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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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


More Details

Parker Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

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 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! ;-)


Mansons Landing Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Dark grey slate. Double soaking tub for two. Separate Shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
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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Idyllic Artist's Retreat - on the Ocean - Walk to Hollyhock!!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Two Trees Tops!!!

  • 5 of 5

As as soon as we arrived at Two Trees we felt right at home. It is a vibrant little getaway that creates an atmosphere of calm, and has a well-equipped kitchen and great amenities. We spent an incredible week there and never once ran out of things to do! From beach combing and painting to a never ending blackberry forage--but we loved spending time at the house. It is a wonderful isolated spot, but still close enough to have quick access to town, Hollyhock, etc. Definitely and highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glorious Retreat

  • 5 of 5

wonderful and restorative stay in beautiful serenity.. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is welcoming and serene. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing property with unobstructed views of the water.

  • 5 of 5

I attended a conference at Hollyhock in September and required somewhere close to stay, Parker's cabin was perfect, a one minute bike ride to Hollyhock. The cabin itself is beautiful with all the comforts of home. I felt like time slowed right down while I sat on the deck listening to seals play in the water and sail boats pass leisurely by. The hot tub on the deck was nice too. The home is comfortable, clean and perfect for a couple, small family or possibly two couples. As a host of a vacation rental, I can appreciate the work involved to keep this place looking the way it does. I highly recommend.


  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed--a beautiful, tranquil and extremely comfortable place

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed here, old friends, a couple who slept on the screened and windowed large front porch (it was quite warm enough) and myself indoors in the downstairs bed, though there's also a good bed in the loft bedroom upstairs. The cabin is spacious enough for three, and the ever-changing views and inside/outside ease of places to read, talk, cook (well-equipped kitchen), and eat were just right. Hot tub very relaxing, too. The weather was perfect during most of our 10-day stay, perhaps unusually so, the freshness of the air and sounds of wind and birds exquisite (I'm a big city dweller). When it got cool there was good heating from vents or the indoor wood stove. David (who is the nearby manager) and Leaf were very responsive to requests, and took care of anything we needed as soon as contacted. Before we arrived, Parker, the owner, sent us good and extensive information, so we could take advantage of all the cabin and the island offer. The location is a good jumping off point, allowing us to get anywhere on the island quickly by car, and is also walking distance to a beautiful beach area at Smelt Bay as well as Hollyhock. This was a splendid and memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

As is the case with all VRBO rentals - all bookings are made via credit card in U.S. DOLLARS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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