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Luxury Two Bedroom Suite with Spectacular Ocean Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,025 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom Suite close to town and activities

Two bedroom suite, over 1,000 square feet with a king or queen bed in the master bedroom and queen size bed in the second bedroom. Full sized sofa bed in the living room, two full bathrooms and products supplied from the famous 'Salt Spring Soap Works'. PREMIUM ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE AS AN UPGRADE.

State of the art kitchen complete with stainless steel Whirlpool appliances and recycled composite glass countertops. There is a gas fireplace and TV in the living room and master bedroom, over length soaker tubs and glass walk-in showers.

Beautifully furnished and appointed. A short 5 minute walk from your suite at Mariner's Loft brings you to the heart of Ganges, steps away from the famous Saturday Market.

Ganges is a Village renown for its artistic and gastronomic virtues. There are twelve restaurants within walking distance, with many of them that offer live music year round (including the weekends during the winter), and grocery stores, a fresh fish and seafood store, bakeries, delis and wine stores close at hand for those wanting to prepare meals at home.

This two bedroom suite (plus sofa bed, accommodation for 6 total) at Mariner's Loft is the only modern accommodation on the island, offering nothing but luxury to our guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Manager

I am a local businessman on Vancouver Island. I have been involved in the hospitality industry for many years, creating memorable experiences for my patrons and customers.

Manager purchased this condo in 2010

Why Manager chose Ganges

I built this property because I wanted a retreat from my busy life on Vancouver Island. The property I chose for Mariner's Loft is the only property with hotel zoning in the town of Ganges, and the views to Ganges Harbour and the Gulf Islands are second to none. I detailed and furnished the unit as I would my own home, and created a large outdoor deck off the unit to enjoy a dinner party, a barbecue, or just a coffee in the morning overlooking the Marina and the Seaplanes taking off and landing in the distance. I find it so relaxing to be in my beautiful creation that I wanted to share it with others looking for a relaxing respite from their busy lives. It is perfect for longer term stays in the winter, for Snow Birds to enjoy our benign maritime climate, or for weekenders or weekly stays in the Summer for people looking for a well deserved break from busy live

What makes this condo unique

An elegant kitchen encourage meals at home, with the abundant local produce, and fish all within walking distance of your suite. Throw the car keys away- even, tours of wineries, art galleries and studios. The suite is beautifully furnished with a West coast design.


Ganges Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1025 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , overlenght soaker tub in master bath
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , mixture of combo tub/shower and stand alone shower
  • The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a long soaker tub and extra long vanity with Quartz countertop. Secondary bedrooms have an accessible bathroom with a stand alone shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Second bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Master bedroom has beautiful ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub. The mattress are both Sealy top and luxury lines. Bright, modern and clean. Hardwood floors, tons of closet space. Flat screen TV in the Master bedroom. Queen bed in the second bedroom, shared bathroom with walk-in glass shower accessed from the hallway
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Come and hide away in your suite, cozy up to the warmth of the fireplace in winter time, soak in the extra long soaker tub, and sleep well in the brand new Sealy beds. Venture out of doors to experience the wonderful restaurants, pubs and bistros just a 4 minute walk from the comfort of your luxurious suite at Mariner's Loft.


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Luxury Two Bedroom Suite with Spectacular Ocean Views
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

great location, great view and great place

  • 4 of 5

mariners loft was really nice! we had an awesome view, we were close to town and our suite was clean! just some of the things which we find very important and the fact they accept pets! looking forward to coming back.


  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Great Location and Service but not a 5* property

  • 3 of 5

I stayed at the Mariner Loft for 10 weeks. The apartments are located right downtown Salt Spring , the views are fantastics and the 2 ladies that manage the place, are always happy to help.

CONS- If you stay in the second floor, get ready to buy earplugs because you will hear EVERYTHING that goes on up in the penthouse which will get annoying. The apartments are decorated with Ikea furniture and are in desperate need of an update to be considered luxurious. The walls need painting , new linens need to be bought ( I actually had to talk to the manager because mine were soiled!!!), the pots, pans/dishes are all kitchenmaid or ikea and are pretty damaged, some of furniture is very damaged and dirty, the beds need to be replaced and in general , the apartments need some serious thorough cleaning....especially the grill on the balcony. The wifi and cable package are very basic and subpar..get ready for a lot of buffering and frustration.

PROS- Location,VIEW, Rebecca & Krysta.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We have tried to minimize the footstep noise from the penthouse by installing long runner carpets and room rugs. Wood floors are beautiful but we do understand it doesn't absorb as much noise as a fully carpeted room. A professional interior designer from a premium design firm in Victoria furnished each room on the property. Each room comes with it's own dedicated wi-fi. Salt spring Island has services for a smaller island over a main city so we have made sure to include this upgraded feature to each room. The walls have been painted as part of regular maintenance as well as linens being purchased and other regular upgrades. We appreciate your comments and are happy we could address them. Mariners Loft
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Lake St Louis, Missouri

Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

The views were amazing, peaceful and relaxing to watch the boats in the harbor, the sea planes landing and taking off. The complex is within walking distance to the Fish Market, a local taco stand and the town center of Ganges which has various shops and a Thrift Food Market. The bedrooms were comfortable. The kitchen had the necessary items, but some showed wear and a griddle would have been nice for making breakfast for the 4 of us. Our goal was to take a little get away with family. The management staff Rebecca and Krista were wonderful and tended to all inquiries we had. We had an awesome time exploring the island. The Saturday Market was a fun thing to do. A bumpy ride up to the top of Mount Maxwell was worth the amazing views. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR

Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the loft was wonderful

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mariner's Loft

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. We left a list of other things the kitchen needs. Crackers, fish forks and butter warmers for eating fresh crab. A colander and a garlic press. Appreciated the up grade

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a little over a month in one of the units at Mariner's Loft, a late accommodation after the house we rented did not live up to the pictures and representations posted by the owner on VRBO. Our unit, a two bedroom suite on the second floor, was wonderful. Hardwood floors throughout, a partially covered deck providing a sweeping view of Ganges harbor, and a nicely equipped kitchen were some of the amenities provided. Rebecca, the property manager, was fabulous. She was always available and even purchased a cast iron skillet for the unit when we mentioned none of the pans were oven ready. The bed was extremely comfortable. We were not in a corner suite and thus the road noise was not a problem at all. (Besides, in Salt Spring traffic stops shortly after the sun goes down.) Though I missed being further from Ganges, we enjoyed the convenience of walking into town--especially on Saturdays when the market is underway. Mariner's Loft calls itself a luxury hotel without the front desk and we both thought that phrase accurate. Even after a month, we were sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Victoria international Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Saltspring Inn
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Vesuvius to Crofton, Fulford Harbour to Victoria
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Saltspring Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Ganges Road
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

The property is located on a rocky bluff overlooking the ocean, Ganges Harbour and the Marina. Only a four minute walk to 'downtown' Ganges, there are multiple attractions within the small village. There are many restaurants and Bistros in Ganges for every taste and budget. On the high end is the acclaimed restaurant at Hastings House, and House Piccolo. Live music is featured at the funky Tree House, The Saltspring Inn and the Harbour House. On a recent long weekend, they had a Sitar player at the Tree House, a wonderful young fiddler at the Saltspring Inn and an energetic South American Jazz trio at the Harbour House. There are also many art galleries in Ganges and studio tours available to see artists works around the Island. Also on the Tour program are visits to the Goat Cheese Factory, The soap factory, and three local wineries. In addition to the famous Saltspring Island Market in the Park which is held in Ganges every Saturday from April 1 to the end of October there is the Folk Dance Festival April 28- May 2, the Painters Guild Annual Show from April 14-29, Jazz Fest from June 13-15 and the Fall Fair from September 16-18 among many other events.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $78.05
Pet Fee $19.51

PAYMENT: At the time of booking, 50% the full payment is required to secure the reservation. When booking within 14 days of arrival date, full payment is required.

CANCELLATIONS: Full payment is refundable up to 14 days prior to scheduled arrival date, less $100 administration fee. If cancelling within 72 hours, you will be charged for the entire stay, unless we can fill your reservation. Early

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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