About This Listing
Yellow Point, named for the native succulents that grow along the shore, is a little slice of the Mediterranean in Canada.
With stunning ocean views, this brand new home overlooks the calm protected waters of Stuart Channel and the Gulf Islands. Nestled in the countryside of Yellow Point, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, this home is twenty minutes south of Nanaimo and ninety minutes north of Victoria, a great central location for exploring Vancouver Island.
This tranquil property is peaceful, private and right on the beach. A great spot for nature lovers. Towering cedars attract eagles, woodpeckers, kingfishers and many other birds. An established orchard attracts wildlife including deer and rabbits. All are easily viewed from the living room and large deck. The tidal area is endlessly interesting to explore at low tide. The secluded pebble beach, known only to locals, is the only one in the Yellow Point area and is perfect for sun bathing and swimming in the summer months. Public access to the Beach with solid concrete steps and a hand railing (built by the Regional District ) is a very short 70 meter walk away.
This cozy, comfortably decorated home includes a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, living room with wood burning stove and double sofa-bed, bedroom with a queen bed, (cozy cotton sheets for both beds), den area with rocking chairs, electric fireplace, and desk.
There is a large bathroom with tub/shower. The spacious, sunny deck off the living room features comfortable outdoor seating with panoramic views of the water, gulf islands and mainland mountains. Wireless internet access, a land line telephone as well as a 32 inch TV with cable and DVD player are on site.
Yellow Point is a great spot for nature lovers. Stuart Channel is teeming with marine mammals and birds.
Within walking distance are three local artisan studios and galleries. Be sure to visit the many artisan galleries in the yellowpoint area. There is also plenty to do and see within easy driving distance. The area features golf courses, parks, hiking and biking trails, bass and trout fishing at Quesnel Lake, kayak rentals from Ladysmith, and even bungee jumping at the famous “bungy-zone” 20 minutes away. Yellow Point rd is a popular bicycling loop for avid cyclists, especially in summer.
The town of Cedar 7km up the road has a full service grocery and cold beer and wine for those wanting to cook in, and the Mahle House restaurant with its award winning wine list serves gourmet meals for an evening out. Or stop by the farmer's
market, every Sunday (from May to October) just down the road.
For casual dining or a morning cappuccino visit Cedar’s CoCo Café coffee house and bistro. The famous Crow and Gate English Pub is also close by serving hearty, tasty country meals and amazing local beer. The wineries of the Cowichan valley and the sandy beaches of Parksville are easy day trips.
There is one long term tenant in the suite above the garage. He has a small Maltese terrier dog. The dog is elderly, very quiet and spends most of its time inside the suite.
The beach is accessible from our front yard but the hand hewn steps are rough and awkward. We do not recommend this trail. Much easier access is via the public access trail a 70 meter walk away.
Interaction with Guests
I always try to meet our guests, walk them through the house, and answer any questions they might have. After that initial walk through, I will leave them in peace. I am easily accessible by telephone to answer any inquiries and am a 5 minute drive away should any "in person" assistance be needed.
There is no public transit to the Beach house.
This is a non-smoking, drug free home, no pets or late night revelers please.
Quiet hours are from 10pm to 9am and must be adhered to during your stay at our property.
Three people maximum in the house, there is a good quality hide-a-bed couch in the living room.
Please be respectful of our lovely neighbourhood village.
I was looking for a place on the beach where I could spend a few quiet days alone, and I'm so pleased that I chose this one. The location is nice -- well off the beaten track, but a reasonably short drive to amenities. The pebble beach is lovely and peaceful (I never saw another soul). The house itself is so charming and comfortable, with everything I needed. (The photos and description in the listing are totally accurate.) I wholeheartedly recommend Sylvia's beach house to anyone looking for some peace and quiet with a view of the ocean and access to the shore. I would have stayed longer if I could, and I'd happily return in the future.
What a lovely place you have. And you did all of the extras, which was wondeful. To me that makes a place stand out. When you're a guest on vacation it's nice to feel a bit special. Your cottage is so tastefully decorated and spotless and with everything a person needs - it felt luxurious. We had a great time, and the sun rise was fantastic!
Thanks very much!!
Amazing house, amazing place. Clean, cozy and has everything you need for a quiet getaway. Great view of the water and just a few steps down to the beach. I had that feeling of being far away from everything, but not so far that I couldn't get groceries, coffee, etc. Not to the mention walking distance (about 5k) to the best pub on the island (the Crow and Gate).
Sylvia is a great host. Very welcoming and warm.
This house is the best place if you want to relax for some days on Vancouver Island. Everything you need for some perfect days can be found in this beautiful house. The view from the livingroom to the sea is amazing. You feel as if you were in your own house.
If you like wine, a lot of wineries are not far from this house. By car you need 45 minutes. A really well sorted Supermarket is lokated not far away from the house.
Sylvia is so nice and very warm hearted. She lovingly prepared everything, arranged flowers, provided a bottle of wine and breakfast for the first morning. She even bought a fan for our baby since it was very warm the days before.
We are really really sorry that we accidently destroyed the nice guestbook...
This is the perfect house to enjoy the beach in the Island. Sylvia is the perfect hostess; she left a bottle of white wine, and all necessary for a delicious breakfast, (organic and local products). Most important silence was only disturbed by the sound of waves. We enjoyed every detail. Sitting inside you have a splendid ocean view. Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful few days at YellowPoint Beach House. The house was wonderful, clean and met all our needs. Sylvia was a wonderful host who greeted us upon arrival, late at night, and made us feel welcomed. The view of the near by water were a great extra. Great place to stay.
About the Host, Sylvia
My husband and I are privileged to live in this beautiful part of the world. We enjoy gardening, sailing, reading, biking, and spending time with family. Good friends, an evening out dining and sharing fine wines make life just that much more pleasant. We enjoy traveling. My daughter and I have bicycled throughout Germany and Switzerland. We've spent time in Mexico and Korea. We've traveled throughout Australia, Fiji, the Cook Islands and New Zealand.
We've tried to live our lives always remembering to count our blessings and to seize the day.
Our Beach house is a dream come true for us and we welcome the opportunity to share our little piece of Heaven with others.