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A Cottage with a Little Bit of Mexico on Salt Spring Island

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Last updated: 04/20/2015

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Central island, tucked away and surrounded by large trees this ocean view cottage is an oasis - ideal for a romantic getaway, artist or writers retreat. The cottage celebrates the art and life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo with it's Mexican themed decor. We have another smaller cottage and 2 bedroom suite which are also Frida themed.
Note: We no longer update the calendar on this website, please check our website http://www.fridasvilla.com/reservations for up to date calendar availability information.
Even on the dullest days of Winter this little cottage shines brightly and has a open airy feel with the high ceilings and skylights. The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with breakfast foods including local farm eggs so you can have breaky when you want to. The cottage has a TV/DVD and stereo with movie and music selections, plus cable TV. It also has wireless internet and cell phone coverage for most cell phones. Sip on your FREE margaritas while soaking in the hot tub on the deck, cozy up in front of the woodstove and watch a movie or relax on the deck and watch the birds, deer and ravens pass by. The cottage is pet friendly with a community orchard, beautiful shell beach and rainforest walk all dog friendly and within a 5 minute stroll. There is a fenced in yard for pets as well. We also have a 1 bedroom casita that is pet friendly that rents for less. Contact us if you would like us to send pictures of this one too.


Cottage Surroundings: The Rainforest walk, just up the road, has a unique riparian system full of birds, frogs and plant life that is rarely seen elsewhere. Dogs are allowed on leash. Beddis beach is one of our only shell beaches on Salt Spring, very sunny in the morning to late afternoon. We are on the sunrise side of the island. Sunrises can be viewed right out the front window from the Queen size bed in the cozy bedroom with closet. There are lots of wonderful places to sit and take in the scenes of nature this sweet little cottage has to offer. Muskoka chairs on the front deck, a rocking chair on the side deck, the hot tub which is sunken into the deck, a table for two on the deck facing the ocean view and a bench in the pond garden all offer scenic places to sit and enjoy the space.

Salt Spring Island : Salt Spring Island (SSI) is nestled in the Gulf Islands between Crofton BC which is near Duncan, BC and Sidney BC which is near Victoria BC. It has three ferry terminals, including Long Harbour that bring cars and passengers in from Tsawassen, near Vancouver BC. SSI also has three airlines that bring passengers into our downtown harbour from Vancouver (near the International airport). We highly recommend this for International travellers as it is easy and quick (20 minute flight) after a long flight over here and you can rent a car island. We also do ferry pickups and drop offs for a fee. We have so many customers say 'Salt Spring has so many things to offer, a two day stay just doesn't do it' and the tend to come back over and over again! It has the kind of magic we all seek and can't seem to get enough of in these hectic living times. We highly recommend you plan for a week or longer, especially from March to October as there are many outdoor, art and culture events happening.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 680 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Best suited two or three people...moreless

  • Our customers report that the bed is wonderfully comfortable and they have slept very well at the cottage. Fine linens, lamps, kleenex and water jugs beside the bed, ensure you have everything you need! Our pull out couch is comfy too, if there are 3 of you are you have a young child (toddlers are well accommodated at the cottage). We really see the cottage as best accommodating a couple or single person on retreat....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Our bathroom has a shower only, but the hot tub is only steps away for soaking in warm water outdoors! We provide Salt Spring shampoo, conditioner and soap to ensure you have what you need. We also have a hair dryer and curling iron available, plus a drawer of miscellaneous things you may need....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The cottage is best suited to a couple or individual on retreat. A child or pet is welcome however we should discuss the situation first. Massage is available for a fee on site. House keeping after your stay is included, unless you bring a pet then there is an extra pet fee which covers the cleaning. House cleaning during your stay is optional and at an additional fee. There is a broom, mop and vacuum cleaner available during your stay. Laundry washer and dryer is also available for a fee and we do provide soap. Permission to use these facilities is to be prearranged. Clay studio sessions are available with Tracy in her clay studio. You are most welcome to come and make something out of clay and we will ship it to you later. Cost is dependent on time spent in the studio and cost to ship your item....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Beddis Beach is one of the few shell beaches on Salt Spring Island. It has all kinds of history Native and Settler. A pet friendly beautiful quiet beach most of the time except high summer...moreless

  • Downtown:

    We are a 10- minute drive to downtown Ganges where there are grocery, hardware, clothing and artisan stores, restaurants, theatre, the famous Saturday market, etc. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    We are a five minute walk down to Beddis Beach a sunrise beach and full sun all day beach with the best beach combing on the island...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    All three places have nice ocean views. The Villa has the smallest view and the Casita has the best view ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Salt Spring is a small rural island in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Very heavily treed with wonderful nature walks everywhere...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Floorboards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Workshop

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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$720 - $960 per week
We take only week long bookings during JULY and AUGUST and Full long weekend bookings (min 3 nights) on Holiday weekends. The rest of the year we take a minimum of 2 nights. We are open to month long bookings at a reduced monthly rate. Call or email us to discuss this. We also have a cabin we rent at a low $100.00 a night in the Winter and $120. a night in the High Season. 
Please note we have been able to offer no tax fees for the last few years, however this year we hit the tax threshold and now sadly must charge tax on your bills. Hope you will understand and continue to delight in the Unique and Special accommodations we have to offer

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

  • Salt Spring Inn

    "Best Value on Salt Spring with a wide variety of delicious choices, excellent wine and beer ..."

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  • Stuff & Nonsense

    "A great store in Fulford Village on SSI stuffed to the brim with delightful intriguing thing..."

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  • Island Escapades

    "Fantastic kayaking trips to Chocolate beach and other locations in our local marine park. Sw..."

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Salt Spring Inn
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Three Ferry Terminals all 15 minutes away
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Salt Spring Golf Course
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Victoria BC
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Victoria BC
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tree House Cafe
160 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington in Courtney BC
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beddis Beach

Car: Recommended

Central Salt Spring Island, in the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada (10 minute car ride from Ganges which is the downtown core of Salt Spring Island, 15 minute walk to Rainforest hike and a 5 minute stroll to Community orchard and Beddis Beach (one of the most beautiful beaches on SSI).

Other Activities: Art studio tours, gallery walks, horse carriage rides

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Carl doesn't look like Diego so we opted for a Frida with Trotsky painting and didn't go as far as the uni brow on Tracy! We love to travel and when we do we like to hunker down in a private location with full kitchen, so that is the kind of accommodation we wanted to offer our guests. We are a bed and breakfast, but we don't serve breakfast. Instead we stock the kitchens with enough breakfast food choices to get you going when you first arrive. We have two cottages and a 2 bedroom villa now to offer families and couples a few choices. Being artists ourselves we wanted to offer our guests an aesthetic and unique vacation rental. Frida and Mexico worked beautifully for us and we hope it works for you too!

Why the Owner Chose Salt Spring Island:
Both of our Beddis Road properties have ocean views and are close to a rainforest walk, one of the best Beaches on Salt Spring Island and a sweet orchard park.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Have a unique and special experience in our mexican inspired cottages and villa. Our guests always seem delighted by the aesthetics and personal touches to the accommodations we provide


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Walkway up to Fridas Cottage

    Walkway up to Fridas Cottage

  • Our Pet Friendly Hosts Frida (Black) y Diego (White) English Cocker Spaniels

    Our Pet Friendly Hosts Frida (Black) y Diego (White) English Cocker Spaniels

  • From the Bedroom you can see the ocean view out the front windows

    From the Bedroom you can see the ocean view out the front windows

  • The kitchen is fully equipped and the eating area has the ocean view

    The kitchen is fully equipped and the eating area has the ocean view

  • A flat screen TV beside the woodstove makes for a cozy movie night.

    A flat screen TV beside the woodstove makes for a cozy movie night.

  • The private hot tub is the perfect place to enjoy the Free margaritas

    The private hot tub is the perfect place to enjoy the Free margaritas

  • Our pond area is also a delightful place to enjoy the sun

    Our pond area is also a delightful place to enjoy the sun

  • Frida in the fenced in cottage yard which is a great place for pets to play

    Frida in the fenced in cottage yard which is a great place for pets to play

  • Enjoy the intertidal viewing along Beddis Beach

    Enjoy the intertidal viewing along Beddis Beach

  • Follow the path of the fairy doors on Salt Spring Island

    Follow the path of the fairy doors on Salt Spring Island

  • View of Salt Spring and other gulf islands from Mount Maxwell

    View of Salt Spring and other gulf islands from Mount Maxwell

  • Nestled among the trees our cottage is private

    Nestled among the trees our cottage is private

  • Inside the door is an antique writing desk and a Mexican urn for umbrellas

    Inside the door is an antique writing desk and a Mexican urn for umbrellas

  • The bedroom is private behind the french doors. A coat closet is to the right

    The bedroom is private behind the french doors. A coat closet is to the right

  • The Cottage is stocked with a variety of breakfast foods

    The Cottage is stocked with a variety of breakfast foods

  • Handmade tiles in both the bathroom and kitchen give that Mexican feeling

    Handmade tiles in both the bathroom and kitchen give that Mexican feeling

  • Canadian Muskoka chairs offer the perfect place to sit and enjoy the view

    Canadian Muskoka chairs offer the perfect place to sit and enjoy the view

  • Our Pet Friendly Hosts: Floyd the Dog Savvy cat, Frida and Banjo!

    Our Pet Friendly Hosts: Floyd the Dog Savvy cat, Frida and Banjo!

  • Beautiful Beddis Beach is a short stroll down the road (5 min)

    Beautiful Beddis Beach is a short stroll down the road (5 min)

  • Several small touches of Mexican culture decorate the cottage

    Several small touches of Mexican culture decorate the cottage

  • View of Salt Spring as you come in on Fulford Ferry

    View of Salt Spring as you come in on Fulford Ferry

  • FREE Lime Margaritas ready for you in freezer! This is the deck of the Casita

    FREE Lime Margaritas ready for you in freezer! This is the deck of the Casita

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/20/2015
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