HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

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

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 in the summer season. Queen bed, sofa bed (double) & twin air bed accommodates a family of 5. Soak by candlelight in double Jacuzzi tub with natural mineral water from our well with special filter system. 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! If you have a dog please keep it leashes while on our part of the property for its safety around the livestock. 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. Kitchen has fridge, stove, toaster, coffee maker with filter basket (no grinder so bring ground coffee) kettle, microwave. Most things provided like all pots, pans, cooking and BBQ utensils, dishes, etc. You bring all your own food but we do provide basic cooking spices and olive oil as well as a selection of herbal teas. Local IGA has full range of foods including excellent selection of organic food and ground coffees. 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, 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 own house barely in site through them. It is definitely private and a is a great place to get renewed. Hope to see you soon!


Owner
Terri Scallon and Dwane Atkinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Equine, Canine :)
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Terri Scallon and Dwane Atkinson

Hi, I'm Terri and I have lived here for 20 years. There is nowhere else I would want to be! When I met the man of my dreams 14 years ago we began to create our vision of a small farm property. We have 3 large horses, 2 miniature horses, a goat, 5 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. We are so blessed to live here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada - it's definitely a little piece of paradise! The ocean is 2 km down the road and winter sports like snow-shoeing and cross country skiing are just 30 minutes up the mountain behind us. We both love the forest so we have kept lots of trees on our properties which offers privacy, quiet and wildlife. We are both animal lovers (guess that's obvious lol!) who enjoy the simple pleasures of life, a good home-cooked meal (easy for me to say since Dwane does all the cooking), walking the dogs or going for a trail ride, puttering around outside until it gets dark. If you are looking for a break from city life you'll love our little neck of the woods :)

Terri Scallon and Dwane Atkinson purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Terri Scallon and Dwane Atkinson chose Roberts Creek

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 for a small donation. You can also book horse assisted therapy session or time with the horses and we will share our rates with you if you're interested. We have 2 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
  • 1 of 1

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin on the Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast D

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Double Jacuzzi tub, heated slate floors, pedestal sink, large window with view of garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedding included, hardwood floors, picture windows that make you feel like you are outside.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

74% Complete
22% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Log Cabin, Bright, Luxurious, Quiet. Great for Couples and Families W Children.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 36 reviews
5

Lovely cabin, location. Awesome place to relax! Very well equipped with anything that you need.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic spot to relax :)

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mission accomplished! So glad you had a relaxing time 😊 Come back soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Amazing kind and generous people amazing location . Very clean, peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

I came to the cabin on an urgent basis. My previous hotel booking backed out at the last second due to renovations and I had nowhere to go with my dogs , and was travelling for work. That was when I found listening horse ranch on the VRBO website . One of the few places that truly is pet friendly . I felt very welcome and instantly felt at home. My dog even found a new best friend in their dog. Sad to have to leave. I hope I get a chance to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Delta, BC
5

Perfect place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

The cute cabin is a wonderful place to spend time away from it all - clean, comfortable, cozy and the perfect location to relax and unwind. And bring your pooch!! Rancher and Maisie are great play mates - what fun!! Friendly hosts to top it all. :-)

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and your dogs are always welcome!! So glad you liked it. Rancher was sad when you left!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Escape from the day to day.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cabin for a weekend getaway from the day to day with our two dogs.

Terri and Dwyane were extremely accommodating starting off with a warm welcome with farm fresh eggs!

The peace and quiet on the property are like nothing we get to enjoy living in the city. With a short drive to explore either Gibsons or Sechelt we also took advantage exploring around the cabin and walking trails with the dogs.

My favorite part was just feeling relaxed with the dogs, they're both well behaved but I find trying to travel and find accommodations with them can be quite stressful. Either they get locked away or on strict leash policies. At this cabin, they had an instant friend in Rancher who came to greet them soon on arrival and right off the bat they were sprinting around the property, rolling around and playing which quickly led to some tired out pups. Every morning the dogs would go out and look for Rancher or Rancher would be at the door waiting for them.

For me, this was a perfect place away from home to unwind with the whole family (dogs included) and truly not have anything to worry about. We 100% plan on visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so lucky to have our dog Rancher! He is our best ambassador and he loves it when he has dogs to play with! Dogs are most definitely welcome!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Vancouver, Canada
5

Perfect Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Terri and Dwane have prepared for your every need in this perfect cabin. The kitchen is equipped way beyond your expectations, you can dine or relax on the spacious deck, the bed is comfortable and warm, the bathroom floors are heated, and the bathtub is wonderfully large and deep. If you can't find peace in this amazing set-up, perhaps you didn't bring it with you.

We were surprised and disappointed to read some reviews speaking negatively about the iron content in the bathwater. Iron and sulfur in natural spring water have many health benefits, and thousands of people all over the world travel great distances to soak in hot baths that have high natural mineral content. Terri and Dwane are very up front about having UV-filtered, iron-rich spring water in the plumbing, and they provide lots of bottled water for drinking. The slight iron aroma and the gentle tint to the water are reminders of how lucky we are to have such great mineral baths all to ourselves in such a beautiful cabin in the woods.

Google "iron sulfur mineral bath health benefits" to read more. It's not a bug, it's a feature.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes over the past 20 years in our own home Dwane and I have benefited from bathing in the natural mineral water we have here on our acreage and we love that we can share that with those who stay at the cabin retreat!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Robert Creek

  • 4 of 5

Good location. The hosts are very kinds. You can find everything you need. However, it would be nice if there is a fireplace and bathroom need a bit fixing. There are lot of waters left around the edge of the bath tub after shower. Overall, we're happy with the place.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've considered having a fireplace but the insurance rates would cause us to increase our rates significantly so we decided against that, especially since most people come in the warmer seasons and wouldn't make use of it. And, yes, water can get on the tiles surrounding the tub when someone showers. Most people use a towel to wipe up after showering if they see that. It does no damage and is designed to be a large tiled roomy space around the double Jacuzzi tub.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

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 :)

Photos

Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £22.36
Additional Guest Fee £5.59
Pet Fee £16.77
Damage Deposit £111.81

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 in August 2017 we will have to ask that you use the shower only (unfortunately not make use of the double tub) and minimize your use of water as we are on a well. The water is safe as it goes through a UV filter that kills all bacteria.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals