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The Red Door, by Louise Cook from Saskatoon, water colour original

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Last updated: 11/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

If you are looking for a country experience but close to town, this is the place for you. We now have a new great safe walking path that takes you to the quaint village of Ganges in 30 minutes, or choose to drive a short 2 minutes. If you love birds, mountain views, honey bees, chickens, and the idea of sustainability, you will love the cottage. Our egg layers are roaming about and the wild quail nest in the long grasses, and this year we are excited to announce that the eagles are nesting in the tree right across from the cottage, pretty cool! We hope that they have a successful hatching this year.

Eagle View Cottage is perfect for a family vacation or romantic getaway. Guests love the hot tub and gazing at the stars with a glass of wine.
Artists love the amazing back drop of layers of lush green mountain and water views. We are happy to show you our bee hives and extensive gardens where we grow our own food, and happy to allow the children to collect eggs. Truly an eco-sustainable experience!

We are located on the quiet tidal inlet of Booth Canal. The tide comes in twice a day and if sometimes will cooperate with a midday kayak or swim. Sandy Beaches are close by and we can help you find the perfect one to spend the day. Hiking trails are plentiful and we provide a book for you to explore these as well.
The cottage is decorated with a French country flare, and a touch of shabby chic, you will find everything you need is here for a relaxing getaway including 400 square feet of private decking, complete with a large BBQ, and a spectacular south facing view. Truly a home away from home.

A rare estuary, this tidal inlet has some of the best bird watching Salt Spring Island has to offer including eagles, turkey vultures, hawks, blue heron, king fishers, osprey and many more birds. The little quail make this yard their home and are truly entertaining.

Enjoy the new cedar dock just steps from the doorway and warm tidal swims in the summer. Kayaking is awesome year round and we provide the double kayak with life jackets (two).

A large country bathroom with a compact Bosch washer and dryer ensure you will have more time to play!

Sink into the luxurious king bed, topped with a heavenly 4' featherbed and 500 thread count percale sheets. All the beds are cozy and warm with locally made wool duvets and crisp cotton sheets. Cotton blankets are also available for those hot summer nights.

During the evening curl up to the wood stove with a book or enjoy a hot tub while gazing at the stars

The quaint town of Ganges is a short 3 minute drive. While still in the country you close to all amenities including our hospital and clinics.


Keywords: Bird watcher paradise, artist dream, romantic getaway, Eco sustainable,
3 bedroom
cottage

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/18/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Master bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    plenty of room in the master bedroom for the portable crib...moreless

  • The Green Room: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • The Study: 1 twin/ single

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  • all beds have 100% cotton sheets and are topped with locally made wool duvets The king bed is topped with a luxurious 4" featherbed ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom is a four piece, tub with shower, sink with vanity, and as a bonus a Bosch compact washer and drier. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful tidal waterfront with mountain views and many birds. A new private cedar dock and double kayak are just steps from the door. Warm shallow tidal swims in the summertime, and kayaking year round when the tides are high. We provide a double kayak and life jackets for two. Guests will be delighted to know they can walk to the village along a new path to town in half an hour. Morning walks along a trail at the end of our dead end street will take you to baker beach in half an hour. Great to beach comb, oyster beds, great for swims from noon onward as its on the west side of the island. Other beaches require a car to get to, Vesuvius beach is a 5 minute drive and a definite stop. Bader beach is 7 minute drive and best after noon when the sun hits it. Our fav sand bar beach to go to. Beddis beach is 7 minute drive and great in the morning as its on the east side of the island. Fernwood dock is 7 minute drive, great for beach combing. Three fresh water lakes to enjoy too! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A variety of bird books, novels, & local authors too. Some historical books so guests can read about the history of salt spring. Newish hiking book for local trails & cycling book of the gulf islands...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Selection of board games in the wicker chest in the living room ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wi-Fi, cable tv ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Breathtaking panoramic mountain views of Mt. Erskine...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Views of mount erskine and the canal...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Tidal Waterfront with warm tidal swims and kayaking when the tide is high, awesome bird watching from the deck or the dock...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Tidal Inlet waterfront, warm tidal swims and kayaking year round when the tide is high...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    electronic bosch compact dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard heaters...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets locally made wool duvet covers optional cotton blankets available for summer...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Internet based phone with free long distance in canada and the US...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Indoor towels as well as hot tub towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    electronic bosch compact washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    charming wood stove that heats the house...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide a french press as well as a drip coffee maker, and espresso urn...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    portable dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is lovely and perfect for use when preparing breakfast....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, coffee and tea to get you started!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large fridge...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    400 square feet of south facing decking with a romantic pergola for shade on those hot sunny days!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two seater kayak and life jackets...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a sloped grassy area that leads to the dock and the tidal inlet....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas bbq...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$143

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Summer months
Jun 30 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,187

Changeover Day: Friday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$170

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest


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Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Double occupancy is one couple or two persons in one room.

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Location

1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Float Plane, Ganges Harbour
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Salt Spring Inn
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Vesuvius Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Ganges Road
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Ganges Road
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Baker Beach

Car: Not Necessary

This adorable seasonal cottage is a tidal waterfront accommodation located on the sunny tidal inlet of Booth Canal. Truly a bird water's paradise and artist's dream!

Hiking trails, beaches, and the seaside walks are just minutes away. There is a safe walking/biking path along the main road and through the streets to the quaint village of Ganges.

The natural setting of the cottage is eco-friendly with many wild flowers and over grown grasses providing a natural sanctuary for the local habitat. Quail nest in the long grasses and enjoy the fat seed heads that we allow to ripen and self-sow. We even have a 'bug hotel' where we pile rocks and wood that are allowed to naturally break down thus providing a home for local snakes and spiders, which are all beneficial to the garden. The Garter snakes enjoy the rustic grasses too and keep the balance and biodiversity of the property intact

The top of the property closest to the road is used to grow year round vegetables helping us toward our goal of sustainability. We even have a honey bee hive in the upper corner of the property (well away from walkways and drive) aiding in the pollination of the flowers, fruits and vegetables, and of course providing us with beautiful honey! Heritage hens graze on the grass and peck at grass and are really entertaining. They always come and greet the new guests.

When tides are high a kayak is definitely in order. We provide a two seater kayak complete with life jackets and paddles. Toodle around the peaceful canal and quietly watch the wildlife, or venture out past the inlet and explore Baker beach where you can beach comb and enjoy salty swims.

Relaxing on the cedar dock just steps from the cottage is also a great way to see the birds. During the summer months the heron, turkey vultures, osprey, and the king fishers return to nest and feed. We have a nesting pair of eagles that perch in front of the cottage and have successfully hatched offspring this past year. The nest is visible from the cottage deck.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We live next to the cottage property. we love it here! I am a registered massage therapist and my partner is an investment advisor. We strive to practice sustainability, growing our own food and buying locally. We garden on our lot and the cottage upper lot where the sun reaches the property all day. We have enjoy our egg laying chickens, bunnies, honey bee hives, Kai our border collie and two wonderful cats. Kids love helping us to collect the eggs in the morning. We are fairly active taking advantage of the nearby hiking trails and swim almost every day in the summertime. We love meeting new guests and enjoy sharing what this great island has to offer including the amazing artisans and all our favourite restaurants.

Why the Owner Chose Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada:
Bird Watcher's Paradise. Quiet tidal inlet. Mountain view. Warm tidal waters. Beautiful salt spring island. Sustainability. Artists dream. Kayak, hike, bike, walk.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Walking distance to town on a safe new pathway. Tidal estuary featuring eagles, birds, wildlife, etc. hone bee hives, year round vegetable garden, extensive flowers. Convenient 3 minute drive to town yet still very much in the country. A wonderful new walking trail will take you safely to the village in 20 minutes. we love walking the dogs in the morning and working in the garden on a nice sunny day.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/18/2016

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Photos

  • The Red Door, by Louise Cook from Saskatoon, water colour original

    The Red Door, by Louise Cook from Saskatoon, water colour original

  • Sunny south facing deck, complete with airdorandack chairs, cushions and Gazebo

    Sunny south facing deck, complete with airdorandack chairs, cushions and Gazebo

  • The Hot Tub

    The Hot Tub

  • The tide is in!

    The tide is in!

  • The lower gate entrance to the dock and the canal, photo taken from the deck

    The lower gate entrance to the dock and the canal, photo taken from the deck

  • Country Kitchen with large fridge, stove/range & microwave, home away from home

    Country Kitchen with large fridge, stove/range & microwave, home away from home

  • Charming Desk and Woodstove

    Charming Desk and Woodstove

  • Master Bedroom with Cedar Chest & country accents

    Master Bedroom with Cedar Chest & country accents

  • Wide angle view of the "Green Room", twin beds, dresser and closet

    Wide angle view of the "Green Room", twin beds, dresser and closet

  • Bosch Washer/Dryer, antique tin with septic safe laundry soap, fluffy towels too

    Bosch Washer/Dryer, antique tin with septic safe laundry soap, fluffy towels too

  • Honeysuckle and Sweet William Garden Border

    Honeysuckle and Sweet William Garden Border

  • Neighbour's Dock

    Neighbour's Dock

  • Gazebo picnic area facing Mt. Erskine and the Canal

    Gazebo picnic area facing Mt. Erskine and the Canal

  • Front of the cottage with decking and hot tub

    Front of the cottage with decking and hot tub

  • The entrance driveway, magical (road side view)

    The entrance driveway, magical (road side view)

  • view from the water at high tide

    view from the water at high tide

  • View from the deck of mt. Erskine in the summer and a peekaboo of the tide in

    View from the deck of mt. Erskine in the summer and a peekaboo of the tide in

  • Living Room with DVD player, cable t.v., WIFI, chest of board games too!

    Living Room with DVD player, cable t.v., WIFI, chest of board games too!

  • The Master Bedroom with a comfy 4" feather bed topper and 100% cotton sheets

    The Master Bedroom with a comfy 4" feather bed topper and 100% cotton sheets

  • cozy reading nook in the master bedroom

    cozy reading nook in the master bedroom

  • The "Study" twin captains bed, with charming double dutch door, great for a teen

    The "Study" twin captains bed, with charming double dutch door, great for a teen

  • Bath with Shower, complimentary handmade soap, locally made shampoo/conditioner

    Bath with Shower, complimentary handmade soap, locally made shampoo/conditioner

  • Booth Canal Tidal Inlet

    Booth Canal Tidal Inlet

  • Spring Lupins

    Spring Lupins

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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