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Hidden Retreat - walk to beaches
Hidden Retreat - walk to beaches
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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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. People say they've had their best sleep ever in the loft! The spring water 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.

We live on the property in a quiet neighborhood on the south part of the island, within easy walking distance of numerous beaches. This is a popular departure point for day kayaking in the Gulf Island National Marine Park reserve.
Hike in nearby (5 min drive) oceanfront Ruckle and Beaver Pt Provincial Parks, cycle, enjoy shops and restaurants in funky Fulford Harbour (10 min) and more cosmopolitan Ganges (20 min). The summer Saturday Farmer's Market is famous. Three swimming lakes are within a 10 minute drive. Minutes from Beaver Point Community Hall.
We welcome cyclists, motorcyclists, hikers, walkers, drivers, hitch hikers. Not suited for very small children, those who are mobility impaired, or those adverse to birds and deer! Sorry, no dogs.

Tips:
Even on the hottest days, the ocean cools the evening air.
Best cellular coverage is with Telus.
Ferry reservations are recommended during summer months.
Sorry, no public transit nearby.
Bring some good walking shoes!
The quintessence of Salt Spring Island living is a 20 minute walk - Kizmet Galleria and Café, Thursday to Sunday, 11 - 5'ish. Closed during winter months. Highly recommended!!
Small grocery store in Fulford Harbour, closes at 6 pm.
Main amenities are in Ganges - two large grocery stores, liquor stores, health food store, gas stations. No 24 hour stores!
If you plan to arrive on island in the evening, you should bring groceries for dinner, or enjoy an island restaurant in Fulford Harbour (Rock Salt Cafe) or in Ganges (many choices).
Gas is often more expensive on Salt Spring Island. Fill up before you get on the ferry!

Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Sorry, no dogs! abundant wildlife and sheep farms around us.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There is a flight of rather steep stairs to the loft. You must follow a sloped path to reach the cottage.
Pet(s) live on property - Our cat Belle may visit you.
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Anna User Profile
December 2017
Karen's place was the perfect weekend getaway! The location is quiet and peaceful and the cabin has every little detail taken care of. We loved the breakfast basket with fresh eggs, fruit, and much more. A must-visit!

Atlin User Profile
November 2017
Fantastic place to visit. Karen greeted me with a basket of fresh bread and the trip went up from there.

Nick User Profile
November 2017
Everything was exactly as described. This was such a perfect weekend away- rain or shine, a very secluded getaway.

Patrick User Profile
November 2017
Cozy cabin that is perfect for relaxing. Karen was very welcoming and provided a tasty breakfast basket!

Mike User Profile
November 2017
Great value place on SSI. Super close to lovely walks on the beach. Karen was very helpful and provided a wonderful breakfast basket included. Would recommend.

Alexis User Profile
November 2017
This cottage was an amazing! Extremely affordable and absolutely beautiful. Karen was a great host and left a beautiful breakfast basket! My favorite thing was her cat who visited every morning!!

Fraser User Profile
November 2017
Its all been written in other reviews, the destination is as stated, quiet and peaceful. Nice touches include the breakfast basket and a nice guitar! Perfect location, thanks!

British Columbia, CanadaJoined in May 2013
Karen User Profile
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…
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About the home

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