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Accepting Monthly Bookings - Downtown Comox-Walk to Restaurants, Marina, & Shops

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Private Comox Accommodation - Lovely gardens-Walk to Restaurants, Shops & Marina

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Come stay at The Roost. This is one of two tastefully decorated apartments at The Perch on Birch in the Comox Valley. The Roost with its rustic modern flair has a well appointed kitchen with everything you need for your home away from home. Including a full size ceramic top stove, over the range microwave, fridge and small appliances such as blender and mixer. Relax in the open living area with leather furniture, flat screen TV, DVD player and Wifi. Sleep in the very comfortable queen size bed with cozy silk duvet in a private bedroom. Enjoy a heated tile floor in the bathroom that includes a tub and shower combo. Guests also have their own in-suite laundry, complete with detergent.

These Comox 'Gems', as described by many guests, are situated in very peaceful setting. Guests enjoy a private entrance with outdoor garden seating area and barbeque. Views of gardens and wild fauna can be seen from any window.

Enjoy nibbling on fresh blueberries, raspberries, sugar snap peas and other delights during the growing season. These Comox vacation rentals are less than a 5 minute walk to town. Experience exquisite dining just blocks away. Hike the nearby trails through the woods to the spectacular Goose Spit beach. There you can also watch the beautiful eagles soar. Deer are common visitors to the property. A 30 minute drive gets you to Mt. Washington Alpine resort, which offers both winter and summer recreation. Comox Valley is a golfers delight offering many levels of fine golf courses, with one only 1 block away.

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Karen Robinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Karen Robinson

I was born and raised in Victoria and moved to the Comox Valley in 1994. I retired from the RCMP as a 911 Operator & Police Dispatcher in 2010. Prior to that I was a ski instructor on Mt Washington Alpine Resort. Speaking other languages has been a lifelong goal of mine and I've always loved meeting people from both Canada and abroad. Whenever I have traveled, locals have always treated me wonderfully and welcomed me into their lives. This inspired me to 'pay it forward'. It seemed only natural to have my own vacation rental so I could meet and help other vacationers enjoy their holiday in the Comox Valley.

Karen Robinson purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Karen Robinson chose Comox Valley

The Roost, part of The Perch on Birch, is located on one of my favourite lanes in Comox. With the Comox Golf Course located at the end of the road leading to a lovely foot path and the many fauna that make Birch Ave their home, this location is somewhat of a haven. I have always made a point of passing by this property on my walks since 2003, each time thinking it would make a great rental property. When the property came up for sale in 2011, I did not hesitate to purchase it. After much hard work, my dream of converting two of the units into beautiful vacation rentals has been realized. The gardens are now looking beautiful as I continue to transform this once neglected property into a lovely Comox gem.

What makes this apartment unique

Although Comox Vallley is not a large city, it boasts some of the finest restaurants offering many delicious cuisines. Having several of these restaurants in walking distance makes for a wonderful outing while staying at The Roost at The Perch on Birch.

The Comox Airforce Base is used by the famous Snowbirds every April. Some of their incredible patterns can be viewed right from the rental property. This is the perfect place to stay during Vancouver Island Music Festival held every July as you are steps away from the bus stop and a few minutes drive to the shuttle bus parking lot.

The annual Filberg Festival and Comox Nautical Days held every August long weekend (BC Day) are just a few blocks away. This makes it ideal for guests to enjoy the festivities in a carefree manner with hassle-free parking.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Accepting Monthly Bookings - Downtown Comox-Walk to Restaurants, Marina, & Shops
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

A gem indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Small but well thought out, with everything (and more) that one could think of, plus a great location. Short walk to Comox Avenue shops and restaurants (enjoyed Monday pasta nights at Toscano's), supermarket, Marina and many trails. Easy to book and Karen very helpful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your compliments M & J. I appreciate you taking the time to write your very informative review. I am glad you could take advantage of the close proximity to shops, restaurants and trails. It was so fun to have your little grandson give me the grand tour and a real pleasure to meet you all. We're off to Toscano's next Monday thanks to you! Please come back again.
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A gem

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our stay at The Roost. Karen was a perfect host -- accommodating and clear in all of her communications with us. And the place really beat all of our expectations. It is spotlessly clean, comfortable, tranquil, outfitted with everything you might need...really, just perfect. The pictures give you a sense but they don't fully convey how sweet this rental is. We hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments G & C. I am so glad The Roost beat your expectations. I really appreciate you found my property to be spotless, comfortable and stocked with everything one needs for a home away from home. It is hard to convey how tranquil it is, so close to town; I'm glad you found it so. Please come back!!
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Comox's Finest!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Roost for a month. We had previously stayed in the Perch and found them equally delightful. The location is excellent for trail walks, grocery store, coffee shops, restaurants and the harbour where you can purchase sea food straight off the boats. There is a very reliable, local bus service. The accomodation is immaculate, very comfy and has everything one needs. The owner goes out of her way to make guests feel welcome and ensures their comfort throughout their stay. We highly recommend the Roost or Perch for short or long term stays.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review S & R. It was really great to see you enjoying your walks to the marina, the trails, and experiencing the gluten free bakery and the fish & chip restaurants surrounding the area. I am glad you found The Roost to be immaculate and comfy. I especially liked seeing your family visit you at your home away from home. I hope you will come back.
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here while exploring the Comox Valley for a weekend. The location is very central and there are several sights within walking distance including the grocery store and a few cafes and restaurants.

The accomodation was really beautiful and very clean. We were completely comfortable here and would recommend this to anyone wanting to sty in Comox. The little touches like fresh flowers and a little welcome basket made us feel at home. There is also a nice yard to relax in with a early morning coffee or afternoon beverage.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. I am glad you both enjoyed the extra little touches in The Roost and found it to be an ideal location for accommodation in Comox. You really can't beat the close proximity to the great cafe's, restaurants and other amenities. Please come back again so you can enjoy more of the garden in the nice weather.
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Extremely quiet comfortable retreat - walkable to all amenities.

  • 5 of 5

All necessities plus many extras have been thought of and added to make a stay very! comfortable. Super clean with the bonus of a washer / dryer. Comox has beautiful scenery, a great many tasty eateries, tennis courts and a very good grocery store all within pleasant walking distance. Check out scenery @ Goose Spit & Holmes Point (just 2 of many! places if you have a car), eats @ Benino Gelato and Rocky Mountain Cafe (downtown) and Atlas Cafe in Courtney. What a paradise with a lovely hostess. Thanks ever so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janice & Glen for your lovely compliment and review. Its so nice you appreciated all the little extras provided to make your stay enjoyable. Comox really is paradise and staying at here at The Perch on Birch makes it easier to take it all in. I hope you will come back again!
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The Roost-Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This 1 bedroom unit is perfect on so many levels. The location is so close to shopping, restaurants, hiking trails and all the action that goes on near the marina. The pictures and listing details are extremely accurate and in addition the owner is very knowledgeable and helpful about things to do in the area. She is friendly and easy to talk to.

I would recommend this accommodation any of my friends or any couple wanting to stay in a place with all the comforts of a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review Stu. I'm glad you were able to get out and explore the nearby trails and the Comox marina; a favourite spot for me to watch the sunset with some take out sushi!. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you'll come back again to experience many of the other great things the Comox Valley has to offer.
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Comox Valley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Black Fin Pub
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Nanaimo, B.C. (Departure Bay)
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Comox Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Hwy 19A, Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Martine's Bistro, Toscano's, Sushi Kobo
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Mt. Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Goose Spit
Car: not necessary

Just 3 blocks from the Filberg Lodge open year round to view the botanical gardens and location of annual Filberg Festival. The Farmer's Market held Saturdays is a must see. Purchase fresh seafood right from the fishing boats at the marina. Pickup your fresh produce from nearby Seiffert's vegetable farm. Enjoy walking the sandbars at nearby beaches. Drive to Mt Washington to hike alpine meadows in the summer and snow sports in the winter.


Rates & Availability

Comox Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017 June-Sept
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 June-Sept
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

WEEKLY - JUNE - SEPT $750. Book any two week period and receive $100 discount.
- OCT - MAY $660. Book any two week period and receive $100 discount.
- OCT - MAY $110
No applicable taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Comox Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Lovely heated tile floor in bathroom. 4 piece bath has tub/shower. Bathtub safety rail equipment available for those with limited mobility.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed in private bedroom Roll away cot (single bed) for extra guest.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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