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Blueberry Cottage & Gardens Steps to Downtown Courtenay & surrounded by nature!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Fully furnished, kitchen equipped (&BBQ) and family friendly 3 bdrm house

blueberry cottage - Vacation Rentals By Owner

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Relax in a private heritage house surrounded by spacious gardens. Furnished and decorated in a vintage inspired style. The eat-in country kitchen is well equipped and the comfortable living/dining room (TV/WIFI) opens out to a deck and lawns. Three bedrooms include comfortable queen, double and single beds with quality bedding (cot or crib available). The bathroom features the original 30's extra long clawfoot bathtub with shower.

Lots of garden furniture and a BBQ, flower gardens, mature trees and lawns with raspberries, apples, plums, blackberries and herbs in season!

Located steps from Downtown Courtenay's vibrant shopping, dining, pubs, theatre, music and dancing.

Close to the mountains, ocean, rivers and 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 great for swimming, tubing and fishing in season. Several beautiful parks and a recreation centre close by. The Courtenay Riverway and Ocean Walk is a favourite. Visit farms, wineries, breweries and Comox Valley Farmer's Market on Saturday and Wed in summertime..

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Keywords: vacation rental, furnished, house, self-catering, gardens, private, family friendly, Courtenay, Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Maureen Crowder
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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

Why Maureen Crowder chose Comox Valley

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 Courtenay 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.

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:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • DVD 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
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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 and theatre is abundant.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Blueberry Cottage & Gardens Steps to Downtown Courtenay & surrounded by nature!
average rating of 4.6 based on 23 reviews
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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Blueberry Cottage is Adorable, Convenient and has a Lovely Host

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the Blueberry Cottage, it is so charming and yet has enough space for five adults. You've done a wonderful job of decorating it and there was literally nothing we needed that we couldn't find. I loved all the little touches in every room! It was also great to be only two blocks away from the 5th Street shops and restaurants, and so close to grocery stores as well. The only thing I found challenging was the bath, I am a shower person and even though the original claw foot tub is completely beautiful it was a bit difficult to have a 'shower'.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being my guests! I take great pride in providing a comfortable holiday stay so I was delighted to hear that your group appreciated both my decorating and all the little details. Both blueberry cottage and chocolate cottage have unique locations walking distance to Downtown Courtenay, yet located in such peaceful neighbourhoods so close to all the beauty of nature in the Comox Valley. I tend the gardens and lawns at both cottages and depending on the season you will enjoy phlox, lilies, hydrangias, lilacs, azalias, bleeding hearts, geraniums, ferns, herbs and more! BBQ's are available in season approx April - Oct. At blueberry cottage we have added a shower to the vintage 6' clawfoot tub as a convenience for those who prefer to shower and at chocolate cottage there is a full modern bath and shower. Come again!
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Okotoks AB

Beautiful Courtnaey at the cottage

  • 4 of 5

We spent the summer of 2013 at the cottage and really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is close to all amenities, downtown area and fabulous places to dine. While we were there we searched for our new home in the Comox Valley. The cottage was located centrally to all locations. The gardens were beautiful and very relaxing for outdoor entertaining, reading and eating the raspberries,blackberries and apples that grow on the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to be your host at blueberry cottage. Great that you could enjoy such a gorgeous summer with your grandchildren. Congratulations on your new home purchase - many of my guests fall in love with the Comox Valley and end up staying!
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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
Nanaimo Departure Bay
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, Tita's Mexican, Mad Chef, Union St
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, 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

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Summer Rates 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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One time cleaning fee $37

$50/wk savings for bookings of 2 or 3 weeks
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