ACCOMMODATIONS & SPECIAL FEATURES
Featuring: 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 2 buildings with a bridge that links them both. Also, a 235-foot funicular elevator, large patio wharf, and a 62-foot floating dock. There's also a special driftwood clad outdoor fresh water shower warmed by the sun. We are powered by a 12 solar panel array and have a septic field system. There are miles of hiking trails, 2 warm water lakes, endless shorelines with smaller bays, and awesome views!
Accommodations are suited for a group of 8 friends, 3 to 4 couples, or a mature family. No kids from 3 to 12, but there can be exceptions. Ten people may be permitted but with an up-charge. Bring your pets. This is dog heaven! We are also wheelchair & senior friendly.
The Quarrybbean is a unique enclave retreat for those wishing to experience nature and the great outdoors with its calming vibe and rugged beauty. We are proud to provide the creature comforts in a sustainable fashion. We offer the quintessential West Coast experience!
Tree House is the recently renovated and expanded original cabin. It is nestled into the edge of a forest and has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and lots of living space on all 3 levels with dimmer light switches throughout.
The Ground Level has two bedrooms, a combined bathroom/laundry room, workshop and lounge area. The Corner Suite Bedroom is 120 sq. ft. with a large window, queen bed on an elevated floor, pine armoire, and two bedside tables.
The Bunkie Special Bedroom is also 120 sq. ft. with a large window, a queen bed, and two single bunk beds. The lounge has a large armoire, couch, desk and chair, with a large window and swing door that opens onto a small deck with 2 sets of stairs leading to the main level and also to the forest floor.
The workshop/storage area is where there's a Rennaie on-demand hot water heater, water pump and pressure tanks. It has two swing barn doors to the ground outside. The low ceiling bathroom has a large cloths washer and propane dryer, laundry tub, vanity sink and a toilet.
The Main Level has a newly renovated ‘great room’ with modern kitchen, a 36” Maytag fridge with French doors and freezer; a 30” Samsung 5 burner propane stove and large oven; a 24” Maytag dishwasher; and a 30” double stainless steel sink with plenty of kitchen cabinets. Four people can comfortably maneuver about with ample counter space and an elevated cedar ‘live edge’ bar top with
3 bar stools.
The great room has a vaulted ceiling (up to 16’ at its peak), with 3 skylights and forest views in all 4 directions. The dining area has 2 tables end to end with chairs to seat 10 people. All lights are low hanging dimmer controlled pendant fixtures. The lounge area has an elevated propane fireplace with a fan and remote control. It acts like a heating system if required. There's a large couch, coffee table, and comfy reading chairs. The storage/pantry room has a second smaller fridge handy for beverages and extra food.
The State Room Bedroom is apartment sized with 2 single beds,
a clothes closet and 2 forest view windows and shared bedside table. The main bathroom has a forest view window with shower/tub, and a
30” vanity sink and toilet. There is vinyl floor planking on all 3 levels.
The main area has a swing kitchen door and a glass sliding door, with both opening onto ample deck space. The slider leads directly to the deck-styled wooden bridge that links you to the funicular carriage landing in the elevator building. There’s also a 2 step elevated look-out corner deck with two large trees coming through it. Its a cozy lookout spot and chill area with a hammock. We make room for trees, hence the moniker – Tree House.
The Upper Level is basically the Command Bridge Bedroom that's approx. 175 sq. feet . It has a king bed, side tables with lamps and a small armoire with 2 drawers. For the studious worker there is a desk table with chair facing out 2 windows onto the forest below. There are forest views from all 3 outside walls and an open pony wall to the great room below. Also, a generous sized 3-piece ensuite bathroom with shower stall, toilet, and 40” vanity sink. You won't feel lonely with Ernie, our taxidermic bald eagle overlooking the whole bedroom.
The Elevator Building is an award-worthy architectural achievement. It was designed and built by Morgan Gatto, who also designed and built West Vancouver's Eagle Harbour Yacht Club.
The elevator building also has 3 stories.
The Ground Level is a mechanical room that houses the complete electrical system, batteries and equipment for our solar power. This is where the propane line enters (from below), before being distributed to the Tree House building. There's a mezzanine of sorts used for storage.
The Main Level is mostly open with 8" x 8" fir posts with galvanized steel plates and rods used for structural cross bracing, which also facilitates the water views. This area is covered for the funicular carriage landing and it's safety gates. There’s a small storage room (restricted access) and open closet for lifejackets, deck umbrellas, paddles, oars, etc. There’s a handy laundry tub used for barbecue meal cleaning and a relaxing hammock chill spot with a view. Also undercover is a comfortable two-seater chair and stationary exercise bike overlooking Quarry Bay. The barbeque is situated under an overhang with a handy table, chairs and sun umbrella within easy reach. There's 2 more tables for an extended outdoor dining experience.
The Third Level is accessed by covered outdoor stairs that lead to the prominent and spacious 15’ x 18’ penthouse Perch Studio with fir plank flooring, queen Murphy bed, oak armoire, custom built office desk with swivel chair, lounge chairs and a 2-piece ensuite bathroom with granite counter-top, vanity sink with drawers, and a macerator toilet. The ceiling has exposed fir beams on both sides with 24’ fir rafters spanning the entire ceiling (indoor and out) along with knotted tongue and groove pine. All windows are custom made with grade ‘A’ fir frame casings.
In one corner there’s a stand-alone propane fireplace with a remote. There are 2 custom-built sliding glass door entrances. The 3-piece front glass doors slide into a pocket wall thereby creating a 9-foot opening onto an observation deck with glass railings. Above is an
8-foot sloped roof overhang that's 12 feet high. This deck area has
4 outdoor chairs and 2 side tables for relaxing and observing the entire bay and all the activities. There’s also a Yamaha amplifier/receiver with a remote and 2 high mounted Soundstage wall speakers. The other sliding glass door opens onto the 4-foot wide 360-degree wrap-around covered walkway where you can look down onto the outdoor dining area and bridge to Tree House. The Perch Studio is the tallest man-made lookout in Quarry Bay with views that are awe-inspiring!
*The Perch Studio is only available to repeat visitors with an up-charge, and/or by special arrangement.
Funicular Hillside Elevator
Open carriage is suited for up to 6 people (1,100 lb. load) and is 4x5 feet
Dual galvanized 6 inch C-channel rails are approximately 235 feet long
at a 27 degree angle
Speed: travels at approximately 80 feet per minute (2 minutes 45 seconds from bottom to top)
Garaventa designed. Garaventa built the Vancouver’s famed Grouse Mtn. cable system as well as the Whistler/Blackcomb Peak to Peak cable ride.
It uses a 5 horse powered electric motor with gears and aviation cables.
Four stops: 1) Wharf Level; 2) Flat Spot on cliff; 3) Ground level; 4) Cabin or Main level.
Wharf and Deep Sea Moorage Dock
2 connected concrete surfaced floats totaling 62 feet with plenty of boat cleats and a fish cleaning table with running fresh water
A 52 foot welded aluminum ramp with railings and aprons at both ends for easy and safe dolly loading
A double stiff-leg anchoring system
Very large concrete surfaced wharf built into the cliff side. Mostly used as a patio for lounging just above the water. It’s built on a tidal shelf with concrete and galvanized steel stanchions, so there’s water underneath at high tide with a five foot clearance
A driftwood clad custom built outdoor freshwater shower (unheated except by the sun)
A 55 foot concrete ramp and level landing area for the elevator carriage
A hundred year old 5 ton marine davit/crane that uses sprocket wheels and gears made by Beebe Bros. in Seattle. Acquired from Sayward’s public dock on Vancouver Island.
Deck chairs, tables with sun umbrellas & storage chest.