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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 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:
August 5, 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.

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 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
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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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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5

Beautiful Quiet property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Quiet property. The owners were very friendly and helpful (They gave us spot on recommendations!) The hot tub is fantastic and the property has a great aesthetic. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michael, for taking the time to write a review for our cottage. It is lovely to get feed back from our guests. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time on the island and also the restaurants that I recommended. We are so lucky for a small island to have such good places to eat. We hope that you return one day. Sue and Don
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Relaxing island retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our five day stay at Cain Cottage. It was such a nice break from city life for us and our four-legged travel companions. Cain Cottage is such a relaxing spot, located within walking distance to amenities, and completely tranquil. Sue and Don were gracious hosts - they provided excellent advice on dining options and local attractions, and some delicious blueberry scones and doggie biscuits. We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our cottage. It was lovely to meet you all and it was nice to see your sweet dogs relaxing into island life. Thank you for taking such great care of the cottage, leaving it so clean and tidy. You are the kind of lovely guests that make renting so satisfying and rewarding. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Cain cottage and I hope that you return one day.
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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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5

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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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Galiano Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$198
$1,247
 
 
Low season
Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$158
$970
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$158
$970
 

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.
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