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Serenity Sea View Haven–Summer Seaside Getaway–SW-Facing Waterfront Paradise

Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2-story Cottage On 1-acre Sleeps 4. Decks. Forest, Garden, Waterfalls

LUSH AND GREEN: feel yourself expanding to meet the embrace of nature in the mildest winter weather in Canada. Escape the snow and cold of a Canadian winter.

This private refuge nurtures you with gifts from sea and sky and forest. Each window is like a picture, framing gifts of beauty on every side. Bright and unique, designed and crafted by the owners to welcome you and inspire a sense of what is possible. At night stars are bright. All is quiet. Sleep is deep and healing.

SEASIDE: Watch the dynamic action of waves on the shore, feel the cosy comfort of this special retreat.

ARTIST and WRITERS' HEAVEN: Home of an artist and a writer, designed by both, Serenity is well-suited to inspire and support other creative souls to express and explore the projects they may be incubating.

A REFUGE: 2-story cottage: the sea view haven chalet is nestled among trees on a rocky knoll, oriented to the light and warmth of the southern sky. Downstairs there is the kitchen and lounge with views to the ocean. Upstairs the bedroom is a cozy sanctuary inviting you to spend quiet time, reading or simply lying in in the morning. The bold use of beams throughout give a special sense of security and permanence. This is particularly so upstairs which has a high vaulted ceiling.

SLEEPS 1 - 4: waking in the morning is a delight. With the queen-size bed at window level, you can watch morning's first light flow over the ocean and island panorama--without even having to lift your head from the pillow! A double sofa bed is in lounge.

ARTWORK: Original artwork there is vibrant original artwork throughout. The artist, Shera Street, also has a studio gallery only a few steps away with an open invitation for guests to play.

DECKS: the lounge opens to a private deck and views of the ocean and islands beyond. On sunny days, enjoy the pleasure of lying out in our unique single-bar hammock.

Upstairs a great hand-built door opens to a balcony deck at tree level. From this private aerie you can enjoy the view to the ocean through trees and the sounds of the creek garden below.

WOODSTOVE HEATER: on cool days relax in the warm glow of a glass-fronted wood-stove-style heater.

BACK CHAIR: lounge in the comfort of our special back chair, designed to melt away the stress carried by our backs. Never have I seen a chair prompt so many requests: "Where can I get one of these chairs!"

Sofa hide-a-bed: a double bed sofa offers extra sleeping if necessary.

KITCHENETTE: there is a fully-equipped kitchenette with a full fridge-freezer and 4-burner stove with oven in which you can prepare meals at your own convenience.

Keywords: Getaway, Snowbird, Rural, Forest, Winter, Retreat, Artist Retreat, Writer Retreat, Accommodation, Cabin, Cottage, Chalet, Oceanfront, View, Waterfront, Island, Water View, Rental, Vacation Rental, Holiday Rental, Short term Rental, Apartment, Flat,

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english, german, spanish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2016


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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
We have a bathtub by the ocean on the top of a waterfall on top of a low cliff. It has been a favourite over the years under all weather conditions, and times of day and night. A labyrinth is also on the property for those wanting to do some introspective work. In the water garden several meditation sitting areas have been set up for connecting with the energies of the water and the garden.


Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Montague Hrbr Seaplane (4 km) & Victoria/Vancouve
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Hummingbird Pub
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Sturdies Bay, (Sail from Swartz Bay & Tsawwassen)
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Galiano Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Porlier Pass Road
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
We are on waterfront with 2 other beaches close b
Car: necessary

Galiano Island offers a smorgasbord of delights for the photographer, the hiker and the nature lover: ridge walks, forest walks, shoreline rambles all offer a variety of views -- ocean panoramas, harbour boating activty, and mountain top vistas. Unique for its wind and water-sculpted sandstone foreshore, Galiano is rich with textures of forest, rock and light.

The Island has a community of 1100 people with a passion for their environment and for expressing their independence in caring for their island home. They welcome newcomers, and new ideas.

Privacy is respected and opportunities abound to become meaningfully involved socially, in service and even politically. The island has a marina, a small commercial centre at the south end, an elementary school and Health Care Centre.

Kayaking, sailing and fishing tours, car, moped and bicycle rentals are all available within minutes of Serenity Sea View Haven.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Snowbird Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

I will provide a quote with Rental Terms and Details when I receive your inquiry.

Payment preferred is by e-transfer within Canada. Otherwise by Visa or Mastercard. Phone for details.
$200 non-refundable deposit for stays less than 2 weeks; $500 non-refundable deposit for stays 2 weeks or longer than 2 weeks.

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