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Hummingbird Haven - Just Steps from Sandstone Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-9)

Come stay at our charming cottage, your Galiano home away from home . We have plenty of space for large groups both inside and out. Relax on our large sunny deck, or swing in the shady hammock.

Enjoy cooking a special meal/ BBQ with family and/or friends. Later saunter down to the sandstone beach and enjoy Galiano's beautiful sunsets. In the evening our deck welcomes you to dance, enjoy a glass of wine, or simply stargaze.

Cozy and delightful in any season, our cottage has 3 separate bedrooms plus a romantic pull-out sofa in the livingroom opposite the fireplace. The master bedroom features its own private balcony. Kids will love their cozy upstairs bedroom with dragonfly lights and a toyshelf waiting to be explored. The ground floor bedroom features a double bed and its own private porch. There is a playpen available for babies, and a fold out cot suitable to set up in any room.

Outdoor games include a trampoline, a pingpong table, croquet, badminton and a backyard forest with a creek to play in.

Indoors there are board games, DVDs, toys and crafts to keep everyone amused during the occasional rainy day.

Keywords: Full house on a sunny garden lot, walk miles of sandstone beach with sunset views, only 7 minutes drive from ferry

More Details

Zhara Balleny
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Zhara Balleny

I teach nursing at Douglas College in Coquitlam, BC. I love the outdoors and spending time with my family and pets.

Zhara Balleny purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Zhara Balleny chose Galiano Island

I have always loved the Gulf Islands and dreamed of owning a cottage there. Galiano is the perfect Island as it is the first stop on the ferry from Tswassen- only a 50 minute ride!

We are just 5 minutes from the ferry, the bakery and a famous historical pub.

There are many gorgeous island parks to be explored by bike or on foot.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the privacy of the gulf Islands while remaining close to convenient sevices. Our property abuts park land with a wooded pathway to beach. There are several provincial parks on the Island and beaches which feature unique sandstone formations known as tifoni - amazing photographic opportunities. Wildlife viewing everday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a incredible weekend. I loved the change of pace. No T.V.!! Serene...So needed! The kids loved it! So much to do...Beautiful. :-) oxox

Lisa, Tyler (4), & Chelsea (2)
Sep 2011
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Galiano Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs master bedroom, Double Beds (1) Smalller upstairs bedroom and downstairs bedroom, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in living room opposite the fireplace
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
A five minute saunter down a wooded path to miles of sandstone beach with fascinating tidal pools. The west border of the property is parkland ensuring privacy and quiet. Galiano Beer and wine tasting festival Sat Aug 12 2017 1-4 pm


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Hummingbird Haven - Just Steps from Sandstone Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Zhara's cottage is charming and comfy. The property is private and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

It is a short walk across the road to the shoreline and amazing views of the mainland. A lovely place to spend a long weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden of Eden - Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely weekend! Thank you so much for having us stay at your beautiful cabin. The garden felt like Eden. We played so much badminton and enjoyed the beach and cooking big yummy meals.

The kitchen was well equipt ! The owner was very easy to communicate with!

Would recommend to friends and would love to go back and stay again!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hummingbird Knoll Review

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six spent two nights here and found the accommodations to be excellent. The house was clean, beds were comfortable, and the deck/yard were awesome to hang out in. The house is a short walk to Sandstone Beach, which was fantastic. When we left, I accidentally forgot my iPad there...Zhara was very helpful, and sent it via Fed Ex immediately. I appreciated her going above and beyond! I would recommend Hummingbird Knoll to everyone looking for the perfect Galiano Island experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galiano island visit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights at the hummingbird knoll and loved every minute of it! The house was perfect for our group of six, lots of room to hang out and all the beds were comfy and clean. Great deck and big yard to soak up the sun, plus the property was very private. The sandstone beach was an easy stroll from the house and we spent a day hiking the coastline. The owner was very helpful, payment was easy and straight forward, and we would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Water taxi service Montague Harbour
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Humming Bird Pub
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Sturdies Bay Terminal
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Sticks Allison Sandstone Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $196.62
+4 = extra $25 night per $39.32
Cleaning $117.97
Pet Fee $39.32

Long weekends include an additional $150 rate charge due to popularity. If number of guests exceeds 4, an additional rate charge of $25.00 per person per night is due. Damage deposit will be returned within 3 days post rental -- after housekeeping has been completed. Rates are calculated on a 4 person occupancy, additional daily charges per person will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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