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4 Bed Family Retreat Steps Away From Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

A Lovely 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Steps Away From The Beach And Other Amenities.

Young at Heart Cottage is a family-friendly, 4 bedroom 2 bath home located in the desirable San Pareil neighbourhood of Parksville BC on Vancouver Island, across the street from the beach and ocean, bordering on Rathtrevor Park. Enjoy stunning sunrises and sunsets, wind surfers, sea lions, eagles, seals, deer and more at the easy beach access steps away from the cottage. Walk the miles of beautiful sand bars at low tide and discover star fish, sand dollars, crabs and so much more. Enjoy a swim in the warmest water north of Southern California.

Enter Young at Heart Cottage to invitingly warm hardwood floors, and then up a few steps to the open living, dining and kitchen area, painted a rich golden shade reminiscent of Tuscany days. Warm wood cabinets and expansive countertops make the kitchen an inviting place to cook. Watch TV, enjoy a glass of wine and conversation while the food is prepared, or step out onto the sundeck, light the barbecue and listen for the eagles’ call. It’s all waiting for you.

Back to the entrance hallway now and down the hall to the master bedroom with king sized bed. The main bathroom with a large Maax shower, as well as the second bedroom with a queen bed. Then it’s down a few steps to the other two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and ensuite bathroom with Maax bathtub, the other with twin beds.

Young at Heart Cottage is well cared for, generously furnished with all you need, and beautifully situated to make yours a holiday stay to remember always!


More Details

Property Manager
Stacey Mitchell,
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Stacey is an extremely gracious host; she provided a welcome package on our arrival, including thoughtful touches for our son. The property is as shown in the photos. The living areas are spacious and open, and the yards are large (with regular visits from deer and rabbits). The kitchen is well supplied with dishes and cookware. The house was very clean on our arrival. Stacey is easy to reach and very responsive: our only issue with the property was a corroded burner on the grill, and Stacey had the grill replaced with a brand new one in less than a day. The house is close enough to Rathtrevor Park and Beach that our 4-year old could ride his own bike there. And as another testament to Stacey's commitment to her guests: after I inquired about the bike-ability of the area, she got back to me to let me know that they had obtained three bikes with helmets for their guests to use. All in all, a very good experience.
Aug 2014
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Parksville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , Featuring a Maax bathtub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Featuring a Maax shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom (Upstairs) - 1 queen
    Third Bedroom (Downstairs) - 1 queen
    Fourth Bedroom (Downstairs) - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Close to: Sandy beaches of Rathtrevor Provincial Park and Parksville Bay, Parksville Community Park with outstanding children's park,Top Bridge Park swimming, Riptide Mini Golf, Paradise Adventure Mini Golf, The Coombs Country Market, Farmers' Markets, French Creek Fish Store, 10 Golf Courses for all levels, The Old School House Art Gallery, Bard to Broadway Theatre, Milner Gardens, Cathedral Grove and Cameron Lake, Englishman River Falls, Horne Lake Caves, Car Shows, Scuba Diving at Wall Beach and Madrona Point, Milner Gardens, Ravensong Aquatic Centre, Tigh Na Mara Grotto Spa, Mt. Washington Skiing, and Robert Held Hot Glass Studio. Upgraded kitchen amenities include: Large electric griddle, 4 slice toaster, rice cooker, electric turkey roaster, and electric waffle iron. Enjoy the peaceful neighbourhood, the ocean breezes, the Alaska cruise ships, sea lions, seals, bald headed eagles. Visit with the wildlife of the area, the multitude of stars at night and the gorgeous sunsets


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(14 traveler reviews)

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4 Bed Family Retreat Steps Away From Beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 15 reviews

Perfect place for family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the Y@H cottage and we will likely be back. Absolutely great cottage, has all the amenities that you need (aka less for you to pack), it's a short walk to the beach and close enough to town to run in for groceries/shopping. Stacey was great in answering questions while we were there.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you again. Thanks girl the kind words!
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Great family home right across from the ocean

  • 4 of 5

My extended family and I stayed here for a week in July and had a wonderful time. When we arrived we found a really thoughtful welcome basket with cereal, eggs, milk, bread and juice, which was a nice touch. The kitchen was fully stocked and had lots of room for all of us to eat and visit ( 6 adults, 2 kids). They even provided a high chair for us! It was nice to have the bedrooms on the opposite side of the house from the kitchen and the two bedrooms downstairs so the kids could go to bed and not be disturbed by the adults. Great location right across from the ocean which had a nice sandbar. Stacey was wonderful to deal with and so kind. I would definitely recommend staying here !

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoy our stay. The kitchen is the best supplied we have ever used, we did not want for anything. The house was very clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to have you stay! Please do come again. You were great guests!
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The house was clean and roomy and great for our girls get away

  • 4 of 5

Nice having the bikes. Would have been nice if everything was together as had to search for a lot if stuff. Having our breakfast goodies in the frig was definetely a nice touch. Would suggest that you provide compost bags for ease if cleanup especially in the green bin. Overall a great place.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy that you enjoyed your stay at Young at heart Cottage and will share your comments with the owners who always "hear" what guests are saying! Do come again!
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Okotoks, Alberta

Beautiful west coast get away with lots of space and close to the beach trail.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5, another family of 3, and my mother stayed comfortably in this beautiful house. The rooms are all nicely decorated with comfortable beds. The kitchen is spacious and has everything you need to make any dish you want to. The living area comfortably fit 9 people to sit and watch a movie or play games. The deck is beautiful and has enough tables and chairs to fit all with a view of the ocean across the street. The house is in a quiet, neighborhood , that is 10-15 minute walk to the beach. There is a lovely trail that you can run or walk on that goes to Rathtrevor beach. Parksville is a 5 minute drive to get what you need. Outside our door, we saw bunnies, deer, bald eagles, and a woodpecker. We loved staying here, our kids had so much fun! It is a perfect spot to get away from all the hustle and bustle and enjoy the West Coast!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Parksville before, and we were looking for a place that could accommodate our extended family, including 5 adults and 3 kids. The location was ideal, a nice quite neighbourhood with the beach right across the street. The home was exactly like the pictures, and was large, bright and comfortable. The kitchen was really well equipped with everything we needed to make family meals, which we could then eat together on the large patio. There were also games, beach toys and bikes we could borrow, which was a great bonus. Stacey left a welcome basket with bread, eggs, milk, etc. for our fist breakfast. And Stacey was helpful and responsive leading up to our stay, and provided easy to follow directions and instructions. We've stayed at a lot of home rentals, and this one was one of the best, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a home base in Parksville. We loved our stay here and will be back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Naniamo Airport
Nearest Ferry
37 Kilometres
BC Ferries - Naniamo
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 19A
Nearest Ski
99 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Rathetrevor Beach
Car: recommended

Walk to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park from Young at Heart Cottage....

Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville is one of the province's most popular family destinations.

The attractions include sea (five kilometers of beachfront), forest (complete with a circular, oceanfront trail) and parkland (including shaded picnic grounds and lots of space to knock a ball around). At low tide, the ocean recedes almost a kilometer back from Rathtrevor's shoreline.

This incredible provincial park has it all, expansive sandy beach, wooded trail with old growth trees, day-use area for picnicking and a sought-after campground. A large number of seabirds also enjoy the area making bird watching a popular activity


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $198.92
Departure Cleaning Fee $208.86
Amenity Fee $28.25

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
This property does not allow pets, and is non-smoking, including outdoors near open doors and windows.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.