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Salt Spring Island is known for its natural beauty and vibrant artistic community. Perfect for short or longer stays our quiet, sunny, self-contained suite has a private entrance, full kitchen, roomy bathroom with shower, comfortable queen size bed, good reading lights and WIFI, in a freshly renovated space furnished with fine art and studio furniture from the Duthie Gallery. French doors open onto a private garden patio with forest and meadow views, frequent deer grazing, and an abundance of birds. A BBQ and outdoor table with comfortable chairs and an umbrella are provided for al fresco dining.
The Gallery B&B is within easy walking distance of Ganges village and Churchill Beach and across the street from the prestigious Hastings House Hotel. Visitors can walk to the famous Salt Spring Island Saturday market, buy fabulous fresh produce, baked goods and fine island-made cheeses and cook up delicious meals in the suite or picnic on the patio. Ganges village abounds with excellent restaurants, a natural food store, two bustling grocery stores and several liquor stores.
Come and spend a week exploring the island, touring the many studios and galleries or attending one of many inspiring workshops offered on island: from pottery, glass and fibre arts to woodblock printing and basket making. There is also a wide variety of spas and healing arts, yoga and fitness programs available year round on Salt Spring Island.
Salt Spring is an island with a mild climate, year round golf and walking weather, and even during the winter months lots of sunny days. It is a great place to relax and recreate and easy to get to by three different ferries or by air. There is also now an excellent bus service.
Keywords: Sunny, private, quiet, garden patio suite, self-catering apartment, wifi, full kitchen, on property art gallery and sculpture garden, walking distance to beach and village.
green pastoral and forest views, within pleasant walking distance of village and beach, proximity to prominent art gallery and sculpture garden (Duthie Gallery), good current books and magazines, good reading lights, furnished with original studio furniture and art from the Duthie Gallery, newly renovated, breakfast makings provided, cozy, comfortable, quiet, access to washer/dryer, friendly hosts, fresh flowers, organic garden produce available in season, across the street from the prestigious Hastings House Hotel....moreless
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Illuminated art and light show at the Duthie Night Gallery(July/August), walk to the Saturday market, tour of the island's extensive network of artists' studios and galleries, sign up for lively variety of art and craft workshops and music and theatrical programs, live music every night from June to September at the Treehouse, excellent restaurants: Auntie Pesto, Market Cafe, House Piccolo, Hastings House, boat and kayak rentals within walking distance, much beloved island festivals such as Canada Day, the Fall Fair (Sept) and the Apple Festival (Oct).
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I have been married for more than 30 years to my dear husband Nicholas Hunt. We have 2 wonderful children and 3 cats. Much of our life was spent in the book business in Vancouver; now we have a gallery of studio furniture and landscape art. We love to cook, eat, walk, read, garden and play bridge.
Why the Owner Chose Ganges: We chose our location because it is a very pretty property and lovely cottage; we are close to Ganges so we and the kids can walk there and our gallery is also within walking distance for boaters.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio: Visitors to the Gallery B&B will enjoy the art and studio furniture in the suite, the landscape art and sculpture on the property and the stunning and original work in the Duthie Gallery. As hosts we can recommend restaurants, studios and excursions, and provide maps of trails for hikes and rambles.
The suite is completely private, with a private entrance; guests will feel they're in their own place while staying with us at the Gallery B &B.
The kitchen is well equipped for gourmet cooking and when in season fresh greens and vegetables from the garden will also be available.
With our background in books, and being serious readers ourselves, there is always a good supply of current books and magazines available in the suite.
Visitors to our Gallery B&B suite will also enjoy its close proximity to Ganges village, Churchill beach and, for lavish dining, the Hastings House hotel, directly across the street.