About This Listing
Fridas Villa celebrates Mexico and the work and life of Mexican Painter Frida Kahlo. It is an aesthetically inspiring environment close to a beautiful shell beach, offering a private hot tub garden and a two bedroom suite with ocean view.
Our Villa is a two bedroom suite which accommodates up to 6 people. Note: We charge extra ($25 per night) for each extra person after the initial 2 persons. Our Villa celebrates the Life and Work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. We also accept pets for a one time charge of $25.00 per stay to cover the extra cleaning costs. Our Cottage (Fridas Cottage also listed on Air BnB) accommodates 2 people and is similiar to the Villa. Surround yourself in Mexican art and enjoy our Private hot tub garden, ocean view, privacy plus, gas fireplace and fenced area for pets. The suite has a fully equipped kitchen which is stocked with breakfast foods to ensure you can have breakfast when and how you like it, for the first couple of days. There are two bedrooms, each with Queen size beds and access to the bathroom, so travelling with another couple or family offers private spaces to you each. There is also a luxury pull out couch in the Living room in front of the gas fireplace. We have movies, cable, games, wifi, and cell phone coverage for most phones. Our beautiful Beddis Beach and old growth rainforest walk are all within a short walk. We are only 10-15 minutes from town and 15-20 minutes from all ferry and airplane ports. Enjoy our Complimentary Lime Margaritas and book yourselves an in suite couples massage or a pottery making session in Tracy's clay studio! Salt Spring Island in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia is well known for it's artist community, famous Saturday Market (March to October), festivals, music events, kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking and sailing adventures. Island life moves at a slower pace to help you unwind and relax on your holidays. There are always lots of great events to partake in and many wonderful artist studios to visit, so plan for more than just a couple of days so you can take in some of the night life and outdoor activities we have to offer.
If our villa is booked and there are only 2 of you, inquire about our cottage or our Sweet Mexican Style Casita!
Guests have access to the full two bedroom suite. If there are only two of you, we charge an extra bedroom cleaning fee of $25.00 per stay. Guests have their own private deck, own private steps to hot tub and private parking lots (2). Guests have full access to our wifi and cable tv services.
We see you at the beginning of your stay to help orient you to our accommodation. After that you are in your own private space and we are available to help if you need it, but you rarely see us unless we are on the driveway or you are parked up higher near our living quarters. Otherwise, the suite is very private.
We live in one of the best neighbourhoods on Salt Spring Island with excellent, easy beach access to the Best Shell Beach on our island and Rainforest Walk. We are close to town which you can get to within 10 minutes.
We live on one of the few flat paved roads on SSI, so biking into town is great. Otherwise, it is a 45 minute walk. We recommend you have a car, which can take you to town in 10 minutes.
Guests have access to our wifi and cable t.v FREE of charge. There are two parking spots for the villa.
Interaction with Guests
We greet and orient our guests upon arrival and then it is up to you as to how much you would like to interact with us from there. We are respectful of our guest's privacy and at the same time available if you need anything. Although the villa is not a stand alone unit, most guests enjoy the privacy and peace and quiet it offers. Usually, you don't see us, unless you seek us out!
We don't really have rules, but do expect each guest to take care with suite. We are a green location on a small island with limited resources so we appreciate conservative use of electricity and water and appreciate you joining us in composting and recycling. We ask pet owners to not have their pets in the bedrooms and not to leave their pets unattended unless they are crate trained. Pet sitting can be arranged for a fee.
From Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
There are beautiful stone steps up to the suite or choose the level parking and pathway into the suite. We are wheelchair accessible!
What a lovely weekend. Carl and Tracy were very welcoming and helpful, and live in a beautiful corner of the Island. The house and gardens were lovely, and the hot tub was a hit with our daughters (and with us!). Tracy and Carl made every effort to make our stay feel special, and we left relaxed and happy. What a wonderful place they live in!
What a great mid-week getaway!
Carl showed us around and we felt welcome to settle in from the get-go.
We really appreciated the generous and thoughtful perks of a drink ready for us, and coffee and eggs already in the house for us.
Lovely tranquil backyard complete with hot tub and gorgeous rock wall offering that secluded feeling.
We picked up one of the hiking books in the house and explored Ruckle Park with new eyes!
Thanks so much for the relaxing stay!
Frida's Villa was better than I expected! Gorgeous setting, quiet, peaceful. It was like definitely a slice of heaven! I never crossed paths with Tracy and Carl, just their adorable dogs a couple times. I definitely felt invited into, and like I was sharing with them, a home away from home. The inclusion of attractions and things-to-do literature was much appreciated, as well!
Fridas Villa is done up in a very high standard. From the Nautica towels to the hand painted tiles and gas fire place, the details put into this home were very impressive. Fridas Villa is technically the walk out basement of Tracy and Carl's beautiful home so if you are coming in on the night ferry and it is super dark out don't try to enter the house from the upper level (sorry again Carl...) We only stayed 2 nights but we were very comfortable and enjoyed our time on Salt Spring Island.
Thanks so much for the lovely review Amy. It was no problem for us that you came right up to the top of the hill and to our place. It is hard at night, even with all our lights on, it can still be pretty dark! Fridas is built into the side of the hill so yes half way up the driveway is where you can park to unload and spend your first night. Fridas parking is at the first turn in the driveway but not on level ground so we make the second parking space available for guests so everything is on level ground for loading and unloading. We loved having you and your family Amy and we hope to see you again!
Tracy and Carl were fabulous hosts- they were there to great us, get us settled and make recommendations about restaurants, hikes and art galleries to go to. The suite was perfect for 3 of us and our puppy and was a great jumping off point to explore beautiful Salt Spring Island! Thanks - we will be back!
I had a wonderful stay at Frida's Villa! Tracy and Carl are wonderful hosts. The place itself is very comfortable, and I loved the decor. Very peaceful and quiet inside and out. Walked to a beautiful beach close by, saw some mule deer... Wish I could have stayed longer, would stay there again.
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About the Host, Tracy And Carl
We are pet loving, nature and art loving Salt Spring Islanders. We welcome you to our beautiful island and have designed our accommodations so they offer you a unique vacation experience.
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