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Oceanside Cottage in the Trees - Stunningly Private, Yet So Central!

(16 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cozy cottage tucked in the woods near the shore is the area's best secret

This is the very best of West Coast Canada!

This romantic cottage has it all. So private, yet close to all the excitement of Ganges Harbour. The famous Saltspring Weekend Market is a 2 minute stroll away. Wonderful art galleries, restaurants, shops, pubs, studios are all within a wander from your private sanctuary in the trees. Beach access is directly on the property.

There is much to do here for all ages. On the property, there is plenty of exploring to do, and the 300 feet of private beach front to enjoy.

A vast variety of birds and other wildlife make this 4 acre property home. Watch the swans, eagles, hummingbirds, quail and other exotic birds from the beach and expansive veranda. Raccoons, otters, deer and other critters are curious, safe and plentiful.

Off the property, hiking, kayaking, sailing, golfing, fine dining, casual dining, patio drinking, swimming, shopping, scuba diving, a day at the spa, fishing, yoga, farmers markets, etc... are all close at hand.

I guarantee you will love your stay here as much as we do!

This house is operated by the Island Heritage Appreciation Club which allows members to use it to cover the costs. Membership is open to all those who appreciate well-maintained heritage properties.

Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking outside on covered porch is fine....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    no way around the 2 steps up to the covered doorway....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Master bedroom: 1 double

    Gorgeous cozy room with French doors to the woods and stream...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This freshly renovated and beautiful cottage/cabin is the private gate house to a grand heritage estate. It is tucked to the side of the property where you will have all the privacy you desire, but it is close to everything in this enchanting and historic village of Ganges....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV and Internet TV...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    access to the beach right on the property...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    this cottage is nestled in the woods, with views all around...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    the ocean is 50 steps from your door...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    electric fireplace...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All you will need to cook and eat is provided...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    new appliances and all amenities...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments and necessities provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 19 - May 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$84 $99
Fri, Sat
$494 $1,281

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2017
May 2 - Jun 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$91 $106
Fri, Sat
$531 $1,281

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$91 $106
Fri, Sat
$531 $1,281

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017-2
Oct 17 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$84 $99
Fri, Sat
$494 $1,281

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$110 $124
Fri, Sat
$622 $1,829

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Maintenance Fee $36.59 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $182.95
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Standard rates apply to all holiday weekends, whenever they happen to fall.

Standard rates also apply to Christmas and New Year season from Dec 21 - Jan 5.

We can be flexible with pricing only at the beginning & end of High Season. Every usage, long or short, has a $50 maintenance charge.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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Location

0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 min walk to the float plane to Van. or Victoria
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 pubs/bars within 5 minutes walking
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 minute drive to Long Harbour
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 golf courses with a 10 minute drive
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants within 5 minutes walking
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
Nearest Beach
Right on the property

Car: Not Necessary

Wineries, organic farms, yoga retreat and drop ins close by, many artist studios, farmers market and fair, book stores, video rentals, antique stores, clothing stores, restaurants and delivery, pubs, heritage museums, music venues, theater, old fashioned movie house (current movies though).

When you are on this very private property you would never know that this is all at your doorstep.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I'm a city boy from Vancouver, who has always dreamed of enjoying and maintaining an island heritage property (You don't so much 'own' such a property as take your turn looking after it) Traveling is in my blood, but I love the natural wonders and serenity of the Gulf Islands of British Columbia more than anywhere else I have been privileged enough to visit. An environmentalist at heart, I am sensitive to keeping this property chemical free and the house as healthy a living space as possible.

Why the Owner Chose Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada:
We fell in love with this late 19th century estate when a friend bought it many years ago. Every opportunity to visit that came up, we made it a priority to get there. When it came on the market, I just had to try for it. This is one of those properties that changes your life in so many ways, and all of them for the better.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Once you arrive at this property, you no longer need your car. Everything you need is within close walking distance. But when you enter and close the gate behind you, you are in a private world all your own and the outside world ceases to exist. It is the very best of all worlds!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Photos

  • your private cottage in the woods!

    your private cottage in the woods!

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  • brand new hand scraped oak floors and real slate tiling

    brand new hand scraped oak floors and real slate tiling

  • how long since you baked next to an old Dutch door beside a running stream?

    how long since you baked next to an old Dutch door beside a running stream?

  • living room with electric fireplace

    living room with electric fireplace

  • the beach is 40 steps past this view.

    the beach is 40 steps past this view.

  • taken from the bedroom window

    taken from the bedroom window

  • quiet morning in Ganges Harbour

    quiet morning in Ganges Harbour

  • BC's 2nd largest Copper Beech is on this property! (1st is in Victoria)

    BC's 2nd largest Copper Beech is on this property! (1st is in Victoria)

  • Directly in front of this property, 40 paces from your door!

    Directly in front of this property, 40 paces from your door!

  • The view from this porch is a running stream to the beach just 40 paces away

    The view from this porch is a running stream to the beach just 40 paces away

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  • brand new appliances and cabinets, and a little diamond window

    brand new appliances and cabinets, and a little diamond window

  • cozy dining room for romantic dinners for 2.

    cozy dining room for romantic dinners for 2.

  • Bdrm French doors looking to the bridge over the stream (before sleigh bed buy)

    Bdrm French doors looking to the bridge over the stream (before sleigh bed buy)

  • Saltspring's famous Weekend Market is a 2 minute stroll away

    Saltspring's famous Weekend Market is a 2 minute stroll away

  • Ganges Harbour, Saltspring Island

    Ganges Harbour, Saltspring Island

  • Orca in Ganges Harbour

    Orca in Ganges Harbour

  • This eagle lives right on this property!

    This eagle lives right on this property!

VRBO #446544

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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