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Kim

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Cottage of Tranquility

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Salt Spring Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Tasteful, private accommodation set in five acres of sunny farmland overlooking the picturesque Mansell Valley with ponds, vineyards, and a variety of wildlife.

Central location, five minutes from Ganges yet situated in open countryside with forest and field trails directly from property.

Completely self contained and private, the cottage is not overlooked by any other property. Tranquility Cottage sleeps two to four: bedroom with queen-size bed and hide-a-bed in the lounge. Large, covered deck with Japanese garden and barbecue. Private hot tub for your complete relaxation. Outdoor fire pit (subject to island burning restrictions in the dry season). DVD with a selection of movies and a CD player. Telephone. Fully-equipped kitchen including dishwasher. Bathroom with bath and shower. Washer/dryer. Welcome basket. Baby-sitting service available.

Keywords: Cottage

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kim (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

About Kim

Having had many cottage holidays, the proprietors have learned from experience what works and what doesn't. They have endeavoured to provide their ideal vacation rental and, judging from the comments in the Visitors' Book, they have certainly succeeded.

Kim purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Kim chose Salt Spring Island

This property is well situated, being just 5 mins from the markets and shopping center in Ganges yet sited within beautiful, rolling, peaceful countryside. The best of both worlds!

What makes this cottage unique

An 'away from it all' experience in the heart of the country. Peaceful, tranquil and private. The long grasses and wildflowers, rarely seen in the city, are in abundance here along with nesting birds, owls, rabbits, deers, frogs, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Philip and Kim



Thank you so much for letting us stay at your cottage in the woods. We had a fabulous time and were lucky to have the sunshine all weekend.



Sam and Joey loved exploring the real outdoors - a real novelty for them! They also enjoyed doing ALL the puzzles!



Most of all it was a long awaited family experience in the outdoors and Salt Spring Island is perfect - almost home from home (the UK that is).



Thank you again for your hospitality - the welcome basket (yum) and Philip showing the boys your fab railway - toot, toot!
May 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Cottage of Tranquility
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 31 reviews
Victoria, B.C., Canada
5

Great value, welcoming hosts, romantic and private setting.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at Tranquility Cottage. We chose this location for a number of reasons: proximity to dining options, peacefulness, privacy, serenity, access to hiking opportunities, and a hot tub to unwind and relax in at day's end. We were not disappointed. Being avid walkers, the 3.5 km trek to town was minor and helped us work off the dinners and wine from the many great dining venues in Ganges. There are many hiking trails on Salt Spring Island, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Kim and Philip provided maps and literature in the cottage to assist us in our choices for hiking adventures. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and even a welcome basket containing fresh eggs, bread, organic milk, juice, fruit, and preserves was there upon our arrival. There was a plethora of videos, music, games, and reading material available to fill in those few minutes we didn't spend relaxing. Kim and Philip were great hosts and ensured that we enjoyed our stay while affording us our privacy. It was a distinct pleasure to recline in the hot tub under the stars, all the while being serenaded by a chorus of frogs. A stellar opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in this bucolic setting. We highly recommend Tranquility Cottage. Cheers! Marg and Jim, Victoria, B.C.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, M & J, for this review which says it all!
5

Tranquility Cottage, Salt Spring Island, BC

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is the perfect place for my personal artist/writing retreat. It is quiet and secluded, surrounded by beautiful trees and gardens, the sound of a running stream nearby and songbirds all around. Access to the nearby town and amenities is quick and simple. The outdoor hot tub is a wonderful luxury day or night. The indoor space has everything I need and I appreciate the added touches of fresh ground coffee, butter, milk and eggs for breakfast. It is the perfect getaway for relaxation and inspiration.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlotte for painting a perfect picture our special cottage. If you are looking for a quiet, private and picturesque spot with all the amenities of home, you have come to the right place. Inspiration awaits you here!
Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for peace and quiet, seclusion and rest, Tranquility cottage is the perfect place. Situated on a hill in the middle of a forest on Salt Spring Island, not far from Ganges, it's absolutely enchanting. The only visitors you're likely to have are a goat and a sheep, pets of the owners who live at the bottom of the hill. Tranquility cottage, so aptly named, is very comfortable and the owners have thought of absolutely everything to cater for the needs and entertainment of their guests, even to beautiful paintings by one of the owners. An additional feature is the laundry facility, eliminating the expense and inconvenience of finding a laundramat. We can highly recommend Tranquility cottage as a lttle piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You said it so well Patty - 'Tranquility Cottage is a lttle piece of heaven!' Thank you for your review which is a great help to others when they are planning their vacation.
Vancouver BC
5

Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage of Tranquillity was just what we were looking for! It's private and quiet, with all the basic amenities you would expect (comfortable bed, tv, wifi, hot tub, barbeque, fire pit, kitchen with dishes and a few basics), and the owners are available to answer questions via email within an hour or so. They left a welcome basket with fresh eggs, fruit, butter, coffee, and bread, which was perfect!

It's nice and close to Ganges, but far enough away to be quiet and private.

Definitely would recommend a stay here - in fact I've already recommended it to several people

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for highlighting the excellent location of the cottage. It is in the heart of the countryside with all its peace and privacy yet close to Ganges, only 5 mins in the car - the best of both worlds. Guests always appreciate the extra little touches such as the Welcome Basket with our own fresh farm eggs and fruit in season. Thank you for recommending our special cottage. Word of mouth is always the best recommendation!
5

Cottage of Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

a wonderful place with wonderful hosts who had all the right touches to make our stay feel homey and comfortable. Lovely views, a wonderful welcome basket with farm fresh eggs and milk, and friendly animals! The hot tub is clean and super enjoyable. Games, puzzles and movies for rainy days were enjoyed! A fabulous place to unwind.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well this review says it all! Come rain or shine, you can have a relaxing, countryside retreat here with all the comforts of home. There's plenty to entertain you and your children. Thank you Kim.
Calgary, Canada
4

Cottage which was truly tranquil

  • 4 of 5

This was a great spot for people who enjoy a quiet, restful and bright & clean cottage. The hobby farm animals were a real hit with our family, and the hosts were great at providing some breakfast basics . The location does require a car if you want to head into Ganges (< 5 min drive).

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Heather for providing this review. We are pleased that you have highlighted the quiet, restful nature of the property and the bright and clean interior. Zoe the goat, Luci the sheep, Russell the dog, Tinkerbell the Maltese puppy and, of course, the chickens are always a great hit with families and we will soon be adding 4 baby guinea pigs. For a trip out to Ganges or the famous Saturday Market it is just a 5-minute drive.

Map

Car: recommended

Tranquility Studios - two on-site studios ; Original watercolor paintings/prints and greeting cards and an Interactive model railroad show. There is also a small hobby farm with pet sheep, goat and chickens.

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Rates & Availability

From C$130 Per night

Salt Spring Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Mar 25 - May 17
2 night minimum stay
C$145
 
 
Early High Season
May 18 - Jun 30
2 night minimum stay
C$160
 
 
July and August
Jul 1 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
C$160
 
 
Late High Season
Sep 1 - Sep 19
2 night minimum stay
C$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$130
 

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Amenities

Salt Spring Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious bathroom with tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outdoor Fire Pit (in season), DVD with DVD library, Linens and Towels provided, Robes for use with the hot tub are provided

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