The Covehouse

A beautiful haven to wander away to

Lost in the woods, found by the sea, surrounded by quiet – the WilderGarden Covehouse is a beguiling retreat for those looking for … something else.


A unique rustic cottage with modern amenities

With bountiful space for couples or a small group, the Covehouse offers a sleeping loft in the main space and a separate studio bedroom – each with its own wood-burning stove and Queen bed – a kids room with bunks, and two sofa beds. It also includes:

  • Full kitchen, laundry
  • Cedar and glass deck, with BBQ
  • Seaside hot tub and dock
  • Big screen and Wifi with Netflix, Spotify

On its own private cove, the cottage affords seclusion, quiet, and peace for the weary traveler, the celebrating couple, or for the family on retreat.

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A rugged coastline meets the rain forest

Def’n: To wilder /ˈwildər/

  • to cause to lose one’s way
  • to bewilder, perplex
  • to wander away, to lead or cause to stray
  • to become one with the forest and the sea

In the forest around the Covehouse, niches of unique plant life abound – sensitive and pristine – with wild animals nearby. Fish, otters and seals, and crabs are seen from the shore. Stellar’s jays, bald eagles, hummingbirds and kingfishers feed nearby. Massive Douglas fir and red cedar trees, native shrubs, lichen and moss are the living quilt where the land meets the sea.


Make reservations through Airbnb for daily/weekly bookings
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  • Minimum stay 3 nights (2 nights Oct-Apr/storm season)
  • $245/night (based on double occupancy) CAD
    • $215/night during storm season
  • $20/night for each additional person
    • to a maximum of 6 people total

Check availability at our Airbnb listing.

  • No pets, no parties
  • Registered guests only
  • Families welcome, children under 2 years free
  • Airbnb service fees and local taxes apply
  • Weekly and monthly rates available

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” A lovely place to slow down and enjoy watching water, the birds, read a book and build fires. Far exceeded my expectations. I felt in awe, and at home. Dreaming of a return trip. “

Maggie (Oct 2019)

” Such an incredible location, secluded and special. To have a fire every night with awe inspiring views while sipping cocktails was certainly amazing. The house is well equipped with everything you might need or desire. This is a top notch rental and I cannot give enough positive attributes to this location and owners. “

Julie (Sep 2019)

” This was the most incredible Airbnb we have ever stayed in, in the most astoundingly beautiful location. The home was filled with wonderfully thoughtful touches and everything you could possibly need was available to you, and a bunch of things you didn’t think you needed too!! Kara and Loki were available at all times for any questions but left us in total privacy for our honeymoon. If you are thinking about booking the Cove House, don’t think about it, DO IT!!  You will not regret it. “

Hannah (Aug 2019)

“We’ve Stayed In A LOT Of Airbnb’S And This Peace Pad Was The Best In All The Ways!! Cozy! Beautiful! Had All The Things & Then Some! We Will Totally Be Back! It’s a Gem! And So Are The Hosts!”
Krystal (Jan 2020)

” This location and house will blow you away. Stayed for three nights and did not want to leave. The house itself have everything you need for a comfortable and cozy relaxed stay. “

Alan (Jul 2019)

” A truly breathtaking location and a genuine home-from-home. The views are astonishing and you are surrounded by nature – we spotted seals, eagles, wild salmon (and the CCTV even captured a bear in the early hours!). The house itself is wonderfully cozy and Loki and Kara have provided literally everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The hot tub over-looking the cove is a fabulous extra treat. It’s really a very unique and special place. “

Stuart (Sep 2019)

” If you want to experience the most beautiful scenery, absolutely peaceful space, and relaxing experience, this little home nestled in an inlet is for you. I felt truly pampered by my stay. I feel very lucky to be able to experience the natural beauty of Wildergarden. I couldn’t recommend this little slice of heaven more. Loki and Kara were the best AIRBNB hosts I have had the pleasure of interacting with. I felt so cared for! I am already planning on coming back. This home, property, and experience is one of my all time favorite memories already. “

Josephine (Apr 2019)

” Incredible secluded cabin.  Fab views from the hot tub.  Genuinely the best Airbnb we’ve ever stayed at.  “

Jack (Nov 2019)

” The Covehouse is magical. A perfect location as a home base for exploring the bountiful outdoor activities the area has to offer or as the ultimate destination for a cozy weekend in a beautiful setting. Kara and Loki have really thought of everything. From bikes to fishing equipment to an endless supply of books to read by the wood stoves, every recreational need is provided. Finally the setting itself is what really takes the space to another level. Set on the shore of the Sooke Basin inlet, there is wildlife galore, and the water’s not too cold to throw yourself off the dock and add yourself to its numbers. Just the best. “

Christopher (Jun 2019)

Over 180 5-star reviews since 2017