About the property
- Cottage1450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5 adults)
PARADISE! That's the first thing that entered our minds when we came to Galiano Island. Close to major cities, but yet you feel a million miles away. Many unspoiled, natural and wild beaches, friendly people and west coast wilderness all around.
Our house is nestled in a fir and arbutus forest, with lots of sunlight, fantastic ocean, mountain and sunset views, and a very cozy and comfortable house to relax in. There is not a single house to be seen from our Galiano Getaway Cottage so you can find the peace and quiet you have been looking for.
Children are welcome in our house as our house is child friendly. There's lots to do on the island; swim, bike, explore or shop... or you can relax on the deck and read your book!! If you are trying to get away from the 'Madding Crowd', give our house on Galiano Island a visit!!
Keywords: Cottage, house, getaway
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Amanda Harris
Jim and I fell in love with Galiano in 1988 and were fortunate to be able to buy our house there. We have spent a lot of time fixing it up for ourselves and for others to use.
Amanda Harris purchased this Cottage in 1988
Why Amanda Harris chose Galiano Island
We have had so many wonderful times on Galiano Island. We exchanged our wedding vows with our family and friends around us in Bluff Park overlooking Active Pass, on Galiano in 1989. Since then we have spent time every summer with our two daughters exploring the island and spending time together. When we escape to Galiano from Vancouver for a few days, we always feel rejuvenated and energized when we return to our busy city lives. In the spring and fall we try to get over to the island with our friends- long weekends with other families, Jim with his poker friends and Amanda with her women friends. The house is fabulous for just getting away and being together.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our favorite things to do on the island are walking in to Pebble Beach, jumping off the dock at the government dock at the north end, walking around the trail at Montague Park, going for ice cream at the marina and scoops, shopping at Ixchel craft shop, watching movies Saturday afternoon at the Gulf Islands film school, swimming at Morning beach or Cable Bay, playing monopoly and reading books out on our deck and best of all, having a relaxing dinner out on our deck as the sun goes down.
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Great Galiano Getaway
We had two children and two large dogs and we felt right at home as soon as we arrived at Galiano Getaway. The cottage had everything we needed and the view of the ocean was spectacular. Hiking on the island was excellent and no predators made it a carefree activity. Coming from rural Ontario (voracious blackfly, deerfly and mosquito country), I loved, loved, loved no bugs 'till dusk and then only some mosquitos came out: whole days outside without being eaten alive - heaven!! The cottage was on the north side of the island and was very private, but there are other cottages nearby, so it wasn't isolated. Checking in was seamless and we didn't have any cause to contact Amanda, but she thoughtfully contacted us to make sure everything was okay mid-week. Overall, Galiano Getaway was a great vacation home, aptly named.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our Galiano Getaway Anne. It is so wonderful you got out and hiked a lot of the amazing trails Galiano has to offer!
I grew up in Ontario so I totally understand how amazing it is that summer on
the west coast is almost bug-free! Come again!
Just as described was very Peaceful and an amazing view.
We had a great time at Galiano Getaway so did our pup. I loved the deck where he could roam in and out.
Thanks for a great stay Amanda
Lovely private tucked away sanctuary. Prompt response from owner.
What a great spacious home with wonderful ocean views and privacy.
Great mini scrambling hike on property towards the ocean and a wonderful selection of movies for those cozy family evenings by the wood stove.
Our little dachshund made himself right at home!
There was 5 of us plus our dog, and it was spacious and inviting.
Will definitely recommend this Island gem!
Perfect Cabin in the Woods
This cabin was great in many ways! The best thing was the location. It was nestled in the woods, with lots of privacy. It was about a 30 minute drive from the ferry terminal, along beautiful, forested, curvy roads. The store and restaurants were at least a 20 minute drive away, so we had to plan if we needed anything. The view from the front deck was a treat, as we watched ships, sailboats and beautiful skies! Our kids loved exploring the land around the cabin, using the rope swing, and our dog loved bounding through the mossy rocks and tall trees. The steep path down to a rocky cove was about a 10 minute walk. We also walked down the lane to the ocean which was less of an adventure. We drove to different trailheads and hiked to some beautiful beaches. We also hiked up Mount Galiano which provided a fantastic view of the ocean and surrounding islands. The inside of the cabin was everything we needed for two adults and five kids. The beds were very comfortable (all of them). There was space for the movie watchers downstairs and a cozy living room upstairs to read, listen to music and gaze out at the ocean. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our meals. We enjoyed sitting on the covered deck and the big window in the upstairs bedroom looked out onto the ocean which was a pleasure to wake up to. The owner was attentive and prompt in answering any questions. The weather was awesome, even in March, and this was very relaxing vacation!
Lovely place, as described. Would definitely return!
We really enjoyed our stay. The house is as described and was perfect for a family get-away. We only wish we had been able to stay for a week :) Amanda was very friendly and easy to communicate with. The house had everything we needed and a beautiful location.
Very clean and very comfortable
Fantastic cottage, with all you need to live comfortably. Excellent games and books. Also, it is equipped with an old VHS player and tapes - a nostalgic trip to the past.
Beach-combing, Deck Sitting
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Fall, Winter & Spring - 3 night minimum on long weekends. $200./nt. Wedding party guests - 4 adults max. $200./nt Inquire about extended stays from October to May. July & August weekly Saturday to Saturday rentals only. Email me with rate inquiries. Weekends in June & September - $200./nt. MORE THAN 5 ADULTS - ONLY at owner's approval & possible additional fees may be applicable.