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Privacy on the Lake! Boat launch, expansive views, and new HOT TUB!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 167 m²
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Two weeks available still this summer! 4br, 2 bath, deck, chef's kitchen.

Two weeks are still available this summer! June 30th- July 7th and August 16th-23rd!

UPDATE: Down by the waterfront we are installing a 6 x10ft dock that will allow for more easeful water access.

Part hippy palace, part work of art, part throwback to summer camp (with a dash of Cortes-quirk) the house embodies the refined yet rustic experience of Cortes island.

At a glance:

K'was lake house:

Architectural gem: 1800 sq ft, 4 bedrooms

2 tile showers, 1 clawfoot tub

Chef's kitchen with high quality appliances, wolf range, large assortment of high quality cookware

Large cedar decks with gorgeous view

Barbecue

Bedrooms: queen in master, double and child single in 2nd, lofted single bed in child's treehouse room in 3rd, single bed in 4th. Additional queen on first level adjacent to kitchen, optional queen foam futon on outdoor sleeping tent.

The longer story- k'was lake house:

Built over many years by artist and woodworker pierre detrey, the house is a unique window into the island’s eclectic style. The incredible architectural details provide a unique example of northwest coast craftsman style as it was emerging in the late 1970s. The attention to detail and artistry in every corner of the house is amazing to the observant and inspiring to the artistic. The house possesses a soul that dances with both its inhabitants and the surrounding landscape.

Kwas' lake house is about combining the benefits of simplicity with the comforts and conveniences you don't want to leave behind. The house is 1800 sq. Ft. And can sleep up to 8 people in 4 private bedrooms and optional tent with mattress on the floating deck. It features a very well stocked chef's kitchen with stainless appliances and a wolf propane range. And, just in case that rare rainy day should come in summer, fear not! We have a library of books, games, and art supplies, as well as some old school/ new school media options- (think vhs, mix-tapes, wi-fi, and a piano).

PLEASE NOTE: Our space is not necessarily ideal for families with very young children (under 4 yrs.) or those traveling with alter-abled people or the elderly. The beach access is a bit rocky and the trails around the house are very steep. The house is currently not wheelchair accessible or ADA Friendly.

More Details

Owner
Jeramie and Caleb Summers
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, We are conversational Spanish speakers
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
30 August, 2017

About Jeramie and Caleb Summers

We are a family of six - Dad (Caleb), Mom (Jeramie), and kids AGES 10,5,3,and 1 who are the caretakers of our family's retreat property on Cortes Island. We are east coast natives who have planted west coast roots. We live on beautiful Orcas Island, WA. We are available to help you craft the perfect getaway- be it a romantic escape, a family wilderness adventure, a writing sabbatical, a digital detox, or simply a time for total relaxation. We welcome you to reach out to us to help make your visit as special as possible.

Jeramie and Caleb Summers purchased this castle in 2013

Why Jeramie and Caleb Summers chose Mansons Landing

It is simply magic. The home is a living, breathing work of art. It is situated in an incredibly private spot on one of the most beautiful lakes in Coastal British columbia known for its warm and clear waters. The property encompasses the cliffside, a high bluff with meditation circle, coastal forest, and boat launch on the lakefront. For us, this property is an intergenerational treasure. We feel blessed to be able to caretake this land and to protect its unique structures, style, and ecosystems and to share our love of this place with our visitors.

What makes this castle unique

K'was lake house is exceptionally located to access all that Cortes Island has to offer while still enjoying maximum privacy. The island offers a wide range of wonderful adventures for the whole family. Our family loves the beaches, forests, and festivals that abound.

The property is within walking distance to a variety of wonderful public beaches and forests.

Manson's lagoon is one of our children's favorite places for an afternoon adventure of creature finding and warm water swimming. The manson's landing provincial park (adjacent to the lagoon) provides and awesome spot for long walks and watching the sunset. The seaplane also lands here on a regular basis during the summer.

K'was park is directly adjacent to the property

The small town of manson's is also within walking and biking distance (about 15 minutes by foot). Here you will find a general store with basic amenities, manson's community hall- host to the farmer's market and weekly community events, and the cortes natural food co-op.

A short drive from the house you will find these other island favorites:

Hank's beach

Gorge harbour marina

Whaletown commons

Hollyhock retreat center

Nestled at the entrance to enchanting desolation sound, cortes lies at the edge of the vast coastal wilderness. With diverse recreation options as well as tranquility and peace, there’s plenty to discover.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonder-filled place you have! Vic and I so enjoyed our stay- it really is the most unique place we have ever been... and so restful. Thank you for such a great time.
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Mansons Landing

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , on main floor, off of kitchen, no closing door.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , lofted treehouse bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkelling

Reviews

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Privacy on the Lake! Boat launch, expansive views, and new HOT TUB!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Best Holiday Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

One of the most beautiful, comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable places we've been. Our children wish we could live there, we all wanted to stay the rest of the summer! Owners very friendly, approachable and accommodating. Best swimming lake ever. Looking forward to next summer :)

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spectacular island vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house on the lake for a holiday in August 2015. The home is incredible and unique perched on a bluff over the lake.

The hosts are gracious and warm without being intrusive in our space. We felt welcomed and were well taken care of. The house was cozy and felt spacious for our party. The kitchen was very well equipped and there was a lovely bbq on the patio. We enjoyed spending warm mornings and late afternoons reading on the expansive patio.

The lake is warm and perfect for swimming. There are several small shops and bakery within walking distance or a very short drive from the house. There are a number of great hikes nearby and we enjoyed exploring the island. We used a canoe and small paddle boat provided and explored the lake.

The only complaint we had was the cell phone receiptioni was non-existant in the house, although there seemed to be sporadic receiption from some areas on the patio. Obviously this is not the hosts fault, as there is limited reception on the entire island. The phone was available freely for use in the house which was very helpful.

We had everything we needed for an amazing peaceful holiday and we plan to come again next summer! Definitely a highlite for us!

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

the most beautiful place I've ever been

  • 5 of 5

My stay included time in both the house and the studio on the lake. Both are great. The house looks like it could have been in The Lord of the Rings... built in such harmony with the setting. The kitchen is very up to date and the house in general is comfortable and welcoming. The view over the lake is amazing, changing with the light. The studio is right on the water, and the starlight on the lake is magical. Kayaking around Turtle Island was especially fun for me.

My stay left me rested and renewed. The trees tower everywhere, there is abundant wildlife to see, and there are many places to enjoy water surrounded by white capped mountains in the distance. We picked blackberries and collected stones. You can explore the lagoon nearby at low tide.

If it's available, the seaplane is a wonderful way to get to and from Seattle. It lands five minutes from the property. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Cortes is home to hollyhock retreat center

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Mansons Landing

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
AU$2,776
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$514.06
Cleaning fee AU$257.03
Tax Rate 10.0%

No hidden charges, weekly rate plus cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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