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Erin Porter

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

Heritage Home, Five Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Close to Town, Waterfront, Indoor Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of the Salt Spring Island vacation house rental

Completely Renovated Home On West Coast of Saltspring Island But Close to Town

Perfect Place for a Family Reunion- Or for Two Families to Meet to Share a Relaxing -or Adventurous- Visit to One of Canada's Gems! Saltspring is Known for Its Artists, Boating and Pastural Landscapes, and This House is the Perfect Place to Launch- Or Just Sit On the Porch Watching the Wildlife! Sleeps 10 Comfortably, Geothermal heating and cooling system, Gourmet Kitchen, Two Porches, Lawns to Play Bocce Or Badminton- and an Indoor Pool to Enjoy Year-round. Kayak Or Canoe from the Beach Access, Or Simply Beach Comb at Low Tide. Sunsets Are Spectacular All Year Long.

This is a Salt Spring family house on Booth Bay estuary, five minutes from the town of Ganges. It was originally owned by the Acland family and later became the Booth Bay Resort and Cottages. The land was divided and our house is the original Acland family house. We call it Booth Bay cottage even though it has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. It reminds me of family summer cottages in Maine or on the Great Lakes.It is well equipped and the beds are all high quality and comfortable, the geothermal heating and cooling makes the house comfy all year round and there are two propane fireplaces, one in the library/tv room and one in the dining room. There are small outside heaters on the two porches. The pool is fabulous and there is a small exercise room with a treadmill, stationery bike and free weights. In Ganges it is possible to rent kayaks, bike and canoes, to go on a fishing charter or a cruise. The highlight of Salt Spring weeks are our two outdoor markets- only organic produce on Tuesday afternoon and everything made or grown by hand on Saturday morning. These markets start at Easter and run through Canadian Thanksgiving in October. This house works well for multi generation gatherings.

  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Erin Porter (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english


Car: necessary

Saltspring is a Gem of a Spot to Vacation! It Has the Amenities to Make You Comfortable So You Don't Have to Leave the Island for Anything, But It Has the Relaxing- Or Adventurous- Options for Everyone! Known As an Artist Community, a Must Do is the Saturday and Now Tuesday Market in Ganges, the Studio Art Tour, and Kayaking in the Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Sep 15 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
In Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000
Pet Fee C$150

Tax is included in the rental fee.
Long term rental possible with owner's permission, but only November- May. Perfect for author or sabbatical!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Ensuite 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Ensuite 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs shared - toilet , shower
    Basement ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main floor powder room - toilet , Also has stacking washer/dryer
    Pool House bathroom - toilet , shower , Also has stacking washer/dryer
    Main floor bedroom ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • Main floor has an ensuite off the bedroom, plus a guest powder room with a sink, toilet and stacking washer and dryer. Upstairs there are two ensuites with shower/tubs and a shared bathroom with a shower. The pool house has a toilet and walk-in shower, plus a stacking laundry unit. The basement has an ensuite with a shower/tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Twins bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Basement Suite - 1 queen
    Second floor -four poster Queen with ensuite - 1 queen
    Second floor -Queen with headboard, with ensuite - 1 queen
    Main Floor suite - 1 queen , Main floor suite
  • Main floor has a suite- bedroom with Queen bed, with a private four piece ensuite. Second floor has three bedrooms: two rooms with queen beds each with ensuites, and a room with two twin beds with a bathroom across the hall. All rooms have closets. The basement suite has a four poster queen bed with a headboard, an ensuite and a closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Booth Bay is a special spot on Saltspring! It is full of wildlife, has amazing views of Vancouver Island, and gorgeous sunsets. With the indoor pool and lawn for Bocce, no need to go anywhere. But the house is also so close to town, to the ferries and to places where you can hike, rent kayaks, bike, golf, or sail. If you come in the winter, enjoy the coziness of the house, or venture to a show Artspring, explore multitude of world-renowned artists on the island, or head to the funky Fritz cinema for a movie! All year round, Saltspring is a place to enjoy! Note from owner: In May two years ago I counted 32 eagles who were hopeful that they would be able to catch the plain fin midshipmen, a deep water fish that comes to burrow in the mud flats of the estuary. They were in the trees everywhere on alert and they drove the beautiful resident heron away. This summer I have only seen the occasional eagle but the heron is there every day.