Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres

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Overview of Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres

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Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres

4.4/5 Excellent

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
Strathcona, BC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHague Lake11 min drive
  • Popular LocationSmelt Bay19 min drive
  • Popular LocationRebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park63 min drive
  • AirportCampbell River, BC (YBL)92 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
    2 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres

Delightful beach vacation home with a spa tub
The Wilcox Lodge is a serene retreat nestled on 5 wooded acres on the shore of Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island, considered by many to be the best of the Evergreen Islands. These islands are located on the famed 'inside passage' used by ships going to and from Alaska and are sheltered from winter Pacific storms by Vancouver Island, one of the largest and most interesting islands in the Northern Hemisphere. Cortes Island is served by regular scheduled ferry service from Campbell River. Campbell River on the east side of Vancouver Island has scheduled airline service from Vancouver (host city to the 2010 Winter Olympics), and charter service direct to Gorge Harbour is available from Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver and Campbell River.

Cortes Island is in the 'rain shadow' of Vancouver Island and has far less precipitation than Victoria or Vancouver. Weather is usually warm and sunny with cool evenings May thru October.

The Lodge is situated just above the beach with a panoramic view of the harbour and a view thru the harbour entrance of Vancouver Island mountains in the distance. Wildlife abounds. You may see bald eagles and many varieties of birds, deer down by the beach or out the kitchen window, sea lions, seals or an otter playfully swimming by, mink, and perhaps dolphins or a whale on the ferry ride over.

With nearly 1,500 sq. ft of living space, this rustic Lodge has all modern conveniences, a full well-equipped kitchen, comfortable and spacious living/dining area that opens onto a large 750+ sq. ft. L-shaped deck overlooking the beach and harbour. Hot tub on the deck. 2 chaise lounges make for lazy sunbathing/reading afternoons on the deck and the cafe & dining tables are a perfect spot for outdoor dining. Anyone for oysters on the barbeque??? Stairs off the deck provide access to the beach over a short but bumpy path. Kayak available for guest use. The Lodge sleeps 6: 2 in the lower loft (California King sleigh bed with McCroskey firm mattress & box spring), 4 in the upper loft (double bed and trundle bed with 2 twin mattresses). The Lodge is an 'A' frame with an open floor plan, the upper loft is accessed thru the lower loft and both lofts are partially open to the main living area (so no bedroom privacy). The bathroom has a sink, toilet, shower and a clothes washer (dry your clothes outside on the clothes line, they will smell so fresh and good); there is also an outhouse. There is ample parking for several cars. There is a land line phone for local calls & limited long distance, WiFi internet, 32' Sony flat screen TV w/DVD player in the lower loft (no TV channels, cable or satellite, just for DVDs), CD player and record player w/record collection just for old times sake. We also have a collection of books, some by local authors, and some board games for the chance rainy day. Feel free to add a shell or two to our display case coffee table in the upper loft or a beach combing find to our entry way beach combers wall. You'll also find a kayak under the house which you can use during your stay... Main thing is to unwind, have fun, enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings...

Note this is a rustic beach house......not a modern city home transported to water's edge....we are continually upgrading the property but not everything is 'all perfect'...although we keep making improvements each year.

Also note that the private driveway is a bit rough and bumpy in places. You need to drive very slowly and carefully to avoid scraping the bottom of the car on the driveway or bushes along side the driveway.

The Lodge is not as remote as it sounds, one neighbor's cottage is very close by and can be seen from the deck & from the lower loft bedroom bay window, there is a small cabin in the woods up the road not visible from the main house, others are within walking distance as is the Gorge Marina with restaurant, small grocery, laundromat, gasoline, and a new beautiful outdoor swimming pool & hot tub overlooking the harbour/marina and open to the public. The Lodge is 2 1/2 miles from downtown Whaletown with government dock, post office, church and mini-library.

When you tire of hanging out around the Lodge, numerous outdoor recreational opportunities abound: fishing, boating, sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, swimming at the Marina pool or Hague Lake, Hollyhock retreat center courses, other beaches to explore, skate board park...

Call now to reserve for summer 2018, availability in June, July, August, Sept and Oct. All are great vacation months!

Keywords: house, beach house, villa, cabin, cottage
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Televisions come with DVD players.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Sue Vican



Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Pool
  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Dock


  • Washing machine
  • Near laundromat


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking nearby


  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: We are dog friendly!

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak 5 Wooded Acres House
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak 5 Wooded Acres Strathcona
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak 5 Wooded Acres
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak 5 Wooded Acres Strathcona
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak 5 Wooded Acres Strathcona
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak 5 Wooded Acres House
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak 5 Wooded Acres House
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak 5 Wooded Acres
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres
Cortes Beachfront Home W/hot Tub Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres

About this area


Located in Cortes Island, this vacation home is on the beach. Hague Lake and Smelt Bay reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Discovery Passage Aquarium and Maritime Heritage Centre. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Hague Lake - 11 min drive
  • Smelt Bay - 19 min drive
  • Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park - 63 min drive
  • Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre - 74 min drive
  • Main Lake Provincial Park - 109 min drive

Getting around

  • Comox, BC (YQQ-Comox Valley) - 133 min drive


  • The Floathouse - 18 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Does Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres have a pool?

Yes, this property has a pool.

Is Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Cortes Beachfront Home w/Hot Tub & Kayak on 5 Wooded Acres located?

Nestled on the beach, this Cortes Island vacation home is 6.2 mi (10 km) from Hague Lake and 9.3 mi (14.9 km) from Smelt Bay. Discovery Pier and Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Helen S., Vancouver, British Columbia
I don't want to tell you how good it really was!
The place is even better than advertised. It's location is close to many great amenities on Cortes, including fairly close to the ferry, the grocery and a nice, dockside restaurant. Sue was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end, always highly responsive. Really, this place is so great I'd like to keep it a secret so we can easily book for years to come. Can't wait to come back!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Daniel H.
Charming Cabin
A charming, well appointed cabin overlooking Gorge Harbour. We absolutely loved our time on Cortes: kayaking, hiking and exploring the beaches. Sue was great to deal with and very responsive. Dan, Jill and the doggos
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2018

4/5 Good

Art S.
One of our best vacations!
My family had one of the best vacations at Wilcox lodge. The cabin was clean, well stocked and the deck with the amazing views and hot tub were such a bonus. I would most definitely recommend this place to my friends and family. And they allowed our beloved puppy to join us!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

Steven D.
Fabulous Cortes Island cottage
Great stay at this fabulous cottage that is comfortable, full of character and very well equipped. A happy blend of classic rustic charm and modern convenience in a superb setting. Highly recommended.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

Susan V.
Relaxing Spring Break with the Kids at the Beach
We had such a wonderful time at the cabin. So relaxing and fun and a perfect spring break. Enjoyed beach walks & play, exploring Gorge Harbour in our new inflatable boat, clam digging at Mansons, and doing some maintenance work around the place for my cousin Sue. The kids loved the Easter egg hunt & pancake breakfast with tug of war and other kids games. Coming back again next year. Kristy VN

5/5 Excellent

Aland A., Vancouver, Canada
A hidden gem amongst the island wilderness!
Our stay at the Wilcox Lodge was nothing short of magical. It's the kind of place where you feel totally one with nature. The huge deck offers amazing views of the surrounding ocean and the opportunity to watch all kinds of wildlife pass by. The sunsets were incredible!! The kayaks were so much fun to take out and to explore the coastline. A definite must if you're visiting. The spacious layout of the cabin allows for a perfect area for gatherings and lots of conversation pieces. We loved looking at all the eclectic decor! The free standing fireplace was a big hit with us as we had some rain one day and it made for a cozy evening curled up with a book and some tea. Sue looked after us so well and was available to answer any questions we had. If you're looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and find some serenity, this is the place to do so!! A little slice of heaven that you never want to leave. We feel lucky to have visited. Thanks Sue!!
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2017

4/5 Good

Denise S., Seattle WA, USA
Lovely setting, great views and nice hot tub.
We had a good stay. And enjoy the scenery and the nearest to the water. Worked for the 4 of us, to kayak and relax.
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2017

3/5 Okay

Debbie C.
Having rented many cottages, apartments and homes worldwide, I feel I have a good grip on value for accommodation. This property is overpriced. The place was not particularly clean, cobwebs and dust throughout. The bedding was flannel (strange choice for the summer) and the towels were all mismatched and all we could find were hand towels in a chest. There are personal items in all the drawers, we kept our clothes in our suitcases. The beds were fairly comfortable. This property could be 5 star with just a little effort. The view is lovely.

4/5 Good

Kathrine C.
Wilcox Lodge
The view is spectacular. The Lodge can benefit from some updates.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2017

4/5 Good

Geoff T.
The location and setting couldn't be beat, absolutely beautiful!
It's clear the cottage and island are both loved by the owner, this was reflected through the books both personal and historical that filled the book case. The cottage has all the necessities, kayak was a nice bonus, and the welcome gift of coffee and wine was a great surprise. We really appreciated being able to bring our dog and so did he. We would stay here again.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2017