About the property
- Condo1025 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay1 - 2 nights
Two Bedroom Suite close to town and activities
Two bedroom suite, over 1,000 square feet with a king or queen bed in the master bedroom and queen size bed in the second bedroom. Full sized sofa bed in the living room, two full bathrooms and products supplied from the famous 'Salt Spring Soap Works'. PREMIUM ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE AS AN UPGRADE.
State of the art kitchen complete with stainless steel Whirlpool appliances and recycled composite glass countertops. There is a gas fireplace and TV in the living room and master bedroom, over length soaker tubs and glass walk-in showers.
Beautifully furnished and appointed. A short 5 minute walk from your suite at Mariner's Loft brings you to the heart of Ganges, steps away from the famous Saturday Market.
Ganges is a Village renown for its artistic and gastronomic virtues. There are twelve restaurants within walking distance, with many of them that offer live music year round (including the weekends during the winter), and grocery stores, a fresh fish and seafood store, bakeries, delis and wine stores close at hand for those wanting to prepare meals at home.
This two bedroom suite (plus sofa bed, accommodation for 6 total) at Mariner's Loft is the only modern accommodation on the island, offering nothing but luxury to our guests.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
I am a local businessman on Vancouver Island. I have been involved in the hospitality industry for many years, creating memorable experiences for my patrons and customers.
Manager purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Manager chose Ganges
I built this property because I wanted a retreat from my busy life on Vancouver Island. The property I chose for Mariner's Loft is the only property with hotel zoning in the town of Ganges, and the views to Ganges Harbour and the Gulf Islands are second to none. I detailed and furnished the unit as I would my own home, and created a large outdoor deck off the unit to enjoy a dinner party, a barbecue, or just a coffee in the morning overlooking the Marina and the Seaplanes taking off and landing in the distance. I find it so relaxing to be in my beautiful creation that I wanted to share it with others looking for a relaxing respite from their busy lives. It is perfect for longer term stays in the winter, for Snow Birds to enjoy our benign maritime climate, or for weekenders or weekly stays in the Summer for people looking for a well deserved break from busy live
What makes this Condo unique
An elegant kitchen encourage meals at home, with the abundant local produce, and fish all within walking distance of your suite. Throw the car keys away- even, tours of wineries, art galleries and studios. The suite is beautifully furnished with a West coast design.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
I will never stay anywhere else!
I have been visiting salt Spring island for literally 25 years. After staying at this rental I will never stay anywhere else. It was beautifully decorated, clean, conveniente and very comfortable. Everything was very easy to control and operate, i.e. the TV, cable, the fireplace the laundry, etc. For us there couldn't have been a better location. We loved walking downtown to dinner to shops and everywhere without having to worry about parking. This rental was secure and I would especially impressed with the gated parking lot, the cleanliness of the outdoor space, and the views. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone and I actually will be telling anybody I know going there that this is the place!
Everything you need
Walking distance to town
great location, great view and great place
mariners loft was really nice! we had an awesome view, we were close to town and our suite was clean! just some of the things which we find very important and the fact they accept pets! looking forward to coming back.
Great Location and Service but not a 5* property
I stayed at the Mariner Loft for 10 weeks. The apartments are located right downtown Salt Spring , the views are fantastics and the 2 ladies that manage the place, are always happy to help.
CONS- If you stay in the second floor, get ready to buy earplugs because you will hear EVERYTHING that goes on up in the penthouse which will get annoying. The apartments are decorated with Ikea furniture and are in desperate need of an update to be considered luxurious. The walls need painting , new linens need to be bought ( I actually had to talk to the manager because mine were soiled!!!), the pots, pans/dishes are all kitchenmaid or ikea and are pretty damaged, some of furniture is very damaged and dirty, the beds need to be replaced and in general , the apartments need some serious thorough cleaning....especially the grill on the balcony. The wifi and cable package are very basic and subpar..get ready for a lot of buffering and frustration.
PROS- Location,VIEW, Rebecca & Krysta.
Thank you for your comments. We have tried to minimize the footstep noise from the penthouse by installing long runner carpets and room rugs. Wood floors are beautiful but we do understand it doesn't absorb as much noise as a fully carpeted room.
A professional interior designer from a premium design firm in Victoria furnished each room on the property.
Each room comes with it's own dedicated wi-fi. Salt spring Island has services for a smaller island over a main city so we have made sure to include this upgraded feature to each room.
The walls have been painted as part of regular maintenance as well as linens being purchased and other regular upgrades.
We appreciate your comments and are happy we could address them.
The views were amazing, peaceful and relaxing to watch the boats in the harbor, the sea planes landing and taking off. The complex is within walking distance to the Fish Market, a local taco stand and the town center of Ganges which has various shops and a Thrift Food Market. The bedrooms were comfortable. The kitchen had the necessary items, but some showed wear and a griddle would have been nice for making breakfast for the 4 of us. Our goal was to take a little get away with family. The management staff Rebecca and Krista were wonderful and tended to all inquiries we had. We had an awesome time exploring the island. The Saturday Market was a fun thing to do. A bumpy ride up to the top of Mount Maxwell was worth the amazing views. We had a great time!
Enjoyed our stay
We had a great time, the loft was wonderful
The property is located on a rocky bluff overlooking the ocean, Ganges Harbour and the Marina. Only a four minute walk to 'downtown' Ganges, there are multiple attractions within the small village. There are many restaurants and Bistros in Ganges for every taste and budget. On the high end is the acclaimed restaurant at Hastings House, and House Piccolo. Live music is featured at the funky Tree House, The Saltspring Inn and the Harbour House. On a recent long weekend, they had a Sitar player at the Tree House, a wonderful young fiddler at the Saltspring Inn and an energetic South American Jazz trio at the Harbour House. There are also many art galleries in Ganges and studio tours available to see artists works around the Island. Also on the Tour program are visits to the Goat Cheese Factory, The soap factory, and three local wineries. In addition to the famous Saltspring Island Market in the Park which is held in Ganges every Saturday from April 1 to the end of October there is the Folk Dance Festival April 28- May 2, the Painters Guild Annual Show from April 14-29, Jazz Fest from June 13-15 and the Fall Fair from September 16-18 among many other events.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PAYMENT: At the time of booking, 50% the full payment is required to secure the reservation. When booking within 14 days of arrival date, full payment is required. CANCELLATIONS: Full payment is refundable up to 14 days prior to scheduled arrival date, less $100 administration fee. If cancelling within 72 hours, you will be charged for the entire stay, unless we can fill your reservation. Early