Smile..Spring garden terrace
Garden oasis retreat
Garden oasis retreat
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Located near the beach this 2 bedroom home is perfectly situated to explore the Comox Valley. Visit and marvel at the natural beauty of Denman and Hornby Islands, watch eagles soar and orcas play. Check out Cumberland's music scene and great food!

The space

This charming rancher includes two bedrooms and one full bathroom with two piece en-suite attached to the master bedroom. Each bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed. Perfect for 4 adults. The living area includes an open concept fully equipped gourmet kitchen, bright and spacious dining and living room. In winter warm your toes by the gas fireplace while relaxing on the sofa. A comfortable place to rest after your days adventures. In summer the house is surrounded by trees, flowers, fruit trees and a vegetable garden. Relax on the front porch appreciate the view and breathe fresh country air. You can eat "al fresco" in the front garden terrace or just soak up the sun. A short walk takes you to the sea shore where eagles, herons, seals and sea lions soar, roar, splash and fish!

Guest access

You will have private access to the main areas of the home. Amenities include TV, Netflix, Ethernet cable and WiFi . The closet tied with ribbon is off limits to quests. The glass fronted corner kitchen china and crystal cabinet is also off limits (family heirlooms).

Interaction with guests

My interaction with guests depends on their preference and my availability. On occasion, especially in winter months, I may be staying on site in the adjacent private suite which is locked and has a separate entrance.

Other things to note

The propane fireplace is only available from October to April. There is a cat named "Rodeo" who lives on the premises.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

The house is on a septic system which means Do NOT flush anything down the toilet or sink; no dental floss, condoms, tampons, hair, coffee grounds etc. When using the electric base board heat do NOT close the floor to ceiling drapes (potential fire hazard). For privacy, close the cellular blinds only.
This is a quiet residential seaside neighbourhood. Cat named 'Rodeo' lives here too, she is friendly and curious.
Please treat our home as you would your own! Thank you

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - cat named "Rodeo"
Amenity limitations - no washer /dryer


19 Reviews

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Sheila User Profile
July 2017
Susanna is a great hostess and made us feel welcomed. She was available to answer questions when we needed assistance. Her place is beautiful and very comfortable. We would return without hesitation.

Jim User Profile
July 2017
Susanna is a very pleasant host and her place is very clean, comfortable and good value for the area. The location is somewhat remote and private with a great yard for relaxing after a long day biking in Cumberland (our trip). The towns are a good 10 to 15 minute drive away, so not ideal if you want to be in the middle of it all, however it is an easy to drive to Cumberland, Courtney or Comox. Note that there is no wifi and the cellular coverage is spotty, so be aware if you are someone that likes or needs to be connected all the time. Susanna does provide an ethernet cable for a laptop, so if you can connect that way if needed.

Stacey User Profile
July 2017
Lovely home, beautiful garden setting. Susanna is a very accomodating hostess. We enjoy our stay very much

Andree User Profile
November 2016
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Ger User Profile
August 2016
Beautiful home and garden we enjoyed it completely.

Susanna's home was truly a garden oasis! Our children went outside immediately after breakfast, and happily entertained themselves running in the grass, watching the hummingbirds, and riding their bikes in the driveway. Perfect!

Derek User Profile
July 2016
Pleasant & quaint weekend getaway spot: Extremely clean, tastefully decorated, beautiful garden, enjoyed the hummingbirds, quiet, peaceful, comfortable, thoughtfully equipped with 'extras' including shampoo/conditioner, hair dryer, closet space, towels/blankets, cookware, kettle, etc. Quick drive to Courtenay by car if necessary. Communications with host were minimal, efficient, clear. No issues, we were 100% satisfied.

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Courtenay, CanadaJoined in March 2013
Susanna User Profile
I love travel, being outdoors, kayaking and camping. I enjoy sharing my home and this beautiful island with others. I care about the health of our planet.
Languages: English, Suomi

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