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Fabulous cottage in the heart of Qualicum Beach. Inspired by Nature.

Adults-only Qualicum Beach accommodation with kitchen and patio

  • Free WiFi

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Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada
10.0.Exceptional.
  • Lovely, super quiet little cottage in the middle of a heritage forest. Friendly, helpful…

    Jul 19, 2021

  • We had a wonderful two weeks. The property is definitely within walking distance of the…

    Aug 8, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bathroom
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • Heritage Forest - 9 min walk
  • Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club - 15 min walk
  • Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre - 18 min walk
  • Village Theater - 23 min walk
  • Qualicum Beach Museum - 24 min walk
  • Milner Gardens and Woodland - 24 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

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About this cottage

This gorgeous 1 bedroom, fully appointed cottage is your perfect home away from home while you explore the Oceanside area of Vancouver Island. Located in the heart of Beautiful Qualicum Beach, the cottage is ideally situated within walking distance of our charming village center, golf courses and our famous sandy beach. For those who seek the solace of our coastal forests Living Columns will be your ideal choice as we are nestled on three sides by the breathtaking and historic Heritage Forest. This protected natural oasis is the perfect place for a morning walk or evening stroll. The cottage derived its name from the famous Naturalist, John Muir who was so enthralled with the giant California Redwoods that he claimed that "they were as breathtaking and inspiring as any European Cathedral", referring to them as "living columns". I could not agree more.


Living Columns is located on our property and perched on an ancient ravine that is home to Western red cedar and Douglas fir, some as old as 800 years. Meandering through these giants is lovely Beach Creek a critical habitat for Salmon and many woodland creatures. Your private deck offers brilliant morning light and intimate evening shade with comfortable, oversize furniture and a cozy fire table to welcome you home after your adventures.



I am very proud to use all natural cleaning products to ensure that your stay is safe as well as feeling good that the environment is being protected. Respect for the natural environment is important to us as I want to leave a legacy for future generations. You can be rest assured that all Covid protocols are being followed in our maintaining and management of Living Columns.



As your host I look forward to meeting and welcoming you to our beautiful property.

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heritage Forest - 9 min walk
  • Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club - 15 min walk
  • Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre - 18 min walk
  • Village Theater - 23 min walk
  • Qualicum Beach Museum - 24 min walk
  • Milner Gardens and Woodland - 24 min walk
  • The Old School House Arts Centre - 25 min walk
  • Qualicum Beach Community Park - 30 min walk
  • Eaglecrest Golf Club - 31 min walk
  • Oceanside Place Arena - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Morningstar Golf Club - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome) - 43 min drive
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The manager

Dana Toews

Speaks: English

The cottage

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bedroom - 1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels

Dining

  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Beach towels
  • Beach loungers

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 2
  • Minimum check-in age: 21

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

    Contactless check-in is available.

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  • Vrbo Property

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Final Approach Restaurant (2.3 mi), Sam's Sushi (3.7 mi), and Thai Smile Cousine (5.1 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks and birdwatching.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cozy cabin in Heritage forest

    Dana and Jeff are amazing hosts. They want you to enjoy your stay and provide a picnic kit, beach blankets, and beach chairs as well as all the usual house stuff. The property is lovely and overlooks a ravine within Heritage forest. The patio chairs are perfect for drinking morning coffee and listening to birds. The bed and couch were very comfortable. We brought our bikes and used them to tour Qualicum. The property is a quick ride to the beach and town. There is also a bike trail network 2 blocks away which we used to bike to Qualicum cheeseworks. Would highly recommend staying here!

    Duncan M., Other trip, Aug 3, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Tranquility in the Woods

    Living Columns is an absolute slice of heaven nestled right next to Heritage Forest on a dead end street with lots of privacy. Dana the host is filled with wonderful knowledge of the surrounding area and so eager to share her tips and great places to visit. The cottage is exactly as shown on the website and simply charming! The decor is lovely and makes one feel right at home. Nothing is missing. We had the best stay and cannot wait to maybe one day visit again. Keep an eye out for the Barred Owl in the neighbourhood. The path into Qualicum town center is a peaceful stroll and just the right distance. I highly recommend Living Columns to anyone wondering if they should book. Thank you Dana and Jeff. Cathy and Earl from Ontario

    Cathy M., Other trip, Aug 30, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Charming Cottage and Forest Retreat

    The cottage was charming and well appointed, with lovely touches throughout that show how much Dana and Jeff cared about making our stay special. When we weren't relaxing indoors, we enjoyed the comfy patio that borders the edge of Qualicum Beach's beautiful Heritage Forest. Although secluded, it's also only minutes away from the beach and the town centre. We couldn't have asked for a nicer getaway. Dana and Jeff are wonderful hosts, and we hope to be visiting again next year.

    James E., Other trip, Sep 14, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cozy cabin

    We had a fabulous week long stay at Dana and Jeff’s delightful cabin. It had everything we needed and so many thoughtful decorative touches. What a great place to unwind and explore the myriad of adventures to be found in the Qualicum area. Thanks for creating this awesome retreat!

    Cheryl D., Other trip, Sep 18, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Relaxation surrounded by nature

    We truly enjoyed our stay in this cozy and character home. We will stay again.

    Donna T., Other trip, Aug 26, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Comfortable cottage in a great location

    We really enjoyed our stay at this pretty little cottage. The decor was enchanting, and cozy. The coffee was delicious, and there was a very comfortable bed! (as someone with back issues, it is much appreciated). The location was quiet, and surrounded by forest. Deer greeted us outside one evening as we returned home. And the cottage wasn't too far from the town. A nice relaxing getaway and we'd be happy to return again in the future!

    Maria J., Other trip, Sep 15, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

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