Roam+Board :: Modern Cottage

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[trip style = weekend getaway + active + sun]

This post is written by Trip Styler's Assistant Wayfarer/Editor Heather.

What
I'm reluctant to share this propertyRoam+Board's first-ever vacation homebecause I don't want it to become so popular that I can't rebook it later this year. But in the spirit of giving and a mutual appreciation of contemporary design, I present Modern Cottage

Standing tall amidst the trees, with water views extending south across the Pacific Ocean from the local harbour to Vancouver Island, this Sunshine Coast home is the ideal escape for travelers seeking a unique retreat in a serene coastal setting. 

The modern box, crafted out of glass, wood, concrete and metal, is split into three levels: the top floor houses the main living area, kitchen and balcony with stairs to a flat rooftop deck; the middle floor rests easy with three bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths; and the lower floor serves as a flex space with TV, sofa and laundry.

During a recent stay with friends, I spent time exploring the areawalking down to the water and sipping a pint on the pub patio, driving a short distance north for an easy hike to Skookumchuck Narrows and a delicious bite at the Green Rosette Bake Shop, watching longboarders race down the hilly roads of Garden Bay, and investigating the marine wildlife and gorgeous bluffs of Daniel Point Park. That said, it's perfectly acceptable to never leave the cottage, where you can cozy up to the wood fire, watch the sailboats pass through the harbour, lounge on the deck and barbecue on the balcony. Trip Styler approved.

Trip Styler Tip: The rustic barn doors on the bedrooms and bathrooms are loud, so bring a pair of earplugs if you're a light sleeper.

Where
Perched high above Pender Harbour, Modern Cottage is located in the small community of Garden Bay on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, about two hours northwest of Vancouver by ferry and car.

When
While the coast is most spectacular during the summer when the temperatures are warm and the activities are plentiful, the cottage is a year-round destination thanks to a wood-burning stove, nearby hiking trails and a local pub to pass the hours, no matter the weather.

Who/Why
You're a minimalist and a nature lover. You like to get away from everything except a WiFi connection. You want to enjoy the cottage, but also get out and explore the coastline.

Cost
High-season rates are $300/night or $1,800/week {May 1-Oct 15} and low-season rates are $240/night or $1,440/week {Oct 16-Apr 30} for up to six guests. Minimum two-night stay; weekly rates based on seven-night stay. Book directly on the website to avoid extra fees on Airbnb. 

Photos

 Kitchen

Kitchen

 Main level balcony

Main level balcony

 Master bedroom

Master bedroom

 One of the second/children's bedrooms with twin trundle bed

One of the second/children's bedrooms with twin trundle bed

 Green roof deck and harbour view

Green roof deck and harbour view

 Daniel Point Park, at the mouth of Pender Harbour {don't miss it!}

Daniel Point Park, at the mouth of Pender Harbour {don't miss it!}

More Roam+Board
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Korakia Pensione - Palm Springs
Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay - Lanai
Hotel Lone - Croatia

[photos via moderncottage.ca by trevor brady, except last photo by @heatherlovesit]