Unique Cob Cottage
Hosted by Alexis
Alexis is the host.Alexis is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Appearing 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.

Guest access

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.

Other things to note

We are happy to offer pickup and drop off at the ferry dock as a courtesy to encourage car-free travellers, on days when the community bus is not running. Please let us know ahead of time that you'll be coming without your own transportation, and we will make sure that either we or the community bus (which will drop you off at our driveway) are there to meet you when your ferry arrives. The BC Ferries terminals near Victoria and Vancouver are easily reachable via public transit from their respective airports and downtowns.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Rather than hard and fast rules, we like to conduct our lives with respect, compassion and consciousness of how our behaviour affects the world around us. Please contact us to chat about coming to the cottage with pets or children or if you would like to plan an event here. We have some safety concerns that we like to make sure you're aware of to make an informed decision. We're always happy to chat about your needs and want you to fall in love with cob building and Mayne island as we have.


273 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
October 2017
Our stay took us back to those halcyon days in the 70's when we hand-built two of our own homes in the woods. Everywhere in the cob house was evidence of hard work successfully bent to a vision with skill and affection for the task. The warmth and satisfaction from feeding good dry firewood to the little Jotul wood stove was a fond reminder of the years we spent off the grid. Thanks for letting us go back to a time so well and fondly remembered.

Karen User Profile
September 2017
Cob Cottage offers the experience of staying in a unique home. The custom features are amazing ... obviously created by a skilled craftsman. Although the furniture was quaint and interesting I would have appreciated more comfort. As well the shower was short on hot water. Overall, I guess we were not prepared for the rustic experience we had ... but we are glad we went.

Charlotte User ProfileCharlotte is a superhost.
September 2017
Amazing getaway cottage, supplied and run by a lovely family-clan. The cottage is stocked with all that you could need, with many thoughtful add one for a comfortable stay. Plan on going again!

Suzy User Profile
September 2017
The Cob is a beautiful place to enjoy some true rest and relaxation. With resident chickens that can't help but make you smile plus fresh eggs and the most delicious banana bread. Alexis' instantly makes you feel at home and has some great tips for extra places to explore on Mayne Island. Definitely one to try

Roopali User Profile
August 2017
This charming little cottage is the perfect getaway from the city. It has great rustic charm with modern day amenities. Everything that everyone has written here as a review is true, but you do have to go there yourselves to experience it personally. It is a great place to relax, enjoy the calm island life. Alexis was a great host, telling us about the places to experience on the island. The bioluminescence, the walks on the beaches, the Japanese garden. Loved every minute on the gem of a place.

Brennen User Profile
August 2017
Loved this place! Alexis is a great host. The sheep are fun to hang out with. What a cool place! Mayne island is so peaceful.

Zahra User Profile
August 2017
The cottage was lovely and well appointed with everything you need to have a comfortable stay. It is thoughtfully designed to be both a beautiful and practical living space. My daughters loved feeding and interacting with Alexis and Manny's sheep - it was a highlight of the trip for them! The fresh free run eggs from their hens were also a treat. If you're hoping to browse the handful of little shops on Mayne, try to plan your visit for Thursday to Sunday -- we found most were closed Monday to Wednesday.

British Columbia, CanadaJoined in September 2013
Alexis User ProfileAlexis is a superhost.
I am a rural mama of twin boys. I also have a serious knitting habit. (tktl on Ravelry). We have a heritage orchard, chickens and sheep. We manage to stay crazy busy on a quiet and relaxed island. My husband, Manny, is a software developer (borsboom on Github) and works fro…
Languages: English, Nederlands
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Response time: within an hour

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