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Newly renovated, the sunniest location, new hot tub. Ask about off season rates.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

7 mins to town, 2 mins to beach, 2 Bed 2 Bath Home on a sunny ridge

Vesuvius is the best place to be! The warmest, sunniest part of the island yet only a few minutes from Ganges. Ocean Meadows is two minutes by car or less than 15 on foot from sunny West facing Vesuvius Beach, as well as a coffee shop and licenced restaurant with oceanside deck. It is less than a 20 minute walk via a beautiful woodland trail to South facing Baker Beach.

Full inside and out renovation and landscaping recently completed! Result: A beautiful, high end all-new home in one of Salt Spring's very best locations in the heart of Vesuvius. Situated on a knoll which receives all-day sun, Ocean Meadows enjoys unobstructed views over unspoiled farmland to the ocean in the West.

Enjoy morning coffee on the private master bedroom deck (with twin loungers and sun umbrella) and spend lazy days in a hammock or lounger under the 400 ft.² covered south-West facing patio.

Inside this beautiful 1500 ft.² home you will find a bright open layout combining every modern convenience with island charm. The master bedroom features an elegant Italian Queen bed with new top-of-the-line pocket coil memory foam encased organic cotton covered mattress, sliding doors to its own deck, walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. The ensuite comes with heated floor, freestanding soaker tub, suspended vanity and plate glass shower. The second bedroom with solid pine Queen bed with high end mattress is immediately adjacent to an ultramodern full bathroom with suspended vanity and tub/shower. (Two additional children/pre teens can be accommodated on the two new matching living room sofas, the back cushions of which remove to provide comfortable flat 5'8" long beds .)

The spacious living room has just had a new high efficiency wood-burning fireplace insert installed (for use in colder months only, as Saltspring has frequent fire bans in the hot and dry season). The room has lovely views over the surrounding fields. The dining room features seating for six. A beautiful fir vaulted ceiling with two large great room ceiling fans spans the living and dining rooms.

The fully equipped kitchen has the same views and is completely modern with high-gloss soft close cabinets and new high-end stainless steel appliances. Plumbing fixtures throughout the house are Grohe.

The main floor laundry with ultra modern appliances is in a spacious foyer outside the bedrooms.

Living room and kitchen enjoy direct access to the covered outdoor seating area. This area features double hammock, hanging chair, USA - made high quality 6 person dining set and twin loungers all with comfortable Sunbrella cushions.

We think Ocean Meadows is in one of Salt Spring Island’s very best locations. Vesuvius and Baker beaches, West and South facing respectively and among the island’s warmest, are within walking distance. The house is also within walking distance of a coffee shop and store, and of a licensed restaurant with ocean front patio, specializing in local fish. Yet the location of the house is private and peaceful. Ganges with all its amenities is a 5 to 10 minute drive away.

Our family has been part and then full-time island residents for 20 years. We have owned several homes here over the years including waterfront properties. We think that in privacy, views, sunshine, warmth and convenience, Ocean Meadows is the best of them all! We are confident that you will agree and look forward to welcoming you.

We will happily accommodate off season stays at discounted rates, especially for long stays. Next summer can also be booked now. Please note that excepting to fill gaps in our calendar in summer, we do not rent Ocean Meadows for under 5 nights. In summer, so as to have a calendar which works best for most people as it fills up, Saturday to Saturday stays are normally required.

More Details

Simon Lord
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Simon Lord

This is our family 'island get together' home. We all love Salt Spring and especially Ocean Meadows, the perfect open and sunny place for us all to gather.

We purchased under 3 years ago and only fully completed our whole house renovations and landscaping last year. We are determined to exceed your expectations and make your experience completely positive. We think the repeat guests ….and the positive reviews... will follow!

Simon Lord purchased this house in 2014

Why Simon Lord chose Salt Spring Island

An unbeatable location in the pastoral heart of Vesuvius, close enough to be walkable to beaches and yet private and uncrowded. A sunny south-west facing knoll in a pastoral location close to beaches is comparatively rare and highly desirable. It's hard to overstate the importance of a sunny location on Salt Spring. Add room to breathe and lovely views and you have something wonderful.

What makes this house unique

A house that 'tracks the sun' almost all day long, but if it gets too hot, a large shaded seating area. Eating all your meals outside for a large part of the year, and being able to sit outside year-round. Peace and privacy. Retreat, romance, family gatherings... Perfect for all this and more.


Vesuvius House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Stunning master en suite: Heated floor, free standing tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full ultra modern second bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bedroom adjacent to full bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Master suite. Ocean and valley views. Private deck
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Newly renovated, the sunniest location, new hot tub. Ask about off season rates.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
North Vancouver BC

very clean and comfortable home base

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week staying in this property. The house is very well equipped, the kitchen was perfectly outfitted and modern, the beds extremely comfortable and the entire place was spotless upon arrival. The welcome bottle of salt spring wine and dozen farm eggs were really appreciated! Everything is super modern and well thought out...My son and nephews really loved the basketball net in the driveway, and also the hot tub. Simon was a pleasure to deal with...we would definitely recommend this rental (and plan to return!)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Home in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a week at Ocean Meadows in mid-July. The home is beautiful, clean, and comfortable, with all new appliances/fixtures in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry area as well as a very nice covered porch area with great views of the ocean, mountains, and farmland. Well-functioning high-speed internet kept us connected (even when we did not want to be)! We found the location particularly convenient, as we did a lot of kayaking out of Southey Point (actually, the launch down Arbutus Road just off of Southey Point), which is about a 10 minute drive away. From this launch you can do some excellent exploring of Wallace Island, Kuper/Penelakut Island, The Secretary Islands, etc. Ganges is also within a 15 minute drive, and there is great kayaking in the harbor there, as well. There are also excellent hiking trails nearby (the Channel Ridge Trails system is again within a 10 minute drive of the house). The owners were very responsive and accommodating. We would definitely return to this place in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new york city


  • 5 of 5

wonderful house in a perfect location, immaculate with all high level amenities, excellent kitchen, airy large living space with apple tv and fast wireless, beautiful high end bathrooms with large tub in master and perfect small deck off master bedroom, can watch sunset over great view of farm, ocean, mountains and sleep with screen door open to fresh air. and the super clean jacuzzi with same view is really a nice way to end a day of hiking.

in a quiet residential neighborhood convenient to main town of ganges with farmers market, a few great restaurants (harbor house, the best), shopping, etc. we stayed for a week, really comfortable, sure when the yard is fully landscaped as they plan to do in the near future will be even better. really nice place to call home for a little while.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Victoria, B.C. (YYJ)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Seaside Inn, Vesuvius
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
SSI Golf & Country Club ( 250 537 1768)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Seaside Inn, Vesuvius
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Vesuvius and Baker Beaches
Car: necessary

Vesuvius has a small store with video rentals and coffee bar, and the licensed Seaside Restaurant with sunny oceanfront deck. Ganges, a 5 to 10 minute drive away, has full facilities including a hospital, large grocery stores, a theatre and many other shops and restaurants. Halfway to Ganges are the charming local cinema, public tennis courts and the Golf and Country Club. The golf club welcomes visitors and has an afternoon when children are encouraged to play the course.


Rates & Availability

Vesuvius House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
US Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $222.49
Additional Guest Fee $19.86 per person per night

Due to a short rental season and high summer demand, we have to try to fill our calendar in summer.

Saturday to Saturday bookings are normally required in Summer, however stays of over a week need only begin or end on a Saturday.

Please understand that during the summer we are unable to accept reservations which create a gap of a few days which is unlikely to be rented out.

Cancellations are subject to 20% fee. If under 60 days before rental, refunds are limited to amount recovered by re-renting property, less 20% fee.

Bookings are not confirmed until a deposit has been paid. Dates cannot otherwise be held.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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