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Christine Steffich

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Orchard Cabin - A Cozy Cabin in a Peaceful Orchard Close to Ganges.

19 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin

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Overview

Salt Spring Island Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, studio with Queen-sized loft bed + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath. Best for 2

Orchard Cabin on Salt Spring Island is the perfect private retreat for artists, writers, poets, or musicians. It is also a great getaway for a romantic honeymoon or anniversary. Or bring the kids and the dog!

Peace and quiet surrounds you. Waken in you cosy loft bed to the songbirds' serenade. Enjoy your self-prepared breakfast on the deck with freshly brewed coffee or tea. Coffee, tea, and cream will be supplied. Delight in some of Salt Spring's fine locally prepared cheese or fruit preserves, wholesome breads and farm fresh eggs that you can purchase at the Saturday Market, a roadside farmstand, or straight from the farm!

Then make your way into Ganges Village to check out ArtCraft and  to browse the local shops and galleries.  Saturday morning is when Salt Spring hosts the famous Salt Spring Market. Be sure to treat yourself to lunch at one of the many unique restaurants and cafes. Don't forget to try some gelato at Harlan's!

Grace Point Square is where you will find Lyman Whitaker's Windsculptures. These mesmerizing works of art are available in Canada exclusively throughyour host, Matt, at Steffich Fine Art in Grace Point Square.

If adventure is on your mind, check out fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, whale watching, biking, or hiking. Take a Studio Tour. Go on a boat tour or dinner cruise. Explore Salt Spring's history or just relax at one of the many beaches, lakes and parks.

On your way back to the cabin, pick up some fresh seafood at The Fishery or some crab at Centennial dock. Add to this some fresh produce from the Salt Spring Market and a bottle of wine from one of the local vineyards to make a delicious island meal. Then bask in the balmy warmth of a summer evening on Salt Spring Island.

Have a fabulous vacation!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine Steffich (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Christine Steffich

Matt and I are long time islanders. Matt has lived on Salt Spring for 20 years after having vacationed here every summer since 1968. I have lived here for most of my life. My family roots go back to the 1930's and 40's when my great-grandparents farmed on the north end of the island, boating their produce around the 'Hook' to Ganges every Saturday during the summer - the original Salt Spring Farmer's Market!

We are proud parents of 2 fantastic boys and loving owners of Hank, the Golden Retriever. Matt is the owner of Steffich Fine Art and I am the pharmacy manager at Downtown Pharmasave.

Matt and I have travelled extensively to Australia, Mexico, and the USA, and we have spent many vacations exploring BC and Vancouver Island. Having stayed in a wide variety of accommodations we realized that simple and relaxed, private and convenient, comfortable and casual were the most appealing features of our vacation accommodations.

As dog people, we really appreciate being able to travel with our dog. He is an important part of our family and travelling without him would be like leaving one of the kids at home!

Christine Steffich purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Christine Steffich chose British Columbia Gulf Islands

In 2010 we made a decision to share our cabin as a vacation rental so others could come and discover the magic that is Salt Spring Island.

The cabin was just a sleeping cabin when we bought the house in 2002. Our friend, Jeremiah Hart, moved into the cabin soon after and traded rent for renovations. Jeremiah lived in the cabin for 5 years and, with his masterful use of space and natural materials, transformed it into a lovely little self-contained cabin that is comfortable summer and winter. The main feature is the deck situated under a large apple tree where you can relax in the peace and quiet of the backyard orchard.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is a short walk to shopping and restaurants in Ganges. Dog walking and hiking trails are easily accessed just steps from the cabin. Wine tours, boat cruises, parks, scenic drives, swimming lakes and beaches are a short drive away.

Reviews

4.4
based on 19 traveler reviews

Orchard Cabin - A Cozy Cabin in a Peaceful Orchard Close to Ganges.
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 19 reviews
4

A perfect place to stay for a short vacation, tidy and cosy.

  • 4 of 5

Our hosts were very nice and helpful. We have enjoyed our stay on Saltspring Island a lot and will definitely come back again.

Joanna and Heiner

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Snug, charming cabin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I LOVED it here! The cabin felt a little snugger than I had gathered from the pictures, but we by no means felt cramped. The kitchen was well-stocked, and we had plenty of firewood to use in the wood-burning stove (which we did just about every day!). The landlords were kind and considerate while giving us ample privacy. The proximity to downtown Salt Spring was great! We will definitely stay here again next time we come to Salt Spring.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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4

Funky, rural, Chic

  • 4 of 5

Exactly what I wanted, comfy, rustic and rural.

A most enjoyable stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Quiet, convenient location-cute cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was just as advertised. Only issue we had (no fault of Christine's at all) was that it was quite warm when we were travelling and the sleep loft became very warm by bed time. This might be something that you want to consider before booking.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Delightful little cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is easy to find and only a five minute drive from Ganges. It is well appointed and very clean. There is a lovely deck overlooking the yard and orchard. Guests will need to be reasonably mobile to scamper up the ladder to the loft bedroom and down again especially in the dark. Still, we wished that we could have stayed longer. Our hostess was very gracious in making an adjustment due to a glitch in the booking process and we thank her for that.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Very relaxing holiday in a quiet setting yet close to town and all of the activities.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our four days at the cabin: especially the deck and the yard where we enjoyed morning coffees and BBQ suppers. The yard, with its many trees ( some fruit trees ) made it very peaceful and had lots of space for our small puppy to run around. The small cabin provided everything needed to make our stay enjoyable. The finishing on the inside of the cabin was well done and made good use of the small space. The loft bed was quite unique and a bit of a challenge, especially for bathroom breaks in the middle of the night. Christine, our host, was very helpful and had lots of useful information such as good eating places, things to see and most of all, a place where we could buy fresh fish every day. We toured the island, did some wine tasting, beer tasting and had coffee breaks at a couple of the great bakeries (Barb's Buns, Embe Bakery ). All in all, our stay was exactly what we were looking for. We would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Salt Spring Saturday Market
"Arts and crafts, homegrown produce and flowers, local cheese, spices, soap, aromatherapy, mu..."
Island Escapades
Salt Spring Spa Resort
Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
Salt Spring Island Visitor Information
Salt Spring Tours
Salt Spring Inn
Salt Spring Saturday Market
"Arts and crafts, homegrown produce and flowers, local cheese, spices, soap, aromatherapy, mu..."
Seaside Restaurant Salt spring Island
Salt Spring Roasting Co
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Salt Spring Island Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$72
From
$87
Fri,Sat
$433
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $8
Cleaning fee per stay $15

Please note a $20 fee is added to single night stays.
The $50 deposit is non-refundable.
If you cancel more than 24 hours before your stay, only the $50 deposit will apply. This can be applied to the cost of a future stay.

If you cancel within 24 hours of the beginning of your stay, you will be charged a cancellation fee of one night stay ($135) or 50% of your total booking, whichever is greater.
If your booking can be rebooked, we will refund 90% of the cancellation fee.

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Amenities

Salt Spring Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Imaginatively laid out sink, toilet and shower. No tub.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 queen , Semi-private, lofted bed that is accessed by a ladder.
    Futon couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Best suited for children
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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