About the property
- Cottage600 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
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 and our golden retriever Teddy.
Sue and Don Findlay Smith purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Sue and Don Findlay Smith chose Galiano Island
This is the perfect property for our guests and their pets with the fully fenced two and a half acres and 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.
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So relaxing and pet friendly! Loved all the amenities in the cottage, relaxing in the hot tub, exploring Galiano, and enjoying warm, fresh baked scones! Thank you for such an enjoyable stay. 😀
Thank you Geoffrey for writing such a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and our beautiful island. Meeting such lovely people and their pets makes what we do so worthwhile. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
Tranquility & Comfort
We really can't say enough about this incredible property. My husband and I just returned from our 3rd visit to Cain cottage. Not only is the cottage beautiful, clean, perfectly laid out, and well stocked, it's also the most peaceful location. We loved sitting out, just listening to the birds in the mornings.
Sue is absolutely lovely, bringing us the most delicious blueberry scones. She's so attentive and genuinely interested in making sure you have everything you need. We left feeling recharged and ready to face the week. Thank you again for this oasis of a retreat. We can't wait to return.
Thank you Krista for choosing to come and stay again as you are the most wonderful guests. It is always such a pleasure to see you both again and you take such great care of our cottage. It is so neat, tidy and clean when you leave that we hardly know that you have been there at all. You make renting the cottage so rewarding and we will welcome you back anytime.
Sue and Don
It was lovely and tranquil; central to everything but far enough away that it was quiet.
Great kitchen and living area, well appointed with everything you could need in terms of extras and amenities. We enjoyed our stay a great deal and hope to be able to come back again soon.
Lovely cottage in a private setting. Everything was perfect right down to the homemade scones!
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Galiano! We'll be back!
Robin and Richard, Victoria BC
Hi Richard and Robin
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. It is really important to us to know that our guests have had a great time and also for our future guests to get an honest opinion. I hope that we see you again. Sue and Don
Beautiful property. Well equipped. Great for dogs. Sue and Don were very accommodating.
Thank you for writing a review. It was lovely to meet you both and of course Joe. Thank you for choosing to stay at our little place and we would love you
to return one day. Thank you for caring enough to leave everything so clean and tidy.
Sue and Don
A Gem in the Crown of Galiano Is.
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.
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
Additional pricing information
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.