Hummingbird Haven

Dogs with responsible owners welcome!

Our comfortable house has been recently updated and offers the convenience of a fully appointed modern kitchen with the warmth of antique furnishings. It is situated on a spacious sunny clearing, with privacy assured by the surrounding cedar and fir forest. The kitchen/dining area opens through sliding glass doors onto a large deck, where you can sunbathe or rest under the shady grape arbor. A large gas barbecue and dining table on this deck provide for private outdoor dining. There is also a cool shaded deck across the front of the house to relax on, or you can read or snooze on the hammock under the cedars. At night, our sky is flooded with thousands of stars.

Sandpiper Beach, a popular local swimming area with impressive sandstone formations, is a 10-minute stroll away. It has a mowed grass area for Frisbee or dog play. Access to Mt. Geoffrey’s walking and bike trails is similarly close. A 5-minute drive or short bicycle ride takes one to Little Tribune Beach (dog-friendly and clothing-optional), Big Tribune Provincial Park Beach (dogs prohibited), or shopping at the Co-op grocery/liquor/hardware store and nearby boutiques. Dog-friendly Whaling Station Beach is a bit further, but nothing on Hornby Island is further than a 15-minute drive.

The property has a large fully-fenced yard. Guests’ dogs must be treated for fleas and may not be left alone inside the house.

Hummingbirds visit our feeders and flowers year-round; deer graze in the surrounding area. Guests are welcome to pick the blackberries on the edge of the yard in season. We do request that they leave harvesting produce from the garden and fruit trees to us, any excess of which will be willingly shared.

Additional Comments:

  • Master Bedroom with Queen Bed and 2-piece en-suite Bathroom.
  • Second Bedroom with Double Bed.
  • Flush toilets.
  • Dog allowed upon approval at time of booking.
  • Not suitable for those with allergies to dogs, cats, or horses.
  • Smoking outside only.
  • Peace and quiet after 11:00pm, please.
  • In respect for our neighbours and the capacity of our septic system, large parties are not allowed.
  • In consideration for all those sharing our limited aquifer, guests are requested to limit their water use. In this spirit, laundry facilities are not provided.
  • Maximum Occupancy 4 persons total, to be registered at time of booking; tents and RVs are prohibited by bylaw.

Amenities:

  • Electric and wood heat.
  • Cooling ceiling fans in living room, bedrooms, and dining area.
  • Fully screened windows and doors.
  • Games and Books for evenings and not-so-sunny days.
  • Linens and bath towels provided; guests are asked to provide their own beach towels.
  • 4-piece bathroom plus 2-piece en-suite off master bedroom. Flush toilets.
  • Dishwasher
  • BluRay/DVD player and 42-inch flat screen.
  • Wifi Internet.
  • UV-treated water.
  • Large quiet generator in case of power failure.

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