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North Star Cottage

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Cottage with pink dogwoods in flower
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3 reviews
Cottage with pink dogwoods in flower
North Star dogwood in flower; the cottage is named after this species
Loveseat on porch
From road, looking in: view of fence and gate
Japanese style fence
Front gate from outside
View from porch looking left
Back gate closeup
Back gate. Through this is a trail that leads to a park.
View out kitchen window
Queen size bed with built in headboard and reading light
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Overview
Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Pender Island, British Columbia
Welcome to North Star Cottage! Imagine yourself in a cozy storybook cottage with fir floors, shiplap ceilings and lots of custom wood touches. There’s a wonderfully comfortable bed, a well-supplied kitchen, and a wicker loveseat on a covered porch where you can look out into the unique country garden. Or, if you prefer, go and sit your own private garden: there’s sun beside the roses or shade under a big cedar. You’ll be comfortable here. Discover walking trails right from the property, which backs onto a park. It’s easy to get to everywhere on the island from your central location.

Our guests call the place 'an oasis' and 'a sanctuary.'

The cottage has edge grain fir flooring and custom wood touches throughout. The linens on the queen bed are luxurious. There's comfortable seating, a reading light, ceiling fan for...
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About the Owner, Garney C
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : May 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We are onsite and are happy to answer questions about what to do on Pender. We have prepared a booklet for guests as well. But we understand you're here to decompress and we respect guests' privacy.
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Excellent - based on 3 reviews
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2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

The cottage is located halfway between north and south Pender Islands, very convenient for exploring in both directions, and fairly close to the main shopping areas. The inside of the cottage is thoughtfully decorated and stocked with extras such as olive oil and local bath soaps. It is very quiet and there is a private garden area for guests.

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Management response:

Thanks for the positive review, so glad it was a positive experience for you. Cheers Garnet

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Mary D
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Pender is stunning in the fall. Colourful leaves mingle with epic evergreens. Twisted Arbutus trees look down on calm lakes - and then there's The Ocean . My favourite image was seeing a deer munch on a freshly fallen apple at a nearby park. The cabin itself is cozy - Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House in the Big Woods' meets...

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Management response:

Thanks for the superlatives, but it certainly does sound like Pender island. Appreciate that you noticed the details. Cheers Garnet

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Adelia M
Bratislava, Slovakia
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2015 for a stay in January 2014
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This is a good place to stay for a couple who love to cycle and hike as much as my partner and I do. We really enjoyed Pender Island's lovely views as we cycled around the island and we were able to hike in areas where we had little beaches all to ourselves. The owners were kind and thoughtful and...

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Thanks for the great review, happy that it filled the bill and you enjoyed yourselves here on Pender. Cheers Garnet

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Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
No smoking in the cottage. Please leave the driveway clear. One of your hosts is a first responder with the marine search and rescue unit and may need to respond to a...
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Bathrooms
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    1 King
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
R 772
CA$80
R 869
CA$90
R 4 585
CA$475
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1 Apr 2018 -
14 Jun 2018
Default
2 nights
R 869
CA$90
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R 5 791
CA$600
R 14 479
CA$1 500
15 Jun 2018 -
16 Sep 2018
Default
2 nights
R 1 110
CA$115
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R 7 239
CA$750
R 21 718
CA$2 250
17 Sep 2018 -
19 Dec 2018
Default
2 nights
R 869
CA$90
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R 5 791
CA$600
R 15 444
CA$1 600
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Cleaning fee: R 338 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Pender Island is a great place to unwind. It is big enough to be fun--there are beaches and hikes, art galleries and restaurants, but it is a sunny southern Gulf Island.

Listen to the birds. Look at the stars at night. Enjoy the peace and quiet that comes from being out in nature. Go hiking! We have more trails and beach access than any other of the Gulf Islands. Swim in the summer. It’s brisk in the ocean, but Magic Lake is delightful.

The Farmers’ Market on Saturday is fun. So is the Wednesday market at Sea Star Winery. Visit Talisman Books and Gallery at the Driftwood Center as well, for a fine selection selection of local crafts.
Getting around
A car is the easiest way to see Pender. We have had guests that bike all over the island as well; that works well for the very fit. The island is hilly! We also have car stops here on the island, where drivers will stop to pick up people who are waiting, if they appear friendly. We have a car stop just outside our place. On Fridays, a small bus takes people around the island. One of the pickup spots is the car stop by us.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Vancouver/Victoria: 26.0 km
Ferry: Otter Bay: 10.0 km
If you are coming from Vancouver in the summer, please be sure to reserve on the ferry in advance. It gets really busy and you don't want to be left behind.

From Victoria, you can't make ferry reservations to Pender, but if you get there at least an hour early for the afternoon ferry, you will likely get on. Be aware that long weekends are crazy and plan accordingly.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 3.2 km.
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