Enjoy the ocean from the deck, living room or fully loaded gourmet kitchen.
- english, spanish
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:12
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
View unsurpassed and super easy beach access
What a lovely property. Roomy, comfortable, updated and very clean. The view was spectacular from both inside and out, thanks to large picture windows and a good sized deck. The house sits right on the beach, so access was super easy. Fairly private... the owner lives to the left but his house can barely be seen through the trees, and to the right there is a public access parking area, but the few beach walkers and fishermen
who accessed the beach just added to the interest. There was a structure being built south of the public parking area, perhaps a house and garage. There was some highway noise during the day since the house sits fairly close to the road, but that settled nicely at night. Looking over the Strait of Georgia, the view takes in some beautiful mountains across the way and open water to the southeast. Sunrises and sunsets were magnificent. I saw a seal every morning, eagles and a multitude of beautiful waterfowl. Salmon were jumping and teasing the fishermen. I have rented a lot of properties over the years and this one was really special and exceeded my expectations. Jim was a very responsive host.
Great stay by the ocean
Very well-appointed property by the ocean in a great location. You can either chill on the deck and watch the ocean or explore all the sights close by.
Jim gave us all the information required for easy access and a problem-free stay. Many thanks.
Wonderful relaxing week
The house was absolutely gorgeous with modern finishes and was simply but beautifuly decorated . The bed was extremely comfortable and with the large window we could see the oncoming sunset which got us up at 6:00 am to watch on the deck....that was amazing!! The huge windows all along the side and front of the living room gave us the most spectacular view of the ocean which was right outside the door with literally a few steps to the beautiful sandy beach (when the tide was out) which we walked everyday. Due to the time of year we stayed, the beach wasn't too busy as the house is right next to the public access to the beach which I think at busier times throughout the summer it might feel a bit invasive especially if you were to spend a lot of time on the deck, but we were'nt really bothered as it wasn't too busy. Overall, we absolutely loved the place and will definately put it in our plans to return.
Thanks for the lovely review. The beach is actually not very busy in the summer and certainly not invasive you can enjoy that deck all year around.
Beautiful view, magnificent cottage.
Just perfect for two. Right on the beach so at night you can hear the waves from your room. We hope to return.
Fantastic vacation retreat on Vancouver Island
The house is beautiful and was accurately described in the listing. Jim is a great, very attentive host, and was always responsive to any little issues or questions we had. The house has an amazing view looking across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver and some of the smaller islands. Just watching the tides coming in and out is enough on some days but there is also lots of things to see and do nearby. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who likes to have a beautiful view, very well equipped kitchen, and beach access!
Awesome cabin and location
We had a great stay at Jim's cabin last week. The cabin is just as it shows in the pictures and then some! Within walking distance to several local eateries and a short drive to town, just a perfect spot to spend the lazy days of summer!
Some useful information for your visit to Qualicum Bay:
Lighthouse Country -
For events scheduled at the local Lighthouse Community Centre just a kilometer away,
For lovely hikes, Englishman River Falls - about 20 minutes drive from the house. The first site is the provincial park website giving the basic park information while the second is pictures of sites around the area, including the Falls.
Little Qualicum Falls - about 20 minutes from the house. First site is the provincial park website and the second is images from an individual.
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, 20 minute drive for hiking and caving. On the way enjoy warm, fresh water swimming and canoeing at Spider Lake, 10 minutes away,
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, 20 minutes, a magnificent sandy bay at low tide, www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/rathtrevor/
Cathedral Grove - old growth forest. The forest was nominated as one of the seven wonders of Canada. I have included that link last.
Elk Falls Provincial Park near Campbell River an hour from here is found at,
Salt water Salmon fly-fishing - from our beach from mid-July to late October. You should check on what lures the fish will take in this area and can be purchased locally.
Fresh water fishing, Horne Lake and Spider Lake, 20 and 10 minutes away.
Kayak and paddleboard rentals can be found in Qualicum Beach, 15 minutes drive at Outsider Adventures at ; Courtenay, 30 minutes north of here at Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes ; or Tree Island Kayaking . The last two provide day trips to the magnificent Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park (also known as Tree Island)
which we highly recommend or launch the kayak at the beach at Qualicum Bay, a nice semi-rural community. Close to Island Scallops , Fanny Bay Oysters, excellent oysters and seafood there are a number of places where you can buy fresh fish.
There are excellent farmer's markets at Qualicum Beach, 15 minutes drive, ; in Errington, 20 minutes drive, ; and Comox Valley Farmers Market in Courtenay, 30 minutes drive,
All run on Saturday mornings, so if you want some fresh produce prior to checking in at 4 pm - these are great places to visit. There is a very excellent grocery store in Qualicum Beach (Quality Foods) and a good grocery store (Tomm's) at Bowser, 4 minutes north of the house. Bowser also has shops for liquor, gas, hardware, art, gifts, credit union, library and post office.
You will take BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo,
or from Tsawwassen to Duke Point, arriving fifteen minutes south of Nanaimo,
These are current schedules, but it's good to check as the schedule can change. We recommend that you make a reservation as in the summer the ferries can get booked which can mean waiting for the next ferry. Once in Nanaimo - you take Highway 19A . We recommend 19A as it is the older route that follows the coast, slower but more scenic and takes about one hour or more. Highway 19, the freeway, takes 45 minutes and you use the Horne Lake, Spider Lake exit and drop down to 19A, Island Highway West, and left (north-west) for aprox., three miles to Qualicum Bay.
We are located at Qualicum Bay ... on the ocean side. The best landmark is the Crown and Anchor Roadhouse Pub on the other side of the road about 200 meters from the house. The pub has good local music (bluegrass, country, acoustic etc) and the food is pretty decent. The Sandbar Café, 300 meters is a pleasant restaurant with live music jams several nights a week and Henry’s Kitchen a Chinese restaurant near by. A burger stand, taco stand and ice cream shop open for the summer in the same area.