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Cosy log cottage nestled in the cedars, a stone's throw away from Drew Harbour

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom log cottage on 1/2 acre property close to beach.

Frog and Fern Cottage sleeps 5 with queen sized beds in each bedroom plus a single bunk. Each bed is made with cozy linens, duvets and quilts. The roomy bathroom has a separate shower and tub for 2. Fluffy towels provided. The fully equipped kitchen has all you need to make everything from cookies to a turkey. A washer and dryer are provided for your convenience after a day at the beach or a walk in the rain. The property has a private patio with a BBQ, sunny or shady spots to enjoy. You can choose a game of horseshoes on the lawn or a relaxing swing in the hammock with a good book. There is lots of room for children to safely play and explore the cedar and fern forest on the property. How many bird houses can you count?

stacey nielsen and lawrie bowles
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2017

About stacey nielsen and lawrie bowles

My husband Lawrie and I currently live next door to the Frog and Fern Cottage where we raise chickens and ducks and grow many of our vegetables.

We chose to move to Quadra island 11 years ago because of its natural beauty, outdoor opportunities and warm community spirit.

stacey nielsen and lawrie bowles purchased this cottage in 2007

Why stacey nielsen and lawrie bowles chose Vancouver Island

When we first moved next door to the cottage we imagined the fun of renovating it to a cosy vacation get away. It has a welcoming and cosy feel that seems perfect for families, couples or groups of friends building memories.

We enjoy filling it with our own family for special occasions.

The sound of the screen door slamming and the frogs chirping speak of holiday fun.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage has a heart. Our guests tell us they feel at home as soon as they open the front door.

The warmth of the logs, the skylights and the bright décor make inside cheerful even on rainy west coast days. The forest provides a peaceful retreat full of bird song and frog chatter.


Campbell River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • separate shower and tub. Tub fits two adults.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Cosy log cottage nestled in the cedars, a stone's throw away from Drew Harbour
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A log cabin in the woods — with all home comforts

  • 5 of 5

Frog and Fern was the most peaceful and secluded of five places the four of us stayed at during our three-week holiday in BC, and Stacey and Lawrie were very friendly and welcoming hosts. It was lovely to meet them and make their acquaintance.

We had selected Frog and Fern because we wanted to end the trip in a log cabin in the woods and it was everything we hoped it would be with all the comforts of home. It was a lovely place for the family to get together at the end of each day after our explorations of Quadra Island.

A 15-minute walk took us to the enclosed and sheltered bay of Drew Harbour and the unique formation of Rebecca Spit with its views to the mainland mountains. The walk out to the point of the Spit has to be one of the most beautiful we've ever done. A half hour or so drive took us to Surge Narrows where we really felt we were in the wilderness of BC, and the views from Chinese Mountain were fabulous.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect accomodation and location

  • 5 of 5

Quadra Island is a lovely destination – it has a laid back island feel but there are plenty of activities and lots of places to explore. We really appreciated the travel tips and suggestions from Stacey and Lawrie, particularly the swim and picnic at Village Bay Lake.

The cottage is ideally located – bike rentals, kayak rentals and the Grocery store are just down the road. Tennis courts are 5 minutes drive away. The cottage was so lovely, clean and very well equipped that we ended up BBQing and eating at the cottage more often that going put for dinner.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta

John & Kathy

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed 4 nights and this was our first trip to Quadra Island. The cottage was very well set up for us and in a great location. It was clean, and decorated with so many nice little touches. We were so close to Heriot Bay, and Rebecca Spit Provincial Park. The owners were very friendly and helpful. I loved the bathroom and the beautiful claw tub. Our only small complaint was that no beach towels were provided, and that would be helpful to travelers coming by plane, where luggage and weight is restricted to bring their own. Besides that, it was a lovely cottage, well equipped and a great location. We definitely will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect accommodation on Quadra

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our 4 month old baby and grandparents stayed at the cottage for 2 nights. We were on Quadra for a little family get together with the rest of the family at a nearby resort. The cabin worked out perfectly for our needs and was very economical for 4 adults compared to staying at a resort. Was clean and perfectly prepared with everything you need. In a beautiful area and so close to the beach! Beautiful landscaping and cute outdoor patio.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Westminster, BC

An EXCELLENT vacation destination: The Frog and Fern Cottage on Quadra Island, BC

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from city life and noises, you have found the destination.

No sirens, no garbage trucks, no semi trailers and no grid lock.

The Cottage, a Panabode log construction comes fully equipped.

There is no need to a pre-trip grocery shop either, as just down the sleepy roadway you will find two Tru- Value grocery stores. They both carry fabulous produce, meats, dry and frozen foods, as well as a fully stocked wine and liquor store.

The Frog and Fern is located between Hariot Bay and Rebecca Spit on a wooded lot filled with rhodos and natural ferns. You will find some cleverly placed frogs throughout the property.

We HIGHLY recommend a stay at this location and ensure you that your stay will be both restful and recharging.

The bathroom offers a choice of a super large tub and a walk-in shower.

Vehicle parking is either covered or non-covered, and is literally a few steps from the side or front doors.

You will not be disappointed in your decision to stay at the Frog and Fern, but you will be disappointed when your stay ends!

Enjoy your time at this Quadra Island get away.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do the place justice, the house and grounds are much much nicer the whole area is wonderful, the owners live next door and provided us with everything we needed, the house is very very well equipped and we had the most wonderful stay, a super large tub and even the towels brand new and so many of them, the bedding excellent quality the kitchen ware, the TV and lots of DVD;s and books and much more, very quiet area but close to everything and the sea, the owners even cut some fresh beans from their garden and brought them ,... what else can you ask for ?

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Campbell River, B.C.
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Heriot Bay Inn
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Campbell River-Quadra Island
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Quadra Links
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Heriot Bay Inn
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Rebecca Spit
Car: recommended

Does relaxing and unwinding, experiencing breathtaking coastal landscapes, enjoying a great hike, or kayaking in the beautiful and sheltered Discovery Channel or our renowned Village Lakes sound like what you need?

The Frog and Fern Cottage is a cozy 2 bedroom (sleeps 5) log vacation home located in a peaceful, rural area of one of the most sought after pristine islands on BC’s southern coast. Our cottage comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, but fine dining is an option nearby, along with all your shopping requirements. The cottage comes with all you need including a 2 person tub and a washer/dryer.

Quadra is also well known for its arts culture. Many of our island studios are open year-round. Kayak adventures and rentals, as well as bicycle rentals, are also available nearby and beautiful Rebecca Spit Provincial Park is only a few minutes walk away. Hiking trails to challenge all levels are well maintained and accessible.


Rates & Availability

Campbell River Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 11 2016 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$25/person/night over 5 $18.36

25% deposit required to confirm reservation payable by e-tranfer, cheque or credit card. Balance payable on arrival.
Deposit minus $25.00 service charge refunded with one month notice. Cancellation with less notice forfeits deposit.

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