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Celia Duthie

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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Sunny quiet self-contained patio suite near Ganges on Salt Spring Island.

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Ganges Studio Rental Photos and Description

Private suite with queen bed, bathroom, full kitchen, patio, BBQ, sleeps 2.

Salt Spring Island is known for its natural beauty and vibrant artistic community. Perfect for short or longer stays our quiet, sunny, self-contained suite has a private entrance, full kitchen, roomy bathroom with shower, comfortable queen size bed, good reading lights and WIFI, in a freshly renovated space furnished with fine art and studio furniture from the Duthie Gallery.

French doors open onto a private garden patio with forest and meadow views, frequent deer grazing, and an abundance of birds. A BBQ and outdoor table with comfortable chairs and an umbrella are provided for al fresco dining.

The Gallery B&B is within easy walking distance of Ganges village and Churchill Beach and across the street from the prestigious Hastings House Hotel. Visitors can walk to the famous Salt Spring Island Saturday market, buy fabulous fresh produce, baked goods and fine island-made cheeses and cook up delicious meals in the suite or picnic on the patio. Ganges village abounds with excellent restaurants, a natural food store, two bustling grocery stores and several liquor stores.

Come and spend a week exploring the island, touring the many studios and galleries or attending one of many inspiring workshops offered on island: from pottery, glass and fibre arts to woodblock printing and basket making. There is also a wide variety of spas and healing arts, yoga and fitness programs available year round on Salt Spring Island.

Salt Spring is an island with a mild climate, year round golf and walking weather, and even during the winter months lots of sunny days. It is a great place to relax and recreate and easy to get to by three different ferries or by air. There is also now an excellent bus service.

Keywords: Sunny, private, quiet, garden patio suite, self-catering apartment, wifi, full kitchen, on property art gallery and sculpture garden, walking distance to beach and village.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Celia Duthie (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

About Celia Duthie

I have been married for more than 30 years to my dear husband Nicholas Hunt. We have 2 wonderful children and 3 cats. Much of our life was spent in the book business in Vancouver; now we have a gallery of studio furniture and landscape art. We love to cook, eat, walk, read, garden and play bridge.

Celia Duthie purchased this studio in 2004

Why Celia Duthie chose Salt Spring Island

We chose our location because it is a very pretty property and lovely cottage; we are close to Ganges so we and the kids can walk there and our gallery is also within walking distance for boaters.

What makes this studio unique

Visitors to the Gallery B&B will enjoy the art and studio furniture in the suite, the landscape art and sculpture on the property and the stunning and original work in the Duthie Gallery. As hosts we can recommend restaurants, studios and excursions, and provide maps of trails for hikes and rambles.

The suite is completely private, with a private entrance; guests will feel they're in their own place while staying with us at the Gallery B &B.

The kitchen is well equipped for gourmet cooking and when in season fresh greens and vegetables from the garden will also be available.

With our background in books, and being serious readers ourselves, there is always a good supply of current books and magazines available in the suite.

Visitors to our Gallery B&B suite will also enjoy its close proximity to Ganges village, Churchill beach and, for lavish dining, the Hastings House hotel, directly across the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place, beautiful surroundings. I've very much enjoyed it.
Nov 2012
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Sunny quiet self-contained patio suite near Ganges on Salt Spring Island.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 34 reviews
Victoria , BC

Lovely little getaway

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations. Quiet and quaint. Had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Walking distance into town. The owners are lovely. Very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious, quiet- a lovely property

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the proximity to town

Would like to see a micro wave (we missed it)

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a treat to be surrounded by art at its best!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed two nights at The Duthie Gallery B&B Suite. Celia and Nick were gracious hosts and made us feel most welcome. Nick gave us some tips on hiking trails. Celia gave us tips on local places to visit and dine at. Breakfast supplies and teas were thoughtfully provided. We delighted being surrounded by beautiful works of art in the suite itself, including the furniture. Only a short walk into town, made the B&B a really ideal location. Celia's love of gardening clearly shows in the garden, such a peaceful, beautiful location.

We marveled at the wood and bronze sculptures in the Gallery and Gallery Garden. At night the garden is illuminated, giving the pieces a different perspective and twist.

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Celia and Nick and staying at their lovely Gallery B&B. An experience to be remembered.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property and location

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for our weekend getaway. Property is surrounded by lush vegetation and great walking trail choices - this is the ideal spot!! Supplies to make breakfast were more than enough and delicious! Kept us fed for our island exploring adventures. Would (and hopefully will) be coming back soon! Celia and Nick were wonderful hosts - super friendly and have a great deal of information on what to do on the island. Cannot recommend enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Serenity on Salt Spring Island

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I have just returned from a weekend away on SSI, and we must say that our stay at this B & B was beyond our expectations.

The property is within easy walking distance to Ganges Village and the Saturday Market, and more generally, the property is centrally located on the island making travel to any corner of SSI relatively close and convenient.

The Gallery B & B is clean and well-maintained, and offers everything a guest would ever need for a relaxing stay on SSI. Celia and Nick are amazing hosts who have clearly put much thought into every aspect of the B & B experience. A beautiful vase of fresh-cut flowers on the table, gorgeous art pieces within the suite, tasteful décor throughout, and a variety of well-chosen reading materials (books and magazines) to relax with (but I would expect no less from the Duthie Books family!) are awaiting arriving guests. We were also particularly impressed by the exceptionally generous breakfast bounty provided by our hosts which included, among many other breakfast items, the oft-mentioned delicious homemade blackberry jam and granola with nuts that other visitors have already raved about.

Do ensure that you leave time to wander through Duthie Gallery’s amazing outdoor sculpture gallery filled with gorgeous works from local artists. During my stay, I was only able to experience the sculptures during the day, but I hope to return again in the future to have a chance to experience wandering the gallery in the evening when it is lit (you can ask Celia and Nick about the “Night Gallery” schedule when booking your stay).

Celia and Nick are most gracious hosts, and I will recommend their Gallery B & B to any family, friends, and colleagues looking to plan a welcoming, restful, and unique stay on SSI.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Suite in Charming Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This suite was possibly the most lovely I have ever stayed in. We were met by the truly delightful owners, who made us feel welcome immediately. The grounds, which double as a sculpture gallery, are as peaceful as they are spectacular. The suite itself is very well maintained and tastefully furnished, but it was the breakfast that delighted us the most... fresh coffee, free range eggs, the most wonderful homemade blackberry jam you've ever tasted, and delicious granola. The highlight of my time there was eating these delights while sunning myself in the suite's private patio.

Many thanks for a truly wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Vancouver by ferry or seaplane
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Long Harbour Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Popular 9 hole course
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
Vancouver stations, CPR and CNR
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
I5 from Seattle to Vancouver
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hastings House, Moby's and Harbour House Hotel
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Churchill Beach
Car: not necessary

Illuminated art and light show at the Duthie Night Gallery(July/August), walk to the Saturday market, tour of the island's extensive network of artists' studios and galleries, sign up for lively variety of art and craft workshops and music and theatrical programs, live music every night from June to September at the Treehouse, excellent restaurants: Auntie Pesto, Market Cafe, House Piccolo, Hastings House, boat and kayak rentals within walking distance, much beloved island festivals such as Canada Day, the Fall Fair (Sept) and the Apple Festival (Oct).


Rates & Availability

Ganges Studio Rental Rates

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high season
May 2 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Ganges Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • sink, toilet, shower, wheelchair accessible
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
green pastoral and forest views, within pleasant walking distance of village and beach, proximity to prominent art gallery and sculpture garden (Duthie Gallery), good current books and magazines, good reading lights, furnished with original studio furniture and art from the Duthie Gallery, newly renovated, breakfast makings provided, cozy, comfortable, quiet, access to washer/dryer, friendly hosts, fresh flowers, organic garden produce available in season, across the street from the prestigious Hastings House Hotel.

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