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Oceanfront Home with Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Home,, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

* Please note that VRBO posts all rates in US dollars.

This lovely west facing ocean side home commands spectacular views of the ocean. Meander down a few steps to the warmest swimming beach on Salt Spring. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the large deck. This home sits on a 1/2 acre surrounded by a mature apple orchard, providing total privacy. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room, living room with wood burning fireplace and french doors that open onto a large deck, washer/dryer, all bedding and towels supplied.


-2000 sq ft

-3-bedroom home

-Large living room with beautiful views of the ocean

-Two heavenly down love-seats in the living room

-Wood burning fireplace

-Newly refinished hardwood floors on the main

-Chef's Kitchen renovated in 2014 with stainless steel appliances

-Slab quartzite countertops

-Both bathrooms renovated in 2014

-Large deck with glass dining table for 6-8

-Outdoor seating on deck

-Four Adirondack chairs on the front lawn with gas fire pit

-Two chaise lounges

-No power lines obstructing the ocean views!

-Free use of high-speed WiFi

-50" LED television

-Finished basement with ping pong table

-Wide array of games and books

Within a short walk, you will find a quaint village store, an oceanside restaurant and government wharf. All located in the desirable neighbourhood of Vesuvius Bay.

Salt Spring is the largest of the Gulf Islands and is an ideal vacation destination. 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, vineyards, and a new recreation centre. The cottage is an 8 minute drive from Ganges, the heart of Salt Spring Island, where visitors can enjoy restaurants, pubs, art galleries.

Please note that VRBO is now displaying all rates in US dollars: "Get an Instant Quote" tab will default & display in US dollars. We are Canadian based so we do charge in Canadian dollars. Please go to "Rates" tab and select CAN$ (top right of table) to view the actual Canadian dollar rate.

Please be advised that this property is not listed on Craigslist.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About The Owner

For many years, my husband and I took our four sons every summer on vacations that involved water, so that we could all enjoy boating, water skiing and tubing. Our good friends bought this Salt Spring Island home and we rented the home from them for 8 years. Then, it came up for sale and we bought it without hesitation from our friends!

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Vesuvius

The ocean views are spectacular and the sunsets divine. The half acre, flat property with low bank to the ocean feels spacious and private. Perfect for entertaining (or not). Tastefully decorated. The kitchen and bathrooms were renovated in 2014. A wonderful place to relax and recharge!

What makes this house unique

The ocean views are spectacular and the sunsets divine. The half-acre, flat property with low bank to the ocean feels spacious and private. Perfect for entertaining (or not). Tastefully decorated. The kitchen and bathrooms were renovated in 2014. A wonderful place to relax and recharge!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My girlfriends and I have rented Seagates 3 times over

the past 2 years and plan on coming back for years to come. It's a great

place to spend a girl?s weekend away. Seagates is situated right on the bay

and we love to sit in the living room or on the deck and enjoy the view.

There's also steps leading down to the beach if you want to go explore while

the tide is out. We've also rented the Dowry house when there's more then 6

of us and it works out perfectly as the two cottages are only a step away

from each other and we can walk between them quickly. Both are beautifully

and comfortably furnished and fully stocked with all the dishes, towels, etc

we've ever needed. I highly recommend these cottages to anyone looking for a

beautiful, comfortable, relaxing place to stay.
Oct 2014
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Vesuvius House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Renovated in 2014, downstairs bathroom has rainshower head.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Renovated in 2014, features 2 rainshower heads and 2 sinks.
  • The bathroom on the main floor is shared by two bedrooms. Renovated in 2014, it has 2 rainshower heads, 2 sinks and marble flooring. The downstairs bedroom was also renovated in 2014 and has a rainshower head.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main floor master bedroom has king size bed. Second main floor bedroom has 2 twin beds. Basement bedroom has 2 twin beds. One Graco brand portable infant crib is available.
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanfront Home with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.877551 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I want to live here. This place is perfect for a weekend getaway. Completely set up, immaculately clean, comfortable!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Girlfriend Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Darcy for such a spectacular property. Everything was so well appointed and spotless! We had a great girl's weekend and enjoyed sitting around the big kitchen peninsula. The beds were super comfy and the views amazing. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Lovely cottage and home.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay; the cottage was beautiful and very well appointed. Lots of room to spread out and also a good spot for more intimate gatherings. We would love to come back in the summer but I am sure this cottage is in high demand. Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular setting!

  • 4 of 5

We were visiting our daughter on the island. This was a great home away from home. The kitchen is very well appointed. We had a memorable visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was very clean and well maintained. Great view! Comfortable beds. Wood fireplace wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the kitchen and dining area! Cooked at home every meal and the kitchen had all we needed. High quality utensils, etc. Fireplace really warmed up the house with plenty of wood at the ready. Fancy upstairs bathroom was a hit with 2 shower heads. Location very handy. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful as ever

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we spent the New Year holiday in this luxurious residence and enjoyed our stay just as much as last year. It is impossible to find fault with anything: there is an abundance of kitchen and dining supplies, the rooms are beautifully furnished and the bathrooms are thoughtfully equipped. Needless to say the view is spectacular in all weathers. Thank you for the privilege of staying at Seagates.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Kilometres
Ganges Harbour (seaplane)
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Moby's Pub
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Vesuvius to Crofton Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Saltspring Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Seaside Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Vesuvius Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $97.46
Damage Deposit $155.93

For all cancelled reservations the VRBO Service Fee will be subtracted from the refund. For reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival, there will be no refunds if the home is not re-rented for the reserved period. If the home is re-rented for the cancelled dates, all monies will be refunded less the credit card transaction fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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