|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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 new fully equipped kitchen with a bright dining room overlooking the garden, ocean and islands. The cozy great room with wood burning fireplace and stunning ocean views continues into the new kitchen. An additional ocean facing sitting area has floor to ceiling windows and 2 sets of french doors to the outside - one to a large elevated covered deck and the other to a smaller deck.
There are two bedrooms, one with comfortable king sized bed and glorious ocean views and a 4 piece bathroom. The 4 piece bathroom has a separate shower, jetted tub and washer and dryer concealed behind bifold doors. There is a wonderful clothesline to catch the ocean breezes if you prefer. The other bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed and a set of bunk beds and a 2 piece ensuite bathroom. This bedroom has sliding doors to a private side deck. 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. The ocean-side decks are well equipped with tables for out side dining and comfortable chairs for relaxing and reading. There are also Adirondack chairs on the lawn facing the ocean. A Weber propane barbecue and Wifi for email 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
Nearly retired and hoping to spend more time in this lovely place.
Carol McKeen purchased this house in 2008
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 2 2015 - Jun 25 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest|
Jun 26 2015 - Oct 13 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||C$750.00|
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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.