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1 of 17Sunrise over Maple Bay view from the front windows & balcony
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
HighView is a modern home with an exceptional view of the ocean and Gulf Islands. Eagles, heron, many birds, deer with babies, and bunnies wander through the forested property. There is a lovely swimming beach at the bay and kayaking, diving and sailing are very popular. Marinas and Yacht Club are further down the road as well as an air service to Vancouver. There are pubs and restaurants within a five minute drive. Shopping in Duncan is a 10 minute drive away and has every store you need. The area is famous for mountain biking and hiking trails. An hour south over the Malahat drive will take you to Victoria and easy day trips can be taken to west coast beaches. A lovely place to rest and relax. Don't forget to bring your own apples to feed the deer!...HighView is a modern home with an exceptional view of the ocean and Gulf Islands. Eagles, heron, many birds, deer with babies, and bunnies wander through the forested property. There is a lovely swimming beach at the bay and kayaking, diving and sailing are very popular. Marinas and Yacht Club are further down the road as well as an air service to Vancouver. There are pubs and restaurants within a five minute drive. Shopping in Duncan is a 10 minute drive away and has every store you need. The area is famous for mountain biking and hiking trails. An hour south over the Malahat drive will take you to Victoria and easy day trips can be taken to west coast beaches. A lovely place to rest and relax. Don't forget to bring your own apples to feed the deer!More
Children are welcome, I do have toys, a playpen, stroller, toddler bed and cot. The house has a large yard that is safe for play. There are, however, a hot tub and pool table and clean carpeting and furnishings, so children must be attended for safety and respectful reasons. I don't accept pets, as guests with allergies may book for that reason, and I can not expose them to pet hair or dander that may linger in the house. This is also true for smoking.
The house has everything you need. Good kitchen, comfortable bed and shower.
The view is beautiful.
During the day you have some traffic under your house, after 17.00 it will be quiet.
This is definitely a good place to stay.
Totally relaxing place to stay. Beautiful property. Bed unbelievably comfy. Host very friendly, nothing too much trouble. Definitely recommend. The area is great to visit, farmers market a must.
Ps Arrive during daylight if you can, could be difficult to find in the dark.
Enjoyed my entire 6 day stay! Spectacular views from the balcony, wildlife walking in the back yard. My first day there was a bunny, two does and a fawn, hummingbird, eagle & turkey hawk in flocks. The deer passed through daily and the hummingbird fly...More
The house is located on a beautiful spot, overlooking Maple Bay. It is very quiet but at the same time it offers a perfect starting point for some tours. Duncan is only 10 mins away. Deer are frequently visiting the back garden. The house has...More
Date of stay: July 2018
Management response:Responded August 7, 2018
So glad you enjoyed your stay at HighView, making use of all it has to offer, taking in the sunshine and relaxing. Thank you for leaving the house clean and tidy. Melody
Loved the location, close to ferry, restaurants and hiking
The view from the kitchen, living room was amazing, we took a lot of pictures!
The deer were so tame, they would stand below the deck, and gaze up at you
The house is very comfortable,...More
Date of stay: November 2017
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Management response:Responded December 4, 2017
Glad you enjoyed your week here at HighView, exploring and enjoying the varied things to do in the area. Lovely to meet you both and happy to have you return anytime. Thank you for leaving the house tidy and clean. Melody
Appropriately named, set high over Maple Bay with a view to the north and east. Large and roomy, with a wide deck for sitting out and enjoying the fresh and view.
Shipyard Restaurant nearby offers very good meals, and a protected patio overlooking the marina....More
Date of stay: August 2017
Management response:Responded October 5, 2017
Lovely to meet you both and glad you enjoyed your stay in this pocket of natural beauty. Took you up on your great advice, Glenna, and it was a treat to hear your husband's soft guitar drifting on the breeze in the evening. Thank you...More
The friendly welcome from Melody set the tone to a near-perfect few days. The whole area is a delightfully tranquil spot to unwind. The house has almost everything contained within it so that, even if the weather is not perfect, one could easily spend 2...More
Date of stay: September 2017
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Management response:Responded September 24, 2017
It was a pleasure meeting you and hearing about your many ventures. I'm so glad your stay at HighView was easy and comfortable while you enjoyed exploring the area. Would love to have you return sometime in the future.
We enjoyed our vacation time at "High View". Melody was so nice and carried about us like a "mother"😉We loved the View over Maple bay and our son loved the whirl pool. The weather was perfect and we ever will keep Vancouver Island in our...More
Date of stay: August 2017
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Management response:Responded August 26, 2017
It was a great pleasure to meet your family. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at HighView. Also the local activities, hikes and scenery. It would be lovely to see you again sometime in the future. You were perfect guests. Thank you, Melody
The overview was overwhelming!
We spent a week there and it was perfect for the whole family particularly the Pool Billard. I enjoyed the visit of the deers in the mornings and evenings most.
There was a warm welcome with a lot of helpful information....More
Date of stay: July 2017
Management response:Responded August 14, 2017
It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband and two delightful children. I am so glad you enjoyed the many local activities and sights here in the Cowichan Valley and found the peaceful setting of HighView a great place to come home to in...More
High View at Maple Bay is one of the best kept secrets in Western Canada. We stayed at the property for nine days in early June, to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday and our ninth wedding anniversary, and we made the correct choice in properties....More
Date of stay: June 2017
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Management response:Responded June 16, 2017
Thank you Jon. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and do hope you and Aimee have an opportunity to visit again. It was a pleasure meeting you both.
There is a pub, a restaurant, kayak rentals, tennis courts, ball field and child's playground as well as a park and swimming beach in the village. You will also find art galleries, pottery and yoga studios here. Further down Genoa Bay road is Birds Eye cove where there are marinas for boaters, Yacht club, float plane service,pub and restaurant and small store. All the way to Genoa bay is a small historic village with store, ice-cream, art gallery and a wonderfully classy restaurant all out on the pier. A short scenic drive takes you to Cowichan bay where you may book a whale watching tour.