Discover a selection of 394 vacation rentals in Salt Spring Island, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $94 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Salt Spring Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Salt Spring Island _ an escape from Vancouver

Artisan boutiques and organic farms set to the scents of lavender welcome folk to Salt Spring Island. The largest of the Southern Gulf Islands and a hub of free-thinking, creative Vancouverites for decades, it's a pretty little enclave in the Strait of Georgia. You can spend trips wandering its low mountain passes between Douglas firs and craggy rocks. You can do literary workshops with local writers. You can go New Age with a spirituality retreat. You can shop in hearty farmers markers. Or you can simply unwind and relax in Salt Spring Island vacation rentals, overlooking the sleepy harbors.

Things to do

Art and nature in Salt Spring Island

The well-known Artist Studio Tour is the best way to check off the multitude of independent art galleries and workshops that pepper the island. It takes in over 30 stops, offering a menagerie of sculpture works, portraiture and even cheese making. Salt Spring Island vacation rentals are also a perfect base for exploring the wild beauty of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Kayaks or private boat hires can get you out there _ a patchwork of lanky Douglas firs and rugged cliffs, where whales can sometimes be spotted from the lookouts.

Activities

Salt Spring Island is a great place to be outdoors

The great outdoors has never looked as good. Take things at a leisurely pace on the island’s beaches where, after soaking up the sun, you can enjoy spectacular sunsets before heading back to the comfort of your Salt Spring Island vacation rental. Yoga in the park is another popular pastime as are kayak excursions in the calm waters that surround Ganges Marina. Pick up the pace by taking on a stretch of 100 kilometers plus of trails on the island. Options range from the gentle flats at Duck Creek Park to the strenuous terrain of the Burgoyne Bay - Boulder Field Trail.

Weather

Summers beckon in Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island's great outdoors is best enjoyed with sun and dry weather. That can be tricky to come by in the Pacific Northwest, but is certainly more likely in the summer months between May and September. Booking your Salt Spring Island vacation rental then will also mean you can experience all the seasonal farmers markets, art workshops and hiking trails around the place. The months between March and October also have the best whale watching, just in case you were on the watch for orcas and humpbacks.

Natural features

Peaks, farms and whale waters in Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island fragments off the side of massive Vancouver Island. A taste of the wilds of British Columbia, it's topped with pockets of Douglas fir trees and the occasional craggy mountain, that level out at Bruce Peak and Mount Tuam at over 600 meters up. If you hit the trails to conquer those, you'll pass countless organic farms _ a specialty of Salt Spring _ and handsome harbor towns like Ganges. It's just a short jaunt from the shores to the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, too _ a place of limestone beaches and salt-sprayed rocks, where killer whales are occasional visitors.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Salt Spring Island

The nearest airport is in Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ), located 12.7 mi (20.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base), which is 27.8 mi (44.8 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Salt Spring Island?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and escape to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Salt Spring Island:

  • Around 35 miles from the center of Salt Spring Island, you'll want to keep coming back to "Modern Cottage On Stunning Oceanfront Acreage With Two Beaches And Forest Trails". It has 2 bedrooms and handy features including a wood stove and a water view.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Romantic - Ultimatebnb: 5 Star Luxury W". Located around 25 miles from the heart of Salt Spring Island, it has 1 bedroom and comes with a restaurant dining guide and nearby birdwatching activities.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Salt Spring Island vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Salt Spring Island?

For a different kind of experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Salt Spring Island. A word of warning though — after you've experienced life in a tiny house, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these fun-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Expect a simpler way of living at "Waterfront Tiny House Sweet - Suite". Amenities at this hideaway in Juan de Fuca Electoral Area include a dryer and off-street parking options.
  • "Tiny House Located Close To Downtown" in Victoria West is another top-rated pick. Off-street parking options and cookware, dishware and utensils will make your stay here even more cozy and comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Salt Spring Island?

If you've been busier than a bee in a garden lately, you deserve a break for a couple of days. Skip out of work early on Friday and make your way to one of these weekend getaways in or near Salt Spring Island:

  • "Spectacular Ocean Views. Private Beach. Abundant Wildlife. Winter Stormwatching" is ideal for a couple of days of relaxation and fun. It offers a host of amenities, such as high-speed internet services and coffee and tea making facilities, and is located around 9 miles to the south of Salt Spring Island.
  • Or, throw a few clothes in your suitcase and enjoy a mini break at "Oceanfront Cottage With Private Beach Access And Awesome Sunsets". This sought-after getaway is about 7 miles east of Salt Spring Island and offers an ocean view and a restaurant dining guide.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Salt Spring Island?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a punch when it comes to convenience and location. Throw your bags down at one of these cozy studio apartments in and around Salt Spring Island:

  • After a fun-filled day of urban exploration, come home to the comforts of "Romantic - Ultimatebnb: 5 Star Luxury W". Coffee and tea making facilities and an ocean view are among the useful amenities on offer here.
  • Another great property is "Ocean Front Cottage In Sooke On Vancouver Island Kayaking Hot Tub". Don't let its modest size fool you — this cozy apartment is filled with handy amenities like shopping, outdoor furniture and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Salt Spring Island?

From simple apartments to large vacation homes, Vrbo has your mini vacation sorted. Here are some of our popular picks in and around Salt Spring Island:

  • Within close reach of central Salt Spring Island, "Oceanfront Cottage With Private Beach Access And Awesome Sunsets" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your comfortable digs, get out and explore the area's best sights.
  • Alternatively, spend a few nights at "Charming Victoria Loft In Downtown". This comfy, conveniently located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Salt Spring Island?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend trip. If you'd like to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Salt Spring Island that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and kick back together at "Romantic - Ultimatebnb: 5 Star Luxury W". Around 25 miles from Salt Spring Island, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including a fireplace and beauty services.
  • "Ocean Front Cottage In Sooke On Vancouver Island Kayaking Hot Tub" is another top option guaranteed to woo you. It's around 30 miles from Salt Spring Island and comes with a nearby bay and a fireplace.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Salt Spring Island?

Share your trip and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're planning an active getaway with buddies for a family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Salt Spring Island:

  • Offering privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Waterfront Estate, 2 Acres - Glamping Style". Up to 12 people can stay at this escape which has 5 bedrooms, a nearby waterfront and a kitchen. You'll find it around 7 miles to the east of Salt Spring Island.
  • Invite up to 12 of your favorite folks to "Bear Mountain Luxury Resort Home Professional Cleaned" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This top option has 6 bedrooms and is around 25 miles to the south of Salt Spring Island. It's crammed with features to keep large groups occupied, such as a kitchen and mountain views.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Salt Spring Island?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool. Dust off your inflatable unicorn and check out these rental houses in or near Salt Spring Island that come with this added bonus:

  • Pack your swimsuit and book a few days at "Japanese Style Forest House Set On 6 Acres Offers Beauty". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a stereo and daily housekeeping services.
  • Spend lazy vacation days splashing around or just kicking back beside the water at "Salish Sea Beach House Is Home To The Solaris Suite Oceanfront Accommodation". This vacation home is another guest favorite and offers a dining table, nearby birdwatching activities and more.

Salt Spring Island has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 55 ºF and 65 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Salt Spring Island vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Salt Spring Island?

Whether you're getting away with a small group or you're bringing your cousins, parents and great aunt along, family vacations spell fun. These large rentals in and around Salt Spring Island have space for everyone — and everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • About 7 miles to the northeast of Salt Spring Island, "Family Friendly Rancher On Sunny Acreage. 5 Minute Drive To Marine Park" has 4 bedrooms and can fit up to 8 guests. Some amenities here include childrens activities and free toiletries.
  • "Waterfront Estate, 2 Acres - Glamping Style", around 7 miles to the east of central Salt Spring Island, is also perfect for family getaways. As many as 12 of your favorite people can fit into this comfortable vacation rental which offers 5 bedrooms, a kitchen, free toiletries and more.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, Dinner Bay Japanese Garden is a fun outing for all ages.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Salt Spring Island?

Spending time with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Salt Spring Island and create wonderful new memories with the ones you love:

  • "Ocean Front Cottage In Sooke On Vancouver Island Kayaking Hot Tub" - Enjoy fun and good times with your nearest and dearest at this escape, which is around 30 miles south of the center of Salt Spring Island. Childrens activities and free toiletries are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Serendipity By The Sea" - This property is another family favorite and is around 9 miles northeast of Salt Spring Island. Offering a barbecue grill, free toiletries and more, it'll get everyone's seal of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Salt Spring Island vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.