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Christine and Thomas Axmann

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, german

Lovely Waterfront Home

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Southern Gulf Islands House Rental Photos and Description

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

The perfect place to soothe the frazzled soul: much more than a cottage, this lovely, architect-designed waterfront home commands a spectacular view of the Strait of Georgia. It overlooks safe, sandy Morning Beach, Lion Islet and the mountains of the mainland. At night the lights of Vancouver glitter on the horizon. The very private mature garden blends seamlessly with the surrounding forest. Two decks, including one at the water's edge, and a sheltered patio overlooking an evergreen garden complete the picture. A magical landscaped stone staircase leads to the shore.

The house offers 2000 square feet of comfortable furnishings and original art work, in a blissful relaxed setting. The master bedroom with queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom has tree-filtered views into the bay, while the second bedroom with twin beds has a sliding door onto a secluded deck surrounded by forest and ocean views.

Curl up by the woodburning stove. While away your stay here watching the seasonal array of wildlife in the bay; otters, seals, sea lions, hummingbirds, eagles, kingfishers, and the occasional orca. Or for those days when you need more stimulation, explore the island and its surrounding waters by kayak, horseback, bike or scooter, all readily available to rent on this jewel of the southern Gulf Islands.

Please note that the prices quoted on this website are in US dollars. Please click on the flag for the rates in Canadian dollars.

Please note that we do not accomodate pets (no exceptions) and that this is a no smoking property. Maximum of 4 guests. Email us by clicking the contact screen below.

Keywords: cottage

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Christine and Thomas Axmann (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! We had an amazing time, one of our best family vacations ever. You have done a fabulous job creating a warm and loving place. Thank you again.
Nov 2008
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based on 6 traveler reviews

Lovely Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 11 reviews

A Gem by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful weekend get-away at this beautiful waterfront home on Galiano Island.

The weather was glorious, the view from the property amazing, and we especially enjoyed watching the many otters, seals, bald eagles and herons. An amble along the rocks and water's edge was a pleasurable way to explore and have a leg-stretch.

The cottage itself is perfect, well-planned with huge windows giving spectacular views of the ocean and beyond, and the owners have thought of everything that might be needed.

It's an easy walk from a restaurant if you feel like eating out, or provide for yourself in the well-equipped kitchen.

We would certainly recommend the Anchorage to anyone wanting a relaxing and peaceful stay on this Gulf Island, and we hope to return some day in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Rock BC Canada

Delightful escape from the mainland!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days here in late May and were delighted to find the property to be even more comfortable and relaxing than expected. An oceanfront home with a great summer cottage vibe. Well equipped, super clean, comfortable, spacious and private. The property is very well maintained and obviously loved and cared for by the owners. An excellent and easy getaway from the city. Thanks C&T for the visit, we certainly hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

A Haven of Relaxation and Restoration

  • 5 of 5

Two of the most wonderful vacation weeks we have experienced. Upon arrival we were most impressed with the:-

- extreme cleanliness of the home.

- magnificent view, which took our breath away,

- everything was supplied that we could ever need,

- the owners (brief conversation) conveyed the feeling that they wanted us

to have a great two weeks.

- there were no clocks in living room, suggesting that this was

a place to forget the busyness of the world across the water

and relax.

We have no hesitation in recommending this well appointed home and

its beautiful location for your consideration.

Two grateful and very relaxed vacationers

J & J

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, BC

Margo & Guy Enjoyed a Fabulous Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Guy & I have stayed in many cabins & B&B’s in the Gulf Islands & Sunshine Coast and let me tell you that The Anchorage was fabulous!!! Extremely clean, all the comforts of home, cosey bed, fantastic view and lovely private backyard ;))) We lucked out with the weather Sept. 5-10’11 sunny every day, a bit windy at times but perfect for hiking in the morning and our hardest chore in the afternoons was repositioning the lounge chairs to stay in the sun for our relaxing reads. We took our own small propane Bbq as we didn’t want to deal / briquettes – only Bbq’d one night as we ended up going out for a 2:00ish lunch ... good burger/fries @ the Hummingbird Pub and tried the Marina Grill but too many wasps to really enjoy our point 5 lunch. We’re delighted with late evening visits from deer and laughed at the ‘vocals’ from the sea lions, sea otters were so cute but was somewhat disappointed to miss the whales. Would rate this beautiful home (not really a cabin) as a 9 as we couldn’t go swimming in the ocean right out front of the house (would be nice if they had a small walk out wharf) and would have been a 10 if there was a hot tub in the back yard. Great communication from the owner’s and will definitely book again. Thanks so much to Christine & Thomas for sharing their beautiful home. Was surprised to see Carol & Mel had their place up for sale, didn’t easily run into them so am hoping they are both OK. Take care & sending JOY your way, Margo & Guy

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta

Keith, Katherine, Marina, and Sarah (from Edmunchuk)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 10 years ago and still rave about it. Book, you'll find out.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thank you so much. We have made some improvements since then- so it's even better. The great view and location are unchanged. Wildlife sightings seem more frequent- deer, otters,eagles,mink,seals and so on.
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cozy and beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Looking at pictures and reading descriptions of vacation rentals over the internet can make one very sceptical. We figured if what we saw was 75% accurate, we would enjoy ourselves. Well, we were shocked! What we found was a beautiful and cozy home that had everything you would need for a short stay on this island. A fully equiped kitchen, nice furnishing, wood burning stove with plenty of wood, plenty of towels and toiletteries. Above all, the views were spectacular. It was everything we had wanted and went beyond our expectations. I would say that the only thing it was lacking was a propane BBQ, just a simple old fashioned type, which would require us to bring charcoal/lighting fluid, which we are too lazy these days to do, but they had fully disclosed that information ahead of time.

This lovely place would be perfect for a small family or simply for a couple, like us. The value was outstanding and I would love to return to this perfect home.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guest for his kind comments. It echoes what many of our other guests have written in our guest book at the house. We pride ourselves on cleanliness, comfort and good value so it's nice to have that recognized. Re the BBQ, we often do not meet our guests, who may or may not have children, so we are reluctant to have a propane BBQ with all the risk it entails.
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Rates & Availability

Southern Gulf Islands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 7 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
low season
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $189

Dear Guests, VRBO no longer allows owners of properties in Canada to list our rates in Canadian dollars. To find the Canadian rate please click on the US flag in the right hand corner of this page, and then on the Canadian flag.We aoplogize to our Canadian guests for any confusion this may cause.

Please also note that in the low and shoulder seasons there is a charge of $25.00 per person per night for more than 2 guests. (up to 4 persons maximum)

Deposit required for summer bookings. Payment in full required 2 weeks in advance for off-season

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Southern Gulf Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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