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GALIANO GETAWAY- Sunny, gorgeous ocean view, 50 mins. from Vancouver!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5 adults)

PARADISE! That's the first thing that entered our minds when we came to Galiano Island. Close to major cities, but yet you feel a million miles away. Many unspoiled, natural and wild beaches, friendly people and west coast wilderness all around.

Our house is nestled in a fir and arbutus forest, with lots of sunlight, fantastic ocean, mountain and sunset views, and a very cozy and comfortable house to relax in. There is not a single house to be seen from our Galiano Getaway Cottage so you can find the peace and quiet you have been looking for.

Children are welcome in our house as our house is child friendly. There's lots to do on the island; swim, bike, explore or shop... or you can relax on the deck and read your book!! If you are trying to get away from the 'Madding Crowd', give our house on Galiano Island a visit!!

Keywords: Cottage, house, getaway

More Details

Amanda Harris
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Amanda Harris

Jim and I fell in love with Galiano in 1988 and were fortunate to be able to buy our house there. We have spent a lot of time fixing it up for ourselves and for others to use.

Amanda Harris purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Amanda Harris chose Galiano Island

We have had so many wonderful times on Galiano Island. We exchanged our wedding vows with our family and friends around us in Bluff Park overlooking Active Pass, on Galiano in 1989. Since then we have spent time every summer with our two daughters exploring the island and spending time together. When we escape to Galiano from Vancouver for a few days,

we always feel rejuvenated and energized when we return to our busy city lives. In the spring and fall we try to get over

to the island with our friends- long weekends with other families, Jim with his poker friends and Amanda with her

women friends. The house is fabulous for just getting away and being together.

What makes this cottage unique

Our favorite things to do on the island are walking in to Pebble Beach, jumping off the dock at the government dock at

the north end, walking around the trail at Montague Park, going for ice cream at the marina and scoops, shopping at

Ixchel craft shop, watching movies Saturday afternoon at the Gulf Islands film school, swimming at Morning beach or

Cable Bay, playing monopoly and reading books out on our deck and best of all, having a relaxing dinner out on our

deck as the sun goes down.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a great time on Galiano Island - thanks so much for making it possible!

Our time was too short, though. So we will definitely make plans to return again!

Your place is beautiful - just gorgeous.

Thanks again.
May 2013
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Galiano Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub, shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunkbeds- double on the bottom, single on the top
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Single (1) (Two of these beds are a bunkbed set. Double on the bottom, single on the top.) Total. 4 beds. One foldable mattress for the floor. One Graco 'Pack & Play'
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Puzzles and boardgames, two-storey house, very private and secluded, no traffic, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY (non-toxic cleaning materials, composter, soaps)


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GALIANO GETAWAY- Sunny, gorgeous ocean view, 50 mins. from Vancouver!
average rating of 4.897959 based on 54 reviews

Great Galiano Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had two children and two large dogs and we felt right at home as soon as we arrived at Galiano Getaway. The cottage had everything we needed and the view of the ocean was spectacular. Hiking on the island was excellent and no predators made it a carefree activity. Coming from rural Ontario (voracious blackfly, deerfly and mosquito country), I loved, loved, loved no bugs 'till dusk and then only some mosquitos came out: whole days outside without being eaten alive - heaven!! The cottage was on the north side of the island and was very private, but there are other cottages nearby, so it wasn't isolated. Checking in was seamless and we didn't have any cause to contact Amanda, but she thoughtfully contacted us to make sure everything was okay mid-week. Overall, Galiano Getaway was a great vacation home, aptly named.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our Galiano Getaway Anne. It is so wonderful you got out and hiked a lot of the amazing trails Galiano has to offer! I grew up in Ontario so I totally understand how amazing it is that summer on the west coast is almost bug-free! Come again!
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Lovely private tucked away sanctuary. Prompt response from owner.

  • 5 of 5

What a great spacious home with wonderful ocean views and privacy.

Great mini scrambling hike on property towards the ocean and a wonderful selection of movies for those cozy family evenings by the wood stove.

Our little dachshund made himself right at home!

There was 5 of us plus our dog, and it was spacious and inviting.

Will definitely recommend this Island gem!


  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Perfect Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was great in many ways! The best thing was the location. It was nestled in the woods, with lots of privacy. It was about a 30 minute drive from the ferry terminal, along beautiful, forested, curvy roads. The store and restaurants were at least a 20 minute drive away, so we had to plan if we needed anything. The view from the front deck was a treat, as we watched ships, sailboats and beautiful skies! Our kids loved exploring the land around the cabin, using the rope swing, and our dog loved bounding through the mossy rocks and tall trees. The steep path down to a rocky cove was about a 10 minute walk. We also walked down the lane to the ocean which was less of an adventure. We drove to different trailheads and hiked to some beautiful beaches. We also hiked up Mount Galiano which provided a fantastic view of the ocean and surrounding islands. The inside of the cabin was everything we needed for two adults and five kids. The beds were very comfortable (all of them). There was space for the movie watchers downstairs and a cozy living room upstairs to read, listen to music and gaze out at the ocean. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our meals. We enjoyed sitting on the covered deck and the big window in the upstairs bedroom looked out onto the ocean which was a pleasure to wake up to. The owner was attentive and prompt in answering any questions. The weather was awesome, even in March, and this was very relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place, as described. Would definitely return!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house is as described and was perfect for a family get-away. We only wish we had been able to stay for a week :) Amanda was very friendly and easy to communicate with. The house had everything we needed and a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage, with all you need to live comfortably. Excellent games and books. Also, it is equipped with an old VHS player and tapes - a nostalgic trip to the past.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bainbridge Island, WA


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week at Galiano Getaway with our little 1-year-old and 3-year-old. The island is a great place to explore with young kids, especially if you're armed with insider information from Amanda. Morning Beach was incredible; we spent three different days there, splashing around in the shallow (and surprisingly warm - for the Pacific) water and hunting for starfish and crabs. We also loved Spotlight Cove (10-15 minute walk from the house) and Retreat Cove.

We had a few solid meals out (Babes in the Woods; Black Dog; Robin & Crane) but ended up cooking and eating most of our meals out on the deck of the house, which is splendid. The entire house is filled with charm. You know how there are some VRBOs that seem set up just as money-makers, and others where the owners clearly spend time there? Galiano Getaway is obviously in the latter camp. There are all sorts of signals - deck shades to help block the afternoon sun, a hanging lighter to light evening candles - that the owners care about and love this home.

We all slept great in comfortable beds (our 1-year-old was very happy tucked away in a pack-and-play in the downstairs bedroom) and thoroughly enjoyed the layout and overall feel (light, airy) of the house.

Amanda was a terrific resource: friendly, responsive, and chockful of information. One of our most memorable experiences was the Wednesday night North End market, which was 100% an Amanda rec. It basically felt like we got to crash a large family reunion; we'll never forget that scene, with our kids running around in the grass and dancing to guitar music. The entire time on Galiano was fabulous. We intend to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul- Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your incredible week on Galiano Island! It is so wonderful you explored so much of the island and tasted some of Galiano's great eateries! Your comment about 'crashing a large family reunion' is so insightful! You experienced the magic of a Galiano gathering... eclectic, friendly, wild, musical, tasty, magical and just plain fun! Good for you for fitting right in:) Galiano awaits your return! Amanda
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Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa
Fabulous pizza on the front lawn. Don't miss the Kunamokst mural! Enjoy a very special din...
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Hummingbird Inn
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Sturdies Bay
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Galiano Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
18 Kilometres
Montague Marina & Village Tacos
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Pebble Beach & Cable Bay
Car: recommended

Beach-combing, Deck Sitting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $58.77

Fall, Winter & Spring - 3 night minimum on long weekends. $200./nt.
Wedding party guests - 4 adults max. $200./nt
Inquire about extended stays from October to May.
July & August weekly Saturday to Saturday rentals only.
Email me with rate inquiries.
Weekends in June & September - $200./nt.
MORE THAN 5 ADULTS - ONLY at owner's approval & possible additional fees may be applicable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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