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Wildlife Watch

January
Eagles
Sea Lions
Seals
Cormorants

February
Sea Lions
Seals
Eagles

March
Sea Lions
Herring
Sea Lions fishing for herring!
Orcas fishing for sea lions
Eagles
Cormorants
April
Sea Lions
Eagles
Seals
May
Purple Martins
Eagles
Immature Eagles
Eagle hunting class
Bunnies
Deer
June
Great Blue Heron
Purple Martins
4 Orcas breaching
Seals hiding from the Orcas
July
Seals
Purple Martins
Great Blue Herons
Eagles
Deer with fawns
Bunnies
Raccoons
Ravens
August
Purple Martins (lots of youngsters)
Seals catching salmon right out front
Deer
Bunnies
Eagles
Turkey Vultures
Ravens
Otters
Seal Moms & Pups
September
Seal Moms & Pups
Purple Martins leave en masse on Sept 10
Schools of herring
Loons
Cormorants
Raccoons
Kingfishers
October
Sea Lions
Cormorants
Deer
Loons
Bear
Seals
Eagles
Otters
November
Sea Lions
Seals
Eagles
Bear
Otters
Ducks
Great Blue Heron
Cormorants
Gulls
Deer
December
Eagles
Cormorants
Seals
Otters
Great Blue Heron
Ducks
Geese
Deer
Gulls
Raccoon

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Walk-On Waterfront Retreat in the Comox Valley

Main entrance

Main entrance

The spectacular setting of this private, walk-on waterfront home offers a quiet escape from the stress of everyday life!  Relax and unwind with breathtaking views, abundant wildlife, private beachfront with firepit, boat launch and swim float.  This is a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2200-square-foot home in a quiet residential neighborhood, 10 minutes south of Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC.

Comfortable accommodation is available for up to  6 adults in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.  Put your feet up, kick back and watch the ever-changing scenery and wildlife activity happening all around you.

Nature Lover’s Delight, Ideal for Paddlers

View through carport

View through carport

Plunk your kayak in the water at your doorstep and paddle on to serenity, beauty and adventure.  There’s so much to explore in the protected waters of Baynes Sound–an ideal paddling destination for the whole family.

Pamper yourself at the nearby Kingfisher Spa

The Kingfisher Spa is less than five minutes away.

Yoga this is our personal favorite, a great deal and popular:

Attend a gentle, relaxing, restorative yoga class in their Starfish Studio, and follow up in the outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, steam cave, sauna and change room facilities–all included in the price of the class ($14 in January 2014). Be sure to book your spot several days in advance as the class sometimes fills up (call 250-338-1323  or 1-800-663-7929). For an additional $10 you can use their well-equipped Fitness Studio as well.

View from covered patio to swim float

View from covered patio to swim float

Hydropath – Another wonderful experience you won’t want to miss (unless you don’t like water!), is the Pacific Mist Hydropath, which we’ve enjoyed many times.

I find it especially restorative with a massage before or after the Hydropath.

Or, visit the new  OH Spa less than fifteen minutes away in Courtenay.

Cozy Comfort Year-Round on the Beach

Upstairs, the principal bedroom boasts a King-sized bed with memory foam topper. The second bedroom has a queen bed with memory foam topper. Downstairs is another queen with memory foam topper and its own cozy electric fireplace.

Relax......

Relax……

The kitchen is fully equipped, with new, full-size fridge/freezer,  ceramic-top stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave and all dishes, utensils–even a spice rack, replaced every year. A potted herb garden offers fresh basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, dill, and tarragon. Amenities also include an outdoor propane barbeque, two drip coffeemakers, coffee grinder, blender, and more.

Marvel at the ever-active, abundant wildlife – from bunnies and deer on the lawn to seals, sea lions, orcas, dolphins, porpoises and more.

Meet our resident team of eagles Harry and Helen, and watch Monty, our resident Great Blue Heron, fishing for his breakfast (and catching it!) right in front of you every morning.

Listen to the calls of the Purple Martins, who three years ago built a very rare natural nest in the pilings out front.

Harry and Helen

Harry and Helen

Launch your kayak, canoe or SUP steps from the patio and enjoy the calm, clear, protected waters of Baynes Sound that are a paddler’s delight.

Relax on the private beach and enjoy a good book. In the evening, gather round a cozy campfire – weenie sticks and firepit cooking grate provided.

Plan your wedding, birthday party or family reunion here, where there is something for everyone.

The lower floor includes the third bedroom, which includes a Queen bed with memory foam topper, and an electric, wall-mounted fireplace to keep you cozy no matter what the weather is doing outside. Enjoy the sitting area outside this room, or wander out into the morning sun for breakfast on the seasonal covered patio.

A second coffemaker is available for setting up separately for those sleeping downstairs.

Included are many extras, such as a gym area with cushioned floor, dumbbells, exercise ball, yoga straps, stretch bands, guitar & tuner, water shoes & goggles,  a compact stereo with ipod dock, music CD’s, TV with DVD player and a selection of award-winning movies, and high speed wireless/cable internet and Cable TV. You might not even want to bother watching TV.  One of our guests called the living room window, “our big, 10-foot widescreen TV,” because there is constant wildlife activity out there.