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This Cottage is Magical. Maryanna is a wonderful host, she picked us up in Ganges on our first day as we had our luggage. She suggested we get our groceries and such before going to her cabin as it can be a 'heavy walk' with groceries. We did Just that! The cabin is not far from Ganges and is quite a fun beautiful walk.
When we drove into her lot we immediately could feel a very sweet relaxing vibe to the whole place.
The Cabin is situated down at bottom of her lot right by the Garden. We have an infactuation with Tiny Spaces so when we walked in it was perfect for us. It has everything you need in it.
Maryanna has blessed the cottage with her own creations which makes it so much more homey and welcoming. She has also put together a couple books that will tell you everything you need to know about this beautiful Island.
Although this cottage is on her lot it is very private. You are surrounded by the forest, forest sounds, trees blowing in the wind, her beautiful garden. It's perfect!
We sat in the hot tub under the stars with a glass of wine, we showered outside with the sun glistening down on us, we hiked some beautiful trails and ate amazing food.
We arrived feeling worn out. We left feeling replinished.
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I so appreciate all of your kind thoughts and words. Thank you Bobby Jo and Megan.
Maryanna's cottage was very cosy and we loved sitting in the hot tub and lookink at the stars surrounded by the huge trees. We have had a great time. Thanks.
That is lovely Torsten. Thank you.
We really enjoyed staying at magic cottage it was cozy and cute. It is a walkable distance from town and in a beautiful forest setting, the hot tub was a perfect bonus.
Thank you so much, Kelsey!
Our stay at the 'Sweet Cottage' was wonderful. The cabin is beautiful inside and out. Maryanna is a terrific host who was very welcoming and helpful. Nothing but positive things to say about our experience. Looking forward to returning in the future.
Thank you so much, Dom.
Everything was as promised! A charming, secluded cabin. Hot tub was great and really appreciated the activity and restaurant recommendations left by the host. Had a very enjoyable experience!
Maryanna was a kind and gracious host! And her tiny cottage was a lovely retreat for us -- a private, pleasant, tranquil, refreshing place to spend a few nights. This would be an ideal spot for a writer looking to go to his quiet place.
That's lovely, Harrison. Thank you.
Maryanna responded right away to our last minute request to stay at her charming cottage on Salt Spring Cottage. It turns out she had just returned from an extended trip out of the country so it was especially kind of her to host us last minute. We loved the rustic little cottage in the woods! However, the cottage might not be for someone who is used to more traditional lodging so please take the time to read Maryanna's description in deciding if it's for you. If you are flexible and open to something different, you will enjoy the cottage. Maryanna did a fabulous job providing useful information to assist guests -- for example, she put together a lovely little book with details about things to do on the island and another binder with menus from all the nearby restaurants so you can decide where to go eat. We enjoyed the hot tub and outdoor shower. We would definitely stay at Maryanna's cottage again.
Only great things to say about our weekend stay at this cottage. Maryanna was very sweet and welcoming and everything was set up upon arrival, including the hottub. The cottage included everything you need to keep
Comfortable and was within walking distance to Ganges village which boasts a number of unique cafes and restaurants, a great Saturday market and Outdoor activities. Our favourite was the treehouse cafe which is literally built around a tree in the middle of the village. We also rented scooters for 4 hours which was a perfect amount of time to cruise around and check out the island. Anyone looking for a relaxing, comfortable and unique weekend I would suggest staying at Maryannas cottage!
Glad you had a good time Simon and thank you for such a lovely review. Wishing you all the best.
You never know what to expect when you book a place through AirBnB and then arrive; Maryanna’s ‘Sweet Cottage’ is one of these places. It far exceeded our expectations and were genuinely touched by her gracious, kind and gentle demeanour. Her sweet cottage features a few of her lovely works, highlighting her artistic and creative talents and serving to echo the special place you are in. The garden is a bright, colourful and easy going space with a soothing water fountain and amazing rhododendron blooms and columbines during our stay. It is surrounded by a lot of forest and grand trees offering privacy, along with the presence of avian songs. It is all a true reflection of your host’s beautiful energy.
The one-room cottage is outfitted with everything you need for the duration of your stay (minus your meals, of course). The outdoor shower and hot tub are heavenly, and offer a lot more privacy than you can imagine. The cottage is rustic, but homey and very comfortable. For us, it became a sacred space; a place to regenerate, connect with one’s spirit, heart, the universe as a whole while unfolding in the morning light with gentle yoga stretches or sit in the garden basking in the morning rays of the sun, reading, writing, listening to soothing music or simply being. You come here to disconnect from the often chaotic demands of everyday life and busy pace of the world; it is in true tune with life on Salt Spring Island. You and nature are in sync; present with all your natural surroundings.
Staying at Maryanna’s cottage was beyond a magical experience for us. It was transformative and restorative, and leaving it was a saddening experience, but you never forget how special and cherished both Maryanna and her grounds are. We are so grateful for her gestures of hospitality when we saw her and the beautiful space she has so lovingly created and shared – it sets it apart. You come here to experience joy in the presence of so much pleasure.
A unique stay!
Maryanna is the most amazing host and friend. She takes care of her guests with utmost thoughtfulness and care. Maryanna has known me my entire life, as her daughter is my childhood friend. Every time I have stayed with Maryanna she has taken amazing care of me, with thoughtfulness fit for a queen! She is a chef extraordinaire, from making her own soft cheeses to delicious jellies. Maryanna exudes warmth, not only in the kitchen but in her heart. She always has a warm hug to give, an inspiring word to say, and a boisterous laugh to share.
The magic cottage is quite simply put- a magical refuge. I have stayed in Maryanna's lovely abode many times, and delighted at the coziness of the cottage and serenity of the hot tub. The quiet of the forest surrounding the magic cottage is soothing.
I highly recommend Maryanna as a host and the beautiful Magic cottage as a getaway.