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Indoor Pool, Beach Access, Heritage Home, Sleeps 10, Five Bedrooms, Close town

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 464 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 8 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Erin Porter
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 464 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • 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
  • 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.


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 Southern Gulf Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Off season
Oct 21 2017 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 In season
Apr 16 2018 - Oct 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$150
Pet Fee C$150
Damage Deposit C$1,500

Renters must be age 35+, must submit copy of drivers license as proof prior to booking, as well as the names of all guests.
Renter must read the Rental Agreement carefully, and understand that ANY infraction of the agreement's terms will result in the loss of the entire damage deposit.
Tax is included in the rental fee.
Long term rental possible with owner's permission, but only November- April. Perfect for author or sabbatical!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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