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Member since: 2008
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Only 2 weeks available for summer! Book now!

24 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Situated in spectacular Whaler Bay a quick 5 minute walk from the Sturdies Bay Ferry Terminal and all amenities - A calm serene bay with stunning views down the bay and beyond, perfect for swimming, paddle boarding and launching your kayaks or canoes. View our resident kingfisher perched on his pole, otters playfully frolicking stirring the glass-like water, watch for 'Sammy' the seal who comes round in the evening to check things out and watch the herons skillfully fish for their dinner. Galiano is also the perfect spot to see the many pods of whales that travel through our waters in the summer time.

We are available for rent year–round. So cozy–up to the wood burning fire and enjoy a good book in the winter or sit out on the deck with a refreshment on those hot summer days.

Recently redecorated bright open–space living & dining area with a cozy fireplace. Fully furnished 2 bedroom cottage, 1 queen and 2 double beds, and 1 full bath. Our fully supplied kitchen comes stored with dishes, cookware and appliances so you don't need to worry. The fireplace is a cozy accessory for those crisp winter days and fall evenings. The large 300 sq. ft. deck is the perfect place to relax on the deck chairs and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and views of spectacular Whaler Bay. There's also a propane barbecue so you can grill up your summer faves.

Enjoy the bounty of Provincial Parks, spectacular views, and wildlife every where you go and breathe that fresh island air. The natural beauty of Galiano Island invites relaxation, exploration and excitement.

Indulge in a bottle of wine and perhaps head down to Montague Harbour and pick up a fresh catch of local seafood the island has to offer.

Keywords: Cottage

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

HAPPY NEW YEAR-2011! WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF SPENDING THE LAST FEW DAYS OF 2010 AND THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF 2011 AT YOUR WONDERFUL COTTAGE-TRULY A HOME AWAY FROM HOME. COZY EVENINGS BY THE FIRE AND CRISP COLD CLEAR AFTERNOON WALKS. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Jan 2011
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Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

Only 2 weeks available for summer! Book now!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 56 reviews
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a peaceful place to enjoy a relaxing week! Totally restful and rejuvenating. We enjoyed exploring the beaches during the day and viewing various wildlife. In the evenings time for bbqs on the deck facing the ocean and stargazing. Also if you have a hankering for some pizza check out Babes in the Woods, a local restaurant. The cottage is a short walk from some local shopping and offers everything from homemade soaps to unique clothing. We would definitely come back again and consider the cottage as a welcoming home base!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my Fiance, her two friends and one of their 2 year old sons spent the weekend at Kingfisher's Perch for a birthday celebration. We decided to bike over for the weekend and were very grateful for the close proximity to the ferries and all necessary amenities! The location was fantastic and easy to find. We quickly discovered the wonderful deck and enjoyed our first evening watching the local herons and racoons feast in the intertidal zone. The home is well laid out and easily was able to accommodate our group. The beds were very comfortable and we loved having an actual fireplace for when the temperature dropped at night! Our only issue was a bit of confusion surrounding what to do with our garbage and recycling as there were a few differing instructions. My advice is to stick to the Rental Agreement and then there's no confusion. All in all, it was a wonderful, relaxing weekend and we would definitely recommend Kingfisher's Perch to anyone looking to get away to the amazing island of Galiano!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My stay at the Kingfishers Perch

  • 4 of 5

I just came home from a fantastic girls weekend on Galiano. I found the description accurate regarding location, etc. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. There were lots of chairs on the beautiful sundeck, the beds/bedding were very comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped with decent cookware. I have already recommended this property to others. Although we cooked most of our meals there, we did eat at the Hummingbird Pub and the restaurant in Montague Harbor. Both were very good. We kayaked, hiked and golfed. All in all it was a fantastic weekend which we were lucky enough to have sunshine the whole time.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a Girl's Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to let you know that we had a lovely time in your cottage. What a perfect place for a retreat! We did a hike up along Bodega Ridge, followed by a relaxing afternoon at the Hummingbird Pub. We checked out Babes in the Woods for some amazing pizza, and tried to get into Pilgrimme (should have made a reservation weeks before!). Above all, we spent some quality time on your deck, just catching up and watching the seals watching us.

Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, cozy stay

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our experience at the Kingfisher's Perch. The location was amazing and central. We loved how nicely decorated and extremely clean the accommodation was. The wood burning fire had to be our favourite and was extremely appreciated after a long day exploring the island. We found the water pressure wasn't the best which might be as a result of the need to conserve water but a small detractor considering the great experience we had overall. Thanks to Andrea and Dave for making our first visit to the island a memorable one and for being so prompt with all communications before and during our stay. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again soon.
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Cozy, comfortable and relaxing getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this home. Such a beautiful view! Beds were comfortable and everything was nice and clean. There was 6 of us but we didn't feel overcrowded, in fact it is larger than it appeared in the pictures shown.

Overall a great place, nicely decorated and cozy. We look forward to staying here again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
0.25 Kilometres
Sturdies Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Point of Interest
Bellhouse Provincial Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cain Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Whaler Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Sturdies Bay Village
Nearest Point of Interest
The ferry terminal
Nearest Point of Interest
Bluff's Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Montague Harbour Provincial Parks
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt.Galiano

Enjoy the bounty of Provincial Parks, spectacular views, and wildlife every where you go and breathe that fresh island air. The natural beauty of Galiano Island invites relaxation, exploration and excitement.

Indulge in a bottle of wine and perhaps head down to Montague Harbour and pick up a fresh catch of local seafood the island has to offer.

Other Activities: Boating, shopping, kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,004
$3,476
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder Season
Sep 18 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$124
$772
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$154
$1,004
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$124
$772
$2,703
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $232
Pet Fee $15

All rates are based on single or double occupancy each additional person add $20/night or $120/week.
Minimum stay is 2 nights, 3 over holidays and long weekends. Weekly bookings only during July, August
and over Christmas.

November - February
Book 2 nights get the 3rd free. Holidays & long weekends book 3 nights receive the 4th free.
Offer excluded from December 15-January 4

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Amenities

Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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