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Beautiful beach front in town, cozy and comfortable.

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Queen Size Suite will full amenities. On the water

Walk to Everything in Town. Peaceful, on the water, large yard, cozy, queen size bedroom, fully equipped apartment, walks out to the garden and beach. You can stroll down to all the amazing shops and events from your doorstep, or walk right out your door to the beach. Great Kayacking too. This is a one bedroom suite, that is great for a couple, however, if you do have children we provide fold out mattresses to place in the spacious living room. The Garden Suite also has the Terrace Suite above it if you are in need of two units. The Terrace Suite is vrbo # 408171

Melodie Baker
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

Why Melodie Baker chose Ganges

Love Salt Spring Island and all the town has to offer. This is the perfect place to stay to enjoy all of it.

What makes this cottage unique

Right on the ocean and can walk everywhere in town.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Ganges

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Large Bathtub with shower. Very spacious room
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Foldout mattresses can be provided for children if requested
  • One Queen Size Bedroom. Fold out for kids can be provided upon request.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful beach front in town, cozy and comfortable.
average rating of 4.580645 based on 31 reviews

May 2018

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our visit to Salt Spring Island. The cottage was as advertised. It was clean, cozy and nicely furnished. We were a little disappointed that the "Wifi" stopped working after 3 days. Could be a problem if you are on a "working vacation". The bathtub could use a grab bar to assist getting in and out safely. The guest staying above our unit were quiet and didn't disturb us at all. The town is quite nice with lots of little shops to explore. All in all, a great little get-away spot. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view but not great for older travellers.

  • 3 of 5

Nice view in this apartment and it's close to activities in Ganges. It also has a spacious and well equipped kitchen, although its windows lack blinds/curtains, so blindingly bright light streams in from the east in the a.m.

There is no soundproofing between the floors so if someone snores in the suite above you, you'll not get sleep. Further, the place is not well-suited to anyone with mobility issues nor anyone sensitive to the cold. The toilet is low and needs a bar set near it and the entrance to the large tub is deep and hard to navigate. We had the heat up full blast the whole time (in April!). The blankets were damp. Upon returning home, our clothes smell like mildew after having had contact with the couch.

  • Submitted: 4-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were saddened to see this review but have jumped on the issues this traveler felt. Our cleaning crew is amazing but obviously something happened on this stay that needed to be addressed and was. Yes the building is older and lovely and sunny in the summer months. We’ll add more heat ideas for the shoulder and winter months.
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Comfortable, peaceful, very convenient

  • 4 of 5

This downstairs apartment offered almost all one needed for a three-day break. Lovely water view, brilliant morning sunshine, comfortable bed, large bathroom with washer and dryer, interesting collectibles and furniture and a short stroll into downtown Ganges.

Although advertised as not wheelchair accessible, a few handrails in specific areas would have been an asset to an older couple. Also the addition of an electric (or gas) fireplace would make the living room cosier in the cooler months.

We would be happy to return and can recommend the accommodation.

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighter in the summer

  • 4 of 5

Fresh flowers and music playing on the TV were a lovely welcome to this little old cottage on the outskirts of Ganges. Shops and restaurants in the town are just a few minutes’ walk from the front door. The downside of this is that there is a certain amount of traffic noise as the main road into town is close by the back of the house (the bedroom). There is a lovely view over Ganges harbour and distant hills from the living room and kitchen. However, if you plan to cook dinner for yourself, I recommend staying here when the days are longer than they were in January, as the kitchen is very dark. I would imagine, however, that in the summer the big south-facing windows in the living room and kitchen would make the cottage nice and bright, and the expansive deck would be a lovely place to hang out. Also, note that, if you are sensitive to light in the bedroom, there was no curtain over the small side bedroom window, which was not a problem in January but could make it hard to sleep during the longer days of summer.

  • Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. We really appreciate it as we are always trying to make everything the best we can. Agreed, The kitchen is super light all summer long, however I now see that in the depths of winter, it does become pitch black earlier outside which obviously isn't helpful. I believe I should add extra light for that reason during the winter months. The bedroom high window is facing out to a canopy of trees and it is high which allows no one to see in. We looked at adding an extra curtain, but thought it didn't look as nice in the room. I've asked people in the past if it was a problem but everyone was happy with it. However, its definitely on my radar again and will keep a close watch of feelings on it. Again, I really appreciate feedback as it definitely helps us. Many many thanks.
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Great little home close to everything in Ganges.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time here very much

  • Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Walking distance to great restaurants, shops and the wonderful Saturday market. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
float planes 2 minute walk away
Nearest Barpub
2 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
6 minute drive away
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
4 minute drive
Nearest Restaurant
2 minute walk
Nearest Beach
Right outside your own door


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Ganges

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$200
Maintenance/cleaning fee C$85

The Garden suite also has the Terrace suite available for booking if you require more room. The Terrace suite can be viewed at vrbo#408171

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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