Escape to the quaint Mayne Island for a romantic weekend getaway or for a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
It’s an hour-and-a-half ferry ride from Tsawwassen and then you can find this little slice of a heaven just a ten minute drive away from the terminal.
The cozy cottage is nestled on private property and completely immersed in nature. There’s a house nearby where the host lives but the hobbit house is secluded amongst lush trees and wildlife.
You can open your front door to see sheep wandering around and feed them apples from the orchard. Chickens and other farm animals are also lurking around the acreage.
What makes the accommodation even more unique is that it’s made from cob—a natural building material that is made from subsoil, water and sometimes lime. Cob houses are fireproof and earthquake-proof.
Plus, they’re just adorable. It looks like something out of a fairytale and that feeling is amplified when you walk through the door. String lights, plants and candles make up the decor in the 650-square-foot space. The rustic and homey touches will make you never want to leave this haven.
It features a double bed, futon, wood-burning stove, reading nook near the fireplace, lots of books, board games and more.
The island also has lots of small-town charm to offer. Explore the serene Japanese garden, lighthouse park and little boutique shops.
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One of our favourite trips this year was to the Gulf Islands in BC. This little cob cottage is the most "wishlisted" Airbnb in Canada and we were sooo lucky to snag it for our mini moon! Watching the chicken try to enter the cottage, naming the sheep, and stargazing in the hammock made for a fantastic getaway. We instantly transitioned to the laid-back island life and enjoyed all the secluded property had to offer. 🐓🍄🐏 So excited for our next adventure! (PS, use the @airbnb code in my bio to get $45 off your next vacay!) 🌿💛
Where: Mayne Island, booking through Glamping Hub
Cost: Around $180 per night
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