House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
We fell in love with Galiano Island about 25 years ago, and have been both full-time residents and 'weekenders'. We currently live in Vancouver and hope to return to Galiano full time one day.
Owner purchased this House in 1996
Why Owner chose Galiano Island
As past full-time residents, we knew exactly what we were looking for in a Galiano home. This property has it all: 300 feet of beachfront, 7 acres of private forest, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets in the summer, a wrap-around deck, lots of windows, wood stove, hot tub...
What makes this House unique
With it's Northern view of the Coast Mountains the property enjoys both beautiful sunrises and sunsets across the SAlish Sea in the summer months.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Absolutely no outdoor fires, including on the beach. Galiano is a forest! The fire department will follow up on any smoke sightings reported.
We are on a well system. Please use water responsibly. Running out of water is no fun!
Please respect our neighbours and the natural surroundings. Quiet between 10pm - 8am.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Paradise on the ocean
We have stayed here 7 times and loved every single second of every single visit. Ocean vistas abound and the comfiest bed under skylights! Whale sightings, de otters, eagles, deer and more. Thank you Two Penguins for all the memories!
Amazing beachfront home! Had everything you could need& more. The master bedroom was absolutely amazing, the massive floor/ceiling windows facing out onto the ocean was so beautiful. Our kids loved their loft bedrooms& the other master bedroom. Swimming all day& then playing cards etc. In the evening on the deck or in the big living room! Watching whales go by& exploring the islands little shops was so much fun. Kids bikes to the little ice cream stand almost daily. What an amazing week we had at Two penguins!
Kelly, Dave, Jesse, Jana& Vienna
One Happy Family at Two Penguins
Our family of four spent a terrific summer week at Two Penguins. To begin with, communication with Joanne and Seonaid was prompt, easy, and friendly.
Now the house. This is a special place, one that feels well loved and well stocked by a family with great taste in art, in books, in music, in movies. The upstairs master suite is incredible, like sleeping in a glass treehouse, with the sounds of waves lapping at sandstone and madrona leaves falling through the forest to lull you to sleep. Our kids were obsessed with "the fish room" and "the outer space room" and slept cozily and comfortably in those beds.
The deck feels quite private thanks to the lush foliage, and the view out over the water is immaculate. It's an easy walk down one of three little trails to the sandstone beach, where we watched sunsets each night. From there, we saw otters on multiple nights; seals, eagles, and herons too. A deer family in the yard at dusk was a regular occurrence.
The location is terrific; 2 mins from the best beach on Galiano; 5 mins to groceries and two of the best restaurants on Galiano; 8 mins to the bakery and ferry terminal.
This was a deeply peaceful, deeply charming place to spend a rejuvenating week with our little family. We all hope to return.
we were two families (4 adults & 4 young children) looking for a quick getaway and chanced upon this property. with 1 bathroom it was a little tight but the property has ample beds for us. plenty of linen made it cosy too. only down i will say is a. if the living room had an additional TV b. if there was a dishwasher c. if there was a light source near the hot tub. also be mindful that the access to the road is a few minute walk and while the property is close to the water but its not a beach so watch your children. The rooms were very cosy and we had a very relaxing time.
This oceanfront cottage was perfect for us. We wanted a calm, relaxing weekend and that is exactly what we got. The views from the hot tub are incredible. The master suite is out of this world amazing.
So glad you enjoyed your stay, Tara. And thank you for your beautiful words.
Hot tub, Kitchen, View Perfect
Really lovely house, especially the master bed windows, skylight and view. Thoughtful kitchen setup with heaps of tools, plates, pots, knives . . . Lots of outside furniture. We had a bit of a mix up with the punch key code that was quickly resolved. Be ready for a long, winding, steep driveway up to this haven!
Saturday Farmer's market in the summer, various concerts, theatre and art shows at the community hall throughout the year, Annual Literary Festival and Wine Festival, Canada Day Jamboree, BC Day Lion's Fiesta and various other festivals throughout the year.