AERIE SUNRISE HOUSE is an airy, spacious 1500 sq. ft. private getaway with the comforts of home.
It is a short walk to Ganges village on beautiful Salt Spring, the largest of the Gulf Islands in the Pacific Northwest.
We welcome our guests with a bottle of West Coast wine to enjoy in the cozy sunroom over looking the bamboo grove and fir trees or outside on the deck with a lovely view of the boats in the harbor and the Pacific Mountains in the distance.
Guests will appreciate the fully equipped kitchen and dining room as well as two bedrooms and
2 baths. Relax in the unique cedar sun room and enjoy breakfast at the glass topped bamboo table. In the wintertime, the wood stove creates an ambiance that feels like a warm hug upon entering! Similarly the gorgeous 'Heatilator' fireplace in the living room makes for cozy evenings "where peace comes dropping slow" (from one of Yeat's poems).
The dining room features seating for six for family dinners. The cupboards are full of unique casserole dishes created by various Salt Spring potters and there are many other lovely items for your use. There is even a Mix Master if you feel ambitious after picking blackberries and want to make a pie!
Enjoy the new Smart TV and tune into Netflix or listen to your favorite You Tube music videos!
Since we own an antique/collectibles store, you will find furnishings that are mid-century chic and vintage items throughout the house.
Feel free to pound away on the piano. We were the founders of Erie Music in Southwestern Ontario that specialized in vintage instruments, and believe that music is part of the fun!
Or perhaps you will enjoy playing several board games including Chess, Scrabble (special edition set that features a board that rotates for up to 6 players), Pictionary and many more.
The Mid-Century Teak Suite in the second bedroom features a luxurious pillow top mattress and the master bedroom boasts fabulous '60's vintage dressers and bed frame.
All artwork is original and most of the artists are Salt Spring based: Jill Louise Campbell (hallway ), Kay Caitlin (sunroom), Steven Patterson (dining room), Pat Wright (blue bath) and John Jaques from his "Spirit of Saltspring" exhibition (the fireplace). Other well known arts are Ontario watercolourist, Pat Fairhead, (entrance hall) and South African sculptor, Russell Morris (dining room buffet).
You may be interested in watching the DVD - "Rivers of Time" about Andy Goldsworthy, the British environmental sculptor, on the DVD player in the entertainment centre.
We live in an established neighborhood and people are quiet and respectful. There are dogs and cats who make their homes with humans but they are all living in fenced yards. We are less than a minute stroll from Bishop's Walk which affords some of the nicest views of Ganges and the harbor. This is where you will see the Ganges Trail that takes you into the village within 10 minutes. There is another connecting path that meanders through the woods and where you will often see and hear rare double horned Jacob sheep in the fields. When you reach Drake road you can cross and continue through beautiful paths in Mouat's Park (see photo).
In July and August you will have many opportunities to pick luscious blackberries along the way.