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
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- pets considered
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.
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.