Off Grid Living at Jessie's Path

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Weldon Rd, Lasqueti, BC V0R 2J0, Canada

The Space

Picture a warm cedar cabin, nestled on a bluff overlooking the trees and ocean. Independent of the grid, all of our power is supplied through solar and micro hydro generated on the property. A quiet stillness surrounds you. You can snuggle up with a good book under the duvet on a bed that begs you to sleep in. Step out of the urban chaos into a small kitchen where you can prepare a meal of locally purchased produce from our boutique garden centre. Revitalize your self when you step from the outdoor shower into the fresh smells of pine forests and sweet honeysuckle vines. Reconnect with what you love. Let the cell phones, laptops and noise of the contemporary world fall away and experience how our residents live successfully with a small footprint on this planet.

Gardeners are embraced at Jessie's Path as our small nursery carries perennial treasures of native plants, collectable trees, unique herbs and locally grown organic produce.

We are an island that celebrates the building of our community through festivals, food, live musical performances, comedy, burlesque, circus and any other art form. (costumes always welcome) Do a web search and you will see what I mean.

The Farmers Market will welcome you Saturday morning with fresh doughnuts, coffee, raw foods, fresh produce, local jams, music and artisans galore.

At the market you will meet people with alternative ideas for home building and energy. See first hand, cob house construction, micro hydro energy and small scale farming

If you remembered your fishing license you can collect oysters at low tide for an evening feast back at the cabin. Fresh local garlic and butter makes it all worth while.

After a stunning sunset on your private deck, swim the warm incoming tide in the bay below the cabin and discover the phosphorescence at midnight.

You won't leave the same.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $523 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • We enjoyed our stay immensely! Jessie was full of great local knowledge and happy to answer our questions. :) Her cabin is a perfect place to relax after a day full of enjoying the beauty of the island or to sit in bed reading a book while looking out the window at the great view. I especially enjoyed the outdoor propane shower! We hope to be back again soon.

    March 2014
  • Jessie's Path was the best place I could have spent my birthday this year. The cabin was neat, useful, comfortable and quite as it should be. That porch was the perfect place to relax, have coffee in the morning and look at the stars at night. The hammock, showering outside and the sun coming in during the morning made us feel like we were far way from loudness, stress and busy lives.
    We really enjoyed our time there and would recommend it without doubt. Jessie was very friendly and let us do as we desired. It was a great long weekend.

    September 2012
  • Jessie's Path is an absolute gem! The cabin was cozy, the outdoor shower glorious and the view - breathtaking! We spent much of our visit curled up in the Adirondack chairs on the deck with a glass of wine, absorbing the idyllic setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our forest walk along "Jessie's Path", combing the beach at low-tide, and visiting the cookie stand (more than once!). (Even the "biffy" surpassed our expectations - this is no ordinary outhouse!) Jessie is an extraordinary hostess and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Our experience at Jessie's Path was unforgettable! Can't wait to return with my girlfriends and partake in one of her basket weaving workshops!

    September 2012
  • This place is amazing!! We had a fantastic time on Lasqueti at Jessie's cabin. The location is gorgeous: quiet, peaceful and just removed enough from the "bustle" of False Bay to make you feel like you're miles away from anything, while still being within quick walking distance to the island's amenities. The cabin itself is lovingly made, cosy and perfectly equipped. We particularly enjoyed the balcony off of the bedroom overlooking the forest and the ocean (morning coffee will never be more luxurious). Jessie is completely inspirational: both her property and lifestyle are awe-inspiring. Do yourself a favour: visit Lasqueti and stay here!

    September 2012
  • Jessie's Path was AWESOME. She did everything she could to make our trip perfect. I would definitely recommend staying here, for both the wonderful host and perfect secluded island

    August 2012
  • Jessie's Path was such a delight! If you are seeking a rustic and relaxed experience at a very reasonable rate then this place is perfect. Jessie, the host, is super welcoming and accommodating. The cabin and outdoor facilities are very clean and the driftwood decor is lovely. It is easily accessible on foot from the ferry but next time we'll bring our bikes to have access to more of the island. The creperie at the bottom of the hill is to die for but Jessie also provides a cooler and ice to refrigerate your own perishables. We only wish we had more time to do some of the tours and workshops offered by Jessie...next time!
    PS - Be forewarned that MaryJane's cafe opens late on Sundays so dont plan to catch breakfast there before the early ferry.

    August 2012
  • Off Grid Living and Jessie are great! We were there a week and each day was an adventure. The cabin is easy walking distance to the heart of "downtown". The Sat. market was full of fresh produce, music, and artisans. The pub and restaurant have great food and friendly service. The crepe place by Jessie's is fabulous.
    The cabin is great. It is sooo comfortable and peaceful. I was surprised that the shower on the front deck was so hot. Jessie delivered plenty of water each day and anticipated our needs (including fresh cookies). She gave us a tour of her gardens and had several engaging conversations. Also Jessie's Path is magical-look for the special art stops along the way. We spent a lot of time down at the beach looking at inter-tidal pools and beachcombing (lots of sand dollars). We will be back! Thanks Jessie!

    July 2012
  • Beautiful spot and great accommodations. Simple and exactly what I was looking for. The outdoor shower and sitting on the deck in the morning sun were highlights.

    July 2012
  • We had a great time at Lasqueti, Jessie really made our stay special. The cabin was very homey and full of rustic charm, a truly authentic island experience. The water was hot, fireplace warm, and the forest provided us a nice private green paradise. The cabin was a short walk away to the beach, where there were large oysters and little sea creatures everywhere! We had a lot of fun hiking around and even encountered a deer close-up!

    July 2012
  • Wow - what more can we say. The cabin was even more beautiful and comfortable than the photos and description made them out to be. And Jessie was extraordinarily warm and helpful the whole time we were there. She especially went above and beyond in sneakily delivering a delicious home made gluten free cake (pre-planned/ordered) to surprise Tanya on birthday. And was she ever surprised!

    Thanks again, and we hope return to Lasqueti soon.

    June 2012
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My path isn't for everybody, in fact there are many who would turn their nose up at the things that bring me great pleasure. Waking up early to spend time with the birds, getting my hands dirty in the garden or loading my wood cook stove to prepare my dinner. But I am not writing this for those people, I am writing this for you. You who share my love of the natural world and desire to get off the grid, to reclaim the independence we have so quickly lost in the mechanized 21st century. My daily tasks are both very similar and very different from yours. I wake up, have a shower, brew a coffee, read the paper online and check my posts on (website hidden). The difference is, I create the power and the hot water I am using. My home is energized by 4 x 175 watt solar panels and a water wheel. My coffee is brewed by my wood cook stove which also heats all of my hot water. These things I use, I create, which deepens the value of what I am doing. I am empowered with the knowledge that I am responsible for the quality of life I am living. This is a path of simple necessities where observing the creatures I share space with and stewardship of this land is my daily motivation. I want to share this with you. I want to invite you to stay at Jessie's Path so you too can feel the gratification of living independently. Step off the beaten track onto the road less travelled. Stroll through my old growth forests and witness the 3 mating pairs of herons nesting in my trees. Sit on the deck and observe the resident osprey hunt her morning breakfast. Join me in my garden to harvest your dinner of fresh organic vegetables or collect oysters down on the beach. I want you here. I want you to see that you too, have what it takes to make your own path.
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