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About Kingfisher Cove

Kingfisher Cove is a 3.5 acre private oceanfront property located on the north end of South Pender Island on Ainslie Point Road. The property faces Bedwell Harbour and shares a boundary with Beaumont Marine Park which is now part of the Southern Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. The property is forested, very private and usually very quiet. There is a dock and deep water moorage. Catch fresh crab off the dock!

The cottage is the only residence on the property and so you have all 3.5 acres to yourself.   Please arrange your travel and ferry accommodations to allow for an arrival at the cottage around 1:30 p.m. and otherwise by arrangement. We must be able to get off island after checking you in, so typically checkins after 2 are difficult or not possible.  The main floor of the cottage is approximately 600 square feet plus the bathroom and the sleeping loft each about 120 square feet; and the lower level is also approximately 600 square feet but please note that the lower level bedroom may be locked, not available to guests during the late fall, winter and early spring.  There are two very large decks overlooking the sea, one off each level and both available for your use.  The lower level has a very comfortable queen bed as does the sleeping loft and there is a sofa on the main level of the cabin and another on the lower level.   

The majority of bookings are for a week or longer but we also accept minimum stay bookings of 5 nights if they can be accommodated within our schedule.  A discounted rate is available for those who want bring their own linens and towels & during COVID we will usually require that you bring your own linens and towels.

A gas barbecue, dishes and cooking utensils, towels and usually linens are provided. The cook stove is propane gas and there is also a wood stove for a cozy open fires as necessary in the autumn and winter.  Fire restrictions apply in the summer, island wide, and by personal policy at our cabin. Primary heating in the winter is a Vermont Casting propane stove.

A favourite thing for honeymooners, and others, is the antique iron bathtub on the lower deck.     

At Kingfisher Cove, we recycle, reuse,  compost or return nearly everything.  Be prepared to respect our composting and recycling system. For the most part residents of the Gulf Islands use similar systems as the island has no landfill and most people are very conscious of the reality that we are living in an environmentally sensitive National Park setting. We are generally a low tech place, except for our high tech composting toilet in our beautiful bathroom with a shower that overlooks the sea. Hot water is on demand... so you won't run out but we do ask you to respect water restrictions in the summer fire season.   There is not TV and no dishwasher.   Ask for more details.   Generally, Kingfisher Cove is a place to escape and be with family, minimizing your screen time.  Cell reception is fine for most providers so for those who are compelled to bring laptops or ipad, they can tether on to their cell phone to use the internet, or just use it on their phone.  Internet/wifi access is also available in multiple locations on the island, such as the library, usually for free. Longer term guests get a HUB from their cell provider. 

There are many nearby hiking trails and beach accesses in addition to our own. Our property and waterfront area are frequented by hummingbirds (March until late July); eagles, great blue heron; mink; otter; seals; and many other birds and marine wildlife. During May to late October one can sit on the rocks at Gowland Point or at Brooks Point and watch for resident pods of Orcas that frequent Boundary Pass, Swanson Channel, etc. The Pender Islands have no squirrels, no skunks and no bears but raccoons have recently been imported and are not native. Our summer sunsets are amazing and for those who love the night sky, this is as good as it gets!


K i n g f i s h e r   C o v e
c/o 1002 - 5989 Walter Gage Road,
Vancouver, B.C.  V6T 0A8
(604) 228-8079   info@kingfishercove.com