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Sunset Cottage is perfectly named. The sunsets and views here are simply stunning. Sit in peace, quiet and privacy by the ocean and enjoy glorious hours of ocean, island and mountain views, passing boats, ever changing light and birds (eagles, herons and many others).
The cottage sits on a private, gated, sunny acre of oceanfront land with a small orchard and English gardens. The ocean view is the best on Saltspring. It has a lovely wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, comfortable furnishings, and a private gate and path to the ocean shore where you can walk and gather shells, launch canoes or kayaks and swim.
There is a new fully equipped kitchen with a bright dining room overlooking the garden, ocean and islands. The cozy great room with wood burning fireplace and stunning ocean views continues into the new kitchen. An additional ocean facing sitting area has floor to ceiling windows and 2 sets of french doors to the outside - one to a large elevated covered deck and the other to a smaller deck. There are three bedrooms, one with comfortable king sized bed and glorious ocean views and a 4 piece bathroom. The 4 piece bathroom has a separate shower, jetted tub and washer and dryer concealed behind bifold doors. There is a wonderful clothesline to catch the ocean breezes if you prefer. The second bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed and a 2 piece ensuite bathroom. This bedroom has sliding doors to a private side deck. The third bedroom has a set of bunk beds, ocean view, and is on the lower level of the house. All cotton bed linens and towels are provided.
The house is best suited for one or two couples, however, it will sleep 6 people in beds. The large living-dining room has wide ocean views, a dining table for 6, comfortable furniture, a flat screen TV with cable, a DVD player, and a wood burning fireplace. Books, jig-saw puzzles, games and some DVD's are provided for guests' enjoyment. The ocean-side decks are well equipped with tables for out side dining and comfortable chairs for relaxing and reading. There are also Adirondack chairs on the lawn facing the ocean. A Weber propane barbecue and Wifi for email are included.
This lovely, west-facing cottage is in the peaceful, pastoral north end of Saltspring island, 5 minutes from Vesuvius and 12 minutes from the town of Ganges. It is close to hiking trails, artists' studios, and farms with fresh free range eggs and local produce.
Salt Spring is the largest of the Gulf Islands and is an ideal get-away vacation spot. From May to October the town of Ganges hosts the famous Saturday outdoor market where you can buy arts and crafts, farm-fresh vegetables, island-made cheeses, and homemade treats. On Salt Spring you can also enjoy fishing, golfing, hiking, ocean kayaking, theater, and a brand new recreation centre. The cottage is a 12 minute drive from Ganges, the heart of Salt Spring Island, where visitors can enjoy restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and boutiques and the bustling and picturesque harbour. The pretty seaside village of Vesuvius with its warm, sandy ocean beach, charming coffee shop and Seaside Restaurant (great fish and chips and seafood and scrumptious home-made desserts) is a 5 minute drive. Pringle farm, which breeds arabian horses and offers riding is very close to the cottage. These magnificent animals are often in the pasture close to the cottage road.
We hope you will come and enjoy all that Sunset Cottage and Saltspring Island have to offer.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SUNSET COTTAGE IS AVAILABLE FOR SHORT OR LONG TERM RENTALS AT VERY SPECIAL RATES NOVEMBER THROUGH MARCH - REFERENCES REQUIRED FOR LONGER TERMS. CONSIDER MAKING THIS YOUR SPECIAL WINTER OR SABBATICAL GET AWAY.
No smoking in the house or anywhere on the property....moreless
Pets Not Allowed:
Please don't ask as we do not allow any pets....moreless
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bedroom 1: 1 king
Full ensuite bathroom, magnificent ocean and garden views...moreless
Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed
Two piece ensuite, sliding doors to deck and garden...moreless
Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed
Up-down bunks, lower level of house, ocean view...moreless
King size beds (1) High quality pillow top king bed in master bedroom, 4 piece ensuite bathroom and magnificent ocean, garden and mountain views, Queen size Beds (1) High quality pillow top queen bed In second bedroom with 2 piece ensuite. Third bedroom is on lower level of house and has a set of bunk beds and an ocean view. All beds have 100% cotton linens....moreless
1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower
Ensuite to master bedroom. Very large - Laundry in closet....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet
Toilet and sink - ensuite to Queen bedded room...moreless
Full bathroom has 2 entrances - one ensuite to queen bedroom. Has large jetted tub, walk in shower, large vanity and toilet. Stacking washer and dryer in closet in this very large bathroom. Other bedroom has ensuite 2 piece bathroom....moreless
Books, jig-saw puzzles and games available for guests' use. The cottage is very close to Pringle Farm where Arabian horses are bred and riding is available. The horses are often in the pasture at the edge of the road. Please go to this link to read more about this local attraction. http://www.pringlearabians.ca/...moreless
Some DVD's available for guests' enjoyment. DVD player included....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Level rocky beach for walking and exploring at low tide. ...moreless
Views across the ocean and small islands to the mountains of Vancouver Island....moreless
Stunning mulit-layered views over ocean and islands to the mountains of Vancouver island....moreless
Gorgeous west facing ocean front, level frontage with flat rock beach, private gate and stone stairs to the beach. Beachcombing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and incredible views of islands, mountains and water....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Child's high chair and toddler chair available on request. Ocean view dining area seats 6. Also an outside table for 6 on the covered deck and a table for 2 on the front deck. ...moreless
Seating for 6 people
Stacking. Clothesline and pegs also available....moreless
Efficient Wood burning insert with glass doors....moreless
All cotton linens and towels. Must be laundered by guests before departure....moreless
Large, comfortably furnished, ocean view, wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, flat screen TV with cable and DVD player. Additional ocean side seating area with couch, 2 arm chairs - great views ...moreless
Dishwasher, microwave, Jenn air cooktop, wall oven, refrigerator with separate freezer. Large porcelain double sink and additional bar sink in the large island. Two stools at the island. Ocean view....moreless
Side by side refrigerator freezer with water and ice dispenser....moreless
Covered ocean view deck with table and 6 chairs. Comfortable arm chairs. Six chairs with cushions and coffee table on lawn facing ocean. Decks off bedroom 2 at side of house and front- table for 2....moreless
Public 18 hole course in Ganges. 10 minute drive....moreless
High Season Jun 26 - Oct 13, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage DepositC$750
Rental rates are for 2 persons. Extra persons to max of 4 extras (total 6) are $25.00 per person per night. . Min 7 night stay in high season. Utilities extra during heating season. Refundable security deposit required with final payment 60 days before rental begins.
50% of rent due to hold reservation. Refundable damage deposit and rent balance due 60 days before rental begins . Payment preferred by Interac email transfer in Canada, by Cheque from US.
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The Saturday market near the harbour in the town of Ganges draws people from all over Canada. The local produce, baking, crafts and entertainment are a delight for the senses. There are also many interesting shops and restaurants as well as the picturesque harbour. The Tree House Restaurant is a special favourite in the heart of town and has free live music nightly.Fresh local seafood is available for purchase in Ganges and is served at many local eateries including the cozy Seaside Restaurant overlooking the water in Vesuvius just 5 minutes from the cottage. There is a great indoor community pool in the village of Ganges and a lovely warm water sand swimming beach 5 minutes away in Vesuvius. For those interested in art there is a self-guided studio tour showcasing the work of the island's many talented artisans.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Newly retired and hoping to spend more time in this lovely place. At the moment, young grandchildren and other commitments prevent us from being here full time. We also love to travel and will be doing more of that while we have the time and are still able - active hiking holidays are a favourite.
Why the Owner Chose Salt Spring Island: It is simply beautiful and peaceful - a world apart and yet full of the vibrancy of an artistic and resourceful community. You will find world class fresh local food here as well as great restaurants and art and a general sense of peace and well being.
The Unique Benefits at this House: It restores and refreshes and connects visitors to the natural world and the things in life that really matter. To sleep here with open windows, complete quiet and only the moon and the stars lighting the night sky is a delight.
Very close to the cottage is Pringle Farm which breeds Arabian horses and offers riding. These wondeful creatures are often at the edge of the pasture beside the road that runs by the cottage.