I booked the Copper Fern Guest House for my birthday getaway weekend. The cottage is very nice, and very comfortable, with every convenience you could possibly want. The kitchen is fully stocked, breakfast fixings for your first morning in the fridge, etc. Knowing that it was my birthday, they kindly left a large piece of freshly baked rhubarb cake with a Happy Birthday note attached! I can imagine how lovely it will be here in the summer - sadly the weather did not co-operate for our stay (overcast and drizzling). Still, we were comfortable and opted to watch a couple of movies on the Netflix provided. There is a covered patio facing north off the living room backing onto a lovely backyard. A hummingbird came to visit several times during our stay (: When I say that Chris & Molly have everything covered, I'm not kidding - they're pretty much offering you anything you'd have in your own home, and then some. If there would be anything that could be improved upon, I would say some new pillows are in order for the bedroom. I would certainly recommend this vacation rental, and would stay here again in the future.
This is a beautifully furnished and maintained guest home, well supplied, private, with the perfect hosts, who ensure you have everything to make it like home. It is an easy drive to town, markets, events, restaurants, beaches and trails. I have returned here for 5 years, after having checked out or stayed at several other similar houses. This is definitely the best.
We have rented here for the last 3 years. The first time we were not sure to expect but it was beyond out expectations. The place is super clean, quiet, and Molly has treats set out for you. Inside is very comfortable and the outside is perfect. Chris encourages checking out and walking through the garden. Chris and Molly are right next door if there if is anything you need.
We have been here 3 times (about 9-10 days each), have already booked 2018 and would encourage anyone wanting a fantastic place to think about here!
This place is incredible. The owners are fantastic, the placed is exceptionally clean and well appointed. There is nothing these two have left unnoticed. They literally have everything you could need and more. We have not stopped raving about it and already plan to book again on our next trip. The fresh muffins and figs were mouthwatering, they even set out some toys for our daughter which I thought was so very sweet of them. They are very knowledgeable about the area as well. We have stayed in Fairmont hotels among other 5 star places and this place is in par if not exceeding those places.
In a word: Welcome! That is what we felt like when we visited Courtenay and stayed at the Copper Fern. The owners are a lovely couple who really went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed. The Copper Fern has all the comforts home -- including washer and dryer -- and it was lovely to find a few things in the fridge (even coffee!) and some tasty homemade muffins and fresh figs from the garden. The house is quiet, cosy and well situated to explore the area. If you can live with a sofa bed it sleeps 4, but it is actually optimal for 2 as the real double bed is significantly more comfy. Our kids were more than happy on the sofa, however.