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Sweet and Cozy Cob Cottage for an Island Retreat

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mayne Island cottage description

Featured in numerous books on natural building, our cottage is a welcoming and cozy retreat hand sculpted of local, sustainable natural materials located on a lovely acreage with sheep, gardens and orchards.
Downstairs, is a simple and welcoming kitchen and breakfast nook created with an eclectic mix of vintage and handmade....from the local artist built furnishings to the handwoven dishtowels. The woodstove and massive cob chimney create a cozy window seat for enjoying tea and a book.
Cantilevered stairs made of massive slabs of Douglas fir curve up to the bedroom where the arched roof and curved walls embrace a double bed created by a local master wood worker.
Step out onto the front or back balconies to watch our local heron hunt frogs in the pond, bald eagles flying overhead or the sheep grazing beneath the apple trees. In the spring, the evening frog chorus is astounding.
This whole living space is a work of art created by loving friends dedicated to making the world a safe, healthy and beautiful space starting with our small island homes.
Our neighborhood is primarily agricultural with fields, cows, horses and orchards. It's a ten minute walk in one direction to a beach with boat launch. Small islands and bays are popular with kayakers. In the other direction, a fifteen minute walk will bring you to a family grocery specializing in local organic produce as well as several small galleries and a fun bookstore.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible

      Suitability

      • Not Suitable For Children
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      Entertainment

          • Books

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Pond
          • Restaurants
          • Nude Beach

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing

              breakfast meal type

                  • Booking Possible

                  catering options

                      • Catering Available

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        More of a nook than an area really....moreless

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        Available on the property....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Likewise....moreless

                      • Parking
                      • Living Room
                      • Iron & Board

                      Kitchen

                      • Stove:

                        Two electric burners...moreless

                      • Oven:

                        Small convection oven indoors and a large wood fired cob oven outdoors....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Just the basics...salt, pepper, cooking oil....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        French press....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Kayak / Canoe
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      C$130
                      C$600 C$1,150
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Please be aware that we are on a small island.


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                      Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                      Location

                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Miner's Bay Airport (YAV) - float plane dock
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Village Bay
                      50 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Vancouver Central Station (mainland)
                      20 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      BC Hwy 17 (mainland)
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Horton Bay
                      3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Mayne Inn
                      80 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      Cypress Mountain (mainland)
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Pender Island Golf and Country Club (Pender Isl.)
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Astrid's Kitchen

                      Car: Recommended

                      Mayne island is a popular weekender and cabin locale for Vancouver and Victoria. Our island is known for its lovely scenery, quiet and relaxed atmosphere and vibrant farmers and artisan markets.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We are a couple in our thirties with young identical twin sons. We live in an old eclectic farmhouse on the property. Manny is a computer programmer and works from home. Alexis ardently spins, knits and weaves in any time she isn't minding the boys, cooking, or gardening. We enjoy exploring the islands by boat, foot or bike. Manny and the boys are all sort of crazy about bikes. And wear a lot of hand knit sweaters.

                      Why the Owner Chose Mayne Island:
                      We met at a cob building workshop, both drawn to the beauty of cob houses, particularly this one. Alexis was planning on building a cottage on her family's Pennsylvania farm but romance derailed all her plans and we married and settled in BC. After marrying, we first lived as caretakers on a smaller nearby island for several years. When we found out this place might be coming up for sale, we jumped at the opportunity.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      We love everything about the property. It's seclusion and nature, the heritage fruit trees and sunny garden spaces. The whole dream of the cottage. And our funny crooked farmhouse. We love the space, the skylights, the sound of summer winds in the aspens. We love watching our hens scratch and peck beneathe the cedars and ferns.


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                      Speaks: dutch, english

                       

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                      C$130 per night (CAD)
                      4

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 1 nights
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