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Riverfront Sanctuary. Peaceful & Private..Walk to Downtown Courtenay!!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) ski/board storage, kayaks, bicycles, barbeque

Located on the Courtenay River by downtown Courtenay!

Come enjoy yourself and soak up the beauty of BC!

Recently renovated house with two queen-sized and two single beds, 2 bathrooms, a riverview deck and WIFI in a house with amenities that relax and delight guests. Private fenced yard with gardens, kayaks, bicycles, barbeque, fire pit and river access.

This is a place to relax and go on different adventures!



Walking distance from shopping, restaurants, spas, live theater, recreation center/gym, walking and biking trails, fishing & more!

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a 20 minute drive and it is only 300 meters to Mount Washington Resort's bus stop.

Secure snowboard & ski storage.

Snowboard, ski, snowshoe, hike, mountain bike or ride the chair for panoramic island views!

Lake, river, ocean or mountain, come see what you can venture out to with this perfectly located house made with your comfort in mind!

Sit on the deck and enjoy the view and wildlife, pour a glass of wine and enjoy a dinner made at home... or simply take a small walk and enjoy dinner on the town.

Summer to winter there is always something great to do!

This is why we have chosen to start this holiday home here in Courtenay.

Fishing, hunting, skiing, snowboarding, boating, hiking, kayaking, climbing, dancing, or taking a simple walk through nature ... We've got it!

The location and the options with this home are so great even the locals are envious!

More Details

Jacqueline Pizzey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Jacqueline Pizzey

I love the outdoors and enjoy finding new discoveries in and around Courtenay!

My favorite things to do would be cross country skiing on Mount Washington, hiking & walking the trails by Nymph Falls!

Jacqueline Pizzey purchased this house in 2011

Why Jacqueline Pizzey chose Comox Valley

This river-front property is a rare find. It was constructed in 1936, renovated and expanded in 1992. Then we again renovated and decorated in 2011/12. The cottage's quaint charm is refreshing in its idyllic location. You can feel something peaceful about the cottage as you relax and enjoy the river-view through its large windows.

From past guests' comments and reviews, this cottage seems to be exactly the type of stay everyone is looking for!

What makes this house unique

It's wonderful. You can swim, fish, hike, bike, walk, ski or relax with a book or a movie. It has something.. for anyone!

Come enjoy yourself. We know you will want to come back!

Any questions? Please ask!


Courtenay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Well-lit with heated towelrack and heated toilet seat
    Bathroom 1- En suite to Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , With heated towelrack and a heated toilet seat
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1- Master Bedroom - 1 queen , With ensuite bathroom - Original 1936 livingroom & entrance
    Bedroom 2 - The Blue Room - 1 queen , Charming and original 1936 bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - The Green Room - 2 twin/ single , Beautiful well lit room; curved walls & a peach tree outside
    tot-bed - 1 child bed , This portable tot-bed is available upon request
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Two kayaks, tubes and towels for the river. Launch from the back yard. Two bicycles for sightseeing on local trails. Barbeque and propane fire pit available. Water access for kayaking, swimming, tubing, fishing and canoeing. Walk to shops, coffee shops, restaurants, hiking or mountain biking trails. Mount Washington Alpine Resort's bus stop is 300 meters(frequent schedule) and a 20 minutes drive. Walk to:The Old House (Oh Spa), Comox Valley Farmer's Market (nearby at the Native Son's Hall), live theater (Sid Williams Theatre), Courtenay Recreation Center, Courtenay District Museum and bowling. Golf courses, horseback riding, wine tasting, whale, bear and wildlife attractions and tours are in close proximity. *Heated toilet seats and heated towel racks in the bathrooms.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Riverfront Sanctuary. Peaceful & Private..Walk to Downtown Courtenay!!!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 56 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

I booked the Riverfront Sanctuary cottage for a weekend away with friends a few weeks ago - we loved staying in the beautiful cottage, which was even more charming in person than the already good pictures. The cottage was extremely clean, all the bedrooms very comfortable and well-decorated, the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals, and the living room area had a beautiful view of the river.

Our plan for the weekend was to snowshoe on Mt. Washington which was a short drive away and it was lovely to come back to the place in the evenings and have the fire on. We wished we could have stayed longer.

Jacqueline was very responsive to all my emails and questions and all in all I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well appointed and greaat location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the river for a couple nights in January. This home is amazing even if you can't take advantage of the kayaks and tubes. We have stayed in lots of VRBO homes and this one was by far the best appointed. They have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The beds were fantastic and the cleaning crew had done a great job.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such an exceptional experience

  • 5 of 5

All 5 of us loved this place. The home was lovely, the beds were comfortable, and it felt fantastic that we could make a giant feast of food and everything we needed in the kitchen was there for us. From pots and pans, to baking dishes, to garbage bags, olive oil (that we forgot), to dish soap. It felt like we didn't even leave our house everything was so accessible. We hope to come back in the summer when we can actually enjoy the kayaks (too cold).

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two Chicks From South Florida Whom Didn't Want to Leave the Coop (Cottage)

  • 5 of 5

An amazing, beautiful, spectacular, cozy, impressive, convient and well equipped, in EVERY detail, stay we have ever experienced ! TEN star rating !!! What a wonderful home away from home to spend Christmas, which included an eloquent Christmas Tree. Thank you Jacqueline for taking the time to decorate the cottage for us, we cherished each and every moment during this special time of the year -- it was a very Merry Christmas we soon will not forget ! Many thanks for your warm hospitality and kindness, Donna and Gloria (Boynton Beach, Florida)

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home on the river

  • 5 of 5

What a find! This spacious and well kept house was more than perfect for the three of us for our two weeks in rainy and windy October.

A house with a character, but everything updated, with very nice hardwood floors, and not even one floor board sagging! The interior design is professionally done with nice and cozy furnishing and elegant design. The central location was excellent for daily needs and grocery shopping and downtown Courtenay is a charming place just to stroll around. It must be paradise to stay there in summer when you can use the garden, porch, the BBQ, bikes and canoes!

The kitchen where you enter the house is a warm and cozy first impression and offers everything you will need to cook. We did almost all our cooking there and very much appreciated the excellent quality of the pots and pans. There are enough dishes so that you don’t need to start the dish washer after each meal and thus can save some energy and water.

Through a hall the very large and beautifully decorated living room with a window front to the river and an electric fireplace is reached. The window front has an open view to the river (which sometimes nearly reached the house when BC Hydro opened the dams) to observe the seals. There was even enough space to move the table there when we occasionally had friends over for dinner. WiFi worked very well with few interruptions. In front of the living room there is a large porch, which we could use just once with a somehow sunny afternoon – the rest of the time it at least offered the possibility to clear it from fallen leaves and thus get a lung full of fresh air when we had to stay home because of the weather. There are brooms as well as all cleaning stuff you may need to keep the house nice and tidy.

The three bedrooms are very cozy and comfortable. Plenty of thick and soft towels are provided.

From the lateral entrance to the house and from the hall, a stair leads down to the basement with a washer and dryer, a large room that served us very well as our wet clothes and boots and waders got warm and dry there.

Contact with Jacqueline was very pleasant right from the beginning and when we occurred a problem, she solved it as soon as she heard about it. We really hope to be able to stay in this wonderful house again. The only missing thing is a covered entrance to get off the wet clothes in a dry place and to open the key box upon arriving in pouring rain, but this is a small detail. All the rest was more than convincing

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Riverfront cottage was a lovely place to stay. We even got to watch seals in the water right from the deck!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.2 Kilometres
Comox Regional Airport, 1250 Knight Road, Comox,BC
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Billy D's, 5th Street, Courtenay, BC
Nearest Ferry
109 Kilometres
Little River Ferry to Powell River, BC
Nearest Golf
3 Metres
Mulligans Golf Center Inc, 4985 Cotton Road
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Inland Island Highway 19, exit 127 onto Piercy Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Mudsharks Coffee Bar, 244-4th St, Courtenay, BC
Nearest Ski
29 Kilometres
Mount Washinton Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Mount Washington Ski bus stop (Dec - April)
Car: not necessary

Tubing on the river:Tube or float down the river in a loop that goes right by the house!

Kayaks, tubes and air mattress are available for your use on the river.

Games, puzzles, 3-D DVDs, books and toys are available for your entertainment.


Rates & Availability

Courtenay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Summer Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $305
Tax Rate 5.0%

After you reserve your dates, I will send an email with more information about the Cottage including your 4 digit key-access code.
Use of bikes, kayaks, river tubes, and propane firepit is at your own risk so please use your care and attention with them.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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