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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:
May 17, 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

New tranquil luxurious cottage close to ferry & all island amenities pets welco
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

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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Amazing cottage for birthday get away

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and 2 dogs had a wonderful time at the Cain Cottage. We celebrated my birthday by relaxing, soaking in the well kept, perfectly warm hot tub, getting good sleep in a comfy bed and cooking delicious meals in the full equipped kitchen. And maybe best of all for this doggie mom, the dogs truly enjoyed their time romping in the 2 acre, fenced in yard! Thank you Sue and Don for sharing the cabin and making the visit so wonderful!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our cottage. It really helps us when we get feed back that we are doing all that we can to make our guest feel at home and enjoy their stay. Even the four legged ones. Thank you for choosing us and please come back one day. Sue and Don
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Our Third Visit - Anniversary Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Cain Cottage. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary this year, having stayed for our honeymoon last year. We keep coming back here because of the exceptional hospitality of hosts Sue and Don. The cottage offers everything and seems to anticipate any possible need. The private hot tub is an added bonus that helped to soothe our achy feet after a day of hiking one of Galiano's many trails. The kitchen provides almost everything required to prepare any meal, regardless of complexity. The privacy encourages intimate evenings by the fireplace.

Sue and Don have consistently provided such warm receptions that we now consider them friends. We would recommend Cain Cottage to anyone seeking a peaceful and private getaway on such a beautiful island.

Thanks again, Sue and Don....always a privilege to share your piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marg and Jim for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It is people like you that become our friends that make renting our little cottage so worthwhile. We wish you all the best when you move to your new home in Nova Scotia and I know that we will stay in touch. Take good care of each other and blessings to you both. Love Sue and Don
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Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Don's hospitality is unparalleled. They keep their cottage impeccable. It made this vacation luxurious, yet homey. Sue made us an excellent coconut bread. We hope to be back and would encourage everyone to try to visit Sue and Don.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our cottage. It was lovely to meet you both and enjoyed the island for your celebration. ( even though I thought that it was your birthday ) you were super guests and I hope that you choose to come back one day for another celebration Sue and Don
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Vancouver Island

Best of Galiano B& B Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was Perfect. Tranquility and relaxation. Just everything there a few steps away. Pet friendly and secure. Beautifully appointed cottage with so much to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi It was so lovely to meet you both and your lovely little dog. We really appreciated that you took such good care of our cottage and left it so clean. It is such a pleasure to meet such nice people and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. 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
Pre Season
Feb 12 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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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