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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,656 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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. The main sundeck is huge, with hot tub, shower, bar style seating, barbq,

outdoor furniture, and conversation table with fire pit

Take time to relax in the hot tub 25 ft away from oceans waves,on the large upper deck, 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.

In 2017 many renovations were completed, new laminate through out, new tile, paint, fridge and dishwasher, new lighting, new kitchen and bathroom countertops. The new look is fresh, and modern, while retaining the nautical theme and feel.

This is a family friendly home, equipped with play pen, stroller,high chair, toddler fold up stroller, 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. It is a cozy, and inviting home, with a layout for your comfort and space for all in mind.

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, WIFI

*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,High chair, and Toddler fold up stroller by Cosmo

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

*4 recreational kayaks


*840sqft Upper deck with hot tub, table and chairs, barbq

*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 lounger and chair

*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 soft cozy 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(19A), 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 11am In Non summer months we can try to accommodate an earlier check in time or later check out if possible. Thank you

More Details

Nola or Brad
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

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....'


Qualicum Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1656 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.857143 based on 49 reviews

Incredible Location, Home and Amenities, oh and the VIEW!

  • 5 of 5

After many stays in vacation homes, this home and location rate up at the top for access to the ocean, cleanliness, and service. We celebrated a family anniversary, and there was room for all, linens and kitchen ware in abundance. The deck is outstanding, looks like a ocean side restaurant patio, with many chairs and seating. the lower deck with the fire pit and many seats was a big hit. The sand area had lots of toys for the children and was a real highlight for our little ones. The pictures do not do it justice, and the amenities are just as described. The owners are welcoming and quick to respond to any questions, a real pleasure to deal with. We will definitely be back, homes and ocean front like this are a real gem to find!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

A new Island fave, both with our grand-children and us!

  • 5 of 5

We Vancouverites have been renting in this area for almost 30 years now with our kids and now our grandkids. The cottage we habitually rented was sold, so we had to find another place. This house was the one we found. Our grandchildren loved it, saying that it is way way better than the other place, and the other place was their fave until now! Everything is comfortable, cosy and well-situated for family fun and memorable times. The house is extremely well equipped with linens, kitchenware and glassware, and is decorated to provide a delightful seaside ambience. The large deck, firepits, sandpit, spacious lawn right next to a west coast beach provides endless hours of assorted entertainments: just sitting and admiring with a glass of wine, crabbing and poking around in tidal pools, or a vigourous game of badminton are all right there to be enjoyed. The hot tub is a marvellous addition. Lastly, Brad and Nola, our hosts, responded quickly and answered any questions completely and promptly. We didn't need to use the cabin, since our guests were unable to join us, but if we had needed it for them, it too is a little home away from home. Thanks for making our Easter so special. Sue

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have our warmest thanks for choosing our home as your island destination. What a lovely family group you all are, it is so heart warming to see families enjoying time together! Please, please, come again! We'd so love to see you all
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Stunning Views!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations here are perfect for families. The main house offers breathtaking views of the ocean from the sunroom, where we watched eagles and seals fishing for herring. There is a huge sundeck with a hottub where you can watch the sunset or all the action on the ocean. The house has been updated and is modernly furnished.

There is also a cute cabin on the property, which is where my husband and I stayed with our 2-month old baby. The cabin also has views of the ocean from the livingroom. Nola had a playpen set up for our baby to sleep in when we arrived, which we were so grateful for! The cabin is well-stocked and very cozy!

The accommodation is also in a very good location. There is so much to see and do in the area! We were able to visit Qualicum Falls, Cathedral Grove, and Horne Lake, which are all short distances from the house.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! We were thrilled to hear your family enjoyed the home and hot tub, as well as the great local spots. We too love Qualicum Falls, so many great walking trails. Please come again, we would be so very happy to see you all again.
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Stunning Ocean front!

  • 5 of 5

The property is in the most perfect location! Stunning private ocean view. There's a beautiful yard with fire pit and the deck (also with fire place) is amazing! Perfect for entertaining. We were so impressed with the cabin it's the perfect size and in the morning you can hear the ocean waves! Brad and Nola's place is a must! They are so thoughtful and thought about absolutely everything! I have never stayed anywhere so well equipped. We were highly impressed.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your kind review, you were awesome guests! We too love the sounds of the ocean, great to wake up to! Please come again, we would love to see you return.
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Amazing long weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing long weekend at the house. Nola and Brad were both present to go through the different features of the house. A fresh propane tank was dropped off for the BBQ. Although we didn't have the best weather, the place was cozy and the kids and adults had fun. The sun room had amazing 180 degree views of the water. The kids went kayaking. We had evenings in the hot tub and a night sitting by the fire. A very restful, peaceful weekend. The separate cabin was perfect for the older parents to retire to as the adults spent the evenings in the main house.

There are major grocery stores within 15 min away. The appliances were slightly outdated but they all worked appropriately. Brad and Nola were very accommodating and great hosts. Would not hesitate to book another weekend at this place. Thanks for the wonderful memories created at your home and for sharing your amazing home with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad to meet you all, and to hear you had a wonderful time. The cabin is a lovely retreat, so nice to hear your parents really enjoyed it! Please come again when the weather is warmer and you can all kayak!
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Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada

Great location, comfortable home, terrific owners

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I and our two young daughters had a very pleasant two week stay in October at Nola and Brad's home in Qualicum Beach. The location is very central (actually closer to Qualicum Bay, though technically it's in Qualicum Beach) and easy access (short drives) to lakes, forests, trails, caves, beaches, Coombs and larger towns with all amenities.

The ocean front location and the sun room were the highlights of home for us. The wood burning stove was nice and Brad supplied a good amount of dry kinling. Especially, on those cooler, rainier October days. Great views of Denmen, Hornby islands and of course, front row seats watching the seals and sea birds.

I really liked the layout of the home, but in the interests of full disclosure, I will list a couple of pragmatic items:

-the home is not pristine- it's older, well used, but comfy (as an example, the dishwasher -in spite of Brad's good natured attempts to fix- did not work properly the entire stay). Having said that, we like older, well used homes. We have young kids and I would prefer non-pristine homes over "show homes" any day and Nola and Brad were very responsive to our requests to get it fixed. I would definitely recommend they just replace it, but certainly not a "deal breaker" for us!

-the bed in the master bedroom is two twin mattresses on a king box. It slopes a bit on an angle. If a higher end bed is a priority for you, you may not be completely comfortable. Again, not a deal breaker for us by any means.

-the house is located right off 19A, a main road for the surrounding area. We really only noticed traffic noise in the early morning. Not a big deal, but I would imagine anyone staying in the cabin portion of the property (we didn't) would get the brunt of traffic noise. It's just a consideration for light sleepers or people who like to go for walks in the neighbourhood-(probably wouldn't want to as it is a secondary highway).

Overall, we loved our stay and would recommend this property to anyone keeping in mind the above considerations.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying in our home. We agree the layout works so well for families, as we generally have large groups, enough space for everyone. Your family was a pleasure to meet and we were so happy you enjoyed the areas many sight seeing highlights. It is a great location to see so much of the island. Just a side note, the master bedroom has a California King Pillow top Mattress, which we purchased new from Sleep Country this year, June 2016. It is on 2 twin box springs as king mattresses are.
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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

Qualicum Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer House AND Cabin
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 9 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $220.35
Cleaning fee $143.23

This rate applies to House AND Cabin
Check in is 4pm
Check out 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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