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Martine Bilodeau

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, Some Spanish

Semi-Waterfront: 2 minutes walking distance to a beautiful sandy beach!

4 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Powell River Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Located on the West Side of Indian Point. The best sunsets on the island!

For the Eco-minded. Do you want to really get away from it all - on a secluded self-sustained island? Hard to get! Great big semi-waterfront cedar cabin at Indian Point, one of the most desirable location on beautiful Savary Island. 2 minutes from a beautiful white sandy beach. Off-the-grid, rustic but spacious and self-sufficient (with own electrical system) with everything you need for cooking. Interior shower (1 full bath + ensuite 1/2 bath). Woodstove, big fridge and stove. Ideal location, very quiet, less traffic, flat and shallow water. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with queen size beds.. $1500/week July and August, or $800/week in June and September.

Artbutus is a 1375 sq.ft 3 Bedroom cedar cabin that includes a very large master bedroom, 1 bathroom with hot shower + 1 ensuite in one of the smaller rooms.

Complete Power System (generator, batteries and invertor), and of course, running hot water.

Everything you need for cooking is already there. 18 c.f. fridge and stove. Just bring linens. We have lots of blankets.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martine Bilodeau (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Some Spanish

About Martine Bilodeau

I share my time between Vancouver, Mexico, and Savary Island. I grew up outside of Quebec city, near the Main border.

Martine Bilodeau purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Martine Bilodeau chose Sunshine Coast

I fell in love with the island when I went there by accident 10 years before I bought. I promised myself I'd have a home there one day. I loved the cedar feeling of the cabin - everything smells good, and the view is delightful.

What makes this cabin unique

It's only 3 minutes walking from the beach. You get to see the sunset from the Living Room or kitchen. It's quiet, there is much less traffic at the Point.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, another great week at your cabin.....weather could have been better, but it didn't hurt our enjoyment....still lots to see and do regardless of the weather.

Thanks for returning the damage deposit. .......

As I am not planning any out-of-country trips next year, I would really like to get your cabin for two weeks instead of one. ......

Thanks again Martine for the use of your cabin, and hope you are enjoying your summer.

Regards,
Aug 2013
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Reviews

4
based on 4 traveler reviews

Semi-Waterfront: 2 minutes walking distance to a beautiful sandy beach!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
Lower Mainland, BC
5

Wonderful Savary cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great location at west facing Sunset Beach area on Indian Point - one minute walk to the beach. Cabin is a classic wood interior design with all that is needed for a relaxing Savary Island experience. Everything went smoothly. We had a wonderful week walking, biking (bicycles provided) and playing frisbee on the extensive sandy beach. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Courtenay, BC
5

Rustic Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic time we had at this incredible little gem of a cabin! This place kept reading our minds... jigsaw puzzles, skip-bo, pictionary and a great selection of books. The wood stove was incredibly cozy for the brief downpour we encountered. The kitchen was very well stocked with more than adequate supplies to cook whatever you wanted. The location is fantastic just about a 1 minute walk to sandy beach. Beds are comfortable. If you are looking for modern decor and heated tile flooring you should look elsewhere, but if you want a rustic cabin to relax and disconnect with your busy life this is your place. It's best if you have someone comfortable with operating a generator and water pump, although relatively straight forward to figure out. I feel like this property is totally set up for the laid back type and we could not have found a better spot! Great for kiddos too.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Heidi! I'm glad you had a good time. You are right, this is perfect for the laid back crowd. We work very hard to maintain the cabin, and on Savary it's a double challenge, because it's so remote and damp in the winter. It's an older cabin, but every year, we do some improvement, and it's nice when someone appreciates how rejuvenating it is to be in an all-cedar cabin and comfortable beds. I am now re-assured that you found the place great for kids too.
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Would not recommend. Very dissapointing.

  • 1 of 5

Savary is amazing, but we were sadened and disapointed after having rented this cabin. There were many problems that we had not been made aware of before arriving. The roof leaks in several spots in the entryway. We arrived to a bucket of water catching some of the drips and most landing on the floor in a large puddle.

There is a serious mouse problem, with hallway corners and the lower kitchen cabinets showing ample mouse droppings. We also had to wash fresh mouse poop out of the pans in the morning. This was likely exarcerbated by the amount of food (oats) left in the cabin by others.

Many of the pillows and blankets for the bedding were rank. Thankfully, there were many to choose from and I found some that were cleaner.

The toilets were filthy and had a thick brown layer of toilet film inside. It does not seem possible that they could have been cleaned any time recently to get in that condition. I would guess a month at least since the last clean.

There was a note asking us to burn used toilet paper in the wood stove in the kitchen. The kitchen! The very idea that the ashes I cleaned out of the stove may have contained other people's used toilet paper was beyond disturbing.

Dressers were missing handles, a huge dog bed in the living room covered my children in hair, a leak from a bathroom flooded the hall one day, there was almost no room for us to put our groceries - no pantry and barely any cupboard space, a back room packed with building and other supplies of the owners - and a sliding glass door leading to an unbuilt balcony off the master bedroom, resulting in a 4-5 foot drop added an unexpected hazzard for our young children.

There are many wonderful places to stay on Savary and I have been in many of them myself. We were very disapointed with this cabin. These problems do not seem to be new as most of the families we spoke to on the beach knew of the cabin and had heard many complaints from renters over the years. It seems to have a bad reputation.

When I contacted the owner, my concerns were dismissed.

We would not recommend this cabin to anyone. I would give 0 stars if it were possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Even though the above traveler never mentioned anything during her full stay, she contacted me 4 days after her check out demanding a full refund. She failed to prove any of the claims that could have reasonably disrupted her enjoyment of the cabin and has been going to great length building a file for the sole purpose of blackmailing. I followed up immediately with the guests who were staying after, and the ones who are staying right now, and both parties assured me that everything was fine, just like the party who was there just before her for 3 nights. And they had rain, so yes there are minor leaks at the entrance where the roof above the open front porche meets the cabin roof - as water tends to pool there, but it's not enough, especially in the summer, to disrupt guests. In the rainy months, I just don't rent it at all. I was there for 4 days cleaning and preparing the cabin and let just 4 days prior. Everything was fine. I made a point to go through the blankets and pillows to make sure they were clean and there was plenty - as the cabin had been rented since the beginning of June non-stop. I had used the kitchen pots and pans and went through them all, and all the utensils, and it was all clean. I left a glass jar of oats to put in water buckets when catching oysters and clams of the beach. It allows them to spit the sand of them, so they're nicely clean the day after. There were no mouse drops. I cleaned the bathrooms and the toilets just before leaving, so they were clean. Furthermore, my cleaner came the day of her arrival and made sure everything was fine after the 3-night rental in between. Yes, there is a condemned patio door of the Master Bedroom and it's blocked. The patio door locks and the Master BR door can be easily shut also. The island has a sensitive eco-system and because a lot of people go through the cabin in the summer, we prefer to burn the paper as much as we can, yes, in the woodstove- paper turns into ashes, and the stove door shuts, so the smoke goes in the chimney. If it's not your thing, it's perfectly fine. You can just flush it down in the sceptic. Dressers are not missing handles - they're just designed to open on the sides or below the drawer. We put a lot of efforts and money into maintaining the cabin, and although it's an older cabin that needs attention, problems are addressed as they come - and 19 times out of 20, I've heard nothing but good feedback from our guests. That's very unfortunate.
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Vancouver,BC
5

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family (husband, 2 year old and 4 month old) stayed at Martine's place on Savary Island last summer for a few days- it was magical. A perfect setting- set back in the woods only steps from the most amazingly beautiful beach. A rustic cabin that was perfect for our needs. We parked ourselves at the beach most days and we were so close for baby naps, food, and washroom breaks. I think about our stay often and only wish Savary was closer but that would only take away from it's magical and unique allure. Martine was an awesome host- even though she was not there-I felt assured with all of the info- help she provided and we were welcomed by her neighbor who showed us the property and provided all details again. I absolutely recommend staying at Martine's place...special memories are made on Savary. Thanks Martine

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your little ones were able to enjoy the beach! You are right, it is very handy to just walk back to the cabin and forth when needed. Your "fairy" photos are on the site - thank you so much!
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Ambulance available in the summer time. My neighbour rents kayaks and paddle boards and he is very reasonable. I have 4 adult and 2 young kids bikes at the cabin, and a game of crocket you can play on the beach.

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Rates & Availability

Powell River Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
$906
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $151

Cancellation Policy Strict: 50% up to 7 days prior to checking except VRBO booking fees. Cancellation fee may be superseded by extenuating circumstances if we are able to fill the booking. This is an older, rustic cabin near the beach. The owner doesn't live on the property, although help is available if there is a problem. You will have to pump up the water every day (with a Honda gas pump - easy to do) for 10 -60 mn to keep the big tank full, by courtesy to the next renters, and so you don't have to fill an empty tank (would take longer). You must be able to handle; You also must be able to start a small Honda generator (also easy to do). Solar system is next on the list, but you will have to start the generator every day and let it run for 2 hours, when you are most likely to use power (and that's when you use the blender or power hungry small appliances) to charge the batteries. Then you have power all day. The $200 damage deposit will be refunded when cabin left tidy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Powell River Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hot water of course
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet and sink - ensuite in Seastar Room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , + a King Size Foam
    Seastar Room - 1 queen
    Captain room - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom is very large with Queen Size bed. There is space to roll a foam down the floor for kids if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
Ask owner how to book water and landtaxi, and which ferries to take.

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