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Oceanfront Home with Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Home,, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This lovely west facing ocean side home commands spectacular views of the ocean. Meander down a few steps to the warmest swimming beach on Salt Spring. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the large deck. This home sits on a 1/2 acre surrounded by a mature apple orchard, providing total privacy. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room, living room with wood burning fireplace and french doors that open onto a large deck, washer/dryer, all bedding and towels supplied.


-2000 sq ft

-3-bedroom home

-Large living room with beautiful views of the ocean

-Two heavenly down love-seats in the living room

-Wood burning fireplace

-Newly refinished hardwood floors on the main

-Chef's Kitchen renovated in 2014 with stainless steel appliances

-Slab quartzite countertops

-Both bathrooms renovated in 2014

-Large deck with glass dining table for 6-8

-Outdoor seating on deck

-Four Adirondack chairs on the front lawn with gas fire pit

-Two chaise lounges

-No power lines obstructing the ocean views!

-Free use of high-speed WiFi

-50" LED television

-Finished basement with ping pong table

-Wide array of games and books

Within a short walk, you will find a quaint village store, an oceanside restaurant and government wharf. All located in the desirable neighbourhood of Vesuvius Bay.

Salt Spring is the largest of the Gulf Islands and is an ideal vacation destination. 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, vineyards, and a new recreation centre. The cottage is an 8 minute drive from Ganges, the heart of Salt Spring Island, where visitors can enjoy restaurants, pubs, art galleries.

Please note that VRBO is now displaying all rates in US dollars: "Get an Instant Quote" tab will default & display in US dollars. We are Canadian based so we do charge in Canadian dollars. Please go to "Rates" tab and select CAN$ (top right of table) to view the actual Canadian dollar rate.

Please be advised that this property is not listed on Craigslist.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About The Owner

For many years, my husband and I took our four sons every summer on vacations that involved water, so that we could all enjoy boating, water skiing and tubing. Our good friends bought this Salt Spring Island home and we rented the home from them for 8 years. Then, it came up for sale and we bought it without hesitation from our friends!

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Salt Spring Island

The ocean views are spectacular and the sunsets divine. The half acre, flat property with low bank to the ocean feels spacious and private. Perfect for entertaining (or not). Tastefully decorated. The kitchen and bathrooms were renovated in 2014. A wonderful place to relax and recharge!

What makes this house unique

The ocean views are spectacular and the sunsets divine. The half-acre, flat property with low bank to the ocean feels spacious and private. Perfect for entertaining (or not). Tastefully decorated. The kitchen and bathrooms were renovated in 2014. A wonderful place to relax and recharge!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My girlfriends and I have rented Seagates 3 times over

the past 2 years and plan on coming back for years to come. It's a great

place to spend a girl?s weekend away. Seagates is situated right on the bay

and we love to sit in the living room or on the deck and enjoy the view.

There's also steps leading down to the beach if you want to go explore while

the tide is out. We've also rented the Dowry house when there's more then 6

of us and it works out perfectly as the two cottages are only a step away

from each other and we can walk between them quickly. Both are beautifully

and comfortably furnished and fully stocked with all the dishes, towels, etc

we've ever needed. I highly recommend these cottages to anyone looking for a

beautiful, comfortable, relaxing place to stay.
Oct 2014
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Vesuvius House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Renovated in 2014, downstairs bathroom has rainshower head.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Renovated in 2014, features 2 rainshower heads and 2 sinks.
  • The bathroom on the main floor is shared by two bedrooms. Renovated in 2014, it has 2 rainshower heads, 2 sinks and marble flooring. The downstairs bedroom was also renovated in 2014 and has a rainshower head.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main floor master bedroom has king size bed. Second main floor bedroom has 2 twin beds. Basement bedroom has 2 twin beds. One Graco brand portable infant crib is available.
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Home with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.84375 based on 33 reviews

Nice get away

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and clean. The bathrooms and Kitchen were great. The home in general met all our needs plus more. We were surprised that a saw mill occupied half of the view. Otherwise, we enjoyed combing the beach. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Beautiful home and excellent location!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with a beautiful view. Excellent for a weekend getaway. Thank you Darcy

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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A perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Set in a gorgeous beachside location, Seagates is beautifully decorated and generously supplied with everything one could need for comfort and convenience. There is a peaceful atmosphere in the house, very calming and relaxing. If vacationing here in the winter, be advised that the dining room is not heated and cannot be used in the extreme cold we experienced (electric heat and a great fireplace keep the main level toasty, but downstairs, where the tv is, is chilly). We found only one inconvenience, namely that the lock box was difficult to open as the numbers could hardly be seen. In every other respect we had no complaints and just felt very lucky to have found such a lovely place for a New Year vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, B.C. Canada

Cozy Comfy Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Just spent weekend here with my two grand-daughters and we had a wonderful, memorable time. Each of us had our own comfortable bedroom and shared two bathrooms. Gorgeous kitchen, fully equipped for our cookie baking and more. Woodstove in living room fireplace made for cozy evenings with tons of stacked firewood. Really nice decor and touches. Beautiful views to water and steps from lovely little beach. Big TV room downstairs with ping pong table and tons of board games and puzzles. New washer and dryer too. We hope to stay again as it must be as lovely in the summer as it was for our snowy weekend stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding location

  • 5 of 5

My now husband and I held our wedding at this magical location! And what a weekend it was, The house had ample room for our guests and the apple orchard and secluded beach allowed for some memorable images. I would highly recommend this enchanting house with 5 star amenities awaiting.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rural East Yorkshire

Even better than we'd remembered.

  • 5 of 5

We originally visited Seagates two years ago and were a little bit nervous about returning - it had been so good last time that we were prepared for some disappointment. No need to have worried though because, if anything, the house does seem to have undergone some minor upgrades and improvements. A fabulous location, a beautifully presented property, extremely well equipped and so welcoming. We did experience a minor issue with the washing machine but this was quickly and very helpfully resolved with a single phone call.

As on our previous visit we found the kayaks to be a huge benefit and, after ten blissful days, we were loathe to tear ourselves away from what has become our favourite spot in Canada. We hope to return on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Kilometres
Ganges Harbour (seaplane)
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Moby's Pub
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Vesuvius to Crofton Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Saltspring Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Seaside Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Vesuvius Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Vesuvius House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $147.98
Mandatory Cleaning Fee $92.49

For all cancelled reservations the VRBO Service Fee will be subtracted from the refund. For reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival, there will be no refunds if the home is not re-rented for the reserved period. If the home is re-rented for the cancelled dates, all monies will be refunded less the credit card transaction fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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