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'Two Penguins' - Gorgeous, Private Oceanfront with Hot Tub - New Summer Dates!!!

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Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Owner
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
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'Two Penguins' - Gorgeous, Private Oceanfront with Hot Tub - New Summer Dates!!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Galiano Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

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...

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
  • 1 of 18

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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'Two Penguins' - Gorgeous, Private Oceanfront with Hot Tub - New Summer Dates!!!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 31 reviews
5

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: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Portland OR
5

Serenity on the Salish Sea!

  • 5 of 5

No car traffic noise, no barking dogs, no squawking roosters! Perfect peace and quiet. Wonderful home that blends in with its surrounding woods. Bedrooms were wonderful and comfortable. The rock formations leading down to the water were fun to walk on, read a book on and just lay around on and constantly changed with the light. Sunrises and sunsets were gorgeous. Hot tub was an especial delight and was well-maintained. Road was quiet and about 1/2 mile walk to great swimming beach and about 1 mile to grocery stores. An absolute delight and treasure!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed Morning beach too, and I hope you swam right off the sandstone beach in front of the house as well! It's my favorite swimming spot of all.
Vancouver, BC Canada
5

Amazing relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

I booked 2 Penguins to come for a week with a friend (from Ontario) and we brought along my small dog. When we arrived we were so thrilled to find that everything was so much better than advertised. As we pulled in on our first day we were greeted on the lawn by a mother deer and her fauns. The cottage is wonderful - has everything you need. The owner has certainly made it a welcoming and restful retreat. The bedrooms are amazing, especially the master bedroom and lying in bed listening to the water is soo relaxing. The views from the deck are absolutely amazing. It was great to have coffee every morning down on the bench by the water and to watch the otters make their way up the beach. You can watch the sunset from pretty much anywhere - the hottub, the deck, inside. We really appreciated that there were brochures with Island info there so we could plan our days away - though we hardly wanted to leave the cottage. Two penguins really is a small slice of heaven and I hope to be able to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can return one day.
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

Piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a gorgeous location. We booked for the weekend with another couple, and loved every minute at the cabin. The view is amazing, the bedrooms are cozy, facilities are perfect, and the lawn is great for Bocce.

We went in the hot tub each night, and with the lights off you have a great view of the starry sky.

The owners have created a perfect getaway for their guests, and everything you could need is easy to find.

Thank you! We will DEFINITELY be back again.

A,J, C, & J

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We'll be happy to have you back. -Joanne
Victoria, BC
5

a perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Two Penguins. The location is perfect - we arrived late at night but had no trouble finding the place as Joanne's directions were so good.

The property is simply stunning - amazing views and very private.

The cabin is very simple, but has everything and anything you could ever need and is very comfortable. The two main bedrooms are just beautiful!

We hope to return to Two Penguins again next year!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. That's what makes it all worth it for us. We look forward to having you again. Joanne
5

Perfect Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our 2 year old son stayed at Two Penguins for a week this past October. We were looking for a secluded cabin by the ocean to just 'get away from it all' and wow, did we find the right place.

The pictures don't do this cabin justice and while it isn't luxurious or new, it is exactly what one would expect in a cabin by the sea. It is clean, very well appointed and comfortable. The California King bed on the top floor is a dream. The spare bedroom on the 2nd floor is just as beautiful with sweeping views of the ocean through the trees. Two other bedrooms with lofts are perfect for the kids. The painting of the orca whale on the wall was perfect to help our little guy get to sleep each night.

We loved the walks along the ocean seconds from the cabin and there are several beaches nearby to visit as well. Two Penguins is secluded as you could possibly want. Complete privacy. A perfect place for reading quietly out on the deck while listening to the waves crash against the shore and if you glance up now and then, you'll catch a few seals swimming by. Each evening, a glass of red wine while the fire crackles in the fireplace and the lights of Vancouver glowing off in the distance. And at night the falling rain against the skylights in the master bedroom. Just a tad romantic.

There were a couple of hiccups during the visit, the main one with the hot tub water being a bit cloudy and just didn't want to clear up, but the owners were more than helpful and even offered a refund at the end of our stay for the inconvenience. I really appreciated there professionalism and sincerity.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this rental for a family or for a romantic weekend. We will be back again one day soon. Thank you Joanne and Geoff for giving us the perfect family vacation so close to home.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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

From C$250 Per night

Galiano Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder Season
Mar 6 2015 - Jun 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$250
C$1,500
 
 
High Season
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 30 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes *Summer rentals are weekly only, Sunday - Sunday
*changeovers for the rest of the year can be any day except Saturday
3rd night free Nov-Feb, (except long wknds & Christmas)
4th night free on long weekends Nov-Feb
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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We also have a charming outhouse.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , (Larger than King actually).
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , There is aso a portable crib 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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

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