BIRD WATCHER'S PARADISE AND ARTIST'S DREAM!

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
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BIRD WATCHER'S PARADISE AND ARTIST'S DREAM!

Salt Spring Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

This home has something for everyone, perfect for a family vacation, romantic getaway, artists and bird watchers of all ages! We even have bee hives that we are happy to show you and an extensive area where we grow our own food year round, truly an Eco-sustainable experience. Artists love the amazing back drop of layers of lush green mountain and water views. Birders are thrilled about the eagles nest that you can see right from the deck across the water.

We are located on the quiet tidal inlet of Booth Canal. Decorated with a French country flare, and a touch of shabby chic, you will find everything you need is here for a relaxing getaway including 400 square feet of private decking with a spectacular south facing view. Truly a home away from home.

A rare estuary, this tidal inlet has some of the best bird watching Salt Spring Island has to offer including eagles, turkey vultures, hawks, blue heron, king fishers, osprey and many more birds. The little quail make this yard their home and are truly entertaining. The eagles perch in the tree in front of the cottage and their nest is visible from the deck with binoculars.

Enjoy the private cedar dock just steps from the doorway and warm tidal swims in the summer. Kayaking is awesome year round and we provide the double kayak with life jackets (two).

A large country bathroom with a compact Bosch washer and dryer ensure you will have more time to play!

Sink into the luxurious king bed, topped with a heavenly 4' featherbed and 500 thread count percale sheets. All the beds are cozy and warm with locally made wool duvets and crisp cotton sheets. Cotton blankets are also available for those hot summer nights.

During the evening curl up to the wood stove with a book or enjoy a hot tub while gazing at the stars

This cottage is perfect for a sabbatical, artists retreat, or quiet writer's getaway. Super for a family holiday in the summer months or a romantic getaway for those special weekends.

The quaint town of Ganges is a short 3 minute drive. While still in the country you close to all amenities including our hospital and clinics. There is a fantastic new walking path along the main road that leads you to town taking only 20 minutes.

We are now booking for the 2014 season.

Keywords: Bird watcher paradise, artist dream, romantic getaway, Eco sustainable,

3 bedroom

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

kelly

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We live next to the cottage property. we love it here! I am a registered massage therapist and my partner is an investment advisor. We strive to practice sustainability, growing our own food and buying locally. We garden on our lot and the cottage upper lot where the sun reaches the property all day. We have enjoy our egg laying chickens, bunnies, honey bee hives, two border collies and two wonderful cats. Kids love helping us to collect the eggs in the morning.

We are fairly active taking advantage of the nearby hiking trails and swim almost every day in the summertime.

We love meeting new guests and enjoy sharing what this great island has to offer including the amazing artisans and all our favourite restaurants.

kelly purchased this house in 2008

Bird Watcher's Paradise. Quiet tidal inlet. Mountain view. Warm tidal waters. Beautiful salt spring island. Sustainability. Artists dream. Kayak, hike, bike, walk.

Tidal estuary featuring eagles, birds, wildlife, etc. hone bee hives, year round vegetable garden, extensive flowers.

Convenient 3 minute drive to town yet still very much in the country. A wonderful new walking trail will take you safely to the village in 20 minutes.

we love walking the dogs in the morning and working in the garden on a nice sunny day.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

Bird Watcher's Paradise and Artist's Dream!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Bird Watcher's Paradise and Artist's Dream!
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
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5

Great house at great location at a great island!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We felt at home at the lovely decorated house. It had everything we needed. We kayaked, sat on the deck, used the hot tub, put the fireplace on, collected eggs and picked blackberries. We enjoyed the Saturday market, found a great yoga retreat, hiked the trails at Ruckle Park and had lunch at Fulford Harbour. We would love to stay at Eagle View cottage again when we come back to the island.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Bird Watcher's Paradise and Artist's Dream!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237558vbi
250+538-8848
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Edmonton, Alberta
5

Perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. The spot is peaceful and relaxing, and the cottage is well equipped. We got around the island on rented biikes which is relatively easy to do but does take a little bit of exertion here and there!

Kelly and Lionel were perfect hosts, on hand if we needed anything.

The back garden is a sun trap, perfect for sun worshippers, but we had to make a little shade if we wanted to sit out in the afternoon (one of the disadvantages of having perfect weather during our stay ;))

All in all, a great cottage which we would definitely return to should we visit Salt Spring Island again, which is highly probable!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Bird Watcher's Paradise and Artist's Dream!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237558vbi
250+538-8848
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Calgary Alberta Canada
5

Excellent Sabbatical Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
Amazing location and sweet little cottage! We woke up to the sound and sight of eagles every morning. This place is a bird-watchers paradise. Walking distance to Ganges and Baker Beach. The south-facing cottage was set up well for us and had everything that we required for a comfortable 5 month stay. We made friends with the chickens next door and got to love farm-fresh eggs! Sitting in the hot tub on starry nights was a definite bonus. The owners were very helpful and even helped us get some extra firewood for the winter. They lent us books on Salt Spring Island and we consulted these constantly.

The cottage is well situated for accessing Mount Erskine - a worthwhile hike with gorgeous views to the west and north. We also enjoyed the Channel Ridge Trails and Ruckle Park Trails.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Bird Watcher's Paradise and Artist's Dream!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237558vbi
250+538-8848
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
St.Albert,Alberta
4

2011 Saltspring Vacation

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Accurately presented in listing. Clean and well maintained. Impressed with all the extra homey and thoughtful touches. Close to all amenities. Hosts were very helpful and attentive. Wifi unfortunately was unreliable and operating instructions for DVD player needs to be updated to conform to new TV. It would also be helpful to be informed prior to arrival that one needs to purchase "septic friendly" items.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Bird Watcher's Paradise and Artist's Dream!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237558vbi
250+538-8848
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Portland, Oregon
5

A great home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Eagleview was our comfy base for a series of day trips on and around Salt Spring. We explored the waters around Wallace, Pender and Portland islands in our sea kayaks, hiked along the coast at Ruckle Provincial Park and climbed to the summit of Mount Maxwell, Each afternoon we returned to our cozy home away from home and soaked our aches away in the hot tub. The kitchen was quite functional and we ended up eating most of our meals in. The Ganges Saturday Market and plentiful roadside farm stands provided us a wealth of choices for healthy, tasty meals.

Our hosts, Lionel and Kelly, were gracious and very respectful of our privacy. The view of the wooded hills across Booth inlet and the quiet, rural setting (just minutes from Ganges) combined to make us feel a million miles from our normal, hectic lives.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1.3 Kilometres
Float Plane, Ganges Harbour
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Vesuvius Ferry
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Baker Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Salt Spring Inn
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Ganges Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Ganges Road
Car: not necessary

This adorable seasonal cottage is a tidal waterfront accommodation located on the sunny tidal inlet of Booth Canal.

Hiking trails are minutes away and the seaside walks and shell searching await you. There is a safe walking path along the main road to the village which is about a 20 minute walk.

The natural setting of the cottage is eco-friendly with many wild flowers and over grown grasses providing a natural sanctuary for the local habitat. Quail nest in the long grasses and enjoy the fat seed heads that we allow to ripen and self-sow. We even have a 'bug hotel' where we pile rocks and wood that are allowed to naturally break down thus providing a home for local snakes and spiders, which are all beneficial to the garden. The Garter snakes enjoy the rustic grasses too and keep the balance and biodiversity of the property intact

The top of the property closest to the road is used to grow year round vegetables helping us toward our goal of sustainability. We even have a honey bee hive in the upper corner of the property (well away from walkways and drive) aiding in the pollination of the flowers, fruits and vegetables, and of course providing us with beautiful honey! Heritage hens graze on the grass and peck at grass and are really entertaining. They always come and greet the new guests.

When tides are high a kayak is definitely in order. We provide a two seater kayak complete with life jackets and paddles. Toodle around the peaceful canal and quietly watch the wildlife, or venture out past the inlet and explore Baker beach where you can beach comb and enjoy salty swims.

Relaxing on the new cedar dock just steps from the cottage is also a great way to see the birds. During the summer months the heron, turkey vultures, osprey, and the king fishers return to nest and feed. We have a pair of eagles that perch in front of the cottage and nest across the inlet (the nest can be seen with a pair of binoculars from the deck).

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Availability & Rates

Salt Spring Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
C$ 225
3 nights
 
 
summer months
Jul 1 - Aug 31
C$ 1,575
7 nights
 
 
Fall/Winter Monthly Rate
Oct 1 - Apr 30
C$ 1,740
30 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Taxes and cleaning fees are included.

please call us for our long term low season fall and winter rates.
visa or mastercard

Deposit is forfeited if reservation is cancelled under 30 days.
Notes We are now booking for our Fall and Winter Seasons. $1400/month.
includes wifi, telephone with long distance in Canada and the u.s.
cable t.v. and water consumption.
hydro/heat is extra.
Please ask us about our special long term rates.

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Amenities

Salt Spring Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) topped with a luxurious 4" featherbed, Twin or Single Beds (3) Three single beds, one in the detached "study", and two single beds in the "green" room
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • cycling
Notes:
Tidal waterfront. A new private cedar dock and double kayak are just steps from the door. Warm shallow tidal swims in the summertime and kayaking year round when the tides are high. We provide a double kayak and life jackets for two.
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