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Beachfront with Easy Access, Families Welcome, Safe Sandy Bay, Pet Friendly.

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Our home on Morning Beach, Galiano Island, BC

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Galiano Island house description

Located just steps from Galiano's finest sand beach, on a lovely sheltered bay with an eastern exposure, this is a wonderful vacation place for everyone in the family. Children play all day on the beach, explore tide pools, or romp in the forest. Exposed at low tide, an extensive sandbar in the center of the bay is great for building castles, examining intertidal life, or swimming in the shallow water. Adults relax on the beach, or in a hammock or chaise lounge. As in all of Canada, the shore is public land below the high water line. Activities will take you to the hiking trails in the forests, along the shore or up to the scenic ridges of the island. If you arrive by boat, we have a mooring buoy in the bay or government docks nearby.

Located on six private acres of mature cedar, Douglas fir forest, the house itself is set in a grove of alder trees along the shoreline. Dozens of songbirds, and hummingbirds, visit our bird feeders each day, while Bald Eagles perch in the trees overlooking the bay, the Great Blue Heron stalks its meals on the water's edge, cormorants, kingfishers, ravens, otters, and harbour seals can be seen in and around the bay. To the east beyond the bay are smaller islands, seen against a spectacular panorama of the southern Strait of Georgia, with Mount Baker, and the Coast Range of mountains as backdrop.

Our custom-built home,completed in 2004, has three bedrooms on the ground floor, each with full en-suite bathroom. There are two queen-size bedrooms and one bedroom with either two twins or a king-size bed. There are air beds available. French doors open from each room onto the red-brick porches. The attractive decor is highlighted by our collection of original art. Our well-equipped kitchen opens onto the living and dining areas at the front of the house, looking over the beach and bay. Double French doors open onto the covered front porch, a great place to eat meals or relax just 25 feet from the shore. Only the ground floor is included in the accommodation. Upstairs is the owner's private area, primarily studio space.

Get up early for an incomparable sunrise, see the sunset from a nearby point of land or, if the timing is right, the moon rise over the water is very special.

Galiano Island is 15 miles long and about a mile or so wide so we have over 30 miles of shoreline to explore and several Provincial and local parks that preserve the forest and adjoining shore and ridge tops. Our full-time population of about 1000 grows moderately in the summer. We have restaurants for fine dining as well as casual cafes and a very nice bakery. There are two groceries, a market, gas station, and post office, but no bank or pharmacy; though there are three generic ATMs. It is important to reserve ferry travel early!

Galiano is a rural community with a very small village and has been able to retain its natural forest and shoreline, even though we are located only about one and a half hours from major cities. British Columbia's Gulf Islands are a world apart.

Fall, winter and spring bring special beauty to the bay. Flocks of sea ducks, gulls and water birds arrive in October and stay until spring. Harbour seals, mink and otters are more frequent visitors. The sunrise is not so early as in the summer but at at a time for all to enjoy the red skies over the Cascade Range and Mt.Baker. If you happen on a seasonal windy day, the pounding surf and breakers on the rocks are gorgeous. The forest is at its best when the moisture is higher than the dry summer months. The moss glows green. The island life is quieter, peaceful but the community events, to which you are welcome, are more common; from the Fall Harvest Community dinner Mushroom Festival, to a series of Christmas Craft Fairs and Nettlefest in the spring.


Keywords: beach, House, waterfront, sandy beach, family home, quiet, sunny, special rates, summer, dogs, children, forest

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              • Other (See Description)

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Full private bath....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Private bath with shower only, no tub....moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

                Choose King or twin configuration. ...moreless

              • King size beds (1) Twinbeds/King bed, alternate configuration., Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) Plus air beds can be used in certain areas of the house....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                Basic spices, S&P, sugar, flour, cooking oil, baking powder/soda. ...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Electric, w/filters; also Melitta maker w/filters; and grinder....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                electric...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Games
              • Books
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Front lawn with chairs, tables and chaise lounges....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                front porch toward ocean ; 2 rocking chairs....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Beachfront:

                Home is located 25 feet from the sand beach on a bank only 8 feet above the beach. Easy access. There is sun on some area of the beach all through the day....moreless

              • Beach View:

                Sit on the lawn right above the beach, or on the beach itself....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                View of the bay from the front room, framed by the trees....moreless

              Activities

              • Library
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Whale Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Eco Tourism
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Playground
              • Marina
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer peak
              Jun 15 - Sep 6, 2014
              7 night min stay

              C$2,700

              Changeover Day: Sunday


              Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

              Fall - Winter
              Sep 7 - Dec 18, 2014
              2 night min stay
              C$275 C$300
              Fri, Sat
              C$1,800 C$2,800

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

              Thanksgiving Long Weekend
              Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2014
              3 night min stay

              C$875
              flat fee
              Christmas-New Year Holiday
              Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
              3 night min stay
              C$275 C$300
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              C$1,800

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

              Winter beach break
              Jan 4 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              C$200 C$250
              Fri, Sat
              C$1,300 C$2,400

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              C$250 C$275
              Fri, Sat
              C$1,600

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 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

              Fees:

              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              May Long Weekend rent 4 nights for the price of 3; stay Thursday through Sunday or Friday through Monday.

              Minimum Rental Periods- Summer - 7 nights, Holiday Long Weekends - 3 nights, Other dates - 2 nights.

              Rates are based on 3 bedroom use. Some rate reduction in off-peak-season for use of 1 bedroom only.

              Shorter stays sometimes possible at a higher nightly rate.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/23/2014
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              22 Today
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              Location

              Rentals available on the island: kayaks; power boats, bicycles.

              Saturdays take a beautiful ride on the water taxi to Salt Spring island for the great Arts, Crafts and Farmers market..

              Whale Watch boat from Salt Spring will pick you up on Galiano, Montague Harbour.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Our home on Morning Beach, Galiano Island, BC

                Our home on Morning Beach, Galiano Island, BC

              • Into the front living/dining room from the main entrance door.

                Into the front living/dining room from the main entrance door.

              • Looking into the compact kitchen from the front room.

                Looking into the compact kitchen from the front room.

              • Going  left in the kitchen.  Refrigerator and side counter behind photographer.

                Going left in the kitchen. Refrigerator and side counter behind photographer.

              • King Bed room, can convert to 2 twins.
Bathroom with tub/shower.

                King Bed room, can convert to 2 twins. Bathroom with tub/shower.

              • "Yellow" room, Queen bed. Bathroom has shower, no tub.

                "Yellow" room, Queen bed. Bathroom has shower, no tub.

              • Relax or enjoy a meal at the edge of the shoreline.

                Relax or enjoy a meal at the edge of the shoreline.

              • From the house during summertime low tide-sand bar exposed for all to explore.

                From the house during summertime low tide-sand bar exposed for all to explore.

              • Summer low tide rising-Gossip and Lone Tree Islands-from beach toward southeast.

                Summer low tide rising-Gossip and Lone Tree Islands-from beach toward southeast.

              • A local beach visitor-resident river otter headed for a lunch in the ocean.

                A local beach visitor-resident river otter headed for a lunch in the ocean.

              • Another regular visitor to the shoreline, a fishing Great Blue Heron.

                Another regular visitor to the shoreline, a fishing Great Blue Heron.

              • View along Morning Beach to the north from the shore in front of the house.

                View along Morning Beach to the north from the shore in front of the house.

              • The house from the beach.

                The house from the beach.

              • Looking from previous photo back toward main entrance door.

                Looking from previous photo back toward main entrance door.

              • Looking out from the kitcheninto the front room.

                Looking out from the kitcheninto the front room.

              • "Green" room, Queen size bed. Patio door to left. Bathroom ...

                "Green" room, Queen size bed. Patio door to left. Bathroom ...

              • Twin bed configuration of Twin/King room.

                Twin bed configuration of Twin/King room.

              • View to the left from the front room toward the point at north end of the beach.

                View to the left from the front room toward the point at north end of the beach.

              • Paddling from the beach at high tide in the bay, looking to the south.

                Paddling from the beach at high tide in the bay, looking to the south.

              • In the bay at low tide, the exposed sand bar is enjoyed by everyone!

                In the bay at low tide, the exposed sand bar is enjoyed by everyone!

              • High tide, springtime before the leaves open.  You can see the house more easily

                High tide, springtime before the leaves open. You can see the house more easily

              • Sea stars at low tide; find these 8' ocean dwellers in pink, purple or orange.

                Sea stars at low tide; find these 8' ocean dwellers in pink, purple or orange.

              • Bald Eagle, one of a pair living on the bay.

                Bald Eagle, one of a pair living on the bay.

              • The forest along the driveway on the way to our house on the shore.

                The forest along the driveway on the way to our house on the shore.

              VRBO #56118

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              This listing was first published here in 2005.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

              C$200 - C$386 per night (CAD)
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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

              View calendar: Updated 07/23/14
              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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