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Hidden Retreat - walk to beaches

Karen User Profile

Hidden Retreat - walk to beaches

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean17 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Karen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The space

Small, self contained, clean and quiet cedar cottage with deck. Suitable for singles or a couple only. Sleeping loft, small kitchenette, shower, toilet, sink. No smoking. Wi-Fi, no TV, MP3 player/radio, a guitar to noodle on, and lots of books! The cottage is reached by pathway, and is backed by neighboring woods. Please note that the path to the cottage is sloped and the stairway to the loft is rather steep, therefore the cottage is not suited for the mobility impaired. Bedding is cotton and down. Our feline companion Belle is a regular visitor to the cottage.

People say they've had their best sleep ever in the loft! The spring water through our taps is sweet, and the ocean climate is temperate.
The essentials (coffee, tea, cream, local bread and eggs, butter, jam) for your first breakfast are provided; please take advantage of the abundant choices of local produce, cheeses, baked goods, wines and brewery for other meals.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 12PM (noon)


303 Reviews

Diana User Profile
November 2018
This is a beautiful place to stay, wonderful hospitality. A gorgeous cottage set in the woods and close to the beach. I would thoroughly recommend it!
Daniel User Profile
November 2018
We were fortunate enough to stumble upon this listing three years ago, and thrilled to visit again this year. There's probably nothing to say that hasn't been said already - this hidden retreat has a billion five-star reviews for a reason! Karen is a thoughtful host, the cabin is…
Jiles User Profile
October 2018
Karen’s Cabin was peaceful and welcoming. Karen had a wonderful basket of freshly baked bread, farm fresh eggs and a whole bunch of other goodies! Best sleep ever!
Winnie User Profile
October 2018
If you are looking to be in the forest to quick access to a walk in the woods with beach access and the ability to ponder life looking at the ocean, this spot is perfect. If you have limitations with walking up a hill because of injury to knees or hips this may not be the place f…
Alison User Profile
September 2018
This little gem is hidden up past the owners house in a wooded grove. The cabin has every thing you will need ! We loved the breakfast basket that was waiting for us and found the information sheet about the Salt Spring area to be really helpful. Be sure to take the hike off to …
Robin User Profile
September 2018
Karen's property was ideal for two, a perfect little spot in the woods with sea glimpses. It's small but cozy and efficiently laid out, and the abundant windows and natural light make it seem much bigger. During a nine day stay, my daughter and I never felt like we were in each o…
Alysha User Profile
November 2018
We had an excellent stat at Karen’s home on Salt Spring. We really appreciated the thoughtful and gracious touches, like yummy fresh baked bread! Lovely cozy lighting and a lovely cozy cabin with a super comfortable bed. Thanks so much Karen!

Hosted by Karen

British Columbia, CanadaJoined in May 2013
Karen User Profile
304 Reviews
Karen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I live in a small house on the property. I work in the marine mapping world, am a dance addict, and love reading, nature, people, music and our community, and have been a resident islander for more than 35 years. Colourful handmade signs nailed to trees on this island advi…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About the home
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