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Elegant Home in Park-Like Setting Walk to Beach & Heritage Forest

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Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Galiano Island chateau / country house description

Situated on 10 park-like acres, the property offers complete privacy, yet is just a few minutes’ drive to all the amenities of Galiano’s popular south end and is easy walking distance to a heritage forest and some of the best swimming beaches on the island. You can explore the trails right on the property -- there are many to choose from -- and the gorgeous setting offers the perfect opportunity for meditation and retreat.

The large and elegant home is suitable for your family reunion, group getaway or yoga retreat and offers the opportunity for peaceful reflection and interaction with nature. It is the perfect place to get away from the stresses of the city and reconnect with the things most important in our lives.

Wildlife sightings are frequent. In fact we encourage visitors to drive slowly, to avoid frightening or injuring the many deer that live on and near the property. During your visit, keep an eye out for raccoons, wild rabbits and native red squirrels. Woodpeckers are frequent visitors, as are hummingbirds, quail and many other species. In fact, Dragonfly Hill and the surrounding area is a birdwatcher’s delight!

What to Bring:
We provide all linens and towels for use in the house, however we do encourage that you bring beach towels if you anticipate spending time on the beach.

If you plan on walking to the beach or enjoying many of the nearby trails, bring sturdy walking shoes.

Because we’re in the rain shadow between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island, weather can change rapidly. Be sure to bring clothing suitable for every possibility the season might deliver.

Our kitchen is more than fully equipped. If you are planning on doing some cooking, you won’t be disappointed. In addition to basics like a dishwasher, microwave and coffeemaker, visitors are welcome to use our breadmaker, food processor, convection oven and other gadgets, as well as dishes and cutlery sufficient to serve a very large group.

If you plan on BBQing during your visit, you will enjoy our new stainless steel propane grill.

You’re welcome to bring your computer and other connected devices, there is high speed broadband (WIFI) on the property.

And make sure you bring a camera. You’re going to want to take lots of pictures!

Keywords: near beaches, forest, privacy, large home, retreats, reunions, 10 park-like acres, near heritage forest, Galiano Island, Southern Gulf Islands

Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Well-behaved pets are always welcome!...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                This room also has a private bathroom....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                This bedroom has its own deck....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                This room includes a small desk and office set up....moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

                This bedroom is quite small, but very cozy!...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

                ...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace:

                (2)...moreless

              • Wood Stove
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • Private, park-like setting near heritage forest. Soaker tubs in large, modern bathrooms. Free WIFI....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Game Console:

                    Wii...moreless

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

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                   

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                  Base Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  C$350
                  C$2,275

                  Discounts: 14 nights or more: C$300 Nightly


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  Included.


                  Notes:

                  Three night minimum from June through September.

                  Rates are for up to eight people. More than eight people, add $25 per person per night.

                  Payment accepted by paypal/cheque.

                  Deposit of 1/2 rental rate required to hold reservation.

                  Payment accepted by paypal/cheque. 50% of total rental fee at time of booking.

                  Balance due on check-in.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/19/2014
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                  22 Today
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: We are a writer and graphic artist and we travel quite a lot and our pets travel with us. Outdoor activities are very important to both of us. When we're on Galiano, we take long hikes every day, generally followed by coffee on one of the decks, weather permitting.

                  Why the Owner Chose Galiano Island:
                  Dragonfly Hill is an absolutely stunning property. When we first saw it, the possibilities took our breath away. We've done a lot of modernization and fulfilled our early vision for the place. It's lovely, now, to be able to share it with others.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  The property is a short walk to the beach and access to the Heritage Forest is at the end of our road. Though Dragonfly Hill feels very remote, the property is only minutes from the ferry and all the conveniences of the South End.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • The house is situated at the top of a meadow at the edge of a forest.

                    The house is situated at the top of a meadow at the edge of a forest.

                  • All the modern conveniences.

                    All the modern conveniences.

                  • Another bedroom. This one has a private verandah so you can enjoy the view.

                    Another bedroom. This one has a private verandah so you can enjoy the view.

                  • All of the bathrooms are fresh and modern.

                    All of the bathrooms are fresh and modern.

                  • Autumn dusk from one of the upstairs bedrooms.

                    Autumn dusk from one of the upstairs bedrooms.

                  • The grounds are lovely, but... look closely! There's a deer. We see them often.

                    The grounds are lovely, but... look closely! There's a deer. We see them often.

                  • Dragonfly Hill is perfectly private.

                    Dragonfly Hill is perfectly private.

                  • BBQ on the large deck or just enjoy the view.

                    BBQ on the large deck or just enjoy the view.

                  • The living room is a great space for family gatherings or just to relax.

                    The living room is a great space for family gatherings or just to relax.

                  • One of two master bedrooms.

                    One of two master bedrooms.

                  • The property is magical in winter, too.

                    The property is magical in winter, too.

                  • Several gorgeous sandstone beaches are a pleasant 10 minute walk away.

                    Several gorgeous sandstone beaches are a pleasant 10 minute walk away.

                  • The upper deck.

                    The upper deck.

                  • Spotting deer from the house and decks is not unusual.

                    Spotting deer from the house and decks is not unusual.

                  • Well-behaved pets are always welcome.

                    Well-behaved pets are always welcome.

                  VRBO #376765

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

                  C$350 per night (CAD)
                  6

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 07/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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