Sunsets & Ocean Vista from Large Deck in Family Home
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- Minimum stay:3-30 nights
- 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.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- 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 neighborhood of the award winning film camp, the Gulf Islands Film & Television School. A short hike will bring you to the public Saturday afternoon screenings....moreless
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Quiet, secluded and lots of room. A great option if you like hiking, beach combing and quiet reflection.
- Guest EJ (Kelowna, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/30/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Perfect place for an island getaway!
Perfect place for an island getaway!
We had a wonderful reunion at this property, which was spacious enough for 7 adults. The kitchen was very well equipped and the patio with large BBQ and stunning views was a highlight of our stay. The property was clean, private, comfortable and very good value. I would recommend this vacation rental to families or groups of friends.
- Guest Kris (Victoria, BC)
- Date of stay 06/20/13
- Review Submitted 06/26/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Amazing space, lots of room, great patio, and everything you need to enjoy a weekend away with a group.
- Guest Island Girl (Canada)
- Date of stay 05/17/13
- Review Submitted 05/23/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
7 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more: C$160 Nightly
Nov 1 - Mar 15
30 night min stay
|Spring Shoulder Season
Apr 1 - Jun 28
3 night min stay
|Fall Shoulder Season
Sep 3 - Oct 31
3 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Vancouver and Victoria International Airports at 25 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Tsawwessen or Swartz Bay Terminal at 10 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Vancouver at 25 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Trans Canada at 25 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Ganner Beach at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Hummingbird Inn at 10 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Galiano Golf & Country Club at 11 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: La Berengerie at 12 Kilometres
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!
- Primary: +1 250-539-9987
- Secondary: 001 250 539-5729 British Colombia
- Fax: +1 250-539-3290 Attn: George or Karen
Entry to house
Dining Area and Piano
Upstairs bedroom 2
Entry to Master Bedroom
Exterior of house
Side of House
Upstairs Bedroom #1
Sitting Room off Master Bedroom
Downstairs Bedroom 2
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