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.
- Cottage55 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay2 - 3 nights
Perfect couples retreat in a wooded garden setting minutes from parks & beaches.
Sue and Don Findlay Smith
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Aug. 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 was a truck driver, & heavy equipment operator, he is now 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. We do ask guests never to leave their dogs alone in the cottage especially if they howl !
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.
A terrific retreat from the city life, and sweltering heat, on a hidden little property that Sue and Don have brought to life out of the forest of Galiano Island. After a 5 min walk from the ferry, and in past the gate, one is the presented with an clean, thoroughly stocked cabin with an amazing airflow I could only dream about in the city. Surrounding the cabin is a little oasis of trees, personal treasures, and little gardens that reflected the spirit of this great island and amazing hosts.
Comfy cottage among the beautiful trees!
It was such a treat coming from hot TEXAS to cool Canada. We loved the Cain Cottage where we spent most mornings drinking coffee and enjoying the view from the picture windows of the living and kitchen area. Evenings were spent in the hot tub. Afternoons were spent playing golf, fishing with a guide, dining at the numerous local owned diners or just driving around looking for an interesting trail to hike. Our hosts were so helpful with suggestions for places to eat or trails to hike. Thanks for a creating such a lovely cottage
for others to enjoy.
Excellent location! Comfortable, charming accommodation!
Cain Cottage is a great place to get away from the busy city life. Sue and Don are great hosts, loved the coconut cake! We were happy to return to Cain Cottage for a second visit, and will hopefully return again sometime.
It was AMAZING! It was so peaceful, clean and relaxing! A beautiful property!
We loved our stay on galiano, and in cain cottage.
Thank you for the lovely revue. We are really glad that you enjoyed the cottage and we hope that you will return to our paradise island one day.
Sue and Don
Thank you so much Teodor we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and I hope that you come back to the island again one day
Additional information about rental rates
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.