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A Birdwatcher's Paradise

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Your view from the cottage overlooking the sea and Galiano Island.

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Last updated: 08/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Salt Spring Island bed and breakfast description

This 200 square foot cottage is perfect for 2 adults, complete with a mini kitchen, bathroom with shower, an electric fireplace, a separate eating area inside and on the deck.The bed can be curtained off from the rest of the sitting area in the cottage for privacy. There is a mini library to enjoy sitting on the deck. There is wifi available as well as numerous TV channels..but then, who wants to be inside on a gorgeous day!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            Guest love the mattress and comfort!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, outdoor shower, shower

            + a sink...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            There are saucepans, fry pans, blender, kettle,cooking utensils and storage dishes....moreless

          • Dining:

            Bistro table and chairs + outdoor seating at picnic table overlooking the sea!...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            A French press, a Keurig beverage maker and a coffee maker + a tea pot!...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            There is enough dishes, glasses and cutlery for 4 persons....moreless

          • Stove:

            There is a very efficient countertop 2 burner stove....moreless

          • Toaster:

            A toaster oven allows you to bake and/or toast....moreless

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Dryer is available for weekly guests . There is aslo an outdoor line for wet articles....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            An electric fireplace adds both heat and ambience!...moreless

          • Heating:

            Electirc base board heating + fireplace!...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking available for cars and bikes....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Available for weekly guests....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All linens provided....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            All towels provided....moreless

          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Massage therapists will provide on-site services.

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                The dish provides the cottage with an extensive array of programming....moreless

              • Books:

                There is a mini library in the cottage for the guest's use. ...moreless

              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Games

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    There are several adventure companies in Ganges that offer lessons in kayaking and day and evening trips in the Gulf Islands, bicycles and charter sailing trips....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    The 18 hole Salt Spring Golf and Country Club welcomes visitors. It has a pro shop, driving range,restaurant and indoor tennis facilities....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The house and cottage sits on .7 of an acre in a very rural part of the island, offering privacy and tranquillity....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    there are both indoor and outdoor tennis facilities available within 5 kms from the cottage....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Decks wrap the house and there is also a new free standing deck that overlooks the sea....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    A small barb-b-que is available for guest use....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront
                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Golf
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Tennis
                  • Museums
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cycling
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  high season
                  Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  C$140
                  C$940
                  fall low season
                  Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  C$130
                  C$800
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  C$135
                  C$850

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  A self catering breakfast for a maximum of 3 nights is included with the rate. Free range eggs from my hens who live on the property, homemade jam and bread, juice, butter, coffee and tea, yogurt, cereals and fruit are provided.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/24/2014
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                  Location

                  25 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Victoria International Airport
                  7 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Vesuvius-Crofton ferry
                  100 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  CN rail/Amtrack-Vancouver BC
                  20 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Trans Canada #1
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  In front of house
                  8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  village of Ganges
                  100 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mt. Washington, Vancouver Island
                  4 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Salt Spring Golf and Country Club
                  8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  village of Ganges

                  Car: Recommended

                  Salt Spring Island has been described as the 'jewel of the Canadian Gulf Islands'. Not only is it the largest in size but also the most populated and the most popular for tourists. It is renowned for its beauty, for its history, and its food and wine.

                  Both the Saturday and Tuesday markets have attracted visitors for years...for fresh food, arts and crafts, they shouldn't be missed. Road side food stands also offer locally grown organic food and eggs, not to overlook the 3 wineries where one can sit and do a tasting!

                  Artists of all genres live on the island- writers, painters, sculptors, jewelers, musicians and actors all call Salt Spring home. Numerous galleries support the local artists so taking home a piece of art is a dream come true.

                  As well, there is a self-drive studio tour that takes you right in to the working venues of these artists.

                  An activity that is very popular is to discover the marine wildlife in the Gulf Islands by boat, as well as tour the other Gulf Islands, whether it is just for a day or an overnight visit.

                  whale watching, kayaking, sail boat charters are all available as well as renting a bicycle to get around. Watch out for those hills.

                  Salt Spring Parks and Recreation in partnership with Island Pathways have well marked hiking trails, from the easy saunter to the more strenuous, with views to die for!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: When life closed some doors, it allowed other ones to open and that is when I made the move from London,Ontario Canada with my 2 dogs and 2 cats to my new home on Salt Spring Island. As friends have said, the 'house found me'. It was love at first sight with the house...the view..new friends and of course, the westcoast lifestyle! In my other life, I have been a social worker, a municipal councillor, a teacher, a chef, a TV host and producer,a travel writer, a volunteer and over the past 10 years, a hospitality advisor with a Canadian not-for profit organization working all over the world...not to forget, a wife and mother to 4 children.

                  Why the Owner Chose Salt Spring Island:
                  Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. All my life I wanted to live by the sea, especially on Canada's west coast. I wanted to go to the snow, not it come to me. As well, I had a dream that one day I would live in New Zealand again but that is on hold at the present time. Within 2 hours of seeing this house, I made an offer to purchase and have never regretted it.This house is as close as I can get to New Zealand! It overlooks the sea so that the dogs and I can walk at low tide, checking out the variey of starfish, molluscs,flotsam and jetsam that the sea brings in on the tides...migrating whales swim in my 'front yard', joined by sea lions, seals and river otters. Crab boats check their catches regularly.Tugs ply the waters hauling huge loads of lumber and pulp,sailboats skim along no matter the weather as do the pleasure craft, especially in the summer months. I see the sunrise over the neighbouring island of Galiano, and then reflect on the sunset on the cliffs later in the day.To cap off the view, at night we see the reflection of the lights from Vancouver and on a perfect day, we can enjoy the majesty of the snowcapped coastal mountain range on the mainland. Finding this property, making it my home and then sharing it with guests from around the world is truly a dream come true!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                  What I absolutley love about this home is that it is the perfect home for all the entertaining that I do. With the french doors open and the deck set up for summer entertaining, I can entertain in style...with a million dollar waterfront view.It doesn't get any better than this!


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                  Photos

                  • Your view from the cottage overlooking the sea and Galiano Island.

                    Your view from the cottage overlooking the sea and Galiano Island.

                  • Imagine a freighter in your front yard at sunrise!

                    Imagine a freighter in your front yard at sunrise!

                  • After a busy day, what a wonderful space to relax!

                    After a busy day, what a wonderful space to relax!

                  • More art to enjoy!

                    More art to enjoy!

                  • Looking out from the cabin!

                    Looking out from the cabin!

                  • An ahhhh moment..!

                    An ahhhh moment..!

                  • Just put your feet up!

                    Just put your feet up!

                  • Sunrise over the channel!

                    Sunrise over the channel!

                  • Ready for breakfast!

                    Ready for breakfast!

                  • Your own library and fireplace...the original folk art is from China!

                    Your own library and fireplace...the original folk art is from China!

                  • Everything you need to prepare fresh Salt Spring produce, fish or meat and wine!

                    Everything you need to prepare fresh Salt Spring produce, fish or meat and wine!

                  • The entranceway greeter...

                    The entranceway greeter...

                  • Low tide at Fernwood dock, suitable for beach combing and walking.

                    Low tide at Fernwood dock, suitable for beach combing and walking.

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                  Date last modified - Monday, September 15, 2014

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                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

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