Stairs to the courtyard areaOutdoors looking into living area.
Open house: 3 acre forest/garden

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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The space

We are a rural property although it takes only minutes to drive or cycle to the small town of Comox, to the airport or the ferry to the Sunshine Coast - ideally located! The house is moments from the beach as well as the NE corner with its bird sanctuary, bike and walking trails. Attend the C.V. Music Fest (#1 in Canada), which is an easy drive from our home, and visit Seiffert's Farm Market for fresh vegetable; farm itself borders our property. Head up to the skiing and hiking trails of Mt. Washington or visit nearby Crown Isle Golf Course.

The house itself has a library that you are welcome to use, and a large professional kitchen, that includes all appliances from a gas range to a soda maker, for creating feasts to be enjoyed on your choice of decks; the house is fitted with garage doors which when open eliminate the distinction between indoors and out; as one of our guests noted, "we kept those garage doors open all day long, letting the wonderful air move through". This appealing open space has a large living area, a master bedroom and bath as well as a loft - open to the space below - with a double bed for a second couple or a teen; a second bathroom w shower serves these guests. Do note that the loft is open and while separate from the space below is not completely private.

We are computer users so wifi is available as is storage space for sports equipment such as golf clubs, bikes, boards and kayaks; parking is plentiful. Enjoy three acres of naturally treed area - to be shared with the deer and rabbits - and fenced, cultivated garden space which surrounds you in privacy; someone may show up to work in the garden for a bit or mow the lawn; enjoy the eagles, herons and hummingbirds which visit. We love where we live and delight in leaving lots of information for guests.

Guest access

Guests have access to all areas of the house although we do have a kayak/sports equipment room, which is generally not available to guests. There is plenty of room in the indoor shop for bikes, kayaks, skis or any equipment that guests might bring; it has a large garage door and access from the mudroom; it can easily be locked.

Interaction with guests

We leave a detailed, complete manual so that guests can function independently; it includes phone numbers should any problems arise. We ask that it be read as it includes important information regarding heating, recycling, water and household practices. We often travel when guests are here; however, we do like to meet our guests when they arrive, and in the spring, especially, when gardening is in full swing, I may ask you if it is appropriate for me to come and work for an hour or two; I love to chat on these occasions as we are on airbnb to connect with people and help them to enjoy the area in which we live.

Other things to note

While we leave a great list of ideas for places to visit as well as a list of our favorites, it is the oasis of our forest and garden that our guests, such as Diane last August, have appreciated: "The week we spent in Comox was the most relaxing of the summer and your home was an oasis of serenity and beauty. The outdoor space and garden is exquisite and our favourite reading spot was in a chair beside the bedroom--so comfy and out of the full sun.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
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Essentials
Heating

Prices
Extra people $17 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules

We a have a manual for our house ( Our House For Dummies [no offence intended!]) which includes all instructions for the mechanics and management of our house; for instance, the house does use a well ( reaches into an aquifer) both wood heat and heated floors, and a recycling system. We are passionate about this as a non-smoking space. We ask a few favours - turning on the water for the deck plants and goldfish pond should a hot spell strike ( we wish!) Thanks for taking a minute to read it or make reference when questions arise.


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Diane And Doug User Profile
August 2016
What a beautiful home and garden. This place is a five star accommodation all the way. Falling asleep and waking up in a forest--which is what the massive Windows to the outside feels like--makes for the best sleeps. The bed is exquisite too! Find a spot in the garden to sit and read, or just pause and breathe. These hosts have thought of everything. It's a privilege to use their gem of a home for a home base with which to explore the Comox Valley.

Silke User Profile
June 2016
We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Deborah and Biff's home. Deborah is very welcoming. She did everything to make us feel at home. She gave us a detailed list with information about the house, as well as places to visit, shop and eat. Deborah is is very communicative and quick to reply to any questions. The house is very open, airy and bright. The garden is beautifully designed with lots of love.

Susan User Profile
May 2016
We had a wonderful stay at Deb and Biff's home. This place is truly extraordinary, in a mini oasis of garden and forest. The home and property are even more than the photos show. You will want for nothing with a full kitchen, an abundance of appliances and a fresh clean feel. Deborah is a lovely host, very communicative and quick to respond to any questions.

Lyndsay User Profile
May 2016
Words cannot explain how amazing this place, its truly an experience I cannot describe. Deborah was there when we got there with a little surprise to greet us to our home away from home. She was so very sweet, I feel like I knew her and could talk to her for hours. She gave us the run down on the place and TONS of information on things to do all accustomed to what we had told her prior. She pours her heart and soul into this place and the gardens and you can tell. A perfect distance from town, right down the little road to the beach, yet relaxing just to grab some dinner to go and go back to the home and enjoy dinner there. I could spend forever her, 4 days was not nearly enough. This little home, Deborah and Biff, and the town of Comox will always have a special place in my heart. Cannot wait to come back and visit.

Jordan User Profile
April 2016
Beautiful house, gardens and property. The pictures do not come close to doing it justice. Very quiet and peaceful with complete separation from all neighbouring properties. Location makes for great access to the beach. You feel totally away from it all but still close to everything you need. The host is very welcoming and helpful. Highly recommended.

Mary User Profile
March 2016
What a beautiful place! Deborah and Biff have created masterpieces in their home and garden. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the location, just a short walk to the beach and 40 minutes from the ski hill. It was really lovely and Deborah and Biff are gracious hosts.

Shila User Profile
December 2015
Deborah and Biff were present when we arrived, which was very welcoming and made us feel comfortable in their space. They were able to show us some specific things about their house, like the wood stove, outside lights, etc. They provided a detailed sheet with everything described, as well as places to explore and visit during our stay. This was very helpful. They also made it clear that they would be available by phone should we have any questions or if anything should come up.

Comox, CanadaJoined in June 2012
Deborah And Biff User Profile

We are a couple who love to travel and explore; we have a lovely home which we would like to share with others if they come to this delightful area. We are active skiers, kayakers and cyclists who care greatly that we stay healthy, and we try in every way possible to care for the planet on which we live. We travel with our bikes to locations with decent roads (well not always) Our home reflects our passion for the outdoors, our keen attempts to be chefs extraordinaire, our love of reading and movies, our belief in simplicity whenever possible, and finally our willingness to share and exchange with others. I am recently retired, so i get to garden and work out a lot while my partner heads off on his bike to work in town; somehow everything big and small gets done! We hope that the people will enjoy the place we have created.

Languages: English, Español

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