|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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The location of this stunning home cannot be believed. Located right on a long sandy beach, 30 feet from high tide, with views of Hornby, Texada, and Lasquiti Islands. Great for a walk in bare feet while enjoying the salt air or taking it all in from the new hot tub. Or, you could get out your fishing rod and enjoy fishing on what is arguably the best fishing beach in the area. Arrowsmith Golf Course, an exec 18 hole course is five minutes away. Just 300 meters away is a pub with food and live music as well as another restaurant. An easy walk, no need to drive after enjoying a cool one.
The home is luxurious and modern, having just been totally renovated. With an open floor plan, the front of the house has floor to glass windows that allow you to see the ocean from anywhere in the living room, dining room or kitchen. Relax and enjoy the ocean, whatever the weather, from the cozy living room or while having breakfast at the dining room table.
The large, fully appointed gourmet kitchen features extensive granite countertops and a state of the art induction stove with convection oven. There is also a new propane BBQ on the large deck. The master bedroom features a king size bed and a newly renovated ensuite with 2 sinks, a separate shower and a soaker tub. The second bedroom is roomy and features a queen size bed. All beds have new quality linens, pillows and towels.
This house has all the comforts of home including high speed internet, 40 inch tv with surround sound connected to cable, DVD player, stereo, washer/dryer, air-tight wood fireplace insert.
Relax on the comfy furniture on the large deck. Attached to the deck is a hot tub that seats up to six people comfortably. It’s a great location to sit entranced by the waves lapping on the beach or the stars overhead at night.
There is so much to do – walk on the beach, watch the wildlife which includes seals, sea lions and eagles, go for a swim, or go fishing. Between Nile Creek and Big Qualicum River, this is one of the best fishing beaches on the coast. There are numerous golf courses within 30 minutes, including Arrowsmith and Memorial Golf Courses.
Great seafood abounds in this area and you can easily purchase fresh oysters from Fanny Bay Oysters or fresh scallops from Island Scallops. Locally caught fish are available at many stores. In the summer, there are wonderful farmer’s markets at Courtenay, Qualicum Beach and Coombs where you can buy amazing fresh produce in a unique atmosphere.
There are many parks within 1 hours drive including: Horne Lake Provincial Park, Englishman Falls Provincial Park, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Milner Gardens, Mount Washington and Cathedral Grove Provincial Park with its ancient trees.
Your days here surrounded by the ocean, forests and magnificent scenery will leave you with outstanding memories for you and your family.
For our clientele with allergies we have a no smoking and no pet policy.
Keywords: Luxurious, newly renovated home with stunning vews of Georgia Strait from the living room to the kitchen or in the hot tub on the large well furnished deck. Walk-on sandy beach just 25 feet away.
The deck and the view is superb and the hot tub was a great bonus. Can't wait to go back.
Location, Location, Location! Could not have been at a better place. Being from Alberta we were extremely pleased with this beautiful island home directly on the beach as described. We had our parents from Langford, BC and sister from Naniamo, BC to join us for the weekend and they were blown away with the location and views! It reminded them of the old days when they used to go camping on Denman and Hornby islands. We enjoyed hiking everywhere, golfing everywhere and visiting old friends in Qualicum beach. Everything was just a short and enjoyable drive away. I loved beach combing when the tide was out and even saw a black bear walking along the beach right in front one early morning. I enjoyed the music selection as well as sifting through the massive collection of very interesting books. The views and serenity of this place was to die for, I really did not want to leave. Jim it was a pleasure to meet you and to stay at your fabulous home for a week. We will be back again!
If you want an amazing location with the ocean right at your door step, this is where you want to be. Impressed with all the amenities, the beautiful beach and the relaxing environment. Just minutes away from great hiking, caving, shopping, eating. Will definitely be back!!
We will come back at any time!
The accommodation is perfect, we feldt like being home from the first moment! The view is stunning. Lots of wildlife just in front of the deck. It's all you wish for your Hollidays! Thank you Jim!
Impeccably appointed accommodation. The gormet kitchen had everything one could ask for. King sized bed in Master affords a wonderful sleep. Hot tub was amazing, right beside the beach. Only thing suggested would be a firepit table on the very spacious deck. Much thanks to Jim, Christine, and Neil, for making our one week getaway such a memorable experience. Hope to be back next year! Carol and Mike
We're just home from an absolutely fabulous holiday on Vancouver Island, staying at the Beach House. From the moment we walked in we were bowled over by the layout, furnishings, kitchen set-up, and - most of all - the view. Between this house and the ocean is a two-level deck, a 10-m shingle path, and a driftwood log. That's it! The swimming at low tide was awesome. The hot tub was delightful. And we never got tired of the view east across the strait to Texada Island and the snow-capped mountains on the mainland behind. Early-morning breakfast on the deck required sunglasses, and the light didn't fade from the sky until after 11 pm. There are lots of things to see and do within a couple of hours drive. We recommend heading north to Denman and Hornby Islands; driving inland to Spider Lake, Coomes, Cathedral Grove, and Port Alberni; going south to Qualicum Beach and Parksville for beach walks and kayaking. Take swimsuits and towels wherever you go! We sampled the wine at 40 Knots Winery, enjoyed scallops from the store in Bowser, and gorged ourselves on local cherries.
We loved it so much, we extended our stay for another day. Thanks, Jim!
Some useful information for your visit to Qualicum Bay:
Lighthouse Country -
For events scheduled at the local Lighthouse Community Centre just a kilometer away,
For lovely hikes, Englishman River Falls - about 20 minutes drive from the house. The first site is the provincial park website giving the basic park information while the second is pictures of sites around the area, including the Falls.
Little Qualicum Falls - about 20 minutes from the house. First site is the provincial park website and the second is images from an individual.
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, 20 minute drive for hiking and caving. On the way enjoy warm, fresh water swimming and canoeing at Spider Lake, 10 minutes away,
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, 20 minutes, a magnificent sandy bay at low tide, www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/rathtrevor/
Cathedral Grove - old growth forest. The forest was nominated as one of the seven wonders of Canada. I have included that link last.
Elk Falls Provincial Park near Campbell River an hour from here is found at,
Salt water Salmon fly-fishing - from our beach from mid-July to late October. You should check on what lures the fish will take in this area and can be purchased locally.
Fresh water fishing, Horne Lake and Spider Lake, 20 and 10 minutes away.
Kayak and paddleboard rentals can be found in Qualicum Beach, 15 minutes drive at Outsider Adventures at ; Courtenay, 30 minutes north of here at Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes ;
or Tree Island Kayaking . The last two provide day trips to the magnificent Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park (also known as Tree Island)
which we highly recommend or launch the kayak at the beach at Qualicum Bay, a nice semi-rural community. Close to Island Scallops, Fanny Bay Oysters, excellent oysters and seafood there are a number of places where you can buy fresh fish.
There are excellent farmer's markets at Qualicum Beach, 15 minutes drive, ; in Errington, 20 minutes drive, erringtonfarmersmarket.ca; and Comox Valley Farmers Market in Courtenay, 30 minutes drive, . All run on Saturday mornings, so if you want some fresh produce prior to checking in at 4 pm - these are great places to visit. There is a very excellent grocery store in Qualicum Beach (Quality Foods) and a good grocery store (Tomm's) at Bowser, 4 minutes north of the house. Bowser also has shops for liquor, gas, hardware, art, gifts, credit union, library and post office.
You will take BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo,
or from Tsawwassen to Duke Point, arriving fifteen minutes south of Nanaimo,
These are current schedules, but it's good to check as the schedule can change. We recommend that you make a reservation as in the summer the ferries can get booked which can mean waiting for the next ferry. Once in Nanaimo - you take Highway 19A . We recommend 19A as it is the older route that follows the coast, slower but more scenic and takes about one hour or more. Highway 19, the freeway, takes 45 minutes and you use the Horne Lake, Spider Lake exit and drop down to 19A, Island Highway West, and left (north-west) for aprox., three miles to Qualicum Bay.
We are located at Qualicum Bay ... on the ocean side. The best landmark is the Crown and Anchor Roadhouse Pub on the other side of the road about 200 meters from the house. The pub has good local music (bluegrass, country, acoustic etc) and the food is pretty decent. The Sandbar Café, 300 meters is a pleasant restaurant with live music jams several nights a week and Henry’s Kitchen a Chinese restaurant near by. A burger stand, taco stand and ice cream shop open for the summer in the same area.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Summer & Xmas
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$233|
In HIGH season, June 20, 2016 to September 10, 2016, rental is from Saturdays to Saturdays with no exceptions.
Rental Rates, Fees, Deposits and Cancellation Policy
a. The total Rental Fee is $1900 per week and includes any applicable taxes and other applicable charges to be paid at the time of booking, as well as a refundable security / damage deposit of $300, for a total of $2200. Shorter stays and fees will be decided on discussions with the Homeowner.
b. Guests must give notice of cancellation at least 60 days prior to the booking date in order to receive a refund. If, in the event of unforeseen circumstances the Guest cannot honor the reservation and must cancel within the 60 days, the Homeowner will do his best to rent the home, and if successful, will refund all funds paid by the Guest less any minimal costs associated with obtaining another Guest.
c. The security / damage deposit shall be refunded within 14 days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:
i. damage to the property or furnishings other than normal wear and tear;
ii. dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
iii. any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.