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Susan

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Little Log Cabin On Nile Creek..close To Beach & Walking Trails

4 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Vancouver Island Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Log Cabin With Loft Bedroom & One Full Bath Close To Beach

'The Dragonfly' on Nile Creek, perfect couples getaway. The cabin has a double bed in loft bedroom, pull-out sofa on main level, one full bathroom with tub/shower. The kitchen is well-equipped with stove, fridge, microwave, dishes, cutlery, pots & pans. All linens and towels supplied. Bring your personal care items & your groceries, and your set. Woodstove on main for those chillier evenings. TV as well as games, puzzles, cards and things for the kids. Firepit to roast those marshmallows. Not suitable for young children.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Susan

Growing up in the beautiful city of Victoria and now being lucky enough to live in Qualicum has been truly a dream. This island is such a special place, how lucky we are to live on Vancouver Island.

We have just purchased our home and the log cabin was a bonus. I had named it the 'Dragonfly' before even seeing the inside of the cabin. Well it was meant to be, as inside hung a beautiful glass shade with none the less a dragonfly !! I felt this little log cabin was just too cute and had to share it with visitors and friends.

Hence the 'Dragonfly' is ready for quests.

Susan purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Susan chose Vancouver Island

My husband (Rick) and I were living in Nanoose, just south of Parksville, but found we were always heading up this way to bring the dogs for a walk on the great walking trails. We would stop for lunch or a drink at one of the various restaurants or bistros. We felt so at home up this way and met some really nice people. So when our home sold, we found this gem and are truly loving it. The peace and quiet and the sound of Nile creek that surrounds the yard is enchanting.

What makes this cabin unique

I quite often just go in and sit in the log cabin.. it reminds me of my childhood and simpler times. We are surrounded with beautiful tall cedars, and of course the babbling creek. I just love the peace and serenity here, as I am sure you will. The beach at one end of our road and a great hiking trail a stones throw from our yard, it just doesn't get any better.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The weather was Sunny & Rainy..good days to explore & wet days to stay by the fire. We canoed Horne Lake, hiked the trails & fished at Horne Lake. Learned how to chop wood and keep the fire going. Counted 20 different "Dragonflies inside the cabin.This was just the vacation we needed, rest & recharged. The fire being lit when we arrived was a great touch. Your garden was magical!! I loved all the little fairies throughout the yard.

this vacation was very relaxing, much slower and peaceful in comparison to Vancouver. We will definitely come again !!
Jun 2016
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Little Log Cabin On Nile Creek..close To Beach & Walking Trails
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week and wish we could have stayed longer!! Wonderful experience and made for a great holiday. Location is perfect for getting around and the cabin itself has everything you need and more. Plenty to do round about and some great pubs and restaurants, particularly liked the Shady Rest in Qualicum Beach. Sue was great and obviously takes great pride in this cabin well done Sue. Will see you again that's for sure, thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Graham & Donna, thanks so much for your lovely review !! So glad to have met you both and have you stay with us @ "The Dragonfly". We have been most fortunate to have had such wonderful folks like yourselves as our guests. Hope to see you both again. Susan
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Kingston Pennisula, New Brunswick, Canada
5

Cottage in Nile Creek

  • 5 of 5

We went out to BC to visit with my son in Campbell River, an we wanted to have the alone time so we found this amazing cottage on Craig's list, we had a awesome time, we love the cottage the grounds an the creek behind the cottage, an Rick an Sue Are amazing caregivers to this amazing cottage tucked away an so private, next time we come out we are definitely staying there again...

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Billy & Susan, so glad you enjoyed your stay, we loved having you!! We will look forward to seeing you both again. Have a great Christmas, and all the Best to guys in the New Year... Sue & Rick
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Kamloops, BC
5

Dragonfly is Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Such a warm and cozy vacation rental! The hosts, Susan and Rick are very welcoming, ensuring you are satisfied with the cabin and answer every question. They also take the time to give you info and insight on the local places to eat, visit and activities.

The cabin is excellent! Truly a home away from home.

We have already decided that we are coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for the lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, and happy to hear you plan on visiting us again. I already miss hearing your laugh!! Say hi to Laverne & your Mom. See you again... Susan & Rick
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This is more than it looks. They actually have a BBQ now and we had free eggs from the chickens in the back.

The place is cozy, clean, well-equipped and the owners are very friendly, but give you lots of privacy. They have 2 dogs, which are nice, but they are kept behind a fence, just in case you do not want the dogs all over you. You are however invited to walk around in the garden and go to the little river in the back.

The log house is about 50 m from a trail head, which makes for great walks and the beach is a 10 min walk.

If you like wildlife, there is an abundance of hummingbirds and when we left in the morning, a bear came strolling out of the trailhead.

This is a great getaway and we can only recommend the place.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and stay with us anytime. Sue & Rick..
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Map

Nearest Airport
53.2 Kilometres
Comox Airport (approx. 48 minutes away)
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Kilometres
Crown & Anchor approx. 2 minutes away
Nearest Ferry
65.2 Kilometres
Nanaimo (Departure Bay) approx. 55 minute drive
Nearest Golf
8.6 Kilometres
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club (10 min away)
Nearest Restaurant
3.2 Kilometres
Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery (3 minutes away)
Nearest Ski
71 Kilometres
Mount Washington Just over an hour away
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Beach is right at the far end of our road
Car: recommended

The world famous Coombs Market with the live goats on the roof is a sure stop for any one staying, and very close is both Spider & Horne Lake with the Horne lake caves for those who dare to go inside. Miles of beach to explore beachcombing. The walking & biking trails just several steps from 'The Dragonfly'. Or just sit by Nile Creek at the back of the property and enjoy a good book. Try some fly fishing at the Nile Creek fly fishing school nearby. Take a 15 drive to the quaint little town of Qualicum browsing through unique shops and a amble supply of restaurants and bistros.

Have had a great seven months since opening the 'Dragonfly' and have met some very special folks.

Look forward to many years ahead, on sharing the little log cabin. Susan

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Rates & Availability

Bowser Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$83
$575
$2,321
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Season
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$91
$620
$2,525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$72
$491
$1,588
 

Additional information about rental rates

Check-in is 3 pm, Check-out is 12 noon. Please call in advance if you are going to be delayed upon arriving.

At this time we accept cash or cheque only.
Two adults in cabin, each additional adult person is $15 dollars extra a night.
We accept cash, cheque, or e-mail money transfer. If you wish to do e-mail money transfer: dragonfly3895@shaw.ca

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Vancouver Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has a stacking washer/dryer and hangers for clothing
  • Towels for bath & beach supplied, hand soap dispenser, hangers, toilet paper, curling iron & blow-dryer and a washer/dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft bedroom upstairs, sofa bed down
  • The loft bedroom has one double bed, bedside tables, lamps, TV, wooden pegs on wall to hang clothes, clock radio, small dresser.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Whether you come for the fishing, or the festivities in the summer from the street markets to the Sand Castle Competition, there is something for everyone up-island. Just the sheer beauty and peace & quiet will bring you back. Plan on skiing Mt. Washington, we are just over one hour away from ski hill.

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