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Log Cabin, Bright, Luxurious, Quiet. Great for Couples and Families W Children.

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Log Cabin, Bright, Luxurious, Quiet. Great for Couples and Families W Children.

We offer you a cozy, bright and airy NO Smoking log cabin that will give you an experience of forest living close to a unique seaside community. 3 private decks. Great for couples and families with children. (If you are looking for a place to party into the night this is not the place.) Well behaved dogs welcome. Internet Wifi at no additional charge. TV with DVD player and BluRay with family DVDs. Gardens feature herbs for cooking. Queen bed, sofa bed (double) & twin air bed accommodates a family of 5. Soak by candlelight in double Jacuzzi tub. Relax on the deck, BBQ provided. Room to set up volleyball/badminton net, play lawn "darts," or play with trucks in the dirt :) Badminton set and some toys and board games provided. Room to park your RV w electric hook-up for an additional cost. If your dogs get along with other dogs they are welcome to be off leash (we have 2 dogs, 3 horses, 2 miniature horses, 1 goat & penned free range chickens on adjoining property.) Lots to do in the area. Cook in the cabin or enjoy local restaurants. You have free access to this one acre property that the cabin is on which adjoins our 3 acre horse property. Access to our adjoining property only permitted with our supervision due to presence of the livestock. We will be very happy to schedule a time for you to come pet the horses and of course donations (of any size) are gratefully received by the horses for hay lol! Kitchen has everything you need, IGA 3km away for shopping. Family beach at Roberts Creek with walk out pier which is sandy when the tide is out, quiet beach at Flume Rd with picnic tables, beautiful seaside sunset walk at Davis Bay all within 2 - 5 km. Retreat and relax or explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast with walking trails right off the property or hiking trails on Dakota Ridge just above us or hike the Tetrahedron or Sunshine Coast Trail. Check out the trails at Hidden Grove. Kayaking, paddle-boarding and water sports available at local beaches. Our property adjoins this one so we are available to assist you settling in, providing info on things to do in the area, or whatever you might need. Towels, sheets, bedding provided. Washer/dryer in mud room for your convenience. Most things provided like all pots, pans, microwave, utensils, dishes, toaster, coffee maker, kettle etc. You bring all your own food but we do provide basic cooking spices and olive oil. Local IGA has full range of foods including excellent selection of organic food. Our chickens will be happy to provide you with some eggs too!The owners, Terri and Dwane, want this to be a nice getaway for you :) Terri is a Certified Equine Facilitated Therapist and can provide an experience in horse-assisted learning or therapy - check out the Listening Horse Ranch website for more info if you are interested in this..You are welcome to come pet our friendly horses under her supervision (for your safety). Horse-back riding available at a nearby location or a nice drive up the coast. This is a NO SMOKING cabin and AND PROPERTY for NON-SMOKERS ONLY. You do your own kitchen and bathroom cleaning and laundry/bedding/towels as needed while you are there. Cleaning products provided along with laundry soap and dryer sheets. At the end of your stay all we ask is that you do your dishes and just leave any used linens in the laundry room for us to take care of. Otherwise just leave the cabin generally neat and tidy. We do the complete cleaning and sterilizing to prepare for the next guests when your stay is complete. So far we have not needed to ask for compensation for damage to property of any kind but if you break something please let us know and we might ask you to replace the item or compensate us for it. Depends on what it is. We don't sweat the small stuff like a bowl or a glass. We love our little artsy, quirky community of Roberts Creek! Check out Roberts Creek BC, Gibsons, BC, Sechelt BC, Sunshine Coast BC on the website for more info on the many outdoor activities we have on this gorgeous piece of the planet.Great place for outdoorsy types! We also have 2 cinemas, theatre houses, jazz festivals, the Writer's Festival, local museums and great restaurants and cafes. Skateboard park in Gibsons, pools in Gibsons and Sechelt. Roberts Creek is situated 10 km from the Town of Gibsons and 10 km from the Town of Sechelt. We are less than 5 km from Wilson Creek where there is an IGA Grocery Store, excellent coffee shop, a video store, pharmacy, doctor's office, sushi restaurant and wine making facility, as well as a Canadian Tire store (a large hardware, kitchen, camping, auto supply, etc store.) Bus stop 1 km down our road (Pell Road) to take you to either town or to the ferry to get to Vancouver if you prefer not to drive. Nevertheless you will feel like you are off the beaten path nestled by trees with only our house barely in site through them. It is definitely private and a is a great place to get renewed. Hope to see you soon!

Terri Scallon and Dwane Atkinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Equine, Canine :)
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Terri Scallon and Dwane Atkinson

Hi, I'm Terri and I have lived here for 17 years. There is nowhere else I would want to be! When I met the man of my dreams 11 years ago we began to create our vision of a small farm property. We have 3 horses, a goat, 6 chickens, 2 dogs and one cat. The deer and bear are nearby and we respect each other's space :) I am an Equine Facilitated Therapist and a family therapist. My husband is a finish carpenter so he has added some nice touches to the cabin.

Terri Scallon and Dwane Atkinson purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Terri Scallon and Dwane Atkinson chose Sunshine Coast

Together Dwane and I have homesteaded this property. No one lived on it before and it was treed and covered in blackberry bushes. Any trees that were cut on the property were milled on site and the wood was used to build our house (so the trees never left the property which makes us happy!) We wanted to share our little piece of paradise so we acquired a log cabin for others to come stay in. The cabin was placed so that it has its own acre of privacy, yet it adjoins the remaining 3.5 acres. It's a great place to rest and relax, go out and have fun, then come home and rest and relax again. We mean for the cabin to be your home while you are here. While It is private, should you need anything we can attend to it right away. If you would like to do an Equine Therapy session while you are here let me know and we can set that up although there is an additional cost for that. It's a great way to learn about communication, trust, boundaries, leadership ability all while having fun in the great outdoors! We can also take you out on a private nice, slow, easy trail ride at an additional reasonable cost. There's so much to do here on the Sunshine Coast, especially if you want to get away from the city and enjoy a much slower pace in the beauty of nature.

What makes this cabin unique

We have kept our prices on the lower side to encourage families with children to come and enjoy this awesome vacation spot. So much to do around here! Listening Horse Ranch Retreat is also a great place for a private couple's weekend or for a quiet personal retreat. And if you want to visit the farm animals you are welcome to at no additional cost, or book an easy trail ride or horse assisted therapy session. We have 3 friendly dogs and your dog is most welcome here :) If you would enjoy an artsy, outdoorsy kinda place with lots of beaches and trails and cultural events this is the place to be!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a delight to have Vikki and her family here at the Listening Horse Ranch Retreat cabin. They were very respectful of the property and left things in a neat and tidy fashion which I always appreciate - thanks! You are obviously very caring parents and what polite and awesome girls (young women!) you have. Please come back sometime - we would love to have you again :)
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin on the Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast D

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Double Jacuzzi tub, heated slate floors, pedestal sink, large window with view of garden.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedding included, hardwood floors, picture windows that make you feel like you are outside.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Log Cabin, Bright, Luxurious, Quiet. Great for Couples and Families W Children.
average rating of 4.740741 based on 28 reviews

Had a great stay with my family. Perfect spot to relax.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect, just what we where looking for. It had a nice area for our son to play and lots of toys and books. It was quiet and off any busy road. Close to some good mountain biking trails and a short drive to Roberts Creek, Gibsons and Sechelt. Terri was an excellent host as well. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always live hosting young families! Hope you come again soon - you were awesome guests!
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Charming log cabin in a quiet forest setting

  • 4 of 5

Great place for couples or families with older kids although the hosts try to be accomodating to all family types. The hosts are lovely and respect your privacy. Provide fresh eggs and clean drinking water. The tap water smells like sulphur which was off putting at first. We love the location by Roberts Creek Provincial Park - quiet beach with lots of sunshine!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little pricey for the quality.

  • 3 of 5

This is a perfectly decent place to stay but the sofa bed is rather uncomfortable and the air bed is a single. It was a bit less than we had anticipated for the price, but booked last minute and stayed with few hassles (but the overly friendly dog.)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: True, sofa beds are not generally known for awesome comfort which is why we have put a foam topping under the mattress protector to make it more comfortable. It is meant to be used by children who don't weigh as much as adults. We had a Queen air bed but a past guest punctured it and all we could find on short notice was a twin air bed. Again, the air bed is meant for a child or teen. I have slept on both the sofa bed and the air bed to test them and found them to be adequately comfortable, and certainly comfortable enough for young ones. The Queen bed is very comfortable. I think $135 a night for accommodation that can support two adults and three children with a full well stocked kitchen with spices, sugar, paper towels etc provided as well as nice linens, towels, paper products, bath oils and soaps and a double jacuzzi tub in a private setting is very reasonable. A past guest told me a place like our cabin would rent for over $200 a night in Whistler.
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cabin fit for our family of 4. Kids enjoyed meeting the horses and exploring the area. Would visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was more spacious than the pictures let on because of the high ceilings and met all of our needs.

It was great seeing the miniature horses on the farm, they were so cute. Terri was great with my kids and let them load up hay into the wagon which they had fun with and feed the horses.

I like to unplug when we go on family trips but it was raining some days since it was winter and the tv/ dvd player was a bit of a life saver for my kids (and by them I mean me) on the days we stayed in. There's a little video store up the road with great selection. The kids also enjoyed the trunk full of toys and activities so we didn't have to bring many from home.

Exploring the Sunshine coast was wonderful, Smugglers Cove was a favourite for my family and one of the most beautiful, interesting places I've been.

Thanks for hosting us Terri & Dwane!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always so much fun to host families with young children! Being in Roberts Creek is great cuz you are right in the middle of the Sunshine Coast and can explore both ends easily - so glad you did and yeah, Smuggler's Cove is one of my favourite spots too! We'd love to host you again anytime - it was a treat to have you and your kids here!
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Surpassed our expectations / Animal lover heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and peaceful stay at Terri and Dwane's cabin. The cabin itself is not only exceptionally clean and cozy, it's also equipped with everything you need from olive oil for cooking to essential oils for the Jacuzzi tub. There are plenty of towels and extra bedding.

Terri and Dwane are lovely hosts. We had plenty of privacy but were available when needed. They even let us meet and pet their farm family (rescued animals used for therapy).

If you are an animal lover and/or a dog owner this rental is definitely up your alley. We struggle to find places that will accommodate our large shepherd/husky dog. Not only do Terri and Dwane allow pets, they welcome them with open arms! Our dog was off-leash all weekend and played with Terri and Dwane's dogs every morning.

We will definitely rent this cabin again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and your lovely, well behaved dog and thank you for leaving the cabin in great shape! You are most definitely welcome back and Rancher will be sitting waiting for you!! It was fun having you - come again soon!
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Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
The Blackfish Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
The Gumboot Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge cross country skiing
Car: recommended

There are a variety of music festivals throughout the summer and the very popular Writer's Festival in August. Stroll along the Davis Bay Beach seaside walk at sunset. Hike/bike the trails right off the property. Come pet our horses. Little secret beaches you can go to that only the locals know about. Lots of great restaurants, some with live music. 2 cinemas. 1 Playhouse. Local pools with hot tubs. Artist's "Purple Flag" tour. T'sain-ko Museum of the Sechelt Nation. Scenic drive up to Egmont to the Skookumchuk rapids and stop at the Iris Griffith Wetlands educational centre.Take a boat tour to Desolation Sound. Hike through Smuggler Cove Marine Park. Go kayaking. Visit the Persephone Brewing Company, the producer of our very own local beer! Visit Chapman Creek hatchery just 3 km. away. Hike (or ski in winter) Dakota Ridge or the Tetrahedron. Or just laze on the cabin deck and read book or soak in the Jacuzzi tub :)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin on the Roberts Creek, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
19 May 2017 - 10 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £24.51
Pet Fee £18.38
Damage Deposit £122.53

No extra charge for children under the age of 18. The additional per person charge only applies to adults. The pet fee is a one-time fee and is not a daily charge. Electrical RV hook up available for $20 per night. Should we experience severe water restrictions as we did in August of 2015 and now in August 2017 we will have to ask that you shower only (unfortunately not make use of the double tub) and minimize your use of water as we are on a well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.