Unique peninsula and private island on Saanich Inlet
- English, French, German
About Cordelia Mcintosh
Coal Point consists of a private peninsula, connected by a footbridge to a small island named after our eldest son. It has been a home-away-from-home for many international visitors over the years. I am trilingual (English, German and some French). I love sharing the natural beauty of this area with my guests, and all it has to offer. Our family is committed to preserving the natural beauty of this unique property for the next generation.
Cordelia Mcintosh purchased this Cottage in 1958
Why Cordelia Mcintosh chose North Saanich
Our cottage has been in the family for 3 generations. Visitors always remark on how special this property is. It has inspired both artists and writers. It is truly a refuge in every sense. We feel privileged to observe wildlife in its natural setting from our home on a daily basis. Seasonal changes attract different wildlife, and offer exceptional and varied viewing experiences year-round.
What makes this Cottage unique
360 degree views. Steps from the beach. Exclusive access to private island. Hot tub overlooks the sights and sounds of beautiful Saanich Inlet. Listen to the seagulls call, the sea lions bark, the waves rolling into shore. Relax in the hammock, under our grove of Oak trees, watch the nesting bald eagles fish for dinner. Storm watch during winter months. Snorkel/dive and enjoy abundant sea creatures. Spring herring run makes the ocean come alive with wildlife. Amazing sunsets. Tidal pools. Summer bioluminescence! A 'foodies' delight!...Enjoy visits to a local organic farm stand, winery or fresh fish market in Sidney. Close to amenities, ferry, airport. Near Lochside Trail and Galloping Goose cycle paths.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
A damage deposit (Minimum $200), plus housekeeping fee ($100) is required.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
All one would ever want.
Just a wonderful place away from the maddening crowds with beauty and nature-all around to take it’s rightful place....thankyou.
A perfect honeymoon destination or just destination in general
My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our stay. Cordelia and John were extremely kind and hospitable and made our stay almost dream like. We were able to see seals and ducks in the water behind our bedroom along with a Mountain View that was to die for!
Cordelia sent us suggestions everyday on things to do and genuinely got to know us so the suggestions were aligned with our interests.
There are parks in the area that were beautiful and full of sea life. It was an easy drive and ferry from Vancouver and the town of Sidney is very nearby. We tried restaurants in Sidney by Cordelia’s suggestion and enjoyed delicious seafood and got to see some sea otters in the strait. We took a day trip to Victoria and got to walk along the fisherman’s wharf and enjoy high tea at an inn beside the courthouse.
The birds around the cabin are fun to watch and we made friends with an eagle that was a frequent visitor. The cabin itself was well set up, the coffee maker was incredible we honestly probably drank too much. The kitchen was stocked with tools and utensils that made it easy for us to get groceries and cook for ourselves. There are lots of windows and natural light and a wonderful dining area that overlooks the water as well. We loved it and never would have left if we could choose to stay. It was charming, memorable, full of adventure, and made so sweet by the care, love, and heart of the couple that rents it. Thank you!
Best way to ring in 2019
My girlfriend and I had an absolutely amazing stay with Cordelia and John. They were terrific hosts and they have an astounding piece of property with beautiful ocean views. I would highly recommend booking this VRBO if you are planning a trip to the greater Victoria area, you will not be disappointed.
Happy New Year, Nathan! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. In the past, I have always responded privately to guests, but think I will start a new leaf with this reply.
It was a pleasure to have you stay in our cabin, and we were pleased that you chose our place among the many options available to ring in 2019. Every season is uniquely special here, but the holidays all the more. We hope you come back to explore further what this area has to offer another time.
Wishing you health and happiness in the year ahead!
Beyond our greatest expectations! A piece of paradise for sure!
Can’t even begin to express our amazement at this property and absolutely fabulous hosts. We have been to plenty of VRBO’s that have been lovely, OR had amazing hosts, but to have BOTH?!!! We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to visit for the weekend and experience firsthand what it means when people take pride in what they do. Evident at every turn. The coziness of the cottage is unparalleled and the modern amenities allow for complete rejuvenation and relaxation. Laying in bed looking out at the ocean, enjoying a sunrise in the hot tub and the thoughtfulness of our hosts made our stay so incredibly memorable. We can hardly wait to book another visit.
Absolute PNW Heaven on Earth!
It would be hard to decide which was more welcoming--this absolutely perfect little cabin or its truly wonderful hosts! Cordelia & John made my stay so very special and I cannot say enough about their warmth. The cabin itself was a writer's paradise, though I can't imagine anyone staying here and not loving every second of it. The property itself has a different view and adventure on all sides--plenty of room to explore or tuck yourself into a cove to read or just watch the ocean. Sunset in the hot tub was breath taking, though I also spent plenty of time in the epic bathtub in the cabin! (If you need a little more hot water to fill the giant tub, just ask them to turn it up, they are very accommodating!) The kitchen had all of the basics I needed and the bed was so comfortable. The views were unreal--come see for yourself! The wildlife populates every view and provides plenty of entertainment. Great BBQ and deck over the waves! I could go on forever, but will stop here and let you discover the rest for yourselves :)
Awesome hosts, charming cottage, and beautiful property on the water facing the bay.
My wife and I made our 10-year anniversary trip to Victoria Island and this perfect property and cottage. Our hosts were very kind and thoughtful! The cottage was the perfect size and had everything we needed. The location, being right on the water, was simply amazing! We are looking forward to returning to this cottage in the future!