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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Christine Steffich
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 cottage in 2002

Why Christine Steffich chose Southern Gulf Islands

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 cottage 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.


Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Imaginatively laid out sink, toilet and shower. No tub.
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Orchard Cabin - A Cozy Cabin in a Peaceful Orchard Close to Ganges.
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 30 reviews

Cozy, peaceful, beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time staying here, which should tell you something. From the kitchen window, there's a gorgeous view of the mountains and the water. The bed in the loft is quite comfy, and the fire warms the place up quickly. Just idyllic, this wee cabin.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a wonderful little cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin; so cozy! The orchard was wonderful too. Close to everything, yet we felt like we were far away from it all.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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as usual a perfect place Al and I

  • 5 of 5

right near a family home, town of Ganges, and easy to get around the town with wheels.

Great art shows and market, peace, quiet, solitude and privacy.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A charming, convenient, delightfully quirky cottage

  • 4 of 5

From breakfast in the hillside orchard with a peek-a-boo view of the Ganges Harbor, to snuggling up in the loft bed under the wooden pup tent like roof, to being serenaded by birds each morning through the many salvaged windows (each with its own personality) our stay in Christine's cabin was a delight. A relatively easy walk up and down hill from town, the island and the cottage were both wonderful!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cute and cozy little cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying; it's a lovely cabin on a pretty orchard. There were some stellar jays on the tree outside, and the whole stay was quite relaxing. It's about a 10 minute walk to town from the cabin, the hosts are very friendly, and you can even see an inlet of the ocean from the kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
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Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee per stay $15.61
Pet Fee $7.81

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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