Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Having had many cottage holidays, the proprietors have learned from experience what works and what doesn't. They have endeavoured to provide their ideal vacation rental and, judging from the comments in the Visitors' Book, they have certainly succeeded.
Kim purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Kim chose Salt Spring Island
This property is well situated, being just 5 mins from the markets and shopping center in Ganges yet sited within beautiful, rolling, peaceful countryside. The best of both worlds!
What makes this Cottage unique
An 'away from it all' experience in the heart of the country. Peaceful, tranquil and private. The long grasses and wildflowers, rarely seen in the city, are in abundance here along with nesting birds, owls, rabbits, deers, frogs, etc.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Peaceful and quite place to unwind...
The cottage is located up on a hillside and we had 100% privacy through our whole stay, which we where looking for.
Saw deer squires and birds that live in around the property. The cottage is big enough to have a comfortable stay, bathroom, kitchen and bedroom where all clean (even to my wife's standards :-) ) Definitely will book this beautiful place again in the future.
Thank you for a wonderful peaceful stay
Philip and Kim...
The title speaks for itself!
My husband & I have stayed at this property twice now with another future booking awaiting us. We love how tranquil the surrounding area is, it's like you are miles from civilization but it's within a 5 min drive . The hot tub is divine and the whole experience feels very private. We would recommend this property wholeheartedly and I do tell everyone about the cottage when I mention coming to see Salt spring Island.
Comfortable and peaceful
Almost perfect place for two to rest and relax for a few days. A multitude of birds-woodpeckers, steller's jays, juncos etc to watch and listen to while sitting on the deck, and other critters wandering about too- rabbits, chickens and sheep.
It's a quick drive in to Ganges, and a convenient location from which to explore other parts of the island.
My only quibble is the very tiny fridge. We chose to eat out most of the time during this trip, but if we chose to cook our meals as we usually do, it would have been quite difficult. I think you'd have to have a good quality cooler and lots of ice to manage for a few days.
All in all, though, a comfortable cottage and a friendly host.
The mattress was very hard. The manager got a mattress protector for us when we talked to her. This would not have softened the bed. We got a camping foam and added it. This improved the bed significantly.
We are truly sorry that you found the mattress hard. Most guests tell us that they had a great night's sleep! We are also sorry that the additional product we purchased for you was not to your liking. Nevertheless, we have ordered a mattress topper for those guests who might want a softer bed. Everyone has a their own taste when it comes to the mattress but currently we seem to have got it right for the vast majority of our guests.
Blissful peace and quiet!
Our second stay at the Cottage of Tranquility was just as lovely and relaxing as we had remembered it.
Home Away From Home
Great place to stay on Salt Spring. Close to town. Has a charming atmosphere. Very clean. Our girls enjoyed visiting their animals in the morning while we enjoyed coffee/tea on the front deck. Hot tub was nice to relax in at night. Having a toys/puzzles/books and movies was a thoughtful touch to help keep our girls busy before bedtime.
Only very small negative was the master bed was a bit to hard for our preference.
We will recommend to our friends and will return next time we are in Salt Spring. Truly a great place to stay.
Tranquility Studios - two on-site studios ; Original watercolor paintings/prints and greeting cards and an Interactive model railroad show. There is also a small hobby farm with pet sheep, goat and chickens.