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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 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:
February 22, 2018

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 4.6949153 based on 77 reviews
5

Beautiful hideaway by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 days at this little gem of a place between Christmas and New Year 2017.

It rained pretty much the whole time but we didn’t care one bit as we were more than happy to stay home and enjoy the cosy cottage and the peaceful surroundings. We got the wood fire going, put on some music from the very eclectic CD library, cooked some good food, read our books, and played with our dogs in the woods. At first we wondered why the TV was hidden away in a side room, but soon realized that was a smart move so you can just forget about watching TV and enjoy some good music or conversation instead, or just take in the quiet and the sounds of the ocean.

We loved the master bedroom with its huge windows & amazing view, and fell asleep to the sound of the waves each night. We also enjoyed the hot tub with the raindrops falling on our heads :-)

This house has a rustic feel to it but has a million-dollar view and beautiful, private woodland setting. Thanks to the owners for sharing this little piece of heaven, we can't recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful words, Hazel. It sounds like you enjoyed the place much the way we do. That's exactly why the tv is in the other room. The live show is much better. ;)
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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

Best Vacation House on the Island!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing!! It’s far enough away that it is completely private but still a short drive from the town centre. The ocean views are stunning from the bedroom window and from the hottub. The house has a great little rustic charm to it and can accommodate all your needs. Thank you for letting us stay at your place.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, beautiful cottage with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

Went with three friends and our dogs and we had a great time! The property is nice and private and you have immediate access to the water. Sitting in the hot tub in the evening and cozying up by the fire at night were the perfect ways to relax and unwind! Will definitely come back here.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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winter stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on a pre-Christmas weekend. Beautiful location and interesting beach; lots of sea lions and otters. If you're coming over winter, stock up — stay cozy in the forest and snow. The roads are steep, so be sure you have winter tires!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Erin, Good advice! Yes, Galiano is gorgeous, and cozy, in the winter, but you must be prepared. I hope you can return one day. Happy New Year, Joanne
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5

What a beautiful retreat from the city.

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect space for a group of us. We loved the hot tub in December with the amazing views watching and listening to the sea lions, seals and birds. We spent a lot of time watching the wildlife go back and forth while we lounged in the spacious clean hot tub. The living room was cozy an the fireplace was easy to work. The couch was large and cozy. Thank you for the great experience. We will definitely be doing it again.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Morag, So glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you had a wonderfully happy birthday! 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 $78.65 + 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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