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Stylish, Clean, Comfortable, and Private.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 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:
March 17, 2018

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 Southern Gulf Islands

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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.
  • Games
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stylish, Clean, Comfortable, and Private.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

Great location, beautiful unit

  • 5 of 5

Bruce and Luba's place was amazing! Big, clean, great layout, fully stocked kitchen. The house is just a few minutes drive from the waterfront and downtown. We loved every minute!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Luba and Bruce are wonderful hosts and the property is beautiful. It is well furnished and fully equipped.

We enjoyed swimming at St. Mary's lake and Cusheon lake. Our kids (age 9 and 11) loved Salt Spring Island and the fact that they could sleep in their own beds, one in the second bedroom and the other on the pullout bed in the living room.

The location is fairly close to Ganges which meant a short drive or a downhill walk or perhaps bike ride (the ride back up would be a challenging workout) for groceries and to restaurants.

We went to the Tree house restaurant twice for dinner, enjoyed lunch at Barb's Buns and had ice cream at Glad's almost every evening. Highly recommend this VRBO and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely space to come "home" to......

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO is clean, spacious and has a very warm feel to it. The owners have done a wonderful job decorating the interior making it an inviting place to stay. Our host was gracious and friendly. When we return to Salt Spring we know where we will stay - right here!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at this property, and were extremely happy to have chosen it. Our hosts Bruce and Luba were extremely friendly; the kitchen was large and well-equipped; the view from the picture-window in the living room was beautiful (complete with hummingbirds); the two bedrooms were clean and comfortable. It was peaceful (no noise from the road). Oh, and even though the weather was quite warm during our stay, our accommodation stayed pleasantly cool. And we were greeted by a baby fawn at our door the first morning.

We had never been to Salt Spring Island before, but we will return, and this is where we'll plan to stay.

Note: the one potential down-side to the place is the parking - access to their parking area (off the road, near the door) is up a steep and narrow and winding driveway. We had a minivan, which had no difficulty making it up. Turning around at the top was tight, and required a spotter. Would probably not be an issue with a smaller vehicle.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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