We are in the country backing onto the forest with miles of forested trails to walk.You can also walk, bike or drive 2 kilometers to the famous Goats On The Roof market to shop for all kinds of things, two of our favorites being the ice cream shop and their incredible homemade doughnuts. You can also walk or bike a very nice seven kilometer trail to downtown Parksville where you can find beautiful sandy beaches for the whole family including the dog. Qualicum Beach is about an eight kilometer drive to a very nice community with a lot of small shops and restaurants worth visiting.
We are non-smokers and would prefer non-smoking but basically we want you to treat us like you would expect us to treat you.
There is paved access to our acreage and gravel on the acreage. Vehicles over 45 feet in total length will have to do some maneuvering to get from the paved road over a 20 foot wide access onto the driveway.
We have two and a half flat acres with easy turn around and parking for any size RV.You can park on the front part of the acreage or completely fenced in on the back part of the acreage.
This whole island is an outdoor paradise whether you want to walk, hike , mountain bike, golf,fish, four wheel drive or ATV. It's all easy access to explore. A few options are: Old Country Market (a.k.a. Goat's on the Roof), Bamboozle, North Island Wildlife Rescue, Horne Lake Caves, Englishman River Falls, Little Qualicum Falls, Morningstar Farm and Little Qualicum Cheeseworks.
I had an amazing stay at the Dusty Acres! Everything is just perfect (quiet neighborhood, big fenced beautiful backyard, trails in the forest at a short walking distance, Qualicum beach is just a few-minutes drive away, etc.) and the hosts are the sweetest too! And what to say about their dog? Porsha is just the loveliest dog ever (she was patient with my socially awkward dog, haha)! She likes her belly rubbed so give her some love!
Our hosts were helpful and friendly, especially with a last minute change in plans! We highly recommend these folks!!
This property is top shelf! It's beautiful, well kept and welcoming! The only thing better than the property are the hosts! A great welcoming couple with an inexhaustible amount of experience camping on Vancouver Island, BC mainland and into the American southwest. It's a pleasure and an education all at the same time!
We all really enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming to humans and dogs alike! Their property is wonderfully sunny, and the back trail was a great relief after being in the rig for hours.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 days of cycling, hiking, sightseeing in town and chatting with Sharon and Kevin.
We had such a lovely stay with our hosts on their beautiful property! It was such a pleasure learning about their gardens, surrounding trails and local market. We shared recipes, travel stories and troubleshooted rig issues. Their pup is the friendliest and a joy to spend time with. The view of the mountains from their yard is wonderful. We very much enjoyed our stay and our hosts company. Would love to return the next time we are in the area. Thank you!
We have gone to a few Boondockings in the past year but this last stay has set a new high on our list. The hosts of Dusty Acres have been very kind to us and kids, They have lots of room to install the RV and they made sure we were comfortable form Strat to end. They have spent some time with us describing the interesting attractions of the area and hiking trails. Our kids enjoyed playing with the family dog. We just can't imagine how it could have been better ! Thank you so much for hosting us, it has been a real pleasure getting to know you.
We had a great stay on our way out so we opted to stay there again on our way home. We will certainly choose to stay there again any time we are in the area.
We stayed here as our very first stay on Boondockers Welcome. They have a lovely huge lot with a fantastic mountain view. We had a wonderful conversation with our hosts and then they gave us privacy to enjoy our evening. They have a fully fenced couple of acres so our dog could run free and smell and play with their very friendly aussie shepherd. In the morning we had a short 2 km walk into town for some giant cinnamon rolls and to check out the famous market.
We are going to have to spend more time checking out this area in the future so we hope to be back again.
Thank you for making us feel so welcome.
What an amazing way to start off our trip to the Island! The hosts are amazing people and have a million dollar view to boot! Highly recommended if you are anywhere near the area or want to know information about camping on the island. They are a fountain of helpful info!
We've returned to mcsang for another stay and it was as perfect as the 1st one. What an amazing couple and property. Thanks again for hosting us during these crazy times!
This retired couple is exceptional, welcoming, kind and generous. The place is safe, calm and ideal for resting. The view is beautiful. I highly recommend!
Five stars hosts & location.
The hosts are incredibly friendly. It was our pleasure to get to know them ... in a socially-isolated manner appropriate for 2020, of course. They gave us many tips about many neighbourhood attractions, which made our stay even better.
The location itself is quiet and perfect for a restful night. It has beautiful views of the mountains. Swans often overfly the area, and you may see bald eagles, bunnies, and lots of other wildlife close by.
We will be thrilled to stay here again during our travels.
Wow! What a wonderful place! Mcsang are welcoming people, even their dog hihi!
Secure, and what about the view wah!
The better place we have booked. 😀
Thank you again!
We were greated as we arrived and suggested we park in the backyard so we can enjoy the views of the mountains and gorgeous backyard. We're not disappointed. Fantastic friendly couple who gave us lots of ideas on places to see while on the island for the winter. Made new friends and we could not stop talking. Great place. Another boondocker plus, plus plus.
Great familly, very friendly and felt very well at their house. Thank you for providing a safe stay overnight for my familly. Definitly recommend them!!
Our second stay here and thoroughly enjoyable once again.
The hosts are very welcoming, generous and easy to get on with.
The parking area is easily accessible and flat, making for a great night’s sleep.
We feel like part of the family. Thanks so much for a fantastic evening :)
We stayed 2 nights with our 30 ft motorhome. The property is beautifully landscaped and offers a spectacular view of the mountains. The hosts were very friendly and even took us out on a hike. It was like staying with friends.
Our first BDW stay, less than 24 hours after signing up.
Our hosts were excellent and very generous. We took a hike together through the woods behind their yard, got a ton of RV tips on where to go and how to do things (we’re RV newbies so we soaked it all up), and were very generously given some fresh veg from their garden.
The location was easy to find and accessible, and we hope our hosts are new friends we can see again in the future.
Thanks again, best intro to BDW we could have hoped for.
We had a great stay! Coombs market is so close. We took our bikes along the trails but it's walking distance for sure. We were welcomed to a tour of the backyard, with breath taking mountain views, and even got to sample some fruits and veggies from the garden. On our way out they also gave us some insider tips on where to take the next leg of our road trip. Our hosts were so friendly and we're excited to stay with them again! Thanks so much ♥
Beautiful secure garden to stay in, friendly and generous hosts. Could not have asked for anything more. Will return there whenever we are in the area.
We had a great welcome at Dusty Acres! They made us feel totally relaxed and at home right from the start. Communication was excellent. They quickly responded to us and shared helpful information about directions and where to fill up our propane. When we arrived they provided us with maps for local trails and places to go. Really enjoyed our chats and laughs with them - even at a distance. Their beautiful dog was an added bonus. THANK YOU 😃
Love the area. Nice trails. If you like horses there's lots around. Deer and rabbits too.
They are lovely easy going people and I was gifted a delicious bounty from their garden. Made the most yummy salad.
Their dog is a sweet well behaved Aussie that greets you with a wag and a smile.
Thanks Dusty Acres!
Spectacular view from a beautifully landscaped yard. Hosts were full of information and warm and friendly. We wish we could have stayed longer to take advantage of the wooded trails near their property. We hope to meet up with them again someday!
A beautiful location with mountain views; the most welcoming, wonderful hosts; an easy-going, sweet dog who befriended our old dog: simply a perfect two days. And we've made new friends!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, quiet but for the nighthawks booming one evening, and fine conversation.
Had a great time, wonderful property, It was such a pleasure meeting with them. Our son just loved playing with the dog.
We enjoyed our stay so much.
Thanks again. Hope to see you again.
Thanks again for welcoming us to your beautiful property and for sharing your travel tips and experiences. Hope to see you on the east coast someday!
We were welcomed by our hosts and given options of where to park for the best view of the mountains. This is a beautiful location and well of the main road so very quiet. There is a nearby bike trail that goes into town which we took advantage of. We would stay again in a heartbeat.