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Sparrow Haven ~ Peaceful Comfort Close to Town!

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

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Overview

British Columbia Gulf Islands Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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. 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. :)

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa & Steve (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Sparrow Haven ~ Peaceful Comfort Close to Town!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
Portland, Or
5

Friendly hosts, cute space.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Sparrow Haven. The studio was clean and very comfortable, including the bed. It would be perfect for a couple. Melissa and Steve were very kind to allow us to squueze our 2 kids in, too (they slept on the floor with our camping supplies). Melissa and Steve were very friendly and gave suggestions of places to go on the island, they made us feel very welcome. The proerty has a huge backyard with badminton, a tree house, etc; it's beautiful. Our kids also enjoyed their super friendly dog. Location is great, just a minute by car from Ganges.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall, it is a clean, well stocked peaceful place to unwind.

  • 4 of 5

The hosts were very welcoming, warm and helpful. The accommodations were very inviting and cozy and clean. Modern amenities, dishwasher, stove, good lighting etc made our stay extra rich.

We would come again. One thing that we wondered about, however. We are two single women having a girls getaway and needed two separate sleeping arrangements. The property claims to sleep 4, and the queen bed was a 5 star comfort! However, we would have been charged extra for the linens of the second blow up mattress. Just curious why that would be. Otherwise, kudos to the fabulous yard and deck and peace.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here! In our suite description we mention that even though there is only a queen bed, we will accept more guests as we are flexible to your needs. Thank you so much for coming.
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A delightful haven, conveniently located near Ganges town centre

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cosy comforts of Sparrow Haven for our week on Salt Spring. It was ideal for the two of us and our small dog, and within walking distance (1 km) to Ganges town centre, although the road is steep.

Our suite was clean and cute with an attractive sleeping/lounging area, comfortable bed and bathroom. The kitchen was well equipped for making all your meals if you wish. The view through the patio door to the little deck and beyond to the garden was lovely. It was truly relaxing, sitting on the deck, watching a rabbit or two hopping in the garden.

Our hosts, Melissa and Steve, made us feel most welcome, while at the same time respecting our privacy. We also enjoyed the occasional company of Rosie, the dog.

Thank you for a most pleasant stay!

S, J and A

Vancouver, B.C.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We found this accommodation spotless and the hosts most friendly - even Rosie! The directions were v

  • 5 of 5

We found this accommodation spotless and the hosts most friendly - even Rosie! The directions were very good.

It is a lovely property that provides privacy and tranquility. Coffee in the morning was great, and the potential to do more in the kitchen, if we were around more was a bonus.

Many thanks for accepting our request - it allowed us to have a good visit with very special friends!

Sandy & Rod

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haven

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Melissa and Steve's for 2 weeks in April and found Sparrow Haven was my home away from home. Melissa was wonderful, brought me desserts just when I needed them. Thank you. Their home is very close to town, could walk. Bed was extremely comfortable and place was immaculate. There was coffee and other essentials in the kitchen, which was very much aprreciated. Would highly recommend. Thank you Melissa and Steve

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Cute and Comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, cute and comfortable, ideal for a couple, but we made it work for three adults by using a cot.

The deck overlooking the yard and the kitchen filled with all the essentials made breakfast very lovely. The bed was cozy and the bathroom clean. Parking was easy, and town is not far away. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Salt Spring Island Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$66
From
$74
Fri,Sat
$403
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $8
cleaning fee $16

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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Amenities

British Columbia Gulf Islands Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

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