Welcome to Hummingbird Haven Cottage. Our Studio suite beautifully incorporates west-coast architecture with driftwood and salvaged lumber. A bay window & curved walls creates a cozy, creative space. There is a winding wooden staircase that leads up to a writer's tower.
The cottage is attached to a large dance/yoga studio with oak flooring, mirrors and massage table. At the other side of the studio is a bathroom with a sink, bathtub and washing machine. There is an outdoor composting toilet.
The cottage and dance/yoga studio is located at the edge of an organic orchard with a forest surrounding. Fresh fruit from the orchard is available to guests in season. We have a large vegetable and flower garden that you are welcome to visit. We are continuously adding to the landscape planting more and more flowering shrubs and trees in an effort to create a sanctuary for bees and other pollinators. We offer an EMR-free zone; no smart meter, WIFI or cell tower waves. We have cabled internet and will provide an adapter if your device does not have a port to plug in the cable.
Guests will be able to inhabit the cottage, dance studio and bathroom. There is no shower and the toilet is a no-flush, composting outhouse in a separate building on the deck. The deck is a large semi-circle that wraps around the facilities. It is East-facing and is a wonderful place for morning yoga. There is a trampoline available for children.
Interaction with guests
Our home is on the same land and we have two school age children and a friendly dog. There are other residents who live on the land in separate dwellings. While Hummingbird Haven cottage and studio is a large. self-enclosed dwelling, it is part of a sometimes busy homestead. We are personable people available for conversation and interaction AND we will respect your privacy and space. We will let the guests know of the social events taking place during their stay on Cortes and direct them to the various facilities on the island.
Guests are required to sign a liability before moving in.
Young children must be monitored carefully as the spiral staircase and cast iron bathtub can be challenging.
Quiet time after 10:00 PM and silence by 11:00 PM.
No smoking or pets.