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Parker Johnson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Idyllic Artist's Retreat - on the Ocean - Walk to Hollyhock!!!

9 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Mansons Landing Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Located within a short walking distance of the Hollyhock Retreat Center on beautiful Cortes Island in the Discovery Islands of British Columbia, this cabin is an idyllic escape for a couple, artist, writer, or anyone seeking solitude and retreat - overlooking the Straight of Georgia, Desolation Sound, and the distant snow-capped peaks of British Columbia.

Ammenities include:

1) Round, cedar hot tub on the large oceanside deck

2) Modern, custom built, round cedar sweat lodge/sauna in the garden

3) All slate bathroom with separate shower and over-sized tub for two

4) Wireless high speed internet access

5) Sleeping loft with queen bed - down comforter and pillows!

6) Built-in corner 'kasbah' style sleeping sofa with memory foam mattress and views to the horizon

7) Small, fully equipped galley kitchen

8) Large screened-in porch for meals, reading, or napping

Keywords: Cabin

Retreat

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Parker Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Parker Johnson

We live in a lovely and idyllic small town outside of Boulder, CO. Yet when we need to plug into the deep essence of mother nature at her finest - we head for Cortes!

Parker Johnson purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Parker Johnson chose British Columbia

The view from our cabin is simply as stunning and seductive as it gets. No matter how long we are there - we wish it was twice as long - and our friends and guests pretty much all say the same thing. This is one of those magical places you simply will not want to leave.

What makes this cabin unique

The custom designed, wood-fired sauna in the garden is unique - and sensational. The cedar hot tub overlooking Twin Islands and Desolation Sound is magical - so much so in fact, we conceived our first child there! ;-)

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Idyllic Artist's Retreat - on the Ocean - Walk to Hollyhock!!!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
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Great location, view and hot tub. But....

  • 3 of 5

My sister and I stayed here for a few nights to visit Hollyhock and hike. The location is right next to Hollyhock, the property is lovely and the view and decks are amazing. There was an island wide power outage for several of the days we were there and there was no water for showers, etc. There were no flashlights with batteries or many candles. The place was dusty and my sister found personal lubricant in the bedside drawer in the loft. My sister's family and my family have stayed in lots of VRBO properties and had no complaints. If this place was cleaner or a little more effort made (first impression coming through the screen door is a faded, torn cover on the bed on the deck) this place would be amazing. The owner did offer us a night free because of the power outage.But i think next time we'll stay at Hollyhock.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Upon receiving your email complaints last summer we made some very significant upgrades and changes. We have since hired a new, local property manager, and part of their job it is to ensure that the cabin is kept in impeccable shape going forward. Over the winter we completed a thorough renovation to the cabin, which included (among other upgrades) a new propane generator (for when the power goes out), all new custom screen doors for the porch, a new wood floor, queen size bed and mattress up in the loft, a new queen size futon frame and mattress for the porch, and all new bedding and linens. . Thank you for your honest review and please know we have done our best to address your issues and concerns.
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5

Great ocean views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The cabin was just as described. It's small and cozy but has a big covered porch and beautiful ocean views. We loved the hot tub on the deck and having a fire in the wood stove. The cabin had everything you need, including laundry and a well equipped kitchen (though no oil, vinegar or spices etc). One thing to be aware of is that the ladder to the sleeping loft is quite steep. All in all we loved our stay here. It would make for a great romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, UK
5

where Creativity & Nature dwells

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. As the title says 'Artist's Retreat', which for me meant I was full of inspiration, vision and spent alot of time dancing/choreographing.. It has every modern luxury one could need without loosing its rustic charm; in addition some lovely bohemian touches. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Deep Gratitude to Parker & Family.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Classic, Gorgeous Cabin With Epic View

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on Cortes and it was all thanks to this wonderful cabin. Pictures alone cannot do this place justice. It's super cozy, very intelligently laid out, has everything you might need, and is a perfect distance between walkability to lots of places and sufficiently remote to allow for feeling away from it all. Bikes were our primary transport and with them, we were able to get everywhere. We will most certainly return to this special place!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

Best Little House on Cortes

  • 5 of 5

Overlooking the beach. Sweet covered patio room. Charming loft space. Washer, dryer, full kitchen. Lots of windows. If you're in need of a retreat from the world to write your book, an artist wanting some time to work, get some space, go on your honeymoon etc. It's hard to think of a sweeter spot in Canada. And the owner is one of the finest men I've ever met too. If you have any doubts, call me on my personal phone - 780.885.8891. - Tad Hargrave, founder, Marketing for Hippies

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A delightful place to visit

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible stay on Cortes Island! The cabin was lovely, the view stunning, and the island atmosphere wonderful. We had a couple of great adventures on the bikes to Manson's Landing and Hague Lake. Leaf was very helpful in showing us around when we first arrived and in lending some excellent tips for places to visit. We cannot tell you how much we loved the trip and we certainly recommend the cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mansons Landing Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
$4,500
 
 
Late Shoulder Season
Sep 1 - Oct 31
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,225
$4,500
 
 
Early Shoulder Season
May 1 - May 31
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,225
$3,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Mansons Landing Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Huge two-person tub in bathroom, separate shower, wood burning sauna in garden, stunning views overlooking Desolation Sound, walking distance to Hollyhock.

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