Welcome to "Mermaid Crossing", a lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage in Oceanside Village Resort. It is a peaceful sanctuary, filled with beautiful art, comfortable beds with down quilts and all the amenities of home in a quiet and relaxed setting. Amazing Rathtrevor beach is lovely 7 minute walk, and there is a pool, hot tub, day spa and restaurant on site. Across the street is a fun English style pub/restaurant, and great walking/biking trails to Englishman River. Enjoy and play!
Welcome to Mermaid Crossing Cottage ~*~
Mermaid Crossing is a luxury 1,100 square foot designer cottage nestled on a large lot of green space and trees in Oceanside Village Resort. The cottage is a 5 minute walk to beautiful 2 km long Rathtrevor Beach and offers all the amenities needed for an enjoyable, relaxing and fun vacation. There are two bedrooms on the main floor, one with queen size comfortable bed. The other bedroom is used as a den with a couch and TV. The upstairs loft bedroom is its own unique sunny space with a queen size bed, electric fireplace and private ensuite bathroom with a glassed in shower. With the queen size sofa bed in the living room, this cottage will accommodate up to six people with plenty of room for friends and family to rest and relax in comfort.
The kitchen opens to the great room and has brand new stainless steel appliances. The kitchen is fully equipped for your cooking and entertaining needs. A thermal coffee maker with grinder for fresh coffee beans will be a morning treat. There is full size refrigerator with a bottom freezer, a glass-top stove, a microwave and a dishwasher.
The cottage has high end finishes – beach inspired artwork as a gallery throughout, kitchen and bathrooms with tile back splash, dark stained maple shaker style cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms, tile floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, laminate wood flooring in the living room/dining area, wall to wall carpet in the bedrooms, a wood wrought iron staircase and soaring vaulted pine ceiling.
The large dining room table seats six people, with plenty of room for dining, playing board games or planning your day’s activities in the Parksville area.
The large open concept great room has a sofa bed, beautiful electric fireplace, and features one of a kind furniture. I have collected art for many years and the soaring walls are a gallery of art pieces depicting sea side life. Off of the living room is a large, very private, fenced deck. The cottage is situated on one of the largest lots and you will have complete privacy to enjoy the wonderful warm weather in the summer or the mild temperature during the rest of the year. For your pleasure on the back deck there is a patio table and chairs, lounger and a new barbeque. On the large front deck there are 2 chairs where you can enjoy your morning coffee.
The upstairs loft bedroom is a sunny private space with a comfortable queen size bed and 52 inch flat screen HD television. Throughout the cottage there is high speed wireless internet access. During the summer, the ceiling fan and a stand-up fan will keep you cool and comfortable. During the winter, the beautiful ledge-stone tile surround fireplace will keep you warm and cozy.
The bathroom on the main floor has a tub with a shower. Freshly laundered sheets and towels are supplied. For your convenience there is a new large capacity front loading stack-able washer and dryer for your use in the cottage. Please bring your own beach towels for adventures to the beach or to the recreation building that has an indoor pool, hot tub and exercise room.
The resort is a short 5-minute walk to the beautiful long sandy beaches and tidal pools of Rathtrevor Beach. In the resort is a pool and hot tub building, delicious restaurant, day spa and Riptide Lagoon Adventure Park with two 18 hole mini golf courses and laser tag bumper cars. The Black Goose, an English style pub, is across the street as is Tigh-Na-Mara resort. There are many biking and hiking trails close by. Parksville is a 5-minute drive from the cottage and offers great restaurants and a beautiful community beach park with a long boardwalk along the ocean and enormous playground and water park for children. Close by is a trail (10 km round trip) that can be walked or biked and takes you up to Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. For the skiing enthusiast, Mount Washington is a short one hour drive. Golf one of the 6 local golf courses. Shop at the intriguing Coombs Country Market. Or just stay and relax and enjoy Mermaid Crossing cottage and live life at the beach.
- Welcome to Mermaid Cottage. This is my home and expect that you would enjoy your stay, but take good care of the cottage, and leave the cottage as you found it. Only registered guests are allowed to stay in the cottage or in pool/hot tub building. Please run your dishes through the dishwasher, start bedding and towels in the washing machine and take all garbage and recycling to bins at the front entrance of the resort at the end of your stay. This is a quiet resort, no loud parties and quiet after 10 pm. Please take care that your pet does not damage the cottage or yard. There is a fire extinguisher and first aid kit under kitchen sink. No late checkouts or a fee of 200.00$ will be charged. I am most often available to greet you upon your arrival, and will be available by cell phone. By agreeing with these house rules, I welcome you to come and enjoy this special space and surrounding area. Thank you.
I am a long time resident of beautiful Parksville, on Vancouver Island. The beaches and beauty of this area are truly amazing. I have lived in Tofino and Victoria as well, so I know the island very well, and would be happy to chat with you with suggestions for places, or activities, to make your vacation here the best it can be for you. One of the best places I know is here. Life living in a resort by a beautiful beach is peaceful and full of fun people who visit from all over the world. Everyone is happy, they are on holiday! I walk Rathtrevor beach almost every day. The sunrises are stunning and the evenings on the beach are serene. I have created a vacation cottage that reflects the calm and beauty of this special place. I rent out the entire 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom designer cottage to vacationers when I am away travelling. Most often this is through the summer months of July and August, Spring Break and Christmas and New Years. I would welcome you to come, relax, rejuvenate and play here at Mermaid Crossing Cottage, and enjoy life by the beach.