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Charming Cottage in the Country

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Come and enjoy a country getaway at the Broody Rooster Guesthouse and Gallery. The guesthouse is a charming cottage in the popular Cedar/Yellowpoint area just 15 minutes south of Nanaimo. Located on a small farm, the guesthouse is a unique, stylish cottage with all the amenities you need to getaway from it all, yet remain within reach of urban amenities.

As you drive down our long driveway, you will likely be greeted at the fence by the horses. Outside, the cottage has a large front porch with seating where you can enjoy your morning coffee and view the sun coming up over the pasture. Inside, the cottage boasts restored fir flooring and stained/leaded glass windows throughout which let in lots of sunshine. The open concept layout and 14 foot high ceilings provide plenty of space. Gather some fresh vegetables from our garden and use the large kitchen to make your own meals. Watch the ducks swim on the back pond as you do the dishes, or feed the chickens your leftovers out the back gate. There is always lots of activity going on at the farm and you are welcome to watch and enjoy.

The cottage is tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you will need on your vacation. There is a queen size bed plus two additional futon type beds (a double and a twin) to sleep a total of 5 people. All bedding and linens are provided. You can catch up on laundry by using the washer and drier or try using mother natures drier - the clothes line (a rare amenity in todays world).

While at the cottage, you are in a perfect location to enjoy numerous day trips north and south to popular attractions in Chemainus, Ladysmith, Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum. Or, just stay at the farm and read a book, relax, take a hike at a local park or cook up a meal with ingredients from the garden.

Yellowpoint/ Cedar is a rural area south of Nanaimo where long winding fences, pastures, century farms and markets are abundant. Each Sunday from 10 - 2 pm, a popular flea market takes place at the Cedar Community hall, 5 minutes away. Or on Saturdays, the local farmers market is at the Crow and Gate Pub, about 6 minutes away.

The area is known for its concentration of artisans - check out the Cedar/Yellowpoint Artisans for more information and take a week to visit them all!. The Broody Rooster is a gallery for six months of the year displaying paintings and photography by Nicole Vaugeois, owner of the cottage.

Many come to the area with their bikes to cycle the country roads and visit artisans or stop at local pubs.

Enjoy the parks and trails nearby or head out to the beach 5 minutes away. For those traveling with horses, we can accommodate your trailer and horses in our front paddock or a stall in our deluxe barn. Water is available and there are trails nearby for you to enjoy.

Ask about availability soon. After booking, guests are asked to send a one night deposit ($130 CDN) online on the Guesthouse website (see links below) or by mail with cheque or money order to confirm your stay. Information on the area will be sent to you to help plan your stay. Upon arrival, the remaining bill can be settled with cash, VISA or Mastercard or cheque in CDN funds.

Want to see more? A video tour of the cabin is available on our official website for the Broody Rooster (see links shown) to give you a better idea of the layout and size of the cabin.

Keywords: cottage, farm, rural, cabin, getaway, country

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Calendar last updated:
30 June, 2018

About The Owner

John Predyk and Nicole Vaugeois are owners of the Broody Rooster Guesthouse and Gallery. Nicole is also an artist and runs the cottage as a gallery displaying her artwork in the fall.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Regional District of Nanaimo

The property was purchased so we could live in the country and enjoy the amenities around us.

What makes this cottage unique

We get to enjoy living in a beautiful area and meeting people from around the world.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Regional District of Nanaimo in British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, tub, toilet and sink
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) one double size futon and one twin size futon available in the unit with bedding sleeping a total of 5 persons
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Pastoral views, pond, organic garden, paddock for those traveling with horses, farm animals, flower gardens, clothes line


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average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

cozy farm cottage

  • 5 of 5

Two of us stayed 3 nights in this delightful cottage located on a chicken farm. Our hosts John and Nicole were on the premises and generously left us fresh eggs and fresh coffee. The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed to be comfortable and happy.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We enjoyed sharing our farm with you both. John and Nicole
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice and quite location

The owners are wonderful

The animals and the garden was the best thing

We will go back

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely Peacful

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an opportunity to enjoy this property during the winter months of February 16th thru 19th, 2018.

From arrival to departure, this was one of the most peaceful properties we've had the luxury to spend time. Through the deafening silence you could hear the birds living in the shrubbery growing alongside the cottage (even in winter stripped of it's leaves), crisp sounds of chickens clucking in the barnyard, a rooster crowing occasionally. No sounds of traffic or other machinery near or far. Have you every noticed how difficult it is to find a place where you only hear natural sounds? This is it. We awoke to an unusual snow fall which made the area look incredibly picturesque. The cottage is very large, warm, nicely laid out and well appointed right down to some fresh eggs in the fridge for your use. It is situated near many areas of interest such as Ladysmith, Chemainus, or a larger center like Nanaimo, less than a few hours drive to Victoria and a mere 10 minutes the Nanaimo Cassidy airport.

Our hosts Nicole and John were wonderful and always available for anything we might need. We'll certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and kind words about the cottage. Your comments remind me how fortunate we are to live on this little piece of heaven and enjoy how critters animate the world around us. We enjoy sharing these blessings with others like you both so thanks for making your way here. Safe travels and hope to see you again sometime. John and Nicole
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Wonderful little farmhouse studio. Perfect for a couple wanting a country setting.

  • 5 of 5

Darling country cottage. Owners were wonderful. Let us have all the garden veges we wanted to pick. Also fresh eggs! House cat was adorable and made himself at home. Great for our lifestyle of biking and playing outdoors.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bill and Sandy - was an absolute pleasure to have you here for your getaway. Hope to see you again someday. John and Nicole
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Such a quaint and beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at the little farm house with our toddler and baby and we loved it!

The property is so quiet and peaceful.

We all loved exploring the grounds and picking fresh veggies and fruit.

The accommodation was larger than we expected which was a nice surprise; weren't cramped at all!

We live in Vancouver and this property was a great little escape to unwind, we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carlee, it's is a pleasure to share our farm with great folks like you. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again. John and Nicole
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Fantastic Family stay at Vancouver Island

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts, Nicole and John, lovely aspect with chickens and horses, food to pick, fresh eggs and wild berries, great facilities and a family farm holiday the kids will remember for ever. Clean and very functioning property which we LOVED. Everything we needed. All so close, but so far from busy Nanaimo and the port to the main land. Quiet, relaxing, but well centred for golf, horse riding wine tasting and island hoping. Loved it. Massive recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The area is known for an abundance of local artisans and gardens. See the Yellowpoint Cedar Artisan tour. The Crow and Gate is a popular local pub, and the Mahle House in Cedar is one of the areas finest restaurants. Enjoy the beach off Yellowpoint and local parks with hiking trails.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Regional District of Nanaimo, Canada

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3 night minimum stay
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Cancellation policy
- Bookings cancelled at least 30 days before the start of stay will receive 100% refund
•Bookings cancelled at least 14 days before the start of stay will receive a 50% refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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