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

Bedrooms 1
Space 55 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.

Sue and Don Findlay Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
29 January, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Galiano Island, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
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 enclosure
  • 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 large double bed
  • One queen bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • 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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New tranquil luxurious cottage close to ferry & all island amenities pets welco
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

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

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 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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Island heaven

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Well equipped. Great for dogs. Sue and Don were very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 18/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 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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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.

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 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.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$10.07

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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.