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. . . and by night.These lucky kayaker-guests found jumping orca wheels in this beauty of a sunset.
Bayview Oceanfront@Morningstone, Mayne Island, BC
Bayview Oceanfront@Morningstone, Mayne Island, BC
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Home is inspired by European castles, English Cotswolds and Mediterranean colour. "What could one man build with his own two hands?" he wondered. Then Greg cut and set each stone. Cut trees from the land and shaped arching windows and doors. Forged and hammered iron. His life's masterwork. Each room has a private entry, ocean-view balcony & kitchenette. Access to beach, courtyard, kayaks & BBQ. Wood fires in outdoor fireplace during non-summer months. 2 night min but enquire about 1 night stays.

The space

This is one of two upper room suites at Morningstone (see also listing for "Oceanfront Seaview@Morningstone" and a third oceanfront suite coming online winter 2017). The room has an ocean-view tumbled stone shower, queen-sized bed with goose-down duvet and down pillows, comfy reading chairs, and a dining table and chairs. On the ocean-view balcony, a patio table with chairs. Kitchenette well-equipped with fridge, toaster, microwave, kettle and French press coffee maker. For breakfast on the first day, this room is provisioned with complimentary fruit, granola & milk, homemade bread, butter & jam, coffee, tea and cream, replenished upon request on subsequent days. Hot breakfast (including crepes) and other meals, served in courtyard or in your suite, are available by private arrangement.

Overhead fan keeps room cool and breezy in warmer weather. The heated stone floors keep the room snug and warm in cooler weather. Cloth-covered foam mats are available for children or additional guests ($25/night). Laundry service available.

Guest access

Communal, shared spaces include access to beach, outdoor gardens and seating areas with lounge chairs. There is a propane barbeque with utensils, tables & chairs under the kiwi and grapevine trellis, and other grassy areas for spreading out a picnic blanket

Interaction with guests

We are happy to pick you up in Greg's hard-working van. (Not elegant, but plenty of space for you and your luggage). Your room has its own entry, so once you have keys in hand and are oriented to the property you can be as private as you like. That said, we are close at hand, available by text, should you need anything. Greg always has a new stone project on the go and you are welcome to hang around and watch. This summer's projects include a stone patio-deck, fountain and an outdoor pizza oven.

Other things to note

Saturday mornings, between May Day weekend and Thanksgiving, we make crepes at the local Farmers' Market. Most other mornings, private arrangements may be made for a breakfast crepe right at Morningstone, made personally for you by Greg ($8-12 each).

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $170 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

Please read before booking!
1. Reserving your vehicle . . . on BC Ferries from Tsawwassen to Mayne is strongly recommended year 'round and can be done online. Walk-on passenger reservations (available by phone only) is also recommended, especially during the summer months.
2. On bookings: We cannot accommodate Saturday arrivals or departures between May long weekend and Canadian Thanksgiving in October, even thought AirBnb site will "allow" you to book. Three night minimum booking on Canadian long weekends and during Christmas school holidays.
3. Morningstone is a peaceful working community of family and registered guests (only) who are often engaged in creative work. Therefore, please keep amplified sound indoors and at minimal levels. Also, Mayne Island is a Transport Canada "No Drone" zone because of the seaplane terminal and heliport.
4. The room and property are smoke-free (and no vaping!) and please avoid perfumes and other strongly scented products in the room.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 1 flight.
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
2 nights minimum stay

38 Reviews

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Adam User Profile
September 2017
Great hosts and great location. Perfect place to unwind from the big city. Highly recommended.

Meganmichaluk@Gmail.Com User Profile
September 2017
Dorothy and Greg were the ideal hosts! They were available when we needed them and out of sight when we not. They picked us up at the ferry and dropped us off which was above and beyond! They were just warm and considerate hosts with helpful info throughout or stay. The crepes, breads and jams were all little touches that set this place apart from the norm. The B&B itself was absolutely gorgeous. You feel like you're in a retreat and every detail has been considered and carefully executed. I have nothing but rave reviews for our time at Morningside B&B. A little slice of heaven in the Southern Gulf Islands indeed!

Pilar User Profile
August 2017
It was such an honor to discover this little paradise in Mayne Island. Big thank you to Dorothy and Greg who made us feel like at home and welcomed us late at night to make sure we got everything we needed. Definitely a place to come back when visiting the island for a relaxing weekend.

Allan User Profile
August 2017
The place is a lovey retreat. It's in a wonderful location and great views!

Stephanie User Profile
August 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dorothy's! From the beautiful views from our balcony, to kayaking and seeing a pod of orchas it met all of our expectations. The crepes are also a must! They were incredible!

Zita User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful home and surroundings! It's like a modern castle with a Juliet balcony overlooking the ocean. Private and serene. We loved the fresh bread and jams too! Went for a paddle in the tandem kayak and enjoyed a barbecue under the grapevine gazebo. Friendly and welcoming hosts!

Karen User Profile
August 2017
This property is a work of art. The stone work and design is 2nd to none. Everything is very clean, bed is most comfortable ever. Bar b que available and we were happy to cook our dinner there.

British Columbia, CanadaJoined in September 2015
Dorothy User Profile

Greg and I have been married for 38 years. When our four children were young, we traveled for a year in a tiny-home-on-wheels, throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Europe, North Africa and Turkey, home-schooling along the way. Morningstone is a reflection of the many places that we have loved and called home for a season. We now are grandparents to five! While my husband Greg builds and works on multiple projects outdoors, I write. Two books are being launched this summer. The first is a memoir and the second a children's book co-authored with my granddaughter, featuring a picture of Morningstone in the artwork. I occasionally teach university courses, most recently lecturing on the Dead Sea Scrolls at the University of Oxford and in London. One of our favourite activities as a couple is making and serving crepes to Mayne Island locals and guests on Saturdays at the local Farmers' Market.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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