About this listing
Salt Spring Island is an artist's paradise! Studio tours, artisan markets and impromptu village dances are a few of the activities that you'll experience on the most sought after Island in all of Canada to have a vacation in.
You will be able to plan activities like a kayaking adventure, hire a sailboat for a sunset cruise, take a painting or pottery class and dine in 5 star extravagance. Maybe you want to have a more serene vacation and meditate at the yoga centre, experience the Buddhist temple or just walk on the beach and gaze at the twinkling water.
Whatever your pace of vacation is, we offer Bohemian Digs as a Sunny and Quaint 2 bedroom, self contained garden suite. Full kitchen, patio area and rose garden. Lush green space, fruit trees and a hammock to lay in and listen to the birdsong. On the bus route and walking distance to ocean and lake. Beach comb for hours or walk to Fernwood dock in 15 minutes, and order a cappuccino at the seaside cafe. Children and well behaved dog friendly. Sit back and enjoy the surrounding beauty - Island style!
The neighbourhood that Bohemian Digs is located in is a family friendly quiet street. Yes, we do have neighbours.
Please do all of your own dishes before you leave and put dirty towels in the clothes hamper located in the hall way outside of the bathroom.
Bohemian Digs is a family run affair and we have quiet time after 10pm.
We value respect and privacy. We wish to make your stay as wonderful as possible.
Fantastic, cozy place for our trip to Salt Spring. The kitchen had everything we needed and there were eggs, English muffins and plums there for us. The bathroom was great with the waterfall shower. Our son loved the backyard. Lots of space to run, explore and the treehouse was amazing! Close to the beach and St. Mary's Lake (great for swimming).
We had a great stay! The neighbourhood was quiet, and the perfect location to go to the lake or the bay. The suite was clean and comfortable. We loved being able to cook our own meals in the full kitchen. The beds were very comfortable. The yard was lovely to relax in, and our son enjoyed the treehouse very much! We had a chance to visit with Richard and learn more about the island and the community. We will definitely stay here again next time we come!
We were welcomed by Richard who offered to help unload our luggage. He helped us orient ourselves to the island and beaches. The apartment was clean and in good condition for an older daylight basement suite. There were some breakfast supplies provided. The neighbourhood is close to great swimming and sunrise views across the Georgia Straight. The apartment was quiet and the rustic backyard space comfortable for morning tea.
Rooms are comfortable. Kitchen is spacious though no food in it as is customary with most airbnb's. Bath is nice. Location is about 13 minutes to Ganges and 6 minutes to ferry at vesuvius. Quiet n'hood. The suite of rooms is in back downstairs and nicet than the front of the house. This is self-checkin and we never met our host which I don't like, though we see that in maybe 10% of our airbnbs. We from the us couldn't use texts in Canada but this place has wifi for emails.
This accommodation was exactly what we needed for our 3 days/2 nights on Saltspring Island. Nice and clean, cool with a soft breeze going through the suite (which is exactly what we needed because it was 30 degrees everyday), great bed, super shower, adequate kitchen, and strong wifi signal. We'd stay here again.
My sister and I booked this basement apartment for 4 nights. We left after one night. The ad said entire home and I guess I was fooled. There was no living space, so nowhere to comfortably sit down. When sitting at the kitchen table, we couldn't get our legs under the table. There were no wine glasses or corkscrew. The young man who greeted came down as soon as I asked. There were no loungers in the backyard, just a couple of plastic Adirondacks. There was no literature on the island. Needless to say, I feel that the place was not properly advertised. We were also disappointed that Karena never even bothered to contact me to learn about what happened. Airbnb didn't respond to emails I sent asking for a partial refund.
Virginia I'm so sorry that your sister and you had such a terrible time at our suite and on Salt Spring Island. I am very clear in my description of the rooms, furniture and other details about Bohemian Digs. I am also very clear to mention that it IS a suite. In the description category, entire house/apmt is the only option that airbnb gives when explaining the accommodation. That's why I make a point of saying it again in the description. Our home is a slab on grade. We don't have a basement. The wine glasses and corkscrew (among other things) often walk off when we aren't looking. We try to keep on top of this, but occasionally it gets past us.
The plastic Adirondack chairs are what my husband and I sit on in the back garden. We love them! The suite is filled with books such as "Hiking the Southern Gulf Islands", "Finding your way around Salt Spring", maps of the island, the local phone book and even books by local authors.
Work had taken me to Vancouver when you arrived so my husband welcomed you, helped you with your bags and brought you everything on your list, as soon as you requested it. I also sent you an email the day after you arrived, which you never responded to.
Bohemian Digs is an affordable and convenient place for people to come who want to experience Salt Spring Island. We have been helping people from all over the world to enjoy our little piece of paradise.
BTW - We live in a great, family friendly neighbourhood - which IS an awesome reflection of what Salt Spring Island is!
Karena and her husband were extremely hospitable. They spent time with us to explain the surroundings, give advice on where to go, what to do and not do, etc. We felt very much at home.
The house is well located in a residential neighborhood with easy access to everything on the island.
Everything in the house was clean and comfortable.
My wife did not love the bed in the master bedroom but I thought it was fine.
The large backyard was great for the kids to run around, play ball, etc.
About the Host, Karena
I am a Realtor on Salt Spring Island who loves to share our fabulous Island with visitors!
We love animals and hiking, kayaking and sunsets. We like to walk on the beach and be in nature. Salt Spring Island is a perfect place for this.