Ravenwood Cottage - Parksville 3 Bedroom Vacation Home
Parksville 3 Bedroom Vacation Home

Ravenwood Cottage

Ravenwood Cottage offers guests a very comfortable, clean and cozy home away from home, regardless of the season.

This family-friendly property offers children and children at heart plenty of space for outdoor games like badminton or Frisbee and is a wonderful space to come back to after day trips to local beaches, golf courses, ski hills, and hikes... read more

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Ravenwood Cottage offers guests a very comfortable, clean and cozy home away from home, regardless of the season.

This family-friendly property offers children and children at heart plenty of space for outdoor games like badminton or Frisbee and is a wonderful space to come back to after day trips to local beaches, golf courses, ski hills, and hikes.

The Ravenwood Cottage offers a large fully equipped, modern kitchen. The sundeck can be used for serving afternoon tea or a summer evening meal. The deck overlooks the backyard meadow, making it a good spot for keeping an eye on the kids.

For winter visits, the centre of attention in the living room is an efficient wood burning stove, which invites you to put your feet up and read, or take a warm relaxing rest after dinner. The three bedrooms comfortably accommodate up to six guests. Nights are very quiet, allowing for restful undisturbed sleep. The sparkling, tidy bathroom features both a bathtub and shower.

Ravenwood Cottage is situated within the Parksville city limits yet retains a rural feel. Parksville's downtown shopping district is 5 minutes away by car, where you will find all the necessities for your stay, and more.

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is also a short 5 minutes drive away. In summer it is a favourite swimming beach and a perfect place for quiet walks, sunset picnics and views across Georgia Strait.

Top Bridge Regional Park, on the Englishman River, can be reached by foot in about 20-25 minutes and is a favourite for local fresh water swimming. The river can be reached by a 3 minute walk for Fall salmon watching.

The quaint town of Qualicum Beach is 15-20 minutes drive north on the Old Island Highway. And several provincial parks are reachable in under 30 minutes, including Little Qualicum Falls, Englishman River Falls, MacMillan and Spider Lake.

In winter, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, about 1 hour drive north on the Inland Island Highway near Courtenay offers Vancouver Island's best skiing experience.

Ravenwood Cottage is just 30 minutes drive north of the Departure Bay Terminal in Nanaimo, the shortest ferry trip from and to Vancouver.

So whether you like to climb mountains, want to show the kids some special swimming spots during the summer, if you are a snowbird looking for a place to call home during the winter, or just want a quiet yet convenient retreat on Vancouver Island, Ravenwood Cottage can accommodate and will make your stay very enjoyable.

Please note that there is no cable TV in the property but there is great WiFi for steaming services to your own devices.


Kitchen Amenities
Coffee Maker
Kettle, pots and pans
Cooking and eating utensils
Barbeque Utensils
Coffee Grinder
Unique Amenities
General Amenities
Home Security System
CD Player
Washer and Dryer
Internet Access
Patio Furniture
Wood Burning Stove/Fireplace
Blow Dryer
Board Games
Wireless Internet
Towels and linens

What Our Guests
Say About Ravenwood Cottage

We, including my sister-in-law's family enjoy very much our stay in Parksville Ravenwood Cottage and we're looking forward of spending sometime again next year. It's a great place for a family to stay. With all the amenities, parks, beach, natural parks etc. around the area it's just the right place for us to stay. I would surely recommend this place to our friends. We surely be there again next year.

A Homey Little Get Away

This is a very simple but spotless home. It is very spacious and has everything you will need for you stay no matter how long. Though it is not on the main waterfront area it is extremely close to Rathtrevor and City beach Like a 2 minute drive..
We were extremely satisfied.

Signe and Marty G.

Nightmare in the forest!

Awful location, out in the middle of nowhere. House way too close to the road. Uncomfortable beds. Apple TV was outdated and never worked. Unable to watch TV during entire stay. EMR Vacations and owner stopped replying to my emails when I asked for compensation. Just took my money and ran. Not at all worth the 225 per night.

A relaxing place to stay

Very quiet and relaxing. We had a great time. Thanks to Yvonne for the early checkout.

Nice and quiet place to stay

The cottage is in very good condition and it's very convenient to get around. It's a short drive to Qualicum Beach, which is lovely.

A great place for my family and kids

The house was perfect for us and our little children. The home was very clean with a huge backyard backing onto a fabulous forest. The home had all the basics with no extra clutter for the kids to get into. It was relaxing and private.
The location is great very close to beaches in the area. The house served as a great home base.
Check in and out was very easy and friendly with no issue or problems.
The internet was super fast.

Wael M.

Cozy, Cute, Clean and Convenient

this place was very conveniently located and it was very organized and clean. Yvonne the greeter was so nice and gave me all the info I needed on a very timely basis.
I would love to stay here again if needed.

Rick F.

Mullen Vacation August 2018

Parksville is a beautiful place with many great things to see and do such as swimming in the river at top bridge, frolicking in the ocean, huge Douglas Firs at Cedar Grove, short drive to Tofino. I have been coming to Vancouver Island for the past 5 years for my summer vacation. Staying at Ravenwood Cottage was my best experience ever. Previously stayed in hotels but now much prefer vacation home rentals with a kitchen, barbeque, washer and dryer, etc. My grandchildren were with me and the large yard gave them plenty of room to play. We also purchased fresh oysters from Fanny Bay and barbequed them. Soooooo good. I recommend these oysters to anyone who likes oysters. My understanding is Fanny Bay oysters are known world round. I would definitely recommend Ravenwood cottage to friends and relatives and if I plan my next summer vacation on Vancouver Island, I would request Ravenwood Cottage again. It was clean and well maintained. And if you like privacy, this is the place to stay.

Sharon M.

Wonderfull cottage

We had a great stay at the Ravenwood cottage. It had everything and more that we needed. We saw deer hanging out in the front yard or back yard almost everyday. I was able to make my sisters wedding cake in the kitchen. I thought the beds where comfortable. I appreciated that there were screens on the windows to allow fresh air flow in the cottage. The cottage is tucked away on a fairly quiet street yet just a short drive to the city centre.

Christine H.

Ravenwood Cottage Parksville BC

The property description was accurate, the property was very well maintained and clean, the manager was helpful and I would recommend this property to anyone. Everything worked very well. The bathroom, the kitchen, the washer/dryer and the bbq. Even the wifi was excellent. It was spacious and the yard was beautiful. We felt very lucky that we found this property and would book it in the future when we go back to Parksville. We enjoyed our stay on the island. We went to the beach, Cathedral Grove, did whale watching, went to Coombs and drove around and did sightseeing. We will have great memories of this place for years to come. Loved it.

Great Stay!

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house was very clean and well equipped and had lots of room for our whole family. Although not right on the beach, everything was close by and easy to access.

Very comfortable and clean

Ravenwood was very comfortable and clean. The location is private and very quiet. It had very thing we needed.

Dan T.

Parksville Vacationc

A cottage wonderfully re-modeled completely including heated bathroom flooring, huge kitchen with lots of cupboard space, a dishwasher and laundry facilities, and a large cozy living room with a fireplace made our stay at Ravenwood GREAT! Well stocked with basic essentials made our first few days comfortable. Very enjoyable and peaceful. It comes complete with a few friendly deer.

Lorraine and Claude C.

Great location for a relaxing holiday.

Ravenwood Cottage is a lovely place for a holiday. Three bedrooms, plenty of yard space, a deck with a barbeque, laundry on site, deer and ravens--just wonderful! With its proximity to Rathtrevor beach, Cathedral Grove, the ferry terminal, Coombs, and many other lovely places, the cottage is an affordable option to camping.

Leanne V.

Great STay

Had a great stay, place was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay, weather was hot and there is no A/C but the fans cooled the house at night
lots of deer and rabbits in the back yard at night

Roger D.

ravenwood cottage- parksville may 2013

picked the cottage after looking on internet,need not of worried about it, it was spotless, well equipped, handbook to tell you were everything was stored. very pleased with it. the staff emr vacation rentals were very helpful, could not do enough for you. overall would use the same company and stay ravenwood, the next time i'm in parksville

Neil B.

Beautiful yard, immaculate and well equipped home

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was immaculate and well equipped,the greeter was very helpful and professional, and the yard was beautiful. We liked the location private, quiet- the only reason we didn't give it a 5 was because it wasn't an easy walk to the beach areas however, this was minor compared to everything else about the house. We also appreciate the extra effort that the EMR staff went to when we were first making the booking.

Kelly L.

Great family vacation

The house was right on for our family of 4 adults and 2 children. The location was close to everything in Parksville. I would recommend it to families

Diane B.

Cottage in beautiful scenic spot

It was a lovely cabin in a great location. We were impressed with the cleanliness and amenities available to us when we arrived. The cabin was also family friendly and was well equipped. The greeter was both friendly and helpful.

July 2015 holiday

The booking process was very easy and the way EMR has there system set up is awesome. With reminder emails and knowledgeable staff. Our greeter was very friendly and was quick to answer any questions we had. The app they supply is very nice but I found that it didn't have all of the tabs filled in with info. Would have been nice to have that app working at its full potential.
Anyways the rental itself was good. It was clean and offered everything you could need. My kids slept like a rock on the twin sized beds but my husband slept awful on the bed. Maybe a mattress upgrade is needed in they future. But all in all it's an affordable rental super close to parksville and rathtrevor beach sp. I will be considering this location as a rental next year

Melissa J.


A great getaway location, far from the maddening crowds.

Ian G.

Ravenwood Cottage

Great rental, the backyard was very large with lots of space for yard games. Also had a spacious deck which was great for outdoor dining. Kitchen had everything you needed. Would recommend this place

Alicia E.

Quiet Parksville home

We rented this cottage to share with our adult children and grandson. Would have been perfect as there is ample room. 2020 changed our plans but we still enjoyed our stay. We had frequent visits from the local deer! Nice location with lots of trees. 5 minutes to Rathtrevor!


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