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Jurgen Koppen

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german

Forest Garden Cottage By The Ocean

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Powell River Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

This remote property is at the end of a 2 km, somewhat bumpy forest road, fronting a quiet ocean inlet. Enjoy tidal flats filled with oysters, bird life and clean ocean water. Two salmon runs can be seen in fall. The cottage is located at the edge of a garden clearing, 400' from the beach.

Inside the cottage you'll find a glass-fronted wood stove, hot water, shower, full kitchen, all rooms completely furnished. Linens, blankets, pillows and towels are provided .

Tap into our WiFi (medium speed) at the main house, if needed. Cell phone signal is available also at the main house, but it is weak. There is no TV.

Firewood for heat, and propane for cooking range, hot water and fridge.

Sleeps 4 max: Queen bed in bedroom, and a fold out hide-a-bed in front room.

Guests have access to the rest of the property and they can also use our canoe to paddle out into Desolation Sound.

How to find us: Drive north of Powell River on 101 Highway. After about 25 minutes, watch for a fire-station sign on the right, brown and red mailboxes on the left of a turn-off called 'Craig Rd'. (It is 2.5 km. from the highway to the cottage) The highway here swings to the left and Craig Rd swings slightly to the right. Turn off here and shortly you will turn right onto 'Plummer Creek Rd'. Pretty soon it turns from pavement into gravel, starts to go downhill and into the woods. (The road is a bit lumpy in spots but not soft, low riding sports cars are not advisable) You'll go down by an old sand pit with open gates on the sides, and then on down into thicker mature forest. Ignore all signs of 'closed road'. At the bottom, it levels out and swings left. In a few hundred yards there will be a fork, stay left and go up a rise. Then after a couple of turns, it opens up into a garden where you'll see 'Koppen - 9120'. Here is where you can park - just before the sign, there is a pull-over to the right.

Once here..... Since we make our own power, we need to be mindful of electricity consumption, and turn off lights and elec. devices when not in use.

The road from the highway 101 to the property is rough in some spots. A regular car can travel it, but must go very slowly. We recommend to stock up with groceries in Powell River.

Powell River, a town of 18000 people and is 35min car ride from cottage. There is a movie theatre, gyms, restaurants, museums, galleries, shopping, golf and various activities. Hiking forest trails, all water sports, including excellent diving, are available. Powell River has been called a 'Cultural Capitol of Canada' for its promotion of the arts, such as choral competitions and festivals.

There are ferry services to and from Powell River, and a Transit Bus from Powell River to Lund, passing by our property access. Other than that, you will need a vehicle, bike or hiking boots.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jurgen Koppen (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german

About Jurgen Koppen

We, Cindy and I, are living in harmony with nature . Our location is back in the forest by the ocean in a big garden. As we are off the electrical grid we are generating our own power, using solar and micro hydro. We are artists and artisans, we build wooden kayaks and other boats, some furniture, breed Leonberger dogs, garden for food and flowers and play music. We travel sometimes to dog shows and to concerts. We love Dave Matthews Band and, as children of the 60's, we are rooted in that music. Our motto is a DMB quote: If kindness is you king, you will know heaven before you die.

Jurgen Koppen purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Jurgen Koppen chose Sunshine Coast

Because it simply is paradise

What makes this cottage unique

Silent oceanfront, privacy surrounded by forest, ocean and gardens


based on 21 traveler reviews

Forest Garden Cottage By The Ocean
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

A peaceful, cozy cottage near the water

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed two wonderful weeks at the cabin with our two dogs. The owners, the cottage and the property are all completely dog-friendly and, of course, their beautiful Leonbergers are dog-friendly too! The cottage is comfortable, private, and very cosy. Although you can see Okeover Arm in the distance, there isn't really a water view from the cabin but the water is a short walk away. The beautiful wooden canoe is the perfect boat to explore the inlet and meet playful seals. Wonderful fresh vegetables and fruit from Cindy's garden are special treats as is a tour of Jurgen's studio with the latest beautiful kayak in progress.

The cabin is perfectly situated between Lund and Powell River, leading to many explorations of land and water along the way. While the road down to the cabin off the highway does require patience, it was completely do-able in our RAV. There are some rocky places to navigate but the road is firm and safe. We drove it without difficulty at night but I wouldn't recommend arriving after dark as you need to get a sense of the journey first in daylight. Also no cellphone service after you leave the vicinity of the Tla'amin gas station (which really is the last gas station on the road heading toward Lund).

We had a wonderful, peaceful vacation and wish we could go back right away! Try the Laughing Oyster restaurant for an excellent meal and Terracentric zodiac tours to see astonishingly beautiful Desolation Sound. We will certainly recommend Cindy and Jurgen's cottage to friends. The property is exactly as described in their listing but even more beautiful and peaceful. However, do be aware that the little bar fridge is very small indeed --fine for provisions for two or three days.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A forest sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for a getaway. Great scenery, people, and such a homey atmosphere. We enjoyed it thoroughly and would come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, majical,quiet getaway !

  • 5 of 5

After a bumpy ride down the dirt road , ( I suggest, 4 wheel drive or SUV ) its all worth while ,when you come upon this majical place. Set on a huge property of fruit trees ,flowers and veggie gardens,at the end of Okeover Arm ,the beauty and quiet is breathtaking.A short walk threw the gardens brings you out to a totally private beach ,great for beach combing swimming or just gazing at the view. We didn't see or hear another person the entire time we were there ,other than the owners Cindy and Jergan who were loveley.The cabin was awesome ,very clean ,with wood stove and all appliances, the fridge was a bit small,(like a camper size ), but everything else worked great . I suggest you take your groceries with you, so you don't have to leave .The porch and yard were very piecefull.The dogs were the best ,so friendly and cuddly. I would recomend this spot to anyone who wants a completely restfull holiday ( no cell phones,TV's or internet ) just nature ,piece and quiet.We will definatly go back, for longer next time !

Take a good book and enjoy !


  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rest and Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

A great spot to get away from it all - exactly what we needed.

The trip up from the Lower Mainland was relaxing with two ferry rides and plenty of beautiful scenery along the way and many spots to stop and shop, eat or simply enjoy the surroundings.

The cabin was adequate and the property rich with vegetable gardens and color. The inlet is nearby (a two-minute walk) and while we were there the water was a beautiful turquoise color. The gracious and friendly hosts were eager to please and willing to go out of their way to make sure we were comfortable.

If you're looking for a few days of relaxation off the grid, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the quiet and serene setting. Cindy was terrific and even took us on a walk with the dogs to a waterfall. It was close to everything once you got back onto the highway. If you want a peaceful getaway this place fits the bill!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

If you're good with being a bit off the grid, and you are down to earth this is the place for you. After the gorgeous drive on the dirt road to the property I was met with 2 gorgeous dogs! Reggae and Kiwi, they are Leonberger's, a breed I'd didn't know of and absolutely wonderful dogs. Reggae and I hung out and I caught her leaving the cottage with my bra in her mouth on the day I was leaving!

Cindy and Jurgen are wonderful and offered me veggies from the garden, and are super cool. You can't see their house from the cottage, it's nice and private.

The cottage itself is fantastic! Not overly fancy, as it should be, clean and super comfortable. I stayed 2 days by myself and could have easily stayed longer. It's peaceful and incredible. GO!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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There are two salmon runs in our Toquenatch Creek, October and November every year.


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Powell River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, sink and the WC
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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