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Forest Garden Cottage By The Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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. Bring a flashlight and solid shoes.If you bring dogs, please note: Only friendly dogs can be off leash. We have two friendly Leonbergers and there are dogs owned by neighbors. Close to our main house, please leash your dogs if they are not used to cats.

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.

More Details

Jurgen Koppen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

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


Powell River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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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(27 traveler reviews)

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Forest Garden Cottage By The Ocean
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful fairytale cottage, crafted by genius and love.

  • 5 of 5

We took the canoe through the pearful inlet. We hiked through the moss covered woods. We sat by the fire whilst the frogs sang. Jorgen and cindy were warm and laid back. Their of the grid set up had my dreaming of a different life then my own. We loved every minute of our stay. Highly suggest to the outdoor lovers.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful slice of paridise

  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment at Jurgen and Cindy's! They were such lovely people, their dogs and puppies are adorable and the cabin and property are so beautiful! It is such a relaxing place to spend time. A true gem and a very rare find! We will be back this summer for sure! Thanks againJurgen and Cindy for your wonderful hospitality and sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded, Clean, Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The property was very beautiful and the cabin clean and comfortable. Access to the ocean (Okeover Arm) was easy and close to the cabin. Okeover Arm is a beautiful inlet rich with oysters. One of the most impressive features of the site is its "off-grid" status. The buildings are all powered through a combination of Solar and Micro-Hydro power which makes this an ecologically sound establishment.

If there was a negative to the place, it would be the road. During our visit, the road in and out was not only steep and narrow in places, but more disconcertingly, festooned with sharp rocks. I would certainly think twice about driving a vehicle in unless it has some decent ground clearance and sturdy tires. A compact city car, for instance, might easily be damaged by debris on the road. Having said that, if you are looking for an environmentally responsible destination far removed from the madding crowd, then this would be a good choice. All you are likely to notice at night, are the sounds of the wilderness, especially, frogs in the pond next to the cabin. During our visit, their combined voices were quite noticeable.

I found the owners, Jurgen and Cindy, to be very accommodating, inviting, and pleasant to speak with. Jurgen, in particular, was welcoming and opened his home and studio to us. I enjoyed some excellent chats with him. One caveat, don't expect wi-fi or cell coverage at this site. Wi-fi is only available at Jurgen and Cindy's home and even then, it is satellite enabled so secure on-line transactions may not work as expected. Additionally, there is no phone at the cabin.

All in all, an excellent clean and comfortable get away as long as you are prepared for the road and the lack of modern communication services and are happy to be more than a convenient distance from town.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay in a beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Jurgen and Cindy were wonderful, as was the cottage. Clean and cosy and the perfect place to just relax completely for my partner and I's elopement. The woodwork in the cottage is just beautiful, too. Would 100% recommend staying here to anyone :)

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and unplugged

  • 5 of 5

After making it down the 15 minute drive along the bumpy road, we found our very welcoming and clean cabin. After making a cocktail we headed towards the ocean to explore. Cindy and Jurgen welcomed us with big hearts like we were long lost friends. Cindy brought us life jackets and paddles and send us out on their canoe. The timing was perfect, the tide was in, the waters were calm and the bay was filled with button jellyfish. We saw eagles, ravens and the salmon were beginning their warm up stretches before heading upstream.

It rained off and on for the next couple days so we flipped back and forth between lounging inside by the fire and exploring the trails nearby, one of them connected to the sunshine coast trail.

We seemed to fit everything in that we wanted to in the 3 days there; eat, walk and relax. We even treated ourselves to a dinner out at the Laughing Oyster. We both had the buffet and waddled out to the parking lot...

We would of liked it a touch more if the cabin had a covered porch so we could sit outside, which was needed because the wood stove burned very hot...although for a romantic getaway that is not such a big deal.

We loved our time there and would recommend it to anyone with a SUV or a truck- remember to bring your groceries so you can relax there longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Next time, we will stock up on groceries and spend our entire holiday walking the magnificent forests around this idyllic cabin and paddling the inlet. We will simply remain in this magical spot and soak up the peace. Jürgen and Cindy are profoundly generous and caring people. They have a wonderful garden and I loved going and picking fresh basil for our evening meal. We are grateful for their willingness to share their little piece of paradise. So much beauty. All I can say is if you look at this cabin and have the inclination to visit...don't hesitate....We spent 10 nights and could have stayed longer....Thank you!!!! ps. they have two fantastic dogs - Kiwi and Reggae.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There are two salmon runs in our Toquenatch Creek, October and November every year.


Rates & Availability

Powell River Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

By renting our cottage, the guests assumes 100%responsibility for themselves, and waive all and any rights to hold us, the host liable in any way shape or form.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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