Channel the pursuit of pause in this one-of-a-kind earth house. The cozy retreat was hand-sculpted using local and sustainable natural materials, and features a central living space with cantilevered slab stairs leading to the loft bedroom.
“Beautiful cottage looks like a fairy tale house, so many tiny thoughtful decorations, the design of the place is great. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook there, fireplace in the main room added to a cozy experience. We even made some wood fire pizza in the outdoor oven, was a great cooking time. You can see forest when you wake up and what a surprise was to see sheep and their babies in the company of a white lama outside the window in the morning, full farm experience, amazing. We definitely recommend it, it is one of those hidden gems that inspire you. Thank you Alexis and Manny.”
Small, self contained, clean and quiet cedar cottage with deck. Suitable for singles or a couple only. Sleeping loft, small kitchenette, shower, toilet, sink. No smoking. Wi-Fi, no TV, MP3 player/radio, a guitar to noodle on, and lots of books! The cottage is reached by pathway, and is backed by neighboring woods. Please note that the path to the cottage is sloped and the stairway to the loft is rather steep, therefore the cottage is not suited for the mobility impaired. Bedding is cotton and down. Our feline companion Belle is a regular visitor to the cottage. People say they've had their best sleep ever in the loft! The spring water through our taps is sweet, and the ocean climate is temperate. The essentials (coffee, tea, cream, local bread and eggs, butter, jam) for your first breakfast are provided; please take advantage of the abundant choices of local produce, cheeses, baked goods, wines and brewery for other meals. We live on the property in a quiet neighborhood on the south part of the island, within easy walking distance of numerous beaches. This is a popular departure point for day kayaking in the Gulf Island National Marine Park reserve. Hike in nearby (5 min drive) oceanfront Ruckle and Beaver Pt Provincial Parks, cycle, enjoy shops and restaurants in funky Fulford Harbour (10 min) and more cosmopolitan Ganges (20 min). The summer Saturday Farmer's Market is famous. Three swimming lakes are within a 10 minute drive. Minutes from Beaver Point Community Hall. Not suited for very small children, or those who are adverse to nature! Sorry, no pets or smoking on the property. Tips: Even on the hottest days, the ocean cools the evening air. Best cellular coverage is with Telus. Ferry reservations are recommended during summer months. Sorry, no public transit nearby. Bring some good walking shoes! The quintessence of Salt Spring Island living is a 20 minute walk - Kizmet Galleria and Café, Thursday to Sunday, 11 - 5'ish. Closed during winter months. Highly recommended!! Small grocery and liquor store in Fulford Harbour, closes at 6 pm. Main amenities are in Ganges - two large grocery stores, liquor stores, health food store, gas stations. No 24 hour stores! If you plan to arrive on island in the evening, you should bring groceries for dinner, or enjoy an island restaurant in Fulford Harbour (Rock Salt Cafe) or in Ganges (many choices). Gas is often more expensive on Salt Spring Island. Fill up before you get on the ferry!
“This place was basically a dream come true. We stayed here for one week and loved every minute of it. Great location if you want something a bit more secluded with a short walk to beautiful beaches. Karen was a great host and her breakfast basket was such a generous offering, as was the vase of fresh flowers upon our arrival. Oh and the daily visits from the cat and hummingbirds were more than welcomed! Don’t hesitate if you are thinking about booking. Perfect little cabin in the perfect little place. Hope to return soon!”
Mid-island, this rustic cabin is perfect for any couple (or small group) shacking up in the woods. Features a full kitchen inside, outhouse, outdoor shower, fire pit, covered porch & access to pebble beach trails, making this a magical retreat.
“Such a magical place in the middle of the forest! The cabin is cozy and equipped with the basic and some more. The shower is a highlight with views into the woods! There is a hike that starts at the doorstep to the beach and a lovely cat to pet at night (if you want). We run into Jennifer and she was amazing, with great tips and even provided some grocery's we had forgotten (we came by bike, it's a long way to the grocery store:) 100% recommended, we didn't want to leave!”