About this listing
Our garden cottage is full of light, fits up to four people, and is a 7 minute walk from the beach. Simply and comfortably furnished, accessible by transit or car from Vancouver, and close to the heart of Roberts Creek. Explore the Coast from here!
Retreat to the forest and the sound of Joe Creek a short walk from the beach. Charming renovated garden cottage in Roberts Creek, BC, 90 minutes from Vancouver. Originally built in 1930s, expanded 3 times since then, renovated recently. 1 bdrm w/ king size pillow top mattress, plus queen size fold out couch in main room. Cottage accommodates up to 4. Set on 5 acres of mature gardens and forest with year-round stream. 7 minute walk to the beach. Rustic and comfy retreat with no cable, phone, or TV so unplug if you like. Free high speed Wireless Internet provided to stay connected if you wish. Speaker w mini cable for your mp3 or phone to play music. French press and drip coffee makers. Take it easy and simple here for a while. Close to the Heart of the Creek with the Gumboot Cafe & Restaurant, Batchworks Sorbet,General Store, community library, the Mandala, pier, sandy beach: all 2 km away. 10 minutes drive to Gibsons with more restaurants, shops, boat rentals. 20 minutes to Sechelt. Accessible by transit from Vancouver!
Guests will have complete and private access to the cottage.
Interaction with Guests
Guests can choose total privacy or feel free to get in touch with us with any questions about the cottage or the local area. Our house shares the 5 acre property.
The Sunshine Coast is where the sea meets the mountains. A varied land and sea scape with much to offer. There are adventure tours, boat rentals, great cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding in winter, hiking and mountain biking galore in summer. Farmers markets and farm stands, beaches and parks to explore. Even some old growth forest left: see it while you can, and help protect it. It's a special part of the world.
There is a local bus stop right at the corner, and an express bus on the highway to get quickly to area towns, or the ferry.
Other Things to Note
Check in time is 3 PM, and check out is 11 AM. There is both cell service and wifi. Please note that there is a soaker tub only, no shower. Relax while bathing ;-) A full size fridge is in the mud room, there is a counter top convection oven, handmade and mismatched pottery funkiness, with a good chance of long grass and the occasional spiderweb. This is a family-friendly dog-inhabited shaggy round the edges property not a professional b'n b operation. The BBQ takes charcoal, let us know if you need a starter bag. There is a fire pit for campfires.
We only ask that you treat the cottage as your own for the time you are here, enjoying whatever measure of peace, privacy, and retreat suits your needs. This isn't a place for wild parties. It is a great home base from which to explore the Sunshine Coast.
We had a great time in Eric's cottage in Roberts Creek. Eric is a great communicator and we found the house to be exactly as described. We have enjoyed the adventures that Sunshine Coast has to offer to our kids and found Eric's place to be a perfect base for us to come back to.
Even before arriving I had contacted Eric with a couple questions. He was most helpful with each and every one. Upon arrival we found the place to be as described. Eric dropped by to answer a question we had, and then left us to do as we wished.
We found Roberts Creek to be delightful. The people were most friendly, and the businesses in the area provided us with just the right amount of offerings. My wife and I loved the rural area, along with two larger communities only a few miles away.
The owners were away for the time we were there, so we had complete privacy. Located minutes from Roberts Creek and only slightly further to Gibsons and Sechelt, we felt secluded, but not isolated.
I and my 2 sisters had an enjoyable relaxing time here for a sister getaway. The surroundings are lovely and quiet, with a creek close by, and within walking distance of beaches. Eric was very prompt at responding to emails, texts, etc., and helpful, even agreeing to send something I forgot back to me.
Our hosts were warm and welcoming, very fast at replying to our texts and gave us lots of space. The cottage has all the basic needs for a quiet getaway, safe for our family with two young kids and was great for walks in the forest with them.
Immensely enjoyed our time here. This beautiful cottage is close to the restaurants/shops in Gibsons/Roberts Creek/Sechelt but far enough away if you need a quiet place to get away. Eric was very helpful — he provides a whole binder of information along with bookshelves full of local maps and publications. Make sure to check out the secluded public beach just down the street!
The cabin was cozy inside and in a lovely setting outside. Really close to the beach and to some nice short hikes. My husband and I really enjoyed our Family Day weekend there with our 1 year old son. We didn't realize quite how close to the road it was, but other than that everything was as we expected. Interesting and eclectic book collection, and the pottery dishes were a treat.
About the Host, Eric
A new Canadian who runs a small theatre company with his wife and partner, and parents two young boys. I'm learning to fish, forage, garden, and be handy: skills I didn't learn as an urban-based theatre artist!