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Brian Mann

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront Panabode log cabin with sweeping ocean, mountain and sunset vistas

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Beachcomber Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

Our iconic 60's log Cabin has all the modern conveniences with 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. 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, the Cabin’s living area includes vaulted ceiling, glowing wood beams, flat screen HD T.V. and 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.

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 one acre lot 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 view all that Northwest Bay has to offer from the water, information regarding local kayak rentals and guided tours is available.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brian Mann (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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based on 32 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Panabode log cabin with sweeping ocean, mountain and sunset vistas
average rating of 4.90625 based on 34 reviews

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
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Edmonton Alberta

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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Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

A great rustic retreat. Beautiful views, lots of wildlife ... a phenomenal family retreat!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto Ontario

Nature Therapy

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is in a wonderful setting. We relished hours a day on the semi shaded deck with mountain views beyond the lapping waves, cool breezes, grazing deer and bald eagle sightings. The interior is cozy and kept beautifully. Beds are comfortable. Everything we needed in good working order. We took day trips to Gabriola Island, Cathedral Grove, Milner House and Garden, Coombs, Parksville and Qualicum. Terrific vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These comments, and the direct feedback provided to me, is inconsistent with the 4 out of 5 rating as no problem, deficiency or complaint was communicated to me. Brian
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A Seaside Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the cabin, we felt comfortable and at home. It felt almost like staying at a family cabin rather than a "vacation rental." The sea life right on the shore of the property was fantastic, and it was warm enough to swim and snorkel right from the property. We also took a two hour kayak tour, which departed from the public beach access a few doors down, so it was very convenient. The cabin was very well equipped, and we were not missing a thing. The yard was great, and very private. Our dog absolutely loved it there. The sunsets and deck were incredible! We saw seals, eagles, vultures and deer right on the property.

I would highly recommend this rental to anyone! The owners were fantastic to deal with and answered all questions promptly. We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. I have enjoyed my family Cabin for the last 50 years and we are pleased to share it with guests like you. I hope you are able to stay with us again soon. Brian
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Surpassed our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Every part of the experience was great. From good contact and information about the place and area. to the house, shore and amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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:
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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 $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $114
Refundable damage deposit $227

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Beachcomber Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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