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'Two Penguins' - Gorgeous, Private Oceanfront Cottage with Hot Tub

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Take in the stunning panoramic views of the Straight of Georgia and the snow-capped North Shore Mountains from our beautiful, rustic oceanfront cottage. Enjoy drinks and meals on the deck while you watch the spectacular sunsets and, after dark, the lights of Vancouver. Then wake up to gorgeous sunrises over the mountains or star gaze at night through the large skylight in the second floor master bedroom.

Watch birds, deer, otters, seals and bald eagles while you sip your morning cup of coffee from the sandstone beach, the wrap-around deck, or one of the two main bedrooms. You might even see a pod of orcas passing by, or sea lions frolicking in the ocean right in front of the house.

The Hot Tub is nestled into the natural landscape just off of the beach, overlooking the ocean. Savour the gorgeous night time views of the stars and the lights of Vancouver. In the summer, watch the sunrise and sunset. In the winter, listen to the sound of crashing waves on the beach as all of your cares melts away.

The house is tastefully decorated and equipped with all the basics you may need. Both the Master bedroom and second bedroom overlook the ocean and mountains. The Master bedroom has a larger than king size bed and a large skylight for star-gazing at night. The second bedroom has a queen size bed. Each of the other two bedrooms have sleeping lofts and two twin beds.

The property is just 10 minutes by car from the ferry. It's a nice walk down a country road or just minutes away from stores, restaurants, the golf club and the pub, by car or bike. It sits on about 7 private wooded acres and 300 feet of low bank, sandstone waterfront. There are extensive lawns for lounging or playing games as well as a large pond where you may see wood, harlequin, mallard or other ducks.

In the cooler months, snuggle by the fire with a good book, enjoy our great selection of board games or our wonderful and diverse collection of DVD's.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About The Owner

We fell in love with Galiano Island about 25 years ago, and have been both full-time residents and 'weekenders'. We currently live in Vancouver and hope to return to Galiano full time one day.

The Owner purchased this house in 1996

Why The Owner chose Galiano Island

As past full-time residents, we knew exactly what we were looking for in a Galiano home. This property has it all: 300 feet of beachfront, 7 acres of private forest, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets in the summer, a wrap-around deck, lots of windows, wood stove, hot tub...

What makes this house unique

With it's Northern view of the Coast Mountains the property enjoys both beautiful sunrises and sunsets across the SAlish Sea in the summer months.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fabulous few days break - we have been so relaxed here. Loved the house, tides and beaches. Have plans to return!

Thanks
Nov 2004
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Amenities

Galiano Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely no outdoor fires, including on the beach. Galiano is a forest! The fire department will follow up on any smoke sightings reported.
  • We are on a well system. Please use water responsibly. Running out of water is no fun!
  • Please respect our neighbours and the natural surroundings. Quiet between 10pm - 8am.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We also have a charming outhouse.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , (Larger than King actually).
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Family Room - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , We also have a portable crib and high chair available.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

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'Two Penguins' - Gorgeous, Private Oceanfront Cottage with Hot Tub
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5

I didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Photographs and words cannot describe how beautiful the setting and view of this property is. You get the rare perspective of the North Shore Mountains, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver and all the way to Mount Baker. You get to experience the dreamy, cotton candy-coloured sun sets AND sun rises not just from your own secluded beach, but also from most areas of the house and, my favourite part of the property, the hot tub.

The house itself is tastefully decorated and with the right amount of that "lived in feel" where you can tell that it has been well-loved and well-lived by its owners. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cooking gear you'll need and there are ample plates, glasses, mugs, cutlery etc. There is also a nice wood burning stove to keep the place warm and toasty.

Joanne (owner) and Seonaid (Property Manager) were very responsive to any questions we had and Seonaid made sure that we had everything we needed.

It broke my heart a little to have to leave the Two Penguins as I could have happily stayed there for weeks and I'm so grateful that Joanne has given us the opportunity to stay in this little piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful words, Masako. It warms my heart to know that you could tell the house is "well-loved" and "well-lived". I'm so happy that you got to enjoy our special place too. Warmly, Joanne
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We should have left this comment sooner...we stayed here for a week in the summer of 2005. What a wonderful time!! We still talk about how beautiful it was. Keep an eye out for the eagle!!

Karin and Fred Cummings

  • Submitted: May 19, 2007
  • Stayed: April 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful oceanside retreat ... with hot tub!

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Two Penguins several times now -- we love it and will keep coming back.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two penguins up!

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at this wonderful private getaway. Great views... great hot tub. Only found one of the penguins though.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous views and cozy fireplace

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing secluded and relaxing!!!

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely loved the Cottage and we were so lucky to be able to spend an amazing Thanksgiving at the Two Penguins! From the hot tub that overlooks the straight to the master bedroom that has views that you can only dream about. We loved every minute of it! The only suggestion I would have is to leave a light on for guests arriving at night - Its pretty dark! Other than that - it was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris, So glad you had a great Thanksgiving at 2P. Thank you for your kind and illuminating review. My apologies about the dark arrival, the outside lights are on a timer set to go on at dusk, but the string of lights malfunctioned. It has already been replaced. I hope you can return one day. Cheers, Joanne
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Map

Car: recommended

Saturday Farmer's market in the summer, various concerts, theatre and art shows at the community hall throughout the year, Annual Literary Festival and Wine Festival, Canada Day Jamboree, BC Day Lion's Fiesta and various other festivals throughout the year.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $77.83 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

*** WINTER SPECIAL ***
3rd night free Nov-Feb, (except long wknds & Christmas)
4th night free on long weekends Nov-Feb
*Summer rentals are weekly only, Sunday - Sunday
*changeovers for the rest of the year can be any day except Saturday
Rental fee is for up to 4 guests. Additional guests are $100 for adults and $50 for children.
Minimum stay of 3 nights on long weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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