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Waterfront and Waterviews, Lovely Vacation Cottage in Vesuvius

Bedrooms 3
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 maximum

Tantramar is a 3 bedroom waterfront heritage cottage which has been carefully restored back to the original character with a covered front porch, large deck, French Doors from Master Bedroom with a queen size bed and lovely view to the water. The second bedroom has twin beds, the third small bedroom has a queen bed.

Tantramar is a five minute walk to the Vesuvius Bay Store, ferry, Seaside Restaurant, and public boat dock. Amenities include down quilts/pillows, fully equipped kitchen, double sided wood burning fireplace, tub and shower, wireless internet, and a small sound system with an IPOD dock. There is (still) no TV' and our beds are made up 'European' Style, with clean, crisp duvets. There are top sheets int he closet for those who prefer them.

Families and pets (with vacuum-friendly owners) are welcome at Tantramar although due to an enforced bylaw pets are not allowed on the beach from June 15 through September 15. Careful smoking on the porches only.

Please see our website (google Salt Spring Cottages) for pictures and more information on Tantramar Cottage

More Details

Janet Gates McPhee
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Excellent Christmas Retreat. We have stayed at the cottage three times for Christmas. Twice at Tantramar and the last stay at Seagates. Our family of adult children is scattered and each year we pick a cottage to get together to celebrate the season. Over the years we keep coming back to these quaint cottages overlooking the ocean to reaquaint as a family. The cottages are extremely well appointed with all the conveniences for cooking and have a very homey atmosphere with the fireplaces and all the games in the cupboard for evening activity. Great places to stay. Will be going back soon."
Dec 2009
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Vesuvius Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated floors and clawfoot tub with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with French Doors to front porch and fireplace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Qeen bed and dresser in a very small bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 bedroom with two twin beds
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a separate mandatory cleaning fee of CAD125.00 per stay.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront and Waterviews, Lovely Vacation Cottage in Vesuvius
average rating of 4.9 based on 58 reviews
Vancouver, Canada

An excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is simply wonderful. Perfect location on the beach, very comfortably equipped, and clearly cared for by the family.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still in love 4 years running

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I meet at Tantramar every year for a sisters retreat. This is a magical cottage located right on the beach in Vesuvius Bay. The cottage has all the amenities you could ask for, including a well stocked kitchen for folks who love to cook. The lawn and lower deck have many places to soak up the sun or enjoy your meals oceanside. If you are here when it rains, the covered deck has cozy seats to curl up and read a book or a wood fireplace to warm up by. All bedrooms have gorgeous linens offering a restful sleep. The over all feeling of this special place is hard to put into words. It's a tranquil get away that offers people reconnection, time to take in nature and art and slow life down from the hectic pace most of us live. This is a beautifully restored cottage that has all the touches of a home away from home. So grateful to have found this peaceful place to share with my sisters.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coquitlam, B.C. Canada

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

From the wonderful view to the attention to every detail this cottage had everything anyone could desire. The deer and rabbits , too, were an added bonus. The owners have tastefully decorated their cottage with appropriate vintage style furnishings - - books galore and games to play as well as a neatly laid fireplace ready to go. We thoroughly enjoyed our short but memorable stay. N and S from Coquitlam

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible property. When you pull up, you are greeted with an impeccably kept yard and cottage right on the water - it doesn't get any better. The pictures on the website do not do this place justice - you have to experience it in person! The attention to detail was a lovely surprise! Fresh flowers, champagne in the fridge, fresh white linens and duvets. The place is the cleanest - the windows and floors were even spotless. It seriously was heaven on earth! I will be back - lots!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular! Doesn’t get much better than this!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful! The cottage has such character and only steps from the water which is in a bay so nice and calm. The cottage is well equipped and has a homey feel to it. Our only not fantastic part was the twin beds are uncomfortable (hard). However, the queen beds are very comfortable. This is the second time here and would definitely come again!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine, Thanks for your review and for the heads up about the twin mattresses. I don't sleep in the twin room when we are there and I hadn't heard from anyone that the beds were uncomfortable so I appreciate your feedback. We will definitely do something about those beds as a good night's sleep on vacation is essential. So glad everything else was wonderful and we hope to welcome you back soon. Janet
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found the magic! Janet
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Mandatory Cleaning Fee $116.14

Cancellation Policy

Salt Spring Cottages has a $150.00 cancellation fee any time after the deposit has been received. The final payment is due 2 weeks prior to your check-in date, at which time your reservation is 100% non-refundable. If we are able to rebook your dates, we will refund everything but $250.00. We often get requests for last minute bookings, but cannot guarantee or guess if this will happen. All taxes are included in the rates shown.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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