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Salt Spring Lakefront Farm

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 278 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedroom/4 bath farmhouse on 23 acres overlooking Weston Lake with private dock

This old farmhouse sits on 23 acres and offers a chance to relax with a good book, take a long walk, or practice your backstroke in beautiful Weston Lake. The house offers plenty of room for friends and family gatherings.

This large home has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, family room and living room. Fabulous views of the lake and the short path that leads you to our private dock (shared only with the farm manager and one other tenant on the property). There is a wood stove in the Family Room and Fireplace /w insert in the Living Room.

Guests will have access to the whole house, yard and all areas of the property (except pastures occupied by the Dexter cattle), including the wooded areas, and the private path leading directly to the Salt Spring Cheese Farm right next door.

We bought this old farmhouse a couple of years ago and are bringing back interesting details and removing the 70's decor. We are a work in progress. If you like HGTV, you'll appreciate our efforts. We've kept the pricing low as we take on this great project.

More Details

Owner
Kim Frentz Edmonds
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
70%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Kim Frentz Edmonds

Mike and I live in Santa Cruz, California. In our life stateside, Mike is an IT director at UCSC, and I help nonprofit organizations to develop bricks and mortar projects that sustain their operations.

Mike and I both grew up in the Bay Area, and before settling back in the area I had lived in Los Angeles, New Jersey and Boston.

Kim Frentz Edmonds purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Kim Frentz Edmonds chose Southern Gulf Islands

Having spent quite a lot of time on Salt Spring for family vacations when the kids were small, I dreamed of having a place on a lake that could serve as a gathering place as our children grew up and became more geographically diverse.

I have always been interested in gardening and have made more farming connections over the last couple of years. While I was taking a 12 month course on permaculture this property became available. Although it seemed outside the realm of possibility, we were able to purchase this amazing property and are excited to share its beauty, and the experience of a working farm, with others.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Southern Gulf Islands

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , Upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , The bedroom has a queen bed and dresser with bedside lamps.
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Bedroom has one queen bed, dresser, bedside table and lamp
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - Bedroom has one queen bed and side tables with lamps
    Upstairs Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Connected to Bedroom 4 has two twin beds
    Downstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , Bedroom /w ensuite bathroom, lilac fixtures
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming

Reviews

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Salt Spring Lakefront Farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Portland, OR
5

Beautiful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Yes, it's true, the home itself is a little rough around the edges as they are pre-renovation. However, it had everything our group of 10 could possible need. We were at the property for 8 days and none of us wanted to leave at the end. We spent our days swimming and fishing in the lake, walking to the cheese market, sitting out on the deck in the evening watching and listening to the animals, preparing large family meals in the well-stocked kitchen, and exploring the island from the home's convenient location. We have all been charmed and are hoping to be back some day. Oh! I can't leave out the completely lovely caretakers, Marcus and Lisa, who gave us all the space we needed but were also very responsive. Their kindness and humor definitely enhanced our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A nice place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Arrived by ferry from Swartz Bay Ferry from Victoria. We were lucky to experience the warm hospitality of the people on Salt Spring Island as there was no taxi when we arrived and was given a lift by one of the locals to Wonderlust Farm. Lisa and Marcus continued the hospitality with a genuine welcome. We were delighted to receive a gift of farm fresh eggs, butter, milk, coffee, bread, jam and blueberries! So appreciated after a day of travel! We took advantage of the fireplace while we were there and visited the cheese farm right next door. For a working farm it was quiet. The house is large and comfortable. It's not fancy decor but it's functional and that's fine with us. Fresh towels, an iron, a tv (although we didn't watch it), dishes, etc, all there. So nothing was missed. Some of our group went in the lake for an early morning swim. We love the place and would stay again! A pleasant experience.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spot by the lake on Salt Spring Island

  • 5 of 5

Three families joined together for a week in this large and comfortable farmhouse. We were 11 in total and it couldn't have been more perfect. The house is located on a beautiful property with close lake access and a private jetty. The lake is warm and great for swimming. The house is part of a small working farm run by the caretakers of the house, who were very welcoming and available throughout our stay. The house is large and very well equipped and everything we needed was there. A short walk through the farm leads to the renowned Salt Spring Island cheese company and across the road you can buy fresh farm produce. The house is a great base for exploring the island, close to Ruckle Park and Mount Maxwell. Ganges is a short drive away. That being said, it's tempting to not even leave the property! We thoroughly enjoyed our week there and would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great old-fashioned farmhouse!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the lakefront farm exceeded our expectations and our group of 6 adults and 1 child really enjoyed our time there this summer. The first impression of the home as we drove up to the expansive property grounds promised great times and it didn't disappoint. The inside has a very spacious, rustic, homey feel as if you were in your grandparent's old farmhouse. We found that the rough-around-the-edges feel of the place let us enjoy the space more freely than if we had to worry about any fancy finishes or furniture. The kitchen is huge and we found all that we needed. There are several large living rooms, comfortable beds, a nice patio to sit on. The private access to the lake was great for adults and kids alike. We had fun trying our luck fishing from the dock. The farm is on a huge property with lots of opportunity to explore. The neighbouring goat cheese and farm produce stands are very convenient and were of high quality.

Come with expectations of having all your basic needs met but do not expect luxurious finishes. In several areas renovations are still a work in progress and as with older homes there may be some need for repairs while you are there. However, the grounds keepers are very friendly, approachable and responsive. There were four bathrooms and in one we had trouble getting hot water in the shower for example. Also the canoe by the lake was in rough shape with a slow leak. It would be a nice touch to upgrade the kitchen cookware one notch higher quality, and we found that with so many miscellaneous cupboards and contents some of the items had gathered a bit of a dust layer.

That said, I would whole-heartedly recommend this property to others and our family would love to come back for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

July 2015 Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your farm property. It suited our family requirements just perfectly. The farm house has a very comforting feel, and it was great to have such a lovely location that accommodated us all. We all loved the giant kitchen, with plenty of room for us to prepare our meals together. We were so glad that you were accepting of our extra needs. Recommended your property to a few people and perhaps you will see us again some year. Would love to visit again after the completion of renovations, bringing this location up to an all round 5-star accommodation. The farm manager was delightful. The perfect person to welcome guests and take care of your home. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Victoria
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Fulford Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Rock Salt
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Ruckle Provincial Park
Car: necessary

With Weston Lake out our front door, Salt Spring Cheese Farm next door and Stowell Lake Farm (complete with event space and yoga retreats) across the street, what's not to love. Take a quick 5 minute drive down to Fulford and get coffee or lunch, or grab the ferry to Victoria. Turn right at the end of the road and take Beaver Pt. Road straight to Ruckle Provincial Park.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Southern Gulf Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
AU$391
AU$2,313
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$154.22
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$154.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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