While the idea of staying in your own float home in the cove sounds very romantic we were sadly disappointed with it's location. It was about 200yds from the car ferry that starts loading at 5 am for Vancouver and left hourly until evening. We could hear every car loading as well as taking in the exhaust fumes in the lineup. Other small craft docked beside our boat were also guilty of leaving their motors running causing more exhast fumes outside the bedroom window.
The floating cottage itself could have been charming as it was complete with flowereing window boxes and a small deck of its;s own with bbq. but was also very smelly which reminded me of mould. It definately needed updating for that alone as I came home with a bit of an allergic reaction.
The linens and towels were of quite good quality but the mattress was poor (and pillows) and caved into the centre. The kitchen was clean and well stocked with dishes and coffee.
My feelings are that it was far overpriced at $150.00 /night and probably shouldn't be renting at all because of the questionable mould problem. A new location on the dock would help also. We would definately not return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our cottages are some of the few remaining historic Union Steamship Company cottages, built in the 1920’s, that have been carefully preserved to maintain their original character. The kitchens are fully equipped: with a coffee maker, microwave oven, cooking utensils, cutlery, china, glassware, dish soap and more. We provide linens, towels, firewood and a barbeque. All accommodations have a view of Snug Cove and are child and pet friendly. ... more less