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Loft-Styled Waterfront Cottage with Tennis Court

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Loft styled Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This architecturally designed cottage is situated on 1.5 acres of wonderful waterfront on GALIANO ISLAND!

There is great swimming from a sandstone beach. The Tidal Pool in front of the property is great for the kids - the cottage is just steps away. Being steps from the beach allows you to hear the waves from every room in the house. With accommodation for up to five guests, this two loft-styled bedroom cottage offers every comfort and convenience.

Fitted with wonderful wood detailing and hardwood floors, this home is an ideal retreat for the family. From the large sundeck you get a close up look at Georgia Strait and all its activity. As well, you have views of Vancouver and from the beach you have a wonderful view of Mount Baker.

Located just five kilometres/3 miles from the ferry terminal and three kilometers from the store. Check-In/Check-Out is arranged to coincide with ferry schedules. Reserve now for your time at this special year round home.

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sally Pankratz
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About sally Pankratz

We are retired teachers .

We have owned this property for 30 years , building 19 years ago .

We have a home on the adjacent property, with a tennis court. We have enjoyed the amazing waterfront, beach walks , sunrises and sunsets as well as swimming here for 40 years .

Our children grew up enjoying Galiano. This cottage is used by family and friends as well as renters to enjoy the wonderful views and waterfront.

sally Pankratz purchased this house in 1987


Galiano Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Queen loft - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) in loft styled bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) low to the ground for children but adult sized,in a loft styled area, (1) large window seat with full sized mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 acres of natural forest,


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Loft-Styled Waterfront Cottage with Tennis Court
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful, rustic cottage to get away to, this is an excellent choice. Situated right on the water, with a far-away view of Vancouver, a rocky shore offers pleasant walks and views, and lovely forest and moss surrounds. The cabin is very well appointed and cute, and the wrap around deck and wood burning stove were wonderful. It feels very much like borrowing a cottage from a friend. 100% recommend staying here. Only thing lacking is a hot tub!

This cabin is ideal for a couple, or a family with smaller children. Pet friendly. The bedroom is loft style with a double bed and two floor mattresses that would likely not be suitable for adults. It is the wrong season for tennis, but we saw a huge tennis court that looked great.

A few minor issues like the shower not draining well, BBQ being in need of maintenance, no cleaning brush in the kitchen were likely due to being at the end of the season. All very minor.

It says "Check-In/Check-Out is arranged to coincide with ferry schedules." This is misleading, as there are very few ferries and if you do not want to take the 9am one back, a late check-out fee of $50 applies (normal check out at 10:30)

Note that we were initially worried due to the owner communicating from a different email and phone number than listed here and asking for cash-equivalent payment, which ended up being due to them being on a trip & all was okay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you were able to relax and enjoy Galiano. The main loft styled bedroom has a QUEEN BED, whereas the second loft area has two single beds on wooden bed frames with hand carved head boards , low to the ground, but off the floor, so that they are suitable for children but are adult sized, if required. Check in is arranged to be as soon as possible after you arrive on the island to allow you to start enjoying your stay; Check out is generally 10:30. If guests which to use the cottage until the evening ferry departs, a late check fee also makes this an option, so that your stay accommodates your schedule and choice of sailings.
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A time to slow down...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our seven year old son spent our first weekend at this cottage in March, and we will definitely return! Galiano in general is a place to sit back and relax, and this property certainly has everything you need to unwind. It's a beautiful cottage, very well furnished and outfitted. It is even nicer than in the photos. The property is private, right on the water, and the private tennis court is great for tennis and for the kids if they bring their bicycle, scooter, rollerblades, etc. The owners were a dream to deal with, and we would highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a get-away. Bonus - it's just one hour from the Mainlaind by ferry - but feels like a million miles away.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC Canada

Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our island get-a-way and your seaside accommodations. Your beautiful post and beam home exceeded our expectations! You have a slice of paradise and we steeped ourselves in the relaxation that such a retreat offers. The many highlights include, the wrap around windows and deck so your guests can bask in brightness and views, the window seat which invites lounging, the wood-stove for cozy evenings, the ever changing shoreline for exploring and the peace and quiet that lends itself to tranquility!

If guests can peel themselves away, our top three island discoveries were the hikes to Matthew's Beach, Bluff Park and Bellhouse Park.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a 2 bedroom

  • 3 of 5

Great cottage on a great waterfront property. Only comment would be regarding sleeping description. This is not a 2 bedroom but an L-shaped loft with one queen size bed and 2 foamies on the floor not separated for any kind of privacy. Would be adequate for a couple with 2 small children. The fifth person would be relegated to another foamie in the window seat on the main level.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed the waterfront property . For future travelers please refer to the description details and photos 8 and 9 on the website to view the open plan of the 2 loft styled bedrooms. The larger loft has a queen bed with the smaller loft having 2 twins in fir frames with carved headboards. These beds are low to the ground, safe for young children but are adult sized.
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An Excellent Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I had and outstanding week on Galiano. The cottage is beautifully located on the water. The tide pools on the rocks in front of the cottage provieded hours of fun. I fell asleep every night to the sounds of the waves. There is a great view of Vancover and the shipping traffic and I'd recommend bringing along a telescope or binoculars. My dog loved the water as well. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, BC

A very relaxing holiday retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the water with fantastic views. Our kids had so much fun playing for hours in the tide pool right in front of the cottage. We enjoyed the beautiful sunrises and the sound of the crashing waves. The tennis court was a nice plus. Its always nice to come to Galiano, where we can slow down and unwind from our busy lives. Thanks so much, we'd definitely like to come again.


  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Sturdies Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Galiano Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Hmmingbird Pub

Tidal Pool for the little ones, walkable beach at all tides , sunrises and sunsets from the deck and beach


Rates & Availability

Galiano Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 1-30
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1-15
May 1 2017 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 16-31
May 16 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
June 25 - July 1
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
July 2-July 8
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 9-July 15
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 16- July 22
Jul 16 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 23- July 29
Jul 23 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 30- Aug 5
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 6-Aug 12
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13-Aug19
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 20 - Aug 26
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27- Sept 2
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 3 - Sept 30
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1- Oct 15
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 16 - March 31
Oct 16 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $44.14
Pet Fee $11.04

prices are set for 2 adults and their children under 18
$60 cleaning fee applies
A pet fee of $15/day
Extra guests are $20-$25/day
a credit card number is required for a security deposit
Payment is by personal cheque or etransfer
Cancellation policy
If the dates rerent within 30 days of planned arrival date, there is only a 10% penalty. Your reservation can be moved to another date at no charge ( except in July and August). Otherwise payments are non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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