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Sweet and Cozy Cob Cottage for an Island Retreat

Alexis Lee

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, dutch
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Alexis Lee

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015
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Sweet and Cozy Cob Cottage for an Island Retreat

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

Mayne Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Quiet and Private Natural Space near Forests and Beaches

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alexis Lee (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015

About Alexis Lee

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.

Alexis Lee purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Alexis Lee 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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Sweet and Cozy Cob Cottage for an Island Retreat
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Can't recommend it highly enough!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to relax and unwind in perfect peace and comfort, this is the place. We spent long lazy mornings reading and watching the animals, took leisurely hikes to amazing views every afternoon, and slept peaceful under a chorus of frogs every night. It was a perfect stay. The cob is cozy but feels bigger on the inside than it looks -- certainly the perfect size for a couple. The hosts are warm and kind but leave you to your privacy and quiet. Such a memorable stay.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words!
4

Stay at Hobbiton

  • 4 of 5

The Cob Cottage is a sweet, cozy little Hobbit house. It has a well stocked kitchen, functional toilet and shower and a lovely comfortable sleeping loft. It was clean and well stocked, with some lovely aesthetic touches. Mayne Island had a number of hiking trails and interesting spots to visit. Some great local arts and craft shops too.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely, gorgeous, dreamy escape!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a amazing time staying in this gorgeous cob, on a beautiful property. The cob was clean, warm and waiting for us with yummy bread and eggs that were kindly left. Alexis and Manny were wonderful gracious hosts. We had our 2 year old with us and they left a great basket of toys for him to play with. We made pizza in the Cob which turned out great! The cob itself was larger than I had expected, has a lovely kitchen and the bedroom is airy and comfortable. We hiked at Mt.Park and had amazing sandwiches from the FarmGate store. We would love to come back again !

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Unique and beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay, very unique and charming cottage. Totally relaxing, a truly magical spot! Loved the pond/frogs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and resident cat. Hosts went above and beyond to make our stay special. We were truly sad to leave, and have already booked our next stay there!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Magical Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Most definitely one of the coolest places I've ever stayed!

From the moment we walked in the door it was apparent how special this place is. Every detail of the place feels well thought out and considered. Alexis and family were perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome.

We made pizza's in the cob oven, sunbathed on one of the two decks, made the short walk to the shoreline for some excellent beachcombing and enjoyed, in general, the serenity of Mayne Island.

Can't wait to go back.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Cob cottage is a prefect spot for a quiet stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the many design features like use of natural wood for the stair rail, and the curved spaces in the cottage. The hosts were helpful and provided eggs, home baked bread and milk on arrival. We enjoyed local hikes at Bennett Bay, and Mount Parke, and visited the Japanese garden.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

From C$140 Per night

Mayne Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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1 night minimum stay
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C$750
C$1,400
 

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Notes Please be aware that we are on a small island.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mayne Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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