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Out There - Private Island Eco Retreat

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
lodge
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday lodge in Madeira Park - Out There

Think wilderness camping meets bohemian boudoir.

Our price includes accommodation for 6 people on a private island, and includes meals.

Out There is for independent, tread-lightly travellers looking for alternative, off grid accommodation on a private island in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. The concept is digital detox. Move away from the phone, immerse yourself in the wilderness.

Out There is a private island eco-retreat designed to take advantage of BC's temperate rainforest climate, by harvesting rainwater, solar and wind power to create an off-grid oasis that leaves minimal impact on the surroundings. All wash room facilities incorporate composting toilets. We're focused on sustainable and traditional building practices, and reduced energy and water use. We hope this provides an interesting and educational back-drop for your wilderness adventure.

Accommodations include a private two person tent cabin with en-suite, 1 king bedroom with private en-suite and 1 queen bedroom in our wood framed Yurt. All rooms have access to shared kitchen, living and outdoor spaces. Prices are based on six people sharing and includes meals. Each room has its own unique ocean views, private outdoor space and includes comfortable king or queen bed, organic bedding, towels and locally made soaps. The waterfront tent cabin includes a private 'en-tent' wash-room with composting toilet, rainwater collection, out-door solar shower, and incredible views.

This listing is to rent Out There for your private island retreat, sleeps 6 and includes meals.

There is always someone on site to deal with maintenance, answer any questions and help organise any local tours.

Due to limited storage and refrigeration facilities and to minimize waste, food is included and provided. DIY breakfast and lunch are available from the well stocked pantry and the seasonal garden. Healthy and nutritious family style meals are provided in the evenings.

Out There is a 23 acre property on Nelson Island, incorporating a private island, which connects to Nelson Island at low tide. The views overlook the crossroads of four waterways, Jervis Inlet, Agamemnon Channel, Hotham Sound and Sechelt Inlet. This unique location is a Mecca for marine and outdoor recreational activities including boating, fishing, kayaking, diving, snorkelling and swimming, endless amounts of hiking and shoreline to explore.

For the more adventurous, we can help arrange local boat tours of the surrounding area, including Friel Falls, the majestic and unforgettable Jervis Inlet and the rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows in Sechelt Inlet. Known locally as the 'Chuck', the rapids provide a powerful show of turbulent waves, spectacular whirlpools for thrill seeking extreme kayakers from around the world. We can also help to arrange diving sessions. Please give at least a weeks notice for boat tours and /or diving.

Or, pick up a fishing licence and you don't have to venture any further than the island's beach to catch your daily limit of oysters and clams, or go swimming and snorkelling in the warm shallow waters of the protected bay.

We have beach chairs, shaded hammocks, solar powered dingy boat and a double person kayak ($40 per day for two people), snorkelling equipment, a selection of board games, book library / exchange, designated fire pits.

Out There is surrounded by spectacular marine and wildlife landscapes. Seals, sea lions, bald eagles, and chip monks are regular visitors and the kelp beds are teaming with sea-life. Depending on the season you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse migrating orca and dolphin pods.

If you are staying longer than a couple of days and are comfortable on the water, we highly recommend hiring kayaks to explore local coves and beaches up close.

Out There is located on Nelson Island, a 20 minute boat ride from the Government Dock in Egmont. We provide boat service to and from Out There on our classic west coast trawler, or can arrange local kayak rentals or water taxis.

There are great transport links from Vancouver Airport and Vancouver, to all the towns on the Sunshine Coast through Malaspina Coach lines and BC Ferries. If arriving by coach, we pick up from Earls Cove Ferry Terminal.

If arriving by car, we pick up at the Government Dock in Egmont which is approx. 90 min drive from Langdale Ferry Terminal. Overnight parking is available through Bathgates Store ($5 per night) or free at the Egmont Community Hall.

Please note that BC Ferries to the Sunshine Coast are extremely busy at the weekends, and it is not uncommon to experience delays and sailing waits. The ferries run every two hours. You will need to catch the 3.50 ferry at the latest for us to be able to pick you up by boat at approx 6.30pm. Pick ups after 6.30pm would be by local water taxi, additional fees apply, or overnight accommodation is available in Egmont at Bathgates Store, the Backeddy Marina or the Westcoast Wilderness Lodge.

There may also be other guests arriving and departing on the same day, we try to coordinate boat pick up in Egmont, to minimize boat trips.

Tonino Air and Harbour Air also offer scheduled flights to Sechelt from Vancouver, YVR and Nanaimo and Tofino Air can provide chartered flights from Sechelt right to our dock.

More Details
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Liz and Andy
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2016

About Liz and Andy

Andy and Liz moved to BC from the UK in 2003, got married on Tofino's Long Beach and lived in Vancouver's float home community before moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2008. We were lucky enough to purchase a beautiful piece of the Sunshine Coast, Out-There on Nelson Island, with a dream of building, living off-grid and creating an eco-retreat that could challenge and inspire other travellers. We currently live 'Out-There' on our little wooden boat, with Nina, our dog.

Liz and Andy purchased this lodge in 2004

Why Liz and Andy chose Sunshine Coast

Inspired by the incredible beauty of our surroundings and small living spaces, along with the help and encouragement of family, friends and our amazing volunteers, we've spent the last two years turning our dream into reality. Out-There is dedicated to providing eco-friendly accommodations that minimize their impact on the environment, whilst providing the opportunity for travellers to experience the natural beauty and wilderness of the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. Our values are focused on conservation and being kind to the environment through the provision of a sustainable, off-grid infrastructure that will enhance visitors’ experience of the natural beauty of the area and create interactive and inspirational experiences.

What makes this lodge unique

Out There is an eco-retreat designed to take advantage of BC's temperate rainforest climate, by harvesting rainwater, solar and wind power to create an off-grid oasis that leaves minimal impact on the surroundings. All wash room facilities incorporate composting toilets. We're focused on sustainable and traditional building practices, and reduced energy and water use. We hope this provides an interesting and educational back-drop for your wilderness adventure.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Out There - Private Island Eco Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Seattle, WA.
5

The Americans

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location! Great hosts! Great food! (We bought a license so we could harvest oysters - a great move!) Relaxing beyond measure! A real escape!

Because of the steep path used to get from the boat dock up to the cabin, this location would not be good for older people or anyone with limited agility.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Inspiring, Relaxing...

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 3-night stay in the tent/cabin. It was amazing! Definitely the most relaxing vacation we've ever been on. Liz and Andy were so welcoming and inspiring as they live completely off-grid and still have all the amenities. Hot showers, comfortable bed, delicious food, and beautiful views – the list goes on! It is the perfect mix of luxury and outdoorsy. We played in the water, walked down the beach, sat by the fire, read on the balcony, and watched seals swim by! Liz and Andy even helped us teach our dog how to swim! We would highly recommend Out There to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation. Can’t wait to return!

-Brian, Shannon and Roman

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coquitlam, BC, Canada
5

Exactly what we needed!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 9 night stay in the yurt, one of the BEST vacations we have ever had!! Right away Liz and Andy made us feel right at home, and by the end of our stay it was hard to say goodbye to our new friends!! We had a very relaxing vacation, from the beautiful scenery, remote and peaceful location to the very comfortable king size bed, the good company and delicious food!! Andy and Liz cooked up some fabulous meals over the course of our stay including clam chowder with freshly dug clams!

It was really cool learning about the process of building the yurt, harnessing solar and wind power, and rainwater collection. We even got to help erect the wind turbine!!

We brought our dog Molly, who loved jumping off the dock and swimming with Nina (Liz and Andy's sweet little 12 year old rescue puppy). We also brought our canoe which allowed us to explore the area. We hiked to the skookumchuck rapids, checked out Ruby Lake for some fresh water swimming, paddled around Nelson island and saw lots of seals and did some fishing!

We would highly recommend Out There to any outdoor enthusiast or couples looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway. Can't wait to go back...soon! Or perhaps create our own piece of paradise one day, you guys have really inspired us....Thank you both so much. xo

Paul and Erin

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys had a good time, it was really great to meet the three of you, and Molly's dock jumping skills really will never get old. It was great to finally get around to some fishing, and clam digging, which I'm sure we'll get better at, and hopefully we'll have a few more 'fresh as it gets' items on the menu! Thanks again guys, come back soon!
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Location

Skookumchuck Narrows
"“Skookumchuck” is a Chinook name meaning turbulent water or rapid torrent. Known locally as ..."
Backeddy Marine Pub
"Meeting / pick up place for boat ride to Out There. Friendly marina resort with moorage, ove..."
West Coast Wilderness Lodge
"Luxury accommodation and fine dining experience at Inlets Restaurant. We can help arranged z..."
Egmont Heritage Centre
"Located across from the Skookumchuck Forest Trail, built and fitted to tell the story of Nat..."
West's Resort
Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park
"“There is a calm tranquility which stretches from the smooth surface of the reflecting water..."
Friel Falls
"Friel Falls is a lofty coastal waterfall found in Hotham Sound in British Columbia's Sunshin..."
Ruby Lake
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Sechelt
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Backeddy Marina
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Inlets Restaurant, West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Madeira Park, Sunshine Coast

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£990
for 2 nights
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£483
£2,920
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,231
for 2 nights
From
£603
£3,645
 
 
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£990
for 2 nights
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£483
£2,920
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£990
for 2 nights
From
£483
£2,920
 

Additional pricing information

Kayak Rental £24

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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge on the Madeira Park, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • lodge
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • All wash room facilities incorporate composting toilets and bio degradable toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , private en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Tent cabin with private en-suite shower room
  • Each room has incredible ocean views, private outdoor space, comfortable king or queen bed, organic bedding, towels and locally made biodegradable soaps, shampoo and toothpaste. Each room sleeps a maximum of 2 people, for a total of 6. All wash room facilities incorporate composting toilets and bio degradable toiletries.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming

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