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Sunny quiet self-contained patio suite near Ganges on Salt Spring Island.

Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
  • Studio400 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Private suite with queen bed, bathroom, full kitchen, patio, BBQ, sleeps 2.

Salt Spring Island is known for its natural beauty and vibrant artistic community. Perfect for short or longer stays our quiet, sunny, self-contained suite has a private entrance, full kitchen, roomy bathroom with shower, comfortable queen size bed, good reading lights and WIFI, in a freshly renovated space furnished with fine art and studio furniture from the Duthie Gallery.

French doors open onto a private garden patio with forest and meadow views, frequent deer grazing, and an abundance of birds. A BBQ and outdoor table with comfortable chairs and an umbrella are provided for al fresco dining.

The Gallery B&B is within easy walking distance of Ganges village and Churchill Beach and across the street from the prestigious Hastings House Hotel. Visitors can walk to the famous Salt Spring Island Saturday market, buy fabulous fresh produce, baked goods and fine island-made cheeses and cook up delicious meals in the suite or picnic on the patio. Ganges village abounds with excellent restaurants, a natural food store, two bustling grocery stores and several liquor stores.

Come and spend a week exploring the island, touring the many studios and galleries or attending one of many inspiring workshops offered on island: from pottery, glass and fibre arts to woodblock printing and basket making. There is also a wide variety of spas and healing arts, yoga and fitness programs available year round on Salt Spring Island.

Salt Spring is an island with a mild climate, year round golf and walking weather, and even during the winter months lots of sunny days. It is a great place to relax and recreate and easy to get to by three different ferries or by air. There is also now an excellent bus service.

Keywords: Sunny, private, quiet, garden patio suite, self-catering apartment, wifi, full kitchen, on property art gallery and sculpture garden, walking distance to beach and village.

Owner

Celia Duthie

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
About Celia Duthie

I have been married for more than 30 years to my dear husband Nicholas Hunt. We have 2 wonderful children and 3 cats. Much of our life was spent in the book business in Vancouver; now we have a gallery of studio furniture and landscape art. We love to cook, eat, walk, read, garden and play bridge.

Celia Duthie purchased this Studio in 2004

Why Celia Duthie chose Ganges

We chose our location because it is a very pretty property and lovely cottage; we are close to Ganges so we and the kids can walk there and our gallery is also within walking distance for boaters.

What makes this Studio unique

Visitors to the Gallery B&B will enjoy the art and studio furniture in the suite, the landscape art and sculpture on the property and the stunning and original work in the Duthie Gallery. As hosts we can recommend restaurants, studios and excursions, and provide maps of trails for hikes and rambles. The suite is completely private, with a private entrance; guests will feel they're in their own place while staying with us at the Gallery B &B. The kitchen is well equipped for gourmet cooking and when in season fresh greens and vegetables from the garden will also be available. With our background in books, and being serious readers ourselves, there is always a good supply of current books and magazines available in the suite. Visitors to our Gallery B&B suite will also enjoy its close proximity to Ganges village, Churchill beach and, for lavish dining, the Hastings House hotel, directly across the street.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1)

        Bathrooms

        • 1 Bathroom
          • sink, toilet, shower, wheelchair accessible

          Theme

            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Living Room
                      living/dining room
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      by arrangement
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      by arrangement
                    • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  good books

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill

                                      Suitability

                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Attractions

                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          Notes

                                                            • green pastoral and forest views, within pleasant walking distance of village and beach, proximity to prominent art gallery and sculpture garden (Duthie Gallery), good current books and magazines, good reading lights, furnished with original studio furniture and art from the Duthie Gallery, newly renovated, breakfast makings provided, cozy, comfortable, quiet, access to washer/dryer, friendly hosts, fresh flowers, organic garden produce available in season, across the street from the prestigious Hastings House Hotel.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              13 Reviews

                                                              Excellent4.5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Charming and Peaceful

                                                              PamelaVictoria, BC, Canada

                                                              We had a lovely stay in this quiet suite in the forest, surrounded by tall trees and art. An easy walk into town, but still secluded. Very clean, lovely linens, great granola. Many thanks!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for your kind words. Sorry we were not around to meet you. Hope to see you our way again.

                                                              Beautiful property, charming hosts

                                                              Karen S.

                                                              This is the place to stay on Salt Spring Island. The location is perfect. It is quiet and close enough to walk to town. The property is an art oasis. Be sure to visit the gallery and stroll through the beautiful sculpture garden at night when it is lit up. The cottage is cozy, comfortable and clean. It was well stocked with fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs, bread, orange juice, coffee, tea and Nick's homemade granola. The patio and garden area is perfect for outdoor eating or just sitting and reading. Nick and Celia were helpful, friendly and charming. We would definitely stay here again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Karen for your kind words. Hope to see you on SSI again. Nick

                                                              Wonderfully peaceful home, will definitely come back!

                                                              Paul R.

                                                              A short walk to to Ganges, great location, very clean and serene

                                                              Nice quiet location

                                                              Mark B.

                                                              The owners are great and very accommodating. The condo is in a nice quiet location. The condo is well equipped for all your needs. We enjoyed our walks to town . This condo is good value and we recommend it to others.

                                                              Sweetest suite, awesome central location

                                                              Sarah B.

                                                              This was the perfect place for me and my daughter on a rainy November weekend. Close enough to walk to Ganges proper, but still quiet and private. Beautiful at night with the sculptures lit up. We would stay there again for sure.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your sweet review - I wonder whether you meant it to register only 3 of 5 stars? Celia

                                                              Charming!

                                                              Diane M.Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

                                                              Our visit to Salt Spring Island was car free and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We caught the bus from the ferry and it dropped us off at the corner, steps from our accommodations. The suite is lovely and comfortable and is run by the owners of the Duthie Gallery. It's a short walk to the town of Ganges and far enough that it's peaceful and quiet both day and night. The sculpture garden attached to the Duthie Gallery is lovely to enjoy and steps from the private backyard that comes with the suite. It was wonderful to come into the suite and have fresh baked bread, some local fruit, homemade preserves, and all the fixings for a breakfast or snack. The only drawback for us was that the suite is open concept and if one person is awake it's difficult to let the other person sleep. Our contact person was Kevin and he was helpful with any questions we had and gave us a ride to the ferry for our return trip. We rented bikes to explore the island but that lasted one day after we experienced the multitude of hills. The next two days we rented scooters and enjoyed seeing the island and having some time to do some hikes as well. I have to say, I love the west coast! The people are relaxed and "real", the service was great, wherever we went, and nothing was a problem.

                                                              Location

                                                              Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

                                                              Illuminated art and light show at the Duthie Night Gallery(July/August), walk to the Saturday market, tour of the island's extensive network of artists' studios and galleries, sign up for lively variety of art and craft workshops and music and theatrical programs, live music every night from June to September at the Treehouse, excellent restaurants: Auntie Pesto, Market Cafe, House Piccolo, Hastings House, boat and kayak rentals within walking distance, much beloved island festivals such as Canada Day, the Fall Fair (Sept) and the Apple Festival (Oct).

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              $19
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              5%
                                                              $126avg/night
                                                              13 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.5/5
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