Douglas Beach House - a charming, waterfront heritage home and cottage property . Minutes from the beach and village, lose yourself in our gardens, private spaces and luxury touches.

Salt Spring ..  an island described as a crucible of creativity and natural beauty - explore artists studios, galleries vineyards,  farmers markets, hikes for all and beaches at sunset. 


The Accommodation: a few details

Waterside elegance with outstanding amenities

Douglas Beach House is a large heritage home and fully equipped cottage  waterfront garden property. Our property sits mid island, accessible in under ten minutes from all three of the islands ferry terminals: Fulford, Vesuvius or Long Harbour. It is, conveniently located next to the sailing club and a mere 3 minute drive to Ganges village or better yet.. get there by way of a twenty minute stroll along the beach. Float planes from Vancouver land in the downtown marina multiple times daily. 

Explore and pick from our kitchen garden and abundant flower beds. 



Currently, the self contained cottage is hosting up to four private guests or participants enrolled in our  workshops to enable safe hospitality for family/friend groups.( The attached main house, by way of a shared laundry room, has up to  three rooms available depending on global health and circumstance.)


Our luxury cottage offers two unique, beautifully  appointed bedrooms  each with two extra long single beds, sumptuous linens and ensuites. This upstairs sloped ceiling bedroom opens up to a large sea view deck and comfortable furniture inside and out. The lower bedroom has large sliding doors for privacy from the main living area and a walk in closet. Find a large and eclectic book collection, art and home baking. Warm and welcoming, a place to remember and return whether for a private rest or as a textile retreat student.



Shannon is an absolutely lovely host who went out of her way to create a memorable stay. Her home is beautiful and it’s clear she takes a lot of pride in it. I so appreciated all of the small touches, from the home baked muffins and rhubarb compote to the flower bouquet with breakfast! The location can’t be beat and Shannon loves the island and sharing tips about it with others. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend it!

FABULOUS!!! If you are lucky enough to snag a room at Shannon’s thoughtfully and beautifully appointed home, do yourself a favor and BOOK IT! This is one of the best Airbnb’s I have stayed at and wish that all of them provided as lovely of an experience as Shannon has managed to accomplish. If her beautiful garden and lovely home wasn’t enough, she makes a DELICIOUS breakfast each morning. During my stay she made everything from yogurt and fresh fruit to omelettes to yummy zucchini muffins made with zucchini from her garden. The home was spotless and well organized. Easy walk to town, and an even easier walk to a stretch of beach. Make sure to enjoy some time out on the back porch on the hanging daybed with a nice book. If you’re looking for a tranquil oasis with a kind and customer-centric host, you’ve found it!

Our stay in Shannon’s Douglas Beach cottage was a great experience. 2 couples had ample space over the two floors to relax and still have private space. We enjoyed the period touches that made the cottage so charming as well as the vintage library. The outdoor spaces, 2nd floor deck and ground floor barbecue area made for great spots to linger or gather for meals. Good wifi and a location close to town made it work so we’ll for us. Shannon was available, welcoming and gracious. A perfect host. We hope to stay here on our next visit to the island.


You simply won't find a better place on Saltspring. Shannon is personable, welcoming and actually provided us a vegetarian breakfast. The house is beautiful and inviting, while there's a beautiful garden out front. This room has a private bath and an amazing private deck with a Ganges Harbour view. It's probably a ten minute walk or two minute drive into Ganges. Everything about our stay was perfect and we won't hesitate to come again or recommend Shannon to anyone looking for a place on Saltspring.

Shannon is an unbeatable host. Her communication was always prompt and helpful. She is a super friendly and welcoming host. Douglas House is a beautiful property - great location by the water, beautiful character in the house, and a very peaceful garden setting. We had a very relaxing, comfortable, and delighting stay. The rooms are well appointed and bright. The home has many places to lounge in comfort and the proximity to both Ganges and Fullford Harbour make the stay very convenient. This will be our go to place for Salt Spring. I have stayed at a number of other very nice places on the island. But Douglas House and Shannon are the best by far.

If it is a country cottage in a sublime setting you are seeking, look no further. Shannon's cottage is like home. There is plenty of space and the cottage holds everything you could need in terms of amenities. The area is quiet and peaceful and the views are spectacular. The decks are perfect for relaxation. The walk to town is 20-30 minutes by beach or road. Shannon has an amazing garden and we helped ourselves to fresh herbs and lettuce. Resident Canadian geese and their babies kept us entertained. This was a great place as a base to easily see all of Salt Spring Island and Shannon had lots of helpful tips. Thank you, Shannon for a wonderful stay at your lovely cottage. We hope to return again, soon!

As a frequent traveler and familiar with hotels and airbnb, this experience is surely one of the best, if not the best. Shannon has made everything absolutely easy and smooth. In addition to a charming logis, fantastic harbour and ocean view, Shannon is fantastic person, attentive, knowledgeable, cultivated, creative and resourceful. If you want you can have many exciting conversations with her, shared travel experiences and cultures such as we did over the weekend. To disconnect from a world a little too crazy and too speed to my point of view, this is the best place that I can recommend to come down to the reality of the life and to get back some energy ... I will surely come back soon to recharge my batteries. KUDOS Sharron!

Douglas House is a winner! I can't say enough about how positive my experience was. The property itself is absolutely beautiful inside and out. Expect to be wowed by the water views from the deck. You won't want to leave. My room was clean and comfortable and beautifully decorated and had all the essential things I needed. The hosts couldn't be more attentive and they have perfected the art of attention to detail, from the fresh flowers in the room to the gourmet breakfasts, both of which often came from the garden. The energy at Douglas House is so peaceful and positive that it's palpable. This is a place that will nourish your body, heart, and soul!



Whether you book with us simply as a guest through air b and b or as a student of our immersive fibre arts retreats you are sure to enjoy the organic gardens from which your flowers and food emerge as well as the beach just steps away down a gentle path. 


Vegetable Garden

Fresh french linens, flowers and ocean breezes are the top note to an aesthetic of old world charm and contemporary art at Douglas beach house. 


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Luxury touches in private spaces.  


New Table Flowers

"Shannon's home is extremely charming with amazing views of the water.  Shannon made us delicious fresh breakfasts in the mornings, and even added beautiful origami swans to go along with the meal. We had a great experience and would definitely recommend the Douglas house to anyone looking to stay on Salt Spring!"


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