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MOUNTAIN TOP, OCEAN VIEW HOME

Salt Spring Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

Get away to a cozy romantic mountain top home overlooking the Southern Gulf Islands and Georgia Strait. See the snow capped coastal mountains in the daytime, and the distant lights of Vancouver at night. Both sunrises and sunsets are beautiful, and different each day.

Sleep in total quiet, wake up in the morning to sounds of birds singing, and end the day with a drink on one of two decks, or relax in the two person soaker tub with a mountain view. The home is completely powered by green non-fossil fuel energy.

This peaceful retreat is surrounded by tall cedars and Douglas firs, mossy rock cliffs, and miles of hiking trails, yet only minutes from the main town of Ganges with its Saturday Market, art galleries, music, restaurants, harbour, kayaking, and shops.

With wonderful summers and mild winters, this home is suitable for vacationers, visitors with family or friends on the island but who would like to have separate accommodations, or those with longer term ideas, perhaps 'trying out' living on Salt Spring, living and working in a quiet, revitalizing location with a view. High speed internet, satellite TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and all the other comforts of a real home.

Keywords: Mountain top, Ocean view, mountain view

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
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We are a married couple in our early 60's, originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. We've lived on Salt Spring Island since 2002. We work part time, and when not working are very interested in outdoor activities--hiking, bird watching, observing nature. We are committed to keeping the property we own in as natural a state as possible, while enhancing the views and paths that allow maximum enjoyment of the beautiful west coast setting.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Salt Spring Island is simply one of the beautiful places we have ever visited on our many travels (rated in top 10 worldwide by Conde Nast). In addition to being beautiful, the population is large enough (10,000) that all usual shopping and amenities are available, in addition to ones that are unique to the large artistic community here. Before we built our permanent home here, we stayed in several vacation homes to experience the island and get better acquainted with different locations. We love the high up places the most, seeing all the different kinds of weather come and go, and changes in light, as well as the peace and quiet. The longer we are here, the more we love the island. You can do just about anything here, the restaurants, harbour and galleries are great, as well as the many artists' studios, hiking, and talented local musicians who perform in many of the pubs and restaurants.

The house is surrounded by large trees, mossy rocks, and spectacular scenery in the distance. It is decorated in a comfortable, cozy style. The Gulf Islands have very few mosquitoes or other flying insects, and so you can relax on the deck, or have deck doors open in the pleasant summer weather. In only 10 minutes you can be down the hill and in the local town (Ganges), for shopping, groceries, restaurants, galleries, evening entertainment. The Saturday Market, from Easter to Thanksgiving is especially enjoyable for both local organic food and artistic crafts.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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5
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Mountain Top, Ocean View Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Mountain Top, Ocean View Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291513vb
(250) 537-8782 (British Columbia, Canada)
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Winnipeg
5

A WONDERFUL PLACE FOR A QUIET RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent three lovely weeks at this mountain-top house on a writing retreat. We can't say enough about the beautiful views, tranquil atmosphere, and private setting.

The main floor of the house is a bright, open-concept kitchen/dining room/living room with forest views from all windows. The second floor bedroom has a comfortable queen bed, desk and lounge chair for reading/writing, and a bathroom with a new 2-person tub. Both floors have large glass patio doors which open onto decks with spectacular views.

We loved having BBQs on the deck with the setting sun and the chirping frogs, or starting our day sipping coffee in the patio chairs listening to songbirds. We also very much enjoyed walking our dog on the private trails winding through the mature forest and moss-covered rocks on the property.

The owners live next door, and were always pleasant, cheerful, and helpful.

We highly recommend this place for two people looking for a quiet, peaceful get-away.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Mountain Top, Ocean View Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291513vb
(250) 537-8782 (British Columbia, Canada)
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
WA
5

WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful place for my husband and I to celebrate my birthday with out 2 dogs. We were close to many options for hiking and dining, yet had quiet and privacy to enjoy a good book while watching the view from the balcony. We saw eagles and deer from the deck. It was a great dog friendly retreat! We would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mountain Top, Ocean View Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291513vb
(250) 537-8782 (British Columbia, Canada)
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
La Conner, WA
5

SO QUIET AND PEACEFUL

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spend 4 restful nights at this unique mountain top home. We have been to Salt Spring many times and this spot might just be our favorite. The home is quite a drive uphill from Ganges so a car is a necessity but once there, it was hard to leave. The property is well-kept and the view is outstanding. The queen bed was most comfortable! We loved the two-person tub! All in all, this place had everything we needed with the small exception of a dvd player. We brought movies to watch but had to use our laptop. We will definitely be back! (BTW: great dinner at Auntie's Pesto.)
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Good suggestion about the DVD player, and we will put one in. Thanks for the review!
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Mountain Top, Ocean View Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291513vb
(250) 537-8782 (British Columbia, Canada)
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Ontario
5

A WONDERFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week at this property and, despite the weather, really enjoyed ourselves. Given that it was March, we were expecting some rain, and we weren't disappointed! We even had a dusting of snow one morning. Nonetheless, Salt Spring did not disappoint and neither did this house.

When the weather was clear, the view of the coast mountains was breathtaking. Even when it was overcast and dreary outside the house was warm and comfortable. The owners are right next door, but the house is private and we didn't even see them during our stay. The owners were easy to deal with for the rental and we have nothing but good things to say about them. All of our questions were answered and the one issue that we had (with intermittent Internet) was addressed promptly and courteously as well. The owners obviously take pride in this property.

The loft is accessed by pull-down stairs from the bedroom so this would be a "four person" house only if the four people are on very good terms! The loft has two single beds and the main bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed. It would be fine for a family with young-ish kids (6-13) but probably not ideal for 2 couples who want occasional privacy or for families with older or younger kids. The same goes for the upstairs bathroom which has been beautifully redone but which also opens onto the upstairs bedroom. For a couple this is a wonderful retreat.

Mt Belcher Heights is a steep road but the house is an honest 10 minute drive from Ganges at modest speed. You definitely will need a car if you are renting this property.

Overall, highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
691 Mt Belcher Hts
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Saturday Market in Park
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Moby's Pub
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Jana's Bakery
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Fulford ferry landing
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Vesuvius ferrylanding
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Long Harbour ferry landing
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Availability & Rates

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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
 
High
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
C$145
C$950
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
C$120
C$800
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
C$100
C$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$25
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Amenities

Salt Spring Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs bath has large 2 person soaker tub with view of mountains. Downstairs bath has shower and regular tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
Notes:
6 acres of forested property have walking trails.
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