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“Rustic and Relaxing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Green Acres Lakeside Resort Salt Spring Island

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Green Acres Lakeside Resort Salt Spring Island
Certificate of Excellence
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
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“Rustic and Relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

This was our families first trip to Salt Spring and Green Acres. If you are looking for a Spa and Hot tub style of resort this is not the place to visit. Green Acres is a throw back to the past when your family would come and spend a week on the lake. It's very quiet, safe and definitely family friendly. The fully self contained cabins though not new, have been updated and were spotlessly clean. St Mary's lake has no power boats, so it's quiet and safe as well.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and will return. We wish we had discovered this little gem years ago.

Room Tip: Very quiet and welcoming
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dale S
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Mayne Island, Canada
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

If I was coming to stay with kids for a rustic family outing this would be the place.
As a mature adult I found the rooms to be somewhere between cabin and motel in stature. My mattress pillow and the bedding left a lot to be desired.
Randy is very friendly and obliging and the place is very lay back.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Evan M
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GreenAcresResort, General Manager at Green Acres Lakeside Resort Salt Spring Island, responded to this review, 27 September 2012
HI Evan, Thank you for the review. We do have a variety of options from basic to luxurious and it is important for us to match the guest with their expectations. I'm sorry we didn't get this right for you. We do have new certified organic mattresses in 10 of the 12 standard rooms. We are happy to move folks around to other room configurations when we can. Again, thank you for your feed back and we do take all of the coments seriously and try to improve.
Randy
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

That was our first trip to Salt Island and this resort was initially not our first choice. This place was recommended by the resort we initially called; and what a recommendation. We had a great week the three of us. It's a fantastic place for kids: the lake, the sand beach, the boats and the smores.
Everyone was friendly, the A-frame cabin was comfortable and clean. Best memories, Randy, the manager, singing and playing it's "A wonderful world" on his trumpet by the beach at sunset on concert night. That encapsulates the experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laurent G
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GreenAcresResort, Manager at Green Acres Lakeside Resort Salt Spring Island, responded to this review, 10 September 2012
Thank you so much for the kind words Laurent it really means a lot. Look forward to seeing you and your family again.
Randy
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

We just had a family wedding at Green Acres Resort. Our first visit was in April with the bride and groom as they finalized the wedding details like tent location, catering etc. It was on this visit that we met owner and manager Randy. A couple of weeks later in early May I stayed at the resort with a few girlfriends. We arrived late at night. Randy opened the cabin and left the lights on for us. The next day he came to make sure we were OK and took time to tell us about the Island and to give us suggestions on places to visit. When it came time for the wedding, we arrived 3 days early. Randy appointed himself as part of the working crew to make the day as special as it could be. He personally met every guest and made sure our cabins were well stocked with water, towels, extra chairs and whatever we needed to entertain our many guests. He worked around the clock, always with a smile, always with a very calming personality. As our group occupied the entire resort we got to experience the chalets and the cottages. Both are in excellent shape with regards to new furnishings, bathrooms etc.and all units are all super clean and comfortable. We are so appreciative of all that Randy gave of his time, his energy and himself and highly recommend Green Acres Resort for a casual stay or a wedding destination. We also highly recommend you start or end your day with a visit to the Raven Street Cafe where you will be greeted by Shinobu who will make you a great coffee or a wood fired pizza.

Room Tip: There is no bad location on the resort. The Chalets are quite lovely and come with heated floors. If...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Patricia S
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Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

by Jean (from Nanaimo)
June 2012 - My first, but definitely not my last, trip to Salt Spring Island lately was a wonderful experience. Right from the short ferry ride across from the quaint little town of Crofton B.C. We had chose the Green Acres resort, and we are very happy we did. Our welcome party, Randy, was a fantastic host and very helpful and kind. Our very cozy cottage had an amazing view from our huge balcony, of the pretty St Mary Lake. We were only steps away from the beach and we were able to go paddle boating on this gorgeous blue water lake. Our cottage had two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other had two singles. The kitchen was fully loaded for us. The dining table was right at the huge window over looking the lake, what a great way to start the day having breakfast with a view. The bathroom had tub and shower and was clean and bright. We loved our stay and will be back with thanks to Randy.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jean A
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Langley, BC
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

My husband and myself had a relaxing, great time @ Green Acres, our cottages was perfect and loved overlooking St Mary's Lake- we will definitely go back and loved Salt Spring Island - Thank you Randy

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BCHappy
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

I searched online for a cottage or cabin on Salt Spring Island - something different than the usual hotel/motel my family and I have stayed in before. I was also looking for waterfront; considering it was off-season, it could be affordable, especially for our 1-night requirement.

When I found Green Acres, I visited TripAdvisor to see if there were any comments. There were many and very positive comments. I felt confident about booking on this basis and I am delighted to say that it met my expectations.

My family and I stayed in Cottage #2 with a spectacular view of St Mary Lake. We were 3 adults and 1 child. The cottage was small, but suited us perfectly for a one-night stay. We all slept pretty comfortably. The sleeping arrangements were as follows: 1st bedroom with 2 twin beds; 2nd bedroom with a queen bed; the living room had a sofabed.

The cottage had a full kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower (no bath). The living room also had a dining room table and chairs. Kitchen had a large fridge and stove, toaster and coffee maker, cutlery and place settings. Single-use coffee serving and tea were included.

Bottom line? The cottages were cute, but a little tired. Cottage #2 was small and while manageable for 1 night, I'm not sure if more than 2-3 people could actually stay there form more than 2 nights without tripping over each other. It was off-season, but the large-ish playground and sandbox by the water indicated that summer would be packed with families & kids. As a single with no kids, or with my friends without kids, I would not stay here in summer.

Our host, Randy, was lovely! I'm happy to have supported him and his business.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Green Acres Lakeside Resort Salt Spring Island
Address: 241 Langs Rd, British Columbia V8K 1N3, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Salt Spring Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Salt Spring Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Green Acres Lakeside Resort Salt Spring Island 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A peaceful and secluded resort in the heart of Salt Spring Island has something for everyone - single guests, couples, families and large groups can be accommodated. Located on a beautiful acreage on the shore of St. Mary Lake, it faces a nature reserve which provides lovely, peaceful scenery. A variety of Cabins and Chalets, are available in a forested or open setting. Guests enjoy our own private sandy beach, free wi-fi and use of our boats (included.) ... more   less 
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