The Sunshine Coast: Cottage Rentals

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The Sunshine Coast has been known as a BC cottage getaway since the early 1900s, when steamships brought vacationing Vancouverites up to the harbours and beaches in Gibsons Landing, Selma Park, Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour and Lund. People from around the Pacific Northwest loved the area's unique yet accessible beauty, and along with hotels and inns, the 'family cottage' was a huge draw to the area and continues to this day.

Families, couples, and folks on retreats of all kinds love the experience of staying in a cottage or self-contained home. Cabin and cottage rentals offer an independent stay without the ownership costs and headaches, and are often used by people researching the area ahead of a move or while waiting for their own home to be built or renovated. Rentals on the Sunshine Coast and in Powell River vary from beautifully appointed modern beachfront cottages to historic buildings with eclectic furnishings, from full-sized homes to treehouses.

Featured Cottage Rentals

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Gower Point Guest House

Modern, architecturally designed, self-contained cedar guest house with spectacular deck views in a private setting near lovely Bonniebrook Beach.

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Pender Harbour Resort

Choose from one of 3 cottages, a private chalet for a large group... and even yurts. Very family-friendly with many multi-generation guests.

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Moon Dance Vacation Rentals

West Coast Cabin - classic and yet airy and comfortable - or the architecturally designed Perch with beautiful views into Oyster Bay from the hill. Very private!

Sunshine Coast Resort
Sunshine Coast Resort

Historic cottage or modern luxury chalet. You choose... on the oceanfront in Pender Harbour, close to restaurants, shops and sightseeing..

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Tzoonie Wilderness Resort

Stay in a cottage on the edge of a fjord and experience the rarest of BC holidays - a total wilderness stay just 30 minutes from Sechelt.

Pender Harbour Cottage Rental - right on Gunboat Narrows
Gunboat Haven

Pender Harbour cottage just across from Mount Daniel - great for boat-watching and sunsets, with a private dock and outdoor campfire pit.

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Huckleberry Cottage

Roberts Creek cottage rental nestled in private gardens and backing on to wooded area with hiking trails, and just a short walk to Henderson Beach.

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People love coming to the Sunshine Coast because it's so close to Vancouver (under an hour) and renting cottages and cabins is much like it was 30 years ago. Most coast cottage rentals are very quiet compared to other places in BC, yet they're usually close to great amenities like shopping, groceries, restaurants, art galleries, activity tours and the wilderness. Sunshine Coast recreational and cultural activities are generally 10-20 minutes away, max, and except for peak ferry times, the roads are quiet.

Visitors willing to go a little bit further for a Sunshine Coast cottage vacation will find themselves plunked down in beautiful settings of woodlands alive with the sounds of birds and wildlife, glassy lakes reflecting undeveloped shorelines, or saltwater waterfront mostly untraveled by commercial vessels so common in other parts of the Coast.

Cottages, rustic cabins, and standalone vacation rentals can be found in all Sunshine Coast communities.. from island getaways on Gambier, Texada and Savary Islands, to quaint cottages in Gibsons Landing, farmland cabins where you can pick your own organic produce, Sechelt cottage rentals along Trail Bay and up Sechelt Inlet, Halfmoon Bay getaway cottages on the beach or high up the cliffs with sweeping views, or Pender Harbour and Egmont cabin getaways where it feels like you're stepping back in time a decade or two for a completely away-from-the-city cottage vacation.


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There are dozens of cottage rentals between Howe Sound and Desolation Sound, and most coastal communities host guests in cottages or vacation homes. To view ALL of the independent vacation rentals on the Coast, we invite you to check out our Cottage Rentals database.

Is there a Bed & Breakfast Organization on the Sunshine Coast?

The Sunshine Coast Bed and Breakfast and Cottage Owners Association dissolved in 2014 and all of the members were amalgamated under Sunshine Coast Tourism.

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Are there other inspections done through Tourism BC or Canada Wide Organizations?

Yes to that question as well... Tourism British Columbia Canada "Approved Accommodation" - look for the symbol on web sites and accommodation operator signs and offices. Canada Select is a national accommodation ratings program - look for the stars.