About the property
- House4000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms + Shower, Sleeps 4 to 25
Dragonfly is a large and spacious artist built house with high vaulted ceilings and lots of windows. We have two separate suites; the upper and lower suite which can be rented together or separately, depending on the group size. The upper suite has 5 bedrooms and the lower suite has 2 bedrooms. Both suites have large self contained kitchens, lots of windows and high ceilings. This 4000 square foot house is Ideal for large groups or small single families. The property is located on 3 acres, forested in the back with a large grassy yard in front. There is a view of the ocean and we are just a 5 minute walk to beautiful, sandy Brady's Beach. There are lots of different hikes and walks, fishing, whale watching near by. The owners live on the property. Pick up and drop off on the west side is included.
The upper suite is 5 bedrooms, has a large kids play area and a large living and dining area. There are vaulted ceilings with lots of windows and skylights to let the natural light in. The lay out allows large groups to stay together without feeling cramped.
The garden suite is a self contained two bedroom suite. It has one bathroom, a large kitchen, heated tile floors and living room with a woodstove. It has exposed wooden beams, high ceilings and lots of windows.
Bamfield is located at the northern end of the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island and is renowned for its rugged West Coast beauty. East and West Bamfield are divided by an inlet, making it just a 5 minute boat ride to the west side to where we are located. Once you arrive on the eastside, you will need to take a 5 min water taxi ride across to the Westside. We will then pick you up and take you to the house. Everything on the Westside is accessible within a 20 min walk. There is a grocery store located on the boardwalk, which stretches along the inlet, ideal for an easy walk. There are more challenging walks and hikes in the forest as well.
West Bamfield has a walking culture and there is no need for a vehicle. However the owners live on site and are more than happy to give guests a ride if you have difficulties walking or are picking up groceries from the local shop. Just ask!
The Unique Benefits to this House: We can comfortably accommodate large groups of people. It is an ideal place for small or large families, fishing groups, small conference and weddings. We are 5 minutes from beautiful sandy Brady's Beach.
Mandy and Mateusz Walczuk
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
About Mandy and Mateusz Walczuk
I came to Bamfield in 2000 as a marine biology student at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Center. I was struck by the strong sense of community and the diversity of people that can live together in such a small town. My husband and fell in love with the community, the rugged wilderness and the beautiful sandy beaches. We were lucky enough to buy this home close to the Brady's Beach. It is a place dear to our hearts that gives us so much peace.
Mandy and Mateusz Walczuk purchased this House in 2006
What makes this House unique
Dragonfly is located on the west side of Bamfield, which is boat access only. Most people who come to the westside of Bamfield spend their time at Brady's beach, a long sandy beach where the trees meet the ocean. The beach is great for swimming and boogie boarding and surfing when the weather is right. The nice thing about our property is that we are the closest rental property to the beach. So after a long day at the beach it is only a 5 minute walk back to the house with the tired and wet children. Our house and property has a great lay out for large groups, so that you can always find a peaceful spot to yourself to relax; whether it be in the spacious bright living room, or on the porch looking out to the ocean and the islands.
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A wonderful west coast experience
Bamfield is one of my favourite places to go to recharge. You are a part of nature the minute you step from your vehicle, and as it is a walking culture in Bamfield, you will thankfully not have to return to your vehicle until the day of your departure. Staying with Dragonfly is as simple as life gets. The place is well appointed and meticulously maintained. We have always been there as a small party but it would easily accommodate a larger family as well. What I love is the short walk out the door and you're on the beach. Your hosts Mandy and Mateusz are knowledgeable and caring folk who are really making a difference in terms of keeping our world sustainable and stress-free.
Stylish comfort in beautiful West Banfield
Ideal arrangement for all of us. Big enough to allow private spaces for some and generous open spaces for children and large gatherings. The hosts were terrific...knowledgeable, helpful and welcoming. Clean and bright. Fabulous location.
Great family get-away spot. Worth the journey!
This is our favourite annual family get-away spot. It takes some effort to get here - 80+ km on a logging road from Port Alberni, and then a water taxi ride - but the rugged beauty of West Bamfield, and the spaciousness and all the special touches of this property make it well worth the journey. Our kids love returning year after year. Mandy and Mateusz make us feel completely at home. Thank you!
Great 6 years in a row
Every year we bring our extended family of 22 to this wonderful location. You have to take a water taxi to get here, which gives it a special vibe that we love. Everyone on the island is laid back and friendly and we love walking around the island and down the hill to the beach. Mandy and Mateusz are wonderful hosts and keep everything in great shape. The small kids love the playroom, and we all love that the house is so big that we all have lots of space. We usually take a water taxi and hike the 14km round trip to Maybins beach on the west coast trail. The last few years we have gone out with JP's fishing for some huge halibut! It is a fun adventure and delicious. We look forward to next years to trip such a wonderful location!
Wonderful place for our family reunion!
This is a beautiful property for a large group. It is creatively decorated, very clean and well-maintained. The owners were super-friendly and helpful from the minute we first made our plans until our departure. The house was very spacious, with enough room for our family of 18 people to spread out and have privacy. The kitchen was well-stocked and had lots of prep room for meals. (There is another whole kitchen that we did not need to use). The three levels allowed for lots of privacy. The view is amazing and the beach is fantastic- a few minutes' walk down the road. We enjoyed the little village of Bamfield- also a short walk away, and the cute boardwalk area. The property description was totally accurate. We would highly recommend this property to others, and really hope to get back ourselves in the near future!! Thank you Mandy for all of your help, the information, your great kids and dog and the salmon!!
This place is magical. The house is lovely and comfortable, with beautiful art, a great kitchen and comfortable beds. Coffee on the front porch, with it's peekaboo view of the ocean was restful and refreshing. The solarium play area kept my children happily occupied when we were indoors. Brady's Beach, just a short walk down the hill, was spectacular, with beautiful sand and amazing tidal pools. Mandy and Mateusz are wonderful hosts. We didn't want to leave, and we will be returning for sure.
Bamfield is located at the northern end of West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. It is famous for its stunning rugged west coast wilderness. It is a perfect place for hiking, boating, fishing, whale watching or just resting on the long sandy beaches. The town is divided by an inlet which makes the west-side boat access only. There is a water taxi which can take you across the water, bringing you to the boardwalk which runs along the west-side of the inlet. Other Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Boating
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Additional information about rental rates
Discounts **KIDS under 16 STAY FOR FREE** (Up to 4 kids per family) If you are using the instant quote calculator be sure to just input adults PEAK SEASON WHOLE HOUSE (7 BEDROOMS) $400 Per night Based on 4 people (each additional person is $25 per person per night) KIDS under 16 STAY FOR FREE (up to 4 kids per family) UPSTAIRS SUITE (5 BEDROOMS) $300 per night Based on 4 people OFF SEASON WHOLE HOUSE (7 BEDROOMS) $310 Per night Based on 4 people (each additional person is $20 per person per night) KIDS under 16 STAY FOR FREE (up to 4 kids per family) UPSTAIRS SUITE (5 BEDROOMS) $210 per night Based on 4 people (additional adult $20 per night)