The cottage at Birdsong B&B is one of the coziest and cleanest places we've ever stayed at. It has a French Country charm to it, and both Cottage and Main House, are very tastefully-decorated.
Though we did not have the view of the ocean, we did however had the view of the woods from the back patio. We enjoyed the sounds of chickadees feasting on the seeds and berries that were growing wildly around the property. The front porch faces a small Japanese garden, and one early morning, caught a glimpse of a mother deer and her young standing right in front of our porch. The property itself is gorgeous with breath-taking views of the ocean and forest, especially from the main house.
We enjoyed a couple of nights bbq-ing steaks in the patio while our daughter picked fresh blackberries to add to our breakfast pancakes the next day. Because we were staying at the cottage, we did not have the privilege of trying the delicious-looking breakfasts our host, Bill, was preparing for the other guests in the house. But that was ok since the cottage had a very modern kitchen equipped with everything an average person would need. Having a chef in the family, we always brought our own provisions (other than food, of course) like a sharp knife, teflon pan, and a silicone spatula--- which always prove to be a wise choice. It would be good to pack some of your own towels too if you want to follow suit.
We highly recommend this B&B and hope to return next summer. Bill was a very charming and friendly host. We can't wait to return to Salt Spring Island and stay at this property again.