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Fully-Equipped Guest Suite in Garden Setting Close to Beach!

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Futon Sofa and Flat Screen Satellite TV/DVD


Last updated: 11/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Ganges studio description

Amata - 'place of everlasting happiness' - is a contemporary self-contained guest suite that comprises the ground floor of our beautifully-situated home. It is available for rentals year-round on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC. The suite has a queen bed and a double futon within the same open-plan area (note that these are not in two separate bedrooms).

Relax in the tranquil surroundings, enjoying the company of local wild deer that enjoy resting on the lawn. Help yourself to the herbs outside the suite entrance as you prepare your own sumptuous meals in the kitchen...then dine out on the gazebo with a panoramic view of the property. Take a peaceful walk around the labyrinth - you may even be joined by one of our three friendly cats (please note that we cannot accommodate guests bringing their own pets).

The local Creekside Rainforest is a wonderful place to explore nature, while several artist studios are situated just footsteps away, including the very delicious Moonstruck Cheese. Emerge from your Salt Spring retreat feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Your hosts Brett (qualified Physiotherapist and Yoga Teacher) and Jason (PhD in Psychology, specialising in communication skills) offer a variety of treatments and therapies that can turn your retreat into a growthful and insightful experience.

Amata Guest Retreat is located at the southern end of Beddis Road, central Salt Spring Island. We are just footsteps away from Beddis Beach, one of the island's most beautiful beaches, and a short drive from both Fulford and Long Harbour ferry terminals. Ganges (the main village on the island) is 6km/10 minute drive away.

Please note that we are NOT able to accept guests with pets. In addition, there is a minimum age limit of 12 years. As this is a vacation rental property and not a B&B, please note that no meals are included - though the suite, of course, has a full kitchen and there is a wide selection of tea and coffee, together with milk and condiments.

Also, please note that the suite comprises the ground floor of our home (with its own private entrance). It is not a stand-alone cottage.

Keywords: Suite, Retreat, Self-catering unit


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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 0
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage


              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

              • Convertible bed(s)


              • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Please note that the suite is open-plan. The futon is therefore in the same area as the Queen Bed and NOT in a separate bedroom. The suite is therefore suitable for EITHER two adults who wish to sleep in two separate beds within the same room OR a couple sharing the Queen Size bed who wish to use the futon as a sofa (or have a travelling companion over 12 years of age who can use the futon as a bed). The suite would NOT be suitable for two couples, nor for two people who wish to each have a private room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • Toilet, Basin/vanity, Bath-Shower, Timed Extractor fan.

              Other Amenities

                  • On-Site Yoga/Meditation Studio (and Private Sessions) Available for Additional Fee, Fresh Herb Garden at the Door, Private Entrance to Suite...moreless


                  • Books:

                    Varied selection, including local guidebooks...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player


                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic


                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                      • Shopping

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 2 people


                      • Linens Provided:

                        High thread-count. Change of linens offered every three-nights for longer-stay renters....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Private off-road parking available....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Spacious drive in front of the property....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Large, Hand, Facial and Hot-Tub towels all provided, and can be replaced upon request....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:



                      • Catering Available
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator


                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Gazebo:

                        A wonderful place to dine in the garden...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Yours to enjoy throughout the stay - and help yourself to the herb garden right outside your doorstep....moreless

                      Pool / Spa



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                      Jan 2 - Dec 31
                      2 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay

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                      Last updated: 11/20/2014
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                      Close to Beddis Beach and Creekside Rainforest


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: Brett grew up in South Africa, Jason in the UK, and we both moved to Canada in the 90's - eventually making it across to Salt Spring in 2005. Waking up each morning on this beautiful island feels like an everlasting vacation. We are blessed to have found a sunny property, graced by many of the local deer, and have created tranquil gardens that are designed to offer a retreat from the busy world for us as well as for our guests.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ganges:
                      We chose this location due to its proximity to the ocean (less than 300 metres) and local rainforest. While we're only ten minutes away from the shops and restaurants of Ganges (the island's only town), we were attracted by the quiet road (we're nearly at the end of it) and low volume of traffic - good for our peace of mind and the cats' well-being!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                      Sitting by the garden pond, watching the whale fountain while deer wander through the grounds. Doing yoga in the beautiful Pyramid studio that we built in the garden in 2008, or dining in the sun-drenched gazebo looking out over the lawn in the long summer months. In the winter, sitting in the hot-tub and enjoying one of the lightest properties in the area - not too many trees to obscure the precious winter sun.

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                      Speaks: english


                      • Futon Sofa and Flat Screen Satellite TV/DVD

                        Futon Sofa and Flat Screen Satellite TV/DVD

                      • Garden Hammock

                        Garden Hammock

                      • Fully Equipped Kitchen

                        Fully Equipped Kitchen

                      VRBO #309475

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

                      C$160 - C$175 per night (CAD)
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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