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Sparrow Haven ~ Peaceful Comfort Close to Town!

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About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2

Your suite is a completely self-contained and private unit on the side of our house and features peaceful, homey décor with all the amenities you could need. This is the perfect suite for a single person or a couple but we can accommodate more with a blow up mattress. Your comfort is our goal so we have created a restful retreat that you can think of as your home away from home when you visit Salt Spring. This wonderful space offers a full kitchen for your culinary creativity (plus the BBQ outside!), a full bathroom with tub, a comfy sitting room/bedroom and a relaxing, private deck with forest and mountain views. We are conveniently located a 1 minute drive from Ganges Village. Please enjoy the complimentary coffees, teas and hot chocolate. In the village on Tuesdays is the farmers market for local produce and home made goodies. On Saturdays is the Saturday Market where you can get everything from a complete new outfit and fabulous artistic creations to yummy goodies and local produce. Every day of the week, of course, you have many and varied shops to choose from in Ganges and Uptown and Fulford that are ready and willing to meet any of your needs and wants.

Salt Spring is our home, and it's our mission to help you feel at home too!

Please note: If guests wish to book a weekend night in the high season (May to Sept.) we ask that at least 2 nights be booked. Thank you. :)

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Melissa & Steve
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017


Salt Spring Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed, dresser, settee, chair, end tables. If your group is more than 2 we can lend you a sleeping mat. One family even brought a tent for their extra people! :) As long as noise considerations are adhered to, we're pretty flexible.
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Sparrow Haven ~ Peaceful Comfort Close to Town!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

Dawn Blais and Brian Shorter

  • 5 of 5
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Lovely place. we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, friendly, close to town

  • 5 of 5
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We really enjoyed our stay with Melissa and Steve. Super nice people, clean accommodations in good condition, close to Ganges and still very quiet. Rosie the dog is a bonus; she's a sweetie.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conveniently situated, cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5
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A short drive into Ganges and centrally located on the island made this a very convenient spot for island visiting. A warm welcome was extended by Melissa, Steve and their friendly Rosie. Their home is very comfortable, clean and nothing is lacking. Thank you, Steve, for advice on where to find easy hikes.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Delightful Apartment on Gorgeous Salt Spring Island

  • 5 of 5
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I can only echo the comments in the guest book that mirrored our experience with Melissa and Steve. Melissa met us outside, in the pouring rain and wind (remnants of a Japanese typhoon) with umbrellas and flashlights even though it was very late in the evening. The apartment was perfect for our get away. It was cozy and very comfortable and situated in a gorgeous and quiet neighborhood near Ganges. Both Melissa and Steve looked out for our every need and were always ready with answers to our questions. When the typhoon remnants threatened the power lines, Melissa came by with candles and assurances that we would be well taken care of if the power went out and lasted for more than a few hours. They are delightful hosts and we heartily recommend both the apartment and them as owners and hosts. I don't know when we've been treated so kindly and warmly at a vacation rental! The island is delightful and a wonderful place to visit and explore!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The small space worked for us!our cat Charlie. A screen door on the patio would have been helpfu

  • 3 of 5
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The bed is very noisy! The oven temp is not accurate. Very good hot water for shower! The addition of a garlic squisher would help. Very quiet and private! Would. E a tight squeeze if you had dinner guests!

Steve and Melisa very good hosts!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, quiet, comfy, cozy, well-equipped place. Ideal for two people. Great hosts.

  • 4 of 5
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We were met by Melissa at the appointed time and she gave us a great welcome, along with Rosie the dog. The area was quiet with some lovely walks and everything was exactly as advertised. In fact the place was better equipped than we thought it would be. Melissa and Steve have thought of everything.

We had lovely weather all week so we enjoyed sitting out on the deck enjoying the garden.

We were only 5 mins drive from downtown Salt Spring which has everything from great coffee shops and restaurants to lovely shopping, market on Saturdays. We even attended a classical music concert at the Art Centre.

We did some lovely ferry trips to Mayne, Saturna, Swartz Bay, and Pender but mostly we just walked and enjoyed ourselves.

Melissa provided us with plums from her trees and urged us to help ourselves. She was available to answer our questions.

I would definitely recommend this property for the reasons stated above but also because it is reasonably priced, which is hard to find in expensive Salt Spring Island.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

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cleaning fee $15

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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
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