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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Sue and Don Findlay Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 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.

Map

Car: not necessary

Amenities

Galiano Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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New tranquil luxurious cottage close to ferry & all island amenities pets welco
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews
5

Amazing and peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our long weekend stay at this gorgeous and cute cabin. It was the perfect place to relax and unwind and our German short haired pointer was in heaven running around outside. Don and Sue were great hosts and Sue even brought round some lovely homemade scones. Will definitely make this an annual getaway

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cameron Thank you for the lovely review and it was lovely to meet you all. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return. Please tell Jasper that chipmonk got a decent burial despite his early demise and totally forgives his excitement at tracking him down ! lol Fond regards Sue and Don
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5

A Gem in the Crown of Galiano Is.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous cottage with lots of character. Perfect place to stay to explore Galiano. Comfy and the baked goods and dog treats were above and beyond. Loved the hot tub after hiking Mnt Galiano. Highly recommend Cain Cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review and for leaving the cottage so lovely and clean. It was lovely to meet you both and of course your lovely dogs. I'm in love with Rose and I am sure that if you come again I will introduce her to my Lakai. It was really nice talking to you and meeting some more Brits. Sue and Don
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5

All the comforts of home - and then some!

  • 5 of 5

Sue & Don's place is charming, comfortable and convenient. The location near the ferry terminal and shops is ideal. The cottage has great facilities, including a full kitchen and nice bathroom. We also loved the amenities - wood stove and hot tub! Perfect for a fall getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our cottage. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found it a home from home. We tried very hard to make it a warm and cozy place to snuggle in front of the fire on a crisp autumn evening. We loved having you as guests and hope that you will return one day. Thank you for respecting the cottage and leaving it so clean and tidy. Sue and Don
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Well kitted out, convenient location

  • 4 of 5

Cain Cottage is the perfect base whence to explore Galiano Island. The cottage itself is lovely with a very spacious feel. Our dog Goji loved the grounds, which have a lot of character. Great kitchen and entertainment system, plus the tap water is delicious. Sue and Don are attentive hosts and add something special to your stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A gem!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay here and will definitely be back! Sue and Don are lovely individuals who have taken great care to create a vacation rental that manages to feel like home, but better. The hot tub was a divine treat, the property enthralled our dog who ran it like his own private dog park and Sue's scones were delicious! Highly, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and it was lovely to see Jude running around enjoying the freedom of the property. I hope that you decide to return one day as it is so lovely to meet like people like yourselves and makes everything we have done worthwhile. Regards Sue and Don
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5

Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful and we had everything we could have needed. A little more privacy would be my only issue other than that it was clean welcoming and very friendly owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $7.92

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.