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InTheBluff - Galiano's Oceanside Log House

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms 1 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

IMPORTANT NOTE: VRBO's initial quotes are is US dollars.

Located on Active Pass, the spectacular marine passage separating Galiano and Mayne islands, InTheBluff - Galiano’s Oceanside Log House offers one of the most stunning outlooks in the Southern Gulf Islands. The area is known for its strong currents, often turbulent waters and array of wildlife - look out to eagles soaring, seals, sea lions and otters frolicking in the swirling currents and orca whales in their natural element. Even humpback whales pass by on occasion. Breathe the island air.

InTheBluff is a very unique and wonderful escape, an artisan log home atop an oceanfront cliff and amongst over 15 private acres characterized by Garry oaks, Arbutus, Douglas fir and Cedar trees. The beautiful log home has all the modern amenities one could desire, including Wi/Fi & HD (antenna) TV. Two bedrooms (each with queen size beds) offer comfort and separation. The master is upstairs with a private balcony overlooking Active Pass. InTheBluff very comfortably accommodates up to four.

The recently re-built decks are stunning and feature an infinity-edge hot tub. It is truly difficult to imagine a more beautiful spot to be lounging in a hot tub!

InTheBluff’s kitchen is well equipped, featuring a country stove and oven, microwave and dishwasher. Cuddle by the Tulikivi (soap stone) wood burning fireplace, lounge on the deck with a good book,

For the avid nature explorers, reaching the gorgeous ¼ mile long beach below is particularly convenient as the Matthews Point Beach Access trail is immediately adjacent. This is just the beginning though as the Matthews Pont Regional Park Reserve, essentially an extension of InTheBluff, connects directly with Bluffs Park with its array of trials and vistas. Mt. Galiano is also linked by an evolving island trail system - remember your water, good hiking shoes and camera!

InTheBluff is a non-smoking, no pet retreat. The vacation lot home is perfectly situated for some of the best hikes the Gulf Islands have to offer or for just sitting back, breathing the fresh island air and taking in the stunning views any time of the year.

Keywords: Island Vacation House, Cottage by the ocean, Galiano Island, Private, Log house, nature, hot tub

More Details

Owner
Lawrence & Janusz
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, german, czech, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Lawrence & Janusz

We live between Galiano Island and downtown Vancouver - can't get enough of either.

Lawrence & Janusz purchased this house in 2013

Why Lawrence & Janusz chose Galiano Island

South facing 15 acres of oceanfront on Galiano Island with an artisan log home - it doesn't get better than this.

What makes this house unique

Fresh air, privacy, hot tub and incredible views.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Galiano Island, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children not allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ground floor powder room - toilet , Powder Room with Laundry
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Old Fashion Tub & separate shower stall
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Balcony
    Ground floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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InTheBluff - Galiano's Oceanside Log House
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

A Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Probably one of the best properties I have ever rented! Felt like a home not a vacation rental. I hope to be back for a longer stay😊

  • Submitted: 6-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Simply superb

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderfully secluded and yet prominently located log cabin comfortably set back from the cliff that drops down to Active Pass. You get the sense of being perched in the clouds. The vista to the west is stunning, especially early morning and evening. The ferries all pass through and they are a pleasure to watch and to hear their whistles sound. The first one is early, but you want to be an early riser to enjoy every minute of your stay. While technically a cabin, it has all the comforts of home and is extremely well equipped. Keep an eye on the water below as we saw orcas swim by early one evening. The most magical aspect was the sound they make. The treck to the beach is rigorous, but if you are moderately fit, no problem, and well worth the effort. The hosts are extremely responsive and friendly, although there was nothing we needed. We had a 10 day stay, and enjoyed every minute.

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver
5

Four nights was not long enough

  • 5 of 5

In the Bluff is far more than just a place to stay, it's an amazing experience on so many levels. Not only did we enjoy soaking up the mesmerizing views from the deck and exploring the secluded property, but sightings of deer, eagles, many other birds, and even a seal swimming in Active Pass, were magical moments. Although I have never really been drawn to log houses, the way Lawrence and Janusz have turned this one into a home is simply amazing. Every room, every fixture, every artful piece and playful detail make you feel like you are in a designer home that is somehow also packed with history, warmth and personality. You won't want to leave! I would especially recommend it for people visiting this part of the world for the first time, as a super-charged BC Gulf Islands experience. It's also a great base for hiking and exploring the island on foot. Best of all, Lawrence and Janusz are fantastic hosts and treat you like friends.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodland Hills Utah
5

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

We love the island and the cabin is the best place to stay on Galiano island . I have been to the island many times and love the location, setting, beauty of "innthebluff". We have brought our family to inn the bluff a few times. So many wonderful memories, I am in tears right now , thinking about our great experiences.

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A cozy nest for a busy life escape

  • 5 of 5

We have spent six days of unbelievable relaxing vacation in the Bluff place in January 2016. The cabin looks amazing - clean, stylish, spacious . I would say even much more attractive than on photos! The view is stunning, the sound of passing by ferries make it more special and unforgettable.There are a few great hikes around the island to discover and a few small restaurants to hang in. We definitely recommend this place to everyone who enjoy escaping from a busy city life. Big thanks to the owners Lawrence and Janusz for keeping the Bluff in a such great shape!

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Simply stunning!!!

  • 5 of 5

If your jaw doesn't drop the first time you step out onto the deck and look out through the trees at Active Pass and the surrounding islands, there is something seriously wrong with you. You cannot imagine how beautiful it is, combined with the smell of the woods and the water! And there's the absolute privacy and the small herd of deer roaming the property as added bonuses. Less than ten minutes to the ferry and to the grocery store. The log cabin is wonderful and spacious and has so many spots upstairs and down to settle in and be comfortable, especially with a fire going. It's almost too good to be real. Lawrence and Janusz are charming and gracious hosts. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Vancouver(YVR)&Victora(YYJ) International Airports
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Hummingbird Pub
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Sturdies Bay
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Galiano Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Galiano Inn
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Below House
Car: recommended

Very private location but being at the southern tip of Galiano Island, InTheBluff is within minutes of island amenities.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Galiano Island, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2018
Mar 30 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$250
From
C$275
Fri,Sat
C$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$275
C$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
Sep 30 2018 - Nov 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$250
From
C$275
Fri,Sat
C$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter - Late 2018
Nov 4 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$225
From
C$250
Fri,Sat
C$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$250
C$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter - Early 2019
Jan 2 2019 - Mar 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$225
From
C$250
Fri,Sat
C$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$275
C$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

IMPORTANT NOTE: VRBO's initial quotes are is US dollars. Partly due to this, we do not subscribe to VRBO's new on-line booking service so for best no-additional-fee pricing, please see our website at inthebluff.ca and feel free to contact us directly at inthebluff@telus.net. We pay VRBO an annual marketing fee and have done so for over 11 years - while we appreciate the options, their additional booking services do not add value to us or our to guests' experiences at InTheBluff.

**5% GST is charged on the above quoted rates.

**Statutory Holidays / Long Weekends / Christmas to New Years @ summer rates with minimum three night stay.

**Single nights are not left between bookings.

**Minimum bookings of two nights, three in the summer and over long weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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