If you love privacy, afternoon sun, sunsets, stars at night in a forest setting, ocean views, mountains, big sky, eagles, and deer, then this is the place for you.
Mayne Island is the most historical of the Gulf Islands situated between Vancouver and Victoria. There are about 1100 full-time residents.
Our 2800sqft house was built in 2008 and features glass, wood, granite and slate throughout. A unique feature is the bridge over the living and dining area to a spectacular covered upper deck space with breathtaking views of Active Pass and neighbouring islands.
The property affords our guests complete seclusion and privacy nestled in acres of local cedars and firs with unlimited space for your relaxing vacation. It's the ideal place for couples, families, and gatherings of all kinds.
The property has west-facing ocean views of Active Pass and the mountains of Vancouver Island beyond. The vast, expansive surroundings make for a wildlife/bird-watcher's paradise! This property and home have been described by guests as 'Bliss!'.
The home's main floor master bedroom features a solid mahogany canopy bed, with private access to the main deck. The king-sized bedroom on the first floor features a gorgeous Virginian antique solid wrought iron bed. All four bedrooms are very tastefully decorated and furnished in a west-coast style with forest and ocean views.
Five bicycles on site for use. A picturesque swimming beach is a short bike ride or walk away. Visitors explore the numerous bays and sandstone caves while the children collect sea shells and play in the sand. Two grocery stores, a wonderful bakery, pub and several restaurants on the island all add to the convenience of the island.
Cable TV, Wireless Internet, a fully functioning pub-style wet bar, games room and piano are all here for you and your family to enjoy!
Many guests have commented that the house has exceeded their expectations.
You can get to Mayne Island (Village Bay) by taking a BC Ferry from Victoria (Swartz Bay) or Vancouver (Tsawwassen). See BC Ferries website for schedules for the Southern Gulf Islands.
Do not book this house if you are looking for a party place. This is our home away from home and we have good neighbours who do not deserve to put up with loud parties.
This is our getaway home, furnished well with comfortable beds and nice furniture. The kitchen contains everything you will likely need. We ask that guests strip beds and place laundry in laundry room prior to leaving and leave the house in a tidy state with garbage dropped off nearby. (See house manual section for further details)
Basement bedroom has King size bed, other beds are Queens.
For Summer 2016 we are taking weekly rental bookings only at this time.
We are both working professionals who enjoy living on the west coast of Canada. We spend as much time as we can on Mayne Island; a very relaxing and wonderful place.
We started renting out the house on Mayne after so many people commented on what a great time they had at the property. It has been the site of weddings, family reunions, 90th birthday parties, ladies getaways, artists painting workshops, small and large gatherings of all kinds. We enjoy being able to share the house and island with people from all over the world.