A COTTAGE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF MEXICO ON SALT SPRING ISLAND

Tracy Harrison and Carl Borgstrom

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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A COTTAGE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF MEXICO ON SALT SPRING ISLAND

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1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Central island, tucked away and surrounded by large trees this ocean view cottage is an oasis - ideal for a romantic getaway, artist or writers retreat. The cottage celebrates the art and life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo with it's Mexican themed decor. We have another smaller cottage and 2 bedroom suite which are also Frida themed. Even in the dullest days of Winter this little cottage shines brightly and has a open airy feel with the high ceilings and skylights. The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with breakfast foods including local farm eggs so you can have breaky when you want to. The cottage has a TV/DVD and stereo with movie and music selections, plus cable TV. It also has wireless internet and cell phone coverage for most cell phones. Sip on your FREE margaritas while soaking in the hot tub on the deck, cozy up in front of the woodstove and watch a movie or relax on the deck and watch the birds, deer and ravens pass by. The cottage is pet friendly with a community orchard, beautiful shell beach and rainforest walk all dog friendly and within a 5 minute stroll. There is a fenced in yard for pets as well. We also have a 1 bedroom casita that is pet friendly that rents for less. Contact us if you would like us to send pictures of this one too.

Cottage Surroundings: The Rainforest walk, just up the road, has a unique riparian system full of birds, frogs and plant life that is rarely seen elsewhere. Dogs are allowed on leash. Beddis beach is one of our only shell beaches on Salt Spring, very sunny in the morning to late afternoon. We are on the sunrise side of the island. Sunrises can be viewed right out the front window from the Queen size bed in the cozy bedroom with closet. There are lots of wonderful places to sit and take in the scenes of nature this sweet little cottage has to offer. Muskoka chairs on the front deck, a rocking chair on the side deck, the hot tub which is sunken into the deck, a table for two on the deck facing the ocean view and a bench in the pond garden all offer scenic places to sit and enjoy the space.

Salt Spring Island : Salt Spring Island (SSI) is nestled in the Gulf Islands between Crofton BC which is near Duncan, BC and Sidney BC which is near Victoria BC. It has three ferry terminals, including Long Harbour that bring cars and passengers in from Tawassen, near Vancouver BC. SSI also has three airlines that bring passengers into our downtown harbour from Vancouver (near the International airport). We highly recommend this for International travellers as it is easy and quick (20 minute flight) after a long flight over here and you can rent a car island. We also do ferry pickups and drop offs for a fee. We have so many customers say 'Salt Spring has so many things to offer, a two day stay just doesn't do it' and the tend to come back over and over again! It has the kind of magic we all seek and can't seem to get enough of in these hectic living times. We highly recommend you plan for a week or longer, especially from March to October as there are many outdoor, art and culture events happening.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tracy Harrison and Carl Borgstrom

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Carl doesn't look like Diego so we opted for a Frida with Trotsky painting and didn't go as far as the uni brow on Tracy! We love to travel and when we do we like to hunker down in a private location with full kitchen, so that is the kind of accommodation we wanted to offer our guests. We are a bed and breakfast, but we don't serve breakfast. Instead we stock the kitchens with enough breakfast food choices to get you going when you first arrive. We have two cottages and a 2 bedroom villa now to offer families and couples a few choices. Being artists ourselves we wanted to offer our guests an aesthetic and unique vacation rental. Frida and Mexico worked beautifully for us and we hope it works for you too!

Tracy Harrison and Carl Borgstrom purchased this cottage in 1996

Both of our Beddis Road properties have ocean views and are close to a rainforest walk, one of the best Beaches on Salt Spring Island and a sweet orchard park.

Have a unique and special experience in our mexican inspired cottages and villa. Our guests always seem delighted by the aesthetics and personal touches to the accommodations we provide

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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A Cottage with a Little Bit of Mexico on Salt Spring Island
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A Cottage with a Little Bit of Mexico on Salt Spring Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p932393
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Our stay with Freda.

  • 5 of 5
Everything you could ask for. Just as advertised and more. 10 minutes away from Ganges and oh so private and quiet. A great value. We have already recommended it to friends. We'll be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Cottage with a Little Bit of Mexico on Salt Spring Island
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Absolutely magic!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in Frida's cottage went beyond all our expectations. Its located 5 mins to Beddis Beach, surrounded by forest, deer, eagle...it has a fabulous deck for barbequeing, with a private hot tub....and from the bedroom you can see the ocean. Tracy and Carl's attention to detail is impressive, we hope to come back next year!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cottage. Glad you liked the oceanview from the bedroom! One of my favourite features of the cottage. We hope to see you next year!
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A Cottage with a Little Bit of Mexico on Salt Spring Island
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was perfect for our 9th wedding anniversary. It was a little vacation rental and a little B & B. Perfect. The start-up food lasted our 3 mornings. The Margarita's in the Freezer were delicious. They made a virgin margarita for my husband. We loved the wood burning fireplace and all of the wood supplied. It was private but we knew if we needed anything the owners would deal with it immediately. I would stay again and we highly recommend it! The beach and the orchard are just a short walk away. We love the Tree House Cafe and ended up eating there twice in our 3 day stay. We loved everything about Freda's Cottage!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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A Cottage with a Little Bit of Mexico on Salt Spring Island
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

Our New Favourite

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed at a variety of cottages and cabins on Vancouver Island and Saltspring Island. Carl and Tracy's Frida's Cottage is now at the top of our list given our needs/wants: no children, privacy, space for a big dog, hot tub, wood burning stove, and peace and quiet. The following review addresses only the cottage, not the Casita or the Villa.

The Cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. It has a lovely fenced garden for your dog, ample deck space, including a hot tub with a perfect sunrise view, a wood burning stove, and its own zen garden for meditation or contemplation.

The hosts, Carl and Tracy, are friendly and only there when you need them, making this a very private retreat for couples. The Casita is located higher up on the same property as the Cottage, but has its own separate entrance and privacy fencing, so tenants of each do not really ever see each other.

We will definitely be returning, many times. This is one of those gems you do not want to share with anybody so that you can always have access to it, but you realize you need to share it so that it will always be there for you and others to enjoy in the future.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Cottage with a Little Bit of Mexico on Salt Spring Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p932393
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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Vancouver
5

A Charming Pet Friendly Get Away

  • 5 of 5
What a great start to our weekend break - we were warmly welcomed with chilled margaritas; so we knew things were going to be good! Fridas' Cottage was the perfect get-away: a clean, bright, cozy and comfortable cabin with a stocked fridge and all the amenities you could need or want! We enjoyed the privacy and our dog loved the fully fenced garden, watching the birds and saving us from the deer and rabbits! He also liked the local walks and the nearby beach. We had a wonderful time and are sure that you will too!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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A Cottage with a Little Bit of Mexico on Salt Spring Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p932393
+1 250 537-1333
Salt Spring Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Calgary
5

Great Couples Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the cottage for 3 nights over a long weekend and loved the property. It is in a fantastic location, easy walk to beautiful Beddis Beach and a short drive to town but also very secluded and private. A lot of thought has gone into stocking this cabin with anything you might need while on this kind of vacation. It is cozy and bright and the bed is comfy. One of the best vacation rentals we've booked.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Three Ferry Terminals all 15 minutes away
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Victoria BC
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Victoria BC
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Beddis Beach
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Salt Spring Inn
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Mount Washington in Courtney BC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Salt Spring Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Tree House Cafe
Car: recommended

Central Salt Spring Island, in the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada (10 minute car ride from Ganges which is the downtown core of Salt Spring Island, 15 minute walk to Rainforest hike and a 5 minute stroll to Community orchard and Beddis Beach (one of the most beautiful beaches on SSI).

Other Activities: Art studio tours, gallery walks, horse carriage rides

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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
 
High Season Summer Weeklong
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
C$1,160
 
 
High Season Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$180
C$1,160
 
 
Low Season Winter
Oct 15 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$120
C$740
C$1,500
 
 
Christmas New Years
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$180
C$1,160
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$25 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Rates are for double occupancy - extra persons: $25 per night
High season rates apply to all Canadian holidays.
May-June Special: Book 5 nights or more and pay Low Season rates of $120 per night
Booking not confirmed until you receive our confirmation email.
Fridas Casita is available at less cost if you are a budget traveler.
50% deposit to hold booking dates
Balance due at check-in
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Amenities

Amenities

Salt Spring Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Secure Parking
  • Workshop
  • Floorboards
  • Carport
  • Living Area
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Our bathroom has a shower only, but the hot tub is only steps away for soaking in warm water outdoors! We provide Salt Spring shampoo, conditioner and soap to ensure you have what you need. We also have a hair dryer and curling iron available, plus a drawer of miscellaneous things you may need.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Best suited two or three people
  • Our customers report that the bed is wonderfully comfortable and they have slept very well at the cottage. Fine linens, lamps, kleenex and water jugs beside the bed, ensure you have everything you need! Our pull out couch is comfy too, if there are 3 of you are you have a young child (toddlers are well accommodated at the cottage). We really see the cottage as best accommodating a couple or single person on retreat.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Shed
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
The cottage is best suited to a couple or individual on retreat. A child or pet is welcome however we should discuss the situation first. Massage is available for a fee on site. House keeping after your stay is included, unless you bring a pet then there is an extra pet fee which covers the cleaning. House cleaning during your stay is optional and at an additional fee. There is a broom, mop and vacuum cleaner available during your stay. Laundry washer and dryer is also available for a fee and we do provide soap. Permission to use these facilities is to be prearranged. Clay studio sessions are available with Tracy in her clay studio. You are most welcome to come and make something out of clay and we will ship it to you later. Cost is dependent on time spent in the studio and cost to ship your item.
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