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

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Galiano Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sue and Don Findlay Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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.


based on 18 traveler reviews

New tranquil luxurious cottage close to ferry & all island amenities pets welco
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

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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Victoria, B.C.


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two days at the Cain Cottage on Galiano Island - the stay was all too short! This place is first class - very well equipped, bright, very clean and conveniently located close to Sturdies Bay. The first morning of our stay we were greeted by Sue with a plate of blueberry scones, still warm from the oven! They were delicious! We enjoyed both mornings on the huge veranda that wraps around the cottage - paradise! Sue and Don take great pride in this cottage and are continuously working to make it better, although I am not sure what more they need to do! It is such a peaceful place for a holiday - a return visit is a definite must for us. We also enjoyed dinner at the Pilgrimme Restaurant on the island - a must place to visit while staying on Galiano. Also enjoyed some awesome Thai food at Wild 1 - another must. We will definitely be back to Galiano Island and Cain Cottage will be our first choice to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a super review. We really enjoyed meeting you both and your family. I am so glad that they chose to make their home on the island and we got to meet you all. It was so lovely that you took such good care of our little cottage and left it so clean and tidy it was much appreciated. It really makes our day when people have enjoyed the cottage and promise to return. We will really look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards Sue and Don
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Stunning, serene, Galiano oasis

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Don are fabulous hosts! So responsive from the time we booked until departure. The cottage is stunning, clean, modern, every amenity we could have needed. Great location near the ferry shops and golf. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. We will be back. I would recommend this spot to anyone looking for a great getaway on Galiano, we were part of a family reunion and we sure were the winners in the accommodation department. One if not the nicest cottage accommodation on Galiano.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joanna Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time here with your family and at the cottage. Thank you for being such great guests and taking such great care of our little place and for leaving it so very clean and tidy. Guests like you both are what make all the work so worthwhile. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kindest reagrds Sue and Don
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have a 5 month old baby and came to galiano island for a friends wedding :) we used this trip to have our first getaway since having a baby (we left our babe behind!)

This cottage is beautiful! So much attention to detail has gone into this place...from the outdoor decor and gardens to the indoor decor :) I can't say enough good things about this place! It's an excellent place to go and reconnect and it's very peaceful and romantic! Sue and Don brought us amazing blueberry scones for breakfast one morning! I highly recommend this place to anyone! Great location, great accommodations and excellent hosts! Cheers

Christa and Brian

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christa and Brian You were just lovely guests and we hope that you will choose to come back one day. You really took good care of our little cabin and left it beautifully clean. I am so glad that you had a relaxing time after having the baby and enjoyed some adult time together with peace and quiet. Kindest regards Sue and Don
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Galiano Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder Season
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Low season
Nov 11 2016 - Feb 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Pre Season
Feb 12 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 8 2017 - Nov 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $7

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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Galiano Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • 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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