South facing Fireside Cottage with large deckKitchen with bar that seats 6 people
Fireside Cottage, Galiano Island

Entire home/flat

8 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A heritage house [1912] set on 5 acres of fields and woods and surrounded by a hundred acres of heritage forest. A short trail walk to a sandstone ocean beach overlooking the Strait of Georgia. Abundance of wildlife, hiking and biking.

The space

This house has an interesting story. We moved the house by barge from Victoria to Galiano Island and landed it on a lot across the street from our property. In the photos, the other house on the barge is our only next door neighbour who also moved her house at the same time. It was early on a February morning when the barge arrived - what an adventure. As you can see, we have done a huge amount of work to lovingly restore this house, which dates back to 1912, to become a cottage retreat.
When you return from your outdoor adventures, enjoy this warm and cozy cottage with a glass of wine around the wood burning fireplace in the kitchen or the gas fireplace in the living room. Two clawfoot tubs and stained glass windows add to the relaxing atmosphere. In the morning, enjoy your cup of coffee in the sun on the front balcony in this lovely tranquil setting. Children and pets always welcome.

Guest access

Guests have the full use of the house, a large sun deck, all the fields and forests that surround it. There is a large full kitchen with a wood burning fireplace.
4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms - linen and towels are supplied.
2 queen beds and 2 single beds and one queen pullout sofa bed.

Interaction with guests

The guests will have the house to themselves!
Pets:The owners of Fireside Cottage will consider up to 2 dogs and 1 cat.

Other things to note

Summer rentals from June 27, 2015 - September 5, 2015 are weekly Saturday to Saturday $1500/week

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £62
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules

The owners of Fireside Cottage will consider up to 2 dogs and 1 cat.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Maura User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful, memorable time throughout our four night stay at Fireside Cottage. As we were attending a family wedding, we had family stay with us and found it was perfect for other visiting family members and guests. The cottage is very well equipped with plenty of seating and accommodation for seven or more adults. The cottage is homely, full of character and interest, with little niches and viewing areas which offers privacy for reading etc.. There are lots of good books and games for everyone. There is good WIFI throughout the cottage. We were so glad to have a drinking water dispenser which we used. The kitchen is well equipped and towels and linen spotless and in plentiful supply. We loved the location, it was peaceful, private, with pleasant walks and easily accessible by car to everywhere on the island. I believe that this cottage must be quite delightful is all seasons especially with cosy wood fires! Thank you Joanne for making our stay so very pleasant.

Alex User Profile
July 2017
What a wonderful time we spent at the Fireside Cottage. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need and a great layout for cooking and socializing. Each bedroom has its own character. The whole house feels like something out of a story book. The clawfoot tubs were delightful even though we didn't use them in an attempt to conserve water. The kids LOVED the air hockey in the basement, and all the games scattered about. The living room invited us to congregate. The long wooded and flowered driveway took our breath away and made us feel we were entering a secret world... And the cottage has a history, which is revealed on the walls (I won't give it away).

We had a great stay at fireside! 5 kids under 8 and four adults, we were comfortable and had everything we needed and more. A beautiful walk to the water and bright stary sky's at night. A wonderful family spot!

Marie User Profile
July 2017
This little piece of heaven, nestled away in the woods, was much more than we envisioned. We spent many hours enjoying our surroundings with walks through the woods to the ocean, sitting on the deck conversing and watching overhead for the soaring bald eagles and vultures or delighting in the hummingbirds who frequented the feeder, as well as the deer who came to visit. We are a family of seven adults plus a 10 month old, and the space accommodated us beautifully. We made good use of the well-stocked kitchen, BBQ and huge deck, and gas fire bowl to take off the evening chill. We were thrilled to know that the space was baby friendly in that there was a playpen and baby related items that made our stay that much more comfortable. We even tested out the kayaks, which was an additional highlight for us. The host was easy to communicate with and we felt that Joanne created a very welcoming environment by making us feel fully at home in this comfortable space. I highly recommend the Fireside Cottage for families or friends!

Omar User Profile
May 2017
The place is amazing full of character and charm, very well equipped, everything we needed was there. Great for families, the trampoline was an amazing plus, the kids spent hours on it. Will definitely book it again.

Gilian User Profile
April 2017
Thanks Joanne for another happy, relaxing and comfortable stay at Fireside Cottage.

Jane User Profile
January 2017
Gorgeous, cosy, family friendly cottage in the most beautiful place in the world.

North Vancouver, CanadaJoined in May 2014
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