1 bedroom Cabin, 1 hide-a-bed for 2 1 Bathroom sleeps 4, beautiful ocean view.
Dave and Colleen Jones
About Dave and Colleen Jones
My Husband Dave and I Have lived in Campbell River for over 40 yrs. We originally came from the mainland but moved to Campbell River to open a Charter Fishing Company since my husband has fished all his life. So we made a go of it and it has been highly successful. It is called Fastwater Charters Ltd. so if you are also interested in catching the big one, our business is Family owned and operated for over 45 years and we would be more then happy to take you out to catch the big one. Our boats are covered and heated with a washroom on board. All you have to do is ask us and we would be more then happy to help you out!
Dave and Colleen Jones purchased this Cabin in 1980
Why Dave and Colleen Jones chose Campbell River
Well Dave and I have been together since I was 18 and he was 27. Today he is 69 and I am a very young 60. Lol! We fell in love with the property and bought it in about 1980. Dave built the cabin in about 2010, it was to be his "man Cave!" So we let it sit and admired it for a few years and then decided to try renting it out. He was a little worried at first as a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into it, as he did do the building himself. It took him a few years but it was finally finished and he did a fabulous job! We love Vancouver Island, Campbell River and would never live anywhere else. Our view is spectacular of the ocean and the mountains and we just can't get enough of the wild life. Many times you will see the deer come right in the yard and try and eat my plants which they usually succeed in doing, or Mama raccoon and her babies are always hanging out you can usually spot them during the evening! One of my favorite things to do is watch the eagles as there is a nest right across the road and they are always flying around with the crows chasing after them. It is not unusual to see them sitting up in the tree eating there fresh catch of salmon or cod and many other treats. We have the best sunrises here so I am an early bird as I love to watch and take video's of them. They are so different daily especially on the water, its like a different painting every single day. You will see tons of Eagles with that distinct sound, sea lions, porpoises shagpokes and even whales going North to Alaska. You will usually always see the Blue Heron that is perched on the rock right at the water and he will sit there for hours until the eagles come and take over. We have also seen turkey vultures which I had never seen before. The would sit there with there wings out and I often wondered why they did that and found out the reason is because they are drying themselves which I found very interesting. I think that you will love the property as much as we so please come join us
What makes this Cabin unique
You can't get enough of the beautiful ocean views, sunrises and all the wildlife! What a great place to live!! You have the golf course right up the road, walking distance and this is the Salmon Capital of the World so get out and catch the big one with Dave who has fished these waters for over 45 years.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great Place to Stay Outside Campbell River
We had a great time at Dave and Colleen's place. It has a wonderful view of the water and the mountains beyond. They welcomed us when we arrived, check in to be sure everything was OK, and came to say good bye at the end. They gave us recommendations for things to do and places to eat.
The cabin was clean, well stocked with everything you could need, and very comfortable.
We highly recommend their place.
Scrupulously clean, beautifully appointed
In the hope that comments on some of the "little things" in this rental will be helpful, this review will focus on those. This cabin was like brand new. All the appliances are of the highest quality and look as if they were just installed--the washer and dryer, the dishwasher, the stove and oven, all scrupulously clean. The heater/air conditioner is the quietest and most efficient we've ever experienced. Wonderful linens--smooth sheets and thirsty towels. The porch almost doubles the living space, totally covered from sun and rain. The blinds on the large picture windows and doors facing the water (and the bright rising sun) work perfectly, another example of high-quality and functionality. As all the other reviewers have already said, the view is wonderful, and Dave and Colleen are the best of hosts. This spot gets our highest recommendation.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL REVIEW! IT WAS SO NICE AND MUCH APPRECIATED. YOU WERE BOTH WONDERFUL GUESTS AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU BACK ANYTIME, JUST GIVE US A CALL! WE ARE GLAD THE WEATHER TURNED OUT OK FOR YOU AND THAT YOU GOT TO SEE A LOT OF WHAT YOU WANTED TO. THANK YOU FOR ALSO KEEPING THE CABIN SO NICE AND CLEAN. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH THAT MEANS TO ME. SO ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING TO STAY WITH US AT OCEANSIDE CABIN, WE REALLY ENJOYED MEETING YOU AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN THE FUTURE! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ANYTIME!
COLLEEN AND DAVE JONES
OCEANSIDE CABIN/FASTWATER CHARTERS LTD.
Wonderful place to stay, all amenities, well stocked, great view and location. We were entertained by bald eagles in the trees on the beach.
Dave and Colleen were very helpful. They made us feel at home when we arrived and were always available if any assistance was needed.
Dave is an experienced fishing guide. We have gone out with him before and will go again. Also was informative about places to fly fish.
Brochures and books about area had many ideas for outdoor activities and places to see.
Colleen also makes good wine!
WONDERFUL PLACE TO VISIT - DON'T MISS IT!
THANK YOU SO MUCH HOWARD AND CAROL FOR THE WONDERFUL REVIEW! WE LOVED HAVING YOU AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE LOVELY DINNER. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER. HOPE YOUR TRIP WAS A GREAT ONE AND SAFE ON THE WAY BACK! YOU WERE WONDERFUL!
COLLEEN AND DAVE!
Posh cabin decorated with British Columbia First Nations Art, antiques, and sports decor. My husband loved the antique fishing lures, dark brown colors and books on local history. I enjoyed the flat top stove/oven, ice maker on the refrigerator, 2 flat screen tvs with cable, spotless bathroom, oh, and the washer and dryer. The cabin provides great views of the ocean includes a huge barbecue grill and outdoor furniture in the front yard.
The cabin is in a perfect location to easily access the fishing and bear tours, restaurants and pier in Campbell River, Miracle Beach, artisans, racetrack and other amusements in the Comcox region a few miles to the South. Strathcona Provincial Park is nearby with unbelievable views of the mountains, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife. (We had a huge, beautiful bear leap across the road in front of us! His paws touched the road twice then he was gone.)
Dave and Colleen are long time experts on all types of sporting adventures on Vancouver Island. Their knowledge was essential for connecting us with the best hiking trails, make decisions about fishing, and finding spots that many tourists are not aware of. We would happily return and recommend this cabin and Dave and Colleen's guidance!
WOW! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE LOVELY REVIEW AND THE ONE IN THE CABIN IS BEAUTIFUL! YOU ARE QUITE ARTISTIC! WE LOVED HAVING YOU AND THE LITTLE CRITTERS AND WOULD HAVE YOU BACK ANYTIME. WISH WE COULD HAVE SPENT MORE TIME GETTING TO KNOW YOU BUT I THINK YOU ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT WERE GONE THE WHOLE TIME YOU WERE HERE. I AM SO GLAD YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY WITH US AND WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU BACK IN THE YEARS TO COME! THANKS AGAIN FOR THE WONDERFUL REVIEW!
COLLEEN AND DAVE!
It was the perfect place to unwind for a,couple days
Dave & Colleen were gracious hosts and had thought of everything. Nothing was lacking in the cottage.
Thanks for the review it was awesome, and I must say that our house cleaner said that of all people you left the place the cleanest! We really appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again in the near future! We hope you enjoyed the fresh plums off of our tree!
Colleen and Dave Jones
Cozy and comfortable cabin
We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable cabin. Colleen and Dave have obviously put a lot of thought on how to make the place wonderful. They are great hosts. The view of the beach and water was soothing and it was refreshing to eat outside. The cabin was nice and cool with air conditioning during the heat wave. So happy to have stayed here with our little ones.
Must see places in Campbell River are Canada's first Saltwater fishing pier. It is open 24 hrs a day. It has built-in rod holders, cleaning tables, picnic tables and benches, It also has a concession which is open from 7 am till dusk. They have the best hard ice-cream in town as well as hot dogs, fish and chips etc. They are open from May to October and supplies rods and tackle rentals as well as licenses. Free fishing and rods for kids under 16. Wheelchair accessible and onsite public washrooms and R.V. Parking. Fabulous setting for wildlife viewing! Oh and kids if it wiggles and has a tail you will get a free famous ice-cream cone! THIS IS AN AMAZING SITE, NOT TO BE MISSED! ELK FALLS SUSPENSION BRIDGE! This has just been opened and the sights are truly breathtaking.
Another great adventure is Quinsam Nature Trail and Elk Falls Provincial Park. The trail takes 2 kilometers one way or 45 minutes round trip and is easy. The trail is a gorgeous walk through the low lands of the Quinsam River through huge Douglas Fir trees with Cedar Trees, some are close to a 1000 yrs old. The trail follows spawning channels and all the old maple trees make a gorgeous canopy. I have complete directions if you choose to take a walk through this beautiful nature trail. Another famous area is Ripple Rock (Seymour Narrows) It was the most dangerous stretch of water on the inside passage of Vancouver Island. Between 1850 and 1953 more then 100 ships struck the rocks and sank. In 1953 the BC government decided to blast Ripple Rock apart, It turned out to be the largest peacetime non-nuclear explosion in the world. Walk the Ripple Rock trail up to the summit. At the end of the trail you will overlook Seymour Narrows where you can see Quadra Island, the mainland and a view of the ships passing by and if your timing is right you will see the Cruise Ships go by. Seymour Narrows is less then a kilometer wide and you are high up so the view is beautiful.
If you are into Golfing, Storey Creek Golf Club is just a 3 minute drive from the cabin or a beautiful walk. You will always see Eagles soaring, deer wandering all over, owls and an occasional black Bear! Storey Creek has been voted the 3rd best public course in B.C.
LOVE SKIING!!! Mount Washington is the place to go and only 30 minutes away. You can ski, snowboard, snowshoe, hike the beautiful trails. Mount Washington is the gateway to Strathcona park it provides boardwalk access to many lakes, and trails, it is the perfect place for families looking for the outdoor adventure. Loads of Mountain biking trails as well!
Campbell Rivers regional human history museum ranks with the biggest and the best across Canada. We are open year round, from October 1 to May 17, the Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12-5 pm, in December daily from 10 to 5 and from May 18 to September 30, 10-5 pm. You must try Dicks Fish and Chips, the best in town and they are right across the Fishing Pier! If you are looking for steaks and seafood the best in town is "The Harbor Grill" they are pricey but well worth it. My favorite is the Seafood (crab, scallops and prawns) in a creamy sauce with angel hair pasta! Fabulous! Or Peppercorn sauce for your steaks, out of this world! The neighborhood pub on dogwood, called The Royal Coachman is great as well. There is also Moxie's bar and grill, they have the best Spinach Salad and then on the water is The Riptide Bar and restaurant, they have many items on there menu as well but I love there home made Pizza! These are just a few of my favorite choices. We Also have many Sushi Bars and restaurants as well such as Wasabi just up dogwood next to quality foods! AS YOU KNOW THIS IS A NON SMOKING CABIN! NO CANDLES AS WELL. WE HAVE PROVIDED BATTERY OPERATED CANDLES WHICH LOOK VERY REAL AND MAKE FOR A NICE ATMOSPHERE! IF YOU ARE USING THE OVEN AND STOVE PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT IT IS CLEAN WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED USING IT. WE HAVE A NICE BOTTLE OF WINE FOR YOU TO RELAX AND ENJOY AS LONG AS YOU DON'T DRIVE AFTER. THERE IS A BBO AND FIRE PIT WHICH ARE BOTH GAS, JUST IN CASE WE HAVE A FIRE BAN THE FIRE PIT IS STILL USABLE. YOU CAN ALSO HAVE FIRES ON THE BEACH AS LONG AS THERE IS NO FIRE BAN AND WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED MAKE SURE THE FIRE IS COMPLETELY OUT. SO RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR STAY WITH US. WE ARE HERE TO PLEASE YOU AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A MEMORABLE STAY. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FISHING, DAVE HAS FISHED THESE WATERS FOR OVER 45 YEARS AND KNOWS WHERE TO CATCH THE BIG ONE SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED JUST LET US KNOW. THE COST IS $120 PER HOUR WITH A 5 HOUR MINIMUM, THAT IS FOR ONE OR FOUR PEOPLE. EVERYTHING IS SUPPLIED EXCEPT YOUR FISHING LICENSES WHICH YOU CAN GET ONLINE OR AT ANY TACKLE SHOP.. FEEL FREE TO BRING WHATEVER YOU LIKE TO DRINK AND EAT ON THE BOAT. THE BOAT IS COVERED AND HEATED AND HAS A WASHROOM ON BOARD. IF YOUR FEELING ENERGETIC WALK THE REEF RIGHT OUT FRONT AND AMAZING, DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA!
SO MUCH WILDLIFE TO SEE, WHALES, DOLPHINS ,EAGLES & MUCH MORE!