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Fridas Villa & Cottages: a Little Bit of Mexico on Salt Spring Island

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We are pet friendly and have fenced areas for pets and closeby off leash walks

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Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ganges villa description

Fridas Villa is a very special private 2 Bedroom Suite on beautiful Salt Spring Island celebrating the Life and Paintings of Mexican Painter Frida Kahlo. The suite is a unique experience, tastefully decorated and well stocked with everything you need to rest and relax in style. We also have two 1 bedroom cottages (with pull out couches) if the Villa is booked or there are only two of you, please inquire. Unwind on the deck with your complimentary Lime Margaritas or under the stars in the private hot tub garden. Massage therapists for each of you can be hired in to pamper you further right in the suite. Beddis Road is the best road on the island to bike on and it is very scenic as it winds down to one of the best shell beaches on the island Beddis Beach, which is a 5-10 minute walk away. We are centrally located on the island with all ferries only 15 minutes away and the famous Saturday market in downtown Ganges only 10 minutes away by car or 45 minutes by bike. The suite has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room with gas fireplace and entertainment centre, pillow top Queen bedroom and private four piece bath with soaker tub. There is a second Queen bedroom which has its own private entrance to the deck and to the bathroom. Perfect for two couples sharing or families. Fridas can sleep 4 people very comfortably and up to 6 people with permission. For couples it is a very private romantic location. Pets and children are also most welcome. We are all people friendly and will do our best to make your holiday a memorable one. You can also arrange to spend time with Tracy in the clay studio making a special bowl, platter, tile or sculpture to take home. Be an artist for a day on beautiful Salt Spring Island!

Keywords: Unique Suite, Bed and Breakfast, Villa, self contained accommodation, fireplace, hot tub, ocean view, kitchen, pet friendly, accessible, accommodates 4 to 6, children, pets

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                The villa has accommodated people in wheel chairs very comfortably. The entrance is flat and Carl has fashioned low grade ramps over the sliding door and up the small step onto the deck. We have wide entrances, the bed and can be lowered upon request by removing the box springs. We do not have hand grip bars in the bathroom....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                We welcome your pets with bowls, treats and a spot by the fire! Our back yard is fenced so you can relax in the hot tub and know your pet is safe. Off lease park and beach close by (5 minute walk) and beautiful old growth rainforest walk a short stroll from Fridas...moreless

              • Senior Adults Only Community:

                There are no children on site if seniors want an adult environment only...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                Cereals, jams, jellies, butters, fresh farm eggs, herbal and regular teas and everything you need for pancakes, including Canadian Organic Maple Syrup and fresh fruit ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Our guests often comment on how the kitchen had everything they needed. If there is something special you need, just ask and we'll be happy to provide it...moreless

              • Toaster:

                We no longer supply bread (too much unused loaves left) but we do supply croissants and muffins to get you going that first morning. ...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                We supply a grinder and Salt Spring coffee beans, herbal teas and regular tea as well as your choice of cream and milk...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen with all the tools needed and all the breakfast foods and condiments you will need...moreless

              • Dining:

                Ocean view from the dining area just off the kitchen...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything you need!...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                Nice comfy living rooms in the villa and cottage with entertainment centres, DVD movies, CD music players and CDs and games...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                We don't need it, we have a nice ocean air breeze all the time and the suite stays nice and cool in hot weather...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                For a small fee to cover soap and water usage you can use our washer dryer and outdoor clothes line...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Nice comfy and warm linens in the winter and crisp cotton sheets in the summer...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bathroom towels and face cloths are provided along with hot tub towels ...moreless

              • Parking:

                We can park up to 3 vehicles by the villa ...moreless

              • Garage:

                Our cottage has a carport ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                yes, up to 3 spots...moreless

              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Gas Fireplace

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                The villa and cottages have book shelves with adult books and the villa has children's books...moreless

              • Toys:

                In the villa we have a fun selection of toys and books for children ...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Video Library
              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Games

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                Most cell phones have good coverage in our area, unlike other areas on the island...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Cell phone coverage or use our phone when needed...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free internet with good fast connection ...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Only for the use of guests and the owners and only at the Villa and Cottage, not at the Casita yet...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Front deck excellent for viewing ocean and local birds and deer Back deck with hot tub and private pond garden which is fenced for the safety of your pet ...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    There are fishing charters and kodiak wildlife tours that take you out to our beautiful Marine wildlife parks...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Fenced in lawn and garden areas at villa and cottage for pet security and safety...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    We are in a very central area of Salt Spring nestled in the trees about a 10 minute drive to Ganges our downtown. ...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Small ocean view, more of a natural view than panoramic...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Walking
                  • Photography
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Festivals
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season Summer Week-Long
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  C$1,160
                  High Season Fall
                  Sep 1 - Oct 14, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  C$180
                  C$1,160
                  Low Season Fall
                  Oct 15 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  C$120
                  C$740
                  Christmas New Years
                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  C$180
                  C$1,160
                  Low Season Winter
                  Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  C$120
                  C$740

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee C$25 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 5%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are for double occupancy - extra persons: $25 per night

                  High season rates apply to all Canadian holidays.

                  May-June Special: Book 5 nights or more and pay Low Season rate of $120 per night

                  Booking not confirmed until you receive our confirmation email.

                  50% deposit to hold booking dates

                  Balance due at check-in


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                  Last updated: 07/19/2014
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                  Location

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Salt Spring Air Dock or Victoria International
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Victoria, BC
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Beddis Beach
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Salt Spring Inn
                  160 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mount Washington
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Salt Spring Golf Course
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Tree House Cafe

                  Car: Recommended

                  Within walking distance (5 minutes) you will find Beddis Beach - a beautiful soft sand, shell beach, an old orchard and an amazing old growth rainforest walk. There are so many activities to do on Salt Spring at all times of the year we suggest you extend your visit. Everything from our Famous Saturday and Tuesday markets (March to October), Artist Studio Tours, Galleries, Music and Theatre events, excellent restaurants, to all kinds of outdoor activities like golfing, fishing, ocean life tours, kayaking, and fresh water lake swimming is available.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: Well, we don't look like Frida and Diego but this picture is pretty close to Frida and her lover Leon Trotsky. Being artists ourselves, we wanted to celebrate the life and work of an artist in our suite. Frida Kahlo was a perfect choice and with her came the Mexican theme which also makes our suite really fun to stay in. Carl has done all the beautiful cabintry work in the suite and Tracy has made and hand painted all the tiles. We experienced the magic of Salt Spring several years ago and have felt it calling us back. It gives us great pleasure to share our wonderful island life with guests. Tracy offers family clay making sessions in her studio to give you all a chance to be an artist for a day. Couples really enjoy the opportunity to make something special for their home too. We want your time on island to be as relaxed and tranquil as possible so we can also arrange massage therapists to come to the suite and treat you to a spa experience with hot rocks and aromatherapy oils. Our dog Banjo and cat Floyd will also be here to greet you and your pets.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ganges:
                  We bought our little piece of paradise on Salt Spring Island because the island way of life called to us. It is very relaxing on Salt Spring. After a few days 'Island Time' settles in and the love and joy of our small community is reflected back in the smiles you will receive from local people. Nature abounds here with mountains, ocean and forest rhythms calling us to be outdoors.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  Salt Spring is abundant with nature swaying, flying and buzzing by everywhere. Eagles, humming birds, ravens and wood peckers can all be seen and heard in our area. Deer stroll across the driveway and munch away on the grass in front of Fridas Villa. At night the frogs sing from the pond and owls hoot. The stars are bright in the sky as there is little light interference. On your way down to the beach we have a community orchard we all share full of Apple, Plum, and Pear Trees. Nearby there are golf courses, kayaking outfitters, artists studios to visit and many more activities to partake in. Salt Spring has an abundance of activities to do all year round so consider extending your stay.


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                  • We are pet friendly and have fenced areas for pets and closeby off leash walks

                    We are pet friendly and have fenced areas for pets and closeby off leash walks

                  • Enter into a unique accommodation that celebrates mexican painter Frida Kahlo

                    Enter into a unique accommodation that celebrates mexican painter Frida Kahlo

                  • Living room hosts a DVD/CD/VCR player, TV, variety of movies, music and games fo

                    Living room hosts a DVD/CD/VCR player, TV, variety of movies, music and games fo

                  • Fridas dining area

                    Fridas dining area

                  • Fridas second bedroom offers privacy plus with it's own entrance to bathroom

                    Fridas second bedroom offers privacy plus with it's own entrance to bathroom

                  • Relax in the Private Hot Tub Garden

                    Relax in the Private Hot Tub Garden

                  • Front deck

                    Front deck

                  • Beddis beach is a wonderful wedding site and our villa/cottages are  romantic

                    Beddis beach is a wonderful wedding site and our villa/cottages are romantic

                  • You can see the California sea lines with our outdoor adventure companies

                    You can see the California sea lines with our outdoor adventure companies

                  • Unwind with our Complimentary free margaritas

                    Unwind with our Complimentary free margaritas

                  • The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with breakfast foods and condiments

                    The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with breakfast foods and condiments

                  • Read a book, watch a movie in front of the cozy gas fireplace

                    Read a book, watch a movie in front of the cozy gas fireplace

                  • The Suite bedroom features a pillow top Queen bed with fine linens

                    The Suite bedroom features a pillow top Queen bed with fine linens

                  • Private back yard fenced for pets with hot tub across from pond.

                    Private back yard fenced for pets with hot tub across from pond.

                  • Ocean view from front patio and dining room window

                    Ocean view from front patio and dining room window

                  • Bathroom between suite bedroom and second bedroom for your use only

                    Bathroom between suite bedroom and second bedroom for your use only

                  • Beautiful Beddis Beach is only a 10 minute stroll from Fridas

                    Beautiful Beddis Beach is only a 10 minute stroll from Fridas

                  • Be sure to visit our famous Saturday market

                    Be sure to visit our famous Saturday market

                  • There is lots to discover on Salt Spring island!

                    There is lots to discover on Salt Spring island!

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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