Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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About this listing

2 Bedroom Boutique Cabin style House with the dramatic back drop of Mainland Moutain and sea views.

This property is on a remote island that can be reached by the following:
Water Taxis available from Campbell River via Wayward Water Taxi.
Float Planes available from Campbell River, Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver via Kenmore, Coral, & Central Mountain Air.

The space

Loft and main floor bedrooms with wood burning stove. Kitchen with undercounter fridge and 4 burner gas stove. Bathroom complete with shower stall. All overlooking Shoal Bay and the coastal mountains.

Guest access

Guests will have access to free moorage for a boat as well as a network of trails for hiking. A large vegetable and flower garden and outdoor kitchen complete with wood fired pizza/bread oven. Professional guided trophy salmon fishing and bear or whale watching can also be arranged for an added price.

Interaction with guests

Your hosts, Cynthia and Mark will be onsite and available to answer questions and provide all of your needs.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 47
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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Meredith User Profile
July 2016
This is a very special place. It's a hard-to-find combination of stunningly beautiful, remote, yet also connected through the stream of boaters coming to enjoy the dock, scenery, gorgeous garden and beer. We spent 10 lovely days on East Thurlow, and easily filled our days with fun activities and friendly conversations. We hiked, kayaked, swam (in cold, brief spurts), fished, cooked, ate, read, talked, napped, sipped wine as the sky turned pink, and drank Dark & Stormies as an impressive storm rolled through (which caused boaters at the pub to run to their boats to batten down the hatches!). We had our 1-year old daughter with us, and she thoroughly enjoyed practicing her walking skills down the long dock and learning how to ride in the kayak. We really loved the beauty, uniqueness and friendliness of the island. Local boater, fisherman and friend of Mark & Cynthia, Larry, generously caught us some amazing seafood during our time there. We also caught the most gorgeous Chinook salmon you've ever seen with a local guide from Denham Bay and enjoyed it for a couple days. Heads-up to future travelers: not many regularly scheduled water taxis go out to the island, so you will likely have to charter a boat, which is not cheap. Call around ahead of time for the best rate, or try to combine your trip if you can. We also brought all our food for our 10-day stay, which worked out perfectly. Cynthia and Mark were very kind to help us store food in a 2nd refrigerator, and they helped get us whatever we needed. You can definitely get food from Cynthia's beautiful garden but you should bring enough to get by on your own. We would love to return someday!

Kelsey User Profile
September 2015
Shoal Bay is simply stunning. We very much enjoyed our week long stay and plan on returning. The hosts made us feel very welcome. We had good luck with the fishing - Coho, Chinook and Halibut. A true off the grid experience!

Riaan User Profile
August 2015
Best place I've been to in a long time. Great hosts and met some very friendly people. Ideal for someone who wants to get away from the touristy areas and experience the beauty nature has to offer. Asked the kids what they enjoyed the most (i) Disney resort in Hawaii or (ii) Shoal Bay and both said Shoal Bay was better. This is what makes AirBnB so great! Without AirBnB we would never have discovered this gem. Thanks Mark and Cynthia!

Barrie User Profile
July 2015
The cabin on Shoal Bay is the winter home for Cynthia and Mark. In the summer they live above the Pub which has been a landmark at Shoal Bay for eons. Being a real home, it has the feel and ambience of a real home: substantial, appropriate for the environment and in every way delightful. The couple is well known for miles around being the proprietors of the local pub and warfingers for the public dock – which, incidentally, also serves the cabin and pub. They are friendly, helpful and gracious hosts. Much of Cynthia’s art decorates the place (her work is exhibited at museums and art galleries worldwide) and even the kitchen accoutrements are an eclectic mismatch of antiques and modern. I don’t think two cups or mugs are the same. Some of Cynthia’s work is for sale at the pub. Since the island has no roads, no store and no restaurant it is ideal for boaters who would like to stay on land a day or two without forgetting why they came here in the first (URL HIDDEN) experience the scenic drama that is BC’s coastline. We thoroughly recommend the place.

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