30 foot solar-powered yurt: Queen bed, plus queen sofa bed, full kitchen, wrap around deck and BBQ, with attached 12 foot bathroom with shower and composting (non flush) toilet.
Quiet, private, forest location with pond, 5 minute walk to ocean, store, Wi-Fi, marina, restaurant.
30 foot solar-powered yurt: full kitchen, with attached 12 foot toilet and shower, deck and BBQ. Queen bed, plus queen sofa bed if necessary. Quiet, private, forest location with pond, 5 minute walk to ocean, store, Wi-Fi, marina, restaurant, and public dock with kayak launch.
Experience living off-the-grid in this spacious solar powered 30' yurt in the forest that sleeps 4 - 2 beds.
Our guests will be privately secluded in the forest while being down the lane and across the street from the beautiful Gorge Harbour Marina and campgrounds. Which includes access to hot tub, pool, kayak rentals, wifi, store and restaurant. Also walking distance to the Gorge government public dock and the Whaletown Commons Forest.
We live on the property next to the laneway to the yurt and will be available if necessary, during your stay.
Cortes Island is a unique and diverse community 3 ferry rides away from Vancouver. Residents are committed to self-sustainability. In the immediate area there are many maintained hiking trails to choose from, lots of entertainment and local colour, great restaurants, craft fairs and events during the summer.
Must sees: Hollyhock, Hank's beach, Channel Rock.
Guests will be privately secluded, but comfortably in a roomy yurt that's nestled into the forest behind the gorge. Just a glorious 5 minute trek down the lane and across the street you may behold the Gorge Harbour Marina and campgrounds. Which includes access to hot tub, pool, kayak rentals, wifi, store and restaurant. Also walking distance to the Gorge government public dock's boat and kayak launch. Plus Whaletown, the Whaletown Commons Forest Trail are minutes away.
Interaction with guests
We live on the property next to the lane way 800 metres away from the yurt and will be available, if necessary, during your stay.
Other things to note
Hollyhock retreat center, Channel Rock. Linnaea Farm and Library, Mansons Food Co-op and Bakery, the Gorge Harbour Marina, Floathouse Restaurant, The Cove Restaurant. Shark Spit Regatta, Sandcastle Day, Whaletown Dock 100th Birthday party….
Guests are expected to respect the forest and obey campfire bans. There are deer, raccoons, wolves and bears sharing the island. Please store garbage and food safely.
Read instructions for operating solar panels, Not complicated, the inverter in the hallway has to be turned on or off depending on when you need it most. general rule; Off before bed. On; when you need it during the day.Propane-fuelled appliances are used in the yurt. This may require some finagling with a lighter occasionally.
Compost toilet: this unit does NOT flush, each time you go. #2 throw a cup of sawdust over it before closing the lid. Simple. If you require a flush toilet and a jacuzzi - eco living may not be for you. There are flush toilets and jacuzzi available to public across the road at Gorge Harbour Marina.
Smoking is allowed on deck IF proper campfire regulations and disposal of butts observed AND if tenant has previous read instructions for safe use of fire extinguisher.
EVENTs may be permitted upon request.
When Katz took early retirement and suggested we move to Cortes Island I was first concerned that he might be barking mad, until I came to check out the island myself.Moving to Cortes would mean abandoning my life and career in Toronto after 25 years of struggling to maintain it. Needless to say, I opted for building the dream on the little island on the edge of world. Once in paradise, there is no looking back!