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You Can Rent An Entire Island In BC With Your Friends For Just $83 Each

Yurts with ocean views and comfy big beds for you and all your friends.

British Columbia is a vacationer's paradise. All over the province, there are countless options for unique and affordable lodging, activities and destinations to explore. One quick look through Airbnb will tell you that B.C. is easily the treehouse and glamping tent capital of Canada. For those looking for an extra special adventure on the west coast, there's also a private island you can rent in B.C. and it's truly remarkable. 

The island, called the "Out There" private eco-retreat, is along the Sunshine Coast. It accommodates six guests at $500 a night - which, if you split between five of your friends, comes out to just $83 a night each. Plus, their prices vary depending on the season, so you might be able to find a cheaper window if you book far enough in advance.

"Think wilderness glamping meets bohemian boudoir and you'll find yourself Out There, off-leash on a private island eco-retreat in the heart of BC's beautiful, undiscovered Sunshine Coast," the listing says. 

The property has three bedrooms, each of which boasts unique ocean views, fully stocked washrooms and private outdoor space. There's a private tent cabin with a queen bed, a private room in the main yurt with a king bed, or a private yurt room with a queen bed.

The rental includes a shared kitchen, where family-style homecooked meals are provided. The island spot is complete with lounge hammocks, fire pits, kayaks to rent, local boat tours and woodfired hot tub. Everything you could possibly want on a retreat like this.

The price also includes a return trip from the Government Dock in Egmont, a town which is about 6 km east of the B.C. Ferry terminal at Earls Cove. The boat trip to the island is only thirty minutes each way.

Reviews of the island from previous guests confirm that the island retreat really is as amazing as it sounds. The hosts also specify that parties and events are allowed on the island, and so are pets. 

The property owners have confirmed to Narcity that the island is closed for the season until April, but will also have a brand new treehouse to rent on the island when it reopens.

To book your stay and check it out for yourself, click here. Or, if you have the money and want to go all the way, there are several islands in B.C. that you can buy that are actually cheaper than some Vancouver homes. This province never fails to amaze.

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