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Lawrence & Janusz

Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, czech, polish

InTheBluff - Galiano's Oceanside Log House

14 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

British Columbia House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms 1 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Located on Active Pass, the spectacular marine passage separating Galiano and Mayne islands, InTheBluff - Galiano’s Oceanside Log House offers one of the most stunning outlooks in the Southern Gulf Islands. The area is known for its strong currents, often turbulent waters and array of wildlife - look out to eagles soaring, seals, sea lions and otters frolicking in the swirling currents and orca whales in their natural element. Even humpback whales pass by on occasion. Breathe the island air.

InTheBluff is a very unique and wonderful escape, an artisan log home atop an oceanfront cliff and amongst over 15 private acres characterized by Garry oaks, Arbutus, Douglas fir and Cedar trees. The beautiful log home has all the modern amenities one could desire, including Wi/Fi & HD (antenna) TV. Two bedrooms (each with queen size beds) offer comfort and separation. The master is upstairs with a private balcony overlooking Active Pass. InTheBluff very comfortably accommodates up to four.

InTheBluff’s kitchen is well equipped, featuring a country stove and oven, microwave and dishwasher. Cuddle by the Tulikivi (soap stone) wood burning fireplace, lounge on the deck with a good book,

For the avid nature explorers, reaching the gorgeous ¼ mile long beach below is particularly convenient as the Matthews Point Beach Access trail is immediately adjacent. This is just the beginning though as the Matthews Pont Regional Park Reserve, essentially an extension of InTheBluff, connects directly with Bluffs Park with its array of trials and vistas. Mt. Galiano is also linked by an evolving island trail system - remember your water, good hiking shoes and camera!

InTheBluff is a non-smoking, no pet retreat. The vacation lot home is perfectly situated for some of the best hikes the Gulf Islands have to offer or for just sitting back, breathing the fresh island air and taking in the stunning views any time of the year.

Keywords: Island Vacation House, Cottage by the ocean, Galiano Island, Private, Log house, nature

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Lawrence & Janusz (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, czech, polish

About Lawrence & Janusz

We live between Galiano Island and downtown Vancouver - can't get enough of either.

Lawrence & Janusz purchased this house in 2013

Why Lawrence & Janusz chose British Columbia

South facing 15 acres of oceanfront on Galiano Island with an artisan log home - it doesn't get better than this.

What makes this house unique

Fresh air, privacy and incredible views.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

InTheBluff - Galiano's Oceanside Log House
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Vancouver
5

Four nights was not long enough

  • 5 of 5

In the Bluff is far more than just a place to stay, it's an amazing experience on so many levels. Not only did we enjoy soaking up the mesmerizing views from the deck and exploring the secluded property, but sightings of deer, eagles, many other birds, and even a seal swimming in Active Pass, were magical moments. Although I have never really been drawn to log houses, the way Lawrence and Janusz have turned this one into a home is simply amazing. Every room, every fixture, every artful piece and playful detail make you feel like you are in a designer home that is somehow also packed with history, warmth and personality. You won't want to leave! I would especially recommend it for people visiting this part of the world for the first time, as a super-charged BC Gulf Islands experience. It's also a great base for hiking and exploring the island on foot. Best of all, Lawrence and Janusz are fantastic hosts and treat you like friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodland Hills Utah
5

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

We love the island and the cabin is the best place to stay on Galiano island . I have been to the island many times and love the location, setting, beauty of "innthebluff". We have brought our family to inn the bluff a few times. So many wonderful memories, I am in tears right now , thinking about our great experiences.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A cozy nest for a busy life escape

  • 5 of 5

We have spent six days of unbelievable relaxing vacation in the Bluff place in January 2016. The cabin looks amazing - clean, stylish, spacious . I would say even much more attractive than on photos! The view is stunning, the sound of passing by ferries make it more special and unforgettable.There are a few great hikes around the island to discover and a few small restaurants to hang in. We definitely recommend this place to everyone who enjoy escaping from a busy city life. Big thanks to the owners Lawrence and Janusz for keeping the Bluff in a such great shape!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Simply stunning!!!

  • 5 of 5

If your jaw doesn't drop the first time you step out onto the deck and look out through the trees at Active Pass and the surrounding islands, there is something seriously wrong with you. You cannot imagine how beautiful it is, combined with the smell of the woods and the water! And there's the absolute privacy and the small herd of deer roaming the property as added bonuses. Less than ten minutes to the ferry and to the grocery store. The log cabin is wonderful and spacious and has so many spots upstairs and down to settle in and be comfortable, especially with a fire going. It's almost too good to be real. Lawrence and Janusz are charming and gracious hosts. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific Host, Beautiful Views, Fantastic Lodging

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on Galliano for the wedding of our oldest son and may have booked two of the nicest places on the Island for our family group, Orca Bay Retreat and In the Bluff. My son's grandfather and two of his aunts stayed at In the Bluff and were blown away.

Breathtaking views, beautiful log cabin with all the modern and up to date appliances, clean and extremely quiet. The channel in front of the cabin is the main route for the BC Ferries and their whistles can be quite loud but that is just part of the ambience. We were fortunate to see a large pod of Orca (Killer) whales travel through the strait as if performing a ballet!

You can not go wrong staying here, Lawrence is a very responsive host and exceeding gracious when approached for assistance on almost anything (including some assistance with the wedding planning).

Amazing stay, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just the sounds of ocean tide, crickets, deer in the trees, and boats passing by

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time enjoying the expansive views and privacy of InTheBluff and will not be our last! After staying at many coastal cabins over the last decade this beauty became available to enjoy and we found the best there is. In January we breathed in the fresh coastal air and settled in to read a book while nestled into the warmth of the fire in the gorgeous log wooden interior. The home cooking at the local diner and bakery making up our daily outing for breakfast and lunch punctuated by a traverse down the trail to the vacant sea shell and driftwood strewn beach. We had to return for summer...and here we are, sitting on the deck that appears to extend into the waterway below enjoying the quietude of the morning and the occasional local deer streaking across the bluff. Summer days include walks along the trail at the Marina park, lunch on the deck at Sea Blush Cafe overlooking the water and plethora of boats. Home made bagels and cream cheese from the Saturday farmers market and Galiano coffee at the cabin make for the perfect morning. Pink sky sunsets down the pass end the day feeling thankful there are more days yet before leaving perfection. P.s. Watch for the resident deer and their babes when you slowly come up the long drive way. Thanks to the wonderful owners for sharing this cabin with us lucky few!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Vancouver(YVR)&Victora(YYJ) International Airports
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Hummingbird Pub
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Sturdies Bay
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Galiano Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Galiano Inn
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Below House
Car: recommended

Very private location but being at the southern tip of Galiano Island, InTheBluff is within minutes of island amenities.

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Rates & Availability

Galiano Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 24 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$152
From
$19
Fri,Sat
$911
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter - Late 2016
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$133
From
$19
Fri,Sat
$797
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter - Early 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$133
From
$19
Fri,Sat
$797
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Mar 31 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$152
From
$19
Fri,Sat
$911
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$152
From
$19
Fri,Sat
$911
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter - Late 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$133
From
$19
Fri,Sat
$797
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

NOTE: Please select the Canadian flag option above for our rates to be in Canadian Dollars (as we have entered them). Please see our website at inthebluff.ca and feel free to contact us directly at inthebluff@telus.net. We pay VRBO an annual fee and have done so for ten years. We do not believe they should suddenly be asking our guests for an additional service fee, something they have recently started to do.

**5% GST is charged on the above quoted rates.

**Statutory Holidays / Long Weekends / Christmas to New Years @ summer rates with minimum three night stay.

**Single nights are not left between bookings.

**Minimum bookings of two nights, three in the summer and over long weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

British Columbia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ground floor powder room - toilet , Powder Room with Laundry
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Old Fashion Tub & separate shower stall
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Balcony
    Ground floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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