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Clean, comfortable, and private.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom suite with extensive amenities and private patio.

Relax in a beautifully finished two bedroom suite including full kitchen, laundry, and a four piece bath with heated tile floors to give you a truly home away from home experience.

This 1000 square foot suite has been recently renovated with an emphasis on clean, simple lines while not sacrificing the character which is achieved through special touches like hundred-year-old reclaimed fir doors, prominent fir trim, and natural light solar tubes.

The kitchen comes with a full range of cooking utensils and appliances but there is also a BBQ if that is your preference. Next to your patio is an organic herb garden for the gourmet in your group.

Between the extra sound insulation and comfortable queen sized beds you can be assured that you wake up refreshed. A comfortable double sized sofa bed is also available for groups of more than four people.

The private entrance opens onto reclaimed brick patio area for a morning coffee, an 'al fresco' barbecue or evening nightcap.


More Details

Bruce & Luba Martens
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Bruce & Luba Martens

We are a couple living on Salt Spring Island for about 10 years and loving it. Last year, we have decided to become self-sufficient and planted an orchard with fig, pear and apple trees as well as grapes and blueberries. Although we both grew up in the big cities, we enjoy the country life style and comfort of our home with lovely two cats, Mister and Lizka.

Why Bruce & Luba Martens chose British Columbia

Our property is a 3 minute drive to Ganges yet it is away from the main road in a peaceful setting. The herb garden outside of the suite offers our guests fresh ingredients for their culinary needs. If you have an eye for detail, you will notice a tasteful touch in the interior design of the suite done by Bruce . We value the privacy of our guests by having their own entrance, an outside picnic area with the barbecue and their own driveway.

What makes this apartment unique

One of the many aspects that drew us to this property, is the 90 million year old conglomerate that was once an under ocean landslide. The entire acre is seated firmly on the rock featuring fascinating encapsulated clasts of quartz and granite. This background is constantly inspiring the creativity in us manifesting in continuous evolution of additional adornments via mosaics, woodwork and landscape ideas.


Southern Gulf Islands Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • West room - 1 queen
    East room - 1 queen
    Sofa bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sized sofa bed located in the living area.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(32 traveler reviews)

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Clean, comfortable, and private.
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

A wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

Mossy Hill was perfect for us in every way. Both bedrooms are comfortable and well furnished, which is not always the case. The drive to Ganges is short, making it easy to come and go. We loved the brick patio with its comfy chairs and pretty view. The suite is spacious, very attractively decorated, well appointed, and comfortable. We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Loved our stay at this suite

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the July long weekend 2017. This suite is beautiful, clean and comfortable. The owners are very friendly and helpful. It is centrally located on the island and close to town for amenities. We had a fun and relaxing stay on beautiful Salt Spring and this was a great home base to explore the island. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good property

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Only fans were missing. Very nice family vacation

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Lovely 2 bedroom suite on Salt Spring Island!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 night stay in this vacation property and concur with the other positive reviews posted. It is our pleasure to highly recommend this property. Their listing is as the owners have described. Bruce and Luba are friendly, helpful VRBO hosts. We are looking forward to another stay in the future at this excellent "home away from home".

Joan and Gary, Victoria, BC

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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parkfville, BC

lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Newly built or renovated apartment, 2 bedrooms with queen sized beds, full sized kitchen, living room dining room combo and a huge bathroom. It was very quiet, and had a wonderful feel. We loved it, and would unhesitatingly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great second home for a stay on Salt Spring

  • 5 of 5

We felt very at home during our 16-day stay on Salt Spring. The owners were accessible and helpful where needed, checking in with us just enough to feel taken care of but giving us lots of space. The place itself is great - everything feels new and clean, the cable TV was nice, and the internet was reliable. For those not familiar with the island, their house is also very central. A <5 minute drive to town, and several good trails and parks are not far away.

One word of notice (though not a complaint) is that for any ambitious cooks out there, the kitchen is not exactly well-equipped. Essential cooking items are there (2 small pots, frying pans etc.) but not much beyond the basics. Also, don't expect to find any edibles in the fridge/shelves upon your arrival. There was a bit of cooking oil, but things like condiments, which are sometimes left in the fridge in other VRBOs, were not there. Again, not a complaint, but hopefully a useful tidbit as travellers pack their bags!

We could not recommend the place higher!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Southern Gulf Islands Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2
Jul 11 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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