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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Galiano Island cabin description

Relax and enjoy spectacular views over Trincomali Channel, Walker's Hook and Vancouver Island mountains from our south-west facing custom cedar built cottage. The palliated woodpeckers, bald eagles and deer will charm you as you enjoy your morning java in the 'snug' ...the morning coffee klatch or lie in bed while watching the sailboats beating to windward from the master bedroom's picture window.

During July and August the tall ships out of Victoria cruise down the channel - you may even spot the mizzen-top-gallant-stay-sail being hoisted. The night sky, unencumbered by city lights, twinkles above the open deck and shooting stars fall gracefully. The privacy of the cottage allows you to fully enjoy the majestic 400 year old Douglas Fir trees in the back of the property.

The tastefully decorated and equipped 2-story home includes all the basics to make your stay comfortable and fun. The heritage (tuned) upright piano, guitar(s) and percussion instruments have resulted in many a musical evening. The indoor swing, magic kid's loft and outdoor trampoline and vaulting horse ensure the kids are having as much fun as you. The large gas barbecue on the deck can be put into service while you enjoy drinks and your meal while the sunset puts you in a perfect space.

The Master bedroom with a full en-suite bathroom has a very comfortable Queen size bed, and the second downstairs bedroom also comes with a queen. On the main floor are 2 more bedrooms (1 queen, 1 double), a full bathroom with tub, full laundry facilities, living room, snug, dining area and large equipped kitchen opening out onto the southwest facing deck.

The half mile lane-way ensures privacy, beauty and nature. Ganner Beach is a short hike or drive and the mid-island location means you are not too far from any of Galiano's stunning beaches and hikes, nor the stores, ferries or golf course. A nature lover's hike starts just out the back door and takes you high up on Galiano's famous ridge.

The property is just 10 minutes from the stores, restaurants and Hummingbird Inn and 15 from the ferries. The large lawn can be set up for games such as croquet and volleyball.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Main Floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Downstairs off Master Bedroom...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room


          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Books
          • Toys


          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden

          Location & View

          • Ocean View:

            Spectacular southwest views over Trincomali Channel to Salt Spring Island...moreless


          • Churches
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Fitness Center
          • Hiking
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Groceries
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Tennis
          • Kayaking
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Cycling
          • Mountain Biking
          • Golf
          • Fishing
          • ATM/Bank
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Festivals
          • Photography
          • Horseback Riding
          • Beachcombing
          • Eco Tourism
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Boating
          • Shelling
          • Bird Watching
          • Basketball Court


          Write a review 4.8
          from 4 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Fall Shoulder Season
          Sep 3 - Oct 31
          3 night min stay
          C$150 C$175
          Fri, Sat
          C$945 C$3,000
          Nov 1 - Mar 15
          30 night min stay

          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          C$1,190 C$4,500

          Changeover Day: Saturday

          Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$14 per night, per additional guest

          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Taxes Not included


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          Last updated: 07/22/2014
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          25 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Vancouver and Victoria International Airports
          12 Kilometres
          Nearest Ferry
          Tsawwessen or Swartz Bay Terminal
          25 Kilometres
          Nearest Train
          25 Kilometres
          Nearest Motorway
          Trans Canada
          1 Kilometres
          Nearest Beach
          Ganner Beach
          10 Kilometres
          Nearest Barpub
          Hummingbird Inn
          11 Kilometres
          Nearest Golf
          Galiano Golf & Country Club
          10 Kilometres
          Nearest Restaurant
          Wild1, Flying Black Dog, Hummingbird Inn or Marina

          Car: Recommended

          Our home is located mid-island on a low ridge. A wonderful hike out the back door will lead you up to a famous Galiano ridge with more breathtaking vistas. The house is also in the neighbourhood of the award winning film camp, the Gulf Islands Film & Television School. A short hike will bring you to the public Saturday afternoon screenings.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1987

          About the owner: We have been part of the Galiano community for 30 years. I was born back east but nothing could keep me from the Gulf Islands. My wife was born in BC and spent much of her childhood visiting her grandparents in the Gulf Islands. Our 5 kids had a ball growing up in this house. Besides sharing our home with visitors, we run the Gulf Islands Film & Television School, a digital media centre for juniors, teens & adults on the adjacent property.

          Why the Owner Chose Galiano Island:
          Our house offers a relaxing and private setting. The location is perfectly situated half way up the island so nothing is too far away. We have never locked our doors but you are more than welcome to. Crime is something is that is virtually unheard of on Galiano. We love taking a picnic to a nearby beach and watching the sunsets and marine life.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
          The morning coffee on the large deck or from the master bedroom's comfy bed looking out at the sailboats beating to windward is the best. Our island is home to more artists, filmmakers, writers, sculptors, musicians and interesting characters than any place we have ever visited. The locals are particularly friendly allowing Galiano to have the reputation of being home to Canada's best hitch-hiking!

          Contact us

          Speaks: english

          Links to more information:



          • Ocean View

            Ocean View

          • Entry to house

            Entry to house

          • Entry


          • Dining Area and Piano

            Dining Area and Piano

          • Kitchen


          • Outside seating

            Outside seating

          • Living room

            Living room

          • Upstairs bedroom 2

            Upstairs bedroom 2

          • Upstairs Bathroom

            Upstairs Bathroom

          • Entry to Master Bedroom

            Entry to Master Bedroom

          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Ensuite Bathroom

            Ensuite Bathroom

          • Exterior of house

            Exterior of house

          • Side of House

            Side of House

          • Dining Area

            Dining Area

          • Kitchen


          • Expansive Deck

            Expansive Deck

          • Indoor Seating

            Indoor Seating

          • Upstairs Bedroom #1

            Upstairs Bedroom #1

          • Laundry Room

            Laundry Room

          • Stairs


          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Sitting Room off Master Bedroom

            Sitting Room off Master Bedroom

          • Downstairs Bedroom 2

            Downstairs Bedroom 2

          VRBO #465307

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

          C$50 - C$175 per night (CAD)

          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
          Minimum stay: 3-30 nights
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