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Ralph or Rocky

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Modern (Pet Friendly) Cottage in a Wooded Setting .

7 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage with acommodation for 2-4

ARBUTUS GROVE COTTAGE is located in a wooded setting that is close to a shore access that leads down to a sandstone shelf....perfect for beach combing and the exploration of a myriad of tidal pools. This cottage has a Master bedroom (Queen size bed) and a pullout sofa. The galley kitchen is fully equipped and has everything a cook would need to provide mouth watering snacks as well as full meals. All linen, cutlery and towels are provided.

Photographers relish the unlimited views, wildlife, unique eroded patterns in the rocky shore and sunsets that will be long remembered. 150+ species of bird can be viewed close at hand.

Artisan's creations can be viewed at numerous local venues.

Hiking/Biking trails are many and often lead to secluded, hidden beaches where deer, otter, Killer Whales (Orcas) and seal can be viewed close at hand.

Boating, fishing, mopeding/riding scooters and kayaking are activities that are offered to the public and provide the means for 'island' visitor to explore more than the local roads.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, House, Suite

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ralph or Rocky (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ralph or Rocky

We have owned property on Galiano Island since the late 70's and spent every holiday period here with our young family. We retired in 2000, and we have been involved with the business aspect of life on an island. We opened a restaurant, started a map company and a moped and boat rental company as well as our cottage rental business. Our life on Galiano is one that has fulfilled our desire to provide quality accommodations and service to the many visitors that arrive each year. We had a Border Collie named Arrow who was an important part of our lives. He travels everywhere with us, so we are aware of the importance of offering our accommodation to others that have pets that travel with them.

Ralph or Rocky purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Ralph or Rocky chose British Columbia

Galiano is one hour from the hectic city life in both Vancouver and Victoria and is very attractive to city dwellers wishing to get away from it all and experience the laid back life that makes Galiano so unique. Travel to Galiano is most often by BC Ferry but arriving by float plane is an other possibility. Flights by air can be arranged by contacting Seaair, Harbour Air, Saltspring Air and Kenmore Air.

What makes this cottage unique

Visitors to our cottage will immediately be aware of the lack of traffic noise and the sound of the ocean mingled with the scent of lavender and other wildflowers and the large number of wild birds that inhabit our wooded area.

STICKS and STONES GUESTS receive a 15% discount on all moped and boat rentals at GALIANO MOPED and BOAT RENTALS Ltd.and each arriving guest will be provided with a Galiano Island Tourist Map and your hosts, We will spend a few moments with you to point out all of the unique hidden beaches, look out points and the local hiking trails.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for a fantastic week. We go home rested and refreshed. Our stay was made special by your generosity and kindness. We will miss the peace of this beautiful place
Jul 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Modern (Pet Friendly) Cottage in a Wooded Setting .
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews
5

Arrow's Run Cottage (upstairs) is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I booked Arrow’s run cottage (upstairs) and it was an absolute dream!! It was clean, spacious and everything was decorated beautifully. We couldn’t get over all the amazing art all around the house and the ceiling to floor windows which made for an amazing view of the ocean across the road. There was a lovely huge deck out front and plenty of beach accesses points right across the street. Could not have picked a better place for a getaway. Ralph and Rocky were lovely, we met them when we rented mopeds from them down by the marina and had an absolute blast exploring the island! We also had the pleasure of meeting their daughter in law Christa who we met first when we arrived at the cottage. Everyone was very helpful in making sure we knew where some of the destination spots were and all the good beaches. Thank you for making our vacation so enjoyable! I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a getaway. My only regret is we didn’t stay longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that your stay with us at STICKS and STONES COTTAGES was everything you wished for......we hope you will consider us for a future trip to Galiano, to relax. Exploring the 'island' on a moped/scooter was an added bonus, and your comments on our site indicate that your enjoyed the experience. It was great to make your acquaintance.
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Merritt

  • 5 of 5

We had a surprisingly wonderful vacation here with two family's. Rocky, Ralph, christa and Francis lined us out with activities and made us feel at home. The accommodations were. Dry comfortable and in close walking distance to a gorgeous sandstone beach. Can't wait to go back. We were even surprised with tasty carrot cake courtesy of our hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to read that your visit at Sticks and Stones Cottages was a memorable one. We look forward to your return visit.
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Richmond BC
5

The best cottage ever

  • 5 of 5

Ralph and Rocky are the nicest hosts a person could want. My husband and myself try to make it out every year and we always stay in their cozy cabin. We have returned and brought our family as well as out of town guests and rented out the top floor of their other chalet. Ralph and Rocky always make you feel right at home and are always so helpful.

We usually rent a boat from them and go out adventuring.

I highly recommend this place for a wonderful and relaxing getaway. Did I mention Rocky is the best baker around?

The Girard Family

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review Sticks and Stones Cottages, Sylvie. Your kind words will assist others to choose their accommodation on Galiano. It is always good to see you and Terry during your annual stay with us. Ralph and Rocky
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Vancouver
4

Stick and stone apartment rental

  • 4 of 5

Really nice apartment and really nice hosts, with very good advices on where to go on the island! Would definitively recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Catherine.....we hope your visiting Uncle enjoyed his visit to Galiano and that it was a memorable part of his trip to Canada.
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Vancouver, BC
5

Chloe from Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Arbutus Cottage! Ralph and Rocky were wonderful hosts and kindly collected us from the ferry and showed wonderful hospitality the entire weekend. Their pride and knowledge of the Galiano community really shows and they make every effort to ensure their guests have a truly memorable time.They provided a fabulous map and detailed information that took us through the best of Galiano on a red moped :) The cottage was every bit as quaint and cosy as the island itself and I would highly recommend it to those looking for a peaceful and picturesque stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at STICKS and STONES COTTAGES during August. It is gratifying to know that the energy we put into making our guests feel at home is appreciated by them. We are so pleased to know that the GALIANO TOURIST MAP, that we produced, assisted you in visiting all of the 'island highlights'. We hope you will consider returning for a stay in the Fall/Spring period when the fireplace can add to the cottage ambience.
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5

Perfect setting for relaxed family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Arrows Run is a great base from which to explore Galiano Island - it can sleep many people if you rent out the suite and the main house, it is close to many of the islands beaches and walks (not that anything in Galiano is far away!) and you have Ralph and Rocky who make sure that you are able to take full advantage of your time on the island.

Ralph and Rocky went out of their way to give us all the information we could want, and cater to our needs, without encroaching on our private family holiday in anyway. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Sticks and Stones Cottages. We are very pleased to read that we were able to assist you during your stay and help make your stay on Galiano a memorable one. We hope you will consider us for future visits to the Southern Gulf Islands.
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Hummingbird Pub
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
BC Ferries at Sturdies Bay
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Galiano Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Flying Black Dog
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Montage Harbour Marine Park, Shell beach
Car: recommended

Mopeding,Boating, Crabbing, Beachcombing, Fishing, Hiking,Biking, Kayaking, Nature Photography

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Rates & Availability

Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
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$928
 

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Amenities

Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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