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Cozy cottage on a waterfront property on Galiano Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage,well designed with full appointed kitchen

Enjoy your stay at this comfortable and ideally located two bedroom cottage on the spectacular Georgia Strait waterfront of Galiano Island. Designed as a romantic getaway it is set in the garden of a wonderful waterfront property. Walk- on waterfront enables our guests easy access to the shore to explore miles of sandstone beach at low tide from June to September. Seastar Cottage is equipped to the highest standards. It has two Queen size bedrooms, complete bathroom, full kitchen, dishwasher, laundry, sun deck, satellite TV, Wi-Fi. Cellular (mobile) reception is variable.. Relax with a good book or good company on the spacious sun-deck, in the shore side gazebo or in front of the woodstove at night. Spend time watching the amazing wildlife, from whales swimming by, deer strolling along to myriad species of birds (including bald eagles and humming birds). Alternatively you can sea kayak, charter fishing boats, take advantage of many beautiful hikes or visit the many arts & craft studios around the island.

The owners, who live at the main house on the property, will be glad to give you information about Galiano Island.

The cottage is 15' away by car from the ferry terminal. The Humming Bird Pub, an organic food store and a corner store are at less than 10' away driving from the cottage. Galiano has a surprising variety of restaurants. Close to the ferry terminal you will find a great book store, a Spa, the Post Office and another grocery store/gas station .


More Details

Maria Carmita de Menyhart
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish, hungarian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Maria Carmita de Menyhart

Maria Carmita is a Spanish language teacher and George is a retired engineer that live full time in Galiano Island. They both love gardening and the natural beauty of the flora and fauna of the island.

They will be here to greet you and share their local knowledge and help you make the most of your stay. They can help you with reservations for dinner and a variety of activities.

Maria Carmita de Menyhart purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Maria Carmita de Menyhart chose Galiano Island

We love Galiano Island because even though it is the closest to Vancouver among the Gulf Islands, it still feels like a wild place. When we saw this property we decided to move from Vancouver to Galiano. This property has it all, the sea in front of our windows, a sunny orchard, privacy and a long flat rural road to walk up to heritage forests.We live in the main house and we have the cottage for guests and friends.


Galiano Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Modern bathroom, with bathtub and shower, a sink cabinet, toilet, mirror and electric baseboard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a queen size bed, two night tables, a dresser, a chair, a mirror, lights, alarm clock. One has a closet in the bedroom and the other has the closet in the hallway. Both bedrooms have electric baseboard heaters with thermostat
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
Maximum 4 guests including children Children over the age of 5 are welcome Minimum booking 3 nights Check in : 15:00 pm- Check out: 11 am


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cozy cottage on a waterfront property on Galiano Island
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

It's worth it!

  • 5 of 5

Let's start with the point that Vancouver is quite rainy place in November. Galiano Island receives almost 2.5 times less precipitation a year! While enjoying sunshine on the island we saw heavy dark clouds on the horizon. The cottage itself is a piece of Master craftsmanship, every single detail is done with perfection. Nice and warm with terrific view towards Metro Vancouver. Either day or night you can see abundant wildlife from hummingbirds to humpback whales (at least what we saw one of the island long time residents named this word) or beautifully lighted skyline.

George and Carmita are wonderful hosts, ready to help any time.

Perfect place to escape for a weekend or a week.

Mike and Natasha, Burnaby BC

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Tranquil Escape

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Sea Star cottage, and will definitely return! The cottage itself is delightful, bright, fresh and well equipped. Everything we needed for a family of 4 with two children. Gorgeous views and a shoreline perfect for exploring. The property is quiet, away from ferry noise, filled with fruit trees, and very accessible as a home base for touring the island. Maria Carmita and George were absolutely wonderful hosts. A beautiful experience all around!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful vacation at seastar cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage with ocean view and access to the water. The cottage was very clean , well equipped and had everything we needed. A beautiful location. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene setting with amazing water view.

  • 5 of 5

This çottage offered a stunning view of the beach. We enjoyed the private access to the rocky beach and watching the ßunset from the gazebo on the property. We were very comfortable in the cottage and were supplied wiŕh everything we needed. It was a very peaceful and quiet setting. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming. We highly recommend the Sea Star cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week here on Galiano Island. The property is delightful, nestled in the trees with a spectacular ocean view, and easy access to the shore. We had all the amenities of home, and if we needed something our hosts were able to provide it. We highly recommend this cottage and would like to thank our hosts for this lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It really makes everything worthwhile when we meet lovely people like you who really enjoyed their stay and liked the work we have done at the cottage and thank you for leaving it so clean and tidy. George and Carmita
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a waterfront oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed staying as Seastar Cottage! The cottage itself is open, nicely situated for privacy, seemingly new and fresh, and furnished with taste and with every possible necessity/luxury to make a stay there relaxing and carefree. And, the waterfront location is beautiful, with views of the ocean, the sky and city and mountains beyond, not to mention the continuous stream of hummingbirds that constantly visit the veranda from the surrounding forest. The hosts were helpful beyond expectation, as well--so appreciated their attentive and generous, yet laid-back, approach to being "keepers of the cabin." We will definitely return to this lovely spot. As a matter of fact, we didn't want to leave at all, but reality struck!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write us such a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that one day you will return. Carmita and George
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Nearest Barpub
33 Kilometres
Humming Bird Pub
Nearest Ferry
59 Kilometres
Studies Bay Galiano Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Galiano Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
32 Kilometres
Wild 1 Cookhouse
Car: recommended

It is possible to rent Smart Cars, Scooters, Kayaks and Boats on the island.

There is a Health Care Clinic on the island with a full time doctor and nurses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


1. Smoking is NOT allowed on the property.

2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above must not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.

3. The homeowners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

4. HOUSEKEEPING: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate

5. Meals are to be taken at the kitchen or deck tables but please not while on the sofas in the living room.

6. FIREPLACE: The fireplace is a wood burning stove. Please do not throw any garbage in the wood burning stove other than non- glossy paper.

7. BBQ: We have provided a propane BBQ for your enjoyment please use due care when using. Under no circumstances should the BBQ be brought inside.

8. WATER AND SEPTIC: The property is on a well and septic systems. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime.
WATER SUPPLY: Please note that during the hot summer months due care to water usage is required. Please keep showers short and don't let taps run unnecessarily. Galiano Island along with the rest of the gulf islands are in a constant state of drought.

9. AGE: minimum age of “Guest" must be 21 years of age

10. Check in time: 3 pm Check out time: 11:30 am

Please, before leaving place all dishes and cutlery in the dishwasher.

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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