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Zhara Balleny

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Hummingbird Knoll - Just Steps from Sandstone Beach

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-9)

Come stay at our charming cottage, your Galiano home away from home . We have plenty of space for large groups both inside and out. Relax on our large sunny deck, or swing in the shady hammock.

Enjoy cooking a special meal/ BBQ with family and/or friends. Later saunter down to the sandstone beach and enjoy Galiano's beautiful sunsets. In the evening our deck welcomes you to dance, enjoy a glass of wine, or simply stargaze.

Cozy and delightful in any season, our cottage has 3 separate bedrooms plus a romantic pull-out sofa in the livingroom opposite the fireplace. The master bedroom features its own private balcony. Kids will love their cozy upstairs bedroom with dragonfly lights and a toyshelf waiting to be explored. The ground floor bedroom features a double bed and its own private porch. There is a playpen available for babies, and a fold out cot suitable to set up in any room.

Outdoor games include a trampoline, a pingpong table, croquet, badminton and a backyard forest with a creek to play in.

Indoors there are board games, DVDs, toys and crafts to keep everyone amused during the occasional rainy day.

Keywords: Full house on a sunny garden lot, walk miles of sandstone beach with sunset views, only 7 minutes drive from ferry

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Zhara Balleny (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Zhara Balleny

I teach nursing at Douglas College in Coquitlam, BC. I love the outdoors and spending time with my family and pets.

Zhara Balleny purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Zhara Balleny chose British Columbia

I have always loved the Gulf Islands and dreamed of owning a cottage there. Galiano is the perfect Island as it is the first stop on the ferry from Tswassen- only a 50 minute ride!

We are just 5 minutes from the ferry, the bakery and a famous historical pub.

There are many gorgeous island parks to be explored by bike or on foot.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the privacy of the gulf Islands while remaining close to convenient sevices. Our property abuts park land with a wooded pathway to beach. There are several provincial parks on the Island and beaches which feature unique sandstone formations known as tifoni - amazing photographic opportunities. Wildlife viewing everday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a incredible weekend. I loved the change of pace. No T.V.!! Serene...So needed! The kids loved it! So much to do...Beautiful. :-) oxox



Lisa, Tyler (4), & Chelsea (2)
Sep 2011
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Reviews

Hummingbird Knoll - Just Steps from Sandstone Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Langley
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Hummingbird Knoll Review

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six spent two nights here and found the accommodations to be excellent. The house was clean, beds were comfortable, and the deck/yard were awesome to hang out in. The house is a short walk to Sandstone Beach, which was fantastic. When we left, I accidentally forgot my iPad there...Zhara was very helpful, and sent it via Fed Ex immediately. I appreciated her going above and beyond! I would recommend Hummingbird Knoll to everyone looking for the perfect Galiano Island experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galiano island visit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights at the hummingbird knoll and loved every minute of it! The house was perfect for our group of six, lots of room to hang out and all the beds were comfy and clean. Great deck and big yard to soak up the sun, plus the property was very private. The sandstone beach was an easy stroll from the house and we spent a day hiking the coastline. The owner was very helpful, payment was easy and straight forward, and we would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Humming Bird Pub
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Sticks Allison Sandstone Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
$773
$2,318
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$116
$386
$966
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $193
Cleaning $155
Pet Fee $39

Long weekends include an additional $150 rate charge due to popularity. If number of guests exceeds 4, an additional rate charge of $25.00 per person per night is due. Damage deposit will be returned within 3 days post rental -- after housekeeping has been completed.

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Reservation/ damage fee of $250 to confirm booking. Full payments are due by e-transfer prior to the first day of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Southern Gulf Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs master bedroom, Double Beds (1) Smalller upstairs bedroom and downstairs bedroom, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in living room opposite the fireplace
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A five minute saunter down a wooded path to miles of sandstone beach with fasinating tidal pools. The west border of the property is parkland ensuring privacy and quiet.

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