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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Unique Private Peninsula And Island On Saanich Inlet

*Ocean-front guest cottage. Private peninsula, island.

*Property has been in our family for three generations

*A refuge for people, and a haven for wildlife

*Private beach access.

*360 degree views

*Relax or go exploring. Lots to see and do.

*Quiet rural neighbourhood. Organic farms, vineyards

*Perfect for walking, cycling, wildlife viewing, photography, reading, painting, water activities.

*Abundant wildlife and native west-coast vegetation.

*A birding/wildlife-viewing paradise! Where bald eagles soar, seals, and otters frolic.

*Unique/varied rock formations; tidal pools, fossils.

*Arborists' dream. Rare trees...growing through deck!

*Magnificent sunsets from every window

*Fresh air, envigorating ocean breezes

*Clear night skies; stars, meteor showers, moon-rivers

*Living waters; sealife, bioluminescence, lapping waves

*Winter storm watching... up close, warm and dry!

*Water activities; Beachcombing, kayaking, snorkeling

*Near Galloping Goose and Lochside trail cycling paths

*10 minutes from the seaside town of Sidney, and 30 minutes to Victoria

*Rich in history!

More Details

Cordelia Mcintosh
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Cordelia Mcintosh

Coal Point consists of a private peninsula, connected by a footbridge to a small island named after our eldest son. It has been a home-away-from-home for many international visitors over the years. I am trilingual (English, German and some French). I love sharing the natural beauty of this area with my guests, and all it has to offer. Our family is committed to preserving the natural beauty of this unique property for the next generation.

Cordelia Mcintosh purchased this cottage in 1958

Why Cordelia Mcintosh chose Vancouver Island

Our cottage has been in the family for 3 generations. Visitors always remark on how special this property is. It has inspired both artists and writers. It is truly a refuge in every sense. We feel privileged to observe wildlife in its natural setting from our home on a daily basis. Seasonal changes attract different wildlife, and offer exceptional and varied viewing experiences year-round.

What makes this cottage unique

360 degree views. Steps from the beach. Exclusive access to private island. Hot tub overlooks the sights and sounds of beautiful Saanich Inlet. Listen to the seagulls call, the sea lions bark, the waves rolling into shore. Relax in the hammock under our grove of Oak trees. Storm watch during winter months. Snorkel/dive and enjoy abundant sea creatures. Spring herring run makes the ocean come alive with wildlife. Amazing sunsets. Tidal pools. Summer bioluminescence! A 'foodies' delight!...Enjoy visits to a local organic farm stand, winery or fresh fish market in Sidney. Close to amenities, ferry, airport. Near Lochside Trail and Galloping Goose cycle paths.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear McIntosh family,

Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality. I have lived in Canada for over 10 years, I have travelled from coast to coast; and yet I have never met anyone as loving and as hospitable as you. Your home is made up of a unique combination of beauty, love, warmth and hospitality. We always enjoy coming back here- It's our home, so far away from home. Thank you, and may God bless you like you bless us all the time.
Aug 2011
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North Saanich Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Newly renovated bathroom (2015), complete with two person soaker bathtub, and separate shower stall. "Grohe" bathroom fixture. High-end Miele Washer and dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with queen size bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
average rating of 4.888889 based on 46 reviews

Much needed peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I spent five wonderful days here and could not have been more pleased. As others have said Cordelia and John are amazing hosts. When I told Cordelia we were coming in by ferry she offered to pick us up and most days she had great advice on what to see and do and great dining recommendations. We truly enjoyed getting to know them.

The cabin was really comfortable and well equipped; the kitchen had everything we needed and we made a few of our meals here because we didn't want to miss any time hanging out on the deck, watching the boats pass, staring at the beautiful view and sunsets. Loved the remodeled bathroom with big tub and super deluxe shower. During our time we enjoyed seeing the raccoons, neighborhood deer, Heron and a seal and/or otter swimming by. The cabin is a great place to stay if you want peace and privacy but would like to be within driving distance to restaurants and other activities. It's not in the thick of things and thats what we loved about it.

In addition to all the island has to offer, there are many activities nearby. We found some nice hikes, roadside farms where you can pick up delicious produce and gourmet food products, a great place for cider tasting and a high end french restaurant.

We hope to return someday soon

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the most perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Cordelia and John for their wonderful hospitality at this most extraordinary getaway. We returned to Canada from the UK this year and stayed with various friends throughout our fortnight's holiday, travelling quite a bit. In the midst of this we treated ourselves to a two-day escape at Coal Point as we were desperate to return there. We were not disappointed. This is a perfect, unique slice of heaven. All we wanted to do was sit and stare at the view and enjoy the kayaks. There is lots to do if you have a little longer than we did. It's the perfect place whatever style of holiday you are after. The accommodation is luxury, the facilities fantastic and the bed is one of the most comfortable ever; very important for weary travellers! The view is unbeatable and Cordelia and John could not have been kinder. Cordelia even helped us solve our present-buying hunt for children with some recommendations for local books. We really hope to return again. It's the best place that we have ever stayed. Perfect! PS: If you go into Sidney, then we highly recommend breakfast at the Five & Dime Diner. Delicious!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sussex England

What a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The location of the cottage is fantastic, right on the point with wonderful uninterrupted views across the bay to Salt Spring. It is rustic and cosy, fully equipped and literally at the waters edge - you fall asleep to to lapping murmurs, and sitting in the hot tub at sunset is like being in heaven. There is wildlife all round - seals, eagles, herons and much more. It is extremely private, the owners house is just a few yards away but does not overlook.

Cordelia and John were kindness itself. They presented us with a $20 voucher for use in one of the Sidney restaurants and when we said we were considering taking a bus into Victoria, they insisted in driving us in and took us for a scenic tour round all the sights.

Despite the secluded nature of the cottage, it is only 5 minutes from the ferry terminal, 5 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes to Sidney which is a lovely little town.

To any prospective renters, the advice is don't waste time looking at any other properties, just book it!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, cozy, spotlessly clean cabin in an absolutely gorgeous location. The property owners are onsite but not obtrusive, and offered daily suggestions for activities and local information. We really enjoyed the use of the two kayaks to explore the bay, and spent endless time admiring the view and watching the wildlife from the deck. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parry Sound Ontario Canada

Late February/early March vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful couple of weeks at Coal Point Cottage. Great location---perfect for us away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to everything we needed. Loved the wildlife especially the crazy ducks, the eagles and Pumpkin (just kidding). Your cottage was beautiful and your hospitality out of this world. Thanks again for everything, Lynne and Brydon

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Before the moment we arrived we were definitely taken care of! Cordelia was prompt with emails and extra photographs which was very much appreciated.

When we arrived Cordelia and John where there to meet us and give us the tour of the property with interesting history tidbits and to show us the perfect cottage for 2. There was even a light lunch waiting for us upon arrival not to mention the bottle of champagne for us to celebrate the new year in with. We were also given a coupon card for a couple of restaurants nearby which we took advantage of and totally enjoyed.

The cottage was warm and comfortable and well appointed and if you where missing anything all you had to do was ask and it was supplied immediately. Being just after Christmas there was even a cute Christmas tree which definitely added extra ambiance to the cottage.The sweeping views of the inlet which was ever changing was beautiful, we spent hours just sitting and watching..... beautiful!!

Cordelia texted us every day with suggestions for day excursions and places to shop suggestion is try and do as many of them as you can because everything she mentioned was spot on and we were never disappointed.

I forgot to mention. this trip was a surprise 50th Birthday present for my husband, and Cordelia even gave him a beautiful bottle of wine which of course I had to help him consume (hahaha)which was extremely nice and unexpected of her to do.

There is also a great hot tub on the property which we had full private use of even though it's a short distance from the cottage and being December we had to gear ourselves up for the dash but it was well worth it.

We both thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the cottage and we were sorry to leave the peace and tranquility of it all...It is extremely easy to forget the hustle and bustle of daily life while you are at Coal Point Cottage it's a perfect place to unwind and relax.

Cordelia and John were the epitome of perfect hosts which made our stay extra special which will stay in our minds for years to come. Coal Point Cottage is at the top of our list of vacation rentals to revisit and we are highly recommending it to our friends and family

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

North Saanich Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $75

Rates are based on double occupancy and subject to change until confirmed with owner.

An additional damage deposit/housekeeping fee is required, and varies depending on the length of stay. Minimum $100. Price is negotiable for a multi-week booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Deep Cove Chalet
"French dining at it's finest with spectacular views of Coal Point and Saanich Inlet."
Deep Cove Market
Muse Winery
"Wine tasting, summer concerts, art shows, store, seasonal brunch. "
Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Ardmore Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Patricia Bay Highway (#17)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Deep Cove Chalet
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
In front of cottage
Car: necessary


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