Eagle View Cottage - Bird Watcher's Paradise & Artists Dream!

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17 reviews

From $181 / night


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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • House

Escape to magical salt spring island!

If you wish a quiet getaway for writing or relaxing, wish a romantic getaway or family holiday, prefer to walk about, and love birds, this home is for you.

There is a new safe walking path that takes you to the village in 25 minutes, and a great dock and double seated kayak to toodle about the canal.

Truly a bird watcher's paradise this cottage is situated on a rare estuary in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Enjoy the serene tidal waterfront of Booth Canal Inlet or basque in the amazing panoramic Mountain views. Perfect for a writer's retreat or artist's getaway.

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Eagle View Cottage - Bird Watcher's Paradise & Artists Dream!
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Additional Location Information

This cottage is on a half acre of south facing water and mountain view.
Hiking trails are minutes away and the seaside walks and shell searching await you. There is a wonderful new walking path providing safe walks to the village in 25 minutes.
The natural setting of the cottage is eco-friendly with many wild flowers and over grown grasses providing a natural sanctuary for the local habitat. Quail nest in the long grasses and enjoy the fat seed heads that we allow to ripen and self-sow. We even have a "bug hotel" where we pile rocks and wood that are allowed to naturally break down thus providing a home for local snakes and spiders, which are all beneficial to the garden. The garder snakes enjoy the rustic grasses too and keep the balance and biodiversity of the property intact

The top of the property closest to the road is used to grow year round vegetables helping us toward our goal of sustainability. We even have a honey bee hive in the upper corner of the property (well away from walkways and drive) aiding in the pollination of the flowers, fruits and vegetables, and of course providing us with beautiful honey! Heritage hens graze on portions of the cottage property and happily peck bugs entertaining guests.

When tides are high a kayak is definitely in order. We provide a two seated kayak complete with life jackets and paddles. Toodle around the peaceful canal and quietly watch the wildlife, or venture out past the inlet and explore Baker beach where you can beach comb and enjoy salty swims.

Relaxing on the new cedar dock just steps from the cottage is also a great way to see the birds. During the summer months the heron, turkey vultures, osprey, and the king fishers return to nest and feed. We have a pair of eagles that make the canal their home and also perch in front of the cottage. This year they built a nest in that huge fir tree which was exciting for everyone.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Waterfront

Getting There

Car is not necessary

Availability

Last updated on January 29, 2015
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Amenities

General
  • Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone
Pool / Spa
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
Property Features
  • Waterfront
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean or water views
  • Parking
Kitchen
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Stove or Oven
Entertainment
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Television
Outdoor
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
Onsite Equipment
  • Boat available
Seating
  • 6 Dining chairs
Suitability
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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