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Property Details

Updated: Jan 28, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Morning-Glory is a designer decorated Arbutus cottage in the Oceanside Village Resort. This cottage has all the amenities and when you arrive we supply a welcoming bottle of wine along with the cuddly terry robes so you can begin relaxing immediately.

Designed with the outdoors in mind, the cottage has two bedrooms. The windows let in the glorious sunshine and the comfortable design of the cottage encourages rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessities - including patio glassware, dishes, pots and pans, toaster, coffee maker, blender, mixer and placemats. Full size appliances are provided.

The dining room table comfortably seats six and the stools also work on the eating bar. Play boardgames, plan trips with the literature provided in the binders or enjoy meals prepared in the fully equipped kitchen or on the gas grill on the patio.

The living room has a sofa bed, TV with DVD player, VCR and a stereo. It opens onto the sunny deck which has patio furniture and a barbecue for those who enjoy outdoor meals. The vaulted pine ceiling in the living and dining room gives a wonderful light and airy feel to this cottage. The ceiling fan and gas fireplace are there to ensure you are comfortable whatever the weather. Watch the TV (cable included) or videos/DVD's or curl up with a book. A supply of games, puzzles and dvd's provide hours of entertainment.

The master bedroom has it's own TV and DVD player. The bed is a very comfortable queen size with lots of pillows and a down duvet. The second bedroom has a double bed and duvet. Warm terry robes are supplied for the adults. A tub and a separate shower adorn the bathroom and all towels are supplied..

The cottage is also equipped with local telephone and high speed secured wireless internet access.

There is an enclosed pool and hot tub and excercise room while the beach is a short 10 minute walk away. For beach days, we supply beach chairs, towels and sand castle building equipment. Adjacent to the complex is Riptide Lagoon Miniature Golf and bumper cars. You're just minutes from the centrally-located Community Park, loaded with activities for all ages and it's expansive beach. A varied mix of shops, cafes, grocery and specialty stores make up the Parksville shopping district just minutes away. After a day of walking, hiking, swimming, biking, golfing or shopping, indulge yourself at the Tranquil Moments Day Spa & Salon on site, or sit back and enjoy meals from the restaurant or visit the art gallery. There is also a hair salon and yoga studio. For dining purposes, we have other fine restaurants that are within a short drive of your cottage.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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We really enjoyed staying at your beautiful cottage! Everything was so clean and organized. We had some relaxing family time!
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 55

9 Reviews

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Morning-Glory Guest House - pet friendly vacation rental
-+ Toll Free (877) 938-4887
Parksville Vancouver Island

Home Sweet Home

  • 5 of 5
We felt at home in your lovely cottage. There is nothing that wasn't provided or needed in this cottage. My Mom and I had a wonderful holiday. Even our little dog Emma was so relaxed and at home looking out the patio door. Great location and ground level access. Very quiet location, warm and cozy. Seriously the nicest vacation accommodation I have ever stayed in.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Hello Roanne,

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you as a guest again. Emma is always welcome as well!

Colleen and Marty
Morning-Glory Guest House - pet friendly vacation rental
-+ Toll Free (877) 938-4887
Parksville Vancouver Island
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Very nice home with all the amenities.

  • 4 of 5
The home is lovely, clean and easily accessible. All the extras that were included made our stay that much better. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to our family and friends. Thank you for making our stay in Parksville a memorable one!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marcy,

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again and appreciate you comments.

Marty and Colleen
Morning-Glory Guest House - pet friendly vacation rental
-+ Toll Free (877) 938-4887
Parksville Vancouver Island

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5
This cute two bedroom cottage was in a perfect location for us and our young daughter with the pool and mini golf right outside our door. It was very clean with all of the amenities we needed.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a review - guest feedback is very important to us! We are so happy that you enjoyed the Guest House. We look forward to having your family visit us again.
Morning-Glory Guest House - pet friendly vacation rental
-+ Toll Free (877) 938-4887
Parksville Vancouver Island

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at Morning Glory for six wonderful nights. The cabin is as advertised and shown on the website. Very nicely decorated and extremely well outfitted with extra towels and a wonderful variety of beach and picnic supplies. The Kitchen was extremely well supplied with every thing you could possibly want. Renters should note that this unit is located right next to the parking lot for an adjacent mini-golf/small amusement park. However, there is a privacy fence between the cabin and the parking lot and we did not find there was any issues with noise.

The owners were very easy to deal with over e-mail. All in all a beautiful and very well appointed cabin and we would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and we are pleased that your stay was enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon. As you said, guests at the cottage have never had issues with noise and often comment on how quiet and peaceful it is.
Morning-Glory Guest House - pet friendly vacation rental
-+ Toll Free (877) 938-4887
Parksville Vancouver Island

Great stay at Morning Glory Guest House

  • 4 of 5
It was a very cute cabin perfect for our small family! It was a great spot, and so great that we could bring our dog. The kitchen had everything we needed, as we stayed for 7 nights and did lots of cooking. The pool was great and the beach was about 15 min walk away but we brought our bikes and could get there really fast. The only problem was the mattress in the master bedroom was really uncomfortable so I had a lot of back aches every morning, also the duvet cover did not appear to washed as it had blood stains on it when we arrived. Overall, the rest of the cabin was clean and it was so nice to have the week to enjoy it :)
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review – we appreciate it. This is the first time anyone has complained about the mattress – I also suffer back-pain at times so we chose a mattress which had lots of support and of a better quality. We have had several reviews from people who said they loved the comfy beds and we are fortunate to have many guests who love to return to the Guest House year after year. However, mattress choice is very personal and that is why there are so many different models. I hope that your back has improved.

Our cleaner has been with us for 3 years and we appreciate all the extra work that she does – she goes out of her way to make sure that everything is clean and working properly for our guests. However everyone makes mistakes and if you encountered a problem with the duvet, I wish you would have called us immediately so we could have rectified it for you. The duvets are stored in the closet because not everyone appreciates the extra warmth they provide. Protocol is that these duvets be unrolled after each stay to check that they have not been used or stained. Although we have asked guests to leave soiled linens out when they leave, not everyone admits to having had an accident such as a nose bleed or a child coloring with felt pens which caused a problem. Many times they have carefully rolled up the duvets and it appeared they were not used. It would be easy to miss if pushed for time. We have extra duvet covers in the cottage and could have changed it out for you if you had called us as per the instruction sheet on the table.

We appreciate your comments and will review the procedures with our cleaner to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. I have also included the review you had left in our guest book in fairness to all who read this review.

“Walked to Rathtrevor Beach and had a fire and played in the park. Pool was great. Very clean cabin with everything we needed. Thanks for the dog treats and bottle of wine. Can’t wait to come back next year.”
Morning-Glory Guest House - pet friendly vacation rental
-+ Toll Free (877) 938-4887
Parksville Vancouver Island

Great month stay

  • 5 of 5
My husband and rented this cottage for a month (mid Dec - mid Jan). When we arrived the cottage was spotless and so very well equipmented that you only need to bring your clothes. We had no problem with anything but if we did we were sure the owners would have addressed it right away. We enjoyed the indoor pool in the complex and the location near Rathtrevor Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are happy that you had a great vacation and we look forward to seeing you again!


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 47.4 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 5 min walk at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : 45 min drive at 31.2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : 7 golf courses in a 1/2 hr drive at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : 2 min drive at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : 2 min walk at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : 1 hour drive at 104.6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : 10 minute walk - 3 minute drive at 0.7 Kilometres Car: recommended

Morning-Glory is in close proximity to:

Beach (less than a ten minute walk)

Golf (7 courses within a half hour drive)




Art Museums, Theatre

Milner Gardens

Fishing, Kayaking


Adventure tours


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Winter
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Payment is by Visa or MasterCard

Reservation Policy
•A $300 deposit is required as soon as your reservation is confirmed
•The remaining balance is due to 45 days prior to arrival
•Rates for pets are $20.00 per day to a maximum of $100 each per visit

Cancellation Policy
•45 days before stay: Refund deposit minus $25 fee
•Less than 45 days before stay: No refunds unless unit can be re-rented


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Resort


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 864 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Queen size bed Double bed 1 bathrooms Laundry Facilities 1 full size sofa beds All linens including robes, bedding and towels Stove, Fridge, Dishwasher, Microwave Secure Wireless Internet 2 televisions, dvd players, vcr, stereo and cable tv Patio furniture, barbecue Beach chairs, sand toys, picnic basket Down duvets and pillows

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