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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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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
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.
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.
Exactly what I wanted, comfy, rustic and rural.
A most enjoyable stay!!
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.
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.
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.
Great location to try tiny home living! Cute cabin in a peaceful spot a short drive from Ganges. Lots of lawn space for our dog to roam around and explore. Cabin is small, but very well laid out, and with a comfy loft bed. Can also access Ganges via a lovely walk through woods/fields (the return trip has just enough uphill to justify coffee and dessert at one of the cafes in town!). Christine was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
I stayed here in October and found the property to be just as advertised. I walked into Ganges several times. It was nice not using my car all the time. I never met the owners, but the cabin was cute and well-appointed. I had everything I needed and enjoyed the calm, quiet time. It was nice to be able to have my dog with me. Thank you!
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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.