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Paddler's Rest Lakeside Cottage on Beautiful Cusheon Lake

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From the deck with views of Cusheon Lake and across to the farm.


Last updated: 02/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please contact owner for permission....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • One bathroom with tub/shower.


  • Books:

    Lots available to suit many tastes....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of fun games available. Fantastic game board built into the tile floor in the living room area....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small Ipod dock....moreless


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Waterfront on Cusheon Lake with a private dock....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a kitchen table that seats up to 6. On the covered deck there is an amazing table and chairs rustic twig set from Pickle Ridge that seats up to 6 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    A comfortable space with a pull out couch in the living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Space to park 2-3 vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No long distance calls from this phone, however long distance calls can be made to this number....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and limited beach towels provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Set up to cook fabulous meals and entertain....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Small row boat. We require that guests wear a life jacket while using our water craft....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Rustic Pickle Ridge table and chairs, One double and two single Adirondack chairs. Also four Adirondack chairs and a picnic table on the spacious dock. Other outdoor seating areas on the property....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 Kayaks and a canoe available. We require that guests wear a life jacket while using our water craft....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Adirondack chairs and a picnic table on the private dock, Adirondack chairs on the lawn area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Available for use on the cottage deck....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are some life jackets available but please bring your own if you can, especially for children to ensure a safe and accurate fit....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 14 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 11 - Sep 17, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 18 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $374.15
  • Taxes Not included


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/15/2017
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20 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria, 12km to Fulford ferry, 10km to Airport
6 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Several in Ganges
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
12km to Fulford & Vesuvius, 11 km to Long Harbour
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Near Ganges
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Ganges 6km, Fulford 12km
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

Why the Owner Chose Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

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  • From the deck with views of Cusheon Lake and across to the farm.

    From the deck with views of Cusheon Lake and across to the farm.

  • New cover over the table on the deck, enjoy outdoor dining in any weather!

    New cover over the table on the deck, enjoy outdoor dining in any weather!

VRBO #590944

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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