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Birds' Hill Cottage- a Modern Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 5 Sleeps

Enjoy your Salt Spring Island vacation in the privacy and serenity of our beautiful, modern, self-contained cottage nestled in the woods. We are located on the north end of the island approximately 10 minutes north of Ganges.

The cottage is fully stocked with linens, towels, full kitchen, staple food items, washer and dryer, gas BBQ, woodstove and much more!

It is approximately 800 sq ft. and has a full eat-in kitchen with new appliances including dishwasher, fridge, stove, toaster, coffee maker, and microwave.

Relax in the comfortable living room equipped with a large flat screen TV, WiFi, Internet, DVD player, and DVD library.

Relax in the large private bedroom with a comfortable queen bed or enjoy the open loft with second queen bed. The loft also has a twin bed. The cottage sleeps five people comfortably.

Enjoy a soak in the bathtub or a shower in the full and modern bathroom.

The cottage is full of light with vaulted ceilings and skylights. The floors are heated concrete throughout in chilly weather or enjoy the warmth and comfort of a fire in the wood stove.

Children are welcome and pets are considered on an individual basis ($50 pet fee), so please contact us if you would like to bring your pet!

There are two large decks with a propane BBQ and chairs and table to enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy grilling, relaxing, or observing nature in the large, beautifully landscaped yard.

Previous reviews from VRBO:

"We absolutely adored our weekend stay at Bird's Hill Cottage. The silence, surrounded by nature, close to trails and easy access to other parts of the island. The cottage was immaculate and set up with everything we needed. The perfect amount of cozy during a weekend getaway from Vancouver. We cannot wait to stay here again! ".....

"We greatly enjoyed out stay at Birds' Hill Cottage. We're a group of 4 adults and 1 dog. The cottage was just the right size. The pictures don't do it justice, it's even cuter in person. It was extremely quiet all the time, we slept so well. There are many hiking/running trails that you can walk to just down the road. We ran every morning from the cabin on beautiful, forest trails. We especially enjoyed the Channel Ridge Trails, which you can access easily from the cabin. We enjoyed walking on gorgeous beaches, exploring the local farms---especially Sunset Farm, and hiking up Mt. Maxwell for great views. Ruckle Park on the south end of the island was a real gem. It's about 45 minute drive from the cabin. The main town of Ganges is a quick 20 minute drive. We had a great four night stay. I would definitely recommend this cabin on Salt Spring to family and friends.".....

"We - being two couples - stayed at the Bird's Hill cottage over the long weekend, for a quiet retreat and get away. And it was exactly that. The northern portion of Saltspring is very quiet, so being on a side street the cottage was especially serene. Inside, the cottage is amazing. Polished concrete floors and counters give it a very modern feel contrasted with the exposed wood features and cleanly painted white walls. Everything is comfortable (chairs and beds) so it makes it easy to sink in and mellow out. Great stay, I highly recommend staying here.".....

"This was a great place to stay: a newly-built and very thoughtfully designed cabin/house, in a quiet spot. Very private and well-equipped. Saltspring Island is a beautiful place, and a foodie's heaven. I highly recommend this cottage."

More Details

Austen & Sam Brown
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay away at Bird's Hill was just what the doctor would have ordered had she known of it's existence.

We had a great relaxing stay and were connected just enough to the comforts of civilized life.

Thanks again for allowing us to share a little piece of your​ reality and we highly recommend the experience to others.
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Southern Gulf Islands in Capital

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(32 traveller reviews)

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Birds' Hill Cottage- a Modern Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
North Vancouver, BC Canada

Tranquil setting with all the amenities. Austen and Nova rock!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed at the Bird's Hill Cottage for 3 nights and loved every minute of it. The cottage is bright, beautiful, thoughtfully organized, and very clean. Our kids loved sleeping in the "tree" loft area with its beautiful skylight view and comfortable beds. The location far exceeded our expectations, largely because of the nearby walking trails, farm, and beach (which we were able to easily find and enjoy, thanks to the thoughtful binder of information provided by Austen and Sam). We would highly recommend Bird's Hill Cottage - definitely a gem!

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Bird's Hill is super cute and peaceful. Very cozy, great amenities. The shower with the glass window looking into the forest is a really nice feature. Very close to hiking path, secluded and quiet. We would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver Canada

Immersive Retreat in a Quiet Natural Setting

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and serene, this modern cottage is filled with character and offers the perfect escape in a natural setting. A few favourite features include the shower experience overlooking a live wall of ferns, vaulted ceiling with skylights for additional natural light, very comfortable beds and heated concrete floors are a brilliant touch for west coast weather. Great location for immediate access to local trails, a variety of beach access points along with everything else Saltspring Island has to offer. Austen was a pleasure to meet, flexible and made us feel at home as a true host. Highly recommend this property as it may exceed your expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, B.C.

Over exceeded our expectations!! Beautiful, Bright and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, On the north end of the island. If you are looking for a nice secluded cosy cabin, with radiant heated concrete floors and a very efficient wood stove, This is the place. We came with our two dogs ( small Terriers ) and wanted to hike. This was a great location to access lots of trails Would recommend this place at anyone. To be honest, rented many places before, and this place even got the 100% approval of my wife ( this has never happened before, lol )

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful place to relax and re-charge.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a forest setting. Very comfortable for three people and everything you need is provided. We appreciated the owners' positive environmental practices. Good walks and lots to explore nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Southern Gulf Islands, Canada

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.51 + Tax
Pet Fee £29.01 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £116.03

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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