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Charming, Peaceful, Ocean Front Cottage on Saltspring Island

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Summer garden, island and ocean views.

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Salt Spring Island house description

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 fully equipped kitchen with a bright breakfast area overlooking the garden, ocean and islands. There are two bedrooms, one with comfortable king sized bed, 2 piece ensuite bathroom and doors to a private deck. The other bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed and a set of bunk beds. This bedroom is adjacent to, and has a door to, a 4 piece bathroom with separate shower, jetted tub and a washer and dryer concealed behind bifold doors. There is a clothesline to catch the ocean breezes if you prefer. 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. There is an ocean-side deck with a table for 4, and 6 outdoor chairs for the lawn or deck. A Weber propane barbecue and Wifi 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.


Keywords: Oceanfront, private, peaceful, ocean and sunset views, 2 bedrooms, fully equipped, fireplace

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in the house or anywhere on the property....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Has ensuite 2 piece bath and sliding doors to deck...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

            One set of twin bunk, one queen bed. Ensuite to main bath....moreless

          • King size beds (1) High quality pillow top king bed in master bedroom, 2 piece ensuite bathroom and sliding doors to side deck, Queen size Beds (1) High quality pillow top queen bed In second bedroom in addition to one set of bunk beds (2 twin beds), Bunk Beds (1) Set of bunks (2 twins) in second bedroom with queen sized bed...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Ensuite to qn bedroom plus other door, laundry...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            Toilet and sink - ensuite to King 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Well equipped with blender, coffee pot and bodum, coffee grinder, toaster, electric kettle, crock pot, baking pans, casseroles, teapot and tea cozy, dishes, silverware and utensils....moreless

          • Dining:

            Child's high chair and toddler chair available on request. Kitchen eating area seats 6 and so does dining room. Also an outside table for 4 on the deck....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Dishwasher, microwave, Jenn air cooktop, wall oven, refrigerator with separate freezer....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and baking. Please email for specific details....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided:

            All cotton white for indoor use only. Beach towels for outside use. Must be laundered by guests before departure. Kitchen towels and placemats also provided....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Large, comfortably furnished, ocean view, wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, flat screen TV with cable and DVD player....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All cotton linens and towels. Must be laundered by guests before departure....moreless

          • Garage:

            Single attached garage for storage of bicycles, kayaks or canoes....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Stacking washer and dryer in closet in largest bathroom....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Stacking. Clothesline and pegs also available....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Wood burning with glass doors. ...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Wood burning with glass doors....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Private gated property...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            By arrangement only....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Some DVD's available for guests' enjoyment. DVD player included....moreless

              • Books:

                Some provided. Please leave in the cottage....moreless

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Bring your own computer....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Ocean facing deck with table and 4 chairs. Four other chairs with cushions available for use on lawn facing ocean. Second deck off master bedroom at side of house....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Cottage is situated on a .8 acre gated ocean front lot. Grass, fruit trees and mature evergreen. Flower garden....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Public 18 hole course in Ganges. 10 minute drive....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Available for rent nearby....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    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

                  • Ocean View:

                    Stunning mulit-layered views over ocean and islands to the mountains of Vancouver island....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Views across the ocean and small islands to the mountains of Vancouver Island....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Level rocky beach for walking and exploring at low tide. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Playground
                  • Marina
                  • Churches
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Jun 27 - Sep 20, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  C$1,650

                  Changeover Day: Friday


                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

                  Mid Season
                  Sep 21 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  C$225
                  C$1,300

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

                  Low Season
                  Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  C$175
                  C$1,050

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

                  High Season
                  Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  C$1,650

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$750
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rental rates are for 2 persons. Extra persons to max of 4 extras (total 6) are $10.00 per person per night. . Min 7 night stay in high season. Utilities extra during heating season.

                  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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                  Last updated: 07/08/2014
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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Victoria, YYJ:10 min cab-35 min ferry-30 min cab
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Vesuvius- 5 min drive - to Crofton on Van Isl.
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Vesuvius - sandy and warm-5min drive
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Ganges- public course north of town
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Seaside - Vesuvius - fabulous

                  Car: Recommended

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: Nearly retired and hoping to spend more time in this lovely place.

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Summer garden, island and ocean views.

                    Summer garden, island and ocean views.

                  • A summer's day. The annual sail around the island is a delight to watch.

                    A summer's day. The annual sail around the island is a delight to watch.

                  • Kayaking from Idol Island in front of Sunset Cottage.

                    Kayaking from Idol Island in front of Sunset Cottage.

                  • Covered deck beside  kitchen and dining room. Table and chairs for outdoor meals

                    Covered deck beside kitchen and dining room. Table and chairs for outdoor meals

                  • Beach looking north at low tide

                    Beach looking north at low tide

                  • Living-dining room with ocean and garden vistas. Sliding doors to deck to right.

                    Living-dining room with ocean and garden vistas. Sliding doors to deck to right.

                  • Ocean-side breakfast nook in the kitchen. Garden and ocean views. Door to deck.

                    Ocean-side breakfast nook in the kitchen. Garden and ocean views. Door to deck.

                  • Master Bedroom with King sized bed and doors to side deck. Ensuite 2 piece bath.

                    Master Bedroom with King sized bed and doors to side deck. Ensuite 2 piece bath.

                  • Sunset at Sunset Cottage...

                    Sunset at Sunset Cottage...

                  • Shoreline at low tide in front of Sunset Cottage

                    Shoreline at low tide in front of Sunset Cottage

                  • Summer garden at the cottage. The songbirds love this birdbath.

                    Summer garden at the cottage. The songbirds love this birdbath.

                  • Sunset cottage from the ocean at high tide. Beachcombing at low tide.

                    Sunset cottage from the ocean at high tide. Beachcombing at low tide.

                  • Cozy living room - ocean and garden vistas  from the large window to the right

                    Cozy living room - ocean and garden vistas from the large window to the right

                  • Kitchen, fully equipped with dishwasher, Jenn Air range, stove, frig, microwave.

                    Kitchen, fully equipped with dishwasher, Jenn Air range, stove, frig, microwave.

                  • Kitchen and  breakfast nook - window overlooks garden and ocean. Door to deck.

                    Kitchen and breakfast nook - window overlooks garden and ocean. Door to deck.

                  • Second bedroom - queen bed and bunk beds, large dresser. Door to 4 piece bath.

                    Second bedroom - queen bed and bunk beds, large dresser. Door to 4 piece bath.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Friday, July 04, 2014

                  C$175 - C$236 per night (CAD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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