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Birds' Hill Cottage- a Modern Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 5 Sleeps

Enjoy your Salt Spring Island vacation in the privacy and serenity of our beautiful, modern, self-contained cottage nestled in the woods. We are located on the north end of the island approximately 10 minutes north of Ganges.

The cottage is fully stocked with linens, towels, full kitchen, staple food items, washer and dryer, gas BBQ, woodstove and much more!

It is approximately 800 sq ft. and has a full eat-in kitchen with new appliances including dishwasher, fridge, stove, toaster, coffee maker, and microwave.

Relax in the comfortable living room equipped with a large flat screen TV, WiFi, Internet, DVD player, and DVD library.

Relax in the large private bedroom with a comfortable queen bed or enjoy the open loft with second queen bed. The loft also has a twin bed. The cottage sleeps five people comfortably.

Enjoy a soak in the bathtub or a shower in the full and modern bathroom.

The cottage is full of light with vaulted ceilings and skylights. The floors are heated concrete throughout in chilly weather or enjoy the warmth and comfort of a fire in the wood stove.

Children are welcome and pets are considered on an individual basis ($50 pet fee), so please contact us if you would like to bring your pet!

There are two large decks with a propane BBQ and chairs and table to enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy grilling, relaxing, or observing nature in the large, beautifully landscaped yard.

Previous reviews from VRBO:

"We absolutely adored our weekend stay at Bird's Hill Cottage. The silence, surrounded by nature, close to trails and easy access to other parts of the island. The cottage was immaculate and set up with everything we needed. The perfect amount of cozy during a weekend getaway from Vancouver. We cannot wait to stay here again! ".....

"We greatly enjoyed out stay at Birds' Hill Cottage. We're a group of 4 adults and 1 dog. The cottage was just the right size. The pictures don't do it justice, it's even cuter in person. It was extremely quiet all the time, we slept so well. There are many hiking/running trails that you can walk to just down the road. We ran every morning from the cabin on beautiful, forest trails. We especially enjoyed the Channel Ridge Trails, which you can access easily from the cabin. We enjoyed walking on gorgeous beaches, exploring the local farms---especially Sunset Farm, and hiking up Mt. Maxwell for great views. Ruckle Park on the south end of the island was a real gem. It's about 45 minute drive from the cabin. The main town of Ganges is a quick 20 minute drive. We had a great four night stay. I would definitely recommend this cabin on Salt Spring to family and friends.".....

"We - being two couples - stayed at the Bird's Hill cottage over the long weekend, for a quiet retreat and get away. And it was exactly that. The northern portion of Saltspring is very quiet, so being on a side street the cottage was especially serene. Inside, the cottage is amazing. Polished concrete floors and counters give it a very modern feel contrasted with the exposed wood features and cleanly painted white walls. Everything is comfortable (chairs and beds) so it makes it easy to sink in and mellow out. Great stay, I highly recommend staying here.".....

"This was a great place to stay: a newly-built and very thoughtfully designed cabin/house, in a quiet spot. Very private and well-equipped. Saltspring Island is a beautiful place, and a foodie's heaven. I highly recommend this cottage."

More Details

Austen & Sam Brown
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay away at Bird's Hill was just what the doctor would have ordered had she known of it's existence.

We had a great relaxing stay and were connected just enough to the comforts of civilized life.

Thanks again for allowing us to share a little piece of your​ reality and we highly recommend the experience to others.
Mar 2017
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Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Birds' Hill Cottage- a Modern Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Lovely and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Bird's Hill is super cute and peaceful. Very cozy, great amenities. The shower with the glass window looking into the forest is a really nice feature. Very close to hiking path, secluded and quiet. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver Canada

Immersive Retreat in a Quiet Natural Setting

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and serene, this modern cottage is filled with character and offers the perfect escape in a natural setting. A few favourite features include the shower experience overlooking a live wall of ferns, vaulted ceiling with skylights for additional natural light, very comfortable beds and heated concrete floors are a brilliant touch for west coast weather. Great location for immediate access to local trails, a variety of beach access points along with everything else Saltspring Island has to offer. Austen was a pleasure to meet, flexible and made us feel at home as a true host. Highly recommend this property as it may exceed your expectations.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, B.C.

Over exceeded our expectations!! Beautiful, Bright and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, On the north end of the island. If you are looking for a nice secluded cosy cabin, with radiant heated concrete floors and a very efficient wood stove, This is the place. We came with our two dogs ( small Terriers ) and wanted to hike. This was a great location to access lots of trails Would recommend this place at anyone. To be honest, rented many places before, and this place even got the 100% approval of my wife ( this has never happened before, lol )

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful place to relax and re-charge.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a forest setting. Very comfortable for three people and everything you need is provided. We appreciated the owners' positive environmental practices. Good walks and lots to explore nearby.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Vancouver

All we could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well-appointed modern-day cottage. Clean, airy and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birds Hill Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days in this beautiful cottage nestled in the trees. It was exceptionally clean, totally comfortable. So bright and airy with many large windows. The bathroom is fantastic with a large picture window looking out to the trees. The back deck is very large and overlooks a wonderful yard. The hosts were so friendly and engaging. There is a farm just at the end of the road that has excellent produce and baked goods. This is definately a cottage to return to on our next visit to Salt Spring!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58.54 + Tax
Pet Fee $39.03 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $156.1
Tax Rate 15.0%

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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