Gabriola Island Accommodations

Nestled between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland is Gabriola Island, a place of spectacular natural beauty. Gabriola is home to a population of 4,200 people, including dozens of world renowned and emerging artists. Because of the high density of artists and the boutique shops selling artisan crafts, Gabriola is often called "Isle of the Arts." Gabriola is connected to the city of Nanaimo by a twenty-minute ferry ride, so amenities are easily accessible, yet the island is distant enough to have a relaxed, small town vibe.

Various restaurants, coffee shops and groceries are available at Folklife Village, near vacation rental and condo rental accommodations. With garden tours, film festivals and all sorts of music and artistic displays, there is truly something for everyone on Gabriola Island.

Nature lovers will delight in the chance to observe deer, eagles, seals, whales and other wildlife. Visitors can rent a kayak to get up close and personal with playful otters or take a tour by powerboat to experience island forests and cliff views. Fishing, golf and sailing are popular ways to spend a day among the breath taking panoramic views and fresh ocean breezes that characterize this natural paradise. Accommodations and vacation rentals offer a chance to see magnificent coastal vistas and lush, green forests.

The Gabriola Sands and Sandwell provincial parks on the island feature stretches of sandy shores, perfect for building sand castles or going for a peaceful walk. With over 30 beach access points on the island, there is always a chance to hop in for a swim. Acres of quiet trails are available for hiking or biking including the 27 km trail circling the island.

A must-see venue on Gabriola is a unique limestone formation known as the Malaspina Galleries. This rock overhang was carved out over thousands of years by surf and frost and today resembles a large wave, mid-roll. The dramatic rock formations can be viewed by kayak or by foot, within close reach from vacation rental accommodation.

The Gabriola Museum provides a glimpse in to the history of the island, featuring petroglyphs carved by aboriginals, the discovery by Spanish explorers and its settlement by European immigrants. The information on local wildlife and the 70 known petroglyphs around the island make this a great first stop.

Accommodation such as vacation rentals, condo rentals and other lodging offer easy access to Gabriola Island’s clean, green, scenic and tranquil atmosphere.

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  • Life Stream House

    Life Stream House

    Gabriola Island: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #234467
    $167 to $200 CAD/night  
    This new two bedroom home, has a view that offers a kaleidoscopic view of Nanaimo, the water between Gabriola and Vancouver Island. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, modern laundry and two large bedrooms (Master and guest), these offer all comforts of home with showers and walking robes. House has heated floors and air conditioning, along with internet browsing & support generator. Large screen 4K TV with Apple TV, which gives access to streaming. Entertainment and tranquility are both options with spacious dining indoor and out with an outside deck and fire pit. The house has the air of 4 star luxury retreat while giving a sense of comfort and serenity. Undercover parking is available with full electronic security.
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  • This Spectacular Luxury Waterfront Home is the Ultimate Getaway!

    This Spectacular Luxury

    Quadra Island: House
    • 3 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #201681
    $552 to $552 CAD/night Credit Card
    Elegant, yet comfortable this exceptional home is designed to meet your every vacation need! The wrap around deck extends over the massive rock wall of the beach. The 60 foot dock makes access easy for arrival by private boat or float plane, or just to be picked up by boat by your own fishing guide. 180 degree view of ocean, islands and mountains on Vancouver Island. Two story stone fireplace, library, great room, sun-room, family room and game room. The upper level contains the home office, a private sitting area, en-suite, and spacious master bedroom. The lover level is fully outfitted with top quality gym equipment. Enjoy cooking in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with extras like an espresso machine, juicer and granite counter-tops. Alternatively, enjoy gourmet meals at nearby resorts. April Point is only a short walk away for fine dining or escape to their Spa for an assortment of health and beauty treatments. You can even see the cruise ships sailing by while relaxing on the deck or fishing off the dock!
  • A little Bit of Mexico in a Pet Friendly Cottage

    A little Bit of Mexico in

    Salt Spring Island: Cottage
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    • #224585
    $130 to $190 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal Pet Friendly
    Our Cottage celebrates the Life and Work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Surround yourself in Mexican art and beautiful aesthetics while vacationing on Salt Spring Island in the Southern Gulf Islands of BC, Canada. With complimentary lime margaritas in hand enjoy the Cottage hot tub under the stars or the cozy wood stove in front of our TV watching one of our DVD movies The Cottage is very private and the hot tub is for your use only - everything is set up for your romantic holiday. We have a fenced yard for pets with off and on leash walks nearby. The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with breakfast foods to get you started. We also have a BBQ on the deck. For your entertainment there are movies, cable, games and if you like to stay connected there is a wireless internet connection 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. 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. Year round 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.
  • Fridas Mexican Style Casita (Cottage) Nestled in the Woods with Oceanview

    Fridas Mexican Style

    Salt Spring Island: Cottage
    • 1 Loft
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #208779
    $130 to $170 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal Pet Friendly
    Our Casita celebrates the life and work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It suits 2 people best. However, it has a queen bedroom (loft bedroom with short ladder) and a wall/murphy Queen bed with new mattress in the living room, so with permission 4 people could stay here. The 4 piece bathroom has a lovely soaker tub and mexican sink with a washer dryer closet just off it. There is a new fully equipped kitchen with microwave, toaster, stove, large fridge, a lovely sunlit eating area and open concept living room with wood stove and skylights. The well stocked kitchen will have breakfast foods such as farm fresh eggs,jams/jellies, muffins, croissants, teas and coffees to help you get started. It is a very bright spacious cottage. There is a large sunny deck with BBQ and herb/mint garden. It is in a very private treed area with it’s own driveway entrance. It has a wonderful ocean view to capture the sunrises and passing boats. A short stroll away is the best shell beach on the island – Beddis Beach, a rainforest walk - Creekside Rainforest Reserve and an orchard. It has wireless internet and cell phone coverage.
  • Mariners Loft Penthouse

    Mariners Loft Penthouse

    Salt Spring Island: Vacation Rental
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #234473
    $499 to $649 CAD/night  
    Perched on the top floor of Mariner’s Loft, the Penthouse is for those who are looking for an exquisite stay. Our Penthouse has 3 Private Bedrooms (2 Luxurious King Pillow Top Beds and 1 Queen) and sleeps up to 6. The 2 private decks offer an absolutely stunning view of Ganges Harbour and are fully equipped with a dining table for 8, BBQ, Umbrella and 2 Loungers. The Master Bedroom is like nothing you’ve ever seen, with it’s own Private Deck, 60" flat screen TV. Individual, back to back vanities for him/her with backlit mirrors, a glassed in shower with a rainwater head, and private walk in closet. The Living Room is adorned with 2 Leather Automatic Reclining Sofas, a 60" flat screen TV and Dining Table for up to 12 guests. The Kitchen has all the amenities the family chef will need to cook a stunning meal, and even has a Bose brand docking station for your iPhone.
  • Mariners Loft Suite 23

    Mariners Loft Suite 23

    Salt Spring Island: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #234479
    $399 to $399 CAD/night  
    A home away from home. Mariner’s Loft on Salt Spring offers six 2-bedroom luxury suites. Located within walking distance to town, all have spectacular views of Ganges Harbour. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space, living room, gas fireplace, one ensuite bathroom, one standard bathroom, and a full balcony with table, umbrella, chairs and BBQ. The bedrooms, with queen or king sized beds, from Sealy, come with fine linens and cozy towels. The tasteful and modern decor hints at being on a luxury yacht. With you in mind, we made each suite a special home away from home and more than a vacation rental. We believe if you look for yourself… you’ll be surprised at what’s available here. The large master bedroom includes a king or queen bed from Sealy, fine linens, down duvet, large floor to ceiling windows, 60" flat screen TV. The ensuite Master bathroom includes an extra long soaker tub, rainwater head shower, lots counter space and privacy. All of our suites have a second bedroom with a queen bed, second full bathroom with a walk-in glass shower. The full balcony / patio includes an outdoor table and chairs and and BBQ. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space for six guests, living room area with a pull out sofa bed, gas fireplace, a 60? flat screen TV, Bose brand docking station for your iPhone. The space in an open concept, utilizing stunning view of the water. Three suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. All of our suites are non-smoking.
  • The Currents at Otter Bay

    The Currents at Otter Bay

    Pender Island: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #234490
    $195 to $225 CAD/night  
    24C cottage at 'The Currents at Otter Bay' is a short walk from the Pender Island ferry terminal. This 750 sq.ft. cottage is a fully furnished two level unit with spectacular views of Otter Bay Marina. The cottage has 2 bedrooms; one with queen size bed on the main floor. The other bedroom, in the loft, has a 'trundle' bed. The living room has a sofa bed. The kitchen is fully equipped with full size appliances, dishes, pots and pans, cutlery and good supply of cooking tools. There is a gas BBQ and deck furniture, TV, WIFI and telephone for local calls. Guests have free access to 2 'seasonal' heated swimming pools and a games room at nearby 'Otter Bay Marina.' The marina has a 'Bistro', boat and kayak launching, badminton and tetherball courts, a children's playground, scooter and bike rentals, a grocery and gift store. Marine supplies and fresh foods are available. Pender Island Golf Course, hiking trails, and frisbee golfing are close by. A short drive or bike ride down the road from 'The Currents' brings you to the Driftwood Mall Centre. Here you will find a pharmacy, book store, large grocery store, fitness centre, gas station, bakery, liquor store, bank and numerous other amenities. The Pender Islands are made up of two islands; North Pender qand South Pender. The islands are linked by a one lane bridge. North Pender is more populated and has a health clinic, elementary school and community hall. It has several subdivisions, churches, library and government docks. South Pender is more rural. There are two popular hiking trails; one leading up to Mt. Norman and the other over to Beaumont Marine Park.
  • Mariners Loft Suite 13

    Mariners Loft Suite 13

    Salt Spring Island: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #234524
    $299 to $399 CAD/night  
    A home away from home. Mariner’s Loft on Salt Spring offers six 2-bedroom luxury suites. Located within walking distance to town, all have spectacular views of Ganges Harbour. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space, living room, gas fireplace, one ensuite bathroom, one standard bathroom, and a full balcony with table, umbrella, chairs and BBQ. The bedrooms, with queen or king sized beds, from Sealy, come with fine linens and cozy towels. The tasteful and modern decor hints at being on a luxury yacht. With you in mind, we made each suite a special home away from home and more than a vacation rental. We believe if you look for yourself… you’ll be surprised at what’s available here. The large master bedroom includes a king or queen bed from Sealy, fine linens, down duvet, large floor to ceiling windows, 60" flat screen TV. The ensuite Master bathroom includes an extra long soaker tub, rainwater head shower, lots counter space and privacy. All of our suites have a second bedroom with a queen bed, second full bathroom with a walk-in glass shower. The full balcony / patio includes an outdoor table and chairs and and BBQ. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space for six guests, living room area with a pull out sofa bed, gas fireplace, a 60? flat screen TV, Bose brand docking station for your iPhone. The space in an open concept, utilizing stunning view of the water. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. All of our suites are non-smoking.
  • Mariners Loft Suite 11

    Mariners Loft Suite 11

    Salt Spring Island: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #234474
    $299 to $399 CAD/night  
    A home away from home. Mariner’s Loft on Salt Spring offers six 2-bedroom luxury suites. Located within walking distance to town, all have spectacular views of Ganges Harbour. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space, living room, gas fireplace, one ensuite bathroom, one standard bathroom, and a full balcony with table, umbrella, chairs and BBQ. The bedrooms, with queen or king sized beds, from Sealy, come with fine linens and cozy towels. The tasteful and modern decor hints at being on a luxury yacht. With you in mind, we made each suite a special home away from home and more than a vacation rental. We believe if you look for yourself… you’ll be surprised at what’s available here. The large master bedroom includes a king or queen bed from Sealy, fine linens, down duvet, large floor to ceiling windows, 60" flat screen TV. The ensuite Master bathroom includes an extra long soaker tub, rainwater head shower, lots counter space and privacy. All of our suites have a second bedroom with a queen bed, second full bathroom with a walk-in glass shower. The full balcony / patio includes an outdoor table and chairs and and BBQ. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space for six guests, living room area with a pull out sofa bed, gas fireplace, a 60? flat screen TV, Bose brand docking station for your iPhone. The space in an open concept, utilizing stunning view of the water. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. All of our suites are non-smoking.
  • Mariners Loft Suite 12

    Mariners Loft Suite 12

    Salt Spring Island: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #234475
    $299 to $399 CAD/night  
    A home away from home. Mariner’s Loft on Salt Spring offers six 2-bedroom luxury suites. Located within walking distance to town, all have spectacular views of Ganges Harbour. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space, living room, gas fireplace, one ensuite bathroom, one standard bathroom, and a full balcony with table, umbrella, chairs and BBQ. The bedrooms, with queen or king sized beds, from Sealy, come with fine linens and cozy towels. The tasteful and modern decor hints at being on a luxury yacht. With you in mind, we made each suite a special home away from home and more than a vacation rental. We believe if you look for yourself… you’ll be surprised at what’s available here. The large master bedroom includes a king or queen bed from Sealy, fine linens, down duvet, large floor to ceiling windows, 60" flat screen TV. The ensuite Master bathroom includes an extra long soaker tub, rainwater head shower, lots counter space and privacy. All of our suites have a second bedroom with a queen bed, second full bathroom with a walk-in glass shower. The full balcony / patio includes an outdoor table and chairs and and BBQ. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space for six guests, living room area with a pull out sofa bed, gas fireplace, a 60? flat screen TV, Bose brand docking station for your iPhone. The space in an open concept, utilizing stunning view of the water. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. All of our suites are non-smoking.
  • Mariners Loft Suite 21

    Mariners Loft Suite 21

    Salt Spring Island: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #234477
    $299 to $399 CAD/night  
    A home away from home. Mariner’s Loft on Salt Spring offers six 2-bedroom luxury suites. Located within walking distance to town, all have spectacular views of Ganges Harbour. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space, living room, gas fireplace, one ensuite bathroom, one standard bathroom, and a full balcony with table, umbrella, chairs and BBQ. The bedrooms, with queen or king sized beds, from Sealy, come with fine linens and cozy towels. The tasteful and modern decor hints at being on a luxury yacht. With you in mind, we made each suite a special home away from home and more than a vacation rental. We believe if you look for yourself… you’ll be surprised at what’s available here. The large master bedroom includes a king or queen bed from Sealy, fine linens, down duvet, large floor to ceiling windows, 60" flat screen TV. The ensuite Master bathroom includes an extra long soaker tub, rainwater head shower, lots counter space and privacy. All of our suites have a second bedroom with a queen bed, second full bathroom with a walk-in glass shower. The full balcony / patio includes an outdoor table and chairs and and BBQ. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space for six guests, living room area with a pull out sofa bed, gas fireplace, a 60? flat screen TV, Bose brand docking station for your iPhone. The space in an open concept, utilizing stunning view of the water. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. All of our suites are non-smoking.
  • Mariners Loft Suite 22

    Mariners Loft Suite 22

    Salt Spring Island: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #234478
    $399 to $399 CAD/night  
    A home away from home. Mariner’s Loft on Salt Spring offers six 2-bedroom luxury suites. Located within walking distance to town, all have spectacular views of Ganges Harbour. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space, living room, gas fireplace, one ensuite bathroom, one standard bathroom, and a full balcony with table, umbrella, chairs and BBQ. The bedrooms, with queen or king sized beds, from Sealy, come with fine linens and cozy towels. The tasteful and modern decor hints at being on a luxury yacht. With you in mind, we made each suite a special home away from home and more than a vacation rental. We believe if you look for yourself… you’ll be surprised at what’s available here. The large master bedroom includes a king or queen bed from Sealy, fine linens, down duvet, large floor to ceiling windows, 60" flat screen TV. The ensuite Master bathroom includes an extra long soaker tub, rainwater head shower, lots counter space and privacy. All of our suites have a second bedroom with a queen bed, second full bathroom with a walk-in glass shower. The full balcony / patio includes an outdoor table and chairs and and BBQ. Each suite has a seated gourmet kitchen, dining space for six guests, living room area with a pull out sofa bed, gas fireplace, a 60? flat screen TV, Bose brand docking station for your iPhone. The space in an open concept, utilizing stunning view of the water. Two suites are pet friendly; the others are hypo-allergenic. All of our suites are non-smoking.

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