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Orchard Cabin - A Cozy Cabin in a Peaceful Orchard Close to Ganges.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, studio with Queen-sized loft bed + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath. Best for 2

Orchard Cabin on Salt Spring Island is the perfect private retreat for artists, writers, poets, or musicians. It is also a great getaway for a romantic honeymoon or anniversary. Or bring the kids and the dog!

Peace and quiet surrounds you. Waken in you cosy loft bed to the songbirds' serenade. Enjoy your self-prepared breakfast on the deck with freshly brewed coffee or tea. Coffee, tea, and cream will be supplied. Delight in some of Salt Spring's fine locally prepared cheese or fruit preserves, wholesome breads and farm fresh eggs that you can purchase at the Saturday Market, a roadside farmstand, or straight from the farm!

Then make your way into Ganges Village to check out ArtCraft and  to browse the local shops and galleries.  Saturday morning is when Salt Spring hosts the famous Salt Spring Market. Be sure to treat yourself to lunch at one of the many unique restaurants and cafes. Don't forget to try some gelato at Harlan's!

Grace Point Square is where you will find Lyman Whitaker's Windsculptures. These mesmerizing works of art are available in Canada exclusively throughyour host, Matt, at Steffich Fine Art in Grace Point Square.

If adventure is on your mind, check out fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, whale watching, biking, or hiking. Take a Studio Tour. Go on a boat tour or dinner cruise. Explore Salt Spring's history or just relax at one of the many beaches, lakes and parks.

On your way back to the cabin, pick up some fresh seafood at The Fishery or some crab at Centennial dock. Add to this some fresh produce from the Salt Spring Market and a bottle of wine from one of the local vineyards to make a delicious island meal. Then bask in the balmy warmth of a summer evening on Salt Spring Island.

Have a fabulous vacation!

Keywords: Vacation, rental, accommodation, holiday, salt spring, saltspring island, cottage, loft, budget, adventure, dog-friendly, pet-friendly, self-contained, self-catered, bed and breakfast, ocean view, patio, deck, BBQ, wi-fi, Internet, satellite tv, DVD player, tv.

More Details

Owner
Christine Steffich
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Christine Steffich

Matt and I are long time islanders. Matt has lived on Salt Spring for 20 years after having vacationed here every summer since 1968. I have lived here for most of my life. My family roots go back to the 1930's and 40's when my great-grandparents farmed on the north end of the island, boating their produce around the 'Hook' to Ganges every Saturday during the summer - the original Salt Spring Farmer's Market!

We are proud parents of 2 fantastic boys and loving owners of Hank, the Golden Retriever. Matt is the owner of Steffich Fine Art and I am the pharmacy manager at Downtown Pharmasave.

Matt and I have travelled extensively to Australia, Mexico, and the USA, and we have spent many vacations exploring BC and Vancouver Island. Having stayed in a wide variety of accommodations we realized that simple and relaxed, private and convenient, comfortable and casual were the most appealing features of our vacation accommodations.

As dog people, we really appreciate being able to travel with our dog. He is an important part of our family and travelling without him would be like leaving one of the kids at home!

Christine Steffich purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Christine Steffich chose British Columbia

In 2010 we made a decision to share our cabin as a vacation rental so others could come and discover the magic that is Salt Spring Island.

The cabin was just a sleeping cabin when we bought the house in 2002. Our friend, Jeremiah Hart, moved into the cabin soon after and traded rent for renovations. Jeremiah lived in the cabin for 5 years and, with his masterful use of space and natural materials, transformed it into a lovely little self-contained cabin that is comfortable summer and winter. The main feature is the deck situated under a large apple tree where you can relax in the peace and quiet of the backyard orchard.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is a short walk to shopping and restaurants in Ganges. Dog walking and hiking trails are easily accessed just steps from the cabin. Wine tours, boat cruises, parks, scenic drives, swimming lakes and beaches are a short drive away.

Amenities

Southern Gulf Islands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Imaginatively laid out sink, toilet and shower. No tub.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 queen , Semi-private, lofted bed that is accessed by a ladder.
    Futon couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Best suited for children
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.4 based on 25 reviews
5

as usual idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Matches all our family needs so if convienent, small, clean and comfortable using a laddder

to loft works for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Peaceful, cozy, and relaxing while close to Ganges area where all the restaurants and shops are at!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Orchard Cottage! The cottage was well equipped and cozy. Perfect for two! And with two small pups! Our dogs loved running around the orchard while we enjoyed sitting out on the deck for dinner and wine.

The loft sleeping space is lovely, with the window providing a nice breeze. I would just suggest to make sure the curtain is closed at night time as there can be mosquitoes.

The kitchen was comfortable and had all that we needed to make meals.

The bathroom is narrow and the way the toilet is situated, it can be difficult for taller people but it worked ok for us.

The place was clean aside from a few cob webs.

Overall, we had a lovely time and would definitely consider staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Charming little cabin in an apple orchard

  • 4 of 5

The property is perfectly situated, just up the hill from Ganges - easy walk down, a light workout on the way back up! Living room and kitchen are well appointed, and the woodwork is lovely. Books on shelves, art on walls, comfortable couch. You need to be somewhat nimble climbing up to the loft (very cute, comfortable) bed, so not suitable for anyone with non-nimble bodies, and the bathroom is better for a fairly skinny person. Great shower, good pressure, good wifi, air circulation with plenty of windows. Small deck that would have been perfect for a morning coffee or evening glass of Gary Oaks Pinot, watching the bunnies in the orchard, but for the BC drizzle!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy cabin close to Ganges

  • 5 of 5

Lovely owners and cute cabin. Perfect for an inexpensive couple getaway for a weekend on Saltspring.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fabulous

  • 4 of 5

Convenient

Clean

Peaceful

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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:)

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was perfect, we had a really nice time.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $16.22
Pet Fee $8.11

Please note a $20 fee is added to single night stays.
The $50 deposit is non-refundable.
If you cancel more than 24 hours before your stay, only the $50 deposit will apply. This can be applied to the cost of a future stay.

If you cancel within 24 hours of the beginning of your stay, you will be charged a cancellation fee of one night stay ($135) or 50% of your total booking, whichever is greater.
If your booking can be rebooked, we will refund 90% of the cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.