Bird Watcher's Paradise and Artist's Dream!(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)
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, 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,
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Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Beautiful tidal waterfront with stunning 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 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
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
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Jun 30 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Double occupancy is one couple or two persons in one room.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We live Adjacent to the cottage property so as questions arise, we are 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. Stunning mountain and tidal views. Warm tidal waters. Beautiful salt spring island. Sustainability. Artists dream. Kayak, hike, bike, walk.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Walking distance to the village along a safe new pathway. Rare Tidal estuary featuring nesting bald eagles, birds, wildlife, etc. honey bee hives, year round vegetable garden, extensive flowers. Convenient 2 minute drive to town yet still very much in the country. A wonderful new walking trail will take you safely to the village in 25 minutes. we love walking the dogs in the morning and working in the garden on a nice sunny day.
- Primary: +1 2505388848
- Secondary: (250) 538-8848 (British Columbia, USA)
The Red Door, by Louise Cook from Saskatoon, water colour original
view from the water at high tide
Gazebo picnic area facing Mt. Erskine gorgeous views
Front of the cottage with decking and hot tub
The entrance driveway, magical (road side view)
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!
The Master Bedroom with a comfy 4" feather bed topper and 100% cotton sheets
cozy reading nook in the master bedroom
The "Study" twin captains bed, with charming double dutch door, great for a teen
Bath with Shower, complimentary handmade soap, locally made shampoo/conditioner
New Year's Day sunset on Booth Canal inlet
The tide is in!
Sunny south facing deck, complete with 4 airdorandack chairs, cushions & gazebo
The Hot Tub
The lower gate entrance to the dock and the double kayak, photo taken from deck
Country Kitchen with large fridge, stove/range & microwave, home away from home
Charming Desk and Woodstove
Master Bedroom with Cedar Chest & country accents
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
Honeysuckle and Sweet William Garden Border
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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