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Beautiful Spacious West Coast Bamfield Cabin with Ocean Views

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms + Shower, Sleeps 4 to 25

Dragonfly is a large and spacious artist built house with high vaulted ceilings and lots of windows. We have 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. The owners live on the property. Pick up and drop off on the west side is included.

The upper suite is 5 bedrooms, has a large kids play area and a large living and dining area. There are vaulted ceilings with lots of windows and skylights to let the natural light in. The lay out allows large groups to stay together without feeling cramped.

The garden suite is a self contained two bedroom suite. It has 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.

About Bamfield

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.

West Bamfield has a walking culture and there is no need for a vehicle. However the owners live on site and are more than happy to give guests a ride if you have difficulties walking or are picking up groceries from the local shop. Just ask!

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.

More Details

Mandy and Mateusz Walczuk
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, polish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Mandy and Mateusz Walczuk

I came to Bamfield in 2000 as a marine biology student at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Center. I was struck by the strong sense of community and the diversity of people that can live together in such a small town. My husband and fell in love with the community, the rugged wilderness and the beautiful sandy beaches. We were lucky enough to buy this home close to the Brady's Beach. It is a place dear to our hearts that gives us so much peace.

Mandy and Mateusz Walczuk purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

Dragonfly is located on the west side of Bamfield, which is boat access only. Most people who come to the westside of Bamfield spend their time at Brady's beach, a long sandy beach where the trees meet the ocean. The beach is great for swimming and boogie boarding and surfing when the weather is right. The nice thing about our property is that we are the closest rental property to the beach. So after a long day at the beach it is only a 5 minute walk back to the house with the tired and wet children. Our house and property has a great lay out for large groups, so that you can always find a peaceful spot to yourself to relax; whether it be in the spacious bright living room, or on the porch looking out to the ocean and the islands.


Bamfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , upstairs, attached to sauna
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , upstairs
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , lower level
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , one single and one single trundle bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 queen and one single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lower suite: 1 queen, 1 trundle
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Lower suite: 1 double
    Lower living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 double futon
    Upper suite: Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upper level: double sofa bed
    Random rooms - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , Single mattresses and a blow up double mattress available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , One queen and one single trundle
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 king bed, 1 trundle, in loft: 1 single, 1 trundle,
  • The configuration of the house is quite open. The lay out of the rooms and beds can be changed to maximize comfort and privacy for our guest. There are a number of open rooms which privacy screens can be put up and beds and futons used.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Dragonfly is located on the West Side of Bamfield which is boat access only. The water taxi is a passenger only boat and does not take cars. So you will have to park your vehicle on the eastside and pack your belongings onto the boat and we will pick you up on the west side in a vehicle and drive you to the house. We (the owners) live on site, so we assist you and help get you settled in. The tap water in Bamfield is drinkable (and very good) so there is no need to bring bottled water to drink. We are on a sensitive septic field, so please respect the signs that we have in regards to water conservation and what can and can't go into the toilet.


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Beautiful Spacious West Coast Bamfield Cabin with Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

A wonderful west coast experience

  • 5 of 5

Bamfield is one of my favourite places to go to recharge. You are a part of nature the minute you step from your vehicle, and as it is a walking culture in Bamfield, you will thankfully not have to return to your vehicle until the day of your departure. Staying with Dragonfly is as simple as life gets. The place is well appointed and meticulously maintained. We have always been there as a small party but it would easily accommodate a larger family as well. What I love is the short walk out the door and you're on the beach. Your hosts Mandy and Mateusz are knowledgeable and caring folk who are really making a difference in terms of keeping our world sustainable and stress-free.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stylish comfort in beautiful West Banfield

  • 5 of 5

Ideal arrangement for all of us. Big enough to allow private spaces for some and generous open spaces for children and large gatherings. The hosts were terrific...knowledgeable, helpful and welcoming. Clean and bright. Fabulous location.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family get-away spot. Worth the journey!

  • 5 of 5

This is our favourite annual family get-away spot. It takes some effort to get here - 80+ km on a logging road from Port Alberni, and then a water taxi ride - but the rugged beauty of West Bamfield, and the spaciousness and all the special touches of this property make it well worth the journey. Our kids love returning year after year. Mandy and Mateusz make us feel completely at home. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great 6 years in a row

  • 5 of 5

Every year we bring our extended family of 22 to this wonderful location. You have to take a water taxi to get here, which gives it a special vibe that we love. Everyone on the island is laid back and friendly and we love walking around the island and down the hill to the beach. Mandy and Mateusz are wonderful hosts and keep everything in great shape. The small kids love the playroom, and we all love that the house is so big that we all have lots of space. We usually take a water taxi and hike the 14km round trip to Maybins beach on the west coast trail. The last few years we have gone out with JP's fishing for some huge halibut! It is a fun adventure and delicious. We look forward to next years to trip such a wonderful location!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property for a large group. It is creatively decorated, very clean and well-maintained. The owners were super-friendly and helpful from the minute we first made our plans until our departure. The house was very spacious, with enough room for our family of 18 people to spread out and have privacy. The kitchen was well-stocked and had lots of prep room for meals. (There is another whole kitchen that we did not need to use). The three levels allowed for lots of privacy. The view is amazing and the beach is fantastic- a few minutes' walk down the road. We enjoyed the little village of Bamfield- also a short walk away, and the cute boardwalk area. The property description was totally accurate. We would highly recommend this property to others, and really hope to get back ourselves in the near future!! Thank you Mandy for all of your help, the information, your great kids and dog and the salmon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $155.79
Pet Fee $15.58
Cleaning fee $116.84

**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

$400 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)

$300 per night
Based on 4 people

$310 Per night
Based on 4 people (each additional person is $20 per person per night)
KIDS under 16 STAY FOR FREE (up to 4 kids per family)

$210 per night
Based on 4 people (additional adult $20 per night)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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