Property Details


Maximum Guests: 8

Children Welcome

No Pets

No Smoking

Kayak, Canoe, Sail, or Motor Boat Access Only

Located in Gorge Harbour



2 Bedrooms per Cabin
3 Queen
2 Single

1 Bathroom per Cabin

Wood Stove

Full Kitchen – Detached
Kitchenette (1 Cabin only)

Cell Phone Reception




Private Dock



Owned by the local Hope family for many years, Tan Island has been protected, enhanced and transformed into a welcoming and comfortable private island retreat.  The waterfront cottages are not only charming, they also contain the perfect balance of rustic simplicity and modern convenience.

There are 2 waterfront cabins, each with large decks for relaxing, barbequing, and watching the world go by.

The first of the cabins has 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed. It has a bathroom and shower and spacious living room. Just steps away there is a fully equipped and spacious detached kitchen, with lots of room to gather and eat, play board games, do crafts and projects or just “hang out”.

The 2nd cabin also has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and the other with twin beds. This cabin too has its own bathroom, living/dining space and large deck with BBQ, and also has a small kitchenette within the cabin.

The owners have a large “lodge” further along the shore on the property and welcome guests to use the phone or the internet there. They are great hosts and enjoy meeting new folks as well as welcoming back those who have been coming for years. The dock, in deep water with easy access, is a scenic walk from the cabins past the “lodge” – it can accommodate a number of boats.

You can wander through the cool greenness of the island’s forest of pine, fir, cedar and arbutus that is home to the deer listening to birdsong and the sounds of the sea.  This is the ideal place for boaters looking for a peaceful, private island escape from the stress of modern life. Access is via the protected private dock.

As Tan Island is very close to the Gorge Harbour Marina, it is ideal for those with small or large boats, kayaks, or canoes who are up for a quick adventure to their idyllic private island.

If you do not have your own boat, it is possible to arrange for a pick up from the public dock on Cortes Island near the Gorge Marina. The Marina itself, just minutes from Tan Island, offers all of the facilities you could wish for — from a heated swimming pool and hot tub, a well-stocked store, fuel, propane, and fine dining.

Rental Rates

Low Season

October – April

Please Inquire

Shoulder Season

May, June, September

$1,000 / Week for 1 Cabin

$1,900 / Week for 2 Cabins

High Season

July & August

$1,250 / Week for 1 Cabin

$2,400 / Week for 2 Cabins

All rates are based on 4 guests per cabin. Maximum of 4 guests in each cabin. When renting both cabins, the maximum guests this site can accommodate is 8.

Advertised rates are subject to change without notice. Processing Fee and PST will be applied.

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