Waterfront Cabin on 10 ac, Sunsets!


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  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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If you're looking for waterfront privacy and immersion in nature, this Cortes Island cabin set in 10 acres of forest with stunning sunset views may be what you're looking for. Equipped w/ Wifi, full kitchen, phone. Rustic feel not for everyone.

The space
Reachable by 2 ferries from Campbell River (first to Quadra, then to Cortes), Cortes Island is a small island with a progressive counter-culture vibe.

The cabin is fully equipped with full kitchen, full bath with tub, WiFi, ipod dock (iPhone 4 or earlier connector), tv/dvd, phone for local calls. It has a rustic feel in harmony with nature.

Downstairs is an open living room, dining room and kitchen with wood stove and sunset views west out over Gorge Harbour. Upstairs is a large bedroom with 2 queen beds and 1 double bed.

Surrounding the cabin are large wooden decks built into the mossy bluffs. There is a small rocky beach just below the cabin for swimming. If you'd like to explore the harbour by boat, kayaks are available for rent at the Gorge Harbour Marina (about a 5 min drive away).

Note: the Wifi is new as of Aug 2014. Getting internet access to this remote spot is a expensive undertaking and there is limited monthly download capacity so we ask you avoid large downloads and it is not appropriate for very heavy users.

Peak summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday only and for a minimum of a week. Other periods the dates are flexible but with a 3 day minimum.

This cabin isn't for everyone so please read the house rules and/or check with us before booking and we'll make sure the place is right for you. I do not recommend the cabin for families with young children as there aren't really railings on the decks and there are steep drop-offs. Please also check the location of Cortes Island before booking, to get there from Vancouver requires 3 ferries and about 8 hours so it is not really suitable for a weekend trip from the city unless you are already on Vancouver Island. And the furniture and the appliances are old and funky as this is a family cabin that has changed little since the 70s; everything works of course but if you're looking for gleaming and new, this isn't the place for you.

Some details / frequently asked questions:

We do not live on the island so support is limited. A neighbor can help with emergencies. We do have a cleaner that comes in between visitors but there is no laundry at the cabin and no time for her to do laundry. As such we request visitors either bring their own linens (sheets, towels, tea towel) or launder any used at the laundromat before they leave. You are also responsible for making sure all your dishes are done and the kitchen is tidy before you go. You must also take all garbage with you or to the dump before you leave. Or if leaving on a Saturday you can leave main garbage can at the road by early Saturday morning.

The driveway up to the cabin is gravel and steep in parts. You don't need a 4WD but if there is snow on the ground you may be better off parking at the bottom of the driveway and walking the 300 m or so up to the cabin.

The cabin is spacious but there are just two big open rooms plus the bathroom. The upstairs is separated by an open stairway so keep in mind that you can't close a door and get full noise separation.

If you've viewed the listing in previous years, we added a septic system and normal toilet in 2019 so the "sawdust toilet" is a thing of the past. But please conserve water, our well is limited.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Beach access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning

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Where you’ll be

Whaletown, British Columbia, Canada

Cortes Island is a small island with about 1000 year round residents. Summer time population is significantly greater. During the off-season the groceries stay open but not much else. The island is fairly sprawling though, most things are between 5 and 10km from the cabin so a car is pretty much required. During the summer there are also a selection of restaurants. Too see some recommended island places scroll down to the map and click the [-] button to see some of the places we recommend on the island.

Hosted by Doug

  1. Joined in August 2010
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Love to travel and meet people around the world. Hablo español también. My family hosts visitors at our waterfront cabin on Cortes Island, BC, Canada.


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children (2–12 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy