About this listing
Out There provides alternative, off grid accommodation on a private island in the heart of BC's beautiful, undiscovered Sunshine Coast. Exclusive Island prices includes return boat cruise from Egmont, breakfast, lunch and evening meals, for a maximum of 6 people. Our food is focused on fresh, local and homegrown, let us know any preferences or allergies in advance.
Think wilderness glamping meets bohemian boudoir and you'll find yourself Out There. Our concept is digital detox. Move away from the phone and find your wild!
This listing is for your exclusive private island eco-retreat. Prices include meals, return boat transport from the Government Dock in Egmont, and accommodations for a maximum of 6 people. The rooms are:
- Private tent cabin, queen bed, out door en-suite (Apr-Sep)
- Private yurt room, king bed, en-suite (Mar-Oct)
- Private yurt room, queen bed, (Mar-Oct)
Each room sleeps a maximum of 2 people and has incredible ocean views, private outdoor space, comfortable king or queen bed, organic bedding, composting toilets, shower, towels and locally made biodegradable soaps, shampoo and toothpaste.
For single room bookings, please see our individual yurt rooms and tent cabin listings.
Price includes boat service to and from Out There on our classic west coast troller. We pick up between 3-5pm from the Government Dock in Egmont, unless prior arrangement is made. The boat trip is a leisurely 30 min cruise to Out There, so kick back, shake off the city and take in the views.
Facilities and services include:
- shared kitchen, well stocked pantry and living spaces
- DIY / self serve breakfast and lunch
- family style evening meals are provided
- blue tooth speaker and WiFi, but you left your phone at home right?
- large wrap around sun deck
- designated fire pits
- lounging hammocks
- private beach and swimming bay
- kayaks / paddle boards for rent
- life jackets / safety equipment
- snorkelling gear
- local boat tours with experienced guides
Interaction with guests
- Someone is always on site to answer any questions, deal with day to day property maintenance, prepare evening meals, to swap stories, help organise equipment rentals or tours, or to deal with any emergencies.
- We provide boat service to and from Out There. Pick up is between 3.00-5,00pm at the Government Dock in Egmont, unless prior arrangement is made.
- Local water taxi's are available if arrival is after 6.00PM, additional fees apply.
- Food is included due to limited storage and refrigeration facilities and to minimise waste.
- DIY / self serve breakfast and lunch from the well stocked pantry and seasonal garden.
- You'll be encouraged to harvest your daily limit of oysters and clams from the beach. Don't forget to pick up a fishing licence.
- Healthy, nutritious family style meals are provided in the evenings.
- Let us know any dietary needs or allergies in advance.
- Out There is chef friendly. If the kitchen is your key to relaxation, bring your signature dish skills.
- Out There is situated in 23 acres of west coast temperate rain forest wilderness. Accommodations are based on a little 3 acre private island and a beautiful tombolo connecting to Nelson Island at low tide.
- Views overlook five waterways, Jervis Inlet, Agamemnon Channel, Agnew Passage, Hotham Sound and Sechelt Inlet.
- The area is a Mecca for marine and outdoor recreational activities including boating, fishing, kayaking, shallow diving, diving, hiking, swimming and endless shoreline to explore.
- For the more adventurous, we can help arrange boat tours with experienced local guides, including Friel Falls, Jervis Inlet and the Skookumchuck rapids.
- Known locally as "The Chuck", the rapids provide a powerful show of whirlpools, or turbulent standing waves that attract thrill seeking extreme kayakers from around the world. Its an easy hour long hike from Egmont.
- The warm shallow waters of the protected bay are perfect for swimming and snorkelling, masks are available for free.
- To maximise relaxation we have beach chairs, shaded hammocks, a selection of board games and book library
- If you are comfortable on the water, we have double kayaks, paddle boards and safety equipment for rent ($15/person half day - $30/person full day)
- Out There is surrounded by spectacular marine and wildlife landscapes. Seals, sea lions, bald eagles, and chip monks are regular visitors and the kelp beds are teaming with sea-life. Don't forget your camera!
- Depending on the season you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse migrating orca and dolphin pods.
- On arrival at the private dock, there are obvious "deer trails" and some magical driftwood stairs and railings that lead you around the island.
- It is a short, steep hike up to the yurt on the highest point of the island, to take full advantage of the incredible 360 ocean and mountain views.
- Please note that the terrain is steep and rocky in areas and is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
- What goes up must come down, so its a hike down again to the tent and to the beach. Make sure you pack light, and think of it as free exercise!
TRAVELLING TO EGMONT:
- There are great transport links from Vancouver Airport and Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast through BC Transit and BC Ferries.
- The Sunshine Coast Connector provides regular bus services from Langdale Ferry terminal to Earls Cove. They will stop in Egmont on request or we can pick you up at Earls Cove.
- Sunshine Coast Air and Harbour Air float planes provide scheduled flights to Sechelt from Vancouver, YVR and Nanaimo. From Sechelt, both airlines offer chartered flights right to our dock. This is a really affordable option for parties of 4 people or more and a spectacular way to arrive!
- Take a BC Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale on the Sunshine Coast. - Drive for approx 90 mins from Langdale ferry to the Government Dock in Egmont, where we will meet you.
- $5 / day parking is available at the historic Bathgates Store in Egmont or is free at the Community Hall.
- The Coast Car CO-OP is affiliated with other car sharing organisations in the lower mainland and vancouver island.
- BC Ferries to the Sunshine Coast are extremely busy during the summer weekends. Make a reservation ahead of time to avoid delays.
BY BOAT FROM EGMONT TO OUT THERE:
- We provide boat service to and from Out There. Pick up is usually at 2.00PM and drop off is at 11:00AM. The trip takes 30 mins.
- There may be other guests arriving and departing on the same day. We try to coordinate boat service to avoid multiple boat trips. If we have to make multiple boat trips then additional fees will apply to cover gas costs.
- Local water taxi service is available for arrivals after dark (additional fees apply) or overnight accommodation is available in Egmont at Strongwater Cabin or Bathgates Store & Motel.
- Bring your own boat or kayak. We have 20ft of dock space available or deep water moorage.
- Overnight boat rentals are available from Bathgates Store in Egmont starting at $160 per day.
- We have double kayaks and safety equipment for rent ($30/person/day).
- Arrive or depart with a zodiac tour from the West Coast Wilderness Lodge ($66 / person)
- We can help organise sightseeing boat tours of the local area with experienced tour guides.
Other things to note
DO YOU HAVE ELECTRICTIY? - Out There is designed to take advantage of BC's temperate rainforest climate. We harvest solar and wind to provide all of our power, and also have a back up generator. Please be mindful to conserve energy, turn lights off, charge devices during daylight hours.
DO YOU HAVE RUNNING WATER? - Our water system is a combination of well water from a solar powered pump and rainwater harvesting. All water in the main Yurt is fresh filtered and potable. All wash room facilities have been designed to conserve water and feature showers, composting toilets. Our grey water system is sensitive, and bio degradable toiletries are provided.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FOOD? - We are aiming for zero waste and have limited refrigeration. Food provided is healthy, grown, caught, harvested from the beach or bought locally. We cater for allergies or food preferences. Guests are welcome to BYO food, snacks, beer, wine, but should avoid bringing garbage, pack out what ever you pack in and leave no trace. All recycling is donated to the Egmont Community Hall.
ACCESSIBILITY? - On arrival at the private dock, there are obvious "deer trails" and some magical driftwood stairs and railings that lead you around the island. Please note that the terrain is steep and rocky in areas and is not suitable for people with limited mobility. It is a short steep hike up to the yurt on the highest point of the island, to take full advantage of the incredible 360 ocean and mountain views. What goes up must come down, so its a hike down again to the tent and to the beach. Make sure you pack light, and think of it as free exercise!
WHAT SHOULD WE BRING? Try and pack light for your trip as you have to haul your gear up to the yurt and tent. We pretty much have guaranteed summers July through August, but the shoulder seasons can be rainy. We do live in a rain forest after all! Things to consider are: a light rain jacket; suitable outdoor footwear; water shoes; quick dry clothes; swimming gear; a good book; sunscreen & bug spray (no chemicals please); water bottle, and don't forget your camera.
AVAILABILITY? - If this listing is booked, please check our individual listings for private rooms.
WHAT TIME CAN WE ARRIVE? - We normally pick up at 2:00PM at the Government Dock in Egmont, unless prior arrangement is made. Local water taxi's are available for arrivals after dark - additional fees apply.
RESERVATIONS? - financial transactions, date changes, cancellations and refunds can be managed directly through your own Airbnb account. We do not have access to your payment data and cannot cancel your reservation on your behalf.
SPECIAL REQUESTS? - we do not have rooms with extra beds or cots. There is a maximum of 2 people per room.
- Relax, eat, sleep, repeat
- Feel free to bring music
- For Oysters and Clams, grab a BC fishing license
- Please avoid bringing garbage, we have no garbage collection service
- Pack out what you pack in
- Compost everything organic
- Recycling is donated to the Egmont Community Hall
- Keep communal areas clean and tidy to avoid attracting furry friends
- All rooms are non-smoking, please use ashtrays provided outside.
- Our composting and grey water systems are sensitive
- Use only the bio-degradable toiletries provided, please do not bring chemical cosmetics
- Please conserve energy and water, our off-grid resources are precious and limited
- Turn off lights and charge devices during daylight hours
- Remote wilderness location, keep your wits about you, safety first
- We have well marked deer trails and drift wood stairs
- Stay on the trails to protect the forest, fauna and mosses
- Trails are rocky, steep and natural in most areas
- Make sure you pack light and can carry everything you bring, large suitcases with wheels do not work.
- Not suitable for people with limited mobility
- Use designated camp fire pits
- Camp fires subject to Provincial Government fire restrictions
- Familiarise yourself with BC Parks camp fire restrictions and safety tips
- Use Out There at your own risk
- You are responsible for any personal injury or loss
- Live, Laugh, Travel
- Leave No Trace.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Hand made with love by your hosts Andy, Liz & adopted dog Nina, along with a whole bunch of friends and family, Out There was dreamed up from a desire to jump off the mouse wheel, escape the cage, run for the hills and find our wild!
We were magically drawn into the breathtaking beauty of Egmont, Jervis Inlet and specifically Nelson Island. Sure enough, our dream property was right there waiting for us. As one of our guests described it, serendipity found.
After many years of saving, planning, observing, learning, repeat, Out There began to take shape in the summer of 2012. Our dream was to create a rustic but luxurious off-grid oasis designed to take advantage of BC's temperate rainforest by harvesting rainwater, solar and wind power. Our main goal was to "fit in" and leave minimal impact on the surrounding environment.
For us, its all about making memories and we hope Out There provides an inspirational back-drop for your own wilderness adventures.