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Full for Summer 2015 - Ocean Vista from Large Deck

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Last updated: 07/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3 (Master): 1 queen

    Downstairs with ensuite and attached sitting room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Downstairs off Master Bedroom...moreless


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


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:



  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    9-hole Galiano Golf & Country Club...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Jul 26 - Sep 2, 2015
7 night min stay

C$1,190 C$4,500

Changeover Day: Sunday

Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Fall Shoulder Season
Sep 3 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
C$150 C$175
Fri, Sat
C$945 C$3,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Year 2015
Dec 18 - Jan 5, 2016
3 night min stay
C$170 C$190
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
C$1,190 C$4,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Spring Shoulder Season
Jan 6 - Jun 1, 2016
3 night min stay
C$150 C$175
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
C$945 C$3,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

C$1,190 C$4,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$15 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


  • Pet Fee C$10
  • Taxes Not included


Summer season rentals are weekly only from SATURDAY to SATURDAY.

50% deposit, balance due 30 days prior to rental dates.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Vancouver and Victoria International Airports
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Hummingbird Inn
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Tsawwessen or Swartz Bay Terminal
11 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Galiano Golf & Country Club
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Trans Canada
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Wild1, Flying Black Dog, Hummingbird Inn or Marina
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Ganner Beach

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

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  • 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

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Full for Summer 2015 - Ocean Vista from large Deck

Galiano Island #465307

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