Featured in numerous books on natural building, our cottage is a welcoming and cozy retreat hand sculpted of local, sustainable natural materials located on a lovely acreage with sheep, gardens and orchards.
Our neighborhood is quite rural and mostly agricultural with several farms and a small private vineyard. We are a ten minute walk from the beach and a twenty minute walk, in the other direction, to a family grocery and deli specializing in local organic produce, as well as galleries, a bookstore, and a spa.
Mayne island has a small community bus. Times and routes are limited, particularly in the winter. It will stop at the driveway. The schedule can be found at the Mayne island Chamber of Commerce website.
We also have an official hitch hiking system with signed Car Stops where you can wait for a ride. Usually you don't have to wait long.
Other Things to Note
We are happy to offer pickup and drop off at the ferry dock as a courtesy to encourage car-free travelers. The BC Ferries terminals near Victoria and Vancouver are easily reachable via public transit from their respective airports and downtowns.
The Cob Cottage was the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. The incredibly comfy bed tucked away upstairs made it seem like we were staying in treehouse due to all the beautiful trees and birds surrounding the cottage. Perfect serenity! They left fresh farm eggs, milk, and a freshly baked loaf of bread for us. We will DEFINITELY be going back to this wonderful place :)
We truly had a weekend getaway! Alexis is such a nice hosts, she tried to accommodate is in every single way! Love the boys! We will for sure come back. Thanks!
My husband and I stayed at the cob house for two nights. It was a last minute spontaneous getaway. We arrived quite late, Alexis waited for us and gave us a warm welcome. Arriving in complete darkness and seeing the well lit interior of the cob house was a rather magical sight that made me squeal, out of excitement.
The house is rustically and tastefully furnished and decorated. The wood stove is now gone. Love the kitchen layout, has all the basics you need to prepare simple meals.
Alexis left us some eggs from her free range hens, a loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread, butter, coffee and milk for breakfast.
On our last day we got to meet everyone, ducks, chickens, bunnies, baby lambs and the adorable twin sons.
Thanks Alexis for sharing your lovely space with us. Harry and I had a wonderful stay.
We were heartedly welcomed to the Cob by Alexis, met her twin boys and found a lovely banana loaf on the counter. We had a quiet and enjoyable few days relaxing, reading and exploring Mayne island.
I highly recommend a visit to this unique home. The house is even more charming in person than the photographs illustrate. Mayne Island is beautiful and quiet. Alexis is a lovely and friendly host. She had left us a loaf of homemade banana bread as well as fresh eggs, butter, and milk. The bed and bedding was super cozy and comfortable. We spent our time there relaxing and exploring. A great getaway for those looking to experience nature, peace and quiet. The ferry was surprisingly expensive and infrequent but was also a fun ride and a chance to see all the mountains.
We stayed 2 night at the cob. Alexis made us feel very welcomed.
This cob is very comfy and cute. Most importantly, quiet and relaxed.
Thank you Alexis, and looking forward for come back again.
We stayed at the cottage for two nights and loved it. It was such a cute little place with everything we needed for our stay, quaint, quiet and cozy. The wifi didn't work at some points but we just got in touch with Alexis and they were on it right away to help fix it. We would recommend the cottage for a nice little getaway.
I am a rural mama of twin toddlers. I also have a serious knitting habit. (tktl on Ravelry). We have extensive gardens, chickens and sheep. We manage to stay crazy busy on a quiet and relaxed island. My husband, Manny, is a computer programmer and works from home. He is an avid cyclist and kayaker. He is also a Dutch citizen. We have a very low tech lifestyle outside of Manny's work.