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'Two Penguins' - Gorgeous, Private Oceanfront Cottage with Hot Tub

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

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Overview

Southern Gulf Islands 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

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 British Columbia

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
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Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

'Two Penguins' - Gorgeous, Private Oceanfront Cottage with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.769231 based on 44 reviews
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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
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Island Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place. Great deck with lovely views to the east. Quiet and secluded. A real getaway retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, romantic, rustic ,secluded cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very private and comfy cottage with great views . Must be the best place to stay on Galiano Island. The hikes, especially Bodega Ridge, rejuvenates your spirit.

We hope to come back .

Libuse, Jiri and friends

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Of course, I agree, it is the best place to stay on Galiano. ;) I hope you can return, Joanne
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Magical Escape from the busy city

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Two Penguins. The ocean view is magical and instantly forces you to slow down. Beds were heaven! We slept so well. Saw whales, deer, seals, a snake in the garden, eagles and more! Sandstone rocks out front can be slippery at high tide or after rain, so be careful with little ones. Gorgeous spot and definitely fed our souls. Thanks Joanne! PS Already booked our return stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Aleisha, So glad you enjoyed your time at "Two Penguins". I knew you had since I confirmed future rentals for two of your friends before you'd even left. Thanks for recommending us to them. I hope your next stay is just as magical and a little different. Galiano has a very different feeling in the different seasons and each had is very specific charms. Cheers, Joanne
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Great Place For R&R retreat With The Whole Family

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I go to about 2 cabins per year, and have experienced a lot of them. This one is on our top 3 of our favorite list! Great spot for families, lots of room, great for the family dog, Great hot tub, awesome property. We will return one day. Everything that you need is there, only thing is, if your a TV buff you need to bring your laptop to hook up Netflix or streaming site. Otherwise plug in a good ol dvd in the old school tv and have at it. Being a tv buff I actually brought my own 32" tv. lol Im sure a majority of ppl will not even watch tv because of the beautiful surroundings.

Highly recommend this property Rental!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haha, thanks Greg, You're right, the only time I watch tv on Galiano is a rainy day or in the winter. I hope you still managed to spend lots of time out in nature too. I look forward to hearing from you when you return. Warmly, Joanne
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Excellent

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful stay with my wife on our honeymoon at Two Penguins. The property was clean and well equipped and maintained. The hot tub was particularly great and the master bedroom with skylights and large windows with views of the sea was absolutely incredible. Definitely recommended as a great and memorable place to stay on Galiano Island!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matthew, So glad you enjoyed your time, and congratulations! Warmly, Joanne
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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

Southern Gulf Islands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $76 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

*Summer rentals are weekly only, Sunday - Sunday (Except week of Aug 21 w changeover Sunday or Wed/Thurs)
*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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Southern Gulf Islands 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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