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Blueberry Cottage & Gardens - Now booking Sept 15 onward. Save $50/wk for 2wks!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully furnished 3 bdrm house, steps from Downtown Courtenay in the Comox Valley

Blueberry Cottage - Vacation Rentals By Owner

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


Blueberry Cottage is owned and managed by Maureen Crowder, contact her thru vrbo e-mail option or with a phone call or text. No extra booking fees or applicable taxes.


Check currency type is CANADIAN DOLLARS

Send request for accurate rates, including $50/wk savings for bookings of 2 weeks.


Relax at a private heritage house surrounded by spacious lawns, massive trees, sunny perennial and shade gardens and in season fruit and herbs. Furnished and decorated by Maureen in vintage inspired style. The eat-in country kitchen is well equipped and the comfortable living/dining room (TV/WIFI) opens out to a deck. Outdoor furniture for lounging and dining and a BBQ, Crocket set and Tonka trucks for kids.

Three bedrooms include queen, double and single beds with quality bedding (cot or crib available). The bathroom features 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, BC. Located walking distance to Downtown, 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 paved road takes you up to Mt. Washington Alpine Resort for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, mountain biking and hiking at Paradise Meadows.

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. It is just a few blocks walk to local bus stops.

Steps to Downtown Courtenay's vibrant shopping, art gallery, museum, dining, pubs and coffee shops, 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 and Kye Bay Beach are favourite destinations. Visit farms, wineries, breweries, distilleries and our fabulous Comox Valley Farmer's Market. Downtown at The Native Sons Hall on Saturday's Oct - March and at the Fairgrounds from during April and September.

The Comox Valley includes Courtenay, Comox and Legendary Cumberland with the smaller community's of Black Creek, Royston and Union Bay nearby. Hornby, Denman and Quadra Islands are all perfect day trips.

Mt. Washington Alpine Resort is just a 30 minute drive on a well maintained road. From Dec - April you can downhill ski & snowboard, cross country ski snowshoe and go tubing. In the warmer months it's great for mountain biking and all levels of meadow or mountain hikes.


Blueberry Cottage Vacation Rentals

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Keywords: vacation rental, private house, furnished, kitchen equipped, gardens, family friendly, dogs on approval. Courtenay, Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Maureen Crowder
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

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 and throughout Mexico with fantastic bookings at VRBO properties. It is our great pleasure to host guests from all over Canada and the world.

Maureen Crowder purchased this house in 2005

What makes this house unique


Recommended restaurants...Atlas Cafe, Union Street Grill, Mad Chef, Locals & Martines. Downtown pubs...Gladstone Brewery & Cornerstone. I can recommend dance venues and we love Georgia Straight Jazz Society on Thursdays nights at The Avalanche.

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

Our fabulous Saturday Farmer's Market is located in The Native Sons Hall all winter and from April through mid October at the Fairgrounds on Headquarters Road. During summer the Market is also held Downtown on Wednesdays. There are several wineries to explore in the surrounding areas including Coastal Black, Blue Moon and 40 Knots, as well as 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 to try are Cherry Wine, BE (Canadian Designers) and Secret Drawers. There are now two menswear shops downtown - Jim's Clothes Closet and Walker 24. Graham's Jewellers have been located by the big clock for decades and Impeccable Jewelry is just up the street.

For home decor shop Tab Imports, Rattan Plus and Home & Garden Gate. Consignment Clothing, Antique & Vintage treasures can be found at Red Carpet Antique & Collectables on Comox Ave, Red Living on 5th and Courtenay Antiques on 4th Street.

Visit the Comox Valley Art Gallery and Gift Shop next to our beautiful Library and the Paeleantolgy Museum in the old brick post office. 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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Courtenay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • 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 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 & Gardens - Now booking Sept 15 onward. Save $50/wk for 2wks!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 25 reviews

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: Jun 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: Jun 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: Aug 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: Jul 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: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Blueberry Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Blueberry Cottage was a delight. We were just visiting from 3 hours away and it felt like we had truly arrived in a gorgeous holiday destination. The cottage has absolutely everything we needed plus 3 outdoor spaces to lounge or dine in. We could walk downtown or to the fabulous Puntledge river for a swim. Maureen has created a beautiful, cozy, clean and tastefully decorated cottage which we can't wait to return to.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Comox Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Gladstone Brew Pub, Flying Canoe, 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 Train
50 Metres
Via Rail to Victoria (temporarily out of service)
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Island Highway 17A
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Atlas, Locals, Mad Chef, Union Steet, 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

Courtenay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Rates 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $39.97

$50/wk savings for bookings of 2 or 3 weeks
No applicable taxes or extra fees
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Payment arrangements to be made with property owner Maureen Crowder

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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