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North Star Cottage

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 ...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 hot summer nights, and a library. For those coming for a writing retreat, there's a typing chair and a custom made desk. You'll find the kitchen fully equipped with complimentary touches like an assortment of teas and good olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The main house is a hundred feet from the cottage and we live on site. We are available to answer questions. Outside of the cottage, on the porch, is a Weber gas bbq. The property is fenced so it is safe for quiet, friendly dogs. We are eco-friendly, with a small footprint on a large lot. The property has a pond and a wetland. Plantings have been designed by a landscape architect. Many are bird and butterfly friendly, and fragrant. We use micro-irrigation and water-saving fixtures. We're close to things. It takes two minutes to drive to the ocean at Medicine Beach, or the Slow Coast Cafe above Medicine Beach, three minutes to the restaurant at Woods on Pender. It's five minutes drive to the Driftwood Center to buy groceries, fifteen minutes to the ferry, the library, the Nu-to-You thrift store. If you are bringing a baby, you are welcome and there is no charge. You will need to bring a playpen for the baby to sleep in. The cottage does not have a highchair. More
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About the Owner
Garney C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
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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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time staying at the North Star Cottage. The place was clean and prepared when we got there and we enjoyed a lot of privacy. The area is nice and quiet. The hosts also provided an extensive insider's guide to Pender which...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Christian H
Management response:Responded 3 September 2018

Thanks Christian pleased that the cottage suited your needs. Garnet

Reviewed 26 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...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Discover309440
Management response:Responded 28 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 20 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...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Mary D
Management response:Responded 28 October 2017

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

Reviewed 9 June 2015

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...More

Date of stay: January 2014
1  Thank Adelia M
Management response:Responded 28 October 2017

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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Porch
Alarm Clock
Blender
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Parking
Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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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.
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