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Cottage of Tranquility

Southern Gulf Islands, BC, Canada
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Tasteful, private accommodation set in five acres of sunny farmland overlooking the picturesque Mansell Valley with ponds, vineyards, and a variety of wildlife.

Central location, five minutes from Ganges yet situated in open countryside with forest and field trails directly from property.

Completely self contained and private, the cottage is not overlooked by any other property. Tranquility Cottage sleeps two to four: bedroom with queen-size bed and hide-a-bed in the lounge. Large, covered deck with Japanese garden and barbecue. Private hot tub for your complete relaxation. Outdoor fire pit (subject to island burning restrictions in the dry season). DVD with a selection of movies and a CD player. Telephone. Fully-equipped kitchen including dishwasher. Bathroom with bath and shower. Washer/dryer. Welcome basket. Baby-sitting service available.

Keywords: Cottage



Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Kim

Having had many cottage holidays, the proprietors have learned from experience what works and what doesn't. They have endeavoured to provide their ideal vacation rental and, judging from the comments in the Visitors' Book, they have certainly succeeded.

Kim purchased this Cottage in 2005

Why Kim chose Salt Spring Island

This property is well situated, being just 5 mins from the markets and shopping center in Ganges yet sited within beautiful, rolling, peaceful countryside. The best of both worlds!

What makes this Cottage unique

An 'away from it all' experience in the heart of the country. Peaceful, tranquil and private. The long grasses and wildflowers, rarely seen in the city, are in abundance here along with nesting birds, owls, rabbits, deers, frogs, etc.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Spacious bathroom with tub and shower.

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              You are never far away from the ocean on Salt Spring Island!
            • Rural
              Located in the beautiful Mansell Valley with rolling meadows and a vineyard. Very scenic and peaceful.
            • Village
              Just 5 minutes by car to Ganges village or take a pleasant, 30 minute stroll.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Spa


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Mobile Phone
                          There is cell phone coverage from the cottage
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Electric baseboard heaters
                        • Internet
                          High speed wi-fi
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Quality linen
                        • Living Room
                        • Computer Available
                          If you don't have your own laptop please request access to use the computer in our on-site office
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Telephone
                          A land line telephone is available in our on-site office.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                          High speed internet can be accessed via wi-fi or ethernet cable


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              salt, pepper, spices, sugar, tea, cooking oil
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Board games and children's games
                                    • Music Library
                                      CDs available for use with the CD player
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Video Library
                                      DVDs available for use with the DVD player


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          A natural setting with long grasses
                                        • Outdoor Grill

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Private hot tub.


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • Outdoor Fire Pit (in season), DVD with DVD library, Linens and Towels provided, Robes for use with the hot tub are provided

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  17 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Well maintained, rural atmosphere, rustic.

                                                                  Tricia D.

                                                                  Tranquility says it all. We loved the privacy, the quiet and the sweet cottage. And...the hot tub was great.

                                                                  Quiet, cozy and relaxing!

                                                                  Jennifer W.Vancouver

                                                                  My fiance and I stayed at the Cottage for two nights and had a wonderful stay despite an unexpected illness. The cottage is very clean, and the floor to ceiling windows in the living room provide a stunning view! The hot tub was wonderful and I really enjoyed listening to the frogs and staring at the stars while letting the tension melt away. On our first night, my fiance was hit with a sudden flu and was very ill from about 1:30am onward. We contacted Phillip and Kim and they were wonderfully understanding - Phillip brought up a scrub brush and cleaning supplies for me so I could clean up later that morning.

                                                                  Thankfully the remainder of our stay was much less exciting and we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful cottage. The grounds are lovely and I particularly loved our visit from Zoe the goat! She is absolutely darling and so gentle. The welcome basket is a lovely touch and I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful fresh eggs (Fiance was too sick to eat much for the remainder of the weekend - more for me!)

                                                                  Cannot recommend this place enough - we will definitely be coming back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It was a shame that your fiance got the flu during your stay but we are very glad that you still managed to enjoy the cottage and the lovely surroundings. Thank you for taking the time to write a review - this is so helpful for future guests. We hope your fiance has now made a full recovery and we look forward to welcoming you back.

                                                                  Philip and Kim


                                                                  This was home away from home.The hot tub was very relaxing.The cottage farm was amazing with nature walks around. Downtown Ganges is a must see with beautiful stores and Restaurants.

                                                                  Simply Beautiful

                                                                  We had an amazing weekend at the Cottage of Tranquility on Salt Spring Island !! The owners were incredibly sweet, considerate, and welcoming !! The Cottage itself was simply beautiful overlooking a sprawling countryside with nearby streams . We were able to relax in complete peace all weekend while surrounded by so much natural beauty . We especially enjoyed star gazing in your hot tub and hanging out with the farm animals ! Thank you kindly for making our trip to Salt Spring Island so memorable with your hospitality and kindness :) :)

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time of star gazing from the hot tub, interacting with our friendly farm animals and relaxing in the natural beauty of the place. Thank you for your review.

                                                                  Relaxing Country Retreat

                                                                  Derek L.Vancouver. BC. Canada

                                                                  My husband and I enjoyed our weeklong stay at the Cottage of Tranquility. Set on a hill above the owner's farm, surrounded by tall trees and a view down to the meadow, it truly is a tranquil place. I loved sitting on the porch each morning surrounded by nature with only the clucking of chickens and birdsong to be heard. Such a welcome change for a city dweller.

                                                                  The cottage is spacious, tastefully decorated, clean, and comfortable. We appreciated the welcome basket of breakfast supplies and also having access to the extensive DVD collection.

                                                                  Having our own, private hot tub was a real bonus. Whether soaking by night, or late afternoon after exploring the island, the hot tub was such a treat, especially being outdoors with vines and trees surrounding it.

                                                                  The cottage is just a few minutes drive from the hub of the island activity in Ganges. If walking, one could do it in 30 -45 minutes depending on your pace.

                                                                  Philip and Kim are friendly hosts and we enjoyed spending some time with them on our only rainy day.

                                                                  We chose this vacation cottage because we wanted a peaceful self-catering vacation home with outdoor space to enjoy and we certainly were not disappointed. I would give it four and a half star rating.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Many thanks for this review. We were so pleased to learn that you had thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, the spaciousness of the cottage, the farm animals and the convenient location. Thank you for highlighting the outdoor space with its large, covered deck and the private setting of the cottage which allows for outdoor activities. Our DVD collection is always growing and is an added facility which we are glad you enjoyed.

                                                                  Great value, welcoming hosts, romantic and private setting.

                                                                  M & JVictoria, B.C., Canada

                                                                  This was our second time at Tranquility Cottage. We chose this location for a number of reasons: proximity to dining options, peacefulness, privacy, serenity, access to hiking opportunities, and a hot tub to unwind and relax in at day's end. We were not disappointed. Being avid walkers, the 3.5 km trek to town was minor and helped us work off the dinners and wine from the many great dining venues in Ganges. There are many hiking trails on Salt Spring Island, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Kim and Philip provided maps and literature in the cottage to assist us in our choices for hiking adventures. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and even a welcome basket containing fresh eggs, bread, organic milk, juice, fruit, and preserves was there upon our arrival. There was a plethora of videos, music, games, and reading material available to fill in those few minutes we didn't spend relaxing. Kim and Philip were great hosts and ensured that we enjoyed our stay while affording us our privacy. It was a distinct pleasure to recline in the hot tub under the stars, all the while being serenaded by a chorus of frogs. A stellar opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in this bucolic setting. We highly recommend Tranquility Cottage. Cheers! Marg and Jim, Victoria, B.C.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you, M & J, for this review which says it all!


                                                                  Southern Gulf Islands, BC, Canada

                                                                  Tranquility Studios - two on-site studios ; Original watercolor paintings/prints and greeting cards and an Interactive model railroad show. There is also a small hobby farm with pet sheep, goat and chickens.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  Additional Guest Fee

                                                                  Extra Persons The fees quoted are for single or double occupancy. Extra persons are charged $30/night for the first 1 or 2 nights; subsequent nights are FREE. Minimum Nights Policy We have a 2-night minimum booking policy all year except in the months of July and August when there is a 3-night minimum. Cancellation Policy Deposit will be refunded if cancellation is more than 30 days prior to arrival. All funds are non-refundable if the cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival. All cancellations will incur a $30 admin fee.

                                                                  17 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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