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A peaceful retreat at the edge of the forest

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Gibsons Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 1/2 Acre Estate. 1 1/2 Acres of Gardens & 2 Acres Of Ravine

This forest retreat away from the bustle of the city is almost entirely surrounded by trees. Ten minute drive from the Langdale Ferry is a wonderful home base for exploring the coast, or just staying warm and cozy by the fireplace. The house is a spacious 3 bedroom chalet style home with huge wrap-around sundecks overlooking our private yard, gardens and forest wilderness ravine. The upper bedrooms have private decks, and a sitting room with a library/lounge, a short drive to picturesque beaches, Gibsons’ seaside village cafes, restaurants, and the local mall.

Your home away from home is equipped with high speed internet, Wi-Fi, 55' plasma cable TV, Play station , DVD player. The yard is an oasis with a pond, palm trees and more than 20 different types of trees. If you enjoy peace and privacy this is your dream location.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Glen Nikkel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Glen Nikkel

My name is Glen and I am a 60 year old bachelor. I was born just outside of Winnipeg to a military family. I moved to Vancouver in 1972 and worked as a carpenter/contractor and ran a successful business for 15 years. This is a whole new life for my dog Sheba and I .I have wanted to live here on the Sunshine Coast for the last 30 years. Here I am now living the dream.

Glen Nikkel purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Glen Nikkel chose Sunshine Coast

I chose this property because there is so much room. We can accommodate large gatherings. The home has a very warm feeling inside with 25 ft. high ceilings finished in pine. The open concept, huge windows and all the native art give it west coast character. I have travelled all over the world and I have learned the best holiday in the ones with the lest amount of travel to be the most relaxing . A short drive. A 40 minute ferry ride. Puts you in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

What makes this chalet unique

Native art decorates every wall. There are many beautiful and original pieces. The old growth trees are massive. The 2 acre ravine is a nature paradise/rain forest. Pet friendly to well behaved K9s. Motorcycle rider’s paradise with winding roads along the ocean and old growth forests.To make your holiday more enjoyable, we have tried to think of everything and include it in a binder.

Watch for it on the coffee table. It is easy reading and should answer all your questions. It covers the jet tub, fireplace, phone, laundry facilities, board games, TV Channels, phone numbers, and more.

It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the “How To’s” of the house when you arrive.


based on 32 traveler reviews

A peaceful retreat at the edge of the forest
average rating of 4.6875 based on 32 reviews

Lovely spot!

  • 4 of 5

Glen had the place tip top for our stay and the wood fire going to warm us up! Lots of sleeping corners and areas to spread out. Lovely way to spend the holiday with family!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomfield, NM

Beautiful, quiet for outside entertaining

  • 4 of 5

Nice, easy check in/out with friendly owner on property. Many amenities for hosting parties - outside. Kitchen has everything but small and not too handy. Could use shower downstairs. Beautiful small view thru trees to ocean and lovely setting. Good beds. Big rooms but front entry has to go thru bedroom to get to great room - so use the side entrance from large, yes awesome deck with grill, music, etc. Dog friendly with toys in yard already! We only had 5 adults when I expected more adults and some children so didn't get to use the large, groomed yard (complete with bear scat!) much. Good washing machine and dryer which we made use of and well stocked with towels. All in all, a beautiful home and would stay again. A great place for large family reunion. Actually, I wish we had gotten to use all the amenities more, but we were always off busy with wedding activities. Oh well, it was great to come back to for some rest!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location great house excellent host. We truly enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Great Multi Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our party consist of 3 families with a total of 5 children under age of 5. All the kids had a blast at Glen's home. They say it is the best house EVER for playing hide and seek. They also had a great time playing soccer and just running around in the large backyard we almost did not need to bring them out to the beach. We have two large dogs with us and they enjoyed roaming around freely in the backyard as well. The deck was awesome for the adults to mingle. Glen was very friendly and helpful, he gave us some of the most delicious fruits I have ever tasted (I think they were plums?) and he also offered to help when we had car troubles. Overall a very enjoyable experience. My only suggestion would be for Glen to provide more fans for the guests as the house does get quite hot on a nice summer day.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Girls' Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Glen's home was a perfect place for 6 friends for a Girls Getaway. The home is full of beautiful original carvings and art, has a large dining area, living room and deck with a feeling of plenty of space everywhere, has enough sleeping spots for 6 individuals, and was stocked with everything we could need. Glen was there to greet us and introduce the house but left us our privacy. He has put together a "tourist information" binder with brief descriptions of restaurants, beaches, hikes and other information, which we found useful in planning our explorations of the area. We had a problem with the microwave and Glen fixed it immediately without disturbing our privacy at all. Even though the home is in a quiet, secluded forest setting, it is just a 5 minute drive from unique shopping, local artisans, beautiful beaches and great restaurants. It was very easy to get to the highway and easy to find from the ferry. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and the kids loved the beach. The place is great, the beach is 5 min drive,the house is close to everything but quiet. The rooms are big and clean.Glen was very nice to let us book his place a day before our trip, which I was struggling finding a place to rent. Thank you Glen .All in all a good place and an absolute recommendation!


  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Langdale Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sunshine Coast Gulf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Sunshine Coast HWY
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Gumboot Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Chesterman Beach
Car: recommended

Gibsons, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Coast & Mountains, British Columbia Canada (90 minute travel from Vancouver includes a 40 minute Ferry ride).

Check in time is 4.00 pm and check out time is 11.00am


Rates & Availability

Gibsons Chalet Rental Rates

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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $113 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rate is baced on 6 guests.Addional guest $25.oo per person.
Check in time is 4.00pm and check out time is 11.00 am.
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Gibsons Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Masterbedroom ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , closet orginiser and private deck.Valted pine ceilings
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV and library sitting room
    GreenRoom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Games room with dart board setup
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has double bed on bottom and single up
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3 piece ensuite
  • Master bedroom has a king size bed with a double hide a bed and private bathroom ,shower,toilet and pedestal sink
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Driving instructions;Follow the Highway (ROUTE 101) straight ahead up the hill, going left at the top at STEWARD RD/ROUTE 101. Turn slight right onto NORTH RD/ROUTE 101. Keep following the road until SUNSHINE COAST HWY/ROUTE 101 and turn right. Go straight on the SUNSHINE COAST HWY until LOWER ROAD. Turn left off the highway to LOWER ROAD. Take another immediate left onto PINE STREET. Follow the road along until it turns right onto Maple Road and 506 will be the first house on the left. Pull in to the driveway at your front door

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