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'Two Penguins' - Private Oceanfront Acreage with Hot Tub

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Relax in our hammock by the sea

Relax in our hammock by the sea The deck overlooks the Straight of Georgia and North Shore Mountains. The Living Room and Deck overlook the ocean. The Dining Room.  The house is furnished comfortably with original artworks by friends and local artisans. The Master bedroom overlooks the ocean and boasts sunrise and sunset views int eh summer. The second bedroom features the same sunrise and sunset views as the master bedroom. Sping Time by the Shore

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Last updated: 04/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Galiano Island house description

Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Straight of Georgia and the snow-capped North Shore Mountains from our beautiful, rustic oceanfront cottage. Watch otters, seals, bald eagles, and deer while you enjoy your morning cup of coffee from the sandstone beach, the wrap-around deck, or even the second floor master bedroom.

You might even see a pod of killer whales, or in the spring and fall, migrating sea lions. Wake up in the master bedroom`s huge bed to sunrises over the mountains or star gaze at night through the large skylight. Enjoy drinks and meals on the deck while you watch the spectacular sunsets and, after dark, the lights of Vancouver.

The house is tastefully decorated and equipped with all the basics you may need. Both the Master bedroom and second bedroom overlook the ocean and mountains. The Master bedroom has a larger than king size bed and a large skylight for star-gazing at night. The second bedroom has a queen size bed. Each of the other two bedrooms have sleeping lofts and 2 twin beds.

The Hot Tub is nestled into the natural landscape just off of the beach, overlooking the ocean. Enjoy gorgeous night time views of the lights of Vancouver, and in the summer, the sunrise and sunset.

The property is just 10 minutes by car from the ferry and minutes away from stores, restaurants and the pub by car or bike. It sits on 300 feet of low bank, sandstone waterfront and about 7 private wooded acres. There are extensive lawns for lounging or playing games as well as a large pond.

Keywords: cottage, house

Property Type

  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                (Larger than King actually)....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

                There is aso a portable crib available....moreless

              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • We also have a charming outhouse.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Child's Highchair
              • Dishes & Utensils

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Wood Stove
              • Parking
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Babysitter
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Living Room

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • CD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View
                  • Oceanfront

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Walking
                      • Boating
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping

                      Other Activities

                          • Saturday Farmer's market in the summer, various concerts, theatre and art shows at the community hall throughout the year, Annual Literary Festival and Wine Festival, Canada Day Jamboree, BC Day Lion's Fiesta and various other festivals throughout the year....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Guestbook Comment

                            Guestbook Comment

                            • Guest Karin Cummings (Phoenix, AZ)
                            • Date of stay 05/01/07
                            • Review Submitted 05/19/07
                            We should have left this comment sooner...we stayed here for a week in the summer of 2005. What a wonderful time!! We still talk about how beautiful it was. Keep an eye out for the eagle!! Karin and Fred Cummings

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Perfect Island Getaway

                            Perfect Island Getaway

                            • Guest Ray S.
                            • Date of stay 10/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/01/13
                            My wife and I along with our 2 year old son stayed at Two Penguins for a week this past October. We were looking for a secluded cabin by the ocean to just 'get away from it all' and wow, did we find the right place. The pictures don't do this cabin justice and while it isn't luxurious or new, it is exactly what one would expect in a cabin by the sea. It is clean, very well appointed and comfortable. The California King bed on the top floor is a dream. The spare bedroom on the 2nd floor is just as beautiful with sweeping views of the ocean through the trees. Two other bedrooms with lofts are perfect for the kids. The painting of the orca whale on the wall was perfect to help our little guy get to sleep each night. We loved the walks along the ocean seconds from the cabin and there are several beaches nearby to visit as well. Two Penguins is secluded as you could possibly want. Complete privacy. A perfect place for reading quietly out on the deck while listening to the waves crash against the shore and if you glance up now and then, you'll catch a few seals swimming by. Each evening, a glass of red wine while the fire crackles in the fireplace and the lights of Vancouver glowing off in the distance. And at night the falling rain against the skylights in the master bedroom. Just a tad romantic. There were a couple of hiccups during the visit, the main one with the hot tub water being a bit cloudy and just didn't want to clear up, but the owners were more than helpful and even offered a refund at the end of our stay for the inconvenience. I really appreciated there professionalism and sincerity. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this rental for a family or for a romantic weekend. We will be back again one day soon. Thank you Joanne and Geoff for giving us the perfect family vacation so close to home.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.

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                          • **Magical**

                            **Magical**

                            • Guest kreesta (Vancouver)
                            • Date of stay 06/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/22/13
                            My three girlfriends and I decided to get away from Vancouver for the weekend and Two Penguins was the perfect place to relax. I have to mention my friends are architects and I'm an architectural photographer so we all know a *little something about design and we all agreed this cottage was thoughtfully designed that made the experience more enjoyable. The layout is logical and comfortable and the 2nd floor bedroom was amazing for waking up to the waves and falling asleep looking up at the stars. We made delicious sangrias and played Settlers of Catan on the deck, bbq'ed pineapple and corn on the cob and had homemade pizzas and crepes in the morning. We hung out in the hot tub under the white string lights and stars and sat by the fire in the wood burning stove. The house was stocked with everything we needed and it was great being away from the distractions of tv and computers (but not iphones) for a few days. Definitely recommended and have passed on this website to several people who saw some of my photos from the weekend. (Just take the driveway slow, it's a little bumpy)

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.

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                          • Delightful Cottage

                            Delightful Cottage

                            • Guest VB (Victoria, BC)
                            • Date of stay 12/17/12
                            • Review Submitted 12/22/12
                            We (2 adults and a dog) loved our stay at Two Penguins. The property is set up as the perfect holiday cottage, and pet-friendly too. It has heaps of character, lots of natural light, and a spectacular deck. We could easily see what an amazing summer rental this would be. As it was, we also had a great time mid-December. It was comfortable, warm and dry, and we enjoyed some magnificent storm watching, especially from the panoramic windows in the main bedroom. Our dog had the most wonderful time enjoying the forest, the waterfront, and the expansive lawns. It’s a stunning location, and we enjoyed the natural surroundings enormously. We were glad that we had an SUV for the dirt track driveway through the forest. All part of the fun! We’ll be back, for sure.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Sooo relaxing

                            Sooo relaxing

                            • Guest from Vancouver (Vancouver)
                            • Date of stay 01/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/16/12
                            We spend a week in January at Two Penguins with our 3 daughters (5year old, 3 year old and a baby) and our dog. The cottage was perfect for us: all the amenities that we needed, luxurious with a rustic feel, big enough, beautiful views, ocean, tide pools, ducks in the pond, dog proof floors and 2 themed rooms that were fantastic for the kids.The surroundings are so serene that you can't help but relax (the hot tub did not hurt either!). We had a wonderful time and we will definitevely go back.Good place for families but also for a romantic getaway.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, pet owners.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Great Family Getaway

                            Great Family Getaway

                            • Guest North Vancouver family (North Vancouver, BC)
                            • Date of stay 10/07/11
                            • Review Submitted 10/12/11
                            We loved our stay at Two Penguins! We had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend and found everything we needed (and more!) in your lovely vacation home. The only thing missing was the pod of Orcas, but we did see Sea Lions, Seals and Porpoises go past! Very comfortable and had a wonderful time exploring the island. We will be returning...

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Second Time's a Charm

                            Second Time's a Charm

                            • Guest GGG (Tsawwassen) (Tsawwassen, BC)
                            • Date of stay 09/30/11
                            • Review Submitted 10/05/11
                            I was part of a group of 40-something females that returned this past weekend for another stay at the Two Penguins. As before, the property, deck and amazing views (especially from the hot tub) are amazing! Was so happy to see that you had put in a huge new sectional, additional sofa and area rug - which made for a comfortable space to hang out in while indoors. Knowing ahead of time that 4 of the beds were singles, or in a loft, was helpful. The master bedroom is simply divine - we all wished we could sleep there every night. We had a wonderful stay - thank you so much - will recommend this spot to others.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                          • A fantastic winter holiday!

                            A fantastic winter holiday!

                            • Guest Cedar, Mike and August (Thunder Bay, ON)
                            • Date of stay 02/16/11
                            • Review Submitted 03/05/11
                            What a wonderful vacation we had, thank you! The house was more than we could have ever hoped for. When we arrived it was evening, we watched the sunset through the huge windows that have the most amazing view of Vancouver's lights at night. The house was clean, beautifully set up, and the hot tub was already on. There is lots of space for entertaining, yet the house is cozy. The bedrooms were unbelievably comfortable, and the master bedroom has the best view of all! The waves and wind lulled us to sleep each night. Our son explored the pond and beaches, playing in the tide pools. We are already telling all our friends, and plan on returning next year. It was a perfect holiday. I can't wait to go back!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Rustic yes Luxury No

                            Rustic yes Luxury No

                            • Guest GGG (Tsawwassen)
                            • Date of stay 10/15/10
                            • Review Submitted 10/18/10
                            Our group of 40 something females rented this place for a girls weekend away. Upon arriving at the property the view and yard were promising but the first impression of the cottage was a bit disappointing. Trying to organize the sleeping arrangements for 8 women meant that 4 people used the single beds which had hard futon mattresses and were like sleeping on cement. The master bedrooms were more comfortable but could only fit 4 people. The sheets were fine but the covers on the quilts smelt stale and were not freshly laundered. We couldn't find any extra bed quilts anywhere in the cottage. As we visited Galiano in the fall we were forced to spend the evening indoors. It was at this time that we realized there was insufficient seating for 8 adults in the living room. One couch which sat 3 and a chair left 4 of us without anywhere to sit for the entire weekend. There wasn't even a carpet or throw rug in the living room which we could sit on. The plywood painted floors were cold, hard and an extremely uncomfortable option for seating. The chairs around the table were okay for eating but not relaxing for any amount of time. A second couch, carpet and a coffee table would make a huge difference in making the living room more comfortable. The small bathroom was okay but not ideal for 8 people. The inside of the shower curtain was covered in mildew rather disgusting. Most of us chose to wait and shower at home instead of use it there. We felt the nightly rate we paid during low season was grossly overpriced. None of the 8 women in our group said they would ever stay there again or recommend it to anyone. The average rating from our group was 2 out of 5. On a positive note the hot tub was clean, the view from the cabin was nice and the property was private. This place was not really suitable for a group of 8 women that were looking for a great spot to chill out, it just wasn't comfortable enough.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children.

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                          • Guest comment entered by owner

                            • Guest Jessica, Gil, Guy and Lily
                            • Date of stay 11/03/04
                            • Review Submitted 11/03/04
                            Fabulous few days break - we have been so relaxed here. Loved the house, tides and beaches. Have plans to return! Thanks

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low Season
                          Jan 6 - May 1, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          C$250
                          C$1,200

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$100 per night, per additional guest

                          Shoulder Season
                          May 2 - Jun 28, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          C$250
                          C$1,500

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$100 per night, per additional guest

                          High Season
                          Jun 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          C$1,800

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$100 per night, per additional guest

                          Shoulder Season
                          Sep 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          C$250
                          C$1,500

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$100 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Child (if over 4 guests) C$50
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Minimum stay of 3 nights on long weekends.

                          Additional guest rate for children is $50 per stay up to one week.

                          September 1-December


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Year Purchased: 1996

                          About the owner: We fell in love with Galiano Island about 25 years ago, and have been both full-time residents and 'weekenders'. We currently live in Vancouver and hope to return to Galiano full time one day.

                          Why the Owner Chose Galiano Island:
                          As past full-time residents, we knew exactly what we were looking for in a Galiano home. This property has it all: 300 feet of beachfront, 7 acres of private forest, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets in the summer, a wrap-around deck, lots of windows, wood stove, hot tub...


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                          • Relax in our hammock by the sea

                            Relax in our hammock by the sea

                          • The Living Room and Deck overlook the ocean.

                            The Living Room and Deck overlook the ocean.

                          • The Master bedroom overlooks the ocean and boasts sunrise and sunset views int eh summer.

                            The Master bedroom overlooks the ocean and boasts sunrise and sunset views int eh summer.

                          • Sping Time by the Shore

                            Sping Time by the Shore

                          • The deck overlooks the Straight of Georgia and North Shore Mountains.

                            The deck overlooks the Straight of Georgia and North Shore Mountains.

                          • The Dining Room.  The house is furnished comfortably with original artworks by friends and local artisans.

                            The Dining Room. The house is furnished comfortably with original artworks by friends and local artisans.

                          • The second bedroom features the same sunrise and sunset views as the master bedroom.

                            The second bedroom features the same sunrise and sunset views as the master bedroom.

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                          Date last modified - Friday, March 21, 2014

                          C$250 - C$257 per night (CAD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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