About Us

Jess & Glenn, your hosts

Jess, originally from Toronto, is a high school teacher. Glenn, from Canmore, Alberta, was a Conservation Officer. When Glenn retired after 37 years, the decision was made to escape winter and move to beautiful Vancouver Island. They built their dream home and started to enjoy island life.

It wasn't really in the plan, but they bought a 31-foot sailboat, named her Island Star, and started to enjoy sailing the waters of the Salish Sea.

Recently, they decided to turn the cottage they built in the large garden into a vacation rental. They have created a self-contained, upscale retreat you can enjoy to get the most out of your adventure.


Island Star Cottage is a new stand-alone build (approx. 400 sq ft) where guests can experience a private, tranquil accommodation.

One wall of 4 picture windows overlooks a landscaped pond, complete with two streams and three small waterfalls.

Everything in the cottage is new, clean, well kept and works.

Relax after a day exploring and enjoy drinks outside, and likewise morning coffee or breakfast under the morning sun, listening to the running water in the background.

Pet and smoke free, you will find Island Star Cottage your perfect place from which to explore our beautiful Comox Valley.


If you plan on hiking or mountain biking, Glenn is happy to give you a one-on-one wildlife safety session, as there are bears and cougars throughout the island. He has decades of experience working with cougars, black and grizzly bears, as well as giving public presentations.

​​***Note to our guests: As you would expect from us, we have enhanced our already robust cleaning/disinfecting and hygiene standards using the latest COVID-19 guidance from the BC Health authorities.


Island Star Cottage was built for couples or solo travellers looking for a quiet central base for their adventures, a base to use while visiting relatives, looking for that new home or on a work assignment.

We know what its like coming to the valley looking for real estate for that big move. Stay with us and have an extremely comfortable and convenient base to search and meet with Realtors in both Comox and Courtenay.

Need a place to stay while on work assignment in the Valley? We are the perfect option. Close to everything and quiet.

Planning a holiday? Use our Cottage as your base for adventure! We can help with suggestions on where to visit while you are here.

Minutes away from both "downtown" Comox and Courtenay, both of which have many wonderful shops, restaurants and coffee bars. A large grocery store is a  7 minute walk away along a paved bike/walking path through Lancaster Park. The airport is just 8 minutes away.

Either way, staying at Island Star Cottage turns a trip to the Comox Valley into an unforgettably unique escape!

We are a member of the Comox Valley Bed & Breakfast Vacation Rental Association and are subject to their strict inspections and high standards.

The Cottage

The spotlessly clean, quiet, self-catering retreat is only a short drive from everything!

It has a well-equipped kitchenette with a convection microwave, induction hot plate, toaster, small fridge, coffee maker, and kettle. If you do not want to eat in, then enjoy many excellent restaurants in either Comox or Courtenay.

The bathroom has a bright, roomy shower (including safety bar) with shower essentials.

A comfortable queen-size mattress on a hand-made Lodge-pole Pine bed awaits for a comfortable nights' sleep.

Equipped with a quiet heater/air conditioner, the cottage is easy to keep in your comfort zone.

Gaze out through the large windows on a pond and waterway system complete with waterfalls, many plants and flowers.

Curl up on a very comfy leather couch while watching your favourite TV show on the large LED TV.

Free secure WiFi is on hand if you must get some work done or check emails and social media.

There are no stairs or steps on the property, except a small sill to step over as you enter.

We can provide safe lock up in our garage for your bikes or other outdoor gear.

If you are a smoker/vaper of any kind (including medicinal or recreational marijuana) please know that there is no smoking or vaping permitted in the cottage or on the property due to health concerns of the hosts. Island Star Cottage needs to remain a smoke-free environment, both in the cottage and on the property. Thank you very much for your understanding.

You will have a reserved parking spot on our driveway and a coded entry lock allows entrance to the Cottage for self check in. We are happy to be on hand to greet you upon arrival if you wish.


We respect your privacy, however we are always available to answer any questions or help plan activities. Sorry, no pets allowed.

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