Welcome to Zen Garden Cottage.
Zen is Located in Smelt Bay, one of the most preferred destinations of Cortes Island, commonly known for the miles of white sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets. Wildlife and natural beauty are at your doorstep. The ever changing wonderment of the tides and oceanfront are an ever evolving view that never repeats itself.
The cottage is a renovated, 1 bedroom, open loft style that sits above sea level offering a vantage overview of Smelt bay, the natural workings of nature and ocean life, while overlooking smelt bay historical park. The forefront intertidal view, back dropped by the Strathcona mountain range and night lights of Vancouver Island, it is a natural phenomena of nature, unable to be captured by imagination, or photograph.
Zen is a Cortes character home which embodies the Island charm with an updated offer of comfort. It holds a rustic flavor of past, with a modern contemporary Zen influence for a sense of calm, simplicity and Rest.
The cottage is surrounded by an ever evolving landscape of interesting plantings, nestled in the understory of large indigenous trees, offering summer afternoon shade and a private feeling of “immersed in nature”. The property has a gentle footpath leading to the beach of white sand, The Intertidal beach front offers hours of exploration to local sea life and (in season) fresh local sea foods.
Zen is suited best for couples seeking romantic getaways, but also has the ability to accommodate additional persons or close family, with the double, plus single built in sleeping sofa in the main living room, for additional friends or children looking for the Intimate Cortes getaway (max 4)
The bedroom is simply furnished with a comfy queen sized bed, dressers for clothing, side tables and lamps.
The main living area has built in seating/sleeping with futon style mattresses. It is an open concept adjoining the kitchen, dining and outdoor deck. Floor to ceiling windows and a 180 degree view, capture all of natures changes and brings the experience indoors.
The kitchen is a modern update with stainless appliances microwave, all dishware and common appliances, with the exception of a dishwasher.
The washroom facilities are of flush toilet, wash sink vanity and shower, very simple but clean and functional.
There is a stacking front load washer /dryer unit for laundry facilities.
The exterior has outdoor seating and tables for enjoying the deck, as well as a barbecue for warm night out door meals.
Utilities include, hydro, local telephone (long distance calls are best made from private cell phone)
Wireless internet, television, CD player for movie watching, and Netflix programs, but is not connected for local television channels.
The space is an allergenic friendly environment, use of eco friendly products where possible and not ideal to accommodate pets, to maintain this pet (allergy free) environment.
Zen rents on a weekly basis only, Saturday check in 5pm to Saturday check out at 11am. The weekly rate is $1450.00, plus gst. A refundable damage deposit is required to secure the cottage which is returned asap after the housecleaning has been completed.
May you find your place, a sense of calm, quiet, rest and inspiration, moments in time are precious, let this be your time to renew spirit, to engage in the challenges of your everyday.... For availability, please click here