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Pacific Northwest Paradise

Mansons Landing, BC, Canada
  • House1350 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay4 - 7 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + queen size sleeping nook, Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Waterfront property with magnificent views, on the sunny southern tip of Cortes Island. Wake to eagles' laughter from the nest just north of the house; hike the forest down the dirt road; climb Easter Bluff, bike or drive to wondrous lake with sandy beach or granite rock access, or swim in the ocean warmed by a long tide;gather oysters, clams, mussels from your own beach. Walk 20 minutes up the beach or the road to sandy beach, gourmet meals, massages, facials,workshops, etc. at Hollyhock retreat center or go along the road to Smelt Bay provincial park, a pleasant walk to another long sandy beach with great sunsets

Cozy sitting area by wood stove with two desks, double bed and desk in high ceilinged loft study/bedroom and double bed in private bedroom with claw footed bathtub with water view. Conversation nook off the dining area may also double as a modified queen sized bed. All beds have great water views. Sailboats, kayaks, bikes available for rental on island. Sorry no pets.

Not safe for children under 10.

Keywords: New Designer Vacation House



Member Since 2004
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 16, 2018
About Heather

28 years ago I came to this beautiful land to heal from cancer. There were no structures on the acres I bought. I lived in a one person tent on the beach that first summer and a healing summer it was: lots of vitamin D from the sun, antioxidants from the many berries, sea protein from the oysters, mussels and clams not to mention the seaweed and the good vegetarian meals and body work a short walk away. NO chemo or radiation just bliss, getting to know how the light changed during the day, watching the eagle pair and their babies in the high fir above me, getting to know the otter family that shared the beach with me, etc. I had no trouble from cancer ever again. after that summer and feel forever grateful to this place. Shelter evolved to tents on platforms through a tiny(8'x8') beach cabin to this rather grand house (1350sq') built in 2004 with the beginnings of a fenced in garden. I am so lucky to have found this simple paradise and am glad to share it with you. I am a child psychologist, trained at Yale and Stanford, in private practice of play therapy and family therapy on Whidbey Island WA. My own time here has showed me that play is truly healing.

Heather purchased this House in 1984

Why Heather chose Comox-Strathcona I

The sheer beauty of the place. The purity of the air and water. The chance to watch eagle babies learn to fly from the nest in a tall fir near the house, to learn to fish from the large tide pool on the beach. The proximity to a first class retreat center with great food,massage, beach and interesting programs, while still having privacy and space away. I

What makes this House unique

Truly a healing and fun place full of relaxation and enjoyment, a gathering place of creative people with poetry, music, dancing, art shows, fairs as well as a place to retreat in solitude and quiet, night skies spectacular with multitudes of stars visible, occasional Northern Lights and meteor showers. Wonderful swimming in lake or ocean, etc.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, with clawfoot tub under picture window with great view from
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, in cathedral ceilinged loft with picture window ocean view
      • curtained nook off living area
        1 queen, the favorite of many guests for its coziness,ocean view
      • Queen size Beds (1) modified to fit into cozy nook off dining area with privacy curtains and a great view. Double Beds (2) one in downstairs bedroom with spectacular water view, skylights and ensuite claw foot tub, second upstairs near half bath and terrific water and eagle nest views with antique chinese screen between it and the upstairs study area and garden view.


      • 2 Bathrooms
        • downstairs bath has rock lined shower with garden view and skylight, upstairs bath has water view and skylight, (tub and outdoor shower with water view are downstairs)

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            across the water beyond the islands layer upon layer of snow capped mpuntains grace the view
          • Ocean View
            Whether at high tide or low, you will love watching the play of light on the ocean from any bed as well as from dining area, living room or water side decks.Watch water birds seals, boats, sun and moon rises
          • Oceanfront
            the beach has a spectacular view, a natural oyster bed, great clams and some sandy spots.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking Off Street
                        in driveway and turn outs
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        in house, new
                      • Heating
                        electric in addition to wood stove
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        open design living area with large wooden floored space for dancing or exercise plus cozy sitting area around wood stove off one side and pasha bed style conversation nook off other
                      • Parking
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        near pump house with heated outdoor shower and electric outlet, outhouse
                      • Telephone
                        voicemail included
                      • Towels Provided
                        but not beach/outdoor towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        in house, new front loader
                      • Wireless Internet
                        bring own computer
                      • Wood Stove
                        with fire visible


                          • Microwave
                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            stove top and oven many sizes
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            plenty for 8 or more, lots of glasses, wine and drinking, mugs etc
                          • Dishwasher
                            new, good capacity, black finish
                          • Kitchen
                            a beautiful sunny kitchen with custom cabinets, gas stove,view of garden, open plan
                          • Coffee Maker
                            plunge and automatic drip
                          • Oven
                            electric, self-cleaning
                          • Pantry Items
                            Basics:salt, pepper, flour, sugar, some spices and teas
                          • Refrigerator
                            new, quiet, balck finish
                          • Stove
                            gas burners, black finish efficient attractive wood stove with glass view of fire in den area
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                antique cherry wood table with pull out leaves seats 8 (10 if you squeeze) placemats, napkins, tablecloth
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    About 40, novels, biographies, travel, philosophy/science, art in the house. (also a lovely new library with access to all of Vancouver Island Library resources and a great little bookstore/knit shop
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    nowadays most folks bring their own play lists on Ipod/Ipad/computer
                                  • Games
                                    Scrabble, cards, Boggle, chess, checkers, Mancala
                                  • Music Library
                                    about 50 CDs but also bring your favorites
                                  • Television
                                    TV screen provided for watching movies but no cable or dish link
                                  • Toys
                                    children and teen books, games, dolls many small figures, houses, cars, etc suitable for imaginary play
                                  • Video Library
                                    at the local library and some in the house, large collection of DVDs available for rent in two locations nearby


                                      • Bicycles
                                        need some work, better to rent from friendly, capable local bike shop
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        (4) decks, two with water view, 2 with garden view, all with glassed roof
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Best to rent from local folk but can be arranged through me.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        fenced in, hardy flowers and some vegetables
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        old fashioned charcoal


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility
                                            There are two steps to the front entrance and the bedroom is on the ground level, but the stairs to the loft bedroom and those to the beach would be problematic.
                                          • not suitable for children
                                            stairs to beach or to loft not made to be safe for small children.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                great new pool overlooking Gorge Harbor
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                at Hollyhock Retreat Center which also offers massages, facials, body work

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • churches
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • marina
                                                      • museums
                                                      • nude beach
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • photography
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • swimming


                                                                      • Open View Woodstove, Electric Heat,, Towels and Linens provided, except beach towels

                                                                        2 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews


                                                                        Heather O.Langley, Washington

                                                                        My fiance and a couple with us had a terrific time, hiking, kayaking, building driftwood and stone sculptures on this beach, finding many other amazing beaches , both lake and ocean. Right here from the porch we watched baby eagles (huge ones) learn to fly, while enjoying simple luscious meals local grown and oysters from this beach. We also explored a beautiful hike at the end of this road which led through old growth to a beach stair. At the bottom were moon snail shells and another magical view. The Friday Market was fun, good food, great "crafts", (art, really) plus a great art opening at the actual art gallery, terrific dances at the local hall!

                                                                        The house is a vacation in itself crafted from all local wood, including driftwood which made a lovely staicase , beds so comfy and each with a view of islands, water and mountains that make you want to linger in bed.

                                                                        I could go on and on. You get the idea: we loved our stay, except it was too short.

                                                                        Abigail Maycock

                                                                        Excellent Accommodations.

                                                                        Kevin T.

                                                                        An absolutely amazing place. A great place to escape the stresses of daily life to experience nature and peacefulness. The accommodations were clean and bright. Payment and logistics were easily set up through the owner.

                                                                        Thanks for sharing.


                                                                        Mansons Landing, BC, Canada

                                                                        Fishing & Diving, Abundant Wildlife, Concerts, Dances, Art Galleries, Sailing & Kayaking in pristine Desolation Wilderness, Shelling for Moon shells as well as oysters and clams, professional skateboard park


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                                                                        Property # 40253vb