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Cordelia Mcintosh

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german

Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cordelia Mcintosh (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german

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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Coal Point Cottage in Deep Cove
average rating of 4.878788 based on 43 reviews


  • 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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Fair Oaks. CA

The Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful spot for a lovely weekend getaway for my husband and me. We were only unhappy that we couldn't stay longer. From the first email reservation request until we pulled out of the driveway for our return home, Cordelia and John worked to make our trip flawless. Cordelia was very responsive to any questions before our arrival and made sure we had all the information we needed. Even though our plane was delayed and we arrived late, she met us and gave us a thorough tour of the cottage. She had even left eggs, milk, bagels, and jam for our breakfast the next morning - not to mention the lovely plate of smoked salmon and cheese sandwiches that awaited us as well. She and John even invited us into their home for a glass of wine and some warm conversation. Throughout our stay, Cordelia provided suggestions for activities, places to eat, and things to do. While the cottage is absolutely charming and the location is fabulous, it is undoubtedly Cordelia and John's hospitality that we will long remember and which makes us hope we can return to Coal Point very soon. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond, British Columbia

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

With spectacular ocean views from every angle of this cottage, I was in awe of all the beauty nature has to offer here at Coal Point cottage. I just spent 3 lovely days here . Cordelia was such a gracious host and went over and above to make our stay perfect. I cannot state enough of how very beautiful this place is. We were lucky to see dolphins, seals and hear the whales while sitting on our deck. A very memorable trip and I would definately return again. Thank you !

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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British Columbia

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Coal Point Cottage is a lovely spot - incredible views and heavenly peace and quiet. How can you beat sitting in bed with a cup of coffee and enjoying the ever changing scenery of the ocean at your doorstep. As wonderful as the views are, what makes Coal Point so special is the grace and care offered by the cottage owners, Cordelia and John. We have rented many cottages but I don't think we've ever encountered an owner like Cordelia. She genuinely cares that her guests have a wonderful experience. She does so in a very unobtrusive way, providing information by email and allowing you to enjoy the privacy and quiet of this special place. Special thanks for all your efforts, Cordelia, for making arrangements so that we could enjoy our small boat while staying with you. I also wanted to mention that our damage deposit was returned promptly. I hope we're able to return soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

North Saanich Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $76

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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Vancouver Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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