June 5, 2018
By Diane Duflot
A resort-style development on Bullock Lake, The Cottages on Salt Spring Island, is making it possible for more Lower Mainlanders to attain the dream of owning property on the most sought after Gulf Island. Imagine having a rare, affordable opportunity to start a family legacy retreat in this picturesque island paradise that can be passed down through generations—a privilege that was once the sole domain of Vancouver’s wealthy.
The Cottages on Salt Spring Island opened last year to much acclaim, receiving glowing reviews (an average 4.7 out of 5 stars on Expedia). Each charming cottage’s bright, contemporary interior is fully furnished and waiting for owners to move in and begin making memories.
The 35-acre property provides opportunities to revel in nature from sunrise to sunset. Wake to the serenade of assorted waterfowl and woodland birds, catch a glimpse of a deer on a hike, take to the trails on one of the resort’s bicycles, or head to the lake for a swim, a canoe, or a paddleboard.
Only two kilometers away, the village of Ganges awaits you with its eclectic charm and passion for food, art and shopping. Walk through the famous Farmer’s Market and enjoy the Island’s exceptional flair for healthy living by experiencing wonderful options ranging from a cheese factory, to the locals’ organic farm stands all over the Island. Make new friends as you tour the many wineries, breweries, and cidery.
Getting to the Cottages from the Lower Mainland is easy, too. Harbour Air and Sea Air each fly directly to Ganges several times a day, while BC Ferries has three ferry routes to and from the Island, and many visitors choose to arrive by private boat, as well.
Owners have the option of joining the Cottage’s Resort Program, which manages rentals of the Cottages, so your cottage can earn hassle-free income when not in use. The Cottages range in size from 900 – 1650+ square feet, and prices start in the low $300,000’s. Be one of the first to enjoy the Cottages with your family this summer by purchasing one of only 20 cottages being released for sale. For more information, register at thecottageslifestyle.com, or book your stay at cottagesonsaltspring.com.