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View along Morning Beach to the north from the shore in front of the house.

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Located just steps from Galiano's finest sand beach, on a lovely sheltered bay with an eastern exposure, this is a wonderful vacation place for everyone in the family. Children play all day on the beach, explore tide pools, or romp in the forest. Exposed at low tide, an extensive sandbar in the center of the bay is great for building castles, examining intertidal life, or swimming in the shallow water. Adults relax on the beach, or in a hammock or chaise lounge. As in all of Canada, the shore is public land below the high water line. Activities will take you to the hiking trails in the forests, along the shore or up to the scenic ridges of the island. If you arrive by boat, we have a mooring buoy in the bay or government docks nearby.

Located on six private acres of mature cedar, Douglas fir forest, the house itself is set in a grove of alder trees along the shoreline. Dozens of songbirds, and hummingbirds, visit our bird feeders each day, while Bald Eagles perch in the trees overlooking the bay, the Great Blue Heron stalks its meals on the water's edge, cormorants, kingfishers, ravens, otters, and harbour seals can be seen in and around the bay. To the east beyond the bay are smaller islands, seen against a spectacular panorama of the southern Strait of Georgia, with Mount Baker, and the Coast Range of mountains as backdrop.

Our custom-built home,completed in 2004, has three bedrooms on the ground floor, each with full en-suite bathroom. There are two queen-size bedrooms and one bedroom with either two twins or a king-size bed. French doors open from each room onto the red-brick porches. The attractive decor is highlighted by our collection of original art. Our well-equipped kitchen opens onto the living and dining areas at the front of the house, looking over the beach and bay. Double French doors open onto the covered front porch, a great place to eat meals or relax just 25 feet from the shore. Only the ground floor is included in the accommodation. Upstairs is the owner's private area, studio space.

Get up early for an incomparable sunrise, see the sunset from a nearby point of land or, if the timing is right, the moon rise over the water is very special.

Galiano Island is 15 miles long and about a mile or so wide so we have over 30 miles of shoreline to explore and several Provincial and local parks that preserve the forest and adjoining shore and ridge tops. Our full-time population of about 1000 grows moderately in the summer. We have restaurants for fine dining as well as casual cafes and a very nice bakery. There are two groceries, a market, gas station, and post office, but no bank or pharmacy; though there are three generic ATMs. It is important to reserve ferry travel early!

Galiano is a rural community with a very small village and has been able to retain its natural forest and shoreline, even though we are located only about one and a half hours from major cities. British Columbia's Gulf Islands are a world apart.

Fall, winter and spring bring special beauty to the bay. Flocks of sea ducks, gulls and water birds arrive in October and stay until spring. Harbour seals, mink and otters are more frequent visitors. The sunrise is not so early as in the summer but at at a time for all to enjoy the red skies over the Cascade Range and Mt.Baker. If you happen on a seasonal windy day, the pounding surf and breakers on the rocks are gorgeous. The forest is at its best when the moisture is higher than the dry summer months. The moss glows green. The island life is quieter, peaceful but the community events, to which you are welcome, are more common; from the Fall Harvest Community dinner Mushroom Festival, to a series of Christmas Craft Fairs and Nettlefest in the spring.
When staying here, it is important to remember we are on a well and septic system. Be conscious of water use and nothing into the toilets but TP.
Extreme caution is needed in these dry summers in regards to fire. The rating system is posted on the fridge and there are signs on the roadways. There will be no open fires allowed this summer on the island or most of BC. Cigarettes need care in disposal.
Please keep sound level appropriate to living in a neighbour hood location.
Thank you!

Keywords: beach, House, waterfront, sandy beach, family home, quiet, sunny, special rates, summer, dogs, children, forest

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Other (See Description)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Full private bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Private bath with shower only, no tub....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Choose King or twin configuration. ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Twinbeds/King bed, alternate configuration., Queen size Beds (2)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Sit on the lawn right above the beach, or on the beach itself....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Home is located 25 feet from the sand beach on a bank only 8 feet above the beach. Easy access. There is sun on some area of the beach all through the day....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    View of the bay from the front room, framed by the trees....moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric, w/filters; also Melitta maker w/filters; and grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, S&P, sugar, flour, cooking oil, baking powder/soda. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Runabouts rental at Montague Harbour...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    front porch toward ocean ; 2 rocking chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    9 holes, fine course, 10 minutes away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Galiano kayak rental will deliver on-site....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Front lawn with chairs, tables and chaise lounges....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Available after April 15 to October 15....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer season 2016
Jun 19 - Sep 11, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,209

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Post-summer
Sep 12 - Oct 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$233 $291
Fri, Sat
$1,473

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$213
$1,511

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

Minimum Rental Periods- Summer - 7 nights, Holiday Long Weekends - 3 nights, Other dates - 2 nights.

Rates are based on 3 bedroom use. Some rate reduction in off-peak-season for use of 1 bedroom only.

Shorter stays sometimes possible at a higher nightly rate.

We do charge for children to stay the same rate as an adult. If the child is very small and a travel bed is brought, there is a reduced rate, depending on circumstances.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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Location

Southern Gulf Islands, BC, Canada
Nearest Beach
Right in front of the house

Car: Recommended

Rentals available on the island: kayaks; power boats, bicycles.

Saturdays take a beautiful ride on the water taxi to Salt Spring island for the great Arts, Crafts and Farmers market..

Whale Watch boat from Salt Spring will pick you up on Galiano, Montague Harbour.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View along Morning Beach to the north from the shore in front of the house.

    View along Morning Beach to the north from the shore in front of the house.

  • The house from the beach.

    The house from the beach.

  • Looking from previous photo back toward main entrance door.

    Looking from previous photo back toward main entrance door.

  • Looking out from the kitcheninto the front room.

    Looking out from the kitcheninto the front room.

  • "Green" room, Queen size bed. Patio door to left. Bathroom ...

    "Green" room, Queen size bed. Patio door to left. Bathroom ...

  • Twin bed configuration of Twin/King room.

    Twin bed configuration of Twin/King room.

  • View to the left from the front room toward the point at north end of the beach.

    View to the left from the front room toward the point at north end of the beach.

  • Paddling from the beach at high tide in the bay, looking to the south.

    Paddling from the beach at high tide in the bay, looking to the south.

  • In the bay at low tide, the exposed sand bar is enjoyed by everyone!

    In the bay at low tide, the exposed sand bar is enjoyed by everyone!

  • High tide, springtime before the leaves open.  You can see the house more easily

    High tide, springtime before the leaves open. You can see the house more easily

  • Sea stars at low tide; find these 8' ocean dwellers in pink, purple or orange.

    Sea stars at low tide; find these 8' ocean dwellers in pink, purple or orange.

  • Bald Eagle, one of a pair living on the bay.

    Bald Eagle, one of a pair living on the bay.

  • Our home on Morning Beach, Galiano Island, BC

    Our home on Morning Beach, Galiano Island, BC

  • Into the front living/dining room from the main entrance door.

    Into the front living/dining room from the main entrance door.

  • Looking into the compact kitchen from the front room.

    Looking into the compact kitchen from the front room.

  • Going  left in the kitchen.  Refrigerator and side counter behind photographer.

    Going left in the kitchen. Refrigerator and side counter behind photographer.

  • King Bed room, can convert to 2 twins.
Bathroom with tub/shower.

    King Bed room, can convert to 2 twins. Bathroom with tub/shower.

  • "Yellow" room, Queen bed. Bathroom has shower, no tub.

    "Yellow" room, Queen bed. Bathroom has shower, no tub.

  • Relax or enjoy a meal at the edge of the shoreline.

    Relax or enjoy a meal at the edge of the shoreline.

  • From the house during summertime low tide-sand bar exposed for all to explore.

    From the house during summertime low tide-sand bar exposed for all to explore.

  • Summer low tide rising-Gossip and Lone Tree Islands-from beach toward southeast.

    Summer low tide rising-Gossip and Lone Tree Islands-from beach toward southeast.

  • A local beach visitor-resident river otter headed for a lunch in the ocean.

    A local beach visitor-resident river otter headed for a lunch in the ocean.

  • Another regular visitor to the shoreline, a fishing Great Blue Heron.

    Another regular visitor to the shoreline, a fishing Great Blue Heron.

  • The forest along the driveway on the way to our house on the shore.

    The forest along the driveway on the way to our house on the shore.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 21, 2016

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