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Paddler's Rest Lakeside Cottage On Beautiful Cusheon Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bed, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Paddler’s Rest is a retro-styled, lakeside cottage nestled in the hillside on serene Cusheon Lake.

Situated across from a working organic farm on a tranquil and secluded arm of this peaceful lake, the cottage features funky vintage furnishings and collectables.

From the checkered floor to the original half round walls in the living area, the retro feel is continued in the lake-themed appointed two bedrooms and bath.

Sleeping four people, the cottage features a family oriented sleeping arrangement. One bedroom with a comfortable pillow-top queen sized bed and a second bedroom with two comfy twin beds. Plus a vintage pull-out couch in the living room.

Double doors in the living area open to a large deck that runs the length of the cottage. Wake up to sunshine while sipping coffee at our amazing Pickle Ridge twig furniture set on the peaceful deck. Gaze across to the farm beyond or to the glistening lake and spacious dock below.

The private dock receives full all day sun with lots of room to spread out water toys and picnic blankets. Kick back and relax with a good book in the Adirondack chairs or enjoy lunch at the picnic table. Paddle around the lake on one of our kayaks or canoe. Excellent fishing (sorry no gas motors) and warm swimming waters await.

What’s nearby?

Paddler’s Rest is only 10 minutes from Ganges, the heart of Salt Spring Island where visitors can enjoy pubs, bistros, restaurants, art galleries, unique boutiques, live theatre, concerts and on Saturday, guests can take in the very popular market in the park. We are central to the many Salt Spring Island attractions, such as Mt. Maxwell, Ruckle Park, and many beautiful ocean beaches.

***Ask us about our boat tours on the Stardust III, a 1953 Owens Classic Cruiser. Available for sightseeing and touring around our beautiful island!

More Details

Chris Bowen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2016

Why Chris Bowen chose The Islands

We were delighted to be able purchase this lakeside cottage in 2006 on tranquil Cusheon Lake. It has been a favourite lake of our family for many years.

What makes this cottage unique

Considered to be one of the nicest lakes on Saltspring Island, Cusheon Lake is great for swimming and fishing. Paddler's Rest is private and peaceful waterfront cottage with views of the lake and the organic farm across the lake. Being on the water allows for many activities such as swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and lounging on our private dock.



Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Victoria, 12km to Fulford ferry, 10km to Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Several in Ganges
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
12km to Fulford & Vesuvius, 11 km to Long Harbour
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Near Ganges
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Several in Ganges 6km, Fulford 12km
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Ocean beach
Car: necessary

Paddler's Rest is on beautiful Cusheon Lake and is situated right across the lake from a working organic farm. It is about a 10 minute drive to Ganges where you will find many pubs, bistros, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and the very popular Saturday Market in the park. Enjoy live music in Ganges most summer nights at the local pubs and restaurants. There are two grocery stores in Ganges and three liquor stores. There are two wineries close by, one in Ganges and the other on the way to Fulford, as well as several sight seeing opportunities on Saltspring Island all within easy driving distance from Paddler's Rest. Mount Maxwell and Ruckle Park are two of the most popular places to visit. Saltspring has many hiking trails to enjoy, including the popular Mt Erskine hike where the hiker will experience an amazing view of Vancouver Island at the top. Kayaking on the lakes and ocean is also a very popular activity. Our guests can enjoy kayaking around Cusheon Lake on our kayaks or rent them in Ganges for ocean touring. Cusheon Lake offers a great fresh water fishing experience where you will find trout and bass.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 14 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 18 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $375

Pets may be allowed at Paddler's Rest with permission from the owner. If their pet is approved, guests are required to "scoop the poop" during their stay.

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Salt Spring Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bathroom with tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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