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Nola or Brad

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english


37 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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105ft of Waterfront, right on the beach...House and Cabin, Sleeps 12, 5 Kayaks!

Life is better at the beach! The house and cabin are located on a gorgeous 105 ft of waterfront property, in Qualicum Bay. This is a picture postcard area of Vancouver Island! Our goal is to respond to your inquiry within 4 hours or less.

***Please Note**The house sleeps max 8, the cabin max 4, additional small child or baby no extra charge. Summer Season and Standard Pricing, pricing includes BOTH house and cabin for up to 12 guests.

We are located approx 1hr from the Departure bay Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo and 45 min from the airport in Comox.

Excellent gathering place for family and friends! We love to see generational families gathered here. Beautiful beach walks and star lit beach fires. The tides have been very high this season, hitting the edge of our property. Impressive storms have created incredible views, with lots of wave action. The tidal pools have been teeming with fish, crabs, starfish, etc. The sunroom is a cozy room to watch the sun rise and set, and the wild life activity on the water. Rain or shine, the sunroom gives you an amazing waterfront view of the ocean and its ever changing view. See herons, seals, fish jump, bald eagles, mallards, geese, bunnies, deer, and many more varieties. There is a fire pit outdoors, surrounded by lawns. There are four separate outdoor spaces created, allowing room for all to enjoy either the sun or shade.

Take time to relax in the hot tub 41 ft away from oceans waves and soak away the days activities. Hot tub cover has an easy lift system to remove it.

Ideal family home located on waterfront in Qualicum Bay. There are 6 Provincial Parks in our area. Nile Creek and Qualicum River are spots where locals love to fish from the shores, 10min away. Up the road from us is the best home made pizza!, a mini market, Government Liquor Store, Coffee Shop, Local Cafe on water side has awesome coconut prawns. Tidal Tacos beach vendor is 1 minute away with the best fish tacos ! Come Zone is there too with 32 flavours of ice cream

The town centre of Qualicum is 10min away, with lovely quaint shops, wonderful restaurants and cafes. Vintage Candy Shop, Natural Health Stores, and on Saturday from 8am till noon, a Farmers Market! The local grocery store has an excellent selection and great pricing. Island Scallops are across the street and French Creek Marina offers fresh catch for seafood lovers. Excellent location to visit Long Beach, Tofino, Victoria, Coombs Market, Cathedral Grove, Horne Lake Caves. Wild Life Recovery Center, Fish Hatchery, Marine Station,Cheese Works, Wineries, Milner Gardens, Northwest Raptors (Duncan) and much more. Many excellent golf courses within minutes from our home. One is up the road and they serve awesome fish and chips. Many many bike and walking trails nearby. Spider Lake is 5min away and ideal for those who love a fresh water lake day!

Cameron Lake and Qualicum Falls are both 15-20min drive, picturesque beauty! Wonderful swimming and picnic areas, natural wonderlands.

This is a family friendly home, equipped with play pen, stroller,high chair, toddler fold up stroller, baby monitor, children's toys, childrens life jackets, and beach toys. Three sides of house, cabin, and yard have a 4ft high chain link fence,as well a front gate across driveway for added protection for your children.

We have a sandy beach area on the property for hours of sandcastle building, and a covered gazebo area to relax in the shade and enjoy the view or read a good book. For outdoor entertaining, enjoy two separate deck areas with table and chairs, small child's picnic table and chairs.

Additional chairs, beach blankets, beach towels for your use. Badminton, 4 recreational kayaks and many floaties and beach toys. All kayaks and water toys are available at no additional fee, however you use at your own risk, and we definitely ask that you and your party wear life jackets, many sizes are provided. Docking station for your iPhone or iPad for your tunes!

*105ft of waterfront with easy walk on access

*nothing is as relaxing as the sound of the waves!!

*1654sq ft HOME:

*Sleeps 8

*Master Bedroom, King Bed, Ensuite, Jetted Soaker Tub

*2nd/3rd Bedrooms, Queen Beds

*TV wall mounted in one bedroom

* deluxe inflatable queen size bed (can be located in sun room or living room OR as master bedroom is large, inflatable bed can be set up in that room as well, or in the cabin)

*20x12 Sunroom, 180 Degree Ocean View with three walls of floor to ceiling windows! New Travertine Tile, Skylights, Bar Area (lots of wineglasses!)

*tastefully decorated

*Well equipped kitchen, pass thru window to serving bar in sun room for easy entertaining

*Oak desk with full ocean view.

*SONY Sound dock station, compatible with iPhone and iPad for music, DVD players in cabin and house, WIFI, CD Player in house

*Full Laundry supplies

*Well stocked kitchen, including spices, condiments, coffee, flour, sugar, oil, vinegar, basic fridge condiments such as salad dressings, mustard, relish, ketchup, etc.

*Quality linens and Bedding

*52inch flat screen TV

*Wall Mounted TV in 2nd bedroom

*wood stove

*Play pen and Graco Expedition Stroller, Baby Bedding, Baby Monitor, Toddler fold up stroller by Cosmo

*Childrens toys and books/games, great selection for your children to enjoy!

*4 recreational kayaks


*Upper deck with barbq with 4 patio chairs

*14x14 Cedar deck on yard level with patio table, large umbrella, and 6 patio chairs

*Gazebo on waters edge to enjoy shade and solitude with chairs an serving tray/table, IKEA wicker loungers

*Hot tub, seats 6

*Sandy beach area

*Fire pit

*4 recreational kayaks for our guest use

*water toys! snorkel, fins, skim boards, tubes, badminton, hula hoops, sand toys, wagon and small bikes for kids, floaties and kids floaties, wet suits,

CABIN: Pricing shown includes BOTH house AND cabin

The cabin is located behind the home with an ocean view from the living room window

*585 sqft totally renovated cabin

*One bedroom, queen size bed

*New flooring thru out, laminate and tile

*New shower tile, kitchen tile

*New windows and window coverings

*Nautical Decor

*Fridge and Stove

*Well equipped kitchen

* Living room, which features a futon for additional sleeping (double size ) TV with cable,WIFI, DVD player

*Private sitting area (covered) with cabinet of toys for children outside of cabin

We are easy to find on the scenic old island highway, located 10min from Qualicum Town Center.

Within 30 Miles:

*Parksville Beaches *Golf*Mini Golf (3)* Famous Coombs Market*Cathedral Grove*Golf (6 courses)*French Creek Marina*Wildlife Recovery Center*Horne Lake Caves*Unlimited Trails*Milner Gardens*Englishmen River Falls*Qualicum Falls*Art Gallery*Denman and Hornby Islands*Qualicum Cheese Works and Winery*

travel a few more miles south to Victoria or west to Tofino, Long Beach.

It is possible that you may never leave the property as it is so tranquil with ever changing views of wildlife, tide action, beach combing. The view by day can only be matched by the incredible sunsets at night, enjoyed from the hot tub, or sun room with 180* view. This is a NO smoking, NO pets allowed property. Check in time is after 4pm, check out time is Noon, 12pm. In Non summer months we can try to accommodate an earlier check in time or later check out if possible. Thank you

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Nola or Brad (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Nola or Brad

Island born and raised, and an islander at heart, the best days for us are days we spend at the beach with family and friends.

Nola or Brad purchased this house in 2013

Why Nola or Brad chose Vancouver Island

Its been our life long dream to live on the waters edge, we love the sound of the waves, and the antics of the seals and pups. It is ideally located in the heart of the island with access to all ammenities

What makes this house unique

We stood on the the seawall, an looked at the ocean vista and said to each other, 'this is it....'


based on 37 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We are a 3 generation family that had the pleasure of staying at this fantastic house. There is a big safe yard for the kids to play in and a hot tub for the adults. Fantastic views all day long and great beachcombing as the tide changes. Also perfectly situated for visiting all the great nearby lakes, towns and parks. Nola is great to work with. Thanks Nola for the great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Qualicum Beach At Its Best!

  • 5 of 5

I just got home from staying a week at Nola and Brad's. I've lost count at how many times I've stayed here but it's been at least six times and at different times of the year. Each time of year has its own beauty. In the summer you can spend your day scouring the beach for the elusive moon snail shell, or just relaxing in one of many lounge chairs. Nola and Brad have made different areas where you can have some personal quiet time or gather together for family dinners. In the winter you can snuggle up in the sun room while the wood burning fireplace in the living room keeps you toasty warm, and watch the waves as they crash against the shore. No matter what time of year you go you will be always be reaching for a pair of binoculars checking out the wildlife like, bald eagles, sea lions, deer, and sea otters.

Nola has a flair for making her home and cabin warm and inviting and the home is equipped with everything you may need and more! Children are very welcome and there are numerous activities to keep them busy. For the "big" children you can always take one of the kayaks out onto the water and then return back to the property with a dip in the hot tub .

Should you need to venture out, the town of Bowser has a beautiful gallery called The Salish Sea. Everything in the gallery has been created by artists on the Salish Sea. The town of Qualicum is charming and a good place to stock up on groceries.Besides the view which is breathtaking, I will save the best for last. Your hosts Nola and Brad, are the most warm and hospitable people you will ever have the fortune to meet. Nola will embrace you and welcome you into her home. Thank you Nola and Brad for your hospitality and most of all your friendship. You just don't meet people like these two very often! Love Ya!

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  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a privilege and a pleasure it has been to meet you and your family! You make our job easy, and your positivity fuels our desire to make our home and vacation experience the best it can be. Thank you so very much, we feel you are so much more than a guest, you have become family!
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What a view! At Oceans Edge

  • 5 of 5

My family chose to come again to this beach home. We love the location, it really has everything from water toys, to a very well equipped kitchen, and lots of beach towels and nice linens. It is very clean, and family friendly, you feel immediately at home. We toured Horne Lake Caves, the Wild life Recovercy Center , Coombs Market and more. All within 15min from the house. Thank you for the warm welcome! We love your home and will be back! Ps.. Loved your additions this year! Especially the cool surfboard outdoor shower, and additional kayak!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming back to our home! And happy to hear you made good use of the 4 kayaks! We love the surfboard shower too, thank you for your comment, we try to add something new every year to our "beach style" decor both inside and out. Please come again!
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Loads of Beach Gear, Great View, a Bit Tired

  • 3 of 5

This house has all the "Beach-Kit" ready, a nice view but there were a couple of drawbacks. The house is located right on the lower highway about 15 minutes outside of Qualicum Beach and there is highway noise.

The beach is lovely, but the adjacent property is a bit messy with concrete blocks scattered on their beach front.

In terms of the interior, it's a bit dated but clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad you enjoyed the view , found the beach lovely, and the home and cabin clean. We strive to be family friendly, with a generous supply of beach gear, kayaks, life jackets, toys, etc. The interior of the home and cabin are exactly as shown in the pictures, but we appreciate tastes in home decor are different. We enjoy the nautical theme, so the home and cabin feature that style of decor. Thank you for choosing Qualicum for your little get away. Enjoy your summer!
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Perfect Getaway location!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at your beautiful oceanside home. We went to celebrate my 50th with friends and family. The house and cottage was perfect for 12 of us, with the amazing sunroom being the highlight, looking out onto the ocean it was a perfect gathering place.The house was clean and welcoming and it had everything we needed. We will be back for sure!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your celebration! We were so glad to hear you enjoyed the sun room as much as we do!
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ANOTHER lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay was just as good as our first.

Your Beach house is a annual event with my family now.

Brad and Nola are wonderful hosts, and we feel at home during our stays.

Oh yeah, there were 5 kayaks this time! We put some serious miles on all of them.

Another great stay..................

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to see your family again! That is great you made excellent use of the kayaks too! Thank you for choosing our home and cabin!
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Departure bay terminal
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Arrowsmith Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Dee's Bar an Grill
Nearest Ski
63 Miles
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
Out the door
Car: recommended

Long Beach Tofino is 2hrs away, Victoria, is apprx 2 hrs away as well, we are ideally located in central Vancouver Island. Many lakes, provincial parks, ocean walks, huge forests, within 30 miles


Rates & Availability

Bowser House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Holiday House and Cabin
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer House AND Cabin
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $228
Cleaning fee $148

This rate applies to House AND Cabin

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Vancouver Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1656 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 is in the cabin, new tiled shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Home has 3 bedrooms. Also a deluxe inflatable queen size bed you can set up in living room or sunroom. Cabin has 1 bedroom . Also a futon converts to a double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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