Moonhill Guesthouse & Gardens

relax and restore on Cortes Island


Moonhill Guesthouse is the perfect starting point to explore Cortes Island. Centrally located on the south end close to Manson’s Lagoon, Smelt Bay and Hollyhock, Moonhill offers spacious and peaceful accommodation for Cortes Island visitors. At both forest and village edge, Moonhill is walking distance to many island amenities and popular swimming beaches. It is an easy launch point for your island adventures as well as a peaceful refuge and a good fit for couples, families, and friends.


Great Location

Great Location

Walking distance from Mansons Village, stores and hall

Short Distance from HollyHock and Smelt Bay

Close to a choice of beaches and Hague lake

Easy forest and beach hikes nearby

Forest surroundings

Park Setting

Great Accommodation

Great Accommodation

Self-contained space and private entrance

Spacious living space with fully equipped kitchen

Bedroom with balcony and ensuite bathroom

Extra fold-out futons for larger families

Wifi and Laundry

Pet Friendly


Excellent location and beautiful setting. Super quiet, private and serene environment. Nothing lacking. Romina was warm and super accommodating to our needs


Moonhill is an amazing and comfortable place in a prime location on Cortes. Romina is an amazing hostess who was so helpful as well as thoughtful. We will definitely return to Moonhill!


Wow! Romina’s place is a little slice of paradise! We had such a wonderful stay and found it so relaxing. She was so generous with her abundant garden; it was lovely to enjoy such fresh herbs and rhubarb. We were even able to bring a little home with us to enjoy in the coming days. We will definitely be back!


A wonderful place to stay! Very clean house, thoughtful touches (such as a nightlight in the bathroom and lovely décor), easy access to space and all the amenities you will need. Very quiet, lovely location and a friendly host. Not to mention all the beautifully carved doors. Can’t wait to go again!


We had a lovely stay at Romina’s sweet cottage. It was the perfect retreat for my two daughters and I. I had never visited the island before and came up to pick up my girls who had been in camp there. The three of us stayed on at Romina’s and hunkered down feeling very much at home. Romina was the best hostess for what we needed. I highly recommend this cozy, serene and blissfully quiet place in the woods…excellent location for walking to town and a short drive or bike ride to some amazing waterfront. 


Excellent location right in the heart of Mansons Landing on Cortes. Perfect quiet getaway


Romina was very friendly. The guesthouse is truly beautiful. Very spacious and love to detail!


Walking distance to the co-op in a serene area with deer and owls. Used it as a mini writing retreat and cooked all the time, two things we were really looking forward to. The space was super clean and fun to be in. The place is split so you sleep upstairs where the bathroom is and then walk outside and downstairs for the kitchen and living area. Romina was really welcoming and we appreciated it was dog friendly!

Andrea & Eliot




Providing both a comfortable refuge and spacious base camp for Cortes Island visitors, as a host, I am always happy to share my love of the island and offer recommendations for island sites and activities. Whether guests are looking for a low key private time or want to enjoy lawn activities and exploring the surrounding forest, I have created Moonhill as a welcoming sanctuary that folks can make their home away from home.