Out There provides alternative, off grid accommodation on a private island in the heart of BC's beautiful, undiscovered Sunshine Coast. Prices for a yurt room are all inclusive of 1 return boat cruise from Egmont, breakfast, lunch and evening meals, for a maximum of 2 people. Our food is focused on fresh, local and homegrown, let us know any preferences or allergies in advance.
Think wilderness camping meets bohemian boudoir and you'll find your self Out There. Our concept is digital detox. Move away from the phone. Find your wild!
You can choose from a private waterfront tent cabin or private rooms in our wood framed Yurt, each with its own unique ocean views. All rooms have access to shared kitchen, well stocked pantry, living and outdoor spaces.
This listing is for a private yurt room, open Mar-Oct, featuring:
- queen bed with memory mattress and organic bedding
- towels and bio-degradable shampoo & soap
- access to shared shower room and composting toilet.
If this room is booked, please check our listing for our gorgeous private yurt room or tent cabin.
Or bring your friends! See our listing to book Out There exclusively for your private island retreat, sleeps 6.
Prices include return boat ride to and from Out There on our classic west coast troller. We pick up between 3-6 pm from the Government Dock in Egmont, unless prior arrangement is made. The boat trip is a leisurely 30 min cruise to Out There, so kick back, shake off the city and take in the views.
- Local water taxi's are available if arrival is after 6.00PM, additional fees apply.
Facilities and services include:
- shared kitchen, well stocked pantry and living spaces
- DIY / self serve breakfast and lunch
- family style evening meals are provided
- blue tooth speaker and basic WiFi, but you left your phone at home right?
- large wrap around sun deck
- designated fire pits
- lounging hammocks
- private beach and swimming bay
- kayaks / paddle boards for rent
- life jackets / safety equipment
- snorkelling gear
- local boat tours with experienced guides
Interaction with guests
- Someone is always on site to answer any questions, deal with day to day property maintenance, prepare evening meals, to swap stories, help organise equipment rentals or tours, or to deal with any emergencies.
- Food is included due to limited storage and refrigeration facilities and to minimise waste.
- DIY / self serve breakfast and lunch from the well stocked pantry and seasonal garden.
- You'll be encouraged to harvest your daily limit of oysters and clams from the beach. Don't forget to pick up a fishing licence. (Availability of oysters and clams is subject to any red tide warnings issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
- Healthy, nutritious family style meals are provided in the evenings.
- Let us know any dietary needs or allergies in advance.
- Out There is chef friendly. If the kitchen is your key to relaxation, bring your signature dish skills.
Other things to note
DO YOU HAVE ELECTRICTIY? - Out There is designed to take advantage of BC's temperate rainforest climate. We harvest solar and wind to provide all of our power, and also have a back up generator. Please be mindful to conserve energy, turn lights off, charge devices during daylight hours.
DO YOU HAVE RUNNING WATER? - Our water system is a combination of well water from a solar powered pump and rainwater harvesting. All water in the main Yurt is filtered and potable. All wash room facilities have been designed to conserve water and feature showers, composting toilets. Our grey water system is sensitive, and bio degradable toiletries are provided.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FOOD? - We are aiming for zero waste and have limited refrigeration. Food provided is healthy, grown, caught, harvested from the beach or bought locally. We cater for allergies or food preferences. Guests are welcome to BYO food, snacks, beer, wine, but should avoid bringing garbage, pack out what ever you pack in and leave no trace. All recycling is donated to the Egmont Community Hall.
ACCESSIBILITY? - On arrival at the private dock, there are obvious "deer trails" and some magical driftwood stairs and railings that lead you around the island. Please note that the terrain is steep and rocky in areas and is not suitable for people with limited mobility. It is a short steep hike up to the yurt on the highest point of the island, to take full advantage of the incredible 360 ocean and mountain views. What goes up must come down, so its a hike down again to the tent and to the beach. Make sure you pack light, and think of it as free exercise!
WHAT SHOULD WE BRING? Try and pack light for your trip as you have to haul your gear up to the yurt and tent. We pretty much have guaranteed summers July through August, but the shoulder seasons can be rainy. We do live in a rain forest after all! Things to consider are: a light rain jacket; suitable outdoor footwear; water shoes; quick dry clothes; swimming gear; a good book; sunscreen & bug spray (no chemicals please); water bottle, and don't forget your camera.
AVAILABILITY? - If this listing is booked, please check our individual listings for private rooms.
WHAT TIME CAN WE ARRIVE? - We normally pick up at 2:00PM at the Government Dock in Egmont, unless prior arrangement is made. Local water taxi's are available for arrivals after 6:00PM - additional fees apply.
RESERVATIONS? - financial transactions, date changes, cancellations and refunds can be managed directly through your own Airbnb account. We do not have access to your payment data and cannot cancel your reservation on your behalf.
SPECIAL REQUESTS? - we do not have rooms with extra beds or cots. There is a maximum of 2 people per room.
- Relax, eat, sleep, repeat
- Feel free to bring music
- For Oysters and Clams, grab a BC fishing license
- Avoid bringing garbage, we have no collection service
- Pack out what you pack in
- Compost everything organic
- Recycling donated to Egmont Community Hall
- Keep communal areas clean and tidy
- No smoking inside, please use ashtrays provided outside.
- Our composting and grey water systems are sensitive
- Use only the bio-degradable toiletries provided, please do not bring chemical cosmetics
- Please conserve energy and water, resources are precious and limited
- Turn off lights and charge devices during daylight hours
- Remote wilderness location, keep your wits about you, safety first
- We have well marked natural deer trails and drift wood stairs
- Stay on the trails to protect the forest, fauna and mosses
- Pack light. Can you carry everything you bring?
- Large suitcases with wheels do not work.
- Trails are rocky, steep and natural in most areas
- Not suitable for people with limited mobility
- Please use designated camp fire pits
- Camp fires subject to Provincial Government fire restrictions
- Use Out There at your own risk
- You are responsible for any personal injury or loss
- Live, Laugh, Travel
- Leave No Trace.
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Hand made with love by your hosts Andy, Liz & adopted dog Nina, along with a whole bunch of friends and family, Out There was dreamed up from a desire to jump off the mouse wheel, escape the cage, run for the hills and find our wild!
We were magically drawn into the breathtaking beauty of Egmont, Jervis Inlet and specifically Nelson Island. Sure enough, our dream property was right there waiting for us. As one of our guests described it, serendipity found.
After many years of saving, planning, observing, learning, repeat, Out There began to take shape in the summer of 2012. Our dream was to create a rustic but luxurious off-grid oasis designed to take advantage of BC's temperate rainforest by harvesting rainwater, solar and wind power. Our main goal was to "fit in" and leave minimal impact on the surrounding environment.
For us, its all about making memories and we hope Out There provides an inspirational back-drop for your own wilderness adventures.