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Downtown Qualicum Beach Family Orientated Guest House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,574 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

This guest house location is so convenient! It’s tucked in a quiet, family neighbourhood, within walking distance to everything in town. It’s only 4 blocks to the shops and restaurants, a few minutes to the beach, golf courses, easy access to Highways 19 and 19A, sightseeing and recreation areas. Qualicum Beach’s Central Island location allows for easy day trips to Victoria, Tofino, Nanaimo and Courtenay. It’s just a one hour drive to airports and BC Ferries. If preferred, there is a bus available to take you to nearby towns/cities.

This clean & comfortable home features 2 bedrooms & a family room, with 2 comfy queen bed sets & a double pull-out couch. The master suite has a 3 piece ensuite and 4 pieces in the main bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped for the cook in the family. This house will comfortably sleep 4 people. The dining room seats 6-8. The home is family-friendly with books, puzzles and Duplo available for little ones. We have a high chair available, booster seat, playpen (travel bed) and could have other items if needed - just ask! We have HD TV, free wifi and a phone to use for local calls. We are pleased to feature photos of the West Coast by local photographer, Graeme Owsianski. (If you want to take a peek at his work, he can be found on Tumblr under the name benchandcompass.) Enjoy ocean views from the living, dining, kitchen and family rooms. The large deck looks down on a beautifully landscaped yard and across to the ocean. In addition to off street parking there is space for 1 car in the garage if preferred.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Dini

I was born and raised on Vancouver Island and am proud to call beautiful Qualicum Beach home for the last 11 years. I have 2 daughters and 2 little grandsons.

I enjoy entertaining, cooking and trying new foods. My hobbies include reading - mostly stories about real people from other places and times, listening to live music of almost any style, exploring art galleries and studios, and puttering around the garden. I have pursued careers in teaching pre-school children, the food industry, art and business.

I travel yearly to Halifax to visit family, and this year will include a stop in New York. I do hope to explore Europe and more of the US and Asia.

I've enjoyed my experience of hosting guests over the last 3 years and have met many interesting people. I keep my welcome brief and am discreet and keep to myself unless needed or invited.

Dini purchased this house in 2014

Why Dini chose Qualicum Beach

The location of this home was the most important thing when choosing the property. There was a little work to do to get it ready - a new roof and other minor issues brought it up to standards and ready to present as a guest house. Since then it has been painted and the windows replaced. I love the yard and large deck and especially the view of the ocean and coastal mountains.

What makes this house unique

The proximity to town - an easy walk, and the quick access to the highways for travelling the island are the best things about the location. The house is a great place to return to... to relax on the deck and enjoy the view after a busy day of sightseeing or to make a meal after spending the day wandering town or at the beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Qualicum Beach in Regional District of Nanaimo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1574 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bedroom ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main bathroom
  • Enjoy plush towels, supplied with shampoo, conditioner, body wash and blow dryer for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The master bedroom has a newer, high quality mattress set and newer bed suite. (The photo needs to be updated). Luxury and pillows ensure a comfy sleep. There is a large walk-in closet for your belongings and an ensuite bathroom complete with shower. The second bedroom has a newer mattress set as well and beautiful linens. Both rooms have ceiling fans ensuring a cool breeze on warm summer nights. The main bath is located just outside of the 2nd bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guest Access Guests will have the use of the entire upper floor and shared access to the laundry downstairs. The downstairs self-contained suite is occupied by the owner.


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Downtown Qualicum Beach Family Orientated Guest House
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful home. By far the best vacation rental we have ever been in.

  • 5 of 5

By far the best vacation rental we have ever been in. Fully stocked, great views and Dini is the best. Can’t wait to come back here

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elaine and Mike, Thank you very much for staying at the Sleepy Owl and for the beautiful card. You were awesome guests and I look forward to seeing you again. Enjoy the spring, Dini
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Perfect Rental Suite in Beautiful Qualicum Beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of October at The Sleepy Owl, and we left wishing that we could stay forever! Dini and Don were wonderful hosts, there if you needed them but, otherwise, completely unobtrusive.

The house, which was beautifully clean and well-appointed, is located in what we decided is the most desirable area of Qualicum Beach. Every morning of the very rainy month, we enjoyed the kitchen-window view of the water, Texada and the distant Sunshine Coast. The beds were comfortable and the nights were quiet. Apart from being carpeted, the house is allergy-friendly.

As a community, Qualicum is small enough to be very friendly but large enough to provide adequate shopping within easy walking distance of The Sleepy Owl. There are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops for when you don't feel like cooking.

Thank you so much, Dini and Don, for a lovely get-away from noisy, busy Vancouver!


  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a clean and bright place that was very spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We met with the owner who was very friendly and accommodating. I chose this place for me and my bridesmaids to stay for the night before the wedding and it was a great choice. it was a large place so everyone slept comfortably and there was lots of room to get ready in the morning along with make up artists, hair stylists and photographers. It was perfect - thanks for having us!.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hayley, Thanks very much for the review and for choosing to stay with us. We love the excitement of wedding preparations and happy people. We look forward to seeing you again :) Dini and Don
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Staying at The Sleepy Owl is just like home - but better! The bedrooms are large and decorated beautifully, and our family of four slept soundly during our stay. The kitchen is bright, and full of all you need (and more) to prepare meals that you can enjoy either in the dining room, or on the spacious deck. Both offer a stunning view of Qualicum Beach - the town and the water. At night time watch for the cruise ships coming up the inlet. The wonderful hosts are very good at their job - they are always available to answer questions or lend a hand when you need them, yet they are so discreet and low key that you forget you're sharing a house with them. The location can't be beat - it is within walking distance of town, but you can be on the highway and off on an island adventure in a hop skip and a jump.

This was our second stay at The Sleepy Owl, and I am looking forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca! We love having your young family stay with us. We hope that you can join us again. Say Hi to the girls for us :) Dini and Don
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Wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Dini and Don were wonderful hosts! Everything and more needed to make us, (2 couples from Ontario), feel like we never left home was taken care of, and there was the added bonus of a large deck with a barbeque, overlooking their beautiful gardens and, in the near distance, the water! The accommodation was quite large, (entire upper level of their home), and very comfortable! Although we had no issues, Dini and Don were either downstairs or a phone call away - ready to help in any way! The neighbourhood was extremely quiet, so a peaceful sleep was guaranteed!

We were asked before we came if we liked wine, and upon our arrival, we were greeted with 2 bottles of white wine, some chocolate, and a bowl full of a variety of fresh fruit! We were spoiled!

Thank you, Dini and Don, for making our visit to your quaint town very memorable!

Nadine, Gary, Becky and Rick

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nadine, Gary, Becky and Rick, Thanks for your kind words and for being such great guests. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and got to do a bit of touring around. Please visit us again! Sincerely, Dini and Don
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Worth returning to!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Sleepy Owl was great. The accommodations are very nice and the beds very comfortable. Dini & Don thought of everything and they gave us lots of information about places close by and things we wanted to do. (Lefty's is a great restaurant they recommended!) I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to explore that area. We went as far away as the Pacific Rim and as close as the beach down the hill. Lots to do nearby. The only thing I would do differently is to stay longer! Denver, CO

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to host these 2 ladies. They were busy touring around a lot and when they came back seemed to really enjoy their time at the guest house. Please make your way again all the way from Colorado. I'd definitely recommend them to any other hosts. Sincerely, Dini and Don
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The Old Country Market
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
Old School House Arts Centre The
Butterfly World
milner gardens
Tigerlily Farm
French Press Cafe
Creekmore's Coffee Roastery
Thalassa Restaurant
Lefty's Restaurant
Seamark Restaurant Ltd. -- CLOSED
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
Sandbar Cafe
Qualicum Beach Visitor Information
Qualicum Beach Historical & Museum Society
Ravensong Aquatic Centre (RDN)
Cuckoo Trattoria Pizzeria
World Parrot Refuge -- CLOSED
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park
Coastal Carvings Gallery
MacMillan Provincial Park
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
Located on the way to Port Alberni
Coombs Country Market
Car: recommended

Qualicum Beach is all about... well the beach! It's beautiful. Lots of sand for the kids to dig in and build castles, rocks to look under for crabs, warm water to play in, and lots of room to walk and explore.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
29 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Season
14 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £86.88
Monthly Utility fee £86.88

There are no taxes due/charged on the rates. Our cancellation policy is moderate. You will receive a 100% refund if you cancel 30 days before your scheduled arrival date and a 50% refund is you cancel 15 days before your scheduled arrival date. Check in time is anytime from 4:00 pm and check out time is by 11:00 am. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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