Crowsnest Cottage on Tribune Bay

Tribune Bay – A beautiful white sand beach that is fabulous for swimming

Looking up at the property from the water.

Our garden in spring

Gary oak grove on the property

Indulge yourself!

The Crow’s Nest Cottage is a luxurious cottage for two, perched on the cliff side, overlooking Tribune Bay beach. It was designed and built by Blue Sky Design and features vaulted ceilings, gorgeous fir detailing and beautiful slate flooring. This is the perfect spot for a couple to escape the busyness of life and relax into the natural beauty and peace on Hornby Island.

During the summer months (July and August), the cottage is only rented by the week (Sunday to Sunday) and for the remainder of the year, you have the option of shorter visits on a “Cottage Only” or “Self-Catering B&B “ with a 2-night minimum stay.

The Crow’s Nest cottage is 750 square feet plus a deck overlooking beautiful Tribune Bay. It features a large master suite with a very comfortable (new) king size bed, fine cotton linens and a goose down duvet. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, heated slate floor and skylight. Then there is a living area with expansive sliding doors going onto the deck – the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine, read a book or relax into the beauty of the sea and the waves lapping below. The third room has a small kitchenette and library, complete with telescope for checking out the yachts that frequent the bay and the Bald Eagles often perched on a nearby favorite tree.

The compact kitchenette includes everything you need to prepare simple, elegant meals – microwave, toaster, bar fridge, blender, coffee machine, bar sink, and beautiful island-made pottery serving pieces. Please note, there is no stove but there is an outdoor gas barbecue. There is also a larger fridge in the workshop on the property – available to guests to store extra food/beverages (and ice cream, of course!). The cottage has an iPod docking station and WiFi.

The Crow’s Nest Cottage is for the couple in search of the best, expecting everything to be of high quality. There is easy access to the beach/tennis courts. It is excellent for those who love to cycle, hike, take photos and relax. Turn left outside the front door and a 10- minute walk through our property takes you to Tribune Bay Beach in the Provincial Park. Turn right and walk through our property to Helliwell Provincial Park. For those who want to drive their car to the beach, we have a space to park your car, within 100 yards of our private stairway to the beach. It is safe to leave kayaks down by our beach house for ease of launching.

The owners of the property often reside on-site and will totally respect your privacy. At the same time, they are available to advise you where to get the perfect pieces of pottery, jewelry, paintings and other artwork designed by the many talented local artists. They have an organic garden and greenhouse and during the growing season often provide guests with tasty produce and flowers.

This is an ideal setting year round. The cottage is warm during the off-season months. Come enjoy the winter storms with waves crashing on the point across the bay. Spring is spectacular with the herring run, bird migration and wild flowers in the parks. Fall is favoured for its warmth and peacefulness along with the harvest featuring local organic produce. Oysters are available to harvest at low tide. We can direct you on buying local produce including eggs, chicken, vegetables and fish to barbecue.

There are no laundry facilities in the cottage, but for people staying longer than one week, it is possible to use the washer/dryer in the owner’s home.

Note: Because of the close proximity to the cliff side, this property is not suitable for children.

Area Attractions

The cottage is situated on 3 acres of garden and forest, away from the noises of a city. Walk out the door and turn east, and you’re on a beautiful path to Helliwell Provincial Park. Turn west, and you’re headed to Tribune Bay Provincial Park beach, the most beautiful beach on the coast. Or — bring along your easel and paint in the garden, take photos of the island, read a book, have a nap, go to the many art studios, have a nap, sip wine on the deck, have a nap.

  • Water Front
  • Cutlery/Utensils
  • Towels
  • Linen
  • Fridge
  • Dishes
  • Wifi
  • Patio
  • Coffee Maker
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toaster
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Locations on map are approximate, please confirm address with owner upon booking a rental.

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