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Waterfront Heritage Mansion W/5 Bedrooms on Stunning Acreage

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Last updated: 05/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ganges chateau / country house description

This is the very best of West Coast Canada!

Watch the seaplanes land and sailboats pass by as you relax on your private oceanfront estate. Gorgeous sweeping views of Ganges Harbour are visible from nearly all rooms of this one of a kind heritage retreat.

A vast variety of birds and other wildlife make this 4 acre property home. Watch the swans, eagles, hummingbirds, quail and other exotic birds from the enormous picture window and expansive veranda. Raccoons, otters, deer and other critters are curious, safe and plentiful.

There is much to do here for all ages. On the property, there is plenty of exploring to do, and the 300 feet of private beach front to enjoy. The main lawn is large enough for a soccer game or a big wedding. Pick fruit and berries at several times of the year, then bake them into a pie in the great kitchen that looks into the gorgeous back gardens.

Various flowers are usually blooming all over the park-like gardens and landscaped terraces. Numerous exploration paths weave throughout the property.

Off the property, hiking, kayaking, sailing, golfing, fine dining, casual dining, patio drinking, swimming, shopping, scuba diving, a day at the spa, fishing, yoga, farmers markets, etc... are all close at hand.

The house is set up perfectly for entertaining and relaxing alike. With plenty of space indoors, the adults can enjoy the evening with a roaring fire in the main living room, while the kids use the spacious upper living room to watch movies on the big screen and play games of all sorts. There are plenty of bedrooms to go around, all beautifully furnished and well appointed. The three full bathrooms mean that no one is waiting for their turn for a shower. The big gourmet kitchen provides the space to cook a grand meal while onlookers enjoy a glass of wine without every getting in the way.

I guarantee you will love your stay here as much as we do!

This house is operated by the Island Heritage Appreciation Club which allows members to use it to cover the costs. Membership is open to all those who appreciate well-maintained heritage properties.

Keywords: Rustic luxury, waterfront, view, views, Saltspring, Ganges, convenient, marina, island, private, landscaped, heritage, Vancouver, Victoria, British Columbia, acreage, farmers market, orchard, garden, family

Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Limited Accessibility:

                If you can manage the front 6 steps of the house, comfortable living is all accessible on a single level thereafter....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                No pets in the house please... allergies and smells may bother the next guests....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Kids love this property, inside and out. They never get bored here!...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Please smoke outside. Lots of covered areas to do so....moreless

              • Nude Beach

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

              • Convertible bed(s)

                ...moreless

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Stunning suite with bay windows overlooking ocean views...moreless

              • Kingsize room: 1 king

                This comfortable corner room has forest views on both sides ...moreless

              • Queen Suite: 1 queen

                This very private room has an ensuite bath and comfy chaise ...moreless

              • Double Room: 1 double

                Cozier than others in the house this room boast a fireplace...moreless

              • The Old Nursery: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 baby crib

                Formerly a nursery, this bedroom adjoins the master suite...moreless

              • King size beds (1) king sized bed can be separated into 2 twins, Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms with queen sized beds, Double Beds (1) 1 room with double bed and fireplace, Single Beds (1) The room adjoining the master bedroom, has a single bed, a double sofa bed and a crib if needed., Baby Cribs (1) ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                All the amenities are provided: pots & pans, plates and cups and cutlery and all that, blender, coffee grinder, waffle iron, bodum, coffee maker, toaster, kettle,...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                There are a variety of caterers on the island that can provide for every need, from a single special meal to an elaborate multi-faceted wedding....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                We have an RV spot on the property and a covered boat house for a trailered boat. Boats can moor at the Gov't dock just steps away or at the private marina for a fee....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Drive in the gate, through your private forest over the creek bridge, up to the house where there is space for 4 cars....moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                We have a covered carport at the front gate of the property. Lots of uncovered parking right at the house....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                not gas, but an electric fireplace is in one of the upstairs bedrooms....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Wood is split and included...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • massive and multiple lawns for games parties or sun bathing, library, office, enclosed sunroom, claw foot tub, nursery, 2 large living rooms, gated estate, creek with bridges, private forest, fruit trees....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    Full stereo system with 5 disk player and iPod/mp3 input....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Netflix and Apple TV...moreless

                  • Television
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Great garden patio off the kitchen for outdoor dining and lounging...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Big veranda overlooks the whole bay...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Not necessarily mountain views, but the hillside back of the property is just as gorgeous to look at as the ocean in the front with fruit trees and terraced lawns. There is also a private forest with a creek next to the house. ...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Harbour village life and amenities just moments outside the main gates....moreless

                  • Beach View
                  • Water View
                  • Oceanfront
                  • Beachfront
                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Golf
                  • Groceries
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Shopping
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shelling
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 9 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $500 $700
                  Fri, Sat
                  $3,495 $9,230
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Maintenance Fee $150
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Standard rates apply for all holiday weekends.

                  Standard rates also apply for the Christmas/New Year season from Dec 15 - Jan 5

                  50% deposit upon reservation.

                  Full payment 30 days prior to arrival.

                  Deposit returned upon check-out.


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                  Last updated: 05/30/2014
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                  Location

                  0.3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  3 minute walk to the float plane terminal
                  5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  6 minute drive to Long Harbour
                  Ganges
                  Nearest Beach
                  Right on the property
                  0.2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  5 pubs/bars within 5 minutes walking
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  2 golf courses with a 10 minute drive
                  0.2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  many restaurants within 5 minutes walking

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  wineries, organic farms, yoga retreat and drop ins close by, many artist studios, farmers market and fair, book stores, video rentals, antique stores, clothing stores, restaurants and delivery, pubs, heritage museums, music venues, theater, old fashioned movie house (current movies though).

                  When you are on this very private property you would never know that this is all at your doorstep.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  About the owner: I'm a city boy from Vancouver, who has always dreamed of enjoying and maintaining an island heritage property (You don't so much 'own' such a property as take your turn looking after it) Traveling is in my blood, but I love the natural wonders and serenity of the Gulf Islands of British Columbia more than anywhere else I have been privileged enough to visit. An environmentalist at heart, I am sensitive to keeping this property chemical free and the house as healthy a living space as possible.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ganges:
                  We fell in love with this late 19th century estate when a friend bought it many years ago. Every opportunity to visit that came up, we made it a priority to get there. This is one of those properties that changes your life in so many ways, and all of them for the better.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  Once you arrive at this property, you no longer need your car. Everything you need is within close walking distance. But when you enter and close the gate behind you, you are in a private world all your own and the outside world ceases to exist. It is the very best of all worlds!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • the massive lower lawn is a great place to spend the whole day

                    the massive lower lawn is a great place to spend the whole day

                  • plenty of parking up at the house

                    plenty of parking up at the house

                  • BC's 2nd largest Copper Beech is right in the front yard (1st is in Victoria)

                    BC's 2nd largest Copper Beech is right in the front yard (1st is in Victoria)

                  • Living Room 2

                    Living Room 2

                  • Kitchen 1

                    Kitchen 1

                  • Master bedroom with the perfect view.

                    Master bedroom with the perfect view.

                  • double bedroom, smaller than other rooms but has a fireplace!

                    double bedroom, smaller than other rooms but has a fireplace!

                  • Such a comfy and private room. Ensuite bathroom and chaise lounge not in photo

                    Such a comfy and private room. Ensuite bathroom and chaise lounge not in photo

                  • Some might want to spend all day just in this room ;-)

                    Some might want to spend all day just in this room ;-)

                  • Directly in front of the house on our beach.

                    Directly in front of the house on our beach.

                  • a few days into your stay you'll find yourself saying 'really, another rainbow!'

                    a few days into your stay you'll find yourself saying 'really, another rainbow!'

                  • view from the private beach at low tide

                    view from the private beach at low tide

                  • this shot was taken from the 10 tree orchard above the main house

                    this shot was taken from the 10 tree orchard above the main house

                  • Living room 1

                    Living room 1

                  • Living & Dining

                    Living & Dining

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Master Bedroom View

                    Master Bedroom View

                  • double bedroom, smaller than other rooms but has a fireplace!

                    double bedroom, smaller than other rooms but has a fireplace!

                  • kingsized bedroom with gorgeous forest views through these tall windows

                    kingsized bedroom with gorgeous forest views through these tall windows

                  • this orca was in our Ganges har
bour last summer

                    this orca was in our Ganges har bour last summer

                  • This eagle lives on the property, restricting future development... fine with me

                    This eagle lives on the property, restricting future development... fine with me

                  VRBO #395893

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $500 - $700 per night (USD)
                  9

                  5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 05/30/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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