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Bird Watcher's Paradise and Artist's Dream!

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Last updated: 09/25/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Ganges house description

We are now accepting reservations for the winter months. If you would like to escape the winter and enjoy a quiet sunny facing location, walking distance to town and the beach, this location is for you! Monthly rental is $1400, call me if you are interested!

This home has something for everyone, perfect for a family vacation, romantic getaway, artists and bird watchers of all ages! We even have bee hives that we are happy to show you and an extensive area where we grow our own food year round, truly an Eco-sustainable experience. Artists love the amazing back drop of layers of lush green mountain and water views. Birders are thrilled about the eagles nest that you can see right from the deck across the water.

We are located on the quiet tidal inlet of Booth Canal. Decorated with a French country flare, and a touch of shabby chic, you will find everything you need is here for a relaxing getaway including 400 square feet of private decking with a spectacular south facing view. Truly a home away from home.

A rare estuary, this tidal inlet has some of the best bird watching Salt Spring Island has to offer including eagles, turkey vultures, hawks, blue heron, king fishers, osprey and many more birds. The little quail make this yard their home and are truly entertaining. The eagles perch in the tree in front of the cottage and their nest is visible from the deck with binoculars.

Enjoy the private cedar dock just steps from the doorway and warm tidal swims in the summer. Kayaking is awesome year round and we provide the double kayak with life jackets (two).

A large country bathroom with a compact Bosch washer and dryer ensure you will have more time to play!

Sink into the luxurious king bed, topped with a heavenly 4' featherbed and 500 thread count percale sheets. All the beds are cozy and warm with locally made wool duvets and crisp cotton sheets. Cotton blankets are also available for those hot summer nights.

During the evening curl up to the wood stove with a book or enjoy a hot tub while gazing at the stars

This cottage is perfect for a sabbatical, artists retreat, or quiet writer's getaway. Super for a family holiday in the summer months or a romantic getaway for those special weekends.

The quaint town of Ganges is a short 3 minute drive. While still in the country you close to all amenities including our hospital and clinics. There is a fantastic new walking path along the main road that leads you to town taking only 20 minutes.

We are now booking for the 2014 season.

Keywords: Bird watcher paradise, artist dream, romantic getaway, Eco sustainable,
3 bedroom


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Tidal waterfront. A new private cedar dock and double kayak are just steps from the door. Warm shallow tidal swims in the summertime and kayaking year round when the tides are high. We provide a double kayak and life jackets for two....moreless


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Video Library


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Breathtaking panoramic mountain views of Mt. Erskine...moreless

              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront:

                Tidal Waterfront with warm tidal swims and kayaking when the tide is high...moreless

              • Water View
              • Waterfront:

                Tidal Inlet waterfront, warm tidal swims and kayaking year round when the tide is high...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Clothes Dryer:

                electronic bosch compact dryer...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                100% cotton sheets locally made wool duvet covers optional cotton blankets available for summer...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:


              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine:

                electronic bosch compact washer...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                charming wood stove that heats the house...moreless


              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher:

                portable dishwasher...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen is lovely and perfect for use when preparing breakfast....moreless

              • Microwave


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    400 square feet of south facing decking with a romantic pergola for shade on those hot sunny days!...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 10 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall/Winter Monthly Rate
                      Oct 1 - May 1, 2015
                      30 night min stay

                      summer months
                      Jul 1 - Aug 31
                      7 night min stay

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


                      We are now booking for our Fall and Winter Seasons. $1400/month.

                      includes wifi, telephone with long distance in Canada and the u.s.

                      cable t.v. and water consumption.

                      hydro/wood is extra.

                      Please ask us about our special long term rates.


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                      Deposit is forfeited if reservation is cancelled under 30 days.

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                      1.3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Float Plane, Ganges Harbour
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Salt Spring Inn
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Vesuvius Ferry
                      0.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Ganges Road
                      0.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Ganges Road
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Baker Beach

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      This adorable seasonal cottage is a tidal waterfront accommodation located on the sunny tidal inlet of Booth Canal.

                      Hiking trails are minutes away and the seaside walks and shell searching await you. There is a safe walking path along the main road to the village which is about a 20 minute walk.

                      The natural setting of the cottage is eco-friendly with many wild flowers and over grown grasses providing a natural sanctuary for the local habitat. Quail nest in the long grasses and enjoy the fat seed heads that we allow to ripen and self-sow. We even have a 'bug hotel' where we pile rocks and wood that are allowed to naturally break down thus providing a home for local snakes and spiders, which are all beneficial to the garden. The Garter snakes enjoy the rustic grasses too and keep the balance and biodiversity of the property intact

                      The top of the property closest to the road is used to grow year round vegetables helping us toward our goal of sustainability. We even have a honey bee hive in the upper corner of the property (well away from walkways and drive) aiding in the pollination of the flowers, fruits and vegetables, and of course providing us with beautiful honey! Heritage hens graze on the grass and peck at grass and are really entertaining. They always come and greet the new guests.

                      When tides are high a kayak is definitely in order. We provide a two seater kayak complete with life jackets and paddles. Toodle around the peaceful canal and quietly watch the wildlife, or venture out past the inlet and explore Baker beach where you can beach comb and enjoy salty swims.

                      Relaxing on the new cedar dock just steps from the cottage is also a great way to see the birds. During the summer months the heron, turkey vultures, osprey, and the king fishers return to nest and feed. We have a pair of eagles that perch in front of the cottage and nest across the inlet (the nest can be seen with a pair of binoculars from the deck).


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: We live next to the cottage property. we love it here! I am a registered massage therapist and my partner is an investment advisor. We strive to practice sustainability, growing our own food and buying locally. We garden on our lot and the cottage upper lot where the sun reaches the property all day. We have enjoy our egg laying chickens, bunnies, honey bee hives, two border collies and two wonderful cats. Kids love helping us to collect the eggs in the morning. We are fairly active taking advantage of the nearby hiking trails and swim almost every day in the summertime. We love meeting new guests and enjoy sharing what this great island has to offer including the amazing artisans and all our favourite restaurants.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ganges:
                      Bird Watcher's Paradise. Quiet tidal inlet. Mountain view. Warm tidal waters. Beautiful salt spring island. Sustainability. Artists dream. Kayak, hike, bike, walk.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Walking distance to town on a safe new pathway. Tidal estuary featuring eagles, birds, wildlife, etc. hone bee hives, year round vegetable garden, extensive flowers. Convenient 3 minute drive to town yet still very much in the country. A wonderful new walking trail will take you safely to the village in 20 minutes. we love walking the dogs in the morning and working in the garden on a nice sunny day.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Links to more information:



                      • The Red Door

                        The Red Door

                      • Booth Canal Tidal Inlet

                        Booth Canal Tidal Inlet

                      • The Green Room (Second Bedroom)

                        The Green Room (Second Bedroom)

                      • Eating  Area

                        Eating Area

                      • The Bath

                        The Bath

                      • The Kitchen

                        The Kitchen

                      • The Deck, close up view

                        The Deck, close up view

                      • Honeysuckle and Sweet William Garden Border

                        Honeysuckle and Sweet William Garden Border

                      • Heritage Hens

                        Heritage Hens

                      • Another View from the Water

                        Another View from the Water

                      • The entrance driveway, magical

                        The entrance driveway, magical

                      • Front of the cottage with decking and hot tub

                        Front of the cottage with decking and hot tub

                      • view from the water at high tide

                        view from the water at high tide

                      • Master Suite

                        Master Suite

                      • The Study (third bedroom with single bed)

                        The Study (third bedroom with single bed)

                      • Living Area/Family Room

                        Living Area/Family Room

                      • The Cozy Wood Stove

                        The Cozy Wood Stove

                      • The Hot Tub

                        The Hot Tub

                      • Sunflower with tidal inlet view and Mt. Erskine in the background

                        Sunflower with tidal inlet view and Mt. Erskine in the background

                      • Quinoa, Blue Wheat, Yarrow and wildflowers

                        Quinoa, Blue Wheat, Yarrow and wildflowers

                      • Neighbour's Dock

                        Neighbour's Dock

                      • Border Collies Trail and Kai

                        Border Collies Trail and Kai

                      • Lupins


                      VRBO #237558

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                      C$47 - C$225 per night (CAD)

                      3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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                      Minimum stay: 3-30 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 09/25/2014
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