The Islands

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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent The Islands reviews

  • Charming!

    "Our visit to Salt Spring Island was car free and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We caught the bus from the ferry and it dropped us off at the corner, steps from our accommodations. The suite is lovely and comfortable and is run by the owners of the Duthie Gallery. It's a short walk to the town of Ganges and far enough that it's peaceful and quiet both day and night. The sculpture garden attached to the Duthie Gallery is lovely to enjoy and steps from the private backyard that comes with the suite. It was wonderful to come into the suite and have fresh baked bread, some local fruit, homemade preserves, and all the fixings for a breakfast or snack. The only drawback for us was that the suite is open concept and if one person is awake it's difficult to let the other person sleep. Our contact person was Kevin and he was helpful with any questions we had and gave us a ride to the ferry for our return trip. We rented bikes to explore the island but that lasted one day after we experienced the multitude of hills. The next two days we rented scooters and enjoyed seeing the island and having some time to do some hikes as well. I have to say, I love the west coast! The people are relaxed and "real", the service was great, wherever we went, and nothing was a problem."
    Guest: Di Mac Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 29, 2016
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  • Nicely Remodeled Victorian in a Great Location

    "We loved staying in this home. The close proximity to downtown, inner harbor, wharf and beaches made for great walks every day. The interior feels newly remodeled, and the layout is perfect for vacationers. We appreciated the full kitchen since we like to cook. The small balcony has a rooftop view of the neighborhood and is a front row seat for bird watching. Only drawback is the traffic noise in the bedrooms, but given all the other benefits it's not a big deal. We'll be back! :-)"
    Guest: Sally S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 18, 2016
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  • Terrific Location! Wonderful House!

    "Our extended three families of eight adults and seven children spent a fun and memorable week at Victoria Garden Estates, a beautiful home base from which to explore the Saanich Peninsula. From its terrific and convenient location we were able to board the ferry to Salt Spring Island, visit Victoria, Buchart Gardens, Cowichen Lake area, attend the Sidney Street Fair, bike the Galloping Goose Trail, etc. The home had lots of space inside and outside so we had plenty of room to spread out. The kids enjoyed the pool and hot tub most days and grassy area for ultimate frisbee as well as general exploring and walks to a nearby beach. We had lots of options to buy groceries--local supermarkets, farms and Costco. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and we loved the dining areas in the house which accommodated our large group, esp. the patio dining area. The kitchen was well supplied with plenty of utensils, plates, cups, and pots/pans/serving dishes. The great game room in the garage was an added bonus for family bonding time as well as the piano for those who could play in our group. Louise and Bob were fabulous hosts, available to help us get situated and even provided walkie talkies so that we could keep in touch with each other on our daily excursions. We plan to return again!"
    Guest: Joanne W. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 29, 2016
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  • Pristine condo, excellent location, and impeccable service

    "I cannot say enough good things about our experience. From start to finish, we were over the moon impressed with every aspect of our stay. Once you book the condo, you will receive numerous emails about the property, the area, recommendations, and check-in processes. That's a really nice touch because having booked so many places over VRBO/HomeAway, I'm sometimes nervous when I don't immediately hear from the booking service. Arrival information is clear and you're given numerous contacts to insure a smooth check-in. Lawrence was amazing and took the time to get us familiar with the area, recommended restaurants, and great attractions. The condo itself is sparkly clean (I'm almost a germophobe, so this is always a big deal for me). The layout is fantastic, giving everyone lots of space. As a corner unit, the windows are tall and the light is fantastic. Having stayed in so many vacation homes before, I was shocked at how well-stocked this home was. The kitchen is better equipped than my kitchen at home! The parking garage is safe and large. The condo is more beautiful than the pictures can show. As for location, it cannot be beat. Restaurants galore at your doorstep; literally, since there is a delicious restaurant at the base of the building. All of the restaurants, stores, coffee shops, ice cream places, Chinatown, the Harbor, farmers markets -- everything is walking distance. We always look for walking proximity to amenities and this condo more than fits the bill. I do not hesitate to recommend this property and this team! I only wish this team ran the booking for every property I want to book. Thank you for a wonderful stay!"
    Guest: Christy G Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 15, 2016
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