|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Our two bedroom home will welcome you to a beautiful light filled space with an open concept main living area for ease of conversation and connection while cooking, eating and relaxing. Friends or family will settle in to feel at home while enjoying all this house has to offer.
Many special touches in the furnishings add to the beauty of this home. One co-owner is a local craftsman who builds beautiful furniture with antique, reclaimed lumber. From the hand built dinning table (seats 8) to the custom woodworking in the kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom this home is filled with the warmth and charm that only custom craftsmanship can offer.
There is a queen sized bed in the master bedroom and twin bunks in the second bedroom. The second bedroom has a delightful loft space, with a ladder for access, great for play or even to sleep one! There is also a covered tent platform (enquire if you would like to use it) and the sofa, although not a traditional futon or sofa bed, does lay flat for extra sleeping capacity (again, enquire if it is needed).
The outdoor space boasts the privacy that Cortes forests bring. During your stay here you will back onto the Siskin Lane forest and trail system (14 min walk to Hollyhock). The house is perched up in a sunny nook in this forested area, with garden and trail space fenced around the house as well as a fenced orchard area where we grow a variety of fruit (if you're staying at our home when some is in season, we'll be sure to offer you a basket to enjoy!).
There is a sun filled, large deck, with walk out from the dinning area and also a smaller deck space accessible from the living room and master bedroom. The bathroom has a tub/shower and full sized laundry.
We have just set this house up as a vacation rental for the summer of 2014 so the beautiful linens, dishes and other supplies are new and ready for you to enjoy!
When staying in our home during the colder months of the year you will enjoy the warmth and comfort of an efficient wood stove. The stove has a glass front to add the friendly flicker of firelight to your evenings.
The Savage family moved to Cortes Island from their farm in Ontario in 2004 after falling in love with the Island lifestyle during a visit. From the scenery to the people to the safe environment for their children, they were sold from the moment they arrived!
Fred Savage continues to live on Cortes Island where he volunteers time working on protecting the amazing forests there. He is a master craftsman, building old style furniture with antique and reclaimed lumber for his business Savage Woodworking.
Béene Savage lives in Vancouver, BC with the Savage kids, Lynden and Freya. Béene is a teacher at a small school in the city, working to help each child grow and learn with the care and individual attention that they deserve. The three Savages moved to the city for the opportunities it offered in schooling for the children during their high school years as well as for the professional opportunities the urban setting could provide for Béene.
The whole Savage clan loves to garden and happily eats food from their organic gardens year round. They are all adventurous and will happily help you find some amazing places on the island and Fred especially likes to engage in conversation about the local environment and has a great understanding of the local forests.
We would love to be your hosts this season and look forward to answering your questions.
Béene Savage and Fred Savage purchased this house in 2005
The south end of Cortes, with its access to the sandy beaches of Smelt Bay, has a lot to offer. Head to the beach to play in the waves on a windy day, to have a picnic or for an amazing sunset over the ocean.
This house and property offer a certain delightful charm, right from the moment you first come up the lane way. The home, yard and gardens sit in a sunny little spot in the midst of majestic cedar and fir trees.
On Cortes Island you will find everything you need to have a relaxing vacation with many beautiful areas to explore. Many people say that our ocean beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. There are forest trails to wander and hike, with pockets of old growth for those who care to look for them!
There are two accessible lakes, free of motorized boats, for swimming and paddling. If you have (or purchase) a fishing licence, there are oysters and clams to be gathered, and offshore fishing as well.
From small stores and restaurants to the health centre, library and post offices, you will find all of the services required to keep you comfortable, safe and well fed. The markets will provide you with access to locally grown food and wonderful wares from local craftspeople.
There is transportation service available (on a specified schedule) to and from Campbell River, and bicycles are a great way to get around!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Holidays (long weekends etc)
Sep 29 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||C$400|
|Notes||Payments can be made by Paypal or with the email money function through on-line banking. 50% deposit due at time of booking, balance owing 30 days before arrival and damage deposit can also be paid at that time. Damage deposit refunds will be issued within 7 days of your departure.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.