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New tranquil luxurious cottage close to ferry & all island amenities pets welco

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect couples retreat in a wooded garden setting minutes from parks & beaches.

Relax and unwind in the peaceful, airy and spacious living space with it's many windows and high ceilings. TV,high speed WiFi and Net Flix are provided to enjoy from the comfortable large sectional. The gourmet kitchen has all new appliances, stove, microwave, dishwasher in fact everything you need to cook a romantic feast for two whilst sampling one of the many local wines. The oversize bathroom shower with heated marble floor & large vanity all contribute to make bathing a pleasure. The Queen bed, with luxury linens overlooks the Japanese garden and woodland oasis where you can enjoy the many birds and woodland creatures living on out two and a half acres from the double french doors at the end of the bed. Enjoy morning coffee sitting on the four hundred sq ft covered wrap around deck also featuring a top of the line Webber BBQ. and comfortable dining and wicker patio suite. A covered gazebo provides an outdoor lounge just steps from the house for relaxing on the luxury patio furniture to read a paper or one of the many books by local and World renowned authors. Just get to know each other again and drink it all in for that memorable special quality time together.

Sue and Don Findlay Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Sue and Don Findlay Smith

Don and I started with this bare site in June 2013 and worked together to design and build our beautiful cottage. It was wonderful even though very hard work to watch our dream come together and become what it today. There for everyone who stays here to love and enjoy as much as we do. We are very proud of the cottage and the wonderful feelings of joy we get when we are at Cain Cottage. We hope one day to build our retirement home on another part of the property. It is the perfect stick finding place for our beloved rescue dog Lakai.

Sue and Don Findlay Smith purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sue and Don Findlay Smith chose British Columbia Gulf Islands

This is the perfect property for us as it is so close to everything on the island. Restaurants, shops, galleries, bakery, walks, parks, beaches, pub, museum, Saturday market, the halls where many events and celebrations take place and also the ferry in fact it's perfectly situated for everything. It is also large enough to easily accommodate the cottage, Don's garage, necessary for us both to be happy, as he is a truck driver, heavy equipment operator, the island boat mechanic, and general monkey wrencher. There is also a good space to build our retirement rancher. One of the most important things about this property is the great well with beautiful crystal clear water thanks to the top of the line reverse osmosis system and water storage area.

What makes this cottage unique

The existing old trees and the peaceful feeling that we get from the quiet of the location of the land despite being so close to everything. We have just installed a new state of the art self cleaning hot tub in it's own gazebo just off the bed room deck. No heavy chemicals and so much better for the skin for our guest to enjoy the massage jets.


Galiano Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large fully tiled bathroom with oversize shower, large marble vanity with lots of storage and a heated marble floor and also wall hot air heater.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Huge artist and crafts for sale and lots of shows and galleries with tours of the island artists on a free map also beach accesses and walking trails


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average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Excellent accomodation

  • 4 of 5

Great location, great hospitality, very accommodating owners, and a wonderful baked treat

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a lovely review and I am sorry that your visit was so short. We hope that you will come back someday and stay a little longer. You took great care of our cottage and left it so clean and tidy. Thank you Sue and Don
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This is a lovely peaceful home in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

A real wood fire, hot tub and privacy on a beautiful little island.......who could ask for more? We loved our stay at this charming cottage. Thank you Don and Sue......You are both kind and gracious hosts!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write us such a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that one day you will return Many thanks Sue and Don
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Amazing Property and Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Cain Cottage is a very special place. Quiet and tranquil with everything you would want or need. This a fantastic place to go if you would like to unwind and explore Galiano Island.

Everything is in perfect condition and of the best quality.

Sue is an excellent host. Her coconut cake was a nice surprise that tasted great.

The two of us and our dog enjoyed the Cain Cottage and will be back.

Thanks Sue and Don.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

We knew we would like Cain cottage and the Zen garden by the pictures on Home Away but upon arrival was blown away by the beauty and just how remarkable this piece of paradise really is. I would highly recommend this gem for anyone who is wanting first class quality accommodations in a tranquil setting...and pet friendly!!! Truly a rare find. My husband and I were able to bring along our little Jessie and we all had a wonderful time. Sue and Don are the perfect hosts they were very respectful of our privacy and the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. They have put a lot of work and thought creating Cain Cottage and it shows. I personally would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart and will return again really soon. :)) Diane, Martin and Jessie Todosychuk

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diane and Martin Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review. It really makes everything worthwhile when we meet lovely people like you both who really enjoyed their stay and liked the work we have done at the cottage. We were delighted to read your review and it made us feel really proud and happy. We hope that you all come back one day with sweet Jessie for another stay. If you book direct with us you will avoid the extra charges that the rental sites charge. Kindest regards Sue and Don
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I & our 2 dogs recently had an awesome little getaway at Cain Cottage. Sue and Don are simply the best! They offer everything possible you could need for your stay. The cottage is gorgeous and the huge property is fully fenced, perfect for our furry family members. After exploring the island it was great to come back and relax in the hot tub and on top of everything Sue baked us one of the best cakes we've ever had. It did not last long at all yummy. We will definitely be returning to Cain Cottage hopefully sooner than later. Thanks again Sue & Don!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alisha for taking the time to write such a super review. You took such great care of our cottage and left it so clean and tidy. It was just lovely to meet you all and I fell in love with your dogs. If they ever need a new home you know where we live !. It is guests like you both that make renting our cottage so worthwhile. We would love to have you return Sue and Don
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Victoria BC

Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took a quick weekend getaway to Cain cottage. We absolutely loved our stay as did our dog who enjoyed the freedom of the fenced acerage. Sue greeted us with a warm welcome and a warm coconut cake which was amazing. It was so nice to be able to relax in the hot tub after a long hike and sit in front of the wood stove. I highly recommend Cain cottage and look forward to returning but next time a bit longer. Thank you Sue and Don.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lesley Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I know that as nurses you are both really busy and have very stressful lives. I am so glad that you got a chance to relax with Bella who is really a delight, by the way. You were perfect guests and I hope that you choose to come back one day and hike more of the island and I hope that you enjoyed the north end of the island and loved it as much as I do Kindest regards Sue and Don
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Galiano Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low season
Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $7.32

The rates vary according to the season please contact for a quote. Sept 6th to April 30th we charge $200 per night and $995 per week. Monthly rates by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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