Susan Wetmore

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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A BIRDWATCHER'S PARADISE

Galiano Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A perfect holiday cottage for 2 overlooking the sea

This 200 square foot cottage is perfect for 2 adults, complete with a mini kitchen, bathroom with shower, an electric fireplace, a separate eating area inside and on the deck.The bed can be curtained off from the rest of the sitting area in the cottage for privacy. There is a mini library to enjoy sitting on the deck. There is wifi available as well as numerous TV channels..but then, who wants to be inside on a gorgeous day!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Susan- thank you so much for the experience in the great little cottage. Your sightseeing tips were excellent and you made us feel right at home. The ocean view is fabulous and the weather was perfect (no bugs!) Enjoy the rest of the summer and we'll be sure to return.
Aug 2011
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Susan Wetmore

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When life closed some doors, it allowed other ones to open and that is when I made the move from London,Ontario Canada with my 2 dogs and 2 cats to my new home on Salt Spring Island.

As friends have said, the 'house found me'. It was love at first sight with the house...the view..new friends and of course, the westcoast lifestyle!

In my other life, I have been a social worker, a municipal councillor, a teacher, a chef, a TV host and producer,a travel writer, a volunteer and over the past 10 years, a hospitality advisor with a Canadian not-for profit organization working all over the world...not to forget, a wife and mother to 4 children.

Susan Wetmore purchased this cottage in 2009

Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for.

All my life I wanted to live by the sea, especially on Canada's west coast. I wanted to go to the snow, not it come to me.

As well, I had a dream that one day I would live in New Zealand again but that is on hold at the present time. Within 2 hours of seeing this house, I made an offer to purchase and have never regretted it.This house is as close as I can get to New Zealand!

It overlooks the sea so that the dogs and I can walk at low tide, checking out the variey of starfish, molluscs,flotsam and jetsam that the sea brings in on the tides...migrating whales swim in my 'front yard', joined by sea lions, seals and river otters.

Crab boats check their catches regularly.Tugs ply the waters hauling huge loads of lumber and pulp,sailboats skim along no matter the weather as do the pleasure craft, especially in the summer months.

I see the sunrise over the neighbouring island of Galiano, and then reflect on the sunset on the cliffs later in the day.To cap off the view, at night we see the reflection of the lights from Vancouver and on a perfect day, we can enjoy the majesty of the snowcapped coastal mountain range on the mainland.

Finding this property, making it my home and then sharing it with guests from around the world is truly a dream come true!

What I absolutley love about this home is that it is the perfect home for all the entertaining that I do. With the french doors open and the deck set up for summer entertaining, I can entertain in style...with a million dollar waterfront view.It doesn't get any better than this!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Vesuvius-Crofton ferry
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
CN rail/Amtrack-Vancouver BC
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Trans Canada #1
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
In front of house
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
village of Ganges
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Mt. Washington, Vancouver Island
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Salt Spring Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
village of Ganges
Car: recommended

Salt Spring Island has been described as the 'jewel of the Canadian Gulf Islands'. Not only is it the largest in size but also the most populated and the most popular for tourists. It is renowned for its beauty, for its history, and its food and wine.

Both the Saturday and Tuesday markets have attracted visitors for years...for fresh food, arts and crafts, they shouldn't be missed. Road side food stands also offer locally grown organic food and eggs, not to overlook the 3 wineries where one can sit and do a tasting!

Artists of all genres live on the island- writers, painters, sculptors, jewelers, musicians and actors all call Salt Spring home. Numerous galleries support the local artists so taking home a piece of art is a dream come true.

As well, there is a self-drive studio tour that takes you right in to the working venues of these artists.

An activity that is very popular is to discover the marine wildlife in the Gulf Islands by boat, as well as tour the other Gulf Islands, whether it is just for a day or an overnight visit.

whale watching, kayaking, sail boat charters are all available as well as renting a bicycle to get around. Watch out for those hills.

Salt Spring Parks and Recreation in partnership with Island Pathways have well marked hiking trails, from the easy saunter to the more strenuous, with views to die for!

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Availability & Rates

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Galiano Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
1 night minimum stay
C$140
C$940
 
 
fall low season
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
1 night minimum stay
C$130
C$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$135
C$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A self catering breakfast for a maximum of 3 nights is included with the rate. Free range eggs from my hens who live on the property, homemade jam and bread, juice, butter, coffee and tea, yogurt, cereals and fruit are provided.
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Amenities

Galiano Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , shower , + a sink
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Guest love the mattress and comfort!
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • cycling
Notes:
Massage therapists will provide on-site services.
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