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Cottage of Tranquility

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

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Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

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 Southern 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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Southern Gulf Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • cell 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
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Cottage of Tranquility
average rating of 4.611111 based on 37 reviews

Quiet, cozy and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed at the Cottage for two nights and had a wonderful stay despite an unexpected illness. The cottage is very clean, and the floor to ceiling windows in the living room provide a stunning view! The hot tub was wonderful and I really enjoyed listening to the frogs and staring at the stars while letting the tension melt away. On our first night, my fiance was hit with a sudden flu and was very ill from about 1:30am onward. We contacted Phillip and Kim and they were wonderfully understanding - Phillip brought up a scrub brush and cleaning supplies for me so I could clean up later that morning.

Thankfully the remainder of our stay was much less exciting and we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful cottage. The grounds are lovely and I particularly loved our visit from Zoe the goat! She is absolutely darling and so gentle. The welcome basket is a lovely touch and I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful fresh eggs (Fiance was too sick to eat much for the remainder of the weekend - more for me!)

Cannot recommend this place enough - we will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a shame that your fiance got the flu during your stay but we are very glad that you still managed to enjoy the cottage and the lovely surroundings. Thank you for taking the time to write a review - this is so helpful for future guests. We hope your fiance has now made a full recovery and we look forward to welcoming you back. Philip and Kim
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Private and quiet. Great hot tub.

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained, rural atmosphere, rustic.

  • 5 of 5

Tranquility says it all. We loved the privacy, the quiet and the sweet cottage. And...the hot tub was great.

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 25-May-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: 10-May-2016
  • Stayed: April 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: 28-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 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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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

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Southern Gulf Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
Late Mid Season
Sep 20 2018 - Nov 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$40
Additional Guest Fee C$60

Extra Persons
The fees quoted are for single or double occupancy. Extra persons are charged $30/night for the first 1 or 2 nights; subsequent nights are FREE.

Minimum Nights Policy
We have a 2-night minimum booking policy all year except in the months of July and August when there is a 3-night minimum.

Cancellation Policy
Deposit will be refunded if cancellation is more than 30 days prior to arrival. All funds are non-refundable if the cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival. All cancellations will incur a $30 admin fee.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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