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Island Vista Cottage: beach, hot tub, sunsets!

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Private West Facing Beach
Hot Tub with Ocean View
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
Island Vista Cottage is the perfect Coast cottage offering 800+ sq.ft. of open concept living with amazing ocean views. Located in the popular beach community of Davis Bay, the area offers a fishing wharf, walking path along the waterfront to a semi-sandy beach, restaurants, ice cream and locally roasted coffee! The location is perfect, and only 5 minutes into Sechelt. Enjoy ocean views from the queen bed that is adjacent to a full-sized kitchen/living/dining great room. Open concept living, vaulted ceilings and large windows create a bright, airy feeling. The cottage has both a queen and double bed. Island Vista's private outdoor deck is a great place to take in the view with your morning coffee and in the evening you can cuddle up in front of the coz y fireplace* after a day on the be...Island Vista Cottage is the perfect Coast cottage offering 800+ sq.ft. of open concept living with amazing ocean views. Located in the popular beach community of Davis Bay, the area offers a fishing wharf, walking path along the waterfront to a semi-sandy beach, restaurants, ice cream and locally roasted coffee! The location is perfect, and only 5 minutes into Sechelt. Enjoy ocean views from the queen bed that is adjacent to a full-sized kitchen/living/dining great room. Open concept living, vaulted ceilings and large windows create a bright, airy feeling. The cottage has both a queen and double bed. Island Vista's private outdoor deck is a great place to take in the view with your morning coffee and in the evening you can cuddle up in front of the coz y fireplace* after a day on the beach. The cottage contains everything you could expect to find in a vacation rental. Island Vista Cottage is at Beachside by the Bay Waterfront Suites. The property also hosts a waterfront home with two, adult oriented suites, along with Island Vista cottage. You'll also have access to Beachside's ocean view hot tub and huge beach deck right at the water's edge where you can lounge, swim, watch the Alaska bound cruise ships pass or close your eyes and listen to the waves. Beachside has a walkable beach where you can swim, beach comb, lounge, and watch our famous ocean view sunsets over the Trail Island (just outside Sechelt). Please note that Beachside is a sloped property that required average mobility. The lower beach deck and shoreline are accessed via a stair path. This property is not suitable for toddlers or young children and as of July 15, 2019 we are pet free. To find out more about Beachside's Grande Vista and Ocean Vista suites -- see our other Flip Key listings. Beachside by the Bay is a good choice for weary city folk in need of a restful retreat. We are quick to get to from the Vancouver area, close to amenities, and our ocean views and beachfront are unbeatable! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Linda M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
Interaction with guests
Face to face check in with a short orientation. Available any time a guest needs advice or assistance. During guest stays, there will be garbage collection or property minor maintenance (grass cutting, plant watering, hot tub checks, etc.)
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Reviews (7)
Stay52839565905
Stay52839565905
1 contribution
We stayed at Ian's property for 3 nights in July. What Ian presents online is a false representation of his actually property. Additionally, Ian made grossly false accusations of us and charged us extra tax, cleaning and damage "fees". None of which were valid. Things to note about this listing: 1. It is NOT a cottage. The unit is a suite above a garage. 2. It is NOT a 1 bedroom. It is a bachelor suite with a total open floor plan. 3. The property is on a VERY steep hill with tons of stairs. You will also have to park on this very steep grade which can be tricky depending on what you are driving and your comfort level on steep hills. I can't image the driveway is even useable if it gets wet and/or slippery. Be careful! 4. It is a construction zone. The host, Ian, is upgrading the property and there are piles of nails and screws everywhere. 5. The host, Ian, will be present all the time! He doesn't live on the property but he is always there and interacting with guests so if you are looking for a quiet get away, this is not it. 6. The host will charge you an extra charge upon check in claiming it is for taxes. Be prepared to pay more then what you paid on VRBO. 7. The host, Ian, is extremely petty! We left a couple dishes in the sink when we checked out and he claimed we left a mess and broke his umbrella; which we never did. It was just an old, poorly constructed umbrella but he felt the need to accuse us of breaking it. Save yourself the headache and stay clear of this listing.
Visited July 2022
Written 15 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Scott B
Scott B
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This Island Vista Cottage was a relaxation vacation that you must experience to fully understand its worth. We were greeted by Owner, Bill who showed us the uniqueness of the property and cottage with a warm and personable welcome. From the weather, the amazing views, the ocean smell to the cozy and more then comfy cottage, it had it all. We thrilled ourselves with a float plane tour, a delicious fresh seafood dinner, a body soothing rock massage and facial as well as enjoying a peaceful and relaxing time in the cottage. If you are looking for a short get away or a longer visit, the Island Vista Cottage is a must stay, enjoy and experience when on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Thank you Bill and Linda for a dreamy mini vacation. Scott & Colleen
Visited December 2020
Written 24 January 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michael D
Michael D
9 contributions
Our accommodations were above the garage with a commanding view from our balcony of the straits and Vancouver Island. Eagles soared right at eye level along with the sea gulls and other birds. Our apartment was spacious and very comfortable. Everything was in order and neatly arranged. For those with limited mobility this would not be the place to stay as the grand views are enhanced by being perched on the hill side. In all, a warm, relaxing spot for those looking to kick back and relax.
Visited July 2018
Written 8 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul M
Paul M
1 contribution
Not only was the site beautiful but the owners were cheerful, competent and engaging. Definitely plan to visit again.
Visited July 2018
Written 28 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ANIS0004
ANIS0004
1 contribution
Great place to chill and enjoy the fantastic ocean view. Beautiful cottage with everything we needed, quiet, access to private oceanfront, convenient location- as advertised .Linda and Ian were wonderful hosts. Be prepared though for steep access to beach as mentioned in the description.
Visited August 2017
Written 2 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JEDHH
JEDHH
Helena, MT23 contributions
We spent 3 nights here in between soccer games in Vancouver! What a welcome relief from the concrete of Vancouver and the crowds. Linda and Ian met us there, were great hosts and the place was just what we were looking for: eye level with the trees in the morning, a wonderful deck at the beach and great exercise going up and down the hill! I would recommend maybe one more fan over the queen bed. This was a heat wave for Sechelt so maybe most of the time not necessary.
Visited June 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 3 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

crocus2014
crocus2014
Camrose, Canada1 contribution
We enjoyed our stay here suites and hosts are first class for us and the hot tub is great for family or individual or couples we would come back here soon.
Visited October 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 3 November 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Fireplace
Freezer
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Internet Access
Hot Tub
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Island Vista Cottage is located in the popular beach community of Davis Bay, the area offers a fishing wharf, walking path along the waterfront to a semi-sandy beach, fish and chips, ice cream and locally roasted coffee! The location is perfect, and only 5 minutes into Sechelt. Renowned for beautiful skies and sunsets, Davis Bay looks westward to Vancouver Island, with Sechelt's Trail Islands in the foreground view. There's an abundance of marine traffic, including cruise ships headed to Alaska in the summer and working tugs and barges. Walking distance to a substantial salmon bearing creek, Chapman Creek features an amazing hiking trail through the rain forest, where hikers can make their way to Chapman Falls. SAVE TIME AND MONEY ... DID YOU KNOW THERE'S NO LONG DRIVES AND LONG FER...
Getting around
We are on the public transit route -- so car free travel is possible. You can bus from Vancouver via the West Vancouver 'blue bus' to Horseshoe Bay, walk on the ferry, and bus from Langdale to us. The stop is about 1/2 block away from the top of our property. You can walk to restaurants (Gourmet Girl and Wobbly Canoe) and coffee shops (Wheatberries) in Davis Bay, beach areas, a fishing wharf and amazing forested trails. Groceries are 5 mins either way by car -- so a simple bus journey or 1/2 hour walk for those inclined. A vehicle is recommended for more in depth exploring, but rentals are available on the Coast.
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  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Vista Cottage: beach, hot tub, sunsets!

Island Vista Cottage: beach, hot tub, sunsets! is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Island Vista Cottage: beach, hot tub, sunsets! has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Island Vista Cottage: beach, hot tub, sunsets! has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Island Vista Cottage: beach, hot tub, sunsets! must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.