Ultimate Privacy on the Lake! Boat/ Kayak Launch and Hot Tub!(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Castle
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Cortesian Hippy Dream Dwelling above Hague Lake
UPDATE: In addition, this year we are installing a cedar hot tub that will be available for guest use. It is being installed adjacent to the main deck. Down by the waterfront we are installing a 6 x10ft dock that will allow for more easeful water access.
Part hippy palace, part work of art, part throwback to summer camp (with a dash of Cortes-quirk) the house embodies the refined yet rustic experience of Cortes island.
At a glance:
K'was lake house:
Architectural gem: 1800 sq ft, 4 bedrooms
2 tile showers, 1 clawfoot tub
Chef's kitchen with high quality appliances, wolf range, large assortment of high quality cookware
Large cedar decks with gorgeous view
Bedrooms: queen in master, double and child single in 2nd, lofted single bed in child's treehouse room in 3rd, single bed in 4th. Additional queen on first level adjacent to kitchen, optional queen foam futon on outdoor sleeping tent.
The longer story- k'was lake house:
Built over many years by artist and woodworker pierre detrey, the house is a unique window into the island’s eclectic style. The incredible architectural details provide a unique example of northwest coast craftsman style as it was emerging in the late 1970s. The attention to detail and artistry in every corner of the house is amazing to the observant and inspiring to the artistic. The house possesses a soul that dances with both its inhabitants and the surrounding landscape.
Kwas' lake house is about combining the benefits of simplicity with the comforts and conveniences you don't want to leave behind. The house is 1800 sq. Ft. And can sleep up to 8 people in 4 private bedrooms and optional tent with mattress on the floating deck. It features a very well stocked chef's kitchen with stainless appliances and a wolf propane range. And, just in case that rare rainy day should come in summer, fear not! We have a library of books, games, and art supplies, as well as some old school/ new school media options- (think vhs, mix-tapes, wi-fi, and a piano).
PLEASE NOTE: Our space is not necessarily ideal for families with very young children (under 4 yrs.) or those traveling with alter-abled people or the elderly. The beach access is a bit rocky and the trails around the house are very steep. The house is currently not wheelchair accessible or ADA Friendly.
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Member since: 2015
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $190.78 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $381.55
- Tax Rate 10%
No hidden charges, weekly rate plus cleaning fee.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: We are a family of six - Dad (Caleb), Mom (Jeramie), and kids AGES 10,5,3,and 1 who are the caretakers of our family's retreat property on Cortes Island. We are east coast natives who have planted west coast roots. We live on beautiful Orcas Island, WA. We are available to help you craft the perfect getaway- be it a romantic escape, a family wilderness adventure, a writing sabbatical, a digital detox, or simply a time for total relaxation. We welcome you to reach out to us to help make your visit as special as possible.
Why the Owner Chose Mansons Landing, BC, Canada:
It is simply magic. The home is a living, breathing work of art. It is situated in an incredibly private spot on one of the most beautiful lakes in Coastal British columbia known for its warm and clear waters. The property encompasses the cliffside, a high bluff with meditation circle, coastal forest, and boat launch on the lakefront. For us, this property is an intergenerational treasure. We feel blessed to be able to caretake this land and to protect its unique structures, style, and ecosystems and to share our love of this place with our visitors.
The Unique Benefits at this Castle:
K'was lake house is exceptionally located to access all that Cortes Island has to offer while still enjoying maximum privacy. The island offers a wide range of wonderful adventures for the whole family. Our family loves the beaches, forests, and festivals that abound. The property is within walking distance to a variety of wonderful public beaches and forests. Manson's lagoon is one of our children's favorite places for an afternoon adventure of creature finding and warm water swimming. The manson's landing provincial park (adjacent to the lagoon) provides and awesome spot for long walks and watching the sunset. The seaplane also lands here on a regular basis during the summer. K'was park is directly adjacent to the property The small town of manson's is also within walking and biking distance (about 15 minutes by foot). Here you will find a general store with basic amenities, manson's community hall- host to the farmer's market and weekly community events, and the cortes natural food co-op. A short drive from the house you will find these other island favorites: Hank's beach Gorge harbour marina Whaletown commons Hollyhock retreat center Nestled at the entrance to enchanting desolation sound, cortes lies at the edge of the vast coastal wilderness. With diverse recreation options as well as tranquility and peace, there’s plenty to discover.
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K'was Lake House rests on a sun drenched cliff 30 metres above Hague Lake.
Welcome, the front door.
Kitchen with new appliances, note woodwork.
Open floor plan. Yellow cedar stairs lead to bedrooms upstairs.
Master bedroom, with toddler "nook bed
Clawfoot tub with skylight
Expansive deck. Outdoor seating and barbecue provided.
From the lake
View from the kitchen sink.
From the dining table.
Views abound from the many windows.
Stone chimney throne.
Sunset on the upper deck.
Hobbit House, exterior view.
Mossy bluffs surrounding the house.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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