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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.

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

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


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Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

266 Reviews

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Dean User Profile
September 2017
Ok, so not much more can be said about this magical place that hasn't already been said. Its incredible. Such a unique place to stay! The deer come right up to you. The sheep and chickens just hang out. Alexis had some delicious home made bread waiting for us. Its just hard to describe the feeling here. Like living in a disney movie! Mayne Island itself is for sure worth visiting. So beautiful. It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and it felt like the whole island knew, and made it a very special week! 5 stars. Life changing. Thank you so much Alexis!!

Casey User Profile
September 2017
Everything was perfect. I was ready to take up permanent residence after just one day! Can't wait to stay here again.

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.

Ingrid User Profile
August 2017
Alexis and Manny are incredible hosts and their place is a little piece of heaven. Little details make a difference and Manny and Alexis were outstanding in their hospitality. My partner and I celebrated our anniversary at the cob house and we enjoyed reading at the hammock and watching the stars by the deck. Our experience in Mayne island wouldn't have been the same.

Robin User Profile
August 2017
This is, of course, a famous and frequently-commented-upon property. It was slightly smaller than I expected, I think mostly because I had already seen so many photographs, but this was in no way a negative thing. The structure is built on such an eminently human scale that it "fits" perfectly no matter who you are. Immense charm in all the details: the bottle of "sheep treat" to make friends with, all the fixins for a nice breakfast so it's not essential that you go down the road for provisions right away, eggs from hens who become your temporary pets, the extremely enjoyable and diverse small selection of books, the very natural woodworking and minor acknowledgement that time marches on in the form of more than adequate places to charge things. A farmstand selling interesting jellies and jams, the ocean shore and a place selling fresh bread and big chunks of sockeye salmon are a short walk down a pretty road. Superb overall: tough, if not impossible to surpass in this Reporter's opinion.

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 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.

Languages: English, Nederlands
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