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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 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 The Islands

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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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.

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
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 66 reviews
5

Amazing getaway with everything you need!!

  • 5 of 5

Joanne's property was absolutely incredible. The house is beautiful and cozy and the views were to die for. Joanne has thought of everything and she was extremely responsive. We will definitely be back again and again!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit Lisa. It was a pleasure. Would love to have you back "again and again". Just let us know when. Cheers, 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: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada
5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing time for my birthday (stretched over a couple of days) at Two Penguins and only left the property once. There is no need to leave really. The caretaker was quick to respond to my questions and very helpful. Can't wait for the return visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a happy birthday. I get it about not leaving. I tend to become a bit of a hermit there myself, except for walks. It's a wonderful contrast to city life. I do hope you can return one day. And yes, Seonaid is the best!
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5

Beautiful relaxing with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This is a sweet cottage with great amenities - a hot tub overlooking the ocean, hammock, big family table on the deck, tons of music and dads. I lucked out and got the owls nest bedroom! Thanks Joanne and Geoff for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gabriela, So glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm guessing you meant "music and dvd's" not "music and dads", but it gave me a chuckle. ;) I hope you can return one day. Cheers, Joanne
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'Two Penguins' Galliano Island

  • 3 of 5

Our family of eight thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the house and grounds were just perfect for our needs - adults and children alike.

Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, Jane. So glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you can return one day. Cheers, Joanne
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Beautiful, gorgeous setting.

  • 5 of 5

Although the cottage was a bit more rustic then we were expecting, it was well appointed, very comfortable and very private. The sunrises and sunsets were breathtaking, the sound of the waves soothing, all in all a wonderful place to escape to. Four nights was too short here, we could have easily stayed for weeks. Since we are considering purchasing waterfront on Galiano, we appreciate how much time and effort it would take to maintain a place such as this and are very grateful we got to enjoy it without having to be the ones responsible for the upkeep. My only complaint would be that for someone with a bad back, none of the mattresses had enough support to offer a good nights sleep. Next time I will be prepared, we will be back. THANK YOU!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lora, Thank you for your beautiful words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry none of the beds was right for your back. I love the mattress there and most guests do to. I guess we are all different in that regard. I hope you find your dream property. Maybe we will be neighbours one day! Cheers, Joanne
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $79.2 + 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.