Kim

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

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COTTAGE OF TRANQUILITY

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Kim (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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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

Reviews

4.4
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Cottage of Tranquility
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
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Cottage of Tranquility
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66954vb
+1 250 538 5520
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Port Moody
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 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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.
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Cottage of Tranquility
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66954vb
+1 250 538 5520
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
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
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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.
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Cottage of Tranquility
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66954vb
+1 250 538 5520
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Vittoria, Ontario, Canada
5

Mrs

  • 5 of 5
Clean with all the comforts of home.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark and Annette for noting the cleanliness and comfort of the cottage. We do, indeed, pay great attention and detail to the cleaning and we work hard to ensure that our guests are comfortable. We are glad to know that we achieve that relaxed, 'home from home' feel.
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Cottage of Tranquility
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66954vb
+1 250 538 5520
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Australia
5

Tranquility Plus

  • 5 of 5
Cottage of tranquility certainly lived up to its name. We had 5 nights in this clean and comfortable cottage. We had been travelling for 7 wks and the time here allowed us to unwind, reflect and enjoy our surroundings. The eagles constantly had us in awe, the goat and sheep entertained us and Philip and Kim were very welcoming. The cottage was set on the hill of a hobby farm and was very private. We loved Salt Spring Island and enjoyed the arts and craft, market and lovely places to eat out at.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes this is the perfect place to unwind with eagles, deer and our own pet goat, sheep and chickens to entertain you! You can easily enjoy all that Salt Spring has to offer from this location as it is only a 5 minute drive to the centre, Ganges. Many thanks to Pam for this helpful review.
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Cottage of Tranquility
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66954vb
+1 250 538 5520
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Shanghai, China
5

The name says it all!

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I spent 3 days at the Cottage of Tranquility and we agree wholeheartedly that this is a place for peace and quiet. The cottage is very bright and spacious and the front deck looks down to the meadows below. There is a BBQ and a welcome basket of goodies are provided to help you settle in. The location is reasonably close to Ganges and the Long Harbour ferry terminal. The hosts, Philip and Kim, are very kind and helped us out after a bike accident on our first day. All in all, a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 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: Many thanks to Carol for providing this review and highlighting the peace and quiet to be found at the Cottage of Tranquility. Our guests really appreciate the cottage design which allows lots of natural light and gives a feeling of spaciousness. Another plus is the large, covered deck which is perfect for lounging and BBQs with a wonderful view of the meadows. Thanks again Carol!
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Cottage of Tranquility
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66954vb
+1 250 538 5520
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
5

Quite Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5
What a gorgeous little cottage!

This cottage pretty much sums up the type of experience you can expect from the whole island of Salt Spring.

The cottage it self, is on the small side. An L shaped kitchen, living room, dinning room combo. Down a small hall way you have the one bedroom across from the one 4 piece (tub shower combo) bathroom. Everything was clean and working, but nothing fancy like a high end hotel. Simple and clean, just what I expected. The kitchen has more then enough utensils to stay in and cook all of your meals. The welcome basket the owners leave (much appreciated) is just a small sampling of the fresh organic food and produce readily available everywhere on the island. The cabin is decorated with some beautiful and informative wall hangings on the history of the island, with some maps of some great hiking trails!

Located high up on a hill behind the owners house and studio the cottage is PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE! Having stayed multiple times at various rentals on the island, this place is perfectly tucked away behind some bushes high away from any neighbours or people. The HOTTUB! (can you tell how awesome this was) is completely private with a tree overtop and 8 foot hedges on all sides. Having visited in February this was a perfect location relax in at the end of the day with a glass of wine staring up at the stars. A window opens to the cabin right next door to play some music out of while relaxing. Out the rear of the cabin is a small trail leading down to the creek in the back, a great place to walk with your morning coffee. The two sheep and many chickens on the property were adorable. We were able to feed Molly and her friend some fresh fruit before we left - they ate it right out of our hands!

The cabin is only a short 20 minute walk from the town of Ganges. Granted, you do have some hills to trek to get there but that is pretty much expected anywhere on the island. Ganges is where pretty much everything happens on the island - restaurants, music, hiking trails - they all start and end around the town.

The website on this cabin truly does not do it justice - it's setting and privacy are far more serene and beautiful.

I would recommend this rental to any romantic couple or pair of friends. It might be a little to small for a family with children or multiple couples, although they do have a pull out bed.

While Mount Maxwell is a beautiful drive, if your up to is physically, hike Mount Erskine - MUCH better views/hike!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Matt for highlighting the PRIVACY of this cottage. It is situated at the other end of our 5-acre property and is not near to or overlooked by any other property. You can dine on the large outdoor deck or soak in the hot tub and feel completely at ease. This is your own PRIVATE space with trails directly from your front door. This is the country yet we are within walking distance of Ganges. Our sheep are hand-reared - they love to be petted and given treats. You can also feed the chickens and enjoy some of their delicious, fresh, free-range eggs.
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Map

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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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
 
SPECIAL: 3 nts for price of 2
Jan 7 2015 - Mar 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$130
 
 
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
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Pay 50% when booking and the remainder is due one week prior to your vacation. If booking within one month of your vacation, the full amount is due.
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Amenities

Amenities

Salt Spring Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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