Charming, Peaceful, Ocean Front Cottage on Saltspring Island

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Last updated: 06/22/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Sunset Cottage is perfectly named. The sunsets and views here are simply stunning. Sit in peace, quiet and privacy by the ocean and enjoy glorious hours of ocean, island and mountain views, passing boats, ever changing light and birds (eagles, herons and many others).

The cottage sits on a private, gated, sunny acre of oceanfront land with a small orchard and English gardens. The ocean view is the best on Saltspring. It has a lovely, efficient, wood burning fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors, comfortable furnishings, beautiful local and Canadian art, walls of windows and a private gate and path to the ocean shore where you can walk and gather shells, launch canoes or kayaks and swim. Please note that we are unable to provide canoes or kayaks due to insurance regulations but can put you in touch with local suppliers who will deliver kayaks to the cottage.

There is a new fully equipped kitchen and a bright dining room with a wall of windows overlooking the garden, ocean and islands. The cozy great room with efficient, wood burning fireplace and stunning ocean views continues into the new kitchen. An additional ocean facing sitting area has floor to ceiling windows and 2 sets of french doors to the outside - one to a large, elevated, covered deck and the other to a smaller deck. There is comfortable seating and a large table and Weber gas bbq on the large deck which has ample lighting to enjoy the area after sunset. The smaller portion of the deck has a table for 2 and 2 chairs for al fresco meals.
There are three bedrooms, two with comfortable king sized beds 4 piece ensuite bathrooms. The master has glorious ocean and garden views with floor to ceiling windows on 2 sides. The master 4 piece bathroom has a separate shower, jetted tub and top loading washer and dryer concealed behind bifold doors. There is a wonderful clothesline and clothes pegs to catch the ocean breezes if you prefer. The second king bedded room has a new 3 piece ensuite bathroom with walk in shower. This bedroom has garden and forest views and sliding doors to a private side deck. The bathroom that is ensuite to this bedroom is also accessible to the house as a whole. The third bedroom has a set of bunk beds, ocean view, and is on the lower level of the house. All cotton bed linens and towels are provided. Extra bed linens and towels are provided. Coloured beach towels are also, provided as well as a small cooler and 2 folding chairs for picnics.

The house is best suited for one or two couples, however, it will sleep 6 people in beds, 2 of which are bunks. A maximum of 2 children under the age of 16 is permitted. Pets are not permitted under any circumstances. There is no smoking permitted anywhere on the property or in the house. The large living-dining room has wide ocean views, a dining table for 6, comfortable furniture, a flat screen TV with cable, a DVD player, and an efficient, wood burning fireplace. Books, jig-saw puzzles, games , binoculars and some DVD's are provided for guests' enjoyment. The ocean-side decks are well equipped with tables for out side dining and comfortable chairs for relaxing, reading and just looking. There are also Adirondack chairs on the lawn facing the ocean. A Weber propane barbecue and Wifi for email are included. The house is decorated with beautiful, local and Canadian, original art and has a very well equipped new kitchen. The kitchen has a huge L shaped counter, a large island, glass fronted cupboards, a large double, porcelain sink facing the ocean view, a built in dishwasher, side by side refrigerator with filtered water and ice dispenser, a wall oven, Jenn air cooktop and microwave. It is equipped with dishes, glasses, cutlery, blender, filter coffee pot (and filters) and french press, electric kettle and teapot with cozy, crock pot, electric mixer and baking pans as well as bowls and serving dishes and utensils. Table linens are available for inside and outside as well as kitchen towels. Dishwasher soap, liquid hand soap at each sink, bar soap in the shower, one roll of paper towels in the kitchen, and 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom are also included. We ask that you start the linens in the laundry before you leave and laundry soap is provided for that purpose. Please bring laundry soap for personal laundry during your stay.

This lovely, west-facing cottage is in the peaceful, pastoral north end of Saltspring island, 5 minutes from Vesuvius and 12 minutes from the town of Ganges. It is close to hiking trails, artists' studios, and farms with fresh free range eggs and local produce.

Salt Spring is the largest of the Gulf Islands and is an ideal get-away vacation spot. 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, theater, and a brand new recreation centre. The cottage is a 12 minute drive from Ganges, the heart of Salt Spring Island, where visitors can enjoy restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and boutiques and the bustling and picturesque harbour. The pretty seaside village of Vesuvius with its warm, sandy ocean beach, charming coffee shop and Seaside Restaurant (great fish and chips and seafood and scrumptious home-made desserts) is a 5 minute drive. Pringle farm, which breeds arabian horses is across the road from the cottage. These magnificent animals are often in the pasture close to the cottage road.

We hope you will come and enjoy all that Sunset Cottage and Saltspring Island have to offer.

Keywords: Oceanfront, private, peaceful, ocean and sunset views, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped, efficient fireplace.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house or anywhere on the property....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We welcome no more than 2 children at a time under the age of 16. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please don't ask as we do not allow any pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Full ensuite bathroom, magnificent ocean and garden views...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Up-down bunks, lower level of house, ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Ensuite with large shower, toilet and sink, garden views ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) High quality pillow top king bed in master bedroom, 4 piece ensuite bathroom and magnificent ocean, garden and mountain views, Queen size Beds (1) High quality pillow top king bed In second bedroom with ensuite with large walk in shower.. Third bedroom is on lower level of house and has a set of bunk beds and an ocean view. All beds have 100% cotton linens....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Ensuite to master bedroom, also has laundry...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Ensuite to guest bedroom. Large walk in shower....moreless

  • Full bathroom ensuite to king bedroom. Has large jetted tub, walk in shower, large vanity and toilet. Stacking washer and dryer in closet in this very large bathroom. Other bedroom has ensuite bathroom with large walk in shower, toilet and sink with vanity. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Books, jig-saw puzzles and games available for guests' use. The cottage is very close to Pringle Farm where Arabian horses are bred and riding is available. The horses are often in the pasture at the edge of the road. Please go to this link to read more about this local attraction.


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Shaw cable package...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose CD player and docking station in living room....moreless

  • Television:

    32 inch lcd flat screen...moreless

  • Toys:

    some provided...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some DVD's available for guests' enjoyment. DVD player included....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Level rocky beach for walking and exploring at low tide. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views across the ocean and small islands to the mountains of Vancouver Island....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Stunning mulit-layered views over ocean and islands to the mountains of Vancouver island....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Gorgeous west facing ocean front, level frontage with flat rock beach, private gate and stone stairs to the beach. Beachcombing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and incredible views of islands, mountains and water....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Child's high chair and toddler chair available on request. Ocean view dining area seats 6. Also an outside table for 6 on the covered deck and a table for 2 on the front deck. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric dryer. Clothesline and pegs also available....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Efficient Wood burning insert with glass doors....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air oil...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All cotton linens and towels. Must be laundered by guests before departure....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large, comfortably furnished, ocean view, wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, flat screen TV with cable and DVD player. Additional ocean side seating area with couch, 2 arm chairs - great views ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Maximum of 2 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private gated property...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    By arrangement only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All cotton white for indoor use only. Beach towels for outside use. Must be laundered by guests before departure. Kitchen towels and placemats also provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer in closet in bathroom that is ensuite to the master bedroom....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your own computer....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood burning with glass doors. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric filter style and bodum....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well equipped with blender, coffee pot and bodum, coffee grinder, toaster, electric kettle, crock pot, baking pans, casseroles, teapot and tea cozy, dishes, silverware and utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and baking. Please email for specific details....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built in...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Dishwasher, microwave, Jenn air cooktop, wall oven, refrigerator/ freezer/water/ice disp. Large porcelain double sink and additional bar sink in large island. Two stools at the island. Ocean view....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side refrigerator freezer with water and ice dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric wall oven and Jenn Air cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered ocean view deck with table and 6 chairs. Comfortable arm chairs. Six chairs with cushions and coffee table on lawn facing ocean. Decks off bedroom 2 at side of house and front- table for 2....moreless

  • Golf:

    Public 18 hole course in Ganges. 10 minute drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Cottage is situated on a .8 acre gated ocean front lot. Grass, fruit trees and mature evergreen. Flower garden, bird baths....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber propane barbeque on large deck. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Jetted tub and separate walk-in shower in master ensuite....moreless



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from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 24 - Sep 4, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $579.30
  • Taxes Not included


Rental rates are for 2 persons in one bedroom. Two persons in 2 bedrooms add $75 per stay. Extra persons to max of 4 extras (total 6) are $50.00 per person per night. . Min 7 night stay in high season. Utilities extra during heating season. Refundable security deposit required with final payment 60 days before rental begins. Size of security deposit varies with number of renters.

50% of rent due to hold reservation. Refundable damage deposit and rent balance due 60 days before rental begins . Payment preferred by Interac email transfer in Canada, by Cheque from US.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Victoria, YYJ:10 min cab-35 min ferry-30 min cab
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Vesuvius- 5 min drive - to Crofton on Van Isl.
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ganges- public course north of town
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Seaside - Vesuvius - fabulous
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Vesuvius - sandy and warm-5min drive

Car: Recommended

The Saturday market near the harbour in the town of Ganges draws people from all over Canada. The local produce, baking, crafts and entertainment are a delight for the senses. There are also many interesting shops and restaurants as well as the picturesque harbour. The Tree House Restaurant is a special favourite in the heart of town and has free live music nightly.Fresh local seafood is available for purchase in Ganges and is served at many local eateries including the cozy Seaside Restaurant overlooking the water in Vesuvius just 5 minutes from the cottage. There is a great indoor community pool in the village of Ganges and a lovely warm water sand swimming beach 5 minutes away in Vesuvius. For those interested in art there is a self-guided studio tour showcasing the work of the island's many talented artisans.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Newly retired and hoping to spend more time in this lovely place. At the moment, young grandchildren and other commitments prevent us from being here full time. We also love to travel and will be doing more of that while we have the time and are still able - active hiking holidays are a favourite.

Why the Owner Chose Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada:
It is simply beautiful and peaceful - a world apart and yet full of the vibrancy of an artistic and resourceful community. You will find world class fresh local food here as well as great restaurants and art and a general sense of peace and well being.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It restores and refreshes and connects visitors to the natural world and the things in life that really matter. To sleep here with open windows, complete quiet and only the moon and the stars lighting the night sky is a delight. Very close to the cottage is Pringle Farm which breeds Arabian horses and offers riding. These wondeful creatures are often at the edge of the pasture beside the road that runs by the cottage. Our ocean side addition, large new covered deck, beautiful new kitchen and other interior renovations have made a charming house even more beautiful. We are proud to display the art of local and Canadian artists as part of our furnishings.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Our ocean side and large covered deck

    Our ocean side and large covered deck

  • The view from the covered deck

    The view from the covered deck

  • Summer garden, island and ocean views.

    Summer garden, island and ocean views.

  • Sunset at Sunset Cottage...

    Sunset at Sunset Cottage...

  • A summer's day. The annual sail around the island is a delight to watch.

    A summer's day. The annual sail around the island is a delight to watch.

  • Summer garden at the cottage. The songbirds love this birdbath.

    Summer garden at the cottage. The songbirds love this birdbath.

  • Ocean side sitting area, door to covered deck

    Ocean side sitting area, door to covered deck

  • Living room as viewed from kitchen

    Living room as viewed from kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • View from master bedroom - king bed

    View from master bedroom - king bed

  • King bedded master bedroom

    King bedded master bedroom

  • Ocean view bunk room, lower level

    Ocean view bunk room, lower level

  • Entrance to the cottage- non ocean side

    Entrance to the cottage- non ocean side

  • Outside covered deck- ocean to the right

    Outside covered deck- ocean to the right

  • Sunset Cottage from the ocean

    Sunset Cottage from the ocean

  • The ocean side lawn and chairs

    The ocean side lawn and chairs

  • Shoreline at low tide in front of Sunset Cottage

    Shoreline at low tide in front of Sunset Cottage

  • Our entrance and stairs to lower level bunk room

    Our entrance and stairs to lower level bunk room

  • Ocean view dining

    Ocean view dining

  • Living room, ocean to the right

    Living room, ocean to the right

  • Kitchen, ocean view and dining room to left

    Kitchen, ocean view and dining room to left

  • Master bedroom - king bed

    Master bedroom - king bed

  •  Second bedroom, king bed, ensuite with walk in shower, toilet and vanity.

    Second bedroom, king bed, ensuite with walk in shower, toilet and vanity.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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