About this listing
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.
Guests have access to the entire cottage and surrounding property.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the neighbouring house, and are happy to give advice or answer questions to help you make the most of your stay.
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.
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.
About the Host, Alexis
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.