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Salty Towers - Something Different

James Steel

Salty Towers - Something Different

16+ guests
10 bedrooms
14 beds
5 shared baths
16+ guests
10 bedrooms
14 beds
5 shared baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Salty Towers is a unique accommodation facility owned by adventurous souls Deb Farlow & James Steel. They have been welcoming travelers, artists, musicians and others adventurous spirits for more than 20 years. It has been called a Chateau Alternatato and is certainly not for everybody. The building is over 120 years old. The house has 12 basic but comfortable rooms that are rented to overnight travelers. Some rooms have en suite baths others share bathrooms.


Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Bedroom 6
1 double bed
Bedroom 7
1 double bed
Bedroom 8
1 double bed
Bedroom 9
1 single bed
Bedroom 10
1 double bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check out by 12PM (noon)


115 Reviews

Nick User Profile
April 2018
I enjoyed my stay in St. Andrews by the sea, beautiful :)
Lindsey User Profile
April 2018
What an incredible spot! The charm in this house is like no other! I stayed outside of peak season and the house was quiet and the owners beyond respectful! If you are looking for an eclectic experience that makes you feel like a local, I highly recomend salty towers!
Benjamin User Profile
April 2018
Salty Towers was one of the most relaxed environments I have experienced in all my travels and I would recommend these accommodation to anyone looking for a room in St. Andrews.
James User Profile
April 2018
Great hosts, great location (walking distance to the bay,) and comfortable room. This was a great stop on my travels. James was friendly and more than accommodating. The building is a bit quirky and that's the charm. I will so definitely be back if I can!
Susan User Profile
October 2017
Jamie is a great host and Salty Towers is certainly an interesting place to stay. Very eclectic for sure. I found the walls a bit "thin" so I heard the guest snoring in the next room and the floors and doors creaking in the night so found it a bit difficult to sleep but I'm a li…
Rachel User Profile
October 2017
Was attending knit east as an instructor and this was a lovely and quite room to relax in and prep!
Chandell User Profile
October 2017
This is one of the luckiest finds I've every had. I rented this whole place for my wedding party the days leading up to my wedding. Debbie and James' sister, Liz, greeted my friends and me with open arms the moment we arrived (James was away that weekend). They allowed us to host…

Hosted by James Steel

Saint Andrews, CanadaJoined in October 2014
James Steel User Profile
427 Reviews
We enjoy life and the world around us. James has worked as a scientist, educator, innkeeper, artist, naturalist and artist manager. Deb as a child youth worker and server. Music, travel and food have always been a part of our lives and we love to share stories and opportunities …
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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