The "Buddha Cottage," as we call it, is situated in its own hidden valley making it secluded and peaceful. This South facing retreat is located on a cliff overlooking the Swanson Channel of the Georgia Strait. Directly underneath the Buddha Cottage is where multiple pods of wild Orca whales can be seen. The Buddha Cottage has a fully-enclosed, South-facing front solarium that boasts a view of over 30 islands.
The Buddha Cottage is named after it's serenity. The yard offers tropical plants, majestic ponds and waterfalls. The beauty of the property combined with the stunning views and abundant wildlife is what makes the Buddha Cottage unique. It is the perfect place to retreat to and appreciate nature. Through the binoculars you may view the pods of wild Orca whales that routinely swim directly at the bottom of the cliff, as well as the numerous eagles and other birds that soar by the cliff face. Come Spring 2018 we will have completed the stairs that take you all the way down to the bottom of the cliff to the water. We also plan to have completed by then a viewing platform to observe the whales up close.
There is enough room to fit up to 10 guests. There are two bedrooms, each accommodated with queen-sized Murphy wall beds that can fold up if desired to create more space during the day and still be cozy at night. Additionally, there are two private cabins unattached from the cottage that each also have a queen-sized bed. Also available is a pull-out bed sofa and single bed futon in the solarium that overlooks the ocean. There are plenty of curtains and sliding doors to provide adequate privacy.
The solarium, is a room surrounded by glass windows overlooking the ocean. This room is perfect for bird and whale watching and binoculars are at hand along side the guidebooks to enhance your wildlife observing experience. There are also several other couches and chairs. Although this room is completely furnished, we have in the past, upon request, removed the furniture to allow more space for YOGA retreats and other events.
The kitchen is modern and includes a gas stove and a wood oven, a TV, and a kitchen table. Outside there is also a propane grill. Guests are responsible for providing their own meals.
The bathroom also has a jet tub with a window view. Towels are provided.
We do everything in our power to ensure our guests have a terrific experience staying with us. If there is ever anything more we can do for you please do not hesitate to ask.
We do host for special events. Please contact us to ask what we can offer for your event and how we can arrange the property to best suit your needs.
There are plenty of things to do on Pender Island. We provide brochures with lists of things to do and places to eat. One of our biggest attractions is our world class, 27 hole disc golf course less than 3 kilometers down the road. There are also plenty of outdoor activities for all ages including: scenic hikes, guided fishing tours, swimming, kayaking and stand-up-paddle boarding, whale watching, tennis, golfing, wineries, beaches and the list goes on. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
We have a second listing on Airbnb on the same property listed as: "Whale Pod Chalet at Oaks Bluff on Cliff over Ocean." It can accommodate up to an additional 18 guests and can be rented together with the Buddha Cottage for very large parties. If you are interested in booking both the Whale Pod Chalet and the Buddha Cottage at the same time, please contact us for availability, event organization, and for special rates.
Additionally, we do everything in our power to ensure that our guest have a terrific experience staying with us. If there is ever anything more we can do to make your stay more pleasant please do not hesitate to ask. We have many reoccurring guests and if you enjoyed your stay here we ask that you please leave us a good review and stay in contact if you would ever like to return. We also fill up fast so please make sure to make your reservations at least 2-3 months in advance to ensure availability.
We have many renovations planned for the future of the property. If you have any comments or advice on how we can improve the property or experience, please feel free to let us know.+ More