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Fernleecove Water Access Only Cabin

Entire cabin hosted by James
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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Unlike the majority of water front properties this close to Vancouver the value in staying at Fernleecove is in it's ocean frontage and relative privacy. The Fernleecove cabin views its own private cove. Surrounded in a park like setting, this one bedroom home is accessed by a 15 minute boat ride or a 5 km paddle from Deep Cove through sheltered ocean waters. -Round trip water taxi service included from Deep Cove or Bellcarra Park.

The space
Fernleecove is a boat or paddle access only cabin, no roads connect to it from town--meaning you will need water transportation to the cabin. A round trip water taxi service is included to transport you to the cabin for checkin and back to Deep Cove for checkout.

Generally guests remain at the cabin for their booking and unless you have your own water transportation it is necessary to bring all food needed for the duration of your stay. Scroll down to "Getting around" section of my listing for info on convenient stores to do pretrip grocery shopping.

There are rock and wood steps leading up from the dock to the 500 square foot cabin. It has a kitchen, living room with a sofabed, table with chairs and a fireplace. Attached to this space is a small storage closet, a bathroom and a small bedroom that sleeps two comfortably. There are electric baseboards throughout so it is easy keep warm in the winter.

COVID 19 Precautions at Fernleecove: -At this time bookings are only available for residence of British Columbia. -Buffer time between bookings allow for the cabin to sit empty and for extra cleaning precautions. -For boat transportation passengers are welcome to sit in the open air seating area of the boat or in the boat cab with masks on. I will be operating the boat with the door open and side windows to keep air flow. Please manage your own luggage in and out of the boat.

Guest access
• KITCHEN: Electric stove, Microwave, fridge with freezer, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, kettle, basic kitchen wares, basic cooking ingredients like salt, pepper, oil and sugar.

• BATHROOM: Shower, bath towels hung on towel pegs, hand soap, shampoo, hair dryer and extra toilet paper in the bathroom sink cabinet.

• DOCK: Private dock suitable for up to one 24' boat with 15 to 20 foot deep water moorage on the south side (tidal ocean inlet).

• FIREPLACE: From October till the end of May 53L bins worth of fire wood is supplied per night booked if no fire ban is in place. This chopped wood will be in the wood basket beside the fireplace and in navy 53L plastic bin(s) behind the side outdoor deck.

• BBQ: Barbecue with propane fuel is supplied under a covered patio area.

• WINDOW SCREENS: The cabin is equipped with screens on all the main windows and the front door. In late spring insects like mosquitos can be about.

• WATER: Excellent UV treated and filtered drinking water out of all the indoor faucets.

• INTERNET: WIFI is available but can be disconnected if requested. Please note that the cabin internet service is variable speed. For some guests it has not been sufficient for streaming and video calls. Wifi password is posted above the fireplace mantle.

• CELL RECEPTION: Good G3 cell coverage at the cabin.

• KAYAKS: Two single kayaks and life jackets. are available for guest use from mid June till the end of September. (not from Fall to spring for safety reasons)

• ROWBOAT: For bookings of three or four guests a rowboat is available on the dock for use year round.

• HIKING: There is an excellent but steep trail behind the cabin to a spectacular view point 270 meters above the ocean. A trail map is posted in the cabin. The trail typically takes guests 40 minutes to hike up. Some guests have found that the loose trail unsuitable for casual foot wear.

• CRABBING: A “tidal water sport license” is necessary for crabbing in Canada, so if you have yours let me know and I will leave a crab trap on the dock for you. You can get your own license online--just web search "BC Sport Fishing Guide - Crabs and Crabbing" to buy yours and to find information on crabbing regulations. I suggest bringing fish or chicken scraps for bait as the crabs seem to like these oily meats best. For cooking crabs there is a large pot at the cabin and a blue plastic bucket for bringing them back up to the cabin.

Other things to note
• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

PETS -Are they permitted at the cabin?
There are no exceptions to the no pets policy at Fernleecove. This is regardless whether an animal is non allergenic, for work/guide uses or is an emotional support pet -etc.

WAITING LIST -The cabin is booked, can I be put on a waiting list?
Yes. Let me know the month that you would like to be put on a waiting list for and I'll keep you posted of any openings that come available then.

BOOKING -Is it possible to book the cabin for just one night?
The Fernleecove cabin has a minimum booking of 2 nights. However a one night stay can be accommodated with payment for a two night booking.

AVAILABLE DATES -What dates are open for booking?
The Fernleecove calendar is set to open dates for booking three months ahead of the current date.

EXTRA GUESTS -How many guests can stay at the cabin?
The Fernleecove cabin is limited to 4 guests because of septic limitations and because of the amount of general wear put on the cabin with larger groups. For more then two guests it is $50 CDN a night per extra guest.

DRIVING -Some maps indicate that there is road to Fernleecove, is it possible to drive or bike to the cabin?
There is no road to cabin. Some satellite mapping interprets that the powerline path behind the cabin is a road that extends to the private lane-way "Sasamat". In actuality it is not a connected, drive-able or cycle-able road.

FERNLEE ADDRESS -The listed address for the cabin leads to a dead end on digital maps?
This is because there is no actual road access to the cabin. Access to the cabin is by boat. See Fernleecove listing for more information. (Airbnb requires a listing address please just ignore Fernlee's)

FISHING -Is there fishing for guests at the cabin?
Fernleecove is in a rock fish conservation zone so it is illegal to be fishing in the area between Fernleecove and Twin Islands. Please web search Indian Arm fishing regulations for more information.

KAYAKS -Are there Kayaks available for use at the cabin? Once at the cabin there are two single kayaks and life jackets available for guest use from mid June till the end of September. (not from Fall to spring for safety reasons)

FIRES - Is there a place to have a fire outside? North Vancouver is strict about not having open fires, For this reason guests are not allowed to have fires on the property aside from the cabin fireplace in the winter.

BEDDING -Is there bedding at the cabin?
Yes, clean bedding sheets and pillow cases are put on the bed for each booking and the sofa bed if more then 2 guests are booked or the extra bedding is requested.

WATER -Is the water safe to drink at the cabin?
The water from all the indoor taps is safe for drinking. It is fine filter as well as ultraviolet treated.

WIFI -What is the WiFi password?
The WiFi password is posted above the fireplace mantle.

EMERGENCIES -What if there is an emergency for a water access property like Fernleecove?
If there is an serious emergency phoning 911 is best and will likely result in The North Shore Search and Rescue responding by boat. For emergencies that do not require medical personals to help with transportation I can water taxi or arrange boat transport back to Deep Cove.
Unlike the majority of water front properties this close to Vancouver the value in staying at Fernleecove is in it's ocean frontage and relative privacy. The Fernleecove cabin views its own private cove. Surrounded in a park like setting, this one bedroom home is accessed by a 15 minute boat ride or a 5 km paddle from Deep Cove through sheltered ocean waters. -Round trip water taxi service included from Deep Cove or… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Washer
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Private backyard
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

• FERNLEECOVE: Fernleecove is in a forested ocean inlet. It is remarkable in that even though it is in a relatively remote location it is still very close to Vancouver city.

• NEIGHBOURHOOD AREA: cabin is one of two water access only acreages in the immediate area, both have access to their own beaches, private docks and their own privacy.

• NEIGHBOURHOOD WILDLIFE: Occasionally grey whales, orca whales and sea lions can be spotted in the inlet. On land there have been a few sightings of mountain lions and black bears in Deep Cove and the Cascade, Fernleecove, Brighton beach areas. Be aware of this and travel with caution around the property. Keep food and garbage inside away from wild life.

Hosted by James

Joined in January 2014
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From 95 I've spent my summers up Indian Arm. It's been my home for awhile now & I enjoy sharing it with guests!
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House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250
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