CHARMING, PEACEFUL, OCEAN FRONT COTTAGE ON SALTSPRING ISLAND

Carol McKeen

Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CHARMING, PEACEFUL, OCEAN FRONT COTTAGE ON SALTSPRING ISLAND

Galiano Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Sunset Cottage is perfectly named. The sunsets and views here are simply stunning. Sit in peace, quiet and privacy by the ocean and enjoy glorious hours of ocean, island and mountain views, passing boats, ever changing light and birds (eagles, herons and many others).

The cottage sits on a private, gated, sunny acre of oceanfront land with a small orchard and English gardens. The ocean view is the best on Saltspring. It has a lovely wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, comfortable furnishings, and a private gate and path to the ocean shore where you can walk and gather shells, launch canoes or kayaks and swim. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a bright breakfast area overlooking the garden, ocean and islands. There are two bedrooms, one with comfortable king sized bed, 2 piece ensuite bathroom and doors to a private deck. The other bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed and a set of bunk beds. This bedroom is adjacent to, and has a door to, a 4 piece bathroom with separate shower, jetted tub and a washer and dryer concealed behind bifold doors. There is a clothesline to catch the ocean breezes if you prefer. All cotton bed linens and towels are provided.

The house is best suited for one or two couples, however, it will sleep 6 people in beds. The large living-dining room has wide ocean views, a dining table for 6, comfortable furniture, a flat screen TV with cable, a DVD player, and a wood burning fireplace. Books, jig-saw puzzles, games and some DVD's are provided for guests' enjoyment. There is an ocean-side deck with a table for 4, and 6 outdoor chairs for the lawn or deck. A Weber propane barbecue and Wifi are included.

This lovely, west-facing cottage is in the peaceful, pastoral north end of Saltspring island, 5 minutes from Vesuvius and 12 minutes from the town of Ganges. It is close to hiking trails, artists' studios, and farms with fresh free range eggs and local produce.

Salt Spring is the largest of the Gulf Islands and is an ideal get-away vacation spot. From May to October the town of Ganges hosts the famous Saturday outdoor market where you can buy arts and crafts, farm-fresh vegetables, island-made cheeses, and homemade treats. On Salt Spring you can also enjoy fishing, golfing, hiking, ocean kayaking, theater, and a brand new recreation centre. The cottage is a 12 minute drive from Ganges, the heart of Salt Spring Island, where visitors can enjoy restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and boutiques and the bustling and picturesque harbour. The pretty seaside village of Vesuvius with its warm, sandy ocean beach, charming coffee shop and Seaside Restaurant (great fish and chips and seafood and scrumptious home-made desserts) is a 5 minute drive. Pringle farm, which breeds arabian horses and offers riding is very close to the cottage. These magnificent animals are often in the pasture close to the cottage road.

We hope you will come and enjoy all that Sunset Cottage and Saltspring Island have to offer.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SUNSET COTTAGE IS AVAILABLE FOR SHORT OR LONG TERM RENTALS AT VERY SPECIAL RATES NOVEMBER THROUGH MARCH - REFERENCES REQUIRED FOR LONGER TERMS. CONSIDER MAKING THIS YOUR SPECIAL WINTER OR SABBATICAL GET AWAY.

Keywords: Oceanfront, private, peaceful, ocean and sunset views, 2 bedrooms, fully equipped, fireplace

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Carol McKeen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english

About Carol McKeen

Nearly retired and hoping to spend more time in this lovely place.

Carol McKeen purchased this house in 2008

Why Carol McKeen chose Galiano Island

It is simply beautiful and peaceful - a world apart and yet full of the vibrancy of an artistic and resourceful community. You will find world class fresh local food here as well as great restaurants and art and a general sense of peace and well being.

What makes this house unique

It restores and refreshes and connects visitors to the natural world and the things in life that really matter. To sleep here with open windows, complete quiet and only the moon and the stars lighting the night sky is a delight.

Very close to the cottage is Pringle Farm which breeds Arabian horses and offers riding. These wondeful creatures are often at the edge of the pasture beside the road that runs by the cottage.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Charming, Peaceful, Ocean Front Cottage on Saltspring Island
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Charming, Peaceful, Ocean Front Cottage on Saltspring Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403574vb
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Alberta, Canada
5

Paradise on Salt Spring!

  • 5 of 5
Sunset cottage is everything you could wish for and more! Spectacular views, comforts of home, outstanding host , great location! Need I say more? I am repeat customer and am honoured to give this holiday rental an A+++++ rating! Thank-you.

C. Mcnary
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have you back and to have you enjoy Saltspring once again. Thank you so much for taking the time to send this review - it is gratifying to know that our guests have the experience we hope they will.
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Charming, Peaceful, Ocean Front Cottage on Saltspring Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403574vb
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
BC
5

Wonderful cottage and facilities

  • 5 of 5
Our family, with two young children, spent a lovely summer week at Sunset Cottage. The ocean view, gardens, beach access, kitchen, bath and bedroom facilities and quiet location were perfect for all of us. We also benefited from the owner's recommendations for restaurants, kayak rentals, and shops around the island. We look forward to a future visit!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming, Peaceful, Ocean Front Cottage on Saltspring Island
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Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
5

Perfect Beach Vacation in every way!

  • 5 of 5
We spent two weeks at this idyllic cottage on the water. This is a perfect and peaceful place to relax, swim, and paddle. The home is cozy and very comfortable. It has everything you need and the owner is very helpful. The yard slopes down to the water. You can swim from the beach and launch kayaks there. The view is spectacular! The property faces west and gets sun most of the day, but the best part is the beautiful sunsets. Saltspring is fantastic for cycling and you can walk to an amazing network of trails for running or hiking across the street from the cottage. We had a truly wonderful vacation there.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience here. It is much appreciated. It seems you love all the things about Saltspring and the cottage that attracted us. We hope you will return. Thanks again.
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Charming, Peaceful, Ocean Front Cottage on Saltspring Island
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Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
BC
5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5
wow! what a wee gem of a cottage this is. So comfortable for a family of 4. Amazing views and sunsets to die for! More than anything else, the space is huge - a front and back yard to run around in and the beach is on the door step. our kids were never out of the water, either swimming or kayaking, rock pooling or fishing. it has been one of our favorite family holidays and such good value for money - thank you.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - so glad your family had a great time together. Life is short and those times are so special - it is nice to think Sunset Cottage and Saltspring played a part. We hope you return.
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Charming, Peaceful, Ocean Front Cottage on Saltspring Island
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Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Lake Forest Park, Wa 98155
5

A perfect setting for a restful vacation

  • 5 of 5
We thorougly enjoyed our stay at the Sunset Cottage. The setting at the north end of Salt Spring Island was perfect for viewing sunsets from the outdoor deck. We were treated to an especially spectacular sunset one evening, with pink highlights on the underside of fluffy clouds in the sky and a ribbon of orange above mountains in the distance. The beds were very comfortable and we all slept well every night. This was our fifth visit to Salt Spring Island and the cottage was, by far, the best accommodations we have experienced to date. We highly recommend this cottage for your stay on Salt Spring Island.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Charming, Peaceful, Ocean Front Cottage on Saltspring Island
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Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Calgary
5

Beautiful Salt Spring Island Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Sunset Cottage was a wonderful location to spend a relaxing week away from the grind of urban living. Travel to the property took a while with the flight, car rental, ferry ride and drive to the location. I was tired and a bit anxious by the time we arrived. My first view of the property, however, banished all my anxieties. The cottage is on a large treed property in a quiet location right on the waterfront. We were there in February and the snowdrops were in bloom; it looked like in summer there would be many lovely flowers and plants. We hurried out to find the path down to the beach and went out onto the shingle finding masses of starfish sheltering in the tidal pools beneath the rocks.

The cottage itself was perfect for us, clean, well-supplied and well-maintained. We spent many hours in the kitchen enjoying the magnificent view of the strait. We also loved the jacuzzi bath. The owner was very helpful in answering all of my questions and responded quickly to emails. Although we didn't need the second bedroom, it could hold 4 people (queen bed and bunks) making the property suitable for a young family.

One complaint- - loud construction noise from major internal and external renovations next door during the week-days, from 8:00 to roughly 5:30. The project clearly had been underway before we arrived. The owner claims not to have known about it. It was very disappointing and the only down note of the trip.

The island has many hikes of differing lengths and difficulty: there was a useful guide available at the information centre in Ganges, the main town. There were a number of good restaurants in the area -- although it is necessary to drive anywhere from the cottage as it is not in the town itself -- most of the restaurants offer a number of vegetarian and gluten-free items which suited us. Staff in the restaurants and stores were friendly and helpful.

You don't need to leave Canada to get away from winter.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry about the construction noise - we didn't know this was going to happen. I am happy to say that the next door project is now finished and our new neighbours - a retired couple - have now moved in. The peace and quiet has returned. We are here ourselves for a week and can attest to that.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Victoria, YYJ:10 min cab-35 min ferry-30 min cab
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Vesuvius- 5 min drive - to Crofton on Van Isl.
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Vesuvius - sandy and warm-5min drive
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ganges- public course north of town
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Seaside - Vesuvius - fabulous
Car: recommended

The Saturday market near the harbour in the town of Ganges draws people from all over Canada. The local produce, baking, crafts and entertainment are a delight for the senses. There are also many interesting shops and restaurants as well as the picturesque harbour. The Tree House Restaurant is a special favourite in the heart of town and has free live music nightly.Fresh local seafood is available for purchase in Ganges and is served at many local eateries including the cozy Seaside Restaurant overlooking the water in Vesuvius just 5 minutes from the cottage. There is a great indoor community pool in the village of Ganges and a lovely warm water sand swimming beach 5 minutes away in Vesuvius. For those interested in art there is a self-guided studio tour showcasing the work of the island's many talented artisans.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Galiano Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Sep 21 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$225
C$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$175
C$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$185
C$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
Apr 2 2015 - Jun 25 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
C$250
C$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jun 26 2015 - Oct 13 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$750
Notes Rental rates are for 2 persons. Extra persons to max of 4 extras (total 6) are $25.00 per person per night. . Min 7 night stay in high season. Utilities extra during heating season. Refundable security deposit required with final payment 60 days before rental begins.
50% of rent due to hold reservation. Refundable damage deposit and rent balance due 60 days before rental begins . Payment preferred by Interac email transfer in Canada, by Cheque from US.
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Amenities

Amenities

Galiano Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite to qn bedroom plus other door, laundry
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Toilet and sink - ensuite to King room
  • Full bathroom has 2 entrances - one ensuite to queen bedroom. Has large jetted tub, walk in shower, large vanity and toilet. Stacking washer and dryer in closet in this very large bathroom. Other bedroom has ensuite 2 piece bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Has ensuite 2 piece bath and sliding doors to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , One set of twin bunk, one queen bed. Ensuite to main bath.
  • King size beds (1) High quality pillow top king bed in master bedroom, 2 piece ensuite bathroom and sliding doors to side deck, Queen size Beds (1) High quality pillow top queen bed In second bedroom in addition to one set of bunk beds (2 twin beds), Bunk Beds (1) Set of bunks (2 twins) in second bedroom with queen sized bed
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Books, jig-saw puzzles and games available for guests' use. The cottage is very close to Pringle Farm where Arabian horses are bred and riding is available. The horses are often in the pasture at the edge of the road. Please go to this link to read more about this local attraction. http://www.pringlearabians.ca/
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