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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: 07/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

If our calendar is open it will indicate that one of our 3 properties is available, so please check our website http://www.fridasvilla.com/reservations for up-to-date calendar availability information on all 3 places. We have Fridas Villa - a very special private 2 Bedroom Suite in our home, Fridas Cottage and Casita both on a separate property with very private settings 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 are child and pet friendly. The suite has 2 bedrooms private from one another. We also have two 1 bedroom cottages which can accommodate up to 3 people and sometimes with permission up to 4 - the cottage has a pull out couch and the casita has a murphy bed in addition to the queen bedroom - please inquire and we will send pictures of the casita.
Unwind on the deck with your complimentary Lime Margaritas or under the stars in the private hot tub garden of the Villa, the hot tub deck of the cottage and the deck of the Casita! Massage therapists for each of you can be hired in to pamper you further right in the suite or cottage. 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. Our cottage and casita are also pet friendly and both have kitchens, dining areas, living rooms with wood stoves and decks with ocean views. The cottage has a hot tub sunken into the deck. The casita does not have a hot tub so it rents for less. We can arrange for massages in the Villa, Cottage or Casita with advance notice. Be an artist for a Day - arrange to spend time with Tracy in the clay studio making a special bowl, platter, tile or sculpture to take home.

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

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community:

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

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • 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

  • 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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

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

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

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

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • 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

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Our cottage has a carport ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street:

    yes, up to 3 spots...moreless

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free internet with good fast connection ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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

Outside

  • Boat:

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

  • 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

  • Golf:

    Nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    10% discount on kayak tours with Island Escapades...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season Summer Week Long
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

C$1,160
High Season Fall
Sep 1 - Oct 14, 2015
2 night min stay
C$180
C$1,160
Low Season Fall
Oct 15 - Dec 20, 2015
2 night min stay
C$120
C$740
Christmas to New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
C$180
C$1,160
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
C$120
C$740

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Extra person per night C$25 + tax
  • 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

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Location

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

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

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

    The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with breakfast foods and condiments

  • 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

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

    Bathroom between suite bedroom and second bedroom for your use only

  • Relax in the Private Hot Tub Garden

    Relax in the Private Hot Tub Garden

  • 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

  • Fridas Cottage

    Fridas Cottage

  • The Cottage kitchen is fully equipped and stocked with first day breakfast foods

    The Cottage kitchen is fully equipped and stocked with first day breakfast foods

  • Entrance to the Cottage

    Entrance to the Cottage

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

    Enter into a unique accommodation that celebrates mexican painter Frida Kahlo

  • The villa open concept living area

    The villa open concept living area

  • 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

  • Second Bedroom with it's own private entrance to the bathroom and private deck

    Second Bedroom with it's own private entrance to the bathroom and private deck

  • Ocean view from front patio and dining room window

    Ocean view from front patio and dining room window

  • 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

  • Morning Sun hits the Deck

    Morning Sun hits the Deck

  • The Cottage hot tub is very private and cozy

    The Cottage hot tub is very private and cozy

  • The Casita is in a private area with parking for up to 2 vehicles

    The Casita is in a private area with parking for up to 2 vehicles

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