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Cottage of Tranquility

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Salt Spring Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Tasteful, private accommodation set in five acres of sunny farmland overlooking the picturesque Mansell Valley with ponds, vineyards, and a variety of wildlife.

Central location, five minutes from Ganges yet situated in open countryside with forest and field trails directly from property.

Completely self contained and private, the cottage is not overlooked by any other property. Tranquility Cottage sleeps two to four: bedroom with queen-size bed and hide-a-bed in the lounge. Large, covered deck with Japanese garden and barbecue. Private hot tub for your complete relaxation. Outdoor fire pit (subject to island burning restrictions in the dry season). DVD with a selection of movies and a CD player. Telephone. Fully-equipped kitchen including dishwasher. Bathroom with bath and shower. Washer/dryer. Welcome basket. Baby-sitting service available.

Keywords: Cottage

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About Kim

Having had many cottage holidays, the proprietors have learned from experience what works and what doesn't. They have endeavoured to provide their ideal vacation rental and, judging from the comments in the Visitors' Book, they have certainly succeeded.

Kim purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Kim chose British Columbia Gulf Islands

This property is well situated, being just 5 mins from the markets and shopping center in Ganges yet sited within beautiful, rolling, peaceful countryside. The best of both worlds!

What makes this cottage unique

An 'away from it all' experience in the heart of the country. Peaceful, tranquil and private. The long grasses and wildflowers, rarely seen in the city, are in abundance here along with nesting birds, owls, rabbits, deers, frogs, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Philip and Kim

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your cottage in the woods. We had a fabulous time and were lucky to have the sunshine all weekend.

Sam and Joey loved exploring the real outdoors - a real novelty for them! They also enjoyed doing ALL the puzzles!

Most of all it was a long awaited family experience in the outdoors and Salt Spring Island is perfect - almost home from home (the UK that is).

Thank you again for your hospitality - the welcome basket (yum) and Philip showing the boys your fab railway - toot, toot!
May 2012
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based on 15 traveler reviews

Cottage of Tranquility
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 34 reviews
Victoria, B.C., Canada

Great value, welcoming hosts, romantic and private setting.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at Tranquility Cottage. We chose this location for a number of reasons: proximity to dining options, peacefulness, privacy, serenity, access to hiking opportunities, and a hot tub to unwind and relax in at day's end. We were not disappointed. Being avid walkers, the 3.5 km trek to town was minor and helped us work off the dinners and wine from the many great dining venues in Ganges. There are many hiking trails on Salt Spring Island, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Kim and Philip provided maps and literature in the cottage to assist us in our choices for hiking adventures. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and even a welcome basket containing fresh eggs, bread, organic milk, juice, fruit, and preserves was there upon our arrival. There was a plethora of videos, music, games, and reading material available to fill in those few minutes we didn't spend relaxing. Kim and Philip were great hosts and ensured that we enjoyed our stay while affording us our privacy. It was a distinct pleasure to recline in the hot tub under the stars, all the while being serenaded by a chorus of frogs. A stellar opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in this bucolic setting. We highly recommend Tranquility Cottage. Cheers! Marg and Jim, Victoria, B.C.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, M & J, for this review which says it all!
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Richmond Canada


  • 4 of 5

This was home away from home.The hot tub was very relaxing.The cottage farm was amazing with nature walks around. Downtown Ganges is a must see with beautiful stores and Restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Simply Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at the Cottage of Tranquility on Salt Spring Island !! The owners were incredibly sweet, considerate, and welcoming !! The Cottage itself was simply beautiful overlooking a sprawling countryside with nearby streams . We were able to relax in complete peace all weekend while surrounded by so much natural beauty . We especially enjoyed star gazing in your hot tub and hanging out with the farm animals ! Thank you kindly for making our trip to Salt Spring Island so memorable with your hospitality and kindness :) :)

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time of star gazing from the hot tub, interacting with our friendly farm animals and relaxing in the natural beauty of the place. Thank you for your review.
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Vancouver. BC. Canada

Relaxing Country Retreat

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our weeklong stay at the Cottage of Tranquility. Set on a hill above the owner's farm, surrounded by tall trees and a view down to the meadow, it truly is a tranquil place. I loved sitting on the porch each morning surrounded by nature with only the clucking of chickens and birdsong to be heard. Such a welcome change for a city dweller.

The cottage is spacious, tastefully decorated, clean, and comfortable. We appreciated the welcome basket of breakfast supplies and also having access to the extensive DVD collection.

Having our own, private hot tub was a real bonus. Whether soaking by night, or late afternoon after exploring the island, the hot tub was such a treat, especially being outdoors with vines and trees surrounding it.

The cottage is just a few minutes drive from the hub of the island activity in Ganges. If walking, one could do it in 30 -45 minutes depending on your pace.

Philip and Kim are friendly hosts and we enjoyed spending some time with them on our only rainy day.

We chose this vacation cottage because we wanted a peaceful self-catering vacation home with outdoor space to enjoy and we certainly were not disappointed. I would give it four and a half star rating.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this review. We were so pleased to learn that you had thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, the spaciousness of the cottage, the farm animals and the convenient location. Thank you for highlighting the outdoor space with its large, covered deck and the private setting of the cottage which allows for outdoor activities. Our DVD collection is always growing and is an added facility which we are glad you enjoyed.
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Tranquility Cottage, Salt Spring Island, BC

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is the perfect place for my personal artist/writing retreat. It is quiet and secluded, surrounded by beautiful trees and gardens, the sound of a running stream nearby and songbirds all around. Access to the nearby town and amenities is quick and simple. The outdoor hot tub is a wonderful luxury day or night. The indoor space has everything I need and I appreciate the added touches of fresh ground coffee, butter, milk and eggs for breakfast. It is the perfect getaway for relaxation and inspiration.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlotte for painting a perfect picture our special cottage. If you are looking for a quiet, private and picturesque spot with all the amenities of home, you have come to the right place. Inspiration awaits you here!
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Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa


  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for peace and quiet, seclusion and rest, Tranquility cottage is the perfect place. Situated on a hill in the middle of a forest on Salt Spring Island, not far from Ganges, it's absolutely enchanting. The only visitors you're likely to have are a goat and a sheep, pets of the owners who live at the bottom of the hill. Tranquility cottage, so aptly named, is very comfortable and the owners have thought of absolutely everything to cater for the needs and entertainment of their guests, even to beautiful paintings by one of the owners. An additional feature is the laundry facility, eliminating the expense and inconvenience of finding a laundramat. We can highly recommend Tranquility cottage as a lttle piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You said it so well Patty - 'Tranquility Cottage is a lttle piece of heaven!' Thank you for your review which is a great help to others when they are planning their vacation.
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Car: recommended

Tranquility Studios - two on-site studios ; Original watercolor paintings/prints and greeting cards and an Interactive model railroad show. There is also a small hobby farm with pet sheep, goat and chickens.


Rates & Availability

Salt Spring Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Mid Season
Sep 20 2016 - Nov 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early High Season
May 18 - Jun 30
2 night minimum stay
July and August
Jul 1 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
Late High Season
Sep 1 - Sep 19
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pay 50% when booking and the remainder is due one week prior to your vacation. If booking within one month of your vacation, the full amount is due.

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Salt Spring Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious bathroom with tub and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outdoor Fire Pit (in season), DVD with DVD library, Linens and Towels provided, Robes for use with the hot tub are provided

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