Small, self contained, clean and quiet cedar cottage with deck. Suitable for singles or a couple only. Sleeping loft, small kitchenette, shower, toilet, sink. No smoking. Wi-Fi, no TV, MP3 player/radio, a guitar to noodle on, and lots of books! The cottage is reached by pathway, and is backed by neighboring woods. Please note that the path to the cottage is sloped and the stairway to the loft is rather steep, therefore the cottage is not suited for the mobility impaired. Bedding is cotton and down. Our feline companion Belle is a regular visitor to the cottage. People say they've had their best sleep ever in the loft! The spring water through our taps is sweet, and the ocean climate is temperate. The essentials (coffee, tea, cream, local bread and eggs, butter, jam) for your first breakfast are provided; please take advantage of the abundant choices of local produce, cheeses, baked goods, wines and brewery for other meals. We live on the property in a quiet neighborhood on the south part of the island, within easy walking distance of numerous beaches. This is a popular departure point for day kayaking in the Gulf Island National Marine Park reserve. Hike in nearby (5 min drive) oceanfront Ruckle and Beaver Pt Provincial Parks, cycle, enjoy shops and restaurants in funky Fulford Harbour (10 min) and more cosmopolitan Ganges (20 min). The summer Saturday Farmer's Market is famous. Three swimming lakes are within a 10 minute drive. Minutes from Beaver Point Community Hall. Not suited for very small children, or those who are adverse to nature! Sorry, no pets or smoking on the property. Tips: Even on the hottest days, the ocean cools the evening air. Best cellular coverage is with Telus. Ferry reservations are recommended during summer months. Sorry, no public transit nearby. Bring some good walking shoes! The quintessence of Salt Spring Island living is a 20 minute walk - Kizmet Galleria and Café, Thursday to Sunday, 11 - 5'ish. Closed during winter months. Highly recommended!! Small grocery and liquor store in Fulford Harbour, closes at 6 pm. Main amenities are in Ganges - two large grocery stores, liquor stores, health food store, gas stations. No 24 hour stores! If you plan to arrive on island in the evening, you should bring groceries for dinner, or enjoy an island restaurant in Fulford Harbour (Rock Salt Cafe) or in Ganges (many choices). Gas is often more expensive on Salt Spring Island. Fill up before you get on the ferry!
“This place was basically a dream come true. We stayed here for one week and loved every minute of it. Great location if you want something a bit more secluded with a short walk to beautiful beaches. Karen was a great host and her breakfast basket was such a generous offering, as was the vase of fresh flowers upon our arrival. Oh and the daily visits from the cat and hummingbirds were more than welcomed! Don’t hesitate if you are thinking about booking. Perfect little cabin in the perfect little place. Hope to return soon!”
Continental BREAKFAST every morning is included. One of a kind swimming pool blasted out of native rock. Sea views from every window. We look forward to welcoming you to your own private suite attached to our home by the sea. We live near Duncan in the Cowichan Valley in the picturesque village of Maple Bay, on Southern Vancouver Island. Close to seaside towns, wineries, restaurants, a pub and pretty countryside;Duncan is 10 minutes away, and 1 hour from the capital city of B.C., Victoria.
“My husband and I wanted to get out of town for our 6 year date anniversary and this magic spot was exactly what we were looking for: quiet, removed, spacious and close to nature and inspiring as this couple built this dome home from scratch and we would love to do something similar one day. Fantastic views, lovely ambiance in the tango room, very cosy and warm with the wood-burning stove, croissants and hot cross buns were a nice touch. Bed was clean and comfortable, towels were fluffy and we hiked Maple mountain and Tzouhalem which both have networks of beautiful trails. Check-in and out was easy and communication was always prompt. Thank you for a lovely stay John and Linda, and for letting us share a little piece of your gorgeous home.”
Our cabin is located on a hill. It is private, has a full bath and kitchen with total privacy. You are close to ganges or you can walk to the yoga center. There is wifi, BBQ, fireplace, heat pump with air conditioning, wrap around deck and a sweetness that you might not want to leave.
“This sanctuary really is a happy nest! It met and exceeded our expectations in every regard. The bath, the wood stove, the location, the light, the privacy...everything was just perfect for a getaway for one or two! And Kathe and Bruce were very kind and responsive. We'll definitely be back. Note: a car is really an asset for this location, as while it would be possible to walk to Ganges, it's a bit of a ways and nice to be able to further explore the island. We found the location to be ideal.”