Our front door. WELCOME!The main family house on the left; you have the complete building to the right.
Amazing Dome, Private Suite with Seaviews

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

We welcome you to your private suite in our home by the sea.
Sea views from every window........
Continental breakfast every morning included.
We live in the picturesque village of Maple Bay, on Southern Vancouver Island.
Close to seaside towns, wineries, restaurants, a pub and pretty countryside, and 1 hour from the capital city of B.C., Victoria.
Recently featured on the CBC as the 4th most popular Airbnb listing in Canada!

The space

The whole East wing of a one-in-a-million owner-built home in picturesque Maple Bay. We have spent over forty years creating our home, and now we would love to share it with you.

We live in the 32 foot diameter geodesic dome, but the hexagonal addition is almost like a separate house and will be all yours, and totally private.

There is a connecting conservatory; this is where you have your breakfast, with a view out over the bay.
There is a microwave oven, fridge, coffee maker and kettle; we provide a Continental breakfast of home made granola, croissants,home made jams, and yoghurt, and we will wash your dishes! (There are no other cooking facilities, but you can do a lot with a microwave and a toaster.)
On the lower floor is a pretty bedroom (with a queen-sized bed) looking out over a landscaped garden, with a view across the sea to Salt Spring Island.
The morning sun comes up over the mountain across the sea, and when the moon is up, it shines into the bedroom window.
Next to the bedroom is the full private bathroom with shower. A hair drier is provided, as well as towels, soap, shampoo etc.
On the top floor is the living room, which doubles as a dance and art room, with a large open wooden floor, with a big screen T.V. and DVD player. High speed internet in all rooms.
We too love to travel, and have stayed in some wonderful homes through Airbnb; we are sure you will enjoy your visit to our house, and the friendly Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.

We are within one hour's drive of the capital city of Victoria,as well as Nanaimo, Cowichan Bay, Chemainus and its murals, Lake Cowichan and Salt Spring Island. (The ferry to Salt Spring is only 10 minutes away). The West Coast and Tofino are a within reach on a morning's drive.
There are a dozen wineries in the Cowichan Valley and several golf-courses within a 20 minute drive.
Kayaks are for rent in Maple Bay. There are whale-watching tours in Cowichan Bay (mention that you are staying with us and you will get a 10% discount), as well the ancient lawn tennis club (est.1887), about 12 minutes away.

There is a regular seaplane service flying in to Maple Bay; a quick 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. There are also local public tennis courts just down the road.

Maple Bay is a very quiet village about 8 kilometres from the local town of Duncan, the City of Totems. There is a bus service to Duncan.

From our living room we can see a Bald Eagle's nest. Deer on the lawn, racoons sneaking around at night, and even an otter visits occasionally and checks out our swimming pool!

The house is on 2 1/2 acres and is surrounded by about an acre of landscaping; lawns and flowers and rockeries and the swimming pool; you can use it all.
Behind the house is Maple Mountain Park and its hiking trails.
A short walk down to the local pub and cafe, or a short drive to excellent restaurants. It's all here!
We look forward to meeting you!

Please contact us about availability before booking and please tell us a little about yourself. Airbnb verification and a nice photo of yourself is very important and a great help......

We teach Argentine tango locally; lessons are available in our house for $40 per hour. We love to introduce people to our passion for the REAL tango!
The swimming pool, blasted out of the bedrock, is yours to enjoy.(Unheated, but warmed by the sun, and normally not in use until May).

Guest access

Guests have the whole ADDITION to themselves; almost the size of a regular house. There is a separate entrance, and you will have the key; we live in the main house and will be happy to show you around the dome.

Interaction with guests

We love to meet and chat and to get to know our guests,and w can suggest places to visit,but of course we leave it up to you as to how much...............

Other things to note

Full high speed wi-fi available in the suite. No password needed.
Please make sure you include a real photograph of yourself in your Airbnb membership.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $15
Security Deposit: $76
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM

Please remove outdoor shoes when entering.
Please maintain the quiet atmosphere of the house.
Our steepish driveway would not be suitable for a large RV.
Continental style breakfast will be in the fridge so that you can serve yourselves when you are ready. Freshly baked croissants each morning!
Please only eat in the dining area...please no food in the living room or downstairs.
No smoking anywhere on the property!
Please turn off the lights when not needed and keep the downstairs doors closed to maintain room temperatures(in cooler weather). Thank you.
Do not light the wood stove.
Sorry, no children, and no pets.
Sorry but this house is not wheelchair accessible.
Please contact us about availability before booking,and please make sure that you have a profile picture and a few lines about yourself in your membership sign up page. Thank you.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

146 Reviews

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Malene User Profile
May 2017
We had the greatest time at John and Lindas home! They were both really nice and gave us great advice to explore the Island. The view over the bay was breathtaking and we would definitely come back!

Rachel User Profile
May 2017
For a first experience with Airbnb, my friend and I could not have asked for better. Views that you could not believe, a simply amazing (hand built!) home that defies expectations, not to mention delicious croissants and jam prepared every morning. John and Linda were the perfect hosts, suggesting the best places for new tourists to visit, and I cannot recommend this location enough. Thank you both for a vacation that we will never forget!

Clement User Profile
May 2017
John and Linda are one of the nicest and most hospitable hosts I have stayed with. They are extremely friendly and we felt right at home. Their home is charming and I've never had a better night's sleep!

Dommenik User Profile
April 2017
What a great experience! A wonderful place to stay and two really nice hosts! The view from the house is awesome! Definitely a good choice!

Ada User Profile
April 2017
John & Linda are thoughtful and welcoming. Duncan offers a lot to explore and we had a great time doing just that. Oh and yummy morning croissants and good coffee! ️

Justin User Profile
April 2017
John and Linda's place was amazing. The scenery and location were incredible. We woke up every morning to an amazing breakfast overlooking maple bay. They were very friendly and were always willing to provide recommendations. It was a short drive to Victoria and other surrounding towns, in addition; it was very accessible to activities/tours in the area. We would definitely recommend staying here.

Kris User Profile
October 2016
John and Linda's space is sublimely idyllic. There's no other way to describe it. My two friends and I were well accommodated for as we visited the area for a wedding. The home's warmth and charm is matched only by the hosts' gracious personalities. Our only complaint was that we were too busy with the wedding to really enjoy the property and its inviting atmosphere. An extra day would have done us good. If you're visiting the island, be sure to visit John and Linda. You won't be disappointed. Their eye for detail and amenity are Airbnb at its finest.

British Columbia, Canada · Joined in May 2011
John And Linda User ProfileJohn And Linda is a superhost.

Originally from southern England, Linda and I met at the BBC Ealing Film Studios, when Linda was sent to help John as his temporary secretary!
We emigrated to Canada in 1969, and are very happy with our choice, although we do miss many things about the "old country".
We love to travel, and to dance Argentine Tango wherever we go(URL HIDDEN) We have two children, and two grand-children.

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