Gabriola Ocean House

Gabriola, British Columbia, Canada
Wide Decks and Waterfront Views

Gabriola Island, also known as "Isle of the Arts", is close to British Columbia's biggest urban centers but manages to feel a world away. And that makes this sleek, modern vacation home for rent in Canada very appealing. Set directly on the island's waterfront, the two-bedroom house is also surrounded by Douglas firs, western red cedars and beautiful flowering madrona arbutus trees, giving it a wonderfully secluded feel.

The Gulf Islands, of which Gabriola is part, have a Mediterranean climate, and that encourages the growth of kiwi, banana and palm trees in the region so don't be surprised to find them around the property. This is a uniquely beautiful setting, made the most of with a glorious deck that looks out across water at the Coast Mountains and Sunshine Coast, all the way from Nanaimo to Vancouver.

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The house is 1,260ft in size, with high ceilings, a chef's kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Rather impressively, the deck that surrounds it is 1,600ft in size, making it larger than the house itself. It's reached via an accordion door system that spans the back wall, allowing the home and deck to merge. 

And that's a really appealing prospect. Out on the deck you'll find a hot tub, fire bowl and barbecue, with an oceanside dining table. It's a few steps from there to the sandstone beach and, if you fancy a dip in the ocean, you won't be alone. It's a popular hangout for seals, sea otters, and sea lions – and you may even spot the occasional orca passing by.

The house was newly built in 2019 by the general-contractor owner, and it takes advantage of green and hi-tech features, including a robust rainwater harvesting system which supplies all the home's water needs, and modern hydronic solar and wood-burning systems.

This home is available for 30-day rentals, which means you can really immerse yourself in the natural surroundings, and with its quiet setting and exceptionally strong wifi, it's also perfect for workations.


AROUND

British Columbia’s Gulf Islands are located in the Salish Sea between the east coast of Vancouver Island and the mainland coast of BC. The Southern Gulf Islands, which include Gabriola, form part of a larger archipelago which includes the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Gabriola is the third largest island at 58sqkm and is a 20-minute ferry ride from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

This vacation home for rent in Canada is located minutes on foot from the Twin Beaches, which are Gabriola's main swimming beaches. Gabriola Island has three provincial parks, 98km of coastline, 170km of walking and cycling trails, and more public beach access points than any other Gulf Island. With an 18-hole golf course, snorkeling and scuba diving spots, fishing charters, and kayak and paddleboard rentals all available on the island, it's perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. If you want to bring your own boat, there is a mooring point in Pilot Bay, which is three minutes from the house.

There are numerous annual events on the island, including the Salmon BBQ, the Artisans’ Studio Tour, the Cultivate and Isle of the Arts festivals, and farmers' markets provide amazing produce from local growers year-round. There's a Nester's grocery market and a variety of restaurants nearby, as well as a fitness center, yoga studio, small urgent care, and pharmacy.


LOCATION

Twin Beaches, Gabriola, Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada. There are frequent ferries from Vancouver to Nanaimo (90-120 mins), regular ferries from Nanaimo (20 mins), and a float plane service from Vancouver to Nanaimo or Gabriola.


BEST TIME TO VISIT: The Gulf Islands have Canada's only Mediterranean climate, making summers dry and winters wet. For those who come in winter, Mt. Washington ski hill is 1.5 drive north of Nanaimo and receives some of the biggest snowfalls in North America.

 
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Gabriola Ocean House
Gabriola, British Columbia, Canada
Glorious Solitude

Gabriola Island, also known as "Isle of the Arts", is close to British Columbia's biggest urban centers but manages to feel a world away. And that makes this sleek, modern home very appealing.

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Overview High quality linens, rain head showers, board games
TV Yes
Heating Warm board radiant heating throughout
Kitchen Fully equipped with double steam wall ovens, a gas cooktop, a large island, and small appliances.
Hot Tub Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Indoor Fireplace Yes
Wireless Internet Exceptionally strong and reliable
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 2 kings (1 can be split into XL twins)
Kitchen Fully equipped with double steam wall ovens, a gas cooktop, a large island, and small appliances.
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 5
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 30 nights
Check-In 5:30PM
Check-Out 12:30PM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit CAD$2500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancelation Policy Firm
The guest will receive a refund, less the BoutiqueHomes service fee, if the booking is canceled at least 60 days before the time of check-in. If the guest cancels 30-60 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 30 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given.

BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non-refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only in the event the cancelation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is canceled at least 14 days before the arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.

No smoking. No parties or events - the rental is intended for the enjoyment of the guests on the rental policy.

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