ELEGANT HOME IN PARK-LIKE SETTING WALK TO BEACH & HERITAGE FOREST

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ELEGANT HOME IN PARK-LIKE SETTING WALK TO BEACH & HERITAGE FOREST

Galiano Island Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-14)

Situated on 10 park-like acres, the property offers complete privacy, yet is just a few minutes’ drive to all the amenities of Galiano’s popular south end and is easy walking distance to a heritage forest and some of the best swimming beaches on the island. You can explore the trails right on the property -- there are many to choose from -- and the gorgeous setting offers the perfect opportunity for meditation and retreat.

The large and elegant home is suitable for your family reunion, group getaway or yoga retreat and offers the opportunity for peaceful reflection and interaction with nature. It is the perfect place to get away from the stresses of the city and reconnect with the things most important in our lives.

Wildlife sightings are frequent. In fact we encourage visitors to drive slowly, to avoid frightening or injuring the many deer that live on and near the property. During your visit, keep an eye out for raccoons, wild rabbits and native red squirrels. Woodpeckers are frequent visitors, as are hummingbirds, quail and many other species. In fact, Dragonfly Hill and the surrounding area is a birdwatcher’s delight!

What to Bring:

We provide all linens and towels for use in the house, however we do encourage that you bring beach towels if you anticipate spending time on the beach.

If you plan on walking to the beach or enjoying many of the nearby trails, bring sturdy walking shoes.

Because we’re in the rain shadow between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island, weather can change rapidly. Be sure to bring clothing suitable for every possibility the season might deliver.

Our kitchen is more than fully equipped. If you are planning on doing some cooking, you won’t be disappointed. In addition to basics like a dishwasher, microwave and coffeemaker, visitors are welcome to use our breadmaker, food processor, convection oven and other gadgets, as well as dishes and cutlery sufficient to serve a very large group.

If you plan on BBQing during your visit, you will enjoy our new stainless steel propane grill.

You’re welcome to bring your computer and other connected devices, there is high speed broadband (WIFI) on the property.

And make sure you bring a camera. You’re going to want to take lots of pictures!

Keywords: near beaches, forest, privacy, large home, retreats, reunions, 10 park-like acres, near heritage forest, Galiano Island, Southern Gulf Islands

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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We are a writer and graphic artist and we travel quite a lot and our pets travel with us. Outdoor activities are very important to both of us. When we're on Galiano, we take long hikes every day, generally followed by coffee on one of the decks, weather permitting.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Dragonfly Hill is an absolutely stunning property. When we first saw it, the possibilities took our breath away. We've done a lot of modernization and fulfilled our early vision for the place. It's lovely, now, to be able to share it with others.

The property is a short walk to the beach and access to the Heritage Forest is at the end of our road. Though Dragonfly Hill feels very remote, the property is only minutes from the ferry and all the conveniences of the South End.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Elegant Home in Park-Like Setting Walk to Beach & Heritage Forest
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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Elegant Home in Park-Like Setting Walk to Beach & Heritage Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376765vb
250-539-9845
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Victoria, BC, Canada
1

What a dump

  • 1 of 5
This place clearly hasn't been cleaned properly in months - everywhere is dusty, full of cobwebs and the carpet was so dirty that we all wore sandels inside the whole time. No screens on any windows meant the bedrooms got stifling hot at night to keep the mosquitos out. There is honestly nothing "elegant" or charming about this place. My advice to the owner would be to use some of the money collected for replacing the carpeting & furnature, and hiring some professionals to repair & thoroughly clean the house.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was our worst group all summer. We're still dealing with the mess and damage these guys left. That being the case, this feels like a pre-emptive strike, which makes me a little sad. We've had so many happy groups this summer and lots of great comments, it hurts your heart to get something this random from people who were about as filthy as I've seen.

The cobweb comment is valid, though: as any Galianoite will tell you, cobwebs are an incredible battle here for various reason. People thinking about a vacation rental should keep in mind that island living is different than city living. Very much so. And it's not a hotel, but a real living house. Yes: there are bugs! Yes: there is dust. (And there are also deer and raccoons and blackberries and...) It is the country AND the forest. There is so much charm here, but there is real life, as well!
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Elegant Home in Park-Like Setting Walk to Beach & Heritage Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376765vb
250-539-9845
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Vancouver, BC
5

Perfect Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We had a "girls weekend" and stayed at the house over for Valentine's weekend. It was so peaceful and tranquil we didn't even leave the house. There is everything you could need here: throws and blankets to curl up on the couch with, warm comfortable beds, boardgames galore!

It was very easy to find, and less than ten minutes from the ferry. This is definitely a spot to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. No cable, but loads of DVDs and CDs. And there is WiFi if you just can't keep yourself away from your phone! The decor of the house is beautiful. My girlfriends and I have already talked about coming back and making this an annual trip! It was absolutely perfect.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Elegant Home in Park-Like Setting Walk to Beach & Heritage Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376765vb
250-539-9845
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Victoria
5

Great place for a get-away!

  • 5 of 5
Our women's walking group stayed at Dragonfly Hill for our annual get-away. It accommodated all 9 of us, with a roomy dining room and spacious outdoor deck where we shared lots of laughs. We enjoyed exploring Galiano from here - did some hiking and beach walking, and just relaxed.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Elegant Home in Park-Like Setting Walk to Beach & Heritage Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376765vb
250-539-9845
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

Peaceful and relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5
Our kids are now grown up and both are extremely busy and social. To carve out family time always seems to be a challenge. This year, we rented this beautiful home on our favorite island and had a wonderful time. We sat around, drank tea, played games and conversed around the fireplace to warm up after a daily walk in the surrounding forest. Fabulous holiday. Highly recommended location. Thank you Linda!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant Home in Park-Like Setting Walk to Beach & Heritage Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376765vb
250-539-9845
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Vancouver, BC
5

The perfect girl getaway

  • 5 of 5
We had such an amazing experience; the property was absolutely perfect! It met all our needs, as the home was fully stocked, cozy, and truly allowed for a tranquil stay. We loved that the house was situated so close to the beach, great hiking trails, and was also perched on a beautiful hill top, which afforded us the privacy and peace we were looking for. It's also just a short drive (<10 min) from the ferry terminal and attractions. Linda (owner) was awesome! She was so hospitable, professional and went above and beyond to ensure we had an incredible stay (ie. She lit the fireplaces to ensure the house was warm prior to our arrival- how thoughtful!) THANK YOU for everything. I wont hesitate to recommend this gorgeous home to my friends/family. I'm already thinking of future trips that I can plan to return here in the near future. Much appreciated Linda:)
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant Home in Park-Like Setting Walk to Beach & Heritage Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376765vb
250-539-9845
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Delta, BC
5

Perfect Spot for a Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This place exceeded our expectations. A lovely house at the edge of a glade surrounded by forest. The owners attention to details was incredible. The fireplace was ready to be lit the decoration was beautiful and we enjoyed the miles of trails in the heritage forest just down the street. This is the perfect get away for a family retreat. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Close to beaches, restaurants and shopping and all of the amenities of Galiano's popular south end.

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Galiano Island Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$350
C$2,275
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: C$300 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Three night minimum from June through September.

Rates are for up to eight people. More than eight people, add $25 per person per night.
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Amenities

Amenities

Galiano Island Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room also has a private bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom has its own deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This room includes a small desk and office set up.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , This bedroom is quite small, but very cozy!
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Private, park-like setting near heritage forest. Soaker tubs in large, modern bathrooms. Free WIFI.
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