Garden Suite bathroom includes a 2-person steam shower with 12 Jacuzzi jetsGarden Suite includes kitchenette, library, ceiling fans, TV, 3 skylights, 3 private entrances, views of gardens & waterfalls
Alders Plantation - Garden Suite
Alders Plantation - Garden Suite
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Private 430-sq.ft. suite in main residence has queen-sized main bed, lounge area where couch converts to custom-built queen sofa-bed with 5-in memory foam mattress; private ensuite bathroom w/ 2-pp steam shower, radio, foot massage, 12 Jacuzzi jets and rainfall showerhead; 3 private entrances; bistro table & chairs w/ private library; kitchenette; outdoor private skylight-covered patio w/ view of gardens & waterfalls; quoted base rate: dble ocpcy; add $40 for each add'l person up to 4 max

The space

Garden Suite has glass-covered walkway approaching two of three private entrances; vaulted ceilings, triple skylights, ceiling fans, in-floor heating; fully-equipped kitchenette w/ plates/dishes for four; large lounge area with brand new, custom-built queen sofa-bed w/5-inch memory foam mattress; Satellite SD Sony TV; bistro seating inside and private outdoor deck seating (swivel rockers); floor to ceiling view of waterfall and gardens in private setting; very private. Linens are 600-thread count Egyptian cotton; four pillows of different thicknesses and firmness. Large Ensuite Bath includes special 2-person steam shower w/ 12 Jacuzzi jets, foot massage, rainfall and hand-held showerheads, radio, lights, iTunes and of course STEAM. Complimentary robes and slippers provided.

Guest access

Guests also can share common areas in main residence; livingroom with 60-in HD flat screen TV with PVR, 3 HDMI outlets, swivel, rocking & recliner chairs, heatilator fireplace; BBQ decks, stone patio and covered verandah, 700 ft of paths & walkways plus seating areas throughout gardens for viewing 11 waterfalls, 6 ponds & 3,000 catalogued plants

Interaction with guests

Caretaker/Manager lives in separate cabin on property; available 24/7 for check-in, serving of continental breakfast & to answer questions/issues.

Other things to note

Garden Suite has main queen-sized bed w/ 600-thread count Egyptian cotton linens & 2-in memory foam mattress for comfortable sleep; second bed is brand new, custom-built queen-sized sofa-bed in lounge area of room so suite can sleep up to 4 pp; kitchenette is fully stocked with dishes/cutlery, coffee maker, toaster oven, mini-frig, microwave. Alders Avenue is quiet cul-de-sac with walk through woods to main village on island only 4 1/2 minutes. Plantation acreage is natural garden setting (over 3000 catalogued plants) with wild song birds, wild and tame ducks, turtles, fish (Koi and Gold), 6 ponds and 11 waterfalls.

Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet
Smoking Allowed

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House Rules

Different than other B&Bs, guests can check-in early and leave late, with no additional fees; use of common areas okay throughout day; treat it like your own home! Tame ducks have the run of the property so no pets allowed...sorry! Smoking allowed on all outdoor patios. When playing disco music in time to pulsating showerhead in steam shower, please don't blast it too loudly or people will talk!!!


3 Reviews

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George User Profile
July 2017
Mike is the quintessential host. At the last minute he arranged a second room for our family. He is helpful, informative, and a great conversationalist--particularly over his favorite rum drink! The rooms are all very comfortable and well appointed,The property at two minute drive or 10 minute forest path walk to town.

Christopher User Profile
July 2016
Amazing stay -- a special thanks to Mike and Little Zee (his duck) for showing great hospitality and telling me more about the island. The garden suite was impressively spacious, had a state-of-the-art steam shower that looked like a spaceship and played music, and the garden and pond were beautifully landscaped. Mike clearly takes a lot of pride in maintaining a great airbnb experience, and it shows.

Marijane User Profile
July 2016
We were on our way up to Cathedral Grove to see the big trees. Salt Spring island was a one day stay on the way up. Mike Best made us feel like family and we had a delightful time. I loved his gardens and waterfalls, Little Zee, the pet duck, and the beautiful Garden suite we rented. Mike give me lots of suggestions for seeking out ancient trees which I was interested in finding in British Columbia, his advice was invaluable.

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British Columbia, CanadaJoined in March 2014
Mike User Profile

Retired coach of professional tennis players

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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