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A Birdwatcher's Paradise

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Your view from the cottage overlooking the sea and Galiano Island.


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A perfect holiday cottage for 2 overlooking the sea

This cottage is perfect for 2 adults, complete with a mini kitchen, bathroom with shower, an electric fireplace, a separate eating area inside and on the deck...+ an outdoor shower!The bed can be curtained off from the rest of the sitting area in the cottage for privacy. There is a mini library to enjoy sitting on the deck. There is wifi available as well as a TV but then, who wants to be inside on a gorgeous day!


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    There are either 2 twin beds or 1 king size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    + a sink...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Massage therapists will provide on-site services.


  • Books:

    There is a mini library in the cottage for the guest's use. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    The cable provides the cottage with an extensive array of programming on the TV....moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Bistro table and chairs + outdoor seating at picnic table overlooking the sea!...moreless

  • Dining Room


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer is available for weekly guests . There is also an outdoor line for wet articles....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    An electric fireplace adds both heat and ambience!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:

    Parking available for cars and bikes....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available for weekly guests....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A French press, a Keurig beverage maker and a coffee maker + a tea pot!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is enough dishes, glasses and cutlery for 4 persons....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Toaster oven!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There are saucepans, fry pans, blender, kettle,cooking utensils and storage dishes....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    - mini bar size...moreless

  • Stove:

    There is a very efficient countertop 2 burner stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    A toaster oven allows you to bake and/or toast....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks wrap the house and there is also a new free standing deck that overlooks the sea....moreless

  • Golf:

    The 18 hole Salt Spring Golf and Country Club welcomes visitors. It has a pro shop, driving range,restaurant and indoor tennis facilities....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are several adventure companies in Ganges that offer lessons in kayaking and day and evening trips in the Gulf Islands, bicycles and charter sailing trips....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house and cottage sits on .7 of an acre in a very rural part of the island, offering privacy and tranquillity....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A small barb-b-que is available for guest use....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are both indoor and outdoor tennis facilities available within 5 kms from the cottage....moreless



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May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates



A start-up breakfast basket is included with the rate. Free range eggs from my hens who live on the property, homemade jam and bread, juice, butter, coffee and tea, yogurt, cereals and fruit are provided.

This is a non-smoking property. Pets will be considered upon request.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
village of Ganges
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Vesuvius-Crofton ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Salt Spring Golf and Country Club
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
CN rail/Amtrack-Vancouver BC
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Trans Canada #1
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
village of Ganges
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt. Washington, Vancouver Island
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
In front of house

Car: Recommended

Salt Spring Island has been described as the 'jewel of the Canadian Gulf Islands'. Not only is it the largest in size but also the most populated and the most popular for tourists. It is renowned for its beauty, for its history, and its food and wine.

Both the Saturday and Tuesday markets have attracted visitors for years...for fresh food, arts and crafts, they shouldn't be missed. Road side food stands also offer locally grown organic food and eggs, not to overlook the 3 wineries where one can sit and do a tasting!

Artists of all genres live on the island- writers, painters, sculptors, jewelers, musicians and actors all call Salt Spring home. Numerous galleries support the local artists so taking home a piece of art is a dream come true.

As well, there is a self-drive studio tour that takes you right in to the working venues of these artists.

An activity that is very popular is to discover the marine wildlife in the Gulf Islands by boat, as well as tour the other Gulf Islands, whether it is just for a day or an overnight visit.

whale watching, kayaking, sail boat charters are all available as well as renting a bicycle to get around. Watch out for those hills.

Salt Spring Parks and Recreation in partnership with Island Pathways have well marked hiking trails, from the easy saunter to the more strenuous, with views to die for!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: When life closed some doors, it allowed other ones to open and that is when I made the move from London,Ontario Canada with my 2 dogs and 2 cats to my new home on Salt Spring Island. As friends have said, the 'house found me'. It was love at first sight with the friends and of course, the west coast lifestyle! In my other life, I have been a social worker, a municipal councillor, a teacher, a chef, a TV host and producer,a travel writer, a volunteer and over the past 10 years, a hospitality advisor with a Canadian not-for profit organization working all over the to forget, a wife and mother to 4 children.

Why the Owner Chose Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada:
Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. All my life I wanted to live by the sea, especially on Canada's west coast. I wanted to go to the snow, not it come to me. As well, I had a dream that one day I would live in New Zealand again but that is on hold at the present time. Within 2 hours of seeing this house, I made an offer to purchase and have never regretted it.This house is as close as I can get to New Zealand! It overlooks the sea so that the dogs and I can walk at low tide, checking out the variey of starfish, molluscs,flotsam and jetsam that the sea brings in on the whales swim in my 'front yard', joined by sea lions, seals and river otters. Crab boats check their catches regularly.Tugs ply the waters hauling huge loads of lumber and pulp,sailboats skim along no matter the weather as do the pleasure craft, especially in the summer months. I see the sunrise over the neighbouring island of Galiano, and then reflect on the sunset on the cliffs later in the day.To cap off the view, at night we see the reflection of the lights from Vancouver and on a perfect day, we can enjoy the majesty of the snowcapped coastal mountain range on the mainland. Finding this property, making it my home and then sharing it with guests from around the world is truly a dream come true!

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
What I absolutely love about this home is that it is the perfect home for all the entertaining that I do. With the french doors open and the deck set up for summer entertaining, I can entertain in a million dollar waterfront view.It doesn't get any better than this!

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Your view from the cottage overlooking the sea and Galiano Island.

    Your view from the cottage overlooking the sea and Galiano Island.

  • Imagine a freighter in your front yard at sunrise!

    Imagine a freighter in your front yard at sunrise!

  • Everything you need to prepare fresh Salt Spring produce, fish or meat and wine!

    Everything you need to prepare fresh Salt Spring produce, fish or meat and wine!

  • The entranceway greeter...

    The entranceway greeter...

  • Low tide at Fernwood dock, suitable for beach combing and walking.

    Low tide at Fernwood dock, suitable for beach combing and walking.

  • All cozy and warm for a long winter's night!

    All cozy and warm for a long winter's night!

  • A morning sunrise on a rare winter's day!

    A morning sunrise on a rare winter's day!

  • Sunrise over the channel!

    Sunrise over the channel!

  • Ready for breakfast!

    Ready for breakfast!

  • Looking out from the cabin!

    Looking out from the cabin!

  • An ahhhh moment..!

    An ahhhh moment..!

  • Just put your feet up!

    Just put your feet up!

  • A wee bit of Scotland ..!

    A wee bit of Scotland ..!

  • Sit and relax!

    Sit and relax!

  • Winter on Salt Spring Island...

    Winter on Salt Spring Island...

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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