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Duck Hollow - Tranquil retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Our Newly renovated interior cozy cabin is nestled in the woods overlooking our active pond of fish, birds, the occasional beaver and of course ducks!

There is a super comfortable queen size bed in the loft and a fold out double sofa bed below.

A well stocked kitchen for all your culinary needs! Small fridge (no freezer), burner, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, cutlery, pots & pans and lots of other ammenities. There is also a BBQ located on the newly constructed wrap around deck!

A truly wonderful space to become one with nature and if it is peace and tranquility you are looking for, you have to experience Duck Hollow!

More Details

Traycie Jones
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Traycie Jones

I am a stay at home Mum and am very involved in my toddler's day to day activities. I enjoy spending time outdoors, gardening and tending to our beautiful property. I love to read and go swimming at the local pool or Spider Lake.

Cooking for my friends and family is always fun, trying new recipes and culinary techniques.

Traveling is my passion and although I don't get much of a chance to do it these days, I hope to in the future, exploring new cultures and history.

I hope to provide a warm and relaxing atmosphere for guests providing information and whatever else is required.

Traycie Jones purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Traycie Jones chose Qualicum Beach

When we bought our 11 acre property, it had our main house and a shell of a cabin. There were no floors, adequate stairs or walls.

Accommodations are very important to me when traveling, I wanted to transfer this cabin into something I would enjoy staying in and something guests would be comfortable and enjoy as much as I did.

We began extensive renovations in May 2014. We lucked out and found the best carpenter ever! Walls went up, floors went down, old stuff got touch ups and new stuff found it's way into the space. Recently we were fortunate enough to put a spectacular wrap around deck around the cabin which enables guests to sit outside and get the most amazing views of our very active pond!

What makes this cabin unique

This space is amazing for watching wildlife, from eagles nesting, ducks swimming, beavers paddling, deer grazing and fish jumping! A variety of fresh herbs available at the front of the cabin (seasonal) and huge blackberry bushes located just off the deck area.

Having morning coffee on the deck at sunrise or wine at dusk, the views will not disappoint.

Fishing in the pond is always enjoyable, you won't catch any ten pounders but there is an abundance if you just want to fish for fun!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Qualicum Beach in Nanaimo H

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is a full bathroom in the cabin complete with shower, tub, sink, toilet, mirror, shelving, hooks and a little storage. Towels are provided along with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap and bubble bath! Should you require any additional amenities, please let us know, we would be happy to accommodate!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The main sleeping space is located in the loft in the cabin. The cabin is an open concept and there are no doors other than the bathroom. The queen size bed is a Sealy and is super comfortable. There are two night side tables with 1 drawer and a cupboard. There is a large table to put suitcases or other belongings on. There is also a clothes rack with hangers should you need to hang any of your belongings There is a brand new double sofa bed on the main level and all the linen provided is located in the coffee table bench.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing


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Duck Hollow - Tranquil retreat
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful Tranquility

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Duck Hollow. The cabin itself and the surrounding views of the pond are beautiful. We really enjoyed watching the fish jump for food during the morning and sunset hours. The location is, while off the beaten path (which is great!) , very central to access to Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Courtenay and Port Alberni. The cabin has all necessary amenities, it's only minor limitation would be in the kitchen area. If you like to cook on vacation you may find yourself getting creative with the limited infrastructure. However that said, this is a minor issue, all the essentials are there for a great stay. Would definitely recommend without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria BC Canada

Great location for Spider lake and Horne lake caving

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at Duck Hollow for 3 nights in August 2017. We had a wonderful time. The cottage is private and very sweet. It matches well to the photos and description by the owner. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, and found it easy to launch from there to local areas of interest.

The sofa bed is not very comfortable but the queen bed is wonderful. The kitchen is pretty well stocked, could use a couple more glasses but we managed just fine. The induction burner requires a pot to be on it for it to start (we worked a bit on that to figure it out). We had a small problem with the bbq, and the hosts came quickly to try to fix it (we had fixed it before they made it down).

This is a great getaway spot for couples or small families. Heartily recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would book again!

  • 5 of 5

Clean well kept and delivered exactly what we were looking for! Peace and quiet! Great communication from hosts during check in. Very private even with main house on property (it is behind cabin and cant be seen from front porch). Would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamloops, BC

Rustic and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our week long break at this little cabin which is perfect for two people, would be a squeeze with 4. The cabin was very well cleaned and equipped. Having our coffee overlooking the pond every morning was perfect. Our 6 month old Labrador puppy loved every minute. Great hiking trails, lovely dog friendly beach and lakes nearby. Our hosts were very friendly and easy to contact. Would definitely love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Felt it was slightly on the small size for 4 adults. However sittin m

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Year Round Enjoyment

  • 5 of 5

Awesome experience!! Fantastic cabin and surrounding lake area with endless available activities.

Great place Traycie & family:)

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
YQQ - Comox Airport
Nearest Ferry
57 Kilometres
Nanaimo - Duke Point
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 19
Car: necessary

Spider Lake is and adventurer's paradise. If you love mountain hiking, boating, caving, fishing or paddle boarding, this is an exceptional location.

Horne Lake Caves is located 10km from the property where you can indulge in exploring the caves with amazing crystal formations and ancient fossils or climb an underground waterfall!

Spider Lake Provincial Park, 1km from the property, is ideal for family picnics, kayaking, fishing, swimming and walking along the beautiful shoreline.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £5.6

No wipes, sanitary napkins or anything else other than toilet paper to be flushed down the toilet. This will back up our septic system and a $350 charge will be applied if caught doing so.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.