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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Carmichael Cottage on Salt Spring Island

Carmichael Cottage on Salt Spring Island

Welcome to our cottage at 135 Samuel Crescent.  

It is a quiet place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, 
to rest, relax and enjoy the incredible sunrises.

This place is our little 'slice of heaven' and it is ALL ABOUT THE VIEW! 


I took a few photos on my i-phone when I visited in mid  March (early Spring on the island).


This is the main house, which we have decided to rent by the week
(Sunday to Sunday) in July & August only.


The property on the left has the manager's suite and the washer & dryer room, 
the main house is on the right, totally separate and private.


There is parking in the driveway  for 2 vehicles and the entrance is to the far right of the building.


The cottage is an open plan living style.


It is heated by a wood burning stove and electric baseboard heaters on thermostats.


Here is the dining and kitchen area.


 The ocean views and sunrises are spectacular.


Large dining table and larger kitchen island 
(makes lots of space for cutting and quilting for my quilting friends).


The island is lush with an abundance of trees, plants and flowers.
A real treat for us mountain folk.


The back yard - before the blossoms and Magnolias have had chance to bloom.


The chimenea it overlooking the ocean,
a great way to spend an evening roasting marshmellows and star gazing.


The main bathroom has a sink, toilet and shower, it is small, but it is a cottage!


The main bedroom has a queen sized bed with a skylight (to stargaze) a small deck, 
and a small washroom (sink and toilet only)


Main bedroom looking back to the living area.


Tiny en-suite off the main bedroom.


At the rear of the house, there is a  room we have put  in a set of bunk beds 
and a set of drawers, it is small but adequate for the kids.


We call this the "Cozy" room.  
You access it through the bunk bed room, 
it has a couch and a heater and the internet (our kids spend the most time in here).


The cottage is only a 5 min walk to the Beddis Beach.
Or a 12 minute drive to the town of Ganges.


There is a lot to discover on the island.


Getting there is easy!
You can fly directly into Victoria, rent a car and take the the Swartz Bay Ferry directly to Fulford.
When you arrive in Fulford the cottage is only a 12 minute drive away.
There are 3 different ferry locations  on the island leaving multiple times per day.


The island features many diverse and fascinating artists studios, free local maps are available 
at the information center in Ganges.  Our cottage is by # 25.


I took the photo below from  my window on the plane as we flew over Salt Spring.  
Can you see where the cottage is located? I can!


If you are interested in renting the cottage please call:  Sharon at 403 762 3516

We are renting by the week only for $1500
(No additional taxes, garbage disposal or cleaning fees).
Strictly no dogs or pets - sorry.
Mature couples only, over the age of 25 years.
Maximum 4 guests total.


Photo by Richard Brown

We, the Carmichael's are a busy and hardworking family.  We are fortunate to live and work in Banff AB, and even more fortunate to be able to spend a few days every month on Salt Spring Island, that is with the exception of the summer months July & August.

We love the island and look forward to our regular visits, it is a place for us to escape our crazy work schedule and recharge our batteries.  We have made the difficult decision to rent out the cottage for a limited time, for the summer months only.  Our daughters are still at school and we need to keep working  for the next few years (sound familiar?).

This cottage is our retirement dream, we hope you will feel as relaxed and enjoy the island as much as we do when we are there.

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