BEACHFRONT WITH EASY ACCESS, FAMILIES WELCOME, SAFE SANDY BAY, PET FRIENDLY.

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Galiano Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8); Winter 2 night minimum; Summer 1 week min

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. There are air beds available. 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, primarily 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.

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.8
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Beachfront with easy access, families welcome, safe sandy bay, pet friendly.
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Beachfront with easy access, families welcome, safe sandy bay, pet friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56118vb
(250) 539-3783 (British Columbia, Canada)
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
5

HAPPY GUEST

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic spot! Beautiful beach just steps away! We had 3 adults and 3 kids and everyone enjoyed this place to the max. The house is very comfortable and the patio overlooking the beach is divine! We spent hours there alone and on the beach. All I can say is that 2 nights was not close to enough.
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  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront with easy access, families welcome, safe sandy bay, pet friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56118vb
(250) 539-3783 (British Columbia, Canada)
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
North Van
5

A GREAT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We just came back from a wonderful stay at this property. We loved it! The host was wonderful, helpful and friendly. The house was absolutely wonderful-the pictures do not do it justice. The kitchen was better stocked than my own kitchen. We love it! We went with 3 kids and it was just perfect. Our kids played happily on the beach for hours while we sat and relaxed. What a perfect weekend away. Thank you!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront with easy access, families welcome, safe sandy bay, pet friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56118vb
(250) 539-3783 (British Columbia, Canada)
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Pitt Meadows
5

A WONDERFUL PLACE FOR A RELAXING FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We escaped for a week in August to this wonderful hideaway on Galiano with our two sons and our lively labrador retriever. It was the most beautiful location on the island with spectacular views over a beautiful sandy beach. Our boys (ages 10 and 12) had a great time in the water (I don't think they wore shoes for a week) and our dog was in heaven chasing balls into the surf all day long. We loved exploring the shoreline, expecially when the tide went way out.

The house was clean and casual which was perfect for kicking back. We found everything we needed in the kitchen so we didn't need to go out for meals. It was a perfect hideaway. All the windows in the front room made it feel like you were outside in the garden.

The stores on Galiano are pretty limited (except for local vegetables) so I recommend bringing over most of your provisions. We shopped at the Saturday market (and the fish guy sells at the dock on Saturday too) and everyday we dropped by the bakery for fresh, yummy treats.

We used the WIFI (my kids go into withdrawals without it) and we didn't miss not having TV. We brought boardgames and the lawn was great for playing bocce. I can't recommend any island places or activities because we were so content we just stayed put for the week!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront with easy access, families welcome, safe sandy bay, pet friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56118vb
(250) 539-3783 (British Columbia, Canada)
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Vancouver
5

SANDS OF MORNING BEACH

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect vacation home for our family get-away, 2 adults, 1 senior, 1 kid, and a dog. The house is well equipped, bathrooms in every room (we rented the whole main level), awesome living/dining room with views to the yard, beach, ocean, and Mt. Baker on a clear day. Beds were comfortable. Libby, the owner, is lovely. She made us feel welcome, attended to any needs, and also gave us lots of space and privacy. This is a great place for kids and dogs as the main living area is slate tile and can be easily swept out as required. Blankets on the furniture had the dog feeling as though she was queen of the castle :) The beach is great...soft sand, logs to sit on, and gets sun all day. My 81 year old mother with her wobbly knee made it to the beach easily... with a little assistance. Thanks Libby - we really enjoyed our time on Morning Beach!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Beachfront with easy access, families welcome, safe sandy bay, pet friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56118vb
(250) 539-3783 (British Columbia, Canada)
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Vancouver, BC
5

PERFECT FAMILY WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
I had the complete pleasure of staying at Sands for a weekend, along with friends and their small children. It couldn't have been more magical as after only 24 hours we felt we'd been there a week we were so relaxed. The house was well equipped, Libby was delightful when we first arrived, the beach was literally a stones' throw, the wildlife was incredible (a whale, bald headed eagle, river otter and countless garden birds all before breakfast!). We can't wait to go and stay again.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
business
Beachfront with easy access, families welcome, safe sandy bay, pet friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56118vb
(250) 539-3783 (British Columbia, Canada)
Galiano Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
Victoria, BC Canada
5

A PERFECT FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Sands of Morning Beach for the first time this year and brought our entire family -- eight of us in total, including two grandchildren. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. It was wonderful to have a place of our own for the entire week. The house accommodated us well and was very comfortable. There was space for everybody and it felt like home. With a large private yard facing the ocean, and a sandy shallow beach we usually had to ourselves, this was a perfect place for children. Our grandchildren were sorry to leave, and we have already booked to come back again next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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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.

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Galiano Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer peak
Jun 15 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
C$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall - Winter
Sep 7 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$275
From
C$300
Fri,Sat
C$1,800
C$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Long Weekend
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$875
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas-New Year Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$275
From
C$300
Thu,Fri,Sat
C$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter beach break
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$200
From
C$250
Fri,Sat
C$1,300
C$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$250
From
C$275
Fri,Sat
C$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes May Long Weekend rent 4 nights for the price of 3; stay Thursday through Sunday or Friday through Monday.

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.
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Amenities

Galiano Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Three piece bathroom, shower only (no tub).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private bath with shower only, no tub.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Choose King or twin configuration.
  • King size beds (1) Twinbeds/King bed, alternate configuration., Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) Plus air beds can be used in certain areas of the house.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
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