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The Covehouse - a secluded oceanfront cottage

SuperhostSooke, British Columbia, Canada
Entire cottage hosted by Loki & Kara
4 guests3 bedrooms6 beds1 bath
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A beautiful haven, lost in the woods, found by the sea, surrounded by quiet - the WilderGarden Covehouse is a beguiling retreat for those looking for ... something else. Close to parks, on Galloping Goose trail. Walk to pub or bus stop, 10 min to Sooke, 40 min to Victoria, ferry. Sheltered from storms, on a private cove, the Covehouse has a cedar and glass deck, BBQ, dock, hot tub with view and ocean access. Ideal for up to 2 couples, cyclists, paddlers, nature lovers, families, or business.

The space
WilderGarden maintains very high standards of care and hygiene for your safety and protection. See below under Other Things for more details.

The Covehouse is a uniquely designed 900+ sq-ft cottage - an octagonal structure with a vaulted, lodge-pole ceiling, cedar shiplap walls, built around a central wood-fired stove with a 20' tall central chimney - plus a separate studio bedroom with small stove. With a sleeping loft and second queen bed, Covehouse holds space for up to two couples, plus room for children. It has a generous living area and vaulted ceilings that gives it an open, spacious feel. It features a full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, as well as laundry, dining table, and bathroom with shower. Tall wrap-around windows feature the ocean, hills, coves and trees. Its all-wood and glass construction blends the cottage into the surrounding forest. It also has a small double bunk room for children. The adjoining master bedroom studio has a queen teak bed, desk, extra sleeping palette, all-glass art/crafts room, and dozen windows offers additional space and privacy. A large cedar deck seamlessly connects the inside to the outdoors and beyond.

The main space and loft offers electric baseboard heat as well as the wood stove. The bedroom studio has a wood stove and an electric oil heater. Both queen beds have heating pads for cool nights and cuddle-bed toppers for extra coziness.

Baby gates are available to help with families for stairs to loft and on the deck.

Guest access
Covehouse guests have exclusive access to the entire indoor space (except the storage shed) as well the immediate forest, cove and shorelines, deck, dock, and hot tub. The water for paddling and the Galloping Goose trail are immediately adjoining the cottage.

Apart from the hosts' home (hidden from view), the nearest neighbours are 1 km away.

Other things to note
WilderGarden has raised its already high standards in hygiene, ensuring that health and safety are the top priority. Prior to arrival, all high-touch hard and soft surfaces are rigorously cleaned with FDA-approved cleaning products. Extra attention is given to switches, controls, handles and doorknobs, faucets, and keys. Linens and towels are dried on high heat. Sinks, shower, and toilet are rigorously disinfected. High levels of bromine are maintained in the hot tub and it is serviced every day.

Longer stays are encouraged. Guests are required to be healthy and symptom free upon arrival. Guests from the same or extended household are accepted - additional guests will only be considered for longer stays, depending on current provincial guidelines. Only local travel is supported - guests from further away may be considered depending on current circumstances. If you have any doubts, just ask us.

The weather is usually incredible in and around Sooke, even when stormy. Sooke is in the "Big Blue Hole" rain shadow from the Olympic peninsula - and has amazing weather. Rainbows are regular and wildlife is plentiful. Westerlies are typical in the afternoon but the area is protected by the Olympic peninsula from most storm winds.

The forest around the Covehouse is full of ecological niches, with rare and unique plant and animal species. We ask you to tread lightly, stick to existing pathways, and help conserve the habitat.

Pets are NOT permitted with guests at the Covehouse, no exceptions aside from certified guide animals. The hosts can recommend nearby pet resorts if you need to keep your dear one in the area.

We have four cats that live with us at the Bluecedar House - one likes to visit the Covehouse. You are welcome to pet him outdoors but please do not feed him or let him indoors out of consideration for future guests. We have a dog as well who barks at strangers but stays very close to the main house and never sees guests.
A beautiful haven, lost in the woods, found by the sea, surrounded by quiet - the WilderGarden Covehouse is a beguiling retreat for those looking for ... something else. Close to parks, on Galloping Goose trail. Walk to pub or bus stop, 10 min to Sooke, 40 min to Victoria, ferry. Sheltered from storms, on a private cove, the Covehouse has a cedar and glass deck, BBQ, dock, hot tub with view and ocean access. Ideal…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 toddler bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hot tub
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
TV
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washer
Iron
Hangers

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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada

The surrounding area is overflowing with opportunities for cycling, hiking, fishing, water sports, horseback riding, zipline, and other adventures. The popular Galloping Goose trail runs right by the cottage. Nearby regional parks include Sooke Potholes, East Sooke, Lake Matheson, Roche Cove, French and China Beaches. Sooke Basin and Juan de Fuca Strait are out the front door - freshwater fishing in Veitch and Roche Creeks are walking distance away. A pub and several restaurants are quite nearby by car or bicycle.
The surrounding area is overflowing with opportunities for cycling, hiking, fishing, water sports, horseback riding, zipline, and other adventures. The popular Galloping Goose trail runs right by the cottage.…

Hosted by Loki & Kara

Joined in November 2016
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We have fallen in love! With the ocean, the forest, and the Covehouse. The Wildergarden is a daily delight - cormorants, seals, otters, eagles and jays. And we are surprised every day by something new - a grey-blue tail dropper slug, faerie fingers, a gorgeous arbutus tree. We are awed at being hosts and guardians of such an amazing place. And we love creating spaces and places that people want to visit. And stay. The two of us have been producing festivals, garden parties, and art installations for the better part of two decades. And the Wildergarden is now our happy place that we share with our cats and dogs, our children and grandchildren when they visit us, and with you!
We have fallen in love! With the ocean, the forest, and the Covehouse. The Wildergarden is a daily delight - cormorants, seals, otters, eagles and jays. And we are surprised every…
During your stay
The hosts Loki and Kara live just far enough away in the Bluecedar House and can provide assistance and direction as desired. Additional fire wood, help with lighting the stoves, or any other support guests might need are readily available. Hot tub is serviced daily in coordination with guest's schedule to maintain utmost privacy.

Guests can call, text, send email, or use the intercom to get the hosts' attention.
The hosts Loki and Kara live just far enough away in the Bluecedar House and can provide assistance and direction as desired. Additional fire wood, help with lighting the stoves,…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm