nearest Ski
40.4 Kilometres
Mt Washington skiing/ Paradise Meadows summer
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
, Goose spit in Comox
Car: recommended

Royston House VR a large Loft Accommodation for up to 6 persons is located on the new Royston Seaside Trail Park in Royston by the Sea a 3 hr trip from Victoria in the south, Tofino in the west or Telegraph Cove in the North. The Royston wrecks are located in the nearby oceanside, a favorite spot for Divers that will be given National Historic status for the 15 ships buried there. The Royston Seaside Trail is connected to the southern part of Royston and is a short highway connect to the riverway trail system to downtown Courtenay

mount Washington snow from December to April is just a 30 minute drive to the bottom of the ski mountain 5000 metre high. or snowshoes and cross country ski trails. In the Summer the mountain and it's surrounds provide beautiful Paradise Trails and backpack camping locations..

The Comox Valley is know as a foodie haven on Vancouver Island with it's extensive farming community producing organic fruits and vegetables used by the local restaurants. Want to take a tour? A local guiding service is available by one of our local chefs.

Beaufort Winery has set the standard for a new group of wineries sprouting up in the Comox Valley and on adjoining Islands.

A mediteranean Summer with warm days and cool nights makes for a perfect holiday while visiting some of the over 40 local park locations and trails. Wintertime averages 5degrees celcius so on a sunny day it is nice enough to Golf or go Ski on Mt Washington or just do a leisurely stroll along one of the oceanside park trails. Rainy days are perfect for visiting our 4 local museums.


Rates & Availability

Courtenay Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Royston House is located on the Royston Seaside Trail for biking or walking along the Ocean to Courtenay.
No smoking, No pets, self cater rate is for 2 persons. Additional person is $15 per night per person

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.
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