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Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada

Listing # 104078

Rates From CAD 2450 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Home on Beautiful Salt Spring Island

Alan and I are professional psychotherapists living on Salt Spring Island. We’ve lived in our beautiful three- bedroom home and acreage for over 16 years. Our house sits at the end of a cul de sac and is surrounded by old cedar trees and a large veggie garden. There are many outside sitting spaces and it is completely private. Although our location is tranquil, we are located a short ten - minute walk from one shopping area and a twenty- minute walk from the town centre, Ganges.
Salt Spring Island is home to many writers, performers, artists and intellectuals. Many people from around the world have chosen Salt Spring as a place to live for its open acceptance of others, its environmental awareness and its values as a community. It is the largest of the Gulf Islands and has a few supermarkets, a cinema, a swimming pool, track, tennis courts and a small hospital as well as several fine restaurants. Ganges has bookstores, art galleries, a performing Arts Center and live music in cafes or pubs. There is a weekend craft market as well as organic food market most of the year. Nature is magnificent: many mountains and lakes- there is kayaking, sailing, swimming and hiking all throughout the island. For the visiting scholar, the local library can obtain promptly any book requested from a Canadian inter-library loan.
MAIN FLOOR: Hardwood Floors with Persian rugs
Living Room: Has an electric fireplace, a Carver surround sound system (and hundreds of C.D.s of every kind of music for your enjoyment), access to large outside patio which is south facing to let in plenty of sunlight. There is a large gas BBQ and seating so many meals can be enjoyed outdoors.
Kitchen: Large spacious kitchen fully equipped with new bottom freezer fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave as well.
Dining: There is a lovely dining area that seats 4- 10 people (depending on table leafs) that overlooks a charming large courtyard garden with bird baths and vine-covered arches.
Family Room: Very large cozy family room with bookcases lining the back wall. There is a piano, television, plants and large leather sofas.
Bathroom with standup shower
Garden: There is a beautiful courtyard garden in the front of the house along with a produce garden on the north side of the house for you to grow your own herbs and produce during the spring and summer season.
Master bedroom with Queen Bed, closest, large window and small desk
Bedroom one: Double Bed, bookshelves, large window and closet
Bedroom two: Futon bed, work desk, large window and closet space
Full bathroom renovated 2016 with bathtub and shower
First Floor: Fireplace and baseboard
Second Floor: baseboard
There are windows, patio doors and skylights located on different sides of the house allowing in sun, but also you are surrounded by old cedars and lush ferns and other plants, so you can’t help you feel as though you are nestled into the forest. A family of deer lives on the property as well as bald eagle nests and owls.
Location: Brinkworthy Rd, 3 minutes to Ganges by car
How to get to Salt Spring:
Ferry to Victoria (Swartz Bay) or from Vancouver (Tsawassen) (Schedules on BCFerries..com), Float plane services from Seattle or Vancouver to Ganges.
Rates: $2300 month plus utilities


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, June 1, 2017 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We are flexible with dates
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Salt Spring Island
Postal Code - State or Province BC
Country Canada
Neighborhood Keywords Ganges
Closest University University of Victoria
University nearby University of British Columbia

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Vancouver

State or Province

Rental Price:

CAD 2450 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants

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About Me
Alan and I are therapists on Salt Spring Island. We’ve lived in our beautiful three- bedroom home and acerage for over 16 years. Alan and I have traveled extensively throughout the years. We love to spend our free time out in nature, swimming and hiking. We love to read and we are actively participating in local events.


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