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Writer’s Retreat


Sandpiper by the Sea

Writer’s Retreat

Furnished Home for Rent in Parksville, BC

Short Term Rental

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

– Stephen King, “On Writing”

And my “Sandpiper by the Sea” home is the perfect place to do both 🙂 

Rental period: Sept 7th, 2023 to Jan 7th, 2024 (four months)

Monthly rent: $2500 per month (negotiable…and rent will be reduced for September if renter is willing to water garden)

Location: Parksville, BC (Vancouver Island)

This pretty little home is located in the quiet community of Sandpiper (in between Parksville & Qualicum Beach, just south of Chartwell).

It is a one-level rancher (1500 sq feet) with 3 bedrooms (master, guestroom & office), 2 bathrooms, a gas fireplace and a gorgeous private garden in the back.

There is a lovely yoga studio (Yoga Grace) in nearby Qualicum Beach (5-minute drive). And stunning Eaglecrest beach is only a 3-min drive away…or a 1/2 hour walk or 10-min bike ride.

This home is ideal for a writer or artist looking for a quiet place to work for a few months. As a writer myself, I know how important it is to have a serene space in which to create and focus fully on one’s craft.  

This short-term rental is also suitable for someone who is looking to purchase a home in the area and needs a place to stay while house hunting…or have perhaps purchased a home and are waiting for their possession date or construction completion.

If interested, please contact Maryanne (put “Home Rental” in subject line).

No smokers please – but I will consider a pet.

Maryanne & her niece, Emily 🙂

Maryanne Pope is the author of “A Widow’s Awakening.” She also writes screenplays, playscripts and blogs. She is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and a co-founder of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. To receive Maryanne’s blog, “Weekly Words of Wisdom,” please subscribe here.


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