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Blueberry Cottage Home & Garden - Steps to Downtown Courtenay in the Old Orchard

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

Fully furnished 3 bdrm cottage, steps from Downtown Courtenay, Comox Valley, BC

Blueberry Cottage - Vacation Rentals

A relaxing home away from home...Real Estate Transitions, Vacations, Respite, Work Stays, Midwife Referrals, Family Reunions, Girlfriends Get-a-Way


Blueberry Cottage Vacation Rentals is celebrating 12 years in business. It is owned and managed by Maureen Crowder. Contact her thru the vrbo e-mail option OR thru Blueberry Cottage Vacation Rentals FB with a phone call, e-mail, text or pm.


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Relax at a private heritage cottage surrounded by spacious lawns, massive trees, sunny perennial and shade gardens and in season fruit and herbs. Furnished and decorated by Maureen in a colourful vintage inspired style. The kitchen is well equipped and features a welsh cupboard of collectable china and a round table with 4 chairs.

The comfortable living room has TV/VHS/WIFI and a DVD player and a great selection of music and books. The living/dining room opens out with a french door to the deck and meadow. Dining table with 6 chairs.

Outdoor furniture for lounging and casual dining, coffee or happy hour. Croquet, Tonka trucks and toys for kids and lots of space to play.

Three bedrooms include queen, double and single beds with quality bedding (crib available). The bathroom features the original 1930’s extra long clawfoot tub with shower.

Blueberry Cottage is located in the quiet Old Orchard neighbourhood of Courtenay, in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Walking distance to Downtown Courtenay, the Puntledge River, Lewis Park, the fabulous Riverway Trail along the Courtenay River and Comox Estuary and a short drive to beaches.

A 30 minute drive on a paved and well maintained road takes you up to Mt. Washington Alpine Resort for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, mountain biking and hiking or just to see the views.

It is possible to be without a car at blueberry cottage as it is located just 2 blocks to Downtown and walking trails and a block from the The Broken Spoke for bike rental and repairs. The local bus stop is 3 blocks away close to the Museum, The Native Sons Hall, Filberg Center and Sid Williams Theatre.

Steps to Courtenay's vibrant shopping, art galleries, museum, dining, pubs and coffee shops, live theatre, music and dancing.

Close to the mountains, ocean, rivers, lakes and sandy beaches for sightseeing, hiking, skiing, biking, golfing, swimming, kayaking and boating.

Gentle walks in the charming Old Orchard Neighbourhood by the Puntledge River which is popular for swimming, tubing and fishing in season. Several beautiful parks recreation centres, pools and tennis are close by.

The Courtenay Riverway and Ocean Walk, Comox Goose Spit Beach and Kye Bay Beach are favourite destinations. Visit farms, wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Our fabulous Comox Valley Farmer's Market is held Downtown at The Native Sons Hall on Saturday's Oct - March and at the Fairgrounds from April and September. In the summertime it's also held Downtown on Wednesday mornings.

The Comox Valley includes Courtenay, Comox and Legendary Cumberland with the smaller community's of Black Creek, Merville, Royston and Union Bay nearby. Hornby, Denman and Quadra Islands are all perfect day trips by ferry. Boat and fishing charters are available at Comox Marina or Campbell River.


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Keywords: vacation rentals, private house, furnished, kitchen equipped, self-catering, gardens, family friendly, well behaved dogs on approval.

Courtenay, Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Courtenay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with original 6' clawfoot tub (extra long) and shower attachment
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Extra single bed, crib or cot available upon request
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Located steps from shopping in our vibrant Downtown Courtenay and a stone's throw from the Puntledge River for swimming, rafting or fishing. Close to nature and all the outdoor activites available in the beautiful Comox Valley - alpine & cross country skiing, wilderness hiking, boating and sailing, biking, tennis and golf. Music, dance, theatre and festivals are abundant.


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Blueberry Cottage Vacation Rentals - a heritage house and gardens in Courtenay!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful and well-appointed cottage close to town

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this cottage close to town. Everything that was needed in the kitchen was available. I especially enjoyed the feel of a real cottage to stay in during our vacation: it reminded me of my stays at a family friend's cottage when I was younger.

Even though we spent most of our time out and about in Courtenay and the surrounding area, our time at the cottage was lovely and peaceful. In the evenings, we hung out in the living room playing cards or games and when it was time to sleep, it was very quiet in the area. We will definitely return the next time we are in the Comox Valley.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it !

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home. Great amount of space for myself, my spouse, my child and my parents. Lovely location, walking distance from many amenities. Beautiful grounds. Lots of out door seating to relax and enjoy ! Would definitely recommend to others and I would certainly book again if we end up in the area in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a pleasant stay and host!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a few nights in June with our 2 dogs, 2 kids, and nanny. The place had everything we needed, and Maureen was so nice and helpful. And oh my, the landscaping is gorgeous. We loved the location, which allowed us to walk to restaurants in town and our nanny to walk the kids to the public pool and splash park. We will definitely stay here again should we return to the area

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corpus Christi

Would like to return

  • 5 of 5

We rented on the recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed. We stayed a month and we were not ready to leave. We had several guest who all enjoyed and saw the charm and convenience that we did. The owner was very welcoming and easy to work with. There was good information available in the home on things to do, and restaurants to patronize. We would definitely like to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really appreciate your kind compliments. I'm happy to know that the location suited you - for the exploring, biking and hiking (fishing, maybe next year!) you love to do as well as enjoying the short stroll to Downtown Courtenay to find everything you needed. Until last year I had never met any Texans and I have to say the seven I have now hosted been lovely people :) Thanks so much for your 5 star rating, do come again!
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Corpus Christi, Texas

Delightful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Blueberry Cottage for two and a half months. My husband and I felt like personal guests of the owners. The home, gardens and neighbors are delightful. Courtenay is a walkabout town - I could shop for groceries, dine, visit the exercise studio and hair salon easily on foot and walk along the river trail or attend the concerts in the park. The cottage is charming!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed hosting you at blueberry cottage this summer and I'm delighted to hear that you will be returning to the Comox Valley for another Texas summer get-a-way. Thank you for your lovely compliments and your referral for your friends is much appreciated!
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our two week stay in this well cared for older home. The charming cottage is located within walking distance to downtown Courtenay's amenities including shops, cafes and groceries. Situated in a pleasantly landscaped yard, screened by hedges for privacy, we enjoyed the quiet location. The spacious interior has ample room and adequate cookware to prepare meals, bake a cake or entertain guests. All the appliances work well and the bathroom's clawfoot tub is wonderful for relaxing after a busy day of sight seeing. It's a bonus to have laundry on premises. We have been traveling for 15 months, so appreciated the space to spread out awhile. Maureen is always helpful and concerned about her guests comfort. When the temperature dropped below freezing she called to make certain we were staying warm enough. For convenience to downtown Courtenay and local Farmer's Market, this is hard to beat. We highly recommend you give it a try when visiting in the area. If it's not available, we also have experienced the Chocolate Cottage and it is equally wonderful, just smaller.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maureen Crowder
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Maureen Crowder

I returned to my hometown of Courtenay from Victoria to be be near my large extended family and to enjoy a lifestyle which includes outdoor living - gardening, biking, swimming in the rivers & ocean as well as entertaining and relaxing in our porch and gardens. I am passionate about Latin, Ballroom and Salsa dancing with my husband and our wonderful dance community.

We have travelled in Europe, Hawaii and throughout Mexico with fantastic bookings at VRBO properties. It is our pleasure to host guests from across Canada and around the world.

Maureen Crowder purchased this house in 2005

What makes this house unique


My recommended restaurants...Atlas Cafe, Union Street Grill, Locals & Martine's. Downtown pubs...Gladstone Brewery, Cornerstone, High Tide and Fluid. I'm happy to recommend dance and music venues and The Georgia Straight Jazz Society on Thursdays nights.

For groceries it's a short walk to Edible Island Health Foods, Runge's European Deli, Butcher's Block for local meats, deli & eggs and for sweets Hot Chocolates & Cakebread Bakery (& Gelato!). Thrifty Foods, Superstore, Quality Foods, Costco and Driftwood Mall are all within 10 minute drive. For coffee and light meals we like Frankie Joe's, The Hub, Mud Sharks, The Broken Spoke & Rhodos.

Our fabulous Saturday Farmer's Market is located in The Native Sons Hall just down the street all winter and from April through mid October at the Fairgrounds on Headquarters Rd. During summer months the Market is also held downtown on Wednesday. There are several wineries to explore in the surrounding areas including Coastal Black, Beaufort, Blue Moon and 40 Knots, as well as several distilleries.

Shop at some of our favourite places in Downtown Courtenay - Laughing Oyster and Second Page Bookstores and The Tea Shop. Women's fashion favourites are Cherry Wine, Ivory & Grey, BE (Canadian Designers) and Secret Drawers. There are now two excellent menswear shops downtown - Jim's Clothes Closet and Walker 24. Graham's Jewellers have been located by the big clock on 5th Street for decades.

For home decor shop Tab Imports, Rattan Plus and Home & Garden Gate, Floral Mercantile and States of Summer. Antique & Vintage treasures can be found at Red Living on 5th and Abbeylane on Comox Rd.

Visit the Comox Valley Art Gallery and Gift Shop next to our beautiful Library and the Paeleantolgy Museum in the old brick post office on 4th. Just a 10 min walk to a waterpark, playground and pool for the kids at Lewis Park Recreation Centre

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a wonderful place for us to relax and enjoy life. Our time here is always precious to us each and every time we're here. Your hospitality is first rate, and we enjoyed our chat upon our arrival.
Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Comox Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Gladstone Brew Pub, Cornerstone, Billy D's, Atlas
Nearest Ferry
165 Kilometres
Departure Bay in Nanaimo, also Denman & Hornby Is
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Crown Isle, Longlands, Comox Golf Course,
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Island Highway 17A
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Amanda Joe's, Atlas, Locals, Union Street, Rhodos
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Mt. Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Puntledge, Tsolum, Courtenay Rivers, Ocean Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Courtenay
Car: not necessary

The Old Orchard Neighbourhood of Courtenay is safe for walks offering mountain and river views as well as heritage houses and gardens. Walk to great shopping, dining and coffee shops, art galleries, museum, library, theatre and dancing as well as swimming (rivers, ocean, lakes and swimming pools) waterpark and a recreation center with indoor gym or outdoor workout area. Easily drive to wilderness areas in the mountains for hiking or skiing or to beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39.32

No applicable taxes
One time cleaning fee $50
Pet surcharge for approved dogs $15/day to max of $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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