|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Dragonfly is a large artist built house with high vaulted ceilings, open post and beams and lots of windows. There are 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. Pick up and drop off on the west side is included. A vehicle is available for rent on the west side for just $30 per day.
The basement suite is a 1000 square feet, newly renovated two bedroom suite. It is self contained with 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.
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.
The house was purchased with a partner in 2006. We did some vacation rentals under the name of 'Cloudbreak Vacation Rentals' between 2007 and 2010. My husband and I have bought-out the partners and are excited to be offering year round vacation rentals. We have made some exciting changes, from changing the name of the house to renovating the basement suite.
Mandy and Mateusz Walczuk purchased this house in 2006
My husband and I love the Bamfield community, the wilderness and the beautiful long sandy beaches.
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.
We used the Dragonfly house (full house) as a launching point for a group of West Coast Trail hikers and it was well worth the short water taxi ride from Bamfield. A beautiful property and extremely helpful and accommodating owners who even arranged to come pick us up and take us to the house.
The house is luxurious and beautifully (and artistically) decorated. Highly recommended for family or friends groups. Spacious and lovely.
My son and his girlfriend recommended the Dragonfly to me, and my stay at the Dragonfly was beyond my expectations, and then some. The property is sparkling clean, very inviting and cosy, whether for a family reunion, a vacation with the kids, or a romantic stay. The layout is very functional, conducive to get togethers, while offering much needed privacy. The owners did an amazing job decorating, keeping practicality as first priority. The downstairs suite is a super private option for couples/families who appreciate a quiet time alone, for "batteries-recharging".
Getting to and from the property anywhere in the town is as easy as can be, while "staying in" is also a rewarding option. I personally loved the early mornings on the patio, with the lovely view of the ocean, while sipping my first coffee of the day, surrounded by the beautiful garden.
I would recommend Dragonfly to my friends anytime, and I look forward to visit again soon.
I lived in Bamfield for 6 years before moving away, but I have made frequent trips back to visit friends and enjoy the amazing atmosphere, and I always try to stay at the Dragonfly. The Dragonfly is not only one of the nicest properties in Bamfield, but also one of the best values. The house is huge, but it still feels warm and cozy, and the owners (Mandy and Mateusz) have obviously put a ton of effort into making everything just perfect. The place is always spotless. I have stayed in both the upstairs suite as well as the downstairs, and both are great. Upstairs is big, open concept and perfect for bigger groups. Downstairs is super private, filled with windows overlooking the garden and perfect for smaller groups or a romantic getaway. It really feels like a home away from home (except my home doesn't have a nice cedar sauna like this place!). If you have little kids, they will probably never want to leave once they discover the solarium/playroom :) The location is also a major bonus - close enough to the docks and the rest of town, but also right at the top of the hill leading down to beautiful Brady's Beach. The house is totally quiet, surrounded by big trees and lovely gardens, and the deck is perfect for sunbathing in the afternoon and catching the sunset over the sound. Last time we stayed there though, we kept getting woken up.......by whales in the bay down below! An amazing spot- can't wait to come back again.
Owners are so nice and so friendly! House is beautiful and so much homey.
They just have us - 22 adults and 11 children- and wow everything was provided.
That gravel roads to this beautiful place is worth the travel.
We were a big group of people, 4 adults and 6 kids (3-6 years), and it worked out perfectly well.
The hosts are the most wonderful person I have met in years, so very accommodating, helpful and friendly. They picked us up at the Ferry Dock, let us use their truck if we needed it or were driving us to the store.
If you look for a place to relax and enjoying nature, appreciate the warm-heartedness of very friendly people, this is the place to go. It is an ideal place for kids with a wonderful sandy beach in a close walks distance and a forest in the backyard for exploration. There is also a playroom for the kids that keeps them entertained for hours, even though the biggest playroom is outside the door!
It has a huge terrace and everything is furnished so warm and cozy.
I think back to this week we spend there as one of our highlight of last year, and I do hope so much that we can go back there very soon!
Don't miss the Ferry ride from Port Alberni to Bamfield with the Lady Rose Services, it is such a nice way to get there, peaceful and quiet, slowly drifting into paradise.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 16 2014 - Jun 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest|
Jun 16 2015 - Sep 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest|
**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
RENT FOR 7 DAYS AND get 50% off the last night
WHOLE HOUSE (7 BEDROOMS)
$375 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)
$275 per night
Based on 4 people
Pay 50% up front in order to confirm your reservation. The remaining can be paid once you arrive.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.