The SpaceKeats View Cottage is a 1930s-era two bedroom cottage close to a nice swimming beach and with some ocean view. It is the only home on its quarter-acre lot. Keats View Cottage features a small but lovely garden where something is always in bloom, wood floors, wood-burning fireplace, large, partially covered deck for all weather enjoyment, very well-equipped kitchen and renovated bathroom with claw foot tub/shower.
New for 2016: high speed internet; TV with Netflix access for anyone bringing a mobile device that is Chromecast enabled; new high-end firm memory foam mattress in master bedroom for a great sleep!
Fridge/freezer, electric stove, washer, dryer and dishwasher, plus a host of small appliances: blow dryer,blender, coffeemaker, crockpot, popcorn popper etc.
Very family friendly with high speed wireless internet, Netflix, DVD player and movie library, TV, games, puzzles and books.
Full patio set provided includes table, six chairs, sun umbrella, plus gas barbecue, hammock and solar shower in garden.
Less than 200 m to Soames Hill hiking trails and to Soames Beach for convenient kayak launch, exploring, swimming and evening bonfires
Two km by road or beach to Gibsons Landing (restaurants, galleries, boutiques, museum)
Four km to large grocery stores, drug and liquor store and more, (on bus route.)
Kayak rental, fishing charters and some wonderful hikes and picnic areas are near by.
Public Bus at 60m. Off road parking for two cars.
Enjoy an old-fashioned family vacation at a reasonable price, just seventy-five minutes by public transport from the heart of Vancouver.
Here are some of the great activities you can enjoy during your stay at Keats View Cottage:
Walks Around Gibsons: The Heritage Walking Tour is a great way to discover some of the history of the town’s beginnings. Ask at the Visitor Info Centre in Pioneer Park for walking tour maps as well as the Purple Banner Tour guide, leading you to the studios of local artists who welcome visitors.
Soames Hill offers a fantastic view of Gibsons, Keats Island, the Paisley Islands and Bowen Island. These trails can be accessed from Soames Rd, approximately 80 m. east of Keats View cottage.
The Landing in Gibsons
The harbour area known as the Landing is home to Molly’s Reach, famous as the setting for the popular CBC-TV series The Beachcombers. Stroll along the pier to the gazebo for great views. Just a few steps away, the seawalk skirts the harbour and winds around to the marina. On these waters you see a wide variety of craft, from fishboats to luxury yachts. Sign on with a charter to cast your line or learn to sail. Winegarden Waterfront Park, overlooking the harbour, is home to free outdoor summer concerts and nearby is weekly market for local produce and artisans.
Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives
The Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives presents the history of the Sunshine Coast and its inhabitants. Two floors of exhibits: Natural History Collections (fossils, butterflies, minerals), Pioneer Period Rooms, First Nations, Small Wooden Boats and Models, The Beachcombers, a photo collection, and more.
Smuggler’s Cove Provincial Park makes a great day- trip destination. Located past Sechelt, an easy 1km trail leads to picnic grounds in a beautiful location.
Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park, near Egmont is another great day trip. Be sure to time your trip with the tide table in order to see the tidal phenomenon. Guest AccessA well equipped kitchen and some basic supplies, a garden with a solar shower, comfortable deck chairs, rustling bamboo, a few wind chimes, some stellar jays, some ocean view and proximity to one of the nicest beaches on the Coast. High speed internet if you want to stay in touch with a less gentle world. Interaction with GuestsOnly if you need us. We provide a code to enter so it is unlikely we will meet. The NeighborhoodBe aware this location is quiet. No services closer than 2 km. Getting AroundThe cottage is on a bus line that will transport you to the Landing, the upper town, Roberts Creek and Sechelt as well as to the ferry.
Any driver can provide you with a current schedule. There is a day pass rate which was 5$ in 2015. Other Things to NotePets are sometimes present on the property.