Our place is overlooking the beach with great views. Walk out your door and down the private staircase and be standing on hundreds of feet of practically private beach with stunning sculptural rockery, oysters galore, and endless wildlife. Walk for miles along the beach and you are likely to be the only people there. You’ll love our place because of the location, epic views, serenity, and the cosiness. Our place is good for those looking for peace and untouched nature. Great for couples, solo adventurers, (NON SMOKERS ONLY PLEASE), and furry friends (well-behaved quiet pets). Explore beautiful Denman.
Please Note: (Suitable for pre-walking infants or children 13 and up only: see below for details on this).
Our 1 bedroom cottage is very spacious with incredible oceanfront views. Softwood douglas fir floors, wonderfully comfortable queen sized bed, plus a very comfortable pull out memory foam queen bed in the living room. Fully equipped kitchen, and we provide your own bbq area in fair weather. Washer/dryer combo, huge living room with a dining area as well. Tv and dvd player provided with a huge selection of great dvd's to choose from. Wireless internet with excellent high speed connection is available for emails, google searches, maps, texting, working - facetime, etc, just not for streaming movies. (not enough data on our data plan for streaming, but an excellent high speed internet connection for doing work or research etc. Also great for streaming music no problem. We provide speakers for you to plug your i phone or other devices in to listen to music. An assortment of classic boardgames and a small but well curated book library is also provided. As of June 1st, 2017 we will be supplying stand up paddle boards and kayaks for guests to enjoy in our harbour on calm safe ocean days. The SUP's are for summer months only, while kayaks can be used all year round on calm ocean days. Picture yourselves picnicking on a bench on the driftwood staircase to the beach while you watch the waves roll in and the eagles fly overhead. The sun rises directly out of the ocean, a view you can see right from your bedroom or for an even more special experience, right from the beach. Also, our cottage is a 5 min drive to the Hornby Island Ferry (which is free) so you can explore Hornby Island as well for day trips. This property is "real nature". Unstable, dangerous, and slippery conditions may exist within and outside the property, and is only suitable for:
1) Adults 2) Infants who are not yet walking, and will be held/ carried in a baby carrier or baby bjorn. This property is too rugged and wild for children to walk around on safely, we suggest only non-walking infants or well-behaved children 16 and older.
You will have your own private cottage, basically a separate house, connected only by a breezeway to a greenhouse that attaches to our home. In other words, total privacy and peace. Separate entrance, with a sliding door around the side of the cottage that takes you to the garden and onto the beach access staircase. You are welcome to enjoy strolling and hanging out on the entire east side of the property (roughly 2 acres to yourself) as we spend majority of our time on the west side of the property. You can also walk down our road all the way to the other side of the island, which is a beautiful nature walk, passing only the odd farmhouse and cabin, very quiet and peaceful. Having a vehicle is a huge plus as you can then easily explore that rest of the island with all the beautiful nature trails and parks it has to offer. Having bicycles would also be a nice way to get around. This part of the island is extremely peaceful and unpopulated, yet only a 7 minute drive from the ferry and shops/restaurants. You will truly be able to connect with nature during a stay at our cottage. Your view will be unique in that you see historic Chrome Island from this side, as well as a view of the provincial park, and straight down Baynes sound with absolutely no obstacles. The sun rises directly out of the ocean, a view you can see right from your bedroom or for an even more special experience, right from the beach. Eagles' nests are right above you, watch them hunt for fish and fly overhead all day long. in fall, a salmon stream is just down the beach for you to watch them spawn, seals and sea lions are present year round, as well as porpoises, and if your are lucky, you may even sea some whales swim by. deer walk past your cottage regularly, and birds of all kinds are all around. You are welcome to enjoy strolling and hanging out on the entire east side of the property (roughly 2 acres to yourself) as we spend majority of our time on the west side of the property. You can also walk down our road all the way to the other side of the island to a different beach with totally different geography, which is also a beautiful nature walk, passing only the odd farmhouse and cabin, very quiet and peaceful. Potters and glass artists dot the island and welcome your visits. We are also on a 3 minute drive form the organic winery. Also, our cottage is a 5 min drive or 15 min bike ride to the Hornby Island Ferry (which is free) so you can explore Hornby Island as well for day trips. Keep us in mind for special event times on Denman such as the famous Writer's Festival in July, or the incredible Christmas Craft Fair in December.+ More