WATERFRONT HERITAGE MANSION W/5 BEDROOMS ON STUNNING ACREAGE

Michael

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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WATERFRONT HERITAGE MANSION W/5 BEDROOMS ON STUNNING ACREAGE

Salt Spring Island Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10 in beds)

This is the very best of West Coast Canada!

Watch the seaplanes land and sailboats pass by as you relax on your private oceanfront estate. Gorgeous sweeping views of Ganges Harbour are visible from nearly all rooms of this one of a kind heritage retreat.

A vast variety of birds and other wildlife make this 4 acre property home. Watch the swans, eagles, hummingbirds, quail and other exotic birds from the enormous picture window and expansive veranda. Raccoons, otters, deer and other critters are curious, safe and plentiful.

There is much to do here for all ages. On the property, there is plenty of exploring to do, and the 300 feet of private beach front to enjoy. The main lawn is large enough for a soccer game or a big wedding. Pick fruit and berries at several times of the year, then bake them into a pie in the great kitchen that looks into the gorgeous back gardens.

Various flowers are usually blooming all over the park-like gardens and landscaped terraces. Numerous exploration paths weave throughout the property.

Off the property, hiking, kayaking, sailing, golfing, fine dining, casual dining, patio drinking, swimming, shopping, scuba diving, a day at the spa, fishing, yoga, farmers markets, etc... are all close at hand.

The house is set up perfectly for entertaining and relaxing alike. With plenty of space indoors, the adults can enjoy the evening with a roaring fire in the main living room, while the kids use the spacious upper living room to watch movies on the big screen and play games of all sorts. There are plenty of bedrooms to go around, all beautifully furnished and well appointed. The three full bathrooms mean that no one is waiting for their turn for a shower. The big gourmet kitchen provides the space to cook a grand meal while onlookers enjoy a glass of wine without every getting in the way.

I guarantee you will love your stay here as much as we do!

This house is operated by the Island Heritage Appreciation Club which allows members to use it to cover the costs. Membership is open to all those who appreciate well-maintained heritage properties.

Keywords: Rustic luxury, waterfront, view, views, Saltspring, Ganges, convenient, marina, island, private, landscaped, heritage, Vancouver, Victoria, British Columbia, acreage, farmers market, orchard, garden, family

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Perfect for a family vacation or reunion. The house is large (we were 8 grownups & 2 toddlers) with lots of nooks etc so everyone can hang out together or get away with their own space. More importantly it is also bright, comfortably furnished, and feels completely private (at the end of about 300m driveway up a hill), yet so close to Ganges town with a bakery/coffee shop literally across the road at the end of the driveway. Children play park also just 1 minute further away.
Sep 2012
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Michael

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

I'm a city boy from Vancouver, who has always dreamed of enjoying and maintaining an island heritage property (You don't so much 'own' such a property as take your turn looking after it)

Traveling is in my blood, but I love the natural wonders and serenity of the Gulf Islands of British Columbia more than anywhere else I have been privileged enough to visit.

An environmentalist at heart, I am sensitive to keeping this property chemical free and the house as healthy a living space as possible.

Michael purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

We fell in love with this late 19th century estate when a friend bought it many years ago. Every opportunity to visit that came up, we made it a priority to get there.

This is one of those properties that changes your life in so many ways, and all of them for the better.

Once you arrive at this property, you no longer need your car. Everything you need is within close walking distance. But when you enter and close the gate behind you, you are in a private world all your own and the outside world ceases to exist. It is the very best of all worlds!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Waterfront Heritage Mansion W/5 Bedrooms on Stunning Acreage
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Waterfront Heritage Mansion W/5 Bedrooms on Stunning Acreage
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Saskatoon
4

GIRL GET AWAY ...

  • 4 of 5
We were seven women celebrating a fiftieth birthday. The home was well organized, the views were beautiful and the proximity to town was very convenient. I would go back!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Waterfront Heritage Mansion W/5 Bedrooms on Stunning Acreage
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

EXCEPTIONAL HOUSE FROM THE EARLY 1900S.

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we pulled up to the white gates of the property, we knew we were in for something special. The house was secluded, yet so close to local amenities that the car was unnecessary. We often sat in front of the large picture window overlooking the water drinking our cups of tea, commenting on the picturesque views and the changing tides. This house has everything you could possible require and then some. Enough space for everyone, inside and out. Lawns, beautiful gardens, games to play, books to read, artwork to admire - the list goes on and on. Nearby we recommend the Oystercatcher and the local Inns for dining - in fact anywhere is good. All the shops have their own unique products and you can spend hours browsing and spending. The house was clean, tidy and perfectly explained in the listing. Well recommended. Just wish we had more time there.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Waterfront Heritage Mansion W/5 Bedrooms on Stunning Acreage
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

FAMILY WEDDING

  • 5 of 5
This is a fabulous property. Literally on the edge of town and the edge of the ocean. There is a big lawn which allowed for multiple bocce games. We went kayaking from the rental place next store and easily accessed coffee shops, bakeries, groceries, etc. te house is beautifully set up and furnished. Everything we could possibly need. The house is full of original art which made it all the more enjoyable.

We were able to have big meals, sit around the fire, watch a movie and lounge very comfortably. We loved every minute of our stay.

Not related to the property- Saltspring is a fabulous island. Great arts, crafts, beer, wine, baked goods and if the timing is right (which it was) insane amounts of blackberries!

Thanks very much.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Waterfront Heritage Mansion W/5 Bedrooms on Stunning Acreage
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

LUXURY!

  • 5 of 5
We experienced a beautiful 15 min drive from the Fulford ferry, only to discover an even more gorgeous heritage home! Centrally located, two minute walk to amazing breakfast, coffee, and the fantastic market, this place far exceeded our expectations. It is in the heart of everything Ganges, yet tucked away in a secluded lush garden. The house was quaint and private, yet had all the modern luxuries that made it a perfect accommodation for our group of 8 girls! Tons of natural light and amazing bay views. The beach is accessible through the yard which was also amazing.
Michael, the owner was helpful and very easygoing.
I would recommend this property for any large gathering looking to have a relaxing and comfortable stay!!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

FAMILY GET TOGETHER 2012

  • 5 of 5
The property was beautiful. The house was charming with all amenities and comfortable. The closeness to Ganges was very convenient and we made good use of the restaurants and the ice cream shop. The only slight was the large "Treated Runoff" sign next to the house, which gave us some pause on allowing the children to play beach front, so we made day trips to the the large number of beaches around the island. We tend to try a now location each year, but this location is one we'll try to go back to some time.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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Waterfront Heritage Mansion W/5 Bedrooms on Stunning Acreage
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Calgary, AB
5

FANTASTIC PLACE !

  • 5 of 5
The property, house, location and the view are all outstanding. Eight of us fit comfortably. It is only a short walk to nearly restaurants, shops and markets. The owner is great to deal with and made it easy for us to book and enjoy our holiday. One of the best surprises is a bakery across the street. Highly recommended spot !
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
0.3 Kilometres
3 minute walk to the float plane terminal
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
6 minute drive to Long Harbour
Nearest Beach
Right on the property
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
5 pubs/bars within 5 minutes walking
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
2 golf courses with a 10 minute drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
many restaurants within 5 minutes walking
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Ganges Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Provincial Park w/frisbee golf!
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayak Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina & Gov't Dock
Car: not necessary

wineries, organic farms, yoga retreat and drop ins close by, many artist studios, farmers market and fair, book stores, video rentals, antique stores, clothing stores, restaurants and delivery, pubs, heritage museums, music venues, theater, old fashioned movie house (current movies though).

When you are on this very private property you would never know that this is all at your doorstep.

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Availability & Rates

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Salt Spring Island Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$700
Fri,Sat
$3,495
$9,230
 

Additional information about rental rates

Maintenance Fee $150
50% deposit upon reservation.
Full payment 30 days prior to arrival.
Deposit returned upon check-out.
Notes Standard rates apply for all holiday weekends.
Standard rates also apply for the Christmas/New Year season from Dec 15 - Jan 5
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Amenities

Salt Spring Island Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Oceanfront
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Stunning suite with bay windows overlooking ocean views
    Kingsize room - 1 king , This comfortable corner room has forest views on both sides
    Queen Suite - 1 queen , This very private room has an ensuite bath and comfy chaise
    Double Room - 1 double , Cozier than others in the house this room boast a fireplace
    The Old Nursery - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 baby crib , Formerly a nursery, this bedroom adjoins the master suite
  • King size beds (1) king sized bed can be separated into 2 twins, Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms with queen sized beds, Double Beds (1) 1 room with double bed and fireplace, Single Beds (1) The room adjoining the master bedroom, has a single bed, a double sofa bed and a crib if needed., Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
massive and multiple lawns for games parties or sun bathing, library, office, enclosed sunroom, claw foot tub, nursery, 2 large living rooms, gated estate, creek with bridges, private forest, fruit trees.
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