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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Erin Porter

Retired former businesswoman, now a Granny!

Erin Porter purchased this house in 2008

Why Erin Porter chose Southern Gulf Islands

I bought this house as my daughter and her family were living just up the road- but had also owned two other houses on island before I bought this.

What makes this house unique

Some options of things to do on Booth Bay:

Wake up, check on the great blue heron and the eagles nest, swim off the beach, rent a bike, go to the Tuesday organic produce market or the Sat. market, get some goodies, take a hike to the faerie houses, rent a paddle board or a kayak, swim in the pool, play a sonata, read on the porch, watch the sun set. Maybe wine. Perfect day. Night night.

The Porter Family


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Absolutely NO camping or people sleeping in cars on the property. The 10 person limit is STRICT!
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
  • Wood Stove
  • 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.


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Indoor Pool, Beach Access, Heritage Home, Sleeps 10, Five Bedrooms, Close town
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

I organized my my moms 60th bday here. And it was nothing short of amazing. It was like staying in our own private hotel. The veiw, pool, rooms were nothing short of amazing. I hope to come back again for another celebration in the future.Thank you!

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the Memories !

  • Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing family vacation rental home

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Erin's beautiful home on Saltspring for our 2017 Christmas vacation and have nothing but great things to say. The house and setting are beautiful. It is both spacious for a group of people and cozy at the same time. The amenities are outstanding. Gorgeous pottery and dishes for entertaining. Heated decks and blankets for enjoying the view even in the winter. The pool and hot tub are fantastic - 5 star quality in your own private setting! Both Erin and Nathalie (house manager) were very responsive and Nathalie kept checking in with us and letting us know of the market, weather changes and seeing if there was anything we needed. Honestly, this was a definite 5 star VRBO! Thanks for sharing your home Erin

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Every year our book club gets together ( 9 women in our 40's and 50's) for a weekend getaway. We have been doing this for 15 years and this is probably our favourite house to date. There is a wonderful feeling to the house, it's comfortable, spacious, lots and lots of bedrooms( and bathrooms!) and many private areas to just curl up with a book and read. Probably our favourite room was the incredible dining room with 10 very comfy chairs and a large, circular table...perfect for amazing conversations and delicious meals. I highly recommend this home for any large get-together...we are planning to come back next year!

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! What an amazing house and property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend away at Booth Bay! From the moment we got there we felt at home. The grand room bay window looking out over the water was spectacular. It's hard to pick my favourite part of this rental...Morning coffee on either of the two decks, dip in the hot tub, walk on the private beach, the comfy beds, claw foot tub or cooking in the kitchen. Everything was 5 star and luxurious. We would recommend this house to anyone's looking for a great place to relax and enjoy saltspring island.

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, beautiful waterfront cottage close to town with views

  • 5 of 5

Booth bay cottage was the perfect spot for our extended family to reconnect and chill out. The cottage is in great shape, has a beautiful pool and is on the water. The cottage is bright and has a well equipped kitchen and foosball and games for the kids. Everything was clean and in perfect order when we arrived. The home is bright and spacious. The main front window looks out across the water to Vancouver Island. It was exactly as advertised. There is also a nice lawn with soccer nets. The home also contains personal pictures of what appears to be quite a lovely family. A delightful place to stay with lots of room. The cottage is a five minute drive to Ganges.

  • Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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

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.
Taxes and cleaning are 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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