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Oceanfront log cabin with sweeping ocean, mountain and sunset vistas

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Family owned vacation property at end of cul-de-sac enjoyed by four generations

Our iconic 60's log Cabin is a year round getaway with all the modern conveniences and a unique a country cabin feel on a .9 acre lot. Tide pools and rocky beach in front of the cabin. Swimming options in front or at near by pebble and sandy beaches.

Unwind on our large wrap-around sundeck complete with Webber BBQ, picnic bench, market umbrella and ample seating or from our comfy furniture next to the fireplace. Observe our resident feathered friends including bald eagles, herons, gulls, kingfishers, woodpeckers, chickadees and juncos.

A vista of majestic snow capped mountains, glittering sunlight and long magenta sunsets awaits you. Lapping waves, resident sea lions and wind soughing through fir, oak and arbutus trees provide you with nature’s lulling symphony.

A cozy haven to enjoy winter storms, just over an hour from Mount Washington, the Cabin’s living area includes vaulted ceiling, glowing wood beams, swivel mounted flat screen HD T.V. and floor to vaulted ceiling antique brick fireplace with thermostat controlled gas insert.

The cabin delivers an authentic ambiance along with all the modern conveniences including three bedrooms (queen, queen and bunk bed), one bathroom (tub/shower) and a large living-dining-kitchen area with spectacular views.

From October through May you will see and/or hear dozens of sea lions passing close to shore daily. This is one of only a few properties on Vancouver Island where you can sit inside and enjoy winter sun reflecting off the ocean directly into the Cabin all afternoon till sunset.

The kitchen is well stocked and we ask that our VBRO guests kindly replace items that they deplete during their stay.

Located at the end of a cul-de-sac the property is family-friendly with plenty of lawn for boccie, croquet, badminton, frisbee and more. The quite streets nearby are ideal for leisurely family walks to Beachcomber Park, Beachcomber Marina or around “The Point”.

If your preference is to enjoy all that Northwest Bay has to offer from the water, information regarding local kayak rentals and guided tours is available.

The Cabin is only 10 minutes from Fairwinds Golf Course and Marina.

More Details

Brian Mann
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Brian Mann

We live in Victoria two hours from our vacation property. We opened the Cabin to paying guests in the Fall of 2013.

Brian Mann purchased this cabin in 1960

Why Brian Mann chose British Columbia

I was four years old when my parents purchased the land and I have enjoyed it ever since. My wife and I have vacationed here with family and friends for almost 30 years. We have maintained the Cabin's West Coast ambiance while installing all the comforts of home.

What makes this cabin unique

This is one of the few properties on the inland coast of Vancouver Island with a southwest sun catching exposure. The Cabin is surrounded by fir, oak and arbutus trees. Enjoy views of mountains and sunlight reflecting off the water until sunset or walk to Beachcomber Regional Park.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The following email was sent by a guest from Washington DC

Thanks you for a magical stay. We have seen orcas and eagles right from the deck. It has been nothing short of wonderful and medicinal. Let us know if you ever plan on selling.

I am going home with a small sunburn..and the sound of waves and sea lion barks deep in my brain. The view, tide pools, wildlife all what we were looking for. The cabin was also toasty warm. We really appreciated having some pantry items...for example, i didn't think of hot cocoa at the store and it was so nice to find a canister here. Ample towels and cleaning supplies..good books for the jet-lagged nights when the ones i brought didn't suffice. And we enjoyed many games of Uno.

Our only comment/suggestion might be more lighting in the bedrooms and maybe a good driving/contour map of the island.

Thanks again for sharing your home!
Apr 2015
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Beachcomber Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront log cabin with sweeping ocean, mountain and sunset vistas
average rating of 4.888889 based on 38 reviews

The perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin for 10 days in April and it was a perfect family vacation spot. The kids played outside rain or shine on the property and beach. The cabin is fully stocked with everything you need for your stay which makes it hassle free. Waking up to have a morning coffee on the deck over looking the beautiful view was so relaxing. I would highly recommend this spot for a family vacation or romantic getaway. We can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, rustic and wonderful area!!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is spotless and has everything you need ! Beautiful area and close to everything. !!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had some beautiful mid February weather - a lovely, relaxing time!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holiday rental

  • 5 of 5

We found this property to be just as advertised. This cabin is located on waterfront with own private beach in a quiet neighbourhood. Very well equipped and absolutely spotless. Great views of North Bay from kitchen and living room. Nice sun deck along entire back of cabin. Owner was helpful and when we forgot some books in cabin took the trouble to mail them to us. Everything first rate.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It just doesn't get better than this

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic seaside location, beautifully appointed cabin and lovely people. It would be hard to find a better place for a retreat, especially so close to an abundance of fresh seafood, farmer's markets and recreational opportunities.

Looking forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coastal heaven with rustic charm

  • 4 of 5

We can't believe our luck in finding this beautiful place! This ocean front property has a great rocky beach that the kids had fun swimming and playing on. We loved relaxing on the front deck and watching the sunsets. The Panabode cabin has all the comforts of modern living with a homey old world feel to it. It was a perfect place for our summer vacation! We would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Thanks Brian

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Nanaimo Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Rocking Horse Pub
Nearest Ferry
26 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Fairwinds Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Island Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Rocking Horse Pub
Nearest Ski
115 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
Off property or at Middle Beach 100 meters away
Car: necessary

Centrally located in the Oceanside area of Vancouver Island and two hours away from Victoria or Tofino. Just over an hour from Mount Washington or the Comox Valley. Over a dozen golf courses within easy driving distance. Sea kayak rentals, tours and lessons available from property.


Rates & Availability

Beachcomber Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $219.54
Cleaning Fee $109.77

Check-In is 4:00 pm and Check-Out is 11:00 am.
This is a non-smoking property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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