Come enjoy the stunning ocean, forest, and mountain views from this craftsman-built west coast retreat, “The Family Manor”. Located on the sunny west shores of Lasqueti Island. The Family Manor is a beautiful, bright, open-plan three bedroom house situated on 14 private acres. Comfortably accommodating up to six people, The Family Manor offers three fenced acres of park-like grounds full of berries, fruit orchards, and open fields – perfect for afternoons grazing and outdoor play. The remaining 11 acres are forested and offer beautiful walking.
Despite being completely off-grid, The Family Manor offers all the comforts of home. A comprehensive solar power system, solar hot water and a spring-fed dam allow for a generous five piece bathroom and a full gourmet kitchen. Every room of the house offers gorgeous views of forest, orchards, ocean and mountains. The living spaces are open and fabulous for a quiet couples retreat, or for fun filled family getaways.
$175 per night, minimum two night stay or $1000 per week (7 nights)
Solar powered (conscious energy system), spring fed pond, 3 cleared acres, solar hot water, septic system, propane stove and oven, internet and music, possible small bar fridge available otherwise cool/pantry built into house; access ramp; some cell phone reception. Keep in mind this is off the grid living and although the house is set up with all the amenities of a comfortable home you will need to be conscientious of your power usage.
Please Note: There are 2 other dwellings on the 14 acres, one is occupied by a family member of the property owner and the other to a small family - your privacy is completely respected at all times.
There are three upstairs bedrooms and a den. The master room has ocean views with a queen bed. The second large room has views over the clearing and garden with a double bed. The third bedroom has a double bed with tree top views. The downstairs den has a sofa hide-a-bed with ocean views.
The deck has patio furniture and there are board games and books in the house. Water activities available on the island include sailing and fishing charters. The closest swimming beach is mud bay near where the ferry docks. It is a sandy beach that is ideal at high tide and great for kids! This beach access is approximately a 45 minute walk from the family manor.
The passenger ferry from French Creek to False Bay is walk on only. It is recommended that you arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled departures. Boarding passes will be put out on expected busy sailings and long weekends. For boarding passes to be valid you must be on the ferry with all of your gear ready to go and your vehicle parked, 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. (The ferry may depart 15 minutes prior to scheduled sailing times if capacity is met) Passes can be found in a yellow box on a post next to ferry landing and are put out when the previous sailing departs. For example, boarding passes for the the 5:30 sailing (leaving French creek) will be put out at 2:30.
Reminder you may require passes to get off the island during expected busy sailings and long weekends. During summer months, departures from French creek on Fridays and Saturdays are often crowded or overloaded, as well as Departures from False bay on Sundays. Please be considerate of other passengers transporting freight on and off of the ferry and try not to loiter in busy loading areas. Thank-you!
Nice dirt roads for leisurely walking. The house is about a 45 minute walk from False Bay or a 10 minute drive. There is no bike rental service on the island but you can BYO bike on the passenger ferry. Pre- arranged taxi service available please call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). It is recommended that you book well in advance for transportation needs during your stay. Ideally upon booking so that travel plans runs smoothly.
Restaurants and Food:
We recommend you bring all food and supplies that you will require during your stay with you.
You can also visit:
Provisions bakery and general store or Lasqueti restaurant & pub
In the Area:
If you are here on a Saturday, be sure to check out the Lasqueti Farmers and Craftsman’s market June 20 - Sept 12 from 11-1pm which offers fresh produce, artisan breads, coffee, doughnuts and much more! Everything made locally on the island.
Please be aware that there is one unfenced pond in the 3 acres of clearing behind the house. Supervision is required for young children.
$175 per night, minimum two night stay, or
Maximum 6 guests
No smoking inside
No fires on the property
Energy awareness e.g. please unplug appliances after use.
House rules and awareness of Off-the-grid living available on request. Please bring household garbage off island with you as there is no waste disposal on Lasqueti.
I have lived on Lasqueti Island for well over 30 years. It is a fun, funky community and I love living here. I am a builder and have build dozens of homes here on Lasqueti over the years, including my own. I spend my summers sailing up the coast, and would love for you to come to Lasqueti to enjoy the community and scenery while staying at my house, Bad Manor. I look forward to your call!