Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"The Boathouse"

This is one of the larger houses on Ward's Island and I have the feeling that the 2nd floor is a fairly recent addition to what had been a small cottage which is what all these homes on Ward's had been at one time. The thing that really surprised me was the small sign for weekly rentals since Ward's is commercial free as well as car-free. There are 2 cafes on the island and that is the only commercial activity - no stores at all and no commercial signs - any groceries must be brought over from the mainland on the ferry. This isn't too much of a hardship since most islanders work on the main land and have their trusty bikes or wheeled carts for transportation. It would be lovely to spend a week or so living there so it's nice to know that there are rentals available.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.

18 comments:

Warren said...

Very nice looking cottage/grounds. I like the top window design.

Marleen said...

Lovely! Yes, the top window is beautifully shaped.

Lowell said...

"Sign" me up. I'll take three weeks. We're on our way! What a cool place to be.

Pat said...

Very neat! I wouldn't mind staying there for a week or two!

Lesley said...

this would be a perfect getaway for someone who did not want to drive the 400 for hours!

ewok1993 said...

i love the garden.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It would be heaven to spend a few days there!

Genie said...

We stayed in a "The Boathouse" last Saturday night in Sequim, WA, but it was nothing like this. It was an old boathouse and the kids could walk under it. This is a beauty. I think I would preferred to have stayed there. genie

Paul in Powell River said...

Wow! No cars and no commerce - a little Eden, right down that terrific garden!

Randy said...

Wonderful looking place.

Sharon said...

It must be very peaceful to stay there.

Lúcia said...

It seems a very cozy place to spend a weekend. :)

Lindy MacDuff said...

Looks very inviting and sounds like a pleasant change.

Martha Z said...

It does look like an addition but tastefully done.

Halcyon said...

I didn't know there were rentals either. Could also be an option for when guests come to visit in the summer. That place looks über-cute!

La Principessa Errante said...

I really love the concept of a commercial free island, how peaceful.

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree it would be fun to live there for a week or two.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How wonderful it would be to spend a week or two in a place like this Pat, I wonder if it's a spot that artists might be drawn to.