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Heather

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Pacific Northwest Paradise

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

British Columbia House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Waterfront property with magnificent views, on the sunny southern tip of Cortes Island. Wake to eagles' laughter from the nest just north of the house; hike the forest down the dirt road; climb Easter Bluff, bike or drive to wondrous lake with sandy beach or granite rock access, or swim in the ocean warmed by a long tide;gather oysters, clams, mussels from your own beach. Walk 20 minutes up the beach or the road to sandy beach, gourmet meals, massages, facials,workshops, etc. at Hollyhock retreat center or go along the road to Smelt Bay provincial park, a pleasant walk to another long sandy beach with great sunsets

Cozy sitting area by wood stove with two desks, double bed and desk in high ceilinged loft study/bedroom and double bed in private bedroom with claw footed bathtub with water view. Conversation nook off the dining area may also double as a modified queen sized bed. All beds have great water views. Sailboats, kayaks, bikes available for rental on island. Sorry no pets.

Not safe for children under 10.

Keywords: New Designer Vacation House

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Heather (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Heather

28 years ago I came to this beautiful land to heal from cancer. There were no structures on the acres I bought. I lived in a one person tent on the beach that first

summer and a healing summer it was: lots of vitamin D from the sun, antioxidants from the many berries, sea

protein from the oysters, mussels and clams not to mention the seaweed and

the good vegetarian meals and body work a short walk away. NO chemo or

radiation just bliss, getting to know how

the light changed during the day,

watching the eagle pair and their babies

in the high fir above me, getting to know

the otter family that shared the beach

with me, etc. I had no trouble from

cancer ever again.

after that summer and feel forever grateful to this place. Shelter evolved to tents on platforms through a tiny(8'x8') beach cabin to this rather grand house (1350sq') with the beginnings of a fenced in garden. I am so lucky to have found this simple paradise and am glad to share it with you.

I am a child psychologist, trained at Yale and Stanford, in private practice of play therapy and family therapy on Whidbey

Island WA. My own time here has showed me that play is truly healing.

Heather purchased this house in 1984

Why Heather chose British Columbia

The sheer beauty of the place. The purity of the air and water. The chance to watch eagle babies learn to fly from the nest in a tall fir near the house, to learn to fish from the large tide pool on the beach. The proximity to a first class retreat center with great food,massage, beach and interesting programs, while still having privacy and space away.

What makes this house unique

Truly a healing and fun place full of relaxation and enjoyment, a gathering place of creative people with poetry, music, dancing, art shows, fairs as well as a place to retreat in solitude and quiet, night skies spectacular with multitudes of stars visible, occasional Northern Lights and meteor showers. Wonderful swimming in lake or ocean, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Blessings abundant. Thank you for this glorious week

-the eagles- otters- heron- Hollyhock Sanctuary. Your

vision shines here."
Jun 2004
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Reviews

1 traveler review

Pacific Northwest Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Excellent Accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely amazing place. A great place to escape the stresses of daily life to experience nature and peacefulness. The accommodations were clean and bright. Payment and logistics were easily set up through the owner.

Thanks for sharing.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Cortes Island House Rental Rates

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Amenities

British Columbia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • downstairs bath has rock lined shower with garden view and skylight, upstairs bath has water view and skylight, (tub and outdoor shower with water view are downstairs)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) modified to fit into cozy nook off dining area with privacy curtains and a great view. Double Beds (2) one in downstairs bedroom with spectacular water view, skylights and ensuite claw foot tub, second upstairs near half bath and terrific water and eagle nest views with antique chinese screen between it and the upstairs study area and garden view.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Open View Woodstove, Electric Heat,, Towels and Linens provided, except beach towels

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