SWEET AND COZY COB COTTAGE FOR AN ISLAND RETREAT

Alexis Lee

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Alexis Lee

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SWEET AND COZY COB COTTAGE FOR AN ISLAND RETREAT

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.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Alexis Lee

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks dutch, english
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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

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.

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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Sweet and Cozy Cob Cottage for an Island Retreat
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Sweet and Cozy Cob Cottage for an Island Retreat
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Mayne Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
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
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Sweet and Cozy Cob Cottage for an Island Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3665927
+1 (778) 402-8152
Mayne Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
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
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Sweet and Cozy Cob Cottage for an Island Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3665927
+1 (778) 402-8152
Mayne Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Victoria, Canada
5

A LITTLE COBIN IN THE WOODS - THE PERFECT GETAWAY TO RE-CONNECT WITH YOU AND UNPLUG FROM EVERYTHING

  • 5 of 5
This little gem was exactly what my partner and I were hoping for when we decided to get away for a weekend. We both needed to reconnect and recharge while unplugging from the go go go of the busy city life and that is exactly what we got. Alexis was amazing - we were welcomed by her smiley face and her beautiful boys playing, when we entered our little oasis we were greeted by delicious home made banana bread (which we are horrible and forgot to thank her for!). Everything in the cob is made with love, you can tell by every little detail. Mayne Island itself is so warm and welcoming not much in the way of 'going out' if that is what you are looking for than this isn't for you. This was not what we were looking for, we were looking to relax and recharge and that is exactly what Mayne Island lets you do and if that is what you are looking for this IS for you! We were able to cook some meals with the use of a little bar fridge and two element stove top and cooking pans and utensils, fresh garlic was there for us to use as well! We felt at home but almost better - wish we were back there now! If you have a chance to go please do not pass it up, you will not regret it. We will definitely be back <3
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

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Availability & Rates

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Mayne Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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1 night minimum stay
C$ 130
C$ 600
C$ 1,150
 

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Notes Please be aware that we are on a small island.
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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:
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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 & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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